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    TV Cancellations, Spiderman NFTs, Twitter without Jack, and space news- TNCS Ep 187

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 43:11

    In this episode, we discuss the latest in nerd news.  We discuss the cancellations of the upcoming Star Wars and Game of Thrones shows.  We also discuss the NFTs released for the upcoming Spiderman and The Matrix movies.  In other tech news, we discuss Jack Dorsey stepping down from Twitter, reproducing robots, and space news.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   All three console makers now say they're concerned about Activisionhttps://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/11/nintendo-joins-other-console-makers-in-condemning-activision-harassment/?fbclid=IwAR32eu6UKK8SecDxrJ6m8J8k9ruf30Op9sdKQcgI8WkLya4047TKwBSOofI  Gizmodo: Star Wars Spinoff Rangers of the New Republic Is Super Dead, Was Barely Alive.https://gizmodo.com/star-wars-spinoff-rangers-of-the-new-republic-is-super-1848124833 IndieWire: HBO Axed First ‘Game of Thrones' Spinoff After Spending ‘Over $30 Million' on the Pilot.https://www.indiewire.com/2021/12/game-of-thrones-canceled-spinoff-cost-hbo-30-million-1234682681/ AMC and Sony Are Giving Away Spider-Man NFTshttps://www.pcmag.com/news/amc-and-sony-are-giving-away-spider-man-nfts  The Verge: Tom Holland will return for another trilogy of MCU Spider-Man movies.https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/29/22807636/tom-holland-spider-man-trilogy-marvel-mcu-sony-pictures-amy-pascal CNN: 'NFT' is Collins Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2021, beating out 'crypto' and 'cheugy'.https://www.cnn.com/style/article/nft-word-of-the-year-collins-scli-intl-gbr/index.html Fox Business: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to step down.https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-to-step-down-from-role-report Twitter bans posting pictures of ‘private individuals' against their wisheshttps://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/11/30/22809746/twitter-ban-personal-information-private-media-photo-videos-harassment?fbclid=IwAR2vjgUmx9foOthQ9hzD3hFiZ8kFimmThYDJrAy0AmCB_sR0bnUFeo0M18s  CNN: World's first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say.https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/americas/xenobots-self-replicating-robots-scn/index.html NASA launches ‘suicide' spacecraft to kick asteroid off coursehttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/24/nasa-launches-spacecraft-to-kick-asteroid-off-course?fbclid=IwAR0d9ixaO4i2n8Mk5TMCcOp5oPy1apObcfRurS0aAmcbdDw3BlSR4aN2HEk  'Incident' delays launch of James Webb Space Telescopehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59388109.amp?fbclid=IwAR03mQkZB6NXrVGVemT1dX8Wn-YZ6orKC53i8jxbkijcYsXtdTu-O95FObQ  

    Cantina Conversation with Raquel V Reyes- TNCS Ep 186

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 49:33

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author Raquel V Reyes, author of Mango, Mambo, and Murder.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/mango-mambo-and-murder-by-raquel-v-reyes-book-review/    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg     Links to author's pages and books discussed in this episode: Raquel V. Reyes Mango, Mambo, and Murder Website: https://rvreyes.com/  Newsletter: https://rvreyes.com/newsletter/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinasleuths  Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinaSleuths  Link to Purchase: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mango-mambo-and-murder-raquel-reyes/1138610501

    Ghostbusters, streaming reviews, NFT piracy, and Bitcoin City- TNCS Ep 185

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 42:30

    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.  In entertainment, we discuss Ghostbusters and Wheel of Time as well as Quentin Tarantino getting sued over his Pulp Fiction NFT plans.  In tech news we discuss the future plans for a nuclear power plant, NFT piracy and El Salvadors plans to create a Bitcoin City.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   The A.V. Club: Miramax sues Quentin Tarantino over his plans to sell Pulp Fiction NFTs.https://www.avclub.com/miramax-sues-quentin-tarantino-over-his-plans-to-sell-p-1848074284 Halo Infinite Will Address Unpopular Battle Passhttps://gamerant.com/halo-infinite-battle-pass-bad-fix/?utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=GR-FB-P&utm_campaign=GR-FB-P&fbclid=IwAR3iZ3IPqAzeGBaZZmjLdxf7dcxqdHY5RGmlzJAyai7DN5wgLXuYjiEjCGI    CNBC: Bill Gates' TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/bill-gates-terrapower-builds-its-first-nuclear-reactor-in-a-coal-town.htm Kotaku: Someone Right-Clicked Every NFT In The Heist Of The Century.https://kotaku.com/someone-right-clicked-every-nft-in-the-heist-of-the-cen-1848084379 Seeking Alpha: El Salvador plans 'Bitcoin City,' powered by crypto bonds and volcano.https://seekingalpha.com/news/3773119-el-salvador-plans-bitcoin-city-powered-by-crypto-bonds-and-volcano?utm_source=news.google.com&utm_medium=referral Electric & autonomous container ship Yara Birkeland takes maiden voyagehttps://wegoelectric.net/electric-autonomous-container-ship-yara-birkeland-takes-maiden-voyage/  Yahoo News: Elon Musk said SpaceX will fly its Starship spaceship into orbit for the first time in January, but warned the first attempt might not be a success.https://news.yahoo.com/elon-musk-said-spacex-fly-131227166.html

    The Eternals, Disney+ Day, NFT news, and space stuff-TNCS Ep 184

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 33:14

    In this episode, we discuss the latest in nerd news.  We provide our thoughts on the latest Marvel movie, The Eternals, and the big Disney+ Day news.  We also discuss some big news in video games and NFTs.  Finally, we cover the latest in space.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Marvel Entertainment: Disney+ Day 2021: Kathryn Hahn Returns for ‘Agatha: House of Harkness'.https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/kathryn-hahn-agatha-harkness-disney-plus Variety: ‘Agatha: House of Harkness' and ‘Hawkeye' Echo Spinoff Ordered at Disney Plus.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/agatha-house-of-harkness-echo-spinoff-disney-plus-1235110450/ Gizmodo: 12 Marvel TV Series Highlighted on Disney+ Day.https://gizmodo.com/12-marvel-tv-series-highlighted-on-disney-day-1848047165 Blizzard Delays Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 With No New Release Windowhttps://gamerant.com/diablo-4-overwatch-2-blizzard-delay/?utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=GR-FB-P&utm_campaign=GR-FB-P&fbclid=IwAR0KgFsnyuuD73eCJpSrzqGPpS8sI_UOkNtXb4zBxQx-H3UGswch-38SPJg  PC Gamer: EA calls NFT and blockchain games 'the future of our industry'.https://www.pcgamer.com/ea-calls-nft-and-blockchain-games-the-future-of-our-industry/ Reuters: Theater chain AMC explores NFTs after big screen return boosts sales.https://www.reuters.com/business/theater-chain-amc-beats-quarterly-revenue-estimates-2021-11-08/ The Verge: Discord fans are worried NFTs might be on the way.https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/9/22772164/discord-nft-viral-tweet-social-media-backlash Decrypt: DJ Deadmau5 Dropping 'Head5' NFT Collection on OpenSea.https://decrypt.co/?p=86090 POLITICO: NASA delays moon landing to 'no earlier than 2025'.https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/09/nasa-delays-moon-landing-2025-520468 "Earth Has a Second Moon—For Another 300 Years, At Least | Time"https://time.com/6116644/earth-second-moon/

    Sega and Microsoft partnership, China data rights, McRib NFTs, and Meta- TNCS Ep 183

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 68:49


    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.  In entertainment, we provide our thoughts around the Sega and Microsoft, as well as Fortnite, shutting down inside China.  In tech news, we discuss some data privacy laws, NFT news with McDonalds and Quentin Tarantino.    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Lightyear Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx_8IqLQdaU&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2cB4Aqk7Bikfda7rfzf7Iy836_VC4wtGOkusS8nFuw8WOo9_nYkcYmYXU&ab_channel=IGN  Engadget: Sega partners with Microsoft on its 'Super Game' project.https://www.engadget.com/sega-microsoft-super-game-partnership-204720764.html?src=rss The Verge: The Chinese version of Fortnite is shutting down in mid-November.https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/1/22758154/china-fortnite-shut-down-november Yahoo pulls out of China https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/02/tech/yahoo-china-exit/index.html China tests hypersonic vehicleshttps://spacenews.com/chinas-hypersonic-vehicle-test-a-significant-demonstration-of-space-technology/?fbclid=IwAR00ibTKy4NFBYSH3mTz4mN_ZP4IobT9xN73tbePsW4tsG9rPrpo6gRA8uQ   China's personal data protection law kicks in todayhttps://www.zdnet.com/article/chinas-personal-data-protection-law-kicks-in-today/  Brazil proposes data protectionshttps://www.zdnet.com/article/personal-data-protection-to-become-a-fundamental-right-in-brazil/  MarketWatch: McDonald's put a McRib NFT on the menu for $20 --- here's how to get one.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mcdonalds-put-a-mcrib-nft-on-the-menu-for-20-heres-how-to-get-one-11635791187 CNN: Squid Game crypto plunges to $0 after scammers steal millions of dollars from investors.https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/investing/squid-game-cryptocurrency-scam/index.html CNN: Quentin Tarantino will sell 7 never-before-seen clips from 'Pulp Fiction' as NFTs.https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/02/media/quentin-tarantino-nft/index.html "Facebook becomes Meta as Mark Zuckerberg tries to run the metaverse. Why that's unlikely." https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1282672 Daily Mail: Elon Musk says he'll sell Tesla stock if UN official can prove how $6billion will solve world hunger.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10150705/Elon-Musk-says-hell-sell-Tesla-stock-official-prove-6billion-solve-world-hunger.html


    Cantina Conversation with author Ananda Lima- TNCS Ep 182

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 40:13

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author Ananda Lima and they discuss her latest book Mother/land.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/mother-land-by-ananda-lima-book-review/    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg     Links to author's pages and books discussed in this episode: Ananda Lima Mother/land (October 15 Release Date) Website: https://www.anandalima.com/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anandalima/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/anandalima  Link to Purchase: https://blacklawrencepress.com/books/mother-land/ 

    Dune review, Sony announces new Marvel movies, and China gathers genetic data- TNCS Ep 181

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 45:50

    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.  In entertainment, we provide a spoiler-free review of Dune, Sony and Marvel movies, and the tragic death on the set of Rust. In tech, we discuss China gathering genetic data and Russian hacking efforts.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   IndieWire: ‘Dune: Part Two' Is Official: Denis Villeneuve's Sequel Set at Warner Bros. with Theatrical Release. https://www.indiewire.com/2021/10/dune-2-greenlit-warner-bros-1234673969/ "Sony Announces Two New Marvel Movies for 2023"  https://comicbook.com/marvel/amp/news/sony-two-new-marvel-movies-for-2023/ Alec Baldwin Involved In Fatal Discharge Of Prop Firearm That Leaves Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Dead [Update] https://www.ign.com/articles/alec-baldwin-prop-firearm-accident?utm_source=twitter&fbclid=IwAR1JbTSMFxqgMWJloaNs0bB54A4Rd7DmrXTWv9jI2llhFr6gFQIgyUZsEFQ  "Chinese Movie About U.S. Military Defeat Set to Break Box Office Records"  https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-movie-about-us-military-defeat-set-break-box-office-records-1640342?amp=1 Dead by Daylight's Pinhead Is Now an NFT and Everyone's Angry https://www.ign.com/articles/dead-by-daylights-pinhead-is-now-an-nft-and-everyones-angry?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR11HMJTJnS81dgrW-CFYVKKhPCu5FVPtKCDniS6BR0hldinZBMLgjQNl5Y  U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data https://news.yahoo.com/u-warns-efforts-china-collect-182400986.html  POLITICO: FCC votes to halt China Telecom operations within U.S.. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/26/fcc-votes-to-halt-china-telecom-operations-within-us-517208 Russian nation-state actor behind SolarWinds cyberattack at it again: Microsoft https://www.yahoo.com/gma/russian-nation-state-actor-behind-165915316.html  Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59044650?fbclid=IwAR1JbTSMFxqgMWJloaNs0bB54A4Rd7DmrXTWv9jI2llhFr6gFQIgyUZsEFQ

