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The Best of 2015 (as they are listed and counted at theAverageGuy.tv

  1. https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/03/22/hands-on-review-of-the-kingston-technology-mobilelite-digital-5-in-1-mobile-companion/
  2. https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/06/06/ecobee3-smart-thermostat-amazon-echo-homekit-and-simplisafe-security-hgg217/
  3. https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/03/28/kingston-5-in-1-spring-means-bbq-microsoft-band-and-apple-watch-jabra-speak-410-hgg207/
  4. https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/03/13/hands-on-review-of-the-mediasonic-hfr2-su3s2-proraid-hard-drive-enclosure-htt014/
  5. https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/09/13/the-tech-guys-tool-kit-antivirus-malware-protection-systems-tools-and-inventory-software-hgg230/

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Mike’s List

  • Items
    • VR – Samsung Gear, Oculus
    • Apple’s new MacBook
    • Apple Watch
    • Ecobee
    • Google OnHub router TP-Link
    • Kangaroo

     

  • Trends
    • Home gigabit internet speeds – Google, Cox, and others
    • Lyft and Uber
      • Makes travel easy
      • Safe rides home after drinking – my generation is using these services and have far fewer DUI’s

       

    • Cheap and affordable SSD
    • Podcast growth
    • Streaming music – now a standard
      • Spotify – Browse

Jim’s List (Tech that made a difference in 2015)

  • Amazon Echo
  • Microsoft Band 2
  • iPhone
  • Blab.im – Video conferencing in general
  • Philips Hue Lights
  • Beer while podcasting – second that
  • Facebook messenger replaces text messaging for my family
  • The rise in bitcoin price since we had Edward on the Show in July $286 to $447 today
  • Running more podcasting on Azure – may save this for the future show next week

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