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Putting a "not nerd" filter on nerdy things. Each week we cover topics related to a better technology experience, including practical tech news, tips and tricks. Nate and David aim to filter through all the tech news to bring you just the stuff you need to know. Continue Reading >>
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Episode 348: You're in My Pole Position You've been waiting for NFT and metaverse stories, and we've got a few stacked up, spoiler alert, they're not doing so well. Dave's got a great tip, and we both have some great picks that will help you tech better. Enjoy! Followup:   Uber reports another big loss, beats on revenue (01:00) Bird scooters not coming to Tualatin (03:00) The metaverse real estate boom turns into a bust (05:10) Pearson hopes to make money with NFT textbooks (06:25) GameStop launches NFT market (09:10) Chevy’s first foray into NFT auctions was a bust (09:50) NFL+ enters sports streaming wars (12:20) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Pin conversations in Messages (14:50) Takes:  Amazon to acquire Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7B (19:45) Airbnb makes party ban permanent (22:15) Is DALL-E’s art borrowed or stolen (23:30) AMD surpassed Intel in market capitalization (25:50) Drone contraband deliveries are rampant in prison (28:40) Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan causes a plague of cyber attacks (31:50) Bonus Odd Take: The Shakespeare Insult Generator (34:04) Picks of the Week:  Dave: GripTight Smart, Phone clamp for Smartphones (36:40) Nate: RollingSquare Incharge XL Cables (40:30) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
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Episode 348: You're in My Pole Position You've been waiting for NFT and metaverse stories, and we've got a few stacked up, spoiler alert, they're not doing so well. Dave's got a great tip, and we both have some great picks that will help you tech better. Enjoy! Followup:   Uber reports another big loss, beats on revenue (01:00) Bird scooters not coming to Tualatin (03:00) The metaverse real estate boom turns into a bust (05:10) Pearson hopes to make money with NFT textbooks (06:25) GameStop launches NFT market (09:10) Chevy’s first foray into NFT auctions was a bust (09:50) NFL+ enters sports streaming wars (12:20) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Pin conversations in Messages (14:50) Takes:  Amazon to acquire Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7B (19:45) Airbnb makes party ban permanent (22:15) Is DALL-E’s art borrowed or stolen (23:30) AMD surpassed Intel in market capitalization (25:50) Drone contraband deliveries are rampant in prison (28:40) Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan causes a plague of cyber attacks (31:50) Bonus Odd Take: The Shakespeare Insult Generator (34:04) Picks of the Week:  Dave: GripTight Smart, Phone clamp for Smartphones (36:40) Nate: RollingSquare Incharge XL Cables (40:30) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 347: Live to Tape from Yelm with Love Did the Kardashians save Instagram? Maybe, for now. That and a majority of non-Kardashian tech talk this episode to help you get out there and tech better! Followup:   Honda CR-V AC Followup (01:50) Mike P. pushups (02:45) Apple quarterly results (03:45) Instagram is walking back its changes for now - possibly thanks to the Kardashians (05:45) Instagram’s Dual camera feature copies BeReal (07:10) Meta Quest 2 price going up (08:15) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Travel gear and being prepared (10:40) Takes:  Apple hires key Lamborghini Executive (14:45) TikTok begins testing mini-games (16:40) Bolt Mobility has vanished, leaving e-bikes and more (18:50) The US organ transport network has out-of-date technology (21:15) Tim Hortons offers free coffee and pastry for spying on people for over a year (22:55) Bonus Odd Take: The Apple Store Time Machine (24:40) Picks of the Week:  Dave: WALI Laptop and Monitor Mount Stand, Single Monitor Desk Mount with Tray for 1 Laptop Notebook up to 17 inch and 1 LCD Monitor Mount up to 27 inch, Weight up to 22lbs (M001LP), Black (26:50) Nate: Wyze Bulb Color, 1100 Lumen WiFi RGB and Tunable White A19 Smart Bulb, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant, Two-Pack (30:20) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 346: It's Always Night in Space The robots have started their revolution, all over a chess game