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38 minutes | Jun 25, 2015
The Geekcast #418 – Caseen Gaines Interview
On today's show we interview Caseen Gains, the author of "We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back To The Future Trilogy." We geek out, pose trivia and have an awesome time. The book is available everywhere. Learn more at www.caseengaines.com.
51 minutes | May 20, 2015
The Geekcast #417 – We Delve Into Selfie Sticks
News Google's standalone Photos service is reportedly almost here For some time now, Google has been working to split off its terrific photo backup and enhancement service from the rest Google+, and it sounds like the fully standalone version of Google Photos is nearly ready. Bloomberg is reporting that the company is making final preparations to unveil the new product, and the upcoming I/O conference keynote seems like a perfect venue for the big reveal. The existing photo service has long been one of Google+'s biggest draws. It allows for unlimited photo uploads (so long as you don't mind a max width of 2048 pixels) and can automatically apply effects to your shots or turn a sequence of them into a GIF without any effort on your part. Like similar services from Flickr and Amazon, Google also offers free backup of your smartphone's camera roll. And since it's finally being divorced from Google+, the revised Photos service will allow for easier posting of your images directly to Facebook and Twitter, according to the report. Google's Sundar Pichai all but confirmed the plan to liberate Photos back in February, and it's likely he'll have far more to say on the subject when Google's I/O presentation kicks off on May 28th at 12:30PM ET. http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/19/8625917/googles-standalone-photos-service-is-reportedly-almost-here Lightning Dock for your iPhone, oh yeah? http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/19/apple-now-sells-a-lightning-dock-for-your-iphone/#.hvm2gg:VmkU Geek this Week Aaron - Storium fun with ending a game. Magic helping me with vinyl shopping on Friday. Gozer - Mad Max review Review: MPow iSnap X Selfie-Stick + giveaway! On the radar Gozer - selling my PS Vita, game fire sale: SF Alpha 3, Terreria, Walking Dead Season 1 Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 releases planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging
52 minutes | May 6, 2015
The Geekcast #416 – Armor Fit iPhone Case Review
News IMEO TEAMS UP WITH HASBRO STUDIOS TO BRING COMPLETE HASBRO CLASSIC COLLECTION TO VIMEO ON DEMAND Vimeo today announced a collaboration with Hasbro Studios to offer digital collections of classic animation series from the Hasbro Classic Collection, including fan favorites Transformers: Generation 1 and Jem – both available now on Vimeo On Demand. Fans of the beloved franchises have the option to buy individual episodes for $2.99, rent for 24-hours for $.99, or purchase the entire series for $40. Additionally, the collaboration will bring hundreds of episodes across 13 Hasbro Studios franchises to Vimeo On Demand through 2015. For the first time, fans of popular animation series like Jem, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Transformers can now own every episode in one organized collection on Vimeo to watch anytime across any device. Hasbro Studios titles coming to Vimeo On Demand include: Jem and the Holograms: The Transformers (Generation One): G.I. Joe: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Transformers: Rescue Bots: Transformers: Prime: Transformers: Robots in Disguise: G.I. Joe: Renegades: Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters: Littlest Pet Shop: Pound Puppies The Adventures of Chuck & Friends B-Daman Crossfire Geek this Week Aaron - Thumbtack app for iPhone, Magic SMS service, Parallels. Gozer - Avengers: Age of Ultron Review: Armor Fit iPhone 6 case On the radar Gozer - man cave Aaron - Pebble Time shipping soon Listener Feedback & Items of Note: Hey Guys! Just back from a Games Music Festival in Dublin called iDig Music Festival. At the event I got the chance to meet composers like Christopher Tin, Eimear Noone, Russell Brower, Tommy Tallarico & many more. Me & my wife got to try out some new games from Irish Developers including: Little Acre Guild of Dungeoneering Darkside Detective On the last night we got to see Video Games Live! 120 piece Symphony playing everything from Mario & Tetris to Final Fantasy! A really great experience & any Irish listeners should check it out next year! Love the show -Barry Cork, Ireland Hi guys, I can see life is getting the better of you -- congrats to Gozer on the addition. Looking forward to one myself in the fall. So I've been up to a few neat things of late. I finished my long dreamed of project to make my electrical panel smart, I won't get into here -- it's on my blog: http://www
40 minutes | Apr 23, 2015
The Geekcast #415 – MadCatz TE Arcade Fight Sticks Review
News Geek this Week Aaron - Silicon Valley Gozer - Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Ant Man & Jurassic World Trailers. Fuckin’ Daredevil on netflix Review: Mortal Kombat X & MadCatz TE 2 Arcade Fight Sticks On the radar Gozer - Avengers: Age of Ultron Aaron - New Offspring vinyl shipping soon Listener Feedback & Items of Note: We’ve made our Patreon perks even better by lowering the level to get them. Want to help out the show? Like us on Facebook or click through our sponsor ads on our site. Sponsors: Dashlane: Forget forgetting your passwords. Sign up for Dashlane today. Hostgator: Host unlimited websites for just $7.95 per month.
