Ep.1191: Evo! Evo! Evo! Video
It's my birthday today and Jeff is still making me write the blog, but I'm fine with that because today's episode is exceptional. Not just because Richard "Gems" Peterson lived up to his nickname on two occasions, but also because the stories are exceptionally strange. Join us for talks of Manti Te'o, infidelity phones, overachieving children, dusty donkeys, and adult toys from the future.
Apple proves once again that it is not to be trifled with; Julius Genachowski says the FCC also is not to be trifled with; and all Molly can think about is the Incredible. Sigh.
Half of all teenagers admit they text while driving. Yeah, that means all of them do it. Also, the Sidekick is back! (Sigh.)
Look for Brian Tong's new movement on Facebook: pain-ray-free produce. But the rest of us actually think it's kind of cool that the government pain-ray has been re-tasked to warm freezing plants. Also, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Bilski patent case, giving us a relatively non-destructive moderate decision. ACTA is ramping up again, and we make a date to go see "The Social Network."
Though both the AT&T and Sprint LG Optimus Gs have quad-core processors and a 4.7-inch screen, only the latter is equipped with a hefty 13-megapixel camera.
The new Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets come in three versions. There's one with a 7-inch screen, and another that's 8.8mm thick and has an 8.9-inch screen. And, finally, there's also an extra-fancy Fire HD with support for AT&T's 4G LTE.
Leaks from the secret negotiations of the ACTA treaty allege that ISPs worldwide would be required to lose safe harbor protections, implement three-strike anti-piracy policies and worse. We think this is outrageous. AT&T thinks Verizon is outrageous for their commercials and they're taking them to court. Also EMI finally got around to suing BlueBeat.com for selling Beatles tracks online. But you can buy a Beatles USB stick for $280. So you got that going for you.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Jared Cohen, Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today. He gave us some more insight into Clinton's speech about the freedom on the Internet, specifically relating to China. We also clarify that Verizon is not booting people off the Internet--but apparently Cox is. So take all that stuff we wrote yesterday about Verizon and just put Cox in there.
Leaks from the secret negotiations of the ACTA treaty allege that ISPs worldwide would be required to lose safe-harbor protections, implement three-strike antipiracy policies, and worse. We think this is outrageous. (Taken from episode 1099)
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.