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The independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more! J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts. Geek radio for all!

The independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more! J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts. Geek radio for all!
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The independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more! J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts. Geek radio for all!

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@PopTechJam

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Episodes

PTJ 283: Pop the Cork

8/7/2018
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Celebratory adult beverages were likely consumed around the technosphere these past few days as Apple became the first trillion-dollar company, Motorola announced 5G phone hardware was on the way and fans of white wine pushed for their very own emoji. El Kaiser (fresh off an appearance on the Wide Range Media podcast) and J.D. explore those stories and more, and a soon-to-be-vacationing Kaiser shares packing tips for his traveling gear bag. Grab a cold one and chill out to Episode...

Duration:00:38:31

PTJ 282: Confidence Level

7/31/2018
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On this week's episode, El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the things that are making the tech world shake, rattle and roll — including Amazon's facial recognition software not passing muster with the American Civil Liberties Union, Facebook's stock price plummeting and the possibility of the Broadway musical Hamilton coming to Netflix. In the (Hopefully) Helpful Hint, J.D. also describes a new scam going around that shows off an old password you've actually used in the past. Ride along with...

Duration:00:38:09

PTJ 281: The Jet Set

7/22/2018
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In this week's show, J.D. and an overworked El Kaiser discuss the week's news, including Google's big fine and Amazon Prime Day's big fail. There's also an exciting turn of events for those wishing rocket jet-packs were real. J.D. also has a (Hopefully) Helpful Hint about making your Windows PC or Mac clean up after itself. Hear it all now on Episode 281!

Duration:00:24:42

PTJ 280: Purge Surge

7/17/2018
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Several companies have now stepped up the fight against fake news — most noticeably, Twitter, as the service finally began to delete fake accounts and return follower totals back to the realm of real people. El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the efforts, as well as the state of streaming television, Apple's latest updates and the things one can find for sale on the Dark Net. In a (Hopefully) Helpful Hint, J.D. has some tips for how to stay charged up when traveling. All aboard Episode 280!

Duration:00:33:53

PTJ 279: The Long Arm of the Law

7/9/2018
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In that quiet time of the year between developer conferences and the back-to-school sales, product announcements are scarce — but the hazy, lazy days of summer are no vacation for the legal world! As El Kaiser and J.D. discover on this week's episode, court rulings and decisions by lawmakers dominated the news this week, with a few bug revivals thrown in for good measure. J.D. also explores the new Windows 10 Timeline feature in Microsoft's latest operating-system update, so beat the heat...

Duration:00:40:49

PTJ 278: Fun with FragChucks

7/2/2018
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On this week's episode, El Kaiser discusses his return to gaming and adventures with hardware, and J.D. explores the world of indoor maps. In tech news this week, Disney marches on to a Fox acquisition, Facebook tries a way to block spoilers, the Dark Net gets busted and this fall's new Doctor Who series will have its own unique look and sound. Find a cool spot to kick back and spin up PTJ 278!

Duration:00:31:58

PTJ 277: Magic to Do

6/23/2018
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It's been a week of heavy legal news, deals and global affairs — almost enough to make you want to escape to a fantasy realm to take a break over a pint of butterbeer. El Kaiser and J.D. sort through the stories of the week before moving on to a discussion of how the Harry Potter franchise is keeping active far beyond the original seven books. PTJ 277 awaits behind that Play button — Alohomora!

Duration:00:38:36

PTJ 276: Game On!

6/18/2018
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A judge cleared the way for AT&T and Time Warner to merge, Apple plans to reinforce its iPhone security, Microsoft made a bunch of announcements — but hey, here comes the annual E3 event to bring in the fun. El Kaiser and J.D. sort through it all before a discussion about the VPNFilter malware — you know, that one the FBI was warning about the other week — and how to protect your router from it. Spin up PTJ 276 to hear it all!

Duration:00:23:59

PTJ 275: Apple v. Facebook

6/8/2018
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If it's early June, odds are the technology-news business will be dominated by announcements coming out of Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. However, new revelations about Facebook's privacy practices did draw attention and even CEO Tim Cook found time to comment — as Apple unveiled new tools designed to hamper companies like Facebook who have been quietly hoovering up personal data from unsuspecting users for years. El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the week's events and a few...

Duration:00:34:18

PTJ 274: Golden State

6/6/2018
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Even without the NBA finals in the mix, it's been a busy time out in California with a fierce net-neutrality bill passing a hurdle in the state senate and Mary Meeker's mega-slideshow on Internet trends. El Kaiser and J.D. surf through the week's tech news before stopping to ponder life without Twitter — if only just for a little while. Punch up Episode 274 and have a listen!

