CNET Live: July 10, 2008 Video
CNET Live: July 10, 2008 Video Transcript
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>> Coming up on CNET Live, how to stream Netflix movies on your Xbox 360.
>> And before you get in line for that new iPhone 3G, see if the Samsung Instinct is it more to your liking.
>> Always with the options and we're going to teleport you to the land down under to chat with our friends at CNET Australia for getting that iPhone 3G before we do here in the US. All that and more coming up on CNET Live. ^M00:00:31 [ Music ] ^M00:00:37
>> Hey folks, Brian Cooley and Dr. Tom Merritt right here on CNET Live.
>> And I'm an actual doctor.
>> Of course. I don't know. He cured the tick I had in my left eye that worked --
>> Still hold it out, you know.
>> And put in the tape. It works all the time. He just said he cured it. He didn't say how. You know, the phones -- that's what it's all about, 888-900-CNET, 888-900-2638. Now, we want to give you a quick heads up before we dive into your calls. We're doing a special version of this year's show tomorrow, 5 A.M. Pacific, 8 A.M. Eastern--
>> Say the Eastern Time 'cause it sounds less painful.
>> Yeah, I know. [Laughter] 8 A.M. Eastern, 5 A.M. Pacific.
>> When the first iPhone is sold in the United States, we will be on the stream.
>> We'll be on this table here live. We'll be connected to Natali Del Conte in the CBS morning show and that starts up at 7:40 Eastern tomorrow morning on TV, and then 8 A.M. Eastern right here on CNET Live here at cnettv.com. More about that in a moment, but --
>> We'll make a call, what else?
>> You'll get to talk to Jamie. She'll tell you everything you need to know to get on the air. So please call 888-900-2638.
>> Right before that though, let's check a couple of things we crave. ^M00:01:41 [ Music ] ^M00:01:46
>> Here are some of our favorite things at the Crave Blog. You can find it at crave.cnet.com. I'm craving you not buy one of these AV Surge Protectors. [Laughter]
>> It's an upgrade.
>> Matthew Moskovciak has a really good Ask the Editor or, you know, question and answer up on Crave about these high level Surge Protectors. It's good idea to have a surge protector--
>> Oh, yeah!
>> Don't get me wrong.
>> Oh, yeah!
>> You want to have all of your good electronics on a surge protector, but they sell these surge protectors like this one that pretends to give you a higher quality of audio and video.
>> And Matthew kind of goes through a bunch of the reasons why you don't want to believe that.
>> But one is it's a crock.
>> You're going to spend a lot of extra money, yeah. I mean, in fact, the matter is you don't get--I mean we have tested these and we have not found any significant, any noticeable improvement.
>> That one you just saw, 230 bucks it says?
>> Good grief!
>> And they go up on up to 500 dollars.
>> They didn't look cool. You want to buy it 'cause it looks cool and it's got LED readouts--
>> They're on display.
>> You can impress your friends.
>> I mean, hey, go for it but don't buy it because you think it's really going to improve your audio and video quality. It's quite like buying that really expensive Ethernet cable--
>> That they say is going to improve your sound --
>> Well --
>> Its' the same cable.
>> Don't get me started on AV cables. Those can go really nuts. I've got something that I think I craved. I'm not entirely sure. It's called the Kiwi from the company called PLX. You clip this thing on your dashboard and you plug it in to what's called the OBD port, that's the on-board diagnostics port that is on all cars made since 1996. It's up right around where your left knee is on most cars. You plug it in there and it can get, you can see from the screen here, a whole bunch of basically MPG improving information.
>> So, you got to get in there under the dash to plug it in.
>> Plug it in on one side.
>> Put the [unintelligible] on the dashboard.
>> Velcro the thing up on your dash and then you've got it sitting there. It has screens like this. So, your current MPG, all the stuff that you may not have in a trip computer and beyond, it'll train you to drive you car, they say, up to 30% more fuel efficiently.
>> Well, just having that mile per galloon actually calculated for you automatically. How does it get the price, though? Do you have to put that in?
>> That's got to be the stuff you enter. Yeah, you see it's got this little sort of ahh-- you know, compass wheel interface here.
