Ep. 1356: Microsoft listens to the show Video
Ep. 1356: Microsoft listens to the show Video Transcript
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Brian's song and Hollywood -- -- a buzz out loud in this podcast of indeterminate -- that episode thirteen 150 bed and it's feeling like a Christmas already in there and my Christmas and -- the no. For those of your life and audio Jamie can't see that we have -- partly my -- their litter everywhere Ireland hello Bob tingle all over it of these sharks. Like he. Sharing your mini and use I don't know envelope stuffed animals and president because this is also the studio where do we do at the annual holiday help -- Which starts today Monday November 22 1 PM Pacific or PM eastern and we -- your voice makes -- -- there I'll -- but that's there now I I certainly hope that mimic the we're gonna hit today getting any -- stripped on the other allowed an up and -- Placement. Of enough that metric I am pretty excited actually about that -- that -- spent the entire weekend inside nursing this cold. And it was pouring down rain. Watching Netflix instant streaming. -- so then I literally did like a loaded up with movie is an election and Steve -- -- total. Netflix instant streaming overload and and then get to work on Monday and -- find out that and Netflix formally launch a streaming only plan in the death rate. 719. Are you out of your my main. -- down this is awesome so basically their. Only stream means that -- -- nine they did bump up their other plans a few dollars depending on what to a class look at that you're using the one dvd plan with streaming. It's found 1980 nine's 899 -- -- -- -- -- united for the morning nine and of the more advance plans that involve more -- actually go up. A few more dollars if it's almost like every dvd that you get is a dollar more now -- the -- dvd plan. Bumped up five dollars a dvd planned -- that he. Bucks I see him if I -- I just look at that and figured it out if it is a dollar for every dvd wow. You know that -- that kind of a total tangent that they had an eight dvd a month plan. You -- -- that now I do and no clip but -- it. I wonder how many people I -- nine and a dollar more for like the one dvd plan. It's not that much more but I do wonder -- how many people I guess they like off the mama that I have the one dvd plan I have had about one dvds sitting on the table now offer. A burden on -- to remote island. You know the thing when I did trials within Netflix I'll likely I have to hold onto this dvd and not lose it and I don't wanna use -- Newton but then eventually return it. Whenever I I didn't like the fact it's headed immediately around to the streaming plan -- my -- activists. You don't have Netflix at all. No because -- and MTV. -- and I watch a lot wrong I haven't done it yet so. I did try like I said but I just hit it sounds lame but -- hated having. And I immediately around it sounds so stupid but I'm sure I'm sure there's other you have to keep track evidently it make you nervous because you don't lose it and while that thing I and I haven't I'm not I'm not that heavy user that uses Netflix all the time when a lot of people have via and I haven't gotten. I haven't been able to get hooked into a show right need -- -- -- locals -- And once I do that then obvious. -- a lot of people I think that fixes like they have their queue and it's just nice for the moment that you movie and mountain brother and if that's sort of just. Constant turnaround movies I have a feeling him to keep the dvd plan can even though I don't even though I sometimes get a deviant -- -- months. There are a lot of movies that are still only Andy and I kind of how all this streaming catalog beefs up I think Alley because that's the main thing also with the streaming -- it's like. If they are really lots and -- seasons there's not enough new movies I really -- on hand is that I've seen I've seen so. Yet but -- this is a pretty big deal this is really Netflix like. Moving you know moving them that medium forward -- -- -- they've said Reed Hastings the CEO has that in public anything and five years number isn't he isn't a dvd anymore. However I watch and I just can't feel like mad at them like they're -- in trailers electronic aft port path that BS copyright warning which is ally. Total crap because this that -- -- -- now does the image quality those sometimes but you like the streaming artifacts excellent does that some does that. Unfortunately it does bug me that's one of the -- the some of those stars play movies. Now pair of old -- to have more than inequality is horrible and -- the -- and a problem. It anyway so big in -- still awesome stuff other big announcements. Finally it's clearly long overdue taken little time Apple's IOS four point two available headache or iPad iPhone and iPod Touch users -- -- So the way it is over