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.

    Vision Pro + Quest 3 Swap - Which is better? + Tech News, Tips, & More

    Vision Pro + Quest 3 Swap - Which is better? + Tech News, Tips, & More

    Nate and Dave swapped their Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3 headsets to see how they compare. Plenty of other tech news as well, including Microsoft's new Copilot+ PCs and Scarlett Johansson suing ChatGPT. Of course, we have picks, ProTips, and more tech news, all to help you tech better!
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    INTRO (00:00)
    Main Topic: Apple Vision Pro vs Meta Quest 3 (03:15)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Set Price Alert on CamelCamelCamel (38:55)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (45:25)
    Some people that rented a Tesla from Hertz were still charged for gas
    San Francisco police skirting facial recognition ban by having other departments do it for them
    Microplastics found in every human testicle in study
    Photographer sets new world record with 317 MPH quadcopter drone
    Google fixes third actively exploited Chrome zero-day in a week
    Samsung mocks Apple’s Crush ad with UnCrush ad
    UK police could get Ghostbusters-style backpack devices to halt e-bike getaways
    NASA’s proposed plasma rocket would get us to Mars in 2 months
    Robot dogs armed with AI-aimed rifles undergo US Marines Special Ops evaluation
    TAKES:
    Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs with generative AI capabilities baked in - Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs (47:20)
    Scarlett Johansson says she was 'shocked, angered' when she heard OpenAI's voice that sounded like her (52:20)
    Cryptowatch: Bitcoin, Ethereum will hit all-time highs amid ETH ETF approval (54:40)
    Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2024 Edition (56:20)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: Potato or Tomato (58:00)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: KIWI design Comfort Battery Head Strap Compatible with Meta Quest 3, Battery Strap Extend Playtime NOT Compatible with Our RGB Vertical Charging Stand (01:00:10)
    Nate: ZOCONE Tension Curtain Rod, 51-168 Inches Adjustable Closet Tension Rod Rust-free No Drilling Shower Curtain Rod, Anti-slip Spring Steel Rod for Bathroom White (01:05:25)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE - Giveaway! (01:08:15)
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    ChatGPT (and Gemini) Want to be Your Friend - Plus Tech News, Tips, and More

    ChatGPT (and Gemini) Want to be Your Friend - Plus Tech News, Tips, and More

    OpenAI introduced some big updates to ChatGPT Monday, the day before Google announced a bunch of AI news at their I/O keynote. Both of them, as well as the others, want to be a big part of every aspect of your life. Is this a good thing? We will discuss it and share our thoughts. Plus, we have some other tech news to catch up on after Apple's iPad event last week.
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    INTRO (00:00)
    MAIN TOPIC (03:35)
    OpenAI debuts GPT-4o ‘omni’ model now powering ChatGPT
    Everything announced at Google I/O
    AI copilots are changing how coding is taught
    Google Analytics vs Facebook Pixel (26:20)
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Restart iPhone without screen (29:00)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (39:15)
    Photographer sets world record for fastest drone flight at 298 MPH
    "Roaring Kitty" trader returns, causing GameStop shares to jump more than 70%
    Plato’s final hours recounted in scroll found in Vesuvius ash
    Shell’s flagship carbon capture project sold $200M of ‘phantom’ emissions credits
    Novel attack against virtually all VPN apps neuters their entire purpose
    New iPads won’t include stickers in the box due to Apple’s environmental goals
    t:connect iOS app for insulin pump could kill users, says FDA
    HorseGPT fails to predict Kentucky Derby winner
    Firefox power user keeps 7,400+ browser tabs open for 2 years
    Dave & Buster’s to allow customers to bet on arcade games
    TAKES:
    Apple’s new iPad Pro ad sparks outrage as Hugh Grant and more slam tech giant (43:10)
    No, you don't need a 'very bespoke AOSP' to turn your phone into a Rabbit R1 — here's proof (47:20)
    Solar storm knocks out farmers’ tractor GPS systems during peak planting systems (48:30)
    Comcast to launch Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+ bundle at a vastly reduced price (58:10)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: Copy the Shrug Emoji (59:25)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Linsoul TANGZU Wan’er S.G HiFi 10mm Dynamic Driver PET Diaphragm in-Ear Earphone with Ergonomic Shape, Detachable 2Pin OFC Braided Cable for Audiophile Musician DJ Stage Black, Wan’er S.G (01:01:20)
    Nate: SEEDEEM Toaster 2 Slice, Stainless Steel Bread Toaster, LCD Display, 7 Shade Setting, 1.4'' Wide Slots, Digital Toaster for Bagel, Defrost, Reheat Function, Removable Crumb Tray, 900W, Silver Metallic (01:04:20)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE - Giveaway! (01:07:35)
    Find us elsewhere:
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    https://notnerd.com
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    info@Notnerd.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 439: Apple Let Loose Event Breakdown* - iPads, Pencils, and more

    Ep. 439: Apple Let Loose Event Breakdown* - iPads, Pencils, and more

    Apple showed their Let Loose iPad event this morning. In the hardware department, Apple announced new iPad Airs, M4 iPad Pros, a new Magic Keyboard, and the new Pencil Pro. They also talked about Final Cut Pro 2, Logic Pro 2, and the new Final Cut camera app. Some impressive hardware and software, but do you need it? Apple also announced a price drop on the 10th-generation base iPad.
    Note: While live, we got temporarily shut down by YouTube, but all the audio is there.
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    INTRO (00:00)
    Watch the full event from Apple
    iPad Air (06:35)
    M4 iPad Pro (09:30)
    Final Cut Pro 2 and Logic Pro 2 (22:10)
    Apple Pencil Pro (31:20)
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    • 48 min
    Another Week, Another AI Gadget - Rabbit R1 + Tech Tips, Picks, and Other News!

