Celebrating all things gadgets, gaming and geeky. Jon Cresswell and Darren Cooke get involved in everything nerdy from Hitmonlee to HTML with interviews, features, news, reviews and some great music.

Connected plays San Francisco Bus & Cable Car Simulator

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/jcresswell/Connected%20-%20San%20Francisco%20Simulator.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 11:24 — 10.4MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSOn Connected we love the weird and wonderful games – and no more unusual than the simulator genre. So after the success of Forklift Truck Simulator, when we saw this… well, we had to try it. Here’s the highlights of Jon, Darren and Scott playing an hour…

Student showcase and homemade Google Glass

This week on Connected, it’s all about creativity. Jonathan and Darren check out the University of Lincoln’s Computer Science Student Showcase event, looking at all sorts of creative robots, websites and games. Inspired by Google Glass landing in the hands of (or on the heads of?) “explorers”, Jon makes his own version with some dubious…

Bitcoins explained with Dr Seuss

Last week, we tried to come up with the simplest explanation of Bitcoin possible. It wasn’t simple enough, so we tried to do an even simpler one. Taking inspiration from children’s literature – Dr Seuss.

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Pop song or tech company slogan?

All things geek, gadgets and gaming with Jon Cresswell and Darren Cooke. This week, there’s the music of R-R-Riiiiidge Racer, we look at a gaming hackathon here in Lincoln and play one of our new games. Inspired by the terrible taglines seen across the Mobile World Congress floor – this is One Direction Song or…

Connected #14 – Insult Sword Fighting, Graph Search and THQ

This week on Siren FM’s geek culture show: Jon and Darren consider how to improve Tennis matches with the music of Mario and have a go at Monkey Island’s legendary insult sword fighting.

There’s Facebook’s latest attempt at being simultaneously creepy and fascinating, the latest news plus the music of Final Fantasy in the mixtape.

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Connected #13 – The Video Game Opinion Amnesty

Jon and Darren open the opinion amnesty to help you commit heresy against popular games. We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mega Man series (as Capcom aren’t going to), check up with Darren’s diary on CodeAcademy, try to solve games retail (hint: we don’t) and for the second week running we try and do weather reports. Will we get it right this time?

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Connected #12 – CES, Codeacademy and consoles

Connected is back for 2013: Jon and Darren discuss the latest news from CES, find out why you should never teach a computer rude words, look at how to learn something new to the new year and what the mobile market means for the future of games – plus, we need a new hashtag for the show since we tried to #getdarrenontwitter… how about we #bringbackbebo?

Connected #11 – The Hobbit, the Snowman and the Snowdog

Listen again to more geek fun with Jonathan Cresswell and Darren Cooke. It’s the last show before the Christmas break, and we are ramping up the excitement for the big day.

We discussing the release of the Hobbit in cinemas indepth with the help of superfan Scott, the return of the Snowman to our TV screens this Winter and how it brings with it an unlikely game of the week and Jonathan makes an appearance on TV.

Also: #getdarrenontwitter reaches an epic (if slightly predictable) conclusion and we look back on the year of 2012. As ever, there’s the top geek news stories from the last 7 days, the latest releases, and a selection of game music suited for the season…