Ep. 1198: Where we captcha your mace face Video
Wilson might be the only host on The 404 who watched the entire big game on Sunday, so we don't spend too much time talking about the actual game and instead stick to the commercials. Ads this year included Google's first Super Bowl ad. Also, HomeAway revitalized the Griswold family from National Lampoon's "Vacation,",\ and Motorola aired a commercial with Megan Fox selling something...we just don't remember what it is.
This week, we give the Super Bowl a postmortem, from the on-site AV equipment to the commercials, then debate whether Dante is spinning in his grave over his recent brush with video game fame.
This week, we recap the highs and lows of high-tech Super Bowl ads, figure out why the Motorola Xoom costs so darn much, and play another round of our new tech trivia game, with prizes for chat room members.
You'll be in for a "surprise" if you search for a certain iPhone, we may never see another Mac Pro, and Apple admits that iOS 5 is affecting your battery life. Plus, our prize giveaway winners!
On today's show, we talk about beautifupeople.com, a Web site that is finally coming to the United States, which only beautiful people are allowed to join. That's right: in order to join this dating Web site, you have to be pretty. Users must submit their pictures, then the community decides whether you're hot enough to join. Unfortunately, Jeff and Wilson will likely get rejected. We'll let you know what Mark finds out on the Web site.
With Molly out covering the iPad launch for your local CBS stations, we're free to make wanton puns about knot theory. And we do. Plus Brian Tong gets his brain in knots trying to explain how it applies to tangled headphones. We also have the explanation for why iPad apps are ridiculously expensive. And we compare the JooJoo which is actually here, and explain why it's getting trumped by Apple.
Beats designs pricey headphones for Super Bowl players, AT&T fights for customers with cash, and Last.fm jams with Spotify.
If you find that your employees are goofing off watching porn at work instead of working, does it make logical sense that you should get rid of the porn, or the employee? Exactly. Of course, the government doesn't see it that way, but they're the ones who encoded their like, 900-word mission statement into the U.S. CyberCommand shield. Sigh.
Super Bowl fantasies, open letter to sci-fi, kickflip a surfboard, creepy ads, cat suit of armor, WTF kids ride, survive a 500-foot fall, counterfeit $100 bills.
Twitter was the star of the 2013 Super Bowl advertisements -- both on air and off. And a new gadget could let coaches know if their players have been hit too hard during a game.