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Every Wednesday, Tom Franklin dive into the world of video games, movies, and TV. They discuss what is making news in their geeky worlds and also review the latest video games and movies, while throwing in some hi-jinks along the way!

Every Wednesday, Tom Franklin dive into the world of video games, movies, and TV. They discuss what is making news in their geeky worlds and also review the latest video games and movies, while throwing in some hi-jinks along the way!
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Fort Wayne, IN

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Every Wednesday, Tom Franklin dive into the world of video games, movies, and TV. They discuss what is making news in their geeky worlds and also review the latest video games and movies, while throwing in some hi-jinks along the way!

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@BNIPodcast

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English


Episodes

36: Analyzing game development "crunch"

10/18/2018
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This week, Darrin talks about some controversy over the revelation that people working on Red Dead Redemption 2 (pictured) were putting in 100-hour work weeks to get the game out on time. Also, Facebook admits it wants to spy on you some more.

Duration:00:27:54

35: Facebook's Portal, Google's Pixel, and Microsoft's new streaming service

10/11/2018
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Darrin looks at a trio of new tech announcements that came down this week, including Facebook's attempt to supplant the Amazon Echo, and Google's attempt to fight the iPad. Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday morning at 10:30am and Saturday afternoon at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:27:50

34: Presidential Alerts and altered crops

10/5/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at the Presidential Alert system that lit up many of our phones recently, and a new development that would have virus-carrying bugs deployed to genetically alter crops. Listen to Batteries Not Included every Saturday morning at 10:30am, and Saturday afternoon at 4pm, on WOWO 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:20

33: A Cautionary (Tell)Tale

9/27/2018
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This week, Darrin takes a look at the lessons learned from the sudden closure of Telltale Games, the developers of games focused on Batman, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead (pictured). Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:27:50

32: Amazon working with small businesses, Japan working on flying cars

9/21/2018
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This week's episode features Amazon trying to do right by smaller businesses that they otherwise might have snuffed out, while Japan tries to do right by "The Jetsons." Catch "Batteries Not Included" every Saturday on WOWO!

Duration:00:27:20

31: The iPhone XS costs HOW MUCH?

9/13/2018
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This week, Darrin complains about the pricing of the next line of iPhones, and about how NBA 2K19 treated Fort Wayne, before relaxing with some "space champagne." Tune in to WOWO 1190AM/107.5FM every Saturday afternoon at 4pm for Batteries Not Included!

Duration:00:27:50

30: 5G is coming

9/5/2018
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This week, Darrin takes another look at 5G for mobile networks, and what that means for you. Also, a recap of last weekend's Extra Life effort, and new details on how Internet Service Providers are taking advantage of a world without Net Neutrality. (Photo credit: Mike Mozart)

Duration:00:27:50

29: Trump vs Google

8/30/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at President Trump's claims that Google is skewing search results against conservative news sites, and tests that theory. Also, a reminder of Darrin's annual Extra Life effort to raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

Duration:00:27:50

28: Verizon vs Firefighters, nVidia vs your Wallet, and Facebook vs Fake News

8/23/2018
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This week, Darrin talks about a situation that saw Verizon Wireless throttle much-needed cellular data that firefighters were using to fight a California wildfire, and how this could be related to recent Net Neutrality developments. Also, Facebook is rating your posts, and PC gaming just got a lot more expensive.

Duration:00:27:20

27: Charly Butcher, gills for humans, and the disappearing legacy of video games

8/17/2018
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This week, Darrin takes a moment to remember a colleague we lost too soon. Also, someone designed a set of wearable "gills" that will let you breathe underwater, and Nintendo's bringing down the hammer on emulation, which might actually be a bad thing. Tune in every Saturday at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:20

26: And the Oscar goes to... an actually good movie

8/9/2018
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This week, Darrin talks about the changes to the Academy Awards, how Ford is helping turn their employees into cyborgs, and why you're pronouncing "NES" wrong. Tune in every Saturday at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:20

25: Interview: Laura Buckner, Riley Children's Foundation

8/2/2018
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This week we talk about the annual Extra Life event, which sees gamers raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide. To support Darrin's fundraising effort, [click here.](https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=302392) For more information about Extra Life, [click here](https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1306). Also, Apple's gamble on a $1,000 phone may have paid off in a big way.

Duration:00:28:20

24: Video games as an olympic sport?

7/27/2018
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Plus, how mutated tomatoes might be a good thing, and commentary on whether Google really did violate antitrust rules with its Android operating system.

Duration:00:27:50

23: How genealogy tech helps solve crimes

7/18/2018
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The arrest earlier this week of a Grabill man for a 30-year cold case has led to more attention being paid to DNA and genealogical research. Darrin tries to break down how it works, and why some are urging caution in using such methods. Hear Batteries Not Included every Saturday at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:31

22: Your iPhone's security feature isn't so secure

7/13/2018
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This week, we look at how a security feature in iOS isn't working as intended, plus reports on how NASA may have discovered organic material on Mars decades ago... and accidentally destroyed it. Tune in to WOWO at 1190AM/107.5FM Saturdays at 4pm (Eastern) for Batteries Not Included!

Duration:00:28:20

21: Patriotic video games, DNA-fixing sunscreen, and space travel

7/3/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at some of the most patriotic video games he could find as part of continuing 4th of July fun. He also takes a look at how an app could train you for space travel, and examines some expensive sunscreen's claims that it can "fix" damaged DNA caused by sunburns. Listen to Batteries Not Included every Saturday afternoon at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM and at WOWO.com.

Duration:00:28:20

20: How the next SCOTUS pick could impact digital privacy

6/28/2018
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The next person to join the Supreme Court could have a big impact on how your rights are interpreted when it comes to technology vs. the Constitution. Listen every Saturday afternoon at 4pm (Eastern) on 1190AM/107.5FM/WOWO.com!

Duration:00:28:31

19: Is "Gaming Disorder" real?

6/20/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at the World Health Organization's announcement that Gaming Disorder is not only a serious mental health condition but also that it exists in the first place. We'll take a look at whether or not that's true. Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday afternoon at 4pm on 107.5FM, 1190AM and at WOWO.com.

Duration:00:27:20

18: E3 2018 recap

6/14/2018
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This week, Darrin lets his inner gamer out for the world to see, as he takes a long look at the highs and lows of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Hear Batteries Not Included every Saturday afternoon at 4pm (eastern) on 1190AM/107.5FM, or online at WOWO.com!

Duration:00:28:20

17: This is how you get Terminators

6/7/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at a couple of stories about people, and the Pentagon, pushing A.I. closer and closer to knowing what violence is. Which seems like a bad idea. Tune in Saturdays at 4pm (Eastern) every week on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM and at WOWO.com!

Duration:00:28:30