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Episode 057 “SKOL! The C.E.S. Extravaganza”

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It’s an awesome week as the Minnesota Vikings pull out the Miracle in Minneapolis, Apple Health App Data used in rape case, a little TV and Movie news for flavor and then it’s on to the main course, C.E.S. 2018 discussion!

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Who won the game for the Vikings … Stefon Diggs or Marcus Williams?

What a crazy awesome ending to that game!  Why did Williams not do a wrap around tackle, keep Diggs in bounds and win the game?

Listen to the Vikings Radio Network Announcer Paul Allen call the Miracle in Minneapolis while watching the amazing play unfold!

(Show art photo credit : © 2016 Dave Szweduik at davidszweduik.com )

 

Apple Health App Data Used in Rape Case

The data was used in a rape investigation in Germany to help place the suspect at the scene and prove consistency with alleged activity, including dragging the victim down a river bank and then climbing back up which registered as flights of stairs being climbed.

 

John Wick TV Series Is Officially Happening on Starz

The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.

 

Deadpool 2 Release Date
In an effort to avoid a clash in the box office with the next Star Wars movie, Deadpool 2 gets pushed ahead to a May 18th release date instead of it’s originally planned June 1st, 2018 release. Good news for Deadpool, bad news for the New Mutants and Gambit movies as they are both pushed back dramatically, with many wondering if they’ll actually ever happen.

 

First look at Tom Hardy as Venom
Tom Hardy is set to play the title role in the upcoming Venom movie and the first image has leaked out of Tom on set as Eddie Brock. Still no final look at Venom himself, but very cool to start seeing images leak.

 

Altered Carbon – Netflix Original Adaptation for 2018
Looking to capitalize on the success of Blade Runner 2049, Netflix has a beautiful looking adaptation of Richard K Morgan’s cyberpunk novel of the same name.

 

GEEK OFF –

Pick one, would you rather NEVER use the internet again or NEVER use a cell phone again?

The digitalSoup C.E.S. 2018 Coverage Extravaganza

 

 

    Channel Master Smartenna will pick up the signal and then optimize your reception automatically. It works with the new Stream+, which features dual tuners, Android TV support and a free channel guide — all without a subscription.  ($100)
    Razer Mamba HyperFlux is Razer’s high end gaming mouse that comes with Firefly, the mouse pad that charges the Mamba wirelessly.  ($249)
    Hyperkin Ultra GB – Hyperkin is bringing back the original Nintendo Game Boy in the form of the Ultra GB. It looks nearly identical to the old Game Boy Pocket and plays all the original cartridges. The prototype shown off at CES had a blue screen tint, but Hyperkin said it’ll implement an RGB wheel to change the tint. It features a front-lit screen, stereo audio, and an aluminum chassis. The final version will have a USB-C port for charging as well. (Less than $100)

 

 

The Verge CES Coverage(just an easy link to follow for full notes)

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The Toys That Made Us

The minds behind history’s most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise — and sometimes fall — of their billion-dollar creations. It’s a fascinating behind the scenes look at some of the most iconic toy franchises from “Back in the Day” detailing the amazing toy industry tied to some of our favorite childhood memories.

 

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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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Episode 056 “Meltdown over Spectre While Roku Rocks On”

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A ton of tech news this week as there are new security threats to nearly every device, Intel teaming up with AMD, Roku is set to take on wireless home audio and that’s just the beginning! Trouble at IGN and Spotify, is Apple looking to buy Netflix and some great X-Files and TV talk before we finish with a souper fascinating and terrifying new book about Anesthesia. We hope you brought your appetites because it’s a big helping of Soup this week!

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Massive Intel Based Security Issue to Cause PC and Mac Slow-Downs

While details of exactly what the security issues are have yet to be released, since they are working on shipping the huge update to fix the issue and don’t want to increase the security risk, it appears that a major security issue will be fixed with an upgrade soon. Bad news is that it’s set to cause a decrease in performance by up to 30% and will impact both PC’s and Mac’s. What you need to do based on a great article over on the Mashable website.

 

Intel Teams Up With AMD to Build Radeon Graphics on Core Chips

Intel has announced the new GPU “brings together our high-performing Intel Core H-series processor, second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and a custom-to-Intel third-party discrete graphics chip from AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group – all in a single processor package.” – https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/07/intel-amd-rx-vega-m/

 

Roku Set to Rock You

In a move to expand it’s base, Roku looks poised to enter the audio game with a new line-up being dubbed as Roku Connect. While it’s not a full fledged automated home assistant looking to take on Alexa, it will focus entirely on entertainment and allow you to control and immerse your home in a terrific audio upgrade!

 

IGN Editor-in-Chief Fired for ‘Alleged Misconduct’

“IGN initiated an investigation into alleged misconduct involving Steve Butts. As a result of the investigation, the Company has appropriately determined to part ways with Mr. Butts,” Mitch Galbraith, IGN’s executive vice president, told Polygon in a statement.