also -- kind of a new little -- they threw in here. Is everyone's familiar with the find my iPhone feature. Handle before you had to be part of Apple's mobile -- program is cost 99 dollars. And this would allow you to. And you at any place basically detect where your iPhone or even your iPad was an iPod Touch if it was lost. So it uses either the GPS chip. Or also if you're just an iPod Touch user. You can use or iPad user it can regularly using Wi-Fi it's not as active it's actually pretty darn accurate than -- -- -- -- but now it's gonna be free. For users that upgrade to pilots four point -- the trick is you do have to be on new hardware. IPhone four. IPad or iPod Touch for -- the only ones that'll be able to -- -- end of this. Free feature in I OS four point two interesting in an all the other features than MobileMe subscription service will be still nine dollars here. But that's pretty big one I think to release from -- the -- -- and I -- lot of times if you listen to people when they -- -- -- why -- get mobile me for your phone via they say would you lose your phone and you wanna be able to find it. For 99 dollars. This this takes care of it well now you did. -- that's not. That's that I really really enough yeah yeah it's like okay though it should be free and notice though that. Also I have definitely noticed that my iPad has started to get him to -- -- step. -- kind of happy that this has battled them like mail and safari crashed all the time it is an -- And they don't just like it's not you don't get like an error -- images disappear or in it and instantly boot and -- and drives started singing. I wonder if you rob read that might get -- three people and they've all been having the same problem and if you give I wonder if -- like we're ready report plate. You haven't had those problems but hey you know -- their own -- -- an intense safari user. Maybe you broke the app I don't know most of that Netflix instant streaming and not in my -- and with my tile on the iPad it is. Because mommy with it's all Ely let's -- lay down again since. Independent of other iPad related news it appears that Rupert -- Murdock is bring in his pay -- -- the iPad. Yet we mentioned how there were rumblings about them making a dedicated music -- there's more information about it that indeed it'll be ideally. I pads that are -- and -- had only they -- a -- talked about a pricey but a little while ago news corps did hire staff. For a hundred people thirty million dollars invested specifically. To work on mobile devices. I've had been the mainland -- Crazy it's gonna be rich -- rich media photography and then you attempt has built especially for the iPad -- makes me wonder if I mean I assume that they would then. If it's just a tenement periodically you can download -- -- and pop wouldn't be enough to -- any tablet. It but eventually -- but it felt like they're really making it super iPad specific at least right now. Yet the hold -- -- like -- are people really gonna do to jump over they're gonna trying to make this multi media rich experience a lot more text. I mean -- text photos interactive movies but. The trick is that how is it going to be. A regional preceded it the question -- poses had to put original newspaper out everyday with it's not only a hundred people and gonna be iPad the city. Is it just gonna pool from news -- news. News feeds directly to the minute at a little original content -- -- -- -- be more than that it's gonna need to be little more compelling and an otherwise I would just subscribe to the apps that are already available. Yeah I mean. If they're able to incorporate material sounds -- they can incorporate some material from the rest of News Corp. fox sports will be providing video. That I'm sure they can also on content from the journal the plan is that a majority of the -- will be original I think -- I mean a hundred people -- pretty decent happening in view. Probably a fair bit of original content I'm really curious to see what this -- like you mean the journal headline had been the pay while and they've been kind of the only. The only site to be successful with the pay while while internal not come because people have decided that the -- -- panel that newspaper for rich people. So this may not -- so much of a newspaper -- people but. If they've been successful there you wonder if they can also be -- -- -- -- yeah I mean pattern all in it you don't have to subscribe to -- -- it. When I want for 99 cents a pop I think it's something -- -- -- I think it's funny when you mention in -- -- for -- people because honestly and newspaper on the iPad. In the newspaper for richer people -- -- donated to the area you gotta have and at 500 dollar device to get into the game when we don't know the pricing structure on this app yet so that. That's really. Where we're gonna figure out is this -- worth it who is this relief for. And housing and work -- other site that reported that it would be 99 cents but it's unclear if it's just. If it is also a subscription mile though Allen frequently I know the pricing -- we'll have a better idea of I think it's a really. I mean leave it to -- like whatever you think about him he's the guy who has pushed the idea of paid content. You know unrelenting -- and leave it to him to be the one that that they like RA. What instead of just doing an electronic version I am going to do content specifically for tablets and as -- yen and kind of excited -- -- -- Lastly I mean I wanna see something like this actually succeed is because it pushes the medium forward via in it when I think so we'll see how it shakes out now and immediate from the -- pick them out -- -- Every newspaper and other iPad is the thing is this is -- -- results that happen on iPad but now -- not like you know -- level that -- Tivo premiere. Is getting its own powerful iPad app now. I'll highlight this so for global talk about. -- about the -- so essentially it's an interface. -- navigate through your Tivo premiere specifically of course it's going to only be on the premiere -- he does not gonna support previous. Generations of their Tivo boxes but you can navigate search -- shows it involves a multi touch to zoom as well. It's a very it's a clean interface that you wonder like -- I wish I had this on my Tivo. And I actually think I'm really not that they like the app is nicer and cooler than the premier interface right now that it. And -- faster but also have to -- -- gets rid of lag but ultimately this. Is genius like give the iPad is totally a -- device. Or any tablet is I mean the idea I think there -- -- -- -- in the contaminant -- -- -- -- -- here. Because I usually would you dynamic computer instead of that you know anyway especially at the premiere to the well. This is particularly if you have ultimate -- with the camera. Yeah you see you know other manufacturers like Comcast. They are going to be releasing their own an iPad app that controls the Comcast box as well. Changes channels schedule recordings -- people -- -- -- you know embraced the iPad as a as the living room controller on its other boxes that -- Playing I -- direct and terror and those with more surprising that Tivo hasn't made. A good iPhone iPad or phone and right up until now I mean you in order to get like Tivo controls or even a remote scheduling other than the browser. And your mobile devices you have to pay for like third party apps and -- -- -- -- scheduling make it frankly shameful. That Tivo has. You know they've built that not ten years ago and it just kind of sat on it and all of this time so it's also -- -- -- to feed and you just like at tiny bit of real enemies. It -- Yahoo! does we will not and I'm gonna -- and ripping on -- -- -- its sleek. Yeah in the game you know that the step one. So that the -- all of that. How many people. -- -- -- And how many people own an iPad in -- that's that's this is one of those things that is of the killer combo. Like without a doubt if -- user but how many people are going to have both devices because. Not only us but other people over at the Tivo premiere -- right so you know most people have kept -- older Tivo. And then the other side of that is that a -- by -- for the -- you can't use it with your other Tivo boxes now which is actually more ideal because that's where the user bases basically. And -- -- thing is if you have a Tivo premiere. This is a compelling reason to maybe get an iPad like they were thinking about an iPad ready and then you were look at that one thing that was in the U -- -- this might be the -- -- -- and also okay animate it. It's not gonna be a thing if you have an iPad -- not a Tivo premiere that makes you pull the trigger on Tivo to even the idea. And then went and considering all that simply talked about -- crazy new pricing structures like. And are -- yeah yeah when I saw this I was like I didn't -- -- -- iPad -- anomaly premier. Definitely only and the premiere thing -- well that's as the number. While mom are we started out positive though I on that note though we're still positive out of the app is -- it's a really good present for those of you who have -- And honestly you're gonna wanna navigate using Atkinson of on the T -- government so actually system and even that are -- yet. I -- take a quick break worried that when we come back legal challenges to MP3 tunes and even fewer shows on Google T. Welcome back to be -- guys -- right -- back to the stories MP3 tunes. A website that is like a digital locker. For your music that you can store and then it save and access them from not only web sites but also your mobile devices like your phones using a three G connection. -- in the center public case that'll be happening sometime in