Steve is the cohost of The Nerd Cantina Show.
In this week’s episode we start with entertainment news by discussing the new deal shortening the theatrical release window for upcoming movies.  The Emmy nominations were released and we predict a very weird virtual show.  Nintendo has a leak of old source code that gives an unprecedented look at the history of video games.  In tech news, we cover the potential U.S. Tik Tok ban and the potential Microsoft buyout.  CES 2021 is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.  Amazon gets the FCC approval to move forward with their satellite internet plans and NASA astronauts splash down in the successful SpaceX round-trip to the International Space Station and back. We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Links to topics discussed: Variety: Universal, AMC Theatres Forge Historic Deal Allowing Theatrical Releases to Debut on Premium VOD Early.https://variety.com/2020/film/news/universal-amc-theatres-historic-deal-windows-1234718737/  Yahoo Entertainment: The biggest snubs and surprises of the 2020 Emmys: The Force is with Baby Yoda, but not Reese Witherspoon.https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/emmys-nominations-snubs-surprises-2020-181947107.html  The Verge: An unprecedented Nintendo leak turns into a moral dilemma for archivists.https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/30/21347074/nintendo-gigaleak-controversy-history-preservation-archives Trump to ban Tik Tok https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/31/trump-says-he-will-ban-tiktok-through-executive-action-as-soon-as-saturday.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/08/01/tiktok-app-ban-president-trump-threatens-video-app/5562524002/  Airbus Completes Autonomous Takeoff and Landinghttps://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-completes-autonomous-taxi-take-off-and-landing-tests-2020-7?utm_source=reddit.com CES 2021 gets cancelledhttps://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/07/ces-2021-in-las-vegas-is-cancelled-event-moves-online/  Marines tests Exoskeleton https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/07/28/marines-test-exoskeleton-suit-can-do-work-of-10-troops.html  CNBC: The FCC authorizes Amazon's satellite internet network that would compete with Elon Musk's Starlink.https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/30/fcc-authorizes-amazon-to-build-kuiper-satellite-internet-network.html  Even AI needs to sleep https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/artificial-intelligence-human-sleep-ai-los-alamos-neural-network-a9554271.html  CNN: Three people charged in Twitter hack that hit Biden and Obama.https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/31/tech/alleged-twitter-hacker-arrested/index.html   NASA splashdown
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/   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg    Links to authors pages and books discussed in this episode:   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 Link to Purchase Bent Heavens: https://amzn.to/2JP237g  Link to Purchase The Living Dead: https://amzn.to/2BOljSe   
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.   We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker.   Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg   Links to topics discussed: Deadline: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Sequel Swings To Christmas Season 2021 With ‘Avatar 2’ Out Of The Way.https://deadline.com/2020/07/spider-man-far-from-home-sequel-swings-to-christmas-season-2021-with-avatar-2-out-of-the-way-1202994081/  CNBC: Disney delays 'Mulan' indefinitely, Star Wars and Avatar movies pushed back a year.https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/23/disney-delays-mulan-indefinitely-star-wars-and-avatar-movies-pushed-back-a-year.html  KPRC Click2Houston: AMC pushes back theater reopenings again.https://www.click2houston.com/entertainment/2020/07/24/amc-pushes-back-theater-reopenings-again/  Tenet may get a staggered release with Regal showing Sep 4th as the US datehttps://www.comicbookmovie.com/sci-fi/tenet-regal-cinemas-is-advertising-a-new-release-date-for-christopher-nolans-delayed-movie-a177120#gs.baei9o Deadline: Ryan Reynolds And Samuel L. Jackson Team Up For Animated Comedy Series ‘Futha Mucka’ On Quibi.https://deadline.com/2020/07/ryan-reynolds-samuel-l-jackson-animated-comedy-series-futha-mucka-quibi-1202991570/  Fox News: Creepy Apollo 11 Nixon deepfake video created by MIT to show dangers of high-tech misinformation.https://www.foxnews.com/tech/apollo-11-nixon-deepfake-video-mit?cmpid=prn_newsstand  Elon Musk Says Neuralink can stream music to your brainhttps://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-neuralink-stream-music-brians  CNBC: Why everyone is talking about the A.I. text generator released by an Elon Musk-backed lab.https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/23/openai-gpt3-explainer.html  Machines can learn at the speed of lighthttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ai-machine-learning-light-speed-artificial-intelligence-a9629976.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1595344327  Forbes: Amazon Just Put Tesla On Notice.https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliviergarret/2020/07/21/amazon-just-put-tesla-on-notice/  Forbes: Will Garmin Pay $10m Ransom To End Two-Day Outage?.https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/07/25/will-garmin-pay-10m-ransom-to-end-two-day-outage/  Senator calls EARN-IT Act horrendous https://www.dailydot.com/debug/wyden-earn-it-act-petition/  Russian anti-satellite weapon https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21335506/russia-anti-satellite-weapon-test-kosmos-2543  Popular Mechanics: Watch Engineers Take Their 60-Foot-Tall Gundam for a Walk.https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a33381411/japan-giant-gundam-robot/ 
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. We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Links to topics discussed: Deadline: ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’: New Animated Series To Debut On Disney+ In 2021.https://deadline.com/2020/07/star-wars-the-bad-batch-new-animated-series-ordered-by-disney-1202984190/ Falcon and Winter Soldier is delayedhttps://screenrant.com/falcon-winter-soldier-show-release-delay-august/?utm_source=SR-FB-P&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=SR-FB-P&fbclid=IwAR1IinzORipMoxv92Mp-uUkWFRHpsVJQkK9N2uxn5dtbX44j6A6OYsgctnI Vulture: Most NBC Stations Won't Air the '30 Rock' Reunion.http://www.vulture.com/2020/07/30-rock-reunion-nbc-peacock-boycott.html?utm_source=undefined&utm_medium=undefined&utm_campaign=feed-part IndieWire: Netflix Unveils Its 10 Biggest Film Debuts: ‘Irishman’ Strong, No Film Over 100 Million Views.https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/netflix-10-most-watched-original-films-1234574441/ WIRED: Andrew Yang Wants You to Get Paid for Your Data. It Doesn't Add Up.https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-andrew-yangs-plan-to-pay-you-for-your-data-doesnt-add-up Eater: White Castle Accelerates Testing Robot Line Cook During COVID-19.https://www.eater.com/2020/7/14/21324078/white-castle-tests-flippy-line-cook-robot-during-coronavirus MIcrosoft, Google, and Facebook sue the governmenthttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/microsoft-facebook-google-join-lawsuit-vs-trump-administration-2020-07-14 $120k in Bitcoin stolen in Twitter hack https://decrypt.co/35786/only-120000-in-bitcoin-twitter-hack-could-have-been-much-worse?&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=feed&utm_source=trading-view CNBC: Twitter was ill-equipped to handle an unprecedented hack — now we need answers.https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/16/twitter-hack-how-hackers-gained-access-to-accounts.html NPR: U.S. Says Russian Hackers Are Trying To Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research.https://www.npr.org/2020/07/16/891834251/u-s-says-russian-hackers-are-trying-to-steal-covid-19-vaccine-research?ft=nprml&f=1001 Forbes: Big Leak Reveals Iran Targeting US Military With Super Speedy Google Account Hacks.https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/07/16/big-leak-reveals-iran-targeting-us-military-with-super-speedy-google-account-hacks/
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Birthdate
Sep 27th, 1980
Episode Count
104
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
4 days, 10 hours
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