Episode 052 “The digitalSoup Geeky Gift Guide”

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With an extra special holiday edition, we break down news stories from Google fighting with Amazon, Apple’s most downloaded apps, a great list of games for time crunched gamers AND a souper special Gonna Geek Edition Quiz Show! That’s all BEFORE we run down our digitalSoup Geeky Gift Guide! You won’t want to miss these geeky gift ideas for your favorite geek in your life!

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Weekly Riddle:

Tabitha likes cookies but not cake.  She likes mutton but not lamb, and she likes okra but not squash.  Following the same rule, will she likes cherries or pears?

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Don’t forget to get your entry in for the big Windscribe giveaway!

 

Ataribox pre-orders starting on this Wednesday on 12-14.17.

 

Google blocking YouTube on Amazon Devices

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours says Google as they block YouTube on the Amazon Echo and FireTV devices. Google wants a partnership with Amazon to allow sales of Google products on the shopping supersite and so far Amazon has declined, so now Amazon is missing YouTube. In the end it’s just consumers losing out.

 

Apple reveals the Top 20 Most Downloaded Apps of 2017

Did any of your favorites make the list? Which ones leave you scratching your head wondering if the world is spiraling downwards?

 

Nintendo and Nvidia bring HD Wii games to Shield TV in China

If you pick up a Chinese Shield TV, you’ll be able to play New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Punch-Out! right away, with other games including Super Mario Galaxy set for future release. All of these games have been remastered in 1080p, meaning they should look a lot better on modern TVs than they did back on the Wii, and they sell for 68 yuan — about $10.

 

Shorter games for time crunched gamers

The good people over at Game Informer have put together a great list of games for those of us that don’t have time to sink into a 100+ hour open world adventure epic.

Main Discussion Topic-The digitalSoup geeky gift guide!

Software/Services

Reaper Digital Audio Workstation: You’ve been getting by using Audacity for free for a long time.  Step up your game to a full blown DAW for just $60 and open up your recording world!

Backblaze subscription – Backups are important and Backblaze is rock solid

 

Cool Gear

5.11 Tactical Rush Messenger Bag: EDC in tactical style!

Waterproof Phone Pouch: Your phone may be waterproof, but an extra layer of protection while you’re out in the elements never hurt.

Energizer Performance Metal LED flashlight: Light it up!

Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds: Get great sound and noise cancelling while staying active!

Star Trek: TNG Bluetooth Commbadge: Captain to the bridge!

MXL 990 Microphone: Great for vocals or acoustic instruments.

Webcam Cover 3 Pack: Don’t let anyone see you unintentionally!

 

Photo/Video Gear

Lenspen Pro lens cleaning kit – Gotta keep those lenses clean

Joby GorillaPod – Super portable stability for all your photo/video needs

Rebecca Lily Lightroom/Photoshop Presets – Give your images that professional color grading they deserve

 

Collectables

The Night Sky: Custom star maps – beautifully printed and mapped by date!  Want to have a map of the stars the night your child was born?  Here you go.

Minimalist Superhero Vintage Movie Posters

FunkoPOPS of their favorite show/movie/comic/music/WWE etc

 

Gaming

Superfight! Card Game/Party Games

Playstation 4 Pro

Xbox One X or Xbox One S
Nintendo Switch

Viltros RetroPie Gaming Kit/Raspberry Pi 3: So cheap, yet sooo versatile!

Elgato Game Capture HD60 – Capture that awesome gameplay and share it with the world

 

Geeky Books

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library (1985-1995)

A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic

Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies

Star Trek: The Book of Lists

Kirby: King of Comics

The League of Regrettable Superheroes: The Failed Heroes

Bonus: The Hottest Gifts of 1985!

 

The Weekly Garnish

 

The digitalSoup Geeky Gift Guide and The Windscribe Giveaway.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

We got our very first look at the next entry into the X-Men Universe with some “Hot” images from Entertainment Weekly. The movie sounds like it’s shaping up to be a heavy hitter in the franchise.

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