But you can point north if you wear a belt of a dozen or so magnets all the time. We'll explain. Also Palm Pre is coming for $200 and we have some rumored next-generation specs. Oh and about 300 car stories, 'cause you know. Cooley is on the show.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 977
Palm Pre to arrive June 6 for $200 http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10244423-1.html
Next-gen iPhone specs, launch date revealed? http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/next-gen-iphone-specs-launch-date-revealed/
Biz Stone on Twitter: … Read more
Longtime friend of the 404 Tim Geisenheimer takes Wilson's spot today on the show where we talk a whole lot about the Palm Pre. The Pre will hit stores Saturday June 6 for $200 after a $100 rebate. We weigh some of the pros and cons of the new Palm gadget and try to figure out why (or if) it's cooler than the iPhone.
Next it's on to the world of used video games and how Walmart is testing out a new kiosk in some of the company's stores. The blue box will pay you for old games that you slide into a slot. After the little man inside checks the game for scratches, he'll magically credit your charge card with the money for the game. Sounds too good to be true? Probably. We're just curious as to how competitive the prices are.
An ingenious combination of puppies and cameras takes shape at PuppyPullingPower. Which dog attracts the most female friends? Listen and find out.
Speaking of pets, find out why some ridiculous cat has over half a million followers on Twitter and why this is the end of the Internet as we know it.EPISODE 345 Download today's podcast Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Are you trying to climb the corporate ladder? Hard work helps, but it couldn't hurt to have some insight from those who have reached the top. ExecTweets for iPhone aggregates the Twitter feeds of nearly 100 top executives.
Those execs include top brass from companies such as Best Buy, Digg, Microsoft, and Zappos. Following them nets you nuggets of business wisdom, links to stories they consider important, random thoughts (this is Twitter, after all), and even notable quotables (not sure why, but execs are really into quoting).
The application makes it a snap to browse the tweets, with separate … Read more
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said at the Reuters Technology Summit on Monday that the ubiquitous microblogging start-up isn't considering an advertising-based business model at all.
The whole "we'll make money by offering corporate accounts of some sort" mantra has been talked about by Twitter's founders quite a bit recently. But until this point, Stone and co-founder Evan Williams haven't been quite this explicit in ruling out advertising altogether.
"There are a few reasons why we're not pursuing advertising--one is, it's just not quite as interesting to us," Stone said at … Read more
Fine twittering is like fine wine. Deep, fluid, and just a little dark.
Which is why when one comes to consider which sporting figures have taken their tweets to an exalted level, one doesn't look at the number of followers they might enjoy.
No, one examines their tweets. One swills them around one's mouth. And one spits them out to see just what effect they might have on others.
This list was compiled with some joy and not a little pain, from research that goes beyond that which most scientists could endure.
But please let me start with … Read more
Man, we're never going to have a complete show again. With Wilson in Boston visiting his newborn son, we invite Natali Del Conte back on the show, where we disgust and delight her with stories about gravity-defying bras, sleeping with rodents, and a $4k pair of Xbox/Nike sneakers.
After begging Natali to take me back, we move onto a story about a pair of Nike sneakers that fetched $4k on eBay this weekend. They're custom made and feature fiber optic wiring that makes the shoes light up and glow on the wearer. You can guess how wide Jeff opened up the hating floodgates on these guys.
We've also got a really disgusting story about a new strain of SUPER RAT found in Europe that's resistant to pesticides and modern poison. I've got my own story to tell about my ongoing battle with mice in my home, and I won't give away any secrets, but be sure to listen to the last 15 minutes of the show to hear the rest...R.O.U.S. is a staggering understatement. Enjoy your lunch everyone!EPISODE 344 Download today's podcast Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Last week the Web was a'Twitter with news that a court had overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage.
There was just one problem with the 'news': it's not true.
Some people have a problem with Twitter's 140-character message limit. I think there's a bigger problem: most people don't seem to actually read all 140 characters, much less click on referenced links, preferring instead … Read more
Rudy the Parrot hates him.
Last week, Rudy tweeted: "They can try but they will never get to me. Birds live twice as long as cats, sometimes longer. @Sockington will perish."
I am sure that is true. However, whereas in January Sockington had 10,000 Twitter followers, now there are more than 500,000. Rudy is stuck on 1,573.
Sockington is, as you have probably guessed, a cat. One extremely popular cat.
NEW YORK--Goat cheese is the new black. Introducing goat cheese cheesecake, asserted the Twitter account for a Manhattan food outlet called the Dessert Truck one morning in April, a few hours before it opened up shop at its semi-regular haunt on the corner of St. Mark's Place and Third Avenue.
The Dessert Truck is usually in good company. Walk out of the Astor Place subway station into Cooper Square, the gateway to the St. Mark's and Bowery nightlife strips, and depending on the time of day you can buy a cup of coffee, an order of Thai chicken, … Read more