Ep. 1132: Cutting Room Floor Video
The iPhone 5 drops this Friday, and like clockwork, there's already a few desperate souls in line grabbing for their two minute media hit. This year, it's mostly PR campaigners and publicity mongers, so we'll talk to Bridget about her experience covering past Apple launches as well as the stories of the day, including a purse that charges your phone, summer travel trends using Google Maps, and how to get personal empowerment through social media.
Get a first look from the show room floor at this BMW SUV.
Don't worry, the video you're about to watch features three fully clothed nerds talking about the best of CES 2010 for The 404 Podcast's last show LIVE from the CNET stage here. We've rounded up the funniest stories from this year's show for this wrap-up episode, starting with Jeff eating his hateful words about 3D PS3 and Xbox 360 Game Room.
The first half of today's extra silly episode of The 404 Podcast is all about the latest updates surrounding the iPhone 4G prototype found on a bar floor in Redwood City, California--turns out the phone really does belong to Apple, and Darth Jobs wants it back. Last night, Gizmodo posted a picture of a very brief letter sent to editorial director Brian Lam asking for the device in question, validating its authenticity as an Apple product. So now that it's out on the open, certain issues need to be addressed on our show.
Get the most out of your TV by tweaking it to your room's specifications. We show you how.
Want to watch your TV in New York from your hotel room in San Francisco? Take a look at SlingPlayer Mobile, which works with any Microsoft Windows mobile device. James Kim, senior editor at CNET, shows off the features.\r\n
The Linksys WMLS11B streams your digital music to any room in the house, but you'll want to use your own speakers.
Want to reveal more details about a selected file, or clear more room for the Explorer window? Find out how on today's Tekzilla Daily.
Make all the media on your PC available on your Kindle Fire, whether you're in the same room or halfway around the world, using a handy remote desktop app.
There's something odd about Hot Chip. Some fracture between conception and actuality that makes them all the more intriguing. Ostensibly Hot Chip sign up to the Hip-Hop dream as espoused by MTV Cribs and presumably as lived by, ooh, Pharrell Williams? They just seem to have some problems translating it to Wandsworth, SE London, is all. In fact they seem to have trouble squaring it with the equal, but to some extent opposite, influence of, say, Bill Callahan from Smog. Or Lambchop. Or Crystal Gayle. So, instead of doing the obvious thing and working out what sort of band they are going to be, they conclude that they will be all of them at once. And then they'll make it all in a room smaller than the box room at your Mum's house. With whatever's lying around. That is, whatever's lying around - toy trumpets, kazoos, blah. This to conform to a cherished idea of Brian Wilson's that, in the studio, anything goes. "Whereas a band like Primal Scream simply want to BE The Rolling Stones for one album, then King Tubby on the next, and Royal Trux on another, we prefer to make references in miniature to the spirit of the records and performances we love and admire," says vocalist/keyboard player Alexis Taylor. Unlike most of their heroes and role models, however, Hot Chip prefer things to be slightly off or too loud or in some way odd, and set great store in the accidental nature of recording. Perhaps it is this that gives them the slightly homemade feel that permeates the whole "Coming On Strong," and makes it an album so high on charm.