Roku – Geek Me Five #23

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the Roku streaming set-top box.

1) The Official Roku website [www.roku.com]
2) “19* Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success,” PC Magazine [https://goo.gl/bXHELy]
3) The Official Roku Blog [https://blog.roku.com] Continue reading “Roku – Geek Me Five #23”

Watch Polygon open 100 Loot Boxes in ‘Overwatch’…

I’ve had a WHOLE LOT OF FUN playing Overwatch (well, the open beta, at least), as it was the most I’ve enjoyed playing a class-based shooter since Team Fortress 2 (via The Orange Box) and Resistance 2.  Part of that enjoyment was the number of loot boxes I’d accumulate over the course of playing, unlocking new character skins and whatnot. Well, Polygon released a video … Continue reading Watch Polygon open 100 Loot Boxes in ‘Overwatch’…

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This Smart Bottle Opener (Yes, You Read THAT Right) Notifies Your Buddies When You Open a Beer. My God…

OK, I think I’ve had JUST ENOUGH internet for the day… Anyway, this is the “BOx,” a new smart bottle opener that can send text messages to your pals whenever you crack open a bottle. You can share messages to groups of friends through social messaging apps like Slack and Facebook Messenger. The BOx app even features a leaderboard (SERIOUSLY?!?) that includes achievements and awards for unlocking higher levels. Whoa boy… Continue reading “This Smart Bottle Opener (Yes, You Read THAT Right) Notifies Your Buddies When You Open a Beer. My God…”

Roku Box Transforms into the Roku Stick

Starting later this year, the tiny-as-you-can-get Roku box that sat next top or under your television will no longer be a box. Soon, the next revisions of the online content streaming devices will be behind your televisions; plugged into your HMDI port, and will be shaped like a USB drive.   Continue reading “Roku Box Transforms into the Roku Stick”