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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.

Notnerd Podcast: Tech Better Nate Heath and David Baehler

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

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.

    Episode 364: Everyday I'm Scrobbling

    Episode 364: Everyday I'm Scrobbling

    We're all over the place with the tech news this week from soccer balls to turtlenecks. Listen to get caught up on what's going on in the world of technology and how to use it to make your life easier. Enjoy!
    Followup: 
    Black Friday/Cyber Monday (00:50)
    FTX is still bad (04:15)
    Twitter Update (06:00)
    Tesla’s full self-driving beta is now available to everyone in North America (07:55)
    Mercedes charging $1200/year for Acceleration Increase (08:45)
    Tracking the balls at the World Cup (10:50)
    Windows 8.1 being put out of its misery (12:50)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Duplicate photos and videos in Apple Photos, Mac and iOS (13:50)
    Takes:
    Protests in China impacting Apple (21:25)
    Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year (23:30)
    Last.fm turns 20 (26:05)
    Tokyo residents urged to wear turtlenecks to save on energy bills (28:10)
    Hackers guessed the world’s most common password in under 1 second (30:25)
    Bonus Odd Take: Antidepressant or Tolkien (33:50)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: Andor Series on Disney+ (35:15)
    Nate: Crucial X6 2TB Portable SSD – Up to 800MB/s – USB 3.2 – External Solid State Drive, USB-C - CT2000X6SSD9 (38:00)
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    • 43 min
    Reverse Upgrade

    Reverse Upgrade

    Candy Crush turns 10, MrBeast is the top YouTuber, Ticketmaster isn't great, and FTX really isn't great. That and so much more to get you caught up on the world of tech, so you can get out there and tech better!
    Followup: 
    FTX is worse than we thought (00:30)
    https://twitterisgoinggreat.com/ (01:55)
    Bird overstated its revenue for two years (05:20)
    iPhone 14 Emergency mode goes live (06:25)
    New iCloud on the web - iCloud issues (07:25)
    Microsoft November 2022 Patch Tuesday (10:00)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: iPhone Volume (11:30)
    Takes:
    Candy Crush turns 10 (13:40)
    MrBeast takes over top YouTube spot from PewDiePie (15:10)
    Ticketmaster scrutiny after Taylor Swift ticket issues (17:40)
    Atari 50th anniversary collection (20:00)
    Apple prepares to get chips made in USA (21:15)
    Bonus Odd Take: Hipster Star Wars (22:00)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: Digital Giza (23:15)
    Nate: Notpicks.com! AILKIN 56W PD USB C Car Charger, Type-C Super Fast Power Charging Block 3-Port USB A & USBC Auto Cargador Carro Lighter Adapter for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Google Pixel, Moto, USB-C&A Port (24:40)
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    • 32 min
    TLAs All the Way Down

    TLAs All the Way Down

    Well, a lot of the tech news isn't positive this week, especially if you lost your job or had money invested in FTX. But as always, we make the best of it and give you some great tips and picks so that you can tech better. Enjoy!
    Followup: 
    Headlight Restoration (01:00)
    This week in Twitter (03:00)
    Tumblr will sell you two blue checks for $8 (05:15)
    Meta laying off 11K (05:40)
    Amazon is set to lay off about 10K this week (06:00)
    Amazon unveils smaller delivery drone that can fly in rain (06:20)
    Amazon becomes the world’s first company to lose $1 Trillion in market value (07:10)
    Apple’s $191 Billion single-day surge sets stock-market record (09:20)
    Patch Tuesday next week (09:55)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: How to spark joy in your digital life with Marie Kondo and Google One (10:15)
    Takes:
    The collapse of crypto firm FTX and its superstar founder explained to those who know nothing about crypto (17:00)
    UN initiative will use satellites to detect methane emission hotspots (24:40)
    Carvana bought my car for more than I paid new has lost 98 percent of its value (26:35)
    Zoom adding mail and calendar feature (29:35)
    Bonus Odd Take: Microsoft brings helicopters, gliders, and the Spruce Goose to its Flight Simulator (31:05)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: Palette.fm (33:00)
    Nate: CyberPower ST425 Standby UPS System, 425VA/260W, 8 Outlets, Compact (35:50)v
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    • 39 min
    Episode 361: It’s the Lying that Gets Ya

