The meteor that slammed into Russia in February injured about 1,000 people and freaked out many more. Recent months have highlighted the danger of larger space objects that could bring doomsday if they collide with our planet.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Makerbong? 3D printing is getting stoned.
- Bloomberg's next ban may be loud headphones.
- A petition to change the national anthem to R. Kelly's 2003 hit "Ignition (Remix)."
- 404 Archive News: 404 Redditor fanbanlo posted a link to download 1,217 archived episodes of the show. Canoy took care of a search for all 404 episodes on CNET.… Read more
Technology is all-pervasive.
Wherever you look, someone has their nose in their smartphone, searching for something to love, someone to love, or someone to love them. This seems to be the case even in prison.
Fox 23 of Oklahoma recently happened upon the progressive use of technology enjoyed by Justin Walker. Walker is a convicted murderer. And, for some time, he enjoyed the medium-security luxury of Granite City prison.
However, the Granite City facility appears to be not as secure as one might expect, as Walker was able to upload images of the entertainment available on the inside to his … Read more
Caroline McCarthy makes her triumphant return to The 404 and shows us her nerdy tattoo. It's way hot! Buzz Out Loud's Natali Del Conte and Justin Yu get back from their sweet honeymoon. Natali changed her name to Mrs. Natali Yu Conte. You'll see this change on her next appearance on the "CBS Early Show".
On today's show, we talk about Facebook's new redesign and how it will take over the Internet. Mark Zuckerberg apparently is not as awkward in person as he is on camera--though he's gotten nothing on Jimmy Fallon when it comes to nervousness. In addition, we've got some guilty pleasures including the "Mac Bong." Listen to today's show to find out why that has nothing to do with marijuana. And Best Buy tries to sell you busted cameras.
As always thank you for your voice mails and e-mails to the public. We're getting flooded with them, and we love it! 1-866-404-CNET (2638) or the404 [at] cnet [dot] com. Major props to brisbanelistener for putting up the Google Knol replacement for our Wikipedia page and for the greatest "Knol is Australian for beer" joke ever. Finally, today is the last day you can call in for our House of the Dead: Overload for the Nintendo Wii giveaway! We're still looking for a show motto, and the consensus is that we're either "The podcast of the future" or "The nerdy dirty." Entries welcomed.Episode 292 Download today's podcast… Read more
Why are so many celebrities such DIVAS!? We start off today's show with a heinous recording of Christian Bale freaking out on an innocent director of photography on the set of the new terminator. We also refuse to accept Michael Phelps for getting his herb on, but we do give Miley Cyrus a grand slam for slanting her eyes in a photo.
I really hate how this controversy is becoming the latest trend in the public spotlight. Why do people think it's OK to make racist poses in photos? First the Spanish basketball team, and now Miley Cyrus. … Read more
That could certainly be surmised from seeing all the products to come out in this booming mini-market. The latest model, from ThinkGeek, is at least mercifully simple: About the size of a portable thumb drive, the USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner is strictly plug and play--or plug and sniff--and comes with a bottle of rose, jasmine, or peppermint oil.
And at 6 bucks, no one really has any right to complain about it either. As for this whole scented … Read more
As a senior in high school in the city of Juneau, Alaska, Mr. Frederick created a large banner that read "Bong Hits For Jesus" and unveiled the banner outside his school on the sidewalk while the Olympic torch relay accompanied by television camera crews passed by on the way to the 2002 games. Upon seeing the spectacle, the principal, Deborah Morse, seized the banner and suspended Frederick for violating the school's anti-drug policy. Frederick appealed and eventually filed a lawsuit in federal court.
Being the responsible lot that we are, Crave occasionally posts public service announcements for the benefit of our readers. So here's one for those of you who use cannabis for medicinal purposes only, of course.
The appropriately named "Volcano Vaporizer" is a device that can make your prescription up to four times more potent than the average dosage. The German-made "BMW of bongs," as Uncrate calls it, also helps purify the substance and minimize the accompanying odor. But the Volcano's $540 price tag could be prohibitive--unless you have the most liberal of health insurance.… Read more
In our neck of the woods, attending a laser show was a rite of teen passage. There, among the psychedelic lights and pounding music, was the distinct scent of illicit substances. Good times.
Now you can get nostalgic in the comfort (and privacy) of your own home with the "Red Hot Laser Show," as seen on Red Ferret. We have no idea how well this thing works, but at $42 it seems a steal if it can bring back just one or two fog-shrouded memories. Batteries, and other entertainment-enhancing materials, not included.