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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

44: Gifts, privacy, and internet speeds

12/14/2018
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This week, Darrin takes a look at some of the most popular gifts of 2018, and how private your data is around them. Also, a new report on how the U.S. is doing with expanding broadband internet speeds. Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday at 4pm on WOWO 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:51

43: Mind-sharing, low-quality bags, and computers that teach themselves

12/7/2018
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This week, Darrin takes a look at the winners from the 2018 Game Awards, learns about a new project that lets people actually share their thoughts, and Google is getting into the ride-sharing business.

Duration:00:27:51

42: Your dog's a dummy (relatively)

11/30/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at a [scientific study](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-dog-may-not-be-a-genius-after-all/) that claims dogs aren't all that special, a recap of the latest NASA mission to Mars, and how "loot boxes" in video games are drawing federal attention. Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday afternoon at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:20

41: Holiday Gift Guide 2018

11/24/2018
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Black Friday has come and gone, but your gift list still has a few people left on it. Luckily, Darrin has a look at what you should get the tech or gaming geek in your life. Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday afternoon at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:27:50

40: Your BNI Black Friday Guide

11/19/2018
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Although, frankly, you'll probably be shopping online this year, here's a look at some great deals all the while. Also, a brief look at the life of Stan Lee.

Duration:00:28:05

39: Saving money on holiday travel, breaking your back with a backpack PC

11/9/2018
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This week, Darrin looks at ways to save some cash on those holiday plane tickets, a website that is literally giving away music, and a new type of PC that you can wear, if you're into things like that. Catch Batteries Not Included every Saturday at 4pm on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:28:20

38: Apple's newest iPad is its best ever

11/2/2018
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The next version of the iPad got Darrin's attention, and he'll go over why in this week's episode. Also, Red Dead Redemption 2 made a LOT of money, and the Mac Mini is getting an overhaul. Listen to Batteries Not Included every Saturday on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:27:19

37: Weaponized customer data and fun spaceship toys

10/25/2018
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It's a mixed bag this week, as Darrin talks about Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments on "weaponizing" consumer data, a new video game that looks to revive the "toys to life" craze, and a pair of high-tech glasses called "Focals." Hear Batteries Not Included every Saturday afternoon on WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM!

Duration:00:27:49

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