    Marvel delays, Steam bans crypto, and facial recognition in schools- TNCS Ep 180

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 39:11

    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.  In entertainment, we discuss Marvel delaying all 2022 movies, Y the Last Man getting canceled, and crypto being banned from Steam. In tech, we discuss facial recognition being used at schools in the UK and some AI systems used in diagnosing genetic issues in newborns.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   "‘Doctor Strange 2' and All 2022 Marvel Films Push Back Release Dates"  https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/doctor-strange-2-2022-marvel-152819313.html?guce_referrer=YW5kcm9pZC1hcHA6Ly9jb20uZ29vZ2xlLmFuZHJvaWQuZ29vZ2xlcXVpY2tzZWFyY2hib3gv&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIEocu45ntMA-qie_R0LG5-6dTnNMp4Uu8zT5R6kgtfiF8GE_zHOijpRQR5ARV73XxfWuJf7wPid9YV7BYyJPdtyK-6VViFKzU77jpM7tJUSrmipBBbS-nXGCr-nagB_TTIOnHZ3ScB08b2fX41cHxk-Msjlea6r34fpvbxmaCmC Gizmodo: Y: The Last Man Canceled at FX as Its First Season Nearly Ends. https://gizmodo.com/y-the-last-man-canceled-at-fx-as-its-first-season-ends-1847881430 HULU ORDERS MEL BROOKS' HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART II SERIES https://nerdist.com/article/hulu-orders-mel-brooks-history-of-the-world-part-ii-series/?utm_campaign=social+flow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1-P9eEcjJrb51nXxNX7cTWyem0QJdm3_ZQ3WZnEFBC3kazwehBcaRXo7Y  Epic Games Could Overtake Steam Thanks to NFTs https://tokenist.com/epic-games-could-overtake-steam-thanks-to-nfts/  UK schools are using facial recognition to take pupils' lunch money https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/18/22732330/uk-schools-facial-recognition-lunch-payments-north-ayrshire  AI quickly identifies genetic causes of disease in newborns https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/ai-technology-identifies-genetic-causes-of-serious-disease/  Observer: William Shatner's Historic Blue Origin Space Ride Draws Criticism From Fellow Celebrities. https://observer.com/2021/10/william-shatner-blue-origin-space-ride-draws-celebrity-criticism/

    Cantina Conversation with Margaret Owen- TNCS Ep 179

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:58

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author Margaret Owen and they discuss her latest book Little Thieves.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/little-thieves-by-margaret-owen-book-review/    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg     Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode: Margaret Owen Little Thieves (October 19 Release Date) Website: https://margaret-owen.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/what_eats_owls/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/what_eats_owls  Link to Purchase: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250191908

    TNCS Ep 178- Cantina Conversation with Tasha Keeble

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 47:41

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author Tasha Keeble and they discuss her latest book Call Me Freedom: A Black American Woman Breaks from Empire.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/call-me-freedom-by-tasha-keeble-book-review/    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg     Links to author's pages and books discussed in this episode: Tasha Keeble Call Me Freedom: A Black American Woman Breaks from Empire  Website: https://bronzevillebooks.com/portfolio-item/call-me-freedom/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tashak3i/?hl=en  Link to Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1952427274

    Bond, a WandaVision spin-off, Twitch hack, and crypto enforcement- TNCS Ep 177

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 51:18

    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.  In entertainment, we discuss Bond, a Wandavision spin-off, and other entertainment headlines. In tech, we discuss cryptocurrency enforcement, centralized bank crypto, and Facebook bans.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Gizmodo: WandaVision's Kathryn Hahn Is Getting Her Own Agatha Harkness Spinoff.https://gizmodo.com/report-wandavisions-kathryn-hahn-is-getting-her-own-ag-1847817612  THE NEXT BLACK PANTHER IS ANTI-VAX, AND MARVEL CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IThttps://www.inverse.com/entertainment/letitia-wright-anti-vax-black-panther-2 Dave Bautista Was Involved in a Physical Altercation at ‘Guardians' Wrap Partyhttps://insidethemagic.net/2021/10/dave-bautista-altercation-guardians-wrap-party-th1/  TMZ: New Superman, Jon Kent, Announced to be Bisexual by DC Comics.https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/11/new-superman-jon-kent-announced-to-be-bisexual-by-dc-comics/  Video Games Chronicle: The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked.https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-entirety-of-twitch-has-reportedly-been-leaked/  PETA Wants Far Cry 6 to Remove Its Cockfighting Mini-Gamehttps://gamerant.com/far-cry-6-cockfighting-peta/?utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=GR-FB-P&utm_campaign=GR-FB-P  DoJ creates a cryptocurrency enforcement unithttps://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22714241/us-justice-department-cryptocurrency-enforcement-unit  Bitcoin News: Edward Snowden Calls CBDCs 'Cryptofascist Currency' — 'Closer to Being a Perversion of Cryptocurrency' – Economics Bitcoin News.https://news.bitcoin.com/edward-snowden-calls-cbdcs-cryptofascist-currency-closer-to-being-a-perversion-of-cryptocurrency/  Hackers drain cryptocurrency accounts of thousands of Coinbase usershttps://www.pcgamer.com/hackers-drain-cryptocurrency-accounts-of-thousands-of-coinbase-users/  Facebook bans developer behind Unfollow Everything toolhttps://www.theverge.com/2021/10/8/22716044/facebook-unfollow-everything-tool-louis-barclay-banned-for-life  Falling droneshttps://twitter.com/pitdesi/status/1445118812659933187?t=OzBX1yCWf46tYXlnZkXdSA&s=19 

    Venom 2, Disney settles with ScarJo, Facebook outage, and keyword warrants- TNCS Ep 176

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 36:38

    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.  In entertainment, we discuss Venom 2 and the Disney settlement with Scarlett Johansson.  In tech, the big stories are around the whistleblower claims against Facebook and the global outage for the social media giant.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   House of Dragons trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BkGpV5dKKo&ab_channel=ONEMedia  Kratos voice actor causes delay to the upcoming God of Warhttps://ftw.usatoday.com/2021/09/kratos-actor-god-of-war-ragnarok-delay 'THOR 2' DIRECTOR WANTS TO MAKE A 'SNYDER CUT' OF HIS MARVEL MOVIEhttps://www.inverse.com/entertainment/thor-2-director-alan-taylor-snyder-cut  The Hollywood Reporter: Scarlett Johansson, Disney Lawsuit Settled Over 'Black Widow'.https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/scarlett-johansson-disney-settle-black-widow-lawsuit-1235022598/ "Baby died because of ransomware attack on hospital, suit says" https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna2465?amp_gsa=1&_js_v=a6&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16330949153223&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fnews%2Fbaby-died-due-ransomware-attack-hospital-suit-claims-rcna2465 Keyword search warrantshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/10/04/google-keyword-warrants-give-us-government-data-on-search-users/?sh=32924a427c97  ‘The buck stops with Mark': Facebook whistleblower says Zuckerberg knows site harms children but values ‘profits before people'https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/facebook-whistleblower-hearing-frances-haugen-b1932762.html?utm_source=reddit.com  Facebook outage lasts 6 hourshttps://www.theverge.com/2021/10/4/22708989/instagram-facebook-outage-messenger-whatsapp-error 

    Mario Bros, Marvel lawsuit, Facebook legal drama, and China's crypto cryptocurrency- TNCS Ep 175

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 32:56


    This week we recap the biggest nerd news in both entertainment and tech.     We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   New York Post: Chris Pratt's 'Super Mario Bros.' casting angers Italians and Nintendo fans. https://nypost.com/2021/09/24/chris-pratts-super-mario-casting-angers-italians-nintendo-fans/  Marvel is fighting to keep the rights to some major characters https://www.ign.com/articles/marvel-ditko-copyright-termination-doctor-strange-spider-man  Facebook overpaid the FTC by nearly $5 billion to 'protect Zuckerberg' and 'make his problems go away' https://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-cambrige-analytica-shareholder-lawsuit-ftc-fine-2021-9  Crypto trading hamster https://www.npr.org/2021/09/25/1040683057/crypto-trading-hamster-goxx-warren-buffet-s-p-500?ft=nprml&f=1040683057  China's cryptocurrency ban: What it means for Bitcoin, Coinbase and the US https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/chinas-cryptocurrency-ban-what-it-means-for-bitcoin-coinbase-and-the-us/  CNN: An alarm went off on SpaceX's all-tourist space flight. The problem was the toilet. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/tech/spacex-toilet-waste-management-system-scn/index.html  Elon Musk says he's sending Jeff Bezos a silver medal and a 'giant statue' of the number 2 after surpassing him again to become the world's richest person https://news.yahoo.com/elon-musk-says-hes-sending-215710183.html


    Cantina Conversation with author Charles Arthur- TNCS Ep 174

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 38:07

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author Charles Arthur and they discuss his latest book Social Warming: The Dangerous and Polarising Effects of Social Media     Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/social-warming-by-charles-arthur-book-review/   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg     Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode: Charles Arthur Social Warming: The Dangerous and Polarising Effects of Social Media  Website: https://oneworld-publications.com/charles-arthur.html   Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlesarthur  Link to Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Social-Warming-Dangerous-Polarising-Effects

    Cantina Conversation with Toddlerpillars Jon Beinart and Tim Molloy- TNCS Ep 173

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 59:35

    This episode is a Cantina Conversation with the artists behind an upcoming NFT project, Tim Molloy and Jon Beinart.  The Toddlerpillar project is a favorite of the Nerd Cantina.  In this episode, we dig into the artistic history of both Jon and Tim and we cover the direction that this Toddlerpillar is heading. This is a fascinating conversation whether you are new to NFTs or you are an experienced collector.     Toddlerpillars- https://twitter.com/toddlerpillars  Jon Beinart- https://twitter.com/jonbeinart  https://beinart.org/pages/jon-beinart  Tim Molloy- https://www.timmolloy.com/    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.

