Ep. 1104: Where we forget the dial tone Video
Forget the post-CES lull, the wireless industry is as busy as ever. This week on Dialed In we plan for Mobile Wold Congress and discuss the new phones from HP and Kyocera.
Newshounds Mark Milian and Peter Ha drop by to discuss the bathroom situation on Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal. We'll also ask Peter why he reattached the cord and brainstorm how Apple's Parallax could hold the key to a 3D iPhone.
Want to know the easiest way to catch your spouse cheating? Your answer might be found on OKCupid! Other news stories today include a campaign to save drive-in theaters and a Chinese zoo that got caught trying to pass off a dog as a lion.
"60 Minutes" looks at how online poker players started to get suspicious of other players who they believed could be cheating.
We're finally able to use today's show title, thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign about new kiosks in 7-11 stores that keep a record of your house keys for when you inevitably lose them in a drunken mishap.
A pedalocalypse will descend on New York this May when Bloomberg's Citi Bike Share plan comes to fruition. We'll weigh the pros and cons, plus Apple bikes, cell phone dial tones, a 94-year-old Tweeter, and more.
Applebee's takes a big first step toward a fleet of robot waiters, the site Rap Genius keeps tabs on trends in hip-hop lyrics, a surgeon gives an anecdotal review of Google Glass in the operating room, and a new USB connector promises an easier plug.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we discuss the future of video games and how students at the Imperial College in London are developing a pair of special glasses that allows players to control paddle movement using their eye movements! The new technology holds particular promise for people with physical disabilities that might soon get the chance to join the gaming community. The glasses are fitted with infrared light sensors and a webcam that links a laptop to the player's eyes, and although the hardware only costs $35 to make, the eye movement system itself costs around $36,000, so don't expect to control Modern Warfare with your eyes anytime soon.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: how the Simpsons inspired the iPhone keyboard, crowdfunding your own future funeral, Grand Theft Auto V cheats, and who exactly is keeping Best Buy on life support!
Outtakes from episode 149 where we discuss cheating on Twitter with Facebook.