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Don't Buy Philips Hue Lightstrips Until You've Seen These!

Multicolored, animated pixel lighting strips with music sync capabilities built-in, the Govee Dreamcolor strips represent ridiculously good value for money at 5 meters / 16.4 feet for just $40.

Buy the Govee Dreamcolor LED Strip: https://amzn.to/32ucNjE

Read the review and enter the competition: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/govee-dreamcolor-review/

Learn to Program Your Future Overlords, with the MotionBlock Robotics STEM Kit

The build quality, software, and potential of this STEAM-focused robotics kit is worth every single dollar. If your kids are excited by STEM or STEAM, the MotionBlock kit is an unmissable purchase.

Buy the MotionBlock Robotics Kit: https://amzn.to/2XP9Co8

Read the review and enter the competition at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/makeblock-motionblock-review/

Jabra Elite 85h: Probably The Best Headphones You Can Buy for Under $300

Comfortable, stylish, and well-designed, these headphones certainly look the part. Coupled with smart features, and superior audio, the Jabra Elite 85h are the best headphones money can buy.

Buy the Jabra Elite 85h: https://amzn.to/2XGAba8

Read the full review and enter the competition at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/jabra-elite-85h-review/

Eachine E511S: The Budget DJI Mavic Air?

Eachine’s E511S foldable drone is a low-budget alternative to DJI’s plethora of small but expensive drones. The E511S is clearly styled after the Mavic Air, but is it any good? Is the old adage “you get what you pay for” true for this little drone? Let’s find out.

Read the full review and enter the giveaway at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/eachine-e511s-foldable-drone/

Bonus code is E511S, not E551S as written on the video, sorry!

Oculus Quest: This is The Headset You've Been Waiting For

The first true VR console, the Oculus Quest is an all-in-one system that requires no PC or external tracking sensors. The only let down is the tinny audio, but that's a compromise I can live with. 9/10

Buy the Oculus Quest $399: https://amzn.to/2FEcadJ

Read the full review and enter the competition at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/oculus-quest-review/

Is Your House Killing You? Airthings Wave Plus Says Mine Is!

Our verdict of the Airthings Wave Plus: 8/10 - Specifically useful for radon measurements, but with a host of other sensors too. Perfect for collecting data over the long term to see trends, or if remedial actions have had any effect. The device is limited in "smart" capabilities by the reliance on Bluetooth though.

Enter the competition and read the full review at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/airthings-wave-plus-review/

Purchase the Airthings Wave Plus https://amzn.to/2NafALn

BONUS CODE NOTE - drop the last letter, apparently the one I picked was a letter too long for our system!

Turn Your Samsung Galaxy into a Desktop PC, with the Plugable Cube USB-C Docking Station

Our verdict of the Plugable USB-C Cube Docking Station: 8/10 - If you need a compact docking station for your laptop or want to take advantage of the DeX desktop on Samsung mobiles, the Plugable USB-C Cube Docking Station is a compact option with good connectivity.

Read the full review and enter the competition at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/plugable-cube-review/

Nebula Capsule 2: It's So Good!

Our verdict of the Anker Nebula Capsule 2: 10/10 - An outstanding portable projector. It's expensive, but it smashes the competition, and it's super simple to use. This is the best portable projector around.

Read the full review and enter the giveaway at: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/anker-nebula-capsule-2/

USA viewers can purchase here: https://amzn.to/2J060FJ

UK viewers: the Nebula Capsule 2 is exclusively available at high street retailer Selfridges.

Gladius Mini 4K Underwater Drone Review

The Gladius Mini is an affordable, functional, and fun underwater drone. But be sure to consider the conditions you'll use it in before investing in one.

The Gladius Mini has five thrusters to propel it through the water. The two rear propellers drive horizontal motion, while the three propellers on the drone’s body create vertical thrust.

Enter the competition to win a Gladius Mini and read our full review at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gladius-mini-review/

Buy your own Gladius Mini at https://www.chasing.com/gladius-mini.html

Insta360 EVO: Now Anyone Can Make Great VR Movies [VR180 - Watch in VR!]