    Emmy's, Snowden, Snoop's NFT stash, and Space News- TNCS Ep 172

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 62:33


    We are back after one week off.  Steve recaps his time with Neil deGrasse Tyson and we recap the latest in entertainment in tech.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Hawkeye trailerhttps://gizmodo.com/hawkeye-s-first-trailer-takes-aim-with-marvel-s-kate-an-1845853684  Nerd shows did OK at the Emmy'shttps://nerdist.com/article/emmys-2021-winners-genre-tv-wandavision-lovecraft-country-mandalorian/  Christopher Nolan Bombshell: Director Talking To Multiple Studios On Film He'll Direct About J. Robert Oppenheimer & Development Of The A-Bomb In WWIIhttps://deadline.com/2021/09/christopher-nolan-next-movie-development-of-atom-bomb-robert-oppenheimer-world-war-ii-1234829960/ HackRead: Edward Snowden urges users to stop using ExpressVPN.https://www.hackread.com/edward-snowden-stop-using-expressvpn/ Inside Project Ravenhttps://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/  Bitcoin Magazine: Snowden Urges Nations To Embrace Bitcoin.https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/snowden-urges-nations-to-embrace-bitc Snoop is a secret crypto and NFT whalehttps://decrypt.co/81478/snoop-dogg-ethereum-nft-whale-cozomo-medici?fbclid=IwAR1g__Ozi2Mr06x4dXTMc9aYEWupo3VdQq78E3ZQcR_eVE3C-ZvC8NpKB_o  Treasury unleashes cryptocurrency sanctions to fight ransomwarehttps://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/21/treasury-cryptocurrency-sanctions-ransomware-513391?fbclid=IwAR0-pYeT-4gNL0WVA156mYmVKLmR_QtgfR17KsZ1Ahciv-2RmC4hmoZjwhc  Apple can't force developers to use the app store for purchases.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/10/epic-games-v-apple-judge-reaches-decision-.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.CopyToPasteboard  AI-generated influencer earns sponsorshttps://www.allkpop.com/article/2021/09/social-media-influencer-model-created-from-artificial-intelligence-lands-100-sponsorships  Slate: Scammers Are Using Deepfake Videos Now.https://slate.com/technology/2021/09/deepfake-video-scams.html  Facebook's program for VIPs allows politicians and celebs to break its rules, report sayshttps://www.engadget.com/facebook-vip-cross-check-xcheck-181720267.html?fbclid=IwAR3Uv5gyDKJiMmlNc5TN-HRjDqU4wl_nqGBPm9FksANIOLUbwrqYnEVpjJQ  Ars Technica: Amazon slams SpaceX, tells FCC that Musk-led companies are rule-breakers.https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/09/amazon-slams-spacex-tells-fcc-that-musk-led-companies-are-rule-breakers/  Ars Technica: SpaceX calls Amazon's protest of Starlink plan an irrelevant “diatribe”.https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/09/spacex-calls-amazons-protest-of-starlink-plan-an-irrelevant-diatribe/  SpaceX launches four people to orbit in company's first-ever tourism missionhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/09/15/tech/spacex-inspiration-4-space-tourism-mission-launch-scn/index.html  Space debris to be cleaned by the Wozhttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/apple-founder-wozniak-space-debris-company-b1919747.html?utm_source=reddit.com 


    Cantina Conversation with author S.F. Kosa- TNCS Ep 171

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 47:33

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author S.F. Kosa and they discuss her latest book The Night We Burned.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/the-night-we-burned-by-s-f-kosa-book-review/ We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode: S.F. Kosa The Night We Burned Website: https://sarahfinebooks.com/sfkosa/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahFineBooks  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sfkosa/  Link to Purchase: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-night-we-burned-s-f-kosa/1137949756 

    Spoiler-free Shang Chi review, Venom update, tech, and space news-TNCS Ep 170

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 45:18


    In this episode we recap the latest in entertainment, tech and space news.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Shang Chi review CNBC: 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' release date moved up two weeks after 'Shang-Chi' success.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/06/venom-let-there-be-carnage-release-date-moved-up-two-weeks-to-october-1.html Screen Rant: Rick & Morty Live-Action Clip Casts Christopher Lloyd As Rick.https://screenrant.com/rick-morty-live-action-christopher-lloyd-video/ The Dream of Carbon Air Capture Edges Toward Realityhttps://e360.yale.edu/features/the-dream-of-co2-air-capture-edges-toward-reality?fbclid=IwAR30a9U9ehVcuCdquyueDzAbMgvrkvMh0KTUoEt06P7Jrqh1BIzoh9Md7EI Tom's Hardware: SEC: BitConnect Scammed Investors Out of $2 Billion With Fake Crypto Trading Bot.https://www.tomshardware.com/news/sec-accuses-bitconnect-2-billion-fraud PC Gamer: El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcoin as an official currency.https://www.pcgamer.com/el-salvador-adopts-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-as-official-tender-currency/ New AMD Patent Proposes Teleportation to Make Quantum Computing More Efficienthttps://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-teleportation-quantum-computing-patent?fbclid=IwAR3VlL4LpoRpwvGHHIVaNkTqMNbAYr4-rvtDm3UkuBDa-SvyoTt75DNQvhw AI computers can't patent their own inventions — yet — a US judge ruleshttps://www.theverge.com/2021/9/3/22656039/ai-inventor-patent-copyright-uspto-federal-court-ruling?fbclid=IwAR0sutEmvgHPgQGArhOqk2HWmBf91uxHQIYXWA3ypt8bf6KlB4_CoPM2HC4 Spaceship carrying Richard Branson flew off coursehttps://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/spaceship-carrying-richard-branson-flew-off-course-faa-is-investigating/?comments=1&fbclid=IwAR1BDpoF-SjAUldOCoubvwA8tojnR5IL8TD0rgywQIVbHhnoOVO0Q8VNNGI


    Sony agrees to Disney streaming, gaming news, crypto theft, and space news- TNCS Ep 169

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 51:32


    In this episode we recap the nerd news of the week to include the streaming agreement between Disney and Sony, Blizzard changing the name of an Overwatch character, and China's laws regarding minors and gaming.  In tech news we cover an update to the T-Mobile hack, Coinbase's security issues, and a 12-year old who made over $400,000 making NFTs.  We also discuss the James Webb telescope and the sex toy modeled after the Blue Origin rocket.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   SONY AND DISNEY CREATE STREAMING PACT FOR SPIDER-MAN TITLEShttps://nerdist.com/article/sony-disney-plus-spider-man-streaming/?utm_campaign=social%20flow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR3sbCsm32ZittcRDf32bFu9Swdll2x3oIYYR57VHuKRRJbmk5joU6sIAK0  The Verge: Blizzard to change name of Overwatch's McCree following sexual harassment lawsuit.https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/26/22638947/blizzard-overwatch-mccree-name-change-lawsuit Kids in China are restricted to 3 hours per week of gaminghttps://www.theverge.com/2021/8/30/22648107/china-curbs-gaming-addiction-3-hours-each-week-spiritual-opium CNBC: This 12-year-old coder is set to earn over $400,000 after about 2 months selling NFTs.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/25/12-year-old-coder-made-6-figures-selling-weird-whales-nfts.html CNBC: Coinbase slammed for what users say is terrible customer service after hackers drain their accounts.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/24/coinbase-slammed-for-terrible-customer-service-after-hackers-drain-user-accounts.html Futurism: Alibaba Says Delivery Robots Are Great Because They Don't Smoke on the Job.https://futurism.com/the-byte/alibaba-delivery-robots-smoke-job Yahoo News: T-mobile hacker explains how he breached carrier's security: “Their security is awful”.https://news.yahoo.com/t-mobile-hacker-explains-breached-170804270.html New York Post : Model of Jeff Bezos' rocket that looks like a sex toy selling for $69.https://nypost.com/2021/08/26/model-of-jeff-bezos-rocket-that-looks-like-a-sex-toy-is-69/ ExtremeTech: NASA Has Completed Work on the James Webb Space Telescope.https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/326441-nasa-has-completed-work-on-the-james-webb-space-telescope?source=space  


    Spiderman No Way Home trailer, Dune, FTC vs Facebook, and the Tesla Bot- TNCS Ep 168

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 37:04


    In this episode we recap the nerd news of the week to include the new trailer for Spiderman: No Way Home, Dune, and our thoughts on What If.  In tech, we discuss the latest hack against the state department, the Chevy Bolt recall, and the Tesla Bot.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Spiderman trailer released What-if ‘Dune' Runtime Revealed by Denis Villeneuvehttps://collider.com/how-long-is-dune-2021/  CNBC: FTC files new antitrust complaint against Facebook.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/19/ftc-files-new-antitrust-complaint-against-facebook.html Ars Technica: FTC: Facebook was bad at business, so it “illegally bought or buried” competition.https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/08/facebook-illegally-bought-or-buried-competition-ftc-says-in-refiled-lawsuit/ Elon announces the Tesla Bothttps://www.ign.com/articles/tesla-bot-elon-musk-humanoid-robots-next-year-2022?utm_source=twitter&fbclid=IwAR2-8JHU8zpJWX9mnBBDSKnglv5Ib1DhFlxs3OyehTgKQEYdt-Zu4vhO8Q4  Reuters: U.S. State Department recently hit by a cyber attack -Fox News.https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-state-department-recently-hit-by-cyber-attack-fox-news-2021-08-21/ GM recalls every Chevy Bolt ever made, blames LG for faulty batterieshttps://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/08/gm-recalls-every-chevy-bolt-ever-made-blames-lg-for-faulty-batteries/?fbclid=IwAR1y64RenI15_fF2PPNZA3ZSla9HlTKeW4JEyJS6uOPu4pBJnMZNBIJ6wBw  Samsung Can Remotely Disable Any of Its TVs Worldwidehttps://www.pcmag.com/news/samsung-can-remotely-disable-any-of-its-tvs-worldwide   


    Marvel problems, Hacker returns some crypto, deepfake nudes, and space contracts- TNCS Ep 167

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 54:48

    In this episode we recap the nerd news of the week to include the Venom 2 delay, Marvel is having a few controversies, and we give a spoiler-free review of Free Guy.  In tech we discuss the Polygon network hackers returning the stolen crypto, T-Mobile gets hacked, and we cover several space contracts.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Free Guy review Venom 2 delayedhttps://variety.com/2021/film/news/venom-let-there-be-carnage-release-date-change-1235037720/  Now-Defunct RomUniverse Ordered to Destroy All of Its Pirated Nintendo Games After $2.1 Million Lawsuithttps://www.ign.com/articles/now-defunct-romuniverse-ordered-to-destroy-all-pirated-nintendo-games?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0DKsDgbrwB1mmJuBseddRFdR658B9NC9H0xe3ibtsi4jGh2UbC_qbTdUc  The A.V. Club: Kevin Feige weighs in on Shang-Chi controversy, Scarlett Johansson lawsuit.https://www.avclub.com/kevin-feige-weighs-in-on-shang-chi-controversy-scarlet-1847498971 CNBC: Hackers start to return some of the $600 million they stole in one of the biggest crypto heists.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/11/cryptocurrency-theft-hackers-steal-600-million-in-poly-network-hack.html CNBC: Crypto platform hit by $600 million heist asks hacker to become its chief security advisor.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/17/poly-network-cryptocurrency-hack-latest.html Gizmodo: Hacker Claims to Have Data on More Than 100 Million T-Mobile Customers, Asks for $277,000.https://gizmodo.com/hacker-claims-to-have-data-on-more-than-100-million-t-m-1847491056 Ars Technica: T-Mobile has been hacked yet again—but still doesn't know what was taken.https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/t-mobile-has-been-hacked-yet-again-but-still-doesnt-know-what-was-taken/ HuffPost: A Powerful New Deepfake Tool Has Digitally Undressed Thousands Of Women.https://www.huffpost.com/entry/deepfake-tool-nudify-women_n_6112d765e4b005ed49053822?ncid=NEWSSTAND0001 Gizmodo: What in the Hell Is Going on With Boeing's Starliner?.https://gizmodo.com/what-in-the-hell-is-going-on-with-boeing-s-starliner-1847457012 2024 Moon Landing 'Not Feasible' Due to New Space Suit Development Issues, NASA Sayshttps://www.ign.com/articles/2024-moon-landing-not-feasible-space-suit-development-delay-nasa?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Manual&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2bNrUMJiMLeTYnltWCgZWXm6tAZElGUCYzt6zCtr2wZ5Y_c03XDaRjtFo The Verge: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sues NASA, escalating its fight for a Moon lander contract.https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/16/22623022/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-sue-nasa-lawsuit-hls-lunar-lander

