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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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Dec 31, 2016

Today's Episode

Oh, 2016. You had some memorable games this year. This episode I talk about my best of 2016 gaming list. I have my list and I did check it twice. This was the best game to come out of 2016. It was a good year for strategy and first-person shooters. I will miss 2016 because we got some great titles and the rise of VR. 2017 should tell us if VR is here to stay or a bust. Here's to more exciting games in 2017. I think 2017 is the year of the RPG.

Show Timeline:

  • Hero Song shuts down and developer out of business
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda to showcase at CES 2017
  • Developers remember Carrie Fisher
  • Former Crysis studio goes independent
  • A modder is recreating X-Wing in the Unity Engine.
  • Hitman's new elusive target is a food critic
  • PNY gets a faster SSD
  • Postal goes open source
  • Star Citizen kinda has a new engine
  • Windows is getting a "gaming mode"
  • Day of Infamy is in beta now
  • Valve gets hit by 2.4 million fine
  • My Best of 2016 Gaming List

Gaming Deals:

Highlights from the Show:

Hitman lets you get your frustration out of food critics!

It's funny how people got mad at Star Citizen for changing engines, when, they really didn't.

I hope this modder does finish his X-Wing project.

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Dec 29, 2016

Today's Episode

Well, look at that, 2016 is almost done. Isn't it glorious? Yes! This episode is going to be looking ahead to the tech future! Plus, some tech news. I will look back at what happened in 2016 and what I want to see in 2017. There are just some things that need to die... Flash! Please finally go away! Plus, these dubious bullying rules and "fake news." I'm looking at you Facebook and Twitter. I want these social networks to stop policing and get rid of tailoring feeds. Tailored feeds are what got us into this hyper drama culture we face. I always think fake news is subjective to the person. We want to believe in what most people deem true. Now, that doesn't mean I don't think there aren't some universal truths. I'm tired of one side calling the other side's reporting fake. That's not a debate and we need to be open to the opposing opinion. However, I do concede there are some sites that do misleading headlines and poor research skills, but, that is a minority. Let's hope some of this gets resolved in 2017!

Show Timeline:

  • South Korea fines Qualcomm
  • Sylvania smart bulb connects to Apple Homekit
  •  Amazon sells more Echo's this holiday season
  • Twitter releases new 360 live video
  • Firefox to stop support for Windows XP and Vista in 2017
  • A cool new mechanical SNES keyboard.
  • Looking back on the year
  • What tech future can I find in 2017

Apps/Programs to Try this Week:

Highlights of the Show:

This SNES mechanical keyboard is bringing back all the fond memories!

I think 2017 is AMD's year.

I really want us all to stop finding drama everywhere in 2017.

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Dec 26, 2016

Today's Episode

We end a techie Christmas Digital Coffee style! That means there's a new episode on Christmas! That's right, my gift to all my listeners is a new episode on Christmas! Enjoy this latest episode of me looking back on the year. I will share what tech and games I liked the most this year. I will go through the highs and lows of the tech, marketing, and gaming industry.  It's been an interesting year. Full of great moments and some wild blunders. We've seen crazy and wondrous. Let's hope 2017 is as great and blunderous as 2016. Here's to another great year!

Show Timeline:

  • Looking back on the year
  • What was my favorite tech this year
  • What was my favorite game this year
  • The biggest tech blunders
  • What to look for in 2017

Apps/Programs to Try This Week:

Highlights from Show:

Yahoo email hack was the biggest plunder of 2016

No Man's Sky was the biggest hype game of 2016

I'm hoping 2017 brings an end to yearly releases

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Dec 17, 2016

Today's Episode

Christmas is almost here! If you're scrambling for a Christmas list full of games, this is for you! It's hard to know which games are good and which ones to avoid. This goes for people not in the know with the gaming industry. Not every game is alike, and some, are downright awful. I here to help! The games I choose are a good mix or different genres. They are top AAA games and some independent games. 2016 was a great year. Here's to an interesting 2017!

Scroll down to hear about my list.

