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Warcraft III fails, micro-transactions, Ring's security flaws, and Chinese spies- TNCS Ep 62

By The Nerd Cantina

In entertainment news this week we discuss the Super Bowl ads for Disney+. Warcraft III: Reforged is taking some big lumps and Blizzard fans are angry.  EA released their quarterly earnings and it is apparent that micro-transactions and online sales are here to stay. In tech news we debate on the security flaws of Ring and other internet of things devices.  We give the details surrounding several arrests connected with Chinese espionage and theft.    If you wish to share your opinions with the community you can always leave a message at 815-905-1414. We ask that you support the show in any way possible.  You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players.  Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXYWzoYKvoZopZLX8YA0Bg Links to topics discussed: Disney+ Superbowl adhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62EB4JniuTc Jason Mamoa Superbowl adhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ERWFMLptw Multiverse of Madness will feature different versions of MCU heroeshttps://mcucosmic.com/2020/01/31/rumor-doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-of-madness-will-feature-different-versions-of-known-mcu-characters/  World of Warcraft 3 was not ready for releasehttps://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2020/02/01/warcraft-3-reforged-was-clearly-not-ready-for-release--so-why-did-blizzard-rush-it-out/#6232a0872c87  EA earnings callhttps://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-made-almost-1-billion-from-microtransactions-la/1100-6473240/  Ring doorbell gives data to other tech firmshttps://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51281476  Amazon engineer states that ring should be shut down immediately https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-engineer-says-ring-should-be-shut-down-immediately-2020-1?fbclid=IwAR3qjpADYUuuvPIloFbgza2vYZRz4SpZurpVlZFjICZcdKPNPefYf9bE864  CNN: Anger over the Wuhan virus is sparking pushback against censorship in China. It won't last..https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/31/asia/wuhan-virus-china-censorship-intl-hnk/index.html  CNN: Tesla posts first annual profit.https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/business/tesla-earnings/index.html  Harvard professor and Chinese nationals are charged with China related crimeshttps://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/harvard-university-professor-and-two-chinese-nationals-charged-three-separate-china-related  Quartz: Raytheon engineer arrested for taking US missile defense secrets to China.https://qz.com/1795127/raytheon-engineer-arrested-for-taking-us-missile-defense-secrets-to-china/?utm_source=google-news  Power your home with cycling 60 minutes a day https://nerdbot.com/2020/01/29/power-your-home-for-24-hours-with-only-60-minutes-of-pedaling/

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