It’s another action-packed episode this week. I’ll start by telling you about the August Smart Lock Pro and how Steve and I got prepared psychologically for such a scary idea. Then we’ll hear a CES interview about the LIZN Wireless Hearpieces, Bluetooth headphones that could improve your hearing. Then we’ll head back to CES to hear about the Wagz Smart Pet Collar. If you’ve ever wanted to sit with someone but watch something completely different from them on TV, you’ll be interested in our CES interview about the MirraViz Multiview Displays. Everything has to be smart these days, and GE tells us how their Connected Lighting products fulfill that dream. As if that wasn’t enough goodness, we have Bart back with another great Security Bits segment.
Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, February 18, 2018, and this is show number 667.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
Bart and I celebrated 50 episodes of Programming By Stealth this week on Chit Chat Across the Pond. To commemorate this momentous occasion, Bart decided to do something bold. He thought it would be fun to build a web app real time from a blank page using only things we had learned in the last 49 episodes. He cheated a little bit using a new function from jQuery called eval, but other than that it was all stuff we already know. I thought this sounded dicey and wrought with failure opportunities, but it worked great!
I did it through a YouTube Live Hangout on Air, so the video was recorded by YouTube and I also recorded the audio in case you wanted to just hear what we did. I think the video will be way more interesting but we did our best to narrate what he was doing. I had a blast, and I hope you will too.
Check it out at the link in the shownotes, or you can find it under either Chit Chat Across the Pond or Programming By Stealth over at podfeet.com.
This week I had the best time on the Daily Tech News Show. As the discussion topic, I chose to talk about an article that explained the five reasons why it’s so hard to think like a scientist. The discussion came up because of how we so often think that an operating system or a tech product has gotten so much worse because we have anecdotal evidence that sways our thinking. To assist in analyzing why this is, Tom Merritt asked “Dave the Psychologist” to help us (Professor Dave Brodbeck). It was such an interesting episode, I highly suggest you check out DTNS 3222 – The Anecdotal Antidote at dailytechnewsshow.com or look for Friday the 16th of February’s episode of DTNS in your podcatcher of choice.
Patreon and Amazon
Our awesome NosillaCastaway of the week is Clinton C MacDonald. Good man Clinton went to podfeet.com/patreon and clicked the button to make a small weekly donation to help support the creation of all of the Podfeet Podcasts. I only charge Patrons when I publish a NosillaCast. Of course, the other shows have expenses associated with them but it would be a nightmare for you guys to predict your costs if I split it amongst all of them. And that’s the real magic of Patreon. You set the amount of money you want to spend, and only you are in control of that number. It’s weird for the content creators but that’s fine for me because this won’t work if you don’t have control of your own money, right?
Thank you again to Clinton and all of the other awesome Patrons who help to keep this show going through their monetary support.
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