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NC #665 Discord, August Smart Locks, HiFi ELITE Headphones, Velco Connected Handlebars, Jabra Headphones, Security Bits

All the cool kids are moving to Discord for podcasting and chat, and so is the NosillaCast. We’ll hear a CES interview with August about their smart locks (spoiler, I’ve got one). TJ gives us his review of the HiFi ELITE Super66 headphones. Back to CES with the Velco Connected Handlebars for bicycles, and the new fleet of Jabra wireless headphones. In Security Bits, Bart Busschots brings us up to date on Spectre and Meltdown, along with an interesting lesson about spareness and density of data collection regarding how the exercise app Strava showed military installations.

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Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, February 4, 2018, and this is show number 645. This week I horned my way into being on the SMR Podcast again, this time to tell Robb Dunnewood how I thought he was wrong about so many things. It’s the only show I know of where they like that kind of thing! If you want to go check it out, head over to… It was super fun!

Chit Chat Across the Pond

This week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond is another installment of Programming By Stealth. Bart had intended to do a revision episode, working on our Cellular Automaton, but I had a lot of questions and confusions about the homework from the previous installment. We decided to stop the recording, declare it Installment 49A, and 49B will be next week. That means 3 weeks in a row of Programming By Stealth. For those learning JavaScript along with me, that’s great, but for those of you who love the lighter version, we’ll be skipping over one of those.

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All the Cool Kids are Moving to Discord

CES 2018: August Smart Locks

HIFI ELITE Super66 Headphones by TJ

TJ joins us this week with his review of the HIFI ELITE Super66 that run around $69 on Amazon.
TJ mentions that there was a lag in Bluetooth when he used these headphones to monitor his own audio, but then later it seemed that they had somehow learned to not lag when he was listening to QuickTime. I can clear this up. When playing back audio, Bluetooth headphones have very little lag, unnoticeable to us.

But when you’re monitoring your own audio as you’re talking, your voice has to go out of your mouth, into the mic, into the computer, and then come back out to the headphones and into your ears. There’s simply no physical way that this can be done instantaneously. I had a lot of conversations with Dave Hamilton where I kept wishing it wasn’t true, but it’s simply physics that it can’t happen. Anyway, thanks for a great review, TJ, the HIFI ELITE Super66 headphones sound great!

CES 2018: Velco Connected Handlebars

CES 2018: Jabra Wireless Headphones

Patreon and Amazon

I am so happy with how our Patreon model is working out for you folks to help support the show. It seems like every week someone jumps in and pledges a small weekly dollar amount and that’s really starting to add up to help pay for hosting and all the other costs of creating the show. This week John Atwood became our latest Patron and I can’t thank him enough for this contribution. If you’d like to be next week’s star patron, head over to and pick a dollar amount!

If money is tight, please don’t donate to the show. Instead, click on the Amazon Affiliate Links in the shownotes and anything you buy during that session (even if it’s not the gadget I linked to), can contribute a small percentage back to help the show.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

Security Bits – Spectre/Meltdown Update, Strava Heat Maps

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @podfeet. Remember, everything good starts with,,,,! And if you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

2 thoughts on “NC #665 Discord, August Smart Locks, HiFi ELITE Headphones, Velco Connected Handlebars, Jabra Headphones, Security Bits

  1. The raspi & Aurduino guy. - February 6, 2018

    645? You sure it’s not 665?

  2. podfeet - February 7, 2018

    Woops! Fixed now, thanks!

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