Ep. 69: Super Bowl tech, Dante vs. Bioshock, and iPad alternatives Video
Wilson might be the only host on The 404 who watched the entire big game on Sunday, so we don't spend too much time talking about the actual game and instead stick to the commercials. Ads this year included Google's first Super Bowl ad. Also, HomeAway revitalized the Griswold family from National Lampoon's "Vacation,",\ and Motorola aired a commercial with Megan Fox selling something...we just don't remember what it is.
This week, we recap the highs and lows of high-tech Super Bowl ads, figure out why the Motorola Xoom costs so darn much, and play another round of our new tech trivia game, with prizes for chat room members.
Twitter was the star of the 2013 Super Bowl advertisements -- both on air and off. And a new gadget could let coaches know if their players have been hit too hard during a game.
Our little Dialed In family is back together once again. After enduring some technical difficulties and travel nightmares, Kent and I are back from Barcelona to join Nicole in the studio where we reflect on all the news from Mobile World Congress 2010. If there's one takeaway from the show, it's that software will play a primary role in this year's smartphones, while hardware will take a backseat. In other news, AT&T is finally getting its first Android phone and Sprint's WiMax devices are coming but not as early as some say. All this plus the latest cell phone reviews on this week's episode of Dialed In.
This week, we debate the merits of the proposed AT&T/T-mobile merger, and Dan and Scott give the Nintendo 3DS a pre-launch postmortem. Then, play along as we quiz each other and the chatroom with some brain-twisting telephone trivia.
This week, we go over some Super Bowl TV tips, including what to do if you're not going to be near a TV at all. Julie talks about developing new battery life tests, and Josh laments the decline of the compact point-and-shoot camera.
Beats designs pricey headphones for Super Bowl players, AT&T fights for customers with cash, and Last.fm jams with Spotify.
Super Bowl fantasies, open letter to sci-fi, kickflip a surfboard, creepy ads, cat suit of armor, WTF kids ride, survive a 500-foot fall, counterfeit $100 bills.
It's all strikes and smiles at one senior center in Northern California as grandmas and grandpas play Nintendo's Wii bowling to stay in shape, keep sharp, and have some fun. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi rolls a few herself and reports on this latest cross-generational video game trend.
This week, we're all back from CES with a list of the coolest laptops of the show. Plus, the Verizon iPhone is seemingly imminent -- find out if it's worth making the switch.