In the 1,483rd episode of CNET’s The 404 Podcast, hosts Ariel Nunez, Jeff Bakalar, and Justin Yu welcome the summer with their respective opinions on the versatile but unattractive flip-flops.

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Other highlights of the show include:

- Amazon runs into a patent issue uncovered by a photography community.

- What happens when a paranoid schizophrenia attack meets technology and goes public.

- Bluetooth smart lighter helps people stop smoking, maybe.

- The NeRD eReader is specially developed by the US Navy.

- 'Sponsored tabs' for Mozilla are in the works. Because apparently, sponsored online video and audio segments aren't enough.

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