Loaded: Free phones and farewell


Uploaded by CNETTV on 29.04.2011

Transcript:
IT'S FRIDAY, APRIL 29. I'M NATALI MORRIS, AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED.
[*] BOTH APPLE AND GOOGLE WILL TESTIFY BEFORE
CONGRESS NEXT MONTH REGARDING CONSUMER PRIVACY AND SMARTPHONES.
BOTH COMPANIES HAVE BEEN UNDERS SCRUTINY SINCE IT WAS RECENTLY
DISCOVERED THAT THE IPHONE AND IPAD CONTAIN ENCRYPTED DATA LOGGING
USERS' LOCATIONS. CONGRESS WANTS TO BE SURE THAT FEDERAL LAWS
ARE KEEPING UP WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY SO THEY HAVE ASKED REPRESENTATIVES
FROM BOTH COMPANIES TO SPEAK.
[*] HULU PLUS IS COMING TO XBOX LIVE. THIS MEANS
YOU CAN STREAM HULU VIDEOS ON YOUR GAMING CONSOLE. YOU CAN ALREADY
DO THIS ON THE PLAYSTATION AND ON THE ROKU BOX. MICROSOFT
WILL GIVE USERS FREE ACCESS TO HULU PLUS UNTIL MAY 6. AFTER WHICH
TIME, IF YOU WANT TO KEEP IT, IT COSTS $7.99 PER MONTH BUT IF YOU PAY
THAT, YOU CAN WATCH HULU PLUS ON ANY DEVICE, NOT JUST THE XBOX.
[*] BEST BUY IS GIVING AWAY FREE PHONES TODAY
AND TOMORROW. THEY ARE THE SAMSUNG FASCINATE, THE SAMSUNG CAPTIVATE,
AND THE BLACKBERRY CURVE 3G. THIS IS A PROMOTION THAT ENDS ON
SATURDAY APRIL 30. BEST BUY ALSO HAS THE WHITE IPHONE IN STOCK BUT IT
IS NOT FREE. [*]
RESEARCH IN MOTION HAS PURCHASED A CALENDARING COMPANY CALLED
TUNGLE. THE MAKERS OF BLACKBERRY DID NOT DISCLOSE THE TERMS OF THE
DEAL. TUNGLE IS A SCHEDULING APP THAT SYNCHRONIZES ACROSS VARIOUS
CALENDAR PLATFORMS. NO DOUBT THIS IS SOMETHING THEY WILL INTEGRATE
INTO UPCOMING HANDSETS. [*]
THE LONG AWAIED JURASSIC PARK VIDEO GAME WILL LAUNCH THIS FALL ON
XBOX AND PLAYSTATION. THIS WILL LIKELY BE AN EPISODIC GAME A LOT LIKE
BACK TO THE FUTURE, WHERE IT COMES OUT OVER A SPAN OF SERVERAL
MONTHS. THE GAME WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO COME OUT THIS MONTH
BUT IT WAS PUSHED BACK FOR A WIDER RELEASE. IT WILL ALSO COME OUT ON
PC. [*]
PEPSI ANNOUNCED SOMETHING CALLED A SOCIAL VENDING SYSTEM. IT LETS
USERS GIFT BEVERAGES TO THEIR FRIENDS. SO YOU WALK UP TO THE VENDING
MACHINE, AND DECIDE YOU'D LIKE TO BUY YOUR BUDDY A NICE REFRESHING
SOFT DRINK. YOU CAN ENTER THAT LUCKY FRIEND'S NAME AND PHONE NUMBER
AND THEN CREATE A PERSONAL TEXT MESSAGE TO NOTIFY THEM OF YOUR
GENEROSITY. THEY WILL GET A CODE THAT THEY CAN USE WHEN THEY VISIT
THE VENDING MACHINE NEXT. [*]
THAT'S YOUR NEWS OF THE DAY AND FOR THE WEEK AND THAT DOES IT FOR ME
AS YOUR HOST OF LOADED. TODAY IS MY LAST DAY AT CNET BUT THE SHOW
MUST GO ON. YOU WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS FROM HERE ON OUT. THANK YOU
FOR WATCHING THE SHOW AND FOR SUPPORTING US HERE AT CNET. I WILL
HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ELSEWHERE ON THE INTER-WEBS. FOR THE LAST TIME, I'M
NATALI MORRIS WITH CNET
AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.