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By Jason, Adam and usually Dave

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Every week you'll find digitalSoup at the intersection of tech, gaming, entertainment and comedy! Join us, learn a little and laugh a lot!

Episode Date
133 Stranger Dead Gaming
01:26:51

This week the guys talk about Amazon and third party sellers, the Walking Dead ends, and a battle between PCs and consoles, all before going upside-down with the first episode of Stranger Things Season 3!

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Court Rules Amazon May Not Be Protected Any Longer

They’ve been protected under the same laws that protect Twitter and Facebook. Laws stating they are not responsible for what users “post” to their site. That meant that up until now, if you bought something that ended up being dangerously faulty, you couldn’t sue Amazon. Now the courts have ruled that not being responsible for what users SAY on a website(such as with FB and Twitter) is much different than what users SELL via your website. Good news for consumers, bad news for Amazon. 

The Walking Dead Comes To An Abrupt End

It seems Robert Kirkman has decided enough is enough, killing off the comic after an epic run! AMC says the show will not be impacted at this time. 

PC Or Console, What Is The Better Gaming Platform?

With news breaking daily about new consoles coming from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and gaming on the PC being bigger than it ever has been before now is the perfect time for the guys at digitalSoup to pick the BGST (Best Gaming System Today)!  This is a non-scientific look by three guys whose opinions don’t matter but are passionate about what they like!

Windows 1.11 - Back To The Upside Down

Jason connected these dots a little while back on Twitter, but Windows has put out an app in the Microsoft app store for Windows 10 users to enjoy a taste of the Upside Down… Windows style.

Stranger Things S03E01 Break Down

Is Suzie Real?  Will Mike and Eleven ever stop kissing?  Is Billy dead?

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: 1Password -  macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome

Adam: Our Groceries Android/iOS

Usually Dave: Contrast by Hornbeck - Dave’s Website 

 

Geek Off:

Best Action Heroes Of The 80s!

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

Jul 12, 2019
132 Here Comes Stranger Things
01:25:58

To all the Soup-a-maniacs out there we bring you another great episode full of great information.  The war between AMD and Intel just got interesting, Google Maps gets itself muddy and Netflix is doing DC after Marvel ditched them!

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Is Wikipedia Trying to Organize A Strike?

The founder of Wikipedia, Dr. Larry Sanger, is trying to organize a 24-48 hrs strike from social media in an effort to send a message to social media companies to restore control of personal data to users of the platforms. 

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Panfur Radio for all your Music needs!

AMD Finally Is On Par With Intel In Gaming

AMD has always been the “Bang For The Buck” CPU but has always been second fiddle to Intel when it came to gaming.  But that is all about to change with the release of the $199 Ryzen 5 3600 on July 7th. This is a 6 Core/12 Thread beast that dominates Intel’s $500 i9 9900k in single-threaded performances and matches it’s multi-threaded performance even with a two core deficit. 

Google Maps Send Drivers Out To Play In The Mud!

Some drivers in Aurora, Colorado say Google Maps sent them on a strange and dangerous detour. The navigation app sent dozens of vehicles on a route that included a dirt road, which had become muddy after a recent rain.

Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” In Production By Netflix

Another Neil Gaiman property is being adapted for the small screen. Netflix to adapt the author’s acclaimed comic series “Sandman” into a live-action TV show, in what is being described as “the most expensive TV series that DC entertainment has ever done.”

Jumanji: The Next Level

Adding Danny DeVito and Danny Glover to the cast, the next film in the franchise is attempting to strike box office gold once again.

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: LightShot -  macOS, Windows

Adam: Alone- Android, iOS

Usually Dave: Jour - Guided Journal - iOS  

 

Geek Off:

Matchbox 20 Battle!

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

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Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

Jul 05, 2019
131 Spotify Kills!
01:09:48

Its a crazy week for news beginning with Netflix canceling Good Omens, Stranger Things monsters speak, the hype surrounding the next generation of gaming consoles, McDonalds hiring robots, Spotify killing features and then Keanu Reeves starring in the MCU.

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Netflix Promises Not To Make Any More Episodes Of ‘Good Omens’

Taking stupid internet comments in stride after a strong reaction to the TV series Good Omens, Netflix promises to never make any more episodes of Good Omens. The show is based off of the best selling book by Authors Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett about an angel and a demon trying to stop the anti-christ from destroying the world because they enjoy their life on earth.

The Monsters Have Voices?

The final trailer for Season 3 of Stranger Things has dropped and the big news is that the monsters of the Upsidedown now have voices.

PS5 and Project Scarlett Hype, Is It Time To Get Excited?

With more and more details coming out surrounding the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft, that hype train is gaining a lot of steam. But according to SlashGear, it may be a BIT premature. So what’s the big deal with these two systems?

Is McDonalds Helping To Usher In A Robot Takeover Of The World?

The company is quietly testing the idea of adding robots to it’s workforce but insist it’s not to TAKE jobs from people. Rather, they claim, the robots are there to do nothing more than HELP the employees. Resistance is futile.

Spotify Kills Two Popular Features In Latest Update.

queue internet outrage With it’s latest update 2 very popular features in Spotify were changed/removed and people are furious. Can you survive the Spotifypocalypse?

Marvel Studios Wants Keanu Reeves In The MCU, But As Who?

When news broke that Marvel had tried on almost every film to lure Keanu to the MCU the internet love of all things Keanu skyrocketed again. But I think we need to ask ourselves a more important question… who would we want to see John Wick himself portrayed in the sprawling MCU?

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: SeriesGuide - Amazon, Android
Adam: MyRadar - Android, iOS, Microsoft
Usually Dave: GoodReads - Android, iOS

Geek Off:

Would Your Rather ...

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Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

Jun 28, 2019
130 The Genesis of Gritty Jokers
01:26:44

This week the guys talk about self-delivering pizza and lots of movie and entertainment news. Also, beer from cereal?? Then we debate what constitutes a gritty movie.

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Domino’s Pizza and Self Driving Delivery Cars

Teaming with Nuro(a self driving car company), some select Texas markets are enjoying the fun of having their pizza delivered by self driving cars. The real question is… do you still have to tip the delivery guy?

Netflix To Fill Your Game of Thrones Void.

Called “Age of Samurai”, it’s set to be a Game of Thrones style show for feudal Japan. BUT instead of being set in a fictional world like Westeros, this will be a fictional story told in a historically accurate world.

John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise.

Sega Reveals The Final Games Coming To The Sega Genesis Mini

Sega has now released the entire library coming to the Sega Genesis Mini and it is good. Click the link above to check out the full list!

Craft Beer From Kellogg’s Cereal?

Using surplus cereal direct from Kellogg’s, a craft beer company called Seven Bro7hers is putting that otherwise wasted food to good use by creating a handful of craft beers for you to enjoy.

The Joker Is Confirmed To Be A “Gritty, Hard R” Rating

With a release coming on October 4th, Director Todd Phillips has confirmed the R rating. Which means we should be seeing a pretty dark, twisted, and gritty story for the origin of The Joker.

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: mySugr - Android, iOS
Adam: GifJif - iOS
Usually Dave: Watch My Mood - Android, iOS

Geek Off:

Which was better - 90’s Horror/Thriller Movie Edition

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Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

Jun 21, 2019
129 Major Breakdown Of The WWDC And E3 Events
01:31:15

It's been a crazy week since we last recorded. WWDC hit San Jose, CA last week and we have the coverage you want. If that wasn't enough we had E3 drop this week with so many announcements our brains are complete mush.

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WWDC 2019 Highlights

  1. The Mac Pro Cheese Grater Starting At $6000
  2. 32" 6K Pro Display XDR For $5000
  3. $999 Stand For the Pro Display XDR>
  4. iTunes Is Dead, Long Live Apple Music, Apple Podcasts & Apple Video
  5. macOS Catalina
  6. iPadOS
  7. iOS 13 With Dark Mode & Built-In Swype
  8. watchOS 6 Brings App Store To Watch, No Need For iPhone

E3 2019 Highlights

  1. Nintendo Event
    a. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development
    b. Animal Crossing: New Horizon for Switch has been delayed to March 20, 2020
    c. The Switch remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening looks amazing and drops this September.
    d. Minecraft Dungeons melds Minecraft with a dungeon crawler
    e. Contra: Rogue Corps is coming to Switch on September 24.
  2. Microsoft Event
    a. Project Scarlett, the next-generation Xbox console, will be released for the 2020 holiday season. Halo Infinite will launch alongside it.
    b. Cyberpunk 2077 will star Keanu Reeves, and it’s coming out on April 16, 2020.
    c. Sega’s online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming to the West, on Xbox One and PC. It was orignially launched in Japan in 2012!
    d. Elden Ring Is A Collaboration Between George R.R. Martin And The Developers Of Dark Souls.
    e. Battletoads is back. It’s a 2-D, 3-player, couch co-op sidescrolling brawler with Saturday morning cartoon animation. No release date details.
  3. Sony Event?
    a. New trailer for Death Sranding
    b. New trailer for Final Fantasy VII

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: Dawn of Isles - Android, iOS
Adam: Earth Impact - iOS
Usually Dave: Caribou Coffee - Android, iOS

Geek Off:

Who's the better partner for Princess Peach?

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

 

Jun 14, 2019
128 Apple Killing iTunes, The Terminator And Rambo Return, And Spotify Gets Friendly.
01:06:11

We’ve got a hilarious and newsworthy show this week, including some Apple and Spotify news and a debate over which 90’s Rock Band we’d rather have as a babysitter!

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WWDC 2019 Rumors Include Apple Killing Off iTunes

As we record, WWDC is set to run this week(as we listen it will have just wrapped up) and while there will likely be no new phone or tablet announcements it sounds like a number of apps may be set to allow Apple to kill off the iTunes software.

Spotify To Allow Collaborative Listening?

Based on this article from Engadget, it seems like a collaborative listening and playlist functionality could be coming to the music streaming platform.

The North Face, Genius Marketing or Serious Faux Paus?

In a move reminiscent of the stand Burger King once pulled, the popular outdoor clothing company North Face did a little Wikipedia hijacking to promote their gear. Bad form or genius marketing plan?

Big Movie Trailer Announcements

In the last week or so we have seen some pretty epic trailer’s drop, including Rambo : Last Blood AND Terminator : Dark Fate. But does anyone really care at this point?

A Game Of Thrones Finale Twist

Ok, look. We know the internet has lost it’s collective minds, whining about how terrible the final season of the epic fantasy show they all loved ended. BUT, the twist has not been revealed that your beloved author Railroad Martin was behind the final twist all along. Suck it internet.

Speaking of Game of Thrones …

Fender Guitars Custom shop gathered a handful of pretty awesome guitar players to do a sweet guitar cover of the famous theme music. Artists include Game Of Thrones creator Dan Weiss, Tom Morello of Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Brad Paisley, and Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi. It’s pretty awesome so do yourself a favor and watch it.

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: Spark - Android, iOS
Adam: Narwhal - iOS
Usually Dave: Yummly - Android, iOS

Geek Off:

Which 90's Rock Band Would Make The Best Babysitter?

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

Jun 07, 2019
127 Souper Reviews - Sicario
01:21:15

This week we’re diving into the 2015 film, Sicario, for our Souper Review! Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and tackling the subject of how best to deal with drug cartels! Of course we can’t have movie night without some food, so we’ve got some pizza and burger discussion to kick things off!

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What's The Breakfast Of Champions ... Pizza Of Course!

What's better to eat for breakfast: pizza or cereal? Turns out, it's actually pizza.

Seems Like Everyone Wants The Impossible Whopper!

After just 29 days of testing the plant-based Impossible Whopper in 59 eateries in the St. Louis area, the fast food giant saw foot traffic pop by 18.5%, according to inMarket Insights. That’s compared with a 1.75% decline in traffic at the company’s other restaurants elsewhere in the US,

Return Of The Microsoft Intellimouse!

This was not only Jason's favorite mouse of all time it appears there were a lot in the same camp so Microsoft is bringing this classic back, with some enhancements.

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

For those that have enjoyed the Unsigned Music Spotlight segment of our show it is with great vengeance and furious anger (Adam say this like Samual L. Jackson) that we announce the end of our one-year experiment. We have collaborated with some great bands during this year and want to thank them for taking this ride with us. Music has and always will be a passion for the three of us so even though UMS won’t be part of digitalSoup Prime it may be seen again someday. No official announcement just a teaser!.

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: TripAdvisor - Android, iOS
Adam: PhotoTrap - iOS
Usually Dave: The Muscle Hustle - Android, iOS

Souper Reviews "Sicario"

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Released in 2015
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

Jason’s Score: 3
Dave: 5
Adam: 5
For an average score of 4.3 score - serve it up!

Check out Adventures in Creativity's breakdown on the visuals of the movie!

Geek Off:

BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT GANGSTER MOVIES

FaceOff vs Silence of the Lambs
Catch Me If You Can vs Point Break
The Departed vs Gangs of New York
Seven vs No Country For Old Men
Mission Impossible Series vs James Bond Series

 

If you are in need of a "Flat Clicker" then you need to make sure you describe it accurately to idiots!

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

May 31, 2019
126 Game of Thrones Rant and Mind Reading Hearing Aids
01:24:57

This week the guys discuss some cool new possibilities in the realm of wearables and hearables. Also - Microsoft and Sony… in on it together? How why? Then they talk about GoT!

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Temperature Regulated Clothing Is Trying To Save The World

New breakthroughs in the world of temperature regulated clothing are happening that COULD let all of us walk around with our own personal air conditioner or furnace. All while being super efficient and leading to less use of heating/ac systems in buildings.

Mind Reading Hearing Aids? Say What?!

Researchers at Columbia University are working on a hearing aid upgrade using deep learning algorithms(AI) to help you focus on specific voices in noisy crowds better… by reading your mind.

Sony And Microsoft Team Up On The Gaming Front

You heard that right, long time rivals are now joining hands… at least in part. Cloud services for the two gaming giants seem to be set for a tag team approach vs one on one matchup.

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "New Revolution" by XOVA

XOVA (pronounced Crossover) are a 6 piece multi-genre band who fuse Reggae with a modern mix of Pop, Rock, Ska, Indie, Motown, Hip Hop and folk to create a new Crossover genre we call PopTwist.

Check them out on their Facebook Page.

Glittery Vampire Turns To Batman?

While the deal has yet to be signed, it appears that the actor that once played the “Sparkly” vampire in Twilight will be the next actor to don the legendary cowl of Batman.
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A John Wick Retro NES Game!

Well, not exactly. It’s not a real thing, BUT how cool would this be!?

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: Ark: Survival Evolved - Android, iOS
Adam: Librivox - Android, iOS
Usually Dave: Song Quiz - Amazon Echo, iOS

Geek Off:

The Confiment Challenge And Then It's Burger Time!

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

May 24, 2019
125 digitalAdam Podcast (or adamSoup Podcast?)
01:19:58

This episode was completely constructed by Adam including three life saving stories followed by a bunch of Adam run games (and one hysterically long AdamLibs).

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Apple Watch Saves A Life!

The Apple Watch's built-in heart rate monitoring has helped a user in calling ER at the right time when the smartwatch indicated that his heart rate had suddenly become abnormal.

Apple Watch Saves Another Life!

An elderly Norwegian man has credited his Apple watch for saving his life after falling in his bathroom. Norway’s NRK reported that at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, 67- year old Toralv Østvang got up to use the bathroom. He fainted, hitting his head as he fell.

Vancouver Is Awesome

Nupoint Systems has developed a unique satellite camera that monitors remote environments and recently helped save the life of an Edmonton hiker.

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "Stay Awhile" by Owl Kill

Owl Kill is a 5 piece rock band from Montville, NJ. Influenced mainly by the early 2000s rock scene, their music focuses on the daily struggles of life, how they effect us, and most importantly, how we overcome them. Owl Kill is currently in the process of recording their first album, which they aim to release in 2019.

Check them out on their Facebook Page.

digitalSoup App Recommendation Of The Week

Art of War 3: Android, iOS

Geek Off:

80’s Villians That MIGHT Actually Win!

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Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

May 17, 2019
124 Adobe, Sonic & Avengers: Endgame
01:51:54

The guys have a head of steam as they navigate into some spoilerific Avenger: Endgame talk. But first they do double duty on a couple Adobe Photoshop stories and then rant about their favorite blue erinaceidae. Plus they have some great mobile app recommendations for the listeners.

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Photoshop Plug-In Instantly Removes Background

No more removing background by hand, now a plug-in for Photoshop does all the heavy lifting. But the free version (yes, it is a subscription) will only allow you to remove one background from and HD image a month for free!

Speaking Of Photoshop ...

Adobe is now testing the doubling of the price for the Photoshop and Lightroom bundle, going from $10 to $20. They have removed the 20GB option (the $10 plan) from the website and the bottom tier is now the 1TB plan for $20.

Sonic Is Already Getting A Reboot

After the trailer for the new Sonic The Hedgehog movie debuted the internet cried out in unison on the look of Sonic. Well the studio has heard your cries and director Jeff Fowler said the redesign is going to happen. Now see if there is something you can do to make Jim Carret kiij nire kuje Dr. Robotnik.

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "The Masquerade" by A Joker's Rage

A Joker’s Rage are a fusion rock band representing the North of England. They formed in 2013 and their mime/joker appearance only serves as a catalyst towards their philosophy of escaping the harsh realities of life through music. It’s called #GameFace. A ‘war paint’ attitude fighting against society’s pitfalls and often rebelling against the higher powers of greed who prey on the weak. The bottom line being, this band need no gimmicks!”

Check them out on their Facebook Page.

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: Google Opinion Rewards: Android
Adam: Inkhunter: iOS, Android
Dave: Launchpad: iOS

Geek Off:

Where's The Geek-Off?!?!?!

Avengers: Endgame Has Surpassed 2 Billion Worldwide! (And Our Take On The Movie)

This Juggernaut (see what I did there) is on the path to bethe most profitable movie of all time! Then the guys spend five minutes to give their feelings on the movie!

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Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

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Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

 

May 10, 2019
123 Avengers: Endgame Takes All The Money
01:18:08

This week the guys talk about the stunning box office, Air Force tech, MoviePass, and games for tracking memory issues! Stick around for a track from Auburn Row!

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Avengers Set Box Office Records

Not that shocking, Avengers : Endgame is smashing all sorts of records, including being the first movie to break 1 billion in it’s opening weekend. Check out this awesome fanart depicting Thanos Vs. Nightking by artist Jeff Cole

The Airforce Wants Lasers

Proposed in what is being called their “Vanguard” programs, the Air Force is looking to make some major scientific upgrades to it’s weapons systems, including lasers, networked missile systems and more.

MoviePass Trying A New Ad Based Model

Would you be willing to watch 15 minutes of ads on your phone in exchange for free movie tickets? MoviePass sure hopes so!

Video Games And Alzheimers’

A recent study is showing that a video game may actually be incredibly effective at detecting early signs of this devastating disease.

Apple Quietly Deletes Parental Control Apps

Apple has stated that MDM apps are a violation of App Store policy.

digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week

Jason: Pulse SMS: Android, macOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome
Adam: Zift: iOS, Android
Dave: RNI Films: iOS

Geek Off:

Throw Down With The Ladies Of Rock & Pop!

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "My Darkest Hour" by Auburn Row

Auburn Row is a Philadelphia based rock quartet who formed in 2017, with frontman/keyboardist Alex Cross and lead guitarist Mike Racine being the founding members of the project back in 2012. Joined by bassist Jack Synoski and drummer Adam Shumski, the group produces a sound comparable to rock heavyweights Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge and Mastodon. Music Connection Magazine praised the band’s “prog-rock precision” and emphasized the group’s “soulful subtleties.” The group is currently writing new material, with plans to enter the studio in late 2019 for a full length effort.

Check them out on their Facebook Page.

May 03, 2019
122 Souper Reviews - Willow
01:23:28

What's in this episode? Well John Cena becomes a superhero. Dave already broke his Galaxy Fold! Lastly the guys gather to discuss the Ron Howard and George Lucas Tolkienesque movie starring Val Kilmer.

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Is John Cena A Peacemaker?

Many sources are reporting that John Cena is getting close to signing on with Warner Bros. Suicide Squad 2 which has wrestling fans across the country rejoicing. Maybe he can take up the vacancy created by Will Smith as scheduling conflicts now have Idris Elba taking the role of Deadshot.

The Galaxy Is Folding And Collapsing On Itself

There are two main issues with the new Galaxy Fold. First, what appears to be a removable protector film on the Fold is actually part of the screen itself. If you remove this film the screen will fail. The second problem is the hinge/fold area is susceptible to foreign objects lodging in it an cracking the screen. There are also reports of the screen breaking within a day of use just opening and closing normally. This is a very scary scenario for owners of this $2000 phone.

Willow (1988)

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: George Lucas (story), Bob Dolman (screenplay)
Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis

Adam: 3.5 Soup Spoons
Dave: 3 Soup Spoons
Jason: 2 Soup Spoons

That’s an average of 2.8 Soup Spoons so we are Feeding It To The Dogs!!!

Next time: Sicario (2015)

Geek Off:

"I Got Your Back" 80s Villians

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This Week's Track - "Insidious Siren II - The Tyrant Is Dead" by Barreleye

Barreleye rose up from the roots of Thrash Death Metal to reach a melodic and progressive path. Its first evidence of life was the release of the Virus EP in 2014, two years after Barreleye’s establishment. Once a stable line-up unfolded, numerous local shows were performed, followed by the release of the first full length album “Urged To Fall” in 2015. A powerful live performance combined with a good number of concerts organized at that time helped to quickly gain a visibility along with a fan base.

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Apr 26, 2019
121 Interview with Barry Leitch
01:00:06

The guys sit down with famed game music composer Barry Leitch and discuss his body of work and have a great time just hanging out.

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The Official Barry Leitch Audio Studios Page

Check out some of Barry's work and purchase a Signed Horizon Chase Turbo Official Soundtrack OST CD and help Barry out!

Geek Off:

The Geek Off Took The Week Off!

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UMS Also Too The Week Off!

Apr 19, 2019
120 The AAF & Blu-Ray Get KO'd But Mike Tyson Didn't Do It!
01:14:38

*This week the guys discuss the rise and fall of the Alliance of American Football, Microsoft finally relenting on the forced Windows 10 updates, Mike Tyson still angry with Nintendo, the death of Blu-Ray technology and much more! *

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AAF Abruptly Ends Season

With only two weeks left in the debut season of the AAF it is all over. Even after the bailout by billionaire Tom Dundon the league still had no money. When the players where told last tuesday the league had folded their paychecks went unpaid, they had to pay for their own hotel rooms and travel home. Lets hope the rebirth of the XFL can fair better.

No More Forced Windows 10 Updates!

No longer will your perfectly working Windows 10 PC auto update to the latest version that completely borks your system. Now you can wait for the bugs to be completely worked out before upgrading.

Mike Tyson Is Still Angry With Nintendo!

Everyone remembers trying to beat Mike Tyson at the end of Punch Out and it not going so well. It didn't go so well for Mike either, after his contract expired with Nintendo they re-issues the game without his name and likeness and replaced him with a white boxer named Mr. Dream. And Mike still isn't over it!

NBA Stars Don't Want To Play With Lebron James In Movies!

LeBron James is reportedly having a hard time trying to find other NBA stars for Space Jam 2. James famously moved out to California to get into the entertainment business and started playing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Landing the Space Jam sequel is a huge opportunity, but apparently some of the bigger NBA stars don't feel that way.

Samsung Is Killing Blu-Ray!

Even though 4K streaming does not match the quality of a 4K Blu-Ray most consumers do not care, as the number of streaming subscribers prove. With Samsung not showing off any new Blu-Ray players again this year (the last one they released was 2017) they have now officially announced they have left the Blu-Ray player market. Is Blu-Ray about to go the way of DVD?

Geek Off:

“I got your back” The 90’s Sitcom Edition

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This Week's Track - "Delete This" by Scooped Up

Scooped Up are a Milford, Connecticut punk band. They formed about 3 1/2 years ago and aim to bring back the old school skate punk and pop sound, with fast songs that get stuck in your head and make you wanna go skate. Their influences are Blink 182, Green Day, Screeching Weasel, MxPx, NOFX, Sum 41 and more.

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Apr 12, 2019
119 Stadia Majora
01:07:06

This week the guys discuss the new Stadia gaming streaming service from Google, then veer way off course for a bit to reminisce about movies in 1999. Also, sportsball talk and “Who Did It Better: Music Edition”. (Adam played an April Fools joke on Jason and hacked into his computer and set his audio quality to AM radio!)

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Google Stadia Chat

Google is entering the streaming gaming scene is a big way. Stadia will stream games in 4K at 60 frames per second in HDR with surround sound over a 25 Mbps internet connection (Sorry Dave). You don't need to download a game and no special hardware is required — other than a $35 Chromecast to play on a TV.

Sega Genesis Mini Coming In September!

After ditching AtGames Sega decided to bring out the classic console themselves and it is looking very good. Hopefully the can avoid the disaster the Playstation Classic was.

Mark Hamill Is Chucky!

The remake of the 1988 original is coming along nicely and now has a huge addition to the cast., Mark Hamill will be voicing Chucky, the serial killer turned murderous doll. After what he did for the Joker we can't wait to see how Chucky sounds!

Geek Off:

Kick off the Who Did It Better Debates

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This Week's Track - "Back In Town" by Dancing On Fire

Dancing on Fire is a three-piece rock band from the National Capital Region of Canada. Formed by Wayne Bouchard and Richard Boivin in 2008, it was shortly after joined by Rick Davoice. Their most recent single "Equilibrium" was released on June 29th and the band is currently working on further new material for a third album to be released in 2019.

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Apr 05, 2019
118 Souper Reviews - Warcraft: The Beginning
01:23:23

This week the guys debate the merits of AI generated landscape photography, Dave loses his mind on an impossible burger, we dream the dream of flying motorcycles, then review Warcraft. Zug zug!

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A.I. Killing Photography Now

In the latest offering from NVidia, their new AI App called GauGAN is able to take your basic sketches and turn them into full blown landscape photographs in seconds. Check out this website that generates an image of someone who doesn't actually exist (don't forget to refresh page for different images).

Dave & His Burger

Listen to this tale about Dave and his new favorite meal!

Dave & Amy Schumer

Dave can't stop gushing over Amy Schumer. Click the title for a great complilation video of all the jokes she has stolen over the years!

Jet Powered Motorcycles Only $380,000!

Well you can send it to the guys at digitalSoup OR you can now preorder the jet powered motorcycle that just became available for preorder. Is this actually happening? A personal flying vehicle?

Souper Reviews - Warcraft: The Beginning

As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

Director: Duncan Jones
Writers: Charles Leavitt, Duncan Jones
Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster

Adam: 3 Soup Spoons
Dave: 2.5 Soup Spoons
Jason: 3.5 Soup Spoons

That's an average of 3 Soup Spoons so we are Serving This Movie Up!

Next time: Willow (1988)

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Kick off the Who Did It Better Debates

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This Week's Track - "Beat The Beast" by Clawhammer

Clawhammer is a heavy/doom/stoner/blues metal band from Mississippi consisting of Paul Craig on vocals and Paul Hill on guitar when they are not busy being truck drivers. They are probably the best kept secret in rock and roll. Clawhammer has existed since 2015 and has released four albums of original material, one EP and one Ozzy tribute album.

Check them out on their Facebook Page.

Mar 29, 2019
117 RetroPie Interview with Jools Wills
01:17:10

The boys sit down for a serious interview with one of the developers of the RetroPie project, gushing over how much they love the software. Jools hangs out for an hour or retro gaming talk and shares the history and future of the RetroPie Project.

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Offical RetroPie Website

Here you go, the official RetroPie website where you can get your Pie On! As the website explains "RetroPie sits on top of a full OS, you can install it on an existing Raspbian, or start with the RetroPie image and add additional software later. It's up to you." Check out the website, join the community and donate!

RetroPieProject Twitter

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ExoticA - Jool's Amiga Wiki Page

ExoticA is an Amiga and retro gaming/computer music interest wiki including search-able computer music collections, game and demo scene information and plenty more.

 

Geek Off:

No Geek Off This Week!

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No U.M.S. This Week!

Mar 22, 2019
116 Game On, Arrow Off
01:25:22

Season 2 of Cobra Kai drops and Adam starts drooling. The guys can't wait to play the original SimCity on their $3000 PCs and then Dave gets his Star Wars geek on thinking about owning his own speeder bike! And stick around for this week's Unsigned Music Spotlight!

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Cobra Kai Season 2 Trailer Drops

Are you ready for more Cobra, more Kai? More Miyago-Do? More of one of the most iconic rivalries in all of cinema history? Of course you are.

