Archive for November, 2014
TOPIC: Some really cool stuff is happening, with Google identifying what’s going on in your pictures, everyone giving away free terrabytes of storage, and there’s now a drone kiss-cam at TGIFriday’s (at least in the UK) … but of course what everyone REALLY wants to know is how to pay the lowest price this holiday shopping season – so here are our picks for best mobile apps to help you get teh dealz:
- Walmart Savings Catcher – Use the mobile app to check prices in real time, or you can even wait until you get home and scan the receipt!
- Amazon Scan App – NEVER wonder if you could have gotten that item cheaper online again, just scan the barcode and you can check out pricing and online reviews, and even purchase it immediately from your phone!
- ShopForKids App – Get reviews, warnings, and competitive pricing for all your kid and baby gifts this season! Available for both Android and iOS
And we throw a few “regular” coolsites of the week for good measure too!
- Wikiwand – Turns those dry, boring wikipedia pages into sweet digital encyclopedias!
- Netflix Roulette – Tired of relying on Netflix’s boring or confusing picks for you? Pick a genre and spin the wheel to find some new flicks to watch!
Enjoy our podcast only song of the week “Struggle” by Ringside!
TOPIC: The Mag Mile got a little more magnificent this week with the addition of the Verizon destination store – and TechTalk got a special media invite to check it out for you! Mike managed to get the – slightly shocked – admiration of Verizon staff by being the only guest at the drone demo platform to ask the question “how do I sneak this thing around so I can spy on people?”
Before that, BigMarker CEO Zhu-Seong Mei bought Mike a Sandwich Cubano downtown, and gave a special scoop on their new digs – and new partnership with TechWeek in LA for FREE BigMarker access to this amazing conference!
There’s far too much talk about Kim Kardashian’s butt, which we don’t miss a chance to bring Jay Garmon on to talk about – but he does also weigh in on the whole “using drones to spy” debate, answers last week’s question and give us this one to chew on:
How long did Microsoft continue support of Windows 1.0?
And we finish off with a rousing rendition – and homage to Kim Khardasian’s attempt to “break the Internet” with Butter’s “What What In The Butt”!
TOPIC: Joe Oddo joins us in-studio today to talk mobile devices, and how to make that tough decision about which one you should get for your pocket! Unfortunately, Mike, Dave, and Jay are so chatty we barely let Joe get a word in edgewise! There’s a lot of news, a lot of great geek trivia, but a LOT less Joe than we wanted so he’ll be coming back next month!
Speaking of geek trivia, try this one on for size:
What was the connection speed of the world’s first Internet router?
As an extra bonus, you get to listen to us try to decide:
If you could only pick one OS (Windows, iOS, Chrome, Linux, etc.) for all your devices, which would it be?
A surprisingly difficult question to answer, that results in some very surprising answers!
TOPIC: We’ve been hitting this topic hard the last several weeks or so, but now we’ve got someone on who really knows something about it! John Miley from Kiplinger’s letter joins us today for a great post-Halloween show where we get into the down and dirty about Apple Pay, Google Wallet, NFC, and how trusting your phone with your ID could change a whole lot more than just how to pay for that latte!
Jay Garmon provides a sad but appropriate shout out to our brave men and women in space with this question:
How many pilots in total have been killed in space training missions?
We even get some cool sites and a podcast only song of the week in!
- Digital Dudz – Add a realistic beating heart or third eye to your costume next year with this free phone app.
- @johntmiley – Follow John for more great stuff!
- Kiplinger’s – Updates and future looks at how the technology of today will make our lives better, or at least different, tomorrow!
Blast from the past sound with Cut Copy’s “Let Me Show You Love” – enjoy!