Ep. 1118: Where we've got the right stuff Video
Pre-show discussion from today's show.
Two Natali Morris appearances in one week? It must be Friday. She joins us for the first half of today's episode, where we discuss today's top stories in tech and culture, including new terror alerts coming to Facebook and Twitter, a Vatican magazine that says hackers are doing God's work, a study linking physical pain to social rejection, and "LOL" earning its place in the English Oxford Dictionary.
It's my birthday today and Jeff is still making me write the blog, but I'm fine with that because today's episode is exceptional. Not just because Richard "Gems" Peterson lived up to his nickname on two occasions, but also because the stories are exceptionally strange. Join us for talks of Manti Te'o, infidelity phones, overachieving children, dusty donkeys, and adult toys from the future.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discuss "Inception" one more time (we swear), discover how e-Books for the Amazon Kindle have finally outsold hardcover books, and question a strange study about women in India.
Turns out Dell says they never deleted complaints from their forums about throttled processors, and they're working hard to fix the issues with updated BIOS. Donald suggested that the folks who claimed they were deleted by Dell probably lost a lot of street cred. We also speculate on the meaning of the Comcast acquisition of NBC Universal. Will Heores become more Comcastic?
iOS 5 reviews are coming in from around the Web, but the Siri voice control application is grabbing everyone's attention with a clever answer to nearly any question you throw at it. Apparently it'll tell you everything from where to hide a body, how to secure paid company for the night, and explain the meaning of life. Strangely, it seems the only thing it won't do is call the police. Siri needs to get her priorities straight! Today's 404 features CNET's Scott Stein and Bridget Carey, read on for the news highlights.
Well, so much for that rumor. Facebook held a mobile event at its Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters today but it didn't reveal the Facebook phone. In fact, the company pretty much shot down that idea. Still, there was plenty of mobile-related news surrounding the popular social networking site, and Jessica Dolcourt is here to give you the full scoop. Plus, we discuss the new data plans from Verizon and U.S. Cellular and recap the week's reviews and news all on Dialed In episode 149.
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari jumps into the McDonald's video game and discovers that tending the pasture, keeping the boardroom happy and making sure customers have smiles on their faces is much harder than it looks. To see our blog and the site where you'll find the game, click the first link below.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: iPads in Easter Sunday services, cellphone spam and "smishing," Macs CAN get viruses after all, Google Maps under Microsoft Fire, and how to source free bagels, Twinkies, and Clif Bars.
Keep track of professional contacts with LinkedIn's new app, hide from Facebook's green dots, and doodle in new ways with Draw Something 2.