Ep. 1364: Where we DM til the P.M. Video
We're stealing lines from "Love, Actually" today, because Natali can quote it by heart when it's super a propos to a guy very disturbingly embedding a camera in the back of his own head. Ew. But hey, it's art! Also, Twitter says it's not suppressing Wikileaks as a trending topic--although it's a trending topic in our show. And AT&T is the worst carrier in America, says Consumer Reports. Hey, at least we didn't say it this time. --Molly
Tune in to today's 404 episode to learn how to enter for a chance to win one of three Threadless t-shirts and a $30 gift certificate to Threadless.com! Richard "Gems" Peterson fills in for Ariel and tells us about his trip to Seattle with Affirmation, an organization supporting gay and lesbian members of the Mormon church.
"Musician" Rebecca Black and a voicemail from a technologically entitled listener inspire Jeff to create Punch a Tween Day. Check out today's episode of The 404 Podcast for more details on how you can help.
The Web site governmentattic.com just released a list of words, phrases, and configurations you're not allowed to put on a vanity license plate. Join us as we run through a few of our favorites, George Carlin style. Plus hacker t-shirt collections, Amoeba Music's new online Vinyl Vault store, and another bookmark in our ongoing conversation about video game violence.
On today's show, Jeff and Polygon's Russ Frushtick will speak the unsaid about the Xbox One and predict this year's hellish Black Friday, then Justin will read an excerpt from the worst fan fiction ever written.
The CNET Update team joins forces with The 404 for today's newscentric episode that features Google's rumored same-day delivery service, YouTube as a music source for teenagers, 3D printed meat products, and the Price is Right seeking its first male model!
Today we're exploring the trend of digital vigilantes (AKA digilantes) taking to the Internet for crowdsourced criminal identification and cyber justice. The most recent example is the hacker collective known as Anonymous's recent YouTube video threatening to take down Facebook on November 5th, otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Day.
YouTube turns six years old today, and we could spend an entire episode playing our favorite videos, but instead we're shifting gears to a new way to share media: OUTLOUD.FM is a collaborative way to play and discover new music with your friends! Anyone can join a chatroom (or start your own) and immediately begin uploading songs that get added to an infinite playlist. The current song plays simultaneously for everyone in the room, and we've created an exclusive 404 OUTLOUD.FM room for our listeners to share and play their favorite tracks! The three of us will be in the room throughout the day, so log in using your Twitter or Facebook and start uploading music!
Does anyone else not understand Google Plus, or are we just getting too old for the Internet? After a week of using Google's new social network, we're not ready to leave Facebook, so let us know if we're missing something here. In other news, Jeff and Wilson met a real zombie, YouTube upped its video time limit to ten hours, and Google might be tracking your sexual activity online, yikes.
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!