Ep. 11: Is Google the Internet's next pimp? Video
The Buzz Report digs into the deep, dark world of Craigslist. Also, the Firefox Games, and kitties!
Today is humiliation day on Rumor Has It! But with a new month comes a clean slate. We take a look at next week's Barnes & Noble announcement, Google's jump into music and original content, the loss of an Apple product that not many people care about, and the birth of another Apple product that we don't really care about.
OK, but just to be clear, when I say it's time for me to get a pimp, what I MEAN is that it's time to get a PMP: a portable media player. That is, perhaps, an iPod Touch. Anyway, you'll understand. In other news, the MPAA is trying to clamp down on your analog hole and break your DVR all at the same time and Apple's Snow Leopard is having a rough landing ... apparently because of the picture on the box.
You think the Nexus Q is a flop? You must have forgotten about these five doozies.
It's been almost a year since our favorite chef, the Food Dude Kevin Roberts, has graced The 404. Kevin has once again brought us the magic that is Frank's Red Hot and shows us the tech behind perfectly saucing a batch of chicken wings. We chat with Kevin about some tips on eating well during these tough times and how shockingly easy it is to save money at the grocery store. Kevin also dishes out some of the dirt on his new sponsors and how his own show is in the works. The second half of the show we dedicate to some questionable applications on the App Store. Trent Reznor is calling Apple the new Wal-Mart because of its questionable censorship practices regarding a Nine Inch Nails application. Next, we laugh at the idea of Sarah Palin on Twitter and Justin explains how your high school yearbook photo tells a lot more than just what was in style at the time. We're still accepting Star Trek Photoshop submissions for a chance to see the film a day earlier with us in NYC! Send all of your creations to the404 [at] cnet [dot] com. As always, leave us a voicemail, 866-404-CNET.
We could have talked about yet another Apple tablet rumor but the chat room vetoed it. The chat room rulez! We do discuss Google's CEO leaving the Apple board and Microsoft shipping the normal Windows 7 to Europeans. And also robots that can run. That's not a good idea. Especially if they run towards you.
We take our tech gambling show back to its roots, and come at you live from the CNET stage at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Apple rumors abound (of course), Angry Birds has basically jumped the shark big time, and where was HTC's quad-core phone? Also, Humiliation Day!
Today's podcast is a laugh riot. OK, not really but it's certainly action-packed. We kick things off by addressing the rumors of a Facebook phone and reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps. We also sort through the carriers' confusing smartphone data plans and take a look at the phones from Motorola's past, present, and future. All this plus the latest reviews and reader e-mails on this week's episode of Dialed In.
At the Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco, Mad Mike of MTV's "Pimp My Ride," shows off a custom Chrysler loaded with Centrino wireless technology and a PDA remote control.
Spoiler: it's Veronica! Also, gambling prostitutes. Ms. Belmont joins us today to talk about Google's abject apologies and speculate about what's inside that Google-Aid they're drinking down there. Plus, we think Windows Phone 7 looks pretty cool despite that odd naming convention, and after that it's all mobile news all the time. --Molly