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Episode 051 “Infinity War, Nintendo Cereal and Electric Material”

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In an episode filled with innuendo and hilarity, the guys have fun discussing a new organic material that generates its own electricity, Nintendo continues to win the current gaming system wars with a console that is JUUUUST good enough and then they come up with an amiibo based cereal that you can both eat and use to unlock bonuses in game. The episode wraps with some great movie news including the Hellboy Reboot with David Harbour and of course the new Avengers : Infinity War trailer drops and the world rejoiced! We dare you not to laugh during this one!

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Weekly Riddle:

In a foot race, Jerry was neither first nor last.  Janet beat Jerry, Jerry beat Pat.  Charlie was neither first nor last.  Charlie beat Rachel. Pat beat Charlie. Who finished last?

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

 

Hey look! Microsoft brought the Edge browser to iOS and Android.

Is this a worthwhile addition to your mobile device or just another place for more people to ignore the successor to the Internet Explorer?

 

RIP 2011 Mac Mini
Apple has made it official. They’ve deemed the 2011 Mac Mini to be “Obsolete”. Though the Mac Mini is still listed on the product road map for the future, things aren’t looking good for those Mac Mini fans.

 

New organic material that generates electricity

So those silly scientists are at it again, this time it’s Swiss Scientists from EMPA, that have created a new organic material that generates it’s own electricity when stretched and compressed. This is fueling speculation on it’s possible medical uses but also concern over if we are seeing a natural transition for humans becoming cyborgs.

 

The Switch, good enough equals winning

With subpar graphics and lesser tech than it’s biggest rivals from Sony and Microsoft, is the Nintendo Switch winning by being just good enough?

#PowerFur

 

Nintendo ups the lootbox game with real world upgrades
So in a truly “Are you for real?” move, Nintendo is announcing a new cereal that looks an awful lot like Lucky Charms. It’s called simply “Super Mario Cereal” and hits shelves Dec. 11th. But what’s crazy is that the box the cereal comes in is NFC enabled and if Switch/Super Mario Odessey players tap the cereal box on their console it will unlock some minor loot in game, like extra coins or hearts.

 

Marvel Studio’s  Avengers : Infinity War Official Trailer Drops…Jaws Around the World.

Let’s be honest, this looks incredibly insane. So good but could be almost too much to take in with ALL of those heroes on screen. But three things stand out in this trailer. #1) Chris Pratt’s `Stache is killing it at the end of the trailer, #2) Cap’s beard is being talked about a crazy amount all over the internet so it seems it should be called Avengers: Facial Hair War instead. #3) Adam makes a good point, #whereisHawkeye?

The Rated R Hellboy Reboot gets a release date!

Mark your calendars, Jan.11th, 2019 will see the Rated R reboot of the popular franchise starring David Harbour of Stranger Things fame. The first photos of the character look pretty amazing.

 

Sharing Things

This Sesame Street parody of Stranger Things is absolutely brilliant.

 

The Weekly Garnish

Meet “Furlexa”

See what happens when you mix a Furby toy with Alexa from Amazon.
https://youtu.be/aCOsM-4NEKs

 

Transient

Check out this awesome video from Dustin Farrell, a Director of Photography, in which he puts together sweet slow motion lighting storms. Check out more of his work at http://dfvc.com/ , including links to his social media. Well worth the watch.

 

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

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Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 43: We’re back! Weddings, Extra Life, and SNES Classic Plans

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Cody and Jon return from a 6-month hiatus to talk weddings, classic Star Trek, the Extra Life video game marathon, Super Mario Odyssey, retro gaming, and their SNES Classic plans for the future of the podcast!

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Episode 050 “Net Neutrality and an AWESOME Windscribe Give Away”

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To celebrate the big Five-Oh we brought back our great friend Mac from ShutterTime with Sid and Mac to join us for some amazing discussion on everything from Apple battling the FBI, Hawaii thinks Battlefront II is a Star Wars Casino, Net Neutrality is a huge fear facing the US right now and of course, a tremendous give away from Windscribe involving the idea of every day carry! Easy to enter and two big winners! Don’t forget to find creative uses for #TurkeyTireTackle on Twitter this week, we hope you’re hungry because the Soup is on!

