The 404 605: Where we pull the yellow card (podcast)

We're pulling our own version of a yellow card in response to the questionable officiating in this morning's World Cup match between USA and Slovenia, but you'll have to tune into the show to hear our twist on the penalty.


Play

Today's episode of The 404 Podcast is all about techy gift recommendations for Father's Day, OpenBook exposing more Facebook privacy issues, and an amazing video of a Japanese beatboxer performing the Super Mario theme song.

We begin the show by pulling our own version of a yellow card in response to the questionable officiating in this morning's World Cup match between USA and Slovenia, but you'll have to tune in to hear our twist on the penalty.

Father's Day is this weekend, and if you still don't know what to get for your Dad, T-Mobile is offering free phones this Saturday , and not just the shoddy, old flip phones, either. Any phone in the store is free including the MyTouch 3G Slide and the HTC HD2 that normally goes for nearly $200, but there's a catch: the free phones only come with a family plan (either new or existing) and you might have to go through the hassle of a mail-in rebate as well.

RadioShack is offering a similar deal this Saturday, but its phones work on any plan and it also offers instant rebates in the store.

If your Pops already has a phone, you might consider getting him an Apple iPad, and we run down a list of five reasons why it makes the perfect gift for parents. In addition to being user-friendly, The Atlantic claims that parents desire the iPad because they simply don't know that you can get wireless 3G access to work with their existing laptop or Netbook for much cheaper. They also argue that since Baby Boomers are less than tech-savvy, they'll likely view the device as more novel than it actually is.

Still can't figure out what to get Dad? CNET has you covered with all our editors' personal picks for the teched-out Fathers out there, so make it a good one! Happy Father's Day!


EPISODE 605

Podcast





Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video



About the author

Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
The most anticipated games of 2015
Tech industry's high-flying 2014
Uber's tumultuous ups and downs in 2014 (pictures)
The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)