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Five Minute Tech News #290: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014 at 10:00AM • 4 minutes

The news for Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Five Minute Tech News #289: Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014 at 4:00PM • 5 minutes

The News for Monday, June 30, 2014.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


DLC #29: I'm The Other Vita Guy!

June 30, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Ryan O'Donnell from Area 5 to the show this week, to talk about YouTube going 60 FPS, Games Done Quick raising over $700,000 for charity, a new world record speed run for Super Mario Bros, Minecraft's astonishing console sales number, Crytek's possible problems, DOTA International's $10 million prize pool, and more.

In the Playlist, all three guys have been playing Shovel Knight, but on different consoles and with different controllers/ Christian is on a huge retro gaming kick, Ryan is addicted to Titanfall, and Jeff is even more in love with Wildstar.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff addresses the number one question he gets, namely, the best introductory board games for 2 players.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Ihnatko Almanac #107: The Heroes Journey

June 30, 2014 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the Google IO conference, smart watches, the genetic structure of companies, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


Tech Douchebags #14: The Overthinker

June 30, 2014 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Zac Cichy confesses the propensity to over-plan his many nerdy projects that rarely ever come to fruition, being too clever and high-concept for his own good, looking for shortcuts while attempting to reinvent the wheel, and understanding something intellectually but then doing the exact opposite.

In addition, we discuss how Zac's arcade job gives him a better glimpse in how 'normal' folks use their devices, why people (especially women) like gigantic phones, why geeks care too much about the narrative and philosophy behind the products technology companies release, and how we rally around whatever best reflects our own warped sense of an idealistic world.

It concludes with Zac being pushed through step six by launching his next project without the need to overthink the details, worry about what others expect out of him and just go with the flow to see what happens.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


Isometric #8: I Play Games, I Don't Read

June 30, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Bri, Maddy Georgia and Steve share a big announcement about the show, and then move on to discussing whether gamifying sales and discounting Early Access games during the Steam Summer Sale are good ideas, and the challenges women face when breaking into games journalism.

What We’re Playing:

  • Georgia - Outlast
  • Maddy - Civ 5
  • Steve - Transistor

Hosted by Brianna Wu, Georgia Dow, Maddy Myers, and Steve Lubitz.


Workflowing #126: Beating Resistance with Steven Pressfield

June 30, 2014 at 9:00AM • 29 minutes

In this episode, Schechter is absent but Vardy has found a more than suitable replacement: Steven Pressfield. In this interview, Mike and Steven (The War of Art, Turning Pro, The Legend of Bagger Vance) about beating Resistance, The Foolscap Method, how he writes, and his newest book, The Lion's Gate.

Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.


Mac Power Users #200: The Story So Far...

June 29, 2014 at 9:15PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

For episode 200, David and Katie take a look back to how they became "Mac Power Users" the origin of the show, discuss how the show is created, answer listener questions and what's next for MPU.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #156: Eric Steele - "What Do I Test?" Book Launch Recap

June 28, 2014 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Eric Steele talks about releasing his new book, "What Do I Test?".

Hosted by Sean Devine.


Write For Your Life #117: Podcast Juvenilia

June 28, 2014 at 3:00AM • 59 minutes

Iain talks about his time at the Coventry Book Awards; quantifying your data and writing 400k words in a year; different types of criticism and how to handle it; one journalist's experience of digital publishing.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.