Tech Talk Tuesday: Awesome Tech News

Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 11:14 AM MST
Tech Talk Tuesday: Awesome Tech News story image

Today on Tech Talk Tuesday, hard hitting tech news stories that you need to hear about.  What can I say?  Technology had a lot of press this week and it’s time to get in on all the water cooler talk before someone else stinks it up with spots talk or something lame like that.



Flappy Bird- the app people loved to hate.  I played it and my highest score was 8 before I deleted it.  If you haven’t heard about this mobile app by now, here is the skinny: A developer named Dong Nguyen made a game for both iOS and Android.  The game play had you tap the screen to keep a bird in flight.  Depending how fast of slow you tapped the bird would fly higher or lower.  Your skills come in as you had to guide the bird between gaps of pipes of various heights.  A casual gamer like our News Executive Producer couldn’t even make it past the first pipe, leaving her (and I’m sure many others) with a score of zero.  Needless to say, this game was not easy which lead to most people’s frustration and eventual anger.  The developer Dong Nguyen got so much negative feedback that he decided to pull the game.  Instead of pleasing everyone, pulling the app enraged the gaming community even more.  This guy couldn’t win for losing.  Well, he did say that Flappy Bird brought in $50,000 a day through ad revenue so that’s pretty good for losing.  The negativity about the game must have been unbearable to make someone pull a money maker like that off the market.  All in all, Dong Nguyen is done with flappy bird but he’s not done with game making.  Look for future releases from this developer as I’m sure his next app will be hit just from the hype of Flappy Bird.  

How many of you would like 10TB of cloud storage?  You read correctly… 10 Terabytes and did I mention free?  That’s right!  China’s Tencent is giving away 10TB of free cloud storage.  You do have to jump through some hoops to get it, one being you have to download their mobile app (it’s on both iOS and Android).  Once you complete the three required steps you got yourself 10TB of cloud storage.  Here is the link if you want to get started yourself.  

TechGuy warning:  the link is in english and read the service agreement.  Things link this - “3.12 Tencent Company has the right to release all kinds of ads and information for propaganda during or through services and the ads may appear in the form of system message or popup window, etc.” scare the you know what out of me.  That said, statements like that still don’t stop me from using the cloud space to put things on it that no longer fit on my computer.  Things I don’t mind losing or having other people look at as I’m not sure how secure their service is.  So use them, but don’t be foolish and put really personal documents on it or pictures you don’t mind getting copied or lost if the server were to be compromised.

Calling all the single ladies!  Have you ever wished you had a fairy Godmother that would come down and tell you if the guy you just met is the one? Yes?  Well you don’t have to wait much longer.  A Japanese Lingerie Company just made a bra that does that for you.  That’s right.  You don’t need a fictional character anymore.  Ravijour (the Japanese Lingerie Company) has introduced a high-tech bra that can detect wether or not you’re in love.  It’s perfect for those nights where you might not have thought things through and have gone home with someone who definitely isn't the one.   Let the bra decide for you.  Like a chastity belt for your, umm… upper body…if your heart isn’t into the guy, the bra will not come off.  That’s when you say goodnight as you just found out you’re just not that into him.  On the other hand, if the bra senses you're in love it automatically snaps off offering your, umm.. upper body freely.  Just be careful for love at first sight as it might lead to accidental exposer.  

That’s the tech news you need to know for this week.  Let me know which of the three news stories you liked most.  Whether or not you downloaded your free 10TB of cloud storage.  Are you still playing Flappy Bird?  As always we would love your feedback/suggestions for this or our next edition, so feel free to send your comments to our resident Tech Guy Lonnie Valencia.

Tech Talk Tuesday: Awesome Tech News
comments powered by Disqus

More El Paso Entertainment


Local musicians Rodriguez-Lopez, Bixler-Zavala back with new band
Playing at the Neon Desert Music Festival is nothing new for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. The prolific guitarist and songwriter has been featured on the bill at NDMF with two of his numerous musical projects — Bosnian Rainbos and The Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group.
Movie capsules: "Far From the Madding Crowd," "Good Kill," "Poltergeist" opening this week
Compiled from El Paso Times staff and wire reports. Listings are subject to change. The star rating system: Poor Fair Good Excellent Opening this week "Far From The Madding Crowd"
Coming up: Romeo Santos, Asleep at the Wheel, Little Mike & The Blue Kings
Romeo Santos: The award-winning Bronx-born bachata superstar is taking the second leg of his U.S. tour, "Formula Vol.
Tiempo calendar: The Eagles, Neon Desert Music Festival, "Wicked"
Today, May 22 The Eagles: The legendary Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock group will perform at 8 p.
KLAQ Balloonfest: 30 years of high-flying fun, sun and music
The first day of summer may still be about a month away, but for the last 29 years, local radio station KLAQ has kicked off El Paso's summer season with an exciting party that includes hot-air balloons, live music, sun and fun.
Restaurant review: PhoTastix offers traditional Vietnamese food in a chic, contemporary atmosphere
There are many things to love about Vietnamese food — the noodle soups, which go way beyond the infamous pho, the banh mi sandwiches and the variety of rolls wrapped in rice paper.
Nightspot listings: Things to do in El Paso
Basement S7: 201 N. Stanton. 555-0101; https://www.facebook.com/BASEMENTS7; eventbrite.com. Grieves, 7:30 p.
Dining out: Places to eat in El Paso
Central Amigos Restaurant: 2000 Montana, $$, 533-0155. Classic Mexican food with great specials. Ardovino's Pizza: 206 Cincinnati, $$, 532-9483, ardovinospizza.
Broadway smash musical "Wicked" starts 16-performance run Wednesday at Plaza Theatre
"Wicked" has stormed into El Paso. Thirteen semi-trucks, loaded with staging, sound and lighting equipment, costumes, props and more, rolled into the Sun City on Tuesday as crews prepared the Plaza
What's new (and leaving) Netflix: June 2015
Here's a partial list of films, TV series and specials that will appear and expire on Netflix in June. To see the full list, along with titles expiring from the popular streaming service, head to the El Paso Times entertainment blog, The Beat.
Alternative rockers Cake to perform at Tricky Falls
The critically-acclaimed alternative band Cake is coming to El Paso, tour officials announced today. The popular group will perform at 7 p.
David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile

NEW YORK (AP) — There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right.

Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' comes to an end

NEW YORK (AP) — "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner promised a finale that was "dramatic and appropriate."

Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.
'Pitch Perfect 2' leaves 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in the dust
LOS ANGELES >> The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

Come back often for updates of TV listings and El Paso area and Las Cruces entertainment stories. KFOX14 covers entertainment, programming and other entertainment related subjects. KFOX14 is dedicated to providing the best, timely and up to date entertainment news for El Paso and Las Cruces.

KFOX14 El Paso - Live Cast Watch live broadcasts of KFOX14 News seven days a week!
KFOX14 El Paso - Live Cast Like KFOX Scoop on Facebook!
advertisement
advertisement