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Five Minute Tech News #292: Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 at 5:00PM • 5 minutes

The news for Monday, July 7, 2014.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

DLC #30: Oh, Sweet Shaders!

July 7, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome David Eckelberry, the Game Director of Fable Legends, to the show this week to talk about DnD Next, Cliffy B returning to video game design, Hearthstone tournaments allowing women to play, Giant Bomb's hiring only men, Mario Kart 8 being hacked, Dungeon Kepper being deem NOT free-to-play by the ASA, and more.

In the Playlist, David is enjoying Wolfenstein and Wolf Among Us, but not anything Transformers related, Christian still loves Shovel Knight, and Jeff discusses Civilization Revolution 2, Witcher Battle Arena, and possibly his new love, Divinity: Original Sin.

In Tabletop Time, David has been playing Chaos in the Old World, and Jeff spent the weekend introducing people to Puerto Rico.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Ihnatko Almanac #108: A Hunger Game Situation

July 7, 2014 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Apple's recent hirings as they related to the future of wearables.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

Isometric #9: Hashometric

July 7, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Bri, Maddy, Georgia and Steve try to distract themselves from a tough week in video games by discussing vitally important topics like Butt Mode in Shovel Knight, buying stuffed Pokemon on the internet, Atari games about breakfast food, and why all the major releases are coming out in October.

What We’re Playing:

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

5by5 at the Movies #2: Glengarry Glen Ross

July 7, 2014 at 10:00AM • 2 hours 6 minutes

Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk about Glengarry Glen Ross.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Tech Douchebags #15: The Privileged Prick

July 7, 2014 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Michael Schechter of 5by5's Mikes On Mics shares his life-long struggle with productivity, optimizing past the point of "good enough", figuring out how to make his potentially off-putting personality work to his advantage, and having what he outputs reflect who he truly is, at least in that very moment.

In addition, we discuss how early adopters are always romanticized as technological trend setters for the mainstream public, why geeks are addicted to trying out anything slightly different to what they already have, and how we always fruitlessly project our willingness to change onto others.

It concludes with Michael completing step five by admitting that due to his privileged upbringing, most of his so-called "problems" are not as dire to solve as opposed to ones faced by 99% of the population at large.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

Mac Power Users #201: Mac at Home, PC at Work

July 7, 2014 at 2:30AM • 1 hour 35 minutes

David and Katie are joined by Gabe Weatherhead discuss the struggles with using a Mac as your primary platform at home while being forced to use a PC at work and suggestions for how to stay productive when sliding between platforms.

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

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #157: Lex Friedman is Hiring a Ruby on Rails Developer for the Midroll Podcast Ad Network

July 5, 2014 at 8:00AM • 59 minutes

Sean Devine talks to Lex Friedman, the EVP Sales and Development of Midroll, a large podcast ad sales network. Lex describes the full time Ruby on Rails programming position that they are looking to fill. There's also plenty of behind-the-scenes stories about the podcasting world.

If you want to apply for the Ruby on Rails position at Midroll, email

Hosted by Sean Devine.

The Frequency #164: Eagles Gathering on a Porch in the Snow

July 4, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

Haddie and Dan gather on the 4th of July to celebrate America's birthday and talk about all the crazy amazing overdue links!

Hosted by Haddie Cooke & Dan Benjamin.

Overtired #3: Firecracker Fourth of July

July 4, 2014 at 7:45PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Brett and Christina discuss soccer, Amazon Fire TV and home media, bit rot, tag rot, and more things that one might get unduly excited about when one hasn't slept for a while.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra & Christina Warren.