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The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging, Hendo hoverboard, Breaking Bad toys (podcast)

Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a new Kickstarter for a company that created a working hoverboard and the recent controversy over Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures.

By October 22, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,567: Teens deal with social FOMO, online dating data, how to poop at work (podcast)

It's a super clean show today! We'll talk about the real life social implications of "FOMO," interesting data from online data studies and how the most successful people poop at work. Oh, and there were some Apple products announced yesterday, too.

By October 17, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,570: Superhero movie overkill? Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs (podcast)

We're finishing up the week with the question: is Hollywood's superhero factory comic book overkill? Plus we'll talk about Christian Bale's confirmed role as Steve Jobs in a new biopic, Uber flu shot delivery and confirmation that Google Glass people still freak us out.

By October 24, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX, smart street corners, the wrath of Comic Sans continues (podcast)

On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.

By October 20, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,566: HBO a la carte, Nexus 6 and 9, PlayStation TV, egg-freezing (podcast)

Bridget Carey is here today to talk about HBO offering an a la carte subscription in 2015, why you shouldn't buy a PlayStation TV, Google's announcement of a Nexus 6 and 9 tablet and which companies are offering egg-freezing services to their female employees.

By October 15, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,565: Bayonetta 2 and the art of being offended, NY Comic Con review (podcast)

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive title that is getting near-perfect scores across the board, though a few reviewers take issue with the amount of objectification towards women the game has. We'll ask a woman what she thinks. Also, a New York Comic Con review!

By October 13, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,564: Ghostbusters 3, NY Comic Con, the death of Saturday morning cartoons (podcast)

Today we're talking about the official news that a new Ghostbusters movie is being made. We'll also preview New York Comic Con and discuss why Saturday morning cartoons are going the way of the buffalo.

By October 9, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,563: Should cops have cell phones? News is bad for you, a unicycle future (podcast)

Today we wonder if it's safe or not to allow police offers to use their personal phones while on duty. We'll also discuss a study that suggests consuming news is terrible for you. But isn't that news itself? My head hurts.

By October 8, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,562: Dat Tesla Model D, Ello, Aeromobil, why vacation pics suck (podcast)

Today we're joined by CNET's Eric Franklin to talk about that new Tesla Model D, try to figure out Ello and explain why your social media buddies hate you everytime you post a vacation picture.

By October 7, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,561: A soylent future, RoomAlive, how not to name your TV show (podcast)

Today we're joined by Donald Bell and Stephen Beacham from CNET's San Francisco office to talk about the inevitable future of soylent meals, nap anywhere devices and awful ways to name TV shows.

By October 6, 2014