>> Here's how much I paid for. Yeah.
>> Yeah. It's a little kludgy in that respect and why is it chrome, huh? That makes no sense. Anyway--
>> Why? Why wouldn't it be chrome? It's in the car.
>> 'Cause chrome's ugly. [ Laughter ]
>> But all cars have chromes.
>> Because cars haven't had much chromes since 1968s. [ Laughter ] Price on this guy is going to be--is it 299 bucks? Yeah. It's coming on later on this month. So, if you're into car gadgets and saving fuel economy, this one's kind of cool in that respect.
>> All right. Let's get to some calls on the line.
>> Let's do those calls.
>> Let's start with the hard one. Tommy in New York. Hey, Tommy! And what can we do for you today?
>> Hey guys. My friend's got an iPod Touch, a new one, an 8 gigabyte model and he plugs it into his computer brand new and absolutely, nothing happened.
>> So, he plugged it into the USB and you just don't see it at all?
>> Nothing. Nothing in the computer. Nothing in iTunes. So, we called Apple. Apple's like, "Okay. Different cords. Different USB ports. Different iPods." They support two or three other iPods, it all worked fine. But this one, nothing happened.
>> So, you know it's not the port.
>> You know, frankly, have you tried that iPod Touch in another computer?
>> Yes. Actually, they tried it another computer last night and it worked fine on that computer. But, of course, it's not their computer. It's a friend's computer.
>> And that's weird.
>> Right, right. Yeah, yeah, that's really weird.
>> That's really odd. This is like we've got a Treo in the family that will only charge via USB but not via another charger, which makes no sense just like your deal, it makes no sense. If you've got a known good cable on the second machine, and the iPod Touch wakes up with that cable on the second machine and the USB port on the first machine you know is good, it has to work.
>> What kind of computer is it?
>> Uhmm -- I'm not sure what kind of computer it is, but I mean they've even tried stuff like plug in printers, cameras, like plug in--
>> It's a Windows computer, though? Not a Mac?
>> That's Windows computer.
>> That's odd. It sounds like a problem. Have you tried more than one USB port on the first machine?
>> Yes. Yes, they have.
>> Okay. Well, that's then either--
>> There's something--have you tried un-installing and re-installing iTunes?
>> They have tried that too.
>> Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay.
>> It sounds like you've tried -- you're pretty much at wits end here. You've tried about everything we could think of.
>> I take it back and, you know, is it a desktop computer that he's got?
>> Yes, desktop computer.
>> You know, if they won't take it back--answer me this, though. Did it work ever?
>> No. It--
>> How old--and how old is it?
>> It's about three weeks.
>> Just take it back and say, "You know what? I'm within my 30 days."
>> And you want--
>> "I want another one."
>> And you really want to bring the computer down there if they give you any guff, even it's a desktop, but to show them at the genius part--
>> But you're within the 30 days. So, just take it back and say, "You know what? It doesn't work." Now--
>> I don't think it's the device though. I think it's--
>> Now, the next one might not work either, but at least you can eliminate that it's a bum device with your computer somehow.
>> I think it's the machine.
>> And then from there, there's something on the machine that he's got installed that is interfering with iTunes being able to communicate with that iPod Touch. So, I don't know if you want to try at that point System Restore to go back.
>> Maybe USB Driver Update?
>> Nah-- that's a good call. Probably not it, but it's worth a try.
>> I mean have you tried that?
>> No, but I mean they haven't tried it but they've got cameras, printers, other iPods working.
>> Right. But --
>> Yeah, but there's a USB Driver issue with the iPod Touch on that, updating the firmware on the USB port might fix it even though it's not having a problem with the others. So, it's worth a shot.
>> Yeah. Good luck with that. That's a weird one. Hey, give us a call next week if you find out what it is, okay?
>> Yeah, definitely.
>> All right.
>> Or if he replaces it and it still doesn't work. Well, keep [unintelligible].
>> All right. [Laughter] Okay. Thanks, Tommy. Thanks for the call. Let's take one more in here. Let's stay on the Apple sort of theme here with Jamie in Wisconsin. Hi, Jamie. Welcome to CNET Live. What can we do for you?
