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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

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

7/13/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Spotify, Streaming Battles, Huawei TV, Summer is Coming | #203

5/4/2019
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The world of streaming is in a tumultuous period. Many Netflix competitors are entering the market, pure-music companies like Spotify are having trouble generating revenue, and Game of Thrones is ending! Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer for CNET and The New York Times, Geoffrey Morrison, and Audio and Musical Instrument Writer for The Wirecutter, SoundStage! Solo, JazzTimes, Brent Butterworth, discuss Spotify and their apparent subscriber gains amidst their capital loss. Is there a...

Duration:00:42:23

Amazon, Facebook, and Others Constantly Abusing Consumer Trust | #202

4/20/2019
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Big technology companies are constantly facing backlash from data breaches and intentionally selling personal information to advertisers. The trend continues as we learn more about Amazon's recently revealed policy of listening in on, and transcribing, audio clips from everyday conversations. Host of Reality TV Show, "Fix My Brand", and Brand Expert, Ali Craig, discusses how data breaches, malignant activity such as the collection and selling of personal information, and an unwillingness by...

Duration:00:42:22

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