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The following is a list of Buzz Out Loud episodes that aired in January 2008.


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  • Jan - 632 - 651



Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
632 Best of 2007 Tuesday, January 1, 2008 [1] [2]
We're so glad to be back! There's a lot of news that we need to go over today, but more importantly we want you to know that aliens may be among us. Not in that creepy invasion way yet, but we'll let you know if the situation escalates. Happy new year!
633 It's all about the baggies Wednesday, January 2, 2008 [3] [4]
It's our first show of the new year, and we've already uncovered the core conspiracy of our time: the secret rule of the industrial baggie complex. In other news, check out our new Buzz Town Wiki, get your DTV switchover coupon, and take a moment to bid adieu to Netscape--for real this time.
634 iTunes big pimpin'? Thursday, January 3, 2008 [5] [6]
The latest Macworld rumors have nothing to do with ultraportable notebooks or iPhone upgrades. It's apparently been "confirmed" that Apple will partner with Jay-Z to turn iTunes into a veritable music label. The what, now? In other news, Sears delivers spyware, record labels are a bad investment, and Microsoft charges you with one hand and gives you the same stuff for free with the other.
635 Peace comes to CES Sunday, January 6, 2008 [7] [8]
The! (We think) Warner announced it's going over to the Blu-Ray side, meaning HD-DVD has an almost impossible road if it wants even a stalemate in the high-def DVD war. And Sony's going DRM-free, or so the pundits say, joining Amazon's music store after the Super Bowl. Peace in our time! And we're at CES, so the gadget news is going to be flooding in! Stay with us all week and we'll keep you in the know.
636 New rule: Press "record" Monday, January 7, 2008 [9] [10]
You'll get most of a really great podcast today, just not quite...all of it. First day of CES jitters mean we sort of lost the first 10 minutes or so of today's podcast, but that's OK--it gets really good after that. Trust us. .. and no, Jason didn't do it! Video Version
637 New U.S. currency: Wii Tuesday, January 8, 2008 [11] [12]
Veronica Belmont and CNET TV U.K. host Nate Lanxon sit in with us today, we save the U.S. dollar by changing our national currency to the Wii, and both HD-DVD and CompUSA are--at least briefly--revived from the dead. Video Version
638 The Royal Wii Wednesday, January 9, 2008 [13] [14]
We stole our title directly from Caroline McCarthy's Crave blog post, because, really, it says it all. The Queen plays Wii bowling. Video! Now! We must have it! In other news from CES today, Microsoft goes totally mercenary on HD-DVD, WiMax is back with a vengeance, and Macworld rumors. (Hey, why not?) Plus, we're joined by Epic Fu's Zadi Diaz!
639 What will happen at Macworld Monday, January 14, 2008 [15] [16]
Forget the Mac rumor sites, the mad speculation, and the patent filing drawings. Just listen to Buzz Out Loud! We're quite sure we've managed, in this one episode, to predict everything that will be announced in tomorrow's Jobs-note. And even if we're wrong, it'll still be cooler than what we saw at CES.
640 One less thing Tuesday, January 15, 2008 [17] [18]
Steve weirded us out a little when his Jobs-note ended without "one more thing," but dudes, we totally called the MacBook Air! Well, OK--everyone called the MacBook Air. Also, Tom's Apple TV becomes slightly more useful, iPod Touch owners get a rude little jolt, and Google shows up on the iPhone *and* in a new partnership with WiMax operator Clearwire. It's that last part we find interesting.
641 Save Aaron's grandpa's Wednesday, January 16, 2008 [19] [20]
So the state of South Carolina wants to put a freeway through Aaron's grandpa's house. Sound like Hitchhiker's Guide to anyone? Well, you can help by raising a public outcry. We also determined that it's probably best if you not drive into swamps, even if your GPS tells you to. And of course, don't miss the story on exploding batteries.
642 Monkey see, robot do Thursday, January 17, 2008 [21] [22]
This is why we like technology: You can now just think about your robot servant getting you a beer and it will happen. If you're a monkey. And this is why we don't like technology: It's hard. At least it is for some judges who don't understand DNS. Plus, you get to meet Christina Del Ponte?
643 Silicon Valley drink-off Friday, January 18, 2008 [23] [24]
Steve Jobs says Robbie Bach must be drunk if he thinks the Zune is a worthy competitor to iPod. You know what we say? Old Mad Dog should put his shot glass where his mouth is, thereby enabling us to launch a new hit show on CNET TV: Silicon Valley drink-off. Come on, Steve! It'll be great! In other news, iPhone hacking takes a violent turn.
644 No Child Left Inside Tuesday, January 22, 2008 [25] [26]
In the news today, NBC and Apple are kissing and making up -- so, is "Heroes" coming back to iTunes, or what? Also, we find out how to get kids to play outside and quit watching TV: higher taxes! Robots can lie now, TiVo launches on Comcast in Boston only, and the new fear du jour is "vishing."
645 We love you, Matt Mullenweg! Wednesday, January 23, 2008 [27] [28]
Our good friend Matt Mullenweg (did we mention he's handsome, too?) just got $30 million in venture capital funding! Hey, buddy, can we borrow a $20? Thousand? Nah, just kidding, we're covered, but congrats. In other news, the MPAA admits that its numbers on college campus piracy, which it used to demonize the entire university set and prop up draconian legislation and rules, were SUPER inflated. Just a little "human error." Uh huh. Awesome.
646 Twitter Novel Thursday, January 24, 2008 [29] [30]
Leo LaPorte sits in today, and the next thing you know, the four of us decided to write a novel together. On Twitter. Yeah, we're not allowed to hang out together anymore. In other news, will Google end up buying the 700MHz spectrum (the auction starts tomorrow) or are they just throwing their money around to get the rules changed in their favor? Best guess: both.
647 Oops, DELETED Friday, January 25, 2008 [31] [32]
Deletions happen, people. Would you rather look out for crazy employees (like the one who deleted $2.5 million worth of architectural records because she thought she might get fired) and careless ISPs (like Charter, which accidentally wiped out 14,000 email accounts), or just back up and settle down? I bet a Drobo's looking pretty good right now, eh?
648 RIP HD DVD Monday, January 28, 2008 [33] [34]
BOL can now predict, based one early returns, Blu-Ray will win the high-definition format war. But tune in tomorrow, there's still a close race for second place! HD VMD could make a surprise showing! In other news, Scientology, for once, is the one under attack, and Qtrax ... well. Poor Qtrax.
649 How the world ends Tuesday, January 29, 2008 [35] [36]
To one scientist, the world is most likely to end due to asteroid impact or a black hole, but either way, we'll be reading books when it happens. Also today, could Automatttic kill Twitter? Qtrax still hasn't launched and is still infuriating artists, and a Norwegian TV show goes on Bittorrent ... on purpose.
650 Calculus is bogus Wednesday, January 30, 2008 [37] [38]
Rounding down to zero? Don't be ridiculous. Forcing ISPs to monitor and filter Internet traffic in order to guarantee that music artists continue to make money, so that the ISPs feel some sort of moral obligation to keep U2 in fancy leather pants. It sounds illogical when you put it that way, right? We thought so.
651 No more duper Thursday, January 31, 2008 [39] [40]
Serious news today: A cut submarine cable damages Middle East Internet access, Amazon acquires Audible, and we rail against "super duper" as a serious political news term. In other news, the C Block hits its reserve price, and Verizon and the RIAA agree that the government shouldn't mandate ISP-level traffic filtering. Although the RIAA still wouldn't mind if Verizon did it just to be nice.