GOG.com, Keeping Classic Games Alive For PC

The group, being dubbed the digital archaeologists, have quite the history of taking even some of the earliest floppy disk based games and not only archiving them but making them playable on today’s modern PC’s.

 

 

Geek Off:

Round 3 of the #OGAvengersDebate to determine the BEST Avenger from the 2012 film.

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This Week's Track - "Heirlooming" by Norphlet

NORPHLET is an electric alt-rock duo operating 1,400 miles apart.Based in Waco, TX and Los Angeles, CA, the outfit is made up of vocalist/guitarist Cody Brown and drummer Taylor Devorsky. NORPHLET was formed as a decision to craft a style more in-line with the pair's influences. The result was a sound firmly rooted in rock, with alternative leanings and a punk sensibility.

Check them out on their Facebook Webpage

Mar 15, 2019
115 You’re Killing Me, Thunderclap!
01:15:12

The guys rant about Apple Podcast's episode number snafu, they discuss the Thunderclap vulnerability, try to figure out the insane people behind the Momo Challenge, reminise about a portable system none of them have, Apex becoming king of the Battle Royale and then get excited for the return of a great baseball movie!

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Your Thunderhole Just Got The Clap

Security specialists claim to have uncovered a flaw in the Thunderbolt connectivity specification that could expose PCs to attack via their USB-C and DisplayPort interfaces. Dubbed 'Thunderclap', the vulnerability enables hackers to exploit the privileged direct-memory access (DMA) provided via the Thunderbolt connection to access the targeted device. It gives them direct and unlimited access to a machine's memory because these ports come with low-level and very privileged direct memory access (DMA), which supplies any malicious peripherals with much more privileges than regular USB devices.

Apex Legends breaking Fortnite … and Anthem?

With the first month officially under it’s belt, it seems EA’s strangely timed offering of Apex Legends may just be paying off. It’s broken the record set previously by Fortnite of the fastest time to hit 50 million players, but what does Apex Legends mean long term for EA? Especially with Anthem now out on shelves.

The Momo Challenge!?!?!?

A YouTube video of Peppa Pig going on a picnic with her family begins like any other episode of the popular kids show. But three minutes into the bright, chipper video, a distorted face with bulging eyes appears and a creepy robotic voice begins speaking. “Slice your leg and you’ll never meet me,” the voice says. “Slice your wrists and your parents will never see me.” Another similarly creepy video depicts a slow zoom-in on the character as it sings “Momo is going to kill you.” Recommended site: The Source For Parents

The PS Vita Is Dead, Long Live The PS Vita!

It has been a slow death for the awesome system that was launched in 2011 but on March 2nd, 2019 production lines have officially stopped. Sony themselves quit producing games for the system back in 2015 and ceased all physical media games last year. Some of it's standout games were:

  1. Killzone: Mercenary
  2. Wipeout 2048
  3. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  4. Dragon Quest Builders
  5. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
  6. Little Big Planet
  7. Ratchet & Clank collection
  8. Rayman Origins
  9. Final Fantasy X
  10. Mortal Kombat

You're Killing Me Smalls ... A Sandlot Television Series In The Works

It takes place in 1985 with all the original cast as adults who have kids of their own. They are not leaking any other info at the moment but lets hope we see the beast return!

 

Geek Off:

Round 2 of the #OGAvengersDebate to determine the BEST Avenger from the 2012 film.

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This Week's Track - "Monster" by CREEP

Fort Wayne, Indiana's hugely sought-after original Undead metal group CREEP came crawling into the limelight in 2004 and has been tearing up the music scene across the country ever since. CREEP has had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with phenomenal bands such as Static X, Mushroomhead, Prong, Avatar, Type O Negative and Gwar to mention a few.

Check them out on their Facebook Webpage

Mar 08, 2019
114 Souper Review - The Bridges of Madison County
01:22:59

The guys discuss Samsung’s new folding phone, superheroes at the Oscars, then have a deep discussion on The Bridges of Madison County!

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Samsung’s $2000 Folding Phone

Netflix is once again killing some comic heroes! Oh the humanity, when will it ever end?

Superheroes Saved The Oscars

With Black Panther winning 3 and Into the Spiderverse winning 1, heroes got some love at this years Oscars.

Reggie Fils-Aime Retires And Bowser Takes Over Nintendo

Literally, Doug Bowser, the Senior VP of Sales & Marketing, is stepping in to take over for the beloved Reggie.

Souper Reviews - The Bridges of Madison County

The guys discuss what is probably Jason's favorite movie of all time!

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Robert James Waller (novel)
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley

Jason rated it: 1
Adam rated it: 2
Dave rated it: 3.5
Overall: 2.17

Geek Off:

The best Original Avenger from the first movie debate… BEGINS! #OGAvengersDebate

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This Week's Track - "Smoking With Angels" by The Clays

The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Adam quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level.

Check them out on their Facebook Webpage

 

Mar 01, 2019
113 Full Length Albums and a Boat Accident
01:04:25

This week there are only two of us, but we bring some good content! We talk about Ultra HD Netflix, Jay and Silent Bob coming back, music, and strange ways to describe movies. Check it!

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Netflix's The Punisher and Jessica Jones Are Officially Cancelled

Netflix is once again killing some comic heroes! Oh the humanity, when will it ever end?

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Starts Filming Very Soon

Kevin Smith says that production on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will begin next week. The sequel to 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has been in the works for just over two years now, with the plot having recently been revealed by Smith and co-star Jason Mewes, and Saban films picking up the film’s North American distribution rights.

Buy a $5 PS4 Thumbstick And Get A Free Copy Of Fallout 76!

In a limited-time promotion to rid itself of a load of PS4 thumbsticks, Polish retailer X-Kom threw in a free copy of Fallout 76.

Geek Off:

Dave & Adam Have Fun With Movie Descriptions.

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This Week's Track - "Stay A While" by Owl Kill

Owl Kill is a 5 piece rock band from Montville, NJ. Influenced mainly by the early 2000s rock scene, their music focuses on the daily struggles of life, how they effect us, and most importantly, how we overcome them. Owl Kill is currently in the process of recording their first album, which they aim to release in 2019.

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Feb 22, 2019
112 Sci-Fi Research and Roof Pickles
52:31

This week the guys are back in full force, bringing you news on Libre Office, Ad-Blocking, and some awesome sounding Sci-Fi-ish research that has been taking place by the government!

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Libre Office 6.2.0 Is Out ... Micro-Who?

With Libre Office 6.2.0 the last remaining hold out for Libre Office to be the Microsoft Office killer has now come out ... the Ribbon. For years Libre Office has been a very good alternative to Microsoft's expensive office suite but it's interface was ripped straight from Office 2003. This suite is completely free, 100% compatible with Microsoft Office and now looks great too!

The Ban Stick Wacks Ad Blocking Spotify Users!

Hate ads? Well don't block them if you use Spotify or you might find yourself with no access to your account. With an update to Spotify's EUA if you try to block ads in Spotify they will terminate your account. Good thing the networks couldn't monitor us changing channels during commercials in the 80s!

Did You Know? The Pentagon Spent $22M To Research Sci-Fi Theories?

In a recent report it has been made known that from 2007 to 2012 the government researched everything from traversable wormholes and stargates to invisibility cloaks and psychic teleportation. Hint-Scientists at Northwestern University may be close to developing a real life version of every geeks desire… a working invisibility cloak.

Is The Nintendo Switch Mini Coming Out This Year?

The rumors have been flying lately about a smaller, completely portable version of the Switch possibly releasing this year. Since there hasn't been an official announcement yet we at digitalSoup want to break it down and discuss if we even need a completely portable Switch.

Geek Off:

Adam Brings Some MadLibs Fun!

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This Week's Track - "She's A Babe" by Snatch The Snail

Snatch the Snail is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, experimental, punk band formed in 2012. To date, they've released 8 full-length albums and played dozens of shows around the East Coast.

Check them out on their Facebook Webpage

 

Feb 15, 2019
111 The Gonna Geek Invasion
01:20:35

With Jason and Adam away Dave and Chris decide to play. Apple lays the smackdown on Facebook and Google, Dave talks about how he thinks Steve Buscemi is way hotter than Jennifer Lawrence, Epic takes on Steam and what is going on in Canada with the keyfobs?

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Apple And Facebook Are Squaring Off!

Due to Facebook’s misuse of Apples program for internal app distribution via an app that tracks teenage customers for “research”, Apple has shut down Facebooks ability to distribute internal iOS Apps. Now the battle heats up because Apple has been very critical of Facebooks actions since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and if push comes to shove Apple could simply boot Facebook and all of it’s associated apps(ie. Instagram) off of the iOS platform all together. Not to overlook the fact that Facebook was actively tracking teens for some unspecified research. Not to be outdone, it appears that Google also said “hold my beer” and has been doing almost the same thing as seen in this article from TechCrunch

Steve Buscemi & Jennifer Lawrence DeepFake Video

This video itself is at once fascinating and terribly creepy. The DeepFake tech is getting really good and really easy to accomplish by anyone. What impact do we think this will have going forward?

Epic Battle Rages Between Steam And The Epic Game Store

For the first time a company has been able to really take a swing at knocking Steam off of it’s top spot in the world of PC gaming. Now, with another exclusive title getting yanked from Steam it seems the gloves are finally coming off. Metro Exodus was previously listed for pre-order on Steam. That is until Epic Game Store managed to sign Metro Exodus to an exclusive deal and suddenly forced Steam to pull the game off it’s virtual shelves. Competition is usually a good thing, but is this battle going to leave PC gamers crushed as nothing more than collateral damage in the end?

Why are key FOBs and Cars not working in Canada?

In a town called Carstairs in Alberta, there is a major mystery taking place as the town of around 4000 people seem to have a car killing grocery store. No one knows what is causing the problems at the Westview Co-Op grocery store, but now the Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development are involved and hoping to solve this mystery. What would be causing people to park at the store only to find their key fobs and cars won’t work anymore?

Geek Off:

Dave & Chris Discuss The Batman Geek-Off Results.

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This Week's Track - "Fake Royalty" by Bring On The Night

This Manchester UK band is an electro-rock duo consisting of twin brothers Joe and Alex. Bring On The Night formed in 2018 as an exercise in learning to re-kindle their love for making music and pushing themselves into writing for genres outside their comfort zone. Their debut single ‘Hurts at Hello’ has already amassed over 18,000 streams on Spotify and their follow-up "Fake Royalty" is set to mimic those numbers.

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Feb 08, 2019
110 Souper Reviews - The Italian Job
01:11:00

It’s been a while but we are back with a slightly tweaked formula for our monthly movie review installment called Souper Reviews with a re-watch of The Italian Job! Of course we’ve got a couple quick news items to touch on AND we’re crowning our Best Batman Film in our #BestBatFilmDebate Geek Off!

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The End Of The Wii Shop… Forever! 

As of January 31st you’ll no longer have access to the Wii Shop as Nintendo has announced they are locking the doors and shutting down access for Wii users

Is Anthem Getting The Fallout 76 treatment

After a rocky start to a VIP demo weekend that was hit with multiple issues, login problems, load screen lockups, and dropped connections to servers, it seems many people are already deciding that Anthem might be a bust like Fallout 76. Full disclosure - while not perfect we actually are enjoying our time in Fallout 76 thank you very much. But with so much social media hate coming Anthem’s way, could it be enough to sink it before it even hits open Beta phase? Log in this weekend for a free to play public demo/beta weekend if you want to see for yourself.

Starship Troopers Possibly Getting A TV Series To Go With New Movie

While the upcoming reboot of the late 90’s space bug movie will not feature the original cast, it appears a new TV series COULD be in the works to reunite the original cast in an all new episodic adventure to space exterminator land.

Souper Reviews - "The Italian Job"

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

2003 Rated PG - 13

Starring

Mark Wahlberg ... Charlie Croker
Charlize Theron ... Stella Bridger
Donald Sutherland ... John Bridger
Jason Statham ... Handsome Rob
Seth Green ... Lyle
Yasiin Bey ... Left Ear (as Mos Def)
Edward Norton ... Steve

Written By
Troy Kennedy-Martin ... (1969 screenplay)
Donna Powers ... (screenplay)
Wayne Powers ... (screenplay)

Directed By
F. Gary Gray (Set it Off/ The Italian Job / The Negotiator)

Jason: 4
Adam: 4.5
Dave 4.5
For an average score of 4.333 so we say Serve it up!

Geek Off:

The Batman Champion will be crowned!

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This Week's Track - "Trool" by Semmelweis Relex

Semmelweis Reflex is a five piece progressive metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album “Remnants” was released back in 2016. The band was geographically separated for more than a year after the release since different members had to pursue different interests but we are once again living in Stockholm and are working on a new album.

Check them out at Facebook Webpage

 

Feb 01, 2019
109 Bablio And Black Field
01:25:04

Can you believe cassette sales actually grew in 2018?! Jack Black and James Hetfield formed a new band at The Chris Cornell Tribute Concert! Will Mario Kart Tour finally get released? And who’s moving on in our #BestBatFilmDebate!

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The John Wick 3 Trailer Is Out!

 

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Cassette Sales Grew 23% in 2018

Cassette tape sales continue to rise in the United States, as Billboard reports. According to Nielsen Music, cassette album sales are up 23%, with 219,000 tapes sold in 2018 compared to 178,000 in 2017. (Sales were up 35% in 2017.)

For the fourth year in a row, the best-selling cassette tape in the U.S. is a soundtrack from one of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold 24,000 units, while its sequel Vol. 2 moved 19,000 copies.

Jack Black & James Hetfield Form New Band At The Chris Cornell Tribute Concert

Is this the beginning of a new Super Group? Could be after Het (as Dave would call him because they are close) called Lars our for playing the wrong tempo! I can't wait for The Jack Black Album!!

Mario Kart Tour Getting Closer To Release!

Remember back in January 2018 when Nintendo tweeted that Mario Kart for mobile was coming in March 2019? We forgot too but Lad Bible didn't and even posted the original tweet from Nintendo in the article. While Nintendo has been hush on this we still have to believe it is coming and the date is almost upon us!

Are You Ready For Some More Football?

We are two weeks away from the debut season of the AAF and couldn't be more excited. As we know the Rams will destroy the Patriots 36-9 in Super Bowl LIII so for some excitedment we need to see the ultimate rivalry between the Memphis Express and the Atlanta Legends.

Geek Off:

The Batman Final Four!

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This Week's Track - "Lonely Lover" by Household Dogs

Going on two years now Household Dogs have been intricately weaving together elements of Alternative Rock and Americana, creating their own unique pseudo-country sound. The Leeds based five-piece use rhythms and melodies to create backdrops onto which lyrics paint stark portraits, drawing you into their own gritty reality.

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Jan 25, 2019
108 Bird Box And Impossible Burger Ranting
01:32:13

Wow, a lot of conversation in this show! The guys discuss the merits of a potentially amazing new photo technology, then talk about if your doorbell camera is spying on you, followed by a tremendous rant about burgers! You’re not gonna want to miss this!

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Arsenal - Awesome Tech Or The Cheaters Way? 

Launched via kickstarter and become wildly successful, this little device uses AI to help you do everything needed to make perfect photos every time. But, is that really a good thing?

Is Your Ring Doorbell Camera System Spying On You?

The Intercept quotes unnamed sources who confirm that engineers and executives at Ring have “highly privileged access” to live customer camera feeds, utilizing both Ring’s doorbells as well as its in-home cameras. All that’s apparently required to tap into the live feeds is a customer’s email address.

Best of C.E.S. ... the Impossible Burger 2.0!

Impossible Foods, the maker of the so-called "bleeding" plant-based Impossible Burger, unveiled a new version of the "beef" product Monday at CES 2019. With the soft bun, tangy sauce, zesty crunch of barely-there raw onion and refreshing crisp of lettuce and tomato. Combined with the juicy, chewy patty, it tasted amazing because it tasted like a real burger. What is the Impossible Burger? A plant-based patty that bleeds and sizzles when it cooks. It's made using an ingredient called haem (or heme, an iron-containing compound that's abundant in animal muscle) and aims to mimic that basic moreish meaty flavour. Also check out Ant Pruitt’s Twitter feed for CES2019 coverage.

Bungie And Activision Split

What appears to be great news for Bungie but maybe not so great for Activision it appears this dynamic duo has reached it’s end. Bungie says they will retain the popular Destiny franchise and claim to have some exciting announcements coming as their employees popped champagne at the announcement. Meanwhile Activision seems to be spiraling with a future leaving many wondering just what else they may have left in the tank.

The Atari VCS Has Surpassed Three Million On IndieGoGo!

The Atari VCS has raised over three million dollars on IndieGoGo but we still don't know anything about it's games or an exact release date. That is a lot of money for so much uncertainty.

Bird Box ... A Mini Souper Review!

The guys decide to dive into their thoughts on the movie that has created thousands of memes and stupid challenges. Also check out the Bird Box Toy!

Geek Off:

Batman Geek Off Round 2!

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This Week's Track - "Souls Burning" by Elevation Falls

rish Rock Band Elevation Falls sound is classic rock to hard rock, mingled with blues and soul, and their performance full of movement. From raging foot stomping beats to epic drama, they sweep audiences along with them on a musical journey. Fronted by the incredibly powerful & unique vocal talents of singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, our Warrior Queen! HJ formed the band in late 2012 & has been likened in ability to many great female singers by a number of industry professionals such as Pat Benatar and Ann Wilson(Heart) , you will not mistake her vocal for any other artist.

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Jan 15, 2019
107 You Need Some Soldering?
01:01:18

We are a trio once again! Jason is back and full of energy as we cover gaming news from Sony and Soulja Boy, an awesome tribute to Chris Farley from his good friend Adam Sandler, it’s digitalSoup Quiz show time, and we begin the process of choosing the BEST Batman movie of all time!

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Soulja Boy's Consoles Come To An End

 

As predicted by the digitalSoup gang Soulja Boy's emulated consoles are no more. Even after insisting his consoles were fully licensed and legit they have been yanked from the shelves. I guess Nintendo told Soulja to "crank this!"

Already Bought A Playstation Classic For $100? Don't Be Mad But ...

Less than a month after release Sony has dropped the price of their Playstation Classic to $60, now that is showing confidence in their product!

Adam Sandler’s Tribute To Chris Farley

Near the end of Adam Sandler’s recent Netflix comedy special 100% Fresh, the comedian shared a heartfelt musical tribute to his longtime friend and fellow former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley.

Fox Recuts the 'Die Hard' Trailer to Argue It's "Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told"

Shortly before Christmas Fox had released a new trailer for the original “Die Hard” movie making it look like the greatest Christmas comedy movie ever!

Ray Sawyer, Singer Of Dr. Hook, Dead At Age 81

Ray Sawyer, the Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show member who sang the 1973 Shel Silverstein-penned hit “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone,'” has died at the age of 81.The Alabama-born Sawyer – who founded the group with Dennis Locorriere, Billy Francis and George Cummings – was a member of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show from 1969 to 1981. A few years before the band’s formation, Sawyer lost his right eye in a car accident; Sawyer wore an eyepatch that made him resemble the Peter Pan villain Captain Hook, which served as the inspiration for the Dr. Hook moniker.

WWE Announcer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund Dead At 76

Announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund died Wednesday at the age of 76, according to an announcement by World Wrestling Entertainment, which employed him on and off since 1984. No cause of death was announced. Okerlund began his career in 1970 working for the American Wrestling Association before joining WWE.

Geek Off:

What is the best Batman movie of all time!

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This Week's Track - "Merciless Circus" by Clawhammer

Clawhammer is a heavy/doom/stoner/blues metal band from Mississippi consisting of Paul Craig on vocals and Paul Hill on guitar when they are not busy being truck drivers. They are probably the best kept secret in rock and roll. Clawhammer has existed since 2015 and has released four albums of original material, one EP and one Ozzy tribute album.

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Jan 08, 2019
106 Marvel and A.I. and Aladdin ... Oh My (George Takei)
01:00:35

Dave and Adam had so much fun last week that they decided they don't need Jason anymore and gave him the night off! The start off talking about Disney going full Marvel then talking about toys spoiling the plots of Marvel movies. Then Adam removes a rocket from his picture using AI then Dave gushes all over the Little Mermaid and how it is so much better than the new Aladdin.  Oh and they both talk about cookies for another hour!

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digitalSoup Called It … Canceled Netflix Marvel Shows Possibly Coming To Disney+

Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive in charge of the company's planned Netflix-rival streaming service called Disney+, said he'd consider reviving the programs in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week.

When Will Toys Stop Spoiling The Movie?

It seems that once again, a leaked toy may be an indicator for potential spoilers in a major motion picture. This time with Avengers : Endgame.

New Websites Removes Backgrounds With AI!

This is normally a pretty tedious process in photoshop, but a free online tool from Remove.bg is claiming they can intelligently remove those distracting backgrounds in your photos simply and for free. Jason is outraged!

First Look At The Live Action Aladdin

Ok, let’s talk about this because… really?!

Geek Off:

Adam & Dave battle it out over the best Christmas Cookie!

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This Week's Track - "Lost In The Fog" by Lost In The Fog

Lost is the Fog is an Indie Hipster-Pop group from Northern Ireland. Their debut album just dropped June 22nd.

 

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Dec 31, 2018
105 A Very Merry digitalSoup Christmas
43:07

This week Jason is off helping the elves prepare for Santa’s big night so Adam and Usually Dave have to man the controls! We hit our favorite Christmas Movies, a special Geeky Christmas reading AND an Accidental Geek Off! Merry Christmas from digitalSoup.

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"The Geeks Night Before Christmas" by Nick Moline

 

Adam reads an awesome geeky poem by Nick Noline. Nick is a Senior Software Engineer at Justia.com, a company that makes legal information freely available online.

The 15 Greatest Unconventional Christmas Movies

Here are 15 unconventional Christmas movies that are seasonably appropriate but deliciously askew.

The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Here's a collection of reverent holiday fare that have brought joy for generations, plus some picks that skewer the traditions (either through irony or, say, murderous Clauses).

It's a Wonderful Life: The Lost Ending - SNL

William Shatner introduces the never-before-seen lost ending of It's a Wonderful Life, where George Bailey (Dana Carvey) and the people of Bedford Falls take bloody revenge on Old Man Potter (Jon Lovitz).

Geek Off:

No official Geek-Off this week!

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This Week's Track - "Beach Head" by Ocean Flaws

Ocean Flaws represent the next wave of independent psych music. Their fresh take on neo-psych music combines velvety guitar tones similar to War On Drugs, with dancy influences from the likes of Foals and Tame Impala.

Check him out at Facebook Webpage

 

Dec 23, 2018
104 Geeky Christmas Gift Guide & Console Talk Galore
01:27:04

Tis the season to buy that one you love a truly geeky gift and boy to we have some suggestions.  Then we talk about things consoles and cover a story about porch pirates getting the just Amazon rewards! PLUS Ramen, do you love it or hate it?

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Nintendo Ending Production Of The NES And SNES Classic Consoles.

Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles are going away after the holidays — for good this time. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé said that the mini-consoles will be going out of production, and once the holiday season stock sells out, they won’t be restocked.

 

Will The Playstation 5 Debut At $500?

With the announcement of the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Two (Scarlett), both coming in 2020, and coming in at $500 the internets have been up in arms with the cost of the system, most wondering what happened to the $199 price many consoles used to launch at. But were they really $199. Let's check out some of these classic systems, what they cost at launch and what that equals out to in 2018 dollars.

 

digitalSoup “Twelve Days Of Geeky Christmas” Gift Ideas

Struggling to pick out that perfect gift for the geeky loved one in your life? Don’t fret, let the boys at digitalSoup help you out with twelve awesome gifts any red blooded geek would love!

  1. Firefly Playing Cards - The perfect gift for that brown coat in your life who can’t get enough of the short lived sci-fi series.
  2. Floppy Disk Drink Coasters - Not only will they keep those nasty rings off your coffee table but they will start great conversations with your children as they ask what are those things?
  3. Retro Arcade Machine - This little throwback houses over 200 classic games in a miniature replica of arcade cabinet.  
  4. Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter - Pizza and Star Trek, two things every geek loves and now they are together at last in this awesome laser-etched stainless steel replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701! DON’T FORGET TO FIX THE LINK
  5. Geek-Art: An Anthology - A new book featuring more than 750 images, this lavish illustrated anthology showcases the inspired energy that drives pop culture and makes geeky fans of us all.
  6. Dungeon Corridor Infinity Mirror - A dungeon without an end. This is a dungeon corridor, lined with illuminated torches, which seem to stretch into infinity. Stare into the corridor and wonder where it leads.
  7. FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets - Make your refrigerator look like your favorite 80's video game console with the FreezerBoy magnet set!
  8. Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker - It's tasty, delicious, and can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Serve up replicas of the Millennium Falcon in waffle form every morning to send family and friends into hyperspace.
  9. WiFi Outlets - Manage your home, even from afar. The WiFi Electrical Outlet empowers you to remotely control your appliances, whether directly with your VeSync app (on your smartphone/tablet), or with Alexa voice control.
  10. Wifi Inspection Scope/Camera - The perfect device to ensure your loved ones colon is in perfect health!
  11. Pizza Scissors - The pizza slicer is the perfect quick and easy way to cut your pizza with precision. The pizza scissors are equipped with high quality stainless steel to cut through your pizza with ease.
  12. PAC-MAN Party Suit - Be the life of the party with this suit covered in the classic game images.

Jersey Police Catch Porch Pirates With Sting Operation

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves. The operation appears to have found some success. One package spent just three minutes on someone’s front porch Tuesday before it was swiped and the suspect caught by police.

 

Study Shows Constant Smartphone Vigilance Causing Issues

A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking has found that being constantly online and on your phone can make you feel worse. Researchers found that checking your phone decreased mindfulness and caused people to be preoccupied and more distracted.

 

Soulja Boy Selling Illegal Game Consoles?

If you head on over to SouljaWatch, Soulja Boy’s website where you can buy his watches, earbuds and his emulator consoles.  But it is legal? Doubtful as the console and portable system house hundreds of ROMS for Switch, 3DS, PS Vita, NeoGeo, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance.  digitalSoup is just waiting for Nintendo to send his company a nice little letter like they sent to LoveROMs, who wasn’t even selling the games like Soulja Boy is.

Geek Off:

Arrow vs. Hawkeye!

 

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This Week's Track - "Catacombs" by The Dead Gentlemen

We are a four piece band from Slough, UK (where the UK version of ‘The Office’ was based) who draw influence from Queens Of the Stone Age to The Beatles.

Check him out at Facebook Webpage.

Dec 18, 2018
103 Marvelous Pill TikToks Off The Weight
01:11:30

This week the guys discover a pill that will let Adam eat 100 Big Macs, the Playstation Classic receives less than stellar reviews, a couple great Captain Marvel stories, predators are on TikTok and then a battle of Books vs. Movies.

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Scientists Working On Magic Pill That Lets You Eat Anything You Want.

 

With the laziness of today’s culture on full display, scientists led by Professor Damien Keating(is this a comic book villain name or what?) have been testing a pill that impacts the RCAN1 gene. In tests with rodents it has allowed them to gorge themselves on fatty foods and never gain weight. The reason has to do with how this gene allows that food to be transformed to brown fat instead of white fat, meaning it gets burned up as heat rather than being stored around your midsection. So… we’ll all be skinny versions of the human torch then? Great.

Jason Says The Playstation Classic Is Garbage (And Now You Can Load Your Own Games!)

After being one of the most outspoken proponents of the new classic gaming system from Sony, Jason has now decided that the PSClassic is actually a steaming pile of hot mess, cancelled his order, and purchased 15 new retropies instead!

Captain Marvel Trailer #2 Has Dropped

This last week Marvel Studios dropped the official second trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel. This received a collective response of the internet losing it’s mind in love with the promise of the March release! How couldn’t we respond that way? We saw Nick Fury baby talking a cat for crying out loud! BUT…

Was Captain Marvel Setup To Fail?

In a recent Forbes article, they make the case that Captain Marvel is being set up to fail. Truthfully they make a valid point. These days the only thing that seems to matter in terms of if a movie is good or bad is the box office numbers. More specifically how they perform in relation to expectations. Just look to Solo : A Star Wars Story for a great example. If it doesn’t meet box office expectations the internet decides the movie sucks, the hate train gets rolling, and an otherwise perfectly enjoyable movie finds itself on the defensive for no reason at all. With many saying Captain Marvel will be the MCU’s next BILLION dollar title will we find the hate train rolling if this film only hits a $600-$700 million box office? Since when does the box office have to be the deciding factor on a movie being good/enjoyable anyways?

TikTok Has A Major Safety Problem For Kids

In yet another case of a super popular app with kids, it seems that the popular TikTok app is a dangerous place due to a large segment of the app that is nothing but hub for perverts trying to solicit nude images from underage kids. Stay vigilant parents.

