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October 18, 2019
The Adam & Usually Dave kitchen is open for business!  The guys discuss how you will be able to check Facebook once civilization ends.  Then they examine the problems going on over at Atari. And what’s this … a Souper Review of Lethal Weapon? Ahhhhh yeah! ----more---- ”Collapse OS” Coming Soon To The Walking Dead n a post-apocalyptic future, Collapse OS is a new open source operating system built specifically for use during humanity's darkest days. Collapse OS will work with Z80 8-bit microprocessors which can be found in desktop computers, cash registers, musical instruments, graphing calculators, and everything in between. The Future Is Looking Grim For Atari VCS. The Register reported last Tuesday that the Atari system architect Rob Wyatt quit the project on Oct. 4, stating that Atari hadn't paid invoices to his design firm for more than six months! Souper Review - Lethal Weapon It’s Memory-Minute Time! Favorite movie from the year we graduated: 90/96/97   Next week: books digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:   Adam:  Usually Dave:  Geek Off: On Hiatus How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
October 11, 2019
Just like Jason sleeping through the recording and not showing up, people are Irate about the new Joker film! Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to the PC and is The Glenlivet Whiskey out of their Tide Pod loving minds?! ----more---- Movie Goers Are Walking Out Of “Joker” Because It’s Too Distubing! Even though “Joker” has the biggest October opening ever raking in $93.5 million domestically, $234 million worldwide, a lot of theaters reported movie goers leaving early because it was too dark and disturbing.  Have these reports drawn even more people to the theater? Finally Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming To PC, And It’s Dropping Next Month! The long-anticipated PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to PC on November 5th. As expected, the new platform will mean graphical and technical improvements,  Pre-order on Rockstar’s new game launcher by October 22nd will receive some bonuses in the form of two free classic Rockstar games, including GTA III, Vice City, and Max Payne 3.   The Glenlivet Whiskey Pod It appears that high end whiskey creators, The Glenlivet, are taking a page from the Tide Pod craze a few years ago with their new collection of what they are calling Cocktail Capsules.  Yes, they are real.    Kitboga - Streamer who pranks scammers digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  Alarmy -  iOS Adam: DayCount - iOS Usually Dave: Mixer - Android, iOS   Geek Off: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
October 4, 2019
Soups on with another great episode! We do some legal talk with the Joycon Drift class action lawsuit followed by some massive thread counts for AMD.  We discuss Spider-Mans return to the MCU and finish up with a whole lotta plugging for Adam & Usually Dave’s side project! Oh and the return of a little something we like to call Souper Fights! ----more---- The Switch Lite Also Has Joycon Drift! After only one week on the market the new Switch Lite has been added to the class action lawsuit again Nintendo for Joycon drift.  Joycon drift is where the analog stick registers slight movement even when not being touched. As you can imagine this plays havoc with gaming. Usually Dave’s “Where have all the B-Movies Gone” article on Medium That’s right, you needed more Usually Dave in your life and now you can follow him writing on Medium.com! This article is a long form essay about the demise and disappearance of the non Blockbuster movie brands.  YESTERDAY’S SCI-FI Adam’s new podcast bringing the best sci-fi stories to you in beautiful audiobook form each week! Two Threads Per Core?   “Hold my beer” said Zen 3! Rumor has it that the new Zen 3 processors will have four threads per core instead of the standard two.  Adam can finally stick with his dual core love and have a total of eight threads! Spider-Man Will Remain In The MCU! The third Tom Holland solo Spider-Man movie will be released in 2021 and he is also scheduled for a future MCU movie also! ADVENTURES IN CREATIVITY Usually Dave’s weekly show exploring the world of creativity one conversation at a time! digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  Next Episode -  Android, iOS Adam: Tuner Lite by Piascore - iOS Usually Dave: Medium - iOS, Android   Geek Off: Souper Fights EPIC Battle Number Two! Round One: Literally Insane Clown Posse that are tweens that are agoraphobic vs An Eagle with a top half of a velociraptor that throws fireballs LISTEN FOR THE WINNER TO SEE WHO MOVES ON TO THE NEXT ROUND   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 27, 2019
Here we go with another great tasting dish brought to you by the Three Dudes!  First we cover launch of Apple Arcade and some stand-out games. More trouble over on the Android side of things with some naughty apps.  It’s remake time again but this time it’s a classic music done by … Rob Zombie? And then it’s our big return of Souper Reviews with The Big Lebowski! ----more---- Apple Arcade Is Live On iOS 13 Apple Arcade is live now with iOS 13 on iPhone and iPad (coming soon to Apple TV and macOS) and is an All-You-Can-Play service for $5 a month.  So for the cost of one game at regular prices you get over a hundred games with more being added monthly. Jason’s stand-outs are Sonic Racing, Frogger in Toy Land and Oceanhorn 2. Two Android Apps With Over 1.5 Million Downloads Removed From Play Store The two apps - Sun Pro Beauty Camera and Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera not only bomboarded the user with adware but also came with additional permissions that requested to record audio, allowing the app to use nc fraud give grace   the microphone to listen in to anything said near the device at anytime, as well as a number of permissions that allow the app to be persistent on the device. The Sound Of Music Remake By … Rob Zombie? Responding to a Tweet about what movie Rob Zombie should remake Ed Asner responded “I had to look up who @RobZombie was. But now that I know I will say The Sound of Music.”  I love it, I would finally watch this movie AND get the soundtrack! Souper Review:  The Big Lebowski (1998) Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.   Release Date: 1998 Rating: R Runtime: 1h 57m   Starring:   Jeff Bridges (Iron Man, Tron Franchise, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Transformers Franchise, Evan Almighty) Julianne Moore (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Blindness, The Hunger Games Franchise) Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs, Armageddon, Con Air)   Director:   Joel & Ethan Coen (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Fargo, Raising Arizona)   Writer:   Joel & Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Ladykillers)   Scores:Adam: 3.5 out of 5 Jason: 3 out of 5 Dave: 4 out of 5 digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  Lunar Silver Star Story Touch -  iOS Adam: Golden Girls Stickers - iOS Usually Dave: Nizo - iOS   Geek Off: Its random question time! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 20, 2019
It's been another week so we are bringing you some fresh Soup for your enjoyment!   The guys cover a couple gaming stories followed by some movie talk, sprinkled with some music news!  And who is this in the studio? ----more---- Best Retro Experience … Official Retro Machines or Emulation?  The Retro Revolution is upon us and the official classic consoles have been hit or miss.  When it comes to retro gaming, do you get a better experience from official hardware or do it yourself systems made from SoC or straight up running on a PC? Fan Art Depicts Older Keanu As Neo The internet is abuzz with excitement as everyone speculates on where the story is going in the fourth installment of Matrix and one fan decided to show what Keanu today would look like as Neo and it is pretty cool.    Who Will Be The New Wolverine?  WhatCulture Has Some Ideas! These are some crazy casting choices … or are they? Daniel Radcliffe Luke Evans Wilson Bethel Joaquin Phoenix Tadanobu Asano If not them then who? Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls For Mobile! Finally, after all the failed 3D updates to Castlevania we are getting a side scrolling throwback to yesteryear and it does look great.  Hopefully the controls are good on mobile! iTunes Is Dead, Long Live Apple Streaming In A Browser Now that iTunes has been decommissioned you can now listen to your playlists and Beats1 Radio right from your browser!   Telltale Games Will Be Making A Comeback!  After the studio shut down unexpectedly last year due to poor management, many of us were left with incomplete series (like Jason who only had the first four episodes of Minecraft Story Mode).  Thankfully a group of investors purchases all the company’s assets and plans to relaunch here in the future! digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  Sega Forever Games - Android, iOS Adam: Sword of Xolan - Android, iOS Usually Dave: Scanner Radio - Android, iOS SKIP THE WALKING DEAD AND GET ON BOARD THE WE’RE ALIVE TRAIN INSTEAD   Geek Off: Its random question time! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 13, 2019
With Jason unavailable this week, Adam and Usually Dave dive into a list of the Top 20 Action movies of all time(according to Men's Health Magazine) and also have a warning about a new bit of malware called Joker hitting Android phones near you.    ----more---- Joker Isn’t Just In Theaters, It’s On Your Android Phone As Well!  A new malware named Joker was found in 24 apps in the Play Store and was downloaded almost half a million times.  The malware is able to access SMS messages, contact lists and device information! Lukas Stefanko Twitter post about list of infected apps The Top 20 Action Movies List Adam and Usually Dave tackle this list of the top 20 action movies from Men's Health, do they agree with the list? Do you agree with the list?   Geek Off: It’s a mini geek off this week! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 6, 2019
The guys become four as fan and friend Jesse take the fourth seat … while everyone is in the same REAL studio!  They discuss the Flash, the Joker, the XFL and Stranger Things. And the atmosphere borders on insane sometimes. ----more---- Looks Like The DCEU And The Flash Movie Might Happen After All!?  Ezra Miller claims the Flash movie is “absolutely confirmed”!  After Batman vs. Superman and Justice League does anyone even care anymore? Joker Gets A New Trailer The movie looks really good but should it be the vehicle to promote mental health?   The XFL Has Released The Team Names & Logos ...  It's the moment you have all been waiting for!  The digitalSoup guys rate the teams names & logos so you don’t have to!   Adam: St. Louis Battlehawks Jesse: Tampa Bay Vipers Jason: Dallas Renegades Dave: New York Guardians   Stranger Things - Season 3 - Episode 8 - Final recap/season thoughts digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  iHeartRadio - Android, Amazon Fire, iOS, Windows Adam: Jiggle HD - iOS Usually Dave:Unfold - iOS, Android Jesse: Untapped - iOS, Android   Geek Off: Dave’s Questions & Mad Libs! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, let us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 30, 2019
Longtime friend of the show, Mac Sokulski from the fantastic Shutter Time podcast, joins Usually Dave for a great discussion about a list of the Top 30 Sci-fi movies of all time according to a pretty interesting list from the Cinemablend website. They like some, crap on some, and discuss the films that SHOULD have made the list instead! All this with no Jason or Adam, so this week it's the Usually Dave geek hour! ----more---- Check out the CinemaBlend website list of the Top 30 Best Sci-fi Movies of All Time here! Find Mac online here:Shutter Time Podcast MiksMedia Photography Twitter   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagramor @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet … record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason – Email Jason Adam – Starfield Escape Twitter – Email Adam Dave – David Szweduik Photography – Email Dave
August 23, 2019
The geeks are back again with some tantalizing tidbits of information for you!  Want to be like Bob Ross? Get FlowScape! So it appears Nintendo ISN’T switching out Switches?  Going camping or hiking? Don’t forget your Renner gear! ----more---- Bob Ross Digital Landscapes With FlowScape by PixelForest In what is being dubbed a digital version of creating your own virtual Bob Ross Painting, for just $10 you can easily get lost creating your own fantasy landscapes. Is Nintendo Doing The Old Bait & Switch?  Earlier this week tech news sites like Engadget, Gizmodo, Polygon, CNET, digitalSoup and more reported that all new Switch owners (purchased after July 17th) could ship their units to Nintendo who would replace it with the new version 2 model.  A day later, Nintendo released a statement saying this was incorrect. Turns out this all started from a Reddit user and a fake Youtube video! Jeremy Renner Has Launched His Own Storefront on Amazon The 48-year-old Oscar-nominated actor has launched his very own custom Amazon storefront featuring 90 of his favorite outdoor and fitness-focused products for the fall season. The Television Bandit digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  Out Of Milk - Android,  iOS Adam: Pimple Popper - Android, iOS Usually Dave: Whitagram - iOS Geek Off: Best Classic Horizontal and Vertical Scrolling Games Stranger Things S03E07 Breakdown    How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 16, 2019
It's a big show this week and the guys have your backs covered.  First we have a new Twitter handle @digitalsoupcast! Can MoviePass get any shadier?  Yep. The Jason Bourne universe has expanded to the small screen and the manly men of the DS discuss some football! ----more---- MoviePass’ Latest Cost Saving Tactic ... According to a new report from Business Insider, they’ve actually gone and changed the passwords of some heavy users so that they couldn’t use the service. In short, it sounds like they realized they were losing money on these users and sought to take matters into their own hands. Treadstone Is The Bourne Universe On The Small Screen  The world of Jason Bourne is expanding its universe to the small screen this fall in USA Network’s Treadstone, and EW has your first exclusive look at the sleeper agents ready to blow up screens in 10 action-packed episodes. Let’s Check In On The XFL With draft invitations sent out last week and team names and colors being announced by the end of the month now is a great time to check in on the XFL and where it stands currently.  digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  XFL News Hub - Android,  iOS Adam: CamScanner - Android, iOS Usually Dave: Pantone Studios - iOS Geek Off: Another music/band/song Versus lists using Jason’s next Verb/Person combo! Stranger Things S03E06 Breakdown with Jason & Dave!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or @digitalsoupcast on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! Love what you are hearing and want to leave a “Tip”?  Head over to our Patreon Page to do so and we will have a little something for you also!  Thanks! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 9, 2019
The guys are back with a wealth of information that's mostly informative.  First up is some smartwatch talk followed by some motion capture wizardry that is scaring the bejeezus out of Adam!  Facebook continues to talk over the word while the guys create a superhero to save it in the Geek Off! Then it’s time to break-down the fifth episode of Season 3 of “Stranger Things”! ----more---- Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Active 2! Apple is not the only one able to make a snazzy looking watch, Samsung is nipping at their heels as we speak! Persona’s Cubic Motion Technology Is Incredible.  Who needs real life when you have Persona? Instagram getting a name change With the super popular Facebook owned app getting a name change to make sure everybody knows that Instagram is a Facebook company, will the changes be “in name only” or can we expect some changes to the platform itself?  digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason:  Even More Cowbell - iOS Adam: PUBG Stats Tracker - iOS Usually Dave: AndCo. - Android, iOS   Geek Off: Random Hero Generation Live By the 3 geeks OR another of the music/band/song Versus lists using Jason’s next Verb/Person combo Nathan Sullivan: Funny Man Backstory: Carbureted Compression Ignition Model Engine Stranger Thing S03E05 Break-down!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 2, 2019
After the all-music episode last week the resident geeks are back again with another special episode … reviewing episodes 3 and 4 of Stranger Things Season 3! ----more---- Stranger Things Season 3 Episodes 3 & 4 Breakdown Cutting The Cord … Have you cut the cord?  If so how have you done it?  OTA only? Streaming service?  Torrent? What hardware are you using? digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Stranger Things The Game - Android, iOS, Steam (Windows & macOS) Adam: Period Tracker - Android, iOS Usually Dave: Quiz Up - Android, iOS     Geek Off: Dave recommends a movie!    How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
July 26, 2019
The guys whip up a music-centric episode! Enjoy. ----more---- The Top Ten Most Influential Albums Of All Time The guys discuss the Top Ten list of the most influential albums over at The Top Tens, a user voted website.   Hawkeye Has Turned To Music? It seems Jeremy Renner has been releasing music, which fans of his app have known about for weeks. Yes, he has an app for himself as well… this is all too bizarre.  The Best Music Creating Software The guys discuss the best music creation software out there, from novice to Trent Reznor.   The Dancing Fool - Jason & Just Dance With a tweet stating he must have become his Dad since he only knows 1 song on the upcoming Just Dance, a mystery question needs to be answered for our listeners and twitter friends. What is the 1 song he knows( and what are the others in the lineup)? digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: iJingle Pro -  Android, iOS Adam: Patreon - Website Usually Dave: Roku - Android, iOS    Geek Off: A music focused Geek Off ... How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
July 19, 2019
This week the guys do double duty on the Souper Reviews!  First they break down Episode 2 of Season 3 of Stranger Things.  Then they sit down and discuss the 2010 Christopher Nolan mind bender “Inception”. ----more---- Inception (2010) Review Score: Usually Dave - 5 Adam - 4 Jason - 4? Total score of 4.3 - Serve it up! Next up - The Big Lebowski digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Chunky -  iOS Adam: IMDB Android, iOS Usually Dave: Slow Shutter Cam - iOS    Geek Off: If Stranger Things was a dream, whose dream is it?   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
July 12, 2019
This week the guys talk about Amazon and third party sellers, the Walking Dead ends, and a battle between PCs and consoles, all before going upside-down with the first episode of Stranger Things Season 3! ----more---- Court Rules Amazon May Not Be Protected Any Longer They’ve been protected under the same laws that protect Twitter and Facebook. Laws stating they are not responsible for what users “post” to their site. That meant that up until now, if you bought something that ended up being dangerously faulty, you couldn’t sue Amazon. Now the courts have ruled that not being responsible for what users SAY on a website(such as with FB and Twitter) is much different than what users SELL via your website. Good news for consumers, bad news for Amazon.  The Walking Dead Comes To An Abrupt End It seems Robert Kirkman has decided enough is enough, killing off the comic after an epic run! AMC says the show will not be impacted at this time.  PC Or Console, What Is The Better Gaming Platform? With news breaking daily about new consoles coming from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and gaming on the PC being bigger than it ever has been before now is the perfect time for the guys at digitalSoup to pick the BGST (Best Gaming System Today)!  This is a non-scientific look by three guys whose opinions don’t matter but are passionate about what they like! Windows 1.11 - Back To The Upside Down Jason connected these dots a little while back on Twitter, but Windows has put out an app in the Microsoft app store for Windows 10 users to enjoy a taste of the Upside Down… Windows style. Stranger Things S03E01 Break Down Is Suzie Real?  Will Mike and Eleven ever stop kissing?  Is Billy dead? digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: 1Password -  macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome Adam: Our Groceries Android/iOS Usually Dave: Contrast by Hornbeck - Dave’s Website    Geek Off: Best Action Heroes Of The 80s! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
July 5, 2019
To all the Soup-a-maniacs out there we bring you another great episode full of great information.  The war between AMD and Intel just got interesting, Google Maps gets itself muddy and Netflix is doing DC after Marvel ditched them! ----more---- Is Wikipedia Trying to Organize A Strike? The founder of Wikipedia, Dr. Larry Sanger, is trying to organize a 24-48 hrs strike from social media in an effort to send a message to social media companies to restore control of personal data to users of the platforms.  PocketGo Handheld Panfur Radio for all your Music needs! AMD Finally Is On Par With Intel In Gaming AMD has always been the “Bang For The Buck” CPU but has always been second fiddle to Intel when it came to gaming.  But that is all about to change with the release of the $199 Ryzen 5 3600 on July 7th. This is a 6 Core/12 Thread beast that dominates Intel’s $500 i9 9900k in single-threaded performances and matches it’s multi-threaded performance even with a two core deficit.  Google Maps Send Drivers Out To Play In The Mud! Some drivers in Aurora, Colorado say Google Maps sent them on a strange and dangerous detour. The navigation app sent dozens of vehicles on a route that included a dirt road, which had become muddy after a recent rain. Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” In Production By Netflix Another Neil Gaiman property is being adapted for the small screen. Netflix to adapt the author’s acclaimed comic series “Sandman” into a live-action TV show, in what is being described as “the most expensive TV series that DC entertainment has ever done.” Jumanji: The Next Level Adding Danny DeVito and Danny Glover to the cast, the next film in the franchise is attempting to strike box office gold once again. digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: LightShot -  macOS, Windows Adam: Alone- Android, iOS Usually Dave: Jour - Guided Journal - iOS     Geek Off: Matchbox 20 Battle! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
June 28, 2019
Its a crazy week for news beginning with Netflix canceling Good Omens, Stranger Things monsters speak, the hype surrounding the next generation of gaming consoles, McDonalds hiring robots, Spotify killing features and then Keanu Reeves starring in the MCU. ----more---- Netflix Promises Not To Make Any More Episodes Of ‘Good Omens’ Taking stupid internet comments in stride after a strong reaction to the TV series Good Omens, Netflix promises to never make any more episodes of Good Omens. The show is based off of the best selling book by Authors Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett about an angel and a demon trying to stop the anti-christ from destroying the world because they enjoy their life on earth. The Monsters Have Voices? The final trailer for Season 3 of Stranger Things has dropped and the big news is that the monsters of the Upsidedown now have voices. PS5 and Project Scarlett Hype, Is It Time To Get Excited? With more and more details coming out surrounding the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft, that hype train is gaining a lot of steam. But according to SlashGear, it may be a BIT premature. So what’s the big deal with these two systems? Is McDonalds Helping To Usher In A Robot Takeover Of The World? The company is quietly testing the idea of adding robots to it’s workforce but insist it’s not to TAKE jobs from people. Rather, they claim, the robots are there to do nothing more than HELP the employees. Resistance is futile. Spotify Kills Two Popular Features In Latest Update. queue internet outrage With it’s latest update 2 very popular features in Spotify were changed/removed and people are furious. Can you survive the Spotifypocalypse? Marvel Studios Wants Keanu Reeves In The MCU, But As Who? When news broke that Marvel had tried on almost every film to lure Keanu to the MCU the internet love of all things Keanu skyrocketed again. But I think we need to ask ourselves a more important question… who would we want to see John Wick himself portrayed in the sprawling MCU? digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: SeriesGuide - Amazon, AndroidAdam: MyRadar - Android, iOS, MicrosoftUsually Dave: GoodReads - Android, iOS Geek Off: Would Your Rather ... How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
June 21, 2019
