Ep. 1151: Where we got these Blackberries, man Video
Among the news of China picking a fight with the U.S. over Google, and Jammie Thomas getting her fine reduced, there's a goldmine idea for NASA. Gene wrote in to explain that instead of selling off the shuttles, they can just leave them parked at the space station. And we took it further with some suggestions of how and where to park them and what to do with them afterward.
Brian Tong drops by the studio for today's episode, we'll talk to him about Apple trying to patent long-distance wireless charging, a few companies that hate our guts, the shuttering of Rupert Murdoch's Daily digital newspaper, and more.
Yes, it's that time of year again for the annual Apple iPhone harvest. This time, it's the iPhone 4S, which looks a lot like the old one, but with some pretty substantial improvements. We also discuss last week's CTIA trade show where we saw several new Android handsets, and Jessica witnessed phone destruction at the hands of Nokia. We also look forward to tomorrow's triple-event extravaganza: BlackBerry DevCon, the Motorola/Verizon event in New York, and the Samsung/Google event in Hong Kong. And last but not least, we say a fond farewell to Bonnie Cha and Kent German, as they become occasional hosts instead of regular ones.
Don't you just hate printing out a Web page and getting a dozen pages of nonsense? Trim it down before you press "Print," thanks to Print Edit! Veronica has more on today's Tekzilla Daily.
If you hate those new icons in Gmail that only have symbols, it's easy to switch them back to text. Veronica shows you how to decrypt those icons on today's Tekzilla Daily.
Apple bestowed an iPhone 5 onto CNET's own Scott Stein for an advanced review, and he brings it along with him on today's 404 episode. He tells us about his evaluation experience shrouded in secrecy, why he gave the iPhone 5 an Editor's Choice award, and where he feels the company lost their design footing. iOS users all received the new version 6 update today as well, so we'll take a tour of the new Maps application and lament the disappearance of everyone's favorite YouTube app.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu say a fond farewell to Natali Del Conte Thursdays (for now), take a peek at Chatroulette's new and legit services, and pimp our our ongoing Blackberry sponsorship!
AT&T will release three new BlackBerry phones running the new OS 7, AOL launches it own daily iPad-only magazine called Editions, and McAfee reveals a massive, worldwide hacking attack called Operation: Shady RAT that has been targeting government and private industry.
Bridget Carey helps us trace the origins of RSS feeders in light of news that Google will shut down their Reader service on July 11th. Are news addicts actually in love with Google Reader or are they just loathing the process of exporting their subscriptions to a different service like Feedly or Flipboard? We'll discuss the different ways you can stay on top of the news on today's show.
We asked CNN technology writer Mark Milian to come into the studio today to wrap up the last show of the year, and he surprises us with Peter Ha from The Daily in tow! Our two favorite guests join us for a discussion about the tech trends of 2011 ("hacking," privacy, mobile OS wars, Tumblr, and Reddit), and we'll also take a look at Mark's new book, Letters to Steve: Inside the E-Mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs.