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Great American Beer Festival Part 2: The Beer – Alcohol by Volume Episode 6

Our 6th episode is dedicated entirely to the beer we tasted at the Great American Beer Festival that took place in Denver this past October. Alcohol by Volume is a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt discuss the many… many beers they tasted at GABF: we’re focusing specifically on the beers we loved outside of Colorado. We love our Colorado breweries, but we get to see and taste their beer all of the time. So we decided to step outside of the beer capital of the world and explore the beers other companies had to offer. In part 3 of our series, we’ll talk about the Pro-Am competition, a few of the notable Pro competition winners and […]

motorola project ara

Motorola Project Ara

Motorola Project Ara Earlier in the year we took a look at Phonebloks, a customizable modular smartphone. As one of the best product concepts we’ve seen all year, it’s no surprise that Motorola teamed up with Phoneblok’s creators to make the project a reality. Introducing the Motorola Project Ara. This project could be really awesome, but we’re not really sure it’s practical. Keep in mind, there’s a limit to how long you can use a connection before you have to move to something else. Apple used the 30-pin dock connector for about 10 years but then had to change it out to the 9-pin lightning connector in order to keep innovating their products. That was a 10-year lifespan, but there are certainly other instances where […]

Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto Online, Part 2 – MunnDay@9 Episode 2

This is the second episode of MunnDay@9, our new gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode Sean and Josh talk about Rockstar’s first attempt at an online version of their popular Grand Theft Auto series. While they ran into a lot of trouble early on, we’ve found the servers to finally be stable and the online side of the game definitely worth playing. There are plenty of reasons you may still want to throw your controller, but we’ll bring you up to speed on Grand Theft Auto Online in this episode. We’ll surely visit GTA5 again in the future. There are things that we’ve discovered since originally recording this episode that would certainly help you with your gameplay, but our next episode will not […]

Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival Part 1: Overview – Alcohol by Volume Episode 5

Our fifth episode is dedicated entirely to the Great American Beer Festival that took place in Denver this October. Alcohol by Volume is a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt discuss the overall feel of the GABF this year: reactions to the crowds, vendors, and what it felt like being part of the press. In part 2 of our series, we will discuss the unique and generally tasty beers we tried. Obviously, we didn’t taste every beer at the festival, but we did taste a few that were certainly worth mentioning on the show. Part 3 will be all about the gear and gadgetry we saw at the show. Our hosts, Josh and Dennis, are avid homebrewers […]

New Google Glass

New Google Glass Hardware

Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and prescription support A day after inviting members of its Explorers program to swap their old frames for new ones, Google Glass is showing the world what the latest model looks like. In a post on Google+, the company shows a slightly modified version of Glass that includes a removable mono earbud. Google pulled the wraps off their new Google glass hardware update yesterday. All current Glass users will be eligible for a 1-time swap out to this newer hardware. Besides the obligatory internal upgrades, the new version of Glass includes an optional earbud to help you keep your conversations private. It also allows users to order with their current glasses prescription – making it easier to […]

Entitlements

Entitlements Part 1 – Politerian Episode 3

This is the third episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss Entitlements in the United States and Josh’s new proposal for replacing our current system. This is only part one of the discussion. If it seems like it ends abruptly, we’re sorry, but the rest will be available next week. This is not a discussion we take lightly. We expect to revisit this conversation regularly in the show and hope that you’ll let us know what you think in the comments. Keep it civil and clean, otherwise you will be banned. Thanks! Our hosts, Josh, Jon and Andy, are very opinionated realists that love to debate politics. […]

iPad Air

Jim Dalrymple Reviews the iPad Air

Review: iPad Air From the minute I picked up the iPad Air at Apple’s event in San Francisco last week, I knew it was going to be different. In Jim’s typical fashion, he reviews the iPad Air and gives it extremely high marks. He generally rates Apple devices well, but we have to concede that this device just look beautiful. However, we’re still holding off until the iPad mini with retina display is available to see how they compare. Having the same features in a smaller package with a retina display… well that will make it even better. The iPad Air is available in stores and online this Friday, November 1st, 2013.

Great American Beer Festival

Bottling versus Kegging, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout – Alcohol by Volume Episode 4

This is the fourth episode of Alcohol by Volume: a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt continue our “Beer Basics” series as they discuss the pros and cons of bottling versus kegging your homebrew. It’s a continuation of our beginner’s guide to homebrewing. This is also our last “Beer Basics” episode! We’ll be moving onto new topics after this. Most importantly, our coverage of GABF. If you’re going to GABF as a vendor or attendee, try to find us. Josh is the fat guy with a beard… oh wait… This picture above is of Dennis (center) with the founder (right) of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales. If these concepts end up being a little too basic for you, […]

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Kindle Fire HDX, Surface 2, and iBeacons – Battery Life Episode 3

This is the third episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Wyatt and Josh talk about Amazon’s newest tablet: the Kindle Fire HDX. While they’re only available for pre-order at the moment, Amazon has given us all of the information we need to know to make a buying decision. If it weren’t for the rumored iPad update coming soon, we would’ve ordered one of the 7-inch tablets already. We’re expecting this to sell like crazy, especially if Apple doesn’t put a retina display in the next version of the iPad mini. There’s so much good technology in the HDX… must… resist… buying… Our second topic of the podcast is the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 – we haven’t been […]

Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5, Part 1 – MunnDay@9 Episode 1

Thanks for checking out the first episode of MunnDay@9, our new gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode Sean and Josh talk about Rockstar’s newest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series: Grand Theft Auto 5. We found the game to be pretty vulgar but innovative at the same time. So sit back, relax – maybe even grab your controller – and listen to us discuss the basics about Grand Theft Auto 5. If you’re already playing the game, we also mention a few tips that we’ve found helpful throughout our time with the game. Keep in mind, this is only part one. In part two we’ll get more into the strategy of the game and break into the online aspect that just opened […]