    Episode 361: It’s the Lying that Gets Ya

    Elon's Twitter is a wild place, Call of Duty is still a thing, and a shovel sounds like Nirvana. What more could you want from a tech podcast? Tips and Picks to help you tech better? Don't worry we've got that too, enjoy!
    Followup: 
    Twitter staff cut in half - $8 Twitter Blue will get you a checkmark, less ads, and more (03:05)
    Z-Library site domains seized by US DOJ (07:00)
    MoviePass execs facing criminal charges (08:55)
    15,000 cameras will be watching you in Qatar during World Cup (10:15)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Apple Maps redux (11:45)
    Takes:
    Amazon Music’s library is now free for Prime subscribers, but only on shuffle (20:00)
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II breaks franchise record with $800M sold in three days (21:40)
    Gmail to add a new package tracking feature ahead of holidays (25:30)
    Meta ditching human-curated Facebook News stories (27:30)
    U.S. govt employees exposed to mobile attacks from outdated Android, iOS (29:20)
    Bonus Odd Take: Unlikely simultaneous historical events (30:10)
    Bonus Bonus Odd Take: This Shovel falling sounds exactly like Smells Like Teen Spirit (32:40)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports (Before You Buy See Important Test Info Below) (33:20)
    Nate: DTECH 4K HDMI Dummy Plug Display Emulator Headless Ghost Adapter Compatible with Windows Mac OSX Linux Support 4kx2k 2160P 1080p for Computer Desktop (fit-Headless, 5 Pack) (37:05)
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    • 41 min
    Let That Sink In

    Let That Sink In

    It happened fast, but Elon Musk now owns Twitter, let that sink in. We've also got some great picks and pro tips for you as well as what else is going on in the world of technology this week. Enjoy!
    Followup: 
    Elon Musk now in charge of Twitter (01:50)
    Headlight? (07:40)
    Background app refresh, battery usage (09:10)
    iPad Pro hover feature (09:50)
    PayPal rolling out Passkeys support on Apple devices (10:20)
    Big Tech quarterly results (11:40)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Sharing photos with Apple - iCloud Shared Library, Shared Albums, Album Link, etc. (14:10)
    Takes:
    How a Redditor ended up with an industrial-grade Netflix server (23:30)
    Amazon and Google make peace over smart TV competition (27:10)
    You’ll have to start paying to use Pantone colors in Adobe products (28:15)
    Pocket Casts goes open source (31:25)
    Hackers leak 500GB trove of data stolen during LAUSD ransomware attack (33:45)
    Bonus Odd Take: https://www.worldsdumbestgame.com/ (35:10)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: RoomieOfficial YouTube Channel (36:50)
    Nate: Adhesive Magnets Ring Sticker for Magsafe Wireless Charging, Adapter Rings for Magnetic Phone Grip Holder, Case Converter Accessories for iPhone 12 13 14, Car Mount Magnet Attachment, Black 2pcs (39:30)
     
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    • 44 min
    Episode 359: Regretted Attrition

    Episode 359: Regretted Attrition

    Apple has some new iPads that are a bit confusing, AI podcast interviews are trying to be a thing, and you might want to rethink your plans to visit Qatar for the World Cup. All that and so much more this week to help you get out there and tech better.
    Followup: 
    Headlight Renewal (01:20)
    Couple mistakenly given $10.5M from Crypto.com thought they had won contest (03:20)
    AI podcast between Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs (04:30)
    HP accidentally uses a MacOS screenshot in their ad for Windows laptop (06:10)
    Wyze Cam v3 Pro - It's their 5th anniversary (07:45)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Turn off background app refresh to save battery on iOS and iPadOS (10:15)
    Takes:
    New iPads and AppleTV - macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 are now available (15:30)
    Adobe Max (23:45)
    FedEx abandons last-mile delivery robot program (25:30)
    Amazon attrition costs $8B annually (26:20)
    Qatar World Cup spyware (28:10)
    Bonus Odd Take: The Uncomfortable (31:55)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: DoubleTake, from Filmic Inc. (34:05)
    Nate: Skyflow Timelapse App (38:15)
     
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

CMKent1980 ,

Good stuff

Every show has great tips and tricks for us Not Nerds out here so we can indeed “Tech Better.”

dielawn13 ,

No Nerds Allowed

I like these guys. They thoroughly cover relevant and useful tech without sounding like the condescending IT guy at my office. Well done!

Doing the iPod Shuffle ,

Great Weekly Show For Tech News and Tips

This is a great tech podcast for people outside the "tech bubble" who just want plain, straight, helpful information and tips for using everyday technology. They are also the most non-partisan tech podcast on the internet, so there's never worry about it devolving into political jibber-jabber. Their shows are also well annotated, so finding links to the stories they cover or the tech they mention is easy. I would have to say my favorite episode by far is Episode 100 because it features the witty and handsome guys from the Mark and Toddcast. Or Episode 116, which also had one of my favorite guests. Great show! 5/5 would listen again.

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