Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device — similar to the Alexa-powered Echo family of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands –with a seven-inch screen that you can use to make, screen and take video calls. The Echo Show, which comes in black and white versions, will cost $229.99 and will be shipped on June 28 in the US, and pre-orders are available now. It appears that it will be available in the US first, and other countries and territories will get access at a later date. Continue reading Amazon announces the $230 Echo Show, an Echo with a screen for call screening, shipping June 28
Some things just don’t last, and the same can be said about things involving the business of professional wrestling. We CAN say that one of more enduring things in the WWE has been the relationship between Paul Levesque (Triple H) and Stephanie McMahon, two of the most powerful people (on-and-off-screen) behind the most powerful wrestling organization in the world. Over the years, these two (both as themselves and as on-screen characters) have gone through their fair share of ups-and-downs, personality changes, and senses of style. But let’s be honest, we ALL do; I used to think wearing oversized and baggy shirts and pants back in the early-to-mid 2000s was all the comfort I needed. Continue reading A Redditor’s Video on the Evolution of Triple H & Stephanie McMahon’s Relationship…
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
What you see before you (other than this awesome website, ThePractitioNERD.com) is this training video created by SEGA from the year-of-our-Lord 1996. This 28-minute “trainumentary” with run-of-the-mill “butt rock” and MTV editing that reeks of the 90’s was created for rookie video game testers at Sega of America’s office in Redwood City, California. The video was recently released to the internet at large by the production company behind it, Green Mill Filmworks. Continue reading This 1996 SEGA Game Tester Training Video is Nineties as ALLLLL HECK…
Why won’t you die?!?
If you’re like me and have been counting down the days to when the bane of our online existence (also known as Adobe Flash) will just die and go away, while we may not have an exact date, we DO know that it WILL happen. According to the 2016 global media format report published by Encoding.com, Flash’s install base and use — which was 21 percent in 2014 — dwindled down to only making up six percent of mobile and web video in 2015, and believes that Flash will completely vanish within the next two years. Continue reading Flash is Expected to Die & Go Away in Two Years
In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, functionality and legacy of Google’s original video hosting service (before YouTube).
Continue reading Google Videos – Doc’D #38
This past Thursday, legendary professional wrestler and WWE Hall-of-Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes passed away at the age of 69. I wanted to give tribute to the legacy of the man born Virgil Runnels, Jr. by assembling this playlist featuring some of my favorite moments from his long and fantastic career. Thank you, Dusty, and Happy Trails to you…..until we meet again… Continue reading The PractitioNERD Tribute to Dusty Rhodes, 1945 – 2015
It’s time for Episode 130 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Canadian winter shelter competition, speedy elevators that can move sideways, DATING the diverse history of Nintendo, and the breath of fresh air called Shotgun Saturday Night! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130
In every tall building, elevators are absolutely a vital feature, but even they have their limits. For example, they can only move so quickly, plus they typically are unable to move sideways to fetch patrons from the far side of a building. However, it looks as if those issues will be resolved by German firm ThyssenKrupp, as their new Multi elevators aim to replace cables for magnetic linear motor technology (also used in maglev trains) to move elevators vertically AND horizontally so they can service very wide or unusually shaped buildings. Continue reading Cable-free Elevators Can Move You in ANY Direction