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Digital Coffee Podcast

This podcast dedicated to all things tech. The story of how this came about was ordinary, maybe, but what I want to do with it, is extraordinary. I was working at a coffee shop and pondered my love for coffee and tech. I have also grown up around tech. I also had a new passion for coffee. This idea stayed with me until I figured out the name. Digital Coffee was born. So, with this idea I look at tech as I do coffee. How is the “tech brewed?” In my reviews, I look at it as a taste test, except I don’t drink the tech. I mean, who would? If you do, please let me know how I can! Anyways, if you feel like this is a great space to learn and have fun with tech, then, feel free to support me. I don’t mind at all! If you enjoy my podcast and blog please consider support me here: https://www.patreon.com/digitalcoffee Schedule: Monday: Digital Coffee Friday: Gamer’s Cafe Saturday: Marketing Blend Gaming on the Weekend! Twitch Youtube
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Jul 22, 2016

Today's Episode

Valve is in a terrible situation. CS:GO is a great game and has made Valve lots of money. However, this betting scandal is not good. It has hurt Valve's reputation and gained them a lawsuit. The problem is Youtuber's. The fact that they gamed the system and conned people out of their money is terrible. I do hope some legal action gets taken against them. However, No Man's Sky is in the news. This time, it's bad. Sean Murray took a patent and used it in the game. I'm glad the company does not want to halt the release of the game. The problem is, patents are so hard to track, you may never know you are infringing on one.

Great news! Nvidia 1060 is out!

Listen below to find out more!

Gaming News Pwned:

  • Telltale Games set to Release a new Batman game on August 2nd
  • You can play Star Citizen Until tomorrow July 22nd.
  • Valve sends cease and desist orders
  • You can play Life is Strange episode one for free
  • Overwatch new character Ana, is now live.
  • Bioware teases release of new content for Star Wars: Old Republic
  • Preorder Civ 6 and get the Aztec Civilization at launch
  • Hitman has a new elusive target and it's Gary Busey
  • No Man's Sky is hit with a patent dispute
  • Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC is free this week
  • No Man's Sky shows off combat
  • The Thargoids might be coming back in Elite: Dangerous
  • Benchmarks for Vulcan are out. AMD looks to benefit from it. (PCGamer)
  • Nvidia 1060 is out
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Sky news is stupid. No one was going to be confused about No Man's Sky and Sky news.

I do not get why people would be on a random algorithm.

It would be terrible playing Batman all the time.

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike was trying to be the Titan Mode of 2142. It did not work.

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Jul 21, 2016

Today's Episode

Viral videos, they are what every company wants and some, cannot produce. Everyone tries to go viral and sometimes it works, other times it goes nowhere. There are even some instances that it goes horribly wrong. Making great content can be hard. However, there are some markers that you can use to make your content better. Emotional markers of happiness, surprise, etc. can help make your content stand out. Next time you're making content be sure to put some emotion in it.

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • HootSuite adds more ways to share content.
  • Amazon Prime Day was a hit, but there's room for improvement
  • Naive video is the best content to share on Facebook
  • Facebook adds new tools for live video
  • Facebook now tries to get users to install mobile apps
  • Pokemon Go is a hit and you should use it to your advantage
  • Likqid supports HTM5 and Flash video
  • Mozilla to stop supporting Flash next month
  • Tumblr ads are not doing very well
  • Mobile-location data show who will benefit from Sport's Authority closure
  • LinkedIn may finally get into video
  • How to make viral videos
  • and more!

Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

It would be a waste to not get your business in on Pokemon Go. 

I like Pinterest ads. These new tools just make it better.

Your company needs to find a way to start making videos. They are the best content to share.

If your company is still using Flash, you need to convert over to HTML5.

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Jul 20, 2016

Today's Episode

Pokemon Go, who would have thought it would be such a huge hit. It's so big, that hackers want to take it down. Now brace yourself, you will not have it for one day. I know, there's some tissues in the bathroom. This is a credible threat. Hackers love to do Dedicated Denial of Service attacks. It's the most common one used. Now, some hackers get more sophisticated in how they do it, but, they still do the same thing.

Great news for people on Twitter! You can now ask to be a verified account. Now, this might now happen to everyone, but, at least the process is easier. This might make more people verified.

Anyways, scroll down to hear the show!

Tech News Analyzed:

  • Pokemon is getting and DDoS attack on August 1st. Plan accordingly
  • Pokemon is launching in Japan on Wednesday, July 19, 2016
  • Google launches Arts & Culture app.
  • The FBI gets slapped with a lawsuit.
  • Brazil blocks Whatsapp again
  • Twitter opens up its verified account to everyone!
  • You can now watch video on Facebook offline on Android
  • Snapchat and Bitmoji are now bffs!
  • Apple Safari may use WebP
  • Google releases final preview of Android N
  • Coffee Meets Begeal updates to accommodate the genders
  • Zoosk releases Lively to take on Tinder
  • and more!