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Weekly Riddle:

What is the 4-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by 3?

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NASA sent what now?

In 1977 NASA sent a time capsule into space, which included 2 records full of “Human Life Sounds”. You can hear what they sent in the article, but do you think it was a good mix?

 

Apple Court Ordered To Unlock Texas Shooter’s iPhone SE

Last monday Apple was served with a search warrant for access to digital photos, emails and other documents on an iPhone SE that was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church mass shooting.  Should Apple comply or is this a dangerous slippery slope for privacy?

 

The State Of Hawaii Investigating EA For “Predatory Practices”

“This game is a Star Wars-themed online casino,” Democratic State Representative from Hawaii Chris Lee said from the podium. “It’s a trap.”  What Lee is referring to is loot boxes in games should be classified as gambling.  Recently the Belgium Gaming Commision had declared the same thing.

 

Facebook stealing from Snapchat….again

After basically pillaging every cool feature users love from SnapChat it seems Facebook is now testing out the “Streaks” feature…Who cares how many days in a row you’ve sent messages to your friends. But we have to gamify everything instead of just enjoying personal connections right?

 

Addicted to your phone?

In the most face palm worthy move, there is a new “fidget spinner” for those that can’t stop swiping at their phones.

Cut out the dumb “Government Control of the Internet” explanation that made no sense. LOL.

 

Every Day Carry (EDC)

What do us geeks carry every day?  Tech?  Bags?  Bluetooth devices?  Earbuds? Chargers? Multi-tools?  Knives?  Why do we carry it?

 

KeySmart Keychain Organizer

https://www.amazon.com/KeySmart-Classic-Compact-Keychain-Organizer/dp/B00JOFJJ5Y/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1511761574&sr=8-12&keywords=keychain

The Weekly Garnish

Great Quote for Life Advice:
Everyone who’s taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries of and does something about it who makes a difference.
~Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

 

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

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Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 049 “Backflipping Ninja Robot Soldiers”

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It’s a holiday sized helping of digitalSoup this week as the guys cover everything from the OnePlus 5T phone, the largest digital camera in the world and backflipping robots all before getting into a great discussion about smartwatches for kids and the pros and cons of owning versus subscribing your software. Of course no Soup is complete without a dash of movie and gaming talk, a little Justice League and Animal Crossing fit the bill this week, and a mesmerizing weekly garnish will, as always, leave you geek hunger satisfied!

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Weekly Riddle:

I pass before the sun, but leave no shadow. What am I?

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 backs down

The pressure put on by fans became too hot, now it’s a game of finger pointing as Disney/LucasFilm and EA try to blame each other for the outrageous microtransactions. But of course the internet goes too far by sending death threats to game developers.

 

iPhone X patched and ready for the cold…maybe

While the pleas for our #AppleCiderDongle went unanswered it seems Apple may have patched up the iPhone X and has fixed the cold unresponsive screen issue.

 

OnePlus 5T

Anyone know much about this phone that is getting great reviews? For Android lovers it could give you the ultimate bang for the buck.

 

Robot doing backflips

In a move to show robotics getting more awesome, check out the latest with a robot comfortably doing plyometric moves, jumps and backflips.  

 

Largest digital camera in the world

No this isn’t the next big selfie camera, this one is made to photograph space and may have some pretty awesome implications in the further study of “Parts Unknown”

https://www.lsst.org

 

Smartwaches for kids, should they be banned?

German officials feel they should be destroyed and banned because they are a huge safety risk and also an illegal spying device that can record people without their knowledge.

 

DISCUSSION: Owning Vs. Leasing Software

What are the advantages and disadvantages of leasing software (subscription based software like Office 365, Photoshop CC etc.) vs. owning the software outright?

