Ep. 69: Super Bowl tech, Dante vs. Bioshock, and iPad alternatives Video
The Electronic Entertainment Expo--or E3--is the Super Bowl for the world of video games. But for PlayStation maker Sony, it was the main stage to discuss its recent security breach that compromised 77 million users' personal information. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports from Los Angeles.
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.
The newest version of Office can also be had for an annual fee, Apple's iPad gets more storage, and sites stream the Super Bowl for free.
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.
The week leading up to the Super Bowl is the only time people seek out and watch commercials, but a rejected PornHub submission that's surprisingly safe for work is using the Internet as its consolation prize.
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.
Microsoft and Google scuffle over Yahoo, the gender-income gap widens and Super Bowl ads on MySpace: What's your favorite?
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.
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.