This week the guys talk about self-delivering pizza and lots of movie and entertainment news. Also, beer from cereal?? Then we debate what constitutes a gritty movie. ----more---- Domino’s Pizza and Self Driving Delivery Cars Teaming with Nuro(a self driving car company), some select Texas markets are enjoying the fun of having their pizza delivered by self driving cars. The real question is… do you still have to tip the delivery guy? Netflix To Fill Your Game of Thrones Void. Called “Age of Samurai”, it’s set to be a Game of Thrones style show for feudal Japan. BUT instead of being set in a fictional world like Westeros, this will be a fictional story told in a historically accurate world. John Wick Hex John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Sega Reveals The Final Games Coming To The Sega Genesis Mini Sega has now released the entire library coming to the Sega Genesis Mini and it is good. Click the link above to check out the full list! Craft Beer From Kellogg’s Cereal? Using surplus cereal direct from Kellogg’s, a craft beer company called Seven Bro7hers is putting that otherwise wasted food to good use by creating a handful of craft beers for you to enjoy. The Joker Is Confirmed To Be A “Gritty, Hard R” Rating With a release coming on October 4th, Director Todd Phillips has confirmed the R rating. Which means we should be seeing a pretty dark, twisted, and gritty story for the origin of The Joker. digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: mySugr - Android, iOSAdam: GifJif - iOSUsually Dave: Watch My Mood - Android, iOS Geek Off: Which was better - 90’s Horror/Thriller Movie Edition How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
June 14, 2019
It's been a crazy week since we last recorded. WWDC hit San Jose, CA last week and we have the coverage you want. If that wasn't enough we had E3 drop this week with so many announcements our brains are complete mush. ----more---- WWDC 2019 Highlights The Mac Pro Cheese Grater Starting At $6000 32" 6K Pro Display XDR For $5000 $999 Stand For the Pro Display XDR> iTunes Is Dead, Long Live Apple Music, Apple Podcasts & Apple Video macOS Catalina iPadOS iOS 13 With Dark Mode & Built-In Swype watchOS 6 Brings App Store To Watch, No Need For iPhone E3 2019 Highlights Nintendo Eventa. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in developmentb. Animal Crossing: New Horizon for Switch has been delayed to March 20, 2020c. The Switch remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening looks amazing and drops this September.d. Minecraft Dungeons melds Minecraft with a dungeon crawlere. Contra: Rogue Corps is coming to Switch on September 24. Microsoft Eventa. Project Scarlett, the next-generation Xbox console, will be released for the 2020 holiday season. Halo Infinite will launch alongside it.b. Cyberpunk 2077 will star Keanu Reeves, and it’s coming out on April 16, 2020.c. Sega’s online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming to the West, on Xbox One and PC. It was orignially launched in Japan in 2012!d. Elden Ring Is A Collaboration Between George R.R. Martin And The Developers Of Dark Souls.e. Battletoads is back. It’s a 2-D, 3-player, couch co-op sidescrolling brawler with Saturday morning cartoon animation. No release date details. Sony Event?a. New trailer for Death Sranding b. New trailer for Final Fantasy VII digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Dawn of Isles - Android, iOSAdam: Earth Impact - iOSUsually Dave: Caribou Coffee - Android, iOS Geek Off: Who's the better partner for Princess Peach? How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
June 7, 2019
We’ve got a hilarious and newsworthy show this week, including some Apple and Spotify news and a debate over which 90’s Rock Band we’d rather have as a babysitter! ----more---- WWDC 2019 Rumors Include Apple Killing Off iTunes As we record, WWDC is set to run this week(as we listen it will have just wrapped up) and while there will likely be no new phone or tablet announcements it sounds like a number of apps may be set to allow Apple to kill off the iTunes software. Spotify To Allow Collaborative Listening? Based on this article from Engadget, it seems like a collaborative listening and playlist functionality could be coming to the music streaming platform. The North Face, Genius Marketing or Serious Faux Paus? In a move reminiscent of the stand Burger King once pulled, the popular outdoor clothing company North Face did a little Wikipedia hijacking to promote their gear. Bad form or genius marketing plan? Big Movie Trailer Announcements In the last week or so we have seen some pretty epic trailer’s drop, including Rambo : Last Blood AND Terminator : Dark Fate. But does anyone really care at this point? A Game Of Thrones Finale Twist Ok, look. We know the internet has lost it’s collective minds, whining about how terrible the final season of the epic fantasy show they all loved ended. BUT, the twist has not been revealed that your beloved author Railroad Martin was behind the final twist all along. Suck it internet. Speaking of Game of Thrones … Fender Guitars Custom shop gathered a handful of pretty awesome guitar players to do a sweet guitar cover of the famous theme music. Artists include Game Of Thrones creator Dan Weiss, Tom Morello of Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Brad Paisley, and Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi. It’s pretty awesome so do yourself a favor and watch it. digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Spark - Android, iOSAdam: Narwhal - iOSUsually Dave: Yummly - Android, iOS Geek Off: Which 90's Rock Band Would Make The Best Babysitter? How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 31, 2019
This week we’re diving into the 2015 film, Sicario, for our Souper Review! Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and tackling the subject of how best to deal with drug cartels! Of course we can’t have movie night without some food, so we’ve got some pizza and burger discussion to kick things off! ----more---- What's The Breakfast Of Champions ... Pizza Of Course! What's better to eat for breakfast: pizza or cereal? Turns out, it's actually pizza. Seems Like Everyone Wants The Impossible Whopper! After just 29 days of testing the plant-based Impossible Whopper in 59 eateries in the St. Louis area, the fast food giant saw foot traffic pop by 18.5%, according to inMarket Insights. That’s compared with a 1.75% decline in traffic at the company’s other restaurants elsewhere in the US, Return Of The Microsoft Intellimouse! This was not only Jason's favorite mouse of all time it appears there were a lot in the same camp so Microsoft is bringing this classic back, with some enhancements. digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: For those that have enjoyed the Unsigned Music Spotlight segment of our show it is with great vengeance and furious anger (Adam say this like Samual L. Jackson) that we announce the end of our one-year experiment. We have collaborated with some great bands during this year and want to thank them for taking this ride with us. Music has and always will be a passion for the three of us so even though UMS won’t be part of digitalSoup Prime it may be seen again someday. No official announcement just a teaser!. digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: TripAdvisor - Android, iOSAdam: PhotoTrap - iOSUsually Dave: The Muscle Hustle - Android, iOS Souper Reviews "Sicario" An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Released in 2015Director: Denis VilleneuveWriter: Taylor SheridanStars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del ToroJason’s Score: 3Dave: 5Adam: 5For an average score of 4.3 score - serve it up! Check out Adventures in Creativity's breakdown on the visuals of the movie! Geek Off: BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT GANGSTER MOVIES FaceOff vs Silence of the LambsCatch Me If You Can vs Point BreakThe Departed vs Gangs of New YorkSeven vs No Country For Old MenMission Impossible Series vs James Bond Series   If you are in need of a "Flat Clicker" then you need to make sure you describe it accurately to idiots! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 24, 2019
This week the guys discuss some cool new possibilities in the realm of wearables and hearables. Also - Microsoft and Sony… in on it together? How why? Then they talk about GoT! ----more---- Temperature Regulated Clothing Is Trying To Save The World New breakthroughs in the world of temperature regulated clothing are happening that COULD let all of us walk around with our own personal air conditioner or furnace. All while being super efficient and leading to less use of heating/ac systems in buildings. Mind Reading Hearing Aids? Say What?! Researchers at Columbia University are working on a hearing aid upgrade using deep learning algorithms(AI) to help you focus on specific voices in noisy crowds better… by reading your mind. Sony And Microsoft Team Up On The Gaming Front You heard that right, long time rivals are now joining hands… at least in part. Cloud services for the two gaming giants seem to be set for a tag team approach vs one on one matchup. digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "New Revolution" by XOVA XOVA (pronounced Crossover) are a 6 piece multi-genre band who fuse Reggae with a modern mix of Pop, Rock, Ska, Indie, Motown, Hip Hop and folk to create a new Crossover genre we call PopTwist.Check them out on their Facebook Page. Glittery Vampire Turns To Batman? While the deal has yet to be signed, it appears that the actor that once played the “Sparkly” vampire in Twilight will be the next actor to don the legendary cowl of Batman.bosslogic Instagram #1, Instagram #2, Instagram #3, Instagram #4, Instagram #5 A John Wick Retro NES Game! Well, not exactly. It’s not a real thing, BUT how cool would this be!? digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Ark: Survival Evolved - Android, iOSAdam: Librivox - Android, iOSUsually Dave: Song Quiz - Amazon Echo, iOS Geek Off: The Confiment Challenge And Then It's Burger Time! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 17, 2019
This episode was completely constructed by Adam including three life saving stories followed by a bunch of Adam run games (and one hysterically long AdamLibs). ----more---- Apple Watch Saves A Life! The Apple Watch's built-in heart rate monitoring has helped a user in calling ER at the right time when the smartwatch indicated that his heart rate had suddenly become abnormal. Apple Watch Saves Another Life! An elderly Norwegian man has credited his Apple watch for saving his life after falling in his bathroom. Norway’s NRK reported that at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, 67- year old Toralv Østvang got up to use the bathroom. He fainted, hitting his head as he fell. Vancouver Is Awesome Nupoint Systems has developed a unique satellite camera that monitors remote environments and recently helped save the life of an Edmonton hiker. digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Stay Awhile" by Owl Kill Owl Kill is a 5 piece rock band from Montville, NJ. Influenced mainly by the early 2000s rock scene, their music focuses on the daily struggles of life, how they effect us, and most importantly, how we overcome them. Owl Kill is currently in the process of recording their first album, which they aim to release in 2019.Check them out on their Facebook Page. digitalSoup App Recommendation Of The Week Art of War 3: Android, iOS Geek Off: 80’s Villians That MIGHT Actually Win! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 10, 2019
The guys have a head of steam as they navigate into some spoilerific Avenger: Endgame talk. But first they do double duty on a couple Adobe Photoshop stories and then rant about their favorite blue erinaceidae. Plus they have some great mobile app recommendations for the listeners. ----more---- Photoshop Plug-In Instantly Removes Background No more removing background by hand, now a plug-in for Photoshop does all the heavy lifting. But the free version (yes, it is a subscription) will only allow you to remove one background from and HD image a month for free! Speaking Of Photoshop ... Adobe is now testing the doubling of the price for the Photoshop and Lightroom bundle, going from $10 to $20. They have removed the 20GB option (the $10 plan) from the website and the bottom tier is now the 1TB plan for $20. Sonic Is Already Getting A Reboot After the trailer for the new Sonic The Hedgehog movie debuted the internet cried out in unison on the look of Sonic. Well the studio has heard your cries and director Jeff Fowler said the redesign is going to happen. Now see if there is something you can do to make Jim Carret kiij nire kuje Dr. Robotnik. digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "The Masquerade" by A Joker's Rage A Joker’s Rage are a fusion rock band representing the North of England. They formed in 2013 and their mime/joker appearance only serves as a catalyst towards their philosophy of escaping the harsh realities of life through music. It’s called #GameFace. A ‘war paint’ attitude fighting against society’s pitfalls and often rebelling against the higher powers of greed who prey on the weak. The bottom line being, this band need no gimmicks!”Check them out on their Facebook Page. digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Google Opinion Rewards: AndroidAdam: Inkhunter: iOS, AndroidDave: Launchpad: iOS Geek Off: Where's The Geek-Off?!?!?! Avengers: Endgame Has Surpassed 2 Billion Worldwide! (And Our Take On The Movie) This Juggernaut (see what I did there) is on the path to bethe most profitable movie of all time! Then the guys spend five minutes to give their feelings on the movie! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 3, 2019
This week the guys talk about the stunning box office, Air Force tech, MoviePass, and games for tracking memory issues! Stick around for a track from Auburn Row! ----more---- Avengers Set Box Office Records Not that shocking, Avengers : Endgame is smashing all sorts of records, including being the first movie to break 1 billion in it’s opening weekend. Check out this awesome fanart depicting Thanos Vs. Nightking by artist Jeff Cole The Airforce Wants Lasers Proposed in what is being called their “Vanguard” programs, the Air Force is looking to make some major scientific upgrades to it’s weapons systems, including lasers, networked missile systems and more. MoviePass Trying A New Ad Based Model Would you be willing to watch 15 minutes of ads on your phone in exchange for free movie tickets? MoviePass sure hopes so! Video Games And Alzheimers’ A recent study is showing that a video game may actually be incredibly effective at detecting early signs of this devastating disease. Apple Quietly Deletes Parental Control Apps Apple has stated that MDM apps are a violation of App Store policy. digitalSoup App Recommendations Of The Week Jason: Pulse SMS: Android, macOS, Windows, Linux, ChromeAdam: Zift: iOS, AndroidDave: RNI Films: iOS Geek Off: Throw Down With The Ladies Of Rock & Pop! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "My Darkest Hour" by Auburn Row Auburn Row is a Philadelphia based rock quartet who formed in 2017, with frontman/keyboardist Alex Cross and lead guitarist Mike Racine being the founding members of the project back in 2012. Joined by bassist Jack Synoski and drummer Adam Shumski, the group produces a sound comparable to rock heavyweights Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge and Mastodon. Music Connection Magazine praised the band’s “prog-rock precision” and emphasized the group’s “soulful subtleties.” The group is currently writing new material, with plans to enter the studio in late 2019 for a full length effort.Check them out on their Facebook Page.
April 26, 2019
What's in this episode? Well John Cena becomes a superhero. Dave already broke his Galaxy Fold! Lastly the guys gather to discuss the Ron Howard and George Lucas Tolkienesque movie starring Val Kilmer. ----more---- Is John Cena A Peacemaker? Many sources are reporting that John Cena is getting close to signing on with Warner Bros. Suicide Squad 2 which has wrestling fans across the country rejoicing. Maybe he can take up the vacancy created by Will Smith as scheduling conflicts now have Idris Elba taking the role of Deadshot. The Galaxy Is Folding And Collapsing On Itself There are two main issues with the new Galaxy Fold. First, what appears to be a removable protector film on the Fold is actually part of the screen itself. If you remove this film the screen will fail. The second problem is the hinge/fold area is susceptible to foreign objects lodging in it an cracking the screen. There are also reports of the screen breaking within a day of use just opening and closing normally. This is a very scary scenario for owners of this $2000 phone. Willow (1988) A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.Director: Ron HowardWriters: George Lucas (story), Bob Dolman (screenplay)Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick DavisAdam: 3.5 Soup SpoonsDave: 3 Soup SpoonsJason: 2 Soup SpoonsThat’s an average of 2.8 Soup Spoons so we are Feeding It To The Dogs!!!Next time: Sicario (2015) Geek Off: "I Got Your Back" 80s Villians How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Insidious Siren II - The Tyrant Is Dead" by Barreleye Barreleye rose up from the roots of Thrash Death Metal to reach a melodic and progressive path. Its first evidence of life was the release of the Virus EP in 2014, two years after Barreleye’s establishment. Once a stable line-up unfolded, numerous local shows were performed, followed by the release of the first full length album “Urged To Fall” in 2015. A powerful live performance combined with a good number of concerts organized at that time helped to quickly gain a visibility along with a fan base.Check them out on their Facebook Page.
April 19, 2019
The guys sit down with famed game music composer Barry Leitch and discuss his body of work and have a great time just hanging out. ----more---- The Official Barry Leitch Audio Studios Page Check out some of Barry's work and purchase a Signed Horizon Chase Turbo Official Soundtrack OST CD and help Barry out! Geek Off: The Geek Off Took The Week Off! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: UMS Also Too The Week Off!
April 12, 2019
*This week the guys discuss the rise and fall of the Alliance of American Football, Microsoft finally relenting on the forced Windows 10 updates, Mike Tyson still angry with Nintendo, the death of Blu-Ray technology and much more! * ----more---- AAF Abruptly Ends Season With only two weeks left in the debut season of the AAF it is all over. Even after the bailout by billionaire Tom Dundon the league still had no money. When the players where told last tuesday the league had folded their paychecks went unpaid, they had to pay for their own hotel rooms and travel home. Lets hope the rebirth of the XFL can fair better. No More Forced Windows 10 Updates! No longer will your perfectly working Windows 10 PC auto update to the latest version that completely borks your system. Now you can wait for the bugs to be completely worked out before upgrading. Mike Tyson Is Still Angry With Nintendo! Everyone remembers trying to beat Mike Tyson at the end of Punch Out and it not going so well. It didn't go so well for Mike either, after his contract expired with Nintendo they re-issues the game without his name and likeness and replaced him with a white boxer named Mr. Dream. And Mike still isn't over it! NBA Stars Don't Want To Play With Lebron James In Movies! LeBron James is reportedly having a hard time trying to find other NBA stars for Space Jam 2. James famously moved out to California to get into the entertainment business and started playing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Landing the Space Jam sequel is a huge opportunity, but apparently some of the bigger NBA stars don't feel that way. Samsung Is Killing Blu-Ray! Even though 4K streaming does not match the quality of a 4K Blu-Ray most consumers do not care, as the number of streaming subscribers prove. With Samsung not showing off any new Blu-Ray players again this year (the last one they released was 2017) they have now officially announced they have left the Blu-Ray player market. Is Blu-Ray about to go the way of DVD? Geek Off: “I got your back” The 90’s Sitcom Edition How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Delete This" by Scooped Up Scooped Up are a Milford, Connecticut punk band. They formed about 3 1/2 years ago and aim to bring back the old school skate punk and pop sound, with fast songs that get stuck in your head and make you wanna go skate. Their influences are Blink 182, Green Day, Screeching Weasel, MxPx, NOFX, Sum 41 and more.Check them out on their Facebook Page.
April 5, 2019
This week the guys discuss the new Stadia gaming streaming service from Google, then veer way off course for a bit to reminisce about movies in 1999. Also, sportsball talk and “Who Did It Better: Music Edition”. (Adam played an April Fools joke on Jason and hacked into his computer and set his audio quality to AM radio!) ----more---- Google Stadia Chat Google is entering the streaming gaming scene is a big way. Stadia will stream games in 4K at 60 frames per second in HDR with surround sound over a 25 Mbps internet connection (Sorry Dave). You don't need to download a game and no special hardware is required — other than a $35 Chromecast to play on a TV. Sega Genesis Mini Coming In September! After ditching AtGames Sega decided to bring out the classic console themselves and it is looking very good. Hopefully the can avoid the disaster the Playstation Classic was. Mark Hamill Is Chucky! The remake of the 1988 original is coming along nicely and now has a huge addition to the cast., Mark Hamill will be voicing Chucky, the serial killer turned murderous doll. After what he did for the Joker we can't wait to see how Chucky sounds! Geek Off: Kick off the Who Did It Better Debates How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Back In Town" by Dancing On Fire Dancing on Fire is a three-piece rock band from the National Capital Region of Canada. Formed by Wayne Bouchard and Richard Boivin in 2008, it was shortly after joined by Rick Davoice. Their most recent single "Equilibrium" was released on June 29th and the band is currently working on further new material for a third album to be released in 2019.Check them out on their Facebook Page.
March 29, 2019
This week the guys debate the merits of AI generated landscape photography, Dave loses his mind on an impossible burger, we dream the dream of flying motorcycles, then review Warcraft. Zug zug! ----more---- A.I. Killing Photography Now In the latest offering from NVidia, their new AI App called GauGAN is able to take your basic sketches and turn them into full blown landscape photographs in seconds. Check out this website that generates an image of someone who doesn't actually exist (don't forget to refresh page for different images). Dave & His Burger Listen to this tale about Dave and his new favorite meal! Dave & Amy Schumer Dave can't stop gushing over Amy Schumer. Click the title for a great complilation video of all the jokes she has stolen over the years! Jet Powered Motorcycles Only $380,000! Well you can send it to the guys at digitalSoup OR you can now preorder the jet powered motorcycle that just became available for preorder. Is this actually happening? A personal flying vehicle? Souper Reviews - Warcraft: The Beginning As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.Director: Duncan JonesWriters: Charles Leavitt, Duncan JonesStars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben FosterAdam: 3 Soup SpoonsDave: 2.5 Soup SpoonsJason: 3.5 Soup SpoonsThat's an average of 3 Soup Spoons so we are Serving This Movie Up! Next time: Willow (1988) Geek Off: Kick off the Who Did It Better Debates How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Beat The Beast" by Clawhammer Clawhammer is a heavy/doom/stoner/blues metal band from Mississippi consisting of Paul Craig on vocals and Paul Hill on guitar when they are not busy being truck drivers. They are probably the best kept secret in rock and roll. Clawhammer has existed since 2015 and has released four albums of original material, one EP and one Ozzy tribute album.Check them out on their Facebook Page.
March 22, 2019
The boys sit down for a serious interview with one of the developers of the RetroPie project, gushing over how much they love the software. Jools hangs out for an hour or retro gaming talk and shares the history and future of the RetroPie Project. ----more---- Offical RetroPie Website Here you go, the official RetroPie website where you can get your Pie On! As the website explains "RetroPie sits on top of a full OS, you can install it on an existing Raspbian, or start with the RetroPie image and add additional software later. It's up to you." Check out the website, join the community and donate! RetroPieProject Twitter Want to stay up-to-date on everything RetroPie? Make sure you follow the offical RetroPieProject twitter accound! ExoticA - Jool's Amiga Wiki Page ExoticA is an Amiga and retro gaming/computer music interest wiki including search-able computer music collections, game and demo scene information and plenty more.   Geek Off: No Geek Off This Week! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: No U.M.S. This Week!
March 15, 2019
Season 2 of Cobra Kai drops and Adam starts drooling. The guys can't wait to play the original SimCity on their $3000 PCs and then Dave gets his Star Wars geek on thinking about owning his own speeder bike! And stick around for this week's Unsigned Music Spotlight! ----more---- Cobra Kai Season 2 Trailer Drops Are you ready for more Cobra, more Kai? More Miyago-Do? More of one of the most iconic rivalries in all of cinema history? Of course you are. GOG.com, Keeping Classic Games Alive For PC The group, being dubbed the digital archaeologists, have quite the history of taking even some of the earliest floppy disk based games and not only archiving them but making them playable on today’s modern PC’s.     Geek Off: Round 3 of the #OGAvengersDebate to determine the BEST Avenger from the 2012 film. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Heirlooming" by Norphlet NORPHLET is an electric alt-rock duo operating 1,400 miles apart.Based in Waco, TX and Los Angeles, CA, the outfit is made up of vocalist/guitarist Cody Brown and drummer Taylor Devorsky. NORPHLET was formed as a decision to craft a style more in-line with the pair's influences. The result was a sound firmly rooted in rock, with alternative leanings and a punk sensibility. Check them out on their Facebook Webpage
March 8, 2019
The guys rant about Apple Podcast's episode number snafu, they discuss the Thunderclap vulnerability, try to figure out the insane people behind the Momo Challenge, reminise about a portable system none of them have, Apex becoming king of the Battle Royale and then get excited for the return of a great baseball movie! ----more---- Your Thunderhole Just Got The Clap Security specialists claim to have uncovered a flaw in the Thunderbolt connectivity specification that could expose PCs to attack via their USB-C and DisplayPort interfaces. Dubbed 'Thunderclap', the vulnerability enables hackers to exploit the privileged direct-memory access (DMA) provided via the Thunderbolt connection to access the targeted device. It gives them direct and unlimited access to a machine's memory because these ports come with low-level and very privileged direct memory access (DMA), which supplies any malicious peripherals with much more privileges than regular USB devices. Apex Legends breaking Fortnite … and Anthem? With the first month officially under it’s belt, it seems EA’s strangely timed offering of Apex Legends may just be paying off. It’s broken the record set previously by Fortnite of the fastest time to hit 50 million players, but what does Apex Legends mean long term for EA? Especially with Anthem now out on shelves. The Momo Challenge!?!?!? A YouTube video of Peppa Pig going on a picnic with her family begins like any other episode of the popular kids show. But three minutes into the bright, chipper video, a distorted face with bulging eyes appears and a creepy robotic voice begins speaking. “Slice your leg and you’ll never meet me,” the voice says. “Slice your wrists and your parents will never see me.” Another similarly creepy video depicts a slow zoom-in on the character as it sings “Momo is going to kill you.” Recommended site: The Source For Parents The PS Vita Is Dead, Long Live The PS Vita! It has been a slow death for the awesome system that was launched in 2011 but on March 2nd, 2019 production lines have officially stopped. Sony themselves quit producing games for the system back in 2015 and ceased all physical media games last year. Some of it's standout games were: Killzone: Mercenary Wipeout 2048 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Dragon Quest Builders Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Little Big Planet Ratchet & Clank collection Rayman Origins Final Fantasy X Mortal Kombat You're Killing Me Smalls ... A Sandlot Television Series In The Works It takes place in 1985 with all the original cast as adults who have kids of their own. They are not leaking any other info at the moment but lets hope we see the beast return!   Geek Off: Round 2 of the #OGAvengersDebate to determine the BEST Avenger from the 2012 film. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Monster" by CREEP Fort Wayne, Indiana's hugely sought-after original Undead metal group CREEP came crawling into the limelight in 2004 and has been tearing up the music scene across the country ever since. CREEP has had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with phenomenal bands such as Static X, Mushroomhead, Prong, Avatar, Type O Negative and Gwar to mention a few. Check them out on their Facebook Webpage
March 1, 2019
The guys discuss Samsung’s new folding phone, superheroes at the Oscars, then have a deep discussion on The Bridges of Madison County! ----more---- Samsung’s $2000 Folding Phone Netflix is once again killing some comic heroes! Oh the humanity, when will it ever end? Superheroes Saved The Oscars With Black Panther winning 3 and Into the Spiderverse winning 1, heroes got some love at this years Oscars. Reggie Fils-Aime Retires And Bowser Takes Over Nintendo Literally, Doug Bowser, the Senior VP of Sales & Marketing, is stepping in to take over for the beloved Reggie. Souper Reviews - The Bridges of Madison County The guys discuss what is probably Jason's favorite movie of all time! Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. Director: Clint EastwoodWriters: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Robert James Waller (novel)Starring: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley Jason rated it: 1Adam rated it: 2Dave rated it: 3.5Overall: 2.17 Geek Off: The best Original Avenger from the first movie debate… BEGINS! #OGAvengersDebate How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Smoking With Angels" by The Clays The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Adam quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level. Check them out on their Facebook Webpage
February 22, 2019
This week there are only two of us, but we bring some good content! We talk about Ultra HD Netflix, Jay and Silent Bob coming back, music, and strange ways to describe movies. Check it! ----more---- Netflix's The Punisher and Jessica Jones Are Officially Cancelled Netflix is once again killing some comic heroes! Oh the humanity, when will it ever end? Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Starts Filming Very Soon Kevin Smith says that production on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will begin next week. The sequel to 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has been in the works for just over two years now, with the plot having recently been revealed by Smith and co-star Jason Mewes, and Saban films picking up the film’s North American distribution rights. Buy a $5 PS4 Thumbstick And Get A Free Copy Of Fallout 76! In a limited-time promotion to rid itself of a load of PS4 thumbsticks, Polish retailer X-Kom threw in a free copy of Fallout 76. Geek Off: Dave & Adam Have Fun With Movie Descriptions. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Stay A While" by Owl Kill Owl Kill is a 5 piece rock band from Montville, NJ. Influenced mainly by the early 2000s rock scene, their music focuses on the daily struggles of life, how they effect us, and most importantly, how we overcome them. Owl Kill is currently in the process of recording their first album, which they aim to release in 2019. Check them out on their Facebook Webpage
February 15, 2019
This week the guys are back in full force, bringing you news on Libre Office, Ad-Blocking, and some awesome sounding Sci-Fi-ish research that has been taking place by the government! ----more---- Libre Office 6.2.0 Is Out ... Micro-Who? With Libre Office 6.2.0 the last remaining hold out for Libre Office to be the Microsoft Office killer has now come out ... the Ribbon. For years Libre Office has been a very good alternative to Microsoft's expensive office suite but it's interface was ripped straight from Office 2003. This suite is completely free, 100% compatible with Microsoft Office and now looks great too! The Ban Stick Wacks Ad Blocking Spotify Users! Hate ads? Well don't block them if you use Spotify or you might find yourself with no access to your account. With an update to Spotify's EUA if you try to block ads in Spotify they will terminate your account. Good thing the networks couldn't monitor us changing channels during commercials in the 80s! Did You Know? The Pentagon Spent $22M To Research Sci-Fi Theories? In a recent report it has been made known that from 2007 to 2012 the government researched everything from traversable wormholes and stargates to invisibility cloaks and psychic teleportation. Hint-Scientists at Northwestern University may be close to developing a real life version of every geeks desire… a working invisibility cloak. Is The Nintendo Switch Mini Coming Out This Year? The rumors have been flying lately about a smaller, completely portable version of the Switch possibly releasing this year. Since there hasn't been an official announcement yet we at digitalSoup want to break it down and discuss if we even need a completely portable Switch. Geek Off: Adam Brings Some MadLibs Fun! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "She's A Babe" 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. Check them out on their Facebook Webpage
February 8, 2019
With Jason and Adam away Dave and Chris decide to play. Apple lays the smackdown on Facebook and Google, Dave talks about how he thinks Steve Buscemi is way hotter than Jennifer Lawrence, Epic takes on Steam and what is going on in Canada with the keyfobs? ----more---- Apple And Facebook Are Squaring Off! Due to Facebook’s misuse of Apples program for internal app distribution via an app that tracks teenage customers for “research”, Apple has shut down Facebooks ability to distribute internal iOS Apps. Now the battle heats up because Apple has been very critical of Facebooks actions since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and if push comes to shove Apple could simply boot Facebook and all of it’s associated apps(ie. Instagram) off of the iOS platform all together. Not to overlook the fact that Facebook was actively tracking teens for some unspecified research. Not to be outdone, it appears that Google also said “hold my beer” and has been doing almost the same thing as seen in this article from TechCrunch Steve Buscemi & Jennifer Lawrence DeepFake Video This video itself is at once fascinating and terribly creepy. The DeepFake tech is getting really good and really easy to accomplish by anyone. What impact do we think this will have going forward? Epic Battle Rages Between Steam And The Epic Game Store For the first time a company has been able to really take a swing at knocking Steam off of it’s top spot in the world of PC gaming. Now, with another exclusive title getting yanked from Steam it seems the gloves are finally coming off. Metro Exodus was previously listed for pre-order on Steam. That is until Epic Game Store managed to sign Metro Exodus to an exclusive deal and suddenly forced Steam to pull the game off it’s virtual shelves. Competition is usually a good thing, but is this battle going to leave PC gamers crushed as nothing more than collateral damage in the end? Why are key FOBs and Cars not working in Canada? In a town called Carstairs in Alberta, there is a major mystery taking place as the town of around 4000 people seem to have a car killing grocery store. No one knows what is causing the problems at the Westview Co-Op grocery store, but now the Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development are involved and hoping to solve this mystery. What would be causing people to park at the store only to find their key fobs and cars won’t work anymore? Geek Off: Dave & Chris Discuss The Batman Geek-Off Results. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Fake Royalty" by Bring On The Night This Manchester UK band is an electro-rock duo consisting of twin brothers Joe and Alex. Bring On The Night formed in 2018 as an exercise in learning to re-kindle their love for making music and pushing themselves into writing for genres outside their comfort zone. Their debut single ‘Hurts at Hello’ has already amassed over 18,000 streams on Spotify and their follow-up "Fake Royalty" is set to mimic those numbers. Check them out on their Facebook Webpage
February 1, 2019
It’s been a while but we are back with a slightly tweaked formula for our monthly movie review installment called Souper Reviews with a re-watch of The Italian Job! Of course we’ve got a couple quick news items to touch on AND we’re crowning our Best Batman Film in our #BestBatFilmDebate Geek Off! ----more---- The End Of The Wii Shop… Forever!  As of January 31st you’ll no longer have access to the Wii Shop as Nintendo has announced they are locking the doors and shutting down access for Wii users Is Anthem Getting The Fallout 76 treatment After a rocky start to a VIP demo weekend that was hit with multiple issues, login problems, load screen lockups, and dropped connections to servers, it seems many people are already deciding that Anthem might be a bust like Fallout 76. Full disclosure - while not perfect we actually are enjoying our time in Fallout 76 thank you very much. But with so much social media hate coming Anthem’s way, could it be enough to sink it before it even hits open Beta phase? Log in this weekend for a free to play public demo/beta weekend if you want to see for yourself. Starship Troopers Possibly Getting A TV Series To Go With New Movie While the upcoming reboot of the late 90’s space bug movie will not feature the original cast, it appears a new TV series COULD be in the works to reunite the original cast in an all new episodic adventure to space exterminator land. Souper Reviews - "The Italian Job" After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. 2003 Rated PG - 13 Starring Mark Wahlberg ... Charlie CrokerCharlize Theron ... Stella BridgerDonald Sutherland ... John BridgerJason Statham ... Handsome RobSeth Green ... LyleYasiin Bey ... Left Ear (as Mos Def)Edward Norton ... Steve Written ByTroy Kennedy-Martin ... (1969 screenplay)Donna Powers ... (screenplay)Wayne Powers ... (screenplay) Directed ByF. Gary Gray (Set it Off/ The Italian Job / The Negotiator) Jason: 4Adam: 4.5Dave 4.5For an average score of 4.333 so we say Serve it up! Geek Off: The Batman Champion will be crowned! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Trool" by Semmelweis Relex Semmelweis Reflex is a five piece progressive metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album “Remnants” was released back in 2016. The band was geographically separated for more than a year after the release since different members had to pursue different interests but we are once again living in Stockholm and are working on a new album. Check them out at Facebook Webpage
January 25, 2019
Can you believe cassette sales actually grew in 2018?! Jack Black and James Hetfield formed a new band at The Chris Cornell Tribute Concert! Will Mario Kart Tour finally get released? And who’s moving on in our #BestBatFilmDebate! ----more---- The John Wick 3 Trailer Is Out!   In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. Cassette Sales Grew 23% in 2018 Cassette tape sales continue to rise in the United States, as Billboard reports. According to Nielsen Music, cassette album sales are up 23%, with 219,000 tapes sold in 2018 compared to 178,000 in 2017. (Sales were up 35% in 2017.) For the fourth year in a row, the best-selling cassette tape in the U.S. is a soundtrack from one of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold 24,000 units, while its sequel Vol. 2 moved 19,000 copies. Jack Black & James Hetfield Form New Band At The Chris Cornell Tribute Concert Is this the beginning of a new Super Group? Could be after Het (as Dave would call him because they are close) called Lars our for playing the wrong tempo! I can't wait for The Jack Black Album!! Mario Kart Tour Getting Closer To Release! Remember back in January 2018 when Nintendo tweeted that Mario Kart for mobile was coming in March 2019? We forgot too but Lad Bible didn't and even posted the original tweet from Nintendo in the article. While Nintendo has been hush on this we still have to believe it is coming and the date is almost upon us! Are You Ready For Some More Football? We are two weeks away from the debut season of the AAF and couldn't be more excited. As we know the Rams will destroy the Patriots 36-9 in Super Bowl LIII so for some excitedment we need to see the ultimate rivalry between the Memphis Express and the Atlanta Legends. Geek Off: The Batman Final Four! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Lonely Lover" by Household Dogs Going on two years now Household Dogs have been intricately weaving together elements of Alternative Rock and Americana, creating their own unique pseudo-country sound. The Leeds based five-piece use rhythms and melodies to create backdrops onto which lyrics paint stark portraits, drawing you into their own gritty reality. Check them out at Facebook Webpage
January 15, 2019
Wow, a lot of conversation in this show! The guys discuss the merits of a potentially amazing new photo technology, then talk about if your doorbell camera is spying on you, followed by a tremendous rant about burgers! You’re not gonna want to miss this! ----more---- Arsenal - Awesome Tech Or The Cheaters Way?  Launched via kickstarter and become wildly successful, this little device uses AI to help you do everything needed to make perfect photos every time. But, is that really a good thing? Is Your Ring Doorbell Camera System Spying On You? The Intercept quotes unnamed sources who confirm that engineers and executives at Ring have “highly privileged access” to live customer camera feeds, utilizing both Ring’s doorbells as well as its in-home cameras. All that’s apparently required to tap into the live feeds is a customer’s email address. Best of C.E.S. ... the Impossible Burger 2.0! Impossible Foods, the maker of the so-called "bleeding" plant-based Impossible Burger, unveiled a new version of the "beef" product Monday at CES 2019. With the soft bun, tangy sauce, zesty crunch of barely-there raw onion and refreshing crisp of lettuce and tomato. Combined with the juicy, chewy patty, it tasted amazing because it tasted like a real burger. What is the Impossible Burger? A plant-based patty that bleeds and sizzles when it cooks. It's made using an ingredient called haem (or heme, an iron-containing compound that's abundant in animal muscle) and aims to mimic that basic moreish meaty flavour. Also check out Ant Pruitt’s Twitter feed for CES2019 coverage. Bungie And Activision Split What appears to be great news for Bungie but maybe not so great for Activision it appears this dynamic duo has reached it’s end. Bungie says they will retain the popular Destiny franchise and claim to have some exciting announcements coming as their employees popped champagne at the announcement. Meanwhile Activision seems to be spiraling with a future leaving many wondering just what else they may have left in the tank. The Atari VCS Has Surpassed Three Million On IndieGoGo! The Atari VCS has raised over three million dollars on IndieGoGo but we still don't know anything about it's games or an exact release date. That is a lot of money for so much uncertainty. Bird Box ... A Mini Souper Review! The guys decide to dive into their thoughts on the movie that has created thousands of memes and stupid challenges. Also check out the Bird Box Toy! Geek Off: Batman Geek Off Round 2! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Souls Burning" by Elevation Falls rish Rock Band Elevation Falls sound is classic rock to hard rock, mingled with blues and soul, and their performance full of movement. From raging foot stomping beats to epic drama, they sweep audiences along with them on a musical journey. Fronted by the incredibly powerful & unique vocal talents of singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, our Warrior Queen! HJ formed the band in late 2012 & has been likened in ability to many great female singers by a number of industry professionals such as Pat Benatar and Ann Wilson(Heart) , you will not mistake her vocal for any other artist. Check him out at Facebook Webpage
January 8, 2019
We are a trio once again! Jason is back and full of energy as we cover gaming news from Sony and Soulja Boy, an awesome tribute to Chris Farley from his good friend Adam Sandler, it’s digitalSoup Quiz show time, and we begin the process of choosing the BEST Batman movie of all time! ----more---- Soulja Boy's Consoles Come To An End   As predicted by the digitalSoup gang Soulja Boy's emulated consoles are no more. Even after insisting his consoles were fully licensed and legit they have been yanked from the shelves. I guess Nintendo told Soulja to "crank this!" Already Bought A Playstation Classic For $100? Don't Be Mad But ... Less than a month after release Sony has dropped the price of their Playstation Classic to $60, now that is showing confidence in their product! Adam Sandler’s Tribute To Chris Farley Near the end of Adam Sandler’s recent Netflix comedy special 100% Fresh, the comedian shared a heartfelt musical tribute to his longtime friend and fellow former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Farley. Fox Recuts the 'Die Hard' Trailer to Argue It's "Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told" Shortly before Christmas Fox had released a new trailer for the original “Die Hard” movie making it look like the greatest Christmas comedy movie ever! Ray Sawyer, Singer Of Dr. Hook, Dead At Age 81 Ray Sawyer, the Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show member who sang the 1973 Shel Silverstein-penned hit “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone,'” has died at the age of 81.The Alabama-born Sawyer – who founded the group with Dennis Locorriere, Billy Francis and George Cummings – was a member of Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show from 1969 to 1981. A few years before the band’s formation, Sawyer lost his right eye in a car accident; Sawyer wore an eyepatch that made him resemble the Peter Pan villain Captain Hook, which served as the inspiration for the Dr. Hook moniker. WWE Announcer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund Dead At 76 Announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund died Wednesday at the age of 76, according to an announcement by World Wrestling Entertainment, which employed him on and off since 1984. No cause of death was announced. Okerlund began his career in 1970 working for the American Wrestling Association before joining WWE. Geek Off: What is the best Batman movie of all time! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Merciless Circus" by Clawhammer Clawhammer is a heavy/doom/stoner/blues metal band from Mississippi consisting of Paul Craig on vocals and Paul Hill on guitar when they are not busy being truck drivers. They are probably the best kept secret in rock and roll. Clawhammer has existed since 2015 and has released four albums of original material, one EP and one Ozzy tribute album. Check him out at Facebook Webpage
December 31, 2018
Dave and Adam had so much fun last week that they decided they don't need Jason anymore and gave him the night off! The start off talking about Disney going full Marvel then talking about toys spoiling the plots of Marvel movies. Then Adam removes a rocket from his picture using AI then Dave gushes all over the Little Mermaid and how it is so much better than the new Aladdin.  Oh and they both talk about cookies for another hour! ----more---- digitalSoup Called It … Canceled Netflix Marvel Shows Possibly Coming To Disney+ Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive in charge of the company's planned Netflix-rival streaming service called Disney+, said he'd consider reviving the programs in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week. When Will Toys Stop Spoiling The Movie? It seems that once again, a leaked toy may be an indicator for potential spoilers in a major motion picture. This time with Avengers : Endgame. New Websites Removes Backgrounds With AI! This is normally a pretty tedious process in photoshop, but a free online tool from Remove.bg is claiming they can intelligently remove those distracting backgrounds in your photos simply and for free. Jason is outraged! First Look At The Live Action Aladdin Ok, let’s talk about this because… really?! Geek Off: Adam & Dave battle it out over the best Christmas Cookie! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Lost In The Fog" by Lost In The Fog Lost is the Fog is an Indie Hipster-Pop group from Northern Ireland. Their debut album just dropped June 22nd.   Check them out at Facebook Webpage
December 23, 2018
This week Jason is off helping the elves prepare for Santa’s big night so Adam and Usually Dave have to man the controls! We hit our favorite Christmas Movies, a special Geeky Christmas reading AND an Accidental Geek Off! Merry Christmas from digitalSoup. ----more---- "The Geeks Night Before Christmas" by Nick Moline   Adam reads an awesome geeky poem by Nick Noline. Nick is a Senior Software Engineer at Justia.com, a company that makes legal information freely available online. The 15 Greatest Unconventional Christmas Movies Here are 15 unconventional Christmas movies that are seasonably appropriate but deliciously askew. The 40 Best Christmas Movies of All Time Here's a collection of reverent holiday fare that have brought joy for generations, plus some picks that skewer the traditions (either through irony or, say, murderous Clauses). It's a Wonderful Life: The Lost Ending - SNL William Shatner introduces the never-before-seen lost ending of It's a Wonderful Life, where George Bailey (Dana Carvey) and the people of Bedford Falls take bloody revenge on Old Man Potter (Jon Lovitz). Geek Off: No official Geek-Off this week! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Beach Head" by Ocean Flaws Ocean Flaws represent the next wave of independent psych music. Their fresh take on neo-psych music combines velvety guitar tones similar to War On Drugs, with dancy influences from the likes of Foals and Tame Impala. Check him out at Facebook Webpage
December 18, 2018
Tis the season to buy that one you love a truly geeky gift and boy to we have some suggestions.  Then we talk about things consoles and cover a story about porch pirates getting the just Amazon rewards! PLUS Ramen, do you love it or hate it? ----more---- Nintendo Ending Production Of The NES And SNES Classic Consoles. Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles are going away after the holidays — for good this time. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé said that the mini-consoles will be going out of production, and once the holiday season stock sells out, they won’t be restocked.   Will The Playstation 5 Debut At $500? With the announcement of the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Two (Scarlett), both coming in 2020, and coming in at $500 the internets have been up in arms with the cost of the system, most wondering what happened to the $199 price many consoles used to launch at. But were they really $199. Let's check out some of these classic systems, what they cost at launch and what that equals out to in 2018 dollars.   digitalSoup “Twelve Days Of Geeky Christmas” Gift Ideas Struggling to pick out that perfect gift for the geeky loved one in your life? Don’t fret, let the boys at digitalSoup help you out with twelve awesome gifts any red blooded geek would love! Firefly Playing Cards - The perfect gift for that brown coat in your life who can’t get enough of the short lived sci-fi series. Floppy Disk Drink Coasters - Not only will they keep those nasty rings off your coffee table but they will start great conversations with your children as they ask what are those things? Retro Arcade Machine - This little throwback houses over 200 classic games in a miniature replica of arcade cabinet.   Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter - Pizza and Star Trek, two things every geek loves and now they are together at last in this awesome laser-etched stainless steel replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701! DON’T FORGET TO FIX THE LINK Geek-Art: An Anthology - A new book featuring more than 750 images, this lavish illustrated anthology showcases the inspired energy that drives pop culture and makes geeky fans of us all. Dungeon Corridor Infinity Mirror - A dungeon without an end. This is a dungeon corridor, lined with illuminated torches, which seem to stretch into infinity. Stare into the corridor and wonder where it leads. FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets - Make your refrigerator look like your favorite 80's video game console with the FreezerBoy magnet set! Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker - It's tasty, delicious, and can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Serve up replicas of the Millennium Falcon in waffle form every morning to send family and friends into hyperspace. WiFi Outlets - Manage your home, even from afar. The WiFi Electrical Outlet empowers you to remotely control your appliances, whether directly with your VeSync app (on your smartphone/tablet), or with Alexa voice control. Wifi Inspection Scope/Camera - The perfect device to ensure your loved ones colon is in perfect health! Pizza Scissors - The pizza slicer is the perfect quick and easy way to cut your pizza with precision. The pizza scissors are equipped with high quality stainless steel to cut through your pizza with ease. PAC-MAN Party Suit - Be the life of the party with this suit covered in the classic game images. Jersey Police Catch Porch Pirates With Sting Operation Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves. The operation appears to have found some success. One package spent just three minutes on someone’s front porch Tuesday before it was swiped and the suspect caught by police.   Study Shows Constant Smartphone Vigilance Causing Issues A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking has found that being constantly online and on your phone can make you feel worse. Researchers found that checking your phone decreased mindfulness and caused people to be preoccupied and more distracted.   Soulja Boy Selling Illegal Game Consoles? If you head on over to SouljaWatch, Soulja Boy’s website where you can buy his watches, earbuds and his emulator consoles.  But it is legal? Doubtful as the console and portable system house hundreds of ROMS for Switch, 3DS, PS Vita, NeoGeo, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance.  digitalSoup is just waiting for Nintendo to send his company a nice little letter like they sent to LoveROMs, who wasn’t even selling the games like Soulja Boy is. Geek Off: Arrow vs. Hawkeye!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Catacombs" by The Dead Gentlemen We are a four piece band from Slough, UK (where the UK version of ‘The Office’ was based) who draw influence from Queens Of the Stone Age to The Beatles. Check him out at Facebook Webpage.
