st1620: 5 Big Announcements from Google [Podcast]

The Google Pixel Event

Google recently held their Pixel event.  Not quite an Apple spectacular, but the did have 5 solid announcements at the event.  In this episode I will cover those 5 announcements.  Are they for you?


The Verge Google Pixel event article

st1619: How to Unlock a Padlock without a Key or a Combination

Master Lock Bluetooth Keyless Padlock 4400 Series Review

It seems like we are using bluetooth for everything today.  How about unlocking a padlock?  Master Lock has released the 4400 series of padlocks which know when you are near and authorized to open the lock and let you gain access without a physical key.  But what happens when the battery fails or what happens if you don’t have your phone?  We answer those questions and more in this episode.


st1618: Tappecue-The Next Generation of Digital Thermometers is Here! [Podcast]

My newest favorite digital thermometer is called the Tappecue.  It has 4 independent ports and will report moment by moment temperatures to my iPhone or Android over the internet.  Yes, I can now start something cooking or smoking, leave my house, and monitor my cook from anywhere I need to go.  This is cool! Learn all about it in this episode.


Tappecue Website

Traeger Pellet Grill Episode

iGrill Episode


st1617: Google Duo – Is it Android’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime? [Podcast]

Google Duo is Google's new cross platform video chat app

Google introduced  a new free service and they call it Duo.

Photo Courtesy of Google

It is a simple yet effective phone to phone video call app and works much like Apple’s FaceTime.  Although there are similarities, there are also some differences.  Is this something you should download and try?  We answer that question and others in this episode.

google-play-badgeApp Store Button



st1616: iOS 10’s Coolest New Features Explained [Podcast]

It’s that time of year again.  Apple is on the verge of releasing it’s newest version of their iOS software for iPhones and iPads.


We should have a fully functional release sometime during September 2016.  Apple has already released the software as a beta and so we know most of the new features.  Some of them are truly innovative and some of them try and catch up with Android.  Is it worth the hype?  You be the judge as we cover the 10 coolest new features in iOS 10.