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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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Oct 30, 2016

Today's Episode

Social media plans are important for any business, brand, or personality.  It's good to have a goal or plan for your business. Social media companies are fickle and they change all the time. It's a good strategy to be on more than one social network. However, not being on every social network. The biggest reason for this is any of these sites can shut down. They can  pivot and do something different. There is no guarantee that the platform will not change or be there for a long time. It is unknowable. However, the site you can control is your own website. This is your best asset and something you need. Your website is the place you call home. Treat your home well. 

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Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Reddit launches ad targeting
  • LinkedIn did well last quarter
  • The ugly earnings of Twitter
  • Twitter is shutting down Vine
  • YouTube enables end screen for everyone
  • Google Partners gets a bad bug
  • AMP is something everyone is not happy about
  • Google Tag Manager adds better support for Amp
  • Mobile paid ads grew 136%
  • Facebook takes more features from Snapchat
  • Why you should diversify your social media presence

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

It's important to have a diverse social media plan.

The problem with Vine is Twitter did not support it well.

It's wise to observe what these social networks are doing.

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Oct 29, 2016

Today's Episode

The numbers for Titanfall 2 appear to not be good. The analysts are saying that it will not sell well. Titanfall 2 will sell. They are not denying that they are concerned about why they released so close to Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty. This could impact the next game. I mean, there might not be one. AAA games needs to sell a certain amount of copies sold to make it worth for another game.  However, Battlefield 1 sold more than projected. Everyone is enjoying a WW1 game. Who knew we wanted to play a game about WW1. Even though there is a funny glitch, people seem to enjoy the game.

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Gaming News Pwned:

  • Bleak outlook for Titanfall 2
  • Big publisher hits back on the gaming voice actor and performer strike
  • AMD release Radeon Pro 400 series
  • AMD will release the Zen processors in 2017
  • Nvidia releases new drivers for Titanfall 2, Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored 2
  • A modder makes a huge map on Civ 6
  • Microsoft has an offline gaming mode
  • Microsoft will let you stream your games on Beam
  • Skyrim Special Edition has poor audio quality
  • Hello Games Twitter hacked
  • Overwatch is changing competitive ranking
  • Battlefield 1 glitch and impression
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Let's be honest, it was not a good idea to released Titanfall 2 between BF1 and COD

BF1 is one of the best DICE games

Why is offline mode such a choir to turn on?

At least Hello Games was tweeting again.

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Oct 25, 2016

Today's Episode

The DDoS attack is a wake-up call. This happens quite a bit in the gaming industry. DDoS seems to happen monthly. However, seeing this happen on a bigger scale is scary. The other problem is terrible security for wearable technology. These companies are sacrificing security for speed and ease. People want things to be fast. However, speed sometimes is not the best outcome. We need a better option. I do think that AI could help with that. I know this is a touchy subject. Movies have shown the darker side of AI. However, I think it could help with the problem. The problem is the sophistication of the DDoS. It's going to get worse, but, I believe we can find a better way.

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Tech News Decoded:

  • Outlook goes premium and ad-free for a price
  • Facebook partners with PayPal for send transaction through Messenger
  • Facebook has a safety center because bullying
  • There could be an all-in-one PC and phone coming from Microsoft
  • Apple adds portrait mode to iPhone 7 Plus
  • It looks like Google Assistant is better than Siri
  • FTC gets complaints about deceptive ads
  • Twitter is releasing their earnings at 4 am PST
  • Co-founder of Klout has a new business
  • AI helps with court cases
  • AT&T wants to buy Time Warner. Still a bad idea
  • We know one cause of the DDoS attack
  • Android Pay adds Visa Checkout and MasterPass

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

If you're being bullied online, leave. You do not have to take it.

Parents make a toy kids want into a learning experience. Teach them hard work.

AT&T and Time Warner deal is just bad. No.

We need to hold wearable companies accountable for terrible security.

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Oct 22, 2016

Today's Episode

Live streaming is showing great potential for businesses. It's also scaring the TV news media. The Presidential Debates showed an increased interest watching these debates live and online.  The rise of live streaming was quick. In a few years, we saw several companies pushing into this new form of media. We will soon see the leaders. Marketers, it's important to find out which platform is the best fit for your brand and company. There's also new data on location-based data. This has some interesting insight into where you should advertise. What companies you should partner with and more! It shows off how important this will be in the near future.  Also, Facebook has released new CTA buttons. This is just in time for the holidays. It's time to experiment with these buttons. Find out which ones works best for your business. I'll be testing out, "Shop Now." I am selling some great products on my store. Find out more below.

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Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Facebook will now re-rank content client side
  • Facebook has several new call-to-action buttons
  • WP Engine is making lots of money
  • IAB posts standards for dynamic content ads
  • Research about primary buying habits
  • Pinterest announces the Pin Collective
  • Google bring Survey 360 to its 360 suites 
  • Google only looks for the HTTPS tag for ranking
  • Adwords gets a new extension for manufacturers
  • Foursquare releases data on why location-based data is important
  • Why live-streaming is important
  • Instagram is testing out live streaming

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

If you are not pricing competitively, you're losing sales

Location-based data is important.

