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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. Host Mike Kahn, along with a gang of tech experts and gadget geeks, bring you a wide array of topics the latest news and information in home and hand-held technology, music, photography, entertainment, gaming and more. Get expert advice on stereo components, home recording equipment, smart phones, e-readers, digital imaging, dashboard apps, innovations, social networks, industry buzz, rumors and the cold hard facts. Travel with Mike from our studio in downtown Los Angeles to national events and Music, Photo and Tech Industry trade shows. POP TECH RADIO helps you make sense of the barrage of choices available in the marketplace. Whether you need a new television, game console, camera or smartphone; or even if you just want the latest game or app to add to your device, Mike provides you with vital, comprehensive advice from leading experts. http://www.PopTechRadio.com

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. Host Mike Kahn, along with a gang of tech experts and gadget geeks, bring you a wide array of topics the latest news and information in home and hand-held technology, music, photography, entertainment, gaming and more. Get expert advice on stereo components, home recording equipment, smart phones, e-readers, digital imaging, dashboard apps, innovations, social networks, industry buzz, rumors and the cold hard facts. Travel with Mike from our studio in downtown Los Angeles to national events and Music, Photo and Tech Industry trade shows. POP TECH RADIO helps you make sense of the barrage of choices available in the marketplace. Whether you need a new television, game console, camera or smartphone; or even if you just want the latest game or app to add to your device, Mike provides you with vital, comprehensive advice from leading experts. http://www.PopTechRadio.com

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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. Host Mike Kahn, along with a gang of tech experts and gadget geeks, bring you a wide array of topics the latest news and information in home and hand-held technology, music, photography, entertainment, gaming and more. Get expert advice on stereo components, home recording equipment, smart phones, e-readers, digital imaging, dashboard apps, innovations, social networks, industry buzz, rumors and the cold hard facts. Travel with Mike from our studio in downtown Los Angeles to national events and Music, Photo and Tech Industry trade shows. POP TECH RADIO helps you make sense of the barrage of choices available in the marketplace. Whether you need a new television, game console, camera or smartphone; or even if you just want the latest game or app to add to your device, Mike provides you with vital, comprehensive advice from leading experts. http://www.PopTechRadio.com

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Episodes

Del Breckenfeld, Universal Audio, and More at NAMM 2020 | #223

2/15/2020
There are a lot of contributors to the growing music industry here at NAMM 2020, and we sit down with a few to chat about their careers. First up, Chief Amplifier for Amplify Entertainment Marketing, Del Breckenfeld, discusses his career at Fender and his experiences organizing shows and meeting big artists. Product Specialist for Universal Audio, Tom Waterman, explains Universal Audio's new product, LUNA, and how it's integrated with Apollo. LUNA uses an easy to navigate UI to help you...

Duration:00:42:01

Content Creation for Consumers is Easier Than Ever | #222

2/8/2020
With technology progressing at such a quick pace it's getting easier for creators to produce content. This year at NAMM 2020 we discuss how the advancements of technology have made it so affordable to make music, and how companies are able to produce quality products at an affordable price, with Tech Expert, Mike Castanon. Whether we notice it or not the NAMM show has changed the way we live our lives from the way we entertain ourselves with music, to the way we set up our homes and more!...

Duration:00:42:23

How CES Changed Over 30 Years, New Audio Tech at CES 2020 | #221

2/1/2020
While many headphone and other audio companies are absent from CES this year, there is still a decent number of audio tech companies on the show floor. Audio Tech Writer for the Wirecutter, SoundStage! Solo, and JazzTimes, Brent Butterworth, breaks down what we've learned about new audio tech, and chats about how CES has changed over the past 30 years. The purpose for CES has changed with online marketplaces and advancements in new shipping technology. Then, Brent goes into detail on why...

Duration:00:42:28

TCL's Mini LED, 4K Live TV, Tech Monopolies, 5G at CES 2020 | #220

1/25/2020
Every year tech companies from around the world gather at CES to show their latest and greatest. Freelance Tech and Travel Writer for CNET and The New York Times Geoffrey Morrison, chats about some of the innovative technology he's spied on the show floor at CES 2020. TCL has been making waves with Mini LED screens. Will this challenge LG's OLED tech for the top spot? Then, we discuss Next Gen TV's over-the-air 4K television IP based solution, Sonos' suit against Google what it could mean...

