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On today's show, Google does us a solid in the ham-filtering department, we wonder whether Paul Allen might have waited too long to sue the Internet, or whether this is just the beginning, and we speculate whether seven inches is, in fact, the perfect size after all. Plus, Internet vigilantes on the loose! --Molly
We're all wondering what's going on with the story of the Apple iPhone 4G prototype found in a Redwood City, Calif., bar and its subsequent sale to Gizmodo. CNET News Senior Writer Greg Sandoval drops by the studio to fill us in on all the latest developments, including who exactly found the phone, how it eventually got into the hands of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen, and why it's never a good idea to purchase anything you know for a fact is stolen! Unfortunately, "finders keepers, losers weepers" only holds water on the playground.
We have no idea what today's show title means, so we're happy to welcome Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg back on the show to spell it out for us. He's also here to officially kick off "The Audiophillie Music Awards for Excellence in Recorded Sound" contest! Read Steve's blog on the contest here. Keep in mind that this is not "American Idol," so entries won't be judged by musical talent, but on the quality of the recording itself.
At the 2013 Detroit auto show, CNET's Wayne Cunningham gives us a First Look at VW's CrossBlue concept, complete with plug-in technology, two iPad screens in the back, and a rather large American-looking SUV exterior that just might make it to the market soon.
If you've gone a little app happy and purchased the wrong one from the App Store, we'll show you how to get a refund through iTunes.
PORTLAND, OREGON - The FOREST FILM FEST, Portland's own annual short film and video festival, announced the FOREST FILM FEST: "Best Of" DVD, Volume I, an entertaining compilation DVD of the 2004 winning films representing the best in animation, documentary, experimental, student and short fiction films. Bonus material is also included celebrating the festival's inaugural year. The FOREST FILM FEST holds it annual festival in May at the Clinton Street Theater. The festival is an opportunity for local, independent and student filmmakers to showcase their work and to educate while entertaining the public on the importance of short film. A DVD is planned for each festival year. 'The Volume 1 DVD is a great gift idea for the holidays. The profits are shared by selected student and independent filmmakers and it's an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for local filmmaking in Oregon," said Tracey Rowatt, executive director of the festival. FOREST FILM FESTIVAL: Volume 1 WINNING SHORT FILMS OF '2004' Includes bonus material Best Student Short: "ANNIVERSARY" Directed by: Ham Tran 2nd Place, Best Short Animation: "BLUE" Directed by: Christopher Mullins Best Short Fiction: "FORTUNATE SON" Directed by: Quinn Saunders 2nd Place, Best Short Fiction: "FLUFFY" Directed by: Samara Paysee Honorable Mentioned, Documentary: "CITY REPAIR" Directed by: Jason Porath. Best Short Documentary: "MY DAYS of AWE & GRIEF, PART 1: DIRK and ME" Directed by: Aaron Douglas. Best Short Animation: "REX STEEL" Directed by: Alex Woo. Best Experimental Short: "STALL" Directed by: Brian Kerr. Director: A.Douglas, B.Kerr, C.Mullins, S.Paysee, J.Porath, Q.Saunders, H.Tran, A.Woo. Awards: REGIONAL ADDY AWARDS: GOLD MEDAL WINNER, FOREST FILM FEST POSTER. 47th ANNUAL ROSEY AWARDS: MERRITT WINNER, MINI POSTER CAMPAIGN. Film Festivals: Forest Film Festival WWW.FORESTFILM.COM WWW.FORESTFILMFEST.COM Get the DVD at http://www.customflix.com/206465
Is it irresponsible for a movie studio to promote an upcoming film with a staged murder prank, or is it just a case of trying way too hard? We'll talk about shows like "What Would You Do?" that paint solid double lines between right and wrong, and why you shouldn't choose sides so quickly.
We've been accused (and mostly guilty) of saying a lot of heinous things on The 404, but we refuse to just rest on our laurels and accept these recent allegations of AGEISM. The accusation actually comes at a good time for the show, since the majority of the episodes this week have dealt with censorship, video game ratings, parental responsibility, and childhood development--why not throw ageism into the mix?
On today's show, Apple wants to wipe all HTC phones from the face of the earth, apparently because Steve Jobs is just grouchy about this whole business. Donald and Molly engage in a nice long talk about the validity of software patents, and then we wonder whether anyone would actually line up to buy a new 3D HDTV. Meanwhile, the well-meaning House of Lords is probably going to destroy the Internet.