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Podcast 1349 12/14/13: Gadget Guy Tech Awards and Mateen's Passion

Show Notes:

Gadget Gift Countdown

rick_broidaRick Broida, renowned Cheapskate and Gadget Guy presents his Tech Awards for 2013.  You might find some of them surprising until you realize that Rick is also the author of The Cheapskate Rules, available now on

Gadget Guy Tech Awards for 2013

  1. Best Smartphone: MotoX from Republic Wireless
  2. Best Tablet: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
  3. Best Peripheral: NeatConnect (Cloud scanner + monthly service)
  4. The Worst Tech Idea: Amazon Prime Air (deliver by drones)



A Passion to Help

Mateen Cleaves1 Goal 1 Passion drives Mateen Cleaves to help 1,000 needy families in Michigan this holiday.  Cleaves led a victorious Spartans to the NCAA basketball title in 2000.  Now the Fox Sports Detroit commentator brings that same drive to organizing fellow athletes in this great cause.  You too can be part of fulfilling his passion.  Visit 1Goal1Passion


MiTechNews Report

Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector. This MiTechNews report with Mike Brennan is brought to you by  the Engineering Society of Detroit, representing 16,000 engineers in Southeast Michigan. 

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