Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 
Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

Random Blogging For Friday February 7th

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  Thank God the weekend is here!  Hope whatever you do this weekend, you have a great time doing it.  Here’s what you missed on the show today.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

27% of people spend less time doing THIS than they used to. 

A: Spend less time on Facebook 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:
An impatient man got caught with 10 lbs of pot because he wouldn't stop calling a Nashville, TN post office to see if his package arrived.

They didn't think much of the repeated calls until the box got there and reeked of weed.

Cops were waiting for the 24-year-old at the post office when he showed up to get his stash.

He was arrested and tossed in jail.

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The Gadget That Can Hack Any Car

There's a new hacking tool that can remotely take control of your vehicle.

It's called the CAN Hacking Tool or CHT for short.

People with a CHT can control your lights, locks, steering and breaks and the device only costs $20. It only takes five minutes to hook the CHT up with your car and then you can walk away from the scene and have complete control of the car.

Car companies are taking this hacking device and its implications very seriously.

 

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Coca Cola Pods Will Help People Make Drink At Home

With the rising popularity in products that allow people to make their own soda at home, Coca-Cola has decided to jump on the trend. The beverage maker plans to sell Coca-Cola pods which allow people to brew their own Coke at home.

Coca-Cola is partnering with GreenMountain - the company that brings you those K cups and your Keurig coffee maker. The push comes coincidentally after SodaStream bought a Super Bowl ad featuring Scarlett Johansson.

Green Mounting is bringing a cold machine to US shelves in 2015 which will make sodas, sports drinks and other cold beverages with the touch of a button.

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Glyph.. A New Headset That Beams Video Into Your Eyes

A new headset will beam movies, video games or even video calls directly into your eyes.

The Glyph headset is designed to plug into just about anything you own that has a screen.... including a smartphone, laptop, TV or gaming console.

Users would play the video content on their mobile or entertainment device but watch it on the Glyph instead of their device's screen. The Glyph has a battery life of about three hours.

The headset is expected to be released later this year and will cost $499.

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The Car Of The Future Comes With A Drone That Watches Out For Gridlock

 

A French automaker introduced a car with its own traffic spotting drone.

Renault's Kwid has a small quadcopter that can be released from its roof. The drone will be able to go ahead to spot what is causing jams or look for potential problems.

The drone could relay live video to the driver or passenger allowing them to see exactly what is happening. It's controlled from a tablet computer mounted on the dashboard.

The automaker said the Kwid could be on sale in two years.

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Cool Or Creapy.. A Robot With Feelings

A robot with feelings was created.

ERWIN (Emotional Robot with Intelligent Network) was developed as part of a study attempting to understand how long-term relationships may be forged between humans and robots.

ERWIN can express five basic emotions while interacting with people.

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Birthdays:

~~Ashton Kutcher is 36. (allegedly cheated on wife Demi Moore; That 70's Show's Michael Kelso; Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, My Boss' Daughter, The Butterfly Effect; Guess Who, The Guardian, What Happens in Vegas; Two and a Half Men )
~~Comedian Chris Rock is 49. (Saturday Night Live's Dark Side with Nat X, reg 1990-; Boomerang, CB4, Leathal Weapon IV, Nurse Betty, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Bad Company, Head of State, The Longest Yard, Madagascar, Everybody Hates Chris's himself/narrator, I Think I Love My Wife; Grown Ups movies; many more)
~~Actor James Spader is 54. (Secretary; Sex, Lies, and Videotape;
Boston
Legal; The Office; The Blacklist)
~~Comedian Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) is 54
~~Actress, Essence Atkins is 42 (Smart Guy; Half & Half; Are We There Yet?)
~~Actor, Miguel Ferrer is 59 (Robocop; Crossing Jordan; Mulan; many more)
~~Actor/comedian, Eddie Izzard is 52 (Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill; The Riches; Valkyrie)
~~Actress, Robyn Lively is 42 (The Karate Kid, Part III; Teen Witch; older half-sister of Blake Lively)
~~Actress Tina Majorino ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Veronica Mars") is 29

