The New Screen Savers with Leo Laporte

Dec 30th 2017

The New Screen Savers 137

Best of 2017

Hosted by Leo Laporte

The best of 2017 - Nomadic VR, Lagunitas Brewery, Starship Horizons, and more.

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Welcome to the Best of 2017 for The New Screen Savers. We covered so many great stories, it was hard to narrow it down. Here are some of our fan and staff favorites. 

  • See how the Rainforest Connection and Founder Topher White is stopping illegal logging with old cell phones and solar panels.
  • Meet Bodo Hoenen, a father who built a robotic assistive arm for his daughter whose arm is paralyzed.
  • Our staff battles aliens in the multiplayer video game 'Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator,' where you can play on any device with a browser.
  • Mike Elgan, Greg Ferro, Becky Worley, and Leo play 'Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes' on PlayStation VR.
  • Megan Morrone introduces us to Gitanjali Rao, an 11-years-old who won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. 
  • Iain Thomson, Jason Calacanis, and Leo play 'Game of Geeks' with the sounds of tech.
  • Visit the world famous Lagunitas Brewing Company with Brew Master Jeremy Marshall.
  • Learn how crickets could be the gateway bug to sustainable food with Andrew Brentano and his startup Tiny Farms.
  • Get robotic room service with the Relay robot from Savioke.
  • We settle the Emoji Cheeseburger debate with a taste-off between Facebook, Google, and Apple.
  • Step into Nomadic's VR adventure, where the real world blends with the virtual one. 
  • Take a ride on a VR roller coaster with Jason Howell.

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