Ep. 1016: Where we need a social network for our social network Video
Did my cell phone just vibrate or am I going crazy? Today's 404 episode explains phantom cell phone vibrations and why the new Samsung Galaxy S III randomly burst into flames. We'll also talk about a YouTube video showing excessive bullying and what you can do about it, and a gym banning skinny people from exercising!
Complaining about NBC's coverage of the London Olympics is a sport we can all engage in, but the programming tape delay isn't the network's fault--it's the Internet's. Today we'll discuss the games' corporate sponsorship and its effects on social media coverage, the FBI gathering a database of tattoos, and our collective ability to predict illness on Twitter.
The monarchy comes to Twitter, but of course the Queen doesn't sully her fingers on the keyboard, she has a royal twitterer do that. We also discuss whether the new Universal Music Group deal with TuneCore will change the landscape of music. We also absolve North Korea of the botnet.
There's all kinds of vibrating on today's episode, from the server farm I imagine sits in Rafe's bedroom, to the oscillations of molecular computing, to the vibrations of sound from our rant about Drive Safe.ly. And Molly's rant on Net neutrality last Friday also caused some vibrations, and we get to chatting about how much regulation you really need. Oh, and don't forget you have no privacy.
Wilson's back from his 7-day Jumanji bender, so first we recap what he missed, then we'll tell you about socially engineering any friend on Facebook, Facebook's plans for online gambling, ACLU's beef with Siri, and Capcom partnering up with Method Man. Also, RIP GamePro.
A HOT or NOT Facebook service pops up along with an app that notifies you when your friends break up with their SO. More proof that social networking is ruining lives on today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast!
Why are schools no longer teaching typing? Typing class used to be a sanctuary for nerds, but now that everyone has a smartphone and a Facebook profile, some school districts are making a case against teaching standardized touch typing lessons.
Wilson's especially giddy today because Apple just released two new MacBook Airs and a pair of new Mac Minis that all feature a data port for high-speed Thunderbolt peripherals. On today's episode, we're also talking about Rupert Murdoch's pie in the face, a social network for Anonymous hackers called AnonPlus, and the proper way to teach your parents how to use modern technology.
Financial Decoder Jill Schlesinger fills in for Jeff Bakalar on today's show and gives out valuable financial and teaches us an important lesson on Internet privacy.
CNET Update's Bridget Carey comes to the defense of big chain pizza places like Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. She'll also help us sort through the world's biggest collection of Apple merchandise and wag a finger at a new social network that lets women rate their dates on Facebook.