Google Home Mini Review, Surface Pro External Battery, USB-C Charging Hell, Canary Starts Charging For Free Services!
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00:60 Canaray Starts Charging For Free Services
What do you do when your IoT gear becomes useless… if you don’t pay a fee? Owners of Canary security cameras (Yo, Shannon!) find out this week! (And maybe start looking for a substitute!)
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/4/16426394/canary-smart-home-camera-free-service-update-change
https://canary.is/membership/
https://secure.logitech.com/en-us/product/circle-2-home-security-camera

11:16 Google Home Mini
We’ve got a review of Google’s Home Mini… and whether or not Google’s catching up to Amazon’s lead in voice control in the video!
https://store.google.com/us/product/google_home_mini?hl=en-US

24:34 Battery Charging The Surface Pro
Stefan writes, “I am looking for an external power bank to power my Surface Pro 3 but would also like to have the option of USB-C for future gadgets. What would you recommend?” You’ll need a Surface charging cable, a battery w/ 12V output… and some kind of Type A to Type C adapter! (We talk about t

30:44 Krack Attack Question
Ron emailed [email protected], “I think you made an error on your coverage of the WiFi Krack attacks. Steve Gibson says the attack affects only clients, not access points, so updating routers is not necessary. The exception would be if the router acts as a client in any way, like a bridge, range extender, wireless distribution system, or mesh router.” We talk about router updates for Krack, MAC address filtering, and more in the video!
https://www.krackattacks.com/#norouterupdates

30:44 Krack Attack Question
Ron emailed [email protected], “I think you made an error on your coverage of the WiFi Krack attacks. Steve Gibson says the attack affects only clients, not access points, so updating routers is not necessary. The exception would be if the router acts as a client in any way, like a bridge, range extender, wireless distribution system, or mesh router.” We talk about router updates for Krack, MAC address filtering, and more in the video!
https://www.krackattacks.com/#norouterupdates

34:30 Find A Local Maker Faire
Patrick’s family had a lovely time at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire… it’s easy to check if there’s a Maker Faire near you!

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35:35 Do Something Analog!
Like Sam, who writes, “As an automotive technology analyst, I spent a good portion of my days talking and writing about automated and connected vehicles. To compensate, I have a highly analog car that that I take out and drive to go nowhere in particular.” Find out what Sam drives in the video!
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TekThing 148 – Google Home Mini Review, Surface Pro External Battery, USB-C Charging Hell, Everybody Hates Canary!

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