Digital Punch vLog – Episode 20

June 25, 2007

Digital Punch – Episode_20 – Show Summary
Hello boys and girls, welcome to Digital Punch, I’m your host Benjamin Nelson coming to you from Chicago. In this episode we’re gunna rap about the iPhone, a upcoming video game called Spore, have a talk about Wii elbow, and more … episode 20 hath beguneth.Only one week till the iPhone Drops… but children don’t fret. The iPhone has come in peace. While we are sure that you are all aware of the hype surrounding this much anticipated release, we thought we would go over a couple of our favorite features.1.) The accelormeter automatically adjusts the display horizontally or vertically depending on how you are holding the phone.2.) The proximity sensor that -get this- detects when you lift the iPhone to your ear and immediately turns off the display to save power and prevent inadvertent touches until iPhone is moved away.3.) Wifi capability mixed with the Safari web browser and a dash of YouTube equals a rich web experience in the palm of your hand. Convenient for checking out Digital Punch on the go. Delicious. Well if you’d like to pick up an iPhone or iPhone accessories, you can got and type iPhone into the orange search box. We’re sure many of you hard-core gamers out there already know about Spore, a new game that’s been in development for several years. But it’s so cool, we could not pass up talking about it. What is Spore? The creator of the hugely popular Sims games is working on this ambitious video game in which you can truly be God. The game allows players to determine the evolution of a species, from an amoeba to an inter-stellar race. So check it out, you start as a single cell organism, you can create your own custom species and evolve from a being in the ocean, to land creature, then you start to create communities and villages. Eventually you learn technology, rule your home planet and then finally you can move into space and start creating life of your own.. walla… you’re a God. The PC game is due to be in stores by sometime in 2008. Stay tuned. There is no questioning the success of the Nintendo Wii; however with its growth in popularity there as also been an explosion of a medical condition commonly referred to as Wii Elbow or Wii-itis. Gamers all over the globe have complained of elbow pain or numbness as a result of excessive use of the Wii-mote. Wii elbow is no laughing matter and here at Digital Punch we want to help gamers deal with this tragic disorder. Be sure to check out the film.Well, that’ll do it for this episode of Digital Punch. Thanks to Peter Medlock, Doug Werder, Vince Portacci, Cene Ketchem and anyone else that helped with this episode. As always you can find us at where we have a summary of each show and links of the products and stories we reviewed that week.Alright, that’ll do it. See ya next week, I’m punchin’ out.Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia 


Digital Punch vLog – Episode 18

May 3, 2007

Digital Punch – Episode_18 – Show Summary

Hello boys and girls, welcome to the 18th installment of Digital Punch TV !

In this episode of Digital Punch, we have a talk with Dog from Unleashed. He’ll help us look into the hottest toys in the Pet market. We also discuss the major Tech stories from the past month, and those include: Beatles & Apple Inc., the launch of Apple TV and the YouTube Awards.We’ll also read a breaking story about Google and answer user questions and comments. If you’d like to see a visual demonstration of Apple TV, visit our friends at GeekBrief TV. Check out Episode 149.

As always, we love to hear from you so take a few seconds out of your busy day and send us an email. Got an idea for a future show? Perhaps a comment or question? Well don’t delay.

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Digital Punch vLog – Episode 11

January 17, 2007

Note: If you are having issues trying to watch this QuickTime video, try our flash-based playerDigital Punch – Episode_11 – Show Summary:

Hello Boys and Girls, welcome to episode #11 of Digital Punch, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and a bunch of random fun along the way.

In this episode we dive into Apple’s announcement of the upcoming iPhone. This high powered phone does it all (including doubling as an expresso maker). Here are the specs: It features a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 touchscreen display, 2 megapixel cam, 4GB or 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, and quad-band GSM radio with EDGE. It also runs OS X with support for Widgets, Google Maps, and Safari, and iTunes. Sweet huh? To see the iPhone in action be sure to check out these two short videos . The first video is by Christopher DeSantis with design by Gregory DeSantis. The second video has Phil Schiller of Apple showing John Blackstone of CBS what this new breakthrough device is all about.MySpace and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this week that amateur video makers may submit their work to a MySpace Emmy page, where it can be entered for a “Broadband Emmy”. Find the details in this latest episode.

