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Episode 89: Image Capture
Episode 88: Oh, Brother!
Episode 87: Expensive Earplugs
Episode 86: Pow-Pow-Power Tools
Episode 85: Clip It Good
Episode 84: Watch 4 It
On this episode, Jonathan Ralph is our special guest. We talk Tesla's Gigafactory, Apple considering an Apple TV dongle, the current state of headphones and how we feel about the Apple Watch Series 4.
Episode 83: XPS XP
After a few months away, we're back with our returning guest, Drew Wintermyer. We talk about the Wi-Fi Alliance's simplified naming system, a 3D scanning application, Shane's gripes with phone placement in cars and Tony's new Dell XPS 9570 laptop. Drew also gives a couple of his app picks and an online university for computer science.
Episode 82: Trtl Pwr?
On this episode of Tech Ease, Matt joins us once again to talk about the possibility of third-party Facebook and Google plugins going away. Tony discusses a spacecraft that NASA is sending to the sun. Shane speaks of a phone case that pops open for protection, his gripes with airports and gives an update on the Trtl Travel Pillow. We also get some feedback from a listener.
Episode 81: Big Black Backpack
Today we're talking about the US reacquiring the title of most powerful supercomputer, a device that essentially reads minds, our gripes with modern roadways and a followup to our backpacks of choice.
Episode 80: Drewplex
Today, Tony runs down Microsoft Build 2018, Shane discusses a glove that helps you learn at rapid speed and our returning guest Drew Wintermyer talks Google Duplex. Digital rewind is what's grinding Shane's gears these days and both Shane & Tony give an update on their experience with Apple AirPods.
Episode 79: Flowing Software
On this episode with special guest William McKee, Tony talks macOS added external GPU support. Shane discusses DirectX Raytracing, his issue with Apple's headjack joke (and Will's) and his experience with Telestream Wirecast video streaming software.
Episode 78: Shavety
On tonight's episode, our returning guest is David Solwold. He talks about how smart speakers are taking us away from other media, Tony discusses a potential cheaper MacBook Air coming and Shane goes over a desk designed for musicians. We also give our gripes with printers and Shane's thoughts since using a safety razor
Episode 77: Insane Salt Posse
Today, we have a returning guest, Richard Webster. We discuss a new camera that attaches to glasses, what methods are available online for watching the 2018 Winter Olympics, our guff with spreading salt and Tony's experience with switching ISPs.
Episode 76: The Brave Little Browser
On today's episode, we welcome back Matt and talk about a toothbrush of the future, Amazon's new no-checkout convenience store with surveillance, why we hate wrinkles and Matt's thoughts on the Brave browser.
Episode 75: trackBawlz
This week on Tech Ease, we have yet another special guest, Drew Wintermyer. We're talking about some inventions that are giving hope to humanity this year, Google's new smart display platform, why Shane hates Touch ID and his experience with a new Bluetooth trackball.
Episode 74: Car Stair-E-Yo!
On this episode of Tech Ease, we our joined by our special guest, Richard Webster. Today, we talk about an unlikely potential solution to cigarette butt waste, a 65-inch TV that can be rolled up, the need for a place to put your phone in cars and Shane's experience with the Pioneer AVH-1330NEX In-Dash CD/DVD Receiver.
Episode 73: Die iPhone Diez
On today's episode, Shane talks about DIY powerwalls, our special guest David discusses how to get developers to implement SEO via the "Anderson-Alderson" scale and Tony gives his rundown on Facebook's answer to "revenge porn" for Australia users. Video streaming is also grinding our gears and Shane reviews the iPhone X.
Episode 72: Oddball Innovations
Tesla is helping out with relief in Puerto Rico via solar power, Amazon has a new service that lets couriers unlock your door, stadium seating is what grinds our gears and we have some give our take on some oddball innovative technologies. All this and more on the latest episode of Tech Ease!
Episode 71: Seven Ate Nine
On this episode of Tech Ease, Shane talks about how other phone makers are reportedly going to follow in Apple's footsteps with Face ID and Tony runs down Google's Pixel event. Shane also explains what grinds his gears about dishwasher racks and Tony reviews the iPhone 8.
