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Picks by Peter Rojas, Weston Gaddy, Tim Ferriss, Andy Ihnatko, Leo Laporte


Here are your Picks of the Week for Friday, October 23, 2015

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Peter Rojas, co-founder of Gizmodo and Engadget and now EIR at Betaworks uses Reeder on Mac and iOS. “I still use an RSS reader, which maybe is a little archaic, but I love being able to stay on top of a lot of information services really really quickly. So I use Feedbin for my RSS feed sync and I use Reeder on Mac OS and iOS for actually reading the feeds.”

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Tim Ferriss recommends the HBO series The Pacific. “I’m enjoying the Kikopup YouTube channel for dog training, as well as The Pacific HBO series. The latter was of interest to me, given that I loved Band of Brothers and have lived in Japan. If you haven’t seen Band of Brothers, watch that first.”

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Weston Gaddy, VC at Bain Capital, picks Term Sheet by Dan Primack. “That’s the one that I check everyday just to see what’s happening on a high level in the industry.”

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Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun Times picks the Speck CandyShell Grip iPhone 6s case. “I almost don’t care now what phone I have so long as I have the Candyshell Grip Case. I’ve had three different phones over the past 3 or 4 years and they’ve all been in CandyShell Grip Cases cause they’re so good.”

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Leo Laporte picks What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, author of XKCD. “I’m dying to read this. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% of the speed of light, what would happen? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? This sounds great!”

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