Ep. 816: Where we only buy American Video
Mark Licea fills in for Wilson today for our typical Friday stories--Asians, vacations, video games, Apple, Kool Aid, and paper airplanes just a few things you can expect to hear on today's show!
We're back! Jeff and Wilson are joined in the studio today with "Kenri," and Justin chimes in from San Francisco via phone. It's back to our usual shenanigans again, and we recount our holiday break. Plus, we have an apology to make to James Cameron.
This morning Wilson told us he'd tear his hair out if he hears the word "iPad" one more time, and we completely understand, but we still have to talk about it a little bit on today's show, so beware of falling strands. There's plenty of coverage on CNET TV of Saturday's official Apple iPad launch, plus a first look at gaming on the iPad, and, of course, the official CNET review.
On today's show, we're joined by Eric Franklin of the Crave podcast and Wilson Tang from the 404 for what turns out to be a much more reasonable and serious discussion than you might expect. Short version: what's going to happen to the Android tablets now that iPad 2 is out, and will there be an iPad 3? Also, Verizon ends iPhone unlimited data plan and security woes strike the Android platform. Plus: UFOs! --Molly
Wilson's powers to predict the future must be waning because he didn't warn us about the illness keeping him bedridden during today's episode of The 404 Podcast. The universe seems to work itself out, however, because CNET News reporter Caroline McCarthy is back from her sojourn to San Francisco, and hopefully on a semi-permanent basis this time!
It's cute, but is it worth your money? Here are five reasons why you should pass on the iPad Mini.
This week's Apple iPad announcement gives us the perfect opportunity to discuss the future of publishing with Cliff Chiang and Jerry Ma, two graphic illustrators in the comic book industry. They join us in the studio today to talk about their collaborative project, "Secret Identities," a graphic novel anthology of Asian American superhero stories.
Kenley is back on The 404 today to announce the winner of our Nerd of the Year contest, and Stupid Andy is the winner!
It's Natali Morris's second-to-the-second-to-the-last appearance on the show before her departure from CNET on April 29th, but today she turns the studio upside down when she tells us she disliked Batman Returns. After we finish putting the studio back together, we also chat about the effects of Coldplay on your romantic life and play a couple Calls From the Public.
AT&T earns the "worst carrier in the world" award for the second year in a row, so it's a good thing I just signed up for two more years of service with this new iPhone 4S. On today's show, we'll look at how the other carriers compare to AT&T, dispel rumors of Shigeru Miyamoto's departure from Nintendo, put in our bid for RickPerry.com, Jeff demoes My Xbox Live for the iPad, and we'll show some incredible listener-submitted contest submission videos!