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Podcast Aug. 23, 2014 : Streamer Shootout with Rick Broida & Matt Roush Visits

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Show Notes:

TV Streamer Showdown

Rick Broid, CNet Blogger

Rick Broida

Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku or Apple TV: which is the best feature for feature and dollar for dollar?   Rick Broida, the Gadget Guy, @justrick,  picks the best of the “streamers”, digital devices that connects you to a world of entertainment on your TV over the Internet.  Key to cutting the cord or just another gadget to attract dust? Gizmodo Streamers Comparison Chart 

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Rick had another surprise that will have everyone in studio running for cover.

Watch the Maiden Flight of Captain Broida’s Drone

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Legendary Detroit Tech Commentator Leads ESD Promotion

Matt Roush

Matt Roush has guided Detroit readers and listeners for years with his insights into technology and its place in Michigan.  Now Matt is  the Communications Director for the Engineering Society of Detroit.  This venerable Detroit institution is out front providing forums for development in Michigan and Detroit. Matt is also the editor of Technology Century Newsletter for the ESD.

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Back to School Tech

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MiTechNews Headlines

Mike BrennanMike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

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Hour 2        Answering Listener Questions:

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun

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Ed at Mike on WJRThis bonus segment was recorded outside of our show time.  Ed Rudel shares a powerful tool for anyone who is restoring a computer to proper function and doesn’t want to spend hours downloading standard programs one by one.  The site is www.ninite.com




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