Ep. 1239: Where we swear we're not cops Video
If Google told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it? And if you did it, would you seriously try to sue Google for telling you to do it? Oh, America. You're so messed up. In other news today, Google unofficially banned Windows from its campus; anonymous sources say the DOJ is expanding its Apple probe; iPad is totally winning; and nobody quit Facebook on Quit Facebook day. Quelle surprise.
Peter Ha stops by the 404 studio today for an update on what's going on at TechCrunch. We'll also chat with him about his time at The Daily and its recent cuts, Facebook reporting more than 83 million fake users, and the ups and downs of Sriracha hot sauce lollipops from ThinkGeek!
It's only been half a day since Clint Eastwood bombed the RNC Convention, but the ridiculous amount of "viral memes" online are already making it feel stale. We have no choice but to show you a few picks, and we'll also have a live taste test of ThinkGeek's bacon and Sriracha-flavored lollipops.
San Francisco has a big problem with iPhone theft, which is why the SFPD have taken to undercover sting operations to get to the source of the racket. Some say their tactics entrap law-abiding citizens into a transaction, others applaud its ingenuity. This story and more on today's 404!
MTV is sending out a casting call to all you lonely weirdos out there with longstanding online relationships, but tune into today's episode before you go--you may dodge a brutal Catfishing.
We've heard stories about 3D printers being used for both good and evil, but we're not sure how to categorize a company in Japan offering pregnant women a 3D-printed model of their unborn fetuses. Gross. Other stories on today's podcast include a crowdsourced funding site for porn, Amazon accidentally shipping assault rifles, and a sealed first-gen iPhone hitting eBay for $10,000.
NYU students experienced Reply-Allcalypse yesterday when students realized they could send messages to 39,979 of their classmates. On today's show, we'll tell our personal horror stories of e-mails gone wrong, plus a Monty Python bike accessory, digging into YouTube supercuts, and defending the right to name your kid Hashtag.
On today's 404 Podcast, we dig into some tech stories that surfaced this weekend, like the NBC Twitter page hack on Friday, video game manufacturers getting huge tax breaks, and a study that claims Spongebob Squarepants may be dangerous to your children's mental development.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: The usual suspects help kick off a week of Jeff-less shows while he's away at E3. With zero hockey and video game news to hold us back, we're chatting about a few offbeat stories from the weekend, including preteens on Facebook, Denver ambulances using subwoofers to clear traffic, and a dad whose cyberprank definitely crossed the line.
We're finally able to use today's show title, thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign about new kiosks in 7-11 stores that keep a record of your house keys for when you inevitably lose them in a drunken mishap.