Ep 1092: Where we're monitoring that scan you just interfaced Video
We put together a great show for you today with fun stories about a dummy politician citing an article from The Onion, the pitfalls of online dating, prototype headphones with built-in proximity sensors, and a conceptual McDonalds ad campaign that uses seedbombs!
If you weren't hungry before listening to today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast, you definitely will be afterward. And lucky for us, there are approximately 7,291 McDonald's locations in Manhattan for us to indulge our cravings for grease. We're also considering moving our uncomfortably hot recording studio to the McDonald's around the corner, mostly because they're about to get a lot more comfortable.
Bill Keller from the New York Times let slip he's been working on a version of the New York Times for the Apple Slate. Great! What the hell is the Apple Slate? well obviously it's a much-rumored Apple Tablet. We also discuss T-Mobile's unlimited plans and hope against all hopes that they are truly unlimited.
We've heard stories about 3D printers being used for both good and evil, but we're not sure how to categorize a company in Japan offering pregnant women a 3D-printed model of their unborn fetuses. Gross. Other stories on today's podcast include a crowdsourced funding site for porn, Amazon accidentally shipping assault rifles, and a sealed first-gen iPhone hitting eBay for $10,000.
McDonalds posted impressive quarterly earning results two days ago, but a scoop from the UK Sun newspaper today exposes the astonishing truth behind McDonalds Chicken McNuggets: you shouldn't eat them everyday for 17 years straight.
Preshow from Episode 1060 where we discuss the deliciousness of fast food.
How is the Android Market like McDonalds? What's up with all of the missing Gingerbread updates? and What does Google Plus mean for ye Android faithful?
The newly found superhero team "Heroic Three" find themselves in a world in which crime and hate have been abolished. Since world-peace has put them out of work, they start investigating the situation and realize that a strange professor who they had saved sometime back may have something to do with it all.
Sure, there's a new iPad to discuss, a mind-controlled skateboard to tell stories about, lawsuits against Apple over Siri, and the thing where Ray Kurzweil doesn't think there's intelligent life in the universe. But Sharon Vaknin is on the show today, so as soon as Pinterest comes up, that's all we can talk about! PIN ALL THE THINGS! Plus, some news, I swear.
Robots are slowly taking over the world, and a startup in Illinois called Narrative Science is targeting journalists as the next profession to go extinct. Well, maybe just the journalists covering local youth sports and number-crunching quarterly earning reports. We're safe for now, but let us know if they come out with a robot that can podcast and tell dirty jokes. This and more stories, plus listener voicemails on today's episode of The 404 Podcast!