st1701: 2016 – 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.  2016 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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st1623: I’m Dreaming of a Tech Christmas [Podcast]

Our top 10 gift pics for the tech-head in your life

Merry Christmas, Today we want to share our top 10 technology gift picks for that someone special, or yourself, in your life.  If you like our choices, or are purchasing on Amazon, please use our affiliate links below to purchase.  This helps keep SmartTech on the air!

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Pixel Phone by Google

Apple iPhone 7

Apple Watch

Microsoft Surface Studio

iPad Pro

 

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?

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The Verge Google Pixel event article

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.

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.

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st1615: 13 Inventions for Ridiculously Lazy People [Podcast]

Are you so lazy that you put a snooze button on your smoke alarm? Or do you have a friend to buy gifts for that falls into that category? Then this show is for you. We explore 13 inventions for ridiculously lazy people. Yes folks, when technology works with us to help us die young!

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13 Inventions for Ridiculously Lazy People

These pants

These pants

For those times you don’t feel like taking your phone out of your pockets.

The Go Plate

The Go Plate

No more trying to balance a plate in one hand and a beer in the other.

This transparent toaster

This transparent toaster

Never again will you have to guess whether your toast is toasted enough.

LAZY-HANDS Phone Grip

LAZY-HANDS Phone Grip

Holding onto things is hard. Now it doesn’t have to be.

Desktop Bed Lazy Bracket Mobile Stand

Desktop Bed Lazy Bracket Mobile Stand

This will make watching Netflix in bed that much easier.

 

This juice pourer

This juice pourer

Full jugs of juice are heavy. And lifting heavy things is hard.

Motorized ice cream cone

Motorized ice cream cone

Eating ice cream can be such a chore. This will help lighten the load.

Butter stick

Butter stick

Because using a butter knife is just way too difficult.

The cooler scooter

The cooler scooter

Actually, this is really amazing.

Automatic Pancake Maker

Automatic Pancake Maker

It’s like an Easy Bake Oven for adults. Apparently it can make pancakes in as little as 30 seconds. Yes please.

Self-Stirring Mug

Self-Stirring Mug

Finally, something that will do the tough task of stirring for me.

Motorized Spin the Bottle

Motorized Spin the Bottle

Kids these days.

The Clapper

The Clapper

The classic lazy person’s invention.