 

Justice League struggles at the box office

Coming in with a total of $96 million it seems people aren’t sold on DC after the success of Wonder Woman. But is it a result of the movie or a result of timing?

 

Harrison Ford-Always the hero

Be it as Indiana Jones, Han Solo or just himself, it seems Harrison Ford just can’t stop himself from being a hero!

 

Animal Crossing coming to iOS and Android

Launching this week, the popular game from Nintendo is set to hit the mobile market and likely proceed to suck up huge quantities of time for many players.

 

The Weekly Garnish

Wave Cinemagraphs

In a mesmerizing style, you need to check out the photography and cinemagraphs made of some massive waves. Seriously, you’ll be staring at these for hours and feeling completely satisfied doing it.

 

 

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

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Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 048 “Battlefront Microtransactions and the Black Screen of Death(star)”

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The kitchen is stocked this week with irritating news from EA Star Wars Battlefront 2, XBox One X crashing on release and the iPhone X hates the cold. Also, YouTube gets tough, is your flash drive secure and Amazon secures a Lord of the Rings deal of the day! This week the digitalSoup is beefy like The Rock and goes best with a nice hot #AppleCiderDongle!

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Weekly Riddle:

I go in hard. I come out soft. You blow me hard. What am I?

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Is your flash drive encrypted?

We frequently talk about data security.  This should include any and all removable media.  What are some methods of keeping your flash drive away from prying eyes?

 

Amazon also may be dipping their toes into the world of cryptocurrency.  

Is Amazon taking over everything?

 

Some Xbox One X users experiencing the “Black Screen of Death”

Many new owners are reporting that their Xbox One X is affected by frequent black screen issues. This problem affects all games, it is not specific to a certain title.

 

iPhone X doesn’t like the cold

It seems that fancy new screen isn’t a fan of cool temps.

 

Email scammers have a new enemy

If you feel so inclined, have some fun at the expense of email scammers. But do so at your own risk.

 

Youtube Cracking Down on Inappropriate Content Aimed at Kids

Youtube is making an effort to protect your child’s innocence.

 

Suicide Squad 2 May Introduce Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson may finally get his introduction into the DC universe, with Black Adam rumored to be part of Suicide Squad 2

 

Bright

Will Smith plays Fantasy Cop

 

American Idol is rising again!

ABC said on Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America’’ that it would revive the former Fox hit sometime during the 2017-18 television season.

 

Lord of the Rings…The TV Series?

Apparently Amazon and Warner Bros have agreed to a multi season deal for an original Lord of the Rings series. Said to focus on events taking place before The Fellowship of the Ring, the question is….what will it be about? The Hobbit storyline or the years of relative peace in Middle Earth

The Weekly Garnish (don’t forget the garnish music!!!!!)

Batman:Gotham By Gaslight

What if Batman was set in Victorian Era Gotham and Batman was squaring off against Jack the Ripper? A new animated series based off the popular Elseworlds run from back in 1989 is set to be released in 2018.

 

 

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

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Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 047 “#SweatyWater – Rylo Ken Sells a Honda Accord”

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Welcome back to the kitchen where the guys cover some major ground, starting with the new Razer phone, a new video camera option and a whole bunch of gaming news. Plus a great list for all of you Stranger Things fans and a great app for mobile photo and video editing. The pantry is fully stocked and the Soup is ready, we hope you’re hungry!

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Weekly Riddle:

A man wants to enter an exclusive club, but he doesn’t know the password. Another man walks to the door and the doorman says 12, the man says 6, and is let in. Another man walks up and the doorman says 6, the man says 3, and is let in. Thinking he had heard enough, he walks up to the door and the doorman says 10, he says 5, and he isn’t let in. What should he have said?

**Be sure to send in your riddle answers to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and don’t be shy, send in that audio so we can hear more of our amazing Souper Friends!

 

Razer Phone now official

With powerful specs one would expect from the PC Gaming giants at Razer, could this be the next big competitor to Apple/Samsung or just another “Also Ran”?

