#87: Smartwatches, eWallets, and 4K TVs
#87: Smartwatches, eWallets, and 4K TVs
#86: OS Blowout, Skype Woes, New Nexi, and WANBox
#86: OS Blowout, Skype Woes, New Nexi, and WANBox
#85: Late September
#85: Late September
#84: Cameras, Readers and Mice
#84: Cameras, Readers and Mice
#44: Defining Results, Part 2
#44: Defining Results, Part 2
#359: The Next Generation of Old
#359: The Next Generation of Old

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An Open Letter to Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg: Dear sirs, I want to make you aware of the tremendous opportunity that lays dormant right in front of you. As you break the script for the upcoming Transformers movie I hope you will give a moment of consideration to including the greatest Transformer ever (except […]

Modern Geek #67: Streaming Movies, Gift Cards

Juan offers a great solution for all those almost-empty credit-card-based gift cards you have lying around. We try to dream up use cases for Logitech’s Skype TV device. We discuss Redbox’s expansion into Canada, their upcoming streaming service, and what it all means for the Pyramid of Movie Accessibility(tm). Also: Voicemails and Christmas stories.

GWC #352: James Bond Part II: Skyfall

In this episode we continue to talk Bond, with Skyfall. And we take listener calls about all kinds of stuff!

FitSmart #36: Data For The Long Term

We discuss how to collect and interpret data when working on long-term fitness goals. We dispel the myth that women who don’t wish to “bulk up” shouldn’t lift. And we take some great listener calls including a tale of Thanksgiving dinner and an insightful question about how to manage meals in a household packed with […]

Modern Geek #66: Lost Islands, Lost Months, and Tiny Tablets

We wrap up Black Friday coverage with some listener calls, including a beleaguered Buy More employee. We take a look at some crazy news items, including a lost island in the South Pacific, the lost month of December on Android 4.2, and how to enable LTE on the Nexus 4 for some Canadian carriers. And we […]

GWC #351: James Bond, Part I

This ‘cast we dive into 007’s universe of cars, gadgets, sex, and intrigue. We identify our favorite Bond cars (and jets, submarines, and motorcycles), give props to Sean Connery’s 1950s physique and sexiness-to-age ratio, and discuss the evolution of the early, one-dimensional “Robo-Bond” into the still-cool but emotionally motivated, complex, modern Bond. Plus we run […]

FitSmart #35: Fitness Red Flags

It can be truly difficult to tell the difference between useful diet and exercise advice that can help you achieve your goals and the potentially dangerous stuff. We identify some red flags — specifics that indicate that you may need to examine the advice you’re hearing or reading more carefully before accepting it. These include […]

Modern Geek #65: Black Friday/Holiday Buying for Geeks

We discuss some past bad experiences with Black Friday shopping deals and offer recommendations for avoiding disappointment. We offer some suggestions for saving on holiday shipping. We dive into the world of buying holiday presents for geeks — people who are, by definition, seriously picky about what they like. And we take listener calls, including […]

GWC #350: There Will Be Blood and Chrome

We are thrilled so far with the new BSG content, the web series Blood & Chrome airing now on the YouTube Machinima channel (and on SyFy/every other digital medium) in February 2013. We credit the series with reigniting our love for BSG with Michael Taylor’s strong writing, character development balanced with space explosions, and Luke Pasqualino’s expressive […]

FitSmart #34: Motivating for the Long Term

Many fitness goals take a while to reach, so this week we dive into the many differences between motivating yourself for short term action (like making it to the gym today) and motivating yourself for long term success. Key discussions: accepting variation in your eating and workout plans, avoiding burnout, and interpreting slow-to-change data.

Modern Geek #64: RAID Woes, IFTTT, App Updates

Juan tells us a bit about his recent RAID woes and offers advice for how to think about storage and backup. We take a look at the site IFTTT.com (pronounced like “gift” without the G) which helps you automate tasks between online services like Facebook, Flickr, Evernote, and Google Drive. We note the passing of […]

GWC #349: Video Game Villains

We wrap up our discussion of video game heroes and villains with a look into how interaction changes the character and story experience. And we run down the week in geek, including new Spartacus news, lament for the end of Red Dwarf X, a Dibblifier app for iOS which allows you to turn yourself into […]

 
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