Ep. 1039: Where we start back at one Video
CNET Update's Bridget Carey drops by the studio for a full review of this year's Toy Fair. Find out which toys will abduct the minds of young people on today's episode, and stick around for Bridget's surprise announcement!
Leaked from today's 404 podcast episode: Bridget Carey, Companies asking for Facebook passwords from employees, emoticon patents, Jurassic Park 3D, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and excitement at the gym!
Bridget Carey's back on the show and today she brings in an curious event invite from Instagram. We speculate on what the future holds for the social network, take a tour of the mall of the future, and venture into three places no item of wearable technology should ever go.
We started by reporting on the amazing technology that allows pacemakers to wirelessly transmit diagnostic info to a bedside device making the pacemaker safer and doctor visits shorter. But we found the most compelling fact the idea that this would be WiFi. Which we think should mean hotspots and a mesh network. It solves a lot of problems. Think about it. Also no Apple, Twitter or Google news today. Sorry. There is a robot story.
This is what we get for calling our show "The 404." Despite literally everything going wrong on today's show (sorry, live listeners!), we get it in gear for what turns out to be a hilarious show, thanks to CNET reporter Caroline McCarthy who comes in and saves the day. Today, Jeff previews us on the latest Nintendo Wii games, including the new Wii Fit Plus, Super Mario Bros, Wii Sports Resort, and more!
Bridget Carey makes her first appearance on CNET TV today. She's the host of an upcoming daily tech news show on CNET called Checked In, so be sure to follow her on Twitter so you don't miss the first episode. She'll help us out with our story rundown today and gives her take on Lavar Burton bringing back Reading Rainbow as an iPad app, an LA film studio constructing an underground "post-apocalyptic" fortress, and the resurgence of AOL e-mail addresses as a pre-Internet status symbol.
Bridget Carey lets her hair down today to celebrate Google's 14th birthday. We'll start off the show with a collection of embarrassing stories from our own awkward adolescence, then dive into a discussion topic that answers the question: did blowing into Nintendo cartridges actually help? This plus a search engine for porn and a philanthropic way to populate the 404 error pages on today's 404 episode!
Bridget Carey just got back from the launch of the iPhone 4S at the Apple store here in Manhattan, so we pull her into the studio to tell us about all the kooks lined up for first dibs. Despite all the problems users are experience with iOS 5 updates, everyone in line for one left with a 4S, though Bridget tells us not many users were anxious to test out Sprint or Verizon's network. Where's Wilson today? Guess.
Aside from today's show having the best title ever, we're chatting with Bridget Carey about Google I/O 2013 and nerd fights. All this plus a new contest giveaway!
Cybertronic Bridget Carey guest stars on today's episode and dons her newly purchased Google Glass Explorer Edition headset! She'll give us her first impressions and we'll try on the future of wearable technology.