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1267 - Fix your brain!
Aired
Monday, July 12, 2010
Duration
41:50
Producer
Guests
none


Consumer Reports says it can't recommend the iPhone 4 because the antenna issue can be replicated and is, in fact, serious. Fanboy response: suck it up and buy a case. Molly response: epic rant. Also, the RIAA's wildly inflated file-sharing damages are smacked down once again, and Reddit begs for money.


Stories CoveredEdit

Judge Slashes “Unconstitutionally Excessive” File Sharing Fine By 90%

http://gizmodo.com/5584018/judge-slashes-unconstitutionally-excessive-file-sharing-damages-by-90


Ballmer: Windows 7 Tablets Aplenty Coming By Year’s End

http://gizmodo.com/5584832/ballmer-expect-plenty-of-windows-7-tablets-by-years-end

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsofts-ballmer-windows-7-slates-are-coming-this-year/6791


Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games

http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/10/google-secretly-invested-100-million-in-zynga-preparing-to-launch-google-games/


Fring: Skype blocked us. Skype: Fring lies

http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/12/fring-skype/


Skype Cowardly Blocks fring

http://www.fring.com/blog/?p=2322


Fring's mis-use of Skype software was damaging to our brand and reputation

http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html


Lab tests: Why Consumer Reports can’t recommend the iPhone 4

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2010/07/apple-iphone-4-antenna-issue-iphone4-problems-dropped-calls-lab-test-confirmed-problem-issues-signal-strength-att-network-gsm.html


AT&T handing out free 3G MicroCells to loyal customers?

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/10/atandt-handing-out-free-3g-microcells-to-loyal-customers/


Reddit Literally Begging Users for Money

http://gawker.com/5584355/conde-nasts-largest-web-property-literally-begging-users-for-money


Facebook to launch child safety ‘panic button’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10572375.stm


Zuckerberg’s legal papers served up alfresco

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/law_and_lunch_order_tX7WzX2OkLvL3clv5wgtvK


App Inventor for Android

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/app-inventor-for-android.html


Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2366186,00.asp


Poof! After Wireless, the Computer Mouse Turns Invisible

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/07/computer-mouse-invisible/


Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix(es) at the end of the show:

Thomas Canada!

http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_ThomasCanada_klezmer.mp3


Jim Tucker(stein)

http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_JimTucker(stein)_klezmer.mp3


VoicemailEdit

Matt: bar tweaker


EmailsEdit

In regards to episode 1266:


Y’all were talking about Hulu and it’s $10 monthly–ad included–subscription service and I have an opposing viewpoint on the issue.


I pay for cable and that cable includes ads. I pay for HBO and HBO includes ads. HBO has ads before and after a program, not during. I pay extra for HBO because I am delivered uninterrupted content and that adds value to the channel; enough value that it’s worth paying for. There is no value to HBO if they interrupted East Bound and Down with ads (or if it censored the awesome Kenny Powers which it would have to do if it did rely on ads like a traditional network). Likewise Hulu is a supplemental service to my cable, and it isn’t quite a cable replacement. It may not be directly linked to my FiOS in terms of a supplemental package for my cable (like HBO is), but I as the consumer view it as supplemental to my cable. If I am paying for supplemental service I would not personally want interruptions. Sure they’re adding more content, and iPad/iPhone apps, but Netflix already exists in this arena for cheaper (and Buffy is available on Netflix instantly too…) and you get those discs at home. If Hulu needs to pack in the cost effectiveness then charge $10 once for the mobile app, or only add ads to the beginning or end of shows.


Simply put the outrage isn’t because there are ads exactly, its because we’re being asked to pay a premium for almost no additional value added. It’s simply not worth it, and we were all waiting in anticipation for something worth paying for.


Love the show!


Peace on ya,


Jason




hi guys just listened to your latest podcast, thought i would let u know that google sent my house a letter of apology about the wifi packet collecting, and a free google t shirt i dont know y they sent my house this but they did,


it might be the fact that my cousin works for ASIS (Australian Secret Intelligence Service) any way just letting u know


thanks tayler


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