Ep. 1167: 3D will make you go blind Video
On a recent visit to Tesla Motors, Molly Wood checks out the tech behind the Model S car and takes a turn in the driver's seat.
We thought all meet-ups sourced on OKCupid were considered "blind dates," but the company just took it a step further with Crazy Blind Date, a feature that lets you donate paid "Kudos" to help your new "friend" find love. This plus Moviepass's Netflix for movie theaters, Delta's new iPad app, and how much it costs to outsource your job to China.
If you just got or are thinking about getting a Roku player, Molly Wood shows you how to get it up and running.
On today's show, we premiere our new Friday segment, "Computer Love." We think you're really going to love it. But also, the Wikileaks aftermath is raising many more serious concerns about free speech issues than we ever expected -- it's a morally ambiguous world we live in. Google's trying to make nice with rights-holders because they've been bullied into submission by our growing intellectual property police state. And the missed connection success stories just come rolling in. --Molly
Somehow we make it past the wild tesla coil in the room to bring you an awesome (if not kind of late) show! Today we show you how to self-destruct your private data, discuss how 3D is totally lame, and why we think Jon Stewart should run for president.
Did Paramount actually issue a DMCA takedown to some people who filmed "Transformers 3" while it was being filmed outside their window!? Well, yeah. But Molly thinks that particular brand of stupidity almost had to be an accident. I mean, come on. Also, Google accidentally (!) collected data from open WiFi hotspots while taking pictures of their houses, which kind of feels like a double whammy. Oh, and it's Rafe's first show in the Tom Chair! We call it: Episode 1.
This week Kelly reveals her secret desire to break up with her iPhone, Molly rants about yet another addition to the homeless chic trend, and we discuss an app that helps you find out if that blind date is a creep. Also this week, we reveal the latest trend in iPhone accessories: sausages.
Apple proves once again that it is not to be trifled with; Julius Genachowski says the FCC also is not to be trifled with; and all Molly can think about is the Incredible. Sigh.
Alien coverage week continues on Buzz Out Loud, with testimony from U.S. Air Force pilots that aliens want us to disarm our nukes. For world peace, or to make sure we don't have any guns when they get here? But in actual news, a study finds that texting-while-driving bans don't reduce crashes and might even increase them. Plus, NAB goes even crazier. --Molly