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Five Minute Tech News #209: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013 at 3:45PM • 4 minutes

The news for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Bionic #72: Birthday Consultants

December 17, 2013 at 2:45PM • 58 minutes

This week Matt and Myke launch their Birthday Consultancy firm, their upcoming christmas plans and power user email triage.

Hosted by Matt Alexander & Myke Hurley.


On Taking Pictures #86: Sing Me What You’re Going To Play

December 17, 2013 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

This week, Bill’s recent musical interlude inspires a discussion around how embarrassment and fear can paralyze us, more than just creatively. Also, the practice of practice and who owns your likeness and for how long? Iconic fashion shooter Mario Testino is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Systematic #75: Tech in Humanities with José de Piérola

December 17, 2013 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Fiction writer and teacher José de Piérola stops by to talk about early computing, his switch to the humanities and eschewing of tech, and how he eventually ended up embracing technology within the humanities and his work as a fiction writer.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.


Workflowing #98: Stuff We Like

December 16, 2013 at 11:00PM • 51 minutes

"The Mikes" share the tools that helped them be more productive this past year. Looking to find a few new things to help you be more productive in 2014? Schechter and Vardy talk about the apps, and the crap, that they use and love.

Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.


Five Minute Tech News #208: Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 at 2:00PM • 3 minutes

The news for Monday, December 16, 2013

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Mac Power Users #168: Listener Feedback

December 15, 2013 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

David and Katie sort through recent listener feedback and discuss a variety of topics including iPad stylus, cable cutting, offsite backup, home sound systems, tea brewing and more.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


On The Grid #45: Player Piano

December 14, 2013 at 9:00PM • 37 minutes

This week we talked about class divides and how it's addressed in the design community.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.


Screen Time #48: Lois Lane Club

December 14, 2013 at 6:30PM • 48 minutes

When Erica Durance was cast as Lois Lane in Smallville, the decision was considered controversial among fandom, but she has since become a fan favorite. In this Austin Comic-Con Q&A, she talks about that role, the importance of strong female role models, and the work that interests her the most.

Hosted by Moisés Chiullan.


The Critical Path #105: Subsidize This

December 14, 2013 at 6:15PM • 45 minutes

Horace unpacks the rumored, denied, and seemingly inevitable arrival of iPhone on China Mobile. Reflecting on smartphone adoption in the US, where does the unconventional logic take us from here?

Hosted by Horace Dediu.