December 11, 2018
This week the guys discover a pill that will let Adam eat 100 Big Macs, the Playstation Classic receives less than stellar reviews, a couple great Captain Marvel stories, predators are on TikTok and then a battle of Books vs. Movies. ----more---- Scientists Working On Magic Pill That Lets You Eat Anything You Want.   With the laziness of today’s culture on full display, scientists led by Professor Damien Keating(is this a comic book villain name or what?) have been testing a pill that impacts the RCAN1 gene. In tests with rodents it has allowed them to gorge themselves on fatty foods and never gain weight. The reason has to do with how this gene allows that food to be transformed to brown fat instead of white fat, meaning it gets burned up as heat rather than being stored around your midsection. So… we’ll all be skinny versions of the human torch then? Great. Jason Says The Playstation Classic Is Garbage (And Now You Can Load Your Own Games!) After being one of the most outspoken proponents of the new classic gaming system from Sony, Jason has now decided that the PSClassic is actually a steaming pile of hot mess, cancelled his order, and purchased 15 new retropies instead! Captain Marvel Trailer #2 Has Dropped This last week Marvel Studios dropped the official second trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel. This received a collective response of the internet losing it’s mind in love with the promise of the March release! How couldn’t we respond that way? We saw Nick Fury baby talking a cat for crying out loud! BUT… Was Captain Marvel Setup To Fail? In a recent Forbes article, they make the case that Captain Marvel is being set up to fail. Truthfully they make a valid point. These days the only thing that seems to matter in terms of if a movie is good or bad is the box office numbers. More specifically how they perform in relation to expectations. Just look to Solo : A Star Wars Story for a great example. If it doesn’t meet box office expectations the internet decides the movie sucks, the hate train gets rolling, and an otherwise perfectly enjoyable movie finds itself on the defensive for no reason at all. With many saying Captain Marvel will be the MCU’s next BILLION dollar title will we find the hate train rolling if this film only hits a $600-$700 million box office? Since when does the box office have to be the deciding factor on a movie being good/enjoyable anyways? TikTok Has A Major Safety Problem For Kids In yet another case of a super popular app with kids, it seems that the popular TikTok app is a dangerous place due to a large segment of the app that is nothing but hub for perverts trying to solicit nude images from underage kids. Stay vigilant parents. Geek Off: It's Time For A Geek Off! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Change" by Lil Nath Lil Nath is an unsigned rapper/songwriter who is currently living in East Sussex, England. His major style influences are old school hip hop, reggae and aoul music and he creates reality rap with his lyrics. Check him out at Facebook Webpage
December 4, 2018
This week we discover a great looking retro gaming loot box service, tackle the Marriott data breach, and then talk about the fall of Daredevil while Captain America may be rising from the ashes. Then we have a fun geek art recommendation you’ll NEED to take a look at! ----more---- Retro Game Treasure   Here is another company doing a loot box, but with a retro twist. For $35 (or less if you subscribe for multiple months) you get a classic chest filled with lots of classic gaming nostalgia including 3-5 retro games! Another Massive Data Breach Potentially Impacting 500 Million People   This time is massive hotel chain Marriott suffering a massive data breach putting up to 500 million of their customers data at risk. They don’t seem positive yet what data was targeted but it appears to include everything from mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and yes, even credit card numbers. Seems this was all caused by a merger of computer systems and subsequent glitches between Marriott and Starwood, whom Marriott purchased in 2016. Um, glitches. I’d say. Daredevil Is The Latest Hero To Fall At Netflix Joining the ranks of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Defenders, Daredevil has fallen to the mighty Netflix after an acclaimed third season. Will there be more for these heroes in the larger MCU, the new Disney + streaming service, or Hulu, or is this simply the end of the road? All that is left standing are Jessica Jones and The Punisher… but for how long? Chris Evans’ "Captain America" Is Finished ... Maybe We’ve all heard the news last October when Chris Evans posted a “farewell” to fans as his filming wrapped on the as of yet untitled Avengers 5. Seemed like this was it, for real this time. Not like the other times he said goodbye until he re-negotiated his contract. This time it was for real. Most fans expected he’ll go out in historic and heroic fashion in the ultimate sacrifice to save the world from Thanos. But pump the dang brakes here… Joe Russo, Director of Avengers 5, has now hinted that Chris Evans may not be hanging up the shield after all… Meanwhile, Avengers fans starving for news, even the tiniest tidbits of information, lose their collective minds on the internet. Tom Hanks to Star In The Next Live Action Disney Film - Pinocchio Looks like the man who once played Mr. Walt Disney himself is set to become a father to a wooden puppet with a major problem telling the truth. A great actor indeed, but do we really need MORE of these live action remakes? Is it just Disney’s way of updating the graphics so to speak with their classic films? Alex Gross Giving Geeks Everywhere A Look To A Past That Could’ve Been! This is just a fun story of what happens when an artist takes Victorian era photos and puts a huge geek/pop culture spin on them with his artwork. Transforming vintage pictures into some of our favorite heroes and villians from comics and movies is nothing short of delightful! Geek Off: It's Time For A Geek Off! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Captain" by Saboteurs Formed in Lincoln UK in late 2015, Ben Ellis was performing solo acoustic originals and playing in folk-punk band Dog Goblins while Rick Whitehead had been the lead songwriter and guitarist in alt-metal band, Tripswitch. The band racked up an extensive amount of gigs over the next 18 months including several festivals slots and supports with Black Balled (ft. Marshall Gill from New Model Army). They have a huge range of musical influences including New Model Army, Tool, Queens Of The Stone age, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Their music is totally and utterly from their hearts, knowing the importance of music to their lives. Check them out at their Facebook Webpage
November 27, 2018
digitalSoup is back to normal! The guys talk about the downfalls of social media, an awesome new solid-state propulsion plane, the finer points of talking CGI animals, and more! ----more---- Social Media Linked To Lonliness And Depression   In a true moment of, “Well no sh*t Sherlock”, the University of Pennsylvania has a new study publishing that shows a Clear Causal Link between social media use and rates of loneliness and depression. As the article says, the Ivy League brought us these platforms and now they may be working to bring them down. MIT Launches First Plane With NO MOVING PARTS!   A new peer-to-peer service called Napster was just released and it has made it easier than ever to download all the music you want. Is it legal? The jury is still out on that but It is so amazing, you can download a song on your 56k modem in about 12 minutes! RoleGate - A tabletop RPG System For Remote Play We’ve all been there, the idea of a game night with friends where we can have a little D&D session or enjoy any number of RPG tabletop games, but scheduling and distance makes it impossible. From the minds of developers from CDProjectRed, RoleGate just might help make game night possible no matter where you’re at. The Lion King Reboot Gets Its First Teaser Trailer In a move that has some eager with anticipation and others shaking their heads and asking why, The Lion King gets an all new CG reboot and the first teaser trailer has dropped. What do you think? Fallout 76 - Is It Really That Bad? In a move that has some eager with anticipation and others shaking their heads and asking why, The Lion King gets an all new CG reboot and the first teaser trailer has dropped. What do you think? Geek Off: Adam Organizes Some SouperLibs Fun! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "New Revolution" by XOVA XOVA (pronounced Crossover) are a 6 piece multi-genre band who fuse Reggae with a modern mix of Pop, Rock, Ska, Indie, Motown, Hip Hop and folk to create a new Crossover genre we call PopTwist. Check them out at their Facebook Webpage
November 21, 2018
The guys look back at the first 99 episodes, remembering some of their favorite segments and bits. Sprinkled in are messages from our listeners and then we bring the conclusion to our epic Super Fights battle. ----more---- Geek Off: Two Little Rascals vs. Amish Darth Vader! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Don't Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight" by Owl Kill Owl Kill is a 5 piece rock band from Montville, NJ. Influenced mainly by the early 2000s rock scene, their music focuses on the daily struggles of life, how they effect us, and most importantly, how we overcome them. Owl Kill is currently in the process of recording their first album, which they aim to release in 2019. Check them out at their Official Webpage
November 13, 2018
Adam and Dave do a quick show since we were not able to all get together for a regular show.  Thanks guys for the "digitalSoup Quickie!" ----more---- How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave Ninja digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Turkey Stick, Tire Iron, Tacklebox" by Adam Like a katana to a heavy breather Adam's sick guitar licks slash at your soul.  The first track from his first studio album "Cat Basement Room" brings together his unique sound along with deep prose.  Fans have described his sound as a mix of Yanni and Lil' Bow Wow.
November 5, 2018
What if the guys had a failing radio show in 1999? This is partially what it might sound like… they then bring it back to modern times to have our ninja beaver battle it out with the little rascals who stole Magneto’s powers. Then it's discount madlibs time, followed by announcing the winner to our 8bitdo contest! It’s mediocrity at its best! ----more---- Melissa Virus Author Heading To Federal Prison For Twenty Months!   The Melissa Virus was an e-mail virus first released on March 26, 1999. The virus spread so rapidly that e-mail systems were overloaded by the virus propagating itself and is the fastest spreading virus to date. Have You Heard Of Napster?   A new peer-to-peer service called Napster was just released and it has made it easier than ever to download all the music you want. Is it legal? The jury is still out on that but It is so amazing, you can download a song on your 56k modem in about 12 minutes! Are You Ready For Y2K? Now is the time to prepare for the Y2K bug (programs used by most banks, nuclear power supplies etc, only use two digits for the year)! Pull your money out of the banks, move away from power plants and build an underground bunker for when the nuclear missiles go off! Geek Off: Two Little Rascals vs. Ninja Beaver! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "I Don't Care" by With Liberty With Liberty is a Melodic-ish Hardcore-ish Punk band from Panorama City, California, located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Going against prototypical nuances from other punk bands, With Liberty brings in an eclectic blend of different genres, styles, and riffs to produce a unique and entertaining contribution to the modern punk rock world. It's all about having fun while having something to say. Check them out at their Facebook Webpage
October 30, 2018
Adam attempts to scare the underwear off of Jason and Usually Dave in a hilariously spooky special episode. ----more---- The Kelly-Hopkinsville Incident Navajo Skinwalker Legend The Convent Horror: Full Book   Geek Off: - Amish Vader vs. Flaming Marshmallow Man!    How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
October 23, 2018
This week, the 3 amigos rail against the upcoming Facebook Portal, then they talk about a bunch of other stuff, including a very expensive Sega Genesis and AI digitized faces. They cap the episode with great free channels from Roku, then battle it out between a ninja beaver and a mad scientist! ----more---- Facebook Portal   Facebook is trying to jump into the video chat game, but by all accounts this thing appears to be DOA. Not to mention some concern about data that Facebook is collecting via the portal because… well… Facebook.Media reports about Facebook Portal being DOA and Potentially DangerousUSA Today ReportVentureBeat ReportRecode Report XFL Jerseys Will Use Players' Last Names Instead of Nicknames   Commissioner Oliver Luck told reporters the XFL jerseys will have "proper surnames" when the league debuts in 2020. Luck added that the league will also not reuse any of the logos or team names from its initial iteration. The Sega Genesis Finallys Goes HD Thanks To Analogue Finally you can break out all your old Sega Genesis cartridges and play them on a brand new machine thanks to Analogue. They just announced the Mega Sg, a re-creation of the original Sega Genesis hardware, up-scaled to 1080p. This is not a retro system with build in games like the NES Classic, this is an actual Sega Genesis system with perfectly replicated sound and up-scaled graphics! Harrison Ford Inserted Into "Solo" A fan made video, not the first of it’s kind, has inserted Harrison Ford into the more recent Solo : A Star Wars Story. This time using “deep learning” AI to insert Harrison Ford’s face over Alden Ehrenreic’s face. The results, a bit creepy. Getting The Most From Your Roku PC Mag has put out a list of what it deems to be the “best” totally free channels available on your Roku device. Many of these you may not know about and while that may be for the best with some of them, there are some pretty good options here for cord cutters everywhere.   Geek Off: It's Time For A Geek-Off!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Insidious Siren I - Overcome" by Barreleye Barreleye rose up from the roots of Thrash Death Metal to reach a melodic and progressive path. Its first evidence of life was the release of the Virus EP in 2014, two years after Barreleye’s establishment. Once a stable line-up unfolded, numerous local shows were performed, followed by the release of the first full length album “Urged To Fall” in 2015. A powerful live performance combined with a good number of concerts organized at that time helped to quickly gain a visibility along with a fan base. Check them out at their Facebook Webpage
October 16, 2018
This week the guys give an update on the October Windows 10 update, Link gets a bunch of gear from the get-go, Batman is exposed, and another epic battle between two ourtrageous foes. ----more---- Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data Microsoft has fixed the file deleting update and is now testing it with insiders before rolling it out to the world. Posting to their Windows blog Microsoft explained "We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation. Also, Microsoft Support and our retail stores customer service personnel are available at no charge to help customers." Nintendo Adds Four New NES Games To Switch Catalog ... Including A Special Edition of The Legend of Zelda! Last Wednesday Solomon's Key, NES Open Tournament Golf and Super Dodge Ball were added to the Switch Online NES catalog of games. They also snuck in a special edition of The Legend of Zelda! This is a "souped-up" version of the game that makes it a lot easier to get going. You start with loads of rupees and items, and you begin with all equipment, including the White Sword, Magical Shield, the Blue Ring and the Power Bracelet. What are you?!?!? I am BatPenis! Last month DC released issue number one of Batman: Damned and is now regretting including a panel of Bruce Wayne going the Full Monty, showing his penis and bare behind, after he finds himself suffering from amnesia and having to be scanned by the Batcomputer in the nude. Pet Sematary Reboot Trailer April 2019 brings a re-telling of Stephen Kings horrifying story Pet Sematary and they guys discuss their thoughts on it! Lobo Cast For Season Two Of "Krypton" According to The Hollywood Reporter, Krypton has enlisted actor Emmett J. Scanlan (Guardians of the Galaxy) to play the ever-popular DC Comics character Lobo in Season 2. The Almost Avengers Check out this fun list of our favorite characters in the MCU as we know it that were almost very different due to competition for casting the roles! Geek Off: It's Time For A Geek-Off!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Equilibrium" by Dancing on Fire Dancing on Fire is a three-piece rock band from the National Capital Region of Canada. Formed by Wayne Bouchard and Richard Boivin in 2008, it was shortly after joined by Rick Davoice. Their most recent single "Equilibrium" was released on June 29th and the band is currently working on further new material for a third album to be released in 2019. Check them out at their Facebook Webpage
October 9, 2018
Where’s Jason?! On this episode, Dave and Adam handle the podcast, diving into Windows 10 issues, MoviePass problems, and then they talk movies and shows! Check it! ----more---- Windows 10 Fall Update Issues It appears Windows has an issue with it’s latest update in which the update applies a Thanos' Snap to your documents. MoviePass Is Re-Activating Canceled Accounts Without Permission! If you canceled your MoviePass subscription, check your email and your spam folder for an email with the subject “MoviePass Updates”—because MoviePass might have turned your subscription back on without your permission, and you’ll need to opt back out. Trailer Madness! (and some other talk) The guys breakdown the lastest trailers for movies & streaming TV! Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Wheel of Time Talk Smodcast with Robert Kirkman Bryan Mills Jumps a Fence More Chronicles of Narnia Daredevil Season 3 Geek Off: No Geek Off this week, it’s a bye week for team digitalSoup!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Something Sacred" by The Joker's Rage "Hailed as ‘The ultimate show stealers’ with a limited edition, liquorice allsorts bag of rock & roll. A Joker’s Rage continue to hone their craft since forming in 2013. The band’s captivating and intense high-energy performances transport audiences back to a time where the crowd feel like they’re just as much a part of the music as the four face painted ring leaders executing it from the stage. Don’t be fooled by any stereotypes about bands wearing make up either. Their subtle mime/joker like appearance only serves as a catalyst towards their philosophy of escaping the harsh realities of life through music. It’s called #GameFace. A ‘war paint’ attitude fighting against society’s pitfalls and often rebelling against the higher powers of greed who prey on the weak. The bottom line being, this band need no gimmicks!" Check them out at their Official Webpage
October 2, 2018
This week the guys talk about near death experiences, Google App tips, and a whole lot about Star Wars and the MCU. Then a Spartan battles it out with the Marshmallow Man! ----more---- Finally PS4 Fornite Players Can Kill Their Friends On Other Consoles! Sony is finally enabling cross-play for Fortnite. The PlayStation 4 maker had been blocking cross-play and progression between Fortnite on PS4 and Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in recent months. The move angered Fortnite fans who couldn’t access progress, skins, and purchases on an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch if they’d played on a PS4. Sony now says it is enabling cross-play for Fortnite fans. Have We Finally Figured Out The Secret Behind Near Death Experiences? Scientists from the University of Kentucky have a theory that links it to REM sleep patterns and while it isn’t 100% proven, this one makes a lot of sense. Tips for getting the most out of your favorite Google Apps In a recent post from the Google Blog, they shared a whole bunch of cool tips to enhance your experience with your favorite apps. From easy ways to find cover versions of your favorite songs to helping you remember where you parked there are some really clever things hidden in plain sight that many might not know about. Too Much Star Wars And The X-Men Finally In The MCU? In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger said he made a bad decision to release a new Star Wars movie every year citing it was “Just too much too fast”. But never fear, they are not ending Star Wars, just slowing down the pace. Meanwhile the X-Men look poised to finally officially enter the MCU as current head Kevin Feige has been put in charge of the incoming Marvel properties. As Iger stated, “there shouldn’t be two Marvel’s”. (Discussion points- What would we like to see from the Star Wars Universe moving forward? What stories do we want more of or less of? What are the some awesome MCU movies you’d love to see with all the new properties coming into the fold with the MCU?) The Almost Avengers Check out this fun list of our favorite characters in the MCU as we know it that were almost very different due to competition for casting the roles! Geek Off: Spartan trapped in a potato sack that can summon anything from a hardware storevs.Flaming Marshmallow Man riding a battle cat   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Nobody Knows Me Like You" by Saboteurs Formed in Lincoln UK in late 2015, Ben Ellis was performing solo acoustic originals and playing in folk-punk band Dog Goblins while Rick Whitehead had been the lead songwriter and guitarist in alt-metal band, Tripswitch. The band racked up an extensive amount of gigs over the next 18 months including several festivals slots and supports with Black Balled (ft. Marshall Gill from New Model Army). They have a huge range of musical influences including New Model Army, Tool, Queens Of The Stone age, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Their music is totally and utterly from their hearts, knowing the importance of music to their lives. Check them out at their Official Webpage
September 27, 2018
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. ----more---- Boring Stuff: Released: September 21st, 2012 Rating: R Runtime: 1h 35m Starring: Judge Dredd - Karl Urban (Star Trek Reboots, Thor: Ragnarok, Lord of the Rings Series) Anderson - Olivia Thirlby(Juno, The Darkest Hour) Ma Ma - Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,300) Director: Pete Travis ( Endgame, Vantage Point) Writer: Alex Garland (Annihilation, Ex Machina) Rating: Adam gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars digitalSoup Rating:  3.67 stars - out of 5! Serve it up! Dredd Watch the original trailer here! On The Next Souper Reviews - "House (1986)” Watch the original trailer here! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or digitalSoup on Reddit. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 25, 2018
This week the guys talk a ton about the new Playstation Classic, Amazon invading everything, then go to battle in Round 2 of the digitalSoup Presents: Souper Fight Club, Season 1. ----more---- Playstation Classic Coming In December Since the NES and SNES Classics did so well Sony decided to join the fun and is bringing a mini version of their origianal Playstation to the masses this holiday season. It will come pre-loaded with 20 “genre-defining” titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Jumping Flash, Wild Arms and Ridge Racer Type 4. Google adding “Stories” to search? It seems that the popularity of the “Stories” feature created by Snapchat and later popularized by Instagram and Facebook is making it’s way into Google Search. WTF?! Amazon Everywhere? Last Thursday Amazon held an event to unveil a whole bunch of new gadgets powered by our favorite virtual assistant. Everything from updated Echo devices to home security and an Alexa powered microwave were announced but is it time to start worrying if there is just too much in the “Internet of Things” realm? Geek Off: Round #2 Kick-Off:100 Crazy Cat Ladies with Acid Blood vs Amish Darth Vader on a jet ski   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Natural Born" by The Clays The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Adam quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level. Check them out at their Facebook Page
September 18, 2018
This week the guys discuss the latest Apple offerings, the Switch and NES classic titles, then have a listener-submitted battle between a Ninja Beaver and a Karate Monkey! ----more---- Apple Event News and Discussions - New Phones, New Watch, Same Story? From multiple new phones to an FDA approved update to the series 4 Apple watch, there were a lot of big announcements at the 2018 Apple iPhone event, but is it just the same story? Also check out what this "Heart Doctor" has to say about the Apple Watch! Apple dissing movie owners? Apple is apparently helping keep the idea of owning physical media alive as it’s recently been deleting movies that people have purchased from their iTunes accounts and then offering a rental voucher in return. Apple claims iTunes is just a storefront and this is not their fault, but the blame is on the movie studios no longer making the movies available. So in short, when you BUY a movie via iTunes, it turns out you don’t actually own it at all. Nintendo Switch Finally Goes Online and Includes NES Classic Titles and Wireless NES controllers! Jason was hard on Nintendo for shutting down ROM sites that were keeping classic gaming alive, maybe this is why. With the announced pricing and launch date of the online service for the Switch, Nintendo also announced their back catalog of NES Classics and wireless NES controllers to play them on the Switch. Best news? Some of the NES Classic titles will include online play! Geek Off: Ninja Beaver - armed with a light saber, literally afraid of his own shadowvsKarate Monkey - can teleport, no depth perception   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Zombie" by Elevation Falls Irish Rock Band Elevation Falls sound is classic rock to hard rock, mingled with blues and soul, and their performance full of movement. From raging foot stomping beats to epic drama, they sweep audiences along with them on a musical journey. Fronted by the incredibly powerful & unique vocal talents of singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, our Warrior Queen! HJ formed the band in late 2012 & has been likened in ability to many great female singers by a number of industry professionals such as Pat Benatar and Ann Wilson(Heart) , you will not mistake her vocal for any other artist. Check them out at their Official Website
September 14, 2018
From fluid that shatters like a solid, AI contacting cosmic beings, and more WOW from Owen Wilson than you can imagine to a great option for learning a new language, Adam brings us a jam packed Weekly Garnish to kick off your weekend! ----more---- Fluid that shatters instead of splatters when hit with a bat? That’s the curiosity that is non-newtonian fluid. I’m not a scientist but think of it this way. Fluids like water, that coffee you’re drinking, or maybe it’s later on a Friday and you’re enjoying a cold beer to kick off your weekend, those are all known as Newtonian fluids. Meaning they have a constant flow and viscosity, they take the shape of whatever container they are in. Non-newtonian fluids don’t play by the same rules, however. Think of things like silly putty or Oobleck, that fun mixture of cornflour and water. The more you apply pressure or stress to it, the more it acts like a solid. Here’s a great scientific explanation if you want to know more.  But if you go check out this article on The Nerdist, you can see the strange way that these non-newtonian fluids react when being smacked with a baseball bat...in glorious slow motion!   Hello….is there anybody out there? With the help of AI, radio astronomers are analyzing more than 400 terabytes of data and are finding some interesting results. From more than 3 billion light years away from earth they have detected some fast radio bursts, or cosmic radio bursts. They are still a mystery, the exact location is unknown, but they are there nonetheless. Could it be that skynet gives us the key to not only the terminators, but the ability to communicate with the Predator and Xenomorphs?   Gaming is still rising in popularity! Based on a recent article in Variety, nearly 70% of Americans or roughly 211 million people, play video games. No surprise here, digitalSoup is your geek headquarters after all! The big surprise is HOW they are playing them. For most, if you ask them to describe playing video games the first answer will likely be XBox/PS4/Switch. You’d think console gaming was the most common form of gaming...and you’d be wrong. Try the THIRD most popular form of gaming. Based on the study done by  Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, 90% of people play games on their smartphone/tablet mobile devices. Coming in second is PC gamers at 52% and consoles at just 43% of the market. I still have a hard time calling my time playing Marvel Puzzle Quest as I fall asleep at night, gaming. Wow! If you’ve listened to our show, you’ll likely have heard the occasional Owen Wilson impersonation by our very own Adam, a simple but totally effective statement. Wow! That’s right, we all know Owen Wilson loves to say Wow, but check out this video of Every Owen Wilson Wow from his films! https://youtu.be/dn5Tattkj_E Sign Me Up for the Moon! In February of 2017, SpaceX announced they were planning to send two people to the Moon.  I’m not either of them, but what an exciting sounding trip! While there aren’t any details available yet, they have officially signed up their first passenger to fly in their BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) This ship is being designed to transport passengers to the moon and even Mars.  On Monday, the 17th, SpaceX plans to announce who is going, and why. Suck it, Trebek! Everyone’s favorite game show host, Alex Trebek, has debuted a big change on the 35th anniversary season of his show Jeopardy! While he used to be known for his killer ‘stache, he’s been clean shaven for a number of years...until now! He kicked off the 35th season rocking a silver fox, borderline Sean Connery style beard and fans on the internet are losing their minds. We only wish Connery could weigh in on it with Turd Ferguson. Want to learn a new language? Try Duolingo! So I wanted to throw an app in for you this week.  And for those of you interested in learning another language, I present to you Duolingo.  This easy to use language learning app is free and is actually quite easy to use! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 11, 2018
