Today on The Techology Show:
Anthony Casey – @acasey64
Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com
Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com
Things You Need to Know:
Typhoon Haiyan – Haiyan hit the Philippines leaving millions in need of help. Become a part of the movement! Click to donate:
“All In” Winners:
Winner 1: Joel Higginbotham
Winner 2: Doug Dennis
Black Friday Special
Black Friday tip from Lifehacker: Get Black Friday Deals Now Without All the Hastle
NerdWallet points out that Discover, MasterCard, and Citibank offer price matching (or price protection) for items you buy that later drop in price:
Consumers can avoid Black Friday crowds by purchasing an item in early November, then submitting a dated Black Friday ad to take advantage of the price drop. Even better, they can check leaked ads to make sure the items they want will go on sale, and that they’re within the price protection coverage limits.
Basement Budget Tablet Computer: Kindle Fire HD
The Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There’s more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design.
Bang for the Buck & Tech Support: Kindle Fire HDX –
Kindle Fire HDX tablets are the first tablets to be powered by the 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, making them the first to clock in at over 2 GHz. It provides 3x more processing power than the previous-generation Kindle Fire HD and, combined with 2GB of RAM, provides faster app launches, faster website load times, smoother multi-tasking, and better overall performance. The new Adreno 330 graphics processor on Kindle Fire HDX delivers high frame rates and console quality graphics—4x the performance of the previous generation Kindle Fire HD.
Enjoy a Home Phone without the Bills! OBi 100
The OBi allows you to make and receive phone calls using your high-speed internet, your regular home phone and a “VoIP” Internet phone service provider like Google Voice™, Callcentric or VoIP.ms. No computer is needed. You can also call for FREE from one OBi to another OBi anywhere in the world. Talking becomes truly free. (OBi 100 Setup Guide)
The Crasher Portable Bluetooth Speaker dominates the competition in every way: Bluetooth: Free your music from cumbersome wires with the magic of Bluetooth. Stream your music from up to 30-Feet away or plug in with the included aux fl at cable. The Crasher is ready to party with your favorite portable devices, anytime, anywhere. Sound: The Crasher’s hi-fi digital amp powers two JLab engineered full-range drivers for ‘so fresh and so clean,’ mids and highs for warm, rich room filling sound while the rear passive subwoofer pumps enough bass to wake the neighbors. Playtime: Outlasting its wet blanket competitors, The Crasher boasts 2x the rechargeable Li-Ion battery size to keep the party going for up to 18 hours. In the words of Abe Lincoln, Don’t stop the party! Phone Calls: A built-in mic and speaker phone makes taking calls easier than ever, creating the perfect portable conference experience of your white-collar dreams! Charging: Need juice? No problem. The Crasher is one of the only Bluetooth speakers on the market that can fully charge your smartphone or tablet while it continues to blast your favorite jock jams! Plug into the Crasher’s full size USB port and juice up. ABC – Always Be Charging!
Enjoy the show with the Roku 2. Dive into 1,000+ channels of movies, TV shows, sports and more in stunning 1080p HD. Watch without disturbing the house when you plug the included headphones into the remote. Enjoy free features like channel shortcut buttons and much more.
Here’s why this calendar is awesome… It’s BIG. 27″ x 39″ – It shows you the whole year at once. You no longer have to page through a traditional calendar (or on your small computer screen), to see the whole year. You can layout your goals for the year, set future deadlines, and clearly see the passing of time. Also, it has bigger squares so you can write more. NO GAPS. Unlike other calendars, this one has no space between months. The philosophy here is that the week is the currency we think in, so this calendar focuses on presenting 52 weeks, rather than 12 months. This feature helps you plan across months easily, and see clearly the distance/days between any two dates in the year. It will also motivate you to see weeks passing, deadlines approaching and goals accomplished.
This collection includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray (X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine(2013)), in exclusive “claw” packaging, plus a bonus disc. There is also an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.
Scan and organize receipts and documents in a familiar Max OS X interface. Create expense reports, track spending and create a library of searchable PDF documents. Includes Neat Mobile Scanner and Neat Receipts for Mac Version 2.0. Neat Receipts for Mac is a mobile scanner and digital filing system that enables you to scan receipts and documents so you can organize, store and secure all your important information. The patented technology identifies and extracts the important information and automatically organizes it for you. Transform receipts into expense reports and create searchable PDF files from any document. Export information to PDF and Excel. Neat Receipts for Mac was developed specifically for Mac to look and feel like the applications you use every day.