Geek Off:

It's Time For A Geek Off!

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This Week's Track - "Change" by Lil Nath

Lil Nath is an unsigned rapper/songwriter who is currently living in East Sussex, England. His major style influences are old school hip hop, reggae and aoul music and he creates reality rap with his lyrics.

Check him out at Facebook Webpage

Dec 11, 2018
102 Retro Gaming Lootbox Magic and Daredevil Blindsided!
01:19:54

This week we discover a great looking retro gaming loot box service, tackle the Marriott data breach, and then talk about the fall of Daredevil while Captain America may be rising from the ashes. Then we have a fun geek art recommendation you’ll NEED to take a look at!

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Retro Game Treasure

 

Here is another company doing a loot box, but with a retro twist. For $35 (or less if you subscribe for multiple months) you get a classic chest filled with lots of classic gaming nostalgia including 3-5 retro games!

Another Massive Data Breach Potentially Impacting 500 Million People

 

This time is massive hotel chain Marriott suffering a massive data breach putting up to 500 million of their customers data at risk. They don’t seem positive yet what data was targeted but it appears to include everything from mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and yes, even credit card numbers. Seems this was all caused by a merger of computer systems and subsequent glitches between Marriott and Starwood, whom Marriott purchased in 2016. Um, glitches. I’d say.

Daredevil Is The Latest Hero To Fall At Netflix

Joining the ranks of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Defenders, Daredevil has fallen to the mighty Netflix after an acclaimed third season. Will there be more for these heroes in the larger MCU, the new Disney + streaming service, or Hulu, or is this simply the end of the road? All that is left standing are Jessica Jones and The Punisher… but for how long?

Chris Evans’ "Captain America" Is Finished ... Maybe

We’ve all heard the news last October when Chris Evans posted a “farewell” to fans as his filming wrapped on the as of yet untitled Avengers 5. Seemed like this was it, for real this time. Not like the other times he said goodbye until he re-negotiated his contract. This time it was for real. Most fans expected he’ll go out in historic and heroic fashion in the ultimate sacrifice to save the world from Thanos. But pump the dang brakes here… Joe Russo, Director of Avengers 5, has now hinted that Chris Evans may not be hanging up the shield after all… Meanwhile, Avengers fans starving for news, even the tiniest tidbits of information, lose their collective minds on the internet.

Tom Hanks to Star In The Next Live Action Disney Film - Pinocchio

Looks like the man who once played Mr. Walt Disney himself is set to become a father to a wooden puppet with a major problem telling the truth. A great actor indeed, but do we really need MORE of these live action remakes? Is it just Disney’s way of updating the graphics so to speak with their classic films?

Alex Gross Giving Geeks Everywhere A Look To A Past That Could’ve Been!

This is just a fun story of what happens when an artist takes Victorian era photos and puts a huge geek/pop culture spin on them with his artwork. Transforming vintage pictures into some of our favorite heroes and villians from comics and movies is nothing short of delightful!

Geek Off:

It's Time For A Geek Off!

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This Week's Track - "Captain" by Saboteurs

Formed in Lincoln UK in late 2015, Ben Ellis was performing solo acoustic originals and playing in folk-punk band Dog Goblins while Rick Whitehead had been the lead songwriter and guitarist in alt-metal band, Tripswitch. The band racked up an extensive amount of gigs over the next 18 months including several festivals slots and supports with Black Balled (ft. Marshall Gill from New Model Army). They have a huge range of musical influences including New Model Army, Tool, Queens Of The Stone age, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Their music is totally and utterly from their hearts, knowing the importance of music to their lives.

Check them out at their Facebook Webpage

Dec 04, 2018
101 Lions and Gliders and Fallout, Oh My
01:19:31

digitalSoup is back to normal! The guys talk about the downfalls of social media, an awesome new solid-state propulsion plane, the finer points of talking CGI animals, and more!

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Social Media Linked To Lonliness And Depression

 

In a true moment of, “Well no sh*t Sherlock”, the University of Pennsylvania has a new study publishing that shows a Clear Causal Link between social media use and rates of loneliness and depression. As the article says, the Ivy League brought us these platforms and now they may be working to bring them down.

MIT Launches First Plane With NO MOVING PARTS!

 

A new peer-to-peer service called Napster was just released and it has made it easier than ever to download all the music you want. Is it legal? The jury is still out on that but It is so amazing, you can download a song on your 56k modem in about 12 minutes!

RoleGate - A tabletop RPG System For Remote Play

We’ve all been there, the idea of a game night with friends where we can have a little D&D session or enjoy any number of RPG tabletop games, but scheduling and distance makes it impossible. From the minds of developers from CDProjectRed, RoleGate just might help make game night possible no matter where you’re at.

The Lion King Reboot Gets Its First Teaser Trailer

In a move that has some eager with anticipation and others shaking their heads and asking why, The Lion King gets an all new CG reboot and the first teaser trailer has dropped. What do you think?

Fallout 76 - Is It Really That Bad?

In a move that has some eager with anticipation and others shaking their heads and asking why, The Lion King gets an all new CG reboot and the first teaser trailer has dropped. What do you think?

Geek Off:

Adam Organizes Some SouperLibs Fun!

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This Week's Track - "New Revolution" by XOVA

XOVA (pronounced Crossover) are a 6 piece multi-genre band who fuse Reggae with a modern mix of Pop, Rock, Ska, Indie, Motown, Hip Hop and folk to create a new Crossover genre we call PopTwist.

Check them out at their Facebook Webpage

Nov 27, 2018
100 The digitalSoup Centennial Episode
01:51:48

The guys look back at the first 99 episodes, remembering some of their favorite segments and bits. Sprinkled in are messages from our listeners and then we bring the conclusion to our epic Super Fights battle.

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Geek Off:

Two Little Rascals vs. Amish Darth Vader!

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This Week's Track - "Don't Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight" by Owl Kill

Owl Kill is a 5 piece rock band from Montville, NJ. Influenced mainly by the early 2000s rock scene, their music focuses on the daily struggles of life, how they effect us, and most importantly, how we overcome them. Owl Kill is currently in the process of recording their first album, which they aim to release in 2019.

Check them out at their Official Webpage

Nov 21, 2018
099.5 The Adam & Dave Variety Quarter Hour
12:09

Adam and Dave do a quick show since we were not able to all get together for a regular show.  Thanks guys for the "digitalSoup Quickie!"

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This Week's Track - "Turkey Stick, Tire Iron, Tacklebox" by Adam

Like a katana to a heavy breather Adam's sick guitar licks slash at your soul.  The first track from his first studio album "Cat Basement Room" brings together his unique sound along with deep prose.  Fans have described his sound as a mix of Yanni and Lil' Bow Wow.

Nov 13, 2018
099 Gonna Party Like It’s 1999
01:05:05

What if the guys had a failing radio show in 1999? This is partially what it might sound like… they then bring it back to modern times to have our ninja beaver battle it out with the little rascals who stole Magneto’s powers. Then it's discount madlibs time, followed by announcing the winner to our 8bitdo contest! It’s mediocrity at its best!

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Melissa Virus Author Heading To Federal Prison For Twenty Months!

 

The Melissa Virus was an e-mail virus first released on March 26, 1999. The virus spread so rapidly that e-mail systems were overloaded by the virus propagating itself and is the fastest spreading virus to date.

Have You Heard Of Napster?

 

A new peer-to-peer service called Napster was just released and it has made it easier than ever to download all the music you want. Is it legal? The jury is still out on that but It is so amazing, you can download a song on your 56k modem in about 12 minutes!

Are You Ready For Y2K?

Now is the time to prepare for the Y2K bug (programs used by most banks, nuclear power supplies etc, only use two digits for the year)! Pull your money out of the banks, move away from power plants and build an underground bunker for when the nuclear missiles go off!

Geek Off:

Two Little Rascals vs. Ninja Beaver!

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This Week's Track - "I Don't Care" by With Liberty

With Liberty is a Melodic-ish Hardcore-ish Punk band from Panorama City, California, located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Going against prototypical nuances from other punk bands, With Liberty brings in an eclectic blend of different genres, styles, and riffs to produce a unique and entertaining contribution to the modern punk rock world. It's all about having fun while having something to say.

Check them out at their Facebook Webpage

 

Nov 05, 2018
098 The Second Annual Halloween Special
01:15:51

Adam attempts to scare the underwear off of Jason and Usually Dave in a hilariously spooky special episode.

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The Kelly-Hopkinsville Incident

Navajo Skinwalker Legend

The Convent Horror: Full Book

 

Geek Off:

- Amish Vader vs. Flaming Marshmallow Man! 

 

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Oct 30, 2018
097 The Eager Beaver and Facebook Portal
01:12:26

This week, the 3 amigos rail against the upcoming Facebook Portal, then they talk about a bunch of other stuff, including a very expensive Sega Genesis and AI digitized faces. They cap the episode with great free channels from Roku, then battle it out between a ninja beaver and a mad scientist!

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Facebook Portal

 

Facebook is trying to jump into the video chat game, but by all accounts this thing appears to be DOA. Not to mention some concern about data that Facebook is collecting via the portal because… well… Facebook.
Media reports about Facebook Portal being DOA and Potentially Dangerous
USA Today Report
VentureBeat Report
Recode Report

XFL Jerseys Will Use Players' Last Names Instead of Nicknames

 

Commissioner Oliver Luck told reporters the XFL jerseys will have "proper surnames" when the league debuts in 2020. Luck added that the league will also not reuse any of the logos or team names from its initial iteration.

The Sega Genesis Finallys Goes HD Thanks To Analogue

Finally you can break out all your old Sega Genesis cartridges and play them on a brand new machine thanks to Analogue. They just announced the Mega Sg, a re-creation of the original Sega Genesis hardware, up-scaled to 1080p. This is not a retro system with build in games like the NES Classic, this is an actual Sega Genesis system with perfectly replicated sound and up-scaled graphics!

Harrison Ford Inserted Into "Solo"

A fan made video, not the first of it’s kind, has inserted Harrison Ford into the more recent Solo : A Star Wars Story. This time using “deep learning” AI to insert Harrison Ford’s face over Alden Ehrenreic’s face. The results, a bit creepy.

Getting The Most From Your Roku

PC Mag has put out a list of what it deems to be the “best” totally free channels available on your Roku device. Many of these you may not know about and while that may be for the best with some of them, there are some pretty good options here for cord cutters everywhere.

 

Geek Off:

It's Time For A Geek-Off!

 

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This Week's Track - "Insidious Siren I - Overcome" by Barreleye

Barreleye rose up from the roots of Thrash Death Metal to reach a melodic and progressive path. Its first evidence of life was the release of the Virus EP in 2014, two years after Barreleye’s establishment. Once a stable line-up unfolded, numerous local shows were performed, followed by the release of the first full length album “Urged To Fall” in 2015. A powerful live performance combined with a good number of concerts organized at that time helped to quickly gain a visibility along with a fan base.

Check them out at their Facebook Webpage

Oct 23, 2018
096 Dead Pets, Zelda, and the Almost Avengers
01:16:01

This week the guys give an update on the October Windows 10 update, Link gets a bunch of gear from the get-go, Batman is exposed, and another epic battle between two ourtrageous foes.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data

Microsoft has fixed the file deleting update and is now testing it with insiders before rolling it out to the world. Posting to their Windows blog Microsoft explained "We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation. Also, Microsoft Support and our retail stores customer service personnel are available at no charge to help customers."

Nintendo Adds Four New NES Games To Switch Catalog ... Including A Special Edition of The Legend of Zelda!

Last Wednesday Solomon's Key, NES Open Tournament Golf and Super Dodge Ball were added to the Switch Online NES catalog of games. They also snuck in a special edition of The Legend of Zelda! This is a "souped-up" version of the game that makes it a lot easier to get going. You start with loads of rupees and items, and you begin with all equipment, including the White Sword, Magical Shield, the Blue Ring and the Power Bracelet.

What are you?!?!? I am BatPenis!

Last month DC released issue number one of Batman: Damned and is now regretting including a panel of Bruce Wayne going the Full Monty, showing his penis and bare behind, after he finds himself suffering from amnesia and having to be scanned by the Batcomputer in the nude.

Pet Sematary Reboot Trailer

April 2019 brings a re-telling of Stephen Kings horrifying story Pet Sematary and they guys discuss their thoughts on it!

Lobo Cast For Season Two Of "Krypton"

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Krypton has enlisted actor Emmett J. Scanlan (Guardians of the Galaxy) to play the ever-popular DC Comics character Lobo in Season 2.

The Almost Avengers

Check out this fun list of our favorite characters in the MCU as we know it that were almost very different due to competition for casting the roles!

Geek Off:

It's Time For A Geek-Off!

 

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This Week's Track - "Equilibrium" by Dancing on Fire

Dancing on Fire is a three-piece rock band from the National Capital Region of Canada. Formed by Wayne Bouchard and Richard Boivin in 2008, it was shortly after joined by Rick Davoice. Their most recent single "Equilibrium" was released on June 29th and the band is currently working on further new material for a third album to be released in 2019.

Check them out at their Facebook Webpage

 

Oct 16, 2018
095 Windows Update Issues and Movie Trailer Madness!
01:18:58

Where’s Jason?! On this episode, Dave and Adam handle the podcast, diving into Windows 10 issues, MoviePass problems, and then they talk movies and shows! Check it!

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Windows 10 Fall Update Issues

It appears Windows has an issue with it’s latest update in which the update applies a Thanos' Snap to your documents.

MoviePass Is Re-Activating Canceled Accounts Without Permission!

If you canceled your MoviePass subscription, check your email and your spam folder for an email with the subject “MoviePass Updates”—because MoviePass might have turned your subscription back on without your permission, and you’ll need to opt back out.

Trailer Madness! (and some other talk)

The guys breakdown the lastest trailers for movies & streaming TV!

  1. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  2. Wheel of Time Talk
  3. Smodcast with Robert Kirkman
  4. Bryan Mills Jumps a Fence
  5. More Chronicles of Narnia
  6. Daredevil Season 3

Geek Off:

No Geek Off this week, it’s a bye week for team digitalSoup!

 

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This Week's Track - "Something Sacred" by The Joker's Rage

"Hailed as ‘The ultimate show stealers’ with a limited edition, liquorice allsorts bag of rock & roll. A Joker’s Rage continue to hone their craft since forming in 2013. The band’s captivating and intense high-energy performances transport audiences back to a time where the crowd feel like they’re just as much a part of the music as the four face painted ring leaders executing it from the stage. Don’t be fooled by any stereotypes about bands wearing make up either. Their subtle mime/joker like appearance only serves as a catalyst towards their philosophy of escaping the harsh realities of life through music. It’s called #GameFace. A ‘war paint’ attitude fighting against society’s pitfalls and often rebelling against the higher powers of greed who prey on the weak. The bottom line being, this band need no gimmicks!"

Check them out at their Official Webpage

Oct 09, 2018
094 Star Wars Saturation and Getting the most out of your Google Apps
01:19:36

This week the guys talk about near death experiences, Google App tips, and a whole lot about Star Wars and the MCU. Then a Spartan battles it out with the Marshmallow Man!

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Finally PS4 Fornite Players Can Kill Their Friends On Other Consoles!

Sony is finally enabling cross-play for Fortnite. The PlayStation 4 maker had been blocking cross-play and progression between Fortnite on PS4 and Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in recent months. The move angered Fortnite fans who couldn’t access progress, skins, and purchases on an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch if they’d played on a PS4. Sony now says it is enabling cross-play for Fortnite fans.

Have We Finally Figured Out The Secret Behind Near Death Experiences?

Scientists from the University of Kentucky have a theory that links it to REM sleep patterns and while it isn’t 100% proven, this one makes a lot of sense.

Tips for getting the most out of your favorite Google Apps

In a recent post from the Google Blog, they shared a whole bunch of cool tips to enhance your experience with your favorite apps. From easy ways to find cover versions of your favorite songs to helping you remember where you parked there are some really clever things hidden in plain sight that many might not know about.

Too Much Star Wars And The X-Men Finally In The MCU?

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger said he made a bad decision to release a new Star Wars movie every year citing it was “Just too much too fast”. But never fear, they are not ending Star Wars, just slowing down the pace. Meanwhile the X-Men look poised to finally officially enter the MCU as current head Kevin Feige has been put in charge of the incoming Marvel properties. As Iger stated, “there shouldn’t be two Marvel’s”. (Discussion points- What would we like to see from the Star Wars Universe moving forward? What stories do we want more of or less of? What are the some awesome MCU movies you’d love to see with all the new properties coming into the fold with the MCU?)

The Almost Avengers

Check out this fun list of our favorite characters in the MCU as we know it that were almost very different due to competition for casting the roles!

Geek Off:

Spartan trapped in a potato sack that can summon anything from a hardware store
vs.
Flaming Marshmallow Man riding a battle cat

 

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This Week's Track - "Nobody Knows Me Like You" by Saboteurs

Formed in Lincoln UK in late 2015, Ben Ellis was performing solo acoustic originals and playing in folk-punk band Dog Goblins while Rick Whitehead had been the lead songwriter and guitarist in alt-metal band, Tripswitch. The band racked up an extensive amount of gigs over the next 18 months including several festivals slots and supports with Black Balled (ft. Marshall Gill from New Model Army). They have a huge range of musical influences including New Model Army, Tool, Queens Of The Stone age, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Their music is totally and utterly from their hearts, knowing the importance of music to their lives.

Check them out at their Official Webpage

 

Oct 02, 2018
Souper Reviews 009 Dredd
49:05

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

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Boring Stuff:

Released: September 21st, 2012

Rating: R

Runtime: 1h 35m

Starring:

Judge Dredd - Karl Urban (Star Trek Reboots, Thor: Ragnarok, Lord of the Rings Series)

Anderson - Olivia Thirlby(Juno, The Darkest Hour)

Ma Ma - Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,300)

Director:

Pete Travis ( Endgame, Vantage Point)

Writer:

Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina)

Rating:

Adam gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

digitalSoup Rating:  3.67 stars - out of 5! Serve it up!

Dredd

Watch the original trailer here!

On The Next Souper Reviews - "House (1986)”

Watch the original trailer here!

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Sep 27, 2018
093 It’s A Sony PlayStation Classic Chat!
01:07:59

This week the guys talk a ton about the new Playstation Classic, Amazon invading everything, then go to battle in Round 2 of the digitalSoup Presents: Souper Fight Club, Season 1.

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Playstation Classic Coming In December

Since the NES and SNES Classics did so well Sony decided to join the fun and is bringing a mini version of their origianal Playstation to the masses this holiday season. It will come pre-loaded with 20 “genre-defining” titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Jumping Flash, Wild Arms and Ridge Racer Type 4.

Google adding “Stories” to search?

It seems that the popularity of the “Stories” feature created by Snapchat and later popularized by Instagram and Facebook is making it’s way into Google Search. WTF?!

Amazon Everywhere?

Last Thursday Amazon held an event to unveil a whole bunch of new gadgets powered by our favorite virtual assistant. Everything from updated Echo devices to home security and an Alexa powered microwave were announced but is it time to start worrying if there is just too much in the “Internet of Things” realm?

Geek Off:

Round #2 Kick-Off:
100 Crazy Cat Ladies with Acid Blood vs Amish Darth Vader on a jet ski

 

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This Week's Track - "Natural Born" by The Clays

The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Adam quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level.

Check them out at their Facebook Page

 

Sep 25, 2018
092 Is Apple inXS & can Nintendo Flip the Switch to Online Gaming?
01:24:19

This week the guys discuss the latest Apple offerings, the Switch and NES classic titles, then have a listener-submitted battle between a Ninja Beaver and a Karate Monkey!

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Apple Event News and Discussions - New Phones, New Watch, Same Story?

From multiple new phones to an FDA approved update to the series 4 Apple watch, there were a lot of big announcements at the 2018 Apple iPhone event, but is it just the same story? Also check out what this "Heart Doctor" has to say about the Apple Watch!

Apple dissing movie owners?

Apple is apparently helping keep the idea of owning physical media alive as it’s recently been deleting movies that people have purchased from their iTunes accounts and then offering a rental voucher in return. Apple claims iTunes is just a storefront and this is not their fault, but the blame is on the movie studios no longer making the movies available. So in short, when you BUY a movie via iTunes, it turns out you don’t actually own it at all.

Nintendo Switch Finally Goes Online and Includes NES Classic Titles and Wireless NES controllers!

Jason was hard on Nintendo for shutting down ROM sites that were keeping classic gaming alive, maybe this is why. With the announced pricing and launch date of the online service for the Switch, Nintendo also announced their back catalog of NES Classics and wireless NES controllers to play them on the Switch. Best news? Some of the NES Classic titles will include online play!

Geek Off:

Ninja Beaver - armed with a light saber, literally afraid of his own shadow
vs
Karate Monkey - can teleport, no depth perception

 

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "Zombie" by Elevation Falls

Irish Rock Band Elevation Falls sound is classic rock to hard rock, mingled with blues and soul, and their performance full of movement. From raging foot stomping beats to epic drama, they sweep audiences along with them on a musical journey. Fronted by the incredibly powerful & unique vocal talents of singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, our Warrior Queen! HJ formed the band in late 2012 & has been likened in ability to many great female singers by a number of industry professionals such as Pat Benatar and Ann Wilson(Heart) , you will not mistake her vocal for any other artist.

Check them out at their Official Website

 

Sep 18, 2018
Weekly Garnish 004 Shattering fluid, Cosmic Radio bursts, and Trebek shakes things up!
08:33

From fluid that shatters like a solid, AI contacting cosmic beings, and more WOW from Owen Wilson than you can imagine to a great option for learning a new language, Adam brings us a jam packed Weekly Garnish to kick off your weekend!

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Fluid that shatters instead of splatters when hit with a bat?

That’s the curiosity that is non-newtonian fluid. I’m not a scientist but think of it this way. Fluids like water, that coffee you’re drinking, or maybe it’s later on a Friday and you’re enjoying a cold beer to kick off your weekend, those are all known as Newtonian fluids. Meaning they have a constant flow and viscosity, they take the shape of whatever container they are in. Non-newtonian fluids don’t play by the same rules, however. Think of things like silly putty or Oobleck, that fun mixture of cornflour and water. The more you apply pressure or stress to it, the more it acts like a solid. Here’s a great scientific explanation if you want to know more.  But if you go check out this article on The Nerdist, you can see the strange way that these non-newtonian fluids react when being smacked with a baseball bat...in glorious slow motion!

 

Hello….is there anybody out there?

With the help of AI, radio astronomers are analyzing more than 400 terabytes of data and are finding some interesting results. From more than 3 billion light years away from earth they have detected some fast radio bursts, or cosmic radio bursts. They are still a mystery, the exact location is unknown, but they are there nonetheless. Could it be that skynet gives us the key to not only the terminators, but the ability to communicate with the Predator and Xenomorphs?

 

Gaming is still rising in popularity!

Based on a recent article in Variety, nearly 70% of Americans or roughly 211 million people, play video games. No surprise here, digitalSoup is your geek headquarters after all! The big surprise is HOW they are playing them. For most, if you ask them to describe playing video games the first answer will likely be XBox/PS4/Switch. You’d think console gaming was the most common form of gaming...and you’d be wrong. Try the THIRD most popular form of gaming. Based on the study done by  Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, 90% of people play games on their smartphone/tablet mobile devices. Coming in second is PC gamers at 52% and consoles at just 43% of the market. I still have a hard time calling my time playing Marvel Puzzle Quest as I fall asleep at night, gaming.

Wow!

If you’ve listened to our show, you’ll likely have heard the occasional Owen Wilson impersonation by our very own Adam, a simple but totally effective statement. Wow! That’s right, we all know Owen Wilson loves to say Wow, but check out this video of Every Owen Wilson Wow from his films!

https://youtu.be/dn5Tattkj_E

Sign Me Up for the Moon!

In February of 2017, SpaceX announced they were planning to send two people to the Moon.  I’m not either of them, but what an exciting sounding trip! While there aren’t any details available yet, they have officially signed up their first passenger to fly in their BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) This ship is being designed to transport passengers to the moon and even Mars.  On Monday, the 17th, SpaceX plans to announce who is going, and why.

Suck it, Trebek!

Everyone’s favorite game show host, Alex Trebek, has debuted a big change on the 35th anniversary season of his show Jeopardy! While he used to be known for his killer ‘stache, he’s been clean shaven for a number of years...until now! He kicked off the 35th season rocking a silver fox, borderline Sean Connery style beard and fans on the internet are losing their minds. We only wish Connery could weigh in on it with Turd Ferguson.

Want to learn a new language? Try Duolingo!

So I wanted to throw an app in for you this week.  And for those of you interested in learning another language, I present to you Duolingo.  This easy to use language learning app is free and is actually quite easy to use!




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Sep 14, 2018
091 Streaming Music, Turtle Fights, and RIP Burt Reynolds
01:07:21

This week on digitalSoup, the guys remember Burt Reynolds, then talk a lot about music streaming before an epic fight between a laughing turtle in a hot air balloon and a mad scientist that can turn to steel with butter hands.  This is crazy.

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It's The End Of The PS2 (As We Know It)

For those still owning PlayStation 2s, Sony is set to put an end to its repair support for its second-generation console. According to reports, the PlayStation Clinic in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture that handles all of Sony’s gaming station repairs will no longer repair any PS2s after September 7.

Spotify and the Music Industry see tension grow

As deadlines loom for upcoming contract talks with all three major record labels, Spotify and the Music Industry seem to be on very shaky ground. Even though there has been growth in the music sector in recent years, the music industry claims services like Spotify are only popular because of the music, while Spotify claims it’s their attempts to innovate and make music more accessible that have had the impact.

How Do You Consume Music in 2018?

The three hosts have a discussion on how and where they listen to music.

Geek Off:

A turtle that can’t stop laughing and is in a hot air balloon

Vs

A mad Scientist that can turn to steel whose hands are covered in butter

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "Subject 028" by Semmelweis Reflex

Semmelwise Reflex is a five piece progressive metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album "Remnants" was released back in 2016. The band was geographically separated for more than a year after the release since different members had to pursue different interests but we are once again living in Stockholm and are working on a new album.

Check them out at their Facebook Page

Sep 11, 2018
Weekly Garnish 003 Geralt, the last son of Krypton?
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Can killer drones save the world? Is Superman now a Monster Hunter? Polygon makes big changes and I've got a tip on a fantastic fitness app to help you get back in shape, the best part is that it's absolutely free! All this and more in this edition of The Weekly Garnish!

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Killer drones to save...the world?

Well, save the Great Barrier reef at least, which may save the world. Seems like a specific type of starfish, the Crown of Thornes starfish, is rapidly feeding on and destroying the reef. So scientists have developed autonomous underwater drones that hunt out the starfish, inject them with a toxin and kill them. Let’s hope you aren’t in the water when skynet takes over and decides to do the same with people!

 

Henry Cavill to play Geralt in the Netflix Witcher series

We’ve talked about the rumors before, but not it seems official that Henry Cavill will indeed be playing Geralt in the new Witcher series.

 

Googly eyed fish look fresher?

A fish market in Kuwait has been shut down for using stick on googly eyes on their fish in an attempt to make it look fresher. The thing is, would a fish with googly eyes on your market rack make you think it was appetizing?

 

There’s no place like home.

After having been stolen 13 years ago from the Judy Garland Museum here in Grand Rapids, MN, the missing pair of Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers have turned up. Yes, these are the slippers Dorothy clicks her heels in to return home to Kansas in the classic Wizard of Oz movie. While we have no official word on where they’ve been, word is that they were found in a farmers field on the feet of a scarecrow, where they’d been the whole time...

Polygon eliminates scores in their reviews

In an effort to make their reviews match the modern gamer, Polygon is scrapping review scores in favor of criticism and curation. Hopefully they’ve figured out a way to maintain a consistent thread through the reviews, but most importantly I think it’s a great move as long as readers can remember that the reviews are just the opinion of the reviewer. They moved to a list of “Polygon Recommends” games, at least they didn’t steal the Souper Reviews model of Serve it up / Feed it to the dogs!

 

Best fitness app, for free?

Look, we geeks get a bad reputation for being overweight and out of shape. It’s good to keep on top of your health though and it seems that sports scientists think the Nike Training Club fitness app one of the best options, plus it’s free and customizable to your fitness goals.






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Sep 07, 2018
090 Spooky Night Visitors and a Lego Bugatti (#BarleyPop)
01:15:41

This week the guys discuss scary things seen on security cameras, a drivable Lego Bugatti, movies, and an awesome digitalSoup Quiz Show: Name that Song - Cowbell Edition! Check it out!

