Aug 282019
 
The Widescreen Podcast #256

I’ll be blunt: knock it off with the Sony bashing. Disney made a totally unacceptable offer to keep the Sony-Marvel cooperation going on Spider-Man. To make it worse, supposedly this was their second offer which was less agreeable than the first! I explain why Sony did the right thing by not renewing the agreement between them and […]

Warframe Grineer Sheev Prototype

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Jun 042019
 
Warframe Grineer Sheev Prototype

This is all your fault, Shrubsy. Shrubsy, of course, is Bart van der Westerlaken who did a fantastic model with Warframe‘s Lex Prime pistol, which I printed off (two of them actually) and brought to TennoCon 2018 with me … with my personally-designed holster made specifically for them.  They were a huge hit by the […]

The Widescreen Podcast #250

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May 262019
 
The Widescreen Podcast #250

I got to see Detective Pikachu with my family, and damn if it isn’t an adorable movie.  It has it moments of inconsistency and mood swings, but it was still worth the price of admission to me. Long-time listeners know that I’m a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest despite being a Yankee. Unfortunately, the […]

The Widescreen Podcast #249

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May 112019
 
The Widescreen Podcast #249

I ended up being a little bit rant-y on this episode.  I have my moments when I need to vent, I suppose, except that I vented a few times. Don’t buy those cheap streaming devices because …. well, really you should know better and you get what you pay for. Avengers: Endgame continues to break […]

Full-size Vaykor Hek (from “Warframe”) Prototype

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Apr 282019
 
Full-size Vaykor Hek (from "Warframe") Prototype

My 3D printer has become an addiction. I bought it to try to spark the kids’ imaginations, but instead it set my imagination on fire. If you listen to the podcast regularly, you know that I’m obsessed with Warframe and probably put upwards of 20 hours per week into that game.  For the past two years, […]

The Widescreen Podcast #248

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Apr 282019
 

Endgame is here, it’s already breaking box office records all over the place, and it’s expected to make upwards of $900M globally on its opening weekend. No, I haven’t seen it yet, but my ticket has been purchased.  I’ll talk about it on the next show. It looks like Hulu will soon be owned entirely […]

Impressive Home Theater Conversion

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Jan 142019
 
Impressive Home Theater Conversion

A long-time widescreen.org guest sent me some photos of the upgrade from a functional TV room room into a gorgeous home theater.  He’s now able to enjoy his episodes of Gunsmoke on a 92″ (2.3 m) StudioTek 130 G3 screen and Runco (now Planar) Q-750D DLP projector with Dynaudio Confidence C2 speakers in front, Simaudio Moon 400M amps, and […]

Widescreen.org Podcast #241

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Dec 272018
 
Widescreen.org Podcast #241

Well, this is it. The last Widescreen.org podcast for 2018, and what a crazy decade this year has been. Does anyone remember that there were Olympic games earlier this year? Me neither. I can very much say that I love my country and my fellow citizens (of all skin colors), with extra love and respect […]

The Audio Penis

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Nov 282018
 
The Audio Penis

Don’t get me wrong. I use Bluetooth headphones on an almost daily basis. I love them. Getting rid of the headphone jack, however, was nothing more than Apple forcing their sheep to buy those AirPods, which the sheep did en masse. And of course the other phone manufacturers followed suit because of the potential for […]

The Piny PiStation: A Sony PlayStation for the Raspberry Pi

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Nov 092018
 
The Piny PiStation: A Sony PlayStation for the Raspberry Pi

One of the things that I absolutely love about 3D printing is that there are so-o-o-o many different patterns and models that are available for download. Look on Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory for video game weapons, Raspberry Pi cases, or just about anything movie or video game related and prepare to be inundated. You can find […]