Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ep. 98 – Nightmare at 1700 feet

This week the guys cover a veritable plethora of tech topics. You’ll just have to tune in to hear them all.

And Jeff is so afraid of heights he wouldn’t even let Jacob & Todd talk about this video.  Seriously, even Jacob (who’s not afraid of heights at all) gets a little queasy watching it.  So if you’re game, buckle up and give it a watch – but don’t say you weren’t warned!

What we love:

Jacob loves his Lock Laces – only $7, cheap!

Todd loves his Specialized Sirrus bicycle:

Jeff loves his Caseology iPhone 7+ case:

Ep. 97 – Not another “gate”

Just when you thought it was safe to dip back into Internet message boards, there are more “gates” abounding Apple’s latest iPhone 7 release.  There’s now hissgate, yellowgate, and scratchgate for the new Jet Black model. Is it much ado about nothing or is there something to the Internet’s complaints therein?  This week the guys tackle some of the “gates” and what they might mean.

Samsung officially launched a recall of the Note 7 through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It’s official now – you can’t buy or sell a Samsung Note 7 until they’ve worked out a fix and repaired or replaced your Note 7 device.  Samsung claims they’ll have a fix in place by September 21st (or 23rd depending on who you read) and then things will be hunky-dory once again in Samsung-land.  Is it too little too late?  Will they be able to rebuild the trust that’s lost in the brand and the Note line at this point?

Amazon unveiled it’s new Alexa device this past week – the Echo Dot version 2.0.  What’s new? That’s not entirely clear (other than a snazzy new color; white) and a welcome price break from $100 to $50.  Heck, they’re even selling ’em by the pack; you can pickup 6-for-the-price-of-5 or 12-for-the-price-of-10.  What a deal!

Finally – what the heck parents??!  Some people out there are convinced that forcing their children to drink bleach and take bleach enemas can quite possibly “cure” them of autism!  If you want all of the nitty-gritty details you really need to check out this Vice article – it’s absolutely heartbreaking that there are people out there that honestly believe in this.

What we love

Jeff loves his Comply Foam earphone tip replacements for his new headphones (check out Ep. 96 if you want to learn about the headphones in question):

Jacob loves his Adobe CC Photography subscription for access to Lightroom and Photoshop:

Todd hates iTunes, but loves the music organization app Media Monkey:

Ep. 96 – None More Black…

How much more black can the new iPhone be? The answer is, none.  It can be none more black.

This week the guys geek out over the BIG NEWS from Apple this past week! Well… mostly Jeff & Jacob, Todd not so much.

But there is much to discuss from Cupertino – from non-hardware updates (like Apple Music subscriber numbers) to new watches to a new iPhone that has the Internet whipped into a raging hate-froth which, let’s face it, the Internet is very good at.

There is also some discussion of virtual reality and augmented reality – so if you’re not into Apple “stuff” you might find that 10 or 15 minutes interesting.  Whatever.

What we love:

Jacob loves his Platypus Big Zip LP water bladder:

Jeff loves his Zero Audio Tenore headphones:

Todd loves his Mpow bluetooth receiver:

Ep. 95 – Erik Caso

This week the guys talk to Erik Caso – co-founder & CEO of Entangled Media – about their app younity.

Entangled Media is a San Diego-based software company and maker of younity, a personal media streaming platform that allows consumers to access, stream and share all of their files and media libraries across multiple devices.

Erik comes on to discuss younity, how they’ve managed to simplify the setup for creating your own personal cloud, the advantages of having access to your own media, and the security implications of having your content in someone else’s system.  With younity – you don’t have to trust that your provider is keeping your data safe because your data isn’t stored anywhere other than your computers and devices.

Want to check out younity for yourself?  Download the clients from their website and your local app store:

What we love:

Jacob loves the AMC series, Halt and Catch Fire. Season 3 just started, but you can catch up on seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix before starting in on the new season.

Todd loves his MLB at Bat subscription

Jeff loves the band Blitsen Trapper – specifically their 2009 album; Black River Killer