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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.

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Episodes

AI Scaling, True Wireless Headphones, and Geoff's Undersea Adventure | #201

4/13/2019
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Last week, Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer for The Wirecutter and CNET, Geoffrey Morrison, teased us all with his vacation in the Caribbean. Now, he's back to being just a normal plebeian like the rest of us. First off, we chat with Geoff about Apple's uncanny ability to hold dominance over the tablet market, while not being able to reproduce a similarly prolific reign over the world wide cell phone market. Next up, we learn about AI scaling, the latest in television picture...

Duration:00:42:22

Content Creation Freedom, Video Games, and Game of Thrones | #200

4/6/2019
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With the impending debut of season eight of the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones, we encourage everyone to sign up to HBO Now, rather than pirating. Host, Mike Etchart, recently discovered some interesting facts about online malware in relation to some of our favorite shows that may surprise you. Then, Freelance Writer and Editor for The Wirecutter and CNET, Geoffrey Morrison, discusses the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, HBO's decline, and an article that details all the missteps that lead...

Duration:00:42:22

Rubica Cyber Security and Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System | #158

3/30/2019
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With the recent hack of HBO's Game of Thrones, we take a deeper look into the sources of these attacks and the missteps that HBO may have taken to fall prey. Find out why personal cyber security is just as important as large-scale company security in the professional world. Rubica Founder and CEO, Roderick Jones, describes their array of services and the extra measures you can take to remain cyber-safe. Then, we talk to Linksys Sr. Global Product Manager, Kannan Vadarajan, about their Velop...

Duration:00:42:15

Amazon Acquires Whole Foods Market, and Apple Builds a 'Spaceship' | #160

3/30/2019
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The world's greatest tech giants are at it again, stepping outside of their lanes and making big changes to the landscape. We discuss Amazon's recent venture into organic foods and the impact of their search for a new headquarters. Also, Apple is also keeping with the construction of their gigantic, circular new homebase. We find out about Apple Watch carrier plans, the iPhone 8 and X, Apple TV's jump to 4K, and more.Don't miss out!

Duration:00:42:06

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

3/30/2019
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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 Moon...

Duration:00:42:08

Parkmobile, ROLI BLOCKS, and Kickstarter Favorites | #164

3/30/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:42:06

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

3/30/2019
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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!

Duration:01:24:05

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

3/30/2019
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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....

Duration:01:24:06

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

3/30/2019
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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...

Duration:01:24:07

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

3/30/2019
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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 Lead...

Duration:01:22:50

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

3/30/2019
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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 difference...

Duration:01:01:59

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

3/30/2019
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Keeping up with the pace of technological advances is no easy feat; thankfully our expert hosts, Jason Masters and Mike Etchart, are up to the challenge! We begin the hour with an analysis of the 2018 Apple World Wide Developers Conference which placed a significant emphasis on software upgrades. Notably, iOS 12 will continue to work on legacy devices, FaceTime can now accommodate up to 32 simultaneous users per session with an added Animoji filter option, and new devices will support Dolby...

Duration:01:24:29

TV Prices Drop and 360 Cam Tech Advances Before Black Friday | #183

3/30/2019
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Popular Technology Radio is back as Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday draw closer, promising amazing deals on everything from 360 cameras to TV sets. First off, Mike Etchart gets back in the pilot's chair, contrasts the prices of TVs today with plasma sets of 20 years ago, and gets us ready for CES and NAMM in January 2019. Then, Geoff Morrison tells us why heavily discounted televisions during the Black Friday weekend aren't as good of deals as we may be lead to believe. Next, we...

Duration:00:42:06

New Television Technology and Rivian at Upcoming CES 2019 | #188

3/30/2019
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CES 2019 is on the horizon and we take look ahead at what is perhaps the most pervasive category at the show: TVs. Freelance Writer for The Wirecutter and CNET, Geoffrey Morrison, gives us a reality check on Samsung's latest advancement in TV technology, 8K resolution. While this could be useful for VR or very large screens, most people will never be able to tell the difference between 8K and 4K, so don't waste your money. Then, we learn the differences between QLED and OLED, and discover...

Duration:00:42:06

Sound Bars, Streaming Services, and Trends at CES 2019 | #191

3/30/2019
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Nestled away on our broadcast platform at CES 2019, we took some time to reflect on past trends and look towards the future. Starting the show, audio journalist for The Wirecutter, SoundStage! Solo, and JazzTimes, Brent Butterworth, shares his excitement about modern sound bars and urges us all to get one for our home theaters. Then, we discuss format wars, their effect on consumers, and what is going on in the world of digital media. Next, we explore Brent's new-found appreciation for The...

Duration:00:42:06

Harman, Festival Sound, Bohemian Rhapsody, NAMM 2019 Wrap Up | #196

3/30/2019
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We wrap up our coverage of NAMM 2019 with a look back in musical history and how different the industry is today. Kicking off the show we chat with guest co-host and technology expert, Mike Castanon, about upcoming guests and amazing advancements in music tech affordability. Then, Harman International Industries Director of Corporate Communications, David Glaubke, discusses the history of JBL, from humble beginnings in the 1920s to their role in advancing live sound technology at Woodstock....

Duration:00:42:07

Apple Announcements, Subscription Fatigue, IKEA Sonos SYMFONISK | #199

3/30/2019
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One of the principle objectives of cord cutting is to reduce our monthly television fees, but are we getting to a point where having all of our favorite services is starting to cost too much again? Tech pundit, Howard Soroka, says the two words "subscription fatigue" are at the top of his notes for his discussion today, and we wonder if consumers are approaching burn out. Additionally, Apple has made a slew of announcements recently, revealing Apple Arcade, Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple TV+...

Duration:00:42:23

Google Stadia Makes Huge Splash at Game Developers Conference | #198

3/23/2019
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The Game Developers Conference usually scoots under the radar of most people in the tech world, but this year a certain mega corporation is making a big splash. Host Mike Etchart starts off the show with a warning about big company mergers: they will always win, and the consumer will always lose. This is made evident with AT&T's immediate price hikes on services like DIRECTV NOW. Next, Engadget Editor Senior Editor, Jessica Conditt, gives us the details on the biggest announcement of the...

Duration:00:42:22

Cutting the Cord and TV Entertainment Freedom with Luke Bouma | #197

3/16/2019
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Is your cable or satellite bill becoming a sore point for your wallet? Is that top-tier bundle causing spousal-budget arguments? Well, get out of the 2000s and into the modern age - cut the cord! Owner of Cord Cord Cutters News, Luke Bouma, gives us tips on ditching our cable bills and replacing it with streaming services at a much reduced cost, or even terrestrial broadcast antennas for free! You'd be surprised what's available to those willing to look. Also, we take a look at how the roll...

Duration:00:42:22

Harman, Festival Sound, Bohemian Rhapsody, NAMM 2019 Wrap Up | #196

3/2/2019
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We wrap up our coverage of NAMM 2019 with a look back in musical history and how different the industry is today. Kicking off the show we chat with guest co-host and technology expert, Mike Castanon, about upcoming guests and amazing advancements in music tech affordability. Then, Harman International Industries Director of Corporate Communications, David Glaubke, discusses the history of JBL, from humble beginnings in the 1920s to their role in advancing live sound technology at Woodstock....

Duration:00:42:22