Episode 70 - J.K. Rowling’s New Story and Wreck it Ralph 2
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Welcome to episode 71 of Geek Bytes Podcast.
I’m Ramon Mejia…….and I’m Edgar Acosta
Every podcast we bring you the roundup of the week’s best Geek and Tech news, then we discuss that news and anything else we’re interested in that week.
In Geek News this week, we’ll talk about Pokemon Go!, Evolve Free To Play, the permanent Snapchat, the new Iron Man, and much much more..
Now let’s Begin our show with Geek News
We begin with…
After a beta period starting in May, Pokemon Go!, the augmented-reality mobile game has arrived on the Android and iOS app stores. The initial rollout began in New Zealand, and will continue to different markets over the next few days. The game was developed by Niantic Labs, a company spun off of by Google in 2015.
Police have posted signs outside their stations advising citizens that they don’t have to come inside to catch the pokemon found there.
Evolve goes Free to PLay
Evolve, the 4v1 multiplayer game that launched last year is now free-to-play on PC. It’s also getting some major gameplay changes and an entirely new progression system.
Evolve is a 4v1 multiplayer game where four people play as hunters and one as the monster. The hunters' goal is to eliminate the monster, while the monster's goal is to consume wildlife and evolve to make themselves stronger. The game can be played alone or with multiple players.
Snapchat no longer snappy
Snapchat has a new feature called Memories that will let you save personal moments to Snapchat's servers, rather than your camera roll. If you choose to save a picture or video to memories you can find it later by swiping up from below the camera screen. You can search in memories by keyword. Saved memories can be re-shared in My Stories and will show up with a Frame and timestamp to indicate it's an older pic or video. You can also create a new story to send to friends in a message. You can also move snaps and stories to My Eyes Only protected by a PIN. Memories will roll out over the next month or so.
RoboGlove or First stage, Ironman suit?
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A motor-assisted glove designed to let astronauts carry out mechanical repairs without suffering muscle fatigue is making its way to Earth. The technology behind the RoboGlove, which was originally developed by NASA and General Motors in 2012, has been licensed to Bioservo Technologies, a Swedish medical technology firm.
The glove uses actuators and artificial tendons to mimic the muscles of the human hand, and is a example of "soft exoskeleton" technology — lightweight devices that augment the wearer's strength and endurance. Bioservo Technologies will combine the RoboGlove with its own grip-assisting SEM (Soft Extra Muscle) technology. The end product could be useful in a number of markets, from medical rehabilitation to manufacturing. GM says it intends to try out the product in its US plants, where it'll give extra grip strength to factory workers.
Breathalyzer Cancer Detector
Owlstone, a british company, has developed a breathalyzer like device that they believe can help detect lung cancer. It analyzes a person’s exhales and looks for the chemical markers that indicate lung cancer. Owlstone says their device is 100 times cheaper and smaller than existing detection systems. The device is currently being tested in 17 hospitals in England.
New Iron Man, young black woman
Later this year, there’s a new Iron Man coming to the Marvel Universe.
Marvel has revealed that it is relaunching Invincible Iron Man as part of the newest Marvel NOW! initiative, which will cast Tony Stark out of his familiar role as the Armored Avenger. In his place will be Riri Williams, a recently introduced black 15-year-old girl and M.I.T. student whom fans assumed would become the new War Machine. Instead, she’s taking the spotlight position.
Star Trek Beyond's Mr. Sulu is gay
Star Trek Beyond writer Simon Pegg is paying homage to one of the series' most beloved actors, George Takei, by introducing the character as gay, according to The Herald Sun.
In an interview with the Australian newspaper, John Cho, who will reprise his role as Sulu in Star Trek Beyond, said that it was writer Simon Pegg's decision to make the character gay as a nod to Takei. Cho said he appreciated that they weren't making a big deal out of it, even though it was a momentous occasion. Cho added that he hopes, as even more progress is made with LGBT issues, that people won't "politicize one's personal orientations."
Double Dare to return for One Night
Nickelodeon will be bringing back their most famous game show ever at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. That’s right—a one-night-only return of Double Dare.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the show’s host, Marc Summers, will be back leading the special event on the night of July 22 as part of the celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary
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