Posts tagged travel
TOPIC: Dave’s in Europe, and as you know when Sparky’s away Jay Garmon and I take the opportunity to go whole-geek on your ears! This week we’re talking about signing up for a one-way ticket to Mars, Commander Riker’s bizarre seating methods in TNG, and about a dozen other things (other than the one thing I promised we’d discuss of course … 3D printing! Maybe next time?). Jay delivers a fantastic geek trivia question as always:
Who was the only guest star who played themselves on Star Trek?
Only time for one coolsite of the week this week, but it is a lot of fun -
- GigWalk - Hire or become part of a smartphone army! Very interesting idea – People can earn money doing jobs for businesses through the Gigwalk mobile app, and businesses can hire people instantly!
We finish it the show off with “Rich Girls” by The Virgins!
TOPIC: That’s right Apple lovers, Dave and Mike get yet another chance to break bad on Apple and it’s app store! We talk a bit about the DNS Changer malware issue, but if you’re reading/listening to this you’ve probably got it sorted out already anyways. Jay Garmon gets beat up a bit (not too bad) but still sticks with us to share this gem:
How many missing space shuttle mission numbers are there?
- WordHippo: Great collection of word tools – definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and more!
Podcast only song of the week is “Cocaine Blues” by Escort … extra bluesy!
TOPIC: OK, OK, I know our title means less than usual this week, but we do discuss the Googlicious acquisition of Zagat this week – as well as an in-depth cover story about how to pronounce the word Zagat and some of your other favorite tech terms! We also tell you why you can’t trust Google’s ratings or search results to be completely unbiases.
Jay Garmon returns after what sounds like an incredible time at Dragoncon, so we not only get the geek trivia of the week, but he clues us in on some of the awesomeness that was happening at D*C. Here’s that geek trivia question too:
Every winter the LHC is forced to shut down. Why?
That didn’t leave a ton of time for coolistes of the week, but as usual we manage to sneak in a couple of good ones:
- ApplyMate – Great free online app for keeping track of your job and/or college applications!
- Room-o-rama – Want to stay in a non-traditional type of setting? Roomorama sets you up to stay in cool apartments, houses for rent, and etc. in great locations around the world!
The podcast only song of the week is “Jesus is Just Alright” by DC Talk!
TOPIC: We get all geek-a-licious on you this week! Not only do we have our usual ‘Geek Trivia’ with Jay Garmon, but we are also joined by John Graham-Cumming discussing our latest recommended read -”The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive.” We had a great time with the book, and an even better time talking with the author! The Geek Atlas is a wonderful travel guide that not only details locations to go to but the detailed and fascinating science behind why they are some of the most interesting places on earth for the geek in us. Though we didn’t get time for a lot of news and updates, no show would be complete without a whole handful of coolsites of the week:
- GrooveShark – Looking for a tune you just have to hear? This site will find dozens of copies and versions you can stream instantly and for free! Jump on the grooveshark before the RIAA catches wind!
- TwitCam and CamTweet – Both excellent options for getting your face out there to all your tweeps … easy to set up, easy to use, and (of course) free!
- TheUserManualSite – Looking for a manual? Want to throw out those dozens of paper ones you have in the drawer? Check this free site out to combine all your manuals in one place, organized and downloadable!
The podcast only song of the week is “Dear God” by Black Landlord and is truly podcast only thanks to a few questionable words, so beware. There’s a good chance you won’t be hearing from us for a few weeks … we’re on our summer vacation, but pick up a copy of the “The Geek Atlas” by John Graham-Cumming or hang out and wait for us to come back and talk to Plextor on August 22nd!