Windows Phone Going with the Dodo?

Forbes reports that the Windows phone is failing to gain traction in the competitive Mobile Phone OS market. While globally the Nokia Lumia set records with 7.4 million sold world wide in the quarter, it doesn’t hide the fact that it’s only sold 500,000 in North America.Also that prices dropped 20%, it appears that Nokia has dropped the price to spur sales.

Windows Phone seems to be gaining slightly in the low end phone market, however doesn’t seem to be gaining anything in the high end phones, which is dominated by the iPhone and Android. It appears that both Nokia and Windows Phone OS are at a crossroads.

Read the full report at forbes.com

17 – NERDITRONICS – Robots – I for One Welcome our Future Metal Overlords

 

Nerditronics 10/27/2012   Episode 17.0

Intro -

Many New Posts On the Blog! I kept my promise and posted a number of articles

News -

Happy 35th, Atari 2600! By Chris Morris  Oct 14, 2012 http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/happy-35th-atari-2600-175216071.html

Curiosity Rover Digs Up Shiny Particles on Mars by SPACE.com Staff October 18 2012 http://www.space.com/18115-mars-rover-curiosity-shiny-particles.html

Trekkie Dating Site Helps Geeks Boldly Go Where Non-Trekkies Go All the Time Brent Rose  Oct 19, 2012 http://gizmodo.com/5953196/trekkie-dating-site-helps-geeks-boldly-go-where-non+trekkies-go-all-the-time

New Android Trojan Found in Google Play By Damon Poeter  October 18, 2012 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411163,00.asp   Black Hole in Our Galaxy by SPACE.com Staff  October 22, 2012 http://www.space.com/18166-black-hole-revealed-rare-star-explosion.html

Zune is dead, long live Zune By Sean Buckley  Oct 3rd 2011 http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/03/zune-is-dead-long-live-zune/

Microsoft launches Windows 8, Surface: Winners and losers By Zack Whittaker  October 25, 2012 http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-launches-windows-8-surface-winners-and-losers-7000006403/

G4 cancelling X-Play, Attack of the Show  By Eddie Makuch October 26, 2012 http://www.gamespot.com/news/g4-cancelling-x-play-attack-of-the-show-6398986

MechWarrior Online open beta starts Monday By Tom Sykes  October 27 2012 http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/10/27/mechwarrior-online-open-beta-starts-monday-for-real-this-time/

This Is The Nexus 10 By Chris Velazco October 26, 2012 http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/26/this-is-the-nexus-10/

Feature topic -

Robots – I for One Welcome our Future Metal Overlords

Show Wrap-up -

Good Time – Cosplay Parody of Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMCz_eZHcs8&hd=1&t=1s

Legend of Zelda Medley on STL Ocarina – Lena Leclaire http://youtu.be/wJrQDe_mBHA

16 – NERDITRONICS – Horribly Awesome 80s movies

 

Nerditronics 10/13/2012  
Episode 16.0   Intro -

Blog has been updated

Now Marshal can get off my back! More updates this week.

News -

ALIEEEEEEENS!: Mars Rover Curiousity Takes Its First Scoop Of Soil, Spots Mysterious Metallic Object Nearby October 9, 2012 http://www.geekologie.com/2012/10/alieeeeeeens-mars-curiosity-rover-takes.php

Wallpaper: All Swords From All The Zelda Games October 9, 2012 http://www.geekologie.com/2012/10/my-new-wallpaper-all-swords-from-all-the.php

The LED As We Know It Is 50 Years Old Today Jamie Condliffe Oct 9, 2012 http://gizmodo.com/5950131/the-led-as-we-know-it-is-50-years-old-today

UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end Alexis Santos  Oct 8th 2012 http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/08/space-junk-harpoon-astrium-uk/

Google Passes Microsoft As The World’s Second Largest Technology Company Roland Hutchinson October 2nd 2012 http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/google-passes-microsoft-as-the-worlds-second-largest-technology-company-02-10-2012/

Astronomers Discover Huge Comet Hurtling Towards Us Jesus Diaz Oct 1, 2012 http://gizmodo.com/5947845/astronomers-discover-huge-comet-coming-towards-us

