The 404 627: Where it's only been 5 minutes (podcast)

On today's episode of The 404 Podcast, hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson G. Tang, and Justin Yu discuss Inception one more time (we swear), discover how e-Books for the Amazon Kindle have finally outsold hardcover books, and question a strange study about women in India.


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We tried, I swear we did; we had the sincerest intentions not to talk about Inception again, but all three of us have finally seen the movie and while we're generally happy with the film, it wouldn't be The 404 without Wilson almost ruining the ending for everyone who hasn't seen it yet.

We'll have to find a chicken leg to keep him busy next time. Full disclosure: the first 5 minutes of today's show is about Inception (with a little more during Calls From the Public), but it's definitely SPOILER FREE!

The big tech news this week is Amazon reporting that for the first time ever, it has now sold more e-Books for its popular Kindle e-reader than actual hardcovers books. To put it into perspective, eBooks have only been around for 33 months on Amazon.com, enough time to surpass the site's physical book sales that started back in 1995.

This news comes after months of speculation that the device would be outpaced by devices like the iPad . Analysts give credit to the Kindle's cheaper hardware and eBook pricing models for the trend, and iPhone and iPad users can also install the Kindle app on their devices, which may help to hold off the supposedly imminent death of the standalone e-reader.

According to a study in India, women are "most attractive" at 31. Adventures in Parenting

According to a poll out of London, 2,000 men and women collectively agree that beauty is as much about personality than it is appearance. Furthermore, the findings also conclude that women in their early 30s (31 to be exact) are perceived as more attractive than younger girls, thanks to their well-developed sense of style and confidence.

We can't help but think that the study might have something to do with the shopping channel QVC, who sponsored the poll to celebrate Beauty Month. Of course, if you don't happen to feel particularly confident and stylish, QVC is running special deals on products to make yourself look, and feel, good about yourself.

You know what would make us feel good? If you used your BlackBerry smartphone to send us a message about the show! Current BlackBerry owners already have BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) installed, so just add our PIN (2482F452) and chat us up! We look forward to hearing from you, and we'll have our BlackBerry on hand all month, so keep the BBMs coming!


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