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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

 

Latest Episode of TechtalkRadio – Now Available

TechtalkRadio – Family Online Safety and Home Automation

Justin and Andy are back in studio together for this episode of TechtalkRadio and talk about some of the exciting products on the way for the Gamer. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is now out and Red Dead Redemption from Rock Star is coming, October 26th. Google makes its official announcement of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL Smartphone’s. Some have shared some disappointment at the storage, the guys remind of the concept of cloud storage which Google has been moving ahead with Google Docs and Google Photos. Pricing also surprised some however as Justin reminds us, it is the way of Technology.

Stephen Balkam – Founder of FOSI – Family Online Safety Institute

Justin and Andy talk with Stephen Balkham, Founder of FOSI, The Family Online Safety Institute. Verizon recently launched Verizon Smart Family which is a service to help parents manage their family’s online safety through features such as content filtering, data management, device tracking among other safety features. Along with FOSI, a series of panel discussions have been hosted around the country on “Parenting in the Digital Age.” Stephen shares thoughts and concepts with Family Online Safety along with other sites for getting the discussion with the kids going. Stephen also shares some thoughts on who can benefit with the Verizon Gizmo Watch.

Family Online Safety Institute https://www.fosi.org

When is the proper age for a youngster to get a Smartphone? The movement Wait until 8 may have the right idea. More info at https://www.waituntil8th.org

Danah Boyd has a great website for family information and technology along with a book “It’s Complicated”. Her site is www.danah.org

Andy reminds parents to take a look at the FOSI site for any parents with kids playing Fortnite. Patricia Vance shares what parents need to know.

Members of Mass, a technology company serving Tucson, Green Valley and Surrounding communities visit in studio to talk about home automation and the many different options in the home.

Visiting TechtalkRadio is Co-Founders Dominic Carrillo and Jose Castro along with Arturo Gallardo Senior Expert and Trainer. If you are thinking about getting the most out of today’s gadget, Mass has the answers.

Justin shares a website for the Website of the Week which is a guide for making your own Sake. SakeBrewClub.com can provide some information on what it takes.

KMSB Fox 11 Segment featuring the Motorola Moto Z Droid from Verizon

In todays segment, I featured the Moto Z Droid from Motorola/Lenovo with Service from Verizon. The Moto Z runs on Android Marshmallow and will eventually be updated for the upcoming Nougat platform.

What’s nice about the device is the ability to add to the Moto Z with snap on devices which connect via magnets embedded in the smartphone and devices. The latest offering for MotoMod is the Hassleblad True Zoom, It looks amazing!

We looked at the MotoMod Insta-Share Projector which can give you the ability to run a projector off your device.

The Moto Z is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running at 2.2Ghz with 4GB of Memory. It is available in 32GB or 64GB Storage and of course upgradable with a microSD card.

The Moto Z also features a fingerprint sensor on the device which can be a bit confusing as I constantly was hitting it think it was a home button. This is understandable because my personal phone is an apple product. The Moto Z uses a USB Type C connector and doesn’t include a headphone port, Bluetooth it is or a provided Dongle type connector to the USB  Type C Port.

The rear camera is 13MP with the ability to shoot 4k video and adjust is as you would a DSLR however I think most would just set it on auto. The Forward 5MP also features a flash for your selfies! Screen size is 5.5 and the device itself is incredible thin!

Check out more video at TechtalkRadio coming this week on the features and the MotoMods.