January -- New York federal court. That could have far reaching implications work. -- cloud based services are gonna play with all the DNC rules and the safe and safe -- so what's happening is that. And -- -- that the center of this you -- music but they also have this little feature called side load that were sent this is the problem right because if you own your music. And you store months MP3 tunes cloud. It verbally by that is your music they aren't argument about that but MPT consensus although they don't love that -- -- be out they don't love that because -- they don't love it. MP3 -- has -- other feature called side liberty can essentially search online. Get access to a lot of other tracks some are what people have posted that are. Obviously have copyright all of them like I was able to buy Lil Wayne tracks Bob Marley tracks and then you can directly click to -- and and shoot them in traditional lock button -- and that's what makes and that's when running -- not very happy. Yes there EMI has argued that that is basically inducement to pirate -- that it it is and if the pirates -- service I -- Lime Wire or something like that. Now what. MP3 -- has said is that it look -- let people do is store music online so they can listen to it everywhere anywhere and even if some users upload copyrighted content. We are protected by the DM CA's safe harbor and this -- -- protection or a lot of different -- it. Allows the safe harbor provision allows you as a service provider not to be held liable for. Infringing content then someone may upload without your knowledge it's the thing that lets YouTube continue to exist. Even though people sometimes upload copyrighted content as long as YouTube responds to takedown and -- -- Yet that is the safe harbor provision in a nutshell if the court buying. That what MP3 tunes and side load. Represent it it if the court fight against them basically it could be a huge blow for safe harbor. And digital advocacy groups based think they -- safe harbors the thing that keeps the web operating right now because -- you. You know and this is why like. EBay and Google and -- item you have yet come out against cases like this is because they they're they're saying like look. I cannot monitor every single post and make sure that none of it -- -- printing. At least they're doing what they can into -- actually are those sites are acting on it and taking down some of those videos. It -- MP3 tunes and they. And of the missing -- -- they don't talk about it is that. How music labels approach and compete -- to take down specific tracts ray and because. In the holes they are -- it okay if we tell you there's tracks that are legal that are up there then block them and take them down. It doesn't appear that and PPT and is doing that because they've essentially treated. The software or the pipe to put things through and have them uploaded to -- but they haven't. Taken action to prevent that from happening and with copy written you know tracts. Ray that is kind of gets an accord with -- -- -- it's equipped with a partner argument a little bit because the argument is like how much you have to do exactly and that's that's -- As as the courts try to commit define the limits of safe harbor they're trying to figure out how much yet to do to prevent infringing on content. To be uploaded in the first place from being uploaded in -- -- and then how much you have to do to make sure that you take it down one when someone comes down. Some early arguments are gonna be filed today and then like with an oral arguments begin in January we'll keep an that when. -- I -- I am curious how it's gonna affect cloud based up like will if they rule against and the -- -- -- this is one of the you know cloud based. Digital media is still it's in its infancy in there haven't been services that have locked down that have figured it out. And this MP3 tunes I've used it I haven't I don't use all the time but I you know I've I've checked it out while ago and if they can already kind of shut it down early -- -- like these first kind of spring spring up companies are doing it. How what are the implications for you know the larger corporations I -- this I know. And the thing is that this is the holy Grail for people trying to manage their music as digital wildly -- increasingly -- I've realized that like digital media is hard to manage its anoint. I won it in the cloud and want to be able to lake stream my collection from wherever I am hello Lila or rather -- -- life. I left because if the pain in the butt to make sure that all the -- files -- on all the same machines in our guys you know there it would be pretty and -- at the had to go away because of the -- bad Apple it's. Anyway I impressive harbor tunnel about it I am also pro -- in networks and content providers just. -- -- -- snap and realizing that -- -- and