57 minutes | Apr 8, 2015
The Geekcast #414 – Dropcam Review
News CBS' internet TV service is now available on Roku CBS's internet TV service is arriving on Roku today. For $5.99 a month, Roku owners will be able to subscribe to CBS All Access, which gives subscribers streams of many current and past CBS TV series and allows viewers to actually watch CBS as it's live on the air, so long as they're within certain areas. It's the exact service that people who want to ditch cable are looking for, making this an important grab for Roku. Though All Access has already been available on the web and through iOS and Android apps, the addition makes Roku — which already has a huge number of online channels — an even more compelling option for those looking for a device that'll let them cancel cable. For now, CBS All Access' killer feature — the ability to watch CBS as it's airing live — is only available in 14 markets. That includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore. CBS says that more locations are coming "soon," but it doesn't mention where or exactly when. Notably, those live streams do not include NFL games, though other sports content is available. CBS does mention that you can expect to see All Access on more platforms very soon. "The launch of the CBS All Access channel marks the first of many connected device platforms we’ll be bringing this service to in the coming months," Marc DeBevoise, a CBS Interactive exec, says in a statement. One would expect the Apple TV to be among those, but Apple has exclusives of its own for now: for the next three months, it's the only streaming box that's going to have HBO Now. There's a good chance that'll be more of a sales hook that CBS. http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/7/8364265/cbs-all-access-roku-launch Geek this Week Aaron - Sliders rewatch.Ditty app. Gozer - Attack on Titan, Facebook & Dreamcast, av to vga to hdmi into my receiver & Advanced Warfare DLC pack 2 Ascendence. Exo Zombies Infection, Review: Baby / Video Monitors Dropcam Pro https://www.dropcam.com/store?gclid=Cj0KEQjwgI6pBRDak6aRovWNqLsBEiQA8zZSLo5W2qH7DpmhWX3bBxq4DdGfzbT_rTobi1OZP20SC48aAvYw8P8HAQ VS. Motorola 7" Large Screen Video Baby Monitor Mbp867 http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Large-Screen-Monitor-Mbp867/dp/B00UGVRI7Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428453132&sr=8-2&keywords=motorola+7%22+baby+monitor On the radar Goze
20 minutes | Apr 1, 2015
The Geekcast #413 – Filters for iPhone Review
Amazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product ordering The company is rolling out new hardware today called the Dash button that promises to solve these scenarios. It’s a small physical button that you can stick wherever, and press when you want to order more of something. Need more diapers? Hit the diaper button. Need more toilet paper? Just hit the toilet paper button. Find yourself running low on mac and cheese, razor blades, Gatorade, or laundry detergent? There is now a button for each one of those things. The future where you can just be lazy. it’s a much smaller Wi-Fi-enabled button that will instantly order a predetermined product within seconds of pressing it. Amazon already has your credit card information on file, and knows what size and quantity you want, so two days later, that product shows up at your house. A little multi-colored LED on the front of it will blink after you press it, then turn green to let you know it worked. Dash buttons can