Episode 49: Cloud Storage & Services – Are your secrets safe?

Most of us have a little something up in “The Cloud”. Whether it is some files in one of the numerous online storage services – Dropbox, OneDrive(SkyDrive), or Google Drive – or whether it is email. Most of us rely on these services, and with so much trust being placed into them we have to ask ourselves, are they secure, are they respecting my privacy? In this week’s episode we are...

Episode 48: Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift

Its safe to say everyone was shocked when it was announced that Facebook was purchasing the VR hardware company Oculus Rift. ┬áThe collective “What?” was heard across the vastness of the Internet. We’ve done quite a bit of coverage of the Oculus Rift over the past year and felt that we couldn’t let this opportunity pass us on discussing the whys of this acquisition and what possibilities lie...

Episode 47: Society’s Acceptance of Video Games

Throughout the 90′s and early 2000′s video games were vilified by the media. Typically this would happen following tragic events involving teenagers or young adults. Conversely though, over the past couple of years we’ve seen a reversal of this attitude towards video games. In this week’s episode we go over, what we believe to be, the reasons for these changes and society’s seemingly...

Episode 46: Bitcoin Redux

So much has happened in the last 2 weeks that we had to do a second podcast about the current developments in the world of Bitcoin. Possibly – but most likely not – Satoshi Nakamoto was found by Newsweek, MtGox declared bankruptcy in Japan, and ┬ámultiple Bitcoin banks/exchanges were hacked and raided. This brings up the very valid question, are Bitcoins viable as a currency? What can be done to create...

Episode 45: Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

Google, Comcast, and Facebook. What do they all have in common? In the past 6 month’s they’ve all been involved in acquiring other companies or are currently in the process of those acquisitions. In this episode we will be talking about the merits of these acquisitions and how we feel they will affect the technology sectors as well as how they will affect us, the consumers. Some of the mergers that have...

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