 

Spotify’s $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Could Be a Major Milestone in the Music Industry

The lawsuit “alleges that Spotify is using Petty’s “Free Fallin,” the Doors’ “Light My Fire,” and tens of thousands of other songs without a license and compensation. The plaintiff is seeking a damages award worth at least $1.6 billion plus injunctive relief,” according to Billboard.

 

Is Apple buying Netflix?

Citi analysts say that there is a 40% likelihood of Apple acquiring Netflix. Apple will be able to repatriate about $220 billion in cash to the US under the Trump tax cut. The company would need only one-third of that to snap up Netflix.

 

X-Files Returned Last Wednesday for it’s 11th Season!

The truth is still out there and so are Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they tackle a ten episode season 11.  But it sounds like it could be the last season for Gillian Anderson.  Chris Carter had this to say though “For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully,” Carter told Collider in an interview. “I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.”  Want to know which ones to skip? http://skippable.tumblr.com/post/93538543582/the-x-files

Robin Hood Reboot
In case you hadn’t heard, there is a new remake of the classic Robin Hood story happening right now and it looks to have the potential to be amazing and terrible. It’s reported to be a gritty take in which it feels like Robin Hood meets The Hunger Games, at least in terms of visual style, but it’s got a little star power with the likes of Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton starring and even producer credit going Leonardo DiCaprio. Time will tell.

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What happens to us while under Anesthesia?

A fascinating yet terrifying sounding book about what really happens to us as humans when we go under Anesthesia. Buy the book here on Amazon Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness By Kate Cole-Adams

 

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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 055 “Star Wars Controversy Rages while Nintendo Drops the Christmas Ball”

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This week, the guys re-examine the AT&T AirGig project and talk about techy Christmas gifts, followed up by more cryptojacking news.  Also, the World Health Organization declared a new gaming related disorder, and the guys debate Star Wars and Star Trek before declaring the winners of the Windscribe EDC Giveaway.  Get ready for some great star-crossed talk as we dive into this week’s episode!

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AT&T Testing Powerline Internet-The follow-up!

Back on Episode 053 “A Fox in the Magic Kingdom”, we had a story about how AT&T was testing new internet service provided through powerlines. They claimed it’d be faster than the current gigabit fiber optic internet service available to some consumers now and Adam was awarded the digitalSoup Research Grant to find out some more about this. Time for his reported findings!

 

Samsung’s Galaxy 9 to keep the headphone jack

In a move that is being dubbed as “boring design” it seems Samsung is going to keep a lot of people happy since that boring design will allow for the 3.5mm headphone jack to remain in place.

 

Oops! Nintendo eStore crashes on Christmas

In an effort to Switch things up for their fans that got new games or devices for the holidays, Nintendo drops the ball and let’s the eStore crash over Christmas.  

 

Cryptojacking Meet Facebook Messenger

This one, should it reach the USA, is VERY scary. Facebook Messenger users need to beware!

 

Do you suffer from Gaming Disorder?

The World Health Organization has now included “Gaming Disorder” to it’s International Classification of Diseases for 2018. Could be a hot button topic for some while others don’t care, they’d rather play a few more hours of Skyrim.

 

SOUPER DEBATES Topic “Live in Star Wars or Star Trek Universe”

 

Star Wars Remake of Obi Wan vs Vader

In an attempt to make the battle between Obi Wan and Darth Vader more impactful, the group FXItInPost is hard at work giving the epic battle a bit more…well…epic-ness! And it’s a must see!

 

Last Jedi Has A Massive Second Weekend Drop

Is this due to the movie actually being bad or is it a result of the haters being louder than the fans that is influencing the box office “slump”?

 

Fan Reaction to Empire Strikes Back Eerily Familiar

For everyone out there that is sick of hearing the whining about how the Star Wars Franchise is ruined with The Last Jedi, including the petition to have it removed from Star Wars cannon, here is an interesting bit of history about the fan reaction to what most dub as the best individual film in the franchise, Empire Strikes Back.

 

Seinfeld goes gaming

All of you Seinfeld fans can rejoice! A brand new game is in development by an Indy Australian developer named Jacob Janerka and it actually looks to be pretty awesome!

WINDSCRIBE WINNERS

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Watch a Rocket Launch happen in a time lapse!

Photographer Jesse Watson from Yuma, AZ captured the Space X launch being dubbed as the “UFO” Rocket Launch,  on multiple cameras as a time-lapse and while it doesn’t last long it’s pretty glorious to see!

 

#Edible80sSongs thread on our digitalSoup Facebook Community Page

A collection of some brilliant song title ideas that made me laugh for days!

 

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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 054 “Apple Slowing Phones, And Gear That Totally Owns!”

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It’s the final episode of 2017 from digitalSoup! From AmazonTube possibly battling YouTube, some great lists about the worst passwords of 2017 AND the coolest gadgets of 2017 and of course the uproar over Apple slowing down phones on it’s users. Plus, this week we have a fantastic Weekly Garnish for you over at AnthonyAwaken.com, one of the most beautiful photography and outdoor adventure gear websites you’ll find! We wish all of our Souper Friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, be safe, enjoy family and we’ll see you next year with more digitalSoup greatness! —-more—-

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

 

AmazonTube Coming Soon

With the battle between YouTube and Amazon heating up will there finally be a competitor to the YouTube giant?

