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

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.

The TechtalkRadio Blog is Back

We recently had some downtime with the TechtalkRadio Blog and are happy to bring it back and focus on some content to deliver here as well as the Radio Show and Website. We will be making some slight changes to the website soon to allow for more content from Slick and Justin and hope you will visit again. Also, please be sure to subscribe to the Radio Show Via Spreaker or Google Play!

Cyber-bullying The Wild Wild Web – What Everyone Needs to Know

We talk with Author J.A. Hitchcock and President of WHOA – Working to Halt Online Abuse about her new book published by Rowman and Littlefield “Cyberbullying and the Wild Wild Web What Everyone Needs to Know.

What are the Signs to look for, Not only for those bullied but those that may be doing the bullying. The Numbers have grown with the popularity of devices of bullying which usually starts out small however can grow with devastating results. You Can check out J.A. Hitchcocks book from Amazon and other booksellers.

https://www.amazon.com/Cyberbullying-Wild-Web-Everyone-Needs/dp/1442251174

Author J.A. Hitchcock and the Book Cyberbullying The Wild Wild Web