Gaming News Pwnd:

  • A funny bug in No Man's Sky
  • Surge seems to may tickle your Dark Souls itch
  • Steam clients has some interesting updates
  • Enlisted wants to make WW2 interesting and 100 player count
  • Twitch adds AutoMod to combat "hate speech"
  • BF1 patch
  • Evolve developer is making a new game
  • Warhammer: End Times has a new DLC
  • NVIDIA has a new update
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisition delayed
  • Rainbox Six: Siege updates
  • Doom DLC drops
  • Talking about For Honor
  • Ubi 30 is doing a special weekend
  • Call of Cthulhu updates
  • My Christmas gaming list

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

I have never like timed exclusives. They split the community up.

I wish companies would use inclusive right.

For Honor seemed interesting, but, I have no interest

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Dec 15, 2016

Today's Episode

AMD finally unveiled their newest CPUs. AMD seems to be on the rise and their stocks have been doing very well. The RYZEN processors have a chance to take on Intel. We won't know how good or bad these chips are until 2017. It looks like AMD is getting back to their competitive form next year. It started this year with their RX 400 series graphics cards. 2017 is shaping out to be a great year in CPUs. 

Find out more below.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Vimeo launches new tv apps
  • Nokia has a cheap phone for you
  • Yahoo had another breach
  • Microsoft Edge is slowing going away from Flash
  • You can now live stream on Twitter
  • You can save Instagram pictures
  • Instagram starts rolling out live streaming
  • Snapchat adds a group chat feature
  • Ashley Madison settles with the FTC
  • Facebook looking to create it's own video content
  • Evernote wants to read your notes?
  • Google launches Android Things
  • California goes green for stupid reasons
  • AMD unveils Zen or RYZEN

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

The government should really get out of the green energy industry.

It's good to see AMD back in competitive form.

Evernote this is a PR nightmare you did not have to be a part in.

Periscope merging with Twitter was only a matter of time.

Yahoo, you are telling people not to do business with you.

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Dec 10, 2016

Today's Episode

Happy Holidays everyone! It's a great time of year. However, timed exclusives are the worst! They the scrooge of the gaming industry. I think it's dumb and publishers need to stop doing them. Just launch everything at the same time. I do not like this update is only going to be on platform A for X number of days. It does seem publishers are saying to not buy it on the platform you prefer. I say, "no more!" Anyways, I do like the festive updates that are coming to Hitman, Overwatch and others. Keep it coming!

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Gaming News Pwnd:

  • China wants publisher to tell their customers the loot drop rate
  • Resident Evil 7 drops some gameplay trailers
  • Space Hulk- Deathwing gets a slight delay
  • Hitman is getting festive with killing
  • Elder Scrolls Legends is getting Chaotic
  • Watch Dogs 2 T-Bone bundle coming out later
  • AMD and Intel team up for a bundle?
  • It looks like Ubisoft did some insider trading
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered gets new maps and modes
  • Shadow Warrior 2 new DLC out today!
  • Strafe shows off its bloody side
  • The Division is getting DirectX 12
  • New Battlefield 1 map is coming out soon
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance is launching soonish
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Hitman is getting festive with the killings

I hate time exclusive. You're telling your customer to not buy your game.

Oh, look! Division got a patch.

Worlds collide! AMD And Intel are having a bundle deal.

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Dec 8, 2016

Today's Episode

The rumors were swirling for weeks about Pebble being acquired. Well, their tech was acquired. That means there no more Pebbles. Fitbit bought the tech and engineers but did not care about anything else. This means Pebble is refunding all the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core. It's sad to see a small company with a pretty good product go under. It's even worse to see another company not care brand or old products. Fitbit is going to make some enemies. Time will tell if this was a good deal for Fitbit.

Find more down below!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Tech companies make a VR consortium
  • Sprint loves Pokemon Go!
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 may not have a headphone jack
  • A report brings to light what may have been the flaw with the Note 7s
  • Amazon is pioneering a new way to shop
  • Hackers can guess your Visa card in seconds
  • Slack gets better integration with Google Drive
  • Facebook may be allowed to do e-payments in Europe
  • Facebook makes a tool to deal with fake news
  • Tribe has some explaining to do
  • T-Mobile is changing the phone numbers
  • Pandora has something new
  • Trump is meeting with tech leaders
  • Europe is fine with the Microsoft/LinkedIn deal
  • Instagram is dealing with comments
  • Google updates video quality on Duo
  • The demise of Pebble
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try This Week:

Tweetable Quotes:

Fitbit, it would be better for you to keep Pebble watches going.