 

Judge Blocks Ring Security System

Well that’s not good! Ring has a new solution that ties together cameras, lights and doorbells.  However, ADT is suing them claiming it’s their intellectual property.  A judge has blocked the sale until the dispute is resolved. Check out Episode 034 : The Ultimate Camera Phone, Home Security System, and Slice of Pi” to hear our conversation with an expert on home security systems!

 

Man Shoots Professional Commercial to Sell His Girlfriend’s ‘96 Honda Accord

Astoundingly, the bids have reached over 6 figures!

 

Rylo

This new video camera from some of the people behind Instagram and Hyperlapse could be the next big thing with action cameras. They make some big claims at a decent price point, but can they hold up and deliver the goods?

 

WoW Classic

Kicking off Blizzcon 2017, Blizzard announced the return of the “Vanilla” servers in what is being called WoW Classic. If you miss the early days spent grinding away in WoW, sounds like soon Blizzard will let you relive your favorite times!

 

Nintendo Switch games not fitting on the device!

LA Noire is the latest game for the Nintendo Switch that will not fit on the device. Switch fans that pick up this game will instead of to purchase a separate microSD card just for the game. With this not being the first time this has happened, Nintendo is now having to make it clear which games will and will not fit since the release of NBA 2K18. Seems like a serious shortcoming for the system, or is it a sign of things to come for all systems as games get larger and larger?

 

Nintendo Switch Monopoly Woes

Much like the real version of Monopoly, it seems the Nintendo Switch version that was just released also takes forever…but when you release the new Mario at about the same time, which by all accounts is pretty amazing, who is playing Monopoly instead of Mario?!

Gamestop going the rental route?

With plans announced to set up a 6 month subscription rental route, what does the future hold for retail gaming stores?

 

Amazon Retro Zone

Tapping into the current popularity around retro gaming, Amazon has debuted it’s very own Retro Zone where you can do everything from grab mobile game ports of classics, buy retro gaming inspired clothing and collectibles and more.

 

Into Stranger Things? Watch these also!

A great list from Time Magazine for fans that are into Stranger Things and want to see more TV and Movie programming in a similar style.

The Weekly Garnish

VSCO X

One of the most popular photo apps, VSCO Cam, gets an upgrade with new film looks and the ability to apply your favorite VSCO looks to your video.

 

Music Credit

Intro Background Music: The Run by Kai Engel. licensed under an Attribution License.

 

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Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast websiteFacebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!

 

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 046 “Dark Tales From The World Wide Web”

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In this week’s special Halloween episode, Adam weaves a tapestry of odd, creepy, bizarre, scary, or funny tales from the world wide web.

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Weekly Riddle:

What answer can you never honestly answer yes to?

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Alexa on Sonos!

Usually Dave, back in Episode 019 : Siri on a Rampage, made a sweet prediction that now is becoming a reality!

 

Follow-Up:  ZAR X did the trick for Jason’s corrupt picture woes!

 

DARK TALES INTRO

 

10 Creepy Internet Mysteries

 

Go listen to the Sextortion Episode for a great listener submitted internet horror story.

The Weekly Garnish

Energizer Performance Metal LED Flashlight with Digital Focus & HD Optics

Massive 1300 Lumens and runs on 6 AA batteries, plus a high and low power setting, an emergency strobe setting and also a digital focus feature letting you switch from a flood to spotlight setting, possibly the best flashlight $29 can buy!

 

Music Credit

Intro Background Music: The Run by Kai Engel. licensed under an Attribution License.

 

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Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast websiteFacebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!

 

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 045 “I’m brown, hairy and in the woods I’m scary. What am I?”