Malt Bagging

Beer Basics, Cleaning Supplies – Alcohol by Volume Episode 3

This is the third episode of Alcohol by Volume: a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt continue our “Beer Basics” series as they discuss the cleaning supplies necessary to maintain a proper brewing environment so your beer doesn’t sour (unnecessarily). It’s a continuation of our beginner’s guide to homebrewing. As we mention each show, if these concepts end up being a little too basic for you, we’ll move into more complicated conversations in the future. This series is really meant for people who are new to the homebrew community. This “Beer Basics” series is a great way to familiarize yourself with the art of homebrewing. Our hosts, Josh and Dennis, are avid homebrewers that wanted to take their […]

Gun Control

Gun Control Part 1 – Politerian Episode 2

Herein lies the second episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss Gun Control in the United States and how it may or may not help prevent mass shootings like the Navy Shipyard Shootings. We also discuss some of the statistics involved in the guns per capita argument. Our hosts, Josh, Jon and Andy, are very opinionated realists that love to debate politics. While none of them are politicians, they still keep up with the current issues and never get tired of chowing down on the latest political drama. Jon is our resident liberal and Andy is our resident conservative. Josh gets to play moderator and sifts through […]

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Steam Box: Valve to put steam behind consoles – Battery Life Episode 2

Artwork by DarrenGeers on Deviant Art. Thanks for checking out the second episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Jason and Josh talk about Valve’s rumored entry into the console gaming market: the Steam Box. While much of the information is just rumors, we will theoretically hear some more news about the Steam Box next week. That’s why we decided to cover the device now so we could compare the current information with what actually shows up later. The Steam Box may have several iterations, so it’s hard to know exactly what’s going to end up coming to the consumer. We discuss all the possibilities in the podcast. We also talk about the Ghost Apps available on the App Store. Some […]

Politerian Episode 1

Syrian Chemical Weapons – Politerian Episode 1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Politerian podcast: a new podcast dedicated to intelligent discussion of political issues. In this episode, Josh Carr, Jon Ruth, and Andy Ottoson discuss the Syrian Chemical Weapons and how they potentially affect the American people. We also discuss the possibility of putting more boots on the ground in the Middle East. Our hosts, Josh, Jon and Andy, are very opinionated realists that love to debate politics. While none of them are politicians, they still keep up with the current issues and never get tired of chowing down on the latest political drama. Jon is our resident liberal and Andy is our resident conservative. Josh gets to play moderator and sifts through the trash to come up with intelligent topics […]

Alcohol by Volume Episode 2

Beer Basics, Homebrewing Equipment – Alcohol by Volume Episode 2

Welcome to the second episode of Alcohol by Volume: a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt continue our “Beer Basics” series as they discuss the equipment necessary to start brewing at home. It’s a continuation of our beginner’s guide to homebrewing. As we mentioned last time, if this show ends up being a little too basic for you, we’ll move into more complicated conversations in the future. This series is really meant for people who are new to the homebrew community. This “Beer Basics” series is a great way to familiarize yourself with the concepts. Our hosts, Josh and Dennis, are avid homebrewers that wanted to take their interests to the podcast format. Dennis has been brewing for […]

2013 iPhone Buyer's Guide

2013 iPhone Buyer’s Guide – Episode 27 of The Weekly Fix

Last week, Apple introduced us to their new iPhone lineup. The 5c and the 5s go on sale this friday the 20th of September. This episode pits the new iPhone 5c and 5s versus the base model iPhone 4s. The good, the bad, the ugly: we’ll help you decide which one is right for you. Josh is the owner of a Denver-based repair company called ‘Fix’ (formerly Rocky Mountain Mac Repair). We produce these videos every week to discuss the latest news in the realm of Apple and Technology.

Gold iPhones

Real Gangsters Don’t Use Gold iPhones – Battery Life Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Jason and Josh Carr (they’re brothers) talk about Intel’s new Broadwell processors, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, the new Yahoo! logo and the latest iPhone lineup: iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The title from this episode was a jab from Nokia to Apple during the keynote presentation. It’s also a throwback to Breaking Bad. Our hosts, Jason and Josh, both work in the technology industry. Jason is a software developer and Josh primarily deals with hardware. While polar opposites in their operating systems of choice, they both live with a skeptical eye and don’t hold back the praise or criticism for any technology company. As we move forward with […]

Alcohol by Volume Episode 1

Beer Basics, A General Breakdown – Alcohol by Volume Episode 1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Alcohol by Volume: a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt start us off with our first series called “Beer Basics.” They discuss the various types of beer and the ingredients involved in the brew process. Think of it as a beginner’s discussion of homebrewing. If this show ends up being a little too basic for you, hang with us for a while. We’ll move into more complicated discussions in the future. If you’re just entering the homebrew community, this “Beer Basics” series is a great way to get started. Josh wanted to make it educational for even the most novice homebrewers. Our hosts, Josh and Dennis, are avid homebrewers that wanted to […]

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iOS 7 introduced September 10th – The Weekly Fix

Josh from Fix tells you everything you need to know about the upcoming Apple event on September 10th including the new iPhones, the iOS 7 software update and a few predictions for the famous “one more thing.” If you’re still expecting an Apple-branded television set, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Josh is the owner of a Denver-based repair company called ‘Fix’ (formerly Rocky Mountain Mac Repair). We produce these videos every week to discuss the latest news in the realm of Apple and Technology.