100 episodes

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 • 27 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.

    Spring Cleaning Your Tech - Consider Your P.F.A.N.T.S.S. + Tech News, Tips, and Picks!

    Spring Cleaning Your Tech - Consider Your P.F.A.N.T.S.S. + Tech News, Tips, and Picks!

    It's that time of year to do some spring cleaning, which includes your tech world as well. Nate came up with the very "helpful" acronym P.F.A.N.T.S.S. to help you think through the aspects of your technology world that could use some attention. Maybe this will be the year that we practice what we preach! After that, we'll get you caught up with what's going on in the world of tech and provide some helpful tips and picks so that you can tech better!
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    INTRO (00:00)
    Spring Cleaning Your P.F.A.N.T.S.S. (09:40)
    Physical
    Files
    Apps
    Notifications
    Time
    Subscriptions
    Security
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Photo album duplicates (31:30)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (36:25)
    Apple alerts users in 92 nations to mercenary spyware attacks
    Taylor Swift Songs Return to TikTok
    Walmart will deploy robotic forklifts in its distribution centers
    Microsoft starts testing ads in the Windows 11 Start menu
    The Motion Picture Association has big plans to crack down on movie piracy again
    Chechnya is banning music that's too fast or slow
    Computer scientist wins Turing Award for seminal work on randomness
    TAKES:
    Humane AI Pin review: not even close (37:45)
    Macs with AI-focused M4 chip launching this year (41:25)
    April’s Patch Tuesday Brings Record Number of Fixes (44:05)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: Neal.fun - Who Was Alive? (45:50)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Gemini 2 - Duplicate File Finder (50:25)
    Nate: Udio.com - AI Music Generation (53:15)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE - Giveaway! (59:10)
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Erasing Your Digital Footprint?

    Erasing Your Digital Footprint?

    We all have a lot of data online, is there any chance of getting rid of our digital footprint? We've got a couple services that claim to help, but is it a hopeless endeavor? If it is, we follow that with some very helpful websites in other areas. Then it's on to a whirlwind of tech news, tips, and picks to help you tech better.
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    INTRO (00:00)
    Can you delete yourself from the internet? (07:15)
    Joindeleteme.com - Your personal data is yours again
    Deleteme.com - Discover & control your digital footprint
    Justdeleteme.xyz - A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services
    Actually helpful websites: (22:00)
    IlovePDF.com - Every tool you need to work with PDFs in one place
    BookPecker.com - 14,509 books summarized in 5 bullet points
    12ft.io - Browse a cleaner web!
    FMHY.net - free media heck yeah
    Alltop.com - Top news for any topic
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Quickly scroll back down in Photos for iOS (32:30)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (36:00)
    The Internet Archive just backed up an entire Caribbean island
    President Biden is now posting into the fediverse
    San Francisco's light rail to upgrade from floppy disks
    First patient receives cell therapy that turns lymph node into tiny liver
    Trash from the International Space Station may have hit a house in Florida
    NASA picks 3 companies to help astronauts drive around the moon
    White House directs NASA to create time standard for the moon
    TAKES:
    Apple opens the App Store to retro game emulators (40:00)
    9 of the 10 most-watched streaming programs are reruns (42:35)
    Roku explores taking over HDMI feeds with ads (45:20)
    Google rolling out Find My Device network for Android (47:25)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: 37 Heaven! (48:35)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Mobapad M6S Joycons (52:10)
    Nate: 100 PCS Adhesive Cable Clips (Small, White&Black), Upgraded Wall Wire Holder Cord Organizer for Cable Management Under Desk, Light Clips Hooks for LED, Car Dash Cam, USB Cable (57:15)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE - Giveaway! (59:30)
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Fascinating World of MrBeast!

    The Fascinating World of MrBeast!

    In the last 7 months, Nate and Isla have watched @MrBeast videos over 1000 times. Who is MrBeast, and why is he the biggest YouTuber on the planet? We'll do our best to explain his complicated world and convince you to be a fan! Plus we'll have our usual tech news, picks, and tips to help you tech better!
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    INTRO (00:00)
    April Fools Day - MKBHD, Big Bite® Hot Dog Sparkling Water (01:30)
    MrBeast (07:35)
    Who is MrBeast?
    The videos
    Philanthropy
    Feastables
    Biggest game show ever on Amazon Prime
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Apple note link color (41:55)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (46:45)
    SWAT team raids innocent family over stolen AirPods, inaccurate 'FindMy' app tracking
    Facebook snooped on users’ Snapchat traffic in secret project
    Scientists turn to AI to make beer taste even better
    A faster spinning Earth may cause timekeepers to subtract a second from world clocks
    Nigerian woman faces jail time for Facebook review of tomato sauce
    The Pirate Bay’s oldest torrent is now 20 years old
    Arizona's Governor Signs Bill Making Pluto the Official State Planet
    TAKES:
    Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison for fraud and money laundering at FTX, ordered to pay $11B in forfeiture (50:30)
    Gmail turns 20 (51:30)
    Canva acquires Affinity to fill the Adobe-sized holes in its design suite (52:35)
    Amazon ditches ‘Just Walk Out’ checkouts at its grocery stores (54:40)
    AT&T says personal data from 73 million current and former account holders leaked onto dark web (57:45)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: FreeBlockbuster.org (59:55)
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Big Tech vs Big Government

