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This is the official Lon.TV podcast. You'll hear audio versions of my weekly wrapup show and interviews with people behind some of the most interesting technology companies past and present! These are audio versions of the interviews I post on my YouTube channel at lon.tv. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lon-seidman/support

This is the official Lon.TV podcast. You'll hear audio versions of my weekly wrapup show and interviews with people behind some of the most interesting technology companies past and present! These are audio versions of the interviews I post on my YouTube channel at lon.tv. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lon-seidman/support

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This is the official Lon.TV podcast. You'll hear audio versions of my weekly wrapup show and interviews with people behind some of the most interesting technology companies past and present! These are audio versions of the interviews I post on my YouTube channel at lon.tv. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lon-seidman/support

Twitter:

@lonseidman

Language:

English


Episodes

Has Disney Finally Figured Out Star Wars?

8/4/2021
The Last Jedi was trending again on Twitter this weekend so I thought I'd offer my thoughts on the entire franchise as a life long long fan. Is there hope that Disney finally figured it out? Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro & Disney Acquisition 01:41 - The Force Awakens 02:53 - Rogue One 04:39 - I liked The Last Jedi (sorry!) 07:02 - My Last Jedi Criticisms 10:39 - The Rise Of Skywalker 11:13 - Solo 11:58 - The Clone Wars 13:09 - The Bad Batch &...

Duration:00:19:57

What Does the Right to Repair Executive Order Do?

7/28/2021
The Right to Repair movement had a good couple of weeks with both the Biden Administration and the Federal Trade Commission taking actions to put some focus on the issue. But are these actions merely symbolic? See more Right to Repair: http://lon.tv/rightorepair and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:26 - What Does the Executive Order Do? 02:14 - New FTC ruling on Right to Repair 03:35 - MMWA - Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act 05:29 - MMWA limitations 08:00 - Unfair...

Duration:00:19:00

The Steam Deck is not a Switch killer, but it will be successful

7/21/2021
See more of my handheld PC reviews: http://lon.tv/gpdvids - Valve's newly announced SteamDeck PC gaming handheld is getting a lot of buzz but it won't be a Switch killer. But it might achieve the holy grail of being an affordable and functional handheld gaming PC. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:39 - Recent Handheld PC's 04:14 - GPD & the GPD Win 3 07:11 - Valve Steam Deck Overview 09:14 - Controller concerns 10:06 - SteamOS & Windows...

Duration:00:23:14

Amazon's YouTube Alternative is Worth Your Time - Amazon Influencer Program Overview

7/14/2021
See my tutorial videos here: http://lon.tv/vidshorts - The Amazon Influencers program accepts photo, video, and live content and has the potential to deliver a good revenue stream to creators looking to expand beyond a single platform. They don't require exclusivity so you can continue to upload the same content elsewhere. See similar videos : http://lon.tv/bizofyoutube and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 02:10 - Getting Started & Signing Up 03:12 - Revenue Model...

Duration:00:20:33

Windows 11 & Abandoned Hardware Implications?

7/7/2021
Windows 11 has steeper hardware requirements than many of the earlier versions of Windows. What implications might this have for global security if many perfectly functional PCs will be unable to update to the newest and most secure version of Microsoft's operating system? See more computers: http://lon.tv/computers and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:30 - Quick Windows 11 Tour 02:02 - System Requirements 04:36 - Compatibility Tool & Microsoft...

Duration:00:16:12

Ally Bank Leaked Unencrypted Passwords to 3rd Parties.. Evades Questions

6/30/2021
Ally Bank, a popular online financial institution, leaked user names and passwords in the clear to third party marketing partners. They took two months to notify customers of the breach and have so far refused to name who the data was leaked to. Companies we entrust with our data (and money) need to do better. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:23 - Ally Data Leak 02:34 - Ally's Evasive Response to Questions 03:33 - How Long Was Error Code Active? 03:51...

Duration:00:16:14

How Can Microsoft Make Windows on ARM Viable?

6/23/2021
See more Windows on ARM: http://lon.tv/winarm I first looked at a Windows ARM computer in 2018 - three years later not much has improved and we're only first seeing x64 support in unstable beta builds. With Macs and Chromebooks cleanly integrating ARM into their hardware choices what does Microsoft and their partners need to do in order to be competitive? Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:36 - History: Windows RT 02:12 - Windows on ARM 06:37 - Apple's...

Duration:00:19:56

Shadow Game Streaming Hikes Price 150% .. But it's still a good value

6/16/2021
The Shadow Game Streaming service felt too good to be true at $11.99 a month. As it turns out it was.. The company filed bankruptcy, got acquired by another cloud services company, and hiked their prices up 150%. But comparatively it's still a good value vs. other services. See related videos: http://lon.tv/shadowupdate and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:26 - Shadow Overview & Background 05:13 - Shadow's Bankruptcy & Price Hike 08:07 - Shadow vs. Amazon AWS &...

Duration:00:14:38

Who to Follow on the UFO / UAP Topic

6/9/2021
UFO's are hitting the mainstream with a hotly anticipated report due out this month. In this video I'll share some great content to learn more about this topic and who are the most credible people to follow on social media. I'd love to hear your recommendations too. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:24 - My UFO Sighting 01:55 - Upcoming UAP Report to Congress 02:52 - Background from 60 Minutes & the NYTimes 04:24 - Twitter Accounts to Follow 05:39 -...

Duration:00:20:33

Amazon's Sidewalk Isn't as Bad as Some Say It Is..

