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
It is Red Dead Redemption 2! Check out the Official Trailer.
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.
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!?
There are so many options on the market for Home Security Cameras which tie into the users router and an App for monitoring activity. We have seen systems with Wi-Fi capabilities as well as rechargeable or removable batteries such as the Arlo which are nice however it does mean having to climb a ladder in some cases to switch those batteries out.
This past week we were offered the opportunity to look at the ReoLink2 which not only features a rechargeable battery but can also be tied to and inexpensive mini solar panel for power! Below is our Unboxing of the ReoLink2 Camera and Solar Panel provided by Reolink for Review.
We are still catching up on Posting Audio from our Shows! We apologize for the delays! Here is the Latest offering with Episode #112
Episode 112 – The Old Man and the Kid
In this Weeks Show, It’s Age verse beauty as Andy shares info on listeners that stopped by to visit during a broadcast radio remote to extend compliments on Justin’s contribution to the show. Listeners shared how they enjoyed the youth which Justin brings to the show along with his insight on Video Games. Justin shares some of the finer points of Fortnight and why this large multiplayer game has become so popular. PUBG, Player Unknown Battlegrounds, Battle Royale is also a latest trend in gaming that has become super popular. Watching some of these gamers play via Twitch and Facebook Live is also fun to check out. Justin recommends Dr Disrespect and Stone Mountain 64. Should Andy still feel like a Dolt for having Clash of Clans installed on his Smart Phone? The guys share a few dangers of giving your devices or allowing the Young Un’s to play games with In Game Purchases. Just how much money is involved in these games to play and to win? Nintendo has a winner with the Switch and why Nintendo believes there could be a Switch in every household.
The Facebook cycle, how relevant is the Social media network and why have the younger ages begun to move away from the platform. Are the numbers truly representative of where Facebook is in today’s place? Will Snapchat continue to grow or is that platform also a potential victim of disinterest? Justin and Andy talk about the importance of the delivery of the content and why the recent changes to the Facebook platform feed along with the Snapchat overhaul could damage the returning of users. With all of the changes, Instagram could be also changing the notifications with users Screen Capturing photos. In the Social media world, Twitter silently turns a profit after 12 years! Is having a website still important to business? Can having a Unique URL still be possible?
Friend of the show Andy Marken returns with a report about the Sundance Film Festival and the demand for more content from film makers. Many film makers understand the art of delivering documentary and compelling film delivering factual and fictional stories however may not understand the art of distribution. Where does services such as YouTube, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix play into the ability for filmmakers to produce and continue to develop projects. Andy Marken also shares the growth of Virtual Reality and how that will play into the future of media.
In this Weeks Show, Justin and Andy discuss the location of another Amazon facility and how both Tucson and Denver would love to have the company locate to their respective cities. With the numbers of Porch Thefts after deliveries increasing, the guys share some solutions on accepting deliveries. Justin shares info on a company, http://www.thepackageguard.com however isn’t sure on the practicality of the device. Andy shares some info on a service from the Postal servicehttp://www.informeddelivery.usps.com
Andy shares a campaign for Paper, Packaging and traditional card sending called How Life Unfolds http://www.howlifeunfolds.com Bill sends a question in regarding Roku vs. Amazon Fire Stick, He is looking for an option to put a browser on the device. Andy affirms he listens to Justin with his recent move to Bitcoin, purchase of Amazon Fire Stick and Amazon Prime. Did you get a new 4k Television? How can you check out 4k Content? The My Pillow Guy is amazing in High Definition.
Sue asks for help in cutting the Cord and wants to understand the proper antenna for watching channels over the air. Justin shares the Site TV Fool, http://www.tvfool.com which can help answer some of the questions in regards to what you could watch with the proper antenna.
Andy discusses the Google Pixel 2 XL provided by Verizon and some of the great features. Concern over the Heat generated while charging the device as well as stories of OLED Burn in. The iPhone X is here and most of the reviews are positive with emphasis on the camera and speed. Why are people smashing them? iOS 11.1 has an issue with typing the letter I, (This Week Apple issued a fix) – A Quick fix was to turn of Auto Correct. Do you use Emojis? When are they Appropriate? A New Luxury hotel designed for the Gamer in Taiwan! This could cause some issues on Honeymoons.
Andy is Angry at Laptop manufacturers that have elected to remove user serviceable areas for Hard Drive upgrades and Memory. Even with this information, this is considered one of the best times to purchase a laptop and digital cameras.