Ep. 1225: Drunk on Facebook and email Video
Zombie Web tropes overrun today's headlines: Baauer is finally sued for using uncleared samples in "Harlem Shake," Sweet Brown is sueing Apple for using her news interview for capital gains, and pre-parent couples are taking to IndieGogo for handouts. Is there anything that can pull us out of this dystopic news bog? Okay, 700 free #1 Marvel issue comics are a start.
Facebook knows more about you than your own mother, but who knew its "Frictionless Sharing" algorithm could predict your sexuality and out your secrets? Disturbing stories of Facebook TMI on today's episode.
Today's episode of The 404 is especially passionate, maybe because we know it's the last one of the week. No show tomorrow, but look out for two special throwback episodes coming your way Friday and Sunday. Anyway, onto today's stories. As the title states, we're taking a trip back to our childhood and remembering some of our favorite Smashing Pumpkins songs and music videos.
You don't have to be drunk to act like an idiot. We prove that week in and week out. But it certainly doesn't hurt, either! If you're going to be a drunk idiot this St. Patties Day, you will want to check out this very special episode of Gadgettes.
We know it's not Halloween, but we here at MP3 Insider figured you could use a little horror in your life anyway. OK, so maybe it's a slow news week in MP3 player land, but that just happens to be the perfect excuse to rant about all the terrible choices portable audio device manufacturers have made over the years. But first, Donald and Jasmine eviscerate the awful packaging ensconcing the equally questionable earbuds from newcomer Ankit--trust us, if you've never watched the video before, it's worth it this time. Then, take a trip with us down memory lane that starts with the worst-ever MP3 player ever reviewed by CNET, and ends with a pair of unfortunate sneakers that never made it to market.
Robots are slowly taking over the world, and a startup in Illinois called Narrative Science is targeting journalists as the next profession to go extinct. Well, maybe just the journalists covering local youth sports and number-crunching quarterly earning reports. We're safe for now, but let us know if they come out with a robot that can podcast and tell dirty jokes. This and more stories, plus listener voicemails on today's episode of The 404 Podcast!
Wilson is out today supposedly covering the New York Auto Show for CNETTV, but we suspect that he's at home still trying to get the Cheeseburger Dorito flavor off his tongue from yesterday's episode. We ain't mad at him either, because Natali Del Conte steps into his shoes to sort out a few stories on today's episode, starting with a short explanation behind that "PC Load Letter" message you've probably seen on your office printer.
In this episode of Roadside Assistance, we help a listener find a BMW, we got no love for Lexus, help another listener with their Droid X mounting, and we find out that we were drunk.
Video games, video games, video games on today's show, specifically about the new XBox 360 Project Natal, Halo sequels, new Metal Gear Solid, the Beatles: Rock Band, and even Facebook and Twitter!
Hasbro left it up to the Internet to choose the new Monopoly token, but even a Facebook promotion and a Webful of cats can't make the board game relevant again. This story plus Pebble watch growing pains, the end of USPS weekend delivery, and more on today's 404 episode.