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Security Camera footage to send chills down your spine.

In a Texas neighborhood, owners of home security cameras were left with quite a chilling mystery as a barefoot woman with what appears to be security restraints hanging from her wrists rings doorbells and then disappears. Authorities are investigating and no one knows if this is an elaborate hoax or truly a woman trying to escape her captor, but no leads have turned up as of yet. What would you do if you saw that footage on your security cameras?

Marvel Has 2 Blade Projects in the Works with Wesley Snipes

Is Wesley Snipes once again going to become the vampire hunter? Not a lot is known at this time but Snipes recently revealed that his team has had conversations with the brass at Marvel about bringing back the Blade character.

In the Ultimate Geek News, a Driveable Bugatti Sports Car Has Been Made of Legos

Made out of more than a million Lego Technic pieces, weighing over 3000 lbs and no glue in sight. This car is 90% legos and just 10%(some steel reinforcements and tires) actual car parts. That means even the motor is all lego. I’d had to be the guy test driving this that slams the door too hard and watches it completely fall apart!

digitalSoup Quiz Show "Cowbell Challenge"

  1. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" - Bachman Turner Overdrive
  2. "Hey Ladies" - Beastie Boys
  3. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult
  4. "Down On The Corner" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  5. "We're An American Band" - Grand Funk Railroad
  6. "Killing In The Name" - Rage Against The Machine
  7. "Honky Tonk Woman" - The Rolling Stones
  8. "Oy Como Va" - Santana
  9. "Low Rider" - War
  10. "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
  11. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" - Yes

Is the XFL Taking Heel Turn Against the AAF?

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck makes the pitch to not allow competitive leagues to offer multi-year contracts that may have restrictions and or non-compete clauses that could severely limit the players ability to play for other leagues, including the XFL. He doesn't come out and say the AAF but I doubt he was referring to the CFL.

Geek Off:

Nickelback vs. Two Little Rascals In A Trench Coat
Bonus Funny - "Look At This Graph"

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "9 Lives" by XOVA

XOVA (pronounced Crossover) are a 6 piece multi-genre band who fuse Reggae with a modern mix of Pop, Rock, Ska, Indie, Motown, Hip Hop and folk to create a new Crossover genre we call PopTwist.

The past few years have seen the six-piece perform support slots for The Spin Doctors, The Beat with Rankin Roger, The Selector, The Dualers, The Moulettes, The Skints, Jimmy Cliff, and supported UB40 feat Ali Campbell, Astro and Mikey Virtue on their Sold Out gigs at Hatfield House, Burghley House, and 02 Arena London in 2014/2015, and then most recently again at their Sold Out Lincoln Castle gig in 2016. They won a slot at the 2013 "Isle of Wight" Festival from over 3,000 entrants as one of the best unsigned bands in the UK.

(Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music)"This is one of the tightest bands I have heard in a very long time"

(Claire Balding, BBC Radio2) after Playing (Little Lion) "I really Like this, it's quite Wonderful - Thurs 13th April 2014"

(Foxy and Guilliano, Free Radio - Birmingham) after their Exclusive Play of (Your To Blame) 1st April 2014 "Xova Sound Brilliant, we really want to see these guys Live "

(Darren - Tramlines Fest 2014)"The Best Live band i've booked in 20 years promoting " ? Fired up by social and political unrest, as well as affairs of the heart, inspired the band towards the end of 2014 to release a new remix of "You're to Blame" from their first album "The Pressures of Life". They also re-released "Little Lion" to once again help and support the charity "Crohn's and Colitis UK" in their bid to bring awareness to everyone about the disease. Their best Single releases to date "9 Lives" from their (The Soho Road Sessions EP), and "Tears" (taken from their "Little Lion EP") along with "Knife Crime City" and "Little Lion" has earned and gained the band lots of Radio airplay on many Indie and online Stations around the World, along with adoring Fans who Love their music.

Check them out at their official website

Sep 04, 2018
Weekly Garnish 002 - Can you boost your productivity by being lazy?
11:13

Pull up a chair! We've got stories from Disney and their streaming service, why being lazy might boost your productivity, a new Amazon series, John Wick is fighting on horseback, and so much more! 

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Disney streaming service news

While Disney looks to compete with Netflix they give their new service a name finally, Disney Play. They do have a great library of big name properties to choose from, think Marvel, Star Wars, etc. , but seems they realize they just don’t have the ability to compete with the volume of Netflix so...they’re going to undercut them in price.

 

Want to boost your productivity, get lazy.

According to a recent TIME article, being lazy can boost not only your productivity but your creativity as well. Science backs this up in fact because being lazy and allowing yourself to be bored let’s your mind rest, which helps you to plan better and allows your mind to wander enough to let new ideas pop up. So put your feet up and when your boss yells at you, link them this article and tell them you’re just getting into ultra productivity mode.

 

New photos from Amazon’s “The Romanoffs” released

The creator of the hit series Mad Men has a new show being released on Amazon and it looks pretty cool. It’s a bit of an anthology type of series that will contain 8 separate episodes following a different cast in each that all think they are descendants of the Russian royal family. With some big names on board and what appears to be that beautiful cinematic look from Mad Men this is a series you’ll want to keep an eye on.

 

Cyberpunk 2077 gets a massive gameplay trailer

We discussed this game from CD Projekt Red back in our big E3 coverage Episode #79 and now we have a massive gameplay trailer, to the tune of 48 minutes! While the developers say that game isn’t finished yet and this is just an early version it’s looking pretty awesome. Put your feet up and give it a watch if you are interested in this game.

 

John Wick on a horse?

No this isn’t a game of SuperFight, it’s some new images and video that is presumed to be from the upcoming John Wick 3 film. Let’s just say it looks pretty crazy, and we mean that in the best way possible. I mean the fact he’s fighting on horseback with a pistol to a motorcyclists head is just insane!

 

You thought you had it rough?

A rare medical condition called hematidrosis is causing an 11 year old girl from Vietnam to sweat blood and apparently there isn’t much doctors can do to treat the condition as not much is actually known about why this happens.

 

Tired of standard emoji’s and stickers? Try this!

Google has updated their virtual keyboard known as Gboard to version 7.5 and that brings the ability to take a selfie and have the software turn it into a variety of different stickers and emoji’s. While this is similar to things like Bitmoji or Apple’s Memoji, the difference here is that it’s using machine learning to create hundreds of stickers based on your selfie.





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Aug 31, 2018
Souper Reviews 008 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

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Boring Stuff:

Released: 2010

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 52m

Starring:

Scott Pilgrim - Michael Cera (Superbad, This Is The End)

Wallace Wells - Kieran Culkin(She's All That, The Cider House Rules)

Stacey Pilgrim - Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect Movies, The Twilight Saga)

Gideon Graves - Jason Schwartzman (Mozart in the Jungle, Rushmore

Lucas Lee - Chris Evans (Steve Rogers (MCU), Fantastic Four)

Matthew Patel - Satya Bhabha (Sense8, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy)

Director:

Edgar Wright

Writer:

Michael Bacall
Edgar Wright
Bryan Lee O'Malley

Rating:

Adam gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars

digitalSoup Rating:  3.17 stars - out of 5! Serve it up!

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Watch the original trailer here!

On The Next Souper Reviews - "2012 Judge Dredd”

Watch the original trailer here!

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Aug 30, 2018
089 Adobe Hacking, Microsoft Subscribing and Netflix Ad Opting out!
01:00:05

This week, the guys talk Commodore 64 Mini, a rare Photoshop exploit, and Lenovo’s latest entries into the lower cost tablet market.  Then it’s Usually Dave vs Adam as they argue who would win - a diving helmet wearing, fire-breathing meatloaf or 50 duck-sized glass horses with nunchucks.  Stick around!

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Correction: The C64 Mini will officially be arriving October 9th in the USA

Last week Jason broke the news to his co-hosts that the C64 Mini was already released, he failed to mention that was in the UK a few months ago. But this October gamers in the US will be able to get their hands on this hardware without importing.

Photoshop Users, Update now to avoid getting hacked.

Ugh, just when it seems like there couldn’t possibly be yet another way for hackers to get into your machine. Turns out Photoshop has a vulnerability issue via it’s CC programs and while Photoshop isn’t typically a target for hackers, it’s a big vulnerability. The good news is that Adobe has released updates to fix the issue, you just need to update now.

Lenovo is betting their tablet will still be successful in a declining market.

What do we know about Lenovo tablets? These offerings look pretty decent for the price, great mix of performance/budget, but are tablets still necessary in today’s world? What does the future of the tablet market look like with bigger phones now beginning to dominate?

More Microsoft Subscription News! This time for the XBox?!

Timing is everything and just after the big Windows Subscription fiasco it appears that Microsoft is looking to sell you bundle that will include an XBox One console, XBox Live and GamePass all for a single monthly subscription. It appears you’ll still be able to purchase consoles separately as you do now however this is a great way to get an XBox into more peoples hands...kind of like how we used to rent systems from Blockbuster but you actually get to keep this!

Don't want to see those "ads" in Netflix? Then opt out my brother!

With Netflix open in a browser (you can't do this in the apps), tap the tribar options button in the top left (on mobile) or click your profile picture in the top right (on a computer) and then choose Account. On the Account page, scroll down to the Settings section and select Test Participation. You will see a single toggle switch for Include Me In Tests and Previews. Toggle it Off and then click or tap Done.

Geek Off:

Fire breathing Meatloaf locked in an antique diver helmet

50 duck sized horses made of glass armed with nunchucks-

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight:

This Week's Track - "From The Grey House" by Minus Alive

Minus Alive are an alt-rock band from Southampton, UK. Formed on the first day of 2018, the 4 piece consisting of Ollie Butler (vocals/guitar), Robin Small (guitar), Max Bakker (bass/vocals) and new addition Sam Garnett (drums) have quickly made a name for themselves on the live music scene. With their first single “From The Grey House” already under their belt and an EP due out later this year, Minus Alive are ones to watch out for!

Check them out at their official website

Aug 28, 2018
Weekly Garnish 001 - Verizon throttling, Apple revives, and did someone say free beer?
12:21

Buckle up for the all new Weekly Garnish as we talk about Verizon throttling the California Fire Department, Apple reviving ghosts of computing past, a way to score some free beer, and a guy named Paul Flart going viral by farting...then getting fired! 

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Can you hear me now?

Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during California Wildfire and forced them to upgrade to a larger data plan. Verizon issued a statement saying it shouldn’t have happened and it was a customer service issue they are looking into, but it’s not the first time this throttling has happened.

 

Apple bringing back two forgotten favorites?

According to a recent Bloomberg.com article, Apple is reportedly reviving two of its forgotten products, the MacMini and the Macbook Air. I know one guy who’ll be excited by at least one of those!

 

Googles convoluted location tracking policies have them facing a class action lawsuit that could change everything!

While the issue with Google continuing to track users even after services were turned off is a big one, steps are being taken in a class action lawsuit that, if approved could see huge monetary penalties and even a loss of business license in California.

 

Fire up Instagram, it’s time to read that novel!

New York Public Library has plans to use Instagram Stories to encourage young readers to read more. It is limited to just one book – Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with plans for two more in the coming months, but it’s a different use of Instagram than I’ve ever seen so yay innovation.

Interested in free beer? Check out PintPass!

In exchange for your feedback you can earn money towards beer. While data mining is always a concern, PintPass is attempting to stay very transparent with what data is collected and how it’s used. While still in beta, if you love beer this may be a great way to turn your thoughts into a Stout Ale.  

 

Netflix rolls out ads into its service but there is a way to opt out, with a catch.

With news about Netflix inserting ads...um…excuse me, “Recommendations”, into your feed it seems that at least you can turn off those recommendations. However you have to access netflix from a browser on your PC or Tablet as the options to opt out are not available in the app itself.

 

Netflix does have one good “Recommendation” though, and it’s to bring back GLOW for Season 3!

Even though they are cutting many of their original shows, the gorgeous ladies of wrestling get another season. Will they be on the card for Wrestlemania next?

 

Paul Flart is fired, but his career may be taking off.

Paul Flart is a security guard that went viral for recording his farts on the job, has indeed been fired. While the farting wasn’t the issue, the fact he was recording himself in company uniform and on company property is what brought his downfall. He even live streamed his firing on IG Live, but now Reddit is telling him to keep it going, get an agent and contact Jimmy Kimmel. Be careful what you put online folks, it may cost you your job or make you an internet celebrity…..known as “that farting guy”...

 

 

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Aug 24, 2018
088 The digitalSoup Back to School Guide
01:18:34

The big “back to school" episode! The guys discuss ways for the new or returning college student to stay on top of things with technology! Where can you legally stream some football? Is the Iron First 2 trailer worth the watch? Can Miley Cyrus and a T-Rex take on a burning marshmallow man riding a battle cat? All this and more on this episode of digitalSoup!

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Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge (And How Ridiculously Effective Click Bait Titles Can Be.

We all saw the panic a few weeks back when the stories about Microsoft’s monthly charge...Turns out it was a lot of fuss over nothing. Click-bait headlines win again. But it gets us thinking about the abundance of subscription based services now vs stand alone software. Where do you stand on the subscription model? What are some of the services/software you feel are absolutely worth your hard earned money each month?

Are You Ready For Some Streaming Football?

So you love football but don’t want to be tied to cable or satellite contracts. Well here is how to watch the NFL without those constraints:

  • SlingTV (ESPN & NFL Network $25, add NFL Redzone for $10 more)
  • YouTubeTV (all major networks, ESPNs, Fox Sports $40)
  • Playstation Vue (all major networks, ESPNs, Fox Sports $45, add NFL Redzone for $10 more)
  • Hulu with Live TV (all major networks, ESPNs, Fox Sports $40 plus all of Hulu’s next day television and movies)

Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer

Revenge and gangs, fights and glowing fists. I wonder if they will make season 2 better than the first season?

The digitalSoup "Back To School" Guide

Software for Students:

What is a good setup for a college student?
There are a lot of things to consider! I recently suggested a setup for a new college student that reflected what I use at work. Having a base-station of sorts at your home for homework and entertainment, and being able to be on the go with it at the same time? Yes, it can be done! And, do college students need backup solutions? Yes!

A list of things your student will need in addition to Jason’s software list:
- A good backpack that can hold both books and a laptop.
      - Mancro Travel Computer Bag
      - Tocode Fashion Laptop Backpack
- A 2-in-1 computer or laptop
      - Dell Inspiron 11.6" HD Touchscreen 2 in 1 Tablet Laptop Computer
- A docking station
      - Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display Docking Station (D3100)
- An extra power supply
- Dual monitors
- Speakers AND headphones
- USB Stick with encryption
- External keyboard and wireless mouse
- A Good Antivirus

 

Dave’s misc extras to think about

Chargers for devices. Extras needed. I recommend the Anker Elite Dual Port Charger. In fact get two because you’ll have plenty of devices to charge. Anker also makes some pretty awesome charging cables so if you find your lightning cable breaking(it will) grab some extras in varying lengths from Anker as well. They really are worth the money.

You need to eat something besides the McDonalds Dollar Menu so outfit that kitchen with a few handy devices that let you eat healthier home cooked food without much hassle. Start with the InstantPot for super versatility and this is the smaller size perfect for just one or two people. Another staple for any dorm room is the George Foreman Grill. Let’s you quickly and easily take care of all your meaty needs. Of course if you’re burning the midnight oil you’ll likely discover your appreciation for the morning coffee and why not grab a coffee pot that is programmable so it’s ready when you wake up. This one from Hamilton Beach would be great. One note-skip the Kuerig, yeah they are handy and quick but you’ll find it costs way to much money on a college student budget and probably isn’t worth it. Of course you need to stay hydrated so a simple Brita Water Pitcher gives you clear cold water and if you want to save a little money and skip buying soda grab a SodaStream and enjoy your own soda and flavored sparkling water anytime you want.

Of course you need something fun to do so why not grab some fun games perfect for hanging out with friends. Games like SuperFight,Cards Against Humanity, Bad People, or Werewolf would be a perfect place to start! Because the college life can be at once amazing and terrible, creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime I recommend getting in the habit of taking time to document and enjoy it. Things like a refillable Journal to write and document memories, a camera of some sort(bonus for using something like a Fuji Instax for having those actual tangible print photo memories!), and the use of an app like Shutterfly in which you can order unlimited 4x6 photos for free from your phone or mobile device. Those photos will be some of the biggest things you love years from now!

Geek Off:

**Miley Cyrus- six inches tall-with a T-Rex wearing a cone of shame Vs. Marshmallow Man-on fire-riding a battle cat **

Weekly Garnish:

Expand Your iPhone For Just $15!
Have you ever heard the expression “never say never”? Well it doesn’t apply to Apple when it comes to the dream of iPhones with microSD card slots. It’s never, ever going to happen because Apple makes way too much money charging an extra $150 for iPhones with more internal storage. Apple is typically a pretty pro-consumer company, but it’s not ever going to change this policy. The Difini Lightning MicroSD and SD Card Reader isn’t a true workaround, but it is a great solution that allows you to offload your photos and videos to a memory card. It also lets you view photos and videos from your digital camera that are saved on an SD card, so that’s an added bonus. For $15, you really can’t go wrong.

 

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Bounce" by A Joker's Rage

Hailed as ‘The ultimate show stealers’ with a limited edition, liquorice allsorts bag of rock & roll. A Joker’s Rage continue to hone their craft since forming in 2013. The band’s captivating and intense high-energy performances transport audiences back to a time where the crowd feel like they’re just as much a part of the music as the four face painted ring leaders executing it from the stage. Don’t be fooled by any stereotypes about bands wearing make up either. Their subtle mime/joker like appearance only serves as a catalyst towards their philosophy of escaping the harsh realities of life through music. It’s called #GameFace. A ‘war paint’ attitude fighting against society’s pitfalls and often rebelling against the higher powers of greed who prey on the weak.

Check them out at their official website

 

Aug 21, 2018
087 Ope! (There It Is)
01:14:29

This week the guys talk about the new Discord game store, the downfall of ROM sites, Spotify, and is the blue light from your phone making you go blind? Jason and Adam then square off in a “who would win it” super fight - a Spartan in a potato sack, or a narcoleptic carne!

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Discord New Game Store Takes On Steam

Last Thursday, the company launched the beta of its digital game store, which will carry a curated selection of new and popular hit titles. The store will be first available as a beta to about 50,000 Canadian players, but Discord plans on rolling it out widely to users later this year. Unlike Steam, the new store will offer a tighter selection of PC games.

Is Nintendo Destroying The History of Gaming?

Nintendo's attack on ROM sites is gaining some ground. Last week Nintendo sued two long-standing emulation sites: LoveRETRO and LoveROMs. Nintendo is suing for $2 million for illicit use of their trademark, plus $150,000 for each Nintendo game hosted. Because of this EmuParadise per-emptively pulled all ROMs off their site in fear of having Nintendo's focus aimed towards them.

Spotify Announces “Long-Term” Samsung Partnership

Spotify has announced a new “long-term” partnership with electronics manufacturer Samsung, making the streaming platform the “go-to music provider” across all Samsung devices going forward. The partnership includes the brand’s newly announced Galaxy S9 smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Home smart speaker, which is a direct competitor to Apple’s HomePod. Spotify will come pre-installed with Samsung devices, and has also been integrated into Samsung’s “Bixby” voice-activated assistant. 

Is Your Phone Making You blind?

New studies seem to be showing a link between the blue light from our screens and eye issues, including blindness.

Get Ready For The SUMC

With a stable of around 900 characters, Sony has announced a new name for their planned interconnected universe(formally referred to as the Spider-verse) and it’s a mouthful. Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters may have big plans but can they actually take those plans to fruition?

Geek Off:

 

A Spartan trapped in a potato sack and can summon anything from a hardware store.
vs
A Carnie shoots blinding light from hands and is a narcoleptic.

 

 

7 reasons you should upgrade that old hard drive to an SSD today!

Are you still sporting and ancient HDD for your main system drive? Ellen Griswold said it best ... "Clark, what are you doing"? Find out seven reasons why you should switch to an SSD for your system drive (and relegate that slow HDD to mass storage duty).

Weekly Garnish:

Superfight: 500-Card Core Deck (As Heard On digitalSoup!)
That's right, the game we play on the show delivered to you in a simple link! Superfight is a game where you argue with your friends over ridiculous fights. The game is very simple. It's fun for all levels and kinds of players. The main deck consists of 500 cards, split between character cards (white cards), and powers and weaknesses (black cards).

 

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Cosmic Downfall" by Barreleye

Barreleye rose up from the roots of Thrash Death Metal to reach a melodic and progressive path. Its first evidence of life was the release of the Virus EP in 2014, two years after Barreleye’s establishment. Once a stable line-up unfolded, numerous local shows were performed, followed by the release of the first full length album “Urged To Fall” in 2015. A powerful live performance combined with a good number of concerts organized at that time helped to quickly gain a visibility along with a fan base.

 

Check them out at their official website

Aug 14, 2018
086 Logitech in, MoviePass and NIFFL OUT
01:02:42

This week the guys discuss Logitech’s acquisition of Blue microphones, the AAF and the NFL, MoviePass, and a great discussion on Thor’s power vs other Marvel characters.

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Logitech To Buy Blue Microphones

The computer accessories maker said on last Monday that it will acquire Blue Microphones for roughly $117 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of August.

Apple Last Thursday Reached a Market Value of More Than $1 Trillion

In a span of just 21 years, a near-bankrupt computer maker evolved into the most valuable publicly traded company in the United States, pushing the tech industry away from big, bulky machines and producing some of the world’s most popular consumer products, like the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone. Apple’s products have reshaped swaths of everyday life.

Software Update To Bring Classic Atari Games To Tesla Vehicles

The Tesla experience is bound to get a whole lot more fun. In a series of Twitter updates on Wednesday, Elon Musk announced that some classic Atari games would be coming as Easter Eggs in Tesla’s Software V9.0 release, which is expected to be rolled out in September of this year and accessible to Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles.

Alliance of American Football Contracts Will Have an “NFL Out” Clause

Players who join the Alliance of American Football will sign standard three-year, $250,000 deals. But they will be able to sign with the NFL, if the NFL comes calling.

The End Is Nigh For MoviePass

After a couple of outages because MoviePass ran out of money they are now going to try and raise prices and limit the viewing availability of blockbuster releases. The History of MoviePass is an interesting one and you can definitely see where missteps were taken.

Geek Off:

It's Time For A Geek-Off!

Weekly Garnish:

8Bitdo N30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for NES Classic Edition
As Dave found out last week the cords on the NES Classic Console are very short, too short to use in a living room. You could buy cord extensions but this is 2018, no one should have to be tethered to the system they are playing. 8Bitdo to the rescue! This awesome controller brings modern convenience to a classic gaming experience!

 

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This Week's Track - "Burning Sun" by The Clays

The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Ad quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level.

Check them out at their Facebook Page!

Aug 07, 2018
085 Is Google Seeing ghosts? Can Amish Darth Vader beat Evil Chucky?
01:22:04

More Google Spectre issues and there’s a fix, but at what cost? Is your cloud backup strategy up to date? We’ve got you covered! Then you won’t want to miss our great interview with Jake Ilika about his #MusicandMemory project! Plus Amish Darth Vader battles an Evil Chucky doll, who will win?! All this and more in this week’s episode!

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Google’s Spectre Fix Increases Chrome RAM Usage by 10 Percent

A new round of Spectre flaws have appeared, but Google is in the process of adding functionality to desktop Chrome that will block remote execution of Spectre. The downside, however, is Chrome will use even more RAM than it already does. Google v67 build of Chrome contains a feature called Site Isolation to combat Spectre attacks. Site Isolation makes Spectre attacks less dangerous by using a separate renderer for each domain. Enforcing Site Isolation comes with a drawback, though. Using a separate renderer for every domain means more active renderers, and thus, more memory usage.

Update to Cloud Backup Storage Options

Now that Carbonite has Crashplan for Home what are some of the best options out there for individuals to have secure cloud backup these days?

Anchor vs. Reporter On-Air Fight

This is the infamous on-air fight between Jim Ryan and Dick Oliver on Fox 5's Good Day New York on July 19, 2001.

Google Lens ... the stealthy Xerox machine!

What is this madness? Copy and paste text from the real world?

#MusicandMemory

Jake is using the power of music to help those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other memory issues. We talk about what he’s up to, why it’s so awesome and most importantly how YOU can help him out!

Jake Ilika
New Brighton, a Villa Center
c/o Life Enrichment / Jake Ilika
825 1st Ave. NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
jakeilika@yahoo.com

‘Flashpoint’ is dead, ‘The Flash’ will be “more of an origin story”

Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced Flashpoint. Now a year later, that movie appears to be officially dead. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was to play Batman in 'Flashpoint' reveiled in a recent interview that with the director change that the solo Flash movie is going to focus on his origin story.

Welcome to Marwen

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. This new movie starring Steve Carell has a lot of potential to be pretty excellent, especially if you need something as a good change of pace movie to escape Hollywood Blockbusters and Comic Book movies.

Geek Off:

Darth Vader vs. Chucky!

Weekly Garnish:

Finding Ideas That Are Worth Spreading with TED Recommends
Get recommendations for great TED Talks specifically for your unique interests.

 

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "The Highway and The Moon" by The Heavy Set

Jake Ilika is a musician hailing from Minneapolis, MN, who performs in multiple groups like his rock/blues/americana band The Heavy Set, his folk-blues duos Ilika Ward and Land At Last, and a pair of tribute bands - The Brothers Allmanac (an Allman Brothers tribute) and Cryin' Adams (a Ryan Adams tribute). He performs frequently around Minnesota with all his projects, and tours regularly throughout the upper Midwest and further out into the U.S.

Check them out at their official site!

Jul 31, 2018
Souper Reviews 007 Tomb Raider
45:34

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

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Released: 2018

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 58m

Starring:

Lara Croft - Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne, Ex Machina)

Richard Croft - Dominic West (Finding Dory, John Carter)

Mathias Vogel - Walton Goggins (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Bourne Identity)

Lu Ren - Daniel Wu (GeoStorm, Into the Badlands)

Director:

Roar Uthaug

Writer:

Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons)

Rating:

Adam gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a  out of 5 stars

digitalSoup Rating:  3.25 stars - out of 5! Serve it up!

Tomb Raider Trailer

Watch the original trailer here!

On The Next Souper Reviews - "Scott Pilgrim vs the World”

Watch the original trailer here!

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Jul 30, 2018
084 Rabbit Holes & San Diego Comic Con Trailer Extravaganza
01:19:22

This week the guys discuss a new processor, going into very scientific detail on how shrinking transistors help. They then talk about zombies and talk about a ton of upcoming movie trailers, ending in a fight between a ship-captain werewolf and 100 crazy cat ladies. Wow. I can’t believe I typed that.

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Jimmy Dean Customer Complaint

Here is a complaint call left by a Jimmy Dean customer in Texas. His main hang-up with the sausage brand? The fact that they discontinued their 16-oz sausage roll and that their current 12-oz won't cut, especially when it comes to satiating "three men that weigh over two-hundred pounds a piece, a woman that’s a little plump Scotch girl, and a daughter who’s thirteen." He refuses to fall for their charade and buy two 12-oz servings just because they want "to downsize and charge the same goddamn price."

AMD Releasing 64-Core CPU in 2019?

AMD’s upcoming “Rome” generation of EPYC server processors is going to be a beast. The main point is that users will be able to buy up to 64 cores (128 threads) on a single packaged processor. This increase in core count will likely be due to the process node shrink, from 14nm down to GlobalFoundries’ 7nm. This is not the same as the upcoming second-generation Zen processors, which are built on 12nm and expected to ship in a few months. Rome is probably not coming until 2019. This is going to be a direct competitor to Intel's Xeon line!

New Zombie Flick "Patient Zero" Could Be Called "Zombie Whisperer"

Another zombie outbreak movie with a twist, the main character was bite by an “intelligent, adrenaline-fueled” creature “born from a viral super-strain" and does not turn but now has the ability to talk to the infected. He is working with scientists to locate the first infected so they can create an antidote. Looks like fun.

Greg Nicotero reviving ‘Creepshow’ on the Shudder Network

If you remember the classic Creepshow anthology film, written by Stephen King and helmed by George Romero, you may want to keep an eye out for this new horror revival set to happen in 2019. The Shudder network is looking to bring it back as an anthology style TV Series.

World of Warcraft now Free With the $15 Monthly Fee

Up until now you had to purchase the base game and all expansions and then pay your $15 monthly fee to play World of Warcraft. Now all you have to do is create an account, pay your $15 monthly fee and you are able to play World of Warcraft with all expansions available today for no additional cost. The next expansion Battle for Azeroth that is releasing next month is not included in this, if you want to play that content you will have to purchase the $50 expansion. It could possibly be added to the free bundle sometime in the future though.

