Ep. 868: Where time is not important Video
Today's double-feature episode features stories about a tiny mirror accessory that turns your iPhone into a creepshots factory, cell service coming to MTA subways in New York, a crowdsourced dream database app, and an interview with "Parks and Recreation's" Jim O'Heir!
Manhattan is growing desperate for natural public spaces, and today we'll review a proposal for the Low Line, a "natural" park housed in an abandoned subway station in the Lower East Side. We'll also show off the latest status symbol in Hollywood used by famous tech pundits Miley Cyrus and John Mayer, and test-drive Coca-Cola's new ad campaign that lets you personalize a bottle of your favorite soda.
In the words of Governor Andrew Cuomo, we're all proud to be New Yorkers but we reached a new level of social justice this weekend with the passing of the Gay Marriage Bill, and Jeff may indeed still be celebrating on 5th Avenue today following yesterday's Pride parade.
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu fear the wrath of Jeff's alter-ego TerrorByte, debate the efficacy of Wi-Fi access in NYC subways, the latest Android Froyo update for the HTC Evo 4G, and more!
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: Congress rules pizzas count as vegetables, Wi-fi "notworks" come to Brooklyn-bound subways, Salvation Army using Square for mobile credit card donations, SOPA makes powerful enemies, and AIM rises from the ashes of AOL.
This week on the Digital City, we look at the ABC vs. Cablevision fight, check out some high-tech pizza that's hitting NYC, find out why it's taken so long for the MTA to upgrade subway stations, and celebrate that Macs are finally getting Steam games.
Sometimes, but not often, The 404 Podcast wades into foreign territory and needs help getting out. Luckily, we have Natali Del Conte on hand to dish out some much needed advice about how to approach someone on public transit. Is it taboo to introduce yourself? Should you offer a business card? Is there some kind of unspoken agreement not to talk to anyone else on the New York Subway?
Every once in awhile we need a friendly reminder about the importance of getting a good night's rest- after all, the average human spends about a third of his or her life asleep. The Sleep Doctor Michael Breus is back in the studio with tips on how to sleep easier and stay rested- extra long episode today!
It's the penultimate episode before our 404th episode of The 404. Yes, the Internet will exploded when we run our live show tomorrow. Today's episode, though, might keep us from ever reaching that magic number. In our first half, we discuss our recollections of learning about the birds and the bees. In the second half, we have a great Calls from the Public section, and we mention Best Buy's latest snafu.
The format of today's episode is a little different, as we're discussing all the products to come out of Apple's Education Event at The Guggenheim Museum here in New York, along with Bridget Carey who reports from the field on iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the revamped iTunes U platform for students. CNET's David Carnoy helps us out as well.