Ep. 1346: Where we share a dream with Jim O'Heir Video
A study of DNA halflife just crushed our Jurassic Park dreams of petting a Velociraptor. Life goes on, so today you'll find out how the director of "Looper" is trying to get you to see it again...with headphones. Finally, OKCupid just announced they'll be using their algorithm to match roommates, so we'll go around the room and tell our worst cohabitation stories.
Happy Monday, everyone! On today's show, we're loving the new RockMelt browser, even though yes, we know, we could do the same thing with extensions. We just don't want to. Also, Apple doesn't care if you make it to work on time, they're not fixing that DST alarm bug. Maybe you're just waking up wring. Also, we go crazy for the Call of Duty: Black Ops ad and I launch the most unfair phone-return plan ever. --Molly
On today's show: How Flappy Bird is holding you back from the good life; why the George Zimmerman vs. DMX story is actually a pitch from a failed episode of "South Park;" the story of a modern Jeopardy demigod; and which celebrities we're begging to be on Twitter already.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu celebrate annual Embrace Your Inner Geek Day by doing their normal and discussing YouTube's new Partner Grants program, gaming doubling kids' risk of ADHD, Star Wars characters like Yoda and Darth Vader reading you driving directions, and testing cell phone speeds in New York City.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu fear the wrath of Jeff's alter-ego TerrorByte, debate the efficacy of Wi-Fi access in NYC subways, the latest Android Froyo update for the HTC Evo 4G, and more!
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: Congress rules pizzas count as vegetables, Wi-fi "notworks" come to Brooklyn-bound subways, Salvation Army using Square for mobile credit card donations, SOPA makes powerful enemies, and AIM rises from the ashes of AOL.
Manhattan is growing desperate for natural public spaces, and today we'll review a proposal for the Low Line, a "natural" park housed in an abandoned subway station in the Lower East Side. We'll also show off the latest status symbol in Hollywood used by famous tech pundits Miley Cyrus and John Mayer, and test-drive Coca-Cola's new ad campaign that lets you personalize a bottle of your favorite soda.
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," about eccentric chocolatier Will Wonka (Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candymaking facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring story.
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.
Bridget Carey and Richard Peterson return for another episode of 404 Misfit Week! Today we're talking crowdsourced over-funding, library selfies at the NYPL, and eight tech etiquette tips to survive your office space.