Trailer Mayhem

Geek Off:

Jason and Dave battle it out in Super Fight!

Weekly Garnish:

Roland Go Mixer Pro
A new device that will let you record literally your whole band right on your phone!

 

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Neighborhood Blotters" by Snatch the Snail

Snatch the Snail is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, experimental, punk band formed in 2012. To date, they've released 8 full-length albums and played dozens of shows around the East Coast. Their discography is streaming and downloadable at www.snatchthesnail.com

 

Jul 24, 2018
083 Books & Birds in the Library at Castle Rock
01:26:47

This week the guys dive into an anatomy book...by Batman, discuss Birds of Prey and Margot Robbie and the first full trailer for Castle Rock looking all awesome! After a fun Geek Off we talk about companies erasing and eliminating things, stick a fork in these topics because they are done!

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DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman’ Book Being Released

This September, you may be able to have the nerdiest coffee table book in your neighborhood. Ever want to know what makes up a superhero then you need to check this out!

"Birds of Prey" is a "R-Rated Girl Gang Film"

“Birds of Prey,” which Robbie is set to produce and reprise the role of Harley Quinn, is centered around a revolving door of female heroes and villains. But girl power won’t just be spotlighted in front of the cameras; Robbie has made it a priority to put them in key positions behind the scenes as well.

First full Trailer for "Castle Rock" and it looks Amazing!

Castle Rock, Maine, has a lot to offer a Stephen King fan: a masked creep, a vicious dog, a sinking car belonging to the Shawshank Department of Corrections and, best of all, an alligator out of nowhere.

Geek Off:

The guys play a quick game of "Would You Rather ..."

Nvidia Taught an AI to Flawlessly Erase Watermarks From Photos

Nvidia has developed an impressive deep learning technique capable of automatically removing noise and artifacts from photos. Whereas recent deep learning work in this field has focused on training a neural network with clean and noisy images, Nvidia’s AI can do so without ever being shown a noise-free example. And yes, this technique does remove watermarks completely.

Netflix Is Eliminating All of It's User Reviews

By the end of the month, Netflix will be eliminating its user reviews feature. Previously posted comments will be deleted by mid-August. User reviews were only available on Netflix’s desktop layout and not on any of the companies different streaming apps, such as mobile or smart TV. The comments, similar in format to Yelp reviews, have no effect on what shows are recommended to users, according to reporting from CNET.
"The Shining" (Happy Version)

There Is Now Just One Blockbuster Left in the US

The last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska are shutting their doors for good next week according to the Anchorage Daily News, which means there is just one remaining relic of the video rental giant still up and operating in the entire United States. The final Blockbuster storefront standing is located in Bend, Oregon.

Weekly Garnish:

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture
Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11.

 

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This Week's Track - "Beatbox" by The Clays

The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Ad quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level. Check them out here.

 

Jul 17, 2018
082 Goose-Busters
01:08:38

On today’s episode, the guys discuss smart bandages, data security with fitness apps, and Captain Marvel. They also play a might game of Movie Quote Madness, and decide who to recast in some of their favorite films. Who ya gonna call? GOOSE BUSTERS!

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Facebook Bug Accidentally Unblocks Blocked People for around 800K Users

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. Facebook had a privacy issue again. This time, there was a software bug that was active between May 29th and June 5th, which accidentally unblocked people who were previously blocked for around 800,000 users.

The rise of the Smart Bandage

According the an article on Engadget, researchers are working to refine a smart bandage that will monitor and treat chronic or slow healing wounds. A process which they hope will reduce amputations.

Polar Fitness App a huge security risk?

It seems like the popular fitness app has made it pretty simple to get some detailed information of any of it’s users. Including active soldiers on active foreign military bases, potentially compromising extremely sensitive data.

Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Billy Dee Williams is poised to break out the capes as Lando Calrissian once again. The actor, who originated the role of the suave intergalactic gambler in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will return to the role for J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode IX.

‘Captain Marvel’ Will Digitally De-Age Samuel L. Jackson by 25 Years

We’ve known for a while now that Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, which is how it avoids all the Infinity War stuff that’s happened. It will be an origin story for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an air force pilot who gets embroiled in the middle of an intergalactic war between alien races the Kree and the Skrull and ends up gaining superpowers. We also knew that familiar Marvel faces Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) were on board, but how would Marvel be handling the looks of these characters? Through digital de-aging.

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Mario Movie Will Appeal To Everyone

Earlier this year, Nintendo confirmed that it was collaborating with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures on a Super Mario movie with producer Chris Meledandri working alongside Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto to bring the film to life.

Geek Off:

Re-casting Movies!

Weekly Garnish:

D-Click Fun Thumb Drives
Why do thumb drives have to be boring? Why not have on that looks like a camera or a robot or Adam's favorite a hamburger! Starting at 8GB all the way up to 64GB, it's a fun way to store your Excel spreadsheets.

 

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Movies" by Lost in the Fog

Lost is the Fog is an Indie Hipster-Pop group from Northern Ireland. Their debut album just dropped June 22nd.

Jul 10, 2018
081 Ad-pocalypse and Lightsabers vs Vibranium
01:05:15

This week Segway shows us the Drift W1 E-Skates, Spotify taking a run at Apple, Halo to hit Showtime with a new TV series, a super geeky “Geek Off” where we debate a Lightsaber vs Vibranium and then George R.R. Martin has time to write lists of book recommendations but no time to finish his own book, but his lists are decent.

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Segway announces plans for the Drift W1

With the rise in popularity of electronic transportation, we’re talking hoverboards, powered skateboards, etc. why not strap some robot tech to your feet with Segway’s new E-Skates!

RAMpage hits Android

It’s been a while, but we’ve got some new hacking news. The RAMpage attack seems to be hitting Android devices from 2012 forward and could potentially lead to more stolen information.

Is Spotify gearing up to become more than a music provider?

By hiring a new Chief Content Officer with a background as a television and video executive, Spotify may be starting to show their hand in terms of some pretty wide media ambitions. News came out that Podcasts were already on top of their goal list recently, but could they be looking to be a serious competitor in the media arena? Do they have sights set on Apple and iTunes domination?

Showtime to make a Halo TV Series

Fans of the Halo game series on XBox have something new to look forward to as Showtime looks to give Halo the Premium Cable treatment in an all new series. With a movie that never happened and a failed digital series, will the third time be a charm for the Master Chief? Related - if you haven’t seen it, check out Forward Unto Dawn, a live action web series turned feature film.

Geek Off:

Can a lightsaber cut through Captain America’s Shield?

MoviePass Tries A Financial Hail Mary To Keep Itself Afloat

There's no doubt about it: MoviePass is bleeding cash, and there's no guarantee that a growing subscriber base or investors (who are increasingly jittery) will keep it going. And that, in turn, is leading it to consider more drastic measures. MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics has filed a statement with the SEC to let it sell as much as $1.2 billion in equity and debt securities over the next three years.

George R.R. Martin Suggests Books To Read This Summer

The problem is that his next book is not on the list. While he continues to disappoint fans with the massive delay, there are some pretty great books that Geeks everywhere should check out.

Weekly Garnish:

Tanita ES-100
That’s right, just in time for summer to go into full swing Japan’s Tanita is releasing the ES-100 on July 1st. Anticipated to come in at around $40, this discreet hand held device will help keep you free from being labeled the smelly one in your office or group settings

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Hasta Luego" by Snatch the Snail

Snatch the Snail is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, experimental, punk band formed in 2012. To date, they've released 8 full-length albums and played dozens of shows around the East Coast. Their discography is streaming and downloadable at www.snatchthesnail.com

"Hasta Luego" is a track off Snatch the Snail's third album, Heavy Mellow, from 2014.

 

Jul 03, 2018
Souper Reviews 006 The Prestige
35:36

The pledge. The turn. The prestige. Two rival stage magicians go head to head resulting in strange and tragic results.

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Boring Stuff:

Released: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2h 10m

Starring:

Robert Angier - Hugh Jackman
Alfred Borden - Christian Bale
Cutter - Michael Caine
Julia McCullough - Piper Perabo
Sarah - Rebecca Hall
Olivia Wenscombe - Scarlett Johansson
Tesla - David Bowie

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writer (Novel):

Christopher Priest

Rating:

Adam gives this movie a 5 out of 5 stars
Jason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars
Dave gives this movie a 5 out of 5 stars

digitalSoup Rating: 4.67 stars - out of 5! Serve it up!

The Prestige Trailer

Watch the original trailer here!

On The Next Souper Reviews - "Tomb Raider (2018)

Watch the original trailer here!

Conan O’Brien: Where’s John Stamos?!

Watch Conan and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos kiss!

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Jun 29, 2018
080 Autoplay Ads and The Return of the Quiz Kid
01:22:23

This week, the guys discuss Facebook Messenger automatically playing ads, Mario Bros, and Jason surprises us with a “reverse” quiz show! Stick around to hear us flail wildly as we try to discuss a product which we don’t know anything about!

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Pawn Stars Richard "Old Man" Harrison Has Passed At 77

Richard Harrison, known as "the Old Man" on cult reality show Pawn Stars has died at the age of 77. Harrison's death was confirmed by his son and co-star on the History channel show, Rick Harrison, who called his father his "hero".

Kevin Smith Confirms Comic Book Men Has Been Cancelled

Sad news for fans of AMC’s Comic Book Men as the show has been canceled after a 7 season run.

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Autoplay Video Ads

Facebook seemingly took a look at its Messenger and decided it didn't contain enough stuff already. Hence, the company is adding autoplay video ads to the chat app. The rollout has started already, but as usual it may be a while before you see them. Facebook Messenger started showing static ads last year, and now it's upping the ante. The app has been accused of bloat many times, and this will certainly not help alleviate people's fears about it turning into something that's not very streamlined.

Instagram Launches IGTV App For Creators, 1-hour Video Uploads

Instagram is launching IGTV. Accessible from a button inside the Instagram homescreen, as well as a standalone app, IGTV will spotlight popular videos from Instagram celebrities.

Jon Bernthal Confirmed for The Walking Dead for Season 9

Before Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes departs the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a familiar face will return to the popular zombie drama. After rumors started circulating, it has now been confirmed that original cast member Jon Bernthal will return for one episode of the series’ ninth season. Circumstances around Shane’s return are kept under wraps. Since the character suffered a very conclusive death in the second season’s penultimate episode, it’s safe to assume that the character will either appear in a flashback segment, or perhaps as a hallucination of sorts — two things that The Walking Dead has been known to do from time to time.

Quiz Show - Reverse Song Challenge

Adam and Dave battle each other in a backwards song clip challenge and Dave comes out the victor!

Check Out The Best Mario Game Ever!

Interesting idea, but where are the modern Mario games?

Geek Off:

What movie would you love to see Kevin Smith ReMake/Reboot?

God Of War’s Violent World Comes To Life In These Stunning Art Prints

The God of War collection includes six prints, which all feature Kratos and his son Atreus in a variety of scenarios: paddling past a giant statue, preparing to face dark enemies, or being stomped by an angry troll. All of the art comes from the team at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, where God of War was developed. The prints start at $95, and go up from there depending on framing and finish.

Weekly Garnish:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube Controller
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on Nintendo Switch this December, and while it'll support several different controller options, the only way to play the game for many Smash fans is with a GameCube controller. At E3 2018, Nintendo confirmed existing GameCube controllers will be compatible with the game via an adapter, but if you don't have any or are interested in adding more to your collection, you can now pre-order one.

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Angels Smile"

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Jun 26, 2018
079 Expo of Entertainment, Electronically!
01:26:42

This week the guys break down all the announcements of E3 2018 including listing the games they are most hyped about. Jason keeps interrupting everyone, Adam makes an inappropriate joke, Dave won't stop talking about Solid Snake and special guest Chris crashes the show with his own take on E3!

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Chris' Top 5 Games of E3

  1. Fallout 76
  2. Anthem
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. Gears of War 5
  5. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Jason's Top 5 Games of E3

  1. Marvel's Spider-Man
  2. Days Gone
  3. Fallout 76
  4. Kingdom Hearts 3
  5. Command and Conquer Rivals

Adam's Top 5 Games of E3

  1. Fallout 76
  2. Elder Scrolls VI
  3. Starfield
  4. Dying Light 2
  5. Anthom

Dave's Top 5 Games of E3

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  2. The Last of Us 2
  3. CyberPunk 2077
  4. The Sinking City(PC)
  5. Elder Scrolls Blades(mobile)

Double Dribble (Bouble Dibble)

The greatest N.E.S. basketball game of all time!

Microsoft Steps Up Its Game With Five Studio Acquisitions

The Xbox One era hasn't been kind to Microsoft. Along with a flubbed launch, Microsoft has been without the support of a vaunted exclusive lineup unlike Sony and Nintendo. So, it's encouraging to hear Phil Spencer announce five studio acquisitions.

Geek Off:

What games from the past would you want to see given the revival treatment?

OMG A New Battletoads is Coming in 2019!

Nothing was actually shown on the game, just a hype video was played but what was revealed has all the Battletoads fans salivating! What we do know is it will have three player action, 4k hand-drawn 2.5D graphics and it's an Xbox One exclusive.

Chris' Best of Show

Nintendo - super smash bros was huge and myself and many fans went nuts over the reveal and showing that every player is available. If it’s ever been in smash it’s playable. Add in a new MARIO Party and it’s another nostalgia blast that I can’t wait for. Plus Mario party leverages the ability to network switches and put multiple people on consoles. Finally the announce fortnite and in less than 2 days have 2 million downloads. Nintendo shared a lot of Pokémon let’s go prior to the show so maybe that influences me some here. But despite no mention of Metroid I was excited by almost everything Nintendo showed off.

Jason's Best of Show

Even though it received a lot of negativity I think Best of Show has to be Square Enix with hit after hit of reveals including: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XIV X Monster Hunter World, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Babylon's Fall, Just Cause 4, The Quiet Man and Kingdom Hearts 3. Every title looks amazing and makes me wish I had every console so I could play them all!

Adam's Best of Show

Bethesda

Dave's Best of Show

With Sony going all in on Spider-man and Last of Us 2, plus Death Stranding featuring Norman Reedus, I give the nod to Sony. But the emphasis placed on No Lootboxes from many companies was a close runner up.

Weekly Garnish:

Fallout Shelter (iOS,Android,PC,Xbox One,PS4)
Fallout Shelter is a mobile, console and PC base building game, in which the player builds their own Vault and takes the role of Overseer. In the game you expand your Vault and try to keep the citizens who dwell within happy. Think of it as a "SimCity In The Ground" and you will know exactly what you are in for! Plus ... it's free-to-play!

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

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Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Hold Your Breath At Midnight"

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Jun 19, 2018
078 The Rock, Paul Rudd, & Terry Crews walk into Mordor, will there be enough Space in that Office?
01:06:34

This week on the digitalSoup podcast, the guys discuss the new Atari VCS, the Joker, psychotic AI, and much more. Soup is on!

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Atari VCS Gets $2 million In Pre-Orders On Day One

The Atari VCS Indiegogo campaign went live last week and, within a day, the project basically crashed the site by drawing more than $2 million worth of support. With a literal month left on its campaign, a total of 10861 backers have so far raised $2,864,392 for the console.

Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie

According to a Variety report, the actor will star in and executive produce the film, which is said to be “paving the way” for additional Suicide Squad spin-offs. Warner Bros. had a film focused on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in development before Suicide Squad even landed in theaters, but the Joker news suggests that the studio’s efforts to turn Squad into its own mini-cinematic universe are solidifying.

MIT scientists created a "psychopath" AI by feeding it violent content from Reddit

A group of MIT scientists, according to Newsweek, exclusively fed an AI they created violent and gruesome content from an unnamed Reddit page before showing it a series of Rorschach inkblot tests. Needless to say, the AI (which they named Norman) only saw gruesome images of death and destruction instead of innocent images like butterflies and puppies. Again have we learned nothing from the movies?!?

Hands-on with Super Mario Galaxy at 1080p on Nintendo's official Wii emulator

Back in episode 52 we had talked about some Wii games coming out for the nVidia Shield in China and how strange it was for Nintendo to allow their first party games on a none Nintendo system. Well not only is Super Mario Galaxy playing fantastic on a Chinese nVidia Shield but it is upgraded to 1080p over the 640x480 the game originally was.

Geek Off:

Re-Cast Your Favorite Movie

Sprint is launching a new $15/month plan for unlimited everything

Sprint announced a new Unlimited Kickstarter plan that costs just $15/month. For that price, Sprint's giving you unlimited call, text, and 4G LTE data. Videos stream at a max of 480p "DVD quality" and there's no mobile hotspot functionality, but aside from that, this is essentially Sprint's regular Unlimited Freedom plan at 1/4 the regular price.

Marvel’s new Cloak & Dagger is a standout among superhero shows

The titular superhero characters of CW’s The Flash and Freeform’s new Marvel series Cloak & Dagger came from the comics world and got their powers from exploding science experiments, but that’s where the similarities stop. It would have been easy for Cloak & Dagger to follow The Flash’s highly successful formula and have the initial power-granting incident produce a bounty of supervillains, which the protagonists would have to use their new powers to stop. But in its first four episodes, at least, Cloak & Dagger goes a different route by having them focus on real-world injustices.

Geeky Gift Guide for Geeky Dads

Polygon has rounded up some of their best bets for different types of dads you may be shopping for this year. From new dads to seasoned pros, here are 10 unique, interesting and fun gifts to get your favorite father figure this year.

Weekly Garnish:

Video Game Atlas Has Over 40 Maps Of Your Favourite Cities
Quake Champions is Free Forever if You Download This Week!

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week's Track - "Shape The Question"

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Jun 12, 2018
077 It’s The End Of The World, Or These Products, As We Know It.
01:14:49

Clerks 3? No. Canon Film Cameras? No. More teens on Facebook? No. Rick Grimes staying on Walking Dead? No. Dave escaping Granny? No. New music? YES!

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Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen both leaving "The Walking Dead" during Season 9

Both Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohen (Maggie Rhee) will only be in six episodes each on the ninth season of "The Walking Dead". Lauren Cohen will be starring in ABC's "Whiskey Cavalier" which she signed on to when negotiations had stalled during contract talks over at "The Walking Dead." As for Andrew Lincoln, “Andrew is leaving because he’s had enough of it and wants to focus his energy on movies,” an insider close to Lincoln tells Us Weekly. And on top of all this Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) just signed a $20 Million contract to stay on which leads us to believe he might perhaps be taking over the center stage from Andrew Lincoln.

Canon has ended sales for its last film camera

Canon has announced that it is officially discontinuing the EOS-1v, its last film camera, as reported by PetaPixel. Production of the EOS-1v — which was launched in 2000 — actually ceased back in 2010, but Canon continued to sell the remaining stock. Although this means Canon is no longer selling any film cameras, it doesn’t spell the death of film — at least, not yet. Nikon still sells two film cameras, the F6 and FM10.

"Clerks 3" will never happen and here is why!

As reported by Slash Film after Clerks 2 hit theaters in 2006, Kevin Smith was interested in making a third entry in the slacker comedy series. But alas, it was not to be. Smith had a script ready to go, and a budget set, but what ultimately killed Clerks 3 was the disinterest of one of the lead actors. During a recent “Fatman on Batman” Q&A, Smith confirmed that Jeff Anderson, who played video store clerk Randall in the series, didn’t want to return, which kind of put the final nail in the Clerks coffin.

Teens are ditching Facebook

A new study has confirmed what we've long expected: Facebook is no longer the most popular social media site among teens ages 13 to 17. The Pew Research Center revealed on Thursday that only 51% of US teens use Facebook. That's a 20% drop since 2015, the last time the firm surveyed teens' social media habits. Now, YouTube is the most popular platform among teens -- about 85% say they use it. Not surprisingly, teens are also active on Instagram (72%) and Snapchat (SNAP) (69%). Meanwhile, Twitter (TWTR) followed at 32%, and Tumblr's popularity (14%) remained the same since the 2015 survey.

Geek Off:

Should smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch or Android Equivalent, be treated the same as a cell phone when behind the wheel? Should you be able to be fined like you would for texting while driving/distracted driving?

Heart's Ann Wilson Covers Dead Rockers on New Album 'Immortal'

Heart's Ann Wilson will release a new solo album, Immortal, filled with covers that honor late musicians such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty. The record arrives September 14th via BMG. The Immortal track list features songs like Petty's "Luna," Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans" and Cohen's "A Thousand Kisses Deep." Wilson also put her spin on more contemporary classics like Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" and Audioslave's "I Am the Highway," in honor of Chris Cornell. The record also features tributes to the Eagles' Glenn Frey, Cream's Jack Bruce, George Michael and Gerry Rafferty.

Some Juicy E3 Leaks From Next Week's Show

E3 is coming up next week, June 12th through the 14th, and there have already been a bunch of leaks about the new games and hardware that will be announced at the show. Will we finally get the announcement on the PSone Mini and N64 Mini or possibly another Elf Bowling sequel?

Weekly Garnish:

Granny is available on iOS and Android, this horror game brings simple scary fun to your mobile device. Here is the game description directly from the App Store from Apple. “Welcome to Granny. Granny keeps you locked in her house. Now you have to try to get out of her house, but be careful and quiet. She hears everything. If you drop something on the floor, she hears it and comes running. You can hide in wardrobes or under beds. You have 5 days. Good luck!” Can you make it out alive?

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Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Jun 05, 2018
076 Breaking News: Good News Is Coming
01:03:18

This just in! From FBI Warnings to facial recognition the world is a scary place. Don’t worry, the next story will cheer you right up! Sony has some more bad news with the beginning of the end of the PS4 line. Dang, well, you’ll just have to trust us, Good News is Coming in this episode!

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FBI Issues Router Warning

The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic.

Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Rekognition

Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there's new evidence that one police department — Orlando, Fla. — has decided to try it out. In a written statement, the Orlando Police Department called the Amazon facial recognition system a "pilot program" and said it "will be used in accordance with current and applicable law."

Beginning Of The End For The PS4

Sony’s has declared he PS4 era is entering its final stages. Speaking to investors, PlayStation boss John Kodera outlined the company's three-year roadmap and it seems console sales are not expected to be a major source of revenue going forward. This is largely due to declining sales which is, Kodera notes, typical of the usual profit- and life-cycle of consoles. It does also suggest a new console might be on its way -- likely the PS5 -- but Kodera didn't give away any specifics other than don't look for a new console before 2021.

The Writing Is On The Wall For The Playstation Vita But Not For Sony Portable Gaming

The Vita's shelf life is shrinking rapidly -- Sony is ending production of physical game copies and will stop offering free PlayStation Plus Vita games in 2019. It also dropped PlayStation Now support from the console last year. Rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it's necessary to continue thinking of [portable gaming] as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable," Kodera said on last Wednesday. The first part of that sentence especially suggests that mobile gaming will related in some way to the next PlayStation console (probably the PS5). Whether that portends a Nintendo Switch-style hybrid, a controller that has portable features or something else entirely is far from certain.

Geek Off:

Best Star Wars Character From Original Trilogy?

First Look At Matt Groening's First New Show In Twenty Years

Netflix released the first images of Disenchantment, an animated fantasy series that features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Created by Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama), the show takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom named Dreamland and centers on the exploits of a hard-drinking princess named Bean (Jacobson), her plucky elf friend Elfo (Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Andre) as they match wits with “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.”

The Cast Of HBO's Watchmen Has Been Revealed and the Fantastic Regina King Will Lead Them

Variety reports Regina King will play the lead character in the series, and she’ll be joined by Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. Deadline adds that “King is believed to be playing Angela Abraham, while Gossett Jr. likely is Old Man. Howard is said to be playing Red Scare, Clemens could be Pirate Jenny,” but none of that is confirmed. “But wait,” you’re wondering. Since it’s Watchmen, who is Rorschach, the Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, etc? Well, just yesterday, showrunner Damon Lindelof explained that the HBO series is not a direct adaptation of the iconic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons series. It’s both a sequel, and not a sequel. A modern retelling, but with familiar characters and situations. So, while the surviving characters from that series could appear in this new series, it’s not that simple.

Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay, Deadpool Writers To Produce Netflix-exclusive Film

Brace yourselves! A massive action collaboration is coming to Netflix next year. According to a report from Deadline, Ryan Reynolds will star in a film titled Six Underground, to be directed by Michael Bay (yes, that Michael Bay) and written by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who also penned Deadpool 2. The movie will release exclusively on Netflix sometime in 2019.

Weekly Garnish:

ODroid-XU4 Based RetroPie

This is a small board just like the Raspberry Pi but it packed more of a punch! It doubles the core count to eight (8) and doubles the RAM to 2GB and because of this it's emulation power is far greater. Now you can play more N64 games at full speed and ... Dreamcast emulation is very close to full speed (the hardware can handle it, the emulators themselves are holding it back from perfect emulation). And check out this SWEET N64 CASE coming soon for the ODroid!

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Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave

 

May 29, 2018
075 Save the DRAM-a for your mama
01:06:06

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

Weekly Garnish:

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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May 22, 2018
Souper Reviews 005 Hardcore Henry
48:00

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

R

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

 

Watch the Hardcore Henry Trailer Now

 

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

May 17, 2018
074 Focusing With Music … Sans Jason
01:09:58

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.

Weekly Garnish:

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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Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason

Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam

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May 15, 2018
073 Laying The Smackdown On S.P. & Who Needs An Appendix Anyway?
01:17:28

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.

Weekly Garnish:

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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May 08, 2018
072 Amazon puts junk in your trunk… you won’t believe what happens next!
01:12:17

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!

 

Weekly Garnish:

The Marvel Bunch

A fun spin on the Brady Bunch from Jimmy Fallon

 

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May 01, 2018
071 Losing Titans, Deadpool 2, and Carbon Fiber Body Building
01:18:39

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.

 

 

Weekly Garnish:

Foo Fighters Fan Shreds on Stage



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Apr 24, 2018
070 A CPU, A Quiz show, and A Quiet Place
01:03:45

Don’t worry tech fans, even though we start with a bit of some football news we quickly get back to tech with news from AMD and Amazon, a record holder gets removed, Sega announces an official retro reboot, and The Meg hits YouTube! All this PLUS a rapid fire quiz show, a great new segment called “I Just Reddit”, and a very Quiet Weekly Garnish!

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Another new football league is coming … and it’s launching next year!

The XFL won’t be the only new professional football league set to launch over the next couple of years.  The Alliance of American Football was unveiled at a press conference in New York. This new league has an official debut date (Feb. 9, 2019) and a TV partner (CBS Sports Network).  “I think this will be complementary to the NFL,” said former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who will serve as the AAF’s head of player relations.

 

AMD unveils its second-generation Ryzen CPUs

With last year's Ryzen processors, AMD made a grand re-entry into the world of high-performance desktop computing. Now its improving on those designs with its second-generation Ryzen chips, which are a bit faster and more efficient. And, due to fan demand, AMD is also throwing in free "Wraith" coolers with every CPU. The big takeaway this year: AMD is in an even better place to compete with Intel.

 

Alexa is beating the crap out of Siri!

Surprise, surprise, turns out Apple’s debut foray into the world of voice assistant-enabled speakers isn’t quite living up to the company’s initial expectations. According to a Bloomberg report, the company is slashing the number of monthly HomePod orders from 500,000 to 200,000 due to some disappointing sales. Apple retail store workers cited in the Bloomberg story claim to be selling “fewer than 10 HomePods a day.” Apple’s no stranger to lackluster sales when it comes to new products, but the HomePod seems to be fighting a war on multiple fronts, and doing poorly in each one.

 

Twin Galaxies Removes Former Donkey Kong Champ Billy Mitchell's High Scores

Controversial arcade game player Billy Mitchell’s record scores have been removed from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards following a dispute earlier this year that many were performed using an arcade emulator. The ruling, which comes after a lengthy arbitration process, also bans Mitchell from further participation on the leaderboards, bringing an end to the King of Kong star’s high-score glory. All of Mitchell’s records on Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks video game records and high scores, have been scrubbed. These marks included a 1,062,800-point score for the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong, as well as scores set between 2005 and 2007.

 

Sega announces the Mega Drive Mini

Sega is getting in on the nostalgic, miniature console trend. Yesterday at Sega Fes 2018, It announced that it will release the the Mega Drive Mini, a miniature version of the Mega Drive, sometime in 2018. The company also announced that it would be bringing a number of classic games to the Nintendo Switch this summer.  Sega says that the tentatively-named Mega Drive Mini is being released in conjunction with the console’s 30th anniversary, and that it will carry a number of classic games. The company has dabbled with retro hardware before: it has licensed its name to hardware company AtGames (which has also done retro Atari consoles) to produce Genesis clones, including the Sega Genesis Flashback that Polygon wasn’t a huge fan of. On Facebook, AtGames revealed that the forthcoming Mega Drive Mini will be powered by its hardware.

