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1043 - Nobody wants gummi gas
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Molly Wood & Brian Tong
Jason Howell

A caller wonders what happens to the Chevy Volt if you have the gas in there too long. Does the gas go bad? Well, it could get gummy. And nobody wants gummy gas. or gummi gas either. Not tasty. We also take the SEC conference to task for trying to ban Twitter and photos during their football games. Seriously? Also China got a Dell phone. But will they want it?

Stories Covered[]

For SEC, tech-savvy fans might be biggest threats to media exclusivity

Dell Mini 3i smartphone gets official outing in China

Verizon completes initial 4G wireless test

TomTom navigation for iPhone 3G and 3GS arrives

Gmail passes AOL mail to become number 3 email provider

Domain tasting scam ended by ICANN

88% of Electronics Exports Reused, Not Dumped

Open Source GSM Network At Dutch Hacker Convention


Photo Detroit on an unforeseen problem with Chevy Volt

Anonymous about leaking false info


Hey guys –

Just in case it’s been a slow news weekend, this press release from Purdue discusses the development of the world’s smallest laser called a “spaser”. This spaser, unlike current lasers, is small enough to be embedded in an electronic chip. In terms of future gadgetry spawning from this development, scientists hinted at consumer electronics using light, instead of electrons, to pass on information as well as “hyperlenses” capable of seeing DNA. On the other side of the spectrum, I imagine we could expect more powerful sensors in digital cameras to take better pictures of Aunt Myrtle too.

Mike in Dayton

Hey Guys,

I know it’s been a while since you last talked about this, but today gizmodo posted a British anti-texting while driving ad to be shown around the country, especially in schools. Though gruesome and horrifying, I think it’s the only effective way to show the prevalence of this phenomena and the ease with which people can lose their lives and threaten the lives of others. What do you think about it ?

Here is the link to the full story :

Love the show and keep up the great work.


Hi Buzz Crew,

On yesterday's show (BOL 1041) you were talking about the total flex fuel and I can guarantee that this is an excellent option. Here in Brazil the sugarcane biofuel cars exits since the 80's and my father had one whem I was a kid. Now I have a 2007 Volkswagen Gol that is total flex (using gasoline and biofuel) and I only used gas two times since it's buying. The car works great, the biofuel price is lower than gas and great car companies like Ford, Renault, GM and Honda sell total flex cars here. I don't understand why it is so difficult for this technology to get in the US.

Just sharing the way things are going here. Love the show

Dmitry Rocha Salvador - Bahia – Brazil

p.s: The Zune HD looks great. I want one even if it is brown

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