As the case for Web censorship moves forward, Twitter announced today that it'll soon block tweets on a countrywide basis when they violate local restrictions, so we can look forward to our government making it illegal for Nickelback to fight back against their Twitter haters.
We're surprised that some Google users are upset about the company's new "streamlined" privacy policies--don't they know that Google knows more about you than your own mother?
An issue with Nintendo's proposed nomenclature change for the Wii U goes down in the second half of today's episode, but we'll also talk about the company's announcement about NFC chips coming to the next console and how they will soon blend objects in real life with those on your television screens.
Finally, be sure to check into the second half of the show as well if you've been wondering about 4K televisions, aka the "next big thing in home theater." 4K TVs are supposed to display four times more resolution than today's current HDTVs, but CNET's own Ty Pendlebury tells us that the human eye is physically unable to view extra detail beyond 1080p.
In fact, most people can't even tell the difference between 720p and 1080p from 10 feet away. Bottom line is that 4K is just a marketing buzzword, because, well, 4K is stupid.
Leaked from 404 Podcast 981:
- Twitter to block tweets locally, not globally.
- Google sets the record straight about its privacy changes.
- Nintendo chief tips NFC, new network for Wii U.
- Report: Nintendo considering changing the Wii U's name.
- Why 4K TVs are stupid.
- 4K TV next-generation resolution explained.
- Bathroom break video 1: State of the Union modest fail.
- Bathroom break video 2: Failed guitar swing is least metal thing ever.
Ep. 981: Where the world is a vampire
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