So, your friend plays a game. And in that game there are these boxes that show up. And they’re just a dollar (or so) to open. You could win some cool stuff if you’re lucky! No big deal, right? Loot! Well, it turns out they’re big money. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/senator-hawley-announces-bill-banning-loot-boxes-pay-to-win-mechanics/ https://massivelyop.com/2018/09/17/international-regulators-co-sign-declaration-to-investigate-lockboxes-and-skin-gambling/ https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/7/18534431/fortnite-rare-default-skins-bullying-harassment
Learning is a skill. Its a skill you can practice and improve, too. This is great since there’s online resources, books, and more! Learning with Ben! And its easier to learn when you can have someone who’ll help you along the way one-on-one! Ben Howard teaches at Maui EdVenture / UH Maui plus does private tutoring! We also take your calls, because we love them! Maui Computer Learning
There’s a lot going on, so today we’re sort of taking a semi-break and wandering the landscape of news! We take your calls, and go all over the map! News Catchup – Part 1
Would you wear a pair of high heels for a hike in ‘Iao Valley? Or go ballroom dancing in steel-toe construction shoes? Ever saw someone tap-dance wearing diving fins? Which Fits? – Part 1 Even if its the best of what they are, the wrong shoes are simply the wrong shoes. Computers are no different, believe it or not! Today we’re talking about Windows, Macs, Chromebooks plus tablets and phones! What do you need? Well, sit right down, and let us listen! Oh, and if you’ve not seen Avengers Endgame yet? You might want to read this article by PC Magazine on how to limit spoilers! https://www.pcmag.com/news/368011/how-to-avoid-spoilers-online
Its love at first sight. Smart, beautiful,and right there looking back at you. Do you make the move? Which Fits? – Part 2 Okay, okay, so maybe buying a new computing device isn’t quite a romantic comedy. But like signing up for a dating site, there’s some questions you should ask yourself about your perfect match! And we get into that. Windows? Mac? Chromebook? Tablet or Smartphone?
Our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot in Kahului gave us a FANTASTIC Sandisk 480gb SSD as a prize, and we’re giving it away to one lucky winner? Was it you? Viewer Mail, April 2019 – Part 2 Also, some links requested for the show! That One Privacy Site – learn about VPNs! https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ Curious about anti-virus? https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/256703/the-best-antivirus-protection
News, news, news. We missed a week (sorry! life happens!) so we need to catch up on the news! Time waits for no one, right? More News! – Part 1 We talk about SPACE and TELESCOPES and SUPER GRAPHICS and DON’T DOWNLOAD CHROMIUM EDGE YET! *phew* Ready to listen in? Also, don’t forget the deadline to win that SanDisk 480gb SSD is Friday, April 19th at 11:59pm! Email your questions, comments, and show ideas to email@example.com to be entered in!
More news! Lets clean up those headlines! More News! – Part 2 We talk more space, how the big tech companies are making their money, and Amazon hiring people to listen to Alexa conversations. Plus, how to clean your computer! Because its hot and getting hotter because summer is coming! https://www.howtogeek.com/72716/how-to-thoroughly-clean-your-dirty-desktop-computer/ And, need to back up your Android contacts? We found some easy instructions for you! How to back up Android contacts
Everyone has hobbies they love, and they all had to start somewhere. Be it curiosity, perhaps a friend or family sharing, those first steps are important! J.D. Visits! – Part 1 So today we’re sharing easy ways to get into astronomy and stargazing for you, kids in your life, and more! Want to see what’s coming up in the week? Check out http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week Did you know you can buy astronomy activities and games for the family? https://myasp.astrosociety.org/products/familyastro Got a smartphone? There are apps to help out novice stargazers! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesseshanahan/2018/05/09/the-best-free-stargazing-apps-of-2018/
Ready to get started on astronomy? We get into that! You don’t even need to buy expensive equipment! Just go out and look! J.D. visits! – Part 2 Did you know that the UH Institute for Astronomy has monthly public talks? This Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:30pm there’s one featuring Guy Jette talking about doing astronomy south of the equator! And, did you know there are astronomy clubs here on Maui? You should go check them out! Fun links! http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/Gault_Mar2019/ http://aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html http://astrobiology.com/2019/03/the-l-98-59-system-three-transiting-terrestrial-sized-planets-orbiting-a-nearby-m-dwarf.html Want to buy LD some coffee? Check out our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/mauionline/overview