Thursday, August 27, 2015

TechTalk appearance: Ep 395 – Mike Miller and Learning to Love Win10!

SHOW SUMMARY

Returning guest Mike Miller joins us to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of Windows 10.  Mike also tells us that if you’ve been waiting, it’s OK to upgrade now, but listen to the caveats he mentions first!

News Items

  • Ashley Madison hack news and update
  • Mike tries to say “problems with Spotify privacy policies” 5 times fast …
  • Samsung flip phones are back!  (but only in China)

Cool Sites of the Week

Podcast Only Song of the Week

Brutal Hearts by Bedouin SoundClash



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Thursday, August 20, 2015

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August 20, 2015 at 01:11PM

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

TechTalk appearance: Ep 394 – Innovation and Technology in Education with JD Pirtle

SHOW SUMMARY

Special guest JD Pirtle from the Catherine Cook School in Chicago talks robotics, 3-D printing, robotics, using Raspberry Pi and playing with Minecraft – introducing innovative technologies in education from Pre-K on up!  Mike tries REALLY hard not to get too wonky, and JD keeps us on topic with great insights into how technology is enhancing and improving education for all the kids at Catherine Cook – even their youngest students.

News Items

  • Android Stagefright exploit
  • Cyberflashing, sexting, and a recap of Brett Favre’s penis related propaganda
  • Windows 10 and P2P updates

Geek Trivia Answer from Jay Garmon

What two components on the original IBM home PC were actually logo’d with IBM?

Cool Sites of the Week

Follow-up on the things we discussed with our guest, JD Pirtle here:

And from the earlier segment of our show:

  • Stagefright Detector – If you’re wondering if YOU’VE got stage fright (the malware, not the condition), wonder no more! Free download, highly rated.

Podcast Only Song of the Week

London Grammar’s “Wasting My Young Years”



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Monday, August 17, 2015

TechTalk appearance: Ep 393 – The Politics of Cord Cutting

SHOW SUMMARY

News Items:

  • How to get your politics on when you’re a cord cutter (and a little bit on the GOP debates)
  • Friend of the show Greg gets us interested in Google Fi
  • Cheap laptops and Chromebooks
  • Ubuntu vs. Windows 10 and how I learned to love my Vaio all over again

Geek Trivia Answer from Jay Garmon:

What components were IBM branded on the first IBM personal computer?

Cool Sites of the Week:

  • Project Fi – Looking for a better way to get cell and data? Go Google!
  • Linux Mint – My favorite “flavor” of the Linux Ubuntu, open source OS.

Podcast Only Song of the Week:

London Grammar’s “Wasting My Young Years”



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Monday, August 10, 2015

TechTalk appearance: Ep 392 – CanaDavia Returns!

SHOW SUMMARY

That’s right, Dave “Sparky” Saganaki is IN DA HOUSE! He makes a special trip down from the beautiful Canadian hinterland to get on air with us and discuss these tasty topics:

News Items:

  • CCTV vs Drones
  • It was tough to watch the Donald – and not just because of who he is
  • Ashley Madison hacked, Torontonians are the main ones worried
  • Microsoft 10 is stealing your data

Geek Trivia Answer from Jay Garmon:

What comic strip was Donkey Kong actually based on?

Cool Sites of the Week:

  • goo.gl – Looking for an easy way to shorten URL’s, and keep track of how many times they’re clicked? Google’s got you covered again!
  • Komodo Edit – My new favorite, free webdesign utility! Works on Linux too, so ditch that pricey Dreamweaver already and check out Komodo :)

Podcast Only Song of the Week:

Breathe and Stop by Q-Tip!



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