 

The Worst Passwords of 2017 Include ‘password,’ ‘123456,’ and ‘starwars’

Every year, SplashData puts together a list of the most popular (and therefore worst) passwords that appeared in this year’s leaks. For 2017, “password” is still near the top along with various strings of numbers. Disney’s marketing department will be happy to know “starwars” popped up on the list this time, too.

 

New Handheld Windows PC Launches in April, Can Play GTA V

The best portable Windows gaming console is getting a huge upgrade and can now play Grand Theft Auto 5 perfectly.   Want to work on your Excel spreadsheet and play Battlefront II on the go then you need to check out the crowd funded system GPD Win 2!

 

Apple Admits to Slowing Down iPhones

Apple has admitted to intentionally slowing down older phones in the name of saving the battery. Due diligence or crafty upgrade nudging?

 

One App to Rule them all

Apple may be looking to make some changes to the App-mosphere and allow for just a single app to be used across all of it’s devices.

 

digitalSoup’s Dis or Dat
Would you rather have a lightsaber or a magic wand?

 

What were the coolest gadgets of 2017?

It was a huge year for fans of tech and geeks alike and we thought it would be fun to talk about some of our favorites along with a fun list from Gizmodo.

 

Beware of those new Christmas Gifts

With all the new fun gadgets under your tree, don’t forget about security!  Now that everything under the sun is connected to the internet, buyer beware!

 

 

Bright 2

You heard that right! Days ahead of Will Smith’s new movie, Bright, Netflix announced they’ve locked him in for the sequel. Apparently this movie better be awesome! WAIT! PUMP THE BRAKES! Based off early reviews, this is being dubbed “The Worst Movie of 2017”

 

https://youtu.be/sxL4Fz1Ak7M

 

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AnthonyAwaken
A terrific site run by Anthony who is a “Photographer, Field Tester and Content Creator”. Great mix of fantastic photography, excellent reviews of all sorts of gear including photographic and outdoors gear, and great prints for sale at some extremely reasonable prices!

 

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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 053 “A Fox in the Magic Kingdom”

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So Cryptojacking is a thing now, and while it’s a dirty move it isn’t dirty in THAT way. AT&T is testing some new high speed internet options while Google and Amazon start to work through their issues. Of course we had to talk about Disney purchasing most of Fox and the somewhat unsurprising news that the Ataribox has been delayed. Then, we end with some fun discussion about The Rock’s possible Presidential run in 2020 and a great trailer for a movie called Annihilation!

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Weekly Riddle:

 

I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?

 

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Beware of sites Cryptojacking your system

Allegations are flying over sites that are cryptojacking your system while you view their content in an effort to force you into mining for cryptocurrency on their behalf.

 

Forget Fiber based Internet, Powerlines may be the future

AT&T is testing a new service to provide high speed internet they claim will be faster than the current fiber internet speeds all while delivering the connection via powerlines. Possibly a huge step forward for high speed internet in rural areas.

Google and Apple Streaming Devices Are Coming Back to Amazon

Amazon made the bold decision in 2015 to stop selling some of the most popular streaming devices on the market. Coincidentally, those were the streaming devices made by Apple and Google, which compete with Amazon’s own Fire lineup. This irked many consumers, but Apple and Google both have their own storefronts to sell hardware. Amazon now says it’s bringing back the previously banned devices, but it’s reluctant to explain why.

 

Google experimenting with photo/video apps

From selfie boosting to making comics from your videos, these apps look pretty interesting…kind of…

 

Ataribox delays pre-orders due to development problems

Preorders for the Ataribox were scheduled to start today, December 14th, but it appears that plan has hit a snag. Atari sent out an email today that said it’s taking longer than expected “to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves.”  The console will be priced in the $250 to $300 range, though Atari has teased that early supporters may receive a discount.

 

Disney gets Fox…at least most of it

It’s official, the deal for Disney to buy Fox is official. Rumored for weeks the announcement became official on last thursday. But what might this mean for the future of our favorite heroes in the movies?!

 

By the way, The Simpson’s Predicted the Disney/Fox deal.

Adding to their growing list of accurate predictions, The Simpson’s has successfully predicted yet another major event, this time one that involves them directly.  

 

The Rock for President in 2020?

Whether it’s a publicity stunt, The Rock just having fun or potentially a serious thought, The Rock has said he’s “Seriously Considering It” when asked about the possibility of him running for President. Can you imagine “The People’s Champion” as “The People’s President” as his milliions…. AND MILLIONS of fans turn out in support.

 

Star Wars The Last Jedi – Mixed reviews so far.  Dave and Adam have seen it…. Shall we do a Star Wars episode in the future?

 

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Annihilation

Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and  Tessa Thompson this film looks to be part horror, part fantasy, part mystery but it adds up to a very interesting looking movie.

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Adam – https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Dave – http://www.davidszweduik.com/

           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com