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Pardon our dust as The 404 studio gets a complete make-over! On today's show we show an NSFW video game accessory, talk Medal of Honor, and give away an original 404 poster from Blake Stevenson!
CNET Audiophiliac and general audio diva Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on The 404 Podcast for his last appearance of the year, and as usual he brings a list of talking points, like a kooky theory on how to curb population control, and when the iPad will eventually overtake the big screen TV. Jeff and the official 404 graphic designer Blake Stevenson have also partnered together for Crave's first weekly comic strip "Low Latency,"and a big congratulations goes out to our video voicemail contest winners!
We're proud to announce the debut of CNET LIVE, the new portal for all live shows, including The 404, on CNET. Don't worry, the transition won't be as difficult as DTV. We'll give you detailed instructions on how to tell all your friends about the show! Listen in for all the juicy details on our weekend staycation and why Wilson should never consume liquor again.
Maybe we should have used "So bad, but so good" as our show motto instead of "High Tech, Low Brow!" Today's show is a good example of that, and we kick it off with Wilson's brief and spoiler-free review of Bruno. We also talk about the rise of the Twitterns, Apple breaking the Pre-iTunes lovefest, and Jeff meeting Tony Hawk!
The air conditioner in the studio where we record the show might be broken, but we're sweating it out this morning to bring you this Friday's episode of The 404 Podcast. Yesterday we talked to Jasmine France about her new Tech Dos and Don'ts column on the MP3 Insider blog and we all left the show convinced that there's an online dating Web site out there for everyone's interests, no matter how niche....and we were right!
It's Wilson's turn again to choose The 404 semiweekly audio draft sponsored by Beck's Beer in conjunction with Last.FM, a subsidiary of CBS Interactive and CNET News and Reviews 5000, so naturally we're a little skeptical (but not nearly as skeptical as we are about the moon landing), but Mr. Tang comes through again with the beautiful music of Priscilla Ahn, a young singer-songwriter with a light, ethereal voice that drifts through the layered atmosphere of her acoustic folk melodies.
What happens when one extremely popular tech TV show with an attractive female host blatantly takes the slogan of a much lesser known Internet radio show with three mildly humorous, if not a bit awkward, post-pubescent manboys? You're about to find out on today's episode of The 404, where Attack of the Show's GadgetPr0n stole our tagline, "High Tech, Low Brow." Now, I'm a little unwilling to compromise my relationship with Olivia Munn, the , but Jeff and Wilson are heated and propose an all-out battle for the right to the slogan!
On today's episode, we'll count the days until you'll never have to sign a credit card receipt again. We'll also recount a story of a mailing glitch that shows exactly how much banks know about your life, and discuss the merits of the Agree It app that lets you borrow real money from your Facebook friends.
Jeff didn't get the memo about daylight-saving time and misses today's episode of The 404 Podcast, but luckily our good buddy Mark Licea of The Green Show set his clock back and helps us out with today's Halloween recap, as well as a few stories from around the Internet.
In a sneak attack move that left everyone (including CNET's own Bonnie Cha) on Wednesday HP, not HTC, announced that it will buy Palm for $1.2 billion. Many industry pundits consider the partnership out of left field, few remember HP's early foray in the world of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) starting with the Jornada handhelds that even found their way into the capable hands of Dennis Richards in the James Bond film "The World is Not Enough."