On today's show, Buzz Out Loud gets you a tiny bit high ... using a sine wave. Could it be!? Also, we continue our long slog through the Story that Wouldn't End: the iPhone 4 antenna issue. Press conference tomorrow! Also, will the Droid X self-destruct if you try to mod it? Maybe, maybe not. But it seems like the phone world is all about picking your poison these days.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Those responding to a comment on social-networking service Twitter usually just thump out their own 140-character tweet, adding in the handle of the Twitter user being replied to. Not Old Spice. The Procter & Gamble brand of male grooming products, in the last 24 hours, has posted about 100 video responses to tweets mentioning its ads starring American actor and ex-NFL athlete Isaiah Mustafa.
Each of these videos involves Mustafa standing in a bathroom wearing just a towel around his waist, the way he appears in the company's successful series of body wash commercials. He responds to individual users … Read more
You will be familiar with the Old Spice Man. He's the embodiment of the kind of man every man-loving being would love to keep on being with.
Tuesday, Old Spice Man decided to use all the tools of the Web at his disposal in order to show just how body, mind, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, and Reddit (and even Facebook) can work together to sell rather strange-smelling deodorant.
For just one day, people could post their comments, questions or "whatever else" to @OldSpice on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere and the ones that were voted most popular, would receive, … Read more
There are days when I feel like I'm on the road more than I'm home. That can be particularly frustrating any time I sit down to another boring meal. The Chef's Case is meant to make that sort of meal a little more bearable: it contains a variety of gourmet products that can make every meal a little better. Unfortunately, I can't recommend taking the Chef's Case on an airplane. The sauces it contains probably won't make the TSA's day. However, it can be just as useful at home as on a trip, … Read more
Don't let anyone ever tell you the act of cooking isn't akin to a contact sport. It may be a delicate dance--both in commercial kitchens and at home--but to get down to business and to get the meal done right, a certain frenetic pace is involved that transcends the activity. In short, sometimes we just have to power our way through the preparation. This means cutting and slicing, seasoning and searing, sometimes with reckless abandon. And when that happens, things get dirty.
One of the dreaded phrases in the kitchen is "cross-contamination." It is always important … Read more
SpiceFX for Movie Maker provides a simple set of photo effects. By creating a moving set of filters, it's an entirely different type of photo filter.
The program's helpful interface made it a cinch to operate. Thanks to its onscreen instructions and very visual layout, we never felt compelled to visit the online Help file for instructions. While the idea of applying various photographic masks and filters didn't initially sound like anything earthshaking, we were impressed by this program's collection. We could apply various shapes, fades, pans, zooms, and other effects with an impressive amount of … Read more
Whether you're a foodie or just shopping for one, the Foodie Survival Kit may be the perfect gift. Meant to make sure that a foodie caught with a less-than-wonderful meal can spice things up to her own tastes, the Foodie Survival Kit contains dill, mustard, cloves, garlic, nutmeg, paprika, wasabi, basil, onion, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, curry, oregano, cayenne, salt, pepper, soy sauce, and Tobasco sauce. I can just picture sneaking into the kitchen, kit in hand, to spice up the big holiday dinner. If you've got relatives with a tendency toward bland dishes, the Foodie Survival Kit may … Read more
Cooking is all about individuality. We all have our personal preferences; we tend to gravitate towards certain flavors or cuisines, and when we get behind the stove, our personal styles reveal themselves. Sometimes, that special flair is all a matter of a spice blend.
Homemade spice blends add a distinctive style to your cooking. The Progressive Combine Spice Grinder gives home chefs a place to keep their secret blends handy and ready to grind. A non-corrosive ceramic gear crushes up-to-one tablespoon of dry herbs and spices, catching the results in a measured detachable base. With an adjustable grind mechanism, the … Read more
It's the penultimate episode before our 404th episode of The 404. Yes, the Internet will exploded when we run our live show tomorrow. Today's episode, though, might keep us from ever reaching that magic number. In our first half, we discuss our recollections of learning about the birds and the bees. In the second half, we have a great Calls from the Public section, and we mention Best Buy's latest snafu.
So, why the birds and the bees? Well, according to a study by Symantec, children are searching the Internet to learn about sex, not necessarily from their parents. While that might sound quite disturbing, Jeff, Justin, and Wilson reminisce about how we learned about it, and most of it involved dirty magazines and shared videotapes. Plus, we swapped tips on how to catch a glimmer of the Spice Channel by either jiggling the remote or hooking up a black box to our cable outlet.
We round out the show with some delightful Calls from the Public. We love it when a woman calls. Finally, we chat a bit about Best Buy and its mistake of putting a high-end Samsung HDTV on sale for $9.99. People are upset that the company won't honor the price. Well, duh. Come on, you knew it was a mistake when you bought it!
Be sure to send in your favorite show moments and congratulate us on our 404th episode tomorrow! The number is 1-866-404-CNET (2638). Or send in a MP3 or WAV to the404 [at] cnet [dot] com. Tomorrow, we've got an amazing roster of guests, including Clayton Morris, Caroline McCarthy, Mark Licea, and more!EPISODE 403 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video
Leave it up to the MoMA Design Store to bring beauty to even the simplest sort of dish. This beautiful wooden spice block makes a perfect serving dish for nuts, spices, candy, or even decorative marbles.
The spice block was designed in 2008 by Nick Foley and Diane Ruengsorn, and each one is hand carved in Brooklyn, N.Y., out of mahogany that's been repurposed from a window factory. The blocks are finished in beeswax and oil and are food-safe.
These unique wooden spice blocks are available at the MoMA Design Store for $50.00.