BOL 1077: Analysts: Cyberproving the obvious Video
In the UK you don't have to be in the presence of someone to serve them with legal papers. So now Twitter has become a way to get served. We also are happy that the US government is taking cybersecurity seriously but maybe they could lay off with the cyber prefix a little. And we try to care more about the Palm Pixi. We really do.
Bing's June bump won't be enough to take significant share from Google according to JP Morgan analysts. Of course analysts will say anything anyway. And apparently so will we. About Blu-ray. It's kind of a complaining podcast today. But we do find a shining example of good at the end.
What technology can make an car cell phone ban workable? Morgan Stanley takes a dim view of electric cars. Acura's first hybrid is on the way. Renault is first with a dash system based on Android. And we drive the 2012 Honda Civic Si and get the VTEC to kick in.
The FCC is coming for the schools and churches just like that crazy guy on the corner told you! June 12 they'll require anybody using a wireless microphone that operators in the 700 MHZ spectrum, to stop using that mic. That's right. the purge is coming! For microphones! Actually it'll affect Broadway shows too. Will the FCC be able to round up the ne'er-do-wells? Will Google ruin US-China relations? Well that's another story. Literally.
Everyone says the iPhone would be better with Verizon, but we wonder if that is really the case. We also discuss all the app stores that went live recently, a new Samsung Gravity 2, a truly hands-free Bluetooth headset, and more.
Should there be more detailed ESRB descriptions on the back of video game boxes to allow parents to make a more informed buying decision? An article on Fox News provokes a fiery conversation about violence in videogames and the potential for mental damage for young gamers. We also chat about questions to ask on first dates and the Catholic Church's new confession app for the iPhone!
HTC's Touch smells like an iPhone, Apple's Safari left panting in the veldt, and Sony talks to the Church of England.
On today's show, a whole collection of Apple rumors: iPhone 5 with a keyboard? That's just crazy talk. Almost as crazy as letting Apple take a 30% cut of your magazine or newspaper subscription costs by "taking advantage" of their new subscription store. Plus, Facebook is officially the entire Internet, as it gets both dedicated phone buttons and a Facebook SIM card. Plus, the U.S. finally commits to the Internet, Netflix finally arrives on Boxee, and we finally get a Plants vs. Zombies board game. I know you were waiting. --Molly
Bill Gates wonders why Google would want to make a browser-based operating system. In fact he wonders what exactly a browser is anyway. We also have some crazy Steve Ballmer quotes and some crazy stats of how many people respond to spam.
It turns out that no matter how technologically savvy we get in the world, we could always be betrayed by the "meat puppets behind the servers." Thanks for that one, Donald. And human error does appear to be what happened to Amazon, and also the Yankees. DSLReports, on the other hand, just plain got hacked. And it would also appear there's no one equipped to help us with our little data leakage issues, since the FBI's own cyber-security agents admit they're not up to the task. But there's even worse news than that: the white iPhone is 0.2mm thicker than the black one. THE HUMANITY! --Molly