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Binary System Podcast #75 – WTNV episode 104 “The Hierarchy of Angels”

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Binary System Podcast #75 – WTNV episode 104 “The Hierarchy of Angels”

This week the twins recap the latest episode of Night Vale and talk about how angels can’t have building permits and dragons can’t practice law. (Apparently you can’t just tell somebody that the City said it was okay for you to build a roller coaster. Even if you spell all the words right.)

After that Kathryn gave us a breakdown of NC Comicon: Oak City, and Elizabeth gave us her picks for Amazon’s “Pilot Season.”

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Comic Issues #148 – The Pre-Podcast, Podcast

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Comic Issues #148 – The Pre-Podcast, Podcast

This week the crew find themselves in a last minute recording session and nothing ready to talk about!  What instead develops is the aimless ramblings of 3 of the greatest geeks in the world!

Together we discuss Amazon’s experimental drone delivery, where if your purchase isn’t there in 30 mins or less then it’s been shot down by a surface to air missile, Anthony’s terrible cooking, Andrew’s exercise band, and other manner of geekery.

Listen now and find out where the cold intro comes from!

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Movie Issues: Amazon Women on the Moon

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Movie Issues: Amazon Women on the Moon

This week the boys travel to meet the Amazon Women on the Moon.

This 1987 satirical comedy parodies the experience of watching low-budget movie on late night TV.  Brought together by directors Joe Dante and John Landis, the movie is made up of 21 shorts mixed together to make one hell of a good time. Amazon Women on the Moon is a very funny flick, featuring some of the 80s’ up-and-coming talent.

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Black Friday Geek Guide

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Black Friday Geek Guide

I’ve never gone Black Friday shopping – waking at 5 AM to fight my way through hordes of shoppers, just to save a few dollars isn’t exactly high on my priorities list.

But this year is different – stores are opening even earlier (meaning there’s a greater chance I’ll still be awake from the night before), and more and more companies seem to be catering to gamers and geeks. And of course, an essential part of Black Friday is the prep work.

One does not simply walk into Black Friday without doing a little research first – but lucky for our readers, I’ve done the research for you! Here are the best Black Friday deals of 2011 for geeks and gamers:

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Tablet Attraction: Our Burning Desire for the Kindle Fire

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Tablet Attraction: Our Burning Desire for the Kindle Fire

In April 2010 Apple released the iPad to the public, launching the subsequent race to capture this audience with faster, more functional, and shinier tablets.   All have failed, with the iPad representing 75% of tablet sales in 2010, with an expected increase to 83% by the end of 2011.  On November 15th this year, a challenger will arise, aiming to topple Apple’s reign on the tablet market.

It is the Kindle Fire—the feisty contender coming out on November 15th from Amazon we’re dying to tell you about.  But first, some exposition:

We have been drooling over this kind of technology ever since the members of Starfleet started strutting around with their fancy PADDs (Personal Access Display Device, for the Trekkie-challenged).  We feebly attempted to reproduce the PADDs with PDAs, beginning with the notable Apple Newton. But, encountering failure, we could only settle with fantasies of glossy handheld screens in the decades to come.

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Spare Change Deal of the Day: Fable 3

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Spare Change Deal of the Day: Fable 3

Who said living like a king has to cost you your riches? Amazon’s Deal of the Day is Fable III. Get this deal before it finds another rightful heir.

Fable III is an Xbox 360 exclusive RPG  set in a fantasy world. It is the latest installment in the Fable franchise.  As the protagonist, you become the ruler of Albion. With this power, you are given the choice to follow good or evil. But today’s choice is a no-brainer. Fable III is available for more that 50% off today only on Amazon. If you haven’t already picked it up, and you think you have what it takes to be a ruler, throw down the spare change and find out.

$ 28.06

 

Spare Change: Black Friday

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Want to prepare for Black Friday?

If you are like me, you like to have a game plan before you go running into a store on Black Friday with a crowd of sleep-deprived shoppers. There are many great deals out there this year, both in store and online.  These are a few great deals to watch for from Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. This year the sales are starting early, so watch the Sunday circulars.

I have some top picks of items for Door Busters this week.  Check all of them out past the break:

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Amazon's Kindle Purchases Are Refundable

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This is something I didn’t see coming, never having really paid attention to the Kindle, much less Amazon’s policies on refunds. I didn’t even know there was a refund policy for it. But, interestingly enough there is one. Kindle users are able to refund their purchases within seven days, as long as Amazon receives the request before the seventh day has passed.

This is something that’s somewhat unprecedented when it comes to digital distribution. When it comes to digital distribution of other mediums, such as movies and video games, the only policy is that there are no refunds. It’s odd, but maybe this might become a trend, though this is something that could easily backfire as well.

[via Kotaku]

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