Ep. 1181: Where time is of the essence Video
Twitter adds photo-editing tools to compete with Instagram, Xbox gets new apps, and CNET ranks the top 100 tech stories of 2012.
Gems Peterson and Bridget Carey stop by the 404 studio to help out with today's stories that include a century-old time capsule, the absolute death of the cassette tape, Facebook launching a faster iOS app, and LL Cool J bringing the boomdizzle on a home intruder.
If you've ever sat around with friends and mourned the death of the mixtape, you'll certainly appreciate the first half of today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast. While Jeff was at home for the break, he stumbled upon a a collection of old cassette tapes including the Cool Side/Awesome Side mix you see up there.
Want to check two Twitter accounts without signing off each time? Multifox lets you browse with two different accounts of any service, whether it's Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, or anything else. Veronica shows you how it works on today's Tekzilla Daily.
Twitter wants to make one thing clear to the media -- it takes two to protect Twitter accounts. Twitter sent out a warning memo asking media groups to do their part to protect passwords after several high-profile accounts were hacked. CNET's Sumi Das and Seth Rosenblatt have the Inside Scoop on what Twitter is doing to prevent future hacks, including work on two-factor authentication.
Two Natali Morris appearances in one week? It must be Friday. She joins us for the first half of today's episode, where we discuss today's top stories in tech and culture, including new terror alerts coming to Facebook and Twitter, a Vatican magazine that says hackers are doing God's work, a study linking physical pain to social rejection, and "LOL" earning its place in the English Oxford Dictionary.
Today's stories include a quick review of Spotify and the new Sonos small network speaker, a California ruling that makes Facebook trolling a crime, and a Web site that reveals previously deleted tweets of any Twitter user.
Today we'll talk about the original Batmobile design and get to more stories from today's news rundown, including Beyonce setting Twitter records with her announcement at this weekend's VMAs, 260mph paintballs making problems for plastic surgeons, a Dominos pizza location on the moon--and we also choose sides in the Chris Brown vs. Jay-Z feud!
Outtakes from episode 1181.
Which would you rather give up for a week, your toothbrush or your iPhone? We welcome CNETer Kenley Bradstreet back on the show today to help us answer this hypothetical question and more stories including a nail polish inspired by bruises and bodily fluids, a world record breaking attempt going down tomorrow on the corner of Seaman and Dyckman Street, and a report that 92% of Newt Gengrich's 1.3 million Twitter followers are actually robots.