This week on digitalSoup, the guys remember Burt Reynolds, then talk a lot about music streaming before an epic fight between a laughing turtle in a hot air balloon and a mad scientist that can turn to steel with butter hands.  This is crazy. ----more---- It's The End Of The PS2 (As We Know It) For those still owning PlayStation 2s, Sony is set to put an end to its repair support for its second-generation console. According to reports, the PlayStation Clinic in Japan’s Iwate Prefecture that handles all of Sony’s gaming station repairs will no longer repair any PS2s after September 7. Spotify and the Music Industry see tension grow As deadlines loom for upcoming contract talks with all three major record labels, Spotify and the Music Industry seem to be on very shaky ground. Even though there has been growth in the music sector in recent years, the music industry claims services like Spotify are only popular because of the music, while Spotify claims it’s their attempts to innovate and make music more accessible that have had the impact. How Do You Consume Music in 2018? The three hosts have a discussion on how and where they listen to music. Geek Off: A turtle that can’t stop laughing and is in a hot air balloon Vs A mad Scientist that can turn to steel whose hands are covered in butter How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "Subject 028" by Semmelweis Reflex Semmelwise Reflex is a five piece progressive metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album "Remnants" was released back in 2016. The band was geographically separated for more than a year after the release since different members had to pursue different interests but we are once again living in Stockholm and are working on a new album. Check them out at their Facebook Page
September 7, 2018
Can killer drones save the world? Is Superman now a Monster Hunter? Polygon makes big changes and I've got a tip on a fantastic fitness app to help you get back in shape, the best part is that it's absolutely free! All this and more in this edition of The Weekly Garnish! ----more---- Killer drones to save...the world? Well, save the Great Barrier reef at least, which may save the world. Seems like a specific type of starfish, the Crown of Thornes starfish, is rapidly feeding on and destroying the reef. So scientists have developed autonomous underwater drones that hunt out the starfish, inject them with a toxin and kill them. Let’s hope you aren’t in the water when skynet takes over and decides to do the same with people!   Henry Cavill to play Geralt in the Netflix Witcher series We’ve talked about the rumors before, but not it seems official that Henry Cavill will indeed be playing Geralt in the new Witcher series.   Googly eyed fish look fresher? A fish market in Kuwait has been shut down for using stick on googly eyes on their fish in an attempt to make it look fresher. The thing is, would a fish with googly eyes on your market rack make you think it was appetizing?   There’s no place like home. After having been stolen 13 years ago from the Judy Garland Museum here in Grand Rapids, MN, the missing pair of Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers have turned up. Yes, these are the slippers Dorothy clicks her heels in to return home to Kansas in the classic Wizard of Oz movie. While we have no official word on where they’ve been, word is that they were found in a farmers field on the feet of a scarecrow, where they’d been the whole time... Polygon eliminates scores in their reviews In an effort to make their reviews match the modern gamer, Polygon is scrapping review scores in favor of criticism and curation. Hopefully they’ve figured out a way to maintain a consistent thread through the reviews, but most importantly I think it’s a great move as long as readers can remember that the reviews are just the opinion of the reviewer. They moved to a list of “Polygon Recommends” games, at least they didn’t steal the Souper Reviews model of Serve it up / Feed it to the dogs!   Best fitness app, for free? Look, we geeks get a bad reputation for being overweight and out of shape. It’s good to keep on top of your health though and it seems that sports scientists think the Nike Training Club fitness app one of the best options, plus it’s free and customizable to your fitness goals. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
September 4, 2018
This week the guys discuss scary things seen on security cameras, a drivable Lego Bugatti, movies, and an awesome digitalSoup Quiz Show: Name that Song - Cowbell Edition! Check it out! ----more---- Security Camera footage to send chills down your spine. In a Texas neighborhood, owners of home security cameras were left with quite a chilling mystery as a barefoot woman with what appears to be security restraints hanging from her wrists rings doorbells and then disappears. Authorities are investigating and no one knows if this is an elaborate hoax or truly a woman trying to escape her captor, but no leads have turned up as of yet. What would you do if you saw that footage on your security cameras? Marvel Has 2 Blade Projects in the Works with Wesley Snipes Is Wesley Snipes once again going to become the vampire hunter? Not a lot is known at this time but Snipes recently revealed that his team has had conversations with the brass at Marvel about bringing back the Blade character. In the Ultimate Geek News, a Driveable Bugatti Sports Car Has Been Made of Legos Made out of more than a million Lego Technic pieces, weighing over 3000 lbs and no glue in sight. This car is 90% legos and just 10%(some steel reinforcements and tires) actual car parts. That means even the motor is all lego. I’d had to be the guy test driving this that slams the door too hard and watches it completely fall apart! digitalSoup Quiz Show "Cowbell Challenge" "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" - Bachman Turner Overdrive "Hey Ladies" - Beastie Boys "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult "Down On The Corner" - Creedence Clearwater Revival "We're An American Band" - Grand Funk Railroad "Killing In The Name" - Rage Against The Machine "Honky Tonk Woman" - The Rolling Stones "Oy Como Va" - Santana "Low Rider" - War "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" - Yes Is the XFL Taking Heel Turn Against the AAF? XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck makes the pitch to not allow competitive leagues to offer multi-year contracts that may have restrictions and or non-compete clauses that could severely limit the players ability to play for other leagues, including the XFL. He doesn't come out and say the AAF but I doubt he was referring to the CFL. Geek Off: Nickelback vs. Two Little Rascals In A Trench Coat Bonus Funny - "Look At This Graph" How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "9 Lives" by XOVA XOVA (pronounced Crossover) are a 6 piece multi-genre band who fuse Reggae with a modern mix of Pop, Rock, Ska, Indie, Motown, Hip Hop and folk to create a new Crossover genre we call PopTwist. The past few years have seen the six-piece perform support slots for The Spin Doctors, The Beat with Rankin Roger, The Selector, The Dualers, The Moulettes, The Skints, Jimmy Cliff, and supported UB40 feat Ali Campbell, Astro and Mikey Virtue on their Sold Out gigs at Hatfield House, Burghley House, and 02 Arena London in 2014/2015, and then most recently again at their Sold Out Lincoln Castle gig in 2016. They won a slot at the 2013 "Isle of Wight" Festival from over 3,000 entrants as one of the best unsigned bands in the UK. (Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music)"This is one of the tightest bands I have heard in a very long time" (Claire Balding, BBC Radio2) after Playing (Little Lion) "I really Like this, it's quite Wonderful - Thurs 13th April 2014" (Foxy and Guilliano, Free Radio - Birmingham) after their Exclusive Play of (Your To Blame) 1st April 2014 "Xova Sound Brilliant, we really want to see these guys Live " (Darren - Tramlines Fest 2014)"The Best Live band i've booked in 20 years promoting " ? Fired up by social and political unrest, as well as affairs of the heart, inspired the band towards the end of 2014 to release a new remix of "You're to Blame" from their first album "The Pressures of Life". They also re-released "Little Lion" to once again help and support the charity "Crohn's and Colitis UK" in their bid to bring awareness to everyone about the disease. Their best Single releases to date "9 Lives" from their (The Soho Road Sessions EP), and "Tears" (taken from their "Little Lion EP") along with "Knife Crime City" and "Little Lion" has earned and gained the band lots of Radio airplay on many Indie and online Stations around the World, along with adoring Fans who Love their music. Check them out at their official website
August 31, 2018
Pull up a chair! We've got stories from Disney and their streaming service, why being lazy might boost your productivity, a new Amazon series, John Wick is fighting on horseback, and so much more!  ----more---- Disney streaming service news While Disney looks to compete with Netflix they give their new service a name finally, Disney Play. They do have a great library of big name properties to choose from, think Marvel, Star Wars, etc. , but seems they realize they just don’t have the ability to compete with the volume of Netflix so...they’re going to undercut them in price.   Want to boost your productivity, get lazy. According to a recent TIME article, being lazy can boost not only your productivity but your creativity as well. Science backs this up in fact because being lazy and allowing yourself to be bored let’s your mind rest, which helps you to plan better and allows your mind to wander enough to let new ideas pop up. So put your feet up and when your boss yells at you, link them this article and tell them you’re just getting into ultra productivity mode.   New photos from Amazon’s “The Romanoffs” released The creator of the hit series Mad Men has a new show being released on Amazon and it looks pretty cool. It’s a bit of an anthology type of series that will contain 8 separate episodes following a different cast in each that all think they are descendants of the Russian royal family. With some big names on board and what appears to be that beautiful cinematic look from Mad Men this is a series you’ll want to keep an eye on.   Cyberpunk 2077 gets a massive gameplay trailer We discussed this game from CD Projekt Red back in our big E3 coverage Episode #79 and now we have a massive gameplay trailer, to the tune of 48 minutes! While the developers say that game isn’t finished yet and this is just an early version it’s looking pretty awesome. Put your feet up and give it a watch if you are interested in this game.   John Wick on a horse? No this isn’t a game of SuperFight, it’s some new images and video that is presumed to be from the upcoming John Wick 3 film. Let’s just say it looks pretty crazy, and we mean that in the best way possible. I mean the fact he’s fighting on horseback with a pistol to a motorcyclists head is just insane!   You thought you had it rough? A rare medical condition called hematidrosis is causing an 11 year old girl from Vietnam to sweat blood and apparently there isn’t much doctors can do to treat the condition as not much is actually known about why this happens.   Tired of standard emoji’s and stickers? Try this! Google has updated their virtual keyboard known as Gboard to version 7.5 and that brings the ability to take a selfie and have the software turn it into a variety of different stickers and emoji’s. While this is similar to things like Bitmoji or Apple’s Memoji, the difference here is that it’s using machine learning to create hundreds of stickers based on your selfie. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 30, 2018
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. ----more---- Boring Stuff: Released: 2010 Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1h 52m Starring: Scott Pilgrim - Michael Cera (Superbad, This Is The End) Wallace Wells - Kieran Culkin(She's All That, The Cider House Rules) Stacey Pilgrim - Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect Movies, The Twilight Saga) Gideon Graves - Jason Schwartzman (Mozart in the Jungle, Rushmore Lucas Lee - Chris Evans (Steve Rogers (MCU), Fantastic Four) Matthew Patel - Satya Bhabha (Sense8, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy) Director: Edgar Wright Writer: Michael BacallEdgar Wright Bryan Lee O'Malley Rating: Adam gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars digitalSoup Rating:  3.17 stars - out of 5! Serve it up! Scott Pilgrim vs The World Watch the original trailer here! On The Next Souper Reviews - "2012 Judge Dredd” Watch the original trailer here! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or digitalSoup on Reddit. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 28, 2018
This week, the guys talk Commodore 64 Mini, a rare Photoshop exploit, and Lenovo’s latest entries into the lower cost tablet market.  Then it’s Usually Dave vs Adam as they argue who would win - a diving helmet wearing, fire-breathing meatloaf or 50 duck-sized glass horses with nunchucks.  Stick around! ----more---- Correction: The C64 Mini will officially be arriving October 9th in the USA Last week Jason broke the news to his co-hosts that the C64 Mini was already released, he failed to mention that was in the UK a few months ago. But this October gamers in the US will be able to get their hands on this hardware without importing. Photoshop Users, Update now to avoid getting hacked. Ugh, just when it seems like there couldn’t possibly be yet another way for hackers to get into your machine. Turns out Photoshop has a vulnerability issue via it’s CC programs and while Photoshop isn’t typically a target for hackers, it’s a big vulnerability. The good news is that Adobe has released updates to fix the issue, you just need to update now. Lenovo is betting their tablet will still be successful in a declining market. What do we know about Lenovo tablets? These offerings look pretty decent for the price, great mix of performance/budget, but are tablets still necessary in today’s world? What does the future of the tablet market look like with bigger phones now beginning to dominate? More Microsoft Subscription News! This time for the XBox?! Timing is everything and just after the big Windows Subscription fiasco it appears that Microsoft is looking to sell you bundle that will include an XBox One console, XBox Live and GamePass all for a single monthly subscription. It appears you’ll still be able to purchase consoles separately as you do now however this is a great way to get an XBox into more peoples hands...kind of like how we used to rent systems from Blockbuster but you actually get to keep this! Don't want to see those "ads" in Netflix? Then opt out my brother! With Netflix open in a browser (you can't do this in the apps), tap the tribar options button in the top left (on mobile) or click your profile picture in the top right (on a computer) and then choose Account. On the Account page, scroll down to the Settings section and select Test Participation. You will see a single toggle switch for Include Me In Tests and Previews. Toggle it Off and then click or tap Done. Geek Off: Fire breathing Meatloaf locked in an antique diver helmet 50 duck sized horses made of glass armed with nunchucks- How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight: This Week's Track - "From The Grey House" by Minus Alive Minus Alive are an alt-rock band from Southampton, UK. Formed on the first day of 2018, the 4 piece consisting of Ollie Butler (vocals/guitar), Robin Small (guitar), Max Bakker (bass/vocals) and new addition Sam Garnett (drums) have quickly made a name for themselves on the live music scene. With their first single “From The Grey House” already under their belt and an EP due out later this year, Minus Alive are ones to watch out for! Check them out at their official website
August 24, 2018
Buckle up for the all new Weekly Garnish as we talk about Verizon throttling the California Fire Department, Apple reviving ghosts of computing past, a way to score some free beer, and a guy named Paul Flart going viral by farting...then getting fired!  ----more---- Can you hear me now? Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during California Wildfire and forced them to upgrade to a larger data plan. Verizon issued a statement saying it shouldn’t have happened and it was a customer service issue they are looking into, but it’s not the first time this throttling has happened.   Apple bringing back two forgotten favorites? According to a recent Bloomberg.com article, Apple is reportedly reviving two of its forgotten products, the MacMini and the Macbook Air. I know one guy who’ll be excited by at least one of those!   Googles convoluted location tracking policies have them facing a class action lawsuit that could change everything! While the issue with Google continuing to track users even after services were turned off is a big one, steps are being taken in a class action lawsuit that, if approved could see huge monetary penalties and even a loss of business license in California.   Fire up Instagram, it’s time to read that novel! New York Public Library has plans to use Instagram Stories to encourage young readers to read more. It is limited to just one book – Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with plans for two more in the coming months, but it’s a different use of Instagram than I’ve ever seen so yay innovation. Interested in free beer? Check out PintPass! In exchange for your feedback you can earn money towards beer. While data mining is always a concern, PintPass is attempting to stay very transparent with what data is collected and how it’s used. While still in beta, if you love beer this may be a great way to turn your thoughts into a Stout Ale.     Netflix rolls out ads into its service but there is a way to opt out, with a catch. With news about Netflix inserting ads...um…excuse me, “Recommendations”, into your feed it seems that at least you can turn off those recommendations. However you have to access netflix from a browser on your PC or Tablet as the options to opt out are not available in the app itself.   Netflix does have one good “Recommendation” though, and it’s to bring back GLOW for Season 3! Even though they are cutting many of their original shows, the gorgeous ladies of wrestling get another season. Will they be on the card for Wrestlemania next?   Paul Flart is fired, but his career may be taking off. Paul Flart is a security guard that went viral for recording his farts on the job, has indeed been fired. While the farting wasn’t the issue, the fact he was recording himself in company uniform and on company property is what brought his downfall. He even live streamed his firing on IG Live, but now Reddit is telling him to keep it going, get an agent and contact Jimmy Kimmel. Be careful what you put online folks, it may cost you your job or make you an internet celebrity…..known as “that farting guy”...     How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
August 21, 2018
The big “back to school" episode! The guys discuss ways for the new or returning college student to stay on top of things with technology! Where can you legally stream some football? Is the Iron First 2 trailer worth the watch? Can Miley Cyrus and a T-Rex take on a burning marshmallow man riding a battle cat? All this and more on this episode of digitalSoup! ----more---- Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge (And How Ridiculously Effective Click Bait Titles Can Be. We all saw the panic a few weeks back when the stories about Microsoft’s monthly charge...Turns out it was a lot of fuss over nothing. Click-bait headlines win again. But it gets us thinking about the abundance of subscription based services now vs stand alone software. Where do you stand on the subscription model? What are some of the services/software you feel are absolutely worth your hard earned money each month? Are You Ready For Some Streaming Football? So you love football but don’t want to be tied to cable or satellite contracts. Well here is how to watch the NFL without those constraints: SlingTV (ESPN & NFL Network $25, add NFL Redzone for $10 more) YouTubeTV (all major networks, ESPNs, Fox Sports $40) Playstation Vue (all major networks, ESPNs, Fox Sports $45, add NFL Redzone for $10 more) Hulu with Live TV (all major networks, ESPNs, Fox Sports $40 plus all of Hulu’s next day television and movies) Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer Revenge and gangs, fights and glowing fists. I wonder if they will make season 2 better than the first season? The digitalSoup "Back To School" Guide Software for Students: Office 365 (free for students with school email) The Homework App (iOS & Android) MS & HS My Study Life School Planner (iOS, Android, Chrome) HS & College Desmos Graphing Calculator (iOS, Android, Chrome) HS & College Daily Budget Original (iOS) College What is a good setup for a college student?There are a lot of things to consider! I recently suggested a setup for a new college student that reflected what I use at work. Having a base-station of sorts at your home for homework and entertainment, and being able to be on the go with it at the same time? Yes, it can be done! And, do college students need backup solutions? Yes! A list of things your student will need in addition to Jason’s software list:- A good backpack that can hold both books and a laptop.      - Mancro Travel Computer Bag      - Tocode Fashion Laptop Backpack- A 2-in-1 computer or laptop      - Dell Inspiron 11.6" HD Touchscreen 2 in 1 Tablet Laptop Computer- A docking station      - Dell USB 3.0 Ultra HD/4K Triple Display Docking Station (D3100)- An extra power supply- Dual monitors- Speakers AND headphones- USB Stick with encryption- External keyboard and wireless mouse- A Good Antivirus   Dave’s misc extras to think about Chargers for devices. Extras needed. I recommend the Anker Elite Dual Port Charger. In fact get two because you’ll have plenty of devices to charge. Anker also makes some pretty awesome charging cables so if you find your lightning cable breaking(it will) grab some extras in varying lengths from Anker as well. They really are worth the money. You need to eat something besides the McDonalds Dollar Menu so outfit that kitchen with a few handy devices that let you eat healthier home cooked food without much hassle. Start with the InstantPot for super versatility and this is the smaller size perfect for just one or two people. Another staple for any dorm room is the George Foreman Grill. Let’s you quickly and easily take care of all your meaty needs. Of course if you’re burning the midnight oil you’ll likely discover your appreciation for the morning coffee and why not grab a coffee pot that is programmable so it’s ready when you wake up. This one from Hamilton Beach would be great. One note-skip the Kuerig, yeah they are handy and quick but you’ll find it costs way to much money on a college student budget and probably isn’t worth it. Of course you need to stay hydrated so a simple Brita Water Pitcher gives you clear cold water and if you want to save a little money and skip buying soda grab a SodaStream and enjoy your own soda and flavored sparkling water anytime you want. Of course you need something fun to do so why not grab some fun games perfect for hanging out with friends. Games like SuperFight,Cards Against Humanity, Bad People, or Werewolf would be a perfect place to start! Because the college life can be at once amazing and terrible, creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime I recommend getting in the habit of taking time to document and enjoy it. Things like a refillable Journal to write and document memories, a camera of some sort(bonus for using something like a Fuji Instax for having those actual tangible print photo memories!), and the use of an app like Shutterfly in which you can order unlimited 4x6 photos for free from your phone or mobile device. Those photos will be some of the biggest things you love years from now! Geek Off: **Miley Cyrus- six inches tall-with a T-Rex wearing a cone of shame Vs. Marshmallow Man-on fire-riding a battle cat ** Weekly Garnish: Expand Your iPhone For Just $15! Have you ever heard the expression “never say never”? Well it doesn’t apply to Apple when it comes to the dream of iPhones with microSD card slots. It’s never, ever going to happen because Apple makes way too much money charging an extra $150 for iPhones with more internal storage. Apple is typically a pretty pro-consumer company, but it’s not ever going to change this policy. The Difini Lightning MicroSD and SD Card Reader isn’t a true workaround, but it is a great solution that allows you to offload your photos and videos to a memory card. It also lets you view photos and videos from your digital camera that are saved on an SD card, so that’s an added bonus. For $15, you really can’t go wrong.   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Bounce" by A Joker's Rage Hailed as ‘The ultimate show stealers’ with a limited edition, liquorice allsorts bag of rock & roll. A Joker’s Rage continue to hone their craft since forming in 2013. The band’s captivating and intense high-energy performances transport audiences back to a time where the crowd feel like they’re just as much a part of the music as the four face painted ring leaders executing it from the stage. Don’t be fooled by any stereotypes about bands wearing make up either. Their subtle mime/joker like appearance only serves as a catalyst towards their philosophy of escaping the harsh realities of life through music. It’s called #GameFace. A ‘war paint’ attitude fighting against society’s pitfalls and often rebelling against the higher powers of greed who prey on the weak. Check them out at their official website
August 14, 2018
This week the guys talk about the new Discord game store, the downfall of ROM sites, Spotify, and is the blue light from your phone making you go blind? Jason and Adam then square off in a “who would win it” super fight - a Spartan in a potato sack, or a narcoleptic carne! ----more---- Discord New Game Store Takes On Steam Last Thursday, the company launched the beta of its digital game store, which will carry a curated selection of new and popular hit titles. The store will be first available as a beta to about 50,000 Canadian players, but Discord plans on rolling it out widely to users later this year. Unlike Steam, the new store will offer a tighter selection of PC games. Is Nintendo Destroying The History of Gaming? Nintendo's attack on ROM sites is gaining some ground. Last week Nintendo sued two long-standing emulation sites: LoveRETRO and LoveROMs. Nintendo is suing for $2 million for illicit use of their trademark, plus $150,000 for each Nintendo game hosted. Because of this EmuParadise per-emptively pulled all ROMs off their site in fear of having Nintendo's focus aimed towards them. Spotify Announces “Long-Term” Samsung Partnership Spotify has announced a new “long-term” partnership with electronics manufacturer Samsung, making the streaming platform the “go-to music provider” across all Samsung devices going forward. The partnership includes the brand’s newly announced Galaxy S9 smartphones, as well as the Galaxy Home smart speaker, which is a direct competitor to Apple’s HomePod. Spotify will come pre-installed with Samsung devices, and has also been integrated into Samsung’s “Bixby” voice-activated assistant.  Is Your Phone Making You blind? New studies seem to be showing a link between the blue light from our screens and eye issues, including blindness. Get Ready For The SUMC With a stable of around 900 characters, Sony has announced a new name for their planned interconnected universe(formally referred to as the Spider-verse) and it’s a mouthful. Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters may have big plans but can they actually take those plans to fruition? Geek Off:   A Spartan trapped in a potato sack and can summon anything from a hardware store. vs A Carnie shoots blinding light from hands and is a narcoleptic.     7 reasons you should upgrade that old hard drive to an SSD today! Are you still sporting and ancient HDD for your main system drive? Ellen Griswold said it best ... "Clark, what are you doing"? Find out seven reasons why you should switch to an SSD for your system drive (and relegate that slow HDD to mass storage duty). Weekly Garnish: Superfight: 500-Card Core Deck (As Heard On digitalSoup!) That's right, the game we play on the show delivered to you in a simple link! Superfight is a game where you argue with your friends over ridiculous fights. The game is very simple. It's fun for all levels and kinds of players. The main deck consists of 500 cards, split between character cards (white cards), and powers and weaknesses (black cards).   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Cosmic Downfall" by Barreleye Barreleye rose up from the roots of Thrash Death Metal to reach a melodic and progressive path. Its first evidence of life was the release of the Virus EP in 2014, two years after Barreleye’s establishment. Once a stable line-up unfolded, numerous local shows were performed, followed by the release of the first full length album “Urged To Fall” in 2015. A powerful live performance combined with a good number of concerts organized at that time helped to quickly gain a visibility along with a fan base.   Check them out at their official website
August 7, 2018
This week the guys discuss Logitech’s acquisition of Blue microphones, the AAF and the NFL, MoviePass, and a great discussion on Thor’s power vs other Marvel characters. ----more---- Logitech To Buy Blue Microphones The computer accessories maker said on last Monday that it will acquire Blue Microphones for roughly $117 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of August. Apple Last Thursday Reached a Market Value of More Than $1 Trillion In a span of just 21 years, a near-bankrupt computer maker evolved into the most valuable publicly traded company in the United States, pushing the tech industry away from big, bulky machines and producing some of the world’s most popular consumer products, like the iMac, the iPod and the iPhone. Apple’s products have reshaped swaths of everyday life. Software Update To Bring Classic Atari Games To Tesla Vehicles The Tesla experience is bound to get a whole lot more fun. In a series of Twitter updates on Wednesday, Elon Musk announced that some classic Atari games would be coming as Easter Eggs in Tesla’s Software V9.0 release, which is expected to be rolled out in September of this year and accessible to Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles. Alliance of American Football Contracts Will Have an “NFL Out” Clause Players who join the Alliance of American Football will sign standard three-year, $250,000 deals. But they will be able to sign with the NFL, if the NFL comes calling. The End Is Nigh For MoviePass After a couple of outages because MoviePass ran out of money they are now going to try and raise prices and limit the viewing availability of blockbuster releases. The History of MoviePass is an interesting one and you can definitely see where missteps were taken. Geek Off: It's Time For A Geek-Off! Weekly Garnish: 8Bitdo N30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for NES Classic Edition As Dave found out last week the cords on the NES Classic Console are very short, too short to use in a living room. You could buy cord extensions but this is 2018, no one should have to be tethered to the system they are playing. 8Bitdo to the rescue! This awesome controller brings modern convenience to a classic gaming experience!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Burning Sun" by The Clays The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Ad quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level. Check them out at their Facebook Page!
