Andy Taylor talked with Afternoon Show Host Scott Sands at NewsRadio 1370 WSPD about CES2017. Covered were some of the Technology idea certainly worth saving Pennies for and of course the ideas that had many scratching their heads saying “Why?” As Scott said “Do we really need to be that lazy?” however the answer most likely is “Why Not?”
Some of the Cool Innovations are discussed and some of the high points for this 50th Anniversary of CES put on by the Consumer Technology Association.
In this Weeks Segment from 09/17/2016 – Andy, Slick and Justin talk about the Note 7 and the Recall of the device – (Since this show was recorded the Recall was Official)
The guys talk about the threat of charging devices and why your devices should be monitored when charging. With the thought in mind, the guys share some ideal charging suggestions and why they shouldn’t be plugged in overnight. Why Samsung had to shift marketing focus quickly and why Lenovo is focusing on Skipping the 7s.
Slick shares what grinds his gears when it comes to batteries in smartphones. Next to using a smartphone as a phone, the guys share what are the most important features for the team.
Andy Taylor talks about the Lenovo MotoMod from Hasselblad, True Zoom which can help turn the smartphone into a feature filled digital camera for the end user. Slick challenges Justin on a comment regarding iTunes Digital Rights Management of music purchased through the iTunes Store.
Andy Taylor discusses the idea behind The Digital Dark age and why we shouldn’t get rid of our paper, photos, music CD’s, DVD’s. Tivo is bought out by Rovi for 1.1B and changes
its name to Tivo. The new Tivo Bolt with 4k and 3TB of Data storage is talked about. What do you need to make the Tivo Bolt work on your Cable System. How do you find out what to sell your used hardware for? Listener Gilbert asks. What should somebody do with a Hard Drive in their system before they donate or sell it. Dban Dariks Boot and Nuke is noted as a program to make drives unrecoverable.
App and Website of the Week is a simple tough game from potoandcabenga from Armor Games
In todays segment, I featured the Moto Z Droid from Motorola/Lenovo with Service from Verizon. The Moto Z runs on Android Marshmallow and will eventually be updated for the upcoming Nougat platform.
What’s nice about the device is the ability to add to the Moto Z with snap on devices which connect via magnets embedded in the smartphone and devices. The latest offering for MotoMod is the Hassleblad True Zoom, It looks amazing!
We looked at the MotoMod Insta-Share Projector which can give you the ability to run a projector off your device.
The Moto Z is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running at 2.2Ghz with 4GB of Memory. It is available in 32GB or 64GB Storage and of course upgradable with a microSD card.
The Moto Z also features a fingerprint sensor on the device which can be a bit confusing as I constantly was hitting it think it was a home button. This is understandable because my personal phone is an apple product. The Moto Z uses a USB Type C connector and doesn’t include a headphone port, Bluetooth it is or a provided Dongle type connector to the USB Type C Port.
The rear camera is 13MP with the ability to shoot 4k video and adjust is as you would a DSLR however I think most would just set it on auto. The Forward 5MP also features a flash for your selfies! Screen size is 5.5 and the device itself is incredible thin!
Check out more video at TechtalkRadio coming this week on the features and the MotoMods.
Sometimes walking into a Wireless Carrier store that sells just smart phones and service isn’t enough for consumers seeking out the best bang for the buck.
For the many making the move to a new or first time Smartphone brings questions that need to be answered, that’s where the Verizon Wireless Smart Store comes in.
The Second in the Tucson Area, the Verizon Wireless “Smart Store” features close to 2700 Square feet of area that gives consumers a more driven experience with new technology that is Hands On with all devices in “Lifestyles Zones” on the 4G LTE network from Verizon. The idea is to give the customers access to more than 90 smartphones and about 800 different accessories throughout the different zones.
There are so many different uses for technology in our life and the lifestyle zones for customers of the Verizon Wireless store will feature a Get Fit area giving a better hands on look at how active sports and fitness consumers or those wanting to engage a better fitness lifestyle can benefit with the technology available.
There are many options in Audio with our devices and that is where the “Amplify It” section will appeal to those wanting a better listening experience for themselves or for a room of people. Bluetooth speakers of different sizes and types will be available to listen to for the ear of those needing a speaker solution.
Another section includes a “Have Fun” area with some of the newest and enjoyable games. This is extremely popular for those with children looking for education/learning titles that can be paired with a tablet or even smartphones. We’ve featured devices such as “Ollie” along with Word and Shapes toys which can turn a road trip into a learning experience.
