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Intel’s Joe Jenson on TechtalkRadio

A Photo of a Digital Sign using Intel Embedded Technology
Digital Sign using Intel Embedded Technology

Today I received a fantastic explanation of just what Embedded Computing is and how it plays into not only my life but those around me. Think of all the devices you use, or in many cases all the devices that are around you that operate everything from traffic lights to cars to medical equipment. In many scenarios, we may see these devices feature Embedded Computing and technology from Intel.

When I first heard the term Embedded Computing, I like some of you got glossed over and couldn’t imagine how this technology could affect me. Computing goes way beyond the Desktop Tower or iMac on our desktop and the Embedded Computing Group fills many of the gaps. Joe Jenson visited TechtalkRadio to talk about technology we will see in Digital Signage and how this technology will benefit not only Consumers but business owners as well. The Technology is already in use today and continued research and work in this area will get us closer to that world of “The Jetsons” then ever before.

In an explanation of Digital Signage with Intel Embedded Computing technology, users could walk up to a Digital Sign in a store and interact with the sign, learning wear the product was located visually, price match products and even try on clothes and share a photo of you in the clothes, without even stepping in a dressing room.

Listen in to our segment and also learn how the State of Arizona, TechtalkRadio’s Home State, is a viable option for Tech Companies.


Kingston Technology 32GB USB 3.0

DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 USB 3.0
Kingston DTU30 USB 3.0

We received the Kingston Technology 32GB DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Drive today. For those that aren’t to familiar to what USB 3.0 is all about, best explanation would be speed. Technology companies are always looking at ways to make data transfer  faster, more efficiently and with less chances for errors. If you were to take a look at even USB 1.1 vs the older standard of saving and transferring files, 1.44 Floppy Disk – USB 1.1 offered not only faster speeds but also saving with less errors, unless of course you pulled out the USB Stick before the writing was completed.

To explain where USB 3.0 is taking us, it is the next major revision to the Universal Serial Bus which offers Plug and Play as with previous incarnations but also with an estimated 10X performance gain over the still “happy with” USB 2.0. Users will also find a performance increase through SuperSpeed technology which allows for multiple streams of Data Transfer.

We also like the fact that USB 3.0 Devices such as this 32GB Data Traveler are compatible with USB 2.0. The DTU30 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacity and will find support in Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1 and SP2) and Windows 7. We will test this out and give your our results with Windows 7 64.  Kingston Technology is packaging a Y Cable for USB 2.0 Ports to adequately power this device which is a little thicker then usual USB Flash drives due to the extra chip technology currently needed within the device.

In test from Kingston Technology, During internal testing, a 1 hour 44 minute movie (3.9GB) was written to the drive in 1 minute 13 seconds. Similarly, a 2 hour 23 minute DVD (4.4GB) transferred to the drive at a fast 1 minute 23 seconds. This can be great for working with HD Video and transferring files, AutoCad or even large audio files for presentations. With the proper USB 3.0 Connection,  According to Kingston Technology, The DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 has a read speed of 80MB/sec. and a write speed of 60MB/sec. We’ll let you know what we come up with

For More Information, Take a look at http://www.kingston.com

Diedrich Bader on TechtalkRadio

Season 1 - Outsourced - Diedrich Bader as Charlie Davies
Diedrich Bader - Outsourced

Andy has posted an interview with some information on Actor Diedrich Bader at TechtalkRadio.Com. In the interview segment, Diedrich talks not only about the show of NBC called ‘Outsourced” which is based on the Movie but also about his voice work in Batman The Brave and the Bold. And yes, Diedrich recorded an “drop” for TechtalkRadio – One as Diedrich Bader from NBC’s Outsourced and the other as Batman!

Check out the interview at http://www.techtalkradio.com/celebrities/bader.html

My Big Ole Cup Of Java

Andy Taylor hold a Kim Komando Coffee Mug
Andy Taylor Loves his Mug

So what do you do when Facebook decides to reboot!? Fire up Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2? Edit some Video shot at CES 2 years ago? Check out Digg? Spend Countless hours with Stumble Upon? All good, but I found something else!

How about a great cup of Coffee with my very own Kim Komando mug! Seriously, I have to give it to her, Kim has got the best Mugs! If you don’t have one, I will share on how I got mine, lost mine and git it back again!

