Ep. 1189: Where we rubber band your chopsticks Video
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.
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast resurrects our love for action figures and other toys from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Jeff's a little older than Wilson and I, but we can still bond over our mutual love for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures and mutual hatred for picking up all those foam Nerd darts.
A study of DNA halflife just crushed our Jurassic Park dreams of petting a Velociraptor. Life goes on, so today you'll find out how the director of "Looper" is trying to get you to see it again...with headphones. Finally, OKCupid just announced they'll be using their algorithm to match roommates, so we'll go around the room and tell our worst cohabitation stories.
Wilson's especially giddy today because Apple just released two new MacBook Airs and a pair of new Mac Minis that all feature a data port for high-speed Thunderbolt peripherals. On today's episode, we're also talking about Rupert Murdoch's pie in the face, a social network for Anonymous hackers called AnonPlus, and the proper way to teach your parents how to use modern technology.
We got word on a MySpace Bulletin post that CNET's Sharon Vaknin is in the office, so we force her to guest-host today's episode and talk to us about social networking nostalgia, the mystery behind liveblog traffic, and a social experiment that lets you donate clothing from your rival school to the homeless.
Leaked from today's 404 podcast episode: Bridget Carey, Companies asking for Facebook passwords from employees, emoticon patents, Jurassic Park 3D, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and excitement at the gym!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu examine a study that links bee decline to mobile phones, describe a disgusting story about a meaty in-flight disturbance, donate spam donations to Chipotle for charity, and run down 20 products that are cheaper now than they were 10 years ago.
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast runs a little shorter than usual, but we spend the show talking about Steve Jobs and how he directly affected each of our careers in technology.
The iPhone 5 drops this Friday, and like clockwork, there's already a few desperate souls in line grabbing for their two minute media hit. This year, it's mostly PR campaigners and publicity mongers, so we'll talk to Bridget about her experience covering past Apple launches as well as the stories of the day, including a purse that charges your phone, summer travel trends using Google Maps, and how to get personal empowerment through social media.
Facebook knows more about you than your own mother, but who knew its "Frictionless Sharing" algorithm could predict your sexuality and out your secrets? Disturbing stories of Facebook TMI on today's episode.