6/2/2021
Amazon's new Sidewalk mesh network is launching soon and there's a lot of concern for it that wasn't there for a similar network Apple opted all of their users into. We'll take a look at that and some of the other networks your devices are contributing to - often without your consent. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:50 - Timeline of Sidewalk’s Rollout 01:47 - What is Sidewalk? 03:02 - Sidewalk Gateway Devices 03:56 - Bandwidth & Data Usage 04:57 -...

Duration:00:21:10

NAS Madness! Qnap Qlocker Ransomware, Synology BTRFS Controversy and Protecting Yourself!

5/26/2021
QNAP had a major ransomware attack this month that hit a lot of people unaware that their NAS device was accessible to the Internet. We'll look at how to protect yourself. That plus a Synology update that disabled data access to users who migrated from BTRFS devices. VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 01:12 - Qlocker Ransomware Attack 02:15 - NAS Internet Access 04:16 - Prior Incidents 05:37 - Tips 06:03 - Make Your NAS Invisibile 06:50 - Disable UPnP & Port Forwarding 07:59 - Use a...

Duration:00:21:19

The Verge is Wrong on Starlink ..

5/19/2021
See more on Starlink: http://lon.tv/starlink - The Verge published a deeply flawed review of the SpaceX Starlink service. In this video we'll take a look at what they did wrong and why their editorial bias towards fiber and fiber only as a rural broadband solution tainted their review of the product. And did I mention that Comcast is their lead investor? Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:18 - The Verge Starlink Article 00:44 - Fiber is not the only...

Duration:00:16:49

Did ISPs Commit Fraud During Net Neutrality Debate?

5/12/2021
The New York Attorney General revealed a fraudulent scheme that resulted in over 8 million fake comments being submitted to the FCC in favor repealing Net Neutrality regulations. Even more fake comments were submitted by those in favor of keeping the regs. Should more be done to prevent automated public comment of important public policy matters? Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s See the AG's report: http://lon.tv/nyagreport Search for fake comments:...

Duration:00:14:44

Roku Pulls YouTube TV - What's At Stake For Us!

5/5/2021
Buy a Roku on Amazon - http://lon.tv/roku (compensated affilate link) - Roku this week pulled YouTubeTV off their app store, accusing YouTube/Google of anticompetitive practices. YouTube denies this but says they want Roku to use a more expensive video decoding chip on future players. We'll dive into this and see what's at stake for both companies and us. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:21 - Roku Pulls YouTube TV App 00:48 - Roku's Claims 02:18 -...

Duration:00:15:16

Louis Rossmann's Right to Repair Ballot Initiative in Massachusetts

4/28/2021
The Right to Repair battle intensifies! @Louis Rossmann is raising money to launch a ballot initiative in Massachusetts in an effort to get that state to require manufacturers to make parts and repair manuals available to individuals and independent repair shops. We'll take a look at what he's planning to do, why it's so expensive, and hear what you have to say too. VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:29 - Right to Repair Recap 01:16 - About the Rossman Repair Group 02:56 - Massachusetts...

Duration:00:23:18

Interview with Rivian and Lucid Motors About Direct EV Sales in Connecticut

4/25/2021
Direct electric vehicle (EV) sales are banned in my home state of Connecticut. I was asked by the EV Club of Connecticut to host a panel discussion with representatives from Rivian and Lucid motors about what's at stake for consumers and EV adoption. If you are a CT resident you can help by visiting their website: https://evfreedomct.com/ See my other EV videos: http://lon.tv/ev Participants: James Chen (Rivian, VP of Public Policy) Barry Kresch (EV Club of Connecticut, President) Art...

Duration:01:03:06

Pfizer Vaccine Review: Why I Got Vaccinated and What to Expect!

4/21/2021
After doing my research I chose to get vaccinated. I received my second dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA vaccine on Thursday. In this video I'll talk about why I got the shots, how mRNA works, and what I experienced after each shot. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:20 - Why I Chose to Get Vaccinated 04:13 - How mRNA Works 08:29 - Tech that made it possible 11:04 - Safety & Efficacy 12:10 - My Experience with the Pfizer / BioNTech shot 13:29 - Shot...

Duration:00:23:27

Avoid Cheap Projectors Like the Jimtab M18

4/14/2021
Find projectors on Amazon - http://lon.tv/pybdq (compensated affiliate link) - The market is getting flooded with cheap projectors. One example is the Jimtab M18 with its very misleading marketing claims. My advice is to avoid the cheap stuff and stick to the name brands. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 01:29 - Jimtab M18 Review 04:46 - Properly Measuring Lumens 06:10 - Projector Throw 06:49 - Projector Tech: DLP 10:25 - Projector Tech: LCD 12:04 -...

Duration:00:20:22

Tech Shortage! Short Supplies & Increasing Prices. When Will It End? Analogue Pocket Delayed

4/7/2021
The pandemic has upended the economy and the tech sector has been hit particularly hard. Supplies on most tech products are in short supply and will likely stay that way for some time. The reasons are many and we'll explore some of them in this video. Subscribe for more! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:32 - Analogue Pocket Delayed 01:40 - What’s Driving Supply Issues for Computers, GPUs, Consoles, Etc. 06:46 - Freight Logistics 09:06 - Effect On Smaller Companies Like...

Duration:00:16:44

300,000 Subscribers! What's Next for the Channel?

3/31/2021
See my 200k special and origin story here: http://lon.tv/200k - We hit 300,000 subscribers last night! Thank you for your support! This week I'll talk a bit about what's next for the channel, how I'm focusing the content, and how my approach might be a little different vs. other creators. Subscribe if you haven't already! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:37 - My Content Strategy 05:46 - What’s Next? 08:05 - Live Streams 10:41 - Interviews & Podcasts 13:06 -...

Duration:00:18:27