Great quality footage for immersive viewing makes this convertible 360/180 stereoscopic device the best way to start making VR movies right now. It's only let down by a non-removable battery and weak plastic clips to lock the position.

If you have a VR headset, you'll know how immersive 180-degree 3D videos can be. But the hardware to produce such videos has been either too pricey or only capable of grainy, low-resolution video. Insta360 EVO changes that. Now you can make beautiful 5.7K resolution 3D, VR180 videos ... for less than $500. I'm confident in saying it's the best consumer-grade camera around for VR moviemaking. If that wasn't enough, the convertible design means it can transform back to a 360-degree camera. This gives it the same "shoot now, point later" magical freedom of the Insta360 OneX.

Read the review and enter the giveaway at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/insta360-evo-review/

Purchase the Insta360 EVO: https://amzn.to/2QIsr5I

Don't Buy a Raspberry Pi Until You've Seen The CrowPi All in One Kit!

Raspberry Pi starter kits generally contain the same things. While some vary in the number of components or price, they usually all offer the same experience.That is, until now.Enter CrowPi, a portable, pre-built, all-in-one Raspberry Pi starter kit. Costing $239 for the basic kit, and $329 for the advanced (as reviewed), it is at the higher end of the price range for this kind of package. Is it worth it? Read on to find out, and at the end of this review, we've got one complete kit to giveaway to a lucky reader!

Buy the CrowPi on Amazon: https://amzn.to/30SYfJt - use coupon code GZGQIJZT for 15% off! 05/31/2019-06/30/2019


Read the full review and enter our giveaway at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/crowpi-kit-review/

Bosma X1 Security Cam Review: A Decent Indoor Security Cam That Lacks Polish

Our verdict of the Bosma X1: 6/10 - The Bosma X1 gets the job done well enough but lacks the polish and extra features to justify its above-average price.

The Bosma X1 indoor security camera kit is available for $119, which includes a few bells and whistles on top of the base camera. That’s a little more than you’d expect for a single camera, so the question is: How does it stack up to the competition?

Read the full review and enter the competition at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bosma-x1-review/

Buy the Bosma X1 kit: https://bosmasmarthome.com/product/bosma-x1/ - use coupon code 20OFFBOSMA for $20 off!

How to Program Arduino in VSCode (Using Platform.io)

The Arduino IDE has been the first coding experience for many people. While it gets the job done, it is missing key features that most modern code editors have.

Visual Studio Code (VS Code) has quickly become one of the most popular code editors but doesn’t support Arduino development as standard.

Enter PlatformIO, an open source tool for programming Arduino boards (and much more)! Learn how to get PlatformIO and use it to create a simple Arduino sketch in VS Code.

Read this in article form at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/better-arduino-coding-vs-code-platformio/

How to Stop Irrelevant YouTube Recommendations

All hail the algorithm! Why is YouTube showing you those recommended videos and channels, and what can you do about it? Watch this to find out how to deal with irrelevant recommendations.

Read this instead: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sick-of-irrelevant-youtube-recommendations-heres-what-you-need-to-do/

How to Set Up WhatsApp Web From Any Web Browser

WhatsApp Web is a quick and easy way to use WhatsApp messages on your computer. It lets you use WhatsApp from your browser.

Here’s how to use WhatsApp Web on your PC.

What You Will Need to Run WhatsApp Web
Largely speaking, it’s a simple process and you’ll have the necessary items at hand. But for the sake of thoroughness, here’s the list.

- An Android phone or an iPhone with a working rear camera.
- A laptop or desktop computer with any modern web browser, like Google Chrome.
- An active internet connection for both your phone and your PC.
- The updated latest version of WhatsApp.

Read the tutorial online: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whatsapp-web-everything-need-know/

Arduino Robotics with No Coding Using XOD

Getting into DIY Arduino robotics can be intimidating if you’ve never coded before. No matter how grand your ideas are if you can’t program your microcontroller your robot isn’t going to do much.

Luckily, there are ways to program your Arduino without writing a single line of code. Today we are looking at basic robotics using Xod, an open source visual programming node-based Arduino compatible IDE.

Arduino Traffic Light Tutorial

The Arduino traffic light is a fun little project that you can build in under an hour. Here's how to build your own using an Arduino, and how to change the circuit for an advanced variation.