Apps to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

It's now even easier to get verified on Twitter. No, having one follower does not count.

Oh no! Pokemon Go is going down August 1st. What will we do?!?!

Let's be honest, the government is slow on getting the latest tech.

At least Coffee Meets Bagel is treating the genders fairly.

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Jul 15, 2016

Today's Episode

Nintendo is doing things right. First, it's popular Pokemon Go and now, Nintendo Mini. Yes, I want to play some classic games. This is great news. Even though we have to wait until November, this Christmas season is going to be awesome! Overwatch announced several changes. Two seems to be pretty good moves. Zenyatta needed a buff. He was easy to kill and this will help make him effective. D. VA is getting a buff too. This should help make her more of a tank. Before, it was easy to deal with her. The best news comes from the competitive scene. Blizzard is not letting teams pick all of a certain character. Only in competitive mode. So quick play those 76s, all day!

Anyways, on with the show!

Gaming News Pwned:

  • Evolve's free-to-play model has worked so far
  • Twitch streamers do impact game sales
  • Twitch and Steam clarify their TOS on skin gambling
  • Overwatch introduces a new character
  • Overwatch will have a one character limit in competitive play
  • WOW is making sure you don't feel abused
  • Fallout 4 has a bug even modders can't fix
  • XCOM 2 gets new mods from Long War Dev
  • Steam Summer Sale is a huge success
  • PewDiePie has an explanation for the FTC controversy
  • and more!

Question:

Are you going to get the Nintendo Classic Mini?

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Blizzard needs to define abusive. Why does everyone have thin skin?

I really was not liking another sniper in Overwatch. However, I'll try the character out.

Yes! Nintendo is bringing back the classics!

To say I am excited for No Man's Sky is an understatement. I want to boldly go!

 

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Jul 14, 2016

Today's Episode

Once, again I am talking about Pokemon Go. Marketers are wanting in on the action. They see a goldmine in the popular game. Even though I am skeptical about how popular it will remain, there's big business in it. This idea is not new. Ingress was the predecessor of Pokemon Go. Pokemon is actually an updated version of Ingress. The reason marketers want in is the amount of people playing it right now. There are millions of people playing. It's more popular than Tinder, Twitter, and has better engagement than Facebook. That's huge! 

However, I do caution that early result can wane. We've seen it before. Vine is struggling with that right now. Even though it is an interesting platform. There is not a lot of interest in it anymore. I hope Vine can right the ship, but, I think it may fold into Twitter. 

Anyways, on with the show!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Facebook is testing out new Business Profiles
  • There's trouble on the Vine
  • Facebook does a study on gamers, that does not define gamers...
  • Businesses want in on Pokemon Go
  • Oops! The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Auschwitz Memorial do not want to be a part of Pokemon Go
  • FTC warns Warner Brothers about their practices with influencers.
  • Mozilla is going to crowd source content
  • Simply Measured brings a handy tool to marketers
  • Twitter is giving more data to brands
  • Podwave helps brands advertise on Podcasts
  • Why you should not forget about Twitter
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Do you use Twitter well?

Tweetable Quotes:

I think the research is interesting, I wish they would tell me who they define gamers.

Facebook Desktop ads do not matter to Facebook.

Twitter needs to figure itself out. Vine needs to do it quickly.

If brands/retailers can decide where to place Pokemon this could be great. Like placing them on a sale item or a hot item.

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Jul 13, 2016

Today's Episode

Who knew people wanted to catch virtual pets? Well, Pokemon Go is a hit and people want to it, more than go on dates. So Tinder, you have met your match, and it has swiped left. There were some privacy concerns with Pokemon. The biggest concern was the Google Accounts vulnerability that is patched. However, a senator wants to look at what data is being collected with this game. A game about finding virtual pets in the real world. I get a feeling they need lots of data to know where you are and to show you where to find the next Pokemon. Just be sure to never share your password. Yes, that is now a federal crime. Password sharing is a big no-no to the government!

Now, let's catch all the tech news down below.

Tech News Episode:

  • Twitter now has a 15 mb limit on gifs. (web only)
  • Twitter has a new deal with Bloomberg
  • Vine is not doing so well...
  • AVAST acquires AVG
  • People want to catch Pokemon not go on Tinder
  • There's a few problems with Pokemon Go
  • Google wants to help you plan your trip
  • ASUS made the Zenophone 3 awesome again
  • Google aqui-hires for spaces
  • Sharing your password may be a federal crime
  • Windows 10 may get a subscription for businesses
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Are you playing Pokemon Go?

Tweetable Quotes:

People really want to catches Pokemon. More than they want to go on dates.... Got to catch them all?

Geez we need consent for everything.

Twitter needs to find a way to make Vine relevant again.

Samsung is not hiding the fact they will unveil the Galaxy Note 7. Like they need to.