    Cantina Conversation with author EJ Mellow- TNCS Ep 166

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 49:27

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews the author E.J. Mellow and they discuss her latest book Song of the Forever Rains.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/song-of-the-forever-rains-by-e-j-mellow-book-review/ We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode: E.J. Mellow Song of the Forever Rains (July 1 Release Date) Website: http://www.ejmellow.com/       Twitter: https://twitter.com/EJ_MELLOW  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ejmellow   Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Song-Forever-Rains-Mousai-Book-ebook/dp/B08GC3WWQF/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ej+mellow+song+of+the+forever+rain&qid=1600381041&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 

    Suicide Squad, Apple violates user privacy, and a $600 million crypto hack- TNCS Ep 165

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 50:32

    This week we discuss Suicide Squad, movie theaters, and some comic book news.  In the tech segment we give our thoughts on Apple's new violation of user privacy, a $600 million crypto hack, and a large tech crackdown in China.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Suicide Squad review and box office Gizmodo: Y: The Last Man's First Trailer Is Finally, Finally Here.https://gizmodo.com/y-the-last-mans-first-trailer-is-finally-finally-here-1847428956 NPR: Batman's Sidekick Robin Comes Out. It Makes Sense, If You Were Paying Attention.https://www.npr.org/2021/08/10/1026482411/batmans-sidekick-robin-comes-out-it-makes-sense-if-you-were-paying-attention?ft=nprml&f=1008 10 Panels debut on Friday the 13th Southpark signs a new deal with MTV Entertainmenthttps://southpark.cc.com/news/ivrtcw/mtv-entertainment-studios-inks-new-and-expansive-deal-with-creators-trey-parker-and-matt-stone-through-2027?fbclid=IwAR1nfeqbNDHDBVeIj8P2u48OfBYX5OAGhvQ8OAaTSEQyBTLQa29oVK-7l-c  AMC reaches deal with Warner Bros. for 45 days theatrical exclusivity in 2022https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/08/09/amc-reaches-deal-with-warner-bros-for-45-days-theatrical-exclusivity.html?fbclid=IwAR1A9eY3Y9pMaBItFVH3HJ7ALH9Dptx_9fPvT03zl5qXsn6Tl0nBfwAdWDg AMC Entertainment will have the technology to receive bitcoin as payment by year-end - CEOhttps://ground.news/article/amc-entertainment-will-have-technology-to-receive-bitcoin-as-payment-by-year-end-ceo?fbclid=IwAR2Oi398UGNxh19iPU9yqQfX8dGJ7RoLrCjRfmIvMJ8zqXONw0q1Be2TaM8  An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for a record $2 millionhttps://www.theverge.com/2021/8/7/22614450/unopened-copy-super-mario-bros-sells-2-million-record  Apple reportedly plans to begin scanning iPhones in the US for child abuse imageshttps://www.engadget.com/apple-scan-iphones-child-abuse-neuralmatch-185009882.html?src=rss&fbclid=IwAR1CVxKN7DxHStUSyCQj9l-Lgy5oY-gjqz6e4t5IX7oMhE2_snjNArg6Fbk  Newsweek: $611 Million in Cryptocurrencies Stolen in Massive Hack.https://www.newsweek.com/611-million-cryptocurrencies-stolen-massive-hack-1617999 Ransomware hacker goes rogue, leaks gang's plan.https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/step-1-google-search-ransomware-hacker-goes-rogue-leaks-gangs-plan-rcna1611  China's Tech Crackdown Continueshttps://techcrunch.com/2021/08/09/the-china-tech-crackdown-continues/  Futurism: SpaceX Launching Satellite to Display Billboard Ads in Space.https://futurism.com/the-byte/spacex-billboard-ads-space

    Cantina Conversation with Samantha Downing- TNCS Ep 164

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 44:11

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan talks to author Samantha Downing about her thriller novel For Your Own Good.     We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg    Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode: Samantha Downing For Your Own Good  Website: https://www.samanthadowning.com/        Twitter: https://twitter.com/smariedowning  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smariedowning  Link to purchase:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/622597/for-your-own-good-by-samantha-downing

    Scarlet Johansson's lawsuit, Disney deepfakes, Amazon gets fined, and Boeing fails- TNCS Ep 163

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 40:42

    This week we go in depth on the lawsuit by Scarlet Johansson against Disney and other entertainment news.  In tech news there are new human trials in brain to computer interfaces and a new big fine against Amazon.     We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   CNET: Lucasfilm hires deepfake YouTuber who fixed Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian.https://www.cnet.com/news/lucasfilm-hires-deepfake-youtuber-who-fixed-luke-skywalker-in-the-mandalorian/ South Park writers to purchase Casa Bonitahttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/trey-parker-matt-stone-south-park-aim-to-buy-casa-bonita-colorado-restaurant-1234988885/?fbclid=IwAR0ISj_jB4AM9UnHuVy4V9wrJCFt7tVrBkERg2SAlWGtQrz6VSpp7AInQXQ  Variety: Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney for Breach of Contract Over ‘Black Widow' Release.https://variety.com/2021/film/news/scarlett-johansson-sues-disney-black-widow-1235030582/ IGN: Marvel's Kevin Feige Reportedly 'Angry and Embarrassed' at Disney Over Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit - IGN.https://www.ign.com/articles/kevin-feige-embarassed-disney-scarlett-johansson-lawsuit-marvel Horizon Forbidden West is delayedhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-30/playstation-video-game-horizon-forbidden-west-delayed-to-2022 Bloomberg: NYC Brain Computer Startup Announces FDA Trial Before Elon Musk.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-28/elon-musk-neuralink-competitor-announces-fda-trial-for-brain-device?utm_source=google&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=Tech&cmpId=GP.Tech Pentagon believes its precognitive AI can predict events 'days in advance'https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pentagon-ai-predicts-days-in-advance-135509604.html  Amazon to pay a big fine for violating European privacy lawshttps://www.msn.com/en-in/money/topstories/amazon-has-been-fined-a-record-887-million-for-violating-data-privacy-rules-in-europe/ar-AAMKnar?ocid=msedgntp  Engadget: NASA and Boeing delay Starliner ISS launch.https://www.engadget.com/nasa-boeing-delay-starliner-iss-launch-092458695.html?src=rss  

    Cantina Conversation with Tracy Clark- TNCS Ep 162

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 53:40

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan interviews Tracy Clark, the author of the newly released book Runner, the fourth book in her Cass Raines Series.   You can read Megan's full review of Runner at https://thenerdcantina.com/runner-by-tracy-clark-book-review/   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Tracy Clark RUNNER #4 in the Cass Raines Series Website: https://tracyclarkbooks.com/      Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracypc6161  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tpclark2000/  Link to purchase RUNNER:  https://www.amazon.com/Runner-Chicago-Mystery-Tracy-Clark/dp/1496732014/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1603566610&sr=1-6

    Snake Eyes review, Comic-con, Pegasus hack, and Bezos goes to space- TNCS Ep 161

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 56:41


    This week we provide a spoiler-free review of the Snake Eyes movie and other entertainment news around Comic-Con and gaming news.  In tech news we cover the Pegasus hack and Edward Snowden's cautionary words. We also discuss right to repair laws and the Kaseya hack. In space news we discuss Bezos heading to space and all the hilarious fallout from that adventure.     We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Marvel skips comic-con https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a36970152/marvel-dc-skipping-comic-con-at-home/  Variety: Warner Bros. to Produce At Least 10 Movies Exclusively for HBO Max in 2022. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/hbo-max-warner-bros-jason-kilar-att-earnings-1235025474/  PC Gamer: EVGA confirms it's replacing all its RTX 3090s killed by Amazon's New World MMO. https://www.pcgamer.com/evga-confirms-new-world-rtx-3090-rmas  The Guardian: Edward Snowden calls for spyware trade ban amid Pegasus revelations. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jul/19/edward-snowden-calls-spyware-trade-ban-pegasus-revelations  Gizmodo: FTC Unanimously Backs New Policy Supporting Your Right to Repair Your Own Devices. https://gizmodo.com/ftc-unanimously-backs-new-policy-supporting-your-right-1847338554  The Hill: Kaseya obtains key to decrypt systems weeks after ransomware attack | TheHill. https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/564401-kaseya-obtains-key-to-decrypt-systems-weeks-after-ransomware-attack  Futurism: Elon Musk Brutally Mocks Jeff Bezos for Spaceship That Can't Reach Orbit. https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-mocks-jeff-bezos-orbit  Bezos and Branson are not astronauts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57950149  Business Insider: Jeff Bezos is offering to cover billions in costs for a NASA contract. https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-offers-cover-costs-blue-origin-nasa-contract-spacex-2021-7  Hubble captures battling galaxies https://scitechdaily.com/hubble-captures-a-spectacular-three-way-gravitational-tug-of-war-between-interacting-galaxies/


    Emmy noms, Netflix gaming, ransomware, Facebook experts, and space news- TNCS Ep 160

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 59:18

    This week we discuss the Emmy nominations for the Marvel shows and Netflix's new adventure into video games.  We also discuss tech news with updates to some major ransomware attacks and the government's response to the hacks.  There is a new executive order addressing the right to repair and Facebook is now crowning people as experts.  We also discuss the latest in space news with the repair of the Hubble telescope.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Deadline: Marvel/Disney+ Series Breakthrough At Primetime Emmys With 28 Combined Noms For ‘WandaVision' & ‘Falcon And The Winter Soldier'.https://deadline.com/2021/07/marvel-disney-series-breakthrough-at-primetime-emmys-with-28-combined-noms-for-wandavision-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-1234791578/ Bloomberg: Netflix (NFLX) To Offer Video Games on Its Streaming Platform.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-14/netflix-plans-to-offer-video-games-in-expansion-beyond-films-tv PC Gamer: Valve announces Steam Deck handheld, starts at $400.https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-deck-handheld-announced/ CNBC: Multiple REvil ransomware sites are down on the dark web.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/13/multiple-revil-ransomware-sites-are-down-on-the-darkweb-.html POLITICO: White House announces ransomware task force — and hacking back is one option.https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/14/white-house-ransomware-task-force-499723 CNET: Right to repair: What Biden's order means for your broken tech.https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/right-to-repair-what-bidens-order-means-for-your-broken-tech/ Biden allies want to vet anti-vax commentshttps://nypost.com/2021/07/12/dnc-biden-allies-want-phone-carriers-to-vet-anti-vax-messages/ The Guardian: Huge data leak shatters the lie that the innocent need not fear surveillance.https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jul/18/huge-data-leak-shatters-lie-innocent-need-not-fear-surveillance Facebook will let users become “experts”https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/news/facebook-will-let-users-become-experts-to-cut-down-on-misinformation-its-another-attempt-to-avoid-responsibility-for-harmful-content-/articleshow/84500867.cms?fbclid=IwAR2bUwPY-i0z-8IzISSYkAqkck0cGlEvu3_QsRCupUlLzKRrDNPzBlbhpiM  Apple accepted Amazon's request to boot an app that spots fake reviews from the App Store.https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-gets-apple-boot-fakespot-app-that-spots-fake-reviews-app-store-2021-7?fbclid=IwAR2OcqnGA9KMaf_SR4Ut_X03fgYYIrnsZ416zQ6g1Xi6JcVYI-uHUpto62I  Gizmodo: Hubble Space Telescope Is Back.https://gizmodo.com/hubble-space-telescope-is-back-1847305715 Ubergizmo: This Pizza Shop In Paris Is Operated Entirely By Robots.https://www.ubergizmo.com/2021/07/pazzi-pizzeria-operated-by-robots/