>> Hi. I'm kind of -- I'm thinking of buying the Sidekick LX.
>> I want to know how to put iTunes Music on it.
>> Okay. Your iTunes Music on this?
>> Okay. So, your iTunes Music is wrapped up in a DRM wrapper, as you know it will, and it's got rights protection on it and it's an AAC format underneath that. Two things you can do. You can burn the music to a CD in iTunes and then rip the CD to an MP3 using whatever you want. Dr. Merritt, is that legal or does it merely work?
>> That's a question for the courts to decide 'cause--
>> It's a wobbler though, isn't it?
>> Yeah. That's a thing --nobody is being busted for that.
>> But you are subverting--
>> But you are circumventing copyright in a way.
>> So yeah, whether it's legal or not--
>> So, it's kind of if I don't feel really good about that and the other option is merely an easier way of that legal gray area, what's the software called?
>> QTFairUse. You can get it at the hymn-project.org. I'm making sure it's still there. Yes, it is and it basically automates that process of burning the CD and then ripping back. So, I've actually heard stories of Apple Support people telling people just rip it to CD and rip it back.
>> Approcable [phonetics] stories, I suggest?
>> Those are approcable stories. So--but--I mean it's definitely out there and it's not a secret.
>> And with DRM free music now actually sold on iTunes.
>> So, if you're buying iTunes Plus, you don't need to do this and going to Amazon and buying DRM free music. I don't think it's as big of an issue as it once was.
>> Yeah. Well, that musics aren't in the wild through legal channels anyway these days. So, that's how you got to do it. Let's get one more in here. I want to get a quick one here on line 5, though I think I have the bad news for Benjamin in Texas. Hello, Benjamin. Welcome to CNET Live. What can we do for you?
>> Well, I was wondering about unlocking my GSM cellphone for T-Mobile. It is a Nokia 2610b.
>> B as in beta. Okay. Here's what I--I snooped around -- the best guess I have right now is that all the various unlock code programs that are available for some phones, I don't find one for that. I've got a couple sources that say "Software will not unlock that guy". One of these various routines you'd run. You've got to go down to T-Mobile. Usually, if you go down there and say you want it unlocked, what's your status on the phone? Is it currently registered on T-Mobile or what?
>> Yes. I have a phone number.
>> And you have a contract?
>> It's on prepaid.
>> Prepaid? Okay. You know, this is partly social engineering. Just go down to one or more stores, find someone who's kinda text savvy and cool and say, "Dude, I need an unlock code." And they might do it for free of charge, or for 15, 20, or 30 bucks, depending on how they wanna play the policy. I wasn't able to find you a tool to do it so I'm afraid I couldn't get you anything to get that done right there.
>> But maybe we could put out a call to the rest of the audience to help him out.
>> Nokia 26--
>> And create an unlock code for Nokia 2610B.
>> Nokia 2610B. If someone knows beyond what I do which is not entirely unlikely, let us know.
