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Changes are swift in the new age of MP3 and digital audio. Stay in the loop every Tuesday as Jasmine France and Donald Bell discuss the latest digital music and video news, hardware, software, and media services, and address reader calls and e-mail.

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The 404 957: Where the world's gone sour (podcast)

12/1/2011
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Leaked from 404 Podcast 957: A researcher shows how to "friend" anyone on Facebook within 24 hours. Online casino gaming might come to Facebook users in the U.K. Siri on the Apple iPhone 4S tells you where to dump a dead body and where to score condoms, but has no clue about women's health clinics. Capcom seriously announces a Sour Patch Kids game with Method Man. GamePro magazine will quit publishing. Originally posted at The 404 Podcast

The 404 956: Where the files are IN the computer? (podcast)

11/30/2011
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Leaked from 404 Podcast 956: The future of airport security: thermal lie detectors and cloned sniffer dogs. Facebook's most-shared articles of 2011 list shows babies, banks, and brats. Fios is coming to an Xbox 360 near you. Could your printer be a Trojan horse? Researchers say yes! Originally posted at The 404 Podcast

The 404 955: Where we steal this record (podcast)

11/29/2011
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Leaked from 404 Podcast 955: Elvis Costello tells fans to "Steal this record." Little Printer chews your feeds into a bite-size newspaper. Groupon stock is tanking, and Jill's here to tell us why! Facebook IPO coming next spring? Bathroom break video 1: Using Siri and Viper to start a car. Bathroom break video 1: Girl totally owns the treadmill. Originally posted at The 404 Podcast

The 404 954: Where hey, it's Monday, wanna Cyber? (podcast)

11/28/2011
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Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: Black Friday online shopping actually works, grows 26 percent Best Buy, Verizon, Dell launch Cyber Monday deals. Apple posts Black Friday retail records, despite customers reporting underwhelming discounts. Kindle family soars on Black Friday, but unit sales still elusive. Originally posted at The 404 Podcast

Car Tech Live 242: Is the Volt on fire...or just catching fire? (podcast)

11/23/2011
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The Chevy Volt gets the feds look at the safety of all electric cars, Nissan makes a fast charge cheaper (sort of), Toyota puts Intel Inside, and Mercedes reworks the lowly windshield wiper. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE Originally posted at Car Tech Podcasts

The 404 953: Where we cut the blue wire (podcast)

11/23/2011
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Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: An Xbox Live dashboard update coming in two weeks enables gestures and voice control, along with a redesign and cloud storage for profiles and game saves. The Xbox 720 is rumored to be announced at CES next year, but our guest Russ Frushtick thinks it's more likely to be unveiled at E3. Updates include a faster CPU, more RAM, and a significant size reduction. A nerd cheater builds a Lego machine that autotaps his PS3 controller to level up in...

App Store adds subscription-based games

11/23/2011
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Microsoft silently fights SOPA, Penguin pulls e-books from libraries, and Apple's App Store now offers games with monthly subscriptions. Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded: Apple App Store game subscriptions Microsoft lobbies for SOPA changes Penguin suspends lending books FCC blocks AT&T and T-Mobile merger NFC coming to smartphones in 2012 Originally posted at Loaded

The 404 952: Where time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana (pod

11/22/2011
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Leaked from today's episode of The 404 Podcast: HTC and Facebook pair up for the HTC Buffy phone, a Facebook-powered smartphone modified to use HTML5 as an app platform. The ESRB and CTIA will soon unwrap a cross-platform rating system for mobile applications. Science has spoken: sarcasm is for smarties, according to the neuropsychologists at USF. With Final Fantasy XIII-2 only a few months away, Square Enix proposes to release a new Final Fantasy game every year. Originally posted at The...

