Ever since you've moved into your new place, things haven't gone quite right, have they?
You didn't get the promotion to senior office librarian. You suspect your lover is seeing someone else. And then there's those weird feelings when you go into the second bedroom.
It's not that you get a shiver down your spine. It's that something doesn't seem quite right, as if your possessions have been moved a few inches away from where you left them.
Let's be honest about a possible cause here: someone might have once died in … Read more
You've never heard of the TV show "Fly or Die," but it could be the next "Orange is the New Black." At least, it could if its producers and BitTorrent get their way -- which just happens to involve heavy audience participation and the sensibilities of the YouTube era.
The public debut of "Fly or Die" is available on Tuesday as a BitTorrent Bundle. It's not a full-fledged show, at least not yet. The first "Fly or Die" Bundle includes an introduction to the main characters and the show's &… Read more
Dumb Ways To Die Free plays a popular Internet video while advertising other applications. The video, itself, is part of a public service campaign conducted by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia, created to encourage rail safety. Its humorous and morbid animations, combined with a catchy tune, made it a viral sensation all over the Internet, but that doesn't mean you need this app to enjoy it.
The Dumb Ways To Die video consists of several cute characters experiencing random and unusual deaths. At the end of the video the last few characters all die from tragic railway accidents that … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Enter Steve's contest: You can be the Audiophiliac for a day!
- Poll: If digital audio is so great, why didn't it kill the LP?
- Steve interviewed producer-engineer Young Guru on what good sound sounds like.
- Steve endorses the Orbit Turntable on Kickstarter.
- The founder of the Bose Corporation dies at 83.
- Steve reviews the Sony MDR-7506 headphones, around since 1991 and still way better than most 2013 headphones.
You've probably not been the same since you saw the latest Apple ad.
It's helped you understand your indispensable place in the world, your iPhone's indispensable place in your life, and Apple's indispensable place in American business.
For those who didn't quite get it, the folks at Funny or Die thought they'd rewrite the voiceover to make things a touch clearer.
"We spent a lot of time developing things so that you don't have to watch concerts you paid for," explains the very level voice of Apple reason. … Read more
Comedy sketch site Funny or Die is now selling its 78-minute film about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which it previously offered for free on its Web site.
Funny or Die also released some metrics about the viewership of the film, which it says doubled traffic to its site on the day it was released, and has been viewed more than 740,000 times. In a release, the … Read more
Comedy site Funny or Die beat out the competition in getting "iSteve," the first Steve Jobs biopic, out for viewing. Take that, Ashton Kutcher. In all that haste, Funny of Die may have cut a few corners as far as accuracy goes. That's left the film open for evisceration by Apple fans on high alert for anachronistic images.
The film is full of tripping Steve Jobs scenes, Bill Gates beating computer components with a hammer, and Steve Wozniak looking like he just wandered off the set of "Lost." It's also full of computer parts that just don't fit the time period. It's the sort of thing that will either make Apple fanboys giggle, or send them up in arms to the Internet to complain.… Read more
Finding true love is as difficult as finding an original needle in a sewing establishment.
No art form has ever made that more poignant than "The Bachelor" and its sister show "The Bachelorette."
For weeks and weeks, potential partners are examined, touched, whispered to, held and discarded, until, somehow, a lasting happiness emerges. Oddly, so many of these couples break up around four minutes after the show is over.
Steve Jobs was always a fine salesman.
The people at Funny Or Die involved in making "iSteve" -- a movie of his life -- are similarly inventive.
I was breathlessly sent a link this morning to the teaser trailer for this movie. It promised: "The trailer for iSteve, Funny or Die's Steve Jobs movie with Justin Long is finally here."
That, it is. But it's quite a minimalist trailer.
There are few real, well, pictures.
There are words, however.
"Genius left unchecked can lead to ruin," says someone.
"You gotta ride … Read more