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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 • 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.

    Episode 429: Day 26 of Apple Vision Pro

    Episode 429: Day 26 of Apple Vision Pro

    Today is the 26th day of the Apple Vision Pro being available. We start the show by discussing our experiences with it and some of the other talking points out there. We also have other news to discuss, especially Google Gemini's AI issues. Plus, we've got some great tips and picks to help you tech better! 
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    INTRO (00:00)
    THE AVP 26 DAYS IN:
    Nate’s experience (03:05)
    Dave’s experience (10:50)
    Vision Pro Return rate (17:00)
    Over 1000 native apps for Vision Pro (23:20)
    Crackgate screen issues (25:20)
    Build price estimates (27:30)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Swipe up to close apps (31:50)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (39:00)
    Apple Upgrades iMessage With PQ3 Quantum Computer-Resistant Encryption Protocol
    AT&T Will Issue $5 Reimbursements For 12-Hour Outage
    Doom Is Now Playable On A $2,000+ Lawnmower Because Why Not
    Man in Backyard Talks to Orbiting Astronaut Using Homemade Antenna
    NASA Streams Cat Video From Deep, Deep Space
    Apple cancels plans to build an electric car
    Wendy’s planning Uber-style ‘surge pricing’ where burger prices fluctuate based on demand
    TAKES:
    Google’s Gemini has some serious bias issues (41:45)
    ChatGPT goes temporarily “insane” with unexpected outputs, spooking users (48:40)
    Apple releases speedy Sports App (49:55)
    Fat Patch Tuesday, February 2024 Edition (52:50)
    Vending machine error reveals secret face image database of college students (54:00)
    Bonus Odd Take: A faithful recreation of Tetris on the Electronic 60 original (56:20)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Xbox Wireless Controller – Starfield Limited Edition Series X|S, One, and Windows Devices (58:35)
    Nate: South Chicago Packing Wagyu Beef Tallow, 42 Ounces, Paleo-friendly, Keto-friendly, 100% Pure Wagyu (01:03:40)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE: Nope

    • 1 hr 9 min
    AI, Magical Results?

    AI, Magical Results?

    Nate just got back to town from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. There was a lot of AI talk there so he recaps some of what is here now and what is coming in AI and how we use it. There's also more stories about AI, because it is moving fast. Besides AI, we've got the other tech stories you might care about and some great tips and picks to help you tech better. 
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    INTRO (00:00)
    FOLLOWUP:
    Social Media Marketing World 2024 (2:20)
    OpenAI’s Sora creates 1-minute videos from text (16:25)
    Nvidia Overtakes Alphabet, One Day After Eclipsing Amazon (20:15)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Background Sounds in iOS (23:30)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (29:35)
    Thanks to Machine Learning, Scientist Finally Recover Text From The Charred Scrolls of Vesuvius
    After trying the Vision Pro, Mark Zuckerberg says Quest 3 ‘is the better product, period’
    Your AI Girlfriend Is a Data-Harvesting Horror Show
    Starlink's Laser System Is Beaming 42 Million GB of Data Per Day
    Google Joins Satellite Mission To Scan Globe for Methane Leaks
    TAKES:
    Walmart to buy TV maker Vizio for $2.3 billion in move to grow its ad business (31:50)
    Apple Officially Warns Users To Stop Putting Wet iPhones in Rice (35:25)
    Insider steals 79,000 email addresses at work to promote own business (38:15)
    Wyze camera outage allowed some users to spy inside others’ homes (40:30)
    Bonus Odd Take: Things Unexpectedly Named After People (44:50)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Car Jump Starter, BUTURE 1500A Peak 13800mAh Portable Car Battery Starter up to 7.0L Gas/5.5L Diesel Engines Auto Battery Booster Pack with Smart Safety Jumper Cable, Fast Outputs 3.0 (50:30)
    Nate: “Not Pick” 2024 Upgraded Version - Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable 1M/Portable [Apple MFi Certified] Magnetic Wireless Charging Compatible with Apple Watch Series 9/8/7/6/SE/5/4/3/2 - White (55:00)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE (58:00)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    It's Pronounced Temu, Not Temu

