Category Archives: Tablets

Learning the Code with Tynker

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.

http://www.tynker.com

If you haven’t  become aware of what Tynker is, the Company develops programs to help teach children and adults alike to learn the processes of coding.  Students of the Coding Arts will experience everything from designing blocks to outputting code in JavaScript and Python languages. Visitors to the Tynker website will see courses for not only Children, they will view options for parents as well as educators.

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

 

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

Talking Apple with Scott Sands WSPD Toledo

Today was a big day in the September Event for Apple as the company unveiled to Press New Products that will be available very soon.

We talked with Scott Sands from WSPD about the announcements. Read More about the additions to the Apple Stable here http://www.techtalkradio.com/articles/appleevent.html

TechtalkRadio on KMSB Fox 11 Tucson – New Video Posted

The New TechtalkRadio Logo
The New TechtalkRadio Logo

On 09/07/2015 Andy Taylor visited with Andrew Capasso of KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak to share the features of the New LeapFrog Epic Tablet and The NetGear Arlo Wireless Security Camera System.

Be sure to check out the Video and see some great features of both products. We will be posting Audio of the Interview from the TechtalkRadio Broadcast show with VP of Products at LeapFrog on the Epic.

The Unboxing video of the LeapFrog Epic can be found here

 

The LeapFrog Epic – Unboxing

We have never really ever done an Unboxing Video – It’s Raw and basically first impressions of a product. We decided to Unbox the LeapFrog Epic tablet considering it’s really not available yet. First impression is good! Here’s what we found with our first look at the Leap Frog Epic