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Episode 075 “Save the DRAM-a for your mama”

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On this week’s episode, the guys discuss how much time they waste on digital platforms and social media, a potential collusion regarding DRAM, “perfect” games, and our own zombie apocalypse soundtracks!

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Instagram Wants You To Know How Much Of It’s Wasting Your Time

The latest trend to hit social media is the acknowledgment that we all waste way too much time there in the course of a day. Instagram appears to be set to release a new feature that will tell you exactly how much time you spend on the app each day. On the surface it seems like a very pro-active tool to help people reign in their social media use, but is it possible they have other motivations? It’s all more data they can collect and how valuable would it be to be able to target ads to users that they know are using the app 5 hours each day versus just 2.

New Lawsuit Alleges Anti-Trust Collusion Between DRAM Manufacturers

A new lawsuit alleges that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron — which together control 96 percent of the DRAM market — have unjustly colluded to raise the price of DRAM from January 1, 2016 through February 1, 2018. The suit notes that RAM prices fell from 2014-2015, when the three companies were independently acting to increase DRAM capacities, but then sharply rose beginning in 2016 as all three firms decided to restrict DRAM growth to stop downward price pressure and to lead to a price increase.

Castle Rock

A new series set to debut on HULU set in Stephen King’s shared universe looks to bring fans along on a ride through the town of Castle Rock this July.

GameSpot Released A List Of ALL Of Their Perfect 10 Games

These are all of the games that GameSpot has reviewed over the years and given that rare PERFECT 10 score on. How many have you played?

John Wick 3: Parabellum Has An Official Release Date

Grab your gun, pet your dog, and get ready to go. We now know when we’ll get to hang with our favorite merciless assassin again. The John Wick Twitter account announced Friday that the tentatively-titled John Wick 3: Parabellum will be in theaters on May 17, 2019.

Geek Off:

If you had to live in one of the last three games you played which one would you choose?

Zombie Shuffle Song Game

Song 1: Overall theme for the Apocalypse.
Song 2: The song that plays when you kill your first zombie.
Song 3: When you’re getting chased by a horde of zombies.
Song 4: When you have to kill your partner.
Song 5: When you meet a group of survivors.
Song 6: When you meet your love interest.
Song 7: The final stand!
Song 8: When you think you’ve won.
Song 9: When you discover you’ve been bitten.
Song 10: End credits

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EveryDollar

EveryDollar helps you create a monthly budget so you can achieve your money goals. Say goodbye to money stress and hello to confidence in your financial future. Create your first budget in less than 10 minutes. EveryDollar is a web-based tool for budgeting. It was created by Dave Ramsey’s company and released on March 23, 2015. Along with the web interface there are Android and iOS apps so you can budget on the go!

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Geek Critique: The Value of Rewatching

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MovieDude Eric and Chris go back into the art of film critique by discussing the value (or lack thereof) of rewatching films as a means to study their techniques and gaining better understanding.

 

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Souper Reviews “Hardcore Henry”

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Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

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2015

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1h 36m

 

Starring:

Sharlto Copley as Jimmy

Danila Kozlovsky as Akan

Haley Bennett as Estelle

Tim Roth as Henry’s Father

Director:

Ilya Naishuller (Leningrad: Kolshik, The Weekend: False Alarm, Biting Elbows: Bad Mother[tr]ucker)

 

Writer:

Ilya Naishuller

 

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Adam gives this movie a out of 2 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

 

digitalSoup Rating: 2.66 stars – out of 5 – feed it to the dogs… however…. Don’t actually feed it to the dogs.

Next Souper Review: The Prestige

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Sicario

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In 2015, director Denis Villeneuve, working with actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan released Sicario. The film revolving around Emily Blunt playing an FBI agent tasked to work with a shady intelligence officer and his even more mysterious partner in order to take down a malignant druglord while traversing a philosophical minefield about the nature of law and order. The film would garner several Oscar nominations and become a success with audiences as well, but did it deserve such glory or should it be left south of the border? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Episode 074 “Focusing With Music … Sans Jason”

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Episode 074 “Focusing With Music … Sans Jason”

This week, Adam’s back, but Jason is out!? Adam and Usually Dave talk gaming, gift guides, photography, and what we listen to when focusing. Music can help you focus, right? SQUIRREL!

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Playstation Now on PC Follow up

We mentioned last week on Episode 073 during the conversation about Utomik, that the Playstation Now service allows you to stream/play PS3/4 games on your PC. Here’s what you need to make it happen!

The Forest

Adam has purchased a new game. Check it out!

