This week, how Uber is deceiving the authorities, Wikileaks‘ secret trove of CIA hacks, how much is Snapchat worth? Twitch takes on Twitter, using our DNA as near infinite memory storage, and much, much more.
If you’re like me, you find that there is a slight lull in the TV viewing schedule around the holidays and during the months of January and February as some of the shows me and the wife watch regularly (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for instance) are on winter break.
So, in the mean time, I’ve come across a new show to obsess over and have become a weekly viewer. The best part is that it’s not even on TV as most people know it. The name of the show is Critical Role and it is shown on Thursdays on Twitch on the Geek and Sundry Twitch channel from 9-12 CST (most nights, they often play longer). You can also catch the episode on Mondays when it’s posted to Geek and Sundry’s web page.
One of my many fond memories from childhood is sitting and watching Mr. Bob Ross paint on his show The Joy of Painting. I can’t tell you how many times I dozed off to his comforting voice, but I have no doubt the number would be astronomical. His impact on me has been a lasting one—right this very moment, I have 46 episodes of The Best of the Joy of Painting stored on my DVR for whenever I feel like throwing one on to fall asleep to (they air them on the TV channel Create). He wasn’t the greatest painter of all time, but he shared a technique that made it accessible to anyone, and did it in the most appealing way possible.
So you can imagine my joy at the news that Twitch is currently streaming all 403 episodes of Ross’s painting series as part of their new spinoff Twitch Creative where, instead of streaming themselves playing video games, which is what Twitch is best known for, users will stream themselves drawing, painting, and creating other forms of arts and crafts.
This week we’re joined by Greg Davies, host of Blendover & Heavy Metal Historian podcasts (and of course the TARDISBlend podcast hosted here at Geeks of Doom) as we discuss escalating developments in the Ashley Madison hack, Twitter cuts off deleted political tweets, Facebook launches its own virtual assistant, YouTube takes on Twitch, ILM‘s experimental lab… and much much more.
This week, Greg Davies from the Blendover and Geeks Of Doom’s TARDISBlend podcasts joins Dwayne and Andrew as we discuss: Facebook fights click bait, the NSA builds a Google to search your records, Amazon buys Twitch, and…is misogyny in games out of control?