All posts by Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor is Host of TechtalkRadio and its affiliate broadcast. He has been in the Technology Media since 1996 and has served on the Panels at Consumer Electronic Show Las Vegas and Moderated. He has presented a weekly broadcast on New Technology and Gadgets in Tucson's CBS Affiliate KOLD TV as well as been a guest on Radio Segments around the country. He currently serves as resident Tech Analyst for KMSB Fox 11 Tucson

Latest Episode of TechtalkRadio – Now Available

TechtalkRadio – Family Online Safety and Home Automation

Justin and Andy are back in studio together for this episode of TechtalkRadio and talk about some of the exciting products on the way for the Gamer. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is now out and Red Dead Redemption from Rock Star is coming, October 26th. Google makes its official announcement of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL Smartphone’s. Some have shared some disappointment at the storage, the guys remind of the concept of cloud storage which Google has been moving ahead with Google Docs and Google Photos. Pricing also surprised some however as Justin reminds us, it is the way of Technology.

Stephen Balkam – Founder of FOSI – Family Online Safety Institute

Justin and Andy talk with Stephen Balkham, Founder of FOSI, The Family Online Safety Institute. Verizon recently launched Verizon Smart Family which is a service to help parents manage their family’s online safety through features such as content filtering, data management, device tracking among other safety features. Along with FOSI, a series of panel discussions have been hosted around the country on “Parenting in the Digital Age.” Stephen shares thoughts and concepts with Family Online Safety along with other sites for getting the discussion with the kids going. Stephen also shares some thoughts on who can benefit with the Verizon Gizmo Watch.

Family Online Safety Institute https://www.fosi.org

When is the proper age for a youngster to get a Smartphone? The movement Wait until 8 may have the right idea. More info at https://www.waituntil8th.org

Danah Boyd has a great website for family information and technology along with a book “It’s Complicated”. Her site is www.danah.org

Andy reminds parents to take a look at the FOSI site for any parents with kids playing Fortnite. Patricia Vance shares what parents need to know.

Members of Mass, a technology company serving Tucson, Green Valley and Surrounding communities visit in studio to talk about home automation and the many different options in the home.

Visiting TechtalkRadio is Co-Founders Dominic Carrillo and Jose Castro along with Arturo Gallardo Senior Expert and Trainer. If you are thinking about getting the most out of today’s gadget, Mass has the answers.

Justin shares a website for the Website of the Week which is a guide for making your own Sake. SakeBrewClub.com can provide some information on what it takes.

New Trailer for the Film “Glass” Now Available

Today Universal Pictures unveiled the latest Trailer for the upcoming continuation of Unbreakable from 2000 and the 2016 film Split.

Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price from Unbreakable, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.  Also in the cast is James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke featured in the film Split.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Photo of Bruce Willis amd Director M. Night Shyamalan discuss a scene filming “Glass”

The M. Night Shyamalan film “Glass” will be released in North America on January 18, 2019

 

 

Check out More at http://www.glassmovie.com

Members of Mass – Tucson Technology Company on TechtalkRadio

We had the pleasure of having the Co-Founders of Mass in Studio for this weeks TechtalkRadio Show. Dominic Carrillo and Jose Castro Co-Founders of Mass along with Arturo Gallardo Senior Expert and Trainer visited to talk about the start-up and helping consumers and small business integrate new technology.

Check out our segment this week with some of the team from Mass and get some insights into technology for home automation.

For more information on Mass be sure to check out their website at https://www.mass.sh

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Latest Trailer!

Coming Soon From Rockstar Games

October 2018

 

It is Red Dead Redemption 2! Check out the Official Trailer.

America, 1899.

The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.

After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.

Behind The Darkness – Latest Radio Cast

In this week’s show Justin and Andy talk with special guest Tim aka Darkness429 who recently moved from the Twitch Platform to Facebook for Live Video Streaming. We learn about the process in moving between the platforms as well as what motivated Darkness 429 to decide to full time game stream. What’s the reaction from the parents when you tell them; I want to be a professional video-gamer. Andy shares his ancientness asking what games did Darkness429 start playing, we do find out which were the games played in his education. Tim shares ways to stay healthy with such a intense full time game streaming schedule with technology such as Sit Down tabletops from Human Scale have helped.

What ground breaking technology helped move gamers to the ability to Live Stream. We get some ideas of what brought this to the forefront with products such as OBS Studio and XSplit. We learn about the approach from Facebook and about taking the leap of faith to make it happen. Within 3 months, 115k followers have connected to Darkness429. What are some of the protocols towards the viewers that should be maintained and could help the live streamer build the audience?

Gaming over the years has changed and with that the requirements on computer systems has also changed, Darkness429 shares some of the preferences and helps discuss Console vs. PC. Darkness429 has an elaborate setup for both streaming and gaming as we cover everything from monitors to keyboards. We learn about Stream Deck from ElGato and how it enhances the systems as well as other great products from El Gato. We talk input devices from Logitech, Corsair, Steel Series and Razor.

For those wanting to game, Build Your Own or a Rack Based System? We learn about Xidax Computers which is a sponsor for Darkness429.  In the discussion of processors we talk Intel and AMD and hear goodness about the Ryzan Thread Ripper from AMD. Darkness429 streams using the GoPro platform, how is this done?

How important is the audio portion of the Live Stream? We also learn about the Audio control with the Mackie DL806 Wireless Mixer which is controlled by an iPad. Every Podcaster will question the choices on Microphones and we talk about Darkness429’s recent move to Blue Baby Bottle from the Heil PR40, The sound is amazing.

Darkness429 discusses the future and what could be the next steps after gaming. Are females venturing into the gaming arena and what are the challenges? We wrap up our discussion as Justin gives him some rapid fire questions such as the First Game Ever played!?

Our Website of the Week this Week is the Computer Museum at http://www.old-computers.com

 

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