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Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch Preview

Earlier this summer Marvel did what was once unimaginable. They released Avengers: Infinity War – their 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which was built upon all of the movies that came before it. Before next years still untitled follow up to Infinity War I wanted to do a Marvel Cinematic Universe rewatch and revisit all 20 movies so far. Another inspiration point for this endeavor was listening to The Incomparable’s Summer of Marvel podcast series (starting at episode 413) where

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Media Bites – September 2018

Ali and I are getting back into a normal groove and getting more downtime in which we’re able to enjoy more media, which is a welcome place to be after the past few months. That said, here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of September 2018. Movies Blackkklansman – This movie had been on my list for a while, and we finally

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Media Bites – August 2018

Like the last few months, this month’s Media Bites is kind of lacking since we’ve spent most of our time dealing with moving to, unpacking, and dealing with house drama, but here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of August 2018. Movies Sorry to Bother You – We went to see this to escape the hotel room we were living in while

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Just Do It

Yesterday it was reported that Nike named Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary of it’s “Just Do It” campaign. Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018 This is a bold, and welcomed move from Nike. Nike is not a perfect company. They have had no shortage in controversies over the years which shouldn’t be forgotten. However, choosing Kaepernick shows that they are trying to do the right

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Old Man Yells at Progress

For once, I’m not the old man in this story. Or at least the only one. There are tons of quotes and articles and videos of some old dude complaining because their thing, what ever it is – photography, music, etc., is changing. In today’s digital world more people are able to create art. And that’s a good thing. Is it all going to be good, or meaningful? Most definitely not. But when barriers to entry are knocked down, more

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Media Bites – July 2018

Like last month, this month’s Media Bites is kind of lacking since we’ve spent most of our time dealing with closing on our new house and move to Austin, but here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of July 2018. Movies Ant-Man and the Wasp – The latest Marvel movie, and just as expected, it was super fun. Skyscraper – Going into

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Media Bites – June 2018

This month’s Media Bites is kind of lacking since we’ve spent most of our time house hunting for our upcoming move to Austin, but here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of June 2018. Movies Tag – This movie was much better than I expected it to be. It was fun, funny, and had some serious moments towards the end. The best

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Media Bites – May 2018

Here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of May 2018. Movies Deadpool 2 – You don’t get to say this very often, especially in the realm of comic book movies, but for me, the sequel was better than the first one. Solo: A Star Wars Story – I went into this movie with the lowest of expectations, and was pleasantly surprised.

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The Amazing and Dangerous Future of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Ian Malcom from Jurassic Park

Last week Google demoed a new feature this week called “Duplex” that shows a huge jump in progress of capabilities of artificial intelligence. You can watch a brief demo from the keynote here: Essentially, it’s an artificial intelligence (AI) that can hold limited conversations and sound completely human – even down to quirks and stammers, like adding in “ums” and pauses where the AI is “thinking” or “processing a question” from the person it is talking to. Because I’m a

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The All-In-One Smart Home Device

Every year more and more people start to upgrade their homes to “smart homes” but for people in the Apple ecosystem there really isn’t a good all-in-one smart home device to control it all. There’s the HomePod, but that’s a half baked product at best. Late last year I got into the smart home game starting with smart light bulbs and loved them. What I hated about them was controlling them with Siri and Apple HomeKit. Siri would barely recognize

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