Tech Gifts for Travelers! Amazon Cloud Cam Review, Test Your Home Network Speed! -- TekThing 155

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Amazon Cloud Cam When Canary Security Cameras dropped several of the features that came in the free plan, and paywalled the built in mic for two way talk, Shannon started the search for an alternative security cam. How does Amazon's Cloud Cam stack up vs. Canary, Arlo, and Nest? Watch the video for the review! (If you want to know what dauth attacks are, read this.)
Network Performance Testing How fast is your router? How slow is the WiFI in that corner of the house? John tweeted out, "in episode 146 you talked about network speed tests (not internet).  What software do you use for this?" We talk about iPerf, which has clients for just about everything, and an easy to run Windows version, Network Performance Test, in the video! 
Patreon Not Changing Fees "We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change." Good to hear, but we've got a hack so you can create a monthly payment, ideas for alternatives, and our thanks for your support during this mess in the show. 
Tech Gifts For Frequent Travelers!!! After her last trip to Japan, Shannon's got a fresh group of tech gifts for world travlelers (and US travelers for that matter! What's going on the list alongside the HooToo Wireless Router and Anker's 5 port USB wall charger??? A 20100 mAh battery pack (there's a USB C pick, too, and here's the FAA Regulations on Batteries), noise cancelling headphones (Bose and 1More have great options.), a mini-digital scale from TipTiper, a VPN (we use PIA), Peak Design's Everyday Backpack, and more, in the video! 
Surge Protectors Saved Mark's Tech The TV in the bedroom was literally smoking... all the other TVs and the computers in Mark's house were safe. Find out what happened, and why you really should be running surge protectors on your gear in the video! 
Do Something Analog Like Ken, who sent us a great photo from his tech break at Myrtle Beach
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