 

GEEK OFF

Live life as a character in skyrim or fallout?

 

The Meg Trailer Has Dropped  

What if megalodon sharks still lived in the deep of the sea?

 

I Just Reddit (by Adam)

I just read a discussion titled “What's the funniest name you've heard someone call an object when they couldn't remember its actual name?

 

Weekly Garnish:

A Quiet Place

John Krasinski hits a home run with this new thriller that also stars his real life wife, Emily Blunt, as his on screen wife. Just beware of loud snack eaters in the theater!



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Apr 17, 2018
Souper Reviews 004 Tusk
38:33

A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses.

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Tusk

2014

R

1h 42m

 

Starring:

Michael Parks as Howard Howe

Justin Long as Wallace Bryton

Genesis Rodriguez as Ally Leon

Haley Joel Osment as Teddy Craft


Director:

Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma)

 

Writer:

Kevin Smith

 

Watch the Tusk Trailer Now

 

SMODCAST episode where the idea for Tusk was born:


Adam gives this movie a out of 2.5 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars

 

digitalSoup Rating: 3 stars - out of 5 - Serve it UP!



Next Souper Review: Hardcore Henry

 

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Apr 13, 2018
069 Indiana Joan and the Stranger Things
01:07:06

On this episode of digitalSoup, the guys discuss some issues the Duffer brothers are having with Stranger Things, Jason’s new wrist rocket, and the future of Indiana Jones.

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Amazon Kindle Fire devices now have hands free Alexa voice services.

A no brainer by Amazon to further unlock the usefulness of their tablet line up.

 

Chrono Trigger’s PC port is getting the original SNES graphics back

Square Enix says that three patches are coming to fix the Steam version’s problems.  Chrono Trigger’s surprise release on Steam in February was great news for fans of the classic role-playing game, right up until the point they saw what Square Enix had actually released. The Windows PC version of Chrono Trigger wasn’t a faithful recreation of the SNES original, but a poorly received port of one of the company’s mobile releases.

 

Duffer Brothers Accused Of Lifting ‘Stranger Things’ From 2012 Short Film

Charlie Kessler, who directed the short film Montauk that debuted at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival, filed a lawsuit Tuesday (read it here) in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming he pitched the Montauk concept to Matt and Ross Duffer in April 2014 at a Tribeca Film Festival party and later presented “the script, ideas, story and film” to the duo that they allegedly used to develop their hit series.

 

Jason got a new toy … ask him what it is!

 

Spotify valued at nearly $30 billion in unusual Wall Street debut

Spotify opened at $165.90 a share on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. The stock later fell below $150 a share. Its Wall Street debut has been closely followed in recent weeks as much for the unconventional approach to a public offering it chose as for the company itself.
Unlike traditional IPOs, Spotify did not raise new capital. Instead it simply listed existing shares directly on the stock exchange without relying on underwriters to attract investors, set a price and stabilize the stock as it begins trading.



GEEK OFF

Favorite Indiana Jones movie and favorite character in that movie besides Indy himself?

 

Indiana Jones or Indiana Joan?  

Steven Spielberg has recently mentioned that if the franchise is to continue after Harrison Ford's final run as Indy, that he would want a woman to take on the iconic role. Who are your candidates for actresses that would make a great Indy in the future?

 

New Solo trailer dropped today!

Chewie chokeslams someone!

 

Weekly Garnish:  

CMRA by Glide - Dual-Camera Band for Apple Watch lets you instantly capture photo and video. Never miss a moment, even video chat straight from your wrist.

 

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Apr 10, 2018
068 Entertainment Extravaganza
01:19:57

This week we have a special guest, Brother Tom! He joins us to talk about all sorts of pop culture entertainment! From Game Informer’s Top 300 games of all time and Nintendo Switch issues to a lot of good movie talk there’s something for everyone!

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The Fantastic Four Set To Return In August

We mentioned them last week in our GeekOff and after being absent as a team for quite a while, due in large part to movie rights, The Fantastic Four are set to reunite. Not on the big screen though, but back in comics.

Game Informer’s Top 300 Games of all Time Discussion

Third Party Nintendo Switch Docks Causing Issues

Switch owners that looked to third party options for the expensive docking kit are finding that not only will the Switch no longer charge via USB with the Nyko Portable Docking Kit, but many report their systems are being completely bricked!

Jurassic ‘World Evolution’ , a Jurassic Park dinosaur based sim

Set to release in June on multiple platforms, fans of games like Rollercoaster Tycoon can now construct and run their very own Jurassic Park. Of course nothing ever goes smoothly in Jurassic Park and the creators are anticipating all the hijinks sim park owners are going to set loose on the guests!

 

GEEK OFF

Best 90’s rock album, why?

 

March is a bad month for movies, right?

Traditionally March has been known as a slow month in the movie world. Sitting between the big winter holiday season and the summer blockbuster season, most studios use March as a dumping ground for the movies they don’t expect much from. But maybe March is getting slammed for no reason, check out this list of movies that all came out in March over on the Ranker website.

April is shaping up to be a pretty big movie month

From Avengers : Infinity War to Rampage and even Super Troopers 2, this month should be a pretty busy one for movie fans.

 

Weekly Garnish:  

 

Nintendo Gameboy Classic Alarm Clock

Fans of the original Nintendo Gameboy can now get an awesome alarm clock for the bedroom. It’s a near perfect replica of the original hand-held gaming system that has the Super Mario Land theme music as it’s alarm.

 

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Apr 03, 2018
067 What DOESN’T Facebook Know? AMIRITE?
01:18:47

It’s a busy week as we start out with some great game options for gaming with your kids. From there it’s a great conversation about the major concerns of Facebook, the Orbitz Data leak and more online privacy concerns. Then things get a bit controversial with the Geek Off before the guys finish with some Deadpool 2 talk and some more non-updates from Atari.

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Gaming with your kids

If you are a parent that loves playing video games and want to find some great options for playing games with your children, this list from Kotaku is a geat place to start!

Facebook in hot water

Usually Dave Visits Shuttertime with Sid and Mac to talk about Social Media and Photography.

Orbitz Data Leak

Uh oh.  It looks like around 800,000 customers may be affected by a data breach, including credit card information.  NAHT GOOD.

GEEK OFF

What is your most overrated superhero?

Deadpool 2 Trailer

Ark:Survival Evolved on your Android or iOS device!

Ark is coming to mobile and promising the full Ark experience on the go.  The iOS and Android version of the game will offer optional upgrades that players can acquire with "Amber" to progress faster, obtain certain buffs for certain amounts of time, build unique crafting structures, and bring lost dinosaurs back from the dead. (Jason is already signed up for beta)!

 

Come join the hosts of digitalSoup on their private Ark server … Arkhaeologists PvE (5x All, Mods) Fun-For-All

Ataribox gets a new name … Atari VCS

Not much new is known about the system that that will finally announce a pre-order date next month but it has received a new name.  Out is Ataribox and now we have the Atari VCS. Those of you who were kids during the Carter Administration may remember that this was the official name of the Atari 2600 (it was rebranded the 2600 in 1982).  No games have been announced but a new image with the console, a retro controller and a modern controller was released.

Weekly Garnish:  

MoviePass dropping prices again

http://bgr.com/2018/03/23/moviepass-price-deal-6-95-monthly-subscription/

Reese’s peanut butter egg.



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Mar 26, 2018
066 The Hackintosh Saga Dies of Dysentery
01:10:35

Oregon Trail is back! This time in full handheld mode so we can all die of dysentery before trying to ford the river! Jason has a great segment about his new adventures in the world of hackintosh and then it’s time to jump into some superhero movie talk including Nightwatch and Avengers : Infinity War.

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Target Is Selling Handheld Oregon Trail!

The 1974 edutainment title, Oregon Trail, is making a comeback in the form of a handheld gaming device, almost as if it were 1988 and the Tiger handhelds were all the rage once more. The new handheld for Oregon Trail is currently available right now courtesy of the game manufacturer, Basic Fun and sold only at Target stores.

More Than 150 Android Apps Tried to Infect Phones with Windows Malware

Security researchers with Zscaler detected the first infected app several days ago, but then more than 150 more with the same signature popped up upon further investigation. As it happens, these apps are carrying the same malicious Windows payload discovered in Android apps last year. This likely isn’t an example of bumbling malware creators loading the wrong code. Rather, the developers were using machines infected by a now-defunct botnet called Ramnit.

Jason’s Hackintosh 2018

After being discouraged with Apple for not releasing a new Mac mini Jason decided to go the Hackintosh route and build his first one last year.  He now has created a more powerful Hackintosh and decided to share with the listeners his build. Here are a couple great resources he used for his project:

www.tonymacx86.com and www.insanelymac.com



GEEK OFF

Mario vs Sonic

Spike Lee Eyes ‘Nightwatch’ Superhero Movie at Sony

Spike Lee may direct a movie for Sony Pictures based on the Marvel character Nightwatch.  A source told Variety that Lee’s involvement is in the early stages, but he could potentially helm a film from a script by “Luke Cage” show runner Cheo Hodari Coker. The studio and Lee’s rep declined to comment. The site That Hashtag Show first reported the news.

Avengers : Infinity War Discussion

 

 

Weekly Garnish:  

OurPact is a simple family locator and parental control app that allows parents to locate family members and limit screen time by blocking internet and app access.

 

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Mar 20, 2018
065 Speeding Towards Skynet
54:58

Nintendo brings big announcements, LP’s eliminated at iTunes, and scary AI meets creepy Alexa! After an ethics fueled Geek Off, it’s time for movie and tv talk with news from Star Wars, Men in Black and Jessica Jones!

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March’s Nintendo Direct - Announcements Galore

Lots of games announced for the Switch including a new Super Smash Bros. and … Crash Bandicoot?!?!

 

Bye Bye iTunes LPs

Apple will no longer accept new submissions of iTunes LPs after March 2018 and existing LPs will be deprecated from the store during the remainder of 2018.  Apple began offering its own interpretation of the LP in 2009 on the iTunes Store. A take on the traditional "long play" meaning of LP, iTunes' LPs bundled albums with art, lyrics, videos, bonus tracks, and other extra materials that fans of the artist would enjoy.

Google teams up with the Pentagon

In what is being called Project Maven, Google is teaming up with the Pentagon to help them develop AI for analyzing drone footage. Does that make anyone else a little uneasy?

Alexa thinks she’s pretty funny

Users had been reporting that Alexa had been doing a creepy laugh all on her own and now it appears Amazon has fixed the issue. But seriously, this is hilarious!

GEEK OFF

Do mutants, zombies, and AI Robots deserve human rights?


Jon Favreau meets Star Wars

With no actual plot or release date set, Disney has apparently inked a deal for Favreau to be an executive producer and writer for a new streaming live action series on it’s upcoming streaming platform.

Men In Black to get a reboot?

Sony seems eager to reboot the franchise and it sounds like a possibility that we will see Thor himself wearing the black shades as he saves the world and erases memories.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2

The 2nd season for one of the fan favorite Defenders, Jessica Jones, is out now. The reviews are coming back split on if it’s worth the watch or not.



Weekly Garnish:  Marvel’s Puzzle Quest

A fun take on a match 3 tile game with an RPG twist. Featuring all your favorite Marvel Superheroes and Villians! It’s an older game, but still very fun.

 

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Mar 13, 2018
Souper Reviews 003 Edge of Tomorrow
39:00

A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

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Edge of Tomorrow

2014

PG-13

1h 53m

 

Starring:

Tom Cruise as Cage

Emily Blunt as Rita aka the Angel of Verdun

Brendan Gleeson as General Brigham

Bill Paxton as Master Sergeant Farell


Director:

Doug Liman (Swingers, Bourne Identity)

 

Writer: Hiroshi Sakurazaka (book)

Christopher McQuarrie & Jez Butterworth (screenplay)

 

Watch the Edge of Tomorrow Official Trailer Now

Adam gives this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 4 3/12 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars

 

digitalSoup Rating: stars - 4 out of 5 - Serve it UP!

 

Next Souper Review: Tusk by Kevin Smith

 

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Mar 11, 2018
064 Getting Social On The Moon
01:12:32

It’s all about social media changes this week as Twitter adds new features, Vero goes True Social and there may soon be 4G coverage on the moon! Plus Streaming services may be in trouble and Jason time travels to 2013!

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Twitter finally added it’s most requested feature

As a Twitter user it’s long been frustrating that there wasn’t an easy way to save a tweet/link for later reading from within the app. That wait appears to be over as Twitter is rolling out a new feature called Bookmarks. It will finally allow you to save those interesting tweets/links for later consumption in an efficient in app manner. No more trying to direct message yourself the links you wanted to save!

 

Are Streaming Music Services About To Go Extinct?

These may be golden years for streaming digital music, so enjoy it while it lasts.  Hundreds of millions of listeners have made the leap to streaming, abandoning CDs and downloads for free and monthly subscription services like Pandora, Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music. But the business has been treacherous, at least when it comes to turning a profit. The latest reminder: Spotify's filing for U.S. shares, which detailed how big payouts to music labels have made it tough to turn its 71 million subscribers into a profitable concern. Late last week, Internet radio station iHeartRadio moved closer to bankruptcy, according to two reports.

 

Vero - True Social App

Everyone seems to be jumping onboard this new social media app that is claiming to be the answer to the frustration with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter algorithms. It’s still in Beta stage, so bugs are a normal occurence, but there is now some speculation regarding the security of the app causing concern among many early adopters.

 

4G cellular coverage on the moon

While many people across the world that live in rural areas don’t have cell access at home, Space X and Vodaphone plan to take the first steps towards installing 4G cellular networks on the surface of the moon.

 

It’s 2013 for Jason!

No he didn’t travel back in time to stop his future killer, Jason finally upgraded his Playstation 3 to a 4!  Why now? (Discussion)  Also, he just ordered a 4K television but only got a regular PS4 … is he stupid!

 

GEEK OFF
Sega Genesis vs Super Nintendo

We almost lost Silent Bob

If you hadn’t already heard, filmmaker Kevin Smith suffered a massive heartattack after a live show and was rushed to the hospital. Turns out he had 100% blockage of ‘The Widowmaker’ artery and emergency surgery was done. Thankfully it seems a full recovery is expected and he thanked his fans and Chris Pratt in an video you can see here.

 

 

Weekly Garnish:

Art of Mondo

Indie Wire Art of Mondo Gallery

 

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Mar 06, 2018
063 Kirk vs. Picard And The 10,000 Year Clock
01:11:34

Never fear, Adam is here! We’ve got Caterpillar and Land Rover Cell phones, a 10,000 year clock from Jeff Bezos, Walking Dead stars moving on from the show and Adam brings us a killer quiz show! Be sure to check it out, Jason and Adam even take a stand on who is the best Captain, Kirk or Picard!

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Caterpillar announces updated mobile phone

Yes, that Caterpillar. The Heavy Equipment company has its own cell phone brand. The updated phone, called the Cat S61, has features that make it pretty unique. A thermal camera, indoor air quality sensors and even laser-assisted distance measurement system. The phone is actually built by a company called Bullitt Group and branded with the Caterpillar name. In other news, Land Rover also has their own line of super rugged phones made to withstand the elements.  The Land Rover phone is also built by Bullitt.

 

Spotify Now Hiring

We’ve mentioned it in the past, but it appears that Spotify is getting closer to jumping into the physical product game. A job posting by Spotify looking for an Ops Manager for a “hardware product” along with the line “Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products” have all signs pointing to the jump. Watch out Apple, your white ring maker may have some more competition soon.

 

10,000 Year Clock

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced the construction has begun for a massive 10,000 year clock on his property in Texas. This clock will have a hand that ticks once per year, a hand that ticks once per century and best yet, a cuckoo will emerge once a millenium. The idea is to get people thinking about time differently, much the same as how viewing photos of the Earth from space changed thinking about the environment.

 

'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan, Without Season 9 Contract, Books Lead in ABC Pilot

The actress, who has been battling AMC over her season nine salary, will star opposite Scott Foley in 'Whiskey Cavalier.'  Lauren Cohan is eyeing her departure from The Walking Dead.
She has starred as Maggie since season two of the AMC zombie drama and has now booked a lead role in ABC drama pilot Whiskey Cavalier.
Norman Reedus Photography Interview

 

“CORAL” wants the big screen

Imagine a world where Carl from The Walking Dead (actor Chandler Riggs) was Peter Parker/Spider-Man or Han Solo.

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story gets Sabotaged

In an excellent mashup, the teaser trailers for Solo were re-cut and set to the popular Beastie Boys song, Sabotage. The project was put together by Chris Galegar, co-host of War Starts at Midnight, which is a bi-weekly Cinema Podcast.

 

Netflix drops the first “Lost in Space” trailer

With an April 13th release date coming up quickly, Netflix gives us a look at the series via a new trailer. It looks like it could be fun, though we don’t see all that much besides a voice over narration as the Robinson family boards their spaceship.

 

How Riker Sits Down (a.k.a. Rickering)

 

Weekly Garnish:

Deadpool getting a card game

The merc with a mouth is set to get his very own Cards Against Humanity style card game later this year. All the Deadpool fun in a card game package, sign me up! Game night might never be the same!





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Feb 27, 2018
062 Apple brings the White Rings, people are Kung Furious
01:16:59

Busy episode this week with Windows update news, security warnings on cell phones, Apple continues it’s string of black eyes and Insel tries to game the Steam system and loses! Plus Karate Kid is coming back while Kung Fury gets the feature treatment! All this and a few “secret” ingredients this week so give it a taste while it’s hot! The digitalSoup is on!

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New “High Performance Mode” to be introduced in next Windows 10 Update

In a move to help users of high end pc’s get every last drop of power out of their machine, Microsoft is adding the high performance mode that will throw energy efficiency out the window in favor of faster performance. Is this because they want people to get the most out of their machines or they are trying to do their part in fixing the Intel caused slowdowns from the patches for Spectre and Meltdown?

 

Don’t use Huawei (Wah-Way) or ZTE phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from CNBC, the intelligence chiefs made the recommendation during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. The group included the heads of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the director of national intelligence.

 

More bugs for Apple

With a new software bug involving the Indian language characters, apparently people can crash other users iPhones causing messenger apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Gmail, and more to become bricked.

 

Apple HomePod, the white ring machine

Users of the Apple HomePod are understandably upset by the response from Apple about the white rings left on their wooden furniture from the HomePod. Did Apple really just tell users to wash their tables and if needed re-finish the surfaces of their furniture?!

 

Valve removes all Insel Games from Steam for manipulating reviews

Valve said that developer Insel Games was caught manipulating the review score for its games by creating many fake Steam accounts and posting positive reviews. This practice is not uncommon, but it’s nonetheless against Steam’s terms, hence the ban. Leaked company emails show In an email the studio’s CEO lightly threatened employees that they may lose their jobs if they do not comply. The CEO did offer to reimburse them for the expense, amusingly.

 

Nintendo Switch Linux Follow Up

In a move to prove they had indeed hacked a switch, the hacker group fail0verflow have released a new video showing a Switch running a full Linux graphical interface.

 

Cobra Kai

The first teaser trailer has arrived for this standoff that has been 30 years in the making! Only problem is that this Karate Kid series will be a YouTube Red debut, so it may not be as easy to see for some.

 

Feature length Kung Fury gaining some big names to the cast

First, how awesome is it that we are getting a feature length Kung Fury! Second, why not add Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender to the cast, not to mention the return of David Hasselhoff, let the epic-ness begin.

Kung Fury: The Original Short Film

David Hasselhoff “True Survivor” Kung Fury Music Video

 

Incredibles 2 gets a teaser trailer

Looks like Mr. Incredible is playing Mr. Mom as Elastigirl plays the hero!

 

Weekly Garnish:

Essential Reading Before Seeing Black Panther

If you want to take your comic book geekery to the next level, check out these 5 Black Panther comic runs before seeing the new movie(or add them after if you couldn’t wait and have already seen the film!)

 

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Feb 20, 2018
061 Leaks, Hacks and Venom attacks!
01:04:41

This week the guys launch into space talk, audio formats, Nintendo hacks and movies!  Jason and Adam face off on a small scale during the geek off. Get ready for a steamy bowl!

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Space X Falcon Heavy Launches Tesla Roadster into Space

With a successful launch, many people are getting excited about the Space X program. Usually Dave, however, has a couple of interesting takes about the Spaceman cruising in his orbital Tesla Roadster. (MTV/Crime)

 

Best Buy Not Longer Selling Audio CDs With Target Not Far Behind

There's not much reason to shop for CDs when you download or stream all your music, and big-box stores are reacting to that decline. Billboard sources have learned that Best Buy has told suppliers that it will remove music CDs from its stores as of July 1st.  Target, meanwhile, appears on the cusp of backing out. It reportedly wants to switch from paying for all music CDs and DVDs it receives (and shipping back whatever it doesn't sell) to only paying for those discs that actually sell.

 

Oh Snap! Secret iPhone Code Leaked!

In what’s being called the “biggest leak in history”, proprietary code from Apple’s iBoot program, which is code that runs before iOS is started, was leaked to GitHub.  It went largely unnoticed for quite some time, so the code is from the older iOS 9 platform.  Apple also issued a takedown notice to GitHub according to theVerge.com.  As if that will stop the code from being spread.

 

Nintendo Hacked

It appears that a hacker group going by the name of fail0verflow has found a vulnerability in the boot ROM of the Nvidia Tegra X1 chip that allowed them to install LINUX on a Nintendo Switch. Based on the info from the hackers, they claim it’s something that Nintendo can NOT fix via future firmware patches. The only fix is to build new Tegra X1 chips. If this process is shared it’ll mean game on for the game pirating sector which is bad news for Nintendo. Let’s how the Switch doesn’t find itself in Dreamcast land, killed by pirates.

 

GEEK OFF

Be a dwarf from middle earth or a hobbit?

 

First Official TEASER Trailer for Venom

We finally got a look at the upcoming Venom movie as the first official teaser trailer hits and while we see a quick glimpse of the symbiote in a lab, there’s still no footage of Venom. This trailer is all about Eddie Brock and sets up a glimpse of the origin of how he became Venom.

 

Top movie trailers dropped during the Super Bowl

Here’s the movies that gained the most traction since their drop during the Super Bowl, the results may cause mild surprise.

 

James Hetfield to star in upcoming Ted Bundy film

Who knew the frontman of Metallica was now an actor!

 

Firefly is coming back!!

But, pump the brakes because you may not like it.

 

Weekly Garnish:

Our Groceries

This week’s garnish comes from Adam.  The Our Groceries app is a game changer!

 

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Feb 13, 2018
Souper Reviews 002 Chronicle
49:59

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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Chronicle

2012

PG-13

1h 24m

 

Starring:

Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, A Cure for Wellness, Valerian)

Alex Russell (Only the Brave, S.W.A.T. (TV))

Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four, Creed, Black Panther)


Director:

Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, The Kill Point (TV))

 

Writer:

Max Landis

 

Watch the Chronicle Official Trailer Now

Adam gives this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

 

digitalSoup Rating: stars - 3 out of 5 - SERVE IT UP!

 

Next Souper Review: Edge of Tomorrow

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Feb 09, 2018
060 Zombie’s Can’t Charge Matrix PowerWatches!
01:07:03

We’ve got a lot of TV & Movie news this week, from Ant-Man and the Wasp getting a new trailer, basic cable dropping bombs and Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead theories again. Plus, the Matrix returns...as a sweet PowerWatch and so much more! Grab your spoons because the Soup is served.

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Smartphone Mario

Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart to smartphones and calling it Mario Kart Tour. Set to be released anywhere between April of 2018 and March of 2019, let the waiting begin.

 

The Commodore C64 Mini
We had talked about this addition to the retro gaming rush way back on Episode 041 and it now has a price and release date.

 

Apple working on a “budget” model phone

With a decent 6.1” screen size and using LCD instead of OLED, dropping some features such as 3D touch and going back to a standard battery, it seems they are looking to put up a more budget friendly option for iPhone users.

 

Matrix PowerWatch

Interesting new tech in the world of smartwatches and wearables. The PowerWatch by Matrix uses your body heat as power, no charging needed. Episode 051-Organic Material Generates Elecricity Conversation

 

Basic cable bucking trends
Last week, two of the larger basic cable networks in SyFy and USA have decided to finally allow dropping F-Bombs in their shows.

 

Breaking Bad a Walking Dead Prequel

Apparently this is a pretty big theory going around the internet and based on some recent articles, it’s a pretty convincing conspiracy theory!

 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The first official trailer was released and all we can say is it just looks FUN!

 

New Bill Mandates Replaceable Batteries in Consumer Electronics

A right-to-repair bill that outright bans the sale of electronics not designed to be easily user-repairable. Jeff Morris, the representative who introduced the bill, notes that it was written before Apple’s battery fiasco came to light (in separate news, Apple is now facing an SEC and DOJ investigation into its disclosure practices around its battery issues).

 

GEEK OFF -

Wake up to find you now live in the world of Skynet and Terminators or The Walking Dead?

 

Spotify Starts Testing A Separate Music Station App

Spotify, the popular streaming music service that has over 70 million paying subscribers and 140 million active users, is now testing an app on Android called Stations as first noticed by app analytics service Sensor Tower. The Stations app allows Spotify users to pick from a number of curated and personalized music stations. And it can be accessed by any Spotify user for free as it is supported by ads.



Weekly Garnish:

Dream Theater Meets Mario
Check out this awesome musical display in this YouTube video,  Super Mario Bros. Theme feat. John Petrucci | FamilyJules



 

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Feb 06, 2018
059 Photoshop Fails: Reese Witherthirdlegspoon and Oprah Withree
01:12:00

It’s a wild week with great stories about AmazonGo getting shoplifted from, rapper 50 Cent’s happy bitcoin accident, a sweet new Sci-Fi movie from Robbie and Stephen Amell called Code-8 and of course the big Vanity Fair Photoshop fail that gave Reese Witherspoon a third leg and Oprah Winfrey a 3rd hand! Not to mention Drew Carey getting tackled on stage, the XFL says don’t call it a comeback and much more! There is so much laughter in the soup this week you may bust a gut!

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AmazonGo Store DID suffer a case of shoplifting on it’s first day!

In an interesting twist from our conversation last week, it seems that there was at least one inadvertent bit of thievery happening, some yogurt. Best part is Amazon didn’t care.

Linus Tech Tips “Shoplifts” Tampons From AmazonGo



50 Cent Accidentally Made $8 Million in Bitcoin

In 2014, rapper 50 Cent let people buy his album “Animal Ambition” using bitcoin. He then let his account lie unused for years, and only just recently discovered that he’s now a bitcoin millionaire.At the time, a single bitcoin was worth only $662 and he pulled in over $400,000. Since then, the value of bitcoin has soared: the price of the cryptocurrency is currently worth a little more than $11,000. After sitting untouched in his account for years, 50 Cent’s earnings are now worth $7 million to $8.5 million, based on the current fluctuating bitcoin valuation.

 

Code 8 - The IndieGoGo SCI-FI Movie!

This movie is looking awesome.  It is a mutant, people with powers type movie starring cousins Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash, The X-Files) and Stephen Amell (Arrow’s Oliver Queen).  The movie is in post production and has been funded by 20,000 backers on IndieGoGo.  The film takes place in a world where 4% of the population are born with some type of supernatural ability. Instead of being billionaire superheroes, most ‘specials’ live in poverty and resort to crime, forcing the police to become more militarized.

 

Vanity Fair Photoshop Fail

From extra legs and hands to missing appendages, this recent Vanity Fair cover seems to be a photoshop disaster!

 

XFL Returning in 2020!

WWE founder and chairman Vince McMahon announced Thursday he is giving a professional football league another go.  It will be called the XFL, the same name of the league McMahon and NBC tried for one season in 2001, but it won't rely on flashy cheerleaders and antics as its predecessor did, he said.

Let’s talk after if we actually want to do this.  Could be a little challenging/low-brow true true

 

Drew Carey tackled by contestant on Price is Right

What can we say, she was super excited, he wasn’t ready for it and….well...watch for yourself!

 

GEEK OFF -

What’s more likely, Dave plays Ark semi regularly or Jason puts up his mystery articles/videos?

 

Design your own NES games

The future of the past is now or something like that! This fully funded Kickstarter is a system that allows you to easily code, design and produce your very own NES game that is then installed in an actual NES cartridge that is playable on the original tech.

 

Die With Me … the app you can only use at 5% battery life!

If your battery has anything higher than a 5 percent charge, Die With Me won’t open up its doors; once you are in, if you charge up to higher than 5 percent, it will automatically kick you out of the room. It’s a place to bond, for a fleeting moment, with strangers sharing the same near-death phone experience, one with a built-in countdown timer on your conversations: what will you say in the moments before your screen goes black?

