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Journalist and Liliputing.com editor Brad Linder holds in-depth discussions with people using tech in innovative ways.

Journalist and Liliputing.com editor Brad Linder holds in-depth discussions with people using tech in innovative ways.
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Journalist and Liliputing.com editor Brad Linder holds in-depth discussions with people using tech in innovative ways.






LPX Episode 14: Adapted

About 200,000 Korean children have been adopted internationally since the end of the Korean War in 1953. Most were taken in by American families, but some were raised in Europe, Australia, and other nations. As those children have become adults, many have struggled with questions of identity and belonging... and many have come together in online communities and formed real-world groups to share their experiences. In recent years, a number of Korean adoptees have traveled back to the...


LPX Episode 13: Someone is wrong on the internet!

For the past two decades, Snopes.com has been debunking myths, hoaxes, and other false information: SnopesSnopes to the rescue Snopes is on it The answers to those questions, by the way are no, nope, and... maybe? Recently a lot of the stories Snopes have been investigating have been political... and a lot of them can be traced back to fake news sites. Brooke Binkowski is managing editor of Snopes.com, and she's my guest for the LPX Show episode 12. Binkowski has an interesting take on...


LPX Episode 12: Superbook turns your smartphone into a laptop

Smartphones are useful for a lot of things. You can read the news, watch videos, play games, keep up on your email, and even write a novel on a smartphone. Oh yeah, you can also make phone calls and send text messages. But sometimes you want a larger screen, a bigger keyboard, or some of the other features you get from a laptop or desktop computer. Today most of us probably have at least two devices: a smartphone and a PC (or Mac... which is technically a PC, but whatever). Andromium...


LPX Episode 11: FreeDOS keeps classic computing alive, decades after MS-DOS

A generation of computer users grew up using Microsoft DOS in the 80s and 90s, but Microsoft started to phase out the operating system with the launch of Windows 95. Decades later, there are still people playing DOS-based games and even corporations using DOS-based software. Writer George R.R. Martin famously said in 2014 that he was still using a DOS-based word processor to compose his books. Don't have your stack of 3.5 inch floppies with DOS handy? That's OK... because for more than...


LPX Episode 10: BLOCKS modular smartwatch

Smartwatches are internet-connected watches that can let you do everything from viewing messages at a glance to ordering a pizza with a single tap. But not everyone needs a watch with a heart rate monitor, NFC, or GPS... and maybe some people want less common features like a flashlight, blood glucose monitor, or camera. So the developers of the BLOCKS smartwatch took a modular approach: the watch itself has all the basic features you'd expect including a touchscreen display and the...


LPX Episode 9: Funeral for an Atom

In the wake of Intel's decision to cancel its next-gen Atom chips for smartphones, tablets, and other low-power devices, mobile tech bloggersSascha Pallenberg, Nicole Scott, and Steve "Chippy," Paine join Brad Linder for a round tablet discussion of the legacy of the Atom chip family and what Intel's decision to shift is focus away from Atom could mean. Sascha and Nicole are co-founders of mobile tech blogs MobileGeeks.com and MobileGeeks.de, and Chippy runs a number of mobile-focused...


LPX Episode 8: Designing the DragonBox Pyra handheld computer

The DragonBox Pyra has a 5 inch screen and a dual-core ARM-based processor. But it's not a smartphone. In fact, this handheld computer looks more likea cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DS game system. It has a physical keyboard, a bunch of storage and input/output options, dedicated buttons for playing games, and Debian Linux software which allows you to play games or run desktop software including LibreOffice and Firefox. The DragonBox Pyra is developed by a team led by Michael...


LPX Episode 7: Are chatbots the new apps?

Are chatbots the new apps? A lot of developers seem to think so. Facebook and Microsoft have both rolled out tools that make it easy for coders to create bots that you can chat with on Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other platforms including plain old SMS text messaging. I wanted to get a better sense of what chatbots are, what they can do, and why we should use them. So for this episode of the LPX Show, I interviews Robert Stephens. He's founder of the Geek Squad, he was chief technology...


LPX Episode 6: Vivaldi is a web browser for power users

After co-founding Opera Software and working on the company's web browsers for 15 years, Jon von Tetzchner left Opera in 2011. Now he's back with a new company and a new web browser... and it's aimed squarely at power users looking for features that aren't built into any other web browser. Vivaldi 1.0 is available for download forWindows, Mac, and Linux. You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts. You can also get the latest updates...


LPX Episode 5: Building a fair(er) phone

Most people probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the materials used to build their phones, or the workers who put the hardware together.But Amsterdam-based Fairphone is trying to change that... by selling phones made with conflict-free minerals from Africa and by setting up a Worker Welfare fund for factory workers in China. Even if you don't care about those things, the Fairphone 2 is interesting for another reason: it's the first modular smartphone to hit the market. You can...


LPX Episode 4: Should we unlock the cable box? Or eliminate it?

Most people in the United States who pay for TV have to use a set-top-box rented from their cable provider. In February, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt a plan that could change that by requiring TV providers to open up the data streams so that you could access content on something like a Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV. But the cable, satellite, and other TV providers are fighting back. In this episode of the LPX Show, we take a look at the FCC's #UnblockTheBox...


LPX Episode 3: Remix OS makes Android into a desktop operating system

Remix OS is a customized version of Android designed to look and feel like a desktop operating system. You can use it to run just about any Android app, but there's a desktop, a taskbar, and support for viewing multiple apps at once in windows that you can resize and reposition on the screen. Here are some links that you may be interested in: Visit the LPX Show website by Feb 28th for a chance to win a Bluetooth speaker Download the latest version of Remix OS for PC How to install the...


LPX Episode 2: Is that a desktop computer in your pocket?

Intel's is expanding its line of Compute Stick mini-PCs in 2016, so I decided to do a state-of-the-stick episode of LPX, featuring interviews with Intel's marketing manager for the lineup and Ian Morrison, an Australian developer who has been working to port Ubuntu and other open source software to run on Intel's tiny desktop computers. Program Notes 0:00 - 1:52 Introduction 1:52 - 21:45 Bruce Patterson 21:55 - 36:43 Ian Morrison 36:48 Preview for episode 3


LPX Episode 1: Shane Lewis and Luke Kenneth Casson leighton

Two people hoping to change the way we use computers. Nitro Duo: two computers in one tiny case Shane Lewis wanted a smartphone that could run Android apps... but which could also work as a full-fledged Windows desktop computer when attached to a docking station. And since there was nobody selling a phone that met that description, he decided to build his own. EOMA68 Libre Laptop: a vision for an upgradeable future Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton has a vision for a future where computers are...