Your work equals your content. Do it well.

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Oct 22, 2016

Today's Episode

RockStar finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2. The first game was a great ride. It was one of the best western games out there. However, they need to bring this game to the PC. The first one never made it to the PC. It was a sad and a missed opportunity. I'm hoping they will bring this game to the PC at a later date. If they do not, then, that's just a dumb strategy. Plus, BF1 and Civ 6 are out now.

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Gaming News Pwned:

  • Shadow Warrior 2 gets new weapons, modes, and maps
  • Massive DDoS attack takes down many sites
  • Video Game Voice Actors and Performers go on strike
  • Skyrim Special Edition gets timeline for when released
  • AMD And Nvidia get driver updates for BF1, Titanfall 2,  Civ 6
  • Blizzard testing out significant changes for heroes on PTR
  • Blizzard Chat now available to everyone
  • Samsung not happy about GTA 5 mod that has a phone exploding
  • Don't buy DDR4 RAM right now
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided updates fixes DX12 issues
  • Nokia testing out fast internet in South Korea
  • More Wolfenstein coming soon-ish
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 announced
  • BF1 and Civ 6 released
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

I'm hoping that RockStar brings Red Dead Redemption 2 to the PC.

If you're looking to upgrade your RAM, I would wait.

I hope this strike does not impact future games

I think Nintendo Switch looks too similar to the Wiiu

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Oct 18, 2016

Today's Episode

Oh, politics. You rear your ugly head. The tech industry and the tech media have been terrible about being balanced. They always go to for the extreme left. I do not condone only subscribing to one side. However, California is blue. Yes, we are depressed but democrat/progressive/regressive. That means talking about race, gender, sexual orientation. It's an odd obsession. I want a balance. I did not start this because of that. I started to share my knowledge. However, I cannot sit by and watch a giant group-think happen. I want a balance but, San Francisco is not. Anyways, I talk about a new stat about clown porn. Ladies, I'm concerned.

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Tech News Decoded:

  • Apple says goodbye to self-driving cars
  • People search for clown porn on Pornhub
  • Google Flights will update you when there is a price hike
  • Facebook makes taking 360 photos easier
  • Data-saver for Messenger helps with those data caps
  • Razer buys THX. Nobody saw that coming
  • Facebook Messenger wants to help you start conversations
  • Acer's new Chromebook will have 12-hour battery life
  • eBay gets into high society with EBAY Collective
  • PBS launches a kid-friendly tablet
  • and more!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Apparently, ladies,  you have weird tastes. Ladies are 33% more likely to search clown porn...

Tech needs to care more about ideas than race, gender, and sex.

Great, now Facebook is telling us how to start conversations.

The tech industry needs to be less progressive and more liberal.

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Oct 16, 2016

Today's Episode

In marketing, content matters. It's important. It matters how you treat potential candidates. In the long run, they could be your future customers. That's if you treat them well. If you don't, they will never and tell their friends not to go there. It's important that your content is consistent with your words. HR people please stop writing words without looking at what you are saying. However, Google is updating their platforms. They are making sure every program/platform is material design. This is not a bad policy. It's going to make it look better and make analytics better to read.

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Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Facebook testing out ads in groups
  • Google acquires Famebit
  • Instagram is doing some interesting things
  • Workplace by Facebook aims to shake up the professional communications
  • Google Analytics updates its Desktop UI
  • Adsense gets a new UI design
  • Facebook to implement an ad rank
  • Pinterest has 150 million users
  • Periscope Producers launches
  • Twitter to update its replies and mentions
  • Snapchat wants better ads
  • Google will have two indexes
  • Google new AMP tool helps your site
  • Your Content Matters More Than Your Words
  • and more!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Your content reads louder than your words.

Pinterest is getting more men. The old data of only women is not true anymore

I like the new UI for Analytics and Adsense

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Oct 15, 2016

Today's Episode

Battlefield 1 Early Access. I really do not like EA is doing, but, who's surprised about this. I am excited for Battlefield 1. It looks like the best one of the series. It's an interesting time because we are seeing the Halloween loot from popular games.  Blizzard has a leak on their new character. Sombra seems like an interesting character. We've got a picture, but, I'm interested to see what her abilities are going to be. We are beginning the holiday season of gaming. This is going to be interesting!

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Gaming News Pwnd:

  • BF1 has a really small gun
  • You can play as a carrier pigeon in BF1
  • There are cheats in BF1
  • Seasonal loot comes to Overwatch
  • New character for Overwatch leaked
  • Mirrors Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront come to Origin Access
  • Player uses Banana's to play Winston
  • All rental servers for BF1 are now handled by EA
  • Spectator Mode in BF1 comes with new tools
  • Western Digital comes out with new SSD line
  • Friday the 13th delayed 
  • Tyranny is coming out in November
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes: 

The smallest BF1 gun. It looks like a tea holding gun.

Witcher 3 is a great game and now you can have a low polygon art style. If you like that.

I played Alien: Isolation and was so freaked out I hide my Android. 

I really do not agree with Battlefield 1 Early Access.