be stuck just about anywhere with an adhesive strip that’s on the back, though they are not magnetic. Amazon also gives you a small bumper that can go around it and allow it to be hung up on hooks or on strings. Some smarts have been included in its programming, so that if you or someone else hits the button more than once, it won't reorder until that same product has been delivered to your house. You can also turn this feature off — at your own peril — in Amazon’s mobile phone app. Amazon is launching the Dash buttons with 18 different partners today, and they’re free if you’re a Prime Member. You don’t get to use it on just any product on Amazon.com though. Each button is tied to a brand, or to be more specific, a product from a brand. You can, for instance, get a button for diapers, but it’s only for Huggies. If you’re a Pampers person, you’ll still have to order the old-fashioned way. http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/31/8316775/amazon-dash-buttons-turn-homes-into-shopping-carts Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks Google announces new Chromebook laptops and an intriguing new device called the Chromebit that pushes Google's operating system without trying to sell you a laptop. Google's mobile operating system may be the most popular software in the world for powering phones and tablets. But Google is also making a push for its other operating system, Chrome OS, which mostly powers laptop and desktop computers. Cons
64 minutes | Mar 18, 2015
The Geekcast #412 – Rhino Shield Crash Guard Review
News Nintendo Bringing Mario and Other Games to Smartphones and Tablets Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Japanese mobile game maker DeNA to jointly develop games for smartphones, tablets and PCs, meaning that ne...
64 minutes | Mar 13, 2015
The Geekcast #411 – Meerkat To The Future
News Apple Hotness Watch & Macbook Geek this Week Aaron - Meerkat, Rhino Shield Crash Guard Gozer - Evolve & Bat in the Sun Batman vs. Darth Vader alternate ending & Jaboody Dubs How to: Transfer files between two macs via lightning bridge On the radar Gozer - Ghostbusters http://deadline.com/2015/03/ghostbusters-channing-tatum-joe-and-anthony-russo-drew-pearce-ivan-reitman-dan-aykroyd-1201388917/ A Diamond Select Toys Release! Nobody steps on a church in our town! DST has taken their popular 11-inch bank of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, put it on a large stick and held it over a roaring fire to create this scorched, battle-damaged edition! With a coin slot in the back and a removable head that hides an access door, this bank is a mouth-watering addition to any Ghostbusters collection! Sculpted by Bill Mancuso! (Item #MAY142237, SRP: $29.99) http://diamondselecttoys.com/ghostbusters-toasted-stay-puft-marshmallow-man-bank Aaron - Outatime BTTF Kickstarter Listener Feedback & Items of Note: We’ve made our Patreon perks even better by lowering the level to get them. Want to help out the show? Like us on Facebook or click through our sponsor ads on our site. Sponsors: Dashlane: Forget forgetting your passwords. Sign up for Dashlane today. Hostgator: Host unlimited websites for just $7.95 per month.
55 minutes | Mar 5, 2015
The Geekcast #410 – Pineapple Upside Dump Podcast
News SanDisk Announces 128GB iXpand Flash Drive and Updated Sync App With Touch ID This week at mobile-focused technology show Mobile World Congress, SanDisk plans to announce a several updates to its line of iXpand Flash Drives and co...
61 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
The Geekcast #409 – Save It For The Show
News Pebble Time Smashes Through $6.5M On Kickstarter In Half A Day Early this morning, we noted that the Pebble Time — Pebble’s new color e-ink smartwatch — had smashed through its $500,000 goal in an absolutely preposterous seventeen minutes. We don’t generally do play-by-play updates on Kickstarter campaigns, but this one is a bit too crazy not to note. The Pebble train just won’t stop. Nine hours after the launch of the campaign, Kickstarter is still vacuuming up cash at an absurd rate. It now sits at $6.5 million, earning it a spot in the Top 5 most funded projects to ever hit the site. The only projects that have pulled in more? The Ouya console ($8.5M), The Oatmeal’s Exploding Kittens card game ($8.7M), the original Pebble ($10.2M), and the Coolest cooler ($13.2M). All of those had a month-plus to earn their totals; the Pebble Time has joined their ranks in half a day. Pebble’s repeated success on the platform has started something of a debate, with some arguing that they’re too successful to turn to a crowdfunding site. “It’d be like watching Bill Gates, Mark Cuban and Warren Buffett panhandling on the streets of Seattle”, writes Daniel Cooper on Engadget. http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/24/pebble-smashes-through-6-5m-on-kickstarter-in-half-a-day/ Microsoft came remarkably close to predicting all 24 Oscar winners Cortana isn't the only part of Microsoft that's interested in predicting the future. David Rothschild, an economist with the company's New York research lab, was behind the team that successfully guessed six of last night's biggest Oscar winners, including the awards for best film, director, actor and actress. In fact, across all 24 categories they only slipped up on four -- original screenplay, original score, animated feature and film editing. http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/23/microsoft-oscar-predictions/ Geek this Week Aaron - AppIt! StoriumArc. More Storium games. Gozer - Funko Reaction figures http://www.toywiz.com/reaction.html On the radar Gozer - Amazon Echo Aaron - Rhino Shield iPhone Case Listener Feedback & Items of Note: We’ve made our Patreon perks even better by lowering the level to get them. Want to help out the show? Like us on Facebook or click through our sponsor ads on our site. Sponsors: Dashlane: Forget forgetting your passwords. Sign up for Dashlane today. Hostgator: Host unlimited websites for just $7.95 p
65 minutes | Feb 18, 2015
The Geekcast #408 – We Review… Something
News AT&T announces it will match Google Fiber's price and speed in Kansas City At midnight this past Sunday, AT&T announced it would be bringing its Gigapower internet service to Kansas City, offering to match exactly the price and speed offered by Google Fiber. For $70 per month, customers can get connectivity of 1 gigabit per second, and for $120 they get a basic TV package as well. The rollout highlights how increasing competition is benefitting consumers. After the arrival of Google Fiber, the dominant player in Kansas City, Time Warner, has tripled its speeds without raising prices. http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/17/8050935/att-google-fiber-kansas-city-gigapower-internet-price-match Report: Apple has “several hundred” staffers building an electric car On Friday, recent rumors about an Apple-branded automobile exploded with allegations that a staff of "several hundred" employees was working on an electric car inside of Apple headquarters. The Wall Street Journal's report cited "people familiar with the matter" in describing a project named "Titan," and while the report acknowledged the possibility that such a car might never see release, or at least take years to launch, its sources claimed that the specific people put onto the Titan project—including former Ford engineer and current Apple product design vice president Steve Zadesky—were a sign that "the company was serious." The report also noted that Apple recently hired former Ford designer Marc Newson; if Apple is indeed building a car, then Newson's hire starts making even more sense. In addition to his watch design efforts, Newson designed the stunning 021C concept car for Ford. To further cement its assertion, the WSJ report claimed that Apple executives have held meetings with "contract manufacturers for high-end cars." http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/02/report-apple-has-several-hundred-staffers-building-an-electric-car/ Geek this Week Aaron - Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver, Guardians of the Galaxy, BACK TO THE FUTURE MONOPOLY, SUMMER 2015, $39.99 Gozer - Kingsman: Secret Service, SNL 40th Anniversary & App Review: Yamaha RX-V477 - 575W 5.1-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver - -ethernet - 6 HDMI inputs ( labeling inputs ) - 1 USB - airplay - 4K & 3D pass through - volume display on screen - Xbox remote compatible with receiver, volume and mute - Extra bass function - inte
72 minutes | Feb 11, 2015
The Geekcast #407 – Amazon Echo Review
News Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios Into The Amazing World Of Spider-Man (Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man. Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films. Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films. The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel's world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU. Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: "Spider-Man is one of Marvel's great characters, beloved around the world. We're thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.""We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. "This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.""Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker's story into the future," added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony
68 minutes | Feb 5, 2015
The Geekcast #406 – The Future
The Geekcast is Back!! Geek this week, news & on my radar News News: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced this morning that he will invoke Title II and reclassify consumer broadband access as a telecommunications service, somethin...