Say goodbye to using multiple adapters & outlets. Say hello to all-in-one charging convenience. With 5 ports, don’t choose between your devices or hunt for spare adapters, just plug everything in at once. An industry-high 5V / 5A total output among 5 ports. Uniquely designed with ports for iPad, iPhone, Samsung Tab and Android devices. The compact-sized charger (3.6 x 2.6 x 1.0in) fits nicely on a desk or nightstand, eliminating your cable chaos and creating the perfect charging home for your gear. Or take it with for use on the go. The industrial-grade plastic and unibody construction withstand bouncing and bumping when stowed in your bag.
Ashlee Says: Amazing colors. Fine point tips are great. The included organization case is FANTASTIC! She also wanted me to mention fleece lined tights…
This set includes 25 fine-line pens in vibrant colors housed in a convenient roll-up case. The case rolls up for easy transport and unrolls, making it easier to choose pens and keep them organized. The .4mm fine point pens feature non-smudging, water-based ink which is formulated to sustain a long cap-off time. The long-wearing tips are encased in metal allowing for hours of use for everything from note taking to Manga art.
Take your phone photography up a notch with the GripTight GorillaPod Stand™ from JOBY, the adaptable, all-terrain tripod that supports best-selling smartphones, with or without a protective case. Designed with flexible, wrappable joints and grippy rubber feet, this stand allows you to secure your smartphone to objects, stabilize your camera on uneven surfaces and position the screen for the best perspective.
Fast and convenient, the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker makes one of the best cups of coffee you’ll ever taste. This innovative uses the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure brewing to produce coffee and espresso that has rich flavor with lower acidity and without bitterness. It makes 1 to 4 cups of coffee or espresso (enough for 1 or 2 mugs), features a micro filtered for grit free coffee, and takes just 1 minute to make coffee (actual press time takes only 20 seconds).
Hot and cold milk froth for cappuccinos,hot milk for lattes; Maximum capacity: 125 ml (for milk froth preparation), 250 ml (for hot milk preparation); Stainless-steel exterior with vacuum insulation; Detachable base; 2-YEAR Warranty
Never spill another drop! Designed to be 100-percent leak-proof, Contigo’s innovative AUTOSEAL technology lets you take beverages on-the-go without the risk of a messy spill. This vacuum-insulated travel mug’s AUTOSEAL lid makes the mug leak-proof and spill-proof, yet is also easy to use. With a countered body and rubbery grip, the travel mug provides convenient one-handed drinking for both left- and right-handed users and fits most car cup-holders. It also features a dishwasher-safe lid that hinges open for easy cleaning.
For the person who has everything
Sphero 2.0 has been completely re-engineered from the ground up to give you an entirely new gaming experience. It’s kind of like Einstein and C-3PO had a baby. Powered with new AI Superdrive capabilities, Sphero 2.0 is unreasonably fast, reaching speeds of up to 7 feet per second. And just like a racecar, every aspect of the internal robot has been re-configured for optimal performance, including a more efficient drivetrain and lowered center of gravity. With new multicolor LEDs, Sphero 2.0 is 3x brighter than before. You’ll need sunglasses to make sure the brilliance doesn’t blind you.Powered by induction charging to give you over an hour of full-throttle play, Bluetooth connection, and upgraded firmware, Sphero 2.0 will change the way you play.
“Hey, this last weeks episode was great! I wanted to thank you all for what you do through this show. You all (Heath most of all) got real passionate about youth ministry and how it is affecting the church and how it could be done better to help keep teens in the church as they transition to college. I’m sure you’ve seen the research or heard of the book, but on the off chance you haven’t, you need to look up Kara Powell and the research she is doing through the Fuller Youth Institute (the book and study are called Sticky Faith).” ~ Joel Higginbotham
“In reference to your show today, I coincidentally read this article today “Millennial Myths and the Real Reasons People Leave the Church” by Rachel Held Evans. If you have time, take a look.” ~ Tim Casey
DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK
SkyGuide – $1.99, iOS
SkyGuide is a star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. Sky Guide is stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels and is available as a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Sky Guide lets you experience the wonders of the night in ways you’ve only dreamed of.