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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
1380 Web Exclusive special Monday, January 3, 2011 [1] [2]
Some people like watching the sausage get made, so here you go. These are some selected moments from the pre/post live show where the hosts sometimes have a little too much fun. From musical numbers to Molly's plethora accents, this episode starts and stays firmly off the rails.
1381 It's raining tablets Wednesday, January 5, 2011 [3] [4]
BOL is coming to you live from the CES 2011 stage, and it's raining tablets. So, you probably want to duck, because those things are heavy. Har har. Asus, Lenovo, Vizio, and MSI have already bowed theirs, although LG is saving its announcement for a separate press conference. (Motorola is yet to come.) Plus, OnLive makes even more smart moves, and you can get a text from your oven. --Molly
1382 Molly touches Nintendo's 3DS Thursday, January 6, 2011 [5] [6]
Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aime joins us, we'll recap Motorola's best CES Press Conference ever and Microsoft let's us down with theirs. Plus, Angry Bird the Board Game! It's coming.
1383 Hut Hut Hike! with the Blackberry Playbook Friday, January 7, 2011 [7] [8]
We get our hands on one of the hottest tablets of CES 2011. Molly shrieks, and I cry. Plus, Verizon announces a boatload of 4G LTE devices, Lady Gaga debuts her Grey Label product line and Jar Jar Binks comes to Blu-Ray.
1384 iPhone 4 on Verizon and the CES hailstorm of awesome Tuesday, January 11, 2011 [9] [10]
No time for a CES hangover (although we really needed it) because Verizon is hitting us hard with the iPhone 4 announcement first thing in the morning ... but thank goodness they announced the iPhone, because if they'd punked us, heads would have rolled. But there it is: no LTE, yes to hotspots, white iPhone ... maybe? Get all the details at CNET News.com. Also, we're punch drunk and we apologize for all the delirious yelling. --Molly
1385 It's so hard to good-bye to H.264 Wednesday, January 12, 2011 [11] [12]
We dissect Google's decision to drop H.264 support from Chrome and go with WebM, we mop up a little bit of the Verizon iPhone news, and more importantly, we eventually get this show on the road after yet another tech disaster. Also, and this is very important, people, the next version of Android will not be called Ice Cream. It's Ice Cream Sandwich, people. Keep up. --Molly
1386 Sex in Space Thursday, January 13, 2011 [13] [14]
On today's show, the importance of studying sex in space (any volunteers?), whether News Corp will try to revive the corpse of MySpace (FrankenSpace?), and we win the orientation-switch choice wars! Hooray! All the iOS 4.3 news you can shake a stick at, plus Sandy Bridge benchmark goodness and Robots 1, Humans 0 (in Jeopardy, anyway). --Molly
1387 The lol/jk defense Friday, January 14, 2011 [15] [16]
Will Courtney Love's lawyers argue that Twitter is just so fun and awesome that she can't be held responsible for defamatory crazy talk she types on it? If so, we're about to go crazy on Twitter. Also, Apple and News Corp may have pushed back their launch date for the Daily, BBC says no to Smart TV fragmentation, and why can't Samsung just give us our dang Froyo already? --Molly
1388 Everybody hates Netflix Tuesday, January 18, 2011 [17] [18]
Our hilarious Internet video of the day is also a disturbingly meta metaphor for what's got to be happening if the FCC would just roll over and approve a Comcast-NBCU merger 4-1, like they did today: walking headlong into the fountain. Hello, content balkanization! What could possibly go wrong? Also in the news, Steve Jobs on medical leave again, get your info off Facebook, for god's sakes, and why everybody hates Netflix. --Molly
1389 Steve says Comcast/NBCU will be ok Wednesday, January 19, 2011 [19] [20]
On today's show, we've got a new meme, new details about the Comcast/NBCU merger, and new comments from Apple dismissing Android tablets as both "bizarre" and "vapor." Ok, guys, whatever you say. Verizon offers $200 off iPhone 4 upgrades, in case that takes the sting out a little, and we discuss the rise of universal app stores, consumer confusion over 4G, and sharks in the streets of Australia. It's a wide-ranging show, folks. --Molly
