Ep. 54: Taxi cell phone ban; Nintendo's holiday gamble; and the Ballad of Balloon Boy Video
This week on the Digital City, we look at the ABC vs. Cablevision fight, check out some high-tech pizza that's hitting NYC, find out why it's taken so long for the MTA to upgrade subway stations, and celebrate that Macs are finally getting Steam games.
Episode 50 of the Digital City, where we discuss Microsoft's plans to take on Apple in both smart phones and tablet PCs; the rumor of an HD refresh of the Nintendo Wii console; and what AT&T is up to with its Microcell device.
On this week's Digital City, we discuss Google's rumored new phone; iMac shipping delays, best Netbook games, and small bits of insanity, including a new Mario pizza place and a gold-plated PS3.
This week on the Digital City, topics include Google's new Chrome OS, and what it means for Netbooks and Microsoft; some not-too-bright cell phone thieves; how Scott semi-scammed a new iPhone 3GS; and some new apps for navigating the NYC Subway system.
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.
Today's double-feature episode features stories about a tiny mirror accessory that turns your iPhone into a creepshots factory, cell service coming to MTA subways in New York, a crowdsourced dream database app, and an interview with "Parks and Recreation's" Jim O'Heir!
This week we freak out about Slingbox outages that have hit users around the country (fortunately, the problem seems mostly solved at this point). Then, we check out the two big tech firm ousters of the past week: HP's CEO and Apple's head iPhone guy. Dan goes over some recent NYC subway nightmares, and how the MTA's high-tech makeover isn't moving very quickly. And finally, we check out candid shots of a gorilla that got his paws on some poor zoo visitor's Nintendo DSi XL.
Topics discussed on today's 404 episode include Nintendo Power calling it quits, a DIY BioShock pinball game, summer hit songs relying on social followings for replay value, and the Internet implodes as Avril Lavigne announces her engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast: Steve Jobs gets the last laugh on Adobe Flash, NY unveils the taxi cabs of the future, Nintendo Wii U will support two tablets, and an Irish airline will soon offer inflight pornography
Episode 45 of the Digital City, where we discuss the latest Apple tablet rumors, discover who besides EA has a license to produce NFL video games, and an appreciation of music tech pioneer Les Paul.