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The 404 930: Where we go thermonuclear war (podcast)

Believe it or not, we still have our jobs after welcoming Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, on yesterday's show. Today's episode runs down the announcements at the Web 2.0 summit, Google's Infinite Bookcase, new Coke vending machines, and an archive of every live concert, ever!

Believe it or not, we still have our jobs after welcoming Jim Lanzone, CBS Interactive president, on yesterday's show. Go back an episode and listen for a rare opportunity to hear someone make fun of Jeff. Cheers, Jim!

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Today we're going over some of the stories that we didn't get to talk about yesterday, including Google's latest OpenGL project. The platform that Google tested using Google Earth is once again put to use on the Google Infinite Digital Bookcase, a helix of virtual books you can browse in a 3D model.

If you like what you see, you can even scan an onscreen QR code with a mobile augmented reality app like Google Goggles to purchase a mobile copy, or click through to the Google Books page on a Web browser for more details and a preview.

While you're on Google, check out what they announced at the Web 2.0 Summit in SF that combines OpenGL and HTML5 in maps!

The Web 2.0 Summit this week also gave other companies an opportunity to show off their latest ideas, and MC Hammer was there to present his take on a new search engine called WIREDoo that uses associative searches to give you more perspective on queries. For example, if you look up Wilson Tang, WIREDoo will likely show you related searches for "Apple" and nothing else.

After the first bathroom break, we're showing off a couple Web sites that aggregate the live concert-going experience so you can enjoy a show without painfully standing in one place for three hours. First up is, an offshoot of that encourages users to upload their own photos and videos of shows from the past.

Next we'll do a live demo of that takes engagement to the next level--it pulls various videos that people post online from a particular show and even matches the time codes, letting you seamlessly switch between "camera angles" and time stamps. You can even tag different songs and add your own set lists. For our purposes, we demo it using Greenday's performance of "Basket Case" at Lollapallooza 2010. Incredible stuff here.

You asked for it, and we can finally give you details on our next Meetup!

Join The 404 Podcast for their next Meetup at CNET's Pop Up Shop on 201 Mulberry Street in New York. It's happening at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, so make sure you RSVP here. See you there!

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