Digital Punch vLog – Episode 19

June 15, 2007

Digital Punch – Episode_19 – 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’ll talk about Google Street View, Father’s Day gifts and the new hot dog eating world champion.This month Google Maps introduced Street view. Most locations across the country have not been street mapped yet, but there are several cities that already have this service, San Francisco being one of them.So what is Street View? Check it out. Type San Francisco, CA in the search box, zoom in a bit, then click on the “Street View Button”, now can you have full 360 views of every street that has been mapped. Very cool.People have already found some interesting pictures from Street view… Such as the Guy walking out of the strip club, Lady showing her thong, Guy breaking into someone’s house and the dude caught picking his nose.

Still need a gift for Father’s Day? Well, if you were planning to get your old man something online, you really blew it this time. There’s no way it will show up in time for Sunday. You’re gunna have to go to a store in your neighborhood.

Luckily, you can do all your local research online. Check out, search or browse for an item, and click the “Buy-In-Store” tab. Dad can be the hardest member of the family to buy for, so we at Digital Punch have taken the liberty of coming up with a few suggestions for the stumped.If price is no object, how about a Hard Drive Camcorder like the Sony Handycam DCR- SR200. It boasts a 40GB HD, which provides hours of high-quality video, with no fumbling with tapes or memory cards.. It doesn’t come cheap though, it rings in at about $750.For the more budget-conscious, how about Radica’s home Golden Tee Golfgame? Just plug it into your TV, and Dad can enjoy this barroom classic in the comfort ofhis den. The price is right too, at about $40.Nothing says summer like an old-fashioned father-son game of catch. Ifdad’s glove has seen better days, pick him up a new one. A basicRawlings mitt will run you around $50. Then head out to the backyard, and help him break it in.If your dad’s athletic pursuits are less about baseball and more aboutthe one-armed pint lift, there’s the Mr. Beer Deluxe Home MicrobreweryKit. It’s the easiest way to get him started making his own homebrew, and it’s affordable at just about $30.You can find all these products in stores near you, so go to and check out all the local deals they offer!One week ago today, the coveted world hot dog eating record was swallowed whole by Californian Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. The new world record of 59 1/2 dogs eaten in 12 minutes defeated the old record held by, Takeru Kobayashi.Now we at Digital Punch decided to honor the noteworthy achievement by engaging in a high octane, no holds barred, gut busting hot dog eating contest of our own. Twelve minute contests like the one (quote fingers) “Jaws” set the record for, are for babies. We are putting it all on the line with :30 of pure hot dog gorging glory.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’ outThanks!-Digital Punch TV | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia


Digital Punch vLog – Episode 17

April 13, 2007

Digital Punch – Episode_17 – Show Summary

Hello boys and girls, welcome to this edition of Digital Punch, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and a bunch of random fun along the way.

Digital Punch TV is back… kinda. As I’m sure you all noticed, we took a break for a month or so. Some think we were traveling the world for the greatest tech stories on the planet. Not true. Other suggested that Benjamin was serving a 30 day prison sentence for ripping the tag off his mattress. Also not true. Some had the audacity to suggest Benjamin and Patrick were taking time off due to their rigorous 3-legged race training schedule. Those people were correct.

But we’re back and excited to get this project rolling again. Stay tuned in the coming weeks because we’ll be bringing the Digital Punch guess host back! That’s right, you have a opportunity to join us on our show. We’ll also be giving away cool stuff and giving you a chance to send in your crazy videos that we would air on our show.

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 07

December 18, 2006

Note: If you are having issues trying to watch this QuickTime video, try our flash-based playerDigital Punch – Episode_07 – Show Summary:In this episode of Digital Punch, the vlog that features breaking tech news, cool product reviews and random fun, we bring you 10 cool gift ideas for $30 and under. So without further ado, we are proud to introduce you to the:• WiFi FinderLazer Trip WireMarshmallow BlasterNano Flip CaseWalkie-Talkie WristwatchesParking Timer KeychainMassaging SlippersQuik PodHandheld to give a gift to a charity in someone else’s name.We also follow-up on three stories we’ve previously brought you on Digital Punch. First, the NBA announced they will be returning to the original leather ball later this season, PlayStation has announced that the PS3 will not play many PS2 games, and talk about the perils of the new Wii controller.As we usually do, we also devoted time to your questions, comments and feedback. If you’d like to be included in our next show, please e-mail us, leave a comment/question or subscribe to our show!Thanks!-Digital Punch | Digg | Furl | ma.gnolia

Digital Punch vLog – Episode 02

November 14, 2006

Digital Punch – Episode_02 – Show Summary:In the 2nd episode of Digital Punch, the vlog that features breaking Tech News, Cool Product Reviews and Random weirdness, we have tech news and two reviews featuring the new seventh generation video gaming systems that will be released next week. Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s Playstation 3 (PS3), debuting within days of each other, will battle for dominance in this competitive industry.We also pay tribute the recent vLoggie Awards and offer an interesting alternative to dull meetings with the Seven-Person Conference Bicycle from Hammacher Schlemmer. Click here for some awesome pictures of people riding this crazy bike around downtown New York City (NYC).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