Ep. 942: Where we're ready to believe you Video
Leaked from today's 404 podcast: ALAC codec goes open source, HP pivots PC unit AGAIN, McRib McFibs, jailbroken iPhone 4S, pirates hit Modern Warfare 3, and behold: the podcast revolution!
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast: 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 crimes, Toys 'R Us $200 Android tablet, gold-plated Ataris, rising hard drive prices, and what do SKYRIM and celebrities have in common? Oh, nothing.
Today we're talking about a study from address book site Plaxo that claims 19 percent of people have accidentally let their phones slip into the toilet. We also chat about Captain America: The First Avenger, Super 8, Amy Winehouse, and the role of Modern Warfare 2 and World of Warcraft in this weekend's violence in Oslo.
If you bought an Apple iPad 3 in the past three weeks and are now shaking your fists at Apple for just releasing the iPad 4, CNET's Sharon Vaknin is about to become your new best friend. That story plus details on the leaked Sony Playstation Master key, 2012's worst reported passwords, and the secret behind the bootleg Heinz ketchup bust on today's episode of The 404 Show!
Leaked from today's show: Facebook cryptography, steganography in social media, crowd-sourcing a witch hunt, and demonic portraits purposely hidden beneath waves of electronic music.
We examine the next-generation Nintendo Wii, the double rainbow dude selling out, a guy trying to beat Modern Warfare 2 without killing, and a couple good voice-mails on today's episode of The 404 Podcast!
On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, we discuss the future of video games and how students at the Imperial College in London are developing a pair of special glasses that allows players to control paddle movement using their eye movements! The new technology holds particular promise for people with physical disabilities that might soon get the chance to join the gaming community. The glasses are fitted with infrared light sensors and a webcam that links a laptop to the player's eyes, and although the hardware only costs $35 to make, the eye movement system itself costs around $36,000, so don't expect to control Modern Warfare with your eyes anytime soon.
Today we're discussing technology's obsession with nostalgia and modern hardware drawing inspiration from old designs. Topics include skeuomorphism, ex-relationship syndrome, futurism, and planned obsolescence.
Leaked from today's 404 Podcast: Google Music competes for your ears, Cadillac announces plans for app store, Google Nexus drops on the UK, Gawker puts Fleshbot porn news site up for sale, and porn makers think they're getting jacked by .xxx domains.
The Podcast awards are on and we're up against TWiT again, so we decided to take drastic measures. We will no longer protect your chicken from Dokken if you don't vote for us. So there. Also Psystar is no longer protected from Apple and Modern Warfare 2 is no longer available in Russia. Whew! So much less availability these days.