Jul 8, 2016

Today's Episode

Evolve is an interesting game. It was an interesting concept that was bogged down by numerous DLCs. That lead to gamers no liking the game. It was a mess. Now, the developer has decided to go free-to-play. Hoping this will bring more gamers back. It could and many games have been successful at that, but, we shall see if it works out for Evolve. 

The best part of gaming is No Man's Sky has finally gone gold. What that means, is the game is ready to be sold. So, we can now boldly go and explore a digital space. Woohoo!

Gaming News Pwned:

  • No Man's Sky goes gold!
  • Elite Dangerous: Arena is free
  • Lawbreakers continues its alpha testing
  • You can defend the empresses in Dishonored.
  • Nvidia 1060 pricing and  information released
  • Evolve is goes Free-to-Play.
  • Overwatch will not have a tie breaker in Season 2
  • Blizzard teases a new weapon for Overwatch
  • Ravenfield is an awesome Battlefield clone
  • TF2 is going competitive
  • Splinter Cell is free!
  • and more!

Question:

What do you think of Team Fortress 2 going competitive?

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

If you are playing in an competitive mode, don't leave. It's childish.

Maybe Evolve going free-to-play will make it popular again.

Woohoo! No Man's Sky is gold!

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Jul 7, 2016

Today's Episode

Social media these days, its always seems like we are being duped as businesses. Even the future of social media can be murky at times. Facebook is the worst offender. Facebook was great for businesses in the beginning, but, since they are so big do not care. Make no mistake, they are there to make money. The best way is to limit the exposure of a business, then implement an advertising scheme. Facebook has once again proved that every business needs to diversify. Never put all your resources into these companies because their strategy and business plan will change. 

Anyways, on with the show!

Marketing News Analysed:

  • Twitter is testing out new features.
  • Google decides to close Adsense accounts
  • Facebook adds more options to its Messenger platform
  • Facebook and the new news feed.
  • My thoughts on Twitter and Facebook

Programs/Apps to Try:

Question:

What do you think of Twitter? Where do you think Facebook is going?

Tweetable Quotes:

Facebook is going to be Messenger.

Twitter is a micro-blogging site. Why are people comparing it to Facebook?

You  cannot make a great point in a small space.

Jul 6, 2016

Today's Episode

Again, the government fails. It has made Android weak and compromised the encryption all for law enforcement. It's just another example of the government failing to recognize its shortcomings. We also have a potential president not being prosecuted for carelessness. I do not care how high up you are, if you mess with national security, then you should be fined. Instead, she is just told how careless she was. We all knew that. We want justice. I, like many others, have lost all faith in the government. I do not think they know how to govern. Maybe we should give them a dummies guide to governing. At least the FTC is doing something useful. They are investigating Ashley Madison. I do think that site should be investigated. Not for what they do, but, for the practice. Pretending to have women on that site is deceptive. 

It's not a good way to do business. You should never trick people to buy your product. Anyways, let's start the show!

Tech News Discussed:

  • The adults are using Snapchat. Time to move on teens
  • There's a leaked photo of the iPhone 7.
  • Blackberry is saying goodbye to its classic phone.
  • Death by selfie.
  • FBI clears Hillary of charges but we all know she is stupid when it comes to tech.
  • Twitter adds a Facebooker to its company
  • China loves its censorship
  • FTC investigating Ashley Madison.
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Are you on Snapchat?

Tweetable Quotes:

Oh no! The adults are coming to Snapchat! Run for the hills!

She did something wrong and she should be accountable for it.

I want my tombstone to say, "The government does not understand tech." 

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Jul 1, 2016

Today's Episode

Overwatch is a huge success for Blizzard. It beat out League of Legends. Blizzard announced its competitive mode. Most gamers were waiting for this since launch. It's a competitive game, so it is a perfect match. It will be interesting to see if the community likes this version of the mode. I suspect Overwatch will be popular for years if Blizzard maintains this game. That means, new maps, characters and modes. If they can keep that up, this game will be played for years. Blizzard did a great job, now they have to keep tweaking to make it even better.

Now, get to listening this podcast.

Gaming News Pwned (Overwatch is talked about):

  • Doom adds some old school options
  • Overwatch is the most popular game in South Korea and the competitive mode is finally here!
  • Twitch adds a new option to show your love for streamers
  • Orion taken off of Steam, then brought back. Claims Activision is evil. We knew that.
  • Battlefield 4 and Hardline gets a new UI
  • Oculus gets ride of its terrible DRM
  • Microsoft Anniversary update coming August 2nd.
  • XCOM 2 has a new DLC with robots!
  • COD Blops 3 brings the zombies and dragons?
  • Steam Summer sale is on!
  • and more!

Question:

Will you play Overwatch competitive mode?

Tweetable Quotes:

Yes, let's add dragons to COD Blops 3. That makes sense.

Overwatch competitive mode is out and people are not liking it.

You can take screenshots of demons exploding. That's what Doom is all about. Pure gory fun!

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