I got my official Kim Komando mug when I did an interview with the Digital Goddess earlier this year at KNST. Her show airs on the station and I was the interim Morning Show Show for about 3 months while they searched for a replacement for Jim Parisi who went on to do his own radio gig without the corporate manager breathing down his neck! While looking for material for the show I thought it might be fun to have Kim Komando on to talk about the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show whic was held in January

Kim was very cool and provided some good information about the show in Las Vegas. A Couple of days after the interview I received a really nice coffee mug and personally signed letter thanking me for the interview from Kim.

Well, it’s not the mug you see here. The One Kim sent over was really very nice and with it’s Deco look caught the attention of Gloria who quickly took it over. Who am I to take a mug away from G!

Well, when I got the job at KGVY as Program Director earlier this year, I decided we need a show to run Saturday’s since we had nobody live at the station after 9am and management wouldn’t let me pay somebody to come in. I liked Steve Goddards show “Goddards Gold” which we ran on Sundays and decided that since his ’70’s Show” was available, I would pick that one up for Saturdays.

Steve Goddard is syndicated through WestStar which is owned by Kim and her husband Barry! Lucky me that I had to become a radio prize pig and ask for a new mug to replace the one that was hijacked! Now, it should be known that the show was not picked up in exchange for a Coffee Mug, its a darn good program. I cherish this mug and use it every day. Now, here is a picture of me holding Kim’s Mug, Think she will take a pic wearing our TechtalkRadio T-Shirt?

Technology and The Connection

Photo of TechtalkRadio Blog Author Andy TaylorIf we have ever stopped to wonder just how Technology has brought us closer in the past 20 years, it’s mind boggling. Actually, we could go back to the telegraph and imagine how the towns felt back then when they might be able to send a message to another part of the state without having to hop on the back of a horse. Most of us that read this blog and visit this website will probably remember the old Rotary dial phones, heck you might even remember party lines! I kind of miss those rotary phones but could imagine getting rid of today’s Smart Phones. Sprint sent me over the Evo from HTC to play with for 3 weeks, which is up this Friday, its rough for us reviewers because we really do get attached to some of these devices. Even the idea of buying one would be nice, except for the fact, they are extremely hard to come by. So Saturday, it will be back to the Treo 755p which used to be the top of the line, at least for a few weeks.

While all of this technology entering into our lives is a blur, personal connections are happening around us everyday. The Technology though that drives the devices makes it all possible, and because it is faster and now a part of our lives, we accept and respond to those connections like we couldn’t have 20 years ago. The emergence of Facebook and yes, other social networking platforms, has given users the ability to reach out to old friends, reconnect with past relationships or maybe even apologized for a wrong that weighed heavy for years. A good friend of mine told me today that he has become engaged to a women he went to school with in seventh grade, some 20 years ago. He found her on facebook and while connecting with other friends. While not all of the globe uses social networks, some keep it as far away as possible so they can get through this life without having to face people who once called themselves friends. This week however I found a couple of situations that had me thinking about just how this medium of email, chat and IM has changed how I have grown up when it wasn’t even around as a kid.

I have always been a fan of Motion Pictures, I have wanted to work in the industry and have on a couple of occasions. I’ve been lucky in my growing up to have been around friends and educators that always shared that interest. I have always been comfortable around Film Sets whether I was working as a production assistant or there as a visitor. With the Radio Career I have also been able to talk with people that inspired me or that I admired for their work. Today’s technology now not only makes it easier to create short films or develop projects but also get tips on the process.

The other day I received a note from The Fred and Jeff Radio Show that Veteran Filmmaker and Special/Visual Effects Pioneer Douglas Trumbull was coming to town to lecture at the University of Arizona’s Museum of Art. I posted the info on this blog and then thought, I need a photo of Mr Trumbull but the last thing I want to do is just take it from Google. (You have to be careful when doing that), without even thinking about it, I emailed Mr Trumbull and politely asked for a photo to put up on the Blog to promote the upcoming appearance. Within about 10 minutes, I had a photo and note from Mr Trumbull in my inbox. I posted it and went on about my day.

Later that evening, I thought about it as I was telling Gloria of my task throughout the day and she responded with “wait, the guy who directed Brainstorm emailed you a photo?” I responded with “yeah” like it was no big deal. She followed with “2001, the special effects!” Again, I was “yeah”, It didn’t connect with me until she said, “Thats pretty cool somebody with that much stature would take the time out to do that for you..” and then I thought, wow..yeah..Douglas Trumbull and realized the technology made it easier yes, but the person..the kindness himself is really what made it happen. Thank you sir.