Ep. 1240: Barnacle on the butt of the internet Video
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Hold onto your butts, ladies and gentlemen: The 404 Podcast is broadcasting live once again from the CNET stage at CES 2011!
Aunt Jill Schlesinger's back in the seat and putting out positive vibes for the tax season. She'll tell us about tax withholding, how to stack for the future, and recap her DOMA interview with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Outtakes from episode 1072 including Steve Ballmer's upcoming interview with Molly, Tom's trip to New York, and dissection of the phrase bold-faced lie.
Today's episode features a preview of T-Mobile's G2, an eBay auction for a witch spell to make your butt bigger, and a critique of the upcoming Rock Band 3!
Microsoft patents Legal Intercept for Skype which allow users to listen in on private Skype conversations. This does not sound good as our privacy on the internet becomes less and less private. Google's social media site Google Plus begins with little fan fair hoping to cause a mass migration from Facebook. And a clever Foursquare hack turns New York City Into a giant game of Risk!
Steve Jobs revealed today three new iPods, including a Shuffle with buttons, a Nano that can double as a wristwatch (we think) and a razor-sharp iPod Touch. Also: Sony and Amazon have media news of their own, and Zuckerberg wants his privacy.
See, the problem with alien communication fragmentation is that the aliens will have a hard time finding us. The real question, though, is whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Also, we ponder whether we need a new rule about how no, you cannot turn off the Internet because of your inter-border protest issues ... EGYPT. Plus, LinkedIn goes IPO, Amazon is killing it, and the world is introduced to the CataPot. --Molly
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The New Nook Color makes its debut: is it half a loaf or a half-bottle of wine? It's a tortured set of analogies, but we hope you'll get the point. Plus, big news about the show's host lineup (welcome Brian Tong!), Spotify is in the news but still not in the U.S., and the white iPhone 4 officially reaches "annoying tech unicorn" status. Oh, and "Avatar" will never die. Ever. --Molly