Thursday
Dec102009

DumpsterTech Episode 24- Comic Books, Nooks and Cheap HD

Host: Graham Lovhaug

Guest: Lewis Lovhaug from Atop the Fourth Wall

 

Shorter episode, but Lewis and I chat about the Nook, the Joo Joo, and the New Boxee Box!

 

Plus a handy tip from Tom Keely on the

XCM 1080p Mega-Cool VGA Box

 


Specs. Play-Asia sales link

 

 

Download the Episode here!

 

 

Monday
Dec072009

Promote Your Band for free...??? 

A Saskatoon musician looking to promote an upcoming album has succeeded in getting his picture on the new Street View feature of Google Maps.

Nate Heagy, 30, works as a software developer for a Saskatoon company when he isn't perfecting his music.

"I figured Saskatoon's not that big, I could probably find the Google car if I really wanted to," he said. "So I built a sign, and kept it in the trunk of my car."

He said it took some time to find the car and then observe it enough to anticipate where it would be.

Before too long, Heagy said, he was ready to make his move and drove ahead of the Google car.

"I quickly set up the sign, brought out the guitar and started playing," he said. "And the car drove by. And then I actually drove on to another corner and did the same thing."

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Monday
Nov302009

DumpsterTech Episode 23 Distribute This!

Hosts: Graham and Kris

Producer and Commentator: James Zirbes

Download the podcast Here

Today we are talking about Digital Distribution. Starting with Kris getting a new Kindle. Sony's unveiling of a new itunes like store even though it can't seem to get that same thing going with the PSP go. And Rupert Murdoch losing his mind, and google can't help him find it, but microsoft will.

We also answer some user email! Woo hoo!

Wednesday
Nov252009

Guy sues Activision Blizzard for Quests taking too long in WOW...

Okay, so we all know there are some sue happy jerks out there... but seriously.... 

 

From Joystiq:

Serial suit launcher Erik Estavillo is making a little name for himself in the game space, as his latest complaint seeks $1 million in damages from Activision Blizzard over the design of World of Warcraft. GamePolitics reports on the complaint, which claims that the publisher maintains a "harmful virtual environment to many of its customers by forcing them to follow the game's sneaky and deceitful practices." Estavillo alleges that the "calculated slow pace" of the game makes turning quests in take longer and thus generates more subscription revenue for Activision Blizzard.

If that wasn't enough, Estavillo also subpoenaed actress Winona Ryder and Depeche Mode's Martin Lee Gore to testify on his behalf regarding alienation. He explains that his health issues, which apparently include OCD, agoraphobia, depression (and more), mean that he "relies on video games heavily for the little ongoing happiness he can achieve in this life."

Estavillo had previously sued Sony after being
banned from PSN and also has another suit against Microsoft and Nintendo, for his Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death and Nintendo's disabling of the Homebrew Channel in an update. Perhaps he'll have more luck suing over the design of a game in which millions happily pay to participate.

Thursday
Nov122009

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