Ep. 511: Where the more you ignore us, the closer we get Video
In this excerpt from CNET's Next Big Thing session at CES 2011, Brian Cooley and Molly Wood are joined by analysts Evan Hansen, David Pogue, and Josh Topolsky for a debate on what our media life will look like after the computer.
Want to make your blog comments stand out with a goofy photo or an embarrassing video? Veronica Belmont teaches you this basic Internet skill.
Flashback was a wake-up call for many people to start thinking about Mac security. Here are six simple tips on how to be your own gatekeeper on your Mac.
On today's show, it's the Summer of Hackers: Anonymous hits the Spanish police website and threatens the Federal Reserve (which, frankly, we find to be a target that's probably worthy of a little DDoS action). Plus, a nation-state may have hacked IMF, but they're not saying much, and the Bitcoin market crashes (buy low!). Plus, scientists create jellyfish that can shoot tiny, weak lasers ... a stepping stone to the scariest sharks ever.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: New York tries to unmask anonymous commenters, Yahoo launches a "browser within a browser," and Hollywood answers our prayers for a Rufio prequel!
Splendid performances this week as Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt comment on the Academy Awards and create their own celebrity gift bags from the cool stuff they found on the Crave blog.
I shot the video of a trip along Interstate 80 (going east) on a consumer digital video camera. Then I accelerated the video X4 in my editor. And to finish it, I composed a techno music bed to react to the events in the video. Hope you like it. Comments appreciated. . .
From his cutting edge album comes the first music video from the eclectic artist Skitchy. For too long artists have had little or nothing to do with their own promo videos, but Skitchy has decided to buck that trend and created a slightly disturbed 3D animated masterpiece - by himself. 3D animation in music video is usually reserved for artists with high budgets and large teams of animators, but with this piece Skitchy has broken the mould. The video revolves around a day in the life of a robot living in a world that is part cartoon and part reality. When a gang of thugs attack he decides to get revenge. An idea comes to him when he spots something bouncing along the sidewalk - a human heart. So he grabs his shovel and heads for the cemetary... Skitchy commented "Originally I was making the video as a purely promotional piece for my music, but as time went by it took on a life of its own. When you make something comletely by yourself you have no restraints, and working in a 'virtual' 3D world gives you free reign to 'play God'. I could visualise certain scenes, and others just happened as I built and animated them."
As a simple phone for making calls, the ZTE gets the job done. We appreciate the stereo Bluetooth, but we wish the volume were louder.
On today's show, iBooks 2 code points to possible Retina Display iPad; Casio does something other than make keyboards; our favorite people, analysts, comment on the upcoming year for Netflix; and we have a couple guesses about who Anonymous will attack next.