Why we like fried chicken and vinyl

This week Xeni, Jason, and Mark talk about the gadget approach to making good fried chicken and an affordable, retro-inspired solution to experiencing vinyl.

This week's best gadgets

This week Mark and Jason compare tea makers and Xeni talks about her Hario Japanese coffee products.

Gadgets 022: RGB LED Lightbulb, KontrolFreek joystick extender, Photive 5 Port Multi-USB Charger

This week Mark, Xeni and Jason recap their holidays and current favorite gadgets — a remote controlled color changing light bulb, Xbox joystick extender, and a multi-USB charger.

LISTEN: Native Jefferson shoes, Fit Flops and Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet

This week, Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about their favorite wearables, Native Jefferson shoes, Fit Flops and the Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet.

The new Kindle Voyage and the best portable scanner

This week, Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about their new gadgets for archival scanning and e-reading.

Gadgets Giveaway: DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer!

This week, Mark and Xeni discuss their dueling carry-on bag picks and other travel faves, as well as this week's gadget giveaway — the Ascent Vaporizer by DaVinci. Enter to win by Nov. 17!

Gadgets 018: Stovetop espresso maker, Seinfeld trick calendar generator, speed reading and more

This week, Mark is joined by Dean Putney to discuss the Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker and Coleman Water Carrier, as well as share their favorite gadgets to inspire productivity.

Gadgets: 3-in-1 multi-cooker, magician's card press, iPhone 6 Plus

Listen to Mark, Xeni and Jason talk about what's cooking with their favorite gadgets in and out of the kitchen.

LISTEN: Travel gadgets for your next trip

This week, Xeni, Mark and Jason talk TSA-friendly backpacks, aromatherapy to help you sleep, and two travel must-haves for your phablet and vehicle batteries.

LISTEN: Radioactive watches, love gloves, iPhone 6, keyboard wrist pad

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Essential gadgets while reporting on civil unrest

We are giving away a Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator to a lucky Gadgets listener! To enter, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes then send an email to gadgets@boingboing.net to let us know that you did. Deadline is August 20 at Noon PT. (If you've already subscribed to iTunes and emailed us about it, you are already in the running for this giveaway and subsequent giveaways.)

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In this episode, we talk to journalist Quinn Norton, who writes about digital rights, hacker culture, copyright, and the strangeness of the world and the complexity of the people who inhabit it for Medium and other outlets. She has covered the Occupy Wall Street movement and civil unrest around the world for Wired and other publications.

Mark's pick:

StarTech Portable Wi-Fi Router ($36) Portable travel router fits over iPad charger and works as a repeater or as an access point. Hotels are starting to charge per device, and this is a way to fight back.

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Giveaway! Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

In this episode we are giving away one of Jason's favorite kitchen appliances: the Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator. See the full post for details. We also review the G-Buzz portable alarm clock and the Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor.

Paintball Sentry Gun vs Toddlers - no contest

This week in Gadgets, Fark's Drew Curtis joins us to share stories about his awesome non-lethal home weapons arsenal. Brought to you by Pluralsight, the world's largest tech & creative training library

Jamaican earbuds, music for ADHD, and a hammer-proof iPhone screen protector

This week in Gadgets, Gareth Branwyn, author of Borg Like Me, joins Xeni and Mark to discuss Rasta-colored earbuds, a music-based brain app for increasing one’s attention/focus, a scratch-resistant iPhone protector, and a free reverse phone number lookup site.

How to recreate the sounds of "Forbidden Planet"

In each episode of the Gadgets podcast we recommend technology we love and use. Xeni, Jason, and Mark check out a pro-quality food dehydrator, a camera lens and eyeglass cleaning brush, a cool synthesizer kit, and more!

Our favorite smart phone gadgets [Gadgets 007]

The editors of Boing Boing recommend technology they love and use. Xeni, Jason, and Mark check out a Bluetooth speaker, an earphone cord manager, a compact phone recharger, snap-on earpod clips, an app for insomniacs, and more.

Cat Paint, Bike GPS, and an Audeze headphones giveaway [Gadgets 006]

In each episode of Gadgets the editors and friends of Boing Boing recommend technology they love and use. This time Xeni, Jason, and Mark talk about Cat Paint for iOS, a GPS device for bikes, ambient sound maker for human babies, a great $14 pocket knife, a wireless home security camera, plus an exclusive giveaway for a pair of Audeze LCD 2 Bamboo ($1,000 value)!

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