 

Speak, Fido!

With the help of artificial intelligence, we may hear more than “bark” and “meow” from our fuzzy friends.

 

Pop Culture Cosmos

 

Weekly Garnish: (Adam have your bass ready!!!!)

 

8bitdo SN30 Pro

The SN30 Pro is the world's first, fully featured retro controller. It boasts a full button set with clickable joysticks, rumble vibration², motion controls, wireless bluetooth, rechargeable battery, home and screen shot buttons, and a USB-C connector. Not to mention a proper d-pad.  

 

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Jan 30, 2018
058 Does Nintendo Need a Labo-tomy?
01:10:27

The soup mix this week includes Amazon’s new checkout-free stores, the Nintendo Labo cardboard kit extravaganza, Tomb’s are getting raided, and much more!  Settle in because the digitalSoup is on!

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Dundee Trailer

 

Amazon Go : Full Steam Ahead

Amazon opened the doors on its first unmanned store with great success which now drives fear looking ahead.

 

Apple to allow users to turn off Intentional Battery Slowdown

Based on a report with The Verge, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that in an update coming in February they will be rolling out a feature that allows users to turn off the intentional battery slow down with their iPhones. The update will also give ultra transparent info about your device’s battery health, a move unprecedented in the mobile phone space.

 

Nintendo Labo

In what can only be considered a strange move, Nintendo has announced plans for an interactive maker kit for the Switch. Being dubbed by TechCrunch as a next level LEGO kit that you DIY build robots, pianos, and even fishing rods that then interact with your Switch game system. Is $70 worth it for essentially a DIY cardboard kit?
https://youtu.be/P3Bd3HUMkyU

 

10 Great alternatives to the Nintendo Labo

 

Microsoft Is Taking The Fight Right To Google With $189 Windows 10 S Laptops!

With nobody to challenge Google in the low cost, walled garden systems they have been able to corner the educational and business market with their Chromebooks.  Lenovo has come to Microsoft's rescue with the Lenovo 100e laptop, a $189 Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 S laptop.  

 

Vudu and Apple Communication Mixup

Oops! VUDU releases Thor Ragnarok a month before it was supposed to!

 

YouTube’s new policies still failing

When the S**T hit the fan with Logan Paul and other “celebrity” YouTubers, the company vowed to put new policies in place to help avoid these types of videos being shown on their platform. It seems those new policies don’t actually impact the big name YouTubers, rather they seem to eliminate monetization for more and more small creators.



WWE RAW Celebrates 25 years!

A big milestone for wrestling fans, WWE RAW is set to celebrate a 25th Anniversary! Are they thinking it’s time for a change? What are some of your favorite moments from RAW?


Top 25 WWE RAW Moments

 

New Tomb Raider trailer out and it’s awesome!

Could it be a successful reboot for a change?

 

TV Re-Boot and Spin-Off Land

With the news of The Continental landing on Starz, it seems like there are quite a few shows set for the old small screen re-boot or spin-off treatment.

 

GEEK OFF -

As a Vikings fan would you rather lose the close game against the Saints or lose in a blowout one game away from the Super Bowl against the Eagles?

 

Weekly Garnish: (Adam have your bass ready!!!!)

PC Part Picker

Are you an experienced system builder or maybe you are thinking of trying to build a PC for the first time?  Well PC Part Picker can help you make the right decisions.  Will the wide variety of CPU sockets and chipsets you need to make sure what you are ordering will even work together and this website helps you out.  There are preconfigured builds you can order or you can try your hand at picking parts yourself.  Choose a CPU and when you click on Motherboards only ones compatible with that CPU will be displayed.  Click on the component for full specs on it along with reviews on that specific part.  A great site for any level of system builder!

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Jan 23, 2018
057 SKOL! The C.E.S. Extravaganza
01:19:29

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)



Weekly Garnish

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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Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Jan 16, 2018
Souper Reviews 001 "Bright"
49:59

Set in a world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

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Bright
2017

TV-MA

1h 57m

 

Starring:

Will Smith - Daryl Ward
Joel Edgerton - Nick Jakoby (The Gift, Zero Dark Thirty)
Noomi Rapace - Leilah (Prometheus, Alien: Covenant)
Edgar Ramírez - Kandomere (Point Break, Zero Dark Thirty)
Lucy Fry – Tikka (H2O: Just Add Water)

Director:

David Ayer (Suicide Squad, Training Day, The Fast and the Furious)

Writer:

Max Landis (Chronicle)

 

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Adam gives this movie a 3.5 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: 3 stars - Serve it up!

 

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Jan 10, 2018
056 Meltdown over Spectre While Roku Rocks On
01:19:48

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.




Weekly Garnish

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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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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Jan 09, 2018
055 Star Wars Controversy Rages while Nintendo Drops the Christmas Ball
01:05:29

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




Weekly Garnish
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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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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Jan 02, 2018
054 Apple Slowing Phones, And Gear That Totally Owns!
01:04:21

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----

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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

 

Weekly Garnish
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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Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dec 23, 2017
053 A Fox in the Magic Kingdom
01:05:02

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?

 

Weekly Garnish
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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Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Dec 19, 2017
052 The digitalSoup Geeky Gift Guide
01:40:18

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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Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Dec 12, 2017
051 Infinity War, Nintendo Cereal and Electric Material
01:06:37

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

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com

Dec 05, 2017
050 Net Neutrality and an AWESOME Windscribe Give Away
01:43:47

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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Don’t forget to try to Stump the Soup

 

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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Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Nov 29, 2017
049 Backflipping Ninja Robot Soldiers
01:27:40

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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Don’t forget to try to Stump the Soup

 

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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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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Nov 21, 2017
048 Battlefront Microtransactions and the Black Screen of Death(star)
01:10:34

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

Nov 14, 2017
047 #SweatyWater - Rylo Ken Sells a Honda Accord
01:16:38

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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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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Nov 07, 2017
046 Dark Tales From The World Wide Web
01:17:53

 

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?

**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!

 

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

           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com

Oct 31, 2017
045 I’m brown, hairy and in the woods I’m scary. What am I?
01:15:38

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?

**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!



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-

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

 

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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

Oct 24, 2017
044 As if! The 1985 special!
01:04:21

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-

-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

           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com

 

Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com

Oct 20, 2017
043 Going Long with Special Guest Mac Sokulski
01:41:42

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

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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/

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Oct 17, 2017
042 It’s a Twansformah
01:34:09

Could there be life on Mars? Is the iPhone 8 set to take Samsung's battery issue title? It’s a fast moving week covering a lot of ground including some pretty bold claims from Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, some expensive boneheaded moves with domain names and news from the Google Pixel 2 event. Don’t worry, no digitalSoup episode would be complete without some great laughs and discussion around movies, this week it’s Harrison Ford in the news.  We even take a walk down memory lane and look at some tech that flopped hard but may have just been ahead of it’s time! What are you waiting for, dig in!

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Weekly Riddle:

White Bird, featherless, flyin’ out o’ paradise, flyin’ over sea and land, dyin’ in my hand. What is it?

**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!

 

There be water on Mars!

With the recent discovery that there is more ice/water on Mars than originally thought, will this make future Mars missions a bit easier since they may have a water source there instead of bringing their own? Does that mean there can be life on Mars and does this make things easier for Elon Musk and his SpaceX program as they still plan to send humans to Mars in 7 years?  

 

iPhone 8 Plus splitting open from charging

A real concern or is this a random occurrence? Will these reported battery issues take the heat off of Samsung and their flaming batteries and put it squarely on Apple?

 

Adobe Announces Elements 2018

Looks like they are bringing in some interesting upgrades to the Photoshop Elements line, but is it worth the money when you can get the Photography CC bundle from Adobe for $10/month?

 

How forgetting to renew a domain name cost 3 million dollars

A Utah based telco company neglected to renew its domain name in 2016 resulting in a complete outage of relay services to deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled people.  As a result, the FCC fined them $3,000,000.  Oops.  Here are some of the biggest domain expirations in history! Also, does anyone have $2600 so Jason can get his old domain,  nostalgiagaming.com, back?

 

News from the Google Event

From the Pixel 2 to the new voice for the home assistant, this was a very hyped event from Google. Did they fall flat or is the excitement worth it regarding the announcements? Plus, Walmart screwed it all up by leaking the Google Home Mini and possibly the new Pixel phone on it’s website a day early!



Tech that flopped but was really ahead of it’s time

This fun article from digitaltrends.com reminds us that not all tech that flops when it hits the marketplace is bad, it may just be ahead of it’s time!

 

Harrison Ford Movies - Ranked!
With Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters now, we chat about some of our favorite Harrison Ford movies of all time and maybe some that we didn’t like! Also, have you seen the movie still image from a scene in which Harrison Ford accidentally punches Ryan Gosling for real on set?! SO FUNNY!


The Weekly Garnish

Stranger Things: The Game
With Season Two of Stranger Things ready to drop at the end of October, a brand new game has dropped for free on the App Store and Google Play store FOR FREE. It’s a throwback to the 80’s action adventure games and as of now they have no Freemium or microtransactions so go enjoy it! Plus they are teasing a mysterious update on the release date of Season Two hitting Netflix!


 

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

Oct 10, 2017
041 Going Against The Grain With Special Guest Cody Priebe
01:23:53

Joining us this week to geek out is a very special guest from the Against the Grain podcast, Mr. Cody  Priebe! We talk about the iPhone 8 Plus and its photo capabilities, classic gaming with the Commodore 64, CCleaner not so clean and getting worse and of course some fun movie talk including Nightwing, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and of course the Terminator news!

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Weekly Riddle:

George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda. Is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

**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!

 

iPhone 8 discussion with Cody Priebe

Cody is a friend of the show, photographer and fellow podcaster with his photography show Against the Grain. You can find his photography work over at his Website, which includes a great blog post about the iPhone 8 Camera Review. Of course you can also find him on Twitter and Instagram.

iPhone 8 Plus video sample

Fantastic video sample of the capabilities of the iPhone 8 Plus 4K video from Matteo Bertoli Visuals

 

The Commodore 64 Mini coming in 2018

With all the classic consoles rising from the dead to pry money from our hands it was just a matter of time before a classic computer followed suit!  It was retail for $70 and even though it has a keyboard it is not functional … but … you can hook up a USB keyboard and really program on the commuter.  It will come will come with 64 games installed.

 

CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

Even more bad news for users of CCleaner.  We now know the attack was worse than initially thought. The CCleaner malware could be used to deliver a second-stage payload that would run on local systems and perform various tasks. This isn’t an unusual malware feature, but researchers didn’t think the capability had been used in this case. We now know that it was, and that some of the internet’s biggest players were targeted. http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-alternatives-to-ccleaner

 

Nightwing Movie Still Doesn’t Have The Title Character Cast

CinemaBlend reported that director Chris McKay tweeted last tuesday about the Nightwing spot still not being filled.  He commented that they need to “... find the perfect person.”

 

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix

The new movie is in production and while not a ton is known about what the actual storyline will be or how closely it will follow the comics, Actress Olivia Munn who plays Psylocke has let it slip that this film will be a two parter. Fans of course react in the usual way, by trolling each other over the internet in a total split on if this is good news or not!

 

Terminator Sequel in 2019

James Cameron Producing, Deadpool’s Tim Miller to direct and it looks like the plan is to make this a sequel/reboot of the franchise, much like Star Wars did with The Force Awakens. Reportedly both Arnie and Linda Hamilton will be featured in the film as well.

 

Double Your Tweets, Double Your Fun

Twitter will be doubling the amount of characters you will be able to tweet.  You now have 280 characters to get your message through.  Will it help Trump seem more Presidential?

 

Amazon Hardware Event News

With everything from a new FireTV complete with HDR/4K capabilities, the new Echo Spot to even the small $20 Echo Buttons, Amazon has decided they needed to remind everyone that Alexa is still the most used device out there! Are these new announcements enough to make you want to finally get in the game with a smart home?

The Echo Connect directly answers the threat from Google Mini Home and the phone calling capabilities.







The Weekly Garnish

Itcher: Your entertainment assistant

Tired of scrolling the Netflix feed trying to decide on just the right movie to watch? Want to find some new music or a new book to read but don’t know where to start? This new app just may be the golden ticket to entertainment goodness!


 

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

Oct 03, 2017
040 Si, Cleaner, you’ve been hacked.
01:27:11

The guys ring in their 40th episode by looking back at some of the tech innovations and geek happenings from 40 years ago, umm Star Wars anybody?! They also touch base on news from Amazon and Google both having new smart home devices on the horizon, will Nintendo get in bed with Netflix and of course some fun movie news to finish up the turning 40 celebration!

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Weekly Riddle:

Lovely and Round, I shine with pale light, Grown in the pale darkness, A ladies delight.

**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!




CCleaner the latest software to get hacked

It never seems to end as this time CCleaner by Avast has been exposed to malware by hackers.

Netflix coming to the Nintendo Switch?

Based on some reports, it seems like Netlix may be headed to the Nintendo Switch. But fans of the Nintendo handheld are split on if this is good or not. What do you think Souper Friends?

 

40 years ago the tech world was changing

Taking a look back at what sort of tech was out there 40 years ago, 1977. It’s actually a pretty big year for tech, gadgets and geekery!

 

Amazon’s latest tablet is also an Echo?

With the announcement of the new Fire HD 10. Amazon has added the hands free voice services of Alexa to their latest tablet. At around the $200 mark, is this new tablet a viable alternative to the highly acclaimed iPad?

Amazon is also looking at Smart Glasses
See what I did there, “looking” at “Smart Glasses”. Anyways, it seems that Amazon wants a piece of that sweet Google Glass Pie. Though as of now they aren’t looking at a screen for the glasses, simply a bone conducted Alexa voice assistant built right in.

 

The Google Home Mini

IF this ends up being a real thing, which we’ll know soon since Google is set to announce it in early October, Google will be doing their best to take a potentially serious bite out of Amazon’s bottom line.

Blasting through some movie and tv talk, the guys discuss the new Tomb Raider trailer set to release in 2018, an intense looking survival movie called The Mountain Between Us starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslett, The Punisher dropping sometime soon, but Netflix is being tight lipped about it and of course the new Star Trek series that just debuted along with The Orville.



The Weekly Garnish

The hype for Thor 3 : Ragnarok continues with a terrific new trailer done by The Nerdist as a complete 1987 version of what this movie trailer would have looked like in the 80’s.

 

Kung Fury
Another super fun 80’s style short film that you really should go enjoy if you haven’t already!

 

Music Credit

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

 

Subscribe on iTunes

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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

Sep 26, 2017
039 Sextortion, Online Security and South Park
01:30:40

Adam brings some great topics on Kaspersky getting booted to the curb and some new password guidelines followed up by a fantastic listener call about being a victim of sextortion. It’s a heavy call but we follow it up with a lot of fun chatting about the new iPhone news, NES classic re-release and South Park messes with Alexa. Plus don’t forget to check out the Hurricane Harvey Victims - Podcast Pack to help raise money and score a bonus exclusive episode of digitalSoup you won’t hear anywhere else! The link is below in the show notes!
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Weekly Riddle:

I am a five letter word and I am a fruit. Take the first letter out and I am a crime, take out the first and second letter and I am an animal, take out the first and last letter and I am a type of music. What am I?

Answer at the end of the episode!

 

Federal Government Boots Kaspersky to the Curb

The Department of Homeland Security has officially banned Kaspersky from being used in Federal agencies effective immediately, citing security concerns over the company's possible ties to the Russian government.  Federal agencies have 30 days to identify any Kaspersky products in use, 60 days to come up with a plan to remove and replace the products, and 90 days to implement.  They want this out fast!

 

NIST (United States National Institute for Standards and Technology) Password Recommendations Changing

Interesting new recommendations could actually make passwords stronger…. And EASIER to remember! LastPass 

KEEPASS

 

Sextortion - Listener voice mail
Be careful out there on the internet!

https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/newss-what-is-sextortion/view

If you believe you’re a victim of sextortion, or know someone else who is, call your local FBI office or toll-free at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

 

Hurrican Harvey Victims - Podcast Pack

Everyone who pledges $10 to this campaign will receive a link to download the pack, which contains exclusive episodes from 48 shows, and proceeds go to help Hurrican Harvey Victims. Great cause that digitalSoup is thrilled to be a part of.

 

iPhone 8 bleh … bring on iPhone X! (X or 10?)

Apple steals it’s own thunder from the iPhone 8 by announcing the iPhone X (10?).  Lots of great features, some standouts:  FaceID, 64-bit 6-Cores, Animojis, 5.8” Super Retina Display OLED, Augmented Reality, dual 12MP cameras

 

Nintendo re-releasing NES Classic Edition in summer 2018!

Many sites are reporting that Nintendo has heard the cries of the people and will be re-releasing the NES Classic Console during the summer of 2018.  Good news for those who missed out the first time but does that mean we WON’T be seeing an N64 Classic Edition next year?!?



AtGames Portable Gaming Consoles

With the popularity of the mini SNES and NES classic, the AtGames company may have another inexpensive solution to your classic gaming needs!

 

South Park Alexa fun!

In their own fun way, the cast of South Park reminds us that we maybe shouldn’t have our Amazon Echo devices too close to the TV!

The Weekly Garnish

 

My Study Life

Since school is back in full swing we have a great app for you to check out to help keep track of your classes, assignments, tasks and more!



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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

Sep 19, 2017
038 Equifax or Equihacks...AMIRIGHT?!
01:31:54

Has Equifax hung it’s customers out to dry with the recent hack? Nintendo urges customers not to overpay for Mini SNES Classic, do you believe them? iPhones shooting covers for TIME magazine, say what now? Will Facebook make a move to become the next Netflix? The guys talk about all of this and a whole bunch more so pull up a chair join in this week’s digitalSoup conversation!

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Weekly Riddle:

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, Five in the middle is seen; First of all figures, the first of all letters, Take up their stations between. Join all together, and then you will bring before you the name of an eminent king.
Answer at the end of the episode!

 

Massive hack of Equifax Leaves millions at risk
In July the huge credit agency was hacked, with millions of people having their social security numbers, addresses, possible credit card info and more exposed. Why is it just being reported now in September? With controversy swirling, what are the real risks and implications for the general public.

 

The Solar Eclipse … A Serial Killer Of Lenses!

Lens Rentals posted images of all their lenses they rented out to customers who decided to take pictures of the solar eclipse and returned the equipment destroyed.  Don’t forget, digitalSoup warned you about this!

 

Photographer Shoots 12 covers for TIME Magazine...on an iPhone

Interesting article about TIME magazine commissioned photographer Luisa Dorr to make portraits of 46 women who are changing the world. Does this mean we should all abandon our real cameras for those on our mobile phones?

 

Nintendo Urges us not to overpay

Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, has spoken in an interview with The Financial Times recently and stated that Nintendo did not manipulate the pre-orders of the Mini SNES Classic. In the same interview he urged customers not to pay anymore than the $80 asking price when buying from an auction site because they will have plenty of supply when the game console hits the shelves. Do we believe him or is this just Nintendo trying to put out the flames from angry customers that are giving up on even caring about Nintendo?

Rockstar Games updating LA Noire

This November this classic 1940’s era detective game will get a facelift and re-release on new consoles. What do you guys remember of this game?

 

MoviePass

If you watch a lot of movies could this be the way to go? At $10/month is this the way theaters will try to combat the streaming services like Netflix/Hulu/Amazon and all the rest?

 

Wonder Woman 2 director is now officially locked

As expected, Patty Jenkins has been locked in to direct the sequel to this summer’s box office smash hit. Was there really any question?

 

Facebook the new Netflix?

With more and more hints dropping that Facebook is wanting to get into the original video content game, think of how they replaced the “Videos” button with the “Watch” tab, a recent Wall Street Journal article claims Facebook may be willing to invest as much as $1 Billion into a push for original video content to rival Netflix and Amazon. The real question is, does anyone really want it?

 

The ‘Revengers’

The latest trailer, a TV spot, for Thor:Ragnarok has dropped and we get a new name for the team of Hulk, Thor, Loki and Valkyrie.

 

The Weekly Garnish 

iHome iBT12SC Rechargeable Flask Shaped Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

Great little bluetooth speaker to use on the go. Usually Dave picked one up recently, listen in to hear what he has to say about it! Click the link above if you want to grab one for yourself!




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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

Sep 12, 2017
037 Frankensteined
01:12:14

It’s an episode filled with tangents and wide ranging topics, from CrashPlan and Backblaze backup news to more games taking advantage of mobile AR tech, including The Walking Dead and Star Wars. Plus Usually Dave spills the beans on the No Peek 365 Photography Challenge he is taking part in and what the heck is all this buttfumes.com talk?

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Weekly Riddle:
This old one runs forever, but never moves at all. He has not lungs or throat, but still a mighty roaring call. What is it?

Answer at the end of the episode!

 

Crashplan exits consumer backup game

With the news that CrashPlan was pulling out of the consumer backup service game a lot of people were panicking. Meanwhile Backblaze absolutely killed it with a terrific social media blitz and may have cleaned house.

 

Walking Dead meet Pokemon Go:

Called The Walking Dead: Our World, this new mobile game for iOS and Android looks to take the zombie killing fun that fans of the show love and mash it up with the augmented reality mobile gaming concept from Pokemon Go. There’s no release date just yet, but will you be lining up to slay zombies and try to survive when it hits the app stores?

 

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Speaking of AR games, you wanna be a Jedi master and have light saber duels with some of the biggest Jedi and Sith villains in the Star Wars universe?

 

A real life Dr. Frankenstein.
An Italian Neurosurgeon named Sergio Canvero is claiming that next fall in China he is going to complete a Full Body Transplant, swapping heads on real human bodies, in a procedure dubbed as HEAVEN. HEAVEN is short for Head Anastomosis Venture. This is some scary sh*t!

 

Dave started a “NO PEEK 365 Film Photography” Challenge



The Weekly Garnish

Cash By Square

Incredibly simple way to send cash instantly to anyone, anywhere.



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

Sep 05, 2017
036 Origin Stories and Rooster Pirates
01:20:40

The movie industry is in a constant state of reboots and remakes, but what are the Origin stories you actually want to see? How secure do you feel online? Have you ever tried some RetroPie? In this episode the guys tackle some news about Funko getting hacked on Twitter, some great info about how VPN’s work and then the main topic, the guys DIVE INTO their Top Five movie character Origin stories that they actually want to see!

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Weekly Riddle:
An old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?
Answer at the end of the episode!



The Funko Pop Twitter account is hacked by pirates of a specific kind.
Friday afternoon UD was browsing Twitter and saw a series of hilarious messages being posted by the Funko Twitter account. Hacked or poor taste in marketing a new product?

 

Are VPNs Only For Pirates?

Arr!  Why use a VPN?  There are many reasons and it's not just to hide some nefarious online activities.

 

VPNs We Have Used

https://windscribe.com/

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

VPN Research: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-section/

 

TouchPal Is Evil (and how I destroyed it)

A recent TouchPal update brought with it lock screen ads, banners ads, floating bubble ads that, when you try to swipe it off the screen would install software.  Three phone wipes later I figured out how to defeat it!

 

The Weekly Garnish

Jason’s first two Raspberry Pie/RetroPie videos available on our YouTube channel.

OR

Right on our website here!
Video One: Unboxing

Video Two: The Build

 

Want to set up your very own RetroPie kit? Hit the links below to grab the gear and be sure to share your experience with us right here at digitalSoup by hitting the “Contact” button up above!

Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Gaming Kid http://amzn.to/2wyhlbM

Super Tinytendo Casehttp://amzn.to/2xBA6b5



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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

Aug 29, 2017
035 Marveling at Fertility
01:19:31

Have we hit peak Marvel saturation? Is it worth watermarking your photos? Would you trust an app as your only source of contraception? The digitalSoup crew tackle all of that and so much more, including the new Essential Phone, some sad Deadpool 2 news and a new release of the original Starcraft that’s been remastered for your gaming pleasure! Stay hungry Souper Friends because the digitalSoup is on!

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Weekly Riddle:

Until I am measured I am not known, Yet how you miss me When I have flown.

Answer at the end of the episode!

 

The new ESSENTIAL PHONE
Is this new Android based phone going to be as it claims, the essential new android phone everyone must have or is it just too ambitious for its own good?

 

An app as birth control?

A smartphone app called Natural Cycles has now been certified as a medical device for contraception in Europe. How does it work, will it be certified here in the US next and most importantly, could you ever trust a smartphone app in this situation?

Photographers that use watermarks, Google says beware!
Google has shown how easy it is to remove your visible watermark from your images as well as a way to “trick” those automated systems from working correctly.

 

Deadpool 2 tragedy

Stunt-Woman dies in motorcycle accident on set.

 

Marvel movie and TV news:

With The Defenders released last friday, a new teaser for The Punisher hitting YouTube and even another trailer for Thor:Ragnarok (Yes it’s an International Trailer) are we still excited about these movies and these universes or have we hit a bit of “Peak Marvel Saturation”?  



Starcraft Remastered goes Live (and Battle.net is back)

Call your Korean buddies, Starcraft is back and looking better than ever!



The Weekly Garnish

Numark DJ2GO2

It’s the smallest full-featured DJ controller on the market. Designed to fit across a standard laptop, the DJ2GO2 is built to not take up any additional space during a performance or practice.

Last Day on Earth: Survival - Last Day on Earth is a FREE MMORPG zombie shooter survival and strategy game, where all survivors are driven by one target: stay alive and survive as long as you can in this post apocalypse game and shoot walking dead zombies.  It plays like Ark: Survival Evolved with zombies.

 

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

Aug 22, 2017
034 The Ultimate Camera Phone, Home Security, and a Slice of Pi
01:34:52

Buckle up for another information packed episode of digitalSoup as this week the guys tackle the RED Hydrogen One phone and some news from Samsung before diving into a listener question about Home Security Systems. Jason has decided to build a RetroPie box, we discuss The Munsters TV series getting a reboot, more great listener questions and even a way that you can mix your gaming and photography by editing photos in Adobe Lightroom using your Playstation or XBox controller!  

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Weekly Riddle:

Ripped from my mothers womb. Beaten and burned. I become a blood thirsty killer. What am I?

Answer at the end of the episode!

 

RED’s Hydrogen-One Phone

This is one crazy cell phone. With a planned release in 2018, it will feature a holographic display, will shoot 6K video and will allow modules to be attached to the camera to make it more like a DSLR.  Photographers and Cinematographers may be lining up, but will anyone else?

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a last minute leak

Do they have one last trick up their sleeve just weeks before launch? The pressure is on!

 

Raspberry Pi 3 & RetroPie!

In the next few months Jason will be building his first RetroPie, utilizing the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi.  He will be building it in a replica classic Nintendo chassis but hasn’t decided on which one to use … NES, SNES or N64.  

 

The Munsters...Rebooted?
It appears that yet another classic old TV series is going to get the reboot treatment, along with a change of address. The classic show followed the Munster family as they tried to fit in out in sunny California, now they’ll be trying to mesh with a more common cultural setting seen today.

 

Editing Photos in Lightroom with a PS3/PS4 Controller
With some simple software additions to your PC you can set up your gaming controller to work as a controller for editing in Adobe Lightroom. Gamer Photographers rejoice the world over!

 

VANGUARD VEO $118

 

Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head

 

The Weekly Garnish

Retro Box Raspberry Pi 3

 

Rasperry Pi 3 - PI ONLY

 

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

Aug 15, 2017
033 Skip the Cutscene special guest and our top 5 video games we want to see as movies!
01:31:54

This week on digitalSoup we have a very special guest, James from the excellent gaming podcast,  Skip the Cutscene! We look at Samsung’s giant new TV, Madden football brings a story-mode to it’s latest offering, a special surprise quiz show from Jason before the guys run down a list of their top 5 video games they’d love to see made into movies!

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Weekly Riddle:

Usually Dave strikes out hard in the riddle department!

Answer at the end of the episode!

 

Samsung’s massive new 88 inch Q9 TV now at Best Buy

Sporting an enormous screen, 4k resolution, HDR and built in Wi-Fi this TV is the perfect compliment to your new Mini NES at a great price!

 

The new Madden storymode a “Longshot”
Trying to keep the franchise fresh, a new story mode follows a player that has been away from football for 3 years and now is making one last effort to make it to the NFL. Do you want story modes in your sports games?

 

The Weekly Garnish

RAVPower FileHub Plus
For most of us, our mobile phone battery life can be an issue and there are ton of inexpensive options for portable chargers to give your phone a boost while away from home. But if you can have a portable charger that is also a effectively an external hard drive storage device with it’s own wi-fi, well that’s when things get interesting! We’ve been talking about mobile video kits on a budget a little bit and this is an accessory that, especially for iPhone users, can be a lifesaver. It effectively lets you have unlimited storage for your iPhone to backup all of the 4k video footage you’ve been shooting, allowing you to transfer your files to SD cards and keep your phone storage free! Best part, it’s only $40!

