2012.06.04 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Welcome to this week’s episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This week we accidentally/intentionally did things a bit differently. For those of you who have been asking for more news and less music, you got it. Brian, Knowles, Meshelly, Knunez (iPhone at Geekshed), OmniDragon and Lumpy start and end this week’s show with music but the rest is all news talk.
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2012.04.23 – Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion
Hello Indienation listeners join us as Brian, Lumpy, OmniDragon and Cleta bring you tonight’s Tech Net news and Opinion and as always Knowles217 joins us in Teamspeak. Tonight’s news consists of Tech, Copyright, Hacking and Prize worthty news. As always you can find us over on irc.geekshed.net in #indienation you can join us there.
We kicked off the show with a few Celtic and Middle Earth themed tunes from Marc Gunn:
- Gollum Blues
- Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
MTGO Goes Mobile
From Slide to Play:
“Well, it’s about time. Wizards of the Coast has announced that they’re bringing an official Magic: The Gathering game to iOS. While plenty of other card battling games have come to the platform (including Kard Combat, which was also made by the legendary Richard Garfield), we’ve been waiting impatiently for an official Magic: The Gathering game. The wait is almost over, as Wizards of the Coast is bringing Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to the iPad this summer.”
In this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we featured the music of Jonathan Coulton.
THERE BE MONSTERS
“Map Monsters is a free-to-play location-based adventure game designed by the venerable Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, Schizoid, King of Tokyo, and many other fantastic video and analog games.”
The Article includes a back story on the game before going on to gameplay.
The game uses location via GPS devices. Unlike other games the GPS device will be a secondary mechanic. In other words travel isn’t necessary, but those that do will progress quicker.
The world is the map
Virtual world travel, players will be allowed to travel the world from their living room.
You never know what you will find when you explore a new location.
Items will have a scarcity, or a rarity. Some items will be abundant in areas forcing players to travel in order to trade.
Players will be able to build mileposts, mines, and farms.
Create friends to trade with and use their roads and more.
It will be available for Ipad and I phone 1st.
The will be funded if they can find enough contributors to reach 40k.
More info at Bodsix
Bodsix on facebook
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Want to work for Google?, on Motorola well..
Motorola Mobility was bought by Google . this give Google another ‘leg up’ in the tech market as the Motorola Mobility division now will be branded Google. This also opens the doors to more tech jobs, as of July 2011 it is estimated that there are just over 4 million jobs in the tech market, up over 120,000 from this same time in 2010. This is sure a good thing, however the sale of Motorola Mobility to Google has yet to be approved by regulators, but nothing to indicate that is wont happen. More details on Dice.com shed some light on what this could mean for the job market.
Imaging having the ability to develop the Android (Google’s Linux based OS for handsets and tablets) using Motorola‘s amazing hardware! I see this as plus for the tech market as well as the job market. Win win, but of course right now it is wait and see. Did you like this article? We would love to hear from you comments about this, just comment below or send a twitter message with the hash tag of #motorola to us @indienationfm.
Live long and be tech..
- Google Buys Motorola Mobility (cosmonavigator.wordpress.com)
- How Motorola Mobility could save Google from looming ‘threat’ (csmonitor.com)
- News: Google to acquire handset maker Motorola Mobility (ilounge.com)
- Google to buy Motorola Mobility (nerdjunkies.com)
- Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility (pocketnow.com)