Ep. 1272: Interests: being hot Video
Editors Molly Wood and Brian Tong show off CNET's top picks for students heading back to campus this fall.
A new Microsoft search engine? A new e-mail gizmo from Google? Tom Merritt, Brian Tong, and Molly Wood weigh in.
On today's show, Brian Tong's secret sources seem to indicate that the iPad 2 might be hitting stores sooner than expected ... we'll see. The announcement is March 2! Also, the FTC looks into kids buying all those Smurf Berries in game on their iPhones, and radiation from cell phones does actually make things happen in your brain, we just don't know what it means. --Molly
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."
At CES 2008, Brian Tong steps out of the convention center to check out "Boss," a self-driving car.
On the way to diversifying their sound, Super Furry Animals have found a new focus. After calling off the search for meaning, they stumbled upon it by intuition and the power of magic. Of course, when a band has played together for 10 years there is bound to be an unspoken shared aesthetic, and this time around they've communed over decadence. As you'll see, Love Kraft is the sound of SFA maturation, with not a monsteriffic yeti, tank, or inflatable bear in sight.
Brian Tong explains why Crave got canceled and Tom Merritt explains why he is hosting instead of Molly.
It's all girls and me today which leads to hilarious consequences including an outbreak of Simlish. We also figure out the solution to the world's water problems. Molly hates on AT&T some more. And Veronica promises to drink her own pee.
When graphene meets a diamond, what will happen? Ragnarok? We explore that and other matters of scientific interest, such as whether the Wii or the DS is technically the top-selling 'console' in the U.S., on today's video version of Buzz Out Loud. Plus, Brian Tong is on, so we actually have a lot of fun.
It's "Glee" meets BOL! Ok, no, don't panic, there's not that much singing. But it's Brian Tong's first day in the co-host chair, and we are having a good time. Off the rails. In the news today: Facebook app developers were evidently selling your personally identifiable information, which Facebook could barely be bothered to punish them for. Also, group gifting on eBay and a new low in "journalism" junkets. --Molly