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Episode 042 “It’s a Twansformah”

Could there be life on Mars? Is the iPhone 8 set to take Samsung’s battery issue title? It’s a fast moving week covering a lot of ground including some pretty bold claims from Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, some expensive boneheaded moves with domain names and news from the Google Pixel 2 event. Don’t worry, no digitalSoup episode would be complete without some great laughs and discussion around movies, this week it’s Harrison Ford in the news.  We even take a walk down memory lane and look at some tech that flopped hard but may have just been ahead of it’s time! What are you waiting for, dig in!

Weekly Riddle:

White Bird, featherless, flyin’ out o’ paradise, flyin’ over sea and land, dyin’ in my hand. What is it?

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There be water on Mars!
With the recent discovery that there is more ice/water on Mars than originally thought, will this make future Mars missions a bit easier since they may have a water source there instead of bringing their own? Does that mean there can be life on Mars and does this make things easier for Elon Musk and his SpaceX program as they still plan to send humans to Mars in 7 years?

iPhone 8 Plus splitting open from charging
A real concern or is this a random occurrence? Will these reported battery issues take the heat off of Samsung and their flaming batteries and put it squarely on Apple?

Adobe Announces Elements 2018
Looks like they are bringing in some interesting upgrades to the Photoshop Elements line, but is it worth the money when you can get the Photography CC bundle from Adobe for $10/month?

How forgetting to renew a domain name cost 3 million dollars
A Utah based telco company neglected to renew its domain name in 2016 resulting in a complete outage of relay services to deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled people.  As a result, the FCC fined them $3,000,000.  Oops.  Here are some of the biggest domain expirations in history! Also, does anyone have $2600 so Jason can get his old domain,, back?

News from the Google Event
From the Pixel 2 to the new voice for the home assistant, this was a very hyped event from Google. Did they fall flat or is the excitement worth it regarding the announcements? Plus, Walmart screwed it all up by leaking the Google Home Mini and possibly the new Pixel phone on it’s website a day early!

Tech that flopped but was really ahead of it’s time
This fun article from reminds us that not all tech that flops when it hits the marketplace is bad, it may just be ahead of it’s time!

Harrison Ford Movies – Ranked!
With Blade Runner 2049 hitting theaters now, we chat about some of our favorite Harrison Ford movies of all time and maybe some that we didn’t like! Also, have you seen the movie still image from a scene in which Harrison Ford accidentally punches Ryan Gosling for real on set?! SO FUNNY!


The Weekly Garnish

Stranger Things: The Game
With Season Two of Stranger Things ready to drop at the end of October, a brand new game has dropped for free on the App Store and Google Play store FOR FREE. It’s a throwback to the 80’s action adventure games and as of now they have no Freemium or microtransactions so go enjoy it! Plus they are teasing a mysterious update on the release date of Season Two hitting Netflix!


Music Credit

Intro Background Music: The Run by Kai Engel. licensed under an Attribution License.

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