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


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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
800 Buzz Out Loud 800: It took 800 episodes, but we've finally arrived! Tuesday, September 2, 2008 [1] [2]
Well, OK, we won't have arrived until someone gets Kevin Rose to blog about how The Beatles are totally coming to iTunes on September 9, quoting an "anonymous source" (us!). Also, Brian Tong joins us for our historic discussion of the Google Chrome Web browser, lava rock problems in Hawaii, the extreme resource hoggery of IE8 Beta 2, and just how boring Spore will actually be.
801 Buzz Out Loud 801: There's something strange in your USB Wednesday, September 3, 2008 [3] [4]
In a world where browser tests show all kinds of things but seem to agree that Chrome is fast, where 58 percent of adults don't know what a social network is, and where DVRs are the new marriage counseling, a tiny team of intrepid podcasters stand together to fight back agianst the forces of inaccuracy, rumor, and way-too-serious news. It is we, JaMoToNa.
802 Buzz Out Loud 802: Slaver, rinse, repeat Thursday, September 4, 2008 [5] [6]
I thought I made up a word, but upon further review, slaver turns out to mean to smear as if with saliva. Ew. But we also talked further about listening to media in the shower and even got to some tech news. That involved the release of Spore, the recall of Sony laptops, and Amazon launching a new video streaming service.
803 Buzz Out Loud 803: Limp-wristed robot handshakes Friday, September 5, 2008 [7] [8]
If a robot has a firm handshake, does that mean its creator is a stand-up guy, or just that he programmed his robot to have a firm handshake? That and other serious technology topics are examined today, and we also give our official Buzz Out Loud reviews of the new Microsoft commercial with Jerry Seinfeld. Brian Cooley joins us for Friday goodness.
804 Buzz Out Loud 804: 'Spore' sporked by Dr. M Monday, September 8, 2008 [9] [10]
The evil power of Dr. M is even greater than we thought...strong enough, in fact, to tarnish the shining reputation of the long-awaited Spore. Also in the news today, DVD ripping goes legit, a little too late, thanks to RealDVD, but we determine it's probably not worth getting sued over. And we put gurus against geniuses in a battle to the tech support death.
805 Buzz Out Loud 805: See you all...tomorrow? Tuesday, September 9, 2008 [11] [12]
The Large Hadron Collider comes online tomorrow (Wednesday, September 10), so we're just kind of assuming we'll be here for tomorrow's show. Of course, if it uses .NET, we're definitely doomed, if Computerworld's speculations about the daylong outage of the London Stock Exchange are to be believed. In any case, if today is our last show, at least we brought balance to the force. We discuss new Zunes and new iPods in (mostly) equal doses.
806 Buzz Out Loud 806: Battlestar Monk Wednesday, September 10, 2008 [13] [14]
On today's show, we reveal a huge spoiler: Monk is the 12th Cylon. (Apologies to any of you who don't watch that show.) This is vaguely related to the news that NBC's return to iTunes comes shackled with variable pricing. In other news, RIM releases its first ever flip phone, and amazing space-based solar power arrives (bad news for birds).
807 Buzz Out Loud 807: Hey! Price cuts work! Thursday, September 11, 2008 [15] [16]
In the midst of the debate over the rising cost of text messages, Microsoft finds that you actually sell more stuff if you lower the price. Then again, we're consuming more text messages than ever, so...we argue about capitalism. Also, the best of DemoFall and TechCrunch50, because dangit, we cover them both.
808 Buzz Out Loud 808: Apple, give us our Podcaster! Friday, September 12, 2008 [17] [18]
In today's show, Rafe joins us for a discussion of useless video blobs, the implications of, uh, Internet "shopping," the NPD numbers that read Tom's mind, and the U.S. Senate's "enormous gift" to Big Content (per Ars Technica). Also, we rouse the Buzz Militia from their stupor to launch an attack on Apple's arbitrary and annoying App Store approval process. Save Podcaster!
809 Buzz Out Loud 809: Best Buy, Napster. What, now? Monday, September 15, 2008 [19] [20]
Don Reisinger joins the cast today for a rousing discussion that goes something like this: "Best Buy bought Napster." "Really?" "Yeah, I know, right? Weird." "Huh. Yeah. Wonder why they did that." "Dunno." It's a great show. You'll love it. (No, seriously! Don rants more than I do!)
