Glitter Bombs! Bitcoin! Silk Road! Oh, My!

This week we tackle a range of topics, from Bitcoin, The Silk Road to all of those nasty glitter bombs that have been plaguing humanity since prehistory — or at least in the past few years.
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Wearable Tech in 2015

Fresh off the heels of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we take a deep dive into some of our favorite wearable tech that is out or under development. In this episode, we talk about the Bragi earbuds, Airlegs, the FitBark, Intel’s Curie and much more. Come for the bluetooth-enabled activity sensors, stay for the droll commentary!

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New! Robots Part II — Helpers, Overlords or Us? (Digital Burrito Podcast — Ep 04)

The Digital Burrito Podcast

Robots, part II — are they our helpers, overlords or are they us? This week we go in-depth again to talk about the ever-changing world of AI and robots — and cite specific examples of robots becoming a part of everyday lives. As Steven Hawking warns, are robots going to eventually wipe out human life? How about Amazon adding 15,000 robots to their workforce? Listen for this lively discussion! Once you’ve listened, don’t forget to check out the show notes.

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Ep 03 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Indie Music, Robots, Search Engine Wars

EPISODE 03: ROBOTS, FERGUSON, INDIE MUSIC & MORE

You’re just in time for another installment of The Digital Burrito. This week’s topics: Search engine mayhem, the role of social media in Ferguson, robots and the state of indie music.

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Ep 02 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Uber, Tinder & Oculus Rift

EPISODE 02: OCULUS RIFT, ONLINE DATING SERVICES AND UBER

In this episode of Digital Burrito: A lively, candid and dare we say humorous discussion around all things related to the Oculus Rift, online dating services, the “Tinder Wars” and, of course, Uber in the news.


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Ep 01 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Tech, Gaming & Digital Media

EPISODE 01: STATE OF GAMING, FREE-TO-PLAY AND MOBILE

You are just in time for the premier podcast of Digital Burrito — a lively and candid discussion of all things related to gaming, technology and digital media. In this episode: the state of the gaming industry; freemium games; what goes into successful mobile titles and more.

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Throwback Thursday: Visions of a Robot Workforce

It’s time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

Real Fact: “47 percent of total U.S. employees have a high risk of being displaced by technology, and 19 percent have a medium risk” according to a recent article in Wired. Perhaps this vision of the year 2000 from the early 20th century isn’t too far off.

Throwback Thursday Visions of a Robot Workforce

Visions of a Robot Workforce (France in 2000)

From the fabulous Public Domain Review:

Top 10 Songs the #NSA Listens to When They’re Spying on U.S. Citizens

NSA HQ in Ft. Mead Maryland, with musical embellishment

NSA Headquarters in Maryland. An unidentified NSA insider says: “Spying can be so boring! I find music helps me be a better spy.”

Are you incredibly jaded by the steady erosion of the right to privacy? No longer reeling from the bombshell news that NSA has been vigorously mining data from the biggest tech firms in the United States — including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft — in order to spy on its citizens?

Have you ever stopped to think how labor-intensive all of this spying is on the nation’s top spymasters?

The Definitive NSA Songs for Spying Playlist

Anyone who has ever caught an episode of “Homeland” knows that spying can be tedious business. Even though most spying of this type is handled by computers and algorithms both, mass and targeted surveillance still needs that human touch.

I have it on good authority that the nation’s top spymasters wile away the time by listening to these 10 songs. 

Throwback Thursday: TV Glasses from 1963, The First Google Glass?

It’s time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

“The Daily Show” Mocks Google Glass Explorers [VIDEO]

Drawing from Bill Gates Anti Google Glass Patent

Jason Jones of The Daily Show put together this incredibly humorous piece on Google Glass Explorers — done up in typically biting mockumentary fashion. In the piece, Jones is interviewing a panel of “Explorers” who were confronted by anti-Glass people in various places, including San Francisco and New York. Many of the interview participants I recognized from previous stories on how Glass wearers have become social pariahs in many circles.

#SochiProblems at the Winter Olympics: The Bob Costas Pink Eye Edition

The 2014 Winter Olympics will go down in history as one of the funniest. Snarky comments from Western journalists, athletes, tourists and far-away bloggers alike can’t stop going on about the deplorable conditions of the Sochi hotels, including rumors that one too many photo of a shirtless Putin abound as decoration of choice for said accommodations. On top of this, signage that best lost in translation and a slew of technical problems make armchair quarterbacking this shindig deliciously funny.

Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics [Exclusive]

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Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics

Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics — you know you want them! So here’s a little deck I created which sums up the state of the video game, smartphone and internet marketplace.

This deck contains global data from all around the world. References are cited on the slides or in the notes. Enjoy!

 

Here’s a Preview of What’s Covered in This Deck on Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics:

  • Video Game Usage and Data for the United States