Episode 081 “Ad-pocalypse and Lightsabers vs Vibranium”

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.

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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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.

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