Ep. 986: Where it's hard to stop mid-stream Video
This week on preGAME, hosts Jeff Bakalar and Mark Licea welcome special guest Russ Frushtick (MTV Multiplayer) as they take a first look at the Nintendo DSi XL! We've got two units in the studio today with tons of comparisons, first impressions, and live questions from our chat room.
Say what you want about Vin Diesel's current choice of movie roles, but we have to give the guy credit for his performance in the film "Boiler Room." One of Jeff's friends found a peculiar flier referencing the movie at a job fair at Rutgers University, so we spend the first few minutes of today's show chatting about that, then move onto the strange phenomenon of Opera Software receiving e-mails from Oprah fans that can't get the spelling correct.
There's a new way to watch live TV on the go. Previous attempts at streaming local television signals to smartphones have failed, but the new no-subscription Dyle service is betting that folks will tune in. Bridget Carey chats with CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng about the first smartphone with Dyle, and the challenges ahead for the technology.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: The usual suspects help kick off a week of Jeff-less shows while he's away at E3. With zero hockey and video game news to hold us back, we're chatting about a few offbeat stories from the weekend, including preteens on Facebook, Denver ambulances using subwoofers to clear traffic, and a dad whose cyberprank definitely crossed the line.
Camfrog Video Chat allows you to join real streaming video chat rooms where you can hear, see, and chat with many people at a time.
Viewer warning: This episode of CNET Live includes a nail being hammered up a nose and creepy snake-like robots.
Along with the rest of the weekly CNET Live shows, this is our final outing in this current form. Fortunately we've saved the best for last, with a testy buy-it-or-wait laptop debate, everyone's picks for best gadget ever, and a few final shoutouts to the chat room loyalists.
Scientists discuss e-waste, the fastest-growing component of the municipal waste stream worldwide, and the impact it has on those whose lives depend on it.
There's plenty of live video broadcasting platforms to choose on the Web these days, but today we're chatting with one of the pioneers. Justin Kan is one of the co-founders of Justin.tv, and he drops by our studio today for a full episode about the origins of life streaming and how the site paved the road to Justin's new project for live video gaming, TwitchTV.
Don't worry, the video you're about to watch features three fully clothed nerds talking about the best of CES 2010 for The 404 Podcast's last show LIVE from the CNET stage here. We've rounded up the funniest stories from this year's show for this wrap-up episode, starting with Jeff eating his hateful words about 3D PS3 and Xbox 360 Game Room.