easy it is really a little more than a browser however. Viacom. Has decided to add to the ongoing parade of networks and content providers who are blocking Google TV. Though now you cannot in any Comedy Central MTV VH one Nickelodeon or any other -- come on network. -- it was curious some of these. Stations were available initially and so we've -- her like a -- what are the parent companies doing they're not in the major -- -- major -- are going up but they have some of their subsidiaries. Better that are still allowing access to Google TV now not anymore. Basically I know I mean I hate to say it but other -- like CNET TV -- -- -- TV is essentially useless at this point like I cannot imagine and that I mean Google's gotta be. Because this why would you by Google to get the point and adolescents for web video and in that Catholic and I think. And it when I'm on the web I'm gonna use my computer part the thing about it is Google TV dated at lock down the deals that they had made basically rolled it out hoping. You know maybe -- how Long Will people -- up now. Are how long of an hour's leave their content out there now all as a word starts spreading about a Google TV you can't access any. Major network content -- the the compelling offer just isn't there anymore. It really isn't that -- is that if the killer blow her for Google TV unless you're really into video podcasts like those from even the I wanna. I mean it's fairly if you by any TV it has Google TV built and then okay you can you know some of these some of that video content -- -- -- be available in -- but then other -- -- -- that there. And hope game hoping that the content providers decide that you know -- I mean. Can you could argue from the one hand side of things that group you shouldn't have had to meet the right like that Google TV as Google has argued. His little more than a search engine and what it does is just -- video that's available on the lab on the birth through the browser through the browser and deliberate on the big screen. And the fact that. Honestly -- to some -- a -- content providers wanna block that is just a little bit later it's like -- the tiny market. It's not like so many people are gonna have Google TV that it is a huge impact on -- bottom line and again. There are it's the same argument that we've been having or years which is make your content available everywhere to everyone and then they will be able to consume it. And then they will become and and then they will eventually consume it in -- fashion it can make you money even if that is on your own cricket website -- pulled in by Google TV. With ads that you put exactly that's gonna say they're not even blocking of the ads. -- -- -- Outrageous on as I'm sorry I'm watching this -- a browser on a thirty inch screen instead of and a thirteen inch screen and it doesn't mean I'm never gonna watch on the TV again. Because of that because all of the argument that it like if you just just the fact that like. Passionately in that in the day of the death of the hit -- to be amber is watching things out now. Exhorting passionately exhorting someone to watch your favorite show is the new black brightly how many times. Have you gone Joe -- a party aren't copies up lately and had some person in your face -- they might. Acutely due to a commitment to complete you don't want to the wire oh my god -- not watching true blood pulling out walking down on anti -- -- -- however. Okay here but we don't have time to watch that many shows that -- do wanna get caught up maybe you -- -- -- some of them online for the content of the early last Monday event is now. It's just backward -- of laying down in front of the train. You know there is a trick for you people that own Google TV is where you actually at the moment. If you go into the browser essentially in the settings and under the advanced section of the settings you can change the user. Agent. And it essentially tricks. Of the browser the then give you access to all the content including. Us up like box. Intel -- You know we're not gonna walk you through but essentially if you check out the link there -- some screen shots it's maybe three steps away. And just change the user agent from people to generic and then it gives you access to not only. The stuff they just put down but also -- dot com. But it's hilarious to a lot of the people we're gonna -- to the viera a lot of people we're -- -- oh absolutely and you wanna really be brought to the settings you'll find it until it has I believe that one time -- this user agent. Fix worked with Hulu but then Hulu found out about it -- And then they had to block it. If Xena let its its its. It's a war that the theory is a battle this is in India along -- to progress he. Other YouTube apparently. Trying to get -- -- little progress they are rolling out new adds new ad units on -- that let you either. Skip that added -- -- different ones like you get a choice of three different -- to watch or you can -- the out altogether. And then the advertiser won't be charged and -- -- the way to combat that annoying problem that we haven't seen in TV which is like. They just try to recycle creative from their 32 ads and and never give -- any new creative and then -- -- came out over and over. And then everyone now watches are ads -- eyes are believing that -- have. Because -- -- like forty some time now the -- about this is that obviously not all YouTube content has ads on it also summit that way that you can select -- add. Typically will be on longer format content and so you're if you're watching a minute thirty like the dog skateboarding. You're not gonna have the ability dislike -- but it's really innovative from the fact that you can actually -- either skip the ads completely. -- watch the -- the difference is that via advertiser. Doesn't have to pay for that if you -- yet complete so. Obviously it's gonna be a test from from the -- to -- is it. Worth it for them to be involved this program whether someone chooses to watch the -- not -- -- They almost as don't care they wanna be -- that the content while watching and that that's. And -- Google's argument righted but that you're reaching the most engaged possible audience that -- -- -- -- only get charged -- -- -- -- you know -- and like they buy -- product. No interest being prepped -- Microsoft apparently listens to our show because. They have totally reversed course from last. -- late like early last -- before they were saying we don't want people act and that can act because that are proprietary nuclear bomb that was not what it was meant to be it was not meant that we closely -- earth. National security -- But they have now decided -- -- Might be -- left open by design how we are all about people -- -- -- can. We want -- get it more than we wanted uses them an easy platform to showcase the technology that we put inside. -- You know let you know I sat here welcome. We told you that things are picking about the -- epic has really good idea isn't -- an awesome idea but not. Mozilla red and the app store ball they are apparently an alliance and -- of what -- you help me understand mostly data launch. A mobile device independent. App store. Yes so this is that this is tricky because we already know how fragmented Google has sorry Android has -- but -- -- they're gonna open up a mobile apps or that. Can run apps. On any mobile device they called a mobile device independent app store can now I don't know how low level -- apps are going to be because there's just no way that I could see you know. Games. Or anything that really. Offers anything intensive to like they processor or on the -- of the device but. That's their goal to have an app for that you can use on any phone and it does sound had a nice actually to have. Apps for all devices on -- -- mechanical. I would I would assume. It might be more limited so like. Just basic search or things like a Twitter -- like search engine apps -- things of that nature that really you could run on any phone. Even on my mom's -- -- -- little thing. -- that just take data from concerned display exactly. And. Meaning no I mean now every guy apparently is the -- -- -- -- -- an issue on their own apps are in their Internet will not work -- -- at and it's questionable -- pick up with it I'm against wealthy but -- -- -- -- you know push a little that it. Actually -- -- I think we should I thought about a minute yeah I think she said. And down cricket the film. Verizon Communications today announced an even faster -- A fiber to the home service there by a service now is going all the way up to a 150. Megabit per second down and 35 up. Ulcers maybe if I can have not that would be -- -- however -- in your area now. It'll be a 195 dollars per month however. -- -- Wouldn't think it that's worth it to you then I'll put the -- port also Samsung's galaxy tab has sold. 600000. Units up to this point -- put in the boy genius report pretty impressive. The -- like. Great roll out they haven't we haven't been bombarded with advertisement. With from -- When I walked on the street sounds as though the garbage can still have iPad ads on -- opinion but not the Samsung galaxy tab so. Clearly there's a market only for an Android based tablet but also you know a smaller one. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This is good and I like it. Google cloud connect for Microsoft Office is now available to early testers and is basically a tool that would help smooth the transition from mics -- -- -- To the cloud and provide what of the real time -- We'll just that it probably does the translation yes I think your office documents to the Google cloud. Without ever leaving off -- as it can. This is really cool because a lot of people complain about how. I would use toolbox but doesn't have all the features of Microsoft Office has some news you can actually work in office on your -- but it's actually editing. The dock that's stored on Google cloud pretty -- also -- -- -- Trojan -- way to help corporations migrate. He -- the -- in doing that possibly possibly. Also voodoo is now coming out to Panasonic Blu-ray players -- -- also announced that they'll be rolling out there interface on the PS3 so voodoo. The on demand in a rental service. Where -- with the at the moment the -- still. The best HD streaming quality on the market and is now pumping about The -- and Blu-ray players game. I don't hear crickets for today we have just one tiny little that didn't even while the real story I don't know -- at all rumors now. One analyst one lonely little analysts out there in the cold dark when it thinks. That he's been -- -- to times and that Apple is going to release iPad to. In April he wasn't even in lit reading -- -- times that we've been seen this on our show since the iPad came out. -- -- End of march early April 11 grill. All that soon. That's a student after the holidays that's when your life cycle and is when united that's your iPhone when your life cycle I don't have an endless summer bigger -- you're -- -- When you're -- -- ideas he's right -- I should have just put out. An article calling myself that I and come on to let -- stay in the -- is how we ended up look like in the -- or whatever image the analyst Mika. Really we currently analysts are -- and at a press release after every shutter. -- I am today if anything it's gonna put the chill on iPad sales and holiday determined like that and and it's probably -- The adult by an iPad -- holidays and that you really don't want the front facing camera exactly there's -- people level even want that company's camera. The thing I turned the -- Yet the beacon -- it's awesome -- all of its magical -- -- screen. It is a tiny bit magical not -- are right on some gadgets and from -- -- it. I write. This literally attacked adequately had -- that we had -- -- -- in here. There is a Steve Jobs figure email -- you're that is amazing and pictures from -- -- -- gadget. This is the best. I this is the best thing I've ever seen the okay yeah Liggett that this tonight a Bobble head this is police -- that detailed. Ripples in the jeans new balance issues me -- phone in hand and then the best part is that. This -- it's all sold peppered -- his glasses. Also high quality and it's captured -- expression perfectly -- -- in here right now he's saying. We think you're really gonna right now he's saying hold it different. -- you have speeds. Balloons even matter Indian look like real gene you generate on this speech balloons and -- -- tiny little iPhone for -- out. And so I -- I was so -- there basically sold out -- their first run and I like honestly I want one until like pat. And I won't -- that had. The -- 7990. Of the did announce that well this is this new actually because of the demand they're gonna they're planning or seriously playing for second batch production. Only god died of malaria I want -- over overwhelming demand they they only made 300 initially ninth. I'm solid as hysterical as the and then have people are -- get it. That right I -- money would be -- -- you -- -- you know let I would buy this for rent on -- -- -- I would buy a sliver of voodoo doll and yet this. It's nice he take that -- that. Was that it went -- what shadow volume -- out that commute except that got one more exact and everybody one -- -- The public that's -- the to the plate movement with key gravely and other -- today we have some pretty cool -- Pretty hair close -- -- news. Prepare for autonomous vehicle it. -- -- Audi and announced that an autonomous Audi TT has conquered pikes peak. And it did the twelve point 42 mile pikes peak mountain course in 27. Minutes. An expert human driver in the same key would take around seventeen minutes. We can now officially -- -- that the race is on the C house and in Eva or an autonomous vehicle as -- battered -- and he. Italy it already has a better -- than -- human just from saint Ilan. -- exactly -- and -- -- for from a -- aspect. A -- looks Newton you know what I like about this -- if he's going on there's a picture it has to implement a -- how to today as when is our because it I was driving next that thing I would be like. What -- aren't yet an idea a little UC know what in the car Clinton and had to ivy I would freak out. -- -- -- -- Very interesting and other signs near the US has apparently launched a gigantic. Rocket. Like they -- they is the largest unmanned American launch vehicle a delta for heavy rocket delta four carrying a mysterious reconnaissance satellite. About reputed to be the largest eavesdropping device ever launched