>> Alright. Coming up, we are going to be talking to the folks from CNET Australia as the iPhone rises down under. But first, if you're one of the many who've decided you don't even care about the iPhone but you wouldn't mind having some of those handy little touch screen type features, here's Kent German with one of the more popular iPhone alternatives. ^M00:11:02 [ Music ] ^M00:11:05
>> Hi. I'm Kent German, Senior Editor here at CNET.com. Today, we'll take a first at the Samsung Instinct. This is also called the SPH-m800 and this is a new phone for Sprints. We've been hearing a lot about this phone for a while and a lot of people are saying it is an iPhone competitor. I don't like to use the term iPhone killer. In a lot of way, this is very similar to the iPhone. The phone has a good size overall. It's pretty thin. It has a pretty nice feel on the hand. This is an all-touch screen device. Did find the interface pretty easy to use, though. You have a main menu which includes most of your organizer and messaging functions. You have Favorites menu. You have a Fun menu which is more like your camera and multimedia games and then finally, you have a Web Browser shortcut. I found that the touch screen is pretty responsive, didn't have any problems that I've seen in other Touch phones. You can scroll up and down long lists easily. There were a couple of things that I thought were funky. There were some menus where you had to slide a bar in order to make a function and there were other menus where the bar actually, you just have to tap either side of it, otherwise, pretty easy to use. The only thing though is I felt the screen was a little small for some functions especially in the Web Browser. This is a full HTML browser so web pages do appear as they would on a computer but found that the browser, just the screen size is a little bit small. This is about a quarter smaller than the iPhone. One thing that's great about this phone. It does offer a landscape keyboard so that does mean that you can hold the phone like this. You can put it in both hands. You can use your thumbs. That's something the iPhone, at least the first thing [unintelligible] to the iPhone doesn't allow you to do at the moment. This is a very full-featured phone. It has a lot of multimedia capabilities like Sprint TV, Sprint Radios, Sprint Music as well. So, it has everything that--it has blue tooth, stereo blue tooth. Also that's very impressive there's e-mail integration as well, very much like the iPhone. It does give you instant access to anything like Yahoo, Gmail, or Hotmail. But also, Work E-mail came in pretty well too. Texting was also interesting. It does allow for a full thread of a text message. You can see everything people are saying back and forth. Another thing that the Instinct offers is that up till now well the iPhone has offered. It does have Visual Voicemail, also have a 2 mega pixel camera. [unintelligible] for taking your photos. There's no flash though, so you wanna be wary about. One thing that this does well is when you're in the web page and you're clicking down that button, you can actually pan the web page back and forth by moving the phone. This doesn't have a full accelerometer like the iPhone but the web panning thing is a nice feature. Also have a 3.5 millimeter headset jack, which is a great idea. I really like that. It means you can use a lot of different kind of headsets. You don't need any kind of special connector. The buttons below the display, a little tricky to use. There is a Home button which takes you directly back to the Favorites menu. There's a Back button and a calling button which opens up a separate calling menu where you can get the dial pad. I found these buttons are little hard to use. I had to press the button twice at a couple of times especially that Back button. The dial pad looks pretty good. I found the numbers pretty large. Letters are just tiny a bit small and once you dial a number, you have to press that talk key. You don't press that down there, which I had to learn once but otherwise, I got the hang of it after a while. Overall, I think this is a really solid phone. It has a lot of great features. Usability was just a little bit quirky. Also, some of the multimedia formats and call quality wasn't the best I've heard but this is a powerful phone with a lot of features and an innovative user-friendly design. I'm Kent German and this is the Samsung Instinct.
>> What do you think? Would you dress up as a Samsung Instinct?
>> That's right. Hey, wait a minute. I didn't do a costume for the--
>> You still got tomorrow morning.
>> Looks the same so I guess I did do a costume for the 3G.
>> Yeah. Well, you just put a GPS over the kiddie picture.
>> Exactly it'll all be good. I would never do that. Anyway, okay. So this is, of course, the time when we're getting reared up for the iPhone 3G here in the US. But earlier this week, Tom and I sat down at the Cisco Telepresent Suite here in San Francisco to talk to Ella Morton and Joe Hanlon from CNET Australia and they, of course, because of the time zones, are gonna be among the first in the world to get their hands on an iPhone 3G so we had to ping them and find out what are they gonna think when they get this thing on their hot little hands.
>> In Australia, what is the hype around iPhone 3G? It's crazy here. We got people lined up six days out in Manhattan. What are you seeing there in your part of the world?
>> Well, we don't quite have a cue yet but the fervor is incredible. I mean we just had the launch of the first Apple Store in the southern hemisphere in Sydney a few weeks ago.
>> So, that sort of formed part of the whole fanboyism. Australians are known for our early adopt--we are early adopters of technology and in particular, we love our Apple stuff. We love our phones. So all that is sort of playing together and the fact that three carriers so far, are actually holding the iPhone is contributing to the anticipation.
>> Yeah. How does that work?
>> You guys have three--are they different? Are they different plans or are there advantages to one or another?
>> The national carrier, Telstra, is taking the iPhone, but their plans are always more expensive than the competition. But they sell it by saying that they have better coverage, they have a faster network, the speed of the network covers the coverage--whereas with the other carriers, the 3G coverage is only in metropolitan areas.
