Coffee Talk: 639: Foursquare is Out of Touch and in Denial

Posted on July 24th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Geek Stuff, Mobile Tech. 1 Comment

After becoming one of the most popular mobile apps over the last five years, Foursquare is looking to reinvent itself in 2014. The company is making some bold moves and taking some big risks, but it’s also alienating many of its users. For those of you not familiar with Foursquare, it’s a social app that blends gamification and location sharing information. Foursquare users “check in” to various locations and have the option to leave tips or ratings on the venue. Users compete for badges and “mayorship” of locations, while the … continued


Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Trailer (NSFW)

Posted on July 24th, by raymond padilla in Movies. 1 Comment

This looks really stupid…and I really want to see it. The “Stay” bit totally cracked me up. Ha!… continued

Coffee Talk #638: The Case Against Dwayne Johnson as Shazam

Posted on July 23rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Comics, Movies. No Comments

In a recent interview with Total Film (embedded below for your convenience), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gave some hints on a character he’ll be playing in an upcoming movie. The artist formerly known as Rocky Maivia said that he’ll be playing someone with “the power of Superman” and also gave the telling hint of, “Just say the word.” The latter bit has many people speculating that The Rock will be playing Shazam (known for decades as Captain Marvel). For those of you unfamiliar with Captain Marvel/Shazam, he was … continued


Saber’s Edge, To-Fu Fury Exclusive to Amazon Fire Phone

Posted on July 22nd, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Videogames. 3 comments

Amazon Game Studios has announced a pair of videogames exclusive to the upcoming Amazon Fire Phone – Saber’s Edge and To-Fu FurySaber’s Edge combines puzzle gameplay with strategic combat, while To-Fu Fury is a platform game that appears to star a…menacing ninja marshmallow (yes, I know it’s a tofu cube). Both games take advantage of the Fire Phone’s unique “Dynamic Perspective” feature. You can check out the trailers for both games below. Here’s a clip from the press release:

Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury are co-developed with partners,

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Weird Al Has “First World Problems”

Posted on July 21st, by raymond padilla in Music. 4 comments

I skipped “Weird” Al Yankovic’s last video from Mandatory Fun, “Sports Song,” because I didn’t think it was very good. Thankfully, “First World Problems” is a lot better. Yeah, it’s not a clever as the outstanding “Word Crimes” or as flashy as “Tacky,” but I found myself cracking up from several lines in the song. “First World Problems” has several things that I’ve been guilty of — getting annoyed that I can’t fast forward through commercials because I’m watching live television, being irritated by having … continued

Coffee Talk #637: Ford Focus Electric and the Gamification of Driving

Posted on July 21st, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Electric Cars, Videogames. 3 comments

Driving a Ford Focus Electric has a lot of similarities to playing videogames on a home console. In the immortal word of Christopher Cross, “It sounds crazy, but it’s true.” The Ford Focus Electric has a system of achievements, scores, and leaderboards that supplement the driving experience, similar to how PlayStation and Xbox consoles have these features to supplement the videogame experience. For certain drivers (i.e. nerdy ones), it makes driving more fun.

On the “My Driving” page on MyFordMobile.com, Ford Focus Electric drivers can keep track … continued