    It's Pronounced Temu, Not Temu

    Super Bowl ads are a thing. Disney is getting into the Fortnite game. iTunes is really going away this time. Plus, there is so much more in the world of technology to discuss. Plus, we've got tips and picks to help you tech better. Enjoy!
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    Intro (00:00)
    Followup:
    Superb Owl thoughts - The Tech Company Super Bowl Ads of 2024 - Best 2024 Super Bowl commercials: All 59 ranked according to USA TODAY Ad Meter (04:35)
    Disney Invests $1.5 Billion in ‘Fortnite’ Developer Epic Games: ‘Our Biggest Foray Into the Game Space Ever,’ Iger Says (09:30)
    ESPN, Fox and Warner Team Up to Create Sports Streaming Platform (12:30)
    Grammarly lays off 230 employees as part of a ‘business restructuring’ (14:50)
    Google rebrands Bard chatbot as Gemini, rolls out paid subscription (17:50)
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week:  Quickly send photos in Messages (19:45)
    Just the headlines: (22:20)
    Mob sets Waymo car ablaze in San Francisco
    Ring video doorbell customers angry at 43% price hike
    Americans lost record $10 billion to fraud in 2023, FTC warns
    In a first for Uber since becoming a public company, an annual profit
    Alaska Air CEO says loose bolts found in ‘many’ Boeing Jets
    Snap is recalling and refunding every drone it ever sold
    Should you flush with toilet lid up or down? Study says it doesn’t matter
    Takes:
    Apple Officially Splits iTunes for Windows Into Apple Music, TV, and Devices Apps (27:30)
    MS-DOS and Windows 3.11 still run train dashboards at German railway — company listed admin job for 30-year-old operating system (29:10)
    Fraudulent app impersonating LastPass currently available in Apple App Store (32:15)
    3 million smart toothbrushes were not used in a DDoS attack after all, but it could happen (33:50)
    Bonus Odd Take: Sandtris (35:35)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: UNCN Wide Microwave Heating pad with Washable Cover 9 * 15" Microwavable Hot Pad for Neck Shoulder, Cramps, Back Pain Relief, Cordless Warm Compress Weighted Moist Heat Pack for Aches, Unscented (38:50)
    Nate: sarlar Hard Carrying Case Compatible with Meta Oculus Quest 2/Quest 3 Original/Elite Version VR Gaming Headset and Touch Controllers Accessories, Suitable for Travel and Home Storage (41:55)
    Find us elsewhere:
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    Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373)
    If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, don't hesitate to get in touch with us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.

    • 53 min
    Vision Quest Pro

    Vision Quest Pro

    Nate got his new Apple Vision Pro, and we discuss the pickup, setup, and the first few days of spatial computing. Then, we get into the latest tech news, some great tech tips, and our picks of the week. Joe Rogan is getting paid. Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber's music is off TikTok, Facebook stock went crazy, and plenty more.
    Watch on YouTube! (Lots of Apple Vision Pro visuals in this one)
    Intro (00:00)
    Followup:
    Apple Vision Pro Pickup and Use (01:00) Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix (28:15) FTX scraps plan to revive exchange and will repay billions to customers (30:50) Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Apple Watch Mirroring (32:15)
    Just the headlines: (35:20)
    Inert nuclear missile found in US man's garage Apple declares last MacBook Pro with an optical drive obsolete Mathematicians finally solved Feynman’s “reverse sprinkler” problem Ex-IRS contractor sentenced to 5 years in prison for leaking Trump's tax records Doom Runs on E. Coli Bacteria Now Could We Fight Global Warming With A Giant Umbrella in Outer Space? Takes:
    Joe Rogan Gets New Spotify Deal Worth Up to $250 Million (37:25) Universal Music’s War on TikTok: Behind the Battle Plan (39:40) Meta’s $197 Billion Surge Is Biggest in Stock-Market History (42:10) 23andMe’s Fall From $6 Billion to Nearly $0 (44:25) Finance worker pays out $25 million after video call with deepfake ‘chief financial officer’ (45:35) Bonus Odd Take: Infinite Craft - Neal.fun (47:10)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: SmallRig Super Camera Clamp Mount, Double Ball Head Magic Arm Adapter, Fence/Desk/Tripod Mount for Monitor/Light/Camera, for Insta360, for Gopro 1138 (50:15)
    Nate: 2nd Generation Portable Travel Bidet by GUSTYLE, IPX6 Waterproof Electric Bidet Sprayer with Automatic Decompression Film and Nozzle 180 Degree Adjustment 140ml (52:20)
    Ramazon™ purchase (57:15)
    Find us elsewhere:
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    • 59 min
    The Way Time Works

