The 404 594: Where we live to 100 (podcast)

Jeff's unwavering pessimism and general distaste for life might finally take a turn in his favor, according to research that claims grumpiness is good for you


Jeff's unwavering pessimism and general distaste for life might finally take a turn in his favor, according to research that claims grumpiness is good for you. If that's true, then Jeff will definitely outlive all the cockroaches in New York and New Jersey, combined.

An experiment conducted by an Australian psychologist suggests overly-pessimistic personalities are more prone to attentive, careful thinking as a result of examining issues from all possible perspectives--but mostly the negative ones.


Yesterday AT&T announced a series of new data plans for its smartphone and tablet devices that could generate savings for the average user. The biggest difference is that the unlimited data plan is gone with two new plans in its place: 200MB for $15 per month or 2GB for $25.


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According to AT&T, 98 percent of its users only go through less than 2GB per month which means plenty of people will save at least $5 a month. Don't worry, current iPhone users: legacy iPhone plans will remain untouched, although they won't get tethering. You can check your current monthly data usage on the AT&T Wireless Web site.

The release of the HTC Evo 4G is bringing more attention to the Android operating system, which gives us the perfect opportunity to piss off Wilson with a list of 10 things that Android does better than the iPhone.

Watch for steam to come out of Wilson's tiny ears when faced with multitasking environments, visible home screen information, app store comparisons, and hardware options.

How will the venerable Wilsong G. Tang handle the pressure? Tune in to today's show to find out, plus a throwback to everyone's favorite dance from the '90s. We apologize in advance for that.


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