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Video Grandpa Podcast 076

Published on October 31, 2014, by in Podcast.

Wild hypotheticals! And that’s not enough icing, bro.   Video Grandpa – Podcast 076 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week -Save the World Agnus Dei Witbier   The News Harvard crams 700TB into one gram using DNA storage Twitch cracks down on topless streamers The Mobile Payment Wars YouTube considering paid subscriptions

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Video Grandpa Podcast 075

Published on October 24, 2014, by in Podcast.

The death of the platinum record, Jennie makes a guest appearance, and Craig doesn’t care about the Age of Ultron trailer.   Video Grandpa – Podcast 075 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week -Rahr La Grange   The News Ello gets big investment backing, takes legal vow to stay ad-free UT to

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Video Grandpa Podcast 074

Published on October 17, 2014, by in Podcast.

Zombiebola Apocalypse!   Video Grandpa – Podcast 074 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week – Fruli Strawberry Beer   The News The Snappening Apple did some shit, do we care? First HBO, then CBS go a la carte Google Fiber launching in Austin in December This game shouldn’t be censored, just ignored

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How the “Meet Me at Starbucks” YouTube Ad Works

A coworker sent over a link to this Starbucks ad campaign, interested to know more about the technology behind the YouTube integration. So of course I pulled it apart to get down to the secret guts. Basically, it’s an external web page, hosted on Amazon S3 and Cloudfront, that YouTube is just embedding as an

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Video Grandpa Podcast 073

The evolution of news, Bendgate, and Shadow of Mordor.   Video Grandpa – Podcast 073 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week – Great Divide 20th Anniversary   The News Comcast is telling the FCC that they should be allowed to buy Time Warner because they have lots of competition and consumers can

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Video Grandpa Podcast 072

Japan is awesome and weird and awesome.   Video Grandpa – Podcast 072 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Local 2   The News Mojang sold to Microsoft for $2.5B Sony makes 4K player nonproprietary Supreme Court knocking down “do it on a computer” patents Podcasting patent troll wins $1.3M from

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Video Grandpa Podcast 071

Destiny, iWatch, and the future of pervasive technology. Video Grandpa – Podcast 071 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Local 1   The News Destiny launched, biggest new IP launch ever Ray Rice Comcast is breaching your web traffic to serve ads Microsoft paid $400M for NFL to use Surfaces,

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Video Grandpa Podcast 070

Published on September 5, 2014, by in Podcast.

GamerGate! Video Grandpa – Podcast 070 or Subscribe with iTunes Links Beer of the Week – Green Chile Wine   The News Amazon buying Twitch for $1B Some celebrities had their photos stolen Mysterious cell towers discovered Sony F5 can record 4k if you edit a text file Hello Kitty is not a cat  

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So You Want to Work at IGN?

Published on August 25, 2014, by in Gaming, Tech.

Today there are a bunch of open jobs up at IGN, in both Editorial and Video, that I’m sure a lot of you are eyeing or even applying for. But stop! Take a breath, and make sure you’re doing it right. Here are a few quick tips to get you started:   1. Have Experience

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The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

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