As the Ravens take on the 49ers in New Orleans this weekend during the 47th Super Bowl, physicians will be on the lookout for more head injuries. There were over 160 in the 2012-13 NFL season, and it's become a larger problem as players get bigger and stronger.
The problem is that many concussions go undetected. Impakt Protective's Shockbox is a helmet g-force sensor that measures the impact a player sustains and gauges whether a medical assessment is in order.
The device can fit into any helmet with space amid the interior padding so that it's right … Read more
Twitter reports that football fans sent roughly 10,000 tweets in the final 3 minutes of last night's game, but that wasn't enough to overthrow the all-time record for tweets per second.
Guess which film roped in 25,088 tweets per second last December? Hint: it wasn't made in America.… Read more
There are no chat room viewers to keep us on topic now that we've stopped live streaming.
So fair warning: we spend most of the first half explaining the concept of Goodwill stores to Jeff, whose ignorance I still suspect is a veiled attempt at live trolling.… Read more
Due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we're cutting the live stream to free up bandwidth. Our tenderest apologies to the daily live listeners, but be sure to follow @the404 on Twitter for an extremely truncated, livebloggish version of the episode.
If you're now wondering what to do from 12-1 p.m. every day, we recommend rewatching old episodes and pretending they're live. On today's show: sunbathing groundhogs, instant Facebook millionaire David Choe, a CBS pilot show about Groupon, and "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton strikes back.… Read more
Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded:
The Department of Justice proposes a very vague Internet data retention plan
Verizon's unlimited data plan for the iPhone will cost $30 per month--for a limited time
Verizon's iPhone tethering option will cost an extra $20 per month
Facebook is developing a Groupon competitor called Buy With Friends
Twitter confirms it has been blocked in Egypt amid violent, anti-government protests
Fox Sports will not broadcast the Super Bowl in 3D
The new MLB 11 game from Sony will … Read more
Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded:
Apple announces that Steve Jobs will take a medical leave of absence
Nokia ends its Comes With Music service in 27 countries
GoDaddy is ready to sex up its Superbowl Ads with a campaign to promote .co addresses
Groupon is in talks to partner with Chinese Internet giant Tencent
BlackBerry users in Indonesia can no longer access porn sites from the browser
Netflix upsets customers with a change to its service
While the Saints lifted the trophy, a little necessary roughness directed at the sanctimonious showed that, gosh, brand advertising can still sprinkle a little holy water.
You, your family, or those frightfully wobbly people with you in the sports bar or king size hotel room, surely had your own views about which Super Bowl ads moved your internal dial.
I was esconsced on a cliff with cordon bleu guacamole prepared by a wickedly witty Texan and a flat screen with small but bracing speakers. From my vantage point, it seemed clear that Audi's "Green Police" spot would … Read more
This weekend's big game plays host to ads by six automakers. Here's a preview of what you can expect.
Audi Highlighting the Audi A3 TDI's win for Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles auto show, Audi's ad shows the Green Police checking up on recycling and energy use. Audi released the ad on the Internet this week. Watch it on YouTube.
Volkswagen VW plays up the age-old game Punch Buggy, where the first person to spot a Beetle would get to punch the other person in the car. The advertisement updates the game … Read more
Did you catch Bruce Springsteen's halftime performance on Sunday? Turns out, you were listening to The Boss sing to a prerecorded backing track.
As Neuberger correctly explains, it's impossible to set up a rock band for a live performance in five minutes and have anything approaching decent sound. Either you sing to a prerecorded backing track or you accept that millions of viewers are going to hear a crummy performance.
In fact, … Read more