When you think of the 1980s, certain catchphrases come to mind: "Where's the beef?" "I'll be back!" and "Everybody have fun tonight/Everybody Wang Chung tonight." Even if you're too young to get the final reference, you've probably heard it on a host of CBS shows like "Two and a Half Men," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Big Bang Theory," and many more programs and films. Wang Chung, whose most memorable singles include "Dance Hall Days," "To Live and Die … Read more
Netflix said it would be setting its original-content sights on documentaries and stand-up specials next, but it didn't mention the two would come hand-in-hand.
The subscription streaming-video service will premiere a comedy special and four-part documentary series based on Canadian comedian Russell Peters' "Notorious" world tour next month. The 70-minute stand-up special, which shares the same name as the tour itself, and docu-series "Russell Peters vs. the World" will be available on Netflix on October 14. They will be available wherever Netflix is.
The move underscores Netflix's ambitions to follow in the path of … Read more
Dial-up Internet was the first online access many people ever knew. It's just that most of them weren't content to stick with it as faster options emerged over time. There are, however, a few dial-up stalwarts still out there. A new home broadband report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 3 percent of American adults get online at home using dial-up.
Those same 3 percent of people are probably the only ones to not illegally download "Game of Thrones." One group that outnumbers the dial-up users (other than the 70 percent of people with broadband), are the 20 percent of people with no home broadband and no smartphone.… Read more
Frujuici's Juici Up Ur Photo with Graffiti is a unique, fun-to-use app for creating wall art out of your images. It doesn't do a lot, but for the things it does, it does them very well. All you need to do is select or take a photo and the app will automatically convert that photo into a wall-art style graffiti image that you can then tag with text of your choosing before sharing with friends.
When you load the app, the first step is to choose or take a new image. Just about any image will work, although … Read more
Wake Up Alarm Clock Free offers loads of unique features, but in order to change and customize its appearance and remove the ads you need to purchase the Pro version. Still, even if you don't choose to upgrade, it's one of the better alarm apps on Android and is awesome if you want to turn an old phone into a full-time alarm clock.
Wake Up Alarm Clock Free features plenty of neat ways to wake you up and comes with three widgets you can place on your home screen. In addition to vibration and gentle wake settings, the … Read more
The Garmin HUD is very cool, but in a 1980s sort of way. Driving around with this little, green head-up display projected into my line of sight with its segmented LED text and simple digital readouts made me momentarily feel like the star of an '80s action movie behind the wheel of an experimental sports car or an F-14 Tomcat. In reality, I was in a Ford Escape headed to pick a friend up from the airport or on my way to the office.
A head-up display adds a bit of drama to the driving experience, but more importantly it … Read more
Wake Up is a very useful app, and its name describes its purpose. It's designed to wake up your computer after a specified period of time, keeping it from sleeping and blocking progress on a download or other task you've set. The app is very straightforward, developed as a personal tool by the programmer, but it is ultimately very useful for anyone that needs to keep their machine on at all times.
Installation is straightforward with the normal security issues that come with any third-party app on Mountain Lion. After overriding those settings and opening the app, you … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- AOL still makes $600 million a year in Internet subscriptions.
- The creator of the iPhone's text message noise explains its origins.
- JewGlass: Google Glass app gives directions to Kosher restaurants and sets prayer-time reminders.
- Twitter messages can pinpoint restaurants with food safety issues.
In love, people make mistakes.
You run hot under the collar, steam rises from your head, and scalding words get emitted that you wish had stayed indoors.
Before you know it, you've dumped the one person who truly understood that you were more messed up than most European economies, and actually tolerated that.
Sadly, in the new instant world, it's too easy to kiss your lover goodbye without even a kiss, as the fiendishly devious, recently released BreakUp Text app revealed.
This was an app that took the lumps out of dumping, by sending a text on your … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack.
- Tooth sensor stops you from lying to your dentist.