Today's Skype guest is the great Jim O'Heir, one of the stars of NBC's "Parks & Recreation." Jeff talks to Jim about the general horror that is the Internet including everything from unwarranted Twitter threats to developing a new and younger audience on Netflix.
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Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- SlyPhone is a tiny mirror for your iPhone that lets you take creepshots.
- MTA confirms plans to bring cell service and Wi-Fi to subway cars.
ShadowSweeper for Mac makes side-by-side windows more navigable and easier to see by removing the dark areas that appear when windows overlap. It only performs this one task, but it does so quickly and effectively.
After unzipping ShadowSweeper for Mac opens as an icon. With no Help file, it may be slightly confusing, at first, but one click on the icon makes things much clearer as there are only two choices on offer to turn the shadows off or on. Essentially, this app just adds an easy-to-access on/off switch. Switching shadows off makes the darker areas that appear when … Read more
Jimmy Fallon was the first person since Sony's PlayStation event earlier this week to publicly take one of the console's games for a spin.
Sony last night brought the PlayStation 4 to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," allowing the host to briefly play Killzone: Shadow Fall. His time on the new PlayStation 4 controller -- which was detailed ad nauseam -- was short-lived. One of Fallon's guests also had the chance to play Killzone, but that, too, was a quick experience.
Interestingly, the person from the Killzone team who was playing the title had no … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Sony PS4 is official: Coming in 2013, but design and price remain a mystery.
- Five unanswered questions about PlayStation 4.
- Sony: Fear not, the PlayStation 4 will play used games.
- Making sense of the PS4 game lineup.
- Sony plans second-screen app for PlayStation 4.
- Sony mum on PlayStation Vita price drops for U.S., Europe.
- Microsoft spokesman takes potshot at PS4 event.
Do you need a digital distraction? Travel more than 300 years into the future and experience a captivating, futuristic metropolis featured in Killzone: Shadow Fall -- an upcoming, pulse-pounding first-person shooter for the PlayStation 4.
Developer Guerrilla Games exposed a series of stunning high-resolution screenshots from the title, which will launch alongside the PS4 later this year.… Read more
NEW YORK--So the world didn't exactly get what it wanted out of Sony's PlayStation 4 debut tonight. There was no sight of the actual console itself and details about its specific release date and price were also nowhere to be seen.
Sony's team-up with Gaikai is sure to net some interesting ideas and implementations with cloud streaming, the sharing of game screens, remote play, and other concoctions, but the games themselves were what made the biggest impact.
Those pondering the PS4's gaming prowess were served an interesting dish. Ten or so major developers were represented in … Read more
There are tons of photo-editing tools out there that allow you to edit and add effects to your smartphone pics on the fly. Pimp My Shadow is another contender that, as its name suggests, lets you add shadow effects to your pictures. While the idea sounds like fun, the reality falls a bit flat.
First things first: You have to either take a new picture or select one from your Camera Roll. From there, Pimp My Shadow takes you to a screen where you have to erase the background of your picture by swiping your finger around the figure you … Read more
It's always been easy on Twitter to see someone else's @-replies, simply by doing a search for say, "@LadyGaga."
But what if you wanted to see more than that? What if you wanted to pretend you were the global pop superstar and fashion icon and peek into her Twitter feed to see what all the people she follows were saying?
Until now, there's been no easy way to do that directly through any of Twitter's official apps -- although it's a simple thing to do in a client like TweetDeck. But with the … Read more
Microsoft's online store in India was hacked on Sunday, resulting in the theft of usernames and passwords of the site's customers.
A Chinese group of hackers calling itself Evil Shadow Team took credit for the hack, posting screenshots of obscured usernames and passwords that it found unencrypted on the site, according to Reuters. The group touted the attack on its own blog (here's an English translation). posting a screenshot of the hacked Web site with the message: "Unsafe system will be baptized."