    Black Widow, Marvel contracts, JEDI, Russian hacks, and the First Billionaire Astronaut- TNCS Ep. 159

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 45:39

    This week we discuss Steve's Black Widow review, Marvel makes some contract changes, and billionaire be going to space.  These stories and more are covered in the best place for your weekly nerd news. We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Black Widow Marvel is done with multi movie contractshttps://www.ign.com/articles/kevin-feige-says-marvel-done-with-massive-multi-movie-deals?utm_source=instagram  DEADPOOL 3 WILL BE AN R-RATED MCU MOVIEhttps://nerdist.com/article/deadpool-3-mcu-movie-r-rated/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=social+flow&utm_medium=social CNBC: Pentagon cancels $10 billion JEDI cloud contract that Amazon and Microsoft were fighting over.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/06/pentagon-cancels-10-billion-jedi-cloud-contract.html  NBC News: Code in huge ransomware attack written to avoid computers that use Russian, says new report.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/code-huge-ransomware-attack-written-avoid-computers-use-russian-says-n1273222  Fired by a bothttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-06-28/fired-by-bot-amazon-turns-to-machine-managers-and-workers-are-losing-out    Yahoo News: Richard Branson says space flight was too 'magnificent' to describe.https://news.yahoo.com/richard-branson-says-space-flight-115039689.html  NASA is trying a 'risky' fix for the ageing Hubble Space Telescopehttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2283372-nasa-is-trying-a-risky-fix-for-the-ageing-hubble-space-telescope/amp/ 

    PlayStation developers, Kaseya hack, a Crispr breakthrough, and the billionaire space race- TNCS Ep 158

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 40:34


    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment with some Playstation Indie game developers voicing their problems with the console.  In tech news we discuss the massive Kaseya hack that has locked up over 1 million devices. Finally in space news we discuss the space race between Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk.    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Xbox employee steals 10 million in gift cards https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-employee-steals-xbox-gift-cards-10-million?utm_source=instagram  Indie publishers are fed up with Playstationhttps://www.ign.com/articles/why-indie-publishers-fed-up-playstation?utm_source=instagram  Ghosts of Tsushimahttps://www.techradar.com/uk/news/ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-locks-ps5-features-behind-a-paywall-and-thats-dishonorable NBC News: Ransomware attack on software manager hits 200 companies.https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/ransomware-attack-software-manager-hits-200-companies-rcna1338 NBC News: Hackers behind holiday crime spree demand $70 million, say they locked 1 million devices.https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/hackers-holiday-crime-spree-demand-70-million-say-locked-1-million-dev-rcna1339  Crispr breakthroughhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/26/new-crispr-gene-editing-success-holds-promise-genetic-diseases/5343114001/  CBS News: Richard Branson will fly into space on July 11, beating rival Jeff Bezos by 9 days.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/richard-branson-joins-company-crew-for-july-11-spaceflight/ 


    New Release Dates, Indy's Injury, Bitcoin Theft. and Nasa Tries To Save The Hubble- TNCS Ep. 157

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 77:20

    In this weeks episode we discuss the latest news out of Hollywood, go over some recent hackings and thefts in the tech world, and boot up an old computer to try and save the Hubble. We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Dune rescheduled again https://deadline.com/2021/06/dune-many-saints-of-newark-sopranos-release-date-changes-warner-bros-1234781687/?fbclid=IwAR2943SAzjr9Sts7E5U9oT3CPYShtnA9TulL_s9vde6aIi4LSYACt6cQbKQ   Boys Season 3 release date https://bestgamingpro.com/the-boys-season-3-release-date-cast-plot-and-how-it-ties-into-the-comics/?fbclid=IwAR18GGxqGbcebcHOzBg7pIf_YvlEFheF-ix9ixuNCccjLdpG8OtgQII1fz8 PSVR Release date https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22536263/sony-playstation-vr-2-ps5-release-date-2022-samsung-oled?fbclid=IwAR3pUswp-P6YuR_oDNkUNmu2KA1Q7DSWc75l3pEdINVbosTefuiZ_PHFVV8 Harrison Ford injury https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/o6dp9k/harrison_ford_injures_shoulder_rehearsing_indiana/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf   James Cameron refuses to trim Avatar set https://www.indiewire.com/2021/06/james-cameron-refused-cut-avatar-set-piece-plot-1234646537/?fbclid=IwAR2zliveWEqVgTA8QUoG-6OqvZw95_Ao83ZCy9P1GE9pufl64f76z3toeYc   Hackers giving free games with crypto malware https://www.ign.com/articles/hackers-are-releasing-free-games-laced-with-cryptomining-malware?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-igndotcom&utm_content=later-18396267&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio&fbclid=IwAR17POIV1l9IGbIQ1sKRGZZZQRg04ypDPkSZNRFy-kVuGVhjzfN5hqWcqrM   Western Digital hard drives being wiped https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/26/western-digital-my-book-live-drives-are-getting-wiped-on-their-own-company-advises-users-to-unplug-it-from-the-internet/?fbclid=IwAR3h7VLUiof3iv7_oGuasAq0JAQwPLA2cCdN1tTMEXayhBlJjuvwRJX4gq0 Fake facebook profiles created by the pentagon https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/06/facebook-fake-accounts-us/?fbclid=IwAR0_cTwe7aiCQtNQkO1XKsI0A9_YMgH_M9W_5DjH5ehrs7WolKPeDUTXpWY   Oakland police using de escalation simulator https://abc7news.com/oakland-police-using-de-escalation-simulator-to-train-officers/10824841/?fbclid=IwAR18GGxqGbcebcHOzBg7pIf_YvlEFheF-ix9ixuNCccjLdpG8OtgQII1fz8 John McAfee suicide https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/john-mcafee-dies-by-suicide-inside-prison-in-barcelona/?fbclid=IwAR2kzzBhDpKqWLeEMCBXzkX5SmfkULE_nZVcU9dgz3G_zdah_y-VOvFqbt4 New Brave search engine https://www.cnet.com/news/google-gets-a-new-rival-as-brave-search-opens-to-the-public/?fbclid=IwAR2zliveWEqVgTA8QUoG-6OqvZw95_Ao83ZCy9P1GE9pufl64f76z3toeYc   South African brothers steal bitcoin https://nypost.com/2021/06/24/brothers-disappear-with-3-6b-in-bitcoin-in-alleged-heist/?fbclid=IwAR0IdDbuOBXjTNVZxXhY5fzJRfT7ZbJJehO19yFiNmCUWWapVk_hmrpoadU   China bans tik tok crypto influencers   Nasa to use decade old computer to save Hubble https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-troubleshooting-hubble-space-telescope-computer-error-2021-6?fbclid=IwAR3ZFoNIc46GoYfwMaDIe0_vI1PUrHVBpW_KzLbUGxfmWGjnfiP7_sky3ec   Starlink expects global coverage by fall https://www.cnet.com/home/internet/spacexs-starlink-satellite-internet-service-expects-global-coverage-this-fall/?fbclid=IwAR3Uq063ImIkwhtZMY2oF70MW-rtJMt-_vCYlwIKWF_rpPMJSIqzMccK-Bg  

    Cantina Conversation with Zoe Hana Mikuta- TNCS Ep 156

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 0:50

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan interviews Zoe Hana Mikuta, the author of the newly released book Gearbreakers.   https://thenerdcantina.com/gearbreakers-by-zoe-hana-mikuta-book-review/   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg     Zoe Hana Mikuta Gearbreakers (June 29 Release Date)   Website: https://zoehanamikuta.com/       Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZoeHanaMikuta  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoehanamikuta/    Link to purchase:  https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250269508

    Michael Keaton Batman, Bethesda Apologizes, Thermostat Wars, China Boots Crypto Miners, and We're Going To Mars... Again: TNCS Ep. 155

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 52:36

    This week we shake things up with guest host Sean Mullen and go over your weekly nerd news. We discuss an old Bruce Wayne, some TV reviews, exclusivity apologies,  smart thermostat intrusions, China deporting crypto miners, and a scrapped Mars mission is back on.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Micheal Keaton Batman https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1179236-new-the-flash-set-photos-michael-keatons-bruce-wayne?fbclid=IwAR1DTw-qoxsl1eDauZuINLOVEWSjCBEQCMRprbksKYV_wXRkpxZ2UJYwd6A   Bethesda apologizes for exclusivity https://www.ign.com/articles/starfield-xbox-exclusive-bethesda-apology-playstation?fbclid=IwAR36XdLCrbPdikxYui_9GXiMtmIogyE5-XEDAOKN0U_hBedVfl3Ghmuh_lM Texas Power Company changes smart thermostat temperature https://gizmodo.com/texas-power-companies-are-remotely-raising-temperatures-1847136110?fbclid=IwAR2-kz0f_yEz_hcnHr56c8ctikrjfhkwO8F_uWbeMMX-YoeLuLQMy6TwFoo   China kicking out half the worlds crypto miners https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/15/chinas-bitcoin-miner-exodus-.html?fbclid=IwAR0aHR8rt8-pVYdzVFPqfM-5iGsYyxSW-I-nnb7u9PAUJbJL8bEWnaztxus   Biden picks FTC Chair https://news.yahoo.com/bidens-surprise-pick-ftc-chair-093027894.html Tesla Supercomputer for AI https://electrek.co/2021/06/21/tesla-unveils-new-supercomputer-train-self-driving-ai/amp/?fbclid=IwAR2iMQA-8TBmjPGQM6xoa9PbCzx0ABckNDMXnYsAsYt3tuPgM3j2fMUn-gU Mars Mission gets second chance https://spacenews.com/mars-smallsat-mission-gets-second-chance-with-rocket-lab/?fbclid=IwAR1Re8NGow-YNVi7xnT6YxzBlWM2I5faOmAz5x4qB_1TQraiJKWyBJnd38s

    E3 Recap, a selfish Batman, FBI recovers Bitcoin, and antitrust legislation- TNCS Ep 154

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 55:49


    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment with a quick recap of the E3 convention, Batman proves to be a selfish lover, Jon Cena apologizes to China, and videogame news.  In tech we discuss big tech, hackers, and the FBI recovering some Bitcoin from a ransomware attack.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   IGN: Opinion: Xbox's Exclusive Game Drought Is Officially Over – E3 2021 - IGN. https://www.ign.com/articles/opinion-xboxs-exclusive-game-drought-is-officially-over-e3-2021  TrueAchievements: Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase: Everything announced during the E3 2021 event. https://www.trueachievements.com/n45946/xbox-bethesda-games-showcase-round-up  Jon Cena https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/actor-john-cena-apologizes-after-taiwan-comment-n1268526  Yahoo Entertainment: Harley Quinn EP Reveals DC KO'd Superhero Sex Act Because Batman and Catwoman 'Don't Do That'. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/harley-quinn-ep-reveals-dc-194003129.html  Yahoo Entertainment: NBC's 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' series halted after 'explosive diarrhea' reported on set. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/nbc-ultimate-slip-n-slide-explosive-diarrhea-reported-on-set-192019088.html CNN : Hackers breach Electronic Arts, stealing game source code and tools. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/1KDNDUGEtKg/index.html  US recovers Bitcoin ransom https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/07/politics/colonial-pipeline-ransomware-recovered/index.html  CNBC: With cyberattacks on the rise, organizations are already bracing for devastating quantum hacks. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/07/organizations-are-preparing-for-cyberattacks-from-quantum-computers.html  CNN : For years, the underworld thought its phones were safe. They fell for an encrypted app trap. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/AHu_FNzGtqo/index.html  New York Post : Congress looks to break up Big Tech with bold new antitrust bills. https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/congress-looks-to-breakup-big-tech-with-bold-new-antitrust-bills/  CNBC: Blue Origin auctions seat on first spaceflight with Jeff Bezos for $28 million. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/12/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-auctions-spaceflight-seat-for-28-million.html