One of my favorite areas in the Lifestyle Zones has got to be Home on the Go. This is where a consumer could get a first hand look at “Canary” the easiest to set up and use Home Monitoring Cam I’ve ever used. Other Home Monitoring options and devices are also on display at the Verizon Wireless Smart Store.
With the different areas consumers can also benefit with workshops for those looking to tie in some of these devices added to their digital lifestyle along with new tablets and smartphones. These free in-store customizable wireless workshops are set to provide personalized hands-on training
The New Verizon Wireless “Smart Store” is located in Oro Valley at 10580 North Oracle Road
As more of us want the freedom to use WiFi and services while we fly, yesterday’s GAO Report can be a bit scary as far as Security and Safety when traveling on Commercial Aircraft. The Threat is realized and movement to find a safer more secure system is working.
With the 1st Roll-out of the New Sprint Direct 2 You service today in Kansas City and 2nd and 3rd planned for Chicago and Miami, the potential for Jobs and a better experience when transferring your phone data – Sprint believes we could see up to 5000 Direct 2 You positions created by the end of the year.
Read More on the Service along with a informative Q&A from Sprint on our site at
Thanks for checking out our most recent KMSB Fox 11 Segment! In this weeks segment we take a look at the DXG IronX Action Camera. This Sturdy small action camera is packed with features for the Action Enthusiast. 1920×1280 HD Capture at 60fps and for those in intense action, 120fps at 1280×780! Capture High definition stills and video and easily controlled through a Wi-Fi Connection to the Phone or paired with the included Watch which allows for easy capturing of video in action with a simple press of a record button.
Waterproof to a depth of about 60 meters, the IronX is an affordable solution with high quality. See more at http://www.ironxcam.com
Also featured is the Muvee Reveal 11 Software program for creating stunning montages and video presentations easily. No heavy video editing experience required and with many options for output, the Reveal 11 program is a must have for anybody looking to create videos! Try it with a Demo at http://www.muvee.com
In this segment from KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak, We featured a couple of products which might be a nice idea for Mothers Day. While we had some of the TechtalkRadio Staff snicker and tell me I was off on the Keyboard as a gift , a few female friends have gone so far to tell me if I gave them a keyboard they would smack me over the head with it.
This is until of course that I show them what the Logitech Harmony keyboard is capable of and after a few minutes and a demo I am assured I won’t get rapped over the head with the keyboard.
While giving a keyboard to your wife or girlfriend might not be the thing during Valentines, hopefully Mom won’t get upset and enjoy the keyboard which integrates with the Media Center found common in many homes and eliminate 4 or 5 different remotes!
There was no argument when it came to the Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD which offers a variety of colors, including Hot Pink, and at a price point below $150, delivers with great looking video and features for mobile users. Again, showed this to a few of my female friends and they loved not only the tech element of the Asus Memo Pad 7 HD but also one of the apps called Mirror, which can be used to check makeup (The Forward Facing Camera). Front and Rear Cameras and not to huge, this is also a nice idea for Mom who has been wanting a tablet.
Take a look at the segment from Daybreak with Mark Stine of KMSB Fox 11.
Last Friday, April 11th 2014, The Samsung Galaxy S5 was made available to the public. While the newest smartphone in the Galaxy line carries a individual price tag of around 650.00, the components used to build the features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have been calculated to about 256 bucks.
A tear down of the Samsung Galaxy S5 was conducted by the Teardown Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service at IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The tear down group took a look at the cost of the materials such as the WTR1625 radio frequency (RF) transceiver , the PMC8974 power management chip and the core processor, all from Qualcomm and generally improvements and updates to the previous Galaxy model. New features and faster speeds generally mean an increase in cost to build.
The numbers presented by IHS only indicate the projected cost to build a Samsung Galaxy S5 and the model used included a television receiver as this tear down unit came from South Korea. This estimate doesn’t include software, licensing and other royalties and cost.
The report from IHS also looked at comparative reports for previous tear downs including the Apple iPhone 5S which was estimated to cost 207.00.
TechtalkRadio received a sample Samsung Galaxy S5 for testing from AT&T and while it took me a few days to completely put down my iPhone 5, I am enjoying the experience. I’ll have more to report in a couple of days. Are you using the Samsung Galaxy S5? What are your thoughts!