    Big Tech vs Big Government

    As we often discuss, AI is moving fast. Many people say that Apple is getting left behind. Well, this week, Apple's AI plan is becoming clearer. There's plenty of other tech news to discuss, like the looming TikTok ban, Walmart's selling the MacBook Air, and the tech layoffs continue. We also have some witty humor, pro tips, and picks for your enjoyment.
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    INTRO (00:00)
    World Backup Day March 31st (03:30)
    Big Tech vs. Big Government
    The United States DoJ is suing Apple (05:30)
    How painful are all of these fines? (12:20)
    Apple, Meta, Google Probed by EU Under New Digital-Competition Law (14:50)
    The EU’s Digital Markets Act (16:05)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Charge iPhone Battery Faster in Airplane Mode (18:05)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (20:35)
    In 2022, ringtone sales still managed to generate $11 million
    Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring parental consent for kids under 16 to hold social media accounts
    Tennessee becomes first US state with law protecting musicians from AI
    Nicholas Hawkes, 39, becomes first in England to be jailed for cyber flashing
    Commercial Bank of Ethiopia glitch lets customers withdraw millions
    Reddit shares rise 30% to start week after social media company’s IPO
    Formula 1 chief appalled to find team using Excel to manage 20,000 car parts
    TAKES:
    Apple using multiple AI sources for the backend and providing an Apple-ish front end (23:30)
    Trump’s Truth Social valued at more than $9bn as it goes public in New York (24:25)
    Watch Neuralink’s first human subject demonstrate his brain-computer interface (25:50)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: Tunnel to the other side of the world (27:35)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: HGST - WD Ultrastar DC HC520 HDD | HUH721212ALE601 | 12TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch | ISE 512e | Helium Data Center Internal Hard Disk Drive Renewed (34:10)
    Nate: Native Instruments Traktor 8-Inch DJ Cable for iPad/iPhone (38:15)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE (42:10)
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    • 45 min
    Siri-ously? Apple's "AI" Story

    Siri-ously? Apple's "AI" Story

    As we often discuss, AI is moving fast. Many people say that Apple is getting left behind. Well, this week, Apple's AI plan is becoming clearer. There's plenty of other tech news to discuss, like the looming TikTok ban, Walmart's selling the MacBook Air, and the tech layoffs continue. We also have some witty humor, pro tips, and picks for your enjoyment.
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    INTRO (00:00)
    About that TikTok ban (03:45)
    Apple and AI
    Apple Is in Talks to Let Google Gemini Power iPhone AI Features (06:00)
    Apple acquires startup DarwinAI as AI efforts ramp up (08:10)
    Apple researchers achieve breakthroughs in multimodal AI as company ramps up investments (11:50)
    Nvidia’s GTC 2024 Keynote - Blackwell, NVLink Switch, NIM, Project GROOT (16:25)
    CryptoWatch:
    Ethereum network finishes cost-cutting Duncan software upgrade (18:20)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Measure AR (20:40)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (27:25)
    ASCII art elicits harmful responses from 5 major AI chatbots
    Cisco completes $28 Billion acquisition of Splunk
    Playing thriving reef sounds on underwater speakers ‘could save damaged corals’
    Monopoly Go hits $2B in revenue just 10 months after launch
    Neil Young Says His Music Is Returning to Spotify
    xAI is releasing the weights and architecture of their 314 billion parameter Mixture-of-Experts model, Grok-1
    Games are coming to LinkedIn
    Google DeepMind’s latest AI agent learned to play Goat Simulator 3
    McDonald's IT systems outage impacts restaurants worldwide
    TAKES:
    Walmart brings the M1 MacBook Air to its shelves for $699 (29:30)
    Apple Vision Pro used in UK spinal fusion operation (34:45)
    Laid-off techies face ‘sense of impending doom’ with job cuts at highest since dot-com crash (36:20)
    Automakers are sharing consumers’ driving behavior with insurance companies (40:20)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: The Great Toilet Rebrand (45:30)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: TP-Link Tapo Pan/Tilt Security Camera for Baby Monitor, Pet Camera w/ Motion Detection, 1080P, 2-Way Audio, Night Vision, Cloud & SD Card Storage, Works with Alexa & Google Home Tapo C200 (49:20)
    Nate: Television by Sandwich (54:25)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE (59:50)
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The AirTag Tip We Didn't Even Know

    The AirTag Tip We Didn't Even Know

    Dave comes through with a great ProTip about AirPods that neither of us knew about, that's rare. No new iPads yet. Rivian announced their new EVs. We've got some follow-up on Crypto Watch. Plus some great tips and picks to help you tech better!
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    INTRO (00:00)
    Rivian R2, R3, and R3X launch event: the EV company’s more affordable SUVs are here (03:30)
    CryptoWatch:
    OG Bitcoiner sold 1000 BTC that were mined in 2010 (09:30)
    Take A Look At The Top 10 Meme Coins For 2024 And Chase Those 100x Returns (12:00)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Share Airtag Location (16:40)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (22:10)
    Pentagon Review Finds No Evidence of Alien Cover-Up
    Linux Passes 4% Desktop Market Share
    MIT Scientist Raises $53 Million to Deploy AI for Dentists
    United Plane Veers Off Runway in Third Boeing Incident This Week
    5,800 pounds of batteries tossed off the International Space Station in 2021 fell to Earth last week
    TAKES:
    Oscars 2024: Netflix Wins Just One Award and Apple Shut Out After Streamers Combine for 32 Nominations (25:35)
    Zuck roasts the Apple headset again (31:40)
    Teachers are embracing ChatGPT-powered grading (34:40)
    Patch Tuesday, March 2024 Edition (37:05)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: Neal.fun Space Elevator (40:15)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder (43:30)
    Nate: Anker Nano Power Bank with Built-in Foldable USB-C Connector, 5,000mAh Portable Charger 22.5W, for iPhone 15/15 Plus/15 Pro/15 Pro Max, Samsung S22/23 Series, Huawei, iPad Pro/Air, AirPods, and More (48:40)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 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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