Ep. 857: Where we tripped over a zombie Video
Wilson's made a full recovery and is back on today's show, just in time to help us celebrate St. Patrick's Day! We're celebrating the best way we know how without actually drinking alcohol on the show--anyone else notice that Jeff looks eerily Irish today?
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discuss Hulu Plus and the Hulu Plus App, parental earnings from the David at the Dentist YouTube video, and a guy playing XBox 360 at a local Starbucks!
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.
Bonnie Cha, senior editor for cell phones, joins the show today to fill in for Justin Yu. It's one of the few days Wilson and Jeff aren't worried about losing their jobs for something they shouldn't have said. And no, she is NOT Nicole Lee. What better day to have Ms. Cha on the show than following the weekend that the actual Google phone leaks!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu celebrate annual Embrace Your Inner Geek Day by doing their normal and discussing YouTube's new Partner Grants program, gaming doubling kids' risk of ADHD, Star Wars characters like Yoda and Darth Vader reading you driving directions, and testing cell phone speeds in New York City.
YouTube turns six years old today, and we could spend an entire episode playing our favorite videos, but instead we're shifting gears to a new way to share media: OUTLOUD.FM is a collaborative way to play and discover new music with your friends! Anyone can join a chatroom (or start your own) and immediately begin uploading songs that get added to an infinite playlist. The current song plays simultaneously for everyone in the room, and we've created an exclusive 404 OUTLOUD.FM room for our listeners to share and play their favorite tracks! The three of us will be in the room throughout the day, so log in using your Twitter or Facebook and start uploading music!
In Buzz this week, Apple may be running iPod sweatshops, Google may be looking at your house, and zombies might already be inside.
Today we're joined by Robin Yang, a gamer that made her first CNET appearance on preGame last year and will soon move to Seattle to work for PopCap Games, the creator of online casual games like Plants vs. Zombies, Bewjeweled, and Peggle. But before she heads out West, she's guest hosting today's show about the Playstation hack fallout, a man arrested for singing Kung Fu fighting, the next Terminator film, and a Google survey about smartphones in the bathroom.
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.
We all have habits to overcome, and we all know that Wilson's hubris is text messaging and abusing social networks, but what about me and Jeff? On today's show, you'll learn how Jeff overcame his filthy nail-biting and why I almost went bald at age 8.