>> See if AT&T here, it's got 3G only in the major metropolitan areas. So, we get to choose from the worst of your options to say.
>> Yeah, basically.
>> It's a particular issue in Australia because our continent is so vast and yet everyone lives on the edges. So the infrastructure--it's really difficult to actual link up all those places. So, Telstra is the--it has sort of the best coverage but it does--it is more expensive. When we heard about the original iPhone, we all wanted it so badly and so many people in Australia have actually jail broken the first generation iPhone. So, we've been waiting for so long and now that it's 3G, it's--everyone's just going bananas.
>> Well, because even if you jail break it, you're still running on an edge network. You're not running on a 3G network, right? And 3G is--
>> It actually is in the case in Australia either because there's only one edge network in Australia. So more than often, you're running on all GSM network. You're getting dial up internet speeds to your iPhone and it's almost useless as an internet browser, unless you're using WiFi.
>> Which makes me wonder why would anyone in Australia even want it at that point and at the cost of the 3G one, even if you take away the high speed, what's the appeal?
>> Yeah, looks. Cool factor. I mean we talk about the iPhone as being a smart phone. I mean Apple have put in the business capabilities into the new generation--
>> With the Exchange Support.
>> It's Exchange Support, yeah. But I mean the people who are gonna buy the iPhone more than likely, in my opinion, are kids. I mean kids with a lot of money want the coolest phone on the block.
>> So, it's more of a status symbol, huh?
>> It's definitely a status symbol and that's what we saw with the jail break in iPhones. There weren't business people in Australia breaking--jail breaking their iPhones to use for business purposes. They were cool kids, cool clothes, cool shoes, with an iPhone in their pockets.
>> It's not any different here. I mean no one was jail-breaking iPhones in master business use.
>> No, no, absolutely not.
>> A few people might have but--
>> I think there's definitely a cool culture to it but it's a little bit--maybe the Bell curve's a little squared in here.
>> Right, a little squared around at the bottom.
>> But, oh yeah, essentially the same thing.
>> Now, what I'm hearing from you guys is that this is I think a little more of a rarified device than it is in the US and it's hard for either of us to compare since we don't know each other's markets.
>> But in the US--I mean did you see people picking it up straight away with a serious business intent?
>> No, not on the business side.
>> It's gonna hit the streets with the cool factor, but it probably won't be taken up for business purposes until people will start to understand what you can do with it.
>> And that's something we don't know either because, yeah, because the Exchange Support's new for us also.
>> There has been--word gets out that, you know, using your iPhone to browse internet is a special experience. People might take it on especially with an including data in the plans, which is a new thing for Telstra and markets, though.
>> We don't know what unlimited data means. That means nothing to us.
>> It means nothing to us at all.
>> Like a hundred gigabytes, or not, or no, hundred megabytes, though.
>> Yeah. Ella, you will know what a hundred megabytes mean quickly. It means over its charges. That's what it means because once you got a great browser, you just start gobbling it up. I just--I can't believe the plans you guys have. They're really painful.
>> So there's no pain in unlimited for us up 'til now because we're on the edge network. So, there's only so much in data you can get anyway. It was sort of a built in limit but--
>> Now, you're falling behind a little bit in Australia in the enthusiasm factor because you got Johnny iPhone over there in New Zealand who's already lined up. Do you see--I mean by the time people see this on CNET Live, they already have launched in Australia. Do you think you'll have caught up with the fervor by then?
>> I'm not sure that that is the disadvantage we have. We're not as closer to dateline as New Zealand so unfortunately, we're not the first in the world to get the iPhone. I'm actually, I'm a little bit surprised that on one's lined up like they didn't--
>> Well, part of that is because the three carriers have offered pre registration for the iPhone and they're only inviting pre registered customers to come at specially designated time to buy the iPhone.
>> Oh really?
>> Everybody else has to come in normal business hours. You won't get that in the store. So, we're having a midnight launch Thursday evening and Friday morning, but it's only if you've left a deposit and otherwise, you might as well not line up. So we probably launched the massive [unintelligible] before hand.
>> . Okay. That explains. That's very different. Yeah, that's not being done out here.
