Ep. 904: Where it's safe to assume we're being sarcastic Video
It's Wilson's penultimate episode on The 404 Podcast, but his departure just wouldn't feel right unless we let him carry on today about the Apple OS 10.8 Mountain Lion announcement. We'll also reveal Apple's dirty little PR secret while we're on the topic, and of course play a few voicemails from listeners lamenting Wilson's desertion.
Today we'll pay tribute to the lost era of computer magazines with the news of PCWorld shuttering its print division. We'll stay in the past with a collection of sounds gone extinct, and play a couple new listener voicemails.
Microsoft announces a game lineup for Kinect, Pleo the robotic dinosaur is back from extinction in time for the holidays, and Facebook disables applications that were found to transmit personal data.
A documentary about a really, really dirty joke
"Musician" Rebecca Black and a voicemail from a technologically entitled listener inspire Jeff to create Punch a Tween Day. Check out today's episode of The 404 Podcast for more details on how you can help.
What happens to your digital media after you die? It's a morbid topic, but someone has to cover it! We'll also meet a group of citizen journalists in LA obsessed with listening to police scanners and watch in delight as the Internet roasts the geniuses at Bic that came up with pens made "specifically for women."
Evolution Robotics' Mint floor-cleaning robots get funky at a CES demo. Mint launched in 2010 and uses dry or wet Swiffer cloths to tackle dirty floors. We're hoping they learn to moonwalk next.
You'll know we're recording this episode from the stage before the show has actually begun because of the number of loud machinery crunching away in the background as vendors ready their booths. In the meantime, we cover Google's official introduction of the Nexus One, a 3D network arriving on your TV, and Microsoft's tablet computer. You heard me right. Microsoft.
Since we're not having a show tomorrow for Independence Day, there's a lot to cover today, including a new segment with Beck's Beer and Last.fm, a chat with the winner of our logo design contest, and a hilarious voicemail from everyone's favorite Tina Schwartz.
The guys imagine a Big Lebowski sequel starring Jesse Eisenberg and Ron Paul. And speaking of great films, allow us to honor Nora Ephron, one of the best screenwriters in the history of cinema. Those stories plus contest winners and listener voicemails on today's 404 episode!