The NES Classic Edition Is Getting Re-Released This June

The hotly sought after NES Classic Edition is finally getting re-released this June and the SNES Classic Edition is not far behind. Nintendo recently announced that the NES Classic Edition will go back on sale on June 29. The big question here is whether Nintendo will be able to keep up with demand this time around, as the original release of the micro-console was very difficult to come by due to extremely limited stock.

Google Backing Social Network Arcade

Based on an article from Engadget, Google is apparently backing a new social network called Arcade. Set to launch this summer the app will focus on gaming with friends, including a lot of trivia style games, and is NOT tied to any of the existing social media apps out there today. Do we need a social media for gamers?

Cool Gear Alert! Verge Graduation Gift Guide

The Verge has released a nifty graduation gift guide. I’ll take one Mjolnir toolbox, please. Also check out our Valentine’s Gift Guide from back in Episode 6!

Does Music Help You Focus?

According to a 2017 blog post on Northcentral University’s website, music itself — just the notes, not including lyrics — can cause both the left and right sides of your brain to light up simultaneously, which “can maximize learning and improve memory,” according to Dr. Masha Godkin, a professor in the university’s Department of Marriage and Family Sciences.

Reddit’s EarthPorn

An awesome subreddit covering the best images of the earth … but can you believe what you are seeing?

Geek Off:

The Music Of Our Youth!

The Predator

This popular action/horror franchise from the 80’s/90’s is getting a new film and the trailer looks pretty interesting. Plus, it stars Olivia Munn which is never really a bad thing.

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Archive.org’s Internet Arcade

This is just awesome. Old school arcade games you can play right now for free in your browser. And lots of them! The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

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Episode 073 “Laying The Smackdown On S.P. & Who Needs An Appendix Anyway?”

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With Adam being hospitalized and Jason transforming into Urban Legend to lay the Smackdown on one Stargate Pioneer, Usually Dave grabs a snack and waits for the fireworks! Oh yeah, they also have some great gaming talk, Luke Cage Season 2 and even some video game Hall of Fame inductees! This is one spicy soup!

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Twitter Issues Password Reset Request

Showing off a giant 34 foot 4k display dubbed Onyx, Samsung looks to try to replace the standard projection screens in movie theaters with enormous 4k LED screens. They also have a 46 foot 4k screen on slate for later this year to better compete with the larger projector screens.

Samsung trying to crack into movie theaters?

Based on an article from Engadget, Google is apparently backing a new social network called Arcade. Set to launch this summer the app will focus on gaming with friends, including a lot of trivia style games, and is NOT tied to any of the existing social media apps out there today. Do we need a social media for gamers?

Utomik officially launched this last Thursday

Back in episode 018 we covered the game subscription service Utomik which was in beta. Now after three years of beta the service finally launch this past Thursday 05-03-18. Utomik is a PC gaming subscription service that aims to “bring the Netflix and Spotify model to the world of video games”, which has been in open beta for the last three years. Today they’re launching the full service with over 750 games, which they claim is more than any other gaming service of this type, including Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now.

First Trailer for Luck Cage Season 2

Netflix has dropped the first Official Trailer for Season Two of Luke Cage. Even though the first season met mixed response, this second season looks to have made the stakes even higher as a new Villain is shown physically kicking the snot out of our Hero.

Geek Off:

Trip down memory lane talking about our favorite Games

2018 Class of the Video Game Hall of Fame

Lara Croft and John Madden get inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame with the Tomb Raider and John Madden Football titles earning a spot among other great games that have been influential in the gaming industry.

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Ron Howard’s Arrested Development Parody of Star Wars Puts a Hilarious Spin on A New Hope

Brought to us by listener Ryan Davis, this is a Star Wars Story with Ron Howard narrating the story of Star Wars: A New Hope, Arrested Development style, in this sketch from The Star Wars Show.

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Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, director Stanley Kubrick wanted to tell a story about the horrors of nuclear war. In the process, he found the terror to be rather funny. In the end, he opted to tell a dark comedic satire about a crazy American General who jumpstarts a nuclear war and a President who is trying to keep it from happening. The result is one of the most controversial comedies of all time: Dr. Strangelove. But does the film deserve its place in history or should it go up in smoke? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris ride the missile all the way to the end.

 

“District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Episode 072 “Amazon puts junk in your trunk… you won’t believe what happens next!”

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Our most clickbait title yet!  This week the guys discuss a new method Amazon has to securing their deliveries, Atari is getting ready to allow pre-orders for their mysterious system, John Wick may channel Kurt Russell and escape NY, a geek off on who played Batman best, and much more!  

