Ep. 1178: Where we engineer great thoughts Video
On today's show, Apple wants to wipe all HTC phones from the face of the earth, apparently because Steve Jobs is just grouchy about this whole business. Donald and Molly engage in a nice long talk about the validity of software patents, and then we wonder whether anyone would actually line up to buy a new 3D HDTV. Meanwhile, the well-meaning House of Lords is probably going to destroy the Internet.
Aunt Jill joins us today to tell us what went wrong with the Facebook IPO and how a glitch and a change put the stock in a downward spiral.
Wilson's knee deep in his extended vacation today, so Jeff and I set out to find a suitable host to fill his empty seat and actually get an upgrade in Peter Ha, an Editor at Techland and Time Magazine.
Our buddy Peter Ha is back on the show to tell us what's new over at The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper. Unfortunately, halfway through the show we find out that Macho Man Randy Savage passed away today, so RIP to one of our favorite WWF athlete. To get us back in good spirits for the rest of the episode, Jeff and Peter make a Twitter wager, and the loser has to...well, you'll have to listen to find out what's going to happen when Peter gets to 4,000.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: the original Apple iPhone will soon reach "obsolete status," an awful Gangnam Style parody at the Indian Samsung Galaxy unveiling, and Calls From the Public!
Wilson's back from his 7-day Jumanji bender, so first we recap what he missed, then we'll tell you about socially engineering any friend on Facebook, Facebook's plans for online gambling, ACLU's beef with Siri, and Capcom partnering up with Method Man. Also, RIP GamePro.
Peter Ha stops by the 404 studio today for an update on what's going on at TechCrunch. We'll also chat with him about his time at The Daily and its recent cuts, Facebook reporting more than 83 million fake users, and the ups and downs of Sriracha hot sauce lollipops from ThinkGeek!
Peter Ha, Tech Editor for The Daily, stops by for a chat about next week's Apple event, the infamous Apple blacklist, the 2011 Razzie nominations, and a new condom from Planned Parenthood that tracks its users!
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.
Blackberry users have always hated fun, but today we'll discuss why the company's market share dropped 50% in the last three years. We'll also lament the end of Newsweek's printed magazine, trace back the life of Game Genie, and bid farewell to Flamin' Hot Cheetos from our daily diet.