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POPULAR TECHNOLOGY RADIO – provides you with the most authoritative insight and information on today’s emerging technologies and products in a fast paced and entertaining two-hour weekly show.

POPULAR TECHNOLOGY RADIO – provides you with the most authoritative insight and information on today’s emerging technologies and products in a fast paced and entertaining two-hour weekly show.
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POPULAR TECHNOLOGY RADIO – provides you with the most authoritative insight and information on today’s emerging technologies and products in a fast paced and entertaining two-hour weekly show.




Apple's World Wide Developers Conference and HDR Televisions | #182

Technology is difficult to keep up with but luckily Jason and Mike Etchart are always ready to update us on the latest and greatest from the industry. We begin the hour discussing Apple's World Wide Developers Conference and touch on the sneak peek into what's in store for their future. This conference mostly introduced new software updates such as iOS 12, which will work fine on older phones and is not forcing anyone to upgrade their phone at this time. Apple has also increased the number...


Augmented World Expo and Jamstik | #181

Technology opens doors that we could never have imagined and now it's possible for many of us to access these new worlds from our mobile phones. We begin the hour with the Co-Founder of the Augmented World Expo, Ori Inbar, who discusses how the expo has evolved in the last nine years. There will be over 400 speakers (100 of which are women) and 250 exhibitors that will be displaying the latest in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). For anywhere from $49-$1000 (depending on the...


Lux Products Kono, Cibus and Gene Editing, and 1MORE Headphones | #180

Keep cool with an affordable smart thermostat, eat right with gene edited foods, and listen to your favorite tunes with 1MORE headphones. Alan Taylor, Host of the Drive with Alan Taylor, and Brendon Massa share their experience with the Lux Kono smart thermostat. Then, we chat with Rob Munin, CEO of Lux Products, about the company's history dating back to 1914, and their recent foray into the smart thermostat market. Next, Cibus Chief Scientific Officer, Greg Gocal, describes the...


360 Made Easier by Insta360 and Online Marketing Explained by 4-Tell | #179

Get your 360 video career off the ground with Insta360 and market your products effectively online with 4-Tell. Insta360 Senior Marketing Manager, Michael Shabun, gives us a tour of their 360 degree camera lineup and FlowState updates. 4-Tell President and CEO, Tom O'Keefe, shares his predictions for the future of in-store and online retail and describes what 4-Tell does in this space. Tune in to find out more.


Orbi, Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, and Intel Studies Whales | #178

From your fortified bunker of a home to the open ocean, technology is enhancing our lives in more ways than we can count. NETGEAR Product Management Leader for Orbi Connected Home, Amit Rele, describes how their Orbi mesh Wi-Fi network can deliver internet to the farthest reaches of your house. With tri-band communication, a sleek, accessible app, and great coverage with just two units, Orbi consistently garners praise from reviewers across the net. Then, we dive deep with XPRIZE Prize...


SleepScore Max, Phone Usage Habits, and SHARP | #177

We take a look at our sleeping and phone habits and delve into the world of SHARP appliances this week on Popular Technology Radio. First, SleepScore VP of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs, Roy Raymann, demystifies sleep research and the SleepScore Max to help us get a good night's rest. Then, Expert in Mind-Brain Behavior and the Science of Happiness at Harvard / Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Nancy Etcoff, shares her findings on phone...


Motiv Fitness Tracking Ring and Online Danger | #176

Are you sick of bulky wrist-worn health monitors? Tired of tricksters emailing you about the PayPal account you don't even have? Well, Motiv Co-Founder and CTO, Curt von Badinski, and Secure Anchor Consulting Founder and CEO, Eric Cole, PhD, have solutions for you. Curt tells us about their lightweight, fitness tracker ring, and the struggle it took to get it to market. Then, Dr. Cole shares some of his tips for staying cyber safe, avoiding email scams, and making sure your family is...


Smart Nora, ASTI, EchoBox, Bitdefender, and FarmBot | #175

Learn how to stay cybersafe, jam to your favorite tunes, sleep right, and automate your garden this week on Pop Tech Radio. First off, Smart Nora CEO and Co-Founder, Behrouz Hariri, tells us about their microphone activated, inflatable pillow powered anti-snoring device that keeps your partner from strangling you in your sleep. Then, Adaptive Sound Technology, Inc. (ASTI) President and CEO, Sam Nicolino, explains how they've painstakingly captured naturalistic, urban, and other sounds to...


Viome Returns to Save Your Gut, Health, and Money | #174

This is your gut. There are many like it, but this one is yours. Your gut is your best friend. It is your life. You must master it as you must master your life. Viome Founder and CEO, Naveen Jain, and Chief Medical Officer, Helen Messier, describe the unique nature of everyone's gut, and how wildly different microbiome needs can be. The microorganisms in your body control you in almost every way, so if they're not happy, you're not happy. Find out how a simple test and a few hundred...


Old History and New Tech at NAMM 2018 #173

Mike Etchart and Guest Co-Host, Mike Castanon, are living it up at NAMM 2018 surrounded by their favorite things in the whole world, musical instruments! NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) showcases the newest, coolest tech, alongside the best classics in the music world. First, we chat with Universal Audio Product Specialist, Tom Waterman, about their part in the birth of the modern recording industry. Then, VP of Sales Operations for Roland, Robin Kelly, tells the story...


