The Screen Savers Is Coming Back To Our Geeky/Nerdy Screens


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Back in the 1990’s, a new show on ZDTV, then Tech TV, made all of us geeks and nerds happy!  The new show was called The Screen Savers, and it featured tech talk, geek talk, showing new tech products and software, showing how to fix and work tech products, taking calls and chats from the audience, and more!  The show was something I loved to watched, until Tech TV was snatched up by the Comcast and G4 monsters, and the show was eventually cancelled.

Leo Laporte was co-host of the show, and after he was let go from this show and Call For Help, he started a new online netcast network called This Week In Tech, or TWiT.  And it helped to change how us in the geek and nerd world gets our tech, geek, and nerd news and information.  Now, The Screen Savers is back!

The variety show for tech will be called The New Screen Savers.  The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone, Mike Elgan, Jason Howell, Father Robert Ballecer and Bryan Burnett.  In the show, viewers will get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too.  And if you liked the former hosts, you are in luck!  There will also be special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more.

The New Screen Savers will be produced every week starting May 2, 2015 and will be available for download on your favorite podcast subscription service.  The New Screen Savers will record live, every Saturday at 5 pm Central.  You will be able to watch live at:  live.twit.tv.  And if you miss the show, it will be made available for download and streaming later in the evening!  Get pumped!

Learn more about TWiT at: http://twit.tv/

Crowdsourcing Mornings: Nanoheat Wireless Heated Mug


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

This Nano Heated Mug keeps your hot beverages at the ideal drinkable temperature for 45 mins and keeps charge for 7+ refills.  If you have had problems with hot coffee getting cold too quickly, throwing away cold coffee, the bad taste of reheated coffee, and heating plates that are not working, or does not keep your coffee warm, then this is for you!  Here is what is in this product!

  • 45 minutes of perfect drinkable temperature (155-160 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 16 ounce wireless mug with a charge good for 7+ refills
  • Automatically turns off after 30 minutes to save charge
  • If needed you can easily re-charge at home, car or at computer with USB cord.

Support them in bringing this innovation to market!

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As of April 20th, this project has raised around $39,000 of their $120,000 goal. This project only has 12 days left to raise the $120,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $34, you will get one Nanoheat device.  For a pledge of $60, you will get two Nanoheat devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1768462149/wireless-heated-mug

The Evening Post: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice First Trailer


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Well, we have a long way to go before we see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  But, Warner Bros. was very nice enough to release the first trailer to this movie today!  Yep, it’s just a teaser of what’s to come, but you get to see Ben Affleck in the Batman outfit!  I hope Zack Snyder will knock this one out of the park!  The movie comes out on March 25th, 2016, enjoy!

Good News Fridays: Drive Thru Vanishing Food


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I think this will make you smile!  The YouTube channel MagicofRahat and Penguin Magic did another magic trick prank on the drive thru workers.  This time, he made the stuff inside the bag disappear, and the workers went crazy!  Enjoy some great magic and fun below!

Weekend Planning: Whirlwind of Color 5K 2015


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In 2013, the first Whirlwind of Color 5K took place in Jacksonville.  This event was put on by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and was a fundraiser for the United Way. Several hundred runners became beautiful rainbows after running a 5K race and getting colored at various checkpoints. This event was held as a celebration of storm recovery benefiting the Calhoun County Organizations of the United Way. And over $10,000 was raised!

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This year, the Whrilwind of Color 5K is back!  On Saturday April 18th, starting at 8 am at the Jacksonville Community Center, you can participate in this special 5K!  You start out wearing a plain white t-shirt, then as you go along the course, you will be getting color thrown onto you.  The color is non-toxic and is safe!  At the finish, all runners and participants will be a multicolored canvas!  This year, all proceeds will benefit the The JSU and GSCC Foundations for regional scholarship opportunities.

If you want to participate, you can sign up the morning of the 5K at the Jacksonville Community Center.  Learn more at: http://www.calhounchamber.com/the-chamber/chamber-programs/114-whirlwind-of-color-5k