Tim Ferriss, The Four-Hour CHEF, talks $7 cleavers, knife skills, and the battle between Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Better iPhone Photography: we've got lenses, mounts, and more! Programmable Thermostats, the Nest is just one of many excellent options. Eavesdropping on Rdio. And much more!
Plus - should Patrick and Veronica talk slower? What do you think?
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John writes in, "The Nest Learning Thermostat looks like a great device but for half the price the 3M rebranded Radio Thermostat offers many of the energy saving features. The iOS app has improved greatly over the year I've had the thermostat, and unlike some online thermostats there is no monthly/ yearly fee associated with the device." Good info, John! Consumer Reports recently tested 30 of the energy saving thermostats, and the Nest was far from the highest rated. Watch the video to find out work you can do to your home that should save you a lot more money that new HVAC controls!
We never thought we'd be talking about squirrel recipies Tekzilla, until Tim Ferriss' The Four-Hour CHEF showed up. Tim demonstates basic knife skills, talks about learning new skills, why Barnes & Noble refuses to carry his new book, and how he came to write a book about "The simple path to cooking like a pro, learning anything, and living the good life."
Rdio fans out there will get a kick out of this new site called eavesdrop.io, which, as it alludes in the title, let's you eavesdrop on your Rdio friends with a click of a button. Find out more about this week's "Website We Just Can't Get Enough of!" in the video!
It's been a year -and seveal hundred thousand views- since our last roundup of iPhone photo lenses, so we decided we had to get Anthony Carboni back on to talk about the latest round of lenses for iPhone photography, along with gear than makes your iPhone a better camera, including the Photojojo Phone Lens Series and Easy Macro Cell Lens Band, Olloclip, Bikepod, and iPhone Shutter Grip! Watch the video to find out which gadgets work and which don't!
Trust us, we want to make sure you understand what we're saying... and while one viewer would love us to talk faster... most of you want a more measured pace. Noted!