    Cantina Conversation with author and futurist PJ Manney- TNCS Ep 153

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 58:06

    In this Cantina Conversation Steve and Megan interview P.J. Manney, the author of the newly released book (CON)Science, the conclusion of the Phoenix Horizon Trilogy.  They discuss her books as well as futurism around topics such as NFTs, blockchain, and many other topics. Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/phoenix-horizon-trilogy-by-p-j-manney-book-review/ We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   P.J. Manney (CON)SCIENCE Conclusion to the Phoenix Horizon Trilogy   Website: https://www.pjmanney.com/       Twitter: https://twitter.com/PJManney  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjmanney/     Links to purchase:  (R)EVOLUTION (Phoenix Horizon #1): https://www.amazon.com/R-evolution-Phoenix-Horizon/dp/1477828494/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  (ID)ENDITY (Phoenix Horizon #2): https://www.amazon.com/ID-entity-Phoenix-Horizon/dp/1503948498/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  (CON)SCIENCE (Phoenix Horizon #3): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WL6QGHC

    Loki, AMC stock, G7 taxes big tech, Musk vs crypto, and Bezos to space- TNCS Ep 152

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 54:12


    This week we discuss the upcoming Disney+ series Loki and AMCs plan to give free popcorn to stockholders. In tech we go over the new global tax plan for big tech corporations, crypto news, and Jeff Bezos plans to go to space.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Ars Technica: ROM site owner made $30,000 a year—now owes Nintendo $2.1M.https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/former-rom-site-owner-must-pay-2-1-million-to-nintendo/  Fortune: Anyone can lie about being an AMC shareholder for the perks. Crypto prevents this..https://fortune.com/2021/06/03/amc-stock-crypto-nft-investor-connect-perks/    Business Insider: G7 leaders strike deal on taxing Amazon, Facebook, Google.https://www.businessinsider.com/g7-leaders-strike-deal-on-taxing-amazon-facebook-google-2021-6  CoinDesk: Musk's Crypto Tweets 'Destroyed Lives,' Anonymous Says as Hacker Group Targets Tesla CEO - CoinDesk.https://www.coindesk.com/musks-crypto-tweets-destroyed-lives-hacker-group-anonymous-says-taking-aim-at-tesla-ceo  CNBC: El Salvador looks to become the world's first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/05/el-salvador-becomes-the-first-country-to-adopt-bitcoin-as-legal-tender-.html Supersonic planeshttps://www.cnn.com/2021/06/03/investing/united-supersonic-flights/index.html  CNN : Jeff Bezos is going to space on first crewed flight of rocket.http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/9Y9-PkSw1Bk/index.html


    Amazon buys MGM, autonomous weapons, Russian hackers, and a Bitcoin raid- TNCS Ep 151

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 42:56

    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment with the AMC purchase of MGM and some movie rumors.  We also recap the latest in tech news with some autonomous weapons, Russian hacking and a large Bitcoin mine is seized in England.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   IndieWire: The Opening Weekend for ‘A Quiet Place Part II' Will Best Entire Box Office of ‘Tenet'.https://www.indiewire.com/2021/05/opening-weekend-a-quiet-place-2-better-entire-box-office-tenet-1234641170/  Amazon buys MGMhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/media/amazon-mgm-deal/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0BxanKqaajFYulDWdP0qdZTJSZ9VTASco0pilvSKkbL0IlOSbYPll6Uf0  Variety: Marvel Finally Confirms Oscar Isaac as ‘Moon Knight' Star.https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/oscar-isaac-moon-knight-marvel-studios-disney-plus-1234983362/  New York Post : 'Joker 2' is happening — but it's already a 'hard pass' for some DC fans.https://nypost.com/2021/05/28/joker-2-is-happening-but-dc-fans-arent-happy-about-it/  The Guardian: Amazon US customers have one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing.https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jun/01/amazon-us-customers-given-one-week-to-opt-out-of-mass-wireless-sharing  Newsweek: Russia Is Building an Army of Robot Weapons, and China's AI Tech Is Helping.https://www.newsweek.com/russia-building-army-robot-weapons-chinas-ai-tech-helping-1594362  Business Insider: A rogue killer drone 'hunted down' a human target without being instructed to, UN report says.https://www.businessinsider.com/killer-drone-hunted-down-human-target-without-being-told-un-2021-5  Report find businesses are not interested in ethical use of AIhttps://www.zdnet.com/article/fico-report-finds-startling-disinterest-in-ethical-responsible-use-of-ai-among-business-leaders/  CNBC: Russian hackers launch major cyberattack through U.S. aid agency's email system, Microsoft says.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/28/russias-nobelium-using-usaids-email-system-for-hack-microsoft-says.html  The New York Times: Secret Chats Show How Cybergang Became a Ransomware Powerhouse.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/world/europe/ransomware-russia-darkside.html  Budget proposes $750 million in response to SolarWindhttps://www.reuters.com/technology/biden-budget-sets-aside-750-mln-solarwinds-response-2021-05-28/  Gizmodo: British Cops Thought They Were Raiding a Weed Farm, But Found Bitcoin Instead.https://gizmodo.com/british-cops-thought-they-were-raiding-a-weed-farm-but-1846991137 

    HBO Max, Epic Games, NFT sales, cryptocurrency, and space news- TNCS Ep 150

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 56:03

    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment with some streaming and video game news.  We also recap the latest in tech news with a massive cyber attack, extra thumbs, NFTs and cryptocurrency, and finally some space news.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Jimmy Kimmel roasts network TVhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/jimmy-kimmel-abc-upfront-2021-1234955049/ Ars Technica: HBO Max with ads: $10/mo starting in June, and guess what it won't include.https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/hbo-max-with-ads-10-mo-starting-in-june-and-guess-what-it-wont-include/  The Wall Street Journal: Epic Games, Apple Close Out Final Day of Courtroom Battle Over Monopoly Claims.https://www.wsj.com/articles/epic-games-faces-apple-in-final-day-of-courtroom-battle-over-monopoly-claims-11621869490?mod=flipboard Fox Business: IRS says cryptocurrency transfers over $10K will need to be reported.https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/irs-cryptocurrency-bitcoin-tax-transfers-10k-reported  Fathom #1 NFT goes for $100,000https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/fathom-no-1-nft-auction-1234957853/ MarketWatch: 'Charlie Bit My Finger' will leave YouTube forever after selling for $760,999 as an NFT.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/charlie-bit-my-finger-will-leave-youtube-forever-after-selling-for-760-999-as-an-nft-11621869958  Daily Mail: AI company uses deepfake technology to seamlessly dub your favorite actor's dialogue.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9613749/AI-company-uses-deepfake-technology-seamlessly-dub-favorite-actors-dialogue.html  Tesla found guilty of throttling charging speedshttps://electrek.co/2021/05/24/tesla-found-guilty-throttling-charging-speed-asked-pay-16000-thousands-owners/amp/ Cyber-attack on Irish health service 'catastrophic'https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57184977  Gizmodo: Like 'A Part of Their Body': People Adapt to an Extra Thumb in Fascinating Experiment.https://gizmodo.com/like-a-part-of-their-body-people-adapt-to-an-extra-thu-1846926329  Welcome to space': Virgin Galactic moves one step closer to commercial space flightshttps://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0a89mpuz?share_id=eyJ1c2VyaWQiOjExOTcwMjU1MywiZG9jX2lkIjoiMGE4OW1wdXoiLCJ0aW1lc3RhbXAiOjE2MjE3MTg2ODE5MjZ9&share_destination_id=MTE5NzAyNTUzLTE2MjE3MTg3MDgzMTY=&s=a8&pd=086G6Lyl&hl=en_US&lp=v0  Someone has bid more than $2 million for the first New Shepard seathttps://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/someone-has-bid-more-than-2-million-for-the-first-new-shepard-seat/ The Hill: Space Force launches billion-dollar satellite to detect missile launches | TheHill.https://thehill.com/policy/defense/554308-space-force-launches-billion-dollar-satellite-to-detect-missile-launches

    Elon tanks Bitcoin, Venom trailer, Colonial Pipeline updates, and Twitch Monkey vs Man- TNCS Ep 149

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 50:20


    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment with the Venom and Snake Eyes trailer and the Dune HBO Max news.  We also recap the latest in tech news with the Colonial Pipeline ransom, Bitcoin plunges following Elon tweets, and Neuralink updates.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   TrailersSnake Eyes Venom 2 Dune still set to release simultaneously on HBO Maxhttps://www.cinemablend.com/news/2567622/after-rumors-swirled-dune-release-warner-bros-cleared-matter-hbo-max-theaters-denis-villeneuve  CNBC: AT&T announces $43 billion deal to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/17/att-to-combine-warnermedia-and-discovery-assets-to-create-a-new-standalone-company.html  Bloomberg: Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-13/colonial-pipeline-paid-hackers-nearly-5-million-in-ransom Jalopnik: The Colonial Pipeline Was Fine, But It Was Shutdown To Make Sure Its Owner Could Still Get Paid.https://jalopnik.com/the-colonial-pipeline-was-fine-but-it-was-shutdown-to-1846911689 Benzinga: Elon Musk 'Sending Dogecoin Up, Bitcoin Down' Like He's 'Wizard Of Oz,' Says Portnoy. 'This Is Bullsh*t'.https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/05/21097628/elon-musk-sending-dogecoin-up-bitcoin-down-like-hes-wizard-of-oz-says-portnoy-this-is-bull Paralyzed man challenges Twitch Monkey to Ponghttps://www.technologyreview.com/2021/05/14/1024907/musk-neuralink-man-monkey-mindpong-challenge-video-game/?fbclid=IwAR17AZD2bVr8RXFjbACVEquMzCF7AIrMoOKEwRNICa88194AEvbJKWAlVE0  CBS News: Two Earth-observation satellites lost in Rocketlab launch failure.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rocketlab-launch-failure-two-earth-observation-satellites-lost/


    Elon on SNL, Epic vs Apple, Colonial Pipeline hack, and falling space junk-TNCS Ep 148-

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 50:47


    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment with the news that Dave Bautista may be leaving the MCU and the Epic vs Apple lawsuit updates.  We also recap the latest in tech news with the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, Space X's successful launch and a falling Chinese rocket.    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Elon on SNL   Drax may be leaving the MCU https://screenrant.com/guardians-galaxy-3-dave-bautista-drax-recast-bad/  CNBC: Epic Games trial reveals Apple negotiations with Netflix, Facebook and Microsoft. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/07/epic-trial-reveals-apple-negotiations-with-netflix-facebook-microsoft.html  Fox Business: After Colonial Pipeline shutdown, hacker group 'Darkside is just getting started,' experts say. https://www.foxbusiness.com/energy/colonial-pipeline-shutdown  CNN : Cyberattack forces major US fuel pipeline to shut down. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_allpolitics/~3/UNmxh6SqFew/index.html  The Next Web: Signal's smartass ad exposes Facebook's creepy data collection. https://thenextweb.com/news/signals-instagram-ad-exposes-facebook-targetted-ads-data-collection  Ars Technica: Biggest ISPs paid for 8.5 million fake FCC comments opposing net neutrality. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/biggest-isps-paid-for-8-5-million-fake-fcc-comments-opposing-net-neutrality/  Court orders Kraken to provide information on user transactions to the IRS https://cointelegraph.com/news/court-orders-kraken-to-provide-information-on-user-transactions-to-the-irs  Ars Technica: Blue Origin isn't pricing its first launch seat—it's auctioning it. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/blue-origin-opens-an-auction-for-a-seat-on-its-suborbital-rocket-flights/  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando: SpaceX Starship sticks landing after high-flying test flight in Texas. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/05/05/spacex-targeting-another-starship-test-flight-from-texas/  CNET: Pentagon tracking an out-of-control Chinese rocket expected to crash into Earth. https://www.cnet.com/news/pentagon-tracking-out-of-control-chinese-rocket-expected-to-crash-into-earth/