July 31, 2018
More Google Spectre issues and there’s a fix, but at what cost? Is your cloud backup strategy up to date? We’ve got you covered! Then you won’t want to miss our great interview with Jake Ilika about his #MusicandMemory project! Plus Amish Darth Vader battles an Evil Chucky doll, who will win?! All this and more in this week’s episode! ----more---- Google’s Spectre Fix Increases Chrome RAM Usage by 10 Percent A new round of Spectre flaws have appeared, but Google is in the process of adding functionality to desktop Chrome that will block remote execution of Spectre. The downside, however, is Chrome will use even more RAM than it already does. Google v67 build of Chrome contains a feature called Site Isolation to combat Spectre attacks. Site Isolation makes Spectre attacks less dangerous by using a separate renderer for each domain. Enforcing Site Isolation comes with a drawback, though. Using a separate renderer for every domain means more active renderers, and thus, more memory usage. Update to Cloud Backup Storage Options Now that Carbonite has Crashplan for Home what are some of the best options out there for individuals to have secure cloud backup these days? Anchor vs. Reporter On-Air Fight This is the infamous on-air fight between Jim Ryan and Dick Oliver on Fox 5's Good Day New York on July 19, 2001. Google Lens ... the stealthy Xerox machine! What is this madness? Copy and paste text from the real world? #MusicandMemory Jake is using the power of music to help those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other memory issues. We talk about what he’s up to, why it’s so awesome and most importantly how YOU can help him out! Jake IlikaNew Brighton, a Villa Centerc/o Life Enrichment / Jake Ilika825 1st Ave. NWNew Brighton, MN 55112jakeilika@yahoo.com ‘Flashpoint’ is dead, ‘The Flash’ will be “more of an origin story” Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced Flashpoint. Now a year later, that movie appears to be officially dead. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was to play Batman in 'Flashpoint' reveiled in a recent interview that with the director change that the solo Flash movie is going to focus on his origin story. Welcome to Marwen A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. This new movie starring Steve Carell has a lot of potential to be pretty excellent, especially if you need something as a good change of pace movie to escape Hollywood Blockbusters and Comic Book movies. Geek Off: Darth Vader vs. Chucky! Weekly Garnish: Finding Ideas That Are Worth Spreading with TED Recommends Get recommendations for great TED Talks specifically for your unique interests.   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "The Highway and The Moon" by The Heavy Set Jake Ilika is a musician hailing from Minneapolis, MN, who performs in multiple groups like his rock/blues/americana band The Heavy Set, his folk-blues duos Ilika Ward and Land At Last, and a pair of tribute bands - The Brothers Allmanac (an Allman Brothers tribute) and Cryin' Adams (a Ryan Adams tribute). He performs frequently around Minnesota with all his projects, and tours regularly throughout the upper Midwest and further out into the U.S. Check them out at their official site!
July 30, 2018
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared. ----more---- Boring Stuff: Released: 2018 Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1h 58m Starring: Lara Croft - Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne, Ex Machina) Richard Croft - Dominic West (Finding Dory, John Carter) Mathias Vogel - Walton Goggins (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Bourne Identity) Lu Ren - Daniel Wu (GeoStorm, Into the Badlands) Director: Roar Uthaug Writer: Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons) Rating: Adam gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a  out of 5 stars digitalSoup Rating:  3.25 stars - out of 5! Serve it up! Tomb Raider Trailer Watch the original trailer here! On The Next Souper Reviews - "Scott Pilgrim vs the World” Watch the original trailer here! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or digitalSoup on Reddit. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
July 24, 2018
This week the guys discuss a new processor, going into very scientific detail on how shrinking transistors help. They then talk about zombies and talk about a ton of upcoming movie trailers, ending in a fight between a ship-captain werewolf and 100 crazy cat ladies. Wow. I can’t believe I typed that. ----more---- Jimmy Dean Customer Complaint Here is a complaint call left by a Jimmy Dean customer in Texas. His main hang-up with the sausage brand? The fact that they discontinued their 16-oz sausage roll and that their current 12-oz won't cut, especially when it comes to satiating "three men that weigh over two-hundred pounds a piece, a woman that’s a little plump Scotch girl, and a daughter who’s thirteen." He refuses to fall for their charade and buy two 12-oz servings just because they want "to downsize and charge the same goddamn price." AMD Releasing 64-Core CPU in 2019? AMD’s upcoming “Rome” generation of EPYC server processors is going to be a beast. The main point is that users will be able to buy up to 64 cores (128 threads) on a single packaged processor. This increase in core count will likely be due to the process node shrink, from 14nm down to GlobalFoundries’ 7nm. This is not the same as the upcoming second-generation Zen processors, which are built on 12nm and expected to ship in a few months. Rome is probably not coming until 2019. This is going to be a direct competitor to Intel's Xeon line! New Zombie Flick "Patient Zero" Could Be Called "Zombie Whisperer" Another zombie outbreak movie with a twist, the main character was bite by an “intelligent, adrenaline-fueled” creature “born from a viral super-strain" and does not turn but now has the ability to talk to the infected. He is working with scientists to locate the first infected so they can create an antidote. Looks like fun. Greg Nicotero reviving ‘Creepshow’ on the Shudder Network If you remember the classic Creepshow anthology film, written by Stephen King and helmed by George Romero, you may want to keep an eye out for this new horror revival set to happen in 2019. The Shudder network is looking to bring it back as an anthology style TV Series. World of Warcraft now Free With the $15 Monthly Fee Up until now you had to purchase the base game and all expansions and then pay your $15 monthly fee to play World of Warcraft. Now all you have to do is create an account, pay your $15 monthly fee and you are able to play World of Warcraft with all expansions available today for no additional cost. The next expansion Battle for Azeroth that is releasing next month is not included in this, if you want to play that content you will have to purchase the $50 expansion. It could possibly be added to the free bundle sometime in the future though. Trailer Mayhem Godzilla: King of Monsters Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Lego Movie 2 Aquaman Shazam! Titans Alita: Battle Angel Disenchantment Glass Overlord Geek Off: Jason and Dave battle it out in Super Fight! Weekly Garnish: Roland Go Mixer Pro A new device that will let you record literally your whole band right on your phone!   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Neighborhood Blotters" 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
July 17, 2018
This week the guys dive into an anatomy book...by Batman, discuss Birds of Prey and Margot Robbie and the first full trailer for Castle Rock looking all awesome! After a fun Geek Off we talk about companies erasing and eliminating things, stick a fork in these topics because they are done! ----more---- DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman’ Book Being Released This September, you may be able to have the nerdiest coffee table book in your neighborhood. Ever want to know what makes up a superhero then you need to check this out! "Birds of Prey" is a "R-Rated Girl Gang Film" “Birds of Prey,” which Robbie is set to produce and reprise the role of Harley Quinn, is centered around a revolving door of female heroes and villains. But girl power won’t just be spotlighted in front of the cameras; Robbie has made it a priority to put them in key positions behind the scenes as well. First full Trailer for "Castle Rock" and it looks Amazing! Castle Rock, Maine, has a lot to offer a Stephen King fan: a masked creep, a vicious dog, a sinking car belonging to the Shawshank Department of Corrections and, best of all, an alligator out of nowhere. Geek Off: The guys play a quick game of "Would You Rather ..." Nvidia Taught an AI to Flawlessly Erase Watermarks From Photos Nvidia has developed an impressive deep learning technique capable of automatically removing noise and artifacts from photos. Whereas recent deep learning work in this field has focused on training a neural network with clean and noisy images, Nvidia’s AI can do so without ever being shown a noise-free example. And yes, this technique does remove watermarks completely. Netflix Is Eliminating All of It's User Reviews By the end of the month, Netflix will be eliminating its user reviews feature. Previously posted comments will be deleted by mid-August. User reviews were only available on Netflix’s desktop layout and not on any of the companies different streaming apps, such as mobile or smart TV. The comments, similar in format to Yelp reviews, have no effect on what shows are recommended to users, according to reporting from CNET. "The Shining" (Happy Version) There Is Now Just One Blockbuster Left in the US The last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska are shutting their doors for good next week according to the Anchorage Daily News, which means there is just one remaining relic of the video rental giant still up and operating in the entire United States. The final Blockbuster storefront standing is located in Bend, Oregon. Weekly Garnish: Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11.   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Beatbox" by The Clays The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Ad quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level. Check them out here.
July 10, 2018
On today’s episode, the guys discuss smart bandages, data security with fitness apps, and Captain Marvel. They also play a might game of Movie Quote Madness, and decide who to recast in some of their favorite films. Who ya gonna call? GOOSE BUSTERS! ----more---- Facebook Bug Accidentally Unblocks Blocked People for around 800K Users It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. Facebook had a privacy issue again. This time, there was a software bug that was active between May 29th and June 5th, which accidentally unblocked people who were previously blocked for around 800,000 users. The rise of the Smart Bandage According the an article on Engadget, researchers are working to refine a smart bandage that will monitor and treat chronic or slow healing wounds. A process which they hope will reduce amputations. Polar Fitness App a huge security risk? It seems like the popular fitness app has made it pretty simple to get some detailed information of any of it’s users. Including active soldiers on active foreign military bases, potentially compromising extremely sensitive data. Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Billy Dee Williams is poised to break out the capes as Lando Calrissian once again. The actor, who originated the role of the suave intergalactic gambler in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will return to the role for J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode IX. ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Digitally De-Age Samuel L. Jackson by 25 Years We’ve known for a while now that Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, which is how it avoids all the Infinity War stuff that’s happened. It will be an origin story for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an air force pilot who gets embroiled in the middle of an intergalactic war between alien races the Kree and the Skrull and ends up gaining superpowers. We also knew that familiar Marvel faces Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) were on board, but how would Marvel be handling the looks of these characters? Through digital de-aging. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Mario Movie Will Appeal To Everyone Earlier this year, Nintendo confirmed that it was collaborating with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures on a Super Mario movie with producer Chris Meledandri working alongside Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto to bring the film to life. Geek Off: Re-casting Movies! Weekly Garnish: D-Click Fun Thumb Drives Why do thumb drives have to be boring? Why not have on that looks like a camera or a robot or Adam's favorite a hamburger! Starting at 8GB all the way up to 64GB, it's a fun way to store your Excel spreadsheets.   How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Movies" by Lost in the Fog Lost is the Fog is an Indie Hipster-Pop group from Northern Ireland. Their debut album just dropped June 22nd.
July 3, 2018
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. ----more---- 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 How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): 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.
June 29, 2018
The pledge. The turn. The prestige. Two rival stage magicians go head to head resulting in strange and tragic results. ----more---- Boring Stuff: Released: 2006Rating: PG-13Runtime: 2h 10m Starring: Robert Angier - Hugh JackmanAlfred Borden - Christian BaleCutter - Michael CaineJulia McCullough - Piper PeraboSarah - Rebecca HallOlivia Wenscombe - Scarlett JohanssonTesla - David Bowie Director: Christopher Nolan Writer (Novel): Christopher Priest Rating: Adam gives this movie a 5 out of 5 starsJason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 starsDave gives this movie a 5 out of 5 stars digitalSoup Rating: 4.67 stars - out of 5! Serve it up! The Prestige Trailer Watch the original trailer here! On The Next Souper Reviews - "Tomb Raider (2018) Watch the original trailer here! Conan O’Brien: Where’s John Stamos?! Watch Conan and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos kiss! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
June 26, 2018
This week, the guys discuss Facebook Messenger automatically playing ads, Mario Bros, and Jason surprises us with a “reverse” quiz show! Stick around to hear us flail wildly as we try to discuss a product which we don’t know anything about! ----more---- Pawn Stars Richard "Old Man" Harrison Has Passed At 77 Richard Harrison, known as "the Old Man" on cult reality show Pawn Stars has died at the age of 77. Harrison's death was confirmed by his son and co-star on the History channel show, Rick Harrison, who called his father his "hero". Kevin Smith Confirms Comic Book Men Has Been Cancelled Sad news for fans of AMC’s Comic Book Men as the show has been canceled after a 7 season run. Facebook Messenger Is Getting Autoplay Video Ads Facebook seemingly took a look at its Messenger and decided it didn't contain enough stuff already. Hence, the company is adding autoplay video ads to the chat app. The rollout has started already, but as usual it may be a while before you see them. Facebook Messenger started showing static ads last year, and now it's upping the ante. The app has been accused of bloat many times, and this will certainly not help alleviate people's fears about it turning into something that's not very streamlined. Instagram Launches IGTV App For Creators, 1-hour Video Uploads Instagram is launching IGTV. Accessible from a button inside the Instagram homescreen, as well as a standalone app, IGTV will spotlight popular videos from Instagram celebrities. Jon Bernthal Confirmed for The Walking Dead for Season 9 Before Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes departs the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a familiar face will return to the popular zombie drama. After rumors started circulating, it has now been confirmed that original cast member Jon Bernthal will return for one episode of the series’ ninth season. Circumstances around Shane’s return are kept under wraps. Since the character suffered a very conclusive death in the second season’s penultimate episode, it’s safe to assume that the character will either appear in a flashback segment, or perhaps as a hallucination of sorts — two things that The Walking Dead has been known to do from time to time. Quiz Show - Reverse Song Challenge Adam and Dave battle each other in a backwards song clip challenge and Dave comes out the victor! Check Out The Best Mario Game Ever! Interesting idea, but where are the modern Mario games? Geek Off: What movie would you love to see Kevin Smith ReMake/Reboot? God Of War’s Violent World Comes To Life In These Stunning Art Prints The God of War collection includes six prints, which all feature Kratos and his son Atreus in a variety of scenarios: paddling past a giant statue, preparing to face dark enemies, or being stomped by an angry troll. All of the art comes from the team at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, where God of War was developed. The prints start at $95, and go up from there depending on framing and finish. Weekly Garnish: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on Nintendo Switch this December, and while it'll support several different controller options, the only way to play the game for many Smash fans is with a GameCube controller. At E3 2018, Nintendo confirmed existing GameCube controllers will be compatible with the game via an adapter, but if you don't have any or are interested in adding more to your collection, you can now pre-order one. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Angels Smile" Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius. The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists. They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment. Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / ReverbNation / Spotify / YouTube / Musicoin / iTunes
June 19, 2018
This week the guys break down all the announcements of E3 2018 including listing the games they are most hyped about. Jason keeps interrupting everyone, Adam makes an inappropriate joke, Dave won't stop talking about Solid Snake and special guest Chris crashes the show with his own take on E3! ----more---- Chris' Top 5 Games of E3 Fallout 76 Anthem Marvel's Spider-Man Gears of War 5 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Jason's Top 5 Games of E3 Marvel's Spider-Man Days Gone Fallout 76 Kingdom Hearts 3 Command and Conquer Rivals Adam's Top 5 Games of E3 Fallout 76 Elder Scrolls VI Starfield Dying Light 2 Anthom Dave's Top 5 Games of E3 Marvel’s Spider-Man The Last of Us 2 CyberPunk 2077 The Sinking City(PC) Elder Scrolls Blades(mobile) Double Dribble (Bouble Dibble) The greatest N.E.S. basketball game of all time! Microsoft Steps Up Its Game With Five Studio Acquisitions The Xbox One era hasn't been kind to Microsoft. Along with a flubbed launch, Microsoft has been without the support of a vaunted exclusive lineup unlike Sony and Nintendo. So, it's encouraging to hear Phil Spencer announce five studio acquisitions. Geek Off: What games from the past would you want to see given the revival treatment? OMG A New Battletoads is Coming in 2019! Nothing was actually shown on the game, just a hype video was played but what was revealed has all the Battletoads fans salivating! What we do know is it will have three player action, 4k hand-drawn 2.5D graphics and it's an Xbox One exclusive. Chris' Best of Show Nintendo - super smash bros was huge and myself and many fans went nuts over the reveal and showing that every player is available. If it’s ever been in smash it’s playable. Add in a new MARIO Party and it’s another nostalgia blast that I can’t wait for. Plus Mario party leverages the ability to network switches and put multiple people on consoles. Finally the announce fortnite and in less than 2 days have 2 million downloads. Nintendo shared a lot of Pokémon let’s go prior to the show so maybe that influences me some here. But despite no mention of Metroid I was excited by almost everything Nintendo showed off. Jason's Best of Show Even though it received a lot of negativity I think Best of Show has to be Square Enix with hit after hit of reveals including: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XIV X Monster Hunter World, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Babylon's Fall, Just Cause 4, The Quiet Man and Kingdom Hearts 3. Every title looks amazing and makes me wish I had every console so I could play them all! Adam's Best of Show Bethesda Dave's Best of Show With Sony going all in on Spider-man and Last of Us 2, plus Death Stranding featuring Norman Reedus, I give the nod to Sony. But the emphasis placed on No Lootboxes from many companies was a close runner up. Weekly Garnish: Fallout Shelter (iOS,Android,PC,Xbox One,PS4) Fallout Shelter is a mobile, console and PC base building game, in which the player builds their own Vault and takes the role of Overseer. In the game you expand your Vault and try to keep the citizens who dwell within happy. Think of it as a "SimCity In The Ground" and you will know exactly what you are in for! Plus ... it's free-to-play! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Hold Your Breath At Midnight" Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius. The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists. They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment. Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / ReverbNation / Spotify / YouTube / Musicoin / iTunes
June 12, 2018
This week on the digitalSoup podcast, the guys discuss the new Atari VCS, the Joker, psychotic AI, and much more. Soup is on! ----more---- Atari VCS Gets $2 million In Pre-Orders On Day One The Atari VCS Indiegogo campaign went live last week and, within a day, the project basically crashed the site by drawing more than $2 million worth of support. With a literal month left on its campaign, a total of 10861 backers have so far raised $2,864,392 for the console. Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie According to a Variety report, the actor will star in and executive produce the film, which is said to be “paving the way” for additional Suicide Squad spin-offs. Warner Bros. had a film focused on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in development before Suicide Squad even landed in theaters, but the Joker news suggests that the studio’s efforts to turn Squad into its own mini-cinematic universe are solidifying. MIT scientists created a "psychopath" AI by feeding it violent content from Reddit A group of MIT scientists, according to Newsweek, exclusively fed an AI they created violent and gruesome content from an unnamed Reddit page before showing it a series of Rorschach inkblot tests. Needless to say, the AI (which they named Norman) only saw gruesome images of death and destruction instead of innocent images like butterflies and puppies. Again have we learned nothing from the movies?!? Hands-on with Super Mario Galaxy at 1080p on Nintendo's official Wii emulator Back in episode 52 we had talked about some Wii games coming out for the nVidia Shield in China and how strange it was for Nintendo to allow their first party games on a none Nintendo system. Well not only is Super Mario Galaxy playing fantastic on a Chinese nVidia Shield but it is upgraded to 1080p over the 640x480 the game originally was. Geek Off: Re-Cast Your Favorite Movie Sprint is launching a new $15/month plan for unlimited everything Sprint announced a new Unlimited Kickstarter plan that costs just $15/month. For that price, Sprint's giving you unlimited call, text, and 4G LTE data. Videos stream at a max of 480p "DVD quality" and there's no mobile hotspot functionality, but aside from that, this is essentially Sprint's regular Unlimited Freedom plan at 1/4 the regular price. Marvel’s new Cloak & Dagger is a standout among superhero shows The titular superhero characters of CW’s The Flash and Freeform’s new Marvel series Cloak & Dagger came from the comics world and got their powers from exploding science experiments, but that’s where the similarities stop. It would have been easy for Cloak & Dagger to follow The Flash’s highly successful formula and have the initial power-granting incident produce a bounty of supervillains, which the protagonists would have to use their new powers to stop. But in its first four episodes, at least, Cloak & Dagger goes a different route by having them focus on real-world injustices. Geeky Gift Guide for Geeky Dads Polygon has rounded up some of their best bets for different types of dads you may be shopping for this year. From new dads to seasoned pros, here are 10 unique, interesting and fun gifts to get your favorite father figure this year. Weekly Garnish: Video Game Atlas Has Over 40 Maps Of Your Favourite CitiesQuake Champions is Free Forever if You Download This Week! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): This Week's Track - "Shape The Question" Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius. The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists. They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment. Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / ReverbNation / Spotify / YouTube / Musicoin / iTunes
June 5, 2018
Clerks 3? No. Canon Film Cameras? No. More teens on Facebook? No. Rick Grimes staying on Walking Dead? No. Dave escaping Granny? No. New music? YES! ----more---- Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen both leaving "The Walking Dead" during Season 9 Both Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohen (Maggie Rhee) will only be in six episodes each on the ninth season of "The Walking Dead". Lauren Cohen will be starring in ABC's "Whiskey Cavalier" which she signed on to when negotiations had stalled during contract talks over at "The Walking Dead." As for Andrew Lincoln, “Andrew is leaving because he’s had enough of it and wants to focus his energy on movies,” an insider close to Lincoln tells Us Weekly. And on top of all this Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) just signed a $20 Million contract to stay on which leads us to believe he might perhaps be taking over the center stage from Andrew Lincoln. Canon has ended sales for its last film camera Canon has announced that it is officially discontinuing the EOS-1v, its last film camera, as reported by PetaPixel. Production of the EOS-1v — which was launched in 2000 — actually ceased back in 2010, but Canon continued to sell the remaining stock. Although this means Canon is no longer selling any film cameras, it doesn’t spell the death of film — at least, not yet. Nikon still sells two film cameras, the F6 and FM10. "Clerks 3" will never happen and here is why! As reported by Slash Film after Clerks 2 hit theaters in 2006, Kevin Smith was interested in making a third entry in the slacker comedy series. But alas, it was not to be. Smith had a script ready to go, and a budget set, but what ultimately killed Clerks 3 was the disinterest of one of the lead actors. During a recent “Fatman on Batman” Q&A, Smith confirmed that Jeff Anderson, who played video store clerk Randall in the series, didn’t want to return, which kind of put the final nail in the Clerks coffin. Teens are ditching Facebook A new study has confirmed what we've long expected: Facebook is no longer the most popular social media site among teens ages 13 to 17. The Pew Research Center revealed on Thursday that only 51% of US teens use Facebook. That's a 20% drop since 2015, the last time the firm surveyed teens' social media habits. Now, YouTube is the most popular platform among teens -- about 85% say they use it. Not surprisingly, teens are also active on Instagram (72%) and Snapchat (SNAP) (69%). Meanwhile, Twitter (TWTR) followed at 32%, and Tumblr's popularity (14%) remained the same since the 2015 survey. Geek Off: Should smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch or Android Equivalent, be treated the same as a cell phone when behind the wheel? Should you be able to be fined like you would for texting while driving/distracted driving? Heart's Ann Wilson Covers Dead Rockers on New Album 'Immortal' Heart's Ann Wilson will release a new solo album, Immortal, filled with covers that honor late musicians such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty. The record arrives September 14th via BMG. The Immortal track list features songs like Petty's "Luna," Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans" and Cohen's "A Thousand Kisses Deep." Wilson also put her spin on more contemporary classics like Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" and Audioslave's "I Am the Highway," in honor of Chris Cornell. The record also features tributes to the Eagles' Glenn Frey, Cream's Jack Bruce, George Michael and Gerry Rafferty. Some Juicy E3 Leaks From Next Week's Show E3 is coming up next week, June 12th through the 14th, and there have already been a bunch of leaks about the new games and hardware that will be announced at the show. Will we finally get the announcement on the PSone Mini and N64 Mini or possibly another Elf Bowling sequel? Weekly Garnish: Granny is available on iOS and Android, this horror game brings simple scary fun to your mobile device. Here is the game description directly from the App Store from Apple. “Welcome to Granny. Granny keeps you locked in her house. Now you have to try to get out of her house, but be careful and quiet. She hears everything. If you drop something on the floor, she hears it and comes running. You can hide in wardrobes or under beds. You have 5 days. Good luck!” Can you make it out alive? How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music): Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius. The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists. They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment. Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / ReverbNation / Spotify / YouTube / Musicoin / iTunes
