This CNET TV video gives you step-by-step instructions on how to set up your external hard drive so it can be used on a Windows machine and on your Mac. Keep in mind that the process described in the video is using Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard, though the process is essentially the same in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.… Read more
After multiple cancellations and attempts to get him on the show, Mr. Ngo is finally in the 404 studio in New York! We're excited to pick his brain on all the new advancements in the CNET labs, but we get sidetracked by the most random conversations. Dong and I have a special relationship (don't go there): Dong was actually the first person I met when I first started working at CNET! In fact, you could consider him my printer mentor! Thanks, Dong.
Since we have Dong in the hot seat, we take this opportunity to pick his brain about his experiences coming to America from Vietnam. As you can imagine, it took the young Dong awhile to adjust to our idioms and figures of speech, which he illustrates beautifully in a cheeky story involving an attractive blond woman and a big, yellow Hummer.
In addition, Dong surprises us all and tell us that it was actually Michael Jackson who inspired him to learn English! I can just imagine little Dong saying "Who is the Man in the Mirror and why are we asking him to change his ways?"
Believe it or not, we finally arrive at an actual news story in the second half of the show. This one is about a Japanese teddy bear robot nurse named RIBA (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance) meant to transport the elderly and handicapped in its creepy outstretched arms. Has anyone noticed that it looks a lot like a certain bear meme?
Either way, we all take issue with the fact that the bear can only hold up to 134 pounds in its foam-padded paws! Clearly this robot ain't picking any Americans up anytime soon. I think we actually have babies that weigh more than that.
Big thanks goes out to Paul Ramsay for inviting us to last night's hypnotism show at the Julliard Academy. It was tons of fun--who knew a group of kids could Riverdance so well!? Maybe you can help Jeff through his knife phobia! If you're not familiar with Paul's work, be sure to check out his appearance on our show. Also, head over to the Inside CNET Labs Podcast to catch more of Dong Ngo's crazy antics.EPISODE 418 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
In today's podcast we talk about the sale of Skype, iRobot's U.S. Army contract, and the NFL's new rules that ban the use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social-networking tools before, during, and after games. We also get CNET senior editor Stephen Shankland in the studio to talk about Windows 7 and its newly flaunted battery-conserving prowess. Is it worth the upgrade just for this feature? Listen to find out.
This week, we take a look at advertising and discuss what makes people identify with certain products. For example, some people consider themselves Macs and other PCs. The way I see it, people just want to feel that they are a part of something. I wish I would have thought to say that during the podcast...
Then we go in-depth with Snow Leopard(Mac OS X 10.6) and attempt to calculate how many bounces faster it is than 10.5.
Finally, in e-mails Dong gets some questions about Vietnamese restaurants he attempts to dodge, but I catch him in … Read more
We get off and running this week about 32-bit programming versus 64-bit programming. Dong exposes the huge differences between the two and the level of talent it takes to program in both. /sarcasm...
Then, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. As you all know, Dong and I are WoW players, so bear with us as we go overlong, discussing the ins and outs of the new WoW expansion. We're both extremely excited about the prospects of this, but Dong is just better at hiding his enthusiasm.
We move on to iPhone GPS apps for the 3G and 3GS. Apparently, they all … Read more
Back in 2004, four years after first launching the PlayStation 2, Sony brought out a new, much more compact PS2. Timed to come out just as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was hitting stores, the redesigned console helped breath new life into the PS2 franchise. It remains on store shelves today--you can pick one up for just $99.
Needless to say, Sony hopes that a trimmed-down--and less expensive--PS3 Slim will similarly invigorate sales of the PlayStation 3, which has lagged behind the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox 360 and has taken some of the luster off the PlayStation brand (… Read more
I own a 24-inch Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP LCD computer monitor. Over the last year or so, I've yet to have a performance issue. I do a heavy amount of gaming on it including World of Warcraft and first-person shooters, and I've never once had a problem with input lag. Input lag is a delay measured by the difference between the time a signal is input into a display and the time it is shown by the display.
Input lag is one of the major criticisms of this monitor from its users. Just to be clear, I'm not claiming that input lag on this monitor doesn't exist, I'm only saying that I've not seen evidence of it on either our evaluation unit of my own. Dell has purportedly addressed the issue in the A02 revision of the 2408WFP.
That being said, I still feel the Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP is the best 24-incher money can buy and quite easily earned the top spot on CNET's top-rated 24-inch LCD computer monitors (that we've reviewed).… Read more
We're back live! Or as live as we ever get, which is about three days old actually. So, yeah, LIVE!
First off, we get into an impromptu conversation about Bing, the past tense of Bing and how such tense is rife with comic possibilities. What follows is our attempt to exploit this.
After that, we discuss the movie "Idiocracy." I finally got a chance to see it and promptly perched myself upon my soapbox. That's fair warning to you and your loved ones.
We don't do this often on the show, but I wanted to bring to everyone' s attention the current plight of Blick. Blick is a man wrongly accused of being something he is not. We'd just like to set the record straight that he is not a pile of bricks, and the more people who accept this, the sooner justice will be done upon him.
Also, I tell a couple of gym stories involving yellow tank tops, interracial bromancing, and pull-up spotting.
Then, ribs. Delicious barbecue ribs. Who among my fellow carnivores doesn't love ribs? Dong talks … Read more
Now you can get your weekend 404 fix with throwback episodes coming at ya every Saturday! We're always open to suggestions on which episodes you guys want to hear, so hit us up at th404(at)cnet[dot]com and let us know your favorites.
This episode is dedicated to you and your far-reaching obsession with foodstuffs. Oh and speaking of ugly things, today we talk about Michelle Malkin and take an in-depth look at the miracle of personal deep frying, kooky Japanese space beer, the marketing morons at Blockbuster, and "Sex and the City" again! One … Read more