Geekout 13 Xbox Ones big news wireless power and Kingdom Rush

first_imgAs we get closer to the end of the week, reflecting on some of the craziness of the past few days was clearly in order. This week’s Geekout gave us a little bit of time to stop and reflect on some of the goings-on in the tech world.Microsoft is still making headlines, and unfortunately they still aren’t good ones (at least in my opinion). The company has reversed its Xbox One policies due to the intense negative feedback, but in doing so managed to strip some of the features that were exciting about the console. At the end of the day, though, the PS4 is still $100 cheaper and the positive vibe surrounding Sony right now is going to carry on for a little while.The real question is whether or not the infamously short attention span of the internet collective will help or hurt Microsoft and its Xbox One come launch time.Intel looks ready to help do something about the incredibly slow progress of wireless power solutions, but instead of teaming up with the better known Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) to help make Qi better it looks like Intel has taken sides with the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP). While that doesn’t mean Intel will refuse to work with the WPC in the future, it does give cause to step back and wait for the possibility that A4WP and Intel will be pushing new wireless charging tech in the next generation of phones.In our video this week, Sal and Russ spent some time talking about their experiences with Kingdom Rush. This impressive tower defense game is new to the Google Play Store, but a sequel to the game is already available on the App Store. Our app of the week was a look at a new fitness app which took the 7 Minute Workout and stuck it in app form, making it easier to track your progress. (The maker of the app is EndLoop Systems, if this wasn’t entirely clear in the video.)Our weekly Geekouts happen live over on our Google+ page so if you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on next week’s broadcast, leave us a message over there or right here in the comments.last_img read more