Planet CNET: The luscious ladies of CNET Video
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[ Music ] ^M00:00:07
>> Hello, and Welcome to Planet CNET.
>> This is the show where we shameless plug the fact that CNET has operations all over the world, many of which, are run by unfeasible [assumed spelling] attractive women. Unfortunately, none of them are available to present this week, so you're stuck with me. I'm Rory Reid. Not to worry though, in this episode, I'm going to tell you how you can watch the Olympics while you're at work without your boss knowing. And we'll tell you why French people and music don't really mix. First up, let's head over to the good ole US of A where Kara Tsuboi promises me she's got some luscious ladies.
>> Count me in. ^M00:00:39 [ Music ] ^M00:00:41
>> Good morning, Luscious Garage, this is Meshew [phonetic].
>> Meshew Alavera [phonetic] is one half of the all female team that owns and operates Luscious Garage, one of the few shops in the country that specializes in hybrid cars.
>> And it ended up that his exhaust [assumed spelling] was hitting a T-shield [assumed spelling] here.
>> We wanted to have a place where people felt comfortable, where women felt comfortable to get service done on their cars, to ask questions, to be educated, and to do it in a way that is conscious of the world because this is a very dirty business.
>> Besides general maintenance on hybrids, the shop also installs plug in conversion kits.
>> This is a very smart way for you to save money on your gas.
>> But the technology is limited. On one eight-hour charge, this particular kit will only let you drive about fifteen miles.
>> So that basically means fifteen miles of no gas for you to have to burn. This is a step in the absolutely right direction.
>> One that Bay area drivers are clamoring to take.
>> It's never a dull moment here with lack of customers, lack of interested people. Sounds great, we'll see you then.
>> In addition, to the mechanic work, Luscious tries to be environmentally conscious in other ways like relying on solar power.
>> We have been I think three weeks off the grid [assumed spelling]. We're allowed to run our shop and our facility without having to use PG&A [assumed spelling].
>> And all of their oil is recycled.
>> All of our oil is, it's refined.
>> And then it might end up back in this car. It might end up in your car if you bring it here.
>> While maintaining a hybrid car can cost less then a regular car, plug in conversions don't come cheap. Here at Luscious, the kit and installations is going to cost you about seven thousand dollars.
>> I'm Kara Tsuboi, www.cnet.com. ^M00:02:15 [ Music ] ^M00:02:17
>> Count me out, wasn't really expecting that, the price I mean. Kara, I haven't actually spoken to you since we sent you on location. I hope those Luscious girls haven't [inaudible] you into dirty business, whatever that might be. Anyway, let's head back across the Atlantic to France, where we can watch DJ Louise Chegan [phonetic] kicking it old school
>> Have you heard of the pacemaker? I'm not taking about an actual pacemaker, but of this new object conceived by [inaudible]. With it's 120 gigabyte hard drive, this revolutionary music player offers genuine DJ's functionalities, such as the cross fader, the pitch, or the cue [assumed spelling]. Well, you might also need a real pacemaker when I tell you how much it cost though. 749 Euros [assumed spelling], [inaudible] it, thanks to it [inaudible] plug; you can transfer all your awesome music library into the pacemaker, and create your own mixes. So this might be the end of crappy DJ's, which are responsible for the cheesiness of most parties, wedding parties in particular. And it might also be the end of the [inaudible] dance, which would be called in English, the caterpillar. My advice, if you hear this music at [inaudible] party, hide under a table, or run as fast as you can. There still hasn't been any law to forbid the caterpillar dance. And believe me, people will always try to force you into it. Could you turn the music off, please. [Inaudible] turn the music off. Coming from, England, [inaudible] this is [inaudible].
>> Thanks for watching. ^M00:03:51 [ Music ] ^M00:04:09
>> Thanks, Louise, good to see we've got so much in common.
>> I did that dance once, it kind of had different circumstances, there wasn't any music. It was only one girl and she was kind of running away at the time, but I had fun, it was good. Okay, last, but not least is Australia, that brought us many things, including the [inaudible], the boomerang, and now girls with hair the color of moss [assumed spelling]. This is Ella Morton.
>> Sport is a huge part of the Australian identity, so naturally we get pretty passionate about the Olympic games. But the Beijing time zone means that to catch the events live, we have to watch at work. Here's some sneaky ways that we're achieving that. What events can we watch on the Yahoo 7 site?
>> There be over a 100 hours, [inaudible] of coverage doing the games. We will have most of the key sports that Australians are focused on. And also live streaming each day; so you have to spend lunch times on www.Yahoo7.com.au, because it's in our time zone, because everyone's going to be at work, we've developed some pretty cool little functions there. We've got a tool bar, so you can just keep it running in the background, grab the latest pages when you want them, and large streaming pages will show a little optimize window, so you can have that running in the background, while you're still doing your documentation. And the worst-case scenario, if the boss sees it, let the boss in as well, I'm sure they'll want to see the coverage.
>> Streaming video at your desk is all well and good. But if you increase bandwidth at [inaudible] network, they'll know you're bludging [assumed spelling]. An alternative is to get the Olympics on your phone. Telstra [assumed spelling] is offering live streaming on its HSDPA network. 9 dollars, 95 gets you coverage from all sixteen days of the games, and the company has increased its monthly download limits for the occasion. Customers who use to get 20 megabytes a month are now getting a 150. [Inaudible], hold me back. If these [inaudible] workplace methods are just not cutting it, there is one last resort, checking a sickie [assumed spelling] and watching it on your plasma at home. A site known as www.doctorsnotestore.com has recently started offering forge notes from Australian doctors, that you can submit to your employer to prove that you are too ill to attend work. Naturally, we don't endorse this, but we're just saying it's an option. I'm Ella Martin for Planet CNET.
>> Now, normally, and I don't know if this is just me, but I can never understand what Australian people are talking about, with their funnies [assumed spelling] and their Barbie's [assumed spelling], and their bludging, but that doctor's website with the sick notes, now you're speaking my language, [inaudible], Ginger. Okay, that's it from Planet CNET for this week. Assuming Kara gets released from her captivity with those Luscious ladies, she'll be back next week to host the show, in the mean time, I'm Rory Reid. I really do hope you've enjoyed me.
>> Later. ^M00:06:53 [ Music ]
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