What would AtRandom be without a detour into the weird now and again? Well, in this episode we kick off with a roundtable discussion about UFOs, Aliens and the hollow Earth. After we get that off our chests, we’d like to share with your are +1s of the fortnight before reviewing 3 interesting apps for the iPhone and iPad. We end the show with a deep thought segment on eBooks and the future of reading.
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Hollow Earth and UFOs
Following on from Gerry’s moment of madness in the last show, it would be rude of us not to dedicate a discussion topic to the random thoughts of our favourite mad manc techie. In this feature we have a bit of fun discussing some of our thoughts and opinions on UFOs and other things that go bump in the night. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter. If you think we’re right, wrong, or just a little bit crazy – then why not get in touch and tell us so! In the mean time, check out some of the following videos on YouTube…
TV Tropes; Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations. This wiki provides hours of entertainment as you check out the tropes you know and love and read about their uses.
Develop Online; Develop delivers priceless trade information to the global games development sector. Total monthly readership figures across print, online, digital and mobile is close to 300,000. You can download PDF back issues of their magazine for free.
UFO Patrol; UFO Patrol is building a community of believers who want to discover the truth behind the UFO phenomena.
Flashback for iPhone; Take yourself back to the early ’90s in the award winning Amiga version of this cyberpunk action-adventure, originally developed by Delphine Software International.
Safari to Go for iPad; With Safari To Go, those with Safari Books Online accounts can use the iPad to access thousands of books and videos about technology, digital media and professional development from more than 40 of the world’s most trusted publishers (Subscription Required).
Zinio for iPhone / iPad; Zinio is a platform for delivering digital editions of popular print magazines to consumers through a cross-platform desktop application, iPad / iPhone app and Android app. Read our full review of Zinio here.
E-Books and the future of reading
Join us in our discussion about the future of reading, and the recent surge in the popularity of the e-book now that tablet computing and the Kindle has got a foothold on the marketplace.
We bring you another two tracks great from the Magnatune High Energy Rock and Roll album throughout the show.
Jackalopes: Those great big… (memories)
Pizzle: Party Patrol