1390 Pentabular screws and the bourbon fairy Thursday, January 20, 2011 [21] [22]
On today's show, Brian Cooley kindly drops in to keep the streak alive -- with bourbon! Also, to discuss one analyst's counter-intuitive assessment that the Nintendo 3DS is priced too low. Well, I suppose it is, if you're a shareholder. But we're happy. In other news today, the iPad 2 will have a camera (duh), Google Voice might let you port your number for $20, and Angry Birds is probably coming to TV. Why didn't we think of Angry Birds, is what I want to know? --Molly
1391 Google's Eric Schmidt is out and CNET New York is in Friday, January 21, 2011 [23] [24]
It's not your regular Buzz Outloud today. From New York City, Wilson G. Tang, Jeff Bakalar, Dan Ackerman and Rex Brian (AKA Scott Stein) take over, and needless to say it's a very different BOL. In this topsy-turvy world, Google's Dr. Eric Schmidt is forced out as CEO. HP joins the fray by rearranging its board of directors with four new members, including former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Verizon files suit against the FCC for rules they proposed, and no, the iPad 2 won't be getting the Retina Display--much to our dismay.
1392 There is no Matrix Monday, January 24, 2011 [25] [26]
Brian Tong returns from the islands in time for us to get collectively punked by a surprisingly elaborate rumor about Keanu Reeves and two more Matrix sequels. But that's nothing compared to the punking that is AOL's subscription service, which generates 60% of its profits and isn't needed by pretty much anyone who pays for it. Ouch. Plus, the tech bubble is our new drinking game and the white iPhone ... never mind. We're not talking about that damn thing anymore.


1393 Science education: it's a crisis, people Tuesday, January 25, 2011 [27] [28]
Hey, you know what we need a ribbon for, people? We need a ribbon for the fact that less than a third of U.S. students have even basic proficiency in science education. Science. Education. You know, the foundations of the universe? The familiarity with physics and electronics that leads to inventions like cars, computers, and fancy tablet computers? This is a serious problem, and sure, there's other news today, but this? This is important. Love, Molly.
1394 Our new name for product reviews: Touch My Body Wednesday, January 26, 2011 [29] [30]
The DOJ is sniffing around again on the topic of mandatory data retention for ISPs: our advice? If this is their canary in the coal mine, kill the canary. Not cool. Also, will the Facebook phone be huge? I say yes, Tong is skeptical. Android developer interest is nearly equal to their interest in iOS, plenty of Android tablet news, and I give the Sony Dash the full Touch My Body.
1395 BingTorrent Thursday, January 27, 2011 [31] [32]
Google starts censoring torrents sites in their search and Facebook denies rumors of a Facephone, which means it exists! Hulu is looking at becoming an online cable operator and we drool over Sony's PSP2 announcement.
1396 Alien communication fragmentation Friday, January 28, 2011 [33] [34]
See, the problem with alien communication fragmentation is that the aliens will have a hard time finding us. The real question, though, is whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Also, we ponder whether we need a new rule about how no, you cannot turn off the Internet because of your inter-border protest issues ... EGYPT. Plus, LinkedIn goes IPO, Amazon is killing it, and the world is introduced to the CataPot.
1397 Amazon is ready for Prime time Monday, January 31, 2011 [35] [36]
On today's show, Android is taking over the world (seriously), Internet-starved users turn to ham radio and dial-up to get the word out of Egypt, and Intel's Sandy Bridge chipsets are delayed (uh oh). Also, details about a possible Netflix-like streaming service that would be free for Amazon Prime users. As if Amazon Prime could get any more awesome. All the right moves, Amazon. All the right moves. Plus, some problems with quashing subpoenas. --Molly

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