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A show where nerd culture intersects with society. We weekly cover nerd news discussing the latest in movies, games, space, tech and more. Our interview shows focus on amazing nerds and their work.

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In this Cantina Conversation Megan McCarthy-Biank interviews Daniel Kraus about his new book The Living Dead.  Daniel completed this work started by the creator of the Zombie genre George Romero.  This is a great conversation full of information on how he became the author to complete The Living Dead and how they feel our society today would do in a zombie apocalypse. 

 

Read Megan’s complete review at https://thenerdcantina.com/the-living-dead-by-george-a-romero-daniel-kraus-book-review/

 

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Daniel Kraus 

Website: http://www.danielkraus.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Daniel-Kraus-117000470013/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kraus_author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielDKraus

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Link to Purchase The Living Dead: https://amzn.to/2BOljSe 

 

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In this week’s episode we start with entertainment news by discussing the new target years for Star Wars, Avatar, and other movie delays.  For some reason Quibi is getting a new show with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson.  In tech news we discuss some interesting advancements in Elon Musks Neuralink and OpenAI.  Amazon becomes a challenger in the autonomous driving industry by acquiring Zoox.  Garmin has a multiday outage following a reported ransomware attack asking for $10million.  Russia is accused of testing a missile fired from a satellite in space and a company in Japan begins testing a huge Gundam.

 

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In this week’s episode we start with entertainment news by discussing the latest in streaming news.  A new animated Star Wars series is coming to Disney+ and Falcon and the Winter Soldier gets delayed.  Netflix released the viewership of their top 10 original movies and NBC affiliates boycott the 30 Rock special.  In tech news we provide an update to the numbers behind the Data Dividend Project and talk about a burger flipping robot.  We also cover the big story around the Twitter hack and some foreign nations’ cyber attacks.

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In this week’s episode we cover the latest in entertainment news.  We discuss some new streaming options like Greyhound on Apple+, Perry Mason, and Snowpiercer.  DC Universe is failing and selling off their shows and there may be a Batman spin-off coming to HBOMax.  In tech news there is a huge update coming from Elon Musk regarding Neuralink.  Some major companies tell their employees to delete Tic Tok from their devices.  The house appropriations committee has drastically reduced NASA’s funding which jeopardizes the plan to return to the moon by 2024.

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In this Cantina Conversation we welcome Megan McCarthy-Biank back to the podcast.  Megan interviewed Paul Erickson, the author of the Wobbit, a Lord of the Rings parody.  Megan also interviews the author Hafsah Faizal.  Hafsah wrote We Hunt the Flame and book two of her Sands of Arawiya series is set to release in January. The final interview is with James Finn Garner.  James is a modern satire novelist who has written the Rex Koko clown mysteries and other works like PC Pinocchio.

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Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode:

Paul Erickson 

Link to the Wobbit: https://amzn.to/2W3PVG0

 

Hafsah Faizal

Website: https://www.hafsahfaizal.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hafsahfaizal/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hafsahfaizal

Links to Purchase Sands of Ariwaya series:

We Hunt the Flame: https://amzn.to/3gMnO6a

We Free the Stars: https://amzn.to/2Zi3zrf

James Finn Garner

Website: http://jamesfinngarner.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/James-Finn-Garner-185532224790347/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/james.finn.garner/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesfinngarner

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Politically Correct Pinocchio- https://amzn.to/2Wtqs9a 

Honk Honk, My Darling:A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery- https://amzn.to/3jfsO5v 

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In this week’s episode we cover the latest in entertainment news.  There are several rumors around a few upcoming XBox exclusive games with one of them being a potential major acquisition of WB Interactive.  Fallout may be the next video game to get the streaming TV attention.  In tech news we discuss some exciting news in the world of autonomous driving.  Then we have a big segment on Chinese software and hardware companies and why every citizen should pay attention.  Just delete Tic Tok already.   

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In this week’s episode we cover the latest in entertainment news.  Steve gives his thoughts on the Premium VOD movie Irresistible.  Tenet and Mulan are delayed again due to COVID.  The Boys and Umbrella Academy have upcoming release dates for their second seasons and  Amazon Prime introduces a watch party feature.  In tech news we give our thoughts on the new initiative led by Andrew Yang, the Data Dividend Project.  Amazon Web Services introduces a code free programming system Honeycode, California moves closer to electric vehicles, and there was a recent cyber ransom paid by a California university.

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TNCS Ep 86- DC Fandome, cyber attacks, dating apps lose explicit messages, and 36 alien civilizations

In this week’s episode we cover the latest in entertainment news. DC announces its virtual convention Fandome and we debate the future of conventions.  Theaters continue to prepare for the upcoming movie releases.  In tech news we cover the latest in DDoS attacks against T-Mobile and AWS.  There was also news of a hack gaining over 800Gbs of explicit photos and messages from several dating apps.  We also discussed the news this week that claimed that there were 36 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy.

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In this week’s episode we cover the latest in entertainment news.  The upcoming blockbusters Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 have their release dates pushed back.  HBO is changing their streaming service names and playstation reveals their newest console.  In tech news the FCC changes a recent ruling on starlink’s broadband classification.  Several companies reverse their decisions regarding development and the sale of facial recognition software.  Finally we discuss Twitter removing over 170,000 accounts linked to Chinese propaganda.     

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In this week’s episode we cover the latest in entertainment news.  HBO Max takes advantage of the net neutrality repeal by getting unlimited data caps on the AT&T network.  Deepfakes are being sold on the dark web for an alarmingly low cost.  Elon Musk calls for the breakup of Amazon and the European Union is asking the US to better regulate tech companies.  Apple is tracking the devices stolen during the recent looting.  Northrup Grumman is awarded a contract to design the habitation module for the future missions to establish a station on the moon.

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