Ep. 1174: Where we enter the cave with Jeff Nimoy Video
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discuss Apple slowly turning into SkyNet, learn about Sharpie's newest liquid pencil, discover a new online dating site for virgins! Also, Wilson defines net neutrality and how it will effect everyone in the future.
Spotify's Shanon Cook delivers the top 10 viral songs from Spotify and then Mark and Jeff preview Deadpool and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
Jeff is back from honeymooning in Hawaii, and it feels really good now that The 404 is complete again. Follow along with the slide show as Jeff tells us about his trip!
Uncle Henry stops by to celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day at the same damn time! Bridget also helps us out with the extra mushy rundown today. We'll tell our worst date stories, talk about a NY restaurant offering a fake "homemade" dinner kit that comes with a pre-dirtied apron and cookwear, and expose a really creepy heartbeat app.
The Mini is a cheaper, still-stunning alternative to HTC's original One.
On today's show, Jeff and Polygon's Russ Frushtick will speak the unsaid about the Xbox One and predict this year's hellish Black Friday, then Justin will read an excerpt from the worst fan fiction ever written.
Back before there was the Internet, early cavemen dialed onto computer bulletin board systems, or BBSes, to get their online fix. Many of these boards distinguished themselves with ANSI art, an early form of electronic cave paintings. ANSI was an extension to the even earlier form of caveman communication known as ASCII, used in MS-DOS based computers. It is with great pleasure that we happened upon the San Francisco hacker art gallery called 20 goto 10, where an ANSI art exhibition was in progress. Irina Slutsky talks to curator Kevin Olson, who takes us on a tour of some of the amazing early work of two ANSI artists: lordjazz and somms.
ANSI Art for the Masses on Geek Entertainment TV
CNET Labs Editor Joseph Kaminksi is filling in for Jeff today, who's on staycation all week in New Jersey. As usual, Joseph aka OZONE brings us a handful of stories from the tech world to discuss, including a study showing Internet Explorer users have a lower IQ, a CPR site that lets you touch chests with no legal repercussions, and a Web app that calculates exactly how much time you'll spend in jail for your crime!
CNET's newest TV Editor Ty Pendlebury joins us on today's episode for a short lesson in Australian holidays and colloquialisms! Today we're talking about another billionaire bitten by the space travel bug, even though Jeff seems hesitant to travel in outer space. We'll also bug Ty to tell us why the FCC doesn't care about ear drums, and he'll join us throughout the second half where we'll premiere a new geek speed-dating show on TLC.
Today is the 19th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers), so today we're broadcasting as our Shaolin pseudonyms Inspectah Jeff, JYu-God, and Ol' Dirty Nunez.