Daily Archives: August 18, 2015

Ep. 42 – A Brush with Dinklage

Ep42BannerThis week the guys are back with another tech-filled episode! They talk about CGI nudity (all the boobs you see, are not necessarily the boobs you think you’re seeing!). They also talk about the modern installment of the classic Sierra Entertainment title King’s Quest.

And did you know that the NFL will be using RFID to track players anywhere on the field in real-time this year? You think fantasy football is overwhelming with stats now!  They’ll be able to do things like track total yardage moved by any player and separate out things like forward movement, lateral movement, and even loss of ground and show all of it as a nifty data/graphics packages with about 45-seconds notice.

Tesla has a new (likely, human-enslaving) robot arm that will automatically find your Tesla Motor’s “fuel” port, and plug itself in when you park in the garage. No word on price, but we’re guessing if you have the scratch for a Tesla, you’re probably not going to be sweating the robot too awful much!

Amazon’s Dash buttons are finally available, proving finally that it wasn’t all just an elaborate April Fool’s joke. You can get one of 18 Dash buttons that will – with a click – send a barrage of national-branded goods like toilet paper, granola, and laundry detergent right to the comfort of your home. Will they catch on? Only time will tell. The guys are skeptical, but Jacob’s girlfriend is pretty bullish on the idea!

A major Android vulnerability was found a couple of weeks ago that affects just about every Android device on the planet. To make matters worse, because of the absolutely lousy support most handset manufacturers and carriers provide, experts are estimating that only between 20% and 50% of legacy devices will ever see a patch or an update to fix the problem. Something is seriously broken with the currently model where the manufacturers and carriers seem to have the lion’s share of power in whether or not vital and critical updates and patches make it to end-users, but what’s the solution?

Jeff loves his Allsop Laptop Stand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006HO37?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

Jacob can’t find enough good things to say about the Uni-ball Jetstream RT ballpoint pen. Voted best ballpoint pen by Wirecutter! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FSZP5A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00