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Apple iPod touch 4th-gen

by Ianny

What are some of your favorite tech podcasts?
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I've been looking for something new to listen to lately, and I realized I've fallen out of listening to any tech podcasts on a regular basis. Does anyone have any good ones to recommend? So far I listen to Tom Merritt's Daily Tech News Show about once a week or less, and that's just about it. I used to be a TWiT listener, but that got stale.
I mainly listen to shows on my iPod Touch while heading to work, but I do occasionally listen at work as well, and I can watch a video show or two...
Verizon

by kris

What are your favorite weird or obscure cable channels?
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Last week, our own Zach Honig spotlighted some of the weirder and more obscure cable channels that cable subscribers might find while channel surfing, including One America News Network and the American Heroes Channel. While I don't find every single channel on the list to be strange or redundant -- I happen to enjoy watching concerts on Palladia, for one thing... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Have you tried using a standing desk? If so, did it convert you or did fall back into your chair?
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Our wonderful, and funny, Daniel Cooper shared (http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/18/irl-homemade-s... his experiences with using a standing desk for work. I currently don't have one at home myself, but when I was visiting our San Francisco office I had the pleasure of using one. I only had the opportunity of using it for two days, but I have to say I agree with Dan on this... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Recent non-tech purchases you've been enjoying?
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I was backer of the Bruer (http://www.bruer.co/) system on Kickstarter and got mine back in February, but really haven't used it a ton until recently. I have to say, it's pretty sweet and a nice way to change up my cold brew methods. If you're unfamiliar with what's going on it's using slow drip to make coffee, versus a steep method. This gives me a lot more control with adjusting strength of brew and the time to brew is far less than when I used a Toddy system: 5 - 6 hours versus 8 hours.... Read more →
kris

by kris

The most important thing you'll vote on all day -- Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" Contest
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We all love tech, but you know what I also love? Food. I love going to new restaurants, cooking my favorite dishes, and I love snacks. Chips, cookies, crackers and cakes. I bet you do too, which is why I bring you the most pressing issue of the day:
Of the Lays "Do Us a Flavor" contest entries, which one is the best?
There are four options:
  • Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Cappuccino
  • Mango Salsa
  • Wasabi Ginger
I got to try all... Read more →
dave

by dave

Is it possible to use a digital photo frame to set up an always on status board?
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Digital photo frames have long been considered some of the Worst Gifts Ever. Seriously, just Google "digital photo frames worst gifts" and you'll get millions of results.
However, it seems like everyone has at least one that's collecting dust on their bookshelf (and inevitably, it's not plugged in).
So, besides send these sorts of things to a landfill, is there anything useful we can do with them? I'm thinking of something that would wipe out the firmware (or... Read more →
Apple II

by kris

Halt and Catch Fire S1E8: The Rebel Alliance
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This is the episode where everything blows apart. Despite the fact that there's two episodes left after this! But everything we thought we knew about the characters sort of gets washed away as their circumstances change dramatically. And that's okay, because now stuff is actually happening.
But first! What was the fallout from Gordon's breakdown last episode? Well, nothing... Read more →
IBM

by kris

Halt and Catch Fire S1E7: There's a sucker born every minute
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It's starting to become apparent to me that each episode revolves around a theme: episode 5 was about fathers and their children, episode 6 was about humanity and now, in episode 7, it feels like this is an episode about... art? I couldn't tell you for sure but, in "Giant," industrial design, an art gallery and the large sculpture/hoax from which the episode draws... Read more →
Comcast

by dave

What's the cheapest way to get HBO?
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Between new shows like like Game of Thrones, and older classics like The Wire (Greatest Show in the History of Shows™), Sopranos, Deadwood, and more, HBO has a lot of great content.
There's so much content, that a lot of us would be happy to pay HBO directly for access. Unfortunately, this isn't totally possible unless you sign up with an expensive plan from your cable provider.
Or is it?
The Wall Street Journal posted an interesting piece about how to get HBO... Read more →
Laptops / portables

by Ordeith

Acer Aspire Switch 10
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I am seeing the Acer Aspire Switch 10 for sale at more and more places. I don't know how it compares to the similar Asus Transformer T-100 but I am strongly considering purchasing one of them. Does anyone have any experience with the Switch 10? How was it?

Is Engadget planning a review of the Aspire Switch 10 at all?