After a discussion about Nate’s car window getting broken and what went missing, we get right into a bunch of technology tidbits for you this week. We even discuss a few listener questions on watching Netflix, home internet and cell phone plans.
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Show Notes and Links:
- Nate’s Backpack and Broken Windows (00:50)
- Nike kills shoelaces with new smart shoes (04:35)
- Apple replaced 11 million batteries in the replacement program (06:15)
- Netflix raising prices again (07:15)
- Crypto Watch: Americans lost $1.7 billion trading bitcoin in 2018 and more than half don’t know they can claim a deduction (09:30)
- Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Passcode Lock Apps (10:15)
- Listener Questions
- Debbie: Netflix is going away on the Nintendo Wii, what is the best way to watch it without a smart tv? Cheapest but good- Roku Express get the Premiere if it’s same price. (14:00)
- I live in the greater Portland area and I wonder if you have recommendations for quality but cheap home internet service (no cable needed) and also cell phone service? (15:55)
- Frontier Internet if available
- Clark Howard cell phone service guide
- T-Mobile Military Discount
- T-Mobile 55+ Plan
- Apple is now selling $129 smart battery cases for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max (20:30)
- Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans (23:25)
- Not News: Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ is just a harmless meme – right? (24:30)
- Facebook employees caught leaving 5-star reviews for Portal (26:10)
- Pew study shows 74% of users did not know Facebook classifies their interests (27:10)
- In the fake news era, native ads are mudding the waters (30:30)
- Security: DuckDuckGo’s private searches will now pull up Apple Maps (31:50)
- Bonus Odd Take: Flopstarter.com (33:50)
- Picks of the Week:
- Random listener Amazon purchase of the week (43:25)
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