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Ian the Gadget Guru helps us make sense of the latest consumer technology and other high-tech stuff. Alex Helmick helps us make sense of Ian.
Gadget Guru: 'Wow' as in Google, cats and F1Monday, 20 May, 2013Google, in conjunction with NASA, has invested in buying a Quantum computer from D-wave systems. Hey, it’s only about a cool $15 million. For those on a budget but still looking for the “wow” (or meow) factor, check out the “
Gadget Guru: Creative Cloud, YouTube fee and a doggy pottyMonday, 13 May, 2013While Adobe is looking for 90CHF per month for the new Creative Cloud, it was also announced that YouTube intends to begin charging for access to some of its channels rather than relying on add-based revenues. WRS’s Alex Helmick and Ian the Guru parse the worthiness of such offerings. Plus, playing “GeoGuessr”—and a doggy potty. Ew? No really!
Gadget Guru: DAB+ in your car and questions about Window SocketMonday, 6 May, 2013Ian the Guru and WRS’s Alex Helmick talk about how to get DAB+ in your car. Plus, a rant or cautionary tale about Yankodesign.com and its Window Socket:
Gadget Guru: Batteries, smart forks and marshmallow shootersMonday, 22 April, 2013Ian the Gadget Guru talks about smaller, better, faster charging batteries, the HAPIfork, a smartfork that tracks your eating habits and helps you eat slower, and the very necessary range of marshmallow projectile devices that every nerd needs:
Top finds at Geneva's invention fairMonday, 15 April, 2013Ian the Gadget Guru reviews some of the most interesting gadgets found at Geneva’s annual inventions fair, including the Public Prize-winning solar cooker by One Earth Designs, the Grand-Prize winning cargo x-ray scanning device by MB Telecom of Romania and Twisbee’s rotating ironing board:
Gadget Guru: Facebook Home, conveyor belts and robot lawnmowersMonday, 8 April, 2013Ian the Gadget Guru discusses the latest Android news, namely the controversy over Facebook Home, a new type conveyor belt by Festo that could revolutionize sorting and handling of goods, and a very pricey robot lawnmower:
Gadget Guru: Apple's new IOS and avoiding a pain in the neckMonday, 1 April, 2013WRS’s Alex Helmick and Ian the Gadget Guru discuss Apple’s new IOS version 6.1.3 which has a fix for a security flaw among other app upgrades. But it appears there’s a regression problem. Plus, how to watch TV while lying flat on your back and not get a pain in the neck:
Gadget Guru: Samsung's Galaxy IV, secure ID keys and latte artMonday, 18 March, 2013Ian the Gadget Guru talks about Samsung’s Galaxy IV smart phone set to be released soon, the myIDkey, which could be the answer to all those passwords, and incredibly latte art created by the Barista Bot and Studio 6 Coffee House:
Gadget Guru: Solid state, Real Racing and SoundBenderMonday, 11 March, 2013Ian the Gadget Guru explains the advantages and disadvantages of forking out for a new solid state drive. He also describes the new features in EA games latest version of Real Racing, and finds a sound scoop to improve the speakers on your iPad: