The 404 756: Where we stop eating your sesame mooncake (podcast)

Fashion week is officially in NY bloom this week, and the latest trend on the runways are $325 "le sac bananes," aka fanny packs, "ex-girlfriend jeans" for men, and pretorn t-shirts. Sounds like a deal breaker, techies.


February 11, 2011, is truly a game-changing day. Hosni Mubarak's autocratic reign in Egypt is over, it's Jennifer Aniston's birthday, MaGaga dropped her new single Born This Way, Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never 3D" is now in theaters, and New York Fashion Week has officially begun.

Fanny packs are back! Etsy

Last year Erin Lee and Lani Nguyen from the fashion blog SugarRockCatWalk.com joined us in the studio to report on Fashion Week, but we're tackling the runways ourselves today and apparently the hottest trend is "belted satchels"-- a fancy name for fanny packs!

Sartorial designer Diane von Furstenberg has already released a $325 version of the "hands-free bag" that fastens around the waist, but don't call it a fanny pack--international designers are trying to edit the lexicon to "bum bags," since the word "fanny" is slang in the U.K. and Australia for the female genitalia.

The French have already started calling them "le sac banane," which references the banana-shape in the pouch, but something tells me Americans already have that area covered.

In other news, you may want to use this weekend to throw away all those plastic Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk: Ride toys, because Activision just announced today in a quarterly earnings statement that it's pulling both games off the market for good.

After two years of faux guitar plucking, sales for the Guitar Hero franchise have plummeted so low that the last iteration, Warriors of Rock, sold fewer than 100,000 copies during its debut month last year. The Tony Hawk: Pro Skater series is also done after more than a decade of churning out skateboarding games that even roped in nongamers like myself with Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 2.

IntoMobile

The last story of the day (aside from a couple hilarious listener-submitted voice mails) is about RIM testing piezoelectric technology that imprints a copy of your text messages on your fingertips!

This is not a joke! The company is partnering with SkinDisplay and the practical application would let cell phone addicts and workaholics check their messages discreetly without actually pulling out their phones. Sounds like the perfect technology for Wilson!

Have a great weekend everyone, and keep the quality audio and video voice mails coming! Call us up and leave a message at 1-866-404-CNET or link us to your YouTube video at the404(at)cnet(dot)com.


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