    Another Week, Another AI Gadget - Rabbit R1 + Tech Tips, Picks, and Other News!

    Well, the reviews are out on the Rabbit R1. How does it compare to the Humane AI Pin or Limitless? Do we really need another gadget to do AI for us? Plus, what's the deal with the TikTok ban? We also announce the winner of our Notpicks giveaway! And all the other tech goodness you've come to expect. 
    https://www.youtube.com/live/nfqfK11wzmg?si=yEhthOSHfwZocXeT
    INTRO (00:00)
    NOTPICKS.COM GIVEAWAY (02:45)
    Rabbit R1. Is AI in a Box worth it? (11:25)
    MKBHD strikes again, “Barely Reviewable”
    iJustine is partner with R1, doesn’t say one bad thing about it
    AI hardware is like trying to invent the iPod after the iPhone
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: Facebook feeds (19:50)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (26:30)
    US Post Office phishing sites get as much traffic as the real one
    Generative AI arrives in the gene editing world of CRISPR
    Thermonator, the Flame-Throwing Robot Dog, Can Now Be Yours for $9,420
    Microsoft releases MS-DOS 4 source code on GitHub
    Ford just reported a massive loss on every electric vehicle it sold
    DJI might get banned next in the US
    US teacher charged with using AI to frame principal with hate speech clip
    Airline keeps mistaking 101-year-old woman for a 1-year-old
    TAKES:
    Biden signs TikTok ‘ban’ bill into law, starting the clock for ByteDance to divest it - ByteDance prefers TikTok shutdown in US if legal options fail, sources say - Biden campaign plans to keep using TikTok through the election (31:55)
    With YouTube Booming, Podcast Creators Get Camera-Ready (38:25)
    Google delays third-party cookie demise yet again (43:10)
    Police warn of thieves using wifi-jamming tech to disarm cameras, alarms (46:15)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: BioNumbers - The database of useful biological numbers (48:05)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: SAMSUNG 28-Inch ViewFinity UR55 Series 4K UHD IPS Computer Monitor, HDR10, AMD FreeSync, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, Bezelless Display, Eye Care, LU28R550UQNXZA, 2023 (55:20)
    Nate: Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Shock-Mounted Cartridge, Steel Mesh Grille and Integral Pop Filter, A25D Mic Clip, Storage Bag, 3-pin XLR Connector, No Cable Included (SM48-LC) (59:25)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE (01:04:15)
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    https://notnerd.com
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Zuck's Llama 3 and Meta AI + Tech Tips, Picks, and Other News!

    Zuck's Llama 3 and Meta AI + Tech Tips, Picks, and Other News!

    Over at Meta, Mark Zuckerberg has released the Open-Source Llama 3 and integrated it into Meta AI. He also put it in sunglasses. In related news, has big news about the Quest platform. Then we get on to the rest of the week's tech news, with some great tips and picks to help you tech better!
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    INTRO (00:00)
    Zuckerberg’s Llama 3, Meta AI, and more (11:30)
    What does Meta AI do? The latest upgrade creates images as you type and more.
    Introducing Meta Llama 3: The most capable openly available LLM to date
    Hugging Face - on a journey to advance and democratize artificial intelligence through open source and open science.
    The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses have multimodal AI now
    Meta expands its mixed reality beyond the Quest headsets
    DAVE’S PRO-TIP OF THE WEEK: AirDrop tips (33:15)
    JUST THE HEADLINES: (42:55)
    Biden marked Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in solar power grants
    Apple reportedly stops production of FineWoven accessories
    Software glitch saw Aussie casino give away millions in cash
    Google fires 28 employees after sit-in protest over Israel cloud contract
    96% of US hospital websites share visitor info with Meta, Google, data brokers
    Stellarator fusion reactor gets new life thanks to a creative magnet workaround
    TAKES:
    Boston Dynamics unveils new electric Atlas robot (46:40)
    Amazon cloud unit kills Snowmobile data transfer truck eight years after driving 18-wheeler onstage (50:00)
    Limitless is a new AI tool for your meetings — and an all-hearing wearable gadget (52:00)
    Google brings AI-powered editing tools, like Magic Editor, to all Google Photos users for free (55:20)
    BONUS ODD TAKE: The Fish Doorbell (57:10)
    PICKS OF THE WEEK:
    Dave: Delta Emulator for iOS (01:00:55)
    Nate: USB Type C Extension Cable (01:06:45)
    RAMAZON PURCHASE - Giveaway! (01:09:45)
    Find us elsewhere:
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    https://notnerd.com
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd
    https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd
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    info@Notnerd.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    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)
    Find us elsewhere:
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    https://notnerd.com
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd
    https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd
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    info@Notnerd.com

    • 1 hr 6 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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