into space so today so there -- there like this doesn't know -- to be the purpose of the satellite. The ease drop out and be -- -- does so because it's the largest eavesdropping device that's ever been no way at 85. The opening their like and now we know we -- -- the purpose however we support the -- of the protect our nation's security and support our -- depending -- general vote by. -- positive attention Abby trying to take this thing down immediately if that's on satellite -- earth. I that'll -- precise neared. San crappy and. Being. The latest in airport security fashion. The -- but even Colorado. Has created rocky flats gear -- underwear adorned with big relief patches made out of a lead free radiation shielding material that not only protects. But -- -- area. I. -- I'm sorry but I need a -- for the you know it. Bell might not have my. I was waiting for like okay. Okay and -- public appearances that you're never mind away from content. This is -- of them and -- indefinitely -- That -- -- -- all you know make custom the custom. I love American ingenuity at -- Larry -- you know I'm a little nervous about the radiation level. Emitted by the machine with an image -- So I go through a time company -- -- -- -- messages to the standards is way better it'll probably guarantee a pat down -- -- We're in pretty particular insulin to be -- PCs also he needs the work on that I know he's saying let's do it. There is. If they evil I had to let -- was that we wait three heading to the feedback. You know the much -- demolition man. Back to the future is one of those movies that -- predicted everything. And our next caller once educated limit. To respond to your. Feedback -- out yet using fingerprints to -- -- -- To quote back to the future to a news article used when they are in the future. 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Netflix expects to offer a streaming-only subscription, Microsoft is none too happy with TomTom, and your laptop can cry for help if it's stolen.
Netflix may launch a disc-free streaming-only plan in the U.S., Facebook can block you from stalking your ex, and Apple announces new iLife, FaceTime for the Mac, and a new line of ultra-thin MacBook Airs.
Today in hot, fresh, buzzy news, don't panic: Libya can fire guns at protesters from helicopters, but it can't turn off all your bit.ly links. Phew, right? Also, even though the Motorola Xoom might not have Flash the day it comes out of the box, it'll have it within two weeks, so that's also a calm-down story. Plus, Amazon launches its Prime streaming service, Microsoft offers a Kinect SDK, and Apple might give a tiny little window of opportunity to Android tablets. Plus: save Chrome's URL bar! --Molly
Netflix launches a streaming-only option, Yelp Check-In Offers gives you discounts and deals wherever you go, and the FCC plans to let you report emergencies over SMS and streaming video.
We're back in the bunker, everyone, talking the Japan crisis and its effect on tech supply chains. Plus, bid on the SXSW iPad 2, or if you don't have that kind of cheddar, buy Street Fightr and Sonic for iPhone and the proceeds go to charity. Obama's IP czar wants to make unauthorized streaming a felony, and Netflix throws down in a big way for original content. Plus, Microsoft hits it out of the park with IE9. I know, right? Who'da thunk? --Molly
Facebook launches single sign-on for mobile, Microsoft expects to sell 5 million Kinect units before the year is out, and MySpace gets a firm warning from the big chief, Rupert Murdoch.
Some Gamespot.com editors discovered that the Microsoft Xbox Kinect seems to have trouble recognizing darker skinned players. Plus, it pretty much requires you to have a big, giant house. So, you can see how we arrived at the obvious conclusion in our headline, there. Plus, why Hulu is, in fact, destroying the TV industry, and we're ok with that. And Facebook Beacon returns in the form of Deals. Clever, Facebook. Very clever. --Molly
In the news today, Google is coming under the antitrust microsope, your privacy is breached left, right, and center by everyone from Pandora's mobile apps to the growing Epsilon email breach scandal. The MPAA files the least shocking lawsuit ever (sorry, Zediva), two venerable tech names become one, and the leaky ship of the NY Times paywall gets yet another loophole. --Molly
Consumer Reports makes it official this week: AT&T ranks dead last in customer satisfaction. But Molly could have told you that.
Amazon comes up with the best idea ever for converting terrible gifts to good gifts -- before they even get to your doorstep. Take that, Aunt Mildred! Also, RockMelt stands us up, so we demand 50 more invites (which seems counterintuitive, I know). Also, Glassgate hits case-makers, goodbye to Ask.com, and what social networks are doing with all those email addresses, anyway! --Molly