Apple Maps Accidentally Revealed a Top Secret Military Base Casey Chan Oct 9, 2012 http://gizmodo.com/5950391/apple-maps-accidentally-revealed-a-top-secret-military-base

NASA’s Mars rover finds rock with Earth-like chemistry Irene Klotz Oct 11, 2012 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-space-mars-idUSBRE89B02Q20121012

Feature topic -     Horribly Awesome 80′s movies Movies so bad they’re awesome   Show Wrap-up -

The Space Invaders Are Really Invading! [Video] Nicole Wakelin October 9, 2012 http://youtu.be/qIKbKjjBN6E

http://nerdapproved.com/gaming/the-space-invaders-are-really-invading-video/

14 – NERDITRONICS – NERD WARS – Star Trek vs Star Wars

 
http://www.gizmag.com/dark-energy-camera-first-images/24193/

Intel: Windows 8 Is Being Released Before It’s Ready

Jamie Condliffe

Sep 26, 2012 6:38 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5946510/intel-windows-8-is-being-released-before-its-ready

Permanent quartz glass data storage announced by Hitachi, could hit market by 2015

By Steve Dent

Sep 26th 2012

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/26/hitachi-announces-permanent-quartz-storage/

Google’s Self Driving Cars Hit The Streets In California

By Roland Hutchinson

26th September 2012

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/googles-self-driving-cars-hit-the-streets-in-california-26-09-2012/

Rover finds evidence of ancient water on Mars

By Elizabeth Landau

September 28, 2012

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/27/us/mars-rover-water/index.html?c=homepage-t

Apple CEO apologizes for Maps flaws, recommends rivals

By Poornima Gupta

Sep 28, 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/29/us-apple-cook-idUSBRE88R0SN20120929

Artificially Intelligent Gamer Bots Convince Judges They're More Human Than Humans

By Rebecca Boyle

Sept 28, 2012

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-09/artificially-intelligent-gamer-bots-convince-judges-theyre-more-human-humans

Feature topic -

Nerd Wars

Star Trek vs Star Wars

Show Wrap-up -

Dude breaks the computer and pees himself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=469zNXTCHdk

13 – NERDITRONICS – Computers from Nerditronics History

 



 

Nerditronics 9/22/2012

Episode 13.0

Intro -

Nerditronics.com Update

Final Fantasy VII post

STILL WAITING ON MARSHAL FOR KNOW YOUR NERDS

Nerd Nugget

Don’t get your windows phone on my Android – John

News -

Strange Mystery Spheres on Mars Baffle Scientists

Tariq Malik

15 September 2012

Starting Today, Canned Air Is On Sale in China

Brian Ashcraft

Sep 17, 2012

Now Run Them Through With A Katana!: London Movie Theater Employs Ninjas To Silence Cell Phone Talkers

September 14, 2012

NASA Says a Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive Is Possible

Amy Ratcliffe

September 19, 2012

Well, Here’s What RoboCop Looks Like

September 17, 2012

Joel Kinnaman

Arcade coin slot belt buckle

By Conner Flynn

September 19, 2012

Feature topic -

Computers from Nerditronics History

From Humble Beginnings to Modern Day Nerds

Show Wrap-up -

Journey Separate Ways

Crazy guy fed up at work

12 – NERDITRONICS – Music in Video Games: Underappreciated Gaming Glue or Boring Mute Fodder?


Nerditronics 9/15/2012
Episode 12.0

Intro -
Blog Update -
Big posts coming

Nerd Nugget -
The French are dumb… Except for French Fries…those are awesome!
-Marshal

News -

It will be Mine
September 11, 2012
http://www.geekologie.com/2012/09/it-will-be-mine-hungry-hungry-hippos-gam.php

Jupiter Has Taken a Massive Meteor Hit (So Earth Didn’t Have To)
Jamie Condliffe
Sep 12, 2012 4:29 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5942503/amateur-astronomer-spots-massive-explosion-on-jupiter

Google Apps Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer 8, Pulls Support For the Browser
Drew Olanoff
September 12, 2012
http://www.techcrunch.com/2012/09/14/google-apps-says-goodbye-to-internet-explorer-pulls-support-for-the-browser/

No More Needles: ‘Painless’ Laser Injects Drugs
Gregory Ferenstein
September 13th, 2012
http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/13/no-more-needles-painless-laser-injects-drugs/

Here Are the Blueprints for the iPhone 5
Molly Oswaks
Sep 15, 2012 12:30 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5943498/here-are-the-blueprints-for-the-iphone-5

Feature topic -

Music in Video Games:
Underappreciated Gaming Glue or Boring Mute Fodder?

Good Game Crappy Music:

Mega Man (NES):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1w_S2K37Lo

God of War III (PS3):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqrs3dv-TAM

Armi Ja Danny – I want to love you tender (Crappy Music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA5GkLM5C7M&feature=g-all-lik

Marshal Games:
Halo
Super Mario
Descent
Descent OST – Level 1: Lunar Outpost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eou6Z3WrCbQ

John Games:
Final Fantasy VIII – Eyes on Me

Zelda (Orignial)

Mass Effect

Fall Out 3

Show Wrap-up -

Legend of Zelda (Chipophone)
Legend of Zelda, composed by Koji Kondo in 1986, performed on the Chipophone.
Mp3 available here: http://www.linusakesson.net/chipophone/legendofzelda.php
Category:
Music
License:
Standard YouTube License

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK19z06WMU4

1967/1968 Battleship Board Game Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrHs8CWDzmc

11 – NERDITRONICS – Childhood Nerdness

 



Nerditronics 9/8/2012

Episode 11.0

Intro -   Nerd Nugget

Well he’s from France… But maybe in space you get an English accent. -Marshal

News -

Gorgeous Cosmic ‘Superbubble’ Observed by X-Ray Space Telescope by SPACE.com Staff  04 September 2012 Time: 02:49 PM ET http://www.space.com/17401-chandra-superbubble-large-magellanic-cloud.html

Star Trek: The Original Series 46th Anniversary marked by Google doodle KS Sandhya Iyer September 07, 2012 http://gadgets.ndtv.com/others/news/star-trek-the-original-series-46th-anniversary-marked-by-google-doodle-264602

As ARM-Based Devices Take Over, Intel Cuts Its Sales Forecast For The Rest Of The Year Romain Dillet September 07, 2012 http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/07/as-arm-based-devices-take-over-intel-cuts-its-sales-forecast-for-the-rest-of-the-year/

The New Kindle Fires Will Have Bing for Search Eric Limer   Sep  8, 2012  9:20 AM http://gizmodo.com/5941554/the-new-kindle-fires-will-have-bing-for-search

Attention Windows Purists: Thinix RetroUI  Lets You ‘Terminate’ Windows 8′s New Interface Pulkit Chandna 09/07/2012 at 5:44pm http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/attention_windows_purists_thinix_retroui_lets_you_terminate_windows_8s_new_interface

Job Listing at Valve Confirms Entry into PC Hardware Business  Paul Lilly    09/04/2012 at 6:25am http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/job_listing_valve_confirms_entry_pc_hardware_business

G4 to change direction – Report    Eddie Makuch September  7, 2012  6:44AM PDT http://www.gamespot.com/news/g4-to-change-direction-report-6394811

Feature topic -

Childhood Nerdness: The good, the bad and the What???

Show Wrap-up -

E.T. the game that nearly killed video gaming http://youtu.be/wiezEjzGUrc

Creepy Old NES Commercial http://youtu.be/eX4MdXF3OWI

10 – NERDITRONICS – NEWS

 



Nerditronics 9/01/2012   Episode 10.0

Intro -   Nerd Nuggets

You can’t have your phazer set to stun. No one will respect you, you gotta have it set to vaporize!  – Marshal

Nerditronics Cosplay Super Post http://nerditronics.com/blog/2012/08/27/cosplay-super-post/

News -

Here’s The Three-Part Legend of Zelda Western You’ve Been Waiting For Jason Schreier Aug  7, 2012  6:00 PM http://kotaku.com/5932658/heres-the-three+part-legend-of-zelda-western-youve-been-waiting-for

