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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ as the ’90s sitcom you’ll wish you grew up with

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Our latest episode of “Trailer Mix” will make you want to gather around the television for some scheduled sitcom viewing

Before an unexpected visit by a quirky alien, they were just an average American family. You might recognize how well the Perfect Strangers theme tune fits to transform E.T. the Extra Terrestrial from the ’80s family film we all remember to a classic ’90s sitcom. The series (we all wish were real) chronicles the wobbly coexistence of lonely young Elliott and his extra…

The greatness of Fedora Guy and other Microsoft Build highlights

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This week on MashTalk, Lance calls in from Microsoft Build to break down everything Microsoft announced at its annual developer conference, including HoloLens (9:15) and the company’s emphasis on bots (17:00).

We also discuss Tesla’s launch of the Model 3 (25:00) and do a round of Rapid Reactions to the week’s news (34:00), including updates to Instagram and Snapchat.

The greatness of Fedora Guy and other Microsoft Build highlights

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This week on MashTalk, Lance calls in from Microsoft Build to break down everything Microsoft announced at its annual developer conference, including HoloLens (9:15) and the company’s emphasis on bots (17:00).

We also discuss Tesla’s launch of the Model 3 (25:00) and do a round of Rapid Reactions to the week’s news (34:00), including updates to Instagram and Snapchat.

9 YouTube channels that will make you smarter about social justice

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Information is accessible in so many ways, and the digital generation is getting news and resources through

Email scammer becomes hilariously enraged when recipient demands a free toaster

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In the latest episode of “Scamalot,” we witness a high-stakes email conversation between comedian James Veitch and a self-proclaimed “army intelligent” looking to transport a bunch of diamonds. Sounds legit.

These red flags would divert the common Internet user from engaging with the scammer, but Veitch takes one for the team and decides to turn the tables on them. This exchange proves there’s no harm in a little back and forth … especially when a free toaster could be…

How Facebook is changing at age 12

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It’s been a big week for Facebook.

The social networking giant turned 12 and unveiled a few very cool features to celebrate the milestone

On this episode of MashTalk, we use these events to discuss how far Facebook has come and where it’s headed next. Plus, we round up all the best iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors to forecast how the two phones will stack up against one another

Listen to the episode on iTunes or on Stitcher. You…

Our favorite tech stories of 2015

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2015 has been a big year for tech.

From the Apple Watch to the Surface Book, we’ve seen a lot of great new devices and a lot of interesting storylines in the tech world

So, on the final MashTalk episode of 2015, we’re looking back at our favorite tech stories of the year. We also give our picks for the best new device of 2015.

Listen to the episode on iTunes or on Stitcher. You can also subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes by clicking the button below to get our…

Which smartphone has the best camera?

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For many people now, their camera is on their smartphone, and finding the best camera is an essential part of the purchasing process.

On this episode of MashTalk, we discuss our recent experiment to find the best smartphone camera on the market

We also discuss why hoverboards are blowing up (sorry) and whether some of the Internet-related suggestions from the most recent GOP debate have merit

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Which iPhone 7 rumors should you believe?

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Will the iPhone 7 lack a headphone jack? Will it go back to a smaller size?

There have been plenty of iPhone 7 rumors floating around already, and it’s tough to separate the legitimate ones from the false leads.

We offer our thoughts on the validity of these rumors on this episode of MashTalk. We also take a look at why Amazon’s drone delivery hasn’t taken off yet (sorry), and we offer a word of caution to those purchasing…

What to do if your Thanksgiving flight is delayed or canceled

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Contrary to popular belief, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is not the busiest air travel day of the year. But it comes close, and busy airports mean more travel headaches.

The key to making this holiday travel go smoothly (besides avoiding it altogether), is — as the old adage goes — to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.

Ideally, your scheduled flight arrives and departs on time, weather in your origin and destination behaves, and the only stressful part of the trip will be…