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.
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!
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.
Mark the Former Intern stops by The 404 studio today to shake us out of our slumber...maybe we do need Wilson's laugh after all! Today we steer through more news about the upcoming BioShock movie, CBS running a video ad in a magazine, Jessica Biel (that's all), Woofer, and more!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we discuss the future of video games and how students at the Imperial College in London are developing a pair of special glasses that allows players to control paddle movement using their eye movements! The new technology holds particular promise for people with physical disabilities that might soon get the chance to join the gaming community. The glasses are fitted with infrared light sensors and a webcam that links a laptop to the player's eyes, and although the hardware only costs $35 to make, the eye movement system itself costs around $36,000, so don't expect to control Modern Warfare with your eyes anytime soon.