Podcast: We talk iTunes 11, when “things” connect, and sun Volt

The Commutist podcast gives you all the technology news and analysis you need to know on your way into to work!

On today’s show we talk about the brand spankin’ new iTunes 11 from Apple (s aapl) with Alex Layne, Stacey Higginbotham explains why the “Internet of Things” is both cool and creepy, and Kevin Tofel talks about using his excess electricity to fuel his new Chevy Volt.

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Hosted by: Chris Albrecht and Erica Ogg

0:00 – The new iTunes!

10:44 – The Internet of Things

22:47 – Kevin enter the Volt-age

31:34 – Parting gifts:

Kevin recommends the book Make: LEGO and Arduino Projects: Projects for extending MINDSTORMS NXT with open-source electronics

Erica Ogg loves tracking her sleep with the Sleep Cycle app

And after reading this piece on Slate, Chris seeks ideas for “wrapping” digital presents

What Aspiring New Media Stars Should Know About Agents and Managers

Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

War Tweets, Google TV and Nexus 4

Director Jay Duplass on low-fi movies through high-tech

Election Dissection, Ditching DSL and Dumping the iPad

Sandy’s Social, Infrastructure Impact and Forstall

Windows 8 Surfaces, and disruption eruption

iPad Mini, iMac gets skinny

Boxee Cloud DVR, Apple Rumors and Chromebook

Commutist interview: Joy of X author Steven Strogatz

Commutist podcast: Patent trolls, Costco ban and Passbook’s home run

Commutist, meet Nerdist, and interview with Chris Hardwick

T-Metro, Broadband Caps, Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple’s iO-Mess, Dirty Data Centers and Tesla

News from the Mobilize Conference

Paul Tough: How Children Succeed and what you can learn from them

The iPhone 5 Event

Come on, Kindle, Light My 4G Fire