Duration:00:42:29

Black Friday Deals, Automobility LA, Tesla Cybertruck | #219

11/23/2019
Black Friday is just around the corner and we're scouring the internet for the best deals we can find. This of course means we'll talk about TVs, because as Mike Etchart and Audio Tech Writer for the Wirecutter, SoundStage! Solo, JazzTimes, Brent Butterworth, know all too well, deals on TVs are always the hottest out there around this time of year. We also discuss the importance of having good audio and how TVs aren't the only home theater products gaining in quality; the beloved sound bars...

Duration:00:42:25

New Mini-LED Tech From TCL, Disney+ Enters Streaming Wars | #218

11/9/2019
With Disney+ right around the corner, we take another look of the streaming video landscape. Freelance Tech and Travel Writer for CNET and The New York Times, Geoffrey Morrison, discusses the increasing number of players in movie streaming space and how much the market can bear. The average family seems to have a pain point of about 3-4 subscriptions before they dial back their spending. Then, we learn about a new advancement in television technology brought to market by Chinese upstart...

Duration:00:42:24

Amazon Announces a Bevvy of New, Awesome Products | #217

10/5/2019
We've all enjoyed some of the amazing services that Amazon provides at one point or another, but have you checked out their growing line of consumer electronics products? Host, Mike Etchart, and Co-Founder and Digital Strategist of Label Logic, Jay Gilbert, discuss the culture of change, and customer first philosophy of Amazon, as well as their recent bevvy of new tech product announcements. If you're a fan of hi-fi audio, stay tuned for Amazon Echo Studio and Music HD. We also learn more...

Duration:00:42:23

Understanding Cyber Security and How to Protect Ourselves | #216

9/28/2019
Cyber security is front page news these days as big tech companies and governmental organizations are getting caught up in the firestorm of hacking and data breaches. So how do these breaches come to be? Chief Evangelist for Saviynt, and cyber security expert, Diana Volere, discusses the issues that come with living in a technologically advanced world. Corporations and organizations constantly feel the pressure to maximize operation efficiency while maintaining an appropriate level of cyber...

Duration:00:42:22

Porsche Taycan, Electric Vs Hybrid, Rivian, Ford, EV Bikes | #215

9/21/2019
The automotive and technology worlds clash often, but nowhere are the lines of tech and motor company blurred as much as with the rising electric vehicle market. JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, joins us to discuss the new Porsche Taycan and whether or not Tesla should be quaking in their boots regarding this vehicle's release. Then we chat about the public's lower anxiety over the range of electric vehicles thanks to recent advancements pushing every day EVs above the 250...

Duration:00:42:22

The Battle for Music Streaming Supremacy Continues | #214

9/7/2019
What is your favorite way to listen to music these days? Are you still a physical record listener, or have you jumped on the Spotify band wagon? Perhaps you listen to an obscure digital service provider (DSP) like Deezer or Music Aficionado. Whatever your cup of tea happens to be, we're discussing the rise of streaming services, and where they may be headed in the future today with Co-Founder of Label Logic, and music industry veteran, Jay Gilbert. We delve into the issues facing certain...

Duration:00:42:23

Nate Mitchell Exits Facebook, AR/VR Update, Oculus Rift | #213

8/31/2019
With the news that Nate Mitchell is leaving Facebook, we thought it'd be a great time to check in on the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) worlds. Gameplay Productions Owner and Director, Cheyenne Decker, discusses the impact of Oculus Rift and the amazing team of visionaries behind the project on the world of virtual reality today. We also chat about the advancement of augmented reality and how it is enabling other industries to perform more efficiently. Closing out the show...

Duration:00:42:22

Mergers, Tornadoes, and Keeping Your Ears Safe at Concerts | #212

8/10/2019
If you've ever thought that big corporate mergers don't affect you, you might be wrong. Mike shines a light on the constant bad hand that consumers get after mergers like the AT&T and Time Warner merger. Then, Writer for The Wirecutter and Editor for SoundStage! and JazzTimes, Brent Butterworth, tells us about the random tornado that came through his part of the greater Los Angeles area and why he's getting a new roof. Switching topics, we chat about cutting the cord, increasing...

