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

New Show Posted – Goldfish Teeth and Rabbit Ears

Andy Taylor and Justin Lemme

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.

Our Website of the week is just for curious fun, Spend Bill Gates Money! http://www.neal.fun/spend

Have a Question for the Show? Email us techguys@techtalkradio.com

Updates Coming!

Ok first I apologize because honestly, there haven’t been any updates for awhile. I recently took on some new duties for Westwood One and getting into the swing of things and learning has been all consuming but fun. So with that said, I have started to post the Audio from Shows, 9/16 and 9/02 are posted so please give a listen and check them out.

We had a great show this weekend although without Justin, Talked with Brittney from Accessory Power about the GoGroove DSLR Camera Bags, Wirecast 8 is here – talked with Telestream about that and our buddy Scott from AT&T visited to talk about the new devices and plans from AT&T.

We will have the Audio up later today! Also coming are the Interview Sections AND the Segments from KMSB Fox 11 on our YouTube Page! Phew – Thanks for hanging with us and some great new content coming soon!

 

 

Learning the Code with Tynker

For some of us lucky to have experienced DOS, we can appreciate the process of typing in a few lines of “Basic” coding and accomplishing a task. While the coding has become more complex, the ability to handle task can be created easily with the help from Tynker.

http://www.tynker.com

If you haven’t  become aware of what Tynker is, the Company develops programs to help teach children and adults alike to learn the processes of coding.  Students of the Coding Arts will experience everything from designing blocks to outputting code in JavaScript and Python languages. Visitors to the Tynker website will see courses for not only Children, they will view options for parents as well as educators.

The Coding education can take place in a classroom as well as self paced courses with those learning Coding while designing elements of minecraft or other games.

An announced collaboration today between Tynker and Parrot can now expand the learning to code feature to Drones manufactured by Parrot. According to the company those wanted to learn to code through Tynker and Parrot will learn;

  • Programming a drone’s flight path from takeoff to landing
  • Building a drone controller to pilot a drone in real time
  • Programming flips, turns, and other aerial stunts
  • Integrating loops and variables to make geometric patterns
  • Coding games such as Flappy Drone and drone racing
  • Taking an aerial photo and sharing it with friends or classmates

According to the Tynker website, 50 Million children in over 200 countries are experiencing coding through Tynker in educational system .  With Parrot Mambo Code, users will be able to create and easily understand the outcome of codes as they apply to a drone.

A Bundle has been put together by Tynker and Parrot which includes a Parrot Mambo minidrone and a six-month premium subscription to Tynker. The minidrone comes complete with a mini-ball launcher, grabber, 50 plastic balls, USB cable, and battery; the Tynker subscription includes eight mobile (iPad) coding courses, 18 online coding courses, over 350 puzzle levels, more than 100 tutorials, and a virtual drone flight simulation course. For More Information visit the Tynker website at http://www.tynker.com or Parrot site at www.parrot.com/minidrones/parrot-mambo-code

 

The Latest TechtalkRadio Show : Help Wanted – New Collar Jobs

Here is this Weeks Show TechtalkRadio Episode 94

“Help Wanted – New Collar Jobs!”

In this Weeks Show, Justin gives us a quick thought on the Cobra CDR 895D Dual camera system supplied by Cobra Electronics for the car, Perfect for capturing the horrified face of a driver before they run into you. Justin will be doing a review of the camera and Andy recommends Justin drive his new Ford into a wall to test out the crash detection. For some reason, Justin doesn’t like the idea.

The TechtalkRadio blog is back for now with data recovered.While investigation options for Sites, Andy stumbles upon SiteLock. An Info graph was available on the data on Sites compromised and why. Logan Kipp from Sitelock shares some of the finer points of working to a strong safe and secure site for any type of site. Andy gets a Instagram like from a Celebrity and gets all giddy.

Looking to get better recipes? We talk with Stefanie Coffman from T.Marzetti about http://www.whatsfordinner.com.

What are the careers ahead in the world of Tech? The New Collar Jobs from Global Cyber Security Expert Diana Kelley with IBM lays out some ideas for the new wave of Techspertise.

http://www.liveuamap.com is the Website of the Week – News locations from all over the world in Map Form.