Believe it or not, we still have our jobs after welcoming Jim Lanzone, CBS Interactive president, on yesterday's show. Go back an episode and listen for a rare opportunity to hear someone make fun of Jeff. Cheers, Jim!
Today we're going over some of the stories that we didn't get to talk about yesterday, including Google's latest OpenGL project. The platform that Google tested using Google Earth is once again put to use on the Google Infinite Digital Bookcase, a helix of virtual books you can browse in a 3D model.
If you like what you see, you can even scan an onscreen QR code with a mobile augmented reality app like Google Goggles to purchase a mobile copy, or click through to the Google Books page on a Web browser for more details and a preview.
While you're on Google, check out what they announced at the Web 2.0 Summit in SF that combines OpenGL and HTML5 in maps!
The Web 2.0 Summit this week also gave other companies an opportunity to show off their latest ideas, and MC Hammer was there to present his take on a new search engine called WIREDoo that uses associative searches to give you more perspective on queries. For example, if you look up Wilson Tang, WIREDoo will likely show you related searches for "Apple" and nothing else.
After the first bathroom break, we're showing off a couple Web sites that aggregate the live concert-going experience so you can enjoy a show without painfully standing in one place for three hours. First up is EverConcertEver.com, an offshoot of Setlist.fm that encourages users to upload their own photos and videos of shows from the past.
Next we'll do a live demo of Veokami.com that takes engagement to the next level--it pulls various videos that people post online from a particular show and even matches the time codes, letting you seamlessly switch between "camera angles" and time stamps. You can even tag different songs and add your own set lists. For our purposes, we demo it using Greenday's performance of "Basket Case" at Lollapallooza 2010. Incredible stuff here.
You asked for it, and we can finally give you details on our next Meetup!
The 404 Digest for Episode 930
Ep. 930: Where we go Thermonuclear war
- Google introduces "Infinite Digital Bookcase," acts as virtual librarian.
- Coca-Cola's newest vending machines hold 100 different kinds of soda with a touch-screen display.
- MC Hammer launches search engine WIREDoo.
- More news about Steve Jobs in forthcoming official biography: he wanted to make commercials for Obama, he wanted to "go thermonuclear war" on Google, and he left more power to Apple's lead designer than anyone else at the company.
- Archiving every show, ever.
- Veokami plays entire concert videos, shows you moments from multiple angles.
- GoogleTV 2.0 sneak peek (CBS.com still blocked).
- Gizmodo UK picks five of the Best Podcasts Deserving Of Your Ears, featuring The 404. Thanks Sam!
- Bathroom break 1: 555-SUPERCUT
- Bathroom break 2: Facebook voice mails from my Mom.
- Don't forget to submit your beaching photos to Corona's Beach Break app on Facebook. Also available for iPhone and Android Mobile Devices!
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