Ep. 1214: Where we stop shaking and start snooping Video
The FBI is forming a new cyber intelligence and research unit that's able to monitor social media communication. Sumi Das breaks down what you need to know before tweeting or Facebooking.
A Austrian film festival that exclusively screens vertical videos, an iPhone app that invites strangers to eavesdrop on your conversations, a Tinder flaw that pinpoints your exact location, and a e-cigarette that doubles as a bluetooth speaker. This is real!
Natali Del Conte joins us in the studio to discuss really important issues such as boobquake day, cartoons, and violent video games. Oh, come on, we also discuss Google's failed attempts to reinvent the mobile phone sales paradigm, unfounded causal links between violent video games and sociopathic behavior, and the dangers of colonization. Good show, guys.
The Internet can be a breeding ground for bad ideas, and today's show highlights a few of them, like naming your kid after a Facebook button, making a fatal planking error, and replacing McDonalds cashiers with robots. There's good news today too, though - Seth MacFarlane just got the green light to reboot The Flintstones television series!
In an open letter to President Obama and members of Congress, a group of technology heavyweights including Apple, Google, and Facebook is calling for greater oversight of government surveillance. CNET's Seth Rosenblatt details what the companies are seeking and what the move means for consumers.
Both Microsoft and Apple put your data at gigantic risk, a bladeless fan arrives in October, and a remote starting your car sounds like a good idea...but really isn't. It's Buzz!
Outtakes from the post show of episode 1214.
Next Issue hopes to be the "Hulu for magazines" on Android, the Motorola Droid X2 gets a price and date, and Google's Android OS is vulnerable to a serious snooping problem.
During an April 6 presentation in Burlingame, Calif., Henning\r\nKagermann tells developers there's no need to buy other companies. SAP has plenty of ideas and a future of strong projected growth, he says.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu take a closer look at Blackberry's new Torch smartphone, Facebook's ethnicity trend study, regional gadget trends, and why it's never a good idea to sing John Denver at karaoke.