810 Buzz Out Loud 810: A Big Mac or a Zune? Tuesday, September 16, 2008 [21] [22]
If both of them get you free Wi-Fi, which one would you rather have? Also in the news today, Google's Street View team doesn't care for a little turnabout, the patent process gets smarter thanks to the Web, and IMDB is now delivering movies and TV. Yeah, really. Maybe we're the only ones who thought it was weird. With special guest, Leo Laporte!
811 Buzz Out Loud 811: I invented that Wednesday, September 17, 2008 [23] [24]
Whether it's the BlackBerry, the Internet, CNET TV, or hilarious jokes about the Large Hadron Collider, it's a good bet that someone either on or in today's show invented it. Probably Molly. Also in the news today, Nintendo is super rich, the first Android phone is getting a Steve-note (sans Steve) on September 23, and some celebrity Internet gossip.
812 Buzz Out Loud 812: No, we have no politics today Thursday, September 18, 2008 [25] [26]
Yes, we talk about politicians, and we crack a couple of non-jokes about politics, but we're definitely not talking about politics. Because we want us all to get along. Natali Del Conte joins the Buzz crew today to bid a (fond?) farewell to the Gates-Seinfeld ads, talk about Mark Zuckerberg and all his money, and whether Windows 7 can save the day.
813 Buzz Out Loud 813: Gonads: It's a science word Friday, September 19, 2008 [27] [28]
Quit laughing. This is serious business, related to cell phone radiation and sperm motility and viability. Also today, we talk about the new, NEW Microsoft ads (again), EA backtracking on its unpopular decision and Mark Zuckerberg sticking with his, and whether weather will make a difference in PlayStation 3 sales. Our bet: no. With guest host Jeff Bakalar!
814 Buzz Out Loud 814: BOL: now with actual knowledge Monday, September 22, 2008 [29] [30]
On today's show, we get schooled about how cell phone 911 works, we school the music industry on its consistently terrible ideas regarding physical formats (seriously? Albums on micro SD cards? Are you kidding us with this?), Obama cools his pro Net neutrality stance, and Japan gets to work on the space elevator. Jason already volunteered to go. He's so brave. We'll miss him.
815 Buzz Out Loud 815: The HTC Dream and the death of grammar Tuesday, September 23, 2008 [31] [32]
The introduction of the G1 phone (the HTC Dream) is very nearly overshadowed by the marketing decision to destroy perfect innocent words in the commercials for it. But we do eventually get around to discussing the features, the delay of Windows Mobile 7, electric cars from Chrysler (for real!), and SanDisk takes a beating.
816 Buzz Out Loud 816: The fog of charm Wednesday, September 24, 2008 [33] [34]
I bet you think this podcast is about you. Don't you? Don't you!? On today's show, we learn how easy it is to spot a narcissist on Facebook (stay away!), terrible ideas that will criminalize professional eBay sellers and kill eBay even faster than it's killing itself, and how video games might be the only thing that can survive a recession.
817 Buzz Out Loud 817: 3.85G coming soon! Thursday, September 25, 2008 [35] [36]
It's an exciting time to be in the market for a confusing incremental upgrade to your wireless broadband speeds, especially if you're into white space. Donald Bell joins the cast today for a rollicking discussion that includes a trifecta of unexpected good news for actual consumers. It's very exciting. Especially the part about the giant human smiley face in Russia.
818 Buzz Out Loud 818: The Zipless Squirt Friday, September 26, 2008 [37] [38]
It's an "in the wild" sort of show today: love on the bus, Zune-style; a Tesla in the wild; an anecdotal Netbook in the wild; and wild assumptions and paranoia about Internet tracking ensue as Rafe Needleman returns to BOL. Also, the birdman flies over the Channel. Awesome.
819 Buzz Out Loud 819: Laptop size doesn't matter Monday, September 29, 2008 [39] [40]
Natali says she giggles when she sees guys using the tiny little Eee PC. But she doesn't question their manliness. Engnr_Chik thinks Netbooks are for everyone. Plus we speculate on the rush to release a prebeta of Windows 7, demand Wal-Mart do something about their forlorn DRM music tracks, and I'm possibly moving to Japan. Or New York. Or space.
820 Buzz Out Loud 820: Stupid cloud Tuesday, September 30, 2008 [41] [42]
Richard Stallman says anyone who puts their data in the cloud is stupid. Cooley thinks he's right about some things, but finds other parts of his statement stupid. Find out which is which. We also get into a discussion of why exactly the House of Representatives' Web site went down. Cooley doesn't buy any of it. Actually Brian's pretty cranky today. You'll enjoy it.