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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 →
This week, Even more leaked NSA intel from Edward Snowden, Zynga serves two masters, Encryption foils wiretaps for the first time ever, Samsung buys Boxee, a body heat-powered flashlight, and you could be chosen to explore Mars–the catch… it’s a one-way trip. All this and more…
This week, we discuss Scott Thompson, Yahoo‘s CEO, allegedly lying on his resume about having a CS degree. Later, we explore a couple of exciting rumors of Apple lowering the price of their Macbook Air to $799, plus their upcoming HDTV offering.
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), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Techmeme editor Lidija Davis.
This week Dwayne, Devindra & Andy talk about the death of AT&T/T-Mobile, the public launch of Facebook Timeline, Zynga’s disappointing IPO, Sprint ditches Carrier IQ, SOPA is on hold for the holidays, Apple wins a patent over HTC, RIAA and other content kings caught filesharing, and the Dark Knight Rises & Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailers emerge.
Later, we discuss IBM’s 6th annual list of 5 technology predictions in the next 5 years, and Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ list of the years top searches.
This week we deliver The Drill Down’s annual holiday shopping guide, a list of the best tech appliances, gadgets, software and media, hand-picked by Andy, Dwayne & Devindra for your perusal.
But first, the tech headlines: Black Friday/Cyber Monday spending is up, Facebook gets slapped over privacy concerns, Google Maps goes inside, Google TV goes X-Rated, GamePro is dead, FCC disses AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and an Android app is logging your keystrokes.