st1719: 2017 – A SmartTech Year in Review [Podcast]

It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened.  2017 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year.  So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the SmartTech podcast.  Be sure to share your favorite technology related events or gadgets in our comment section or on our Facebook page.

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st1624: 5 Tech Related Gifts You Should Definitely Avoid this Holiday Season [Podcast]

Last episode I gave you my best picks for tech gifts this year. But what about what NOT to buy! Bad tech not only makes for a disappointing Christmas, it can be deadly. So I turned to Selena Larson at CNN Money for her input on tech related gifts to avoid.

st1521: The Technology of Barbeque-Cooking with a Traeger Pellet Grill [Podcast]

Humans have been grilling and barbecuing since the beginning of time (or at least the discovery of fire). Good barbecue is low and slow and requires a lot of babying.  What if technology could help with the amount of time you actually have to hover over the grill?  Pellet grills use temperature, hardwood and a digital brain to allow you to do other things beside sit next to your grill all day.  Plus the pellets are very environmentally friendly.

What is Technology?  SmartTech Episode 1301

iGrill (Use Your Phone to BBQ)  SmartTech Episode 1520

Traeger Grill Website