TechtalkRadio Quick News from Tech

Thanks for checking out the Quick News for Tech from TechtalkRadio – For 08/27/2014 we take a look at an announcement from GoPro for your Canine friends! They can now Create Action!

http://gopro.com/camera-mounts/fetch-dog-harness

We also check out a Recall from HP regarding Laptop Cords that have been reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as hazardous! Check out the Recall Page Here

https://h30652.www3.hp.com/

Finally Ralph Lauren Tech Polo shirt is capable of many things and according to the company, integrated clothing with technology? This is just the beginning!

http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=46285296&ab=ombanner

Thanks For Checking it out and please, we would love your feedback!

Video cameras, garage door apps for today’s homeowner – Tucson News Now

Be sure to check out the Video Segment from the Latest KMSB Fox 11 08/25/2014 with TechtalkRadio’s Andy Taylor – It is available on our website at http://www.techtalkradio.com

Photo from Tech Segment on KMSB Fox 11
Segment from 08/25/2014 Looked at Seeing-Cam.Com and Chamberlain

In this weeks segment from 08/25/2014 We take a look at some products for Home Monitoring. First up is the DXG Seeing-Cam.com 110v. This R2D2 Like Camera can rotate a full 360 and tilt 90 degrees and can be controlled via a smartphone, tablet or PC. We also looked at the Chamberlain MyQ Garage for keeping track of and manage your Garage Door Status, Open or Closed? Need it closed? Easy – you can do it remotely from your smart phone.

Read our Column about the products on the Daybreak Website! 

August 25 to 31, free game (for iOS, Google Play, and Kindle Fire)

“Letters from Nowhere 2″ will be available for free from August 25th to 31th. Here’s the description of the game from G5 Entertainment:

“Travel to the town of Nowhere and search for clues to remove the terrifying curse in this thrilling and spooky sequel! Audrey collected all the letters with the help of the dead postman, hoping they would lead her to Patrick, her missing husband. Instead, she is taken to a mysterious sleepy town. In Letters from Nowhere 2, Audrey discovers that her husband is a descendant of a cursed family, and is doomed to death. Now it’s up to her to confront the evil that haunts her beloved and prevent a series of grisly murders. Search through over 30 cryptic locations including the sinister mansion and a bloody sacrifice room for important artifacts. Play mini-games, collect all the pages of a missing diary, and save Patrick before it’s too late!”

http://www.g5e.com/games/letters_from_nowhere_2_ipad

 

New Windows notebook to compete with Chromebooks?

It’s being reported that specifications for a Windows competitor to Chromebooks, for around $200, have been found…

I feel a strong need to comment on this issue. I’ve owned a Chromebook. And many “low-end” notebook computers. And have tried to use outdated computer hardware (notebooks and desktops) with various operating systems. Before you spend your money, I want to try to help you with your decisions about what to buy…and what not to buy.

The information about the possible upcoming HP Stream Notebook PC was publicized by http://www.mobilegeeks.de/hp-stream-199-dollar-notebook-kommt-mit-14-inch-display-amd-plattform-100-gb-onedrive-alle-details/

It should have a 14-inch screen. Anything less, and I have felt a bit cramped…as I do when using a netbook, or a large (10-inch) tablet with a keyboard. The keyboard on my Asus C7 Chromebook was smaller than a standard one. I was not comfortable using it over long periods of time.

The processor in the HP Stream is expected to be a quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6400T. When using Chrome OS, AND Windows, I have no complaints about the performance of dual-core processors…UNTIL:

I am trying to watch video, or stream something from the internet (including YouTube)…
I use multiple applications/programs and browsers…
I have multiple tabs open in a browser…
and I try to use some websites where they are heavy with whatever it is they feel the need to bombard me with (video/graphics, “dancing baloney”, etcetera).

I will never invest my money in any computer (or tablet) with less than a quad-core processor, and expect it to be able to reasonably render multimedia content. I’ve been very, very disappointed. (I have a notebook computer with Windows 7, 8 GB RAM, and it has a quad-core processor which I have no complaints about. I don’t like using my other computers that have Windows 7 and 8, 8 GB RAM, and dual-core processors in them: they lag and drag when I am using them with the internet.)

