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82: The Machines Are Coming

November 19, 2015 at 5:45PM • 60 minutes • Wiki Entry

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Amazon’s quiet takeover of home automation, YouTube music, and the fear of future technology. Guests: Thorin Klosowski (Lifehacker) and Erica Elson (Awkward Human).

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  • Thorin's Recommendation: Black Friday is stupid
  • Erica's Recommendation: Freeze your leftover lime quarters to flavor your drinks, wet your measuring cup with water when measuring oil to avoid sticky oil, put baking powder on home-made chicken wings to make them more crispy, and put a pan of water in the oven when baking bread in the oven to keep it nice and moist.
  • Darren's Recommendation: Arrive 15 minutes early to the doctor to get seen more quickly
  • Adam's Recommendation: Launch Center Pro (iOS, $2.99)

Video Tip of the Week: How to Set Up Your Medical ID on Your iPhone

Darren's Word of the Week: Panglossian

Shockhammer Hero of the Week: David K