with a child. Put on your tinfoil hat, listen in to hear about that, and plenty more this week in the world of technology. Enjoy! Followup:   Webb telescope suffered ‘uncorrectable damage’ (02:30) Amazon is buying primary care tech provider One Medical for $3.9B (05:10) Amazon sues 10K Facebook groups over fake reviews (09:50) Microsoft latest big tech company to slow hiring (11:40) Instagram is becoming TikTok (13:35) FCC still says TikTok should be removed from app stores (15:05) FCC is cracking down on ‘auto warranty’ robocalls (16:50) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: iCloud.com & Merge Contacts (18:40) Takes:  BeReal is the top app in the App Store right now (23:10) Rene Ritchie becomes Youtube Creator Liaison (26:30) Apple reaches $50M settlement over defective MacBook keyboards (29:25) Chess-playing robot breaks boy’s finger at Moscow tournament (32:25) Gun applicants in NY will have to list social media accounts (34:10) Bonus Odd Take: Medieval versions of contemporary corporate logos (37:20) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Nintendo 3DS XL - All that Glitters Pawn Shop (38:40) Nate: FAIRWIN Ratchet Belts for Men, Golf Web Belt for Jeans with Automatic Buckle Adjustable Tactical Nylon Mens Gun Belt (41:35) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 345: Everything is Tech There's something for everyone this week. Whether you're wondering what's going on with Wordle, Space, or The Bachelorette, make sure to listen in. Those stories and much more to help you get out there and tech better. Followup:   Google’s Chrome OS Flex is now available for old PCs and Macs (01:00) U.S. online sales during Amazon’s Prime Day jump to $12B (03:25) Microsoft Patch Tuesday, July 2022 Edition (05:55) ESPN+ prices go up (07:45) Apple’s M2 MacBook Air is now available (09:50) NYT releases Wordle board game - Spotify buys Heardle (10:35) Oregon spent $2.4M on digital COVID-19 vaccine card few are using (12:20) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Manage storage on your Mac - Apple icon > About This Mac > Storage > Manage... (14:25) Takes:  First images from the James Webb Space Telescope (19:00) Twitter is testing custom timelines, the first one is about The Bachelorette (22:05) Kids and teens now spend more time on TikTok than YouTube (23:10) Apple ends consulting agreement with Jony Ive (25:45) Amazon finally admits giving cops Ring doorbell data without consent (27:05) Bonus Odd Take: https://cheatography.com/ (30:10) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Amazon Basics 10 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery  (33:10) Nate: https://iphonephototeam.com/feed (35:35) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 344: Old China Dan If you've been waiting for Starlink on your boat, you're in luck, and the price is a steal. Don't have a boat? Don't worry, we've got plenty of other tech news, tips, and picks for you. Enjoy! Followup:   Frame TV (00:25) Tmobile referral and home internet (01:35) Upside (04:25) Meta Quest headsets will stop requiring a Facebook account (06:35) Starlink internet for boats (08:45) Elon wants to terminate Twitter deal (10:55) Prime Day (14:15) The Incredibles Quote correction (15:20) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Hard drive and RAM (16:45) Takes:  Massive Rogers outage cut off 25% of Canada’s internet traffic (20:35) World Cup will use AI for offside calls (22:00) Secret Service director James Murray heading to Snap (24:15) Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks data of 1 billion (26:35) Google fixes another ZDE in Chrome, the 4th this year (29:10) Bonus Odd Take: Music/voice separation - DJ Cummerbund (30:20) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable, Lightning/Type C/Micro USB Cable for iPhone, iPad, Huawei, HTC, LG, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Android Smartphones, iPad Pro 2018 and More(3ft, Black) (34:30) Nate: Griffin Elevate, Bowl Coozie (36:50) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 343: Pet a Flop Don't hold your breath, but some people want TikTok shut off in the US. We've also got some new entries into the Plus-named streaming world. But don't stop listening there, we've got some other stories and some great pro-tips and picks, enjoy! Followup:   An FCC Commissioner calls on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores (3:55) Snapchat Plus paid subscription adds features but keeps ads (05:55) DailyWire+ (07:25) RadioShack’s Twitter