Ep. 1200: Where we play the crying game Video
Today we'll discuss insidious ads popping up in strange places, using things like subliminal messages, involuntary human placement, and even targeted smells to influence your next purchase.
Do yourself a favor and watch the video for today's episode because we're broadcasting from our new studio! We'll show off our Halloween costumes, tell you about the first ticket for driving with Google Glass, demo the Pax Ploom vaporizer, and more!
Today we'll expose the most awkward feature still lurking on the Internet, and profile a self-labeled math genius who hacked the OKCupid algorithm to find romance.
Our guest today is Scott Aukerman, host of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and the eponymous IFC television show. We'll talk about him about his history in comedy, how he met Reggie Watts, and take a step back to discuss his experience helping to create "Between Two Ferns."
Jeff spent three breathless hours playing Bioshock Infinite yesterday and gives our blank faces a mini review prior to its release on March 26, 2013. We'll also peer into the world of bootleg gaming in Kenya and explore the FBI's tips on how now to get sexually extorted online.
On today's episode, we'll count the days until you'll never have to sign a credit card receipt again. We'll also recount a story of a mailing glitch that shows exactly how much banks know about your life, and discuss the merits of the Agree It app that lets you borrow real money from your Facebook friends.
It's the last day of the CNET Minority Report and the topics are all over the place! We'll spend the first part of the episode discussing Bloomberg's sugary drink ban, then move on to creative computer cooling, paying for friends online, and a brief history of sneakers starring Kanye's Air Yeezy 2s.
It feels pretty weird to say it, but we've come to Wilson's last episode as a co-host of The 404 Podcast. It's been an awesome journey with this guy, but we'll send him off with a proper farewell from listeners that have been with us from the beginning. "Uncle" Henry Tapchus joins us as the chat room liaison to help us screen voicemails and get through Adele's "Someone Like You" with our dignity intact.
Is it fair to officially label Apple and its "followers" a religion, or at least a cult? We'll examine the parallels between the company and the church, discuss the ethics of live-tweeting a funeral, and imagine the future of Google Street view based on its latest Trekker backpack for outdoor exploration.
Treat yourself to the HTC Buffy, mobile app ratings from the ESRB, online Twilight: Breaking Dawn tickets, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 on today's episode of The 404!