Jasmine France joins The 404 today. Just a little warning: she had just flown into New York City on the red-eye from San Francisco and is pretty loopy for part of the show. But she does give us the 411 on the best MP3 player and headphones to get.
Jasmine dishes the dirt on Justin as an intern years ago. Let's just say dry cleaning, coffee, foot rubs, and walking her dog were part of his daily routine. Oh, how far he has come.
We talk a bit about how popular "casual encounters" has become on Craigslist. It's even bigger than Match.com, eHarmony, or even Yahoo! Personals. Jasmine tells us about her "missed connections" story. It gets juicy. Find your subway crush here.
Also, we discuss a bit 'bout how piracy is ruining the PSP. Justin doesn't really care; Jeff gets upset; and Wilson's fourth cousin is selling pirated games back home in Zhong Guo. Speaking of China, for about five minutes too long, Wilson exposés on Jackie Chan's recent comments in the press. This is why we don't discuss anything with any seriousness.
Finally, it's "Earf Day"...we think that's how it's spelled. Anyway, as part of our effort to be friendly to the environment, CNET TV is launching The Green Show, starring Mark Licea. That's right! MTI has his own show now. Check it out and send us your comments at greenshow [at] cnet [dot] com.Episode 325 Download today's podcast | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in RSS… Read more
Dong gets a quirky phone call from a guy--apparently doing his best Jeremy Piven impression--with an expensive proposition.
Dong then discusses a new way to share your wireless network without risking random strangers getting their grubby mitts on your most precious of personal files. Actually, I feel he only brought this up to take a cheap swipe at Apple, but that's just my opinion. This leads to our discussion of a new Forrester Research find that Apple is the "most lovable" PC maker. Of course, Dong has a little something to say about this.
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We got the bromance threesome this week as we are joined by fellow CNET Labs member (of the N.Y. variety) and co-host of Digital City podcast, Joseph Kaminski. Joe joins us this week to talk his trials and tribulations with PC power consumption testing as well as his sage pickup devices.
Dong starts his week off right by locking his car in his garage and then gets locked outta his house the very same day. Yeah, we weren't surprised either.
Joe and I also attempt to convince Dong to dive headlong into console gaming. We're getting closer, … Read more
This week, we start off with the Conficker worm. With all the hype and media coverage this thing has had, you'd think it had its own agent. Dong separates the facts from the hype...about a week too late. Better than never, I guess.
Dong talks about why he's never owned a video game console (or has he?). We talk about how I own too many consoles and don't have enough time in the week to play them and how sad that makes me and...well, it gets very depressing. Well, not really, but I do miss … Read more
The other day we got an e-mail from Jim, a reader in LA, who wrote:
"My question regards the care and feeding of headphones. From the coconut-halves sets of my youth to the in-ear sets of today, I've never failed to kill a set of 'phones within a few months. Even the two Shure sets I bought in the past year (E2C and SE110) and have tried to treat very carefully, have developed cracks and shorts where they loop over the ear."
In case you didn't know it, CNET's been running a special package the last couple of week's called "Tech Madness" that not only highlights CNET's March Madness toolkit but a little game called "What's the No. 1 gadget in the land?"
While we don't have 64 gadgets in our tournament, we do have 32. Once you register/log in as a "player" (Voxpop.tv is running the game), you make your picks just like you would with any typical bracket, selecting an overall champion at the end.
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Storage brands like Western Digital, Seagate, and Iomega are looking for ways to tap into the growing number of consumers who have multimedia files stored on their computers and want to bring them to their TVs without much fuss. FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player currently comes in three versions--two include FreeAgent Go storage drives (either 250GB or 500GB) as part of the package, while a third model is a "bring your own drive" version that retails for substantially less.
After months of speculation, we finally admit it. For some time now Dong and I been involved in a Bromance. There, I said it. Cat's outta the bag! Judge not, lest ye be judged people. That's a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. We apologize to our family and friends for keeping it secret for so long.
Anyway, this Ep. isn't all that long, but it seems we covered a lot. From rude foreigners to Onlive, to Apple (ugh, yes again). BTW, I think Dong secretly loves Apple. He's like that little boy in school who … Read more
We have the power this episode! I feel it. Dong feels it. And soon you will feel it...Can you feel it yet? No? Well start downloading.
Dr. Orgy returns this week with some very sound relationship advice for Dong. Dr. Orgy has been divorced once thought, so seriously, how helpful can this be?
Dong and I give our impressions of the upcoming iPhone 3.0 update that turns into a discussion of Apple culture that probably goes on too long. I would have edited it down some, but, we've gotten some complaints lately about us not censoring ourselves. … Read more