Modern Geek

We live the geek lifestyle, and in this podcast we share it with you, discussing current news, fun projects, cool gadgets — all from a geek perspective.

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#78: A Vista of Perspective

With a new announcement of the eventual expiry of Windows XP support, Chuck and Juan discuss the long-term viability of Windows 8, comparing the current situation to the previous “issues” resulting from the Windows Vista licensing options. Continuing the search for a Google Reader replacement, a couple options are reviewed, including Tiny Tiny RSS, Flipboard, […]

      
 
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#77: Everything Breaks Down

After wading through a slew of hardware failures, Chuck and Juan get an episode recorded! We wonder how we’ll move on from Google’s recent decision to retire Reader, and consider the long-term consequences of using the “experimental/beta” projects that Google offers. We also discuss the recent meetup and the Modern Geek roundtable.

      
 
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#76: Meetup 2013 Gear Creep Roundtable

Modern Geek is going live! As the meetup approaches, we talk about the alterations to the recent schedule in preparation for the GWC meetup, and lay out the subject of our upcoming roundtable discussion.

      
 
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#75: Configurations, Subsidies and You

We respond to some user feedback about configuring and purchasing an Apple computer, ponder over Best Buy’s “interesting” response to the ongoing showrooming issue, and try to figure out why phones are carrier-locked at all anymore.

      
 
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#74: Taxes and Pennies

Canadia time! We discuss Juan’s online-tax-filing woes, and take a look at Canada’s retirement of the penny, discussing the impact from a consumer standpoint, and wonder at the round-to-five-cents coding nightmare most point of sale software must now be facing. We also revisit the discussion of the Surface Pro after receiving some great feedback from […]

      
 
 

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