The 404 439: Where we make out with mic Video
Don't latch onto an unsecured wireless network on your Android device, because hackers have found an exploit that puts your personal information at risk. Is anyone else as tired of hacker mongering as we are? In other pirating news, Netflix has finally beat out BitTorrent as the most trafficked site on the Internet which proves that users are willing to pay for streaming content, if it's easily accessible.
This proof-of-concept tablet can handle up to 10-finger inputs at once.
Too large to be a smart device, too small to be a useful Netbook, the import-only Viliv S5 is a neat proof-of-concept that is best for portable media playing.
CNET editor Dong Ngo offers proof that what happens in Vegas might actually stays in Vegas for real, with the D-Link DGL-5500 gaming router.
The iPhone is both trademarked and already being copied, the Pirate Bay is hoping to relocate, and Sony hates to have to love porn. Buzz is back, baby!
Can you tell Brian Tong is back on the show? Actually, we're legitimately wondering whether a home-brew electroshock like battery licking could produce video game skill improvements like DARPA is seeing with their electroshock research. No, really. Also, Google shuts down Google Video, President Obama wants a universal login that's not Facebook Connect, and Match.com just got a whole lot more trustworthy. --Molly
Wilson Tang from the 404 joins us in studio to hack away at all the tech news along with host of the week Mr. Brian Tong. Hackers are threatening a third attack on Sony which may cause consumers to think twice about adding their credit card information onto any site in the future despite the 1 million dollar insurance policy that Sony will take out for every user. The LastPass CEO explains how their system was hacked in detail while video game developer David Braben creates a USB stick sized PC for $25 which we all want. And we find out if the Chrome OS notebook will blend. Will it blend?
Unlike a lot of other unique proof-of-concept laptops, the Acer Iconia is fun to use and largely works as advertised. But it has a hard time answering the most frequent question we heard about it -- why would anyone need a dual-touchscreen laptop?
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?
The Web site governmentattic.com just released a list of words, phrases, and configurations you're not allowed to put on a vanity license plate. Join us as we run through a few of our favorites, George Carlin style. Plus hacker t-shirt collections, Amoeba Music's new online Vinyl Vault store, and another bookmark in our ongoing conversation about video game violence.