It's a slow week for cell phones, especially with Bonnie out on vacation in Maui--the lucky girl. But we still have some mobile news, like rumors of a new LG Chocolate, inklings of a Sony Ericsson Android handset, and the brand new MyTouch 3G from T-Mobile. We also go over our reviews and answer some of your questions.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video)
On today's Buzz Out Loud, Natali and Molly form a new Amazonian society in advance of the development of artificial sperm. But in much more important news, Google is finally building the thin-client, Netbook-friendly operating system that Molly predicted back in 2005. And poor Yahoo is stuck in 2005: it just announced Search Pad. Aw. Poor Yahoo.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1014
Introducing the Google Chrome OS http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10281744-2.html
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LG is once again rolling out a new Chocolate, if these teaser photos are to be believed. It will be in LG's Black Label line of fashion phones, and looks to be another candy-bar style handset. It'll most likely be available in Europe and Asia only, as a GSM phone, with perhaps a Verizon version later on in the year.
There's already speculation that the BL40 Chocolate phone, as it's being called, will sport a 21:9 wide-screen display, HSDPA support, and perhaps a 5-megapixel camera. All of these projections are based on the phone's UA profile, according to Unwired View. … Read more
What does former space shuttle technologist Timothy Childs have in common with Wired magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto? Chocolate.
The two have linked up to make chocolate that both foodies and techies can appreciate. "Tcho means where technology meets chocolate," says Childs, the company's chocolate guru, referring to the company's name.
A few years ago, before they were partners, Rossetto ran into Childs at an event in Berkeley, Calif. "He told me he was making chocolate," says Rossetto. "That was such a departure because I had known him as a video technologist."
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These days, it always seems to come back around to food, and analyzing each other's food issues is pretty enlightening. Here are some tools to appease the inner food critic.
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The days of losing weight with the Nintendo Wii are over. The culinary wizards over at DigitalChocolates are ushering in a new era of edible electronics, starting with a Wiimote made of pure white chocolate.
The candy bar looks to be an exact replica of a real Wii controller, but it's hard to tell if they carved out a choco-trigger on the bottom. I've never heard of the Merckens melting candy wafers that go into each bar, but apparently they taste like the "white from Hershey's cookies n' creme chocolate bars." Sounds good enough for me!
The Wiimotes are available on Etsy for $8 each. If you're not a Nintendo fan, DigitalChocolates sells a blue Sony PlayStation Controller made of chocolate as well.
More pics and a full ingredient list after the jump.… Read more
Ace reporter Caroline McCarthy from CNET News joins the show today to bring us bacon chocolate from Foodzie. It's kind of like, Etsy but for food. Wilson doesn't partake in the bacon, but he munches down on the bourbon chocolate. Jeff's not a fan of swine cocoa, but Justin can't get enough of it.
However, Justin's not a fan of Apple's iPhone warranty policies. Apparently, he dropped his iPhone into a puddle of something. We're not exactly sure what, but we're pretty sure you can't drink it. Anyway, because of this whole ordeal, he's decided to become Justine.
Additionally, ESPN.com tries to be cool when it briefly enables the "Contra code" for its Web site. The hack lasted for about 45 minutes before it got shut down, but we give the site props for making unicorns and rainbows cool again.
It's Tuna Tuesday again, and we get a phone call from Tina. Finally, Twitter has become popular enough to ban at work. We get around it with this new Web app that fakes an Excel document with all your Twitters.
Be sure to check out Jeff Bakalar's appearance on Dan Levy's podcast "On the DL." He talks about tech and hockey. Lastly, a show about supercute kittens and puppies uses The 404 music loop. Didn't know the music could go both ways.EPISODE 330 Download today's podcast | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in RSS… Read more
If this is the real deal out of the Parisian laboratory of Harvard professor David Edwards, chocoholics can rejoice that someone has finally "bottled" the guilty pleasure in an inhaler, minus the calories.
Just be prepared to fork out $53 for 24 chocolate-scented whiffs, which makes this one of the priciest cocoa delights we've come across.
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You can count on a chocoholic.
At least that seems to be the conclusion of a heartily interesting piece of research performed at Northumbria University in England.
The researchers, led by Professor David Kennedy, got hold of 30 people and asked them to count backwards in groups of three from various numbers between 800 and 999.
At some point during the research, they were drugged. No, not like that. Well, not totally. They were given a mysterious cocoa drink, full of flavanol, one of the happier constituents of chocolate.
This little concoction seemed to turn Frankensteins into Einsteins. Of course, … Read more