~~Actress Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") is 29.
~~NBA star, Steve Nash is 40
~~Retired NBA star, Juwan Howard is 41


MUSICALLY:

~~Country singer Garth Brooks is 52
~~Keyboardist David Bryan (of Bon Jovi) is 52
~~Guitarist Wes Borland (of Limp Bizkit) is 39.
~~Bassist Tom Blankenship (of My Morning Jacket) is 36.
~~Musician, Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat) is 54
~~Musician, Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) is 66
~~Saxophonist Brian Travers (of UB40) is 55

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In Theaters This Weekend:

The Lego Movie (PG)
Starring (voices of) Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks. (
PROJECTION: $45-$50 MIL
.)

 
The Monuments Men
(PG-13)
FDR sends an unlikely World War II platoon into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owner. Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett. (
PROJECTION: $15-$20 MIL.
)

 
VampireAcademy
(PG-13)
Stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Olga Kurylenko. (PROJECTION: $9 MIL.)

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14 Frugal Ways To Say I Love You

1. Clean the house--You probably don't want to clean the house. Your significant other probably doesn't want to either. Clean the entire house or just take on a few of your partner's chores. It will be appreciated.

2. Make a heart-shaped breakfast--So many breakfast foods lend themselves to being cooked in the shape of a heart. Slices of bacon can be folded into hearts, then baked in the oven. Before you toast it, bread can be cut into a heart shape, too. You can even crack an egg into a metal heart-shaped cookie cutter in a frying pan; it will cook into a heart-shaped treat.

3. Write a love letter--We might say "I love you" often, but how frequently do we actually detail all the reasons why we love a person? Write a letter that includes specific things you love about someone.

4. Plan a retro night--Spend an evening doing things that remind you of when you were first dating. It could be sharing meal or drink, a movie or a song, whatever reminds you of when you were first together.

5. Make a card--It's nice to give or send a card, but it's much more touching if you make one yourself. It doesn't have to be fancy. Just personalize it for your loved one.

6. Plan a scavenger hunt--One idea is a hunt for love notes around the house. You also could visit places that are meaningful in your relationship, and create a hunt there.

7. Put love notes on your calendar—List a different reason why you love your partner on an online calendar each day. Then, share it with your partner so they can see the reasons.

8. Prepare their favorite meal or dessert--It's not as important what you cook or create but that you have made it just for the other person. Think about his preferences as you shop for ingredients.

9. Create a photo album or a scrapbook--If you're not so creative, check out a site like Shutterfly. It will print photo books for you with photos you have uploaded.

10. Give a single flower or a potted plant--Bouquets are beautiful, but a single flower can also be lovely, and much less expensive. Many small potted flowers are cheaper than bouquets.

11. Make your own chocolates--Truffles are easy to make. All you need is chocolate, butter, cream and flavoring. You can also promise your sweetie they'll love every filling. There will be no surprise mystery-fruit nougat in a box of random chocolates.

12. Hide a love note--Write a short note to your loved one, then hide it somewhere where he'll find it later. Try placing it in a work bag, on the car dashboard or in a pants pocket.

13. Corral the kids--Plan something with the kids so your partner can enjoy some alone time. Sometimes, there's no better way to say, "I love you," than giving someone silence.

14. Plan an at-home night at the movies--If you watch movies with your significant other, turn the time into a special event. Prepare movie snacks and drinks, select a film you're both excited to see and grab a blanket for snuggling.

 

 

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Video Of The Day:

A promotional video shows the team behind the hit show, "The Walking Dead," pranking the city's residents by cramming a hoard of zombies beneath a grate in Union Square.

As people walk by, the zombies reached their bloodied hands through the bars.

The footage caught some people yelping in surprise, while others ran.

The video is a promotion for the show's fifth season, which begins to air this Sunday, February 9 on AMC.

 

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