Complete code, wiring diagrams and written version of this tutorial can be found at: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/arduino-traffic-light-controller/

We're using the Elegoo R3 Start Kit: https://amzn.to/2XZuq88

How to Fix the "Windows Cannot Automatically Detect This Network's Proxy Settings" Error

Sometimes you’ll see that frustrating yellow exclamation point icon over your network connection icon in Windows. The OS offers to troubleshoot it for you, but after running through the automatic tool, you see this message:

Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings.

What does this mean, and how do you fix it? Let’s take a look at Windows’ proxy settings and the steps to repair this.

Prefer to read this tutorial:? - https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-could-not-automatically-detect-this-networks-proxy-settings/

How to Install Visual Studio Code on the Raspberry Pi

Visual Studio Code is a free integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s not available for Raspberry Pi. However, since it is open source, anyone can compile a version.

Guide, links and code at https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-code-oss/

How to Send Emails from an Excel Spreadsheet Using VBA Scripts

For the written guide and code download: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/send-emails-excel-vba/

To send emails from Microsoft Excel only requires a few simple scripts. Add this functionality to your spreadsheets and you can really enhance how much you can accomplish in Excel.

Introduction to Webcam Effects with Processing (Java)

Read the full article and grab the code from https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-webcam-effects-java-processing/

Processing is a powerful tool which allows the creation of art through code. It is the combination of a Java library for working with graphics, and an integrated development environment (IDE) which allows you to write and run code easily.

There are many graphics and animation beginner projects which use Processing, but it is also capable of manipulating live video.

Today you’ll be making a live video slideshow of different effects controlled by the mouse, using the Processing video library. As well as inverting the live video, you’ll learn to resize and color it, and how to make it follow the mouse cursor.

How to Unblock Someone on Facebook

Blocking people is an excellent way to defend yourself against trolls, online abuse, and the other vitriol we all inevitably come across occasionally. But what if you change your mind? Maybe you meet the person you blocked, and they turn out to be your new best friend. How do you unblock someone on Facebook?

Prefer to read this guide? https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unblock-someone-facebook/

Guess the App Logos | TGTS S3E11

Can you guess the name of an app just by its logo? It sounds easy, but you may be surprised how unfamiliar some app logos can be even if you use them every day!

Play along with Ben, Dave, Lauren, and Jackson as they go through twenty rounds of app logos to see who is the best at putting names to logos! Let us know how you did in the comments.

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Best Instant Cup Noodles | TGTS S3E10

Do all instant cup noodles taste the same? Of course not! We tried a bunch of different ones, as many as we could find, to see which ones came out on top. The selection:

1. Suimin Oriental Chicken Cup Noodle
2. Suimin Prawn & Chicken Cup Noodle
3. Coles Chicken Cup Noodle
4. Fantastic Chicken Cup Noodle
5. Fantastic Crispy Bacon Cup Noodle
6. Paldo King Cup Lobster Noodle
7. Nongshim Bowl Noodle Kimchi
8. Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa
9. Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yum Goong

What's your favorite brand and flavor of instant cup noodles? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Best Spicy Food Cures? | TGTS S3E9

When your mouth is on fire, is there anything that effectively cools it down? We tested six of the most commonly recommended "spicy food cures" to see which ones actually work:

1. Greek yogurt
2. Peanut butter
3. Lemon juice
4. Chocolate
5. Milk
6. Honey

Can you guess which ones worked? Are there any others that we should've tested? What do you do to cure spiciness? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Why You Should Never Eat Tinned Pasta | TGTS S3E8

Never, ever, ever, ever, eat tinned pasta. You will regret it, as we found out in our taste test of six different tinned pastas from a local Australian grocery store:

1. Coles Spaghetti
2. Heinz Spaghetti and Meatballs
3. Heinz Spaghetti and Sausages
4. Heinz One for Two
5. Heinz Big Eat
6. Heinz Big 'N Chunky
7. Podravha Beef Goulash

What's your worst (or best) experience with tinned foods? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Taste Test: AUSSIE Vanilla Ice Cream | TGTS S3E7

Do all vanilla ice creams taste the same? We did a taste test of four different ice cream brands from a local Australian grocery store:

1. Coles Vanilla Ice Cream
2. Woolworth's Vanilla Ice Cream
3. Connoisseur Vanilla Ice Cream
4. Halo Top Vanilla Ice Cream

Turns out, no, vanilla ice cream does NOT all taste the same. In fact, the difference in taste can be quite dramatic! What's your favorite ice cream brand and flavor? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Guess the Theme Songs! TGTS S3E6

How well can you guess the theme songs to these nerdy and geeky TV shows and movies? Play along and let us know how many you got correct!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Taste Test: Frozen Pizza DOWN UNDER | TGTS S3E5

Is frozen pizza worth eating? We did a taste test of four frozen pizzas from a local Australian grocery store:

1. Ristorante Pepperoni Frozen Pizza
2. Rustica Pepperoni Frozen Pizza
3. Flavour Boss Pepperoni Pizza
4. McCain Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

We learned that frozen pizza can be pretty good but ONLY if you stick to ONE important rule. Do you eat frozen pizza? What's your favorite brand? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Taste Test: Energy Drinks (What is V?) | TGTS S3E4

We did a taste test of the two big name energy drinks and one local to Australia:

1. Monster Energy Drink
2. Red Bull Energy Drink
3. V Energy Drink

The results may surprise you! Do you drink energy drinks? What's your favorite one? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Taste Test: Australian Greek Yogurt | TGTS S3E3

We did a taste test of a few different Greek yogurts and flavored yogurts that were available down in Australia:

1. Coles Greek yogurt
2. Chobani Greek yogurt
3. Farmer's Union Greek yogurt
4. Dairy Farmers - Strawberry yogurt
5. Dairy Farmers - Honey yogurt
6. Dairy Farmers - Apricot yogurt
7. Gippsland Dairy - Toffee and Honey yogurt

What's your favorite yogurt? How do you eat your yogurt? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Taste Test: Coffee in Australia | TGTS S3E2

We did a taste test of a few different "convenience" coffees that were available down in Australia:

1. Saint Remio (pod coffee)
2. Blax Coffee (barista espresso)
3. Coles Instant Coffee (generic)
4. Moccona Instant Coffee (brand)

Do you like coffee? What's your favorite way to drink it? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Taste Test: Australian Bottled Water | TGTS S3E1

We did a taste test with 10 different bottled water varieties in Australia, both still and sparkling, to pick our favorites:

1. Generic Spring Water
2. Balance Cleanse
3. Aqualove
4. Santa Vittoria
5. Schweppes
6. Generic Soda Water
7. San Pellegrino
8. Icelandic
9. Fiji
10. Voss

What's your favorite bottled water? Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks to Gudsen Moza for sponsoring us this season!
For affordable professional camera stabilizers: https://store.gudsen.com/

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Introducing our Season 3 cast!

Here's what's coming up for Tech Geeks Try Stuff's third season and who's participating!

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Music Credit: Dj Quads
Track Name: "Midnight Snack"

Tech Geeks Try British Food | TGTS S2E08

James brought British foods on our trip to Las Vegas and it was...!

In this video, we taste Twiglets, Turkish Delights, Mushy Peas, Licorice Allsorts, Mince Pies! Let us know in the comments what you think of these British snacks, and what other foods we might want to try next time.

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This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com/ and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J/

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt/

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n/

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT/

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS/

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Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Geeks Try Drawing Tech Logos | TGTS S2E07

Wait, is that Spotify's logo or the Wi-Fi icon? Did you notice the curved letters A and Z in Amazon's logo? You probably use WhatsApp every day, but could you draw their logo if your life depended on it?

We challenged five tech geeks draw 10 various tech/app logos. You'll be surprised how difficult it is to recall the logos of apps and services we take for granted!

This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com/ and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J/

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt/

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n/

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT/

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS/

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Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Tech Trivia II: Fire Noodle Penalty | TGTS S2E06

This is tech trivia, part 2! We shake things up in the episode - our guests will have to take a forkful of the dreaded FIRE NOODLES for every wrong answer. How do you think they'll fare?

Who owns Motorola? What does the 410 HTTP status code mean? Is APE a lossy audio codec?

