Ep. 1180: Where that map's gonna get you killed Video
Weren't the folks who ordered an Intel Core i7 surprised when they got a Styrofoam fake instead? Well, yes. But we still haven't heard from Newegg how this happened. However the fake was incredibly well done. So props to that. We also discuss Apple's first iPad ad and Ubisoft's incredible DRM failure.
If you bought an Apple iPad 3 in the past three weeks and are now shaking your fists at Apple for just releasing the iPad 4, CNET's Sharon Vaknin is about to become your new best friend. That story plus details on the leaked Sony Playstation Master key, 2012's worst reported passwords, and the secret behind the bootleg Heinz ketchup bust on today's episode of The 404 Show!
On today's show, it turns out flies are getting smell-o-vision before we do. Whatever. Also, the next Apple TV is coming, and you won't believe who thinks it's a dud (hint: Brian Tong is on the show). The iPad launches globally, Skype Mobile is coming to Android just in time to save us from the newly $5-a-month Qik. Plus, Rafe thinks Apple is angling to kill OS X. Find out why.
Sure, there's a new iPad to discuss, a mind-controlled skateboard to tell stories about, lawsuits against Apple over Siri, and the thing where Ray Kurzweil doesn't think there's intelligent life in the universe. But Sharon Vaknin is on the show today, so as soon as Pinterest comes up, that's all we can talk about! PIN ALL THE THINGS! Plus, some news, I swear.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: Next Playstation supposedly locks out used games, Whodat.is is fake, putting an end to Cinavia DRM, and Spike Lee's Twitter goof.
Steam arrives for the Mac, and an iPad Wi-Fi fix is on the way, as is a Google tablet. Plus, Android's gonna get you a free beer.
Barack, Do you really want everyone to know where you are? In the Googorola aftermath, Microsoft was reportedly one of the comapnies in negotiations with Motorola. And the best way to kill an iPad 3 rumor, is to squash it with another rumor that you made up. Plus, Wilson Tang of the 404 joins us in studio.
On today's show, how future generations will know all too well where they were conceived, thanks to Facebook Places--and yes, it's opt-out and lets your friends check you in, but somehow, I can still find a way to love it. Plus, Intel buys McAfee, Verizon's bringing TV to your iPad (in bed), and Windows 7 is killing it!
Members of Buzz Town unite! We are collectively surprised by an amazing number of gifts coordinated over the past year by buzz town citizens from all over the world!
This morning Wilson told us he'd tear his hair out if he hears the word "iPad" one more time, and we completely understand, but we still have to talk about it a little bit on today's show, so beware of falling strands. There's plenty of coverage on CNET TV of Saturday's official Apple iPad launch, plus a first look at gaming on the iPad, and, of course, the official CNET review.