Words from Nerds

Words from Nerds 221: The Government Ate My Homework

October 9, 201337 min
Yahoo Mail gets a makeover for it's sweet sixteen. Mike preordered a sweet new smoke detector that talks to you. And the government shutdown is affecting Stephanie's homework. For real! We've got all this and more cool nerd news from Disney, our Mobile App of the Week and the passing of a legendary author in the Week in Nerd History.

Hosts: Tom Kresic, John Kresic, Mike Kresic
Running Time: 37:06


Mobile App of the Week:

Speed Test App - when you have to know your ISP link speed.


Nerd News:

Yahoo gives Mail on iOS a major makeover with disposable addresses, conversations and 1TB space.

A smoke detector with a voice. From the guys that make the NEST thermostat.

The new Star Wars trilogy was in the works a year before the Disney purchase.

Government shutdown makes things cold.

And the award to the smartest guy in the room goes to …

And still DISNEY comes up with this?

In 6th grade and a little bored? Try brewing some beer!


This Week in Nerd History:

October 9, 1999 – The last flight of the SR-71.

October 9, 2003 – Mission: SPACE opens to the public in the Epcot park at Walt Disney World.

October 1, 2013 - Author Tom Clancy passes away. No papers. State to state. wiki.





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