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    Wednesday
    Jul052017

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video.

    This week Dick's Gadget Warehouse becomes Chad's Gadget Shelf. In Chad's collection of 'gadgets he doesn't use, but can't bear to part with' is the Griffin PowerMate USB. It's a new gadget Leo talked about on The Giz Wiz Show in 2006. But guess what? Eleven years later and it's still available for sale! Plus there's a new Bluetooth version. First here's an explanation of what it does from Griffin: It spins like a knob. It clicks like a mouse. But it's so much more. You can use PowerMate USB to edit home movies, or scroll through long documents, or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate USB be this cool? Because it's an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application. You can quickly and easily program it to execute any Key Command, in any application. And if you're running Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, we have software for you that supercharges your PowerMate. It even comes preset to work with iMovie and GarageBand, right out of the box! 

    Chad doesn't use his PowerMate USB, because he says, it really just performs just two simple operations. So why doesn't he get rid of it. Chad: “It's beautiful, it glows a tech blue color, and it just looks amazing - even if it just sits on a shelf.” 

    Must have one too? It's under $40 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tSBckb  

    And here's the newer Bluetooth version for about the same price: http://amzn.to/2tOw9BB

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1630

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    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos!

    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so here's what we're looking for! Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories:

    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.

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    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please.

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    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.

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    My Favorite Gadget (favorite old, or favorite new): Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.

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    Post them on YouTube and send us the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you’ll a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!

    IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (Thanks for understanding.)

     All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv  

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    Letter of the week:

    Good day Dick and Chad,

    Keep up the terrible job and the best dunb show!

    I was wanting to know if chad could share some insight on streaming? For instance, what internet speed is your upload and when you stream how are you able to stream to Twitch and YouTube at the same time? Also what software do you use for streaming, XSplit, OpenBroadcaster, etc.? Any insight on this would be great, thank you and keep up the great work!

    William Michael Alford

    Chad answers this question in detail on this episode of The Giz Wiz.

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1630 Goes live 7/7/17

    Most Amazon links on this website are GizWizBiz links. You pay exactly the same as everyone else, but Giz Wiz Biz gets a tiny credit so we can buy more stuff on Amazon for the show. Thank you.

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