Duration:00:21:27

PTJ 273: Still the Right Stuff

5/21/2018
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Yanny or Laurel? El Kaiser was too busy mixing up podcasts to weigh in, and J.D. thought the whole thing was dumb and tuned into Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band instead — but The New York Times built a handy little tool to demonstrate how audio frequencies factor into the matter. Beyond all that, Episode 273 serves up the week's tech news, pours one out for Tom Wolfe and contemplates the strange notion of secure and private email. Give a listen!

Duration:00:26:49

PTJ 272: Foiled Again!

5/13/2018
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This past week saw two big developer conferences unload several boxes of announcements, as Google I/O and Microsoft Build fought for media attention like "Godzilla vs. Gamera". El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the ramped-up interest in artificial intelligence coming out of both conferences, along with other headlines from around the technosphere. J.D. also offers suggestions for dealing with an excess of emoji, and previews new characters under consideration by the Unicode Consortium. Come sit a...

Duration:00:37:32

PTJ 271: Hand of F8

5/8/2018
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Fresh off the latest Facebook user-abuse apology media tour and visit with the U.S. Congress, Mark Zuckerberg made a slew of announcements at this week's F8 Developers Conference in California, which El Kaiser and J.D. discuss on this week's episode — along with other news from the tech realm. Episode 271 also sports a quick look at the big geek movies headed into theaters this summer and an explanation of "malvertising." Spin up this latest installment of Pop Tech Jam to hear it all!

Duration:00:32:51

PTJ 270: On the Hook

5/2/2018
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California fires a shot across the bow of the FCC's net neutrality repeal, Amazon's Alexa has a new do-it-yourself project for users and even aquariums aren't safe on the Internet of Things. El Kaiser and J.D. sort through the technology news of the past 10 days before discussing a great vacation destination for aviation and NASA nerds: The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virgina, home to the National Air & Space Museum's big collection of airplanes and spacecraft. Jump into it...

Duration:00:37:07

PTJ 269: Flying Solo

4/11/2018
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Mark Zuckerberg lands in the Congressional hot seat this week over Facebook’s role in user privacy protection and the social network’s influence on life, culture and election interference. After a march through the current tech headlines with J.D., El Kaiser has a roundup review of earplugs for those times when you need to screen out … Continue reading PTJ 269: Flying Solo →

Duration:00:26:25

PTJ 268: Rock ‘Em, Shock ‘Em

4/6/2018
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El Kaiser and J.D. return from Spring Break and head right into the news of the week, which includes Spotify’s initial public offering, an iPad update from Apple, background information on the latest credit-card hack and this year’s collection of April Fools jokes by corporate America. J.D. also takes a look at the revamped version … Continue reading PTJ 268: Rock ‘Em, Shock ‘Em →

Duration:00:28:23

PTJ 267: Facebork

3/20/2018
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As The Social Network once again finds itself in the hot seat over user privacy, El Kaiser and J.D. ponder the big picture and Facebook’s effect on civic affairs. After the weekly roundup of tech news, this week’s episode also features some very special guests — and not all of them are chatbots. Fasten your … Continue reading PTJ 267: Facebork →

Duration:00:33:30

PTJ 266: Brought to You By the Letters “P” and “S”

3/13/2018
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A preview peep of the new Android P operating system has arrived for developers and Microsoft is adding an “S” mode to the next version of Windows 10. El Kaiser and J.D. also discuss other letters in the news this week, including SEC and OMG, as in “OMG, why is the Amazon Alexa laughing by itself???” You … Continue reading PTJ 266: Brought to You By the Letters “P” and “S” →

Duration:00:30:33

PTJ 265: Just Over the Ridge

3/5/2018
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Congratulations to the sound team on Dunkirk for the Oscars — we here at Pop Tech Jam had a feeling you were going to win! But now that we know who won the 2018 Academy Awards, life is still full of burning questions: Who am I? What is my place in the universe? Why do the Klingons on … Continue reading PTJ 265: Just Over the Ridge →

Duration:00:38:42

PTJ 264: Now Departing

2/25/2018
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Going . . . going . . . gone. Twitter finally swooped into action and chopped off thousands of bot accounts and other automatons that were violating its rules. SpaceX fired off another rocket and the repeal of the Net Neutrality rules landed on the Federal Register —which means an open Internet could be gone … Continue reading PTJ 264: Now Departing →

Duration:00:31:49