>> Yeah. Here in the US, there's no pre-registration. 8 A.M., door is open. You gotta wait in the line like everybody else.
>> Yeah. Sure it's your cattle call.
>> Okay. Thanks guys. Thanks for the insights on a very different world of the iPhone.
>> Thank you very much guys.
>> Thank you.
>> Okay. Well, they are going to be getting both the iPhone 3G ahead of us and they'll be getting their iPhone to begin with. So--
>> This is actually, you know, thanks to Cisco for letting us in, they're the sponsor of the show but they let us kindly use that--
>> Yeah, which--
>> It was really cool to be with them half a ^M00:20:24 [ Simultaneous Talk ] ^M00:20:26
>> Now, things have changed since then. Ella actually e-mailed me this morning. She said that the Apple Store pulled a fast one and decided to sell the iPhone for all three carriers in Australia starting at 8 A.M. Sydney time this morning.
>> So that's interesting. You go to the Apple Store and they've got it from several carriers. Do they play favorites? Do they play favorites unofficially?
>> Maybe they just ask you what do you want.
>> To [inaudible] hands off. I don't know. But they were not supposed to do that and they said, "Now, okay, midnight for carriers, 8 A.M. for us."
>> Fast change.
>> Also, if you wanna see what's happening at--if you're watching the live version, go to CNET.com.au and they've got a coverage of the lines that they did end up having and all of that and more. And now here in the United States, we're behind by a day 'cause we're on the other side of the date line but be sure to tune in to CNET TV all day, Friday, July 11th. That's tomorrow during the live broadcast for all of our iPhone 3G launch coverage including a special edition of CNET Live that starts at 8 A.M. Eastern, which is 5 A.M. Pacific and 2 A.M. Hawaiian. So, you're just getting back from the bars. That's when it goes on sale in the United States and also CBS this morning, CBS the early show.
>> The early show in CBS where--
>> You'll have Natalie Del Conte
>> Natalie Del Conte and Apple will be there as well and she'll be talking to the morning show on CBS at 7:40 Eastern tomorrow.
>> Tomorrow at 7:40 Pacific on the rebroadcast.
>> And that's right, on the rebroadcast. That's right. That's a little game that they play and then you join us right after that starting as Tom says, 5 Pacific, 8 AM Eastern right here at CNETtv.com for a special edition, an iPhone only edition of CNET Live tomorrow morning.
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>> Yeah, I'm here. I love what you're doing with my cookies. I like to discuss some of my new ideas with you. What about jelly bean cookies?
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>> Phones are still open, 888-900-CNET, 888-900-2638. By the way, same number you'll call in tomorrow when you join us for our special edition of CNET Live all iPhone at 5 AM Pacific, 8 AM Eastern right here.
>> But right now, while we're still rested, it's time for the Download of the Week. ^M00:23:17 [ Music ] ^M00:23:21
>> Download of the Week is brought to you by good friends at CNET's Download.com, providers of Spyware free, free software. Seth Rosenblatt on the Download blog talking about a cool little freeware item called Task Switch XP Pro.
>> Probably the majority are still using XP.
>> Yeah. Statistically speaking. Absolutely.
>> And you know the Alt Tab to get back and forth as well.
>> Yeah, which I was never very fond. To me, it's--
>> It only shows you the icon.
>> Yeah. The icons are dumb.
>> And if you got a bunch of browser windows open, it's all the same icon.
>> Well, here's what Task Switch XP Pro does. It actually gives you a little representation of the page you're looking at and I got all these Firefox pages open but using the arrow keys, I can tab down between them--
>> To the one you actually want.
>> Wait now, here. This is interesting. They are minimized.
>> So, it's not showing me that. Interesting. So if I go back and I maximize 'em and then try--this is something I'm just discovering right now.
>> Then you'll see 'em in there.
>> But if they're minimized, you're not gonna see 'em. It's 'cause it's just taking a desktop shot. It's still better than just an unknown icon.
>> Oh, vastly better. This is kind of as a poor man's way or an every person's way of doing the thing in Windows arrow where you rotate the open Windows in that 3D thing which is really a waste of graphics horsepower when this will do just as well, practically speaking. So this is nice.