    Invincible, Marvel updates, Discord and PlayStation, FCC internet, robots get fired and space tourism- TNCS Ep 147

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 56:11

    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment and video game news.  We also recap the latest in tech news with the FCC broadband deals, police robots, and space tickets.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Invincible Marvel reveals Eternals, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 news and teases Fantastic Four https://www.cnet.com/news/marvel-reveals-eternals-black-panther-2-captain-marvel-2-news-and-teases-fantastic-four/  Sony is working to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/3/22417586/sony-discord-playstation-consoles-investment-partnership  Forbes: Bill And Melinda Gates Announce Divorce. https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissaholzberg/2021/05/03/bill-and-melinda-gates-announce-divorce/ FCC reveals sign-up date and website for $50-per-month broadband subsidies https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/50-per-month-emergency-broadband-subsidies-to-become-available-may-12/?fbclid=IwAR0Y76tCA1jcbvEKv4obkrRpYpKgadCKJguDhRklaKG9rwQZ7w2pr87xLCc  Engadget: Deepfake satellite images pose serious military and political challenges. https://www.engadget.com/deepfake-satellite-imagery-144145142.html Forbes: U.S. Navy Destroys Target With Drone Swarm — And Sends A Message To China. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/04/30/us-navy-destroys-target-with-drone-swarm---and-sends-a-message-to-china/ The NYPD retires “Digidog” robot after public backlash https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/the-nypd-retires-digidog-robot-after-public-backlash/?fbclid=IwAR32vjRDyqCnmGMFlKErT8NvRTg-NyA7GIq7f36_3hy2s5oXrVTD24NsYMw  Blue Origin to start selling tickets to space https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/29/blue-origin-will-start-selling-tickets-for-new-shepard-space-tourism-flights-on-may-5/?fbclid=IwAR1MMiKEegj_7CH81h-uAOp0dUS0yPlTMseHdlE-l3l9943ShuqbxSLlo5U 

    Cantina Conversation with Mia Manansala- TNCS Ep 146

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 57:14

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews Mia Mansala, the author of the newly released book Arsenic and Adobo.   Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/arsenic-and-adobo-by-mia-p-manansala-book-review/ We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MPMtheWriter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPMtheWriter/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mpmthewriter/ 

    The Oscars Recap, Mortal Kombat, Turkish Crypto Exchange Disappears, Privacy Laws, and Making Oxygen on Mars-TNCS Ep 145

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 56:52

      This week we discuss the latest in entertainment and tech news.  We recap the Oscars and give our opinions on the Falcon and Winter Soldier as well as Mortal Kombat.  In tech news we discuss a crypto exchange founder disappearing with $2billion in assets, electric vehicles, exoskeletons, and a new digital privacy law.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Oscar's list https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/25/entertainment/oscars-winners-2021/index.html  Mortal Kombat Crypto Exchange Founder Disappears with $2 Billion https://www.tomshardware.com/news/turkish-crypto-exchange-goes-bankrupt-losses-2-billion-usd  New privacy laws seeks to make the purchasing of data by law enforcement illegal https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/21/data-brokers-bill-wyden-paul-privacy-clearview/  2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debuts, Heralding an All-Electric Future https://media.cadillac.com/media/us/en/cadillac/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2021/apr/0421-lyriq.html?fbclid=IwAR2hnLA4m0YG3Xr_7dUD2wPbnPfBC9KGCbtEtcriuYxrJAsLrdiQInM5rOY  Futurism: Scientists Hook Neural Interface to Powered Exoskeleton. https://futurism.com/neoscope/neural-interface-powered-exoskeleton  Ars Technica: Apple's ransomware mess is the future of online extortion. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/04/apples-ransomware-mess-is-the-future-of-online-extortion/  SciTechDaily: NASA's Perseverance Rover Produces Oxygen on Mars – Key “First” for Human Exploration of the Red Planet. https://scitechdaily.com/nasas-perseverance-rover-produces-oxygen-on-mars-key-first-for-human-exploration-of-the-red-planet/  

    The Oscars, FBI hacking, Blue Origin, SpaceX and NASA news- TNCS Ep 144

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 50:25


    This week we discuss the latest in entertainment and tech news.  We explain why we just don't care about the Oscars this year.  In tech we discuss the questionable tactics used by the FBI and there is a major microchip shortage taking place.  In space news we discuss the Blue Origin test flight, SpaceX being awarded the $2.9 billion lunar lander contract, and Mars news.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Oscars IGN: Zack Snyder's Justice League - Official Trilogy Trailer (2021) Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHF3ynT4-Vk BleepingComputer: FBI nuked web shells from hacked Exchange Servers without telling owners.https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-nuked-web-shells-from-hacked-exchange-servers-without-telling-owners/ CNET: Domino's pizzas now delivered with autonomous cars in Houston.https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/dominos-pizza-delivery-autonomous-cars-nuro-houston/ Edward Snowden's NFT sold for $5.5 million at auction for charityhttps://www.engadget.com/edward-snowden-nft-sold-for-55-million-080508241.html?fbclid=IwAR0BFow0gMiLDz1kZJa-emPX0UMyjhGCA2o7S6mJjqd_svyfX699NsCuNOQ  Discord to Reportedly Stay Independent, Ends Talks with Microsofthttps://www.ign.com/articles/discord-to-reportedly-stay-independent-ends-talks-with-microsoft  The Verge: Chip manufacturer TSMC warns shortages could continue through 2022.https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/15/22385240/tsmc-chip-shortage-2022-intel-ceo-earnings-graphics-cards-cpus-gpus The Verge: Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving.https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/22390612/two-people-killed-fiery-tesla-crash-no-driver GeekWire: ‘It's time': Jeff Bezos hails Blue Origin's fiery rehearsal for crewed suborbital spaceflight.https://www.geekwire.com/2021/blue-origin-suborbital-test-flight-space-includes-live-rehearsal-future-spacefliers/ SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Landerhttps://www.npr.org/2021/04/17/988416951/spacex-wins-2-9-billion-contract-for-next-lunar-lander?fbclid=IwAR3ovSIe0E9peC_Ijbutv8OfA2pJRmo4dt7pR8fXKI6HJZoILpJCD8aXMGk  CNBC: SpaceX reportedly beats Bezos' Blue Origin in NASA contest to build astronaut lunar lander.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/16/spacex-sole-winner-in-nasas-hls-moon-lander-program-report.html GN: Experts are Split on Whether Mars Astronauts Should Eat Dead Crew Members.https://www.ign.com/articles/experts-are-split-on-whether-mars-astronauts-should-eat-dead-crew-members Futurism: NASA Takes Emergency Action to Save Dying Mars Lander.https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-emergency-action-dying-mars-lander CNN : Mars helicopter Ingenuity successfully completed its historic first flight.http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/BVwgnFlaKmo/index.html


    TNCS Ep 143- Character Madness Tournament Champions, streaming news, and the Neuralink Twitch Monkey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 49:44

    The Nerd Cantina has defeated all challengers to become the champions of the Take a Knee for Marvel vs DC Character Madness tournament.  In this episode we discuss the latest in streaming and movie news.  In tech news we discuss the #twitchmonkey and Neuralink's progress.  We also discuss some updates to the Ripple vs SEC lawsuit and some SpaceX news.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Yahoo News: Netflix scores streaming rights to new top Sony films. https://www.yahoo.com/news/netflix-scores-streaming-rights-top-181519286.html WarnerMedia's CEO says that in 2022 his movies will debut in theaters before they streamhttps://www.vox.com/recode/2021/4/8/22372626/warnermedia-ceo-jason-kilar-hbo-max-movies-streaming-interview-peter-kafka?fbclid=IwAR1qQ2Z5Ehog7Oy_1zjEqkZ3Ca48a3yi07T1dsg7z-DKo-mETJpIA8HGyK4 Paramount Delays Top Gun: Maverick, Mission Impossible 7, and More Film Release Dateshttps://www.ign.com/articles/paramount-delays-top-gun-maverick-mission-impossible-7-and-more-film-release-dates?fbclid=IwAR0AecE4MBZu1gp0S-DN9-SpD-8j0z6s-aITj_Tw2sNjTWYpg-ca-P7mqoY Ubisoft Acquires GameBlocks to Help Spot Cheats in Online Gameshttps://www.pcmag.com/news/ubisoft-acquires-gameblocks-to-help-spot-cheats-in-online-games CNET: Elon Musk's Neuralink reveals monkey playing Pong with brain implant.https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musks-neuralink-reveals-monkey-playing-pong-with-brain-implant/ The Next Web: A wireless brain-computer interface has been successfully tested on humans for the first time.https://thenextweb.com/neural/2021/04/06/wireless-bci-brain-computer-interface-tested-on-humans-first-time-braingate/ Popular Mechanics: This Is the First Fusion Power Plant to Generate Net Electricity. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a35994805/first-fusion-power-plant-to-generate-net-electricity/ Decrypt: Ripple Wins Ruling to Expose SEC Docs on Bitcoin, Ethereum.https://decrypt.co/?p=64166 CNBC: Beta hopes its electric vertical aircraft deal with UPS validates this new mode of transport.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/07/beta-hopes-evtol-aircraft-deal-with-ups-validates-new-transport-mode.htm Yahoo Entertainment: Elon Musk confirms that SpaceX is done trying to catch its rocket components.https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/elon-musk-confirms-spacex-done-010707404.html

    Godzilla vs Kong, Kenobi cast, Facebook's data breach, and SpaceX news- TNCS Ep 142

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 56:19

    In this episode we discuss the latest in nerd news.  We give our review of Godzilla vs Kong and the newly revealed cast for the Disney+ series Kenobi.  Netflix spends over $450 million to buy the rights to the Knives Out sequels.  In tech news the large Facebook data breach from 2019 has reemerged online for free and Microsoft wins a big government contract to bring AR to soldiers.  We also go over the Mars rover helicopter and SpaceX's latest explosion.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Take a Knee Character Madness Godzilla vs. Kong Smashes Pandemic Record for Opening Weekend Box Office Debuthttps://www.ign.com/articles/godzilla-vs-kong-smashes-pandemic-record-for-opening-weekend-box-office-debut  IGN: Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast Revealed, Starts Shooting in April.https://www.ign.com/articles/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-cast-revealed-starts-shooting-in-april Variety: Netflix Buys ‘Knives Out' Sequels for $450 Million.https://variety.com/2021/film/news/netflix-buys-knives-out-sequels-450-million-1234941995/  CBS News: Game Over: China arrests 10, says it's busted the world's biggest video game cheating ring.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-video-cheating-ring-hackers-arrested/  Futurism: Man Downloads Wrong App, Losing $600,000 in Bitcoin.https://futurism.com/the-byte/man-downloads-wrong-app-losing-600000-bitcoin  Bloomberg: Facebook Data on 533 Million Users Reemerges Online for Free.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-03/facebook-data-on-533-million-users-leaked-business-insider  Amazon recruited Twitter accounts to defend them onlinehttps://www.entrepreneur.com/article/368384  Engadget: Microsoft wins 10-year contract supplying AR tech to the US Army.https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-wins-10-year-contract-supplying-ar-tech-to-the-us-army-193910504.html  The Verge: NASA's Mars rover drops off Ingenuity helicopter ahead of historic flight.https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/4/22366887/nasa-mars-rover-perseverance-ingenuity-helicopter-drops-off  CNET: SpaceX Starship SN11 test flight soars high and explodes in the fog. https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-starship-sn11-test-flight-tuesday-flies-high-explodes-in-the-fog/

