Ep. 1218: Brace yourself, Apple fans Video
So Apple bought LaLa and Ars Technica thinks they have a source who knows what they're going to do with it. They're going to make a website that sells music and stores it in the cloud. Kind of like what LaLa already is. But it's going to be all iTunes-ified. And that has Rafe worrying about cloud failure again. We also kvetch about Facebook, a Mozilla employee complains about Google and the New Moon taper is set free.
Today we'll unwrap Chipotle's test kitchen secret: a 1,500 calorie mutant known only to fatties as "The Quesarito," and other lesser-known regrets from greasy fast food chains.
Today on Buzz Out Loud, fun kills and companies kill fun. Apple kills all the good boob stuff in the App Store, Google's building its Daemon-Skynet empire by getting into the power business, and Italy thinks 3D glasses can give you pink-eye. Also, Microsoft and Yahoo finally get that search deal done, about a thousand episodes after anyone cares. And Helen calls again and breaks Molly. --Molly
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.
It's both a fun game and a sad commentary on the state of our existence! On today's show, the average user is caught in the crossfire of the hacker wars, but dammit, even LulzSec agrees that Sega is off limits. Speaking of which, Donald might have been right about Bitcorn, rather than Bitcoin. Ouch. And how to restore the memories of really, really stoned rats. Poor little rats. --Molly
On today's show, Eric Schmidt appears to spout off wildly about fighting anti-piracy laws to the death, but frankly, we kind of agree. Also, LinkedIn's IPO goes bonkers, Apple is close to signing all the necessary music labels to its hoped-for Amazon and Google killer, Kindle e-books outsell all print books on Amazon, and it turns out that Apple love really is a religion. So much so that its devotees literally refuse to believe there could be malware on their Macs. Guys, it's happening. Believe. --Molly
Brian Tong shows off some of the new features, including new multitouch gestures, that are in the latest developers version of Apple's iOS for the iPhone and iPad.
A bitter close-up to today's racism revealed through a young boy's secret diary. This track is a protest against all kinds of human intolerance and severely criticizes senseless mass behaviors. This video was shot in Switzerland.
Between computer love and our frustration at Apple's capricious review-unit shenanigans, today's show ends up a tiny bit off the rails. However, in the straight dish, Kinect is the fastest-selling consumer device, Safari falls to hackers in record time, AOL has some brutal layoffs, and Discovery lands safely and is headed for the museum. Sniff. --Molly
Brian Cooley joins the show today to talk about the new privacy bill of rights--which apparently does nothing that browser Do Not Track buttons don't do, and exempts the federal government while doing it. "It" being "nothing." Also, T-Mobile tries to win new customers with new unlimited plans, Apple may get into the Netflix-killing game, and whether we should ban the "Twilight" books just to save ourselves from Facebook scams. --Molly