>> Anyway, Task Switch XP Pro. You can get it at CNET's Download.com.
>> And I'm gonna go get it. Okay. I've got some calls in here. I wanna go talk to Robert is in New York joining us here with a question about Dashboard. Hello, Robert. Welcome to CNET Live.
>> Yes. I would like to take the top frame web page like let's say a Buzz Out Loud page and have it show up in Dashboard so that it'll automatically resize in the size [Inaudible].
>> Okay. Are you doing--using OS X Leopard?
>> Okay. In OS X Leopard, they have something that maybe some of the audience don't know called Web Clips. So, you go into Safari. You have to do it in Safari and you say Open in Dashboard and then that gives you a selection tool where you can select a portion of the web page and create a widget, and then everytime you look at that widget, it'll pull up the latest version of that page and show you what's in that page. Now, it's gotta always be the same size as far as I know. I don't know of a way to get around that so you just have to be clever in how you pick the selection. For instance if you're doing Dilbert, which is what they showed in the Mac World address where they unveiled this, it will always be about the same size so you can pick the same portion of the page.
>> Okay? Go do it.
>> Yes but like Buzz Out Loud, the was [Inaudible]. But Buzz Out Loud would be different because the show notes are always either bigger or smaller.
>> Yeah. You're gonna have to make it scrollable 'cause I don't know of a way to make it adapt to--it's dumb. It doesn't know what's on the page. You can't read it so you just kinda have to make your best guess about how big that show notes is gonna be and then have it actually, you know, be able to scroll through it once you're looking at it.
>> Yeah, okay? Thanks for the call, Robert. Let's go into Maine. Evan's in Maine. He's trying to get rid of some Apple Gear. That's heretical. What are you thinking?
>> What's on your mind there, Evan?
>> Well, I'm trying to sell my iPod Touch to fill my iPhone 3G bid and--
>> I've used Craig's List and I keep getting [inaudible]. Everyone tries to e-mail me and I haven't totally [unintelligible].
>> Then I turned to eBay where at this point, I've got one bid. It doesn't look very promising and I'm trying to be able to get this iPhone for Sunday or Monday, and I'm wondering is there any other place I can sell this and maybe get some better bids?
>> Yeah. I mean you're facing a glut. It's usually what that means on eBay so you can't do much about that. One other thing and we talked about this on the show a few weeks ago, Wigix, it's the Want It, Got It Exchange, I've got the iPod Touch. I pulled it up here. Here's the 16 gig for example and what they've got is they create a market, if you will. They're showing a 16 gig iPod Touch with 2 for sale up there ranging from 325 to 360. Those are the offering prices and then the one person is looking for one, the range there is 150 bucks. Since there's one person, there's no range. So, you see the gap there? That spells glut. You're not in a very strong position when you see the sellers and the buyers are so completely apart on what they think the thing is worth. One glutted exchange also says the market price, and this is based on more historical data, is about 250. That gives you some information but again, only one person is shopping and they're not offering that. So, that's the only other major area I know to do this kind of thing. Once you nail eBay and Craig's List, you're working with scraps after that. But one glutted exchange is kind of interesting. So go check Wigix.com. That's a 16 gig, maybe you've got an 8 and you'd be in a different market position but check that out.
>> I'd go ahead and upgrade it to the new 2.0 software and make a big deal out of that when you sell it.
>> Oh yeah. Yeah.
>> And then I also, you know what? Check the penny saver, the local paper because you get it in the paper and online in your local area if Craig's List doesn't work for you, which should be my first choice.
>> He's facing a glut and he's facing a glut of a let's, shall we say, not red hot product. That's a double whammy there. Let's listen to one more real quick. Let's get to Jim in Florida 'cause he's been on the line so long I just couldn't bear to say goodbye.
>> Thank you.
>> Hello [Simultaneous talking] Jim.
>> Hey, Jim.
>> Hey Jim, what's on your mind today?
>> Okay. Try to make it in as close as I can for you in a limited amount of time you have. I live on an island here in Florida. We have about 10,000 people in the town and I have approached a guy of--who owns a tower here about setting up a WiMAX for the area. People have WiFi, but they're limited with their problems. We only have 2 main carriers that bring internet onto the island.