If you know the answers to those questions, you should definitely consider yourself a geek.

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We'd like to thank RØDE Microphones for sponsoring this video. Visit http://rode.com and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J/

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt/

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n/

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT/

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS/

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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License.
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Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Blind Taste: Chocolate Ice Cream | TGTS S2E05

Joel, Dave, James, and Tina wear blindfolds and taste compare four different brands of chocolate ice cream: Ben and Jerry's, Häagen-Dazs, Dreyer's (Edy's), and Breyer's! Which one is the best? Which one is the worst? Let's find out!

Tell us about your favorite brand of ice cream in the comments!

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This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit/

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J/

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt/

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n/

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT/

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS/

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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Blind Taste: Cola - Coca-Cola vs Pepsi vs Sam's | TGTS S2E04

Can you tell the difference between Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and generic cola? Could generic cola taste better than their branded counterparts?

In this episode of Tech Geeks Try Stuff: Joel, Ben, Tina, and James pit their tastebuds against each other to determine if they can identify the various colas. They’ll have to guess between Coke, Pepsi, and Sam’s Cola (Walmart’s generic cola) and decide which tastes best.

This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS

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More videos on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Name That Logo! | TGTS S2E03

Joel, James, Tina, and Ben challenge each other to a game of Name That Logo! They'll be presented with 20 tech company logos and they'll have to guess which company it belongs to. It's actually much harder than it sounds! For every logo they guess correctly, they'll be awarded 10 points.

Who will win this logo guessing challenge?

Feel free to play along and share your score in the comments.

Sorry about the plane noise!

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This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS

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Creative commons
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Guess the Chime! | TGTS S2E02

How well do you know your operating system and game console chimes? Can you identify the startup chimes from Windows 95, 98, XP, or Vista/7/8?

We challenged Ben, Dave, Tina, and James to guess 8 chimes from various operating systems startup sounds, game consoles, and online services.

Feel free to play along and share your score in the comments!

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This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com and join the creative revolution.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS

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More videos on our main channel: http://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Creative commons
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Tech Trivia Challenge | TGTS S2E01

This video is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. Visit http://rode.com and join the creative revolution.

How well do you know your technology trivia? How old was Bill Gates when he founded Microsoft? Which company developed the PDF format? Do you know how much data the first production hard disk stored? Do you know what was the first phone to run Android?

We challenged five geeks to a tech trivia quiz. They each have to answer 5 technology trivia questions to score 50 points. Feel free to play along and share your results in the comments.

Check out the equipment used in the production of TGTS:

RØDELink Filmmaker Kit http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

RØDECaster Pro http://en.rode.com/rodelink/filmmakerkit

Panasonic Lumix G85 https://amzn.to/2SfUY5J

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario II Pro lens 12-35mm https://amzn.to/2WqREUt

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light https://amzn.to/2Tl9x5n

Fotodiox Premium Grade 43" Shoot-Through Umbrella https://amzn.to/2Ww5uoT

Magnus VT-300 Video Tripod with Fluid Head https://amzn.to/2Ga2RTS

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More videos on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Creative commons
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

"Image of HP iPAQ HW910 PDA" by Asim18 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hp-ipaq-hw910.jpg

"A pointing stick from a Lenovo T400 Laptop keyboard" by Inklein is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mouse_pointing_stick.jpeg

"The raspberry pi model B." by Justin417 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raspberry_Pi_Model_B.JPG

GEEKS TRY RUSSIAN SNACKS AND SPACE FOOD!

In this episode of Tech Geeks Try Stuff, we try snacks from MOTHER RUSSIA! Plus, we get a glimpse of what Russian cosmonauts/astronauts eat in SPACE!

Ever wondered how Russian foods taste? Well, we got a glimpse. Thanks to our resident Russian Anya, we got to experience Russian caviar, Russian chocolates, Russian honey cakes, and other popular Russian foods. We even got to try SPACE FOOD which was insane!

