Ep. 59: Black Friday shopping tips, and a PS3 MAG beta invite giveaway Video
Episode 56 of the Digital City, where Joey wonders why everyone puts up with poor iPhone service (hint: it's the social utility of shared experiences); and Scott finds out how much laptop $350 can buy.
With Jeff too sick to come in this morning, Dan Ackerman and Scott Stein jump into the studio with me to talk holiday gift guide advice, iPad 2 rumors, prosthetic tentacle arms, and more!
In our latest episode, we wonder why no other tech entrepreneurs have gotten big-screen treatment like Mark Zuckerberg; Scott worries about laptop chest-burns; and Joey dreams of a world where all consoles can play together.
Shoppers around the nation set their alarms extra early to welcome Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. At electronic superstores like Circuit City, $299 laptops were among the first big items to sell out. As CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi found out, people didn't seem to mind waiting in hour-long lines to buy fancy TVs if it meant cashing in on super savings.
Join Brian, Tom, Molly, Natali, and Brian on November 28--or Black Friday--when they host the Holiday Help Desk live on CNET TV. They'll be answering all of your holiday shopping questions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT.
Scott Stein fills in for Wilson, who is spending a sick day at home crawling WebMD on his iPad. Today's show discusses a phenomena known as "Netflix hoarding," a new service called Cloud Girlfriend, and we suggest a few April Fool's day pranks for nerds.
TV guru David Katzmaier sits in for Joey this week, talking about his adventures on cord cutting. Like Scott, he also recently ditched his cable service for a mix of over-the-air and IPTV. Additionally, Dan's iPad gets bricked by the iOS 4.2 update, and even our studio computer crashes, forcing an 'a capella' version of the Digital City theme song.
Against all odds and defying logic, The 404 has miraculously reached our 404th episode. As shameless self-promoters, we're not afraid to pat ourselves on the back, and we invite a whole cast of friends to help us! A huge Calls From the Public today, plus the origin of The 404 and a Best-Moments Reel!
Watch the last hour of our holiday shopping call-in show.
Load these and then call in sick. For a year.