    The Way Time Works

    We try to make sense of all the regulatory changes Apple is making and why most of it won't be used. But it is the Mac's 40th birthday, so let's celebrate. Plenty of other tech news to get caught up on and some great tips and picks to help you tech better. Enjoy!
    Watch on YouTube!
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week:  Record your passwords somewhere! (00:00)
    Followup:
    The first release of Internet Explorer (1995) is closer in time to the Apollo 11 moon landing (1969) than now (11:50)
    Tech layoffs balloon in January as Wall Street rally lifts Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft to records (13:40)
    Amazon Prime Video ads start from today – up to 3.5 mins per hour (18:15)
    Microsoft closes a loophole that created Taylor Swift deepfakes (22:35)
    The deepfake era of US politics is upon us (24:00)
    Following lawsuit, rep admits “AI” George Carlin was human-written (26:10)
    Just the headlines: (28:30)
    NYC first to designate social media as environmental toxin
    Amazon Ring stops letting police request footage in Neighbors app after outcry
    Fossil is quitting smartwatches
    LG Washing Machine Found Sending 3.7 GB of Data a Day
    Google Maps can now navigate inside tunnels
    Apple captures the top spot in the Chinese smartphone market
    Iconic Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game shutting down after a decade
    Takes:
    Apple regulatory changes
    Apple details how it plans to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (31:30)
    Apple opens App Store to game streaming services (37:10)
    Apple revises US App Store rules to let developers link to outside payment methods, but it will still charge a commission (38:20)
    The Oregon DMV took in $11.5 million in 2019 by selling your information (41:20)
    iPhone apps secretly harvest data when they send you notifications (45:00)
    Bonus Odd Take: Happy 40th birthday, Macintosh (49:00)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: SmallRig P200 Led Video Light Panel, 10" Key Light 2500-6500K, 98+ CRI, 192 Led Beads 2000 Lux, for Streaming, Home Studio, Zoom Meeting, Video Conferencing, Photography 4065 (54:40)
    Nate: Samoas - Girl Scout Cookie Time - Support Isla (58:15)
    Ramazon™ purchase (01:04:45)
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    https://www.notnerd.com
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    Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373)
    If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, don't hesitate to get in touch with us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Vision Pal Pro World

    Vision Pal Pro World

    Before the Apple Vision Pro is in people's hands next week, we've got plenty of tech goodness to hold you over. Samsung Unpacked happened with their focus on AI. Pokemon adjacent Palworld is a hit. NASA finally opened a canister of dust from an asteroid. All that and so much more, enjoy!
    Watch on YouTube!
    Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week:  BCC: Blind Carbon Copy to prevent multiple reply-all emails (00:00)
    Followup:
    Bluetti 600W vs Anker 300W- can be used as UPS (09:10) Dead 8GB drive #onebackupisnonebackup (10:35) Amazon is eliminating hundreds of jobs at Prime Video and MGM Studios (14:50) Google Assistant is removing these 17 features (17:20) Apple might have sold up to 180,000 Vision Pro headsets over pre-order weekend (19:15) Just the headlines: (25:00)
    Google now admits it could collect data in Chrome's Incognito mode SpaceX's new direct-to-cell Starlink satellites relay their 1st text messages Chicago Public Schools lost over $20 million in electronics in one year, report says GameStop bails on crypto gaming, killing NFT marketplace Luminate's 2023 report: the global music industry passed 4T streams in 2023, a new record and up 34% YoY; Taylor Swift accounted for one in every 78 US streams Takes:
    Samsung Unpacked 2024 recap: Galaxy AI, S24 Ultra, Smart Ring, and more (27:45) Palworld is a hit, and it’s easy to see why (31:35) Nasa finally unlocks canister of dust from 4.6bn-year-old asteroid (34:15) HP CEO evokes James Bond-style hack via ink cartridges (36:35) Mother of all breaches reveals 26 billion records (38:35) Bonus Odd Take: Apparently PETA makes video games (41:35)
    Picks of the Week:
    Dave: RG35XX Plus Handheld Game Console with Storage Bag, 3.5 in IPS Screen Linux OS 3300mAH Battery 64G TF Card with 5500+ Games, Support HDMI TV Output 5G WiFi Bluetooth 4.2 Gray, 64G (44:50)
    Nate: YaFex Water Dental Flosser Teeth Pick - Cordless Portable Oral Irrigator Rechargeable Collapsible Mini Irrigation Cleaner with Case, 4 Modes, with DIY, IPX7 Waterproof Travel Floss for Teeth Cleaning (51:20)
    Find us elsewhere:
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    https://www.notnerd.com
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    Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373)
    If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, don't hesitate to get in touch with us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.

    • 57 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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