I guess I'm old school for wanting a headphone jack.

The Note 7 had a design problem from the report.

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Dec 4, 2016

Today's Episode

The web is an everything changing environment. We are in 2.0 and now web 3.0 is upon us. It seems to be more about voice search and AMP. This could change, but, we are in an interesting. Yes, everything changes quickly; sometimes more so than we want. I go through why you need to know this and at least look into it. Also, Pinterest launched a new feature called showcase. This allows brands to showcase boards that may not be performing well and products your selling on Pinterest. I like this new feature. I think this could help brands show off their best content. This could bring more engagement to brands if they do it right. If you have not seen it yet, then you don't have a business page. You should probably get on that.

Anyways, on with the show!

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • Pinterest launches Showcase
  • Report on business, Facebook and ads
  • Twitter has ranked conversation on mobile
  • Is video metrics still a work in progress?
  • Bing and Google up the file size of sitemap files
  • New features coming to Adwords
  • Bye bye content keywords!
  • Wordpress going all in with HTTPS in 2017
  • Google testing out messaging business feature
  • A study on Podcast and Linkedin
  • Facebook is building another Snapchat feature
  • Opinion: Voice SEO and AMP the new SEO long game

Apps/Programs/Products To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Web 3.0, or SEO 3.0 is going to be Voice and AMP.

Pinterest showcase is something every brand should use.

As we know from Facebook, metrics are a work in progress

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Dec 3, 2016

Today's Episode

The Game Awards was on Thursday. I did not see it because I was busy. I do think most people do not watch this because of many reasons. They seem to be like all the other awards shows out there. I rarely watch any of them. Why? I really don't care about the awards. It's nice when a game you like get recognition, but, gamer's play games. We care about reviews. That's really about it. Award shows are for the industry. They may have been for the gamers at one time, but, gaming is mainstream now. Oh well, game on!

Find out more below!

Gaming News Pwnd:

  • No Man's Sky Updates
  • Overwatch new map?
  • Star Wars Battlefront hearts Rogue One
  • Prey 2 impressions
  • Play Red Dead Redemption on PC?
  • Mass Effect Andromeda Impression
  • Play Titanfall 2 for free?
  • Sales are not looking good for Titanfall 2
  • Bulletstorm gets a remastered version
  • Rocket League new map?
  • Winners of the Gaming Awards
  • The reason I did not watch the Gaming Awards

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

The new Overwatch map has hazards. This is going to be interesting.

I don't know if the elusive target should be a woman.

Rocket League is finally going to the final frontier.

It was EA's fault for Titanfall 2 sales.

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Dec 1, 2016

Today's Episode

This is getting tiring. Reddit is becoming the place to never have a thought or a wrong thought. The CEO of Reddit did something wrong. He should be punished for his dubious actions. If he really wants to heal Reddit and the country; maybe you should not silence a group. The problem with these people is they do not understand hate speech. They do not understand free speech and they were riding on the goodwill of their users for so long, they forgot about the trust that was built for the past decade. People should be suspicious of these companies. They do not care about you or your speech.

Find out why below.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Samsung may split up
  • Spotify launches a new funny add?
  • Twitter allows moments to be created on mobile
  • Durex wants to make a condom emoji
  • Netflix is finally getting an offline mode
  • Microsoft has a new app launcher for copying and pasting
  • Apple has an apology for those spammy calendar invites
  • Dusk is a live streaming app that is anonymous
  • Facebook cuts off Prisma live filters
  • Readdle launches Spark for MacOS
  • GoPro is trimming its workforce
  • Dubsmash raises some money 
  • Talking about speech and social media
  • and more!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Talking about sex, even with that emoji is better than not.

These social media companies built themselves off of free speech and forgot what is that meant.

I don't think breaking up Samsung is a good idea.

Dusk is a way for people to talk about ideas without consequence.

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