May 29, 2018
This just in! From FBI Warnings to facial recognition the world is a scary place. Don’t worry, the next story will cheer you right up! Sony has some more bad news with the beginning of the end of the PS4 line. Dang, well, you’ll just have to trust us, Good News is Coming in this episode! ----more---- FBI Issues Router Warning The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic. Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Rekognition Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there's new evidence that one police department — Orlando, Fla. — has decided to try it out. In a written statement, the Orlando Police Department called the Amazon facial recognition system a "pilot program" and said it "will be used in accordance with current and applicable law." Beginning Of The End For The PS4 Sony’s has declared he PS4 era is entering its final stages. Speaking to investors, PlayStation boss John Kodera outlined the company's three-year roadmap and it seems console sales are not expected to be a major source of revenue going forward. This is largely due to declining sales which is, Kodera notes, typical of the usual profit- and life-cycle of consoles. It does also suggest a new console might be on its way -- likely the PS5 -- but Kodera didn't give away any specifics other than don't look for a new console before 2021. The Writing Is On The Wall For The Playstation Vita But Not For Sony Portable Gaming The Vita's shelf life is shrinking rapidly -- Sony is ending production of physical game copies and will stop offering free PlayStation Plus Vita games in 2019. It also dropped PlayStation Now support from the console last year. Rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it's necessary to continue thinking of [portable gaming] as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable," Kodera said on last Wednesday. The first part of that sentence especially suggests that mobile gaming will related in some way to the next PlayStation console (probably the PS5). Whether that portends a Nintendo Switch-style hybrid, a controller that has portable features or something else entirely is far from certain. Geek Off: Best Star Wars Character From Original Trilogy? First Look At Matt Groening's First New Show In Twenty Years Netflix released the first images of Disenchantment, an animated fantasy series that features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Created by Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama), the show takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom named Dreamland and centers on the exploits of a hard-drinking princess named Bean (Jacobson), her plucky elf friend Elfo (Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Andre) as they match wits with “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.” The Cast Of HBO's Watchmen Has Been Revealed and the Fantastic Regina King Will Lead Them Variety reports Regina King will play the lead character in the series, and she’ll be joined by Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. Deadline adds that “King is believed to be playing Angela Abraham, while Gossett Jr. likely is Old Man. Howard is said to be playing Red Scare, Clemens could be Pirate Jenny,” but none of that is confirmed. “But wait,” you’re wondering. Since it’s Watchmen, who is Rorschach, the Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, etc? Well, just yesterday, showrunner Damon Lindelof explained that the HBO series is not a direct adaptation of the iconic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons series. It’s both a sequel, and not a sequel. A modern retelling, but with familiar characters and situations. So, while the surviving characters from that series could appear in this new series, it’s not that simple. Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay, Deadpool Writers To Produce Netflix-exclusive Film Brace yourselves! A massive action collaboration is coming to Netflix next year. According to a report from Deadline, Ryan Reynolds will star in a film titled Six Underground, to be directed by Michael Bay (yes, that Michael Bay) and written by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who also penned Deadpool 2. The movie will release exclusively on Netflix sometime in 2019. Weekly Garnish: ODroid-XU4 Based RetroPie This is a small board just like the Raspberry Pi but it packed more of a punch! It doubles the core count to eight (8) and doubles the RAM to 2GB and because of this it's emulation power is far greater. Now you can play more N64 games at full speed and ... Dreamcast emulation is very close to full speed (the hardware can handle it, the emulators themselves are holding it back from perfect emulation). And check out this SWEET N64 CASE coming soon for the ODroid! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. 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May 22, 2018
On this week’s episode, the guys discuss how much time they waste on digital platforms and social media, a potential collusion regarding DRAM, “perfect” games, and our own zombie apocalypse soundtracks! ----more---- Instagram Wants You To Know How Much Of It's Wasting Your Time The latest trend to hit social media is the acknowledgment that we all waste way too much time there in the course of a day. Instagram appears to be set to release a new feature that will tell you exactly how much time you spend on the app each day. On the surface it seems like a very pro-active tool to help people reign in their social media use, but is it possible they have other motivations? It’s all more data they can collect and how valuable would it be to be able to target ads to users that they know are using the app 5 hours each day versus just 2. New Lawsuit Alleges Anti-Trust Collusion Between DRAM Manufacturers A new lawsuit alleges that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron — which together control 96 percent of the DRAM market — have unjustly colluded to raise the price of DRAM from January 1, 2016 through February 1, 2018. The suit notes that RAM prices fell from 2014-2015, when the three companies were independently acting to increase DRAM capacities, but then sharply rose beginning in 2016 as all three firms decided to restrict DRAM growth to stop downward price pressure and to lead to a price increase. Castle Rock A new series set to debut on HULU set in Stephen King’s shared universe looks to bring fans along on a ride through the town of Castle Rock this July. GameSpot Released A List Of ALL Of Their Perfect 10 Games These are all of the games that GameSpot has reviewed over the years and given that rare PERFECT 10 score on. How many have you played? John Wick 3: Parabellum Has An Official Release Date Grab your gun, pet your dog, and get ready to go. We now know when we'll get to hang with our favorite merciless assassin again. The John Wick Twitter account announced Friday that the tentatively-titled John Wick 3: Parabellum will be in theaters on May 17, 2019. Geek Off: If you had to live in one of the last three games you played which one would you choose? Zombie Shuffle Song Game Song 1: Overall theme for the Apocalypse.Song 2: The song that plays when you kill your first zombie.Song 3: When you're getting chased by a horde of zombies.Song 4: When you have to kill your partner.Song 5: When you meet a group of survivors.Song 6: When you meet your love interest.Song 7: The final stand!Song 8: When you think you've won.Song 9: When you discover you've been bitten.Song 10: End credits Weekly Garnish: EveryDollar EveryDollar helps you create a monthly budget so you can achieve your money goals. Say goodbye to money stress and hello to confidence in your financial future. Create your first budget in less than 10 minutes. EveryDollar is a web-based tool for budgeting. It was created by Dave Ramsey's company and released on March 23, 2015. Along with the web interface there are Android and iOS apps so you can budget on the go! How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook,Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 17, 2018
Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers. ----more---- 2015 R 1h 36m   Starring: Sharlto Copley as Jimmy Danila Kozlovsky as Akan Haley Bennett as Estelle Tim Roth as Henry's Father Director: Ilya Naishuller (Leningrad: Kolshik, The Weekend: False Alarm, Biting Elbows: Bad Mother[tr]ucker)   Writer: Ilya Naishuller   Watch the Hardcore Henry Trailer Now   Adam gives this movie a out of 2 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars   digitalSoup Rating: 2.66 stars - out of 5 - feed it to the dogs… however…. Don’t actually feed it to the dogs. Next Souper Review: The Prestige
May 15, 2018
This week, Adam’s back, but Jason is out!? Adam and Usually Dave talk gaming, gift guides, photography, and what we listen to when focusing. Music can help you focus, right? SQUIRREL! ----more---- Playstation Now on PC Follow up We mentioned last week on Episode 073 during the conversation about Utomik, that the Playstation Now service allows you to stream/play PS3/4 games on your PC. Here’s what you need to make it happen! The Forest Adam has purchased a new game. Check it out! The NES Classic Edition Is Getting Re-Released This June The hotly sought after NES Classic Edition is finally getting re-released this June and the SNES Classic Edition is not far behind. Nintendo recently announced that the NES Classic Edition will go back on sale on June 29. The big question here is whether Nintendo will be able to keep up with demand this time around, as the original release of the micro-console was very difficult to come by due to extremely limited stock. Google Backing Social Network Arcade Based on an article from Engadget, Google is apparently backing a new social network called Arcade. Set to launch this summer the app will focus on gaming with friends, including a lot of trivia style games, and is NOT tied to any of the existing social media apps out there today. Do we need a social media for gamers? Cool Gear Alert! Verge Graduation Gift Guide The Verge has released a nifty graduation gift guide. I’ll take one Mjolnir toolbox, please. Also check out our Valentine's Gift Guide from back in Episode 6! Does Music Help You Focus? According to a 2017 blog post on Northcentral University's website, music itself — just the notes, not including lyrics — can cause both the left and right sides of your brain to light up simultaneously, which "can maximize learning and improve memory," according to Dr. Masha Godkin, a professor in the university's Department of Marriage and Family Sciences. Reddit's EarthPorn An awesome subreddit covering the best images of the earth ... but can you believe what you are seeing? Geek Off: The Music Of Our Youth! The Predator This popular action/horror franchise from the 80’s/90’s is getting a new film and the trailer looks pretty interesting. Plus, it stars Olivia Munn which is never really a bad thing. Weekly Garnish: Archive.org’s Internet Arcade This is just awesome. Old school arcade games you can play right now for free in your browser. And lots of them! The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook,Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!   What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 8, 2018
With Adam being hospitalized and Jason transforming into Urban Legend to lay the Smackdown on one Stargate Pioneer, Usually Dave grabs a snack and waits for the fireworks! Oh yeah, they also have some great gaming talk, Luke Cage Season 2 and even some video game Hall of Fame inductees! This is one spicy soup! ----more---- Twitter Issues Password Reset Request Showing off a giant 34 foot 4k display dubbed Onyx, Samsung looks to try to replace the standard projection screens in movie theaters with enormous 4k LED screens. They also have a 46 foot 4k screen on slate for later this year to better compete with the larger projector screens. Samsung trying to crack into movie theaters? Based on an article from Engadget, Google is apparently backing a new social network called Arcade. Set to launch this summer the app will focus on gaming with friends, including a lot of trivia style games, and is NOT tied to any of the existing social media apps out there today. Do we need a social media for gamers? Utomik officially launched this last Thursday Back in episode 018 we covered the game subscription service Utomik which was in beta. Now after three years of beta the service finally launch this past Thursday 05-03-18. Utomik is a PC gaming subscription service that aims to “bring the Netflix and Spotify model to the world of video games”, which has been in open beta for the last three years. Today they’re launching the full service with over 750 games, which they claim is more than any other gaming service of this type, including Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now. First Trailer for Luck Cage Season 2 Netflix has dropped the first Official Trailer for Season Two of Luke Cage. Even though the first season met mixed response, this second season looks to have made the stakes even higher as a new Villain is shown physically kicking the snot out of our Hero. Geek Off: Trip down memory lane talking about our favorite Games 2018 Class of the Video Game Hall of Fame Lara Croft and John Madden get inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame with the Tomb Raider and John Madden Football titles earning a spot among other great games that have been influential in the gaming industry. Weekly Garnish: Ron Howard's Arrested Development Parody of Star Wars Puts a Hilarious Spin on A New Hope Brought to us by listener Ryan Davis, this is a Star Wars Story with Ron Howard narrating the story of Star Wars: A New Hope, Arrested Development style, in this sketch from The Star Wars Show. How To Catch The Show & Contact Us Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook,Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet ... record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - Classic Gaming Corner - Email Jason Adam - Starfield Escape Twitter - Email Adam Dave - David Szweduik Photography - Email Dave
May 1, 2018
Our most clickbait title yet!  This week the guys discuss a new method Amazon has to securing their deliveries, Atari is getting ready to allow pre-orders for their mysterious system, John Wick may channel Kurt Russell and escape NY, a geek off on who played Batman best, and much more!   ----more---- Amazon has a new delivery method Being rolled out in limited markets, Amazon now has a service called Amazon Key In-Car, which allows your packages to be delivered to the trunk of your car rather than your front porch. It’s an effort to deter what are being called “Porch Pirates”, people that watch for and steal packages off your front porch when they are delivered. Spotify redesigns their mobile app With benefits for non paying members as well as paying members, Spotify continues to try to make their mobile streaming service the best it can be.   Atari VCS pre-orders start May 30th, but it won't ship until 2019 Nearly a year after it was first revealed, retro gaming enthusiasts will finally be able to order the Atari VCS beginning May 30th via an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign.Atari will be offering two versions of the gaming system: a "time-limited" Collector's Edition featuring the faux wood-front panelling and the $200 Onyx Edition, which is just black. Oddly, it doesn't appear that either of these options will include a controller as the announcement reads "other packages will include the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller." John Wick: Chapter 3’ Details: Keanu Reeves Needs to ‘Kill His Way Out of New York City’ in Next Sequel John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons…he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.” Disney Force Jacket Designed for use with VR headsets, this new jacket will let you feel everything from a punch to a snake slithering across your body. iTarget Pro This one is submitted by a listener named The Mailman, a long time friend of the show and IRL. Blending tech from your iOS or Android phone with a laser bullet in your handgun it lets you get in some shooting practice safely from the comfort of your own home.   GEEK OFF Who is the best Batman? Venom : Official Trailer We finally get to see Venom in action and it’s getting mixed reactions. Glass Apparently the first footage of the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie looks to be a super villian team up of sorts. It’s a sequel to his Unbreakable and Split movies that will see Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson star in a return to the gritty world of comic book movies. Avengers: Infinity War Already Happened Back in 1996 That’s right, you’ve seen Infinity War on your trusty SNES in a game titled “Marvel Super Heroes In War for the Gems”.... But it was very forgettable, unlike the new movie which you’ll likely never forget! Don’t worry, NO SPOILERS HERE!   Weekly Garnish: The Marvel Bunch A fun spin on the Brady Bunch from Jimmy Fallon   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
April 24, 2018
This week it’s a bit of a sad start as we lost a number of big names, Netflix has decided some movies are just too scary to finish, we have a special interview with the creator of Deonte Box and much more! Plus Jason in in rare form, you won’t want to miss this one! ----more---- Dave on StreetShots Photography Podcast and on Shuttertime with Sid & Mac   Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72 Art Bell, an apostle of the paranormal whose disembodied voice drew millions to his late-night radio soapbox beamed from the Mojave Desert, died on Friday at his home in Pahrump, Nev. He was 72.   Verne Troyer, 'Mini-Me' in Austin Powers films, dies at 49   R Lee Ermy also dies   Netflix Used Big Data To Identify The Movies That Are Too Scary To Finish Netflix has a list of films that the data shows are so scary that users won’t finish them. They determined that if a viewer watched at least 70% of the movie—a data point that the streaming service is able to calculate—but then turned it off, it was because it was too horrifying to watch. But couldn’t they also turn off the movie just because they didn’t care for it at all? According to Netflix, if people truly dislike a movie, they would turn it off well before they get to the 70% threshold.   Carbon Fiber Artificial Muscles Can Lift 12,000 Times Their Weight Today, most robots and machines that need to move around use motors to do it. In the future, they might use artificial muscles that work more like our own biological versions. Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois have created a new artificial muscle design based on coiled carbon fiber and rubber. material can lift more than 12,000 times its own weight.   SNK Is Working On New Hardware Packed With Games The SNK brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark this milestone and to thank fans, the Osaka-based game company is working on a “new game machine” that will feature a compilation of popular Neo-Geo games.  In the teaser tweet, SNK Japan refers to the hardware as an “atarashii geemuki” or “new game machine.”   GEEK OFF Live life as a character in Mass Effect or Halo?   Deonte Box Review   Final Deadpool 2 Trailer hits   SmugMug Buys Flickr The popular photography hosting website, SmugMug, has purchased the original photo sharing website Flickr.     Weekly Garnish: Foo Fighters Fan Shreds on Stage Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
April 17, 2018
Don’t worry tech fans, even though we start with a bit of some football news we quickly get back to tech with news from AMD and Amazon, a record holder gets removed, Sega announces an official retro reboot, and The Meg hits YouTube! All this PLUS a rapid fire quiz show, a great new segment called “I Just Reddit”, and a very Quiet Weekly Garnish! ----more---- Another new football league is coming … and it’s launching next year! The XFL won’t be the only new professional football league set to launch over the next couple of years.  The Alliance of American Football was unveiled at a press conference in New York. This new league has an official debut date (Feb. 9, 2019) and a TV partner (CBS Sports Network).  “I think this will be complementary to the NFL,” said former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who will serve as the AAF’s head of player relations.   AMD unveils its second-generation Ryzen CPUs With last year's Ryzen processors, AMD made a grand re-entry into the world of high-performance desktop computing. Now its improving on those designs with its second-generation Ryzen chips, which are a bit faster and more efficient. And, due to fan demand, AMD is also throwing in free "Wraith" coolers with every CPU. The big takeaway this year: AMD is in an even better place to compete with Intel.   Alexa is beating the crap out of Siri! Surprise, surprise, turns out Apple’s debut foray into the world of voice assistant-enabled speakers isn’t quite living up to the company’s initial expectations. According to a Bloomberg report, the company is slashing the number of monthly HomePod orders from 500,000 to 200,000 due to some disappointing sales. Apple retail store workers cited in the Bloomberg story claim to be selling “fewer than 10 HomePods a day.” Apple’s no stranger to lackluster sales when it comes to new products, but the HomePod seems to be fighting a war on multiple fronts, and doing poorly in each one.   Twin Galaxies Removes Former Donkey Kong Champ Billy Mitchell's High Scores Controversial arcade game player Billy Mitchell’s record scores have been removed from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards following a dispute earlier this year that many were performed using an arcade emulator. The ruling, which comes after a lengthy arbitration process, also bans Mitchell from further participation on the leaderboards, bringing an end to the King of Kong star’s high-score glory. All of Mitchell’s records on Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks video game records and high scores, have been scrubbed. These marks included a 1,062,800-point score for the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong, as well as scores set between 2005 and 2007.   Sega announces the Mega Drive Mini Sega is getting in on the nostalgic, miniature console trend. Yesterday at Sega Fes 2018, It announced that it will release the the Mega Drive Mini, a miniature version of the Mega Drive, sometime in 2018. The company also announced that it would be bringing a number of classic games to the Nintendo Switch this summer.  Sega says that the tentatively-named Mega Drive Mini is being released in conjunction with the console’s 30th anniversary, and that it will carry a number of classic games. The company has dabbled with retro hardware before: it has licensed its name to hardware company AtGames (which has also done retro Atari consoles) to produce Genesis clones, including the Sega Genesis Flashback that Polygon wasn’t a huge fan of. On Facebook, AtGames revealed that the forthcoming Mega Drive Mini will be powered by its hardware.   GEEK OFF Live life as a character in skyrim or fallout?   The Meg Trailer Has Dropped   What if megalodon sharks still lived in the deep of the sea?   I Just Reddit (by Adam) I just read a discussion titled “What's the funniest name you've heard someone call an object when they couldn't remember its actual name?”   Weekly Garnish: A Quiet Place John Krasinski hits a home run with this new thriller that also stars his real life wife, Emily Blunt, as his on screen wife. Just beware of loud snack eaters in the theater! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
April 13, 2018
A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses. ----more---- Tusk 2014 R 1h 42m   Starring: Michael Parks as Howard Howe Justin Long as Wallace Bryton Genesis Rodriguez as Ally Leon Haley Joel Osment as Teddy Craft Director: Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma)   Writer: Kevin Smith   Watch the Tusk Trailer Now   SMODCAST episode where the idea for Tusk was born: Adam gives this movie a out of 2.5 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars   digitalSoup Rating: 3 stars - out of 5 - Serve it UP! Next Souper Review: Hardcore Henry   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
April 10, 2018
On this episode of digitalSoup, the guys discuss some issues the Duffer brothers are having with Stranger Things, Jason’s new wrist rocket, and the future of Indiana Jones.  ----more---- Amazon Kindle Fire devices now have hands free Alexa voice services. A no brainer by Amazon to further unlock the usefulness of their tablet line up.   Chrono Trigger’s PC port is getting the original SNES graphics back Square Enix says that three patches are coming to fix the Steam version’s problems.  Chrono Trigger’s surprise release on Steam in February was great news for fans of the classic role-playing game, right up until the point they saw what Square Enix had actually released. The Windows PC version of Chrono Trigger wasn’t a faithful recreation of the SNES original, but a poorly received port of one of the company’s mobile releases.   Duffer Brothers Accused Of Lifting ‘Stranger Things’ From 2012 Short Film Charlie Kessler, who directed the short film Montauk that debuted at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival, filed a lawsuit Tuesday (read it here) in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming he pitched the Montauk concept to Matt and Ross Duffer in April 2014 at a Tribeca Film Festival party and later presented “the script, ideas, story and film” to the duo that they allegedly used to develop their hit series.   Jason got a new toy … ask him what it is!   Spotify valued at nearly $30 billion in unusual Wall Street debut Spotify opened at $165.90 a share on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. The stock later fell below $150 a share. Its Wall Street debut has been closely followed in recent weeks as much for the unconventional approach to a public offering it chose as for the company itself. Unlike traditional IPOs, Spotify did not raise new capital. Instead it simply listed existing shares directly on the stock exchange without relying on underwriters to attract investors, set a price and stabilize the stock as it begins trading. GEEK OFF Favorite Indiana Jones movie and favorite character in that movie besides Indy himself?   Indiana Jones or Indiana Joan?   Steven Spielberg has recently mentioned that if the franchise is to continue after Harrison Ford's final run as Indy, that he would want a woman to take on the iconic role. Who are your candidates for actresses that would make a great Indy in the future?   New Solo trailer dropped today! Chewie chokeslams someone!   Weekly Garnish:   CMRA by Glide - Dual-Camera Band for Apple Watch lets you instantly capture photo and video. Never miss a moment, even video chat straight from your wrist.   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!
