The Drill Down 345: Windows 7 Ate 9 (preview)

Windows-10-preview-TDDThis week, eBay splits with PayPal, your game console is your new TV, Windows 10 is the new Nine (or Eight)?, say hello to Ello, and Netflix wants to shake up movie distribution.

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.

Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan. Occasionally joining them is Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor.

Who is the Average Social Gamer?

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As the gaming industry has broadened into the various different sectors, the definition of a ‘gamer’ has lost its defined meaning.  In the past, a gamer was an owner of a games console, such as a Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation or Xbox.  However, in recent years, technological progression has allowed people to connect to games from a number of different devices.

People can now connect to the various games from the consoles, portable gaming devices (such as PS Vita and Gameboy), online/social games (accessed from web browsers) and smartphones.  As you can imagine, there are different demographics of players who like to play on each type of gaming.  In this article, we will discuss the definition of the average social gamer, a discovery which you might find slightly surprising… Continue reading

How to Print…From Your Game Console

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The following is a guest post

We’ve come a long way from the use of the game boy printer, in both the gaming world and the printing industry. These days there is now talk of 3d printing of cases for console systems, when only a decade ago everyone was worried about how to get printing devices small enough for travel-printing.

Fortunately we’ve now moved forward into an age of wireless devices and connections which does make network connections possible and easier when it comes to even game consoles that don’t always have browser options. But what about the cases when handling older printers or just not possessing a wireless capability. Is there a way of hooking up to the internet with your game console? Or even the possibility of printing things straight from your game console? After all, most people aren’t even aware they can print directly from things like their Playstation 3’s hard drive. Continue reading

The Drill Down 198 – Googorola Not Motoogle

This week, The Drill Down crew looks at: Nintendo investors pressure the company to develop software for smartphones, Google+ launches games and Facebook strikes back, Is Flickr dead?,  A leaked AT&T letter undermines their case for a T-Mobile merger, and President Obama joins Foursquare.

Later we dive into Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the shockwave that announcement made within the mobile community. We also discuss San Francisco BART’s decision to shut down wireless and cell communication in advance of a protest, and the Anonymous (& public) response.

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The Drill Down 196 – Enter the Cyber-Dragon

This week Andy and Devindra are joined by Dwayne De Freitas, Devindra’s co-host on the Symbiotek podcast.

We discuss Spotify’s patent infringement woes, Google’s stance on ‘bogus patents”, Logitech cuts the price on their GoogleTV device (and loses a CEO), a bogus study claiming IE users are dumb, Apple has more cash than the US government, AT&T throttles Unlimited Data subscribers, President Obama spams users on Twitter (and loses 40K followers), 92% of Newt Gingrich’s Twitter followers are fake, Foxconn to replace workers with 1M robots, Adobe launches HTML5 alternative to Flash, and Apple launched iCloud beta.

Later, we discuss Operation ShadyRAT, one of the largest, most widespread cyber-espionage campaigns ever perpetrated, and we ponder whether handheld gaming consoles are obsolete in the era of the smartphone.

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