Archives for the month of: November, 2013

This Friday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk about electronics that can be printed with a normal home office printer. They also find out, mid-show, about the ongoing negations for genetic testing between 23andMe and the FDA. ‘Power laces, all right!’ This is Technophile’s one hundred and sixtieth episode.

This Tuesday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk about the proposed exploration craft the SeaOrbiter. Also, things get a bit heated when they discuss the award winning Invisible Girlfriend App. Somebody call Craig Gillespie because this is Technophile’s one-hundred and fifty-ninthth episode.

This Friday David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk about two listener submitted stories. First, the story of Bo & Yana, robots that help teach kids to code. Second, a follow up to Episode #143, Phonebloks meets Motorola. Somebody find Norby because this is Technophile’s one-hundred and fifty-eighth episode.

This Tuesday, David, Shawn, Tina and Drew follow up on Episode 148 concerning the changes Google has made to YouTube’s comment system. They also speak about Google’s new “Helpouts” service. Move over Chat Roulette because this is Technophile’s one-hundred and fifty-seventh episode.

by Azumio
operating system: iOS | price: $1.99 | size: 22.3 mb | category: Health & Fitness
Compatible with iPhone

In a year with two new iPhones, explaining all of the reason why you opted for the 64-bit, motion co-processor packed 5S over the cheaper but functional 5C to non-nerds can be a bit trying. The improved camera and flashy fingerprint scanner are easy to understand, but aren’t necessarily phone-sellers. For me, the M7 motion co-processor–which tracks accelerometer data in the background without spinning up the main processor–seemed like the reason to own the phone. It’s essentially a Fitbit built right in; of course, there was no way to tap into that potential without an app that took advantage of it. Surely every fitness app on the App Store will pack M7 features by next iPhone season, but for now, we get Argus. read more…

This Friday, David, Shawn, Tina & Drew talk about Wikipedia’s plan to text info to users in Kenya. They also talk about selling used furniture on IKEA’s virtual flea market. Regular texting rates may apply because this is Technophile’s one-hundred and fifty-sixth episode.

Flow Free
by Big Duck Games LLC
operating system: android also available for iOS | price: FREE | size: 5.2 mb | category: brain & puzzle

BY DREW NOWAKOWSKI | I’ve always been a sucker for a good puzzle. I think that’s one reason why I find Flow Free such an entertaining game to play. The game reminds me of a cross between Pipes and Snake (our favorite game to play on the old Nokia phones) with a little more thinking and planning involved. If you like simple puzzles, this may be the game for you. read more…

This Tuesday Tina and Drew rejoin David and Shawn to talk about a robot that will carry your stuff for you as well as a lab that has created a thermoelectric materials emulator. It’s time to echo your location because this is Technophile’s one-hundred and fifty-fifth episode.