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The 404 Show 1632: Nexus phones, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, Facebook hoaxes (podcast)

Russ and Jeff are back together to talk about Google's new Nexus phones, the broken mess that is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, how not to get phished online, lame Facebook hoaxes, how Spotify secretly judges you and more!

By October 2, 2015


Facebook privacy hoaxes prey on your fears -- again

The social network's users are being inundated with messages that their Facebook privacy concerns can be assuaged by reposting a legal-sounding statement or signing up for a paid monthly subscription.

By September 28, 2015


Celebrate Photoshop's 25th with some of its silliest hoaxes (pictures)

For a two and a half decades, Photoshop has allowed us to see the world the way we think it should be -- funnier, scarier and with a lot more sharks prowling our neighborhoods.

10 Images By February 19, 2015


Facebook promises fewer hoax stories in your News Feed

A new feature will allow Facebook users to report hoax stories appearing in their News Feed. But Facebook is stopping short of removing content, instead offering a warning for readers.

By January 20, 2015


Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.

By September 19, 2014


Intel snared in $6B Israel divestiture hoax

A fake press release says the chipmaker is pulling out of its $6 billion investment because of the "destruction and loss of life resulting from Israel's recent assault on Gaza."

By August 7, 2014


'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By March 1, 2014


Bigfoot seen (and heard) in new video?

A British sasquatch enthusiast claims to have captured the sights and sounds of the legendary and elusive ape man. See if it convinces you that Bigfoot is more than a myth.

By December 3, 2014


Rush Limbaugh: iPad great tool in fighting global warming 'hoax'

After a 13-year-old boy calls in to say he has found proof in his local library that man-made global warming is a hoax, the famed radio host sends him an iPad, as its portability will prove useful in the boy's crusade.

By April 5, 2013


Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

You don't have to daydream about "Back to the Future" to ride a hoverboard. Hendo Hover, with the help of Hawk, hopes its Kickstarter campaign will bring this high-tech fun to the masses.

By November 17, 2014