Episode 88 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live!
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We start out this episode with a tiny smidge of listener mail, general pleasantries and the like.
In video games, Tony talks about Super Stardust HD, Dead Nation and Outland. Lou talks about playing demos of Dungeon Siege III and Bulletstorm. Miscellaneous video game news follows.
In TV (~28:20), the segment starts with the guys talking The Voice, and then Falling Skies. Tony talks about First 48: Missing Persons and Master Chef. Lou talks about Smallville and The Glades. Random TV news tidbits after that.
In Movies (~1:03:55), Tony and Lou saw X-Men: First Class together, and both of them saw Super 8. Tony also saw Fantastic Mr. Fox and, as part of Tony’s Classic Film Project, saw THX-1138. Lou also watched The Tourist. Miscellaneous movie news follows.
In the Mash-Up segment (~1:38:20) the news this week includes:
- A new camera called Lytro can capture the “image field” of a scene and allow you to modify focus, zoom and even perspective after the fact.
- Nokia’s first Windows Phone, the “Sea Ray”, is essentially the N9, but with Windows
- Google Chromebooks are in stores. For between $380 and $500 you can get a machine that does nothing but surf the web. Hmm.
- iOS 5 has been announced, and Tony says that I shouldn’t bother writing or even talking about it because everybody who cares already knows all about it. Ok then.
- Mac OS X Lion has also been announced, and is the first step in Apple’s plan to de-centralize the PC and move everything to the cloud
- Lamborghini may be working on an SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne platform
- An Australian guy named Chris Malloy has built a prototype hoverbike
- Hacker group LulzSec took down the CIA’s website last week. Ouch.
- Tumblr has surpassed WordPress as the blogging platform of choice, with nearly 21 million Tumblr blogs out there
- Eatensil is a sort of Swiss Army Knife for foodies, including a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, toothpick, pizza cutter and bottle opener. Unfortunately, still a concept at this point.
- The Consumer Electronics Association wants the spectrum used for free, over the air TV broadcasts to be auctioned off. Which means about 25 million people would be without TV.
- Petra Ecclestone has purchased the most expensive home in the U.S., Aaron Spelling’s former mansion in Holmby Hills
- China is building the world’s largest radio telescope
- Facebook is working on an HTML5 version of their site, which means lots of games and other stuff on your iDevice without having to go through the App Store
- If you’d like to help save SETI’s telescope array, and let SETI keep using it, you can make a donation at setistars.org
- Apple has released unlocked iPhone 4 without 3G or 4G. Huh?
- A paleontologist named Jack Horner is trying to create dinosaur-like creatures by regressing DNA of chickens. His team has already succeeded in creating a chicken with teeth. Yipes!
The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is hosted by long-time friends Tony Incopero and Lou Zucaro. Join them as they discuss all sorts of fun things in the world of entertainment, gaming, gadgets, cars and more with a healthy dose of their sense of humor.
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