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Amazon has a new delivery method

Being rolled out in limited markets, Amazon now has a service called Amazon Key In-Car, which allows your packages to be delivered to the trunk of your car rather than your front porch. It’s an effort to deter what are being called “Porch Pirates”, people that watch for and steal packages off your front porch when they are delivered.

Spotify redesigns their mobile app

With benefits for non paying members as well as paying members, Spotify continues to try to make their mobile streaming service the best it can be.

 

Atari VCS pre-orders start May 30th, but it won’t ship until 2019

Nearly a year after it was first revealed, retro gaming enthusiasts will finally be able to order the Atari VCS beginning May 30th via an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign.

Atari will be offering two versions of the gaming system: a “time-limited” Collector’s Edition featuring the faux wood-front panelling and the $200 Onyx Edition, which is just black. Oddly, it doesn’t appear that either of these options will include a controller as the announcement reads “other packages will include the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller.”

John Wick: Chapter 3’ Details: Keanu Reeves Needs to ‘Kill His Way Out of New York City’ in Next Sequel

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons…he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.”

Disney Force Jacket

Designed for use with VR headsets, this new jacket will let you feel everything from a punch to a snake slithering across your body.

iTarget Pro

This one is submitted by a listener named The Mailman, a long time friend of the show and IRL. Blending tech from your iOS or Android phone with a laser bullet in your handgun it lets you get in some shooting practice safely from the comfort of your own home.

 

GEEK OFF

Who is the best Batman?

Venom : Official Trailer

We finally get to see Venom in action and it’s getting mixed reactions.

Glass

Apparently the first footage of the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie looks to be a super villian team up of sorts. It’s a sequel to his Unbreakable and Split movies that will see Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson star in a return to the gritty world of comic book movies.

Avengers: Infinity War Already Happened Back in 1996

That’s right, you’ve seen Infinity War on your trusty SNES in a game titled “Marvel Super Heroes In War for the Gems”…. But it was very forgettable, unlike the new movie which you’ll likely never forget! Don’t worry, NO SPOILERS HERE!

 

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The Marvel Bunch

A fun spin on the Brady Bunch from Jimmy Fallon

 

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The Shape of Water

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In 2017, Director Guillermo Del Toro unveiled his latest homage to classic monster movies called The Shape of Water. Set during the Cold War, a mute cleaning lady working in a government lab forms a bond with a captive merman that leads her to risk everything in order to save him. Winner of the Best Picture Oscar as well as Best Director for Del Toro, does the film earn such acclaim or should it be served with tartar sauce? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

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Episode 071 “Losing Titans, Deadpool 2, and Carbon Fiber Body Building”

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This week it’s a bit of a sad start as we lost a number of big names, Netflix has decided some movies are just too scary to finish, we have a special interview with the creator of Deonte Box and much more! Plus Jason in in rare form, you won’t want to miss this one!

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Dave on StreetShots Photography Podcast and on Shuttertime with Sid & Mac

 

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72

Art Bell, an apostle of the paranormal whose disembodied voice drew millions to his late-night radio soapbox beamed from the Mojave Desert, died on Friday at his home in Pahrump, Nev. He was 72.

 

Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

 

R Lee Ermy also dies

 

Netflix Used Big Data To Identify The Movies That Are Too Scary To Finish

Netflix has a list of films that the data shows are so scary that users won’t finish them. They determined that if a viewer watched at least 70% of the movie—a data point that the streaming service is able to calculate—but then turned it off, it was because it was too horrifying to watch. But couldn’t they also turn off the movie just because they didn’t care for it at all? According to Netflix, if people truly dislike a movie, they would turn it off well before they get to the 70% threshold.

 

Carbon Fiber Artificial Muscles Can Lift 12,000 Times Their Weight

Today, most robots and machines that need to move around use motors to do it. In the future, they might use artificial muscles that work more like our own biological versions. Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois have created a new artificial muscle design based on coiled carbon fiber and rubber. material can lift more than 12,000 times its own weight.

 

SNK Is Working On New Hardware Packed With Games

The SNK brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark this milestone and to thank fans, the Osaka-based game company is working on a “new game machine” that will feature a compilation of popular Neo-Geo games.  In the teaser tweet, SNK Japan refers to the hardware as an “atarashii geemuki” or “new game machine.”

 

GEEK OFF

Live life as a character in Mass Effect or Halo?

 

Deonte Box Review

 

Final Deadpool 2 Trailer hits

 

SmugMug Buys Flickr

The popular photography hosting website, SmugMug, has purchased the original photo sharing website Flickr.

 

 

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Foo Fighters Fan Shreds on Stage

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