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1375 - Happy Holidays, rights-holders! Thanks for ruining everything!
Aired
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Duration
45:55
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none


On today's show, our cogent analysis of the FCC's Net neutrality regulation adoption (actually, I mean that), with surprisingly little argument. Also, the PlayStation phone and the Nintendo 3DS are planning to spoil our CES parade by announcing their cool gadgets after the big show. And Apple proves that it is Wiki-weak. Plus, our holiday thank you cards go out to those Scrooge-like rights-holders who keep shows off Google TV, Hulu Plus and Netflix off cable-supplied TiVo DVRs, and Google Maps off our Verizon phones. Seriously. Thanks for that. Xoxo. --Molly


Stories CoveredEdit

Net neutrality vote? Live stream here:

http://reboot.fcc.gov/live/

Genachowski’s full statement, with bullet points about the rule

http://www.scribd.com/doc/45749183/Net-neutrality-statement-by-Julius-Genachowski-the-FCC-chair-on-Dec-21-2010

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/12/fcc.html

EXCLUSIVE: PlayStation phone to hit shops in April

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/37414/sony-ericsson-playstation-phone-mwc2011

Nintendo To Reveal 3DS Details On January 19

http://kotaku.com/5715436/nintendo-to-reveal-3ds-details-on-january-19

Apple removes Wikileaks app from app store

http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/20/apple-removes-wikileaks-app-from-app-store/

'Microsoft: more than 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 phones sold to date'Bold text

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-more-than-15-million-windows-phone-7s-sold-to-date/8259

IDC: Windows Phone 7 marketplace ramping up "faster than Android"

http://wmpoweruser.com/idc-windows-phone-7-marketplace-ramping-up-faster-than-android/

New Apple TV Sales to Top One Million This Week

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/12/21appletv.html

Roku CEO: Sales Doubled When Apple TV Launched

http://www.businessinsider.com/roku-2010-12

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/21/new-apple-tv-roku-media-streamers-race-to-break-one-million-in/

No Hulu Plus for Your Cable DVR

http://gigaom.com/video/tivo-hulu-plus-suddenlink-cox-rcn/


Quick HitsEdit

Android 2.3 coming soon to Nexus One

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20026265-17.html

Swype opens its beta

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/one_of_the_killer_apps_for_android_swype_opens_its.php

S.E.C. Is Investigating Hurd's Departure as Chief of H.P.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/technology/21hewlett.html?src=busln

Apple to drop app downloads from site next month

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201838/Apple_to_drop_app_downloads_from_site_next_month?taxonomyId=123


GadgetsEdit

Motorola Video Teases CES Honeycomb Tablet Launch

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374581,00.asp

Ben Heck builds ruggedized PS3 to be used in Afghanistan

http://dvice.com/archives/2010/12/ben-heck-builds.php


Science NewsEdit

Israeli air force sonic booms ignite crocodiles’ sex drives

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/israeli-air-force-sonic-booms-ignite-crocodiles-sex-drives/story-e6frfku0-1225973583366


Happy EndingEdit

The 57 (!) lamest tech moments of 2010

http://technologizer.com/2010/12/21/this-dumb-year-the-57-lamest-tech-moments-of-2010/

And the most pirated film of 2010 is …

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq/pirated-film-2010-62071


Feedback LoopEdit

VoicemailEdit

Javier: Isn’t there a way around the Google TV blockade?

EmailsEdit

Molly & Buzz Out Loud Crew:

I live in North Dakota, near Fargo, and we are getting AT&T 3G service soon. As part of the Verizon/Alltel merger, Alltel was divested to AT&T state wide. The local Alltel stores are currently or have just been converted to AT&T stores. There have been iPhone displays around too, including Walmart. The switch is supposed to happen in January, but I have some friends who have received letters saying that they will switch in March. Anyways though, I would never even think of switching to AT&T, because my Droid 2 Global gets 2.2Mbps on Verizon, who seems to be EVERYWHERE!

Anyways, love the show,

Jed H. North Dakota




Have you every heard of “Operation Match”? In 1965 some Harvard students had the idea of letting a computer arrange compatible dates. Questionnaires were spread among students, the answers punched on IBM cards and run through an Avco 1790 mainframe computer and the resulting names of “”compatible”" individuals sent to the clients.

This system soon spread to various European countries and in sometime in the late ’60s my mother was waiting at a train station in the Netherlands for a man that had been selected for her by a computer. This all worked out very well; in 1972 they married and two years later I was born.

So I guess it’s safe to say that I’m among the first generation of people born out of computer(-facilitated) love.

(*) articles about Operation Match:

http://harvardmagazine.com/2003/03/the-originals.html

http://goretro.blogspot.com/2010/02/boy-meets-computer-meets-girl-origins.html

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