Ep. 1183: Where we shut up and take your money Video
Patent wars reignite, the Internet is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and multitasking may be coming to the iPhone. It's an epic sort of show today. Also, PS3 gets in the game with a motion-controller, and employees like us knowingly violate IT policies like crazy people.
Somehow we make it past the wild tesla coil in the room to bring you an awesome (if not kind of late) show! Today we show you how to self-destruct your private data, discuss how 3D is totally lame, and why we think Jon Stewart should run for president.
Get free turn-by-turn navigation on your iPhone, a USB stick self-destructs if tampered with, and rumors of the iPhone for Verizon are storming the Web.
On today's show, Buzz Out Loud gets you a tiny bit high ... using a sine wave. Could it be!? Also, we continue our long slog through the Story that Wouldn't End: the iPhone 4 antenna issue. Press conference tomorrow! Also, will the Droid X self-destruct if you try to mod it? Maybe, maybe not. But it seems like the phone world is all about picking your poison these days.
In anticipation of the July 4th weekend, we're coming to you a bit early this week. Topics include why you should go retail to buy a new laptop or desktop, the late Billy Mays, and why your Windows 7 beta is about to self-destruct.
Google and China's war heats up a bit. Amazon is apparently not going to war against the iPad. But the most compelling news of the day? Swipe to unlock existed long before Apple ever thought of it. It involved Aliens. And Predators. And self-destruction.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu welcome Moneywatch.com's Financial Decoder Jill Schlesinger on the show to answer listener-submitted financial questions, the Amazon and Facebook partnership, and Facebook's new Instant Account Destruction button.
"Meditate and Destroy" is a feature-length documentary that will provide an intimate portrait of Noah Levine, a Buddhist meditation teacher who uses his personal experience and punk rocker sensibilities to teach meditation in juvenile halls, high security prisons, and urban centers around the country. After a self-destructive adolescence of criminal activity and substance abuse, Noah now follows and shows others a path of spirituality and community service. Noah has a familiar counter-culture appearance; his arms are fully tattooed, he has gold teeth, and wears black t-shirts of his favorite bands. It seems a strange juxtaposition, however, to discover he is both a punk rocker and a devout Buddhist. "Meditate and Destroy" will fill a void in the media by exploring how the younger generations in America -- sometimes characterized as apathetic and self-involved-- are finding a positive way to channel rebellion and dissatisfaction. Through the story of Noah Levine, our film will help raise an important discussion on the meaning of spirituality among today's youth, personal identity, the punk rock ethos, and addiction recovery. "Meditate and Destroy" will not take a position that asserts Noah is an "enlightened guru" or somehow "holier than thou". This documentary aims to keep a reflective stance, acknowledging through an objective look at Noah's life that his transformation is ongoing. We won't sidestep the difficult questions for easy answers. Instead, our diverse portrait of Noah will allow viewers to reflect on what makes a former criminal become a peace-loving spiritual practitioner.
CNET TV reviewer Ty Pendlebury joins in on a fun rundown to start the week that includes a proposed bill that would require marketers to put a disclaimer on doctored advertisements, self-destructing e-mails, a Sony heads-up "VR" display, and something called "nomophobia." Yeah, you probably have it already.
Mark Licea transports us back to the 90s on today's 404 Podcast, which also happens to be our 900th episode! How appropriate that the penultimate episode would also fall on Jonathan Taylor Thomas's 30th birthday!