The 404 1,424: Where we say 'Good Night' to you (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Check out The Sleep Doctor's new app, Good Night.

- Follow Dr. Michael Breus on Twitter!

- Check out The Insomnia Blog and get the newsletter!… Read more

What are the weirdest interview questions from tech companies?

Almost as if job interviews were a hazing ritual, tech companies are notorious for putting potential employees through the wringer during the interview process. There have been rumors of being told to solve insane math problems, demands to figure out riddles, and then there's the interview questions...

Company review site Glassdoor compiled its annual list of the top 25 oddball interview questions asked over the last year based on input from thousands of job candidates who shared the questions on the site. And, this year, the list is full of priceless laughs, unexpected doozies, and downright scary interrogations.

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Jelly taps your social network to get answers to any question

Part Snapchat, part Quora, Jelly (Android|iOS) is an photo-focused Q&A app that lets you ask any question of your friends and extended social network to get answers. You can ask any question you want, from, "Is that Thai restaurant is any good?" to, "What kind of weed is this?"

The app was built by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, who describes Jelly as a new social search engine. Instead of heading to Google, Stone's goal is to get you to ask you friends and family for help, just as you would before the … Read more

Let there be lights: Crowd-funded lighting campaigns

Here's a list of crowd-sourced home lighting projects I'm really excited about. Some of these campaigns are fully funded, while others are still soliciting pledges. Have a favorite? Let me know in the comments section.

Alva LED lamps This Kickstarter campaign still has 10 days to go, and it has nearly doubled its original $12,000 funding goal. This design team crafts custom-blown glass LED lamps that look a lot like original Edison bulbs. They wanted to merge thoughtful design and modern lighting technology; I think the company achieved its goal. You can pledge a minimum of $1, … Read more

Five unanswered questions about PlayStation 4

Update, Feb. 21, 2013: We've added several bonus questions, as the more we learn about the PS4, the more we realize we don't know.

NEW YORK--Now that Sony has officially unveiled its next-generation living room game console, it's time to start speculating about all the important details that were left out of the press conference.

We know, for example, that the name of the system is PlayStation 4, and that it will feature a mix of disc-based and cloud-based games, and also that the new controller -- a modified version of the classic Sony game pad -- is adding a small touch panel.

We also know that Sony plans to push a wide-ranging list of games at launch (whenever that is), including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Watch Dogs, and The Witness. That's a deep software bench, and shows a clear emphasis on games and content, but many important questions about the PlayStation 4 hardware and user experience have been left unanswered. … Read more

Create 'Jeopardy'-style quiz presentations with PowerPoint Jeopardy

I'll take "PowerPoint Templates" for $300, Alex. This free template lets PowerPoint users create their own version of the popular quiz show "Jeopardy" by entering their own answers and questions (and, yes, the order is correct, answers first). What is PowerPoint Jeopardy? Correct!

OK, so that was probably one of the easiest "Jeopardy" questions ever, but that's fitting because PowerPoint Jeopardy is easy to set up and use, once you've enabled macros in PowerPoint (instructions are included). You simply enter the categories, answers, and questions in the provided space and click … Read more

For the Pope on Twitter, many slings and arrows

When you come down from on high and mix with us, les miserables, it can be a touch depressing.

For though you try to take us seriously, we may not feel the same way. And, well, social media allows us to express our feelings without fear of permanent damnation.

Pope Benedict XVI, famously a recent convert to Twitter, is discovering that mixing with us isn't always pretty.

His Holiness -- and his almost equally holy advisers -- surely believes that one has to speak to the faithful through every available channel.

And yet this entails encountering the unfaithful too: … Read more

iPad Mini won't be the only Apple news

Monday's CNET Update dusts off the crystal ball:

Everyone is eager to learn about the rumored iPad Mini, but today's tech news roundup looks at what else Apple will be announcing. We're expecting to see at least one new computer, such as an iMac or Mac Mini. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the Mac Pro will get an update in 2013, so it may be too soon to announce that. As for laptops, there have been reports that Apple will give the 13-inch MacBook Pro a retina display.

When Apple does unveil the iPad Mini, … Read more

Facebook quietly phases out FB Questions

Facebook has quietly started phasing out its Questions product, but that doesn't mean it's completely giving up on search.

The social-networking giant is beginning to remove the product for users, a Facebook representative told CNET, but Questions will remain available for Pages and Groups.

Facebook is making the move, the representative said, "to focus on other things." The company didn't elaborate on what those things might be, but it's probably pretty safe to assume that includes search.

Facebook launched Questions a couple of years ago, seeking to allow its users to find answers to … Read more

Apple's iPhone 5: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

Apple's new iPhone is here, and even with a nearly two-hour keynote, a Web site full of specifications, and CNET's must-read review there are plenty of questions that need answering.

CNET has put together this FAQ to help get to the bottom of some of them. These range from what's new to where you can get the phone to the differences between what you get with each carrier.

This is a living document and is likely to be updated this week and beyond. If we missed any big questions, please drop them in the comments and we'… Read more