Category Archives: Safety

This Weeks Radio Show Now Available!

In this Weeks Radio Show, We talk about the Apple Event 2016 with the Unveiling of the new collaborative iWorks, The Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS and the Series 1 with a lower price point. Although without GPS it’s now available for starting around 269. We also look at Apples Role in Connected Classrooms and why maybe this went in a different direction over the past decade. Apple commits to the ConnectED program which is directing Apple technology to the classroom. We couldn’t talk about the Apple Event and not cover iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, much of the focus is on the lack of a headphone port and not towards the fast processor or dual cameras with some nice features we will see with iOS 10, either way, we discuss this and more in this weeks show!

— Andy

Another Alert from Home – Watch where you’re leaking!

Lets face it, Technology has made life exciting. It used to be when we wanted to impress our friends we would whip out the countless wallet photos of our kids and point to little Timmy rescuing Lassie from a Well, or something like that.

Check out the Video from D-Link with Dustin explaining the process

With today’s Day and Age we can now take the smartphone and share the very cool apps to help us in everyday life and impress our friends and family with our vast knowledge of the web and apps. Thanks to the engineers at D-Link we can now expand the impression to friends and family with our New Wi-Fi Water Sensor.

The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor is actually a really great idea and although I have never had a water pipe burst on me, I can imagine the damage if I wasn’t able to turn it off. The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor plugs into an outlet near a Washing Machine, Refrigerator, Water Heater or pretty much anywhere water could build into a flood.

When the D-Link Wi-Fi Sensor comes in contact with water, a loud siren will alert the resident and a push notification of a problem will forward to the users set up mydlink account. The outlet itself doesn’t have to connect to the water, cabling can run to areas that could be affected and those serve as the notifier.  The unit sells for around $59.99 and is available now

For more information http://us.dlink.com/DCH-S160

 

Changing out the Hard Drive – Asus K55

Yesterday evening when I jumped on Periscope @techtakradio I decided it would be fun to exchange the hard drive in my Asus K55 Laptop with the Kingston 120GB SSD Drive I found at OfficeMax on Sale. What Started to be a simple exchange turned into 18 minutes on Periscope as we talked about Windows 10 and the Benefits of SSD Technology.

We were able to save the original meaning of our Periscope and edit it for you to check out on the ease of Switching out the Hard Drive in your Laptop


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GAO Office report on WiFi in Aircraft – Could it be secure?

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.

Be sure to Check out our story at http://www.techtalkradio.com/news/gaostudy2015.html

Selfies Can Lead to Death

We hear the warnings all the time! “Be careful when texting!” It’s pretty darn obvious you shouldn’t text when driving, sadly – many states and cities had to create laws to stem the flow of dingleheads texting while hurtling down the road at 70mph!!

This morning we learned of a couple of deaths while taking Selfies, another issue using the camera while doing anything!!

A Husband and Wife recently fell to their deaths while taking a “Selfie” of themselves while Vacationing in Portugal at the Cliffs at Cabo Da Roca, the couple had two children that were there and were taking into protective care until relatives could come take care of the kids. Tragic. It’s not the first time this has happened with death during selfies but hopefully with awareness, the last.