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I’m Hiding Under Your Bed! New Show Posted!

In this TechtalkRadio Episode, Justin and Andy talk about the New Google Pixel 3XL available from Verizon which Justin has gone out and purchased! We hear from Justin on his reasons for moving from Samsung to Google. His discussion on the Google Pixel 3XL focuses on performance, Camera capabilities and cost. Justin talks about the thoughts between the different sizes in storage on the Google Pixel 3XL and why going for the 128GB made more sense even with the “Unlimited” storage options available. Thinking about skipping on the Insurance on your device, a great reason for getting that insurance is offered. If you are holding off upgrading worrying about data from your old device, Justin shares just how easy this is. What are the best features of the Google Pixel 3XL? Justin shares the ones demonstrated to him that had him make the switch.

Going Unlimited, a Discussion between Justin and Andy regarding how your phone is used and if it makes sense to jump to unlimited plans. Amazon now introduces Whisper Mode to your Alexa devices. Don’t want to wake anybody? Check out Whisper Mode. The guys talk about how it’s a little creepy yet convenient. Need to know how to enable it? Tune in!

John Chapin from Leap Frog visits the show to talk about Leap Start 3D which gives children ages 2-7 a book based fun educational platform for reading books with audio and 3D type animation to accompany the books in a Pop-Up Screen. With the books, users can experience math, reading fundamentals and interact with the characters in the books. John shares the development process with testing groups of kids and parents. We love the pricing on the Leap Start 3D, affordable under $50 and is powered by 2 Double A Batteries and can interface with a Mac or PC for downloading updates for the books.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the biggest games this season, Justin shares his first thoughts of this title and how he was able to regain his hat. Rock Star has put out this game title with Rave Reviews along with Justin’s high acclaim for this title. The Graphics, The Sound, The Dialog, The AI is all something to behold.

Website of the Week is geared at those that Love Movies and want to know everything about Films and the people behind and in front of the cameras. The Amazon owned IMDB.Com, Internet Movie Database can let you know what’s happening and what’s coming with Entertainment.  Visit at http://www.imdb.com

 

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

Slick gives us a look at Texts From Last Night

Slick Reviews Text From Last Night
Review of Text From Last Night

Texts From Last Night, book review

Get ready for “the funny”…

I received a copy of the new book “Texts From Last Night: All the Texts No One Remembers Sending” which has entries from the website TextsFromLastNight.com. It was published in January…

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“…We started Texts From Last Night for our friends in February 2009. We opened it up to the public in April…

“Our book is the magnum opus of our website. As told through texts, the book has a Relationship Timeline, a Hookup Flowchart and a Choose Your Own Adventure section. We also have categories of texts such as ‘Gay Pride’, ‘The Morning After’ and ‘Phone Mishaps’.

“We went through every page of our site to find the absolute funniest texts for the book. Then we went through every text ever submitted (at the time was something like 1.1 million of them)…”

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In the introduction of the book, we find that the reason…

“…we founded TFLN for reasons that include: Kwame Kilpatrick…old flings…repeatedly closing down bars and leaving old tabs open…

“…by pressing the send button a little too liberally. Those fuzzy memories used to live on in our inboxes until we ran out of room or we hit ‘delete’.”

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It gets off to a great start…the first text message is interesting and entertaining. All of the entries are good, until the fourth page…where one caused me to laugh out loud.

Here are a few entries that will illustrate how entertained I was:

“the read head has a bf”
“just because there’s a goalie doesn’t mean u can’t score”

“u cheatin on me?”
“if i did i would try to upgrade babe”

“Discussing lingerie with my father. He likes sheer black things. Not the colorful stuff I wear.”

“Dude, the girl next to me just farted. Worst part, it smells like astroglide”

“im at a bar and i misjudged a fart…go home or ride the night out?Never mind, the bouncer just made the decision for me…be home soon”

“That’s not how I planned it, it’s just the way she passed out”

“my mouth tastes like poor choices”

“When I first met her at the bar, she told me she was 23. After I bought her 3 shots of tequila, she told me she was really only 21. When we went back to my house, she said she was really only 19. She’s still sleeping next to me butt naked. I’m afraid if she opens her mouth again I could be looking at 10 years.”

“Whatever. They have the same name, so it’s not even cheating. It’s brand loyalty.”

“Boobs are like coupons for free stuff”

“But I don’t consider them one night stands. They’re auditions.”

Some of the entries were educational. For example, I’ve seen “happy trails”, but never knew that was the name for them…

Some of the content is for adults , and very graphic…and very funny!

Since it consists of text messages, this book is great for those moments when you have nothing to do and some time to kill: you can begin to read it , and stop, at anytime.

With only 192 pages, this book will fit in a pocket (8.26 x 5.23 inches). And there are eBook formats.

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And, there’s an (iPhone) app for that.

I’ve heard that a television show might be next…I’m (still) waiting on a response from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, to find the status of a situation-comedy they might be producing for FOX Broadcasting.

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“Texts From Last Night: All the Texts No One Remembers Sending” is published by the Penguin Group.

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