The Father of Video Games Explained The All-Purpose Multimedia Home Console… in 1973 Kate Cox  Aug  7, 2012  8:30 PM  http://kotaku.com/5932716/the-father-of-video-games-explained-the-all+purpose-multimedia-home-console-in-1973

Google Translate app gets weighty update, will translate signs through your smartphone camera By Mat Smith  posted Aug 9th 2012 8:06AM Submitted by Ian http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/google-translate-app-update-visual-translation/

Live long and prosper in this Star Trek mansion By Sarah Firshein | Curbed – Mon, Aug 6, 2012 1:05 PM EDT http://homes.yahoo.com/news/live-long-and-prosper-in-this-star-trek-mansion-20120806.html

The Byte Cellar: A Geeked-Out Ode to Computers and Video Games Melanie Pinola Aug  9, 2012  9:30 AM Submitted by Ian http://lifehacker.com/5933286/the-byte-cellar-a-geeked+out-ode-to-computers-and-video-games

Cliff Bleszinski’s Perfect Eulogy for Nintendo Power Stephen Totilo Aug 22, 2012  9:00 AM http://kotaku.com/5936841/cliff-bleszinskis-perfect-eulogy-for-nintendo-power Nintendo Confirms the End of the Nintendo Power Era Evan Narcisse  Aug 22, 2012 12:45 PM http://kotaku.com/5936942/nintendo-confirms-the-end-of-the-nintendo-power-era

Sony Closes One of the Oldest Video Game Developers in the World Luke Plunkett Aug 22, 2012  6:32 AM http://kotaku.com/5936821/sony-closes-one-of-the-oldest-video-game-developers-in-the-world

Space Sugar Discovered Around Sun-Like Star by SPACE.com Staff Date: 29 August 2012 Time: 06:01 AM ET http://www.space.com/17345-sugar-molecules-discovered-young-star.html

This Long-Lost Nintendo Knitting Machine Would Have Let You Make Sweaters With Your NES Kate Cox  Aug 30, 2012 10:40 AM  http://kotaku.com/5939210/this-long+lost-nintendo-knitting-machine-would-have-let-you-make-sweaters-with-your-nes

Happy 25th birthday, Street Fighter! By Ben Silverman | Plugged In Thu, Aug 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/happy-25th-birthday-street-fighter-194510757.html

Feature topic -

Show Wrap-up -    This Original Macintosh Commercial from 1983 Never Aired Submitted by Ian http://osxdaily.com/2012/08/10/retro-mac-commercial-from-1983-unaired/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29

Geth and Dance Central 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PgydM22jdGE

09 – NERDITRONICS – Linux – Confusing Nerd-ware or Freeware Contender



Nerditronics 8/4/2012
Episode 9.0

Intro -
Lightning Bolt!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ekugPKqFw

News -
‘Impossible’ Stars Found in Super-Close Orbital Dances
by SPACE.com Staff
Date: 25 July 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET
http://www.space.com/16739-impossible-stars-close-orbits.html

The Robot Explorer That Will Navigate Jupiter’s Liquid Moon
Andrew Tarantola
Jul 27, 2012 11:30 AM
Submitted by: cougar337 via Google Reader
http://gizmodo.com/5928772/the-robot-explorer-that-will-navigate-jupiters-liquid-moon

All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White
Jesus Diaz
Jul 31, 2012 11:21 AM
Submitted by: cougar337 via Google Reader
http://gizmodo.com/5930450/all-the-american-flags-on-the-moon-are-now-white

Five Cool Things About Google Fiber (and One Not So Cool Thing)
By Keith Wagstaff | @kwagstaff | July 27, 201
http://techland.time.com/2012/07/27/five-cool-things-about-google-fiber-and-one-not-so-cool-thing/?iid=gs-main-mostpop2

Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT (It’s Back Up For Some)
Matt Burns
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/26/google-talk-is-down-worldwide-outage-since-650-am-edt/

