Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Dave Jackson / @learntopodcast for show #360 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network

 

 

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Podcaster Themed this week!

Conversation

Chris Townsend

17 hrs

Got a new air fryer. HGG played a big part in the decision making process.

A few weeks ago we featured an Airfryer when we had Maika on the program.

Chris Townsend — GoWISE USA 5.8-Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL + 50 Recipes for your Air Fryer Book (Black)
My wife found it and we made a brand decision off of price point (an Amazon gift card made it even cheaper). HGG was helpful for showcasing the benefits of the large size and highlighting good things to cook.
We made pizzas in it last night, chicken tenders, vegetables, its in daily use since we bought it.

Side note: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Air-5-3-Fryer-Black/dp/B01LY4V7B8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?srs=15838399011&ie=UTF8&qid=1509942303&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=logweilos-20&linkId=c9661baea5ca7c7d07f41f857eccba6b sets off the smoke detector if you don’t clean it, oh, and it’s impossible to clean. I replaced it with https://www.amazon.com/NuWave-36001-Brio-Fryer-Black/dp/B073HCC134/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=logweilos-20&linkId=849adba25d5ea1ee099055a57396d55e&th=1

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Jon Biggs

20 hrs

Spending a fantastic Father’s day in Seattle at the Living Computer Museum

https://livingcomputers.org/

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Kevin Schoonover shared a link.

18 hrs

Great screen for backyard movies 89.99:

https://tools.woot.com/offers/camp-chef-portable-outdoor-movie-screen-13

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News

What is the current state of Podcast listening platforms?

Android – Just announced a new app (Dave,we can chat about this)

iPhone – Apple Podcasts

How else are people listening and why?

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Would you pay to play? – Facebook Groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access to groups.  https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/20/17484876/facebook-groups-monthly-subscription-service-fees-access

Facebook will now allow group leaders to start charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for membership in certain groups.  It’s testing this out with parenting and cooking groups first

“For now, the feature is still an experiment on mobile and Facebook won’t be getting a cut of the subscription fees. As part of standard App Store and Play Store policies, Apple and Google will be taking a percentage of user subscriptions fees via iOS and Android, however. Still, this is just the beginning for Facebook’s efforts to monetize groups, which, unlike the News Feed, does not rely on advertising.”

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Instagram reaches 1 billion users this week.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/20/17484420/instagram-users-one-billion-count

“It’s unclear where most of these new users came from. Last year, most of the growth was attributed to the launch of Stories. Over the past year, the company’s expanded in-app creation tools by letting users add GIFs, emoji sliders, and polls to their stories. Meanwhile, Snapchat is still trying to grow its user base. It most recently averaged 191 million daily active users.

Instagram also announced its new IGTV standalone app today that’ll feature long-form, vertical videos, in an attempt to compete against not only Snapchat Discover but also YouTube.”

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/20/17482490/instagram-igtv-long-form-video-hub-rumor

“According to multiple reports, Instagram is launching a new video venture later today: a new hub for longer-form content that’s designed to compete with videos from YouTube creators. TechCrunch reports that the hub will be named “IGTV” and will be part of the Instagram app’s Explore tab. The videos will be vertically orientated, full-screen, up to 4K resolution, and as long as 60 minutes (instead of the current limit of 60 seconds).”

Reviews

Jim – Had to purchase a new network switch this weekend.  24 Port Switch that is not sexy and just works. Replaced 2 ZyXel 8 Port Switches that were maxed out.  Unmanaged and Green. Like it.

TP-Link TL-SG1024D from Office Depot / Office Max.  $89 – https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-42_TL-SG1024D.html

Product Updates

I gotta get me some of these!  Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/20/17484444/bose-noise-masking-sleepbuds-earbuds-features-pricing-release-date

$250 at major retailers – totally in ear, does NOT play music from your phone. 10 natural sounds at launch, not noise cancelling.  1.4 grams and made to feel weightless in your ears. Will work with side sleepers as well. 16 hours of battery life.

“You can adjust the volume level for each sound so that it can fully mask whatever noise is sabotaging your sleep. Bose told me that it mastered each audio track to specifically hide the audio frequencies of snoring, traffic, and so on.”

Watch for reviews in the coming weeks!


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