>> So you wanna set up a WiMAX hotspot to serve that entire island--
>> Connected to one of those ISPs?
>> Yeah. So we rooted around for this to try and give you--that's what we thought you were looking for. This gear all appears to be carrier class right now, IE expensive and closely held because WiMAX hasn't really launched yet. Sprint's gonna launch, but this isn't gonna help you. I mean is your island well off the main land?
>> No. No. We're on the northern most portion of Florida, Amelia Island.
>> Oh yeah. Of course, Amelia Island. Let me see--let me check this. You might wanna stay on top of the Sprint Xhom roll out plan.
>> Well, it's actually the combination with Clearwire now.
>> Yes. So, that's Xhom.
>> See, I look at Clearwire and the Xhom combo that they've got going. I've got a page for you though, that you might wanna check out. Don't know anything about it but it's called the Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine and they sell antennas, radios, towers--
>> WLANs, test equipment.
>> Oh, WiMax is in there, yeah.
>> So, it's the kind of stuff you're talking about. They maybe able to at least hook you up with more information and I'll put that note in the show notes of Blog.CNETtv.com.
>> Okay, great.
>> What major city are you within about 10 miles off on the main land? Anyone?
>> No. We're closest to Jacksonville. That's about 45 minutes away.
>> Yeah. It's not gonna work so you're not gonna be able to leach off somebody's WiMAX up on the state itself. So yeah, you may have to go to that shop there and become a WiMAX engineer. Hopefully, you've got some RF engineering background to do that. Alright. Thanks for the call. Good calls everybody. Let's wrap the show with the Best of the Web. [ Music ]
>> Best of the Web, baby. So, how often does someone send you a link to their Flickr albums, say, "Go look at these." And you click through 'em and it's just a dumb slide show and there's too many slides and they're kinda boring and you click out. Okay. Check out ANIMOTO. ANIMOTO here is a site where you upload photos to it. I'm not gonna through it because it's really painful 'cause it rescales your images. But here's what it does. You upload your images. The steps are right there on the left. You add your music from either their library or your own--
>> And then it feels your music.
>> It analyzes your images, it feels your music, and it drops a dope video on your ass.
>> Something like that.
>> Oh, okay.
>> Anyway, so what this does is create a music video out of your stills. It's kinda cool and of course because I just, you know, had to go try it. I made one about me and Dr. Tom Merritt.
>> Oh, brother. Last time you did this, I was in a dress.
>> Well, guess what? You're usually in a dress so what am I gonna do? Find pictures that don't make sense? Let me find my image here. Of course, it's already--here we go. My videos. Here we go.
>> They were banned already, the images you use.
>> Yeah. He's right. Here we go. I wanna play the Tom and Bryan mega mix--
>> This ought to be good.
>> Only problem is you can see with ANIMOTO, it's a little bit over burdened, having a hard time getting good performance out of it but I think we have the audio coming up on that and there it is. So, it makes this kind of like, you know, the Mac does this also, but this is in a format that is e-mailable, embeddable, and they'll burn a CD for you at high quality as well. It's kind of interesting for the tech challenged.
>> Most importantly for you, it's hip.
>> Well, that the most important 'cause how else do I get there?
>> Honestly. If you wanna be quite on it.
>> Alright. Anyway, that's ANIMOTO. It's a cool way to make photos into a little music video. I thought it was kinda cool.
>> I like it. It actually turned out much better than I expected.
>> I didn't put the dress picture.
>> I know. I was very happy.
>> Alright. I know you were. Next week, we're gonna be talking to Cali Lewis and Neal Lewis from GeekBriefTV and we'll be talking to them about their adventures on the internet.
>> And we'll be talking to you awful early on Friday, July 11. That's tomorrow if you're watching us live. Remember, it's 8 o'clock Eastern in the morning, 5 AM Pacific right here on CNET TV for a special all iPhone edition of CNET Live. Call us, 888-900-2638.
>> Natalie Del Conte kicks it off at 7:40 AM Eastern time on CNETtv.com. See you tomorrow. ^M00:33:09 [ Music ] ^M00:33:21
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