Episode 70: Shane Hates Windows 10
After quite a few months away, Tony and Shane tackle their seventieth episode by talking about SpaceX's new plan for intercity rocket travel, the five biggest announcement to come out of Amazon's hardware event, our gripes with paginated web content and Shane's experience with the Trtl Travel Pillow.
Episode 69: Aerbag
A robot is now delivering food in California, Amazon will be collecting state sales tax nationwide, AT&T will be expanding its fiber internet service, Matt hates "Pay to play" services that "subsidize" service and Shane talks about his Aer Duffel Pack.
Episode 68: AirPod o' Gold
Today we discuss a machine that turns glass bottles into sand, the Uber president quitting, Netflix replacing five-star ratings with thumbs-up, our gripes with POS (point of sale) systems and Shane experience with the Apple AirPods.
Episode 67: Time Cap-Sool
We talk about an indestructible liquid screen protector, Windows 10 updates that were ruining peoples' days, advanced voice-recognition for the Amazon Echo, the trouble with taxes and Shane's experience with the Apple AirPort Time Capsule.
Episode 66: Topo the Morning
On today's episode, we talk about about Toyota's interactive window concept, Waymo has a lawsuit against Uber and the Blackberry Mercury is now being called KeyOne. We then discuss our gripes with DRM and Shane's experience with the Topo Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat.
Episode 65: Tech 'Er USB-C-Z
On today's episode, Windows 10 is getting an update for creators, Apple's being sued for not locking out iPhones while driving and Dell has a new external device that works similar to the Surface Studio. On our new What Grinds Our Gears segment, we discuss how gas station pumps could use improvement. For XP Boost, we dive into Matt and Shane's time spent with the 2016 MacBook and MacBook Pro. We also get some feedback from a Twitter poll and a listener regarding an app called Splitwise.
Episode 64: Apple, Watch This
Episode 63: Ok Google, Play Music
On this episode of Tech Ease, Shane's talking about the new Visual Studio preview for macOS and Tony speaks of the new offline capability of Netflix. They then give their impressions of Google Play Music.
Episode 62: Amazonian Music
On today's episode, Shane talks Tesla's new solar roof tiles, Matt speaks of Nintendo's next Switch game console, Tony gives us his input on Microsoft's new Surface Studio PC and we delve into Amazon/Prime Music.
Episode 61: Unearthing Pandora's Box
Today, we're talking about Workplace by Facebook, the US banning the Galaxy Note 7 on all flights and the water-producing wind-powered Water Seer. We then give our impressions of what was Pandora One and is now Pandora Plus.
Episode 60: Seventh Heaven?
Episode 59: Google Fosho!
Shane talks about an app that helps out busy dog owners, Matt goes into the new USB-C audio specification and Tony discusses the all-new Twitch Prime. We also have our third and final installment in our series on online photo services, Google Photos.
Episode 58: Photos by Apple
On this episode of Tech Ease, we talk about a wine aerator that's also a tap, an unforeseen problem with removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and the new dual-screen Lenovo Yoga Book. We also continue our series on online photo services with our take on Apple Photos and iCloud.
Episode 57: Amazing Photos
Shane talks about Facebook's new anti-clickbait algorithm, Matt tells us how the creator of Google's self-driving car is now working for Uber and Tony discusses a tiny hydro power plant for your phone. In our first series of online photo services, Matt and Tony give us their thoughts on Amazon Photos.
Episode 56: Sweat Bag
This week, Tony, Matt and Shane talk about the Awair air quality monitor teaming up with home automation companies, Microsoft's now-live answer to IFTTT and a "smart" tattoo to control your phone. Shane also gives his thoughts on "wet bags" from the company J.L. Childress.
