Molly and Brian converge for special coverage of the Google Music launch, and since Google thoughtfully provided a live stream of the events, it mainly consists of snarky comments throughout with brief outbursts of cogent analysis. I.e., our favorite thing to do. Enjoy!
The Buzz Out Loud team and Donald Bell get hands-on with the brand-new Kindle Fire and answer all your questions about the device, like Kindle Fire vs. Nook, whether you can side-load apps, and whether Amazon Prime is required for use (hint: no). Check it out!
Adobe puts their support behind HTML 5 and ends further development of Flash on mobile browsers. Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling. Warner Bros. takes down files they never even saw, which makes us feel great about the future of the Stop Piracy Online Act. Plus, a Rotisserie Meatball Passes Between Earth and Moon, and Siri tries to help us get a gift for mom on Christmas.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
On today's show, how Google biffed the Gmail app big-time, RIM is the saddest little wounded puppy you ever did see (and hear), and CNET News' Jay Greene joins us to talk about his two-part series on Microsoft killing the Courier tablet and what it means for the company's future. Plus, when the heck is the Galaxy Nexus coming? Seriously, now?Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Hewlett-Packard sent out notices today that it is officially out of TouchPads, meaning there will be no more shipments of those popular $99 tablets.
The notice says, "As you signed up for updates on the HP TouchPad, we wanted you to know that we are officially out of stock. Some retailers will have some stock available, but our online inventory is depleted."
The only other avenue for getting a TouchPad is Best Buy. The retailer announced today that it will offer a 32 GB HP TouchPad for $149.99 with purchase of an HP or Compaq Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One computer.
The official demise of the TouchPad coincides with a report Friday pointing to the end of TouchPad production. Citing sources, Asia-based Digitimes said TouchPad manufacturer Inventec had laid off 400 employees because it "has to stop production of Hewlett-Packard's...WebOS tablet PCs, and also expects no new orders for other devices."
In the tech news this week, Stephen and Brian bust me for buying an iPhone 4 on eBay to tide me over until there's a phone I really want--or until my Verizon contract is up. Nicole Lee joins us to talk about Nokia and Microsoft's new baby, the Lumia 800, and Sony's plans to get serious about making smart phones. Plus, stock advice from the gang, the coming nightmare that is the Stop Internet Piracy Act, and Computer Love.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
VidBlogger Nation's founder Marc Scarpa joins us to talk about his Social TV Network and the rise of new media. Buzz Out Loud's own legal advisor Gil Cabrera joins us to talk about Samsung and its reach for something, anything in their patent battles with Apple. Guess what, they aren't winning. But you know who IS winning? Steve Ballmer. It's Gadgets Galore with the Samsung Nexus, Droid Razr and the Lytro camera. Which one is Molly going to buy?Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
If you're OK with the changes, no further action is required; everyone was automatically opted in. But if you feel a little uneasy with Big Red acting more like Big Brother, here's how to opt out:
To review the info on the update, read Verizon's update notice.
On this week's show, a moment of silence for Dennis Ritchie, the father of the C programming language and co-creator of Unix. Another moment of silence for RIM, and the three-day silence of BlackBerry's email servers. Come ON, RIM. Keep it together! Also, Galaxy Nexus announcement coming Oct. 27? And Facebook wants to own your data for serious--like "it's a trade secret now" serious.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Four days ahead of the iPhone 4S' launch, Sprint now says it's sold out of pre-orders for the entry-level model of the device.
In a statement issued to CNET, as well as other outlets, a Sprint spokeswoman said that the company has sold out of both the black and white versions of the 16GB iPhone 4S, and that just the 32GB and 64GB models are still in stock for those who wish to get the device on its release day.
"It is important to note that Sprint is not taking backorders of our iPhone devices," the spokeswoman … Read more