account gets edgy as the brand gets into crypto (09:40) US government delays tracking of crypto gains and losses (11:35) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Change a Live Photo keyframe (12:55) Takes:  Amazon Prime Day (18:50) NOAA triples its supercomputing capacity for improved storm modeling (21:15) Seed-firing drones are planting 40,000 trees every day to fight deforestation (23:00) Period tracker Stardust privacy is not airtight (25:40) Bonus Odd Take: Craiyon AI image creator (27:15) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Speechify (31:00) Nate: Cheap Mini Massage Gun (33:10) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 342: Stuck in a Loop The moment we have all been waiting for is here, Facebook Pay has been renamed Meta Pay. What, you could care less? Us too, but we've got plenty of other great tech talk for you this week. Enjoy! Followup:   Liteband use case (01:20) iOS 16 will let iPhone users bypass CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites (02:35) Brave Search grew by 5,000% in a year (04:45) Microsoft adds Xbox Gaming features to Edge (06:35) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Set up Medical ID on iPhone (08:00) Takes:  iPhone survives 10 months after water (11:35) Facebook Pay becomes Meta Pay (13:35) Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice (15:30) Intel postpones Ohio factory groundbreaking over lack of government funding (18:20) Ransomware attacks on US schools and colleges cost $3.56 billion in 2021 (20:35) Bonus Odd Take: Scanned Objects by Google Research (24:25) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Microsoft Edge Browser (29:05) Nate: https://www.notnerd.com/t-mobile (36:05) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 341: Bluedooth This episode starts off with some hot Microsoft vulnerability and Internet Explorer talk. From there we are all over the place talking about what's going on in the world of technology and how you can use it better. Enjoy! Followup:   June Microsoft Patch Tuesday (01:55) Internet Explorer is retired (03:15) Everyone doesn't have an opinion on Elon Musk and Twitter (05:20) All the things Apple Sherlocked at WWDC 2022 (06:50) Meta is launching a digital clothing store where you can purchase outfits for your avatar (15:00) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Tap face ID to bypass unlock animation (18:10) Takes:  Adobe Photoshop on the web will be free to everyone (20:40) Apple, Major League Soccer strike a 10-year streaming deal (24:50) Telegram tops 700 million users, launches premium tier (27:50) Cloudflare mitigates record-breaking HTTPS DDoS attack (29:00) TikTok US user data has been repeatedly accessed from China (32:10) Bonus Odd Take: How I experience the web today (34:50) Picks of the Week:  Dave: Playdate handheld gaming system (37:30) Nate: Liteband FLEX 300 Wide-Beam LED Headlamp - 210° Illumination, 300 Lumens, Improved OVLED Design - AAA Batteries, Adjustable, Camping, Running, Hiking, Fits Hard Hats, LBF300-AN, Night (41:15) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
Episode 340: Gifts for Men Women Dad Well, crypto is not having a good week, but Seth Green did get his bored ape this week. If that doesn't make any sense to you, listen in because we've got plenty of other tech news, tips,  picks, and gift ideas to help you tech better. Followup:   Apple Beta follow-up (01:10) Wyze on Matter standard (05:30) Wyze Scale X (07:10) iOS 16 Joy-Con support (10:00) Twitter will provide all data to Elon Musk (11:25) Cryptowatch: Celsius pausing all withdrawals, swaps, and transfers (12:55) Seth Green got his Bored Ape back (16:05) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Enable Privacy report (16:45) Takes:  No Google LaMDA AI isn’t sentient, Google Says (23:50) Formula shortage tracker (27:10) Some ads play on streaming while TV is off (29:30) Big tech layoffs in 2022 (31:00) Google is combining Meet and Duo (33:00) Bonus Odd Take: Scale of thing Htwins.net - Mark and Toddcast episode (34:20) Picks of the Week:  Dave: AUBIKA Elite Strap with Battery for Oculus Quest 2, Extend Playtime&Counter Balance&Charging 2X as Fast, Head Strap Replacement Accessories (37:35) Nate: Pocket Knife for Men,KINGMAX Stainless Steel Folding Knife,Perfect for Camping Hunting Fishing Indoor Outdoor,Survival Knife with Pocket Clip,Glass Breaker,Gifts for Men Women Dad (Grey) (41:40) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
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