Sure, there's been a whole truckload of bacon iPhone cases, bacon floss, and even bacon bracelets, but Legos are hot on bacon's heels with the recent release of Lego video games, Lego boom boxes, and this collection of Lego mosaics dedicated to video games past.
With Wilson at the auto expo in town, our good friend Kenley Bradstreet from "Heavy & Flow" joins us today on the show. We chat about Gore Verbinski's decision to make BioShock over another pirates movie and how that'll either be the best or worst thing he's ever done.
Justin then enlightens us about the logistical issues with sending feces through the United States Postal Service and how it isn't exactly a crime. First thing you'll want to do with the new OnStar system in the event of a car accident is Twitter about it as the service has found its way to the on-board vehicle communication system.
Next Kenley tells us about The Transcendent Man, Ray Kurzweil, and how he used to come visit the Bradstreet home on major holidays. Finally, we touch on some tech no-nos, a few tech-inspired faux pas (can you even pluralize that?) that we're all guilty of.
Make sure you keep sending in those stories of survival for a chance to win Tom Avery's incredible book, "To the End of the Earth". Leave us an email (the404 [at] cnet [dot] com or call in @ 866-404-CNET).EPISODE 316 Download today's podcast | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in RSS… Read more
Can't get enough of Audi's Truth in 24 documentary? Want to get in on the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance racing action during your commute to work? Well, if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch, you're in luck!
Audi has released a Truth in 24 game in the iTunes App Store. The game puts you in the driver's seat of one of Audi's LeMans racers as you compete in 10-minute endurance race. Drivers must keep a close eye on fuel and tires as they race toward the finish line.
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Audi's epic documentary about its involvement in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Truth in 24, is now available in the iTunes store for free. The film, which recently aired on ESPN, has been met with rave reviews by the automotive press. If you love motorsport, you absolutely have to check this one out.
Jeff, Wilson, and Justin recover from their hangovers with ace reporter Caroline McCarthy. We chat about Wilson's drunken debauchery and Caroline's bacon tattoo.
Some days on The 404, there isn't much news to report, so we do something we like to call "milking," and boy are we good at it! It's not for lacking of trying. We spend as much as 10 minutes every day looking for stuff on the Interwebs to riff on, and while we could talk about hackers taking apart Safari in seconds, it's really not that funny. And it's not 404-esque material. See how much text I've written, and really I haven't said anything!
In actual stories today, Caroline McCarthy tells us that there are bacon tattoos at SXSW. We think someone spammed our poll. President Obama makes a terrible, terrible 404-style joke about bowling and the Special Olympics. (We wish he would come on our show.) Google gives you an "Undo Send" feature in Gmail. We think it would be more effective if it had a five-hour, post-hangover undo-send feature. And we're really, really tired of Jason Seigel & Co. movies like "I Love You, Man." But it does bring up fond memories of Jennifer Love Hewitt in that teen classic "Can't Hardly Wait."EPISODE 303 Download today's podcast | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in RSS… Read more
G-Oil, made from in part from animal fats, is a now the official motor oil of the International Motor Sports Association's American Le Mans Series.
The two groups announced the change in a joint statement released Thursday.
The sanctioning by the International Motor Sports Association is an added bonus for Green Earth Technologies for attracting consumers. The company's G-Oil SAE 5W-30 received certification in early March from the American Petroleum Institute for meeting the performance specifications standards for gasoline engine oils. It then got the go-ahead to use the certification logo on its packaging.
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Well, other than the fact that both Mega Man and Jay-Z were pop-culture icons of their respective eras (yes, people, Jay-Z is that popular), they now each have 8-bit, NES-style music associated with them.
Video game music from the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) era had a very distinct style. Even music on other 8-bit consoles like the Sega Master System could not match it.
Anyone who at least played an NES back in those days (pretty much every kid, at least in the U.S.) will immediately recognize the style of that sound after just a few bars.
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Wanted: good-looking fella seeks book-loving gal; easily flattened by all the attention.
If he's your guy, meet Dead Mark, the only man you'll ever need in your life. Never mind the ominous-sounding name, Markie here'll never give you grief. Instead, he'll bring along plenty of enjoyment between the pages.
Just one wee catch: he's a little yellow-complexioned, and comes related to Dead Fred, Hanging Harry, Splat Stan, and Stress Paul. If you don't mind his family of deadbeat delinquents, this awfully cute silicone bookmark can be found at quirky retailer Suck UK, though be … Read more
Toyota has announced that it has developed the world's first rear-seat center airbag.
In the event of a side-on collision, this new airbag will deploy from a fixed rear-seat console to prevent injury from passengers colliding with each other or the console itself. We're assuming that the inclusion of this center airbag system eliminates the rear-center seating position.
We're all for vehicles protecting their passengers in the event of a crash, but between your standard front airbags, side-curtain airbags, knee airbags, rear-curtain airbags, and now rear-center airbags, how long will it be before the vehicle just fills … Read more
Between surfing for work and play, you may not realize how many types of files actually reside on your system. This free application will open your eyes as to the many file types you possess and help you manage them in a systematic fashion.
FileTypesMan loads a simply designed interface with two panes. The upper, larger pane lists all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags, and more. The lower, smaller pane lists the files associated with the type you … Read more