LulzSec calls it quits Video
LulzSec calls it quits Video Transcript
It's Monday, June 27, 2011. I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com, and it's time to get loaded. The hacker group, LulzSec, which has been terrorizing corporations and governments around the world, has decided to call it quits. In 50 days of hacking operations, LulzSec has attacked the likes of Sony, the CIA, the US senate, FBI partner Infragard, AT&T, AOL, Arizona Department of public safety and much more. In a statement, the hacker group says that it is time to say bon voyage. The group retirement comes after Ryan Cleary who has been linked to the group was arrested it he UK. Skype for the iPad is expected to be available in the app store on Tuesday and it comes with conferencing support. Only users with the iPad 2 will be able to broadcast video because of the front facing camera, but original iPad should be able to receive video. CNET has been testing the app for the last few days and says that video quality is good over Wi-Fi, and may actually be a strong competitor to Apple's Face Time technology. The state of Nevada has passed a bill that required its department of transportation to create rules and regulations for driverless cars. Now, we've all seen movies and read stories about driverless cars in the future and it seems that the moment is coming sooner rather than later. The new rules are expected to benefit Google who has been developing driverless vehicle for its Google Maps street view project. CNET has been expecting a refresh line of MacBook Air soon, and the rumors keep filing up. Reports are servicing that Best Buy's website is low on inventory for the highly popular ultra portable laptops. The MacBook Airs would like run ultra low voltage Intel Sandy Bridge processors, which will bring a bring big bump to computing power as the current MacBook Air still run Intel's core 2 dual processors. A new LED light bulb coming from Artisan promises to bring you light and audio. It's called the MusicLites model 1 and will fit into a standard Artisan light socket. The bulbs include a 70-mm 20 watt amplifier, wireless receiver, and a microprocessor and signal processor. The MusicLite can output stereo audio and access multiple audio sources. It comes with a basic remote, but unfortunately the light does not react to your music. Years after the watch, Google is shutting down Google Health and Google PowerMeter. Google Health was the company's personal health record service and Google Power meter meter monitor to home energy use from the web. The company had high hopes for both products, but neither product received the usual levels that Google wanted. In the meantime, users will be able to download their health records and PowerMeter users have until September 16th before the service get shuttered. Those are you headlines for today, I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.comand you've just been loaded.
The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down California's attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors, arguing that the current ratings system is enough to let parents make informed decisions about what to buy. Unlike the MPAA's rating system, which led me and my 4-year-old to "Cars 2." Thanks for that, MPAA. Also, LulzSec tucks its puppykicker tail and runs away, but not before hacking a librarian and book-sharing Website. Nice.
Google wants to control both ends of Internet delivery, Google + traffic may be dropping already, and British police may or may not have arrested a LulzSec leader, depending on whether you believe LulzSec tricked British police or not. Also, Spotify is sued for patent infringement, we dish out Computer Love advice, and the craziest singing medley you ever did see.
Hulu announces that "South Park" is coming for its premium subscribers, LulzSec is accepting takedown requests via an old-fashioned hotline, and Boy Genius Report gets an exclusive first look at the next flagship Android phone, the Nexus 4G.
Apple will likely launch new products based on Mac OS X Lion tomorrow, the hacker group LulzSec comes out of retirement to attack News Corp., and Amazon unveils a e-textbook rental service for its Kindle e-readers.
The most common iPhone passcodes are revealed on today's show (no, not by LulzSec), but Tong has a pager-callback suggestion for all of us. A proposal in Congress would force U.S. companies to actually tell us when they're hacked and our data is stolen (yes, please), and Rojadirecta becomes the people's hero in challenging the government's domain-name seizures. Go, Rojadirecta, go!
On today's show, we discover that Sony may have stored more than 1 million user emails and passwords in clear text, which LulzSec happily took advantage of. Also, the Gmail hack may have targeted White House employees who were using their Gmail accounts for official off-books government business. And iCloud might only stream iTunes purchases at launch which, if true, would be a massive bummer. We'll see. --Molly
Google shuts down Realtime search, new iPhone 4 owners now have the opportunity to buy insurance from AT&T, and a Fox News Twitter feed was hacked and led to disturbing and false tweets about President Obama's death.
Jellyfish shut down a nuclear power plant in Sweden, Google's Project Loon rides the wind, and Nokia tries charging smartphones with lightning.
Lytro's Founder and CEO Ren Ng Ph.D. stopped by the BOL studio today to discuss his new product the Lytro Light Field Camera which allows you to focus different depths of field within one photograph. We picked his brain about how the technology works and how it will evolve into the art of photography and beyond. We also discuss the FTC's probe into Google's business practices as well as the upcoming possible overhaul of the United States Patent office rules and regulations. Lulzsec continues to make news and publish the identity of its victims while a rival hacker group calling themselves TeaMp0ison has vowed to out the members of Lulzsec by publishing Lulzsec's identities and personal information in retaliation. All this and more on today's Buzz Out Loud with special guest host from Android Atlas Antuan Goodwin who has a deep fear of Zombies.
It's both a fun game and a sad commentary on the state of our existence! On today's show, the average user is caught in the crossfire of the hacker wars, but dammit, even LulzSec agrees that Sega is off limits. Speaking of which, Donald might have been right about Bitcorn, rather than Bitcoin. Ouch. And how to restore the memories of really, really stoned rats. Poor little rats. --Molly