Sunday, September 15, 2019

Batteries Not Included | Charly Butcher, the disappearing legacy of video games, and gills...

This week, Darrin takes a moment to remember a colleague we lost too soon. Also, someone designed a set of wearable "gills" that will let...

Batteries Not Included | And the Oscar goes to…

This week, Darrin talks about the changes to the Academy Awards, how Ford is helping turn their employees into cyborgs, and why you're pronouncing...

Batteries Not Included | Extra Life and extra-expensive phones

This week we talk about the annual Extra Life event, which sees gamers raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide. To support Darrin's fundraising...

Batteries Not Included | Video games as an olympic sport?

There's active talk about making esports - video games - part of the Olympic Games. Darrin dissects that, plus how "mutated tomatoes" might be a...

Batteries Not Included | How genealogy tech helps solve crimes

The arrest earlier this week of a Grabill man for a 30-year cold case has led to more attention being paid to DNA and...

Batteries Not Included | Your iPhone’s security features aren’t so secure

This week, we look at how a security feature in iOS isn't working as intended, plus reports on how NASA may have discovered organic...

Patriotic Video Games, DNA-fixing sunscreen, and space travel apps

This week, Darrin looks at some of the most patriotic video games he could find as part of continuing 4th of July fun. He...

Batteries Not Included | How the next SCOTUS pick could impact your digital privacy

The next person to join the Supreme Court could have a big impact on how your rights are interpreted when it comes to technology...

Batteries Not Included | Is “Gaming Disorder” real?

This week, Darrin looks at the World Health Organization's announcement that Gaming Disorder is not only a serious mental health condition but also that...

Batteries Not Included | E3 2018 recap

This week, Darrin lets his inner gamer out for the world to see, as he takes a long look at the highs and lows...

Batteries Not Included | This is how you get Terminators

This week, Darrin looks at a couple of stories about people, and the Pentagon, pushing A.I. closer and closer to knowing what violence is. Which...

Batteries Not Included | Games about tragedies

This week, Darrin takes a look at the controversy surrounding "Active Shooter," a game based on school shootings that was quickly canceled. Also, Nintendo has...

Batteries Not Included | FCC Failures, Foibles and Feats

This week, it's all about the FCC, as Darrin looks at an ongoing scandal, some scathing words from an outgoing commissioner, and some positive...

Batteries Not Included | Net Neutrality is Back, and Gaming for Everyone

This week, Darrin looks at a Senate vote that breathes new life into the Net Neutrality debate, looks at some surprising stats on Facebook's...

Batteries Not Included | Interview: Nicholas Horbaczewski, Drone Racing League

This week, Darrin looks at how Facebook is making things easier for ISIS, interviews the CEO of the Drone Racing League (more details on...

Batteries Not Included | Mergers and “alternative” cell phone plans

This week, Darrin takes a look at cell phone plans by lesser-known carriers to see if you can save some money by not going...

Batteries Not Included | Alexa’s listening, but so is Google

This week, Darrin keeps the "everyone is spying on you" train going, with news of a hack that allows the Amazon Echo to listen...

Batteries Not Included | Protecting your router from Russian Hackers

Yes, you read that right... a new report says Russian hackers have been using unsecured or outdated wireless routers to grab your information and...

Batteries Not Included | MIT is reading your mind, and Facebook is reading your...

On this week's episode, we delve more into Facebook's continued problems, take a look at a device created by MIT that can take "subvocal"...

Batteries Not Included | So about that new iPad…

This week, Darrin reviews the newest model of the iPad, plus the new Tomb Raider and Ready Player One films. Oh, and the universe is...

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