Archive for November, 2013
TOPIC: Good friend Paul Ulreich comes out again and – after a ton of time covering the death of winamp, wondering about shoutcast, and waxing nostalgic about old school console and coin-op games with Jay Garmon – tells us about how Verizon helped local residents get connected after the incredible tornado destruction in Central Illinois this last month. Talking about Jay, after the questionable recommendation that we spatchcock our turkey, he comes out with his usual awesome Geek Trivia question:
What shopping day generates the most revenue each year (hint: it’s not Black Friday or Cyber Monday!)?
“Kids Talk Tech” this week Justin gives his highest rating to the iOS app “Mystery Room”!
Podcast only song of the week is the Thanksgivvikappropriate “Cold Turkey” by Lenny Kravitz!
TOPIC: How much do you figure you’re worth? 2? 2 and a half? How about 3 … BILLION dollars!? Well, that kind of money may excite you and me, but the fellas over at Snapchat figure it’s still not enough … We have a lot of fun talking about that, bloatware, XBox vs the PS4 and other tech news before Jay Garmon comes on with this wing-dinger for us:
What generation of gaming consoles was the only one in history that didn’t have a single entry from Microsoft, Sony, OR Nintendo?
“Kids Talk Tech” this week gets back to it’s roots with a review of “Hungry Shark Evolution” – free and fun for iOS!
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Female Robbery” by the Neighborhood!
TOPIC: Blockbuster bricks and mortar are busted, but Mike doesn’t care as he is cutting the cord on everything (except his Internet), having a blast with his new Roku 3! And don’t forget Plex, because Roku box + Plex = video awesomesauce!!
Jay Garmon has a very current trivia for us this week too:
What was the original name of the company and product now called “Twitter” and why did they name it that?
On this weeks “Kids Talk Tech” with Justin, Justin lets us know just how dismayed and irritated he was by the movie “Ender’s Game” … though he had some great things to say about the Ender’s Game book (the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree in this family I guess!)
Not much time for coolsites this week, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you how to get to:
- Plex – This free home theater video streaming solution lets you share movies, pictures, audio and more to your Roku box, PC, Mac or any other compatible device!
- Roku 3 – Not free, but if you’re looking to cut those cords, a great way to go!
The podcast only song of the week this week is “It’s Too Late” by Wild Belle!
TOPIC: Didn’t know there was such a thing as Gameboy back? Neither did Justin, and we all learn something new! We also talk a little news, Peapod, Amazon and Walmart and other fun stuff, and then Jay Garmon comes on with this great new trivia question:
How many computers were used in the design of the SR71, and for bonus points how many computers made their way into the final implementation of the aircraft?
Justin comes back with another round of “Kids Talk Tech” and tells us about a very Haloween appropriate cool link:
- Disney’s Silly Symphony Skeleton short on YouTube!
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Vaporize” by Broken Bells!