71 minutes | Nov 26, 2014
The Geekcast #405 – Form Blazing Sword!
On today's show we welcome Marc Morrell from Let's Voltron, the official Voltron podcast. Join us as we geek out about everyone's favorite 80's robot. Also, a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating. As always, we have our annual special after the show.
55 minutes | Nov 20, 2014
The Geekcast #404 – Podcast Not Found
News: Firefox dumps Google for search, signs on with Yahoo Google's 10-year run as Firefox's default search engine in the US is over. Yahoo wants more search traffic, and a deal with Mozilla will bring it. In a major departure for both Moz...
65 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
The Geekcast #403 – Chromecast Grows Up
News: Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility President Obama has come out in support of reclassifying internet service as a utility, a move that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to enforce more robust regulations and protect net neutrality. "To put these protections in place, I'm asking the FCC to reclassifying internet service under Title II of a law known as the Telecommunications Act," Obama says in a statement this morning. "In plain English, I'm asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life." There's been a growing battle around protecting net neutrality — the principle that all internet traffic, no matter what it is or where it comes from, should be treated equally — ever since the FCC's original protections were struck down in court earlier this year. Those protections were able to be struck down because the commission didn't make the rules in a way that it actually had authority over, so it's been trying to create new rules that it will definitely be able to enforce. It hasn't chosen to use Title II so far, but net neutrality advocates, now including President Obama, have been pushing for its use. Regulating internet service under Title II would mean reclassifying it as a utility, like water. This means that internet providers would just be pumping internet back and forth through pipes and not actually making any decisions about where the internet goes. For the most part, that's a controversial idea in the eyes of service providers alone. It means that they're losing some control over what they sell, and that they can't favor certain services to benefit their own business. Instead, providers would be stuck allowing consumers to use the internet as they want to, using whatever services they like without any penalty. If that sounds pretty great, it's because that's basically how the internet has worked up until now. http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/10/7185933/fcc-should-reclassify-internet-as-utility-obama-says Chromecast adds Showtime Anytime, Starz and new party games A few key TV apps are adding support for the Chromecast TV dongle, including Showtime Anytime and Starz, as well as casual games like Wheel of Fortune and Just Dance Now. Chromecast is closing the "app gap" with Roku and Apple TV. Today Google announced a key update that allows a major app to work with the $35 streaming dongle: S
44 minutes | Nov 5, 2014
The Geekcast #402 – Tom Kalinske Interview
Today on the show we welcome former Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske. Tom is the main subject of the book Console Wars by Blake Harris. Join us as we completely geek out about Sega, the Genesis, and all those damn AC adaptors when using the Sega CD and 32X.
33 minutes | Oct 30, 2014
The Geekcast #401 – Ghost Stories
It's Halloween time and we're changing it up this week. Join Aaron and Gozer as they recount their ghost adventures and celebrate this spooky time of the year.
58 minutes | Oct 23, 2014
The Geekcast #400 – New York Comic Con 2014 Coverage (Day 2)
Our second of two episodes covering NYCC 2014. Today we speak to * who were all panelists for the Voltron 30th Anniversary celebration panel. In addition we're delighted to also interview authors Cory Doctorow (In Real Life) and John Scalzi (Lock In).
63 minutes | Oct 16, 2014
The Geekcast #399 – New York Comic Con 2014 Coverage (Day 1)
We're back with our annual coverage of NYCC 2014. We have so many interviews that we had to split the podcast into two episodes! Today we speak to Brett Elston from Capcom, Zach Oat from Diamond Select Toys, and Hero Ventures founder Doug Schaer who's partnered with Marvel for their new Marvel Experience.
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