Digital City No. 32: Electric cars in NYC and reading the iPhone tea leaves Video
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu celebrate annual Embrace Your Inner Geek Day by doing their normal and discussing YouTube's new Partner Grants program, gaming doubling kids' risk of ADHD, Star Wars characters like Yoda and Darth Vader reading you driving directions, and testing cell phone speeds in New York City.
Episode 46 of the Digital City, where we debate the merits of the PS3 Slim, show how to get your free Windows 7 upgrade, and discuss new games from Batman: Arkham Asylum to GangStar for the iPhone.
Episode 56 of the Digital City, where Joey wonders why everyone puts up with poor iPhone service (hint: it's the social utility of shared experiences); and Scott finds out how much laptop $350 can buy.
At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Luke Schneider of Zipcar shows off a new application for the iPhone. The new software enables Zipcar users to find and reserve the nearest available vehicle on a city map. It also sports a feature that will beep the horn of the reserved Zipcar and unlock it when the user is close by.
No, Samsung is not paying Apple its $1 billion fine in truckloads of nickels. Not everything you read on the Internet is true, but unfortunately this statistic is: 51 percent of people believe stormy weather will interfere with cloud computing. We'll sort through the truth and lies on today's 404 episode.
Senior Editor Kent German is back from his monthlong sabbatical, just in time for the next iPhone. On this week's episode, we make some predictions about what we might see at WWDC and discuss AT&T's new data plans. Come on and dial in.
Episode 47 of the Digital City, where we install Apple's new Snow Leopard OS update, discuss the current round of game console price cuts, check out some Netbooks with HD displays, and find out why Time Warner's new "Mystro" cable box firmware update for
Wilson's out slaving for CNET TV at the Amazon Kindle DX unveiling, leaving Jeff and I to man the show sans laughter. We'll let you judge the outcome. Today we very briefly touch on the biggie Kindle, and also discuss the dangers of gaming to the death, Apple's new iPhone replacement policy, Oprah's free chicken giveaway, and more!
Episode 50 of the Digital City, where we discuss Microsoft's plans to take on Apple in both smart phones and tablet PCs; the rumor of an HD refresh of the Nintendo Wii console; and what AT&T is up to with its Microcell device.
Episode 54 of the Digital City, where we discuss NYC's plan to stop Taxi drivers from using cell phones; Nintendo's big plans for Mario; Washington's high-tech subway system; and show off the best Balloon Boy Web games.