Over the past few years, Uber has been finding itself in courtrooms across the country as government agencies try to figure out how to classify the popular ride-sharing service. Is it a transportation company? Is it a technology company? Well, lawsuits in Texas and California have added another question to that list: does the Americans With Disabilities Act apply to Uber? Me and my new theme music break down the legalese for Jill, Jesse, and the listeners of The Morning AMp. We also dive into Destiny’s new expansion titled House of Wolves as well as the incredibly excellent The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
Last week, YouTube began sharing initial details about how it plans to maintain its position as King of Online Video. With a new paid subscription model, will enough people want to pay for the popular video sharing service for the company keep up with Netflix and HBO Now? Well, I have the scoop for Jill, Luis, and the loyal listeners of The Morning AMp. We also discuss the return of the “klassic” video game franchise Mortal Kombat as well as the remastered version of 2014’s Dark Souls II. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
It’s no secret that Twitter isn’t always the friendliest place, but imagine if you could just hide all the trolls from your timeline. That’s the future Twitter is hoping to create by using its new “quality filter” option, and I have the scoop for Brian, Jill, and the loyal listeners of The Morning AMp. I also have some long-overdue reviews for Ori and the Blind Forest and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
After a nearly five year run on The Morning AMp, co-host and friend Molly Adams is leaving public radio and taking on her next big challenge: TV. Brian and I (and new co-host Jill Hopkins) will still be delivering the goods, but I got to hop on the mic for a few minutes (starting at 29:20) to say my goodbyes and reminisce about being family tech support. Despite the sadness, I do manage to get a few minutes to talk about my love for Bloodborne if you fast-forward to 31:38. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
If you’ve been following my work for any length of time, you know that I love being an early adopter of all the latest and greatest tech. Mobile wallets? Yes please. Oculus Rift? Absolutely. Computers built into our eyeballs? Bring it on. But smart watches? I’m not so sure they’re worth it. I spend some time on The Morning AMp with Molly and Brian tearing down why I think the Apple Watch isn’t worth your time or money. You can listen to the whole segment using the SoundCloud player above.
After years of fighting and uncertainty, the members of the FCC have finally put their collective feet down when it comes to Net Neutrality. What does the recent 3-2 vote mean for the average Internet user? I break it down for Molly, Ernst, and the listeners of The Morning AMp. Then, a review of ScreamRide for Xbox One. You can listen to the whole segment using the SoundCloud player above.
After a minor delay out of 2014, Sony and Ready At Dawn have unleashed the lycan plague upon Victorian London with The Order: 1886. Is this the must-have title that’ll send even more PlayStation 4s off the shelves? Not really, I’m afraid. I break it all down for Molly, Brian, and our loyal listeners on The Morning AMp. You can listen to the whole segment using the SoundCloud player above.