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Tech Talk Tuesday: Awesome Tech News

Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 11:14 AM MST
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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.

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