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In what may be one of the most wide ranging shows in terms of topics the guys whip up some fun with stories about the new Adobe Updates to the Photoshop & Lightroom CC programs, Jason has a catastrophic failure with some data, scientists in Australia make a potentially massive discovery and what show would be complete without some great movie and tv discussion about Thor: Ragnarok, The Punisher, and Stranger Things Season 2! Plus, Adam brings some sweet outdoors tech that really may be an absolute necessity for your gear bag during the Weekly Garnish so join us in the kitchen for an all new episode of digitalSoup, the most satisfying meal you’ll have all week!

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Weekly Riddle:

During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be institutionalized. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub.” Okay, here’s your test: 1. Would you use the spoon? 2. Would you use the teacup? 3. Would you use the bucket? “Oh, I understand,” said the visitor. “A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon.” What was the director’s response?

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Adobe upgrades Lightroom and Photoshop
At the Adobe Max event, Adobe announced some pretty substantial updates to their popular Lightroom and Photoshop programs, including ending the stand alone version of Lightroom and announcing a second all cloud based version of Lightroom for access to all of your photos across any device.

 

Jim Impersonates Dwight

 

I’m Back!
A new kickstarter campaign out for an interesting product designed to add a digital photo back to your old 35mm film cameras. Is it interesting, would you want to use it or do you think “WTF is the point!”?

 

New 2D material created with huge implications

Scientists in Australia have discovered a process to create a new two dimensional material that has never been seen in nature before. This material is literally no thicker than a couple of atoms and has some potentially huge implications in the world of tech.

 

The MacMini isn’t dead just yet

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, just because it hasn’t been updated in forever it’s not dead yet. Check the link above for the full article but in multiple places he has responded to customers and made statements about the MacMini having an important place in their product lineup going forward.

 

Get Windscribe for life for just $49!

I’ve been using Windscribe for about a year and had been fantastic and does everything I want a VPN to do.  Normally a subscription service ($22.49 for 3 years and $39.99 for 5 years) now is the time to get it for life for just $49.

 

Thor: Ragnarok

Look we’ve talked about this movie a lot over the last few months, seriously trying to count how often makes my head Thor, but now reviewers are getting a chance to watch it and the word is….it’s pretty freaking awesome! It’s getting over 98% favorable scores on Rotten Tomatoes and the word on the street is that Marvel has done something completely different with this film! Of course, I’m sure we’ve all seen it by now but enjoy the final trailer once more before the movie comes out Nov. 3rd!

 

The Punisher gets a date and a new trailer

After being mysterious and coy about the release date and then being pushed back due to the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, we finally have a date for the Netflix series to arrive! The big news, it’s going toe to toe, sort of, with The Justice League on November 17th! The new trailer is amazing as well! (It even features Metallica’s ‘One’)

 

Stranger Things Season 2

We mentioned it briefly in the episode of shame last week but this Friday, Oct. 27th Season 2 of Stranger Things will drop on Netflix. It looks amazing but don’t take our word for it, check out the final trailer and see for yourself!

 

UD nabs some new PS3 games

We talked about it briefly on our episode of shame last week, but in case you couldn’t make it through it, UD grabbed a few PS3 games recently. GTA V , Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and NHL Legacy Edition(NHL 16)  But the new NHL game had him thinking about the best hockey video games of all time so he put up a brand new article on digitalsouppodcast.com going over his thoughts on the 8 best hockey video games of all time! Be sure to check it out!

The Weekly Garnish

Nite Ize – The Figure 9

Adam brings us some awesome outdoors tech in a fantastic gadget that will make your life exponentially easier!

 

GHOSTBUSTERS GIVEAWAY-

-Follow the digitalSoup Facebook page

-Like and Share the giveaway post

-Leave a comment on the post saying you’d like to be entered and maybe share your favorite Ghostbusters movie moment!

-Winner will be announced on the 10/31 Halloween Episode!

 

Music Credit

Intro Background Music: The Run by Kai Engel. licensed under an Attribution License.

 

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Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast websiteFacebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!

 

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 044 “As if! The 1985 special!”

