Ep. 1177: Where we get our Grinch on Video
Leaked from today's episode of The 404: Ashton Kutcher signed on to play Steve Jobs in biopic (not a joke), April Fools tech pranks, and self-driving cars aren't as far away as we thought!
More than 50 companies will officially launch their new products at TechCrunch50 this year in San Francisco. CNET's Kara Tsuboi stops by the first day of the event and finds everyone from actor Ashton Kutcher to developers building online banking platforms for kids.
We stayed on the rails pretty well in this episode, but there's a whole long thing about cake toward the end that the chat room dubbed "nerd freestyle" and, well, we love that. In other news, new TiVo underwhelms a bit (other than the remote) and Viacom goes all anti-Internet with Daily Show and Colbert. That's the cake part.
TechCrunch50 has been dubbed the Sundance Film Festival of the tech industry. Actor Ashton Kutcher was there to prove the point. Besides bringing his celebrity, he was at the event to launch a new site, Blahgirls.com. CNET's Kara Tsuboi catches up with the star to discuss how, according to Kutcher, anyone who reads US Weekly will enjoy it.
Today, we're joined by two ladies, Ace Reporter Caroline McCarthy again and "Allie" of Heavy & Flo fame. This makes the two remaining boys of The 404 very happy. On today's show, we've got sex offenders, speak easys, 1920s Prohibition and Ashton Kutcher. Excited? We are.
It's Friday the 13th, but nothing is creepier than this morning's news about Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we're talking about the list of other potential castings for the slot, the Library of Congress launching a National Jukebox, a pricey out of court settlement from Limewire, and a user-submitted picture of Natali Morris that's too wrong not to show.
Sharon Vaknin fills in for Emily this week, and brings with her a whole slew of new rumors. Also, is there a new Xbox on the horizon 100 years from now, and who will play Steve Jobs in the biopic?
Rafe spills the beans on the "Star Trek" book he wrote as a kid.
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast deals with a lot of movies, which makes sense after last night's utterly forgettable Academy Awards, or so Wilson claims, because he forgot to watch. The awards committee certainly isn't lacking a sense of irony after selecting Sandra Bullock for the Best Female Performance in "The Blind Side." The actress also won the Razzie for Worst Female Actor in "All About Steve."
We all watched NASA's final space shuttle launch this morning before heading into the studio, and by "we" I mean Wilson and me, because as usual, Jeff couldn't care less. Nevertheless, we're still excited about Atlantis and spend part of the first half of the show watching videos and talking about the official Atlantis fanfare written by Emmy-nominated composer Bear McCreary and produced by actor Seth Green!