    Cantina Conversation with author Luke Cunningham- TNCS Ep 141

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 58:12

    In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews Luke Cunningham, the author of the newly released book LEO, Inventor Extraordinaire.  They have a great conversation on his career path and writing and getting this book published. Read Megan's complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/leo-inventor-extraordinaire-by-luke-cunningham-book-review/ We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina ) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode:   Luke Cunningham LEO, Inventor Extraordinaire (April 6 Book Release)   Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3300000/       Twitter: https://twitter.com/lukexcunningham  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leo.inventor.extraordinaire/     Link to purchase:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085X6MV19/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    No more Snyder-verse, reviews, Microsoft to buy Discord, and Google shuts down counter-intelligence- TNCS Ep 140

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 43:55

    In this episode we discuss the latest in nerd news.  We provide our thoughts on the start of the animated series Invincible and the new movie Nobody.  Warner Media confirms that there will be no Ayer cut of the Suicide Squad and that they will not be restoring the Snyderverse.  Black Widow prepares for a Disney+ and theatrical release along with a list of other Disney movies.  In tech we cover the Google anti-hacking team shutting down governmental counter-intelligence operations and the potential Microsoft purchase of Discord.    We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Invincible Nobody Review ComingSoon.net: WB Shuts Down Suicide Squad Ayer Cut & Restoring The SnyderVerse. https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1167115-wb-shuts-down-suicide-squad-ayer-cut-restoring-the-snyderverse ComingSoon.net: Black Widow Moves to Disney+ & Theaters Day-and-Date!.  https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1167266-black-widow-moves-to-disney-theaters-day-and-date Xbox Live Rebrand is Official, New Name Revealed https://gamerant.com/xbox-live-rebrand-xbox-network/?utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_source=GR-FB-P&utm_campaign=GR-FB-P&fbclid=IwAR0KkxHM8hN9VGNWzLFyof5uZ4-IfqUfpJeAo9XkeQQg_HOmBTA0yzxnf7k  Microsoft in Talks to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/microsoft-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-discord-for-more-than-10b?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&fbclid=IwAR2AKjqrJ1A3YZwhHKyX3libZ79CUK0_h9YQwjwf9kr_9z9COkFv3x6KhL4  Google's top security teams unilaterally shut down a counterterrorism operation https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/03/26/1021318/google-security-shut-down-counter-terrorist-us-ally/?fbclid=IwAR0-n6Iy7qLvTb5Gk_DytwJA5GwboWI8aWhl5pVlTt0qbGgvUDHLbApnaw0  Upcoming UFO report will be 'difficult to explain,' former national intelligence official says https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2021/03/22/ufo-sightings-made-public-new-report-former-intel-chief-says/4802595001/?fbclid=IwAR2kd4Xn_eLADGSPIFno75pF7V_r2olyDTM8Z3xt7q8gvouXOoSvYsQQO-A

    Our 2 Year Anniversary Show, Snyder Cut review, and tech news- TNCS Ep 139

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 59:56

    In this episode we are celebrating 2 years of the Nerd Cantina Show.  We are also providing our take on the week in nerd news starting with the Justice League Snyder Cut review, the Oscars nominations, and some video game news.  In tech news we discuss Tesla being banned by the Chinese government and some problems with the Tesla full self driving beta test.  We also give our opinion on a deepfaked twitter account and some robot news.     We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg 2 years Snyder Cut Reviewhttps://thenerdcantina.com/zack-snyders-justice-league-a-nerd-cantina-review/  Deadline: Oscar Nominations: The Complete List.https://deadline.com/2021/03/2021-oscars-nominations-full-list-of-nominees-1234714432/ DC Increases Price Of Monthly Batman Comic, And Others, To $6 Eachhttps://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-increases-price-of-batman-monthly-comic-and-others-to-6-each/  PlayStation Buys Evo Fighting Game Championship Series, Announces 2021 Event Dates, Nintendo Commentshttps://www.ign.com/articles/sony-playstation-buys-evo-championship?s=07&fbclid=IwAR0fT9g_DvHWV4oXJ6GXmRdLhx-PTs1NjQ3NHy5MDt2SVavzHMcaCyDPRaA  Futurism: Neuralink Co-Founder: "We're Gonna Need a Better Term Than 'Video Game'".https://futurism.com/the-byte/neuralink-cofounder-better-term-video-game Fox News: Tesla 'fires' Full Self-Driving testers, reveals what in-car camera does.https://www.foxnews.com/auto/tesla-fires-self-driving-testers-camera CNBC: Chinese military reportedly restricts use of Tesla cars among personnel. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/19/tesla-cars-restricted-among-military-personnel-in-china-report.html Teen hacker agrees to 3 years in prison for Twitter Bitcoin scamhttps://strawberrylite.com/my/page.php?pageno=92&fbclid=IwAR0clfjS40iBqTQz58CQyUKccLh-Z6p2_9HuPWXNxE9RrC42G1juQIGpEq8  Futurism: Young Female Twitter Star Turns Out to Be 50-Year-Old Man Using Deepfakes.https://futurism.com/the-byte/young-female-twitter-star-turns-out-50-year-old-man-using-deepfakes 5G-Powered Robotic Arm Needles World's First Remote Tattoo in Real-Timehttps://sciencemint.com/5g-powered-robotic-arm-needles-worlds-first-remote-tattoo-in-real-time/?fbclid=IwAR2XFi_vsAPDafpcrpO8kZ3Ga8QYwT6dqkmPG4wjqdajr2lqd6EgLJSXDcQ

    Snyder Cut leaks, DC's NFT plans, Google tracks incognito traffic, and SpaceX- TNCS Ep 138

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 65:25

    In this week's show we discuss the early accidental release of the Snyder Cut, DC is warning their artists against selling NFTs, and a Looney Tunes character is cancelled.  The Bethesda and Microsoft deal is settled and immediately there are some benefits to XBox gamers.  In tech news we give our thoughts on a new deepfake detection tool and a new Google lawsuit from their tracking of data on incognito browsers.  We also provide an update to the Microsoft hack and discuss the latest in space news.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Zack Snyder's Justice League accidentally debuts early for some HBO Max usershttps://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/zack-snyder-s-justice-league-accidentally-debuts-early-for-some-hbo-max-users/ar-BB1enW6U?ocid=msedgntp&fbclid=IwAR15MT7jsxy2DRrSyAkYGkUAm2y6ie60O5ByL3XROpnuPrzAuVESBFtTkhI  CoinDesk: Batman Is Ours Alone to Exploit. DC Comics Warns Against Using Its Characters in NFTs - CoinDesk.https://www.coindesk.com/batman-is-ours-alone-to-exploit-dc-comics-warns-against-using-its-characters-in-nfts ‘Rape Culture' Looney Tunes Character Reportedly Erased From ‘Space Jam' Sequelhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/space-jam-2-pepe-le-pew_n_6045d1dac5b69078ac6c786f?utm_source=Facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_campaign=us_main&utm_medium=Social&fbclid=IwAR274Anl2dUgNVcnFePNhgSwZO-gLxWv2O3d6CghISaC7_siLmwWb4QimzE  Hollywood Reporter: 'The Boys' Spinoff Casts Two Leads, Nears Series Order.https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/the-boys-spinoff-casts-two-leads-nears-series-order Engadget: A YouTuber crammed 'Tenet' onto Game Boy Advance cartridges out of spite. https://www.engadget.com/tenet-game-boy-advance-bob-wulff-christopher-nolan-202848161.html The Verge: Microsoft completes Bethesda acquisition, promises some Xbox and PC exclusives.https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/9/22319124/microsoft-bethesda-acquisition-complete-finalized SciTechDaily: New Deepfake Spotting Tool Proves 94% Effective – Here's the Secret of Its Success.https://scitechdaily.com/new-deepfake-spotting-tool-proves-94-effective-heres-the-secret-of-its-success/ Woman allegedly made deepfakes to kick rivals off daughter's cheerleading squadhttps://www.engadget.com/woman-creates-deepfakes-for-cheerleader-daughter-215024991.html  Google will face lawsuit over Incognito mode tracking (updated)https://www.engadget.com/google-must-face-incognito-mode-lawsuit-212859134.html?fbclid=IwAR05rIJsE-nQk7ifbaCdtcGsABWQ7Vw3p9qDIvVXdxdtMkaWOwyx0Rhh7tk  CBS News: "Hack everybody you can": What to know about the massive Microsoft Exchange breach.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-exchange-server-hack-what-to-know/?ftag=CNM-00-10aag7e Ars Technica: Russia turns away from NASA, says it will work with China on a Moon base.https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/china-and-russia-say-they-will-work-together-to-build-a-lunar-station/ Boing Boing: Space Force has an operational weapon, and there's no going back.https://boingboing.net/2021/03/08/space-force-has-an-operational-weapon-and-theres-no-going-back.html CNBC: Elon Musk has officially been made the 'Technoking of Tesla'.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/15/elon-musk-officially-made-the-technoking-of-tesla.html Ars Technica: SpaceX reveals the grand extent of its starport plans in South Texas.https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/spacex-reveals-the-grand-extent-of-its-starport-plans-in-south-texas/  

    Wandavision, NFTs, Microsoft hack, and space hotels- TNCS Ep 137

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 60:26

    In this week's show we provide our spoiler-free thoughts on the end of the Wandavision series.  There are some new details on a Terminator animated series and Sony discontinues the movies and TV sales within the PlayStation store.  In tech we discuss the expansion of the full self-driving beta and Space X's latest explosion.  We debate on the value of NFTs and go over some details about the Microsoft hack.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Wandavision Terminator Anime Series Coming to Netflix From The Batman Co-Writerhttps://www.ign.com/articles/terminator-anime-series-coming-to-netflix-from-the-batman-co-writer?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Manual&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook Sony to Discontinue PlayStation Store Movie and TV Purchases and Rentalshttps://www.ign.com/articles/sony-to-discontinue-playstation-store-movie-and-tv-purchases-and-rentals  The Verge: Grimes sold $6 million worth of digital art as NFTs.https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22308075/grimes-nft-6-million-sales-nifty-gateway-warnymph Tesla full self driving beta https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/7/22318155/elon-musk-tesla-expanding-full-self-driving-beta  WIRED: Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical' Number of Victims.https://www.wired.com/story/china-microsoft-exchange-server-hack-victims  Ars Technica: Tens of thousands of US organizations hit in ongoing Microsoft Exchange hack.https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/tens-of-thousands-of-us-organizations-hit-in-ongoing-microsoft-exchange-hack/  Daily Mail: SpaceX's Starship SN10 EXPLODES on the launch pad just minutes after making a soft landing.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9321427/SpaceX-set-launch-Starship-SN10-rocket-TODAY-high-altitude-test-six-miles.html World's First Space Hotel With Bars And Cinema To Start Construction For 2027 Openinghttps://www.unilad.co.uk/technology/worlds-first-space-hotel-with-bars-and-cinema-to-start-construction-for-2027-opening/ 

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