TekThing 66 – Amazon Tap & Dot Hands On, BitTorrent Sync Goes Native, USB Cables That Don’t Suck, Free Websites?

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What Are Your PC Specs???
Got a question for everybody… what CPU/Memory/GPU are you using? How old is your system? Email [email protected] and let us know!

Amazon Dot & Tap Hands On Review!
Shannon’s obsession w/ Amazon’s Echo has been temporarily sated… she’s got reviews of Amazon’s new Dot and Tap in the video. Can either replace her Echo? Will she be keeping ’em… and what is the Tap’s big flaw? She’s got the scoop in the video!
http://amzn.to/1PS2pTq
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How To Magnetize A Screwdriver…
It’s sooooo much easier to get screws into tight corners when they stick to the end of a magnetized driver… find out how to magnetize your tools (it’s fast & cheap!) in the video.

BitTorrent Sync Gets Better!
DIY Dropbox? Not exactly… BitTorrent Sync lets you sync files across Mac, Windows, or Linux, your mobile devices, even servers and NAS boxes… without a third party storing your files. Sync 2.3 adds some cool features for Windows & Linux users, find out what they are in the show!
https://www.getsync.com/
http://blog.bittorrent.com/2016/02/18/official-linux-packages-for-sync-now-available/

Do Shorter Cables Speed Up USB Charging?
Tom wrote [email protected], “I have several USB devices with family of seven that use micro USB to charge. The cables are breaking faster than I can replace them. Do you recommend a type or company USB to micro that can handle up to the kids? Also do you know if a shorter USB cable will charge faster than a long one?” Answers in the video… including charger that can help you charge your gadgets faster, and a couple of USB cable reccos!

Free Website & Domain?
John Writes, “Do you know anywhere where I can create a free website with a free domain with no ads? I need a website to put my artwork on for free. If not free really cheap.” Answers in the video!

One more podcast tool!
Hadi writes [email protected], “Saw your March 30th episode were you mentioned podcast players and Podkicker is my favorite.” Podkicker’s got some slick features, find out what they are in the video!
http://www.podkicker.com/

Do Something Analog!
What’s the last time you listened to an entire album in one sitting while not doing anything else??? (Let us know what your analog pick is and we’ll feature it on the show!)

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