BOL 1089: Net neutrality double rant Video
There's all kinds of vibrating on today's episode, from the server farm I imagine sits in Rafe's bedroom, to the oscillations of molecular computing, to the vibrations of sound from our rant about Drive Safe.ly. And Molly's rant on Net neutrality last Friday also caused some vibrations, and we get to chatting about how much regulation you really need. Oh, and don't forget you have no privacy.
With Justin out for the rest of the week, today we bring in CNET duo Bridget Carey and Mark Licea to run through the ashes of Amazon's Kindle Fire announcement with price cuts for both the BlackBerry PlayBook and the Barnes and Noble Nook Color.
Barnes & Noble unveils a black-and-white, touch-capable Nook e-reader, Apple finally responds with a fix for MacDefender malware, and Microsoft shows off the next version of Windows Phone 7 code-named Mango.
It's time for another 404 history lesson to round out the week! This one's all about the genesis of AOL chatrooms and how they shaped the way we interact on the Web today. We'll also chat about soccer's new ball-tracking technologies, hillbilly Alabamians shooting guns into the air for Independence Day, and British Airways Googling passengers in preflight!
India joins Saudi Arabia and the UAE in threatening to end BlackBerry service unless RIM allows government monitoring, China Unicom will get the iPhone 4 next month, and Barnes & Noble releases a Nook e-reader app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Is the Barnes & Noble Nook HD a good gift idea for the reader in your life? Molly Wood unwraps the 7-inch device and tells you why it could be a better buy than Amazon's competing 7-inch tablet.
The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet hopes to be a Kindle-killer this holiday season. The Nook Color and Nook Simple Touch also get updated features and lower prices.
A new survey shows the messaging behavior of men and women on dating sites. And it leads Natali to the inevitable conclusion that you shouldn't date dorks. We also talk over the WikiLeaks pager data from the 9/11 events. And BlackBerry gets an eBay app Why is this such big news?
Some enterprising hackers have rooted the Barnes and Noble Nook giving them unrestricted access to the underlying Android operating system. Black and white tablet FTW! We also get the exclusive from Jason Howell about the new Google phone known as the Nexus One. And those crazy Scandinavians get to try out LTE first. Good on ya Nordic peeps!
This week on the Roundtable, we discuss the future of book publishing. Guests Andrew Savikas from O'Reilly Media, and our own executive editor David Carnoy, talk about the upcoming Barnes and Noble Nook, the continued success of the Amazon Kindle, the anticipation over a rumored Apple tablet device, and electronic books in general.