Ep. 1229: Where we stop and smell the ads Video
On today's 404 episode, we'll discuss the many ways that you can lose your sexual dignity online. From Bang With Friends to Google Street View to Grindr and OKCupid involuntary flash mobs, use this show as a how not to conduct yourself online.
Did Paramount actually issue a DMCA takedown to some people who filmed "Transformers 3" while it was being filmed outside their window!? Well, yeah. But Molly thinks that particular brand of stupidity almost had to be an accident. I mean, come on. Also, Google accidentally (!) collected data from open WiFi hotspots while taking pictures of their houses, which kind of feels like a double whammy. Oh, and it's Rafe's first show in the Tom Chair! We call it: Episode 1.
It smells like Apples in here. The day of reckoning is finally upon us and CNET has all your Apple coverage including a live blog to track the news as it comes through the pipe.
404 regular and Gizmodo Editor Peter Ha returns to the show with toys on his mind. We'll talk about Transformers and our other favorite action figures from the 90s, NY subways getting Wi-fi and cell service, a giant head in the Hudson, and the Mars Rover's subliminal messaging.
Jill Schlesinger of CBS' MoneyWatch joins the show today to talk about the economy. So it turns out that things aren't going to collapse, and we're not going to have to sell our bodies in a barter system. That doesn't mean, however, we're out of the woods, and Jill is here to show us the way out. Throw in a little bit of health care, a little bit of Social Security and a garlic smell? Only on The 404!
Leaked from today's 404 episode: pulling apart Tupac's hologram, our favorite smells, and six reasons being 30 years old takes the fun out of gaming!
Ever wonder where the best place is to put your new HDTV? Brian Cooley gives you some tips on HDTV placement and how close you should be to the screen.
NASA plans to digitize its past, an electric motorcycle, a Quick Quiz on home photo printing, Bloglines gets refreshed and goes beta, and digital e-books that smell like the real thing.
When you do a daily podcast for two years, you start to realize a strange thing about the daily news cycle: one day there are tons of interesting stories to talk about, and the next day there's nothin'. This is one of those nothin' days, but that doesn't mean today's episode is boring by any means. In fact, the slow news days gives us an outlet to do what we do best--veer off course and offer insight into what's going on in our heads!
Leaked from today's 404 episode: Nike unveils new RSVP system on Twitter for limited edition sneakers, Jeff goes off on "Big Brother" black boxes in cars, and a new segment we're calling "IT'S THE SMELL!"