Tonight on GeekNights, we consider biometrics. Biometrics bring great power, as well as great danger, and aren't just for authentication credentials.
In the War of the Apple Store news, Apple backs down against Wordpress after a "misunderstanding," Facebook isn't allowed to tell people that Apple takes a cut, and no one can download Fortnite or Infinity Blade on an Apple device. In the non-Apple news, a clever Chromium feature to detect evil DNS servers had unforeseen consequences, and don't let a late capitalist megacorporation install hardware in your brain.
Tonight on GeekNights, we look back at decades of our online purchases, spanning back to the days before things could even be bought "online." It's surprisingly interesting to look at what I was buying on line in 1996 or 2004. In the news, professional sports players strike in support of racial justice.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Cole Wehrle's PAX Pamir (Second Edition). In the news, Facebook is destroying the Oculus brand, subsuming it into their social media hellscape. Also there's a new hockey stick in town.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the Devilman manga, which Scott finished, and Gibiate, which Rym has started watching. In the news, there are a bunch of online anime conventions that people aren't paying enough attention to, KissAnime is finally dead, a ton of older family/children's anime is coming to Youtube free to watch, and a book of essays on Leiji Matsumoto is coming.
Tonight on GeekNights, we revisit a topic we covered once in 2007 to update it for current times: removable media. USB sticks and such. Rym spent some $20 for a 2GB USB stick in 2007. Times have changed. In the news, Epic Games has kicked off a massive legal battle with Apple and Google, as things continue to escalate.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how to be to be good at Modern Art, a Knizia tabletop bidding game we're particularly fond of. In the news, the New York Rangers have the first overall draft pick, Fall Guys is full of cheaters, Dire Wolf Digital is bringing some sort of Dune deckbuilding worker placement game, Luigi's endowment informs us on Bowser's height, and we will be streamed at PAX Online with an all-new panel!