Ep. 1107: Web Exclusive Video
CNET audio expert Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg helps us wrap up a week of shows with an episode that may offend a very niche segment of our listeners. Steve's carefully curated list of talking points includes a pair of custom custom headphones, a primer on John Lennon's jukebox, a tiny $39 amp that makes your headphones sound a lot better, and more!
The Podcast awards are on and we're up against TWiT again, so we decided to take drastic measures. We will no longer protect your chicken from Dokken if you don't vote for us. So there. Also Psystar is no longer protected from Apple and Modern Warfare 2 is no longer available in Russia. Whew! So much less availability these days.
Natali Del Conte joins us in the studio to discuss really important issues such as boobquake day, cartoons, and violent video games. Oh, come on, we also discuss Google's failed attempts to reinvent the mobile phone sales paradigm, unfounded causal links between violent video games and sociopathic behavior, and the dangers of colonization. Good show, guys.
The Nokia Mirage 2605's call quality will disappoint many and it fails even the most basic durability tests.
On today's show: thoughts on a bigger Kindle made for reading newspapers (fail), Sprint's earnings report (fail), whether Microsoft will allow downgrades from Windows 7 to Vista (fail) and "silver ooze" (winner!).
U.S. company aims to cut cost of sending satellites into space. Here's video from a single failed attempt to reach orbit. Another launch is set for 2006.
Nintendo announces Disney's Epic Mickey, an exclusive new game for the Wii console starring Mickey Mouse and many other Disney characters and locales from past and present.
CNET TV is now in HD and starting this season, "Survivor" will be in HD as well. Get an exclusive peak at the first 3 minutes of "Survivor: Gabon", plus see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from 'Survivor: Gabon'.
CNET's Rich DeMuro attempts to re-create, in real time, the four iPhone ads that started the frenzy.
No, we don't have the new iPad/iSlate/iFail just yet, but we're crossing our fingers hoping for good news at tomorrow's Apple Event. CNET correspondent Natali Del Conte is already in San Francisco ready to cover the big announcement, and we're stoked that Jeff hosted Loaded today in her absence. Also, be sure to check out PRE-GAME, Jeff's newest video game show on CNETV starting next Tuesday, February 2.