Another week where the tech news isn’t all that positive. But we do our best to put a fun spin on it and give you tips and picks to help you tech better!


Macintosh’s 39th birthday today (00:30)

Notnerd’s 7th birthday Jan. 9th – Episode 1 (01:30)

Feds seize almost $700M in assets from FTX (03:15)

Twitter’s new developer terms ban third-party clients (04:15)

Trump looking to get out of Truth Social (06:20)

Apple announces revamped HomePod (08:30)

ChatGPT pro version could be coming at $42/mo (13:50)

Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other tech companies have laid off more than 70,000 employees in the last year (16:00)

Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Kill & Yank. If you don’t want to lose what’s on your clipboard, you can use Ctrl + K to cut and Ctrl + Y to paste using a second clipboard. (18:30)


Microsoft’s new VALL-E can duplicate your voice in 3 seconds (23:25)

New podcast creation has fallen off a cliff (28:10)

Amazon closing down Smile program (31:45)

PayPal accounts breached in large-scale credential stuffing attack (34:40)

U.S. airline accidentally exposes ‘No Fly List’ on an unsecured server (35:35)

Mailchimp hacked again (36:40)

Hacker stole data for 37 million T-Mobile customers (37:10)

Ransomware revenue is down as more victims refuse to pay (38:00)

Bonus Odd Take: Niche Museums (39:00)

Picks of the Week:

Dave: Orion Web browser for iOS (42:50)

Nate: Snailax 3-in-1 Foot Warmer and Vibration Foot Massager & Back Massager with Heat, Fast Heating Pad & 5 Massage Modes, Feet Warmers for Women, Men for Plantar Fasciitis Relief… (45:00)

Notpicks giveaway (50:20)

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