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.
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!
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.
Millions of sports fans gathered around the TV yesterday to watch the "Big Game," and it's hard to believe that another Puppy Bowl has come and gone. Today we're chatting about the commercials, trailers, flops, and FTWs of this year's Superbowl!
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.
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.
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.
After reviewing the most watched and most popular Super Bowl ads, Molly realizes there's a simple, magic formula for popularity. Also: Windows 7!
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.
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.