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.
The technological exploits of Peter the Great.
Cooley gets mad at the Swiss and the Dutch in this episode and takes up the defense of Microsoft. We also decide to pitch IBM against Wolfram Alpha in a battle royale.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The colorful Lumia Windows phones put a twist on photos, the FBI denies AntiSec's hacking claims, and be sure to brush up on your Gangnam Style dance moves.
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!
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.