Digital City No. 40: Google's Chrome OS vs. stealing cell phones vs. NYC subway map phone apps Video
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.
This week on the Digital City, we look at the ABC vs. Cablevision fight, check out some high-tech pizza that's hitting NYC, find out why it's taken so long for the MTA to upgrade subway stations, and celebrate that Macs are finally getting Steam games.
On this week's Digital City, we discuss Google's rumored new phone; iMac shipping delays, best Netbook games, and small bits of insanity, including a new Mario pizza place and a gold-plated PS3.
Today's double-feature episode features stories about a tiny mirror accessory that turns your iPhone into a creepshots factory, cell service coming to MTA subways in New York, a crowdsourced dream database app, and an interview with "Parks and Recreation's" Jim O'Heir!
Would you accept a ringtone from a subway ad? Rich DeMuro sets his phone to 'discoverable' to see what happens.
This week we freak out about Slingbox outages that have hit users around the country (fortunately, the problem seems mostly solved at this point). Then, we check out the two big tech firm ousters of the past week: HP's CEO and Apple's head iPhone guy. Dan goes over some recent NYC subway nightmares, and how the MTA's high-tech makeover isn't moving very quickly. And finally, we check out candid shots of a gorilla that got his paws on some poor zoo visitor's Nintendo DSi XL.
Tom and Brian take live calls and answer e-mail questions about cell phone plans, wireless reception, and Google Chrome issues.
Apple has completely changed the Maps app on iOS 6. What's in store? 3D flyovers, turn-by-turn navigation, and no more Google. Scott Stein takes a look on the iPhone 5.
Though the controversy continues to rage about the iPhone 4's antenna, we make room this week for other topics like Android news and absurd cell phone names.
If you ride the subway in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam, or a handful of other cities worldwide, you're going to want to watch this Daily Debrief. CNET's Kara Tsuboi interviews senior writer Elinor Mills about these global transit systems' vulnerability to "hobby hackers" and what you can to do to keep your identification information safe.