More vides on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Tina Sieber
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/tinsie/
http://twitter.com/tinasieber/
https://www.facebook.com/technologytina/

James Bruce
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jbruce/

Kannon Yamada
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/kyamada/

Anya Zhukova
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/anyazhukova/
https://www.instagram.com/anyagoespublic/

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Past Catching Up by Lee Rosevere
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Living_With_Trauma/Lee_Rosevere_-_Living_With_Trauma_-_08_Past_Catching_Up

GEEKS TRY WEIRD US & KOREAN SNACKS: TWINKIES! SLIM JIM! DORITOS!

What's in a Slim Jim? Do Hostess Twinkies expire?

In this week's episode of Tech Geeks Try Stuff, Joel takes us on a journey of weird US snacks, starting with the unmistakeable Slim Jims. Is it a jerky? Is it beef? Who knows?! Then we feast on the cream-filled joy of Twinkies. Next up is Joel's favourite flavour of Doritos - Spicy Sweet Chilli (which was a winner - that's the best Doritos flavour we have ever tasted).

Then we moved on to Korean snacks, and boy was it a lovely surprise! From Lotte's Custard Cream Cakes to shrimp crackers and Janggu (honey dipped snacks), they were the tastiest Korean snacks we've had. What a treat!

More vides on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Mihir Patkar
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/mihir/
https://twitter.com/mihirpatkar/

Ian Buckley
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ianbuckley/
http://twitter.com/ianmbuckley/

Anya Zhukova
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/anyazhukova/
https://www.instagram.com/anyagoespublic/

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Ingenuity by Lee Rosevere
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Hold_Music/Lee_Rosevere_-_Hold_Music_-_06_Ingenuity

TECH GEEKS TRY STUFF: SPICY INDIAN SNACKS NEARLY KILLED ANYA!

Right, this time the tech geeks braved the world of Indian snacks; some spicy, some not. The spicy one nearly killed Anya though.

These were quick Indian snacks that they would have at tea time, so Indian tea time snacks like wafers, sing bhajiya, chakli, and farsan (which is similar to Bombay Mix).

And they were delicious!

More vides on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

(Apologies for the video quality - we had to record at night, so lighting wasn't the best.)

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Mihir Patkar
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/mihir/
https://twitter.com/mihirpatkar/

Ian Buckley
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ianbuckley/
http://twitter.com/ianmbuckley/

Anya Zhukova
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/anyazhukova/
https://www.instagram.com/anyagoespublic/

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Ingenuity by Lee Rosevere
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Hold_Music/Lee_Rosevere_-_Hold_Music_-_06_Ingenuity

TECH GEEKS TRY STUFF: AWESOME AUSSIE SNACKS & WEIRD MUSK STICKS WTH?

"IT TASTES LIKE MUSK!"

What exactly are musk sticks? Nevermind that, in this video, we'll tastes some of the finest and weirdest foods Australia has to offer. Some of them are actually pretty amazing (like Tim Tam and Kit Kat) - but we can't say the same for Vegemite.

More vides on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

(Apologies for the video quality - we had to record at night, so lighting wasn't the best.)

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Mihir Patkar
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/mihir/
https://twitter.com/mihirpatkar/

Ian Buckley
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ianbuckley/
http://twitter.com/ianmbuckley/


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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Irresistible Yvette (with Les Gauchers Quintet) by Lee Maddeford
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Maddeford/Instrumentals_1/02_-_lee_maddeford_les_gauchers_quintette_-_irrestible_yvette

TECH GEEKS TRY STUFF: Weird Canadian Snacks - SOAP FLAVOUR CHEWING GUM, SMOKED SALMON CANDY?!

It's true! We ate all that.

Again, Tina spoilt us with some really great snacks (see our weird German food video if you wanna know what I'm talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMOWPtTL80).

This time, we tried some weird Canadian snacks featuring ketchup chips from Lays and Old Dutch, all dressed Ruffles (which I still maintain are the last crisps they make at the end of the day to clean out the machines), what turned out to be cat food, but at least there was a saving grace: Jos Louis. Ah, lovely chocolate covered velvet cake.

Have you tried any of these weird Canadian snacks? Let us know in the comments.

