The 404 552: Where we're like, 'Been there, done that' (podcast)

This morning Wilson told us that he'd tear his hair out if he hears the word "iPad" one more time, and we completely understand, but we still have to talk about it a little bit on today's show, so beware of falling hairs.


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This morning Wilson told us he'd tear his hair out if he hears the word "iPad" one more time, and we completely understand, but we still have to talk about it a little bit on today's show, so beware of falling strands. There's plenty of coverage on CNET TV of Saturday's official Apple iPad launch, plus a first look at gaming on the iPad, and, of course, the official CNET review.

While all the Appleheads patiently waited for their friendly neighborhood mail carriers on Saturday, two 19-year olds in Pennsylvania had a different plan for their iPad . They waited in line for it at the local Best Buy, then took it out to the parking lot and got all "Office Space" on it with a Louisville Slugger, except that at about 1:09 into the video, a tiny voice of reason finally chimes in with "What was the point of that?" Not to blow this out of proportion, but the point appears to be a warning to adults about putting money into the hands of stupid, stupid kids. Come on guys, you could have at least smashed something truly useless, like Jeff's 8th Palm Pre.

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Speaking of uselessness, Microsoft just announced that it's finally removing the word "Series" from "Windows Phone 7," the name of its upcoming mobile operating system. The tweet offers little explanation and Microsoft offers this short and sweet statement, as reported by our own Bonnie Cha on Crave : "Customers want a simpler way to say and use the name consistently. The important thing is keeping the focus on the Windows Phone brand, which we introduced in October and will continue investing in through Windows Phone 7 and beyond." Well played, Microsoft!


We hope you had as relaxing of a weekend as we did, but it's time to get back to work sending us voicemails (1-866-404-CNET) and e-mails (the404{at}cnet{dot}com) so we have material to play on the air while we wait for the next big Apple product launch. Just kidding...but seriously, iPad iPad iPad iPad iPad iPad iPad iPad.


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