Ep. 544: Where heroes get remembered but legends never die Video
Pucker up! The 404 Podcast cordially invites you to help us celebrate Kiss An Asian Day! Wilson and I are clearly delighted with this extremely made-up holiday, while Jeff couldn't be stuck in a more compromising position. Yesterday also happened to be International Talk Like William Shatner Day, so the first story in today's rundown is about his new social network aimed at sci-fi nerds.
Remembering your friends' and contacts' birthdays is hard enough. Taking that extra step to actually send them a birthday message or wish on time can be even more difficult. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi previews two helpful smartphone apps that help you remember important dates.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu sing a rousing rendition of the theme song to Family Matters, reminisce about ABC's TGIF programming lineup, and celebrate this year's ComicCon by boycotting Rainn Wilson as the Riddler in the next Batman movie.
CNET editor Jeff Bakalar shows us some of the great launch titles for the Nintendo 3DS. He plays Steel Diver, Madden NFL Football, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pilotwings Resort, Super Street Fighter IV 3D and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.
Barnes & Noble just announced three new tablets that could extinguish the Amazon Kindle Fire- tune in to hear why you should care, and how to shop for the best device this holiday season. Also, happy birthday Wilson!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu celebrate their annual trip to McDonalds, debate a new airline initiative offering free flights to standers, and freak out over the recent scourge of bedbugs in New York City.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu take a look at the weekend box office, discuss Friday's iPhone 4 announcement from Apple and Steve Jobs, and celebrate New Jersey's purchase of Ilya Kovalchuk!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu take a closer look at Blackberry's new Torch smartphone, Facebook's ethnicity trend study, regional gadget trends, and why it's never a good idea to sing John Denver at karaoke.
We couldn't record today's Podcast without spending a little time on Gizmodo's big unveiling of Microsoft's secret tablet PC. The blog is reporting that even though our first inclination is to call it a tablet, it's really more of a booklet, with two 7-inch(ish) screens with multitouch, a 3MP camera on the back, and a fancy stylus for clicking, writing, dragging, and drawing. In typical 404 fashion, we have to poke fun at the fact that while a long plastic pen is very innovative, we wish it had fully functioning voice recognition, but as we've seen from the Google iPhone app, that technology will likely never be perfected. In the meantime, it looks like the Microsoft booklet will materialize before the fabled Apple tablet.
Happy birthday, Mark Zuckerberg! That guy is really young to be so rich.