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Oct 15, 2016

Today's Episode

Battlefield 1 Early Access. I really do not like EA is doing, but, who's surprised about this. I am excited for Battlefield 1. It looks like the best one of the series. It's an interesting time because we are seeing the Halloween loot from popular games.  Blizzard has a leak on their new character. Sombra seems like an interesting character. We've got a picture, but, I'm interested to see what her abilities are going to be. We are beginning the holiday season of gaming. This is going to be interesting!

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Gaming News Pwnd:

  • BF1 has a really small gun
  • You can play as a carrier pigeon in BF1
  • There are cheats in BF1
  • Seasonal loot comes to Overwatch
  • New character for Overwatch leaked
  • Mirrors Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront come to Origin Access
  • Player uses Banana's to play Winston
  • All rental servers for BF1 are now handled by EA
  • Spectator Mode in BF1 comes with new tools
  • Western Digital comes out with new SSD line
  • Friday the 13th delayed 
  • Tyranny is coming out in November
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes: 

The smallest BF1 gun. It looks like a tea holding gun.

Witcher 3 is a great game and now you can have a low polygon art style. If you like that.

I played Alien: Isolation and was so freaked out I hide my Android. 

I really do not agree with Battlefield 1 Early Access.

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Oct 11, 2016

Today's Episode

This has not been the best week for the Note 7. It seemed Samsung had it all under control. However, they now have to halt production to figure out what is going on. This looks bad for the brand and will probably sink the brand for a while. However, Facebook thinks professionals want their Workplace platform. Plus, they want to put ads in groups. I mean, what the hell? Can you not put ads in everything? Nope! 

Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Google Chrome is going to use less RAM
  • Google Made A New Font That Is Cool
  • Turkey is Blocking Sites Because Censorship
  • Samsung Is Building A Modular PC
  • Samsung Can't Win With The Note 7
  • Facebook Released WorkPlace To Conquer Business
  • Facebook Loves Ads And Testing Them In Groups
  • Hackers Release Source Code Of DDoS App
  • Leaked Video Of The New Version Of Microsoft Paint
  • And More!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Facebook's new tagline: Yes, we'll put ads there.

Samsung cannot win with the Note 7.

I am tired of the Apple/Samsung Patent Battle.

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Oct 8, 2016

Today's Episode

Sometimes mods get a second life. That's the with the Doom 2 mod Unloved. It is on a new engine and on Steam. It looks like a fun time. So give Unloved some love! Yes, I wanted to do that. Rocket League gets and update. Overwatch is getting a new hero, when? Only Blizzard knows!

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Gaming News Pwned:

  • Doom 2 mod Unloved gets remade
  • Getting to know the world of Torment
  • Rocket League goes under the sea
  • Anno 2205 gets some cyborgs
  • Get an EVGA GTX 10 series and a PowerLink free(ish)
  • Overwatch gets some Halloween Loot
  • Overwatch getting a new hero soonish
  • Starcraft is getting the 3.17 update
  • Ghost Recon shows off the stealth approach
  • Oculus Rift sets a price and release date for their touch controllers
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Unloved looks like a fun game.

Blizzard usually knows what they're doing.

You can now sing under the sea while playing Rocket League.

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Oct 5, 2016

Today's Episode

It finally happened. The Google Event finally revealed what we all knew. Yes, there was not surprised. Google announced the Pixel phone to no one's surprise. It looks like a great phone. The best vanilla Android out there. I am sad they retired the Nexus brand. The Daydream VR product surprised me. I was happy to see the price was so low for a VR product. What did you think?

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Tech News Decoded:

  • Yahoo rebrands to Yahoo Newsroom
  • Yahoo is reading your emails
  • You can add your Periscope account to your Twitter profile
  • Pinterest hires its first CFO
  • Talking about the Google event
  • My thoughts on the Google Event

Tech Stuff to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

The Pixel Phone was announced and no one was surprised.

I dislike Marketplace because Facebook is trying to eat the Internet.

I equally hate both political parties. That's equality!

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Oct 1, 2016

Today's Episode

It's International Podcast Day! One of the best holidays of the year! Ok, it's not really a holiday, but I love it. Show love to those podcasters you know. I also talk about the latest in gaming news. It's funny that Ubisoft cares about quality. That's a big surprise. Lately, they have released games that have problems. It's not No Man's Sky worthy, but, they've had problems. I'm glad they are holding their games back. It's better to make quality games, then push them out.

Anyways, on with the show!

Gaming News Pwned:

  • Assassin's Creed and FarCry Not Returning Until 2017
  • Ubisoft still independent
  • Twitch goes Prime with Twitch Prime
  • Windows 10 fix to download games
  • Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition back
  • Get skins for the Steam Controller and Link
  • AOC launches a new monitor
  • Homefront: The Revolution has a DLC
  • Wasteland 3 is coming, maybe
  • No Man's Sky is being investigated
  • Cyberpunk 2077 could be better than the Witcher 3
  • Black Ops 3 gets mod tools?
  • Destiny 2 could come to the PC
  • BF1 ha a single-player and nobody cares
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Ubisoft got the hint about making great games

The worst decision was to be silence. Bad move No Man's Sky

At least PC may get Destiny 2

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