Duration:00:42:22

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, Its Wacky Facets, and Travel Plans | #211

8/3/2019
If there's one thing we've learned as consumers, its that huge corporate mergers never work out in our favor. Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer for CNET and The New York Times, Geoffrey Morrison, discusses the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint that has the attorneys general of California, Texas, and New York up in arms. There are a couple of weird facets about this merger that leave us scratching our heads, like its inclusion of Dish Network as a propped up fourth cell...

Duration:00:42:22

Bose's New Headphones, Android's Agent Smith, and Streaming | #210

7/13/2019
If you're a frequent listener of Popular Technology Radio, you've probably heard The Wirecutter Writer and Writer and Editor for SoundStage! Solo, Brent Butterworth, talk about the phenomenon called 'eardrum suck'. This painful, psychosomatic condition afflicts some users of high end noise cancelling headphones, but thankfully the new Bose NC 700 Headphones have a remedy. These $399 replacements for the Bose QuietComfort 35 II get high marks from Brent, who claims they are more comfortable,...

Duration:00:42:24

Jony Ive and His Contribution to Product Design and Tech | #209

7/6/2019
The news reached us at Popular Technology Radio recently that Jony Ive will be departing from Apple after many years of splendid and revolutionary product design. This departure comes with an asterisk, as he will be setting up shop in a new design studio and his first customer will be Apple. Award Winning Product Design Consultant, Todd Metlen, discusses Jony Ive's unquestionable impact on the world of design and consumer electronics, the nuances of product design, his time at Nokia, and the...

Duration:00:42:21

E3 Wrap Up, Cyberpunk 2077, and Cloud Based Gaming | #208

6/29/2019
The biggest trade show in the video games industry recently wrapped up in southern California, and we have our eyes on a few upcoming games revealed at the expo. Gameplay Productions Owner and Director and veteran of the gaming industry, Cheyenne Decker, discusses the rapid pace at which the gaming industry is changing; from trade shows, to consoles, to cloud computing. We also chat about our favorite game reveals at E3 2019, like Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding, DOOM Eternal, Final Fantasy...

Duration:00:42:22

iTunes, Streaming, iPod, and the Future of Digital Music | #207

6/15/2019
When the iPod was released in October of 2001, the world of music changed and changed further still when it was followed up by the release of the iTunes store. Digital Strategist and Co-Founder of Label Logic, and Host of Your Morning Coffee, Jay Gilbert, remembers the history of the iPod and iTunes in light of the recent announcement that iTunes will see the biggest change since it was established 18 years ago. Then, we discuss how the trends have evolved over the years, from mix-tape...

Duration:00:42:22

A Critical Look at Cable Internet and Streaming Industry | #206

6/1/2019
If you feel like your cable internet bill has growing curiously big over the last few years, you're not the only one. Kicking off the show, host, Mike Etchart, remembers the good old days of dial up internet and his $9/month American Online (AOL) bill. Then, we chat with Consumer Columnist for The Los Angeles Times, David Lazarus, about the cable companies stranglehold on regional broadband internet services and how things got to be the way they are. We also explore how the shift of TV...

Duration:00:42:22

How to Navigate Buying a TV and Associated Hardware | #205

5/25/2019
The TV market has become saturated with jaw-droppingly cheap televisions that still look nice; but don't get too comfortable, there are still plenty of pitfalls to avoid when making a purchase. Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer for CNET and The New York Times and Writer for The Wirecutter, Geoffrey Morrison, has written, and talked, and thought, and ranted, and raved about a lot of the misconceptions in the television industry and is here to shed some light on the topic. We find out...

Duration:00:42:22

The Big Four Of Cellular Plans and Their Inner Workings | #204

5/18/2019
Cellular carriers are not loved, but we sure wouldn't want to live without them. As much ire as U.S. telecom companies might face, they are a necessary evil; but which companies have the best plans? Thankfully, The Wirecutter Contributor, Rob Pegoraro, reveals to us some of the inner workings of how cell phone carriers operate, the difference between prepaid and postpaid plans, and the limits of 5G. We also discover how cell carriers rank on the consumer satisfaction index, and what the...

Duration:00:42:22