Category Archives: Technology News

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

 

New Show Posted 09/05/2015

The TechtalkRadio Logo
The TechtalkRadio Logo

The Latest TechtalkRadio Show has been posted for our On-Demand Stream at http://www.techtalkradio.com  – Tune in to listen to Justin, Slick and Andy Taylor share some tips on looking for a new Television from an Email received from a listener in Green Valley Arizona. We help decipher the terms that can be helpful to know when searching for the latest in HD and 4k Technology. Looking for the basics? This can be a helpful segment.

We also talk with our friend Jeff Bishop “El Jeffe” on the upcoming Apple Conference and what we could expect. Jeff also shares some tips on Windows 10 and issues with accessibility. If you are using a screen reader some reasons to possibly hold off til after the first of the year with the “redstone” update.  It’s great to have Jeff back on with the TechtalkRadio Show.

New Devices from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus are discussed with Scott Huscher  from AT&T along with service options to get the most out of your services and have the latest devices.

Andy Taylor loves Periscope and shares some cool periscopes and explains a little about the service, the Big Question..can he get Slick to start Periscoping.

 

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

 

TechtalkRadio Returns to the Air

On Saturday 08/29/2015 at 4pm TechtalkRadio returned to the Broadcast Airwaves of Green Valley/Sahuarita KGVY AM/FM. The Show featuring Andy Taylor, Slick and Justin shares the latest in Computers, Technology and the Internet. The Return also coincides with the upcoming 20 year Anniversary of the Show which over the years has broadcast in Palm Springs, Tucson, Virginia and has guested on various Morning Radio Shows to discuss Cool gadgets and trends.

Andy Taylor of TechtalkRadio currently also serves as Resident Tech Expert for KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak with a Bi-Weekly segment on the Latest in Tech and Consumer Electronics. The Show Streams Live at TechtalkRadio.Com and the latest program is available On Demand on the Site.

Click here to listen this weeks show which features an Interview with Monica Brown VP of Product at LeapFrog about the upcoming ChicldrenLeapFrog Epic. The guys also discuss some ins and out of Windows 10 along with the featured Website of the Week http://www.voat.co

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

 

HitchBOT – Traveling Across the US – Well that didn’t go too well??

It all began July 27th as Hitch-Bot, a project with success in Canada – Germany and the Netherlands, embarked on an impressive trip across the United States.

The Plan, Travel from Massachusetts across the United States to San Francisco and along the way stop in great United States treasures such as Times Square, Mount Rushmore and even the Grand Canyon with other landmarks suggested along the way.

The goal for this 3ft 25pound “robot” was, and I repeat, was to head across the states with the help of the generosity of people. Ride’s and Electrical Outlets would help take the HitchBot in this journey across the country.
Sadly, on the 1st of August – HitchBot’s journey across the US came to an end with this message posted on the HitchBit twitter feed

“Oh dear, my body was damaged, but I live on back home and with all my friends. I guess sometimes bad things happen to good robots! My trip must come to an end for now, but my love for humans will never fade. Thank you to all my friends.”

HitchBot was vandalized and left for dead, his head and limbs pulled off – reminiscent of the fate of C-3PO in The Empire Strikes Back a grisly photo was posted on Canadian Journalist Lauren O’Neil twitter feed

Photo of Hitchbox from Lauren O'Neill at Twitter
Photo of Hitchbox from Lauren O’Neill at Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

A message from the family was posted on the website for Hitchbox

hitchBOT’s trip came to an end last night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots. We know that many of hitchBOT’s fans will be disappointed, but we want them to be assured that this great experiment is not over. For now we will focus on the question “what can be learned from this?” and explore future adventures for robots and humans.

We have no interest in pressing charges or finding the people who vandalized hitchBOT; we wish to remember the good times, and we encourage hitchBOT’s friends and fans to do the same

Hopefully next time, Hitchbox can start out in Arizona

 

New USENET Reader from Forte

Over the years we have checked out Usenet groups and found tons of information and tech from Newsgroups.

Geared at the more Tech Saavy especially with the ease of use from the Internet it can be pretty useful when sharing information on projects, fan-groups, tech startups or trends in everything from music to graphic design.

There is certainly a hush hush when it comes to the binaries groups however even still,  some binaries groups can provide a useful means to share files to collaborate with on work projects or hobbies.

To access Usenet and Newsgroups a good reader program can help take the pain of figuring out how to discover a particular group.

Forte which has recently announced it’s new Usenet reader to coincide with its 20th Anniversary Agent 8. The folks over at Forte have created a video to share the highlights

Andy Taylor talks with Scott Sands WSPD Toledo

I had a chance to visit with Scott Sands of WSPD Radio in Toledo on the benefits and features of Microsoft Windows 10 as well as a couple of points to consider before upgrading and something to change as soon as you do!