This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, discuss the news, and introduce a new segment called Game Putty. In the deep dive, Al explains the world of microtransactions in gaming. Do you know where your kids are?
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WHYBTD?Al: Deletes tweets https://www.tweetdelete.net/Jen: Writing for Camp NaNoWriMo and a surprisingly good photo backdrop from eBay
Bonus: a good beginner photography video
NEWSApple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywherehttps://www.theverge.com/2018/4/3/17191986/apple-intel-cpu-processor-design-competition
Playboy suspends activity on Facebook in wake of the data scandalhttps://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/28/playboy-suspends-activity-on-facebook-in-wake-of-data-scandal.html
Extreme vetting: US State Department to demand tourists’ social media historyhttps://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/29/extreme-vetting-state-dept-demand-tourists-social-/
The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Looks Like It Broke Off an Alien Mothershiphttps://gizmodo.com/the-first-3d-printed-steel-bridge-looks-like-it-broke-o-1824252512?IR=T
INTERVIEW OR DISCUSSIONMicrotransactions + Freemium + Lootboxes
Al breaks down the world of greedy gaming and how kids are racking up debt and . Phones, tablets, laptops, consoles, handhelds - you name it, the men in suits are going to find a way to get your cash over and over again. Being aware is the first step...
GAME PUTTYA new segment in which Al & Jen attempt to take the games they are playing and merge them into Sloth from the Goonies. Messed up but full of heart.
Horizon Zero Dawn + Train Valley + 80s action heroes = TrainCraft: Zero Dawn
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