The 404: Ep. 1089: Where we go the extra mile Video
Molly and I go off on the Net neutrality debate, not so much about what the meaning of it is, but why you shouldn't use lies to defend your position. We also discuss the attractiveness of the Nook from Barnes and Noble and Molly and Rafe have a BlackBerry fight. About the phones. Not the fruit.
Gmail goes offline, British Airways lets passengers use their cell phones in the air, and a consortium of movie studios plans to launch an online rival to HBO.
We're wrapping up this week of The 404 with special guest Jason Fischel, Vice President of Product for CNET.com. We're taking questions from the chatroom about Jason's history with CNET, his opinions on the current state of consumer technology, and the possibility The 404 replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'
Phrases are coined left and right on today's show, from our plans to unbumble the Internet to the chat-room created phrase "gestApple," to describe the behavior of everybody's favorite door-busting-down, Ellen-berating iPhone-maker. Plus, "three-day-old tuna." It's a fun one. Also, six things you need to know about Facebook Connections (it violates your privacy six ways to Sunday) and the ensuing storm of tablet competition.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu are proud to welcome comedian Michael Showalter into the studio. He joins us to chat about his new "making of" four-part Web series on Babelgum, the Wet Hot American Summer musical, and answers questions from the chatroom!
Today's show begins with a history lesson about the fate of the Microsoft Courier tablet and its possible reincarnation with a modified version of the Windows 8 operating system.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, we look at some of the timely press swag that has turned up in our office. Scott talks about his visit to Toy Fair, and we play some more tech trivia with the chatroom.
The pint-size humanoid bot Nao, created by Paris-based Aldebaran Robotics, exhibits its dexterity, object-tracking, interaction, and balance skills. Already used in the RoboCup soccer competition, Nao is set to start selling in the mass market in late 2010.
Featuring an eye-tracking, gesture-controlled cockpit and a unique grill, Hyundai unveiled at the 2013 Detroit auto show a stylish concept sedan called the HCD-14 that gives us a look at where the company sees its Genesis model going.
Treble and Timbre offer a musical lesson in the history of bad girls.