The HP Stream will probably come with only 2 GB RAM, that cannot be upgraded. We will all need to wait to find how this configuration might perform. There are Chromebooks available with 4 GB RAM, but none I’m aware of with quad-core processors.

If, as expected, it has at least a 32 GB drive…this will be a great incentive. I read a report from someone who was trying to download content from Google Play Movies & TV to his Chromebook ( https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-play-movies-tv/gdijeikdkaembjbdobgfkoidjkpbmlkd?hl=en ) but could not, because it had only a 16 GB storage drive.

A screen-shot of the specifications that were found is at http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/h/www.mobilegeeks.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/605x1165xhp-stream-specs.gif.pagespeed.ic.YcCSaefr99.png

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I found a review that gave me answers to some questions I have about the more “powerful” Chromebooks…and I want to warn you about them:

“…Samsung…Chromebook 2 uses Samsung’s latest Exynos 5 chip…along with 4GB of RAM…It does fine as long as I’m only doing one thing at a time, but as soon as I open a bunch of tabs in rapid succession or try to stream music while I power through my RSS feeds, the Chromebook 2 starts to chug…

“…A number of manufacturers are working to put Intel’s latest chips into similarly priced Chromebooks, and every one I’ve tried works faster than this one. These devices don’t need to be exceptional, but before we’ll ever get any work done on Chrome OS they must keep up; the Chromebook 2 feels like it was running two steps behind me all the time, red-faced and breathing heavily.

“…I can’t imagine ever recommending a Chromebook without an Intel processor…

“…I can’t work on a laptop that can’t keep up with me — and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else do so either…”

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/10/5788934/samsung-chromebook-2-review

 

 

MONKEY GRABS YOUR CAMERA – WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT?

Monkey With a Camera
Our Own Monkey with a Camera

There’s a story we checked out about a guy whose camera was taken by a monkey. The Monkey snapped some pics including some pretty good Selfies. The guy that owned the camera is according to sources going after WikiMedia in a Copyright Infringment Suit saying they didn’t have the right to republish the photos however Wikimedia claims that the Monkey or Nobody at all has the rights!

Read the Full Story here on Business Insider Australia

 

How does the new Amazon Fire phone stack up?

We wrote this column for Tucson News Now on our First Look at the Amazon Fire Smartphone, It seems that almost every time we turn around we find a new ground breaking App for our Smart Phones or a new version of a Smartphone that is packed with features to help us in our daily lives. With the newest smartphone on the market, we get both. (READ MORE ON TUCSON NEWS NOW AND SEE THE VIDEO)

How does the new Amazon Fire phone stack up? – Tucson News Now.

Selfies Can Lead to Death

We hear the warnings all the time! “Be careful when texting!” It’s pretty darn obvious you shouldn’t text when driving, sadly – many states and cities had to create laws to stem the flow of dingleheads texting while hurtling down the road at 70mph!!

This morning we learned of a couple of deaths while taking Selfies, another issue using the camera while doing anything!!

A Husband and Wife recently fell to their deaths while taking a “Selfie” of themselves while Vacationing in Portugal at the Cliffs at Cabo Da Roca, the couple had two children that were there and were taking into protective care until relatives could come take care of the kids. Tragic. It’s not the first time this has happened with death during selfies but hopefully with awareness, the last.

KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak Segment from 07/14/2014

In this Segment from Daybreak on Fox 11 KMSB Tucson, Andy Taylor of TechtalkRadio visits to talk about an easy to setup and use the Belkin Wi-Fi Netcam for Home Security/Monitoring. Andy loves the ease of use for downloading the App from Belkin and easily setting up the Netcam to give the user a connection when away to monitor and with the WeMo devices adjust and give the impression of somebody at home. The Wi-Fi Netcam features Motion Capture, HD Capture to an available service and of course the ability to view on your smartphone.