 

Go Check out James and Skip the Cutscene at the links below!


Skip the Cutscene Podbean

Skip the Custscene iTunes

 

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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

Aug 08, 2017
032 Getting Chipped, John Wick’d, i3 Licked, and Other Podcasts Ticked
01:20:18

It’s a laughter and rant filled week as Usually Dave makes people angry, the guys have some Apple issues while Jason tries out the iOS 11 beta. They tackle the John Wick series, AMD slaps down the i3 and a company called Three Square Market from Wisconsin is asking their employees to volunteer to be microchipped...that sounds like the start of a good sci-fi movie. Since it’s summer, dive right into this episode, the water is fine!

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Weekly Riddle:

Tom and his younger sister were fighting. Their mother was tired of the fighting and decided to punish them by making them stand on the same piece of newspaper in a way that they couldn’t touch each other. How did she accomplish this?

Answer at the end of the episode!

Apple accidentally leaked iPhone 8 specs
In what might be the biggest face-palm, oops, Steve Urkel “did I do that” moment by Apple since the Touch Bar leaked via nearly the same methods, they accidentally released specs for some of the fancy new features and design of the upcoming “iPhone 8” that should be announced in September.

 

AMD Releases the Ryzen 3 to the world!

Last thursday AMD released two new CPUs in their Ryzen line, the lower end Ryzen 3 1200 and the higher end Ryzen 3 1300x.  Both are four core chips without multi-threading and are less expensive (although not by much) then their Intel i3 counterparts.  Intel’s i3 does edge out both chips in single threaded applications (do those still exist) but the Ryzen 3 does best then with multi-threaded applications.  It appears AMD now offers fantastic performance at every Ryzen tier.


Microchipping employees
This news broke a week or so ago about a Wisconsin company, Three Square Market, is now asking its employees to volunteer for an RFID microchip to be implanted in their hands, between the thumb and forefinger. Would you let your employer do it?

 

The Weekly Garnish

Rode VideoMic ME
A great little microphone add-on for your mobile phone to help you capture better audio. Coming in at just $60 it’s a super affordable addition to your mobile creator game. (Stay tuned for a special “Building a mobile video kit on a budget” YouTube video over on the Dave’s YouTube page. Link will be posted on our FB page and Community Group)

 

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

Aug 01, 2017
031 Eclipsing Expectations in Minnesota
01:41:22

This week Jason, Adam and Usually Dave are setting digitalSoup history as the stars aligned and they were able to gather around a table and record face to face for the first time! Jason travelled to Minnesota and the guys dove into Facebook implementing a paywall feature and Google saying "Don't call it a comeback". They also touch on some great movie news with Pacific Rim:Uprising and Shazam, a YouTube video of Hulk being decapitated and a modified live gameshow quiz. Wrapping up with some gaming news, including the Ataribox and a discussion about photographing the upcoming Solar Eclipse, this live recording is a wild ride up north!

 

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Weekly Riddle:

If it takes six men six days to dig six holes, how long will it take one man to dig half a hole?

Answer at the end of the episode!



Facebook to allow paywalled Instant Articles this year
Prompted by large publishers complaints you may now have to start paying to read content on Facebook in some instances. Is it time to ditch facebook all together?

 

Pacific Rim: Uprising

The reader teaser trailer is out and the movie is set to release February 23rd, 2018.  Not much is known about the movie but you can go wrong with giant robots battling monsters!

 

Hulk vs Krato fight video
It’s epic and shocking!

 

Google Adds a Native Podcast Player...Finally
The app will be part of the Google App installed on most Android systems by default and will have some great features to help out the army of podcast listeners on Android!

 

Google Glass is Back
But did it ever really leave? Where is it showing up now and has it finally found a completely logical home? Just remember, digitalSoup told you so!

 

Splashtop Personal

I have now switched from LogMeIn to Splashtop personal.  Not only is it just $17 a year instead of $120 butI can connect to five computers instead of just two.

 

Shazam! will begin filming in early 2018

The boy who became Earth’s hero will tell his story with his 2019 release.

 

8Bitdo SNES30 Pro & NES30 Arcade Stick - Two new  Bluetooth controllers with classic Nintendo styling for some retro gaming (or modern) on PC, macOS, Android and Switch.

 

Ataribox Updates

Slowly updates are coming out about the mysterious Ataribox console and it seems that now it will be a mix of classic and current content. What that means is your guess.

 

Outdoor Photographer Article about photographing the eclipse


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

Jul 24, 2017
030 Super Photo Collection Beatdown!
01:13:22

It’s a bit of a photography heavy schedule this week! Your digitalSoup hosts try to figure out what to do with all of these large photo collections and some possible solutions to help you out. Plus they discuss some great options for places to check out gear before you buy it so you can make sure you are making the right choice. Of course things end up with some great superhero talk, including a recommendation on a fun YouTube channel from Batinthesun, along with a great walk down memory lane as we pull up a great series of our favorite movies from the 1980's!

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Weekly Riddle
You see a boat filled with people. You look again but this time you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why? Hint: The boat has not sunk.
Answer at the end of the show!

 


Shutterfly App

Great option for some basic printing, unlimited print orders from the app with only shipping to pay.

 

LensRentals.com & BorrowLenses.com

Want to try a lens out before going out and purchasing it or need a lens for just one specialized project, why not rent one for a week?



Batinthesun

Fun YouTube channel for superhero smackdowns and battles.

 

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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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Jul 19, 2017
029 Dear digitalSoup v2.0
01:30:50

This week the soup is really on!  The guys discuss the new Spiderman Homecoming movie and more, as well as some funny places where people pretend to sleep for Instagram fame.  The main course is another nice helping of some fresh “Dear digitalSoup”.  You asked, now deal with the answers!

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Weekly Riddle:

A mother has five boys, Marco, Tucker, Webster and Thomas. Was the fifth boys name Frank, Evan or Alex?

Answer at the end of the episode!

 

Usually Dave’s Spider-Man:Homecoming reaction video


Awesome Instagram Account

 

Camera recommendations.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

 

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Digital SLR Camera Body - WiFi Enabled

 

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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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Jul 11, 2017
028 Restaurants and Rants
01:27:14

This week the digitalSoup starts with a dash of tech news about Gennova, a little talk about a new webcam and more iPhone 8 details leaking. We build up the stock with a great story from Jason and a rant about the stupidity of people trying to make viral web content, followed by a splash of some quick tips for photographing fireworks. To really bring the flavor home we whipped up some sweet movie and tv news! Pull up a chair and get ready because the digitalSoup is on!

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Weekly Riddle:

What flies but has no wings?

Answer at the end of the episode!


Gennova, the multilingual home assistant:

Adam mentioned it a couple episodes back in regards to his wish for there to be just a single device that you could use with all of the personal home automation assistants, Siri, Alexa, Google, etc. Now a kickstarter project that appears set to ship in November may let you do just that.

 

iPhone 8 details leaked

The style is changing it appears and being the announcement is supposed to happen in September is this now fairly certain to be the final design?

 

Some quick tips for photographing fireworks

Since it’s the 4th of July holiday here in the US, we figured we’d have a BRIEF discussion about some tips to help you get the most out of your camera so you can get some amazing fireworks photos this year.

 

Netflix new Castlevania Series drops this week

Fans of the classic Castlevania series have something to do this Friday, July 7th as the all new animated Castlevania Series debuts on Netflix.

 

GTA V once again in the movie business

We saw GTA V used to make a fan remake of the classic Terminator 2 a short while back, now another short film has been made using this popular game!

 

Spider-Man Audi commercial

 

The Weekly Garnish

Mender

Being called the “Uber for Photoshop” it is a new service that flows entirely through your phone allowing to send off a photo and have things photoshopped quickly and right from your phone.

Couple asks the internet to photoshop out shirtless fat guy behind them.

James Fridman - Expert Photoshop Troll

 

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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

Jul 04, 2017
027 Oh Pooh! A Classic gaming resurgence, new Netflix options and a sprinkle of tech news.
01:16:34

This week the guys serve up some news about Netflix, who is offering choose your own adventure style programming, with a side dish of portable video card tech. The main course offering is a hearty blend of movie and classic gaming news with announcements from Sega and Nintendo. Bring your appetite because the digitalSoup is on!

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Weekly Riddle:

What goes through a door but never goes in and never comes out?

Answer at the end of the episode!

AORUS GTX 1070:

In a world of portability apparently video cards were feeling left out so meet the external video card rig from AORUS based on the GeForce GTX 1070 card.

 

Netflix Choose Your Own Adventure:

The popular streaming movie service has introduced a potentially fun new feature for an enhanced tv viewing experience by adding in the ability to make choices on where the story will go as you watch.

 

Glow: A Netflix Original

Released on June 23rd, it’s a fun look at the world of women's wrestling back in the 80’s. This is a fictionalization of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling show that aired in the hey-day of the WWE(WWF)

 

Watchmen may be coming to HBO:

In a move to possibly replace Game of Thrones which has just 2 seasons left, HBO looks to be in the process of bringing the popular comic series from Alan Moore to the small screen.

 

Goodbye Christopher Robin

The trailer for the live action Winnie the Pooh movie has dropped. Not what I expected, but looks interesting.

 

Sega Forever Collection:

Sega delivers a bunch of their classic catalog to your mobile device...for FREE.  Only caveat … they are ad supported.  You can remove ads for a one time purchase each of $1.99.

 

SNES Classic Announced
Looks like a blast to be had for just $80….if you can actually get your hands on one that is.

 

The Weekly Garnish

Q5 Ear Buds

The way cheaper but supposedly just as good alternative to the Apple Ear Pods.

Music Credit

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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/

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Jun 27, 2017
026 Atari, Ryzen and Samsung Frames a TV
01:10:57

Kicking off with our huge announcement! That’s right, digitalSoup is an official member of the GonnaGeek.com Podcast Network!  The guys then dive into some more of Jason’s PC woe’s and his plans on his next build which includes the new Ryzen SKU. Atari announces the Ataribox, a mystery machine in the making. Samsung finally releases their new Frame TV at a premium price and then the conversation stays with TV and movies including a potential John Wick TV spinoff and a “What If” discussion about movies swapping cultures. Plus move over Pokemon Go because Garfield Go is now a real thing!

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Weekly Riddle:
A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?
Answer at the end of the episode!

 

Atari is working on a new console called the Ataribox?!?!

Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat in an exclusive interview that his fabled video game company is working on a new game console.  Chesnais declined to describe a lot of details about the console. But he said it is based on PC technology. He said Atari is still working on the design and will reveal it at a later date.

 

Samsung’s Frame TV

The TV that looks like a piece of framed artwork on your wall is now available for purchase for the low price of $1999 - $2799 plus up to an additional $500 depending on how you want to customize the materials and look of the frame.

 

A John Wick TV Series in the works?
It looks like we'll be seeing the universe of John Wick, the super mysterious world of assassins, brought into a TV Series mode. While no networks have been announced just yet, it’s in development at Lionsgate and is going by the working title of “The Continental”. Keanu is not the star, but is slated for guest appearances.

 

Garfield GO!

So in a true knock off of the popular Pokemon GO Mobile game, apparently Garfield GO is a real thing. Described on their site as a “brand new augmented reality treasure hunt game, featuring everyone’s favorite lasagna-loving cat!” you can now go adventuring with Garfield. Looks to be available on both iOS and Android and available in the US, Canada and Australia.

 

 

The Weekly Garnish

98DEMAKE YouTube Channel

Ever wondered what some of your favorite modern games would have looked like on the original PlayStation? Me neither, but now that I’ve seen these I can’t help but be intrigued!

 

Pixel Peeper
New web based program that reads EXIF data for images that have been processed in Adobe Lightroom and will show you what edits were made to that image.

 

Rakka: Volume 1

 A fantastic short film on YouTube!

Credits for Music:

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

           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com

Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape

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Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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Jun 20, 2017
025 Farewell Adam West, Hello Black Panther Trailer, LogMeIn Locks Jason Out and E3 Gaming News
01:23:57

Busy week starting starting out with a big shoutout and thank you to The Naked Porch Podcast for a great review over on Apple Podcasts! Jason has a big issue with the LogMeIn service for remotely accessing PC’s and Adam has a few better alternatives to help him out. We say farewell to our original Batman, Adam West, as he passed away this last week. The Black Panther Trailer has dropped, it looks awesome but the guys still don’t know what it’s really about! Then it’s on to gaming with the XBox One X announcement and some other great gaming news coming out of the E3 2017 conference - plus a direct competitor to Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the newish game from publisher Tequila Works, called RiME.

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We travelled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly. How can that be possible?

ANSWER GIVEN AT THE END OF THE EPISODE!

 

Recommended Remote Access Options

Jason had some issues with LogMeIn…. Here are some alternatives that Adam recommended to help support your friends, family, and business.

For personal use: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/

For business: https://www.connectwise.com/software/control

 

Black Panther Trailer

In a great looking trailer, the guys are excited about this upcoming movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even though they have no real idea what it’s about.

 

Scorpio is now Xbox One X!

Launching November 7, the Xbox One X features the most powerful specs in the company's history.  These specs allow the console to run the Xbox Oquine's current library of games with faster load times, improved anisotropic filtering, and supersampling, which means the console's current games will look sharper on 1080p televisions.

 

RiME

Released on May 26th, 2017 by developer Tequila Works and publisher Grey Box & Six Foot, this looks to be a direct competitor to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However instead of being a Nintendo Switch only title, RiME is available on virtually all systems, including PC, so everyone can get their fix of some great large scale adventuring!

 

Days Gone Gameplay Trailer
Super intense zombie slaying game Jason found the trailer for a little while back and it’s now been announced as a Sony Exclusive title.

 

COOL THING OF THE WEEK
Storeo and VideoGrade for Instagram and Video editing.

 

Mophie Wireless Charging Cases:
Are they worth it? They look cool, especially with the built in magnetic mount for vehicles, but is it just another bit of marketing hype or actually useful?

 

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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/

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Jun 13, 2017
024 Apple's WWDC and AMD plus a little Arcade2TV
01:24:09

Big tech week as we discuss Alexa and Siri getting in bed with each other!  Alexa continues to work in more Apple functionality . AMD is now releasing the Ryzen and Vega graphics line in APU formats, some great news for gaming fans! Then it’s time to dive into the big news this week with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Day One news for our main topic of the show. Plus some fun discussion about Wonder Woman, Batman and DC Cinematic Universe, arcade games including the Arcade2TV and the guys share a few of their favorite apps and mobile games in honor of WWDC.

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WEEKLY RIDDLE:

A woman is sitting in her hotel room when there is a knock at the door. She opened the door to see a man whom she had never seen before. He said “oh I’m sorry, I’ve made a mistake, I thought this was my room.” He then went down the corridor and in the elevator. The woman went back into her room and phoned security. What made the woman so suspicious of the man?

ANSWER AT THE END OF THE SHOW!!

 

Alexa invades Siri’s iCloud Calendar

This marks the fifth calendar service in Alexa’s skillset now and based on comments from Amazon, iCloud calendar functionality has been one of the most requested features from Alexa customers.

 

AMD will be releasing Ryzen and Vega graphics in APU formats!

Late 2017 or early 2018 AMD will be updating their APU lineup with the Ryzen chips, code-named Raven Ridge.  These will be 4-core/8-thread processors with an integrated Vega graphics chip.  This is a first time an APU has had more than four processing units, Raven Ridge will have twice the threads of the fastest APU before it.  This is a truly powerful APU that is promising great gaming performance!

 

Usually Dave’s First Reaction video for the new Wonder Woman movie!
Be sure to hit that subscribe button over on the YouTube channel while you’re there!

 

Arcade2TV
New product from the awesome people over at X-Arcade, bringing more than 250 arcade classics to your living room tv! Check out a great review over on YouTube by GetConnected TV’s Mike Agerbo and Lindsay Smith here!

 

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Gameplay Footage

 

Get Marathon by Bungie for FREE!

 

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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

Jun 06, 2017
023 PC News, New Drones and did somebody say Quiz Show?
01:02:50

We dive into some great PC news with Intel being pushed by AMD to step up their game in the high end consumer processor market, Thunderbolt is going royalty free in an effort to boost adoption into more devices and DJI drops the all new SPARK drone to fit a more budget minded market. Plus we have our second ever Quiz Show, the music edition and an awesome dude with a ton of passion and time on his hands recreates Terminator 2 in Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V).

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WEEKLY RIDDLE:

Why did the coffee taste like mud?

ANSWER AT THE END OF THE SHOW!!

 

Massive Leak Reveals Monster 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE Processor:

Now that AMD is back in the game it is pushing Intel to innovate again and they just answered with a massive shot across Threadripper’s bows!

 

Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption

  • Barely used outside of the Apple world
  • Royalty free to help build adoption
  • Intel is going to bake Thunderbolt 3 support into its future CPUs

 

DJI Announces the new SPARK

Ultra portable drone, excellent for some but there are some sacrifices.

 

COOL FINDS OF THE WEEK
Terminator 2 recreated in GTA5:

In a crazy cool personal project one man has recreated the classic blockbuster movie, Terminator 2, using just the Grand Theft Auto 5 game. It’s a long video but very cool to see.

 

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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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May 31, 2017
022 Arking topics from TV to Tech and Alexa levels up
01:23:06

There is a ton of tech news to get to this week, from the new Windows 10 Creator Update, Microsoft trying to add holographic glasses, Raspberry Pi Linux Desktop updates and Usually Dave as he continues to explore repurposing his old PC by installing Ubuntu. Of course we are excited to talk about some awesome new TV announcements for next fall, from X-Men: The Gifted and The Inhumans to the all new space comedy drama The Orville. Don’t forget you are all invited to Jason’s private server for Ark:Survival Evolved and remember to do us a huge favor and introduce the digitalSoup Podcast to everyone you think would enjoy a little ‘Soup in their life!

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Shuttertime with Sid and Mac - If you are a photographer or are just interested in good photography conversation, Dave has been a guest on the most recent couple of episodes of this fantastic photography podcast so make sure and head over to Shuttertime and drop them a line to let say hi and let them know that digitalSoup sent you!

 

Microsoft Holographic Near-Eye Displays

Microsoft is developing holographic display glasses. Though under development, the potential uses for these are tremendous.  Actual Microsoft Research site.  (I’m not sure why ZDNET is calling it a potential smart-phone killer.  That doesn’t make sense to me. -Adam)

 

X-Men:  The Gifted debuts on Fox this fall!

Two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities, and join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive

 

The Orville
When Star Trek meets Spaceballs you get The Orville. A brand new space comedy from Seth MacFarlane set to debut on Fox this Fall. Timely release to compete directly with the new Star Trek : Discovery TV series.

 

Raspberry Pi Linux Desktop

This kit turns the Raspberry Pi into a limited buy usable Linux desktop.

 

Alexa levels up with Dish Network:

Grabbing another new partner, Alexa gets an upgrade to integrate with Dish Network. Will they add the ability to watch your Dish TV over the new Echo Show? Plus they are adding echo to echo calling VOIP for free.

COOL GADGET OF THE WEEK
Pokemon fans rejoice! This newly announced special edition Pokemon watch is on it’s way! You can order yours or a bunch of other great geeky designs at the watchmaker, Romain Jerome’s, website today!

 

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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

May 23, 2017
021 The Amazon Echo set to Show off a new trick
01:18:40

As the digital assistant wars heat up the Amazon Echo Show comes out with a brand new touchscreen feature while Microsoft’s Cortana get’s a holographic upgrade. Some big releases for XBox One and their backwards compatibility sale and the release of Injustice 2, both happening May 16th. The new Star Trek: Discovery series is winding up, tiny drone technology coming to the military and law enforcement and Jason has a special thank you and treat for all digitalSoup listeners with an invite to his own personal server on the great pc game, Ark: Survival Evolved.

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WEEKLY RIDDLE:

Feed me and it will give me life. But give me a drink and I will die. What am I?

ANSWER AT THE END OF THE EPISODE!

 

Amazon Echo Show: The digital assistant wars continue to heat up as Amazon announced the Echo Show, a new hybrid of the popular Echo device that now includes a 7” touchscreen to allow Alexa to not just give you answers, but show them to you. From watching YouTube videos, such as those done by Jason on gaming and Dave on photography, to making video calls and of course all of the standard Echo functionality this has potential to be the next direction in the war between Apple, Google and Amazon. But what about Microsoft’s Cortana? Who cares you say? Well, according to Microsoft there are more than 145 million users of their personal assistant within Windows 10, but one man has taken it to the next level. Mr. Jarem Archer has taken it upon himself to build a “holographic” version of the famous Cortana, much like we saw in the popular gaming series Halo.

 

Huge Sale on XBox One backwards compatibility games starting May 16th!: All XBox One owners get set as games will be discounted up to 75%! Full list of titles is not yet available but so far the expected sales will include Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV and Skate 3.

 

Star Trek: Discovery: While there has been no official release date set, this prequel to Star Treck: The Original Series is set to star Riann Wilson and looks to give Trek fans a brand new series to dive into. But there is a catch, being able to watch it may be tricky.

 

Creepy Lights Out video short that the feature lengthy movie was based on. Watch at your own risk because this one takes the creepy factor up to 11!

 

Tiny drones giving soldiers more visual range: The Snipe Nano Quadrotor, a pocket sized drone made by AeroVironment, is set to be added to the regular arsenal of our soldiers in the battlefield. Created to be nearly silent, they have great range and a top speed of 22mph, it’s another great tool to help keep our soldiers safe. Should also be released to our law enforcement agencies by the end of the year. Great tool or getting too close to big brother-esque spying?

 

Jason’s Ark: Survival Evolved Personal Server

Calling all Ark: Survival Evolved players, the Arkhaeologists server had just reset to zero with a fresh copy of The Volcano map! Come check out this private server with lots of great mods and multipliers. We would love to build a community of like minded nerds having fun and you might see some of us digitalSoup hosts in game! Jason is the owner of this server so you might see him off and on for sure! This is digitalSoup's gift to our listeners.

 

COOL GADGET AND SITE OF THE WEEK:

INJUSTICE 2 RELEASED: The super popular DC Comics game that allows you to battle through a cinematic storyline and finally settle the score of who would actually win in a fight between Superman and Batman is set to release May 16th and it looks epic! The good folks over at Gamespot have put together a list of all the characters included/announced so far with actual gameplay screen captures of each if you want to have a look.

Injustice 2 free in the app store to give you a little taste and hold you over if you can’t pick up the full game for your console.

 

Don’t forget, Souper Friends, if you head over to Origin Artwork you can score an extra 20% off your order by using the promo code “DIGITALSOUP” in the checkout box so be sure to take advantage of it while you can!

 

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Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/

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May 16, 2017
020 Most impactful tech from the last 20 years.
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It's a brand new week and we have another battle brewing. Windows is set to lock horns with Google in the entry level laptop space. Will the Windows 10 S be able to knock the Chromebook off of it's throne? For the main event, we want to know what technology has had the biggest impact over the last 20 years. Some of our answers may be obvious and some may be a little surprising! To wrap up the show we talk about the big year in store for fans of Stephen King. With all new trailers for The Dark Tower and It, King fans have a lot to look forward to!

We'd love to hear what has had the most impact on you, the listener, over the last 20 years as well! Use the links below to get in touch and let us know what you would add to the list!

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Chromebooks, that is so 2015!  Say hello to Windows 10 S!

Microsoft is going head to head with Google in the ultra light operating system ring.  Computers coming preloaded with Windows 10 S will start at $189!  The caveat?  It's a locked system, you can only install applications from the Windows Store, just like on iOS devices.

 

The Dark Tower Trailer has dropped:

After chatting about this upcoming movie a few episodes back, the official trailer has arrived! What do we think? Will it be a can’t miss or maybe pass type of movie?

 

NEW Extended IT trailer:

Pennywise is back and this movie is looking better and better.

 

COOL GADGET AND SITE OF THE WEEK:

First up is the new Zoom Q2n. Super capable and awesome video/audio recording device made to help musicians record live video of their performances. Looks to be a real steal at this price point as well!

Next, check out this crazy cool timelapse work from Filmmaker Jamie Scott, courtesy of the good folks over at FStoppers. A really good example of the type of dedication and work that goes into creating unique artwork!

 

Don’t forget, Souper Friends, if you head over to Origin Artwork you can score an extra 20% off your order by using the promo code “DIGITALSOUP” in the checkout box so be sure to take advantage of it while you can!

 

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 website, Facebook 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

 

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May 10, 2017
019 Siri on the Rampage and Zombie Puns a-plenty!
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Welcome back Souper Friends! As we know competition breeds innovation and we all benefit from that! This week finds Apple throwing punches at Amazon and Google, event photographers get the FriiDesigns TriLens Holder to make life easier and AMD Ryzen continues to impress. But wait, there’s more! We get into some great talk about gaming with the Analogue NT Mini, GameGuru shows us some gameplay from a couple new games and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shares a glimpse at a new movie based on the classic game, Rampage. Not to mention a ton of great zombie puns so buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride!

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Apple’s Siri speaker could be announced at WWDC in June

Apple fires back and Alexa and Google Home may have some new competition coming soon.  It’s been leaked that the new device will debut at WWDC and may share design elements with the old Mac “Trash Can”. Will Apple slap down Amazon and Google or is the war just heating up?

 

FriiDesigns TriLens Holder

As a photographer do you ever struggle with what to do with the extra lenses you have bouncing around your camera bag? You can’t leave them home because you need them while you are shooting but it can be a pain trying to find a comfortable and convenient solution to carrying them with you. With a brand new kickstarter set to end in just a couple days, Frii Designs may have the perfect solution in their new TriLens holder, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?

 

Latest AMD Ryzen chipset drivers are good news for Windows 10 64-bit users
AMD Ryzen continues to battle the mighty Intel and has continued to come out swinging with some great news for Windows 10 64-bit users. Competition is essential in any industry, but especially so within the tech world, can AMD take a significant piece of Intel’s pie?

 

Analogue NT mini

Did you miss out on the NES Classic Console? Never fear, for the low low price of just $450 you can play all of the original NES/Famicom cartridges all in glorious 1080P and a full wireless controller setup!

 

Game Guru YouTube Channel

Check out Jason’s gameplay review of Axiom Verge and subscribe to his channel while you’re there!

Dwayne Johnson Reveals New Rampage Movie Plot Details

April Fools joke at the end of April? No such thing!  “The Rock” and director Brad Peyton bring us the story of three animals injected with a serum that makes them grow uncontrollably and they try to destroy the world.  Sound familiar? No? Think back to the classic game of the same title, Rampage. How about now? Also starring Negan himself, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello and Moonlight Oscar nominee Naomie Harris, will this one be worth the wait or one to pass on?

 

Cool Site of the Day:

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HackerTyper Ever wanted to look and feel like a hardcore hacker, this site can absolutely do the trick!

Rapture-Palooza: Fun Anna Kendrick movie about the end of the world.

 

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 website, Facebook 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

May 02, 2017
018 Games, Apps and Quiz Show Facts
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It’s another big week with Utomik announcing a brand new subscription gaming service, Nintendo announcing plans for the SNES Mini and Apple removing the price tag on a few of it’s most popular apps! Then Jason has a big surprise for us as he debuts an all new game, the digitalSoup Quiz show! Can Adam and Usually Dave manage to get a single question right?! The X-Files dropped some news and then we wrap up with a great listener question about being frustrated with the video quality coming out of his DSLR camera and if there is something he can do about it or should he just use his phone?

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Utomik Subscription PC Game Service

Currently in open beta Utomik is a subscription PC game service similar to what Microsoft is doing with their X-Box One Game Pass.  The service currently has 505 games and it says they add about 30 games a month.  There are triple A titles from a few years back and a lot of “mobile” looking games.  Subscriptions are cheap (at least during beta) with a single license being $6 and a family play for $10 (allows up to four family members to log in).  Definitely a service to watch.

 

SNES Mini A Reality?

We joked about it in last week’s show, but it looks like it’s been confirmed that the NES Classic Mini : Super Nintendo Entertainment System may be scheduled for release this Christmas. Rumor? Wishful thinking? Fact? IF the SNES mini is real, what games do you want to see on it?

 

Apple has made these apps free for all Mac and iOS users

Apple has rolled out updates to three of its own apps -- iMovie, GarageBand and iWork suite (including Numbers, Keynote and Pages) -- making them free for all the iOS and macOS users.  This is great news for everyone except for those that have just purchased it! Will Apple issue refunds to make it right?

 

The X-Files Is Returning fo