SpaceX lands in the Pacific, Shannon swims in a pool [episode 23]

This week we speak candidly about our wild popularity:

We also talk about tech stuff, but mostly just try to crack jokes. Continue reading SpaceX lands in the Pacific, Shannon swims in a pool [episode 23]

How to use Google Home with Sonos

If you’re wondering if it’s possible to control Sonos speakers and components with just your voice and a Google Home, it is! This article points out all of the Sonos products that are compatible, shows you exactly what you need to get it working, and clearly explains how to do everything. Continue reading How to use Google Home with Sonos

Why people still choose Garmin over the Apple Watch

I just finished listening to the latest episode of John Gruber’s podcast, which is entitled Now Banned in China, and toward the end he wonders why anyone would choose a Garmin over an Apple Watch. There are many reasons: Continue reading Why people still choose Garmin over the Apple Watch

The best film scanners in 2017

It would be nice to tell you “Hey, this specific film scanner is the very best one you can buy in 2017. No doubt about it.” However, this isn’t possible. People have different needs. In order to determine the best film scanner for you, we’ve got to figure it out first.

Let’s take a journey through this buying process, all the way from “What’s the cheapest thing I can get?” to figuring out the best product that suits your needs. Continue reading The best film scanners in 2017

Crazy CES 2017 stuff! Faraday Future has a car + Amazon’s Alexa looms large [episode 21]

Welcome to 2017! Welcome to season 3! Here’s the new episode:

We cover talking refrigerators, smart hairbrushes, and philosophy…  Continue reading Crazy CES 2017 stuff! Faraday Future has a car + Amazon’s Alexa looms large [episode 21]

The best music streaming service in 2017

There’s a variety of music streaming services to choose from in 2017, and each one has its ups and downs. This article takes a close look at the best available options, and picks a winner.

Of course, the actual best choice for you is subjective. Your personal needs may be different than mine. But, this is my blog, not yours. My opinion is the only thing that matters around here. :)

Before we jump into it, let’s take a moment to appreciate how amazing music streaming services are. It’s incredible to have over 30 million songs in your pocket. It would be far better if the artists got paid more (and I mean substantially more). But still, never forget how amazing these services are. Continue reading The best music streaming service in 2017

Top 10 tech things in 2016 – our season two finale! [episode 20]

2016 is done. So is season two of Mallercast! Here’s episode 20:

It’s been a while since I’ve published an end-of-year list-type of post. The last time I did it was in 2011, back in the days when HP made a tablet called the Touchpad, when Netflix tried to split into two companies (one of which they named Quixter), and when Steve Jobs was still alive. It was only five years ago, but it seems like much longer. Continue reading Top 10 tech things in 2016 – our season two finale! [episode 20]