This Remote Control Rolling Cooler Is Your Don’t-Get-Up-For-The-Rest-Of-The-Summer Deal of the Day
J.D. Levite
Jul 27, 2012 3:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5929658/this-remote-control-rolling-cooler-is-your-dont+get+up+for+the+rest+of+the+summer-deal-of-the-day

Valve Hedging Bets on Linux to Avoid Windows 8 “Catastrophe”
Posted 07/26/2012 at 7:51am | by Paul Lilly
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/valve_hedging_bets_linux_avoid_windows_8_catastrophe

Blizzard Agrees With Valve About the Impact of Windows 8 For PC Gamers
Posted 07/29/2012 at 9:24am | by Justin Kerr
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/blizzard_agrees_valve_about_impact_windows_8_pc_gamers

This Man Built a Working Computer From Fallout. It’s Pretty Damn Great.
Luke Plunkett
Aug 2, 2012 11:00 PM
http://kotaku.com/5931459/this-man-built-a-working-computer-from-fallout-its-pretty-damn-great

Man Builds A Real, Working Wall-E That’s Still Eternally Hunting For Eve
John Biggs
Aug 3, 2012
http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/03/man-builds-a-real-working-wall-e-still-looking-for-eve/

Happy 35th Birthday to Radio Shack’s TRS-80 Personal Computer, a Leader in Its Day
Molly Oswaks
Aug 3, 2012 11:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5931793/happy-35th-birthday-to-radio-shacks-trs+80-personal-computer-a-leader-in-its-day

Mars Curiosity Makes First Discovery—And It’s Crucial for Human Interplanetary Travel
Jesus Diaz
Aug 3, 2012 4:50 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5931650/mars-curiosity-makes-first-crucial-discovery-for-human-interplanetary-travel

Scientists Have Made the World’s First Quantum Router
Jamie Condliffe
Aug 3, 2012 9:01 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5931545/scientists-have-made-the-worlds-first-quantum-router

Awesome Internet Map Arranges 350,000 Websites in a Traffic Based Cluster
Posted 08/01/2012 at 7:09am | by Paul Lilly
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/awesome_internet_map_arranges_350000_websites_traffic_based_cluster

Feature topic -
Linux – Confusing Nerd-ware or Freeware Contender?
Linux
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

WHY SHOULD I USE UBUNTU LINUX INSTEAD OF WINDOWS?
http://davestechsupport.com/faq/why_should_i_use_ubuntu.html

Show Wrap-up -
First Trailer for Fistful of Rupees, A Zelda Western
Stephen Totilo
Jul 31, 2012 7:30 PM
http://kotaku.com/5930682/first-trailer-for-fistful-of-rupees-a-zelda-western

07 – NERDITRONICS – Mars

Nerditronics 7/15/2012
Episode 7.0

Intro -

News -
Apple’s green image continues to be dirtied
July 12, 2012|By John D. Sutter, CNN
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-07-12/tech/tech_web_apple-greenpeace-report_1_macbook-pro-apple-spokeswoman-apple-computers

Digg Sold To LinkedIn AND The Washington Post And Betaworks
Alexia Tsotsis
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/12/digg-sold-to-linkedin-and-the-washington-post-and-betaworks/

Hackers Grab 1 Million Logins From Android Forum
Jamie Condliffe
Jul 13, 2012 4:18 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5925713/hackers-grab-1-million-logins-from-android-forum

Yahoo confirms theft of 450,000 users’ passwords
Published July 12, 2012
Associated Press
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/12/yahoo-confirms-theft-450000-users-passwords/

Time Warner Is So Scared of Google Fiber That It’s Paying People to Spy on Google
Casey Chan
Jul 12, 2012 5:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5925574/time-warner-is-so-scared-of-google-fiber-that-its-paying-people-to-spy-on-google

Feature topic -
Mars – The Red Planet

NASA’s new Mars picture
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/the-surface-of-mars-slideshow/heres-most-stunning-photo-mars-world-ever-seen-photo-175757710.html

Show Wrap-up -
10 insanely tough games
By Mike Smith
Posts
By Mike Smith | Plugged In – Fri, Jul 13, 2012 5:14 PM EDT
http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/10-insanely-tough-games-211451468.htm l

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZxJCTlg-wo