Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Of course Applebee's is going to replace waiters with tablets.
- The secret meeting that changed rap music, and destroyed a generation.
- A surgeon's review of Google Glass in the operating room.
The group behind the USB standard has begun work on a new connector that's designed to fix a two-decade-old problem: it can be hard to tell which way is up.
The Type-C connector will make Universal Serial Bus more like Apple's Lightning connector, which is used on newer iPads and iPhones. With it, customers don't have to make sure the connector is flipped upside-down compared to the port.
USB is burdened by a variety of different connectors today, meaning that customers often must have the right cable to plug in the right camera, external hard drive, phone, … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Your traditional Black Friday Walmart gadget brawl footage.
- Shoppers whip out mobile gadgets to tackle Black Friday madness.
- The dirty secret behind Black Friday discounts.
- 92 percent of 2013 Black Friday ads contain the exact same items at the same price as 2012.
- Amazon drones: Bold experiment or shrewd publicity stunt?
- Amazon "drones" stir up privacy concerns among lawmakers.
I watch a lot of movies.
In most of them, ugly fights often begin with the line: "You talkin' to me?"
So I have a certain fear that the more people wear Google Glass around our towns and cities, the more verbal misunderstandings might get out of control.
Comedian Ed Bassmaster, aka YouTube's Bluetooth Man, decided to experiment with wearing the glasses of the future to the King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania.
He is not himself an Explorer. He purloined the glasses of PR man Chris Barrett, who seems happiest when his glasses are worn by well-known people such as Bon Jovi's keyboard player.
When Bassmaster wandered the mall, speaking loudly, as many Glassers no doubt will, the reactions were, at times, a picture.… Read more
Friend of the show Harold Goldberg drops by the studio today to talk to Jeff about his amazing profile of Sam Houser, the notoriously reclusive head of Rockstar Games and the man behind Grand Theft Auto V.
- Criminal Mind -- The Harold Goldberg interview with Sam Houser.
Who wouldn't want a remote control for their pet? Or, perhaps, who would?
I love pet gadgets, especially wacky ones like Bowlingual, which claims to translate barks into human speech.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has tantalized shoppers with the prospect of package delivery by drones in a few years. But flying machines are already delivering dramatic protest footage in Thailand.
Anti-government protesters seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have clashed with security forces in Bangkok, leaving at least three people dead.
This week, America's retailers have put on their finest makeup and highest heels in order to make themselves supremely attractive.
My inbox has been full of enticements, all to celebrate the Feast of the Black Eye Friday.
One seductive missive caught my eye, though. It promised: "Black Friday, sólo 3 días con ofertas irrepetibles?."
Well, I suppose my name does look a little Spanish after a few sangrias.
The offers were, of course, very special. A Lenovo Intel Core i7, for example. A mere 579. A Bosch washing machine for just 289.
It was then that my brain intercepted my eyes and whispered: "Hey, those prices are in euros."… Read more