Ep. 1165: Where we roll into flavor town Video
The rumor mill has it that Amazon wants to give its Prime subscribers a free Kindle. Like, all of them. We think that fails the sniff test, but we might be hypersensitive because of the ridiculous rumor mill that briefly killed off the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi this week. Oh, and Google's working on fixing Buzz. Thanks, Google. --Molly
New York is about to get a lot more scannable, thanks to a law passed by the City Council earlier this month requiring restaurants and bars to post QR codes that lead to more details about health-code infractions. This plus 3D-printed headphones, a device to call your Mom after a bike crash, and a jacket that gives you a hug every time someone "Likes" your Facebook post on today's episode of CNET's The 404!
One surprise guest on The 404 always makes for a great show, especially when it's Bonnie Cha, who's in town apartment hunting for her big move out to New York at the end of the year! We're so excited at the idea of hanging out with her full-time, and even more stoked to welcome our second surprise guest: 404 superfan Brendan!
As the case for Web censorship moves forward, Twitter announced today that they'll soon block tweets on a countrywide basis when they violate local restrictions, so we can all look forward to the US government making it illegal for Nickelback to fight back against their Twitter haters.
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Topics discussed on today's 404 episode include Nintendo Power calling it quits, a DIY BioShock pinball game, summer hit songs relying on social followings for replay value, and the Internet implodes as Avril Lavigne announces her engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
In what may be the first documented digital hate crime, The 404 tells the story of a professor assaulted in a Parisian McDonalds for wearing a set of cybernetic glasses. This story plus more fast food news and a 150-foot Batman on today's 404 show.
Steve Guttenberg helps us celebrate Audiophiliac Month with some sound-related memes, a look back at Times Square in the 70s, the birth and death of the Apple iPod, and more.
An advanced taste test of the new Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy flavored Oreos; Verizon Wireless brings LTE service to New York subways; Nintendo reports "shocking" third-quarter fiscal loss; and does cold weather really affect the life of your smartphone battery?