Posts tagged gadgets
TOPIC: We’ve got a full house and an exciting show today! Not only is Dave here, but Scott Andraschko of Round Lake Area Schools drops in to add some much-needed insight and expertise to our conversation. But of course, that’s not all! Corinne Iozzo of Popular Science helps us out by breaking down some of the coolest innovations of 2011 as published in the Popular Science magazine and website! This is one of those must-listen episodes that makes it worth slogging through the rest of the garbage we usually post
In other news; Dave has gadget fever, portable speakers are all the rage, and Mike can’t keep his hands off of his wife’s Christmas present. And yes, that is a euphemism for a Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ android tablet!
We finish up with some coolsites of the week:
- DocumentaryTube – Free documentaries? How is this possible, you ask? Go check out DocumentaryTube and find out now (plus learn yourself a little something)! Free. Educational. Mmmm, documentaries.
- Presentify.Me – Make those groupons you’re buying for friends and family look good enough to wrap!
- TimeSearch.info – With keyword searching, it puts events into a timeline and highlights the most important milestones. You’ve got to check this out to understand and appreciate!
And our podcast only song of the week is “Don’t Kick the Chair” by Dia Framton with Kid Cudi.
TOPIC: All we want for Christmas is some working phones in the studio, but even with communications difficulties Mike and Dave manage to have a phenomenally great discussion with Popular Science editor Seth Fletcher and a review of the top innovations of 2010. You might have heard about some of these, but others will blow you away – and could impact your daily life soon!
Between that, keeping up with the news, and figuring out our tech issues you may be surprised to hear that we STILL get some awesome cool sites of the week in, but here they are!
- AllRecipes – SimplyRecipes – Kitchn – RecipePuppy – Comprehensive and searchable recipe sites for all your cooking needs! These are the best of the best, so check ‘em out even if you’re not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year.
We top it all of with the podcast only song of the week Key to Her Ferrari by Thomas Dolby.
TOPIC: PCMag’s own Wendy Donnell gives us her take on the CES shenanigan’s this week! We start with Jay Garmon and his geek trivia runner of course, and you’ll not want to miss the answer to last week’s question and the new one to think about …
Then how about some coolsites of the week?
- Clone WindowsXP - Will work with Win7 in most cases too, a great how-to if you need to duplicate your setup (or just want to save it)! Via our friends at PCStats.
- MemorizeNow – Need help memorizing your company motto, some poetry, or bible verses? Memorizenow will help with remembering really anything at all, check it out!
- Shoelace Tying – Think you learned how to tie your shoes when you were 5? Think again! Lots of new and more efficient or stronger knots here … surprisingly interesting even for long-time tiers like myself!
Jay’s trivia this week sure stumped me – will it stump you?
What was the basis for the space shuttle text and graphic system – TAGS?
And to cap it off, the podcast only song of the week this week will keep you bouncing – listen to The Woods by Cartridge!