Ep. 1181: Where time is of the essence Video
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.
On today's show: How Flappy Bird is holding you back from the good life; why the George Zimmerman vs. DMX story is actually a pitch from a failed episode of "South Park;" the story of a modern Jeopardy demigod; and which celebrities we're begging to be on Twitter already.
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.
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.
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!
Twitter adds photo-editing tools to compete with Instagram, Xbox gets new apps, and CNET ranks the top 100 tech stories of 2012.
Alli (aka Heavy from the old days) joins us on today's show and as usual, she brings up the wackiest topics. Today's tangents include Halloween costume ideas, time travel, and super powers...oh, and some stories from the Internet, too!
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.
The 404 is finally back together again after Wilson's departure last week to San Francisco. Now that he's back, we get to hear all the reasons why the CNET office in San Francisco is better than ours. There's lots of stories to talk about today, like banning arcade machines, iPad 2 riots in Beijing, and custom Abbottabad levels in Counterstrike, but we're also launching a Twitter contest today for a chance to win one carbon fiber BodyGuardz skin for the iPad 2 or two codes worth $30 at the site.