ChannelFlip's Wil Harris talks to Cnet's Molly Wood about Buzz Out Loud and life in the internet fame lane.
We heard earlier today the PS2 continues to outsell the PS3, and the gap continues to widen. What's the hold up for consumers, and what does it mean for Sony? We talk to CNET TV's Molly Wood, as well as Gear Diary's Chris Spera about the situation. Molly sums it up nicely: If Sony wants the PS3 to stick around as a platform like the PS2 has done, they need to listen to customers instead of dictating to them. That means, for one, the system needs to see a price drop, and fast. Chris agrees, stating as a "non gamer" he picked up the Wii, but he doesn't actually see any benefit to owning a PS3. He doesn't care about Blu-ray, he doesn't see the "Wii sports" equivalent, he just sees the dollar signs. Sony's always been a company to decide what's best for its customers, much to its detriment, but maybe CEO Howard Stringer's admission of lack of forsight means the company will be more responsive in the future... then again, it is Sony we're talking about.
Also, Verizon announced its planning for the rollout of its 4G LTE network relatively soon, but has 3G even caught on fully enough for consumers to care about 4G? Chris doesn't think so. He's given up hopes for a wireless data future for "regular folks" after his iPhone continuously dropped calls due to spotty coverage. Molly too, has much contempt for the iPhone, and the subject has even caused her to go on an imfamous "Molly rant" regarding AT&T's lackluster service in the bay area. The message out of all of this? If wireless networks want to repay their investments faster, and have people be excited about the future, they could actually, y'know, do things the right way instead of barely scraping by.
Earlier today, UK websites had a bit of trouble handling a surge in preorders for Windows 7. Obviously, early adopter types are virtually lining up to get their hands on the next-gen OS officially, but why? Is it the fact that they've tested out the release candidate and it's exceeded expectations, or is it because the OS is so much less expensive on pre-order? We ask CNET's Molly Wood and CrunchGear's John Biggs their take on the situation.
Molly thinks its all about the benjamins, or lack thereof. The pricing structure that is as low as about $50 is really appealing right now to consumers, and Molly contends that if Microsoft wants to think about long-term success with this operating system, it'd behoove them to drop the price. Permanently.
John thinks in addition to the attractive pricing, Microsoft has gone out of their way so that the OS is about the furthest from a shock as possible. With the availability of both a beta and a release candidate, any self-respecting early adopter has at least installed the OS on a machine they don't care about, so people know what to expect when the real deal goes gold, which lowers the barrier for purchasing a boxed copy. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Verizon may be ranked highly in our minds when it comes to network infrastructure, but the company sure doesn’t have the high-end hardware when compared to any of the other major carriers, like AT&T (iPhone), Sprint (Palm Pre, Pixi and HTC Hero) and T-Mobile (Android phones). Which is most important for you when choosing a network… is it the call quality and reliability, or is it the devices?
We ask CNET’s Molly Wood and Interpret’s Michael Gartenberg their takes. Though Molly absolutely loathes AT&T’s poor Bay Area coverage, a lackluster phone selection shares many of the same issues with poor reception: The phone is unusable. And while we’d all love to see AT&T lose its grasp on Apple’s wunderfone, Michael doesn’t see Verizon laying claim to the device this generational life cycle.
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Yesterday, Google showed off Chrome OS, something that won't be publicly available for quite a while. The OS is essentially the quickest way to get to the internet, and works just like a web browser. Is it going to shine, or fail? We ask Molly Wood from CNET, and Kimberly Bradford from LAPTOP. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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This week, the Palm Pixi threatens the Droid in terms of sheer cuteness, Facebook gets hacked (maybe) and space almost kills us. Again.
Consumer Reports makes it official this week: AT&T ranks dead last in customer satisfaction. But Molly could have told you that.
The funniest, craziest, angriest, and most interesting moments from the past year of the Buzz Report.
Google launches Buzz, annoying Yahoo Buzz, AT&T Buzz, and Molly, but thrilling the tech crowd. Also: one seriously tough phone.
Cyber-attacks, malicious spam, and botnets are the future, and we can't fight the future. Thank goodness attractive men on horseback are there to distract us.
Boobs on the iPhone, porn on Vudu, and junk on Chat Roulette. This week's episode proves, once again, that the Internet is for porn.
It's finally here, the moment we've all been waiting for: Apple sued HTC, Google went to Defcon 5, and now tech world destruction is imminent. Take cover, everyone.