Episode 55: Have Some Pi
On another long-awaited episode, Tony and Shane talk about Facebook's solar-powered unmanned aircraft and how IBM's Watson saved a woman from Leukemia. Tony then tells us about his experience with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
Episode 54: Lawn-Droid
On today’s episode, there’s a robot in the works to fold your laundry, Apple has a new iPad app for learning to code in Swift and Windows can now kill off bloatware. Matt gives us his impression of the Vimium browser plugin and we have call-ins about AOL CDs and products that help you find your phone.
Episode 53: Selfie and Schticky
On our long-awaited episode, we talk about real-life babel fish language translation, HoloLens being opened up to third parties and some smart earplugs that the US Army is deploying. Shane gives his take on a mini humidifier and we do our best to let a caller know what the best selfie sticks are.
Episode 52: PowerCubed
A new film displays the power of Google's Tilt Brush app, another app tells you When2Leave, based on traffic, Microsoft has announced how much Windows 10 will cost after July 30th and Shane and Tony talk about their new toys, the PowerCube(s).
Episode 51: Crap Folder
Episode 50: 3D Visit
On our 50th episode, we're joined by John Heikkila and Michael Norland of the 3D printing company, DynaTech. We discuss a 3D printed sundial, some pricing adjustments happening to TextExpander and an ultra-thin LED screen you can put on your skin. We then go in-depth with John and Michael about 3D printing.
Episode 49: I, a Writer
On this week's Tech Ease, there's a new airplane pillow being developed, the first Oculus Rift for consumers was delivered and there is such a thing as a smart shirt. Matt also talks about the plain text writing "machine" iA Writer.
Episode 48: Title Shmitle
Episode 47: Fan of Dyson
Episode 46: Teeth That Are Blue...and New!
Shane discusses printable solar cells, Matt talks a Chrome inbox extension called Sortd and Tony talks about a bottle that produces water out of thick air! Matt also gives his take on the new Apple Bluetooth Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
Episode 45: Mount Up! 2.0
Shane talks about a detachable airplane cabin, Matt gives us his insight on new Apple Watch bands that are coming and Tony is on the case about a new alarm application from Microsoft. Shane also gives his thoughts on the Mountie Side-Mount Clip for Apple devices.
Episode 44: Slim Is In
Episode 43: Pod Class
Episode 42: File Juggalo
Amazon has a new design for its Prime Air drone, Apple may be replacing the iPhone's headphone jack, Cortana has a date with iOS and Tony is juggling some files with the file management application File Juggler.
Episode 41: It's Gotta Be Moom
uBeam vows to prove wireless power is possible, Google cars went 1.2 million miles without a ticket, Windows 10 has a new update and we're talking about the Moom OS X application for moving and zooming windows.
Episode 40: Applevision
Google's "Person Finder" web application has been deployed once again, Keurig has an answer to SodaStream, Microsoft discontinues unlimited storage for OneDrive and Matt & Tony have some things to say about their recent Apple TV purchases.
Episode 39: El Captain My Captain
Episode 38: Drop a Display Deuce
Today, we talk about Microsoft's new Surface Book laptop, Apple's invitation for developers to start submitting their tvOS apps and tech support scammers targeting more than just Windows users. Matt also gives us his impressions of the Duet Display external display iOS app.
Episode 37: i9er
Episode 36: Windows Tenure
Episode 35: Omnifocent
On this week's Tech Ease, Kay is our special guest. We talk about pollution sensors added to Google Street View cars, Apple's purported Magic Mouse 2, why Microsoft originally included Windows with Solitaire. Our XP Boost section features Matt and Kay's experience with the OmniFocus task management platform.
Episode 34: iPack
On this week's episode of Tech Ease, we discuss the new virtual cockpit in the 2016 Audi TT, an annoucement date for the latest Apple devices, drive-up grocery stores from Amazon and all of our experiences with our latest backpacks.
Episode 33: Is Apple Music for You?
This week, we discuss Force Touch rumored to be coming to the next iPhones, the passing of Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata and Airbus' E-Fan electric aircraft crossing the English Channel. Our XP Boost segment dives more into Apple Music.