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In a very special bonus episode your favorite geeks travel back in time to give you a taste of what digitalSoup would have been like had they been doing a show back in the eighties! It’s an awesome decade when the WWF was king, CD’s were new tech and the biggest movies were starring Stallone and Michael J Fox. Buckle up because we’re taking the kitchen back to 1985 in this time traveling bonus episode to make a vintage batch of digitalSoup!

—-more—-TECHNOLOGY NEWS

With things continuing to change faster than the world has ever seen we’ve had a ton of new technological advancements! This stuff is seriously mind blowing dude!

 

Symbolics.com

With something they are calling a domain name, the company Symbolics Corporation has apparently registered the very first .com domain name. Is that pronounced “Period Com” or “Dot Com”? Big news because up until now we’ve only really seen the .edu domains for educational insitutions. This internet thing seems interesting but maybe a little gimmicky.

 

Compact Discs
Now these have been around for a bit but they are kind of expensive still. I saw at Radio Shack they had a Compact Disc Digital Audio Player and it comes in at about $400 but for the amazing sound quality it may be worth it! They are even coming out with some portable compact disc players called a discman so you can take your music with you!The band Dire Straits and their album Brothers in Arms, which includes of course their massive hit song Money for Nothing, is the first band/album to sell 1 million copies on CD alone! Of course other artists are on the CD train with David Bowie making history as the first artist to convert his entire catalog to CD. That’s 15 albums plus his 4 greatest hits albums.

 

Steve Jobs

Big news as he quit Apple this past September. Is this the end for Apple? Will the be able to hold on as a company without him?

 

Microsoft just released Windows 1.0

In an attempt to compete with Apple, Microsoft has released their new Windows line. But it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to work.

MOVIE NEWS
It’s been a great year for movies, in fact so good that we thought we’d talk about some of our favorites as we near the end of the year! From Goonies and Back to the Future to Rambo and Rocky sequels it’s been a super rad year at the theater!
Back to the Future

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rocky IV

Goonies

Cocoon

Police Academy 2 : Their First Assignment

A View To a Kill

Clue

 

COMIC’S NEWS
UD has a few interesting things he’s been reading including some new books and even a new comic strip that is super fun!

Calvin & Hobbes

Created by Bill Watterson, this new strip just debuted in November, but it’s so much fun! It’s about a young boy named Calvin  and his stuffed animal tiger named Hobbes. What’s fun is that to Calvin, Hobbes is a real tiger and his best friend. But to the rest of the world Hobbes is just a stuffed animal. Really a cool comic strip that’s often very funny!

Crisis on Infinite Earths

This series from DC Comics is pretty messed up and seems to be a way for DC to try to reset and streamline 50 years of continuity issues from their comics. Seems like they are trying to wipe out the whole idea of the multiverse but what is crazy it that they seem to be hinting that there could be some pretty major deaths to characters coming, such as Barry Allen/The Flash and even possibly Supergirl!

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A small independant comic book company has this new book out called The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! A really awesome story where four turtles and a rat are mutated by some sort of radioactive material and the turtles become Ninjas trained by the rat. Seems to actually be pretty heavily inspired by the Daredevil character but really an awesome premise that will hopefully stick around with more issues.

 

The Weekly Garnish

Nintendo Entertainment System

In October the Nintendo Entertainment System saw a very limited release starting in markets like New York City. This new game system is set to compete with Atari for home gaming and looks pretty awesome! It has a gun accessory they call the Zapper Light Gun as well as a robot accessory called R.O.B. which stands for Robot Accessory Buddy! It’s launching with 17 different games available which include 10-Yard Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, Golf, Gyromite, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, Kung Fu, Pinball, Soccer, Stack-Up, Tennis, Wild Gunman, Wrecking Crew, and Super Mario Bros.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS GIVEAWAY-

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-Winner will be announced on the 10/31 Halloween Episode!

 

Music Credit

Intro Background Music: The Run by Kai Engel. licensed under an Attribution License.