April 3, 2018
This week we have a special guest, Brother Tom! He joins us to talk about all sorts of pop culture entertainment! From Game Informer’s Top 300 games of all time and Nintendo Switch issues to a lot of good movie talk there’s something for everyone! ----more---- The Fantastic Four Set To Return In August We mentioned them last week in our GeekOff and after being absent as a team for quite a while, due in large part to movie rights, The Fantastic Four are set to reunite. Not on the big screen though, but back in comics. Game Informer’s Top 300 Games of all Time Discussion Third Party Nintendo Switch Docks Causing Issues Switch owners that looked to third party options for the expensive docking kit are finding that not only will the Switch no longer charge via USB with the Nyko Portable Docking Kit, but many report their systems are being completely bricked! Jurassic ‘World Evolution’ , a Jurassic Park dinosaur based sim Set to release in June on multiple platforms, fans of games like Rollercoaster Tycoon can now construct and run their very own Jurassic Park. Of course nothing ever goes smoothly in Jurassic Park and the creators are anticipating all the hijinks sim park owners are going to set loose on the guests!   GEEK OFF Best 90’s rock album, why?   March is a bad month for movies, right? Traditionally March has been known as a slow month in the movie world. Sitting between the big winter holiday season and the summer blockbuster season, most studios use March as a dumping ground for the movies they don’t expect much from. But maybe March is getting slammed for no reason, check out this list of movies that all came out in March over on the Ranker website. April is shaping up to be a pretty big movie month From Avengers : Infinity War to Rampage and even Super Troopers 2, this month should be a pretty busy one for movie fans.   Weekly Garnish:     Nintendo Gameboy Classic Alarm Clock Fans of the original Nintendo Gameboy can now get an awesome alarm clock for the bedroom. It’s a near perfect replica of the original hand-held gaming system that has the Super Mario Land theme music as it’s alarm.   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
March 26, 2018
It’s a busy week as we start out with some great game options for gaming with your kids. From there it’s a great conversation about the major concerns of Facebook, the Orbitz Data leak and more online privacy concerns. Then things get a bit controversial with the Geek Off before the guys finish with some Deadpool 2 talk and some more non-updates from Atari. ----more---- Gaming with your kids If you are a parent that loves playing video games and want to find some great options for playing games with your children, this list from Kotaku is a geat place to start! Facebook in hot water Elon Musk Deletes SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages Cambridge Analytica Facebook Bomb Facebook knows everything about you, including call and text data Usually Dave Visits Shuttertime with Sid and Mac to talk about Social Media and Photography. Orbitz Data Leak Uh oh.  It looks like around 800,000 customers may be affected by a data breach, including credit card information.  NAHT GOOD. GEEK OFF What is your most overrated superhero? Deadpool 2 Trailer Ark:Survival Evolved on your Android or iOS device! Ark is coming to mobile and promising the full Ark experience on the go.  The iOS and Android version of the game will offer optional upgrades that players can acquire with "Amber" to progress faster, obtain certain buffs for certain amounts of time, build unique crafting structures, and bring lost dinosaurs back from the dead. (Jason is already signed up for beta)!   Come join the hosts of digitalSoup on their private Ark server … Arkhaeologists PvE (5x All, Mods) Fun-For-All Ataribox gets a new name … Atari VCS Not much new is known about the system that that will finally announce a pre-order date next month but it has received a new name.  Out is Ataribox and now we have the Atari VCS. Those of you who were kids during the Carter Administration may remember that this was the official name of the Atari 2600 (it was rebranded the 2600 in 1982).  No games have been announced but a new image with the console, a retro controller and a modern controller was released. Weekly Garnish:   MoviePass dropping prices again http://bgr.com/2018/03/23/moviepass-price-deal-6-95-monthly-subscription/ Reese’s peanut butter egg. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
March 20, 2018
Oregon Trail is back! This time in full handheld mode so we can all die of dysentery before trying to ford the river! Jason has a great segment about his new adventures in the world of hackintosh and then it’s time to jump into some superhero movie talk including Nightwatch and Avengers : Infinity War. ----more---- Target Is Selling Handheld Oregon Trail! The 1974 edutainment title, Oregon Trail, is making a comeback in the form of a handheld gaming device, almost as if it were 1988 and the Tiger handhelds were all the rage once more. The new handheld for Oregon Trail is currently available right now courtesy of the game manufacturer, Basic Fun and sold only at Target stores. More Than 150 Android Apps Tried to Infect Phones with Windows Malware Security researchers with Zscaler detected the first infected app several days ago, but then more than 150 more with the same signature popped up upon further investigation. As it happens, these apps are carrying the same malicious Windows payload discovered in Android apps last year. This likely isn’t an example of bumbling malware creators loading the wrong code. Rather, the developers were using machines infected by a now-defunct botnet called Ramnit. Jason’s Hackintosh 2018 After being discouraged with Apple for not releasing a new Mac mini Jason decided to go the Hackintosh route and build his first one last year.  He now has created a more powerful Hackintosh and decided to share with the listeners his build. Here are a couple great resources he used for his project: www.tonymacx86.com and www.insanelymac.com GEEK OFF Mario vs Sonic Spike Lee Eyes ‘Nightwatch’ Superhero Movie at Sony Spike Lee may direct a movie for Sony Pictures based on the Marvel character Nightwatch.  A source told Variety that Lee’s involvement is in the early stages, but he could potentially helm a film from a script by “Luke Cage” show runner Cheo Hodari Coker. The studio and Lee’s rep declined to comment. The site That Hashtag Show first reported the news. Avengers : Infinity War Discussion     Weekly Garnish:   OurPact is a simple family locator and parental control app that allows parents to locate family members and limit screen time by blocking internet and app access.   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen/Follow us on Spotify Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
March 13, 2018
Nintendo brings big announcements, LP’s eliminated at iTunes, and scary AI meets creepy Alexa! After an ethics fueled Geek Off, it’s time for movie and tv talk with news from Star Wars, Men in Black and Jessica Jones! ----more---- March’s Nintendo Direct - Announcements Galore Lots of games announced for the Switch including a new Super Smash Bros. and … Crash Bandicoot?!?!   Bye Bye iTunes LPs Apple will no longer accept new submissions of iTunes LPs after March 2018 and existing LPs will be deprecated from the store during the remainder of 2018.  Apple began offering its own interpretation of the LP in 2009 on the iTunes Store. A take on the traditional "long play" meaning of LP, iTunes' LPs bundled albums with art, lyrics, videos, bonus tracks, and other extra materials that fans of the artist would enjoy. Google teams up with the Pentagon In what is being called Project Maven, Google is teaming up with the Pentagon to help them develop AI for analyzing drone footage. Does that make anyone else a little uneasy? Alexa thinks she’s pretty funny Users had been reporting that Alexa had been doing a creepy laugh all on her own and now it appears Amazon has fixed the issue. But seriously, this is hilarious! GEEK OFF Do mutants, zombies, and AI Robots deserve human rights? Jon Favreau meets Star Wars With no actual plot or release date set, Disney has apparently inked a deal for Favreau to be an executive producer and writer for a new streaming live action series on it’s upcoming streaming platform. Men In Black to get a reboot? Sony seems eager to reboot the franchise and it sounds like a possibility that we will see Thor himself wearing the black shades as he saves the world and erases memories. Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 The 2nd season for one of the fan favorite Defenders, Jessica Jones, is out now. The reviews are coming back split on if it’s worth the watch or not. Weekly Garnish:  Marvel’s Puzzle Quest A fun take on a match 3 tile game with an RPG twist. Featuring all your favorite Marvel Superheroes and Villians! It’s an older game, but still very fun.   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
March 11, 2018
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. ----more---- Edge of Tomorrow 2014 PG-13 1h 53m   Starring: Tom Cruise as Cage Emily Blunt as Rita aka the Angel of Verdun Brendan Gleeson as General Brigham Bill Paxton as Master Sergeant Farell Director: Doug Liman (Swingers, Bourne Identity)   Writer: Hiroshi Sakurazaka (book) Christopher McQuarrie & Jez Butterworth (screenplay)   Watch the Edge of Tomorrow Official Trailer NowAdam gives this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 4 3/12 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars   digitalSoup Rating: stars - 4 out of 5 - Serve it UP!   Next Souper Review: Tusk by Kevin Smith   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
March 6, 2018
It’s all about social media changes this week as Twitter adds new features, Vero goes True Social and there may soon be 4G coverage on the moon! Plus Streaming services may be in trouble and Jason time travels to 2013! ----more---- Twitter finally added it’s most requested feature As a Twitter user it’s long been frustrating that there wasn’t an easy way to save a tweet/link for later reading from within the app. That wait appears to be over as Twitter is rolling out a new feature called Bookmarks. It will finally allow you to save those interesting tweets/links for later consumption in an efficient in app manner. No more trying to direct message yourself the links you wanted to save!   Are Streaming Music Services About To Go Extinct? These may be golden years for streaming digital music, so enjoy it while it lasts.  Hundreds of millions of listeners have made the leap to streaming, abandoning CDs and downloads for free and monthly subscription services like Pandora, Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music. But the business has been treacherous, at least when it comes to turning a profit. The latest reminder: Spotify's filing for U.S. shares, which detailed how big payouts to music labels have made it tough to turn its 71 million subscribers into a profitable concern. Late last week, Internet radio station iHeartRadio moved closer to bankruptcy, according to two reports.   Vero - True Social App Everyone seems to be jumping onboard this new social media app that is claiming to be the answer to the frustration with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter algorithms. It’s still in Beta stage, so bugs are a normal occurence, but there is now some speculation regarding the security of the app causing concern among many early adopters.   4G cellular coverage on the moon While many people across the world that live in rural areas don’t have cell access at home, Space X and Vodaphone plan to take the first steps towards installing 4G cellular networks on the surface of the moon.   It’s 2013 for Jason! No he didn’t travel back in time to stop his future killer, Jason finally upgraded his Playstation 3 to a 4!  Why now? (Discussion)  Also, he just ordered a 4K television but only got a regular PS4 … is he stupid!   GEEK OFFSega Genesis vs Super NintendoWe almost lost Silent Bob If you hadn’t already heard, filmmaker Kevin Smith suffered a massive heartattack after a live show and was rushed to the hospital. Turns out he had 100% blockage of ‘The Widowmaker’ artery and emergency surgery was done. Thankfully it seems a full recovery is expected and he thanked his fans and Chris Pratt in an video you can see here.     Weekly Garnish: Art of Mondo Indie Wire Art of Mondo Gallery   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
February 27, 2018
Never fear, Adam is here! We’ve got Caterpillar and Land Rover Cell phones, a 10,000 year clock from Jeff Bezos, Walking Dead stars moving on from the show and Adam brings us a killer quiz show! Be sure to check it out, Jason and Adam even take a stand on who is the best Captain, Kirk or Picard! ----more---- Caterpillar announces updated mobile phone Yes, that Caterpillar. The Heavy Equipment company has its own cell phone brand. The updated phone, called the Cat S61, has features that make it pretty unique. A thermal camera, indoor air quality sensors and even laser-assisted distance measurement system. The phone is actually built by a company called Bullitt Group and branded with the Caterpillar name. In other news, Land Rover also has their own line of super rugged phones made to withstand the elements.  The Land Rover phone is also built by Bullitt.   Spotify Now Hiring We’ve mentioned it in the past, but it appears that Spotify is getting closer to jumping into the physical product game. A job posting by Spotify looking for an Ops Manager for a “hardware product” along with the line “Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products” have all signs pointing to the jump. Watch out Apple, your white ring maker may have some more competition soon.   10,000 Year Clock Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced the construction has begun for a massive 10,000 year clock on his property in Texas. This clock will have a hand that ticks once per year, a hand that ticks once per century and best yet, a cuckoo will emerge once a millenium. The idea is to get people thinking about time differently, much the same as how viewing photos of the Earth from space changed thinking about the environment.   'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan, Without Season 9 Contract, Books Lead in ABC Pilot The actress, who has been battling AMC over her season nine salary, will star opposite Scott Foley in 'Whiskey Cavalier.'  Lauren Cohan is eyeing her departure from The Walking Dead.She has starred as Maggie since season two of the AMC zombie drama and has now booked a lead role in ABC drama pilot Whiskey Cavalier.Norman Reedus Photography Interview   “CORAL” wants the big screen Imagine a world where Carl from The Walking Dead (actor Chandler Riggs) was Peter Parker/Spider-Man or Han Solo.   Solo: A Star Wars Story gets Sabotaged In an excellent mashup, the teaser trailers for Solo were re-cut and set to the popular Beastie Boys song, Sabotage. The project was put together by Chris Galegar, co-host of War Starts at Midnight, which is a bi-weekly Cinema Podcast.   Netflix drops the first “Lost in Space” trailer With an April 13th release date coming up quickly, Netflix gives us a look at the series via a new trailer. It looks like it could be fun, though we don’t see all that much besides a voice over narration as the Robinson family boards their spaceship.   How Riker Sits Down (a.k.a. Rickering)   Weekly Garnish: Deadpool getting a card game The merc with a mouth is set to get his very own Cards Against Humanity style card game later this year. All the Deadpool fun in a card game package, sign me up! Game night might never be the same! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
February 20, 2018
Busy episode this week with Windows update news, security warnings on cell phones, Apple continues it’s string of black eyes and Insel tries to game the Steam system and loses! Plus Karate Kid is coming back while Kung Fury gets the feature treatment! All this and a few “secret” ingredients this week so give it a taste while it’s hot! The digitalSoup is on! ----more---- New “High Performance Mode” to be introduced in next Windows 10 Update In a move to help users of high end pc’s get every last drop of power out of their machine, Microsoft is adding the high performance mode that will throw energy efficiency out the window in favor of faster performance. Is this because they want people to get the most out of their machines or they are trying to do their part in fixing the Intel caused slowdowns from the patches for Spectre and Meltdown?   Don’t use Huawei (Wah-Way) or ZTE phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from CNBC, the intelligence chiefs made the recommendation during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. The group included the heads of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the director of national intelligence.   More bugs for Apple With a new software bug involving the Indian language characters, apparently people can crash other users iPhones causing messenger apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Gmail, and more to become bricked.   Apple HomePod, the white ring machine Users of the Apple HomePod are understandably upset by the response from Apple about the white rings left on their wooden furniture from the HomePod. Did Apple really just tell users to wash their tables and if needed re-finish the surfaces of their furniture?!   Valve removes all Insel Games from Steam for manipulating reviews Valve said that developer Insel Games was caught manipulating the review score for its games by creating many fake Steam accounts and posting positive reviews. This practice is not uncommon, but it’s nonetheless against Steam’s terms, hence the ban. Leaked company emails show In an email the studio’s CEO lightly threatened employees that they may lose their jobs if they do not comply. The CEO did offer to reimburse them for the expense, amusingly.   Nintendo Switch Linux Follow Up In a move to prove they had indeed hacked a switch, the hacker group fail0verflow have released a new video showing a Switch running a full Linux graphical interface.   Cobra Kai The first teaser trailer has arrived for this standoff that has been 30 years in the making! Only problem is that this Karate Kid series will be a YouTube Red debut, so it may not be as easy to see for some.   Feature length Kung Fury gaining some big names to the cast First, how awesome is it that we are getting a feature length Kung Fury! Second, why not add Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender to the cast, not to mention the return of David Hasselhoff, let the epic-ness begin. Kung Fury: The Original Short Film David Hasselhoff “True Survivor” Kung Fury Music Video   Incredibles 2 gets a teaser trailer Looks like Mr. Incredible is playing Mr. Mom as Elastigirl plays the hero!   Weekly Garnish: Essential Reading Before Seeing Black Panther If you want to take your comic book geekery to the next level, check out these 5 Black Panther comic runs before seeing the new movie(or add them after if you couldn’t wait and have already seen the film!)   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
February 13, 2018
This week the guys launch into space talk, audio formats, Nintendo hacks and movies!  Jason and Adam face off on a small scale during the geek off. Get ready for a steamy bowl! ----more---- Space X Falcon Heavy Launches Tesla Roadster into Space With a successful launch, many people are getting excited about the Space X program. Usually Dave, however, has a couple of interesting takes about the Spaceman cruising in his orbital Tesla Roadster. (MTV/Crime)   Best Buy Not Longer Selling Audio CDs With Target Not Far Behind There's not much reason to shop for CDs when you download or stream all your music, and big-box stores are reacting to that decline. Billboard sources have learned that Best Buy has told suppliers that it will remove music CDs from its stores as of July 1st.  Target, meanwhile, appears on the cusp of backing out. It reportedly wants to switch from paying for all music CDs and DVDs it receives (and shipping back whatever it doesn't sell) to only paying for those discs that actually sell.   Oh Snap! Secret iPhone Code Leaked! In what’s being called the “biggest leak in history”, proprietary code from Apple’s iBoot program, which is code that runs before iOS is started, was leaked to GitHub.  It went largely unnoticed for quite some time, so the code is from the older iOS 9 platform.  Apple also issued a takedown notice to GitHub according to theVerge.com.  As if that will stop the code from being spread.   Nintendo Hacked It appears that a hacker group going by the name of fail0verflow has found a vulnerability in the boot ROM of the Nvidia Tegra X1 chip that allowed them to install LINUX on a Nintendo Switch. Based on the info from the hackers, they claim it’s something that Nintendo can NOT fix via future firmware patches. The only fix is to build new Tegra X1 chips. If this process is shared it’ll mean game on for the game pirating sector which is bad news for Nintendo. Let’s how the Switch doesn’t find itself in Dreamcast land, killed by pirates.   GEEK OFF Be a dwarf from middle earth or a hobbit?   First Official TEASER Trailer for Venom We finally got a look at the upcoming Venom movie as the first official teaser trailer hits and while we see a quick glimpse of the symbiote in a lab, there’s still no footage of Venom. This trailer is all about Eddie Brock and sets up a glimpse of the origin of how he became Venom.   Top movie trailers dropped during the Super Bowl Here’s the movies that gained the most traction since their drop during the Super Bowl, the results may cause mild surprise.   James Hetfield to star in upcoming Ted Bundy film Who knew the frontman of Metallica was now an actor!   Firefly is coming back!! But, pump the brakes because you may not like it.   Weekly Garnish: Our Groceries This week’s garnish comes from Adam.  The Our Groceries app is a game changer!   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Play Music Listen on TuneIn Subscribe on Stitcher   Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!! What the guys are doing outside the podcast: Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru           jason@digitalsouppodcast.com Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape           adam@digitalsouppodcast.com Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/           dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
February 9, 2018
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. ----more---- Chronicle 2012 PG-13 1h 24m   Starring: Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, A Cure for Wellness, Valerian) Alex Russell (Only the Brave, S.W.A.T. (TV)) Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four, Creed, Black Panther) Director: Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, The Kill Point (TV))   Writer: Max Landis   Watch the Chronicle Official Trailer NowAdam gives this movie a 3.5 out of 5 stars Jason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars   digitalSoup Rating: stars - 3 out of 5 - SERVE IT UP!   Next Souper Review: Edge of Tomorrow Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and leave a review, lets us know what you think.  You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup.  We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to jason@digitalsouppodcast.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!   What the guys are doing outside the podcast:   Jason - http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru            jason@digitalsouppodcast.com   Adam - https://twitter.com/StarfieldEscape            adam@digitalsouppodcast.com   Dave - http://www.davidszweduik.com/            dave@digitalsouppodcast.com
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