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“Overclocking Andy”…(sounds like the title to a movie)

Some televisions sales occur before the Super Bowl. We discussed the availability of 4K televisions, and services which can provide 4K content…

A “4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player” has been available for sale: the UBD-K8500/ZA from Samsung:  “Stream the latest 4K movies…from online providers such as Netflix and Amazon…play all the old music CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs that you have collected…”

According to the user manual:  “Playback may not work for some types of discs, or when you use specific functions…”


While talking about e-mail security, Tutanota was mentioned because they promote their service as one of the most secure:

“…While unencrypted emails can be intercepted and analysed with one click, your end-to-end encrypted information can not. With Tutanota we want to protect you from mass surveillance. Now private data remains private!”

In an episode of MR. ROBOT, ProtonMail was used…so I thought to also mention them.  Per their website:

“All emails are secured automatically with end-to-end encryption. This means even we cannot decrypt and read your emails. As a result, your encrypted emails cannot be shared with third parties.

“…By default, we do not keep any IP logs which can be linked to your anonymous email account. Your privacy comes first.”


To read more about the “ENCRYPT Act of 2016” (H.R.4528), go to …its intent is to disallow states the authority to minimize security measures.


Andy dials-it-up about overclocking…

Also from Andy: “If you can’t hear the sounds that announce incoming calls and other alerts, you can have iPhone flash its LED (next to the camera lens on the back of iPhone)…”

And notifications on iOS can be in the form of “banners”, “badges”, and “interactive alerts”…you can learn about their differences at

E-mail the boss, and install Windows 10

If you ever have not been fairly treated, and wanted to “e-mail the boss”…now you can, as Justin did! Use


Linkysys has expanded DD-WRT support to WRT1200AC, WRT1900AC, and WRT1900ACS routers. Their statement to TechtalkRadio is that: “…WRT is our flagship brand within the Linksys consumer line…”

Features include:
dual core processors…
USB 3.0 ports which support storage devices, and the ability to share files across a network…
and eSATA ports.

(The Linksys WRT1200AC AC1200 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router also has parental controls, and “guest access” for devices that may be used by visitors to the household.)


Andy downloaded and installed Windows 10 on a computer…if he can do it, so can you! Download it from


And we talk about preparing tax returns with a representative from TurboTax

Logi Circle camera, Intel processors, and Cobra dash cams

Andy interviews:

Vincent Borel of Logitech describes their Logi Circle “home security and connection camera”. It has a rechargeable battery and can stream three hours of video for up to three hours, “2-Way Talk” capability (with audio monitoring), and free 24-hr cloud storage for recorded video that can be downloaded…

Karen Regis of Intel talks about the 6th Gen Intel Core processors which “have been optimized to best run Windows 10, enabling new experiences…and providing more secure computing.”

And Chris Kooistra of Cobra discusses Dash Cams that can “automatically save and protect clips if an impact is detected”.

Upgrade overkill…

We discuss problems that can be encountered when upgrading a computer, and what should be considered BEFORE you begin to spend money on it:
motherboard considerations…
hardware and software compatibility issues…
do you know EVERYTHING you need to about the product(s) and procedures?

Our “Website of the Week” is

(And, also consider visiting …)

Video editing software interviews…

On our January 16 show…

Andy introduces us to Vizmato: “a mobile video editor that allows the user to record, edit, and share customized videos with motion graphics, background theme music, visual effects, and video and audio filters.”

(At 28 minutes in the show,) S!ick explains how he lost his Twitter username…and $144,000…

The producer of the documentary “Debugging Diversity” talks about how the pioneers of Computer Science were women, why men tend to be the authors of software, and the gender gap in technology…

And how ProDRENALIN can enhance video that has been recorded with a camera designed for “action” and sports: automatically removing fisheye and perspective distortion, stabilize images, correct “rolling-shutter”, de-noise the video, correct color, adjust brightness/contrast, rotating the video, and more.


From CES in Las Vegas…baby!

This is our “January 9” show, where many who were at CES came to talk to us…

The GoSun Stove works in conditions where “almost no weather is off limits”. It can cook with temperatures reaching above 550 degrees fahrenheit (290 degrees celsius). And steam, bake, roast, boil, and fry meals in as short a time as 20 minutes.

Plantronics was promoting two headsets: one intended for consumer use, and the other for business environments.

ili presented the world’s first wearable translator…that does not need connection to the internet:  ili has an internal operating system within the device. And (for now) can translate English, Chinese, and Japanese.

Jeff Jury of DTS discusses the benefits of HD Radio.

And we learn more about the owner and producer of CES, which is “The Consumer Technology Association”. The mission statement of the CTA “is to grow the consumer technology industry”. They are involved in encouraging business and strategic relationships, market research, industry promotion, and other issues that affect areas related to technology.

Solar energy for your house, and networking in your neighborhood

Justin tells us about how he uses solar energy in his house, the cost benefits of doing so, and the types that might be available to you…


We discuss Nextdoor, “the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community…”

Their mission:
“…We hope that neighbors everywhere will use the Nextdoor platform to build stronger and safer neighborhoods around the world.

Using their service, you can get the word out about a break-in…coordinate a Neighborhood Watch Group…look for lost pets…other participate in other networking events with people in your neighborhood.


And we mention some apps we use.

Here are some popular ones (according to comScore):
Facebook Messenger
Google Search
Google Maps
Apple Maps

Now available to radio stations everywhere!

Our debut show for the GLN Radio Network!

Why it may be best to not watch the Star Wars movies in numerical order, or by order of their releases…

How much would a “top of the line” Mac Pro, with monitor, cost? (More. More. Think much more…)

On S!ick’s Christmas wishlist…a Chromebook with an i5 processor: the Acer Chromebook 15 C910 (with an Intel Core i5-5200U Dual-core 2.20 GHz).


There is a class action which may relate to you…

Docket Number:

Filing Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2016

“You may be eligible if you live in the US and purchased Extended Download Service for Norton products or Norton Download Insurance between January 24, 2005, and March 10, 2011.”