Tech Hangout #45 – EA Games drops the ball!

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Hal Sherman
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs

(http://www.macworld.com/article/2110160/ea-games-site-hacked-to-steal-apple-ids.html()

Sim City back offline

(http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/18/ea-simcity-offline-mode/)

Return of the iPad 4

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-introduces-8gb-iphone-5c-reintroduces-4th-gen-ipad/

iPhone 6 “specs” “Leaked”

(http://lph0ne.blogspot.com/2014/03/leaked-iphone-6-specifications-ultra.html)

Why NOT to use AirBNB

(http://gawker.com/man-unwittingly-rents-out-apartment-on-airbnb-for-xxx-1544961941)

Picks

  • Andrew: Planescape Torment
    (http://www.amazon.com/Planescape-Torment-PC/dp/B00002EPZ2)
    (http://www.gog.com/game/planescape_torment)
  • Hal: House of Cards Season 2
  • Patrice: The 100
  • Paul: his old Mac mini
  • Rick: Asus MeMO Pad FHD
  • Ben: Nexus 7 (2013)

Tech Hangout #32 – Blue lights and stupid games

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Eric Schuetz
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza

Xbox One Launches Friday, can’t play games out of the box

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080750/xbox-one-day-one-patch-required-to-play-games

Sony sells 1 million PS4s at launch

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ps4-one-million-sold-in-most-successful-sony-console-launch-ever-8946502.html

The Launch titles kinda suck.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/11/14/ps4-has-a-games-problem/

Sony will let others have digital Playstation Stores

http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/12/sony-amazon-playstation-network-store/?ncid=rss_truncated

Blue light of Death for PS4

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-serious-are-the-ps4-s-blue-light-of-death-and-broken-hardware-reports/1100-6416222/

LGs Smart TVs track what you’re watching

http://t.co/j3g4RLY640

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems is easily Microsofts best browser

http://www.geek.com/review/ie11-release-preview-for-windows-7-proves-its-microsofts-best-browser-yet-1571246/

Picks

Tech Hangout #27 – Senior Skip Day

Introduction

  • Andrew ‘Monti’ Rouch
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour

Nexus/ Kit Kat event? Ha!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_Skip_Day

Apple Hires new Retail Chief

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/15/burberry-ceo-angela-ahrendts-to-join-apple-as-senior-vp-of-retai/

Windows phone update lays groundwork for phablets

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/14/4836394/windows-phone-8-update-3-features-screenshots-release-date

And speaking of Phablets…

http://geekbeat.tv/htc-announced-the-giant-one-max-phone-with-fingerprint-scanner/

T-Mobile Drops old plans

http://geekbeat.tv/us-cellular-introduces-shared-data-plans-while-att-and-t-mobile-drop-plans/

Ingress on iOS

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/13/googles-ingress-coming-to-ios-in-2014/

Functioning Apple I for sale

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/15/functioning-apple-i-with-original-packaging-could-sell-for-500k

Sharp 4k touchscreen

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/sharp-32-4k-touch-display-will-be-os-x-compatible/

Highway to Tech

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/03/british-highway-smart-road-internet-connected/

Picks

Tech Hangout #18 – Cars, trains and trash cans

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Kelly Guimont
  • Patrice Brend’amour (Host)
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza

Ford Planning to sell an F-150 that runs on Compressed Natural Gas in 2014.

http://www.bidurenergy.com/news-events/ford-motor-company-plans-to-offer-natural-gas-engine-option-in-f-150

Trash cans tracking Smartphone users

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/08/13/trash-cans-tracking-iphone-data-in-london/

Smartphones in the car

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/08/13/audi-releases-interactive-augmented-reality-manual-for-drivers/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/102556613443359275279/posts/S8NAVkuncbe

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/12/elon-musk-hyperloop/

Picks of the Week

Tech Hangout #13 – App Stores and Robots

Introduction

  • Benjamin Roethig (Host)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul ‘Harumph’ Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Melissa ‘TheMacMommy’ Davis

Addendum: Android Jellybean surpasses Gingerbread

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/08/android-jelly-bean-usage-surpasses-gingerbread/

App Store trademark war over

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/09/apple-and-amazon-settle-app-store-dispute/

5th Anniversary of the Apple App Store

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/08/apple-takes-popular-ios-apps-free-as-app-store-5th-anniversary-approaches
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/07/08/apple-celebrates-5-years-of-the-app-store/

SprintBankWire. Its all over. Thank you God!

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/07/09/sprint-completes-its-acquisition-of-clearwire/

Pacific Rim

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/8/4501378/pacific-rim-review
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pacific_rim_2013/

Bionic eyes

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/07/a-bionic-eye-renders-the-world-in-6×9-resolution-for-the-blind/

Picks of the week

Intellivision

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intellivision_games

Public Service Announcement: Alpha, Beta, and developer preview.

http://bugreport.apple.com

Tech Hangout #11 – Platform talk

Introduction

  • Ricardo Garza (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour (Twitter: @casual_kitchen)
  • Ben Roethig (Zombie Representative)
  • Andrew Rouch

Fragmentation: iOS 7 and Android

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/21/apple-ios-fragmentation-what-ios-fragmentation/

Windows 8/8.1

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/06/01/june-will-be-the-last-month-in-which-windows-vista-has-more-market-share-than-windows-8/

http://www.zdnet.com/new-usage-stats-show-windows-holding-steady-as-pc-sales-drop-7000016211/

http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-continues-to-fail-7000016222/

Microsoft bringing its games to mobile devices

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-microsoft-games-idUSBRE95N16J20130624

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_published_by_Microsoft_Studios

http://xlengine.com/