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983 - Jitterbuggy
Aired
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Duration
29:36
Hosts
Tom Merrit, Natali del Conte, Jason Howell
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
Unknown


The Jitterbug phone was supposed to make it easy for anyone to call 9111. Seems they left out the people in remote rural areas. Oh, well. Nobody's perfect. It's not like lonely people in remote rural areas need emergency help, right? Also Zune HD is coming in fall and Vista SP2 is here now!

Stories CoveredEdit

Zune HD gets official http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/05/27/zune-hd-gets-official/ http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10249364-56.html

Microsoft releases Vista SP2 http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10249913-75.html

Skyfire mobile browser reaches 1.0 http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10249579-12.html

First commercial LTE base station being tested in Sweden http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10249578-94.html

Play time: In-game ad spending to top $1 billion by 2014 http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-play-time-in-game-ad-spending-to-top-1-billion-by-2014/ http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10249422-62.html

Mac clone maker Psystar files for bankruptcy http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/26/1942250&from=rss http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/26/psystar-filed-for-bankruptcy-apple-lawyers-seen-circling-for-the-kill/

Phony TCP retransmissions can hide secret messages http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/27/131236&from=rss

Kindle notes online http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/26/kindle-notes-and-highlights-now-accessible-on-the-web/

Jitterbug recall because phones can’t dial 911 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347661,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

How to use pulsars for interstellar navigation http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23576/

VoicemailEdit

Thomas from Columbus – Emergency use for accelerometer

EmailsEdit

Hi Buzz crew… If I were writing an app for the iPhone, I would most definitely do something to get Apple to reject it from the app store. What better way is there to get free advertising for your app, once Apple reverses course? This could be a new revenue stream for Apple, I’m thinking. I’m just sayin’. Maybe Apple isn’t the ogre… maybe it’s the developers themselves! Keep up the good work. LOVE THE SHOW Chris (the geeky triplet Dad) Canton, MI


Dear buzz crew: As I know, I'm the only Iranian BOL listener, so I think it's my duty to report that Facebook IS no longer filtered in Iran. Today around 2:00 PM (Tehran time) Facebook was open to Iranian people. Best Regards Siavash


Hey Buzz Crew, As I sit here cranking through some numbers on my trusty TI-89 graphing calc, I’m thinking how cool and efficient it would be to have an e-ink display graphing calc. Crunch some numbers, draw a graph, then the e-ink keeps it there and doesn’t draw any electrons from the batteries, right? Idk, what do you think? Maybe Texas Instruments is listening and it could be a TI-BOL graphing calc! - Bob, The Nuclear Engineer

Extra NotesEdit

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