Ep. 1260: Flying car-maggeddon Video
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."
Does anyone else not understand Google Plus, or are we just getting too old for the Internet? After a week of using Google's new social network, we're not ready to leave Facebook, so let us know if we're missing something here. In other news, Jeff and Wilson met a real zombie, YouTube upped its video time limit to ten hours, and Google might be tracking your sexual activity online, yikes.
At Facebook's F8 developer conference, the social-networking company rolled out a new historical home page for users called the Timeline, as well as functions that developers can use to fill the Timeline, and a new real-time ticker with activity information. Now users can watch videos and listen to music alongside their friends when they see content they like. Rafe Needleman talks to Facebook developers and entrepreneurs about the importance of these new features.
Outtakes from episode 1260.
Remember the rumor about Google working on its own Android phone? Well, it's back again, despite the fact that
In a Conversation with Molly Wood, Facebook's VP of Product Chris Cox talks about keeping the faith when everyone thinks your social network is a fad or worse.
Google gets into the social gaming biz, because it turns out that social gaming addiction is the key to all social media success. Well, and a 5% cut of the profits compared to Facebook's 30%. Nice move, Google. Scotland Yard is using Britain's huge network of spy cams plus facial recognition software to track down looters, DARPA just ditched millions of our dollars somewhere over the Pacific (again), and Computer Love plays it safe.
When backed into a corner, the FCC acts less like a bear and more like a kitten ... which is probably a good thing for the Internet overall. Facebook takes another lump, the HTC Evo shows up for pre-order at The Shack at all places, and Google Chrome is faster than a potato. Well, French fries, to be really accurate.
Well according to one listener, you can't get away from underwear in Japan so the Google streetview cameras shouldn't try. Also if you deleted those pictures of you in your underwear from Facebook, I can still see them. In fact deleting photos from social media doesn't make it as deleted as you might like. We also talk Pirate Bay, RealDVD and other court cases.
Scientists at Stanford have developed a cooling device that they believe can boost athletic performance better than steroids. Molly Wood goes through an intense workout while wearing the glove and tests to see if it actually works!