We bring you a very important breaking news story this week, as well as introduce you to our latest Digital Punch guest co-host, Jason Lord. Would you like to be our next guest co-host? Then send us an email with “Digital Punch Co-Host” in the subject line. We’ll take it from there.

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P.S. As promised during episode #11, here is the list of all the equipment that we use here at Digital Punch TV and a rough estimated cost. In most cases, we bought bottom-of-the-line stuff so as to keep the overall costs down. Since this project is all about video on the web, you really don’t need super HD quality, as your videos get compressed down to very small sizes (we use QuickTime H.264 for all of our compression)

  1. Green Screen & Stand – $100
  2. Five Cheap High Wattage Tripod Lights (needed to do real-time chroma keying) – $200
  3. Wide Angle Clip-On Lens – $20
  4. Cheap Aluminum Tripod – $30
  5. Seinnheiser Shotgun Microphone W/ Phantom Power Adapter – $400
  6. Canon Elura DV Camcorder With FireWire Output – $550
  7. Apple G5 Workstation W/ 19” LCD Monitor – $(We already had this stuff laying around)
  8. VideoCue Pro Teleprompter & Video Capture Software – $90
  9. iMovie Editing Software (part of iLife) – $79
  10. QuickTime Pro – $30
  11. Pair of red boxing gloves (that’s the most important part) – $Priceless

Digital Punch vLog – Episode 06

December 12, 2006

Digital Punch – Episode_06 – Show Summary:

In this episode of Digital Punch, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and random fun, we review the Slingbox Pro. Now you can watch your TV programs (in high definition) on your computer or mobile phone at any time and anywhere.

We also talk to Steve Tanner, one of the foremost beverage review experts, about the new holiday flavors offered by Jones Soda. If you are interested in reading any of Steve’s reviews of basically every soda product every released on planet Earth, check out his blog for more info. (Update: It is a small world. The lady whose picture that she took appeared on one of Jones Soda holiday beverages that Steve recently reviewed actually wrote a repy to the review. It is worth a read…)

Finally, we introduce the iCarta. The iCarta is a toilet paper dispenser iPod docking station. It comes compete with water resistant speakers and can handle all models of the iPod. Going to the bathroom has never been so fun!

As always we appreciate your questions and feedback, so please e-mail us, leave a comment/question and subscribe to our show!Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia

Digital Punch vLog – Episode 03

November 21, 2006

Digital Punch – Episode_03 – Show Summary:

In episode 3 of Digital Punch, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and random weirdness, we review the new Zune MP3 player, Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s iPod and iTunes monopoly. We’ll give you the pro’s and con’s of this new hot media player device. (BTW, what do you all think of their new ‘Go Social’ advertising campaign?)

We also take a special look at the potential worldwide epidemic of TMI (Text Message Injury) and the Air Guitar T-Shirt, the “wearable instrument shirt” that has the potential to revolutionize this popular pastime. Check out this video interview with Richard Helmer, the inventor.Along with taking suggestions for future shows, we also answered user questions and read user feedback, so please email us, leave a comment/question and subscribe to our show via all the pretty buttons to the right!Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia

Digital Punch vLog – Episode 01

October 20, 2006

Digital Punch – Episode_01 – Show Summary:In our first episode we review the new Spalding NBA Official Game Basketball. This is the first time in 35 years that the NBA has introduced a new ball and despite its high-tech qualities, not all players are stoked. (News Update – The league’s Commissioner has ‘bounced’ the new ball and has decided to stick with the traditional leather ball)We also celebrate iPod‘s 5th Birthday and the impact it has had in the world of digital music, complete with photos of the iPod growing up.Our featured bizarre product of the week is the new Play-Doh Cologne, a spray that smells just like the original and has been created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the plastic-doughy stuff that everyone has known and loved.Every episode we will answer user questions and read user feedback, so please e-mail us, leave a comment/question and subscribe to our show!Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia