Ep. 979: Where court is now in session Video
Can't figure out how to delete a photo someone posted on your Facebook wall? Wish you didn't have to see a certain someone's updates in your news feed? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you just how easy it is to get rid of those annoying posts.
Jeff didn't get the memo about daylight-saving time and misses today's episode of The 404 Podcast, but luckily our good buddy Mark Licea of The Green Show set his clock back and helps us out with today's Halloween recap, as well as a few stories from around the Internet.
When the Constantines headlined the Sub Pop showcase at the 2004 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas; the band's show concluded with them standing on the speaker stacks clapping and keeping time for the audience as the room sang the band's recent set closer (Lou Reed's "Temporary Thing") back at them. This scene lasted a full five minutes, five minutes of finale without the band playing a single note and thus the increasingly impatient promoters, fearful of running over their strict Texan curfew, couldn't even unplug the band to get them off the stage. But then the purpose of the stage is constantly called into question at Constantines shows. Bryan and Steve will regularly move their mic stands into the crowd and Doug frequently hands out percussion to the faithful gathered together near the band. The greatest rock and roll is always transformative, a concept that the Constantines grasped from their inception and one which was so readily on display at this show. The boundary between band and crowd is blurred; inhibitions are lost, along with voices, and ultimately you feel more alive than you did before the band took the stage, before you stopped noticing the stage.
Facebook recently rolled out privacy changes and new data-sharing features. As usually happens when Facebook makes a privacy change, there was a swift and mighty backlash. Didn't Facebook learn from Beacon? To discuss Facebook's latest moves, Rafe Needleman is joined by CNET's Declan McCullagh and by Kara Swisher from All Things Digital.
In case you didn't catch the preshow, today's show title is in honor of Jeff and Wilson both visiting the doctor...here's hoping they're at the same time. Before we get to the show, be sure to head out for your free tacos from Taco Bell, then come back for another hilarious Friday episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast.
May 21st came and went, and we're glad the rapture didn't happen before Jeff gets his bits glittered! It's almost a sure thing now that his opponent Peter Ha is only 15 followers away from 4,000- which means a pejazzling is in Jeff's immediate future.
An all-calls show, but we didn't plan it that way.
Rock/techno artist Project Vector debuts in the realm of video with "Out of the Closet," a self-shot and self-edited video. With neither the time for extensive on-location shooting or the budget to hire a professional video production company, Project Vector's Dave Gastambide dived in with almost no experience in video and produced what many are calling a surprisingly good clip for a first try. "I basically just shot most of the footage in front of a green screen and used a lot of compositing and digital effects to try and create some interesting visuals," Dave elaborates. "I didn't really know what the heck I was doing, but it was fun." "Out of the Closet" is the opening track on REALITY SHOW, Project Vector's debut CD released earlier in 2005. The album has gradually been winning PV an enthusiastic following who dig the unusual stylistic hybrids and the willingness to intelligently explore controversial subjects.
Before we get into the stories on today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast, let's spend a moment on the magic of Lady Gaga. In this morning's pre-show, Jeff admits he's finally fallen for the incendiary pop star, and it's all because of her newest video, "Bad Romance." We all agree that the diva is definitely the most talented pop star, but the nerds inside of us have to ask: does she have to constantly pimp her Monster Heartbeat headphones in every single music video?
Today the truth comes out. As if we didn't know it already, Wilson Tang is officially an Apple fanboy. Find out how he shows his true colors when he and Jeff get into a heated debate over the company.