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Ever want see tons of visualizations and stats about your past Facebook posts? Veronica shows you how to see just that with Wolfram Alpha.
We discuss a computer algorithm that can determine if photos are pretty or not. I guess hot or not is going out of business. We also look at the causes of the Google error and speculate on how Wolfram Alpha will be used.
Cooley gets mad at the Swiss and the Dutch in this episode and takes up the defense of Microsoft. We also decide to pitch IBM against Wolfram Alpha in a battle royale.
We are almost done talking about the Pre and iPhone, but not quite. We do talk about the Nokia N91 and Qik streaming on all Nokia phones. Twitter may be dead or at least hibernating. Wolfram Alpha gets a little smarter, the iPhone knows if you're going to get sick, plus some E3 roundup news. Also, a new inflatable tube could send you to space and the Pleo is not extinct after all.
CNET's Rafe Needleman gets a look at the eagerly anticipated new computational search engine, Wolfram Alpha. Is it a Google killer? No, but it has the potential to change the way we view at data on the Web.
Looking for a new way to generate random passwords? Rajat writes in with a great suggestion: use Wolfram Alpha! The site even generates mnemonic devices to help you remember the password.
Foursquare and Yelp tread on each other's territory, Amazon Prime offers monthly-payment option, and more Xbox Surface rumors emerge as Halo 4 launches.
Looking for a phone that truly dares to be different? Brian Tong tells you everything you need to know about the LG Dare from Verizon.
This week, Donald and Jasmine discuss Zune Marketplace disappearing acts along with potentially revealing Zune HD price drops, impressive headphones for less than $50, and the latest Mac-friendly version of RealPlayer SP (now with video transcoding). Also, find out five (or really, eight) ways to put your music in the clouds, and hear what we have to say about a potential iPad competitor from Sony. Finally, is the Zii Egg a phone?
There's a species that's quick going extinct in the wireless world, and it's quite troubling. Of course, we're talking about the unlimited data plan, and Virgin Mobile is just the latest carrier to get rid of theirs. You know who else is in trouble? RIM's co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, as the two have six months to prove they deserve their titles and can make the company competitive again. Can they do it? We discuss this, plus this week's rumors and reviews, all on Dialed In, episode 182.