New and Improved Tech from the Floor of CES 2018 | #171

With 170,000 attendees spread across 2.75 million square feet, things are heating up as we bring you the latest from the floor of CES 2018. We learn about Netflix's all-out display for their upcoming Altered Carbon series, and the emergence of beauty tech with Danielle Casagnol of the Consumer Technology Association. Engadget Reviews Editor, Cherlynn Low, is on a mission to glimpse the future; she fills us in on her favorites from CES, including a special robotic duck for kids with cancer....


Augmented Reality Glasses, Smart Home Trends, and PowerVision | #170

We're set up on the floor of CES 2018 across from Earthquake, Razer, and Alibaba bringing you the latest tech trends. Writer for Wirecutter, Forbes, and CNET, Geoff Morrison, discusses the latest successes and pitfalls in the 360 camera sector, and Sony's eye-popping prototype 8K full HDR, 10,000-nit television. Then, audio journalist Brent Butterworth shares what he's been witnessing in the world of Bluetooth headphones and speakers. Also, ThirdEye Gen's Mark Blaweiss explains all of the...


CES 2018, Morphcooker, Net Neutrality, and the First Powered Flight | #169

CES is just around the corner and we chat with Engadget Executive Editor, Dana Wollman, about what is trending and what to expect in 2018. Then, Lawrence Bass, inventor of the Morphcooker, describes how they created "The World's First Electric Camp Stove." Next, we talk with Peter Cunningham, Technology, Media & telecommunications Practice Lead for J.D. Power, about net neutrality and the power of competition to keep big telecom companies in check. We close out the show with a piece of...


CES Pre-Game, Bitcoin, and Why Cloudcoin is the Future | #168

CES is fast approaching, and we can't wait to get our hands on the latest tech! We chat with audio journalist for Wirecutter, SoundStage, and JazzTimes, Brent Butterworth, about his most anticipated displays and other events that are happening around the same time. Then, Cloudcoin creator, Sean Worthington, fills us in on the weaknesses of Bitcoin, strengths of Cloudcoin, and the possible danger of a government-controlled digital currency.Tune in now!


Bitcoin, Hudly, Net Neutrality, and DNA Sequencing | #167

This week we delve into the world's foremost cryptocurrency, stay alert and on track in our cars, spread Net Neutrality awareness, and find out whether DNA and Microbiome sequencing is all it's cracked up to be. First, we chat with Freelance writer for Motherboard.com, Christopher Malmo, about Bitcoin's recent surge in value, energy usage, and environmental footprint. Then, Hudly Founder, Eric Lee, gives us an update on their soon-to-be released wireless unit. Next, we keep the internet...


Home Automation, Cybersecurity, and Black Friday Sales Trends | #166

This week we keep your home connected, our online presence safe, and catch a good deal. First, we chat with Skylink Group National Sales Manager, Frank Cicero, about their home automation hub, the Skylink Internet Hub, HU-100, and it's ability to bridge the gap between all of your smart home devices. Then, Secure Anchor Consulting Founder and CEO, Dr. Eric Cole, stresses the importance of a good cybersecurity plan for your personal or business life. Next, we take a look back at the birth...


Ascent Solar, Essential, AMD, Intel, and the iPhone X | #165

We're staying on the cutting edge of technology this week, as we explore Ascent Solar's amazing photovoltaic technology, Essential's quick launch into the smartphone industry, and the iPhone X. First, we chat with Dr. Joe Armstrong, CTO of Ascent Solar, about how their technology is being integrated into everything from drones to portable charging stations. Then, Niccolo De Masi, President and COO of Essential, breaks the mold of the smartphone industry, with their all new, feature rich,...


Parkmobile, ROLI BLOCKS, and Kickstarter Favorites | #164

We're taking the hassle out of parking, making sweet tunes, and keeping up with Kickstarter this week on Pop Tech Radio. We chat with Parkmobile CEO, Jon Ziglar, about their amazing parking app that lets you find, reserve, and pay for parking remotely to avoid parking tickets and hassle. They're partnering with the best in the industry, starting with BMW and Volvo, to bring a better parking experience straight to your car's navigation system. Then, ROLI Sr. Director of Hardware Products,...


Naveen Jain to Revolutionize Health, Space, and Education | # 163

We're delving deep into your bowels to uncover the truth about your gut, and shooting through the stars to create a future for humanity. Moon Express and Viome Founder, Naveen Jain, explains how DNA is merely an alphabet, and RNA is that alphabet expressed within us. The microorganisms inside of us paint a much clearer picture of what is actually happening to our bodies and how our bodies react to and process food; Viome can give us insights never before possible. Also, find out why the...


Niido, Google's Anti-Amazon Alliance, and 23andMe's DNA Secrets | #162

Your DNA holds the secrets of your past, and your future. 23andMe Senior Product Specialist, Jhulianna Cintron, shares how they can compare your DNA to thousands of other anonymous participants to discover your lineage, health risks, and relatives you may not have been aware of. Then, we learn how Niido and CEO, Harvey Hernandez, are giving renters a way to relieve the overbearing cost of living, and take a vacation at the same time! Next, Jason divulges the list of gadgets that kept him...