Ep. 1250: Where we bet our bottom dollar Video
At CES 2013 Scott Stein checks out the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that puts you inside the game.
Cybertronic Bridget Carey guest stars on today's episode and dons her newly purchased Google Glass Explorer Edition headset! She'll give us her first impressions and we'll try on the future of wearable technology.
It's not uncommon for the average dweller to have thousands of dollars worth of technology in his or her home, so we spend the first part of today's episode talking about what you can do to ensure the safety of your gaming consoles, HDTVs, computers, and more. On a related note, there's lots of video game news to get to including the indefinite closure of Sony's Playstation Network, the new Mortal Kombat, and speculating about the next Nintendo Wii.
It's Wilson's penultimate episode on The 404 Podcast, but his departure just wouldn't feel right unless we let him carry on today about the Apple OS 10.8 Mountain Lion announcement. We'll also reveal Apple's dirty little PR secret while we're on the topic, and of course play a few voicemails from listeners lamenting Wilson's desertion.
Brian Tong drops by the studio for today's episode, we'll talk to him about Apple trying to patent long-distance wireless charging, a few companies that hate our guts, the shuttering of Rupert Murdoch's Daily digital newspaper, and more.
On today's 404 episode, we'll take a look at the early morning meteor that streaked across Russia and one-upped our own asteroid 2012 DA14, code-named "Sharon Stone." We'll also talk about Iceland banning porn from the Internet, One Direction's new singing toothbrush, and a Chubby Checker app that's exactly what it sounds like.
Established author, frequent guest, and friend of The 404 Anna David joins us on today's episode to accomplish two very specific goals: Talk about her new book "Reality Matters," a collection of essays penned by a handpicked pack of storytellers that examine our obsession with reality television. And drag Justin's name through the mud.
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast runs a little shorter than usual, but we spend the show talking about Steve Jobs and how he directly affected each of our careers in technology.
Can a smartphone sense depression? If that's true, then Jeff's Galaxy Nexus is about to blow up. On today's show, we'll review a new virtual therapist app out of Northwestern University that tracks a user's location, social context, and activities to determine mood-effecting triggers. This story and more fun on today's 404 podcast!
Did my cell phone just vibrate or am I going crazy? Today's 404 episode explains phantom cell phone vibrations and why the new Samsung Galaxy S III randomly burst into flames. We'll also talk about a YouTube video showing excessive bullying and what you can do about it, and a gym banning skinny people from exercising!