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
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.
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!
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.
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