Ep. 1241: Facebook needs an adult...and a towel Video
Without Molly or Brian, CNET's podcast of indeterminate length is commandeered by indeterminate hosts. CNET's Donald Bell and Eric Franklin steer the Buzz Out Loud ship into the shark-infested waters of poached PayPal employees and Twitter CEOs. Plus, HTC is paying Microsoft for Android phones, the International Space Station reaches completion (sorta), and Mark Zuckerberg hunts for his own lunch.
The Scottish group's "Make Another World" is so straightforwardly "rock" it's almost baffling--where are the postpunk riffs? Who lost the house beats? Framed around muscular guitars, lovelorn lyrics, and crisp drums, the LP executes a neat end-around of all things "scene."
The first call made from the first mobile phone was made 40 years ago today, and to celebrate we're showing off our own cellular histories. Nextels, PDAs, and BitTorrent pirates on today's episode of The 404.
The Mio C220 GPS receiver offers ease of use, accurate directions, and an affordable price tag, but its poor screen makes this in-car GPS device almost unusable.
At CES in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer surprises Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs on-stage to discuss the company's new Windows Phones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor.
If you read only one user e-mail this year, make sure it's our letter of the year. Watch as it baffles, amazes, and cracks up editors from around CNET.
On today's show, an earthquake appears to be headed right for us, and all we can talk about is HP and WebOS some more! Plus, Lenovo's baffling decision to drop the ThinkPad Tablet into the marketplace at $500, when fire-sale frenzy is at its peak. Um. Oops. And would Apple risk fragmenting the iPhone in order to get into emerging markets? We'll see. Oh, and quick hicks!
Crave alumni Jasmine France makes a cameo this week to promote Sonos for Android. Meanwhile, Donald and Eric waste no time taking the show straight down the toilet (literally) with the latest Kohler Numi. Plus, robots to help you train for the robocalypse and a drink that leaves us with mixed feelings.
Logitech Revue boxes up Google TV, HP pulls an about face on WebOS phones, and the FCC throws up its hands on cell phone radiation.
On this week's show, BOL special counsel Gil Cabrera joins us to break down the mobile apps privacy protections (meh), the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (unenforceable without Congress), and the "Do Not Track" button (weak). He's kind of a buzz kill. Also, poor little T-Mobile, Microsoft's most unprofessional legal lawyer ever, and Nilay Patel buzz-kills Pinterest, big time. Plus, "Into It/Not Into It" returns!