Facebook's Buffy: The Smartphone Slayer

11/22/2011
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Amazon is selling many smartphones for just a penny through Cyber Monday, Microsoft uses bacon to entice potential employees to its Kinect for Windows group, and Facebook may be working on a smartphone with HTC codenamed Buffy after the TV show. Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded: Facebook's Buffy: The Smartphone Slayer Originally posted at Loaded

CNET Labscast 9: Military-grade laptops, 3D TV testing, and Black Friday de

11/22/2011
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This week, we spot an Apple pop-up store in NYC, check out a nearly bulletproof rugged laptop, find out how Sony's PlayStation 3 3D TV scored, and dish out a few tips for getting great Black Friday deals. Originally posted at Labscast

Dialed In #200: Mimosas, battery revolutions, and the Galaxy Nexus (podcast

11/21/2011
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Dialed In has reached another milestone--its 200th episode!--and that calls for a celebration, don'tcha think? We do, which is why we broke out the champagne, party hats, and noise makers. Of course, the talk of everything cell phones takes center stage with special host Bonnie Cha (remember her? Originally posted at Dialed In

The 404 951: Where we undo a huge mistake (podcast)

11/21/2011
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Leaked from today's episode of The 404 Podcast: Five years after its series finale, Netflix seals a deal for exclusive rights to a new season of "Arrested Development." Molly Wood fears the minefield of links spreading through Facebook's Open Graph sharing program. Publishers with Facebook apps like The Guardian are requesting access to your feed that automatically show your friends the articles, images, and music you consume. More than 200 independent record labels pull their music from...

CNET Roadside Assistance 035: Can a car be its own chauffeur? (podcast)

11/20/2011
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We help you to get your car talking to your phone instead of the other way around, users chime in on shutting up the iPhone's chiming while driving, and a young lad laments the death of the manual transmission. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Originally posted at Car Tech Podcasts

Car Tech Live 241: Alcohol testers in every car? (podcast)

11/20/2011
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Alcohol testers in every car? Congress is considering it. Pioneer aims to beat Siri in the car, Ford Sync update to be mailed to you on a USB drive, and another step toward in-car streaming ubiquity. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) Originally posted at Car Tech Podcasts

Reporters' Roundtable: The rise of the connected consumer

11/18/2011
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We're in the middle of a revolution in consumer commerce. The connected consumer (all of us) no longer relies on catalogs for prices or salespeople in stores for advice. Now we use our social networks to get advice from friends and friends of friends, and we have access to scanners and price comparison engines on our smartphones that are turning retail stores into showrooms, not necessarily places you go to buy. There's a smart guy who's been tracking these trends for years, and he's my...

The 404 950: Where we hang it on our dongle (podcast)

11/18/2011
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Leaked from today's 404 Podcast Episode Wolfram Alpha Travel Assistant app answers the question, "Where's that plane going?" Who knew Rotten Tomatoes is owned by Warner Brothers? Canada unveils new plastic $100 bills with high-tech security features: changing colors, hidden text, and backward numbers. Tomorrow the world will join Singapore to celebrate the 10th annual World Toilet Day, as decreed by the World Toilet Organization (WTO), the World Toilet Summit, and the World Toilet College....

Buzz Out Loud 1567: Galaxy Nexus hands-on, copyright freakout, and Computer

11/17/2011
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On this week's show, Jessica Dolcourt joins us for some hands-on time with the Galaxy Nexus--and that peek is all you get, since there's still no U.S. release date for that sucker. Ridiculous. Also, Google Music recapped and a tag-team SOPA rant, plus Stephen Beacham's awesome new segment: Into It or Not Into It. You will love it, and you will dance. All that and Computer Love, to boot! Settle in! Subscribe:iTunes (MP3) |iTunes (320x180) |iTunes (640x360)RSS (MP3) |RSS (320x180) |RSS...

The 404 949: Where we drop the SOPA (podcast)

11/17/2011
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Leaked from today's 404 Podcast episode: Google Music takes on streaming services like Spotify, iTunes Match, and Amazon Cloud Drive with music encoding at 320Kbps, cross-integration with Google+, and an Artist Hub site for bands to promote their original content. Fans of Hootie and the Blowfish already denouncing the service for its lack of content from Warner Music Group. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands in the U.K., powered by Google's Ice Cream Sandwich software for Android phones. Cool...

Google Music plays up sharing, free storage

11/17/2011
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Web sites black out their pages to protest online censorship and SOPA, the Salvation Army is using Square, and Google Music arrives with free online storage, music sharing tools, and a few freebies. Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded: Google Music launches Websites rally against SOPA Salvation Army using Square Originally posted at Loaded

Most kids who break 'Internet house rules' have bad experiences

11/16/2011
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A 24-country study conducted by Symantec found that 82 percent of kids who've broken "Internet house rules" have experienced something negative online." That compares to 52 percent of kids who "follow house rules." More than six in 10 (62 percent) of kids reported that they have had a negative Originally posted at Safe and Secure
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