If you decide to wear this new Macy's fleece in public, fellas, don't be surprised when everyone stares at your left bicep. It's to be expected when you're displaying video on your sleeve (which is not to say your biceps don't warrant widespread public attention in their own right.)
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The confetti at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was made of confidential police documents.
- NEC is designing a suitcase-size DNA analyzer.
- A pill that calls home once you've taken it.
- CNET Exclusives: 35 percent off Outdoor Technology Bluetooth headphones and wireless gear!
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Jeff, unimpressed with last night's Macy's Fireworks display, left his own message in the sky.
- San Diego fireworks fail ends as quickly as it starts.
- Dear Interns: Think twice before tweet-talking your coworkers.
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In Electronic Arts' mind, the company isn't any different than the likes of Apple or Amazon.
That is, if EA's online gaming platform, Origin, takes off with consumers. EA Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore believes it's a way to plug in directly to the home similar to Apple's iTunes or Amazon's online storefront. Clearly, Origin is much more limited; beyond games, iTunes and the App Store offer music, videos, and different kinds of apps, while Amazon sells virtually anything on its site. But the concept of creating a direct connection with individuals remains valid.
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Who needs to bother with a fitting room when you can use a Kinect to model outfits?
Between pitches for mobile payments, new self-checkout machines, and virtual customer service assistants, technology rules the show floor at the 101st Annual National Retail Federation Convention and Expo in New York, taking place this week.
This year it's possible to try on a new dress -- with matching purse, belt and jewelry -- in just a few seconds using a Microsoft Kinect camera. You become a paper doll on the television monitor with FaceCake's Swivel, a virtual dressing room that will … Read more
It's not as dirty as it sounds--a spa in New York City is offering treatment for the creases that supposedly form on your neck when you're constantly looking up and down while texting on your smartphone. Speaking of things that are sketchy, we're also talking about a Web site that will tell you if your e-mail address has been hacked. And celebrating Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th birthday party!The 404 Digest for Episode 846 New Yorkers rush to get " BlackBerry facials." Happy 20th birthday to Sonic the Hedgehog: See you at Macy's! Fox News says magical new "iPhone" device may kill PS3/Xbox. How to know if you've been hacked. Dude, there's a star 30 light years away that's, like, spewing out water. Whoa. Episode 847 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Clothes shoppers wanting to experience the 21st-century version of dress-up have until November to try on the new Macy's Magic Fitting Room in the retail chain's New York's Herald Square flagship store.
The company is showing off a 72-inch mirror display that enables you to superimpose clothing on your reflection. The mirror features a multitouch screen that lets you select items such as tops, dresses, bottoms, and coats. After making a choice, the item covers your reflection, making it look like you're actually wearing the garb. Swimming in that shirt? Simply touch the mirror to take … Read more
How friendly are you with those who live next door?
What about that strange-looking couple with the permanently haggard look that lives four doors down? Yes, the ones with the underfed dog and the permanently-shuttered drapes.
Perhaps rottenneighbor.com will be able to tell you.
I was trying to go to rottentomatoes.com to see how bad the new Will Smith movie was and somehow ended up on a site where neighbors tittle and tattle about each other's annoying habits.
Here's a sample, written about a couple at Lands End Drive, Weldon Spring Heights, Missouri:
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