Ep. 1064: Where just enough is more Video
The 404 goes behind the scenes at the future of motion pictures: 4D movie theaters! Would you pay $8 for a movie replete with back ticklers, flashing lights, smoke bombs, moving seats, and curated odors? This plus 3D drug printers, Amazon warehouse bandits, and a mystery package on today's show!
A social experiment shows the raw desperation of some guys on OKCupid.com, Mashable's 10 most shared YouTube videos of 2012, a movie theater app that rewards texting addicts for not texting, and more!
On today's show we're discussing proper movie etiquette as told from a theater manager, Olympics sticky tactics, Justin's mystery notebook, and how to win a RenewSleep Clock!
All week long we've been talking about the popularity of 3D technology, both in the home and in the theater, and we've finally decided to invite someone on the show to answer our questions on the future of home theater. David Katzmaier, senior editor of TVs and home theater for CNET, joins us on today's episode of The 404 podcast to fill us in on the latest developments in the world of 3D TVs and what we can expect to see down the line.
Today is Wilson's last day on the show before he ships out to China tomorrow. Don't worry, he'll be back with us at CES in January, but before he leaves we test his ability to predict the future of tech one last time.
>If you willingly choose to pay for a movie like "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," you give up your right to complain about your fellow theater-goers. This is the lesson Wilson and I impart to our third co-host today, who got suckered by the trolls on RottenTomatoes into seeing the pre-prequel to Planet of the Apes. This and more on today's 404 podcast!
Tune into The 404 Podcast today for the latest headlines grabbing the Web, including Netflix splitting into two companies, PS3 users helping to find a cure for AIDS, a giant satellite plunging toward Earth, and a review of the interactive theater experience Sleep No More!
Can a smartphone sense depression? If that's true, then Jeff's Galaxy Nexus is about to blow up. On today's show, we'll review a new virtual therapist app out of Northwestern University that tracks a user's location, social context, and activities to determine mood-effecting triggers. This story and more fun on today's 404 podcast!
The iPod Classic is just like the Video iPod, only slimmer, tougher, and injected with a more visually rich graphic user interface.
Leaked from today's show: Facebook cryptography, steganography in social media, crowd-sourcing a witch hunt, and demonic portraits purposely hidden beneath waves of electronic music.