Episode 32: Forb-E-Reader
Episode 31: Dubs Deezy 2.0
On this week's episode, we give you our in-depth analysis of Apple's keynote at their Worldwide Developers Conference 2015.
Episode 30: Jedi After Hours
Episode 29: Keeping It Clean
On this possibly noticeably audibly different episode of Tech Ease, we talk Jony Ive's promotion at Apple, the takeaways from Google I/O 2015, Google's new project aimed at bringing connectivity to clothing and our experience with mobile podcatcher applications.
Episode 28: Meerscope
Episode 27: Un-Holey Deer
On by far our longest episode yet, we discuss Apple's purchase of the Dryft keyboard app (bonus video), Intel's TV stick, a role-playing game for your wrist and our experience with mobile calendar apps. In addition, we address a listener's email about emails. If you have a moment, we'd greatly appreciate a rating on iTunes!
Episode 26: Browse at Your Leisure
Episode 25: Apple of My i
On another special edition of Tech Ease, we discuss Apple's latest keynote, including Apple TV/HBO NOW, ResearchKit, the new Macbook and last but not least, the Apple Watch.
Episode 24: Congress Is in Session
Episode 23: I Never Learned to Read
Episode 22: Amazon Alexa
We talk Apple's rumored self-driving electric car, Tesla's stationary battery for the home, the tactile key-generating Phorm iPad Mini case and Shane's experience with the Amazon Echo digital assistant & bluetooth speaker for the home.
Episode 21: Time Is Money, Friend!
On our first official live video streaming episode, we discuss the Leatherman Tread multi-tool bracelet, Microsoft's purchase of the Sunrise calendar app, Google Fiber launching in four additional US cities and Matt's experience with time tracker apps.
Episode 20: Keys...That Are Smart
This week, we talk about the "Flow" 3D motion controller, Microsoft's augmented reality headset "HoloLens," Bragi's "The Dash" smart bluetooth earbuds and our experience with the KeySmart premium key holder.
Episode 19: Da Shredda'
After a holiday break, we're back at it, discussing flying cars, spinal implants that let rats walk again and a way to manually increase Apple's continuity. Our XP Boost segment involves two of our experiences with paper shredders.
Episode 18: Scandalous
Episode 17: BAC Me Up
Episode 16: Ginbox
Episode 15: Windows X
On this episode of Tech Ease, we talk about Adobe teaming up with Microsoft to better integrate touch controls, Google X working on joining multiple displays to make giant ones, Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro laptop and Tony & Matt's experience with the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Episode 14: A Belt to Shrink Your Belt
Episode 13: Applenty
Episode 12: Why Nab a Budget?
On this episode, we talk about Amazon's purchase of Twitch, the curved display of the Galaxy Note Edge, Dyson's Eye vacuum with 360-degree camera, the You Need a Budget (YNAB) software application and more feedback from our friend Loren.
Episode 11: ;mgf (Must Go Faster)
This week's articles include: a new Kickstarter for a shoe sensor called runScribe, the Coin digital credit card replacement launching its beta program and the iOS 8 AgileBits 1Password extension. Our XP Boost this week is a text string shortcut utility called TextExpander. We also read off some additional listener comments.
Episode 10: Dr. Eh-Seuss' Laptoporium
Episode 9: Yosemitech
Episode 8: Mount Up!
Episode 7: Give Your Internal Hard Drive the Boot
Episode 6: Blue Truth
Episode 5: Skype Sucks...and It's Going to Change the World
Episode 4: Dubs Deezy
Episode 3: Key-bored
Episode 2: Honking Package
Episode 1: Nesting Instinct
On our first episode, we talk about Apple acquiring LuxVue, Google's Docs & Sheets apps, an OS X redesign and Tony's experience with the Nest.
Episode 0: The Easy Way
The Easy Way is a podcast about technology that makes our lives easier.
Episode -1: Cheese Louise
On our inaugural episode of our new show, Tech Cheese, we give our take on a close call with a big wheel, a new type of Swiss that will give you bliss and a silent slicer. In addition, we give our opinions of three brand new cheeses.