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Betamouse – “Disney with Laptops”

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I found this podcast a little over a week ago, and I figured it needs to have a place on DisTECH.  Betamouse is truly a podcast for Disney geeks who are interested in technology.  What I’m going to do is post a quick update with every new episode and let you know what that episode is about.  You’ll have to listen to the show to get all the details, though.  This isn’t my version of CliffsNotes!

This is Betamouse’s sixth episode.  The panel (made up of Henry Work, Jeff Chaney, Nate Parrish, Scott Barrett, and Katie Siloac) is discussing traveling to Disney with laptops.  They have tips for traveling with your laptop (including discussion on laptop bags and hotel security), and find out if any members of the panel have carried a laptop into the parks.  Personally, I’ve never even entertained that thought!

Click here to check out this episode of Betamouse!  You can also download the show in iTunes.


Walt Disney World Monorail Gets the TRON Treatment.

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I heard this rumor a little bit ago, but it’s official now.  The monorails at Walt Disney World are about to become light cycles!  In an effort to market Disney’s TRON: Legacy, you’ll start seeing this branded version of the monorail on the Epcot line as early as this month.  The monorails will have a light cycle towards the front of the monorail while the rest of the monorail will have the wall of light. 

I know some probably won’t like this, but I think it looks really cool.  I’m tempted to get down there just to see the light cycles running around!  Oh, and be prepared for more elements of TRON to make it into the parks.  In the post announcing the TRON monorail, Thomas Smith of the Disney Parks Blog hinted at more updates to come before the movie hits theaters on December 17.  I’m not sure why updates on the movie would come through the Disney Parks Blog unless the updates have something to do with TRON in the parks.  I know I’m excited!

To read the post on the Disney Parks Blog, click here.

For more on TRON: Legacy (and to view the trailers for the movie and video game), click here.

Disney Classic Console: Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour.

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Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour cover art.

Welcome to the latest installment of the Disney Classic Console!  As you may know, this is where we take a walk to the video game cabinet and see what classic Disney video games we can find.  This latest entry is the newest one I’ve talked about so far, but it’s still a classic.  Join me as I look at Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour for the Sony PlayStation!

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Review: 2010 Walt Disney World Notescast for iPod classic and nano (Updated).

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WDW Notescast - 2 Full iPods - Main Menus & Title

Not long ago, TimeStream Software updated their iPhone and iPod Touch Walt Disney World Guide Notescast for the 2010 season.  You may remember, though, that they also sell a WDW Notescast for the iPod classic and iPod nano as well.  Recently, this version of the Notescast also got an update.  The Notescast is available for download at for only $1.99.  It’s a great price, but how does it stack up?  Click below to find out!

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My Thoughts on Mobile Magic

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When Mobile Magic first came out, I wasn’t able to review it because it wasn’t available on the model of phone I have.  Since then, it’s been talked about and reviewed by a number of other great sources, and chances are that you’ve read one by now.  So, I decided not to do a full review.  But I do want to talk about it, so I’m going to quickly cover some of its advantages and disadvantages.  Click below for more!

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DizTech #5 Shows You the Ins and Outs of Animatronics.

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The latest installment of DizTech is up and ready for consumption!  This month’s feature takes you on a tour of Audio-Animatronics: their history, current state, and future aspirations.  Click here to jump on over and take a look!  Also, make sure to check out the other fantastic parts of  Enjoy!

Walt Disney World Guide Notescast Gets Updated in the App Store!

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 WDW Notescast App Store Icon

I came home to some exciting news today: the Walt Disney World Guide Notescast (which I reviewed not too long ago) got an official update today!  It’s passed Apple’s approval process and is ready for the downloading.  Get more details by clicking below!

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