 

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

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Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Episode 043 “Going Long with Special Guest Mac Sokulski”

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We welcome in a very special guest and longtime friend of the show, Mac Sokulski from the Shutter Time with Sid and Mac photography podcast! This episode gets a little longer than usual as we cover a huge range of topics, from Microsoft killing off some of its product lines and  Instagram now working on your desktop, to the petition to see Superman’s Mustache! Of course we have a whole bunch of new movie trailers that have hit plus we even give you a great resource for all sorts of Halloween DIY Projects to get your Halloween on! Oh, how could we forget, we actually have a SECOND special guest making a couple appearances, the one and only Captain Poland! Plus we’ve got a digitalSoup first, we are doing a GIVEAWAY! You don’t want to miss this one!

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Weekly Riddle:

I am the ruler of shovels, I have a double. I am as thin as a knife, I have a wife.

What am I?

**Be sure to send in your riddle answers to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and don’t be shy, send in that audio so we can hear more of our amazing Souper Friends!

Windows 10 Mobile is dead!

There has been speculation for a while now but Joe Belfiore,  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Windows has confirmed it will be ending all but minor bug and security fixes for it’s struggling platform.  Meanwhile, Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new “mobile” device codenamed Andromeda, that will launch next year with a version of Windows 10 built with Microsoft’s new “Windows Core OS” platform.  Will current hardware be compatible with Windows Core OS or will you need a new phone?

 

Microsoft also killing off Groove Music Service

The streaming service is being replaced by a deal with Spotify as of December 31st as Microsoft continues to retire more of it’s services and divisions. How long until Microsoft just decides to sell off completely to another company?

 

Who says you need a great graphics card to play some good games?
Check out this list of some of the top picks in pc gaming for players that don’t have a high end gaming system but still want to have some gaming fun!

 

Finally, you can upload directly to Instagram from your Windows or Mac desktop!

This is awesome news for anyone who doesn’t do all their photo editing on their phone.  Now instead of editing a photo on your PC, jumping through a zillion hoops to get the photos from your pc to your phone and then to Instagram, you can just use the Windowed app on your PC.

 

Was The Google Home Mini planning on spying on you?

A defect in the touch sensor has been causing the first run of Google’s mini to constantly record it’s surroundings. Imagine if this hadn’t been discovered before shipping?

 

Petition to “Bring Back the ‘stache!”

As reported Henry Cavill was filming Paramount Pictures “Mission Impossible 6” when Warner Bros. order reshoots for “Justice League.”  In MI:6 Henry sports a mustache which, since under contract, he could not shave until production had completed on MI:6.  Warner Bros. had to digitally remove the Superstache for the reshoots and now the people are petitioning to get the raw footage release with a unshaved Sup.  But, this isn’t the first Superman movie Henry had a mustache in, check out this un-edited trailer for Batman Vs. Superman!

Victor Garber leaving “Legends of Tomorrow”

UD speculated on it and now it has come true, but not for the reason he had thought.  Garber, who plays one half of hero Firestorm will be leaving at the completion of Season 3.  He is returning to Broadway January 2018 for the revival of “Hello Dolly.”  What does this mean for Firestorm?

 

NEW TRAILERS FOR THE WEEK

It’s new trailer city this week, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Justice League to Stranger Things, New Mutants, Black Panther and even a teaser trailer for the next season of The X-Files, this was absolutely a HUGE week for new trailers to hit the interwebs.

 

The Weekly Garnish

Awesome DIY Halloween Ideas!

From the best power tools to use for extreme pumpkin carving to how to make fake blood and guts for your Halloween party, this awesome collection of ideas and articles from Popular Mechanics has got you covered!

 

GHOSTBUSTERS GIVEAWAY

-Follow the digitalSoup Facebook page

-Like and Share the giveaway post

-Leave a comment on the post saying you’d like to be entered and maybe share your favorite Ghostbusters movie moment!

 

Music Credit

Intro Background Music: The Run by Kai Engel. licensed under an Attribution License.

 

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Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast websiteFacebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!

 

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

 

Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com