E-mail the boss, and install Windows 10

If you ever have not been fairly treated, and wanted to “e-mail the boss”…now you can, as Justin did! Use http:EmailTheBoss.org

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Linkysys has expanded DD-WRT support to WRT1200AC, WRT1900AC, and WRT1900ACS routers. Their statement to TechtalkRadio is that: “…WRT is our flagship brand within the Linksys consumer line…”

Features include:
dual core processors…
USB 3.0 ports which support storage devices, and the ability to share files across a network…
and eSATA ports.

(The Linksys WRT1200AC AC1200 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router also has parental controls, and “guest access” for devices that may be used by visitors to the household.)

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Andy downloaded and installed Windows 10 on a computer…if he can do it, so can you! Download it from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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And we talk about preparing tax returns with a representative from TurboTax

Logi Circle camera, Intel processors, and Cobra dash cams

Andy interviews:

Vincent Borel of Logitech describes their Logi Circle “home security and connection camera”. It has a rechargeable battery and can stream three hours of video for up to three hours, “2-Way Talk” capability (with audio monitoring), and free 24-hr cloud storage for recorded video that can be downloaded…

Karen Regis of Intel talks about the 6th Gen Intel Core processors which “have been optimized to best run Windows 10, enabling new experiences…and providing more secure computing.”

And Chris Kooistra of Cobra discusses Dash Cams that can “automatically save and protect clips if an impact is detected”.

Upgrade overkill…

We discuss problems that can be encountered when upgrading a computer, and what should be considered BEFORE you begin to spend money on it:
motherboard considerations…
hardware and software compatibility issues…
do you know EVERYTHING you need to about the product(s) and procedures?

Our “Website of the Week” is http://NationalHearingTest.org

(And, also consider visiting http://Starkey.com/online-hearing-test …)

Video editing software interviews…

On our January 16 show…

Andy introduces us to Vizmato: “a mobile video editor that allows the user to record, edit, and share customized videos with motion graphics, background theme music, visual effects, and video and audio filters.”

(At 28 minutes in the show,) S!ick explains how he lost his Twitter username…and $144,000…

The producer of the documentary “Debugging Diversity” talks about how the pioneers of Computer Science were women, why men tend to be the authors of software, and the gender gap in technology…

And how ProDRENALIN can enhance video that has been recorded with a camera designed for “action” and sports: automatically removing fisheye and perspective distortion, stabilize images, correct “rolling-shutter”, de-noise the video, correct color, adjust brightness/contrast, rotating the video, and more.

 

From CES in Las Vegas…baby!

This is our “January 9” show, where many who were at CES came to talk to us…

The GoSun Stove works in conditions where “almost no weather is off limits”. It can cook with temperatures reaching above 550 degrees fahrenheit (290 degrees celsius). And steam, bake, roast, boil, and fry meals in as short a time as 20 minutes.

Plantronics was promoting two headsets: one intended for consumer use, and the other for business environments.

ili presented the world’s first wearable translator…that does not need connection to the internet:  ili has an internal operating system within the device. And (for now) can translate English, Chinese, and Japanese.

Jeff Jury of DTS discusses the benefits of HD Radio.

And we learn more about the owner and producer of CES, which is “The Consumer Technology Association”. The mission statement of the CTA “is to grow the consumer technology industry”. They are involved in encouraging business and strategic relationships, market research, industry promotion, and other issues that affect areas related to technology.

Solar energy for your house, and networking in your neighborhood

Justin tells us about how he uses solar energy in his house, the cost benefits of doing so, and the types that might be available to you…

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We discuss Nextdoor, “the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community…”

Their mission:
“…We hope that neighbors everywhere will use the Nextdoor platform to build stronger and safer neighborhoods around the world.

Using their service, you can get the word out about a break-in…coordinate a Neighborhood Watch Group…look for lost pets…other participate in other networking events with people in your neighborhood.

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And we mention some apps we use.

Here are some popular ones (according to comScore):
Facebook
YouTube
Facebook Messenger
Google Search
Google Maps
Pandora
Instagram
Apple Maps
Amazon
Twitter
Snapchat
Spotify

Now available to radio stations everywhere!

Our debut show for the GLN Radio Network!

Why it may be best to not watch the Star Wars movies in numerical order, or by order of their releases…

How much would a “top of the line” Mac Pro, with monitor, cost? (More. More. Think much more…)

On S!ick’s Christmas wishlist…a Chromebook with an i5 processor: the Acer Chromebook 15 C910 (with an Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core 2.20 GHz).

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There is a class action which may relate to you…

Docket Number:
0:11-cv-00180-JRT-TNL

Filing Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2016

“You may be eligible if you live in the US and purchased Extended Download Service for Norton products or Norton Download Insurance between January 24, 2005, and March 10, 2011.”

 

Don’t lose your free OneDrive space!

In the past, Microsoft gave 15 gigabytes (GB) of free storage space to new accounts of their OneDrive service by default. They have changed that policy…

“Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.”

If you want to try to keep your 15 GB free storage space, and possibly more, Microsoft has posted:

“…we’re making it possible for you to keep your base storage quota and camera roll bonus, even after the changes roll out.

“Click…and your account will not be affected when the amount of free storage changes from 15 GB to 5 GB and the +15 GB camera roll bonus is discontinued.”

 

Notes from our November 28 show…

We discussed what can happen when you trust software and services more than you should have…

We also mentioned “UEFI”…which is the “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface”. Some information from UEFI.org might help to understand its function…

“…the BIOS refers to a specific implementation of the firmware that initializes the platform and loads an OS setup.”

“BIOS is typically used to refer to an Intel Architecture firmware implementation rooted in the IBM PC design. Based on older standards and methods, BIOS was originally coded in 16-bit real mode x86 assembly code…”

“…UEFI specifications define an interface in which the implementation of UEFI performs the equivalent of the BIOS, by initiating the platform and loading the operating system.”

“…UEFI is ‘processor architecture-agnostic,’ supporting x86, x64, ARM and Itanium.”

“…the Specification supports a more secure system, a faster boot time, improved performance…With regard to security, UEFI Secure Boot helps defend against malware attacks before the operating system loads.”

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And if you ever need to install Windows 10, the information on how to download and install it can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10