Ep. 1116: Where we keep up the good work Video
Bassnectar takes another step forward in his genre-bending blend of musical styles and emotions, combining the visceral melodic presence of modern listening music, with the force and volume of sound system dance floor devastation.
Weird and visceral singer-songwriter Scout Niblett cuts right to her emotional core and exposes the mess as is. Her fearless approach is unencumbered by musical boundaries--and to a certain extent musical ability--resulting in an awkward yet rewarding listen.
Everyone knows Wilson G. Tang is an Apple fanboy, but today we discover that there's an actual science behind blind dedication to certain brands. And it's not just tech, either- on today's podcast, we're exploring a brain synapse that causes a breach in rationality.
Yahoo and Google have released their top search terms of the year and no surprise, it's full of pop culture icons and references. Which makes Natali mad. Also making people mad is the new Microsoft black screen of death which Microsoft still doesn't see. Also YouTube wants back into the TV business. But this time the aim to do it legally and charge you.
On today's show, scientists discover that shocking tiny artificial brains with electricity produces the equivalent of short-term memory. Apocalypse nigh. Also, the Supreme Court rules against Microsoft in the i4i patent case, Apple goes Calvinball with a NEW RULE that says they won't take a cut of in-app subscriptions. Plus, Citibank got hacked ... a month ago. Thanks for the heads up, guys.
David Cronenberg directed this remake of the 1958 Vincent Price thriller. This time around, there is more intensity and more gore, with Jeff Goldblum as the crazed scientist who is metamorphosed into a fly to the horror of Geena Davis. In characteristic Cronenberg fashion, he aims for the visceral.
"It's Never Been Like That," was conceived with a live mentality, in a straight line, summing up a lot of the band's emotions and past experiences, sometimes conflicting, often disrupting. All the songs are autobiographic and set down emotional equations where disillusion and exaltation try to find a common language. This is a romantic album although very rigorously made. Rhythms are hard, arrangements straightforward, violently simple and close to the bone.
Bridget Carey is in again for Justin Yu on a show where we try and wrap our heads around the fact that we've sent a robot to the Martian surface. Plus, we'll look at the first headphones for cats, how to pack an emergency drive, an over-the-top Batcave home theater, and a story about the current worst word in the English language
Today's episode of The 404 is especially passionate, maybe because we know it's the last one of the week. No show tomorrow, but look out for two special throwback episodes coming your way Friday and Sunday. Anyway, onto today's stories. As the title states, we're taking a trip back to our childhood and remembering some of our favorite Smashing Pumpkins songs and music videos.
In this episode of the Crave podcast we examine the highs and lows of recent robotic advancements, including robot lightsaber duels, emotion-sensing animatronic cat ears, and a robotic mouth that is heebie jeebies incarnate. We also take a look at a working, turbine-powered Batmobile, and a couple of Android-powered RC toys.