Have you wondered what happens backstage during a "Saturday Night Live" broadcast? Well, this week iPhone users can catch a glimpse behind the scenes and set pieces. "Saturday Night Live" will be streaming live videos to the Color for Facebook app during rehearsals this week and from the season finale this Saturday, May 19.
In order to watch the videos, you need to do two things:
1. Install the free Color for Facebook app on your iPhone.
2. Like "Saturday Night Live" or Verizon Wireless on Facebook.
Once you have the Color app and … Read more
This might be news to some, but not everyone knows what 4G LTE means.
Not everyone thinks in terms of footprints or tethering either. Especially if they're over 16.
So "Saturday Night Live" decided to target Verizon's enthusiasm for terminology in ads offering 4G LTE. Whatever that is. (The video may not be visible should you live across oceans the other side of the U.S.)
It's Monday, all the more reason to offer you a little fantasy to help you through what might be a difficult week.
So please lean back a little and make sure there's no one close by whom you might accidentally nudge with a flinging arm or head. For I am going to show you gadgets having sex with each other.
You see, on Saturday, the kind and thoughtful folks at "Saturday Night Live" decided that given gadgets' new societal podium of sexual desirability, they should be shown having sex.
No, this is not pornography. There is foreplay. … Read more
"Saturday Night Live" this weekend offered a very tearful eulogy to the late Steve Jobs, sung to the tune of "Candle in the Wind" and accompanied by traditional funeral dancers from Bulgaria.
Well, perhaps privately. Publicly, however, the show decided to offer an amusing contrast between Jobs and some other luminaries (or lunatics) of tech.
So it presented a spoof of a Charlie Rose tribute show, with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Netflix' Reed Hastings around a table, accompanied by Arianna Huffington of AOL.
Of course these weren't quite the real luminaries, but, especially in … Read more
Wilson begins this episode of The 404 Podcast with a few words of encouragement to our young listeners starting their first day of school today.
Unsurprisingly, Mr. Tang excelled in all his classes and never once printed a cheat sheet on a Coke-bottle wrapper--unfortunately Jeff and I can't say the same for our own salad days. Anyone know how to calculate the area of a triangle?
Aside from recalling our high-school days, today's show rundown kicks off with Nike's announcement of the long-awaited shoes from "Back To the Future II." Nike's head designer Tinker Hatfield invited members of the press to a big announcement that's likely to coincide with this preview trailer showing Marty McFly's closet full of Air Mag 2015s. Power laces and light-up soles!
We'll also break news about a partnership between Google and Zagat's (rhymes with "da cat") Restaurant Guide, shed some light on reports about Netflix capping multiple streams, and you'll also find out how you can rent the studio set from the Conan O'Brien late-night show!The 404 Digest for Episode 899 It's about time: Nike goes "Back to the Future." Conan writers put studio up on AirBnB. Scan shows what the right 3DS thumb stick add-on might look like. Google buys Zagat, in original-content gambit. Video voice mail from David showing a retro pinball arcade. Video voice mail from Tessa and Matt on a backpacking trip in the Sierras. Justin's Daily Bathroom Break Video: Going to the Store: Normal Guy, Normal Walk. Episode 899 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Early design concepts for Mozilla Firefox indicate that the browser continues to bend toward the light emanating from Google Chrome. Designs released for the interface-focused branch of the nightly version of Firefox reveal a look that brings the browser even closer to looking like its Google competitor, although it definitely has its own approach.
The most notable changes come to the search bar, tabs, and add-ons. The search-specific search box, long a staple of Firefox, finally has been removed. Most likely this is because the designers have merged the search feature into the location bar. Mozilla told CNET when Firefox 4 launched in March … Read more
SAN DIEGO--It's not often a comic book begins its life as a video game, but the popular iOS and Android game Cut the Rope and its star character Om Nom are about to make the reverse leap from games to comics. Game publisher Zepto Lab and comics publisher Ape Entertainment made the announcement at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Zepto Lab has called it "one of the best-selling iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad games of all time" and will be using the digital comics series and graphic novel collections to create a deeper backstory for Om Nom, the … Read more
SAN DIEGO--Wander around the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con on Preview Night, and it's hard not wonder: If this is the night when the vendors, publishers, and creators hit the show floor, what's it going to look like when all the fans are there?
There were attendees in costumes, artists drawing on cars, publishers showing off their characters in new media, and limited-edition convention specials for sale.
The convention drew more than 130,000 visitors last year, and four-day passes to this year's convention sold out before last year's had ended. The conference is growing … Read more
Electronic Arts has confirmed that one of its server systems was breached and customer information was stolen and said this week that it's continuing to investigate the intrusion.
The company has updated an earlier Q&A deep in the support section of its Web site with some information on the hack of a system that hosts its BioWare Neverwinter Nights forum. The company says it learned about the hack on June 14 and gets right to the point with some frequently asked questions:… Read more