More vides on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Mihir Patkar
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/mihir/
https://twitter.com/mihirpatkar/

Tina Sieber
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/tinsie/
http://twitter.com/tinasieber/
https://www.facebook.com/technologytina/

Anya Zhukova
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/anyazhukova/
https://www.instagram.com/anyagoespublic/

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Wheel of fortune (with Les Gauchers Orchestra) by Lee Maddeford
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Maddeford/Instrumentals_1/11_-_lee_maddeford_les_gauchers_orchestra_-_wheel_of_fortune

TECH GEEKS TRY STUFF: 2X FIRE NOODLES (8,800 SCOVILLE!)

CAN YOU FEEL THE BURN of 8k SCOVILLE?

So we tried 2x korean fire noodles - and honestly, it wasn't a proper challenge because we split 2 packets among 5 of us (yeah we were in Berlin and fire noodles was in short supply). Still, 8,800 Scoville. Yeah. Also, we tried Jackson's potential cure for spiciness - you guessed it - chocolate. Did it work? Ask Joel.

More vides on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

(Apologies for the video quality - we had to record at night, so lighting wasn't the best.)

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Mihir Patkar
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/mihir/
https://twitter.com/mihirpatkar/

Ian Buckley
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ianbuckley/
http://twitter.com/ianmbuckley/

featuring Hui Bruce

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

Irresistible Yvette (with Les Gauchers Quintet) by Lee Maddeford
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Maddeford/Instrumentals_1/02_-_lee_maddeford_les_gauchers_quintette_-_irrestible_yvette

TECH GEEKS TRY STUFF: Mouth Melting Sour Candy!

Can sour sweets melt your mouth? Apparently.

So we tried a bunch of sour candy to gauge how sour they really are. Turns out, not overly sour but your mouth will melt from eating too many of them. Then rated by our resident sour sweet expert, James Bruce.

More videos on our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/

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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

(Apologies for the video quality - we had to record at night, so lighting wasn't the best.)

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The sweeties:
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Warheads: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QZ1TOKU/

Radioactive Sours: https://www.thetreatkitchen.co.uk/product-category/radioactive-sours/

Brain Blasterz: https://www.brainblasterz.com/products/

Toxic Waste: https://www.amazon.com/Toxic-Waste-Hazardously-Candy-Barrel/dp/B01FCFEASK/

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Tina Sieber
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/tinsie/
http://twitter.com/tinasieber/
https://www.facebook.com/technologytina/

James Bruce
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jbruce/

Kannon Yamada
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/kyamada/

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing/demo_2008/Rythme_Gitan

TECH GEEKS TRY STUFF: Weird German Foods - Pickled fish for breakfast, blood spread with bits?

Four tech geeks brave some of the weirdest German foods.

Featuring rollmops (pickled herring) which nearly killed Jackson, liverwurst, blood sausages (they were actually just a paste, but yuck), Waldmeister (a green poisonous drink), and SUPER DICKMANN'S. Yeah, we definitely tasted some weird German foods.

If you're brave enough, these are certainly some of the weirdest German foods to try.

For more videos, head over to our main channel: https://youtube.com/makeuseof/
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Tech geeks are typically found at a desk. In an office. Behind a cubicle. So when we got the chance to meet up in Berlin for IFA, we thought it might be a good idea to get together and try a bunch of the weirdest snacks from around the world. You know - to see what's out there. We literally bit off more than we could chew.

(Apologies for the video quality - we had to record at night, so lighting wasn't the best.)

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The geeks:
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Jackson Chung
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/jxn/
https://www.instagram.com/jacksonkchung/
http://twitter.com/jacksonkchung/

Joel Lee
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/joellee/
https://twitter.com/carbonduck/

Tina Sieber
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/tinsie/
http://twitter.com/tinasieber/
https://www.facebook.com/technologytina/

Ian Buckley
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ianbuckley/
http://twitter.com/ianmbuckley/

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Music tracks used in this video:
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Ladybirds Theme by David Szesztay http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay/20170730112627440/Ladybirds_Theme

Just Watching by Podington Bear http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Springtime/Just_Watching

Look inside by Jahzzar http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Smoke_Factory/Look_inside

Beaconsfield Villas Stomp by Doctor Turtle http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/none_given_2414/Beaconsfield_Villas_Stomp_v2

Toy Shop by David Szesztay http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay/20170730112627440/Toy_Shop