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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.




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,...

Duration: 00:42:21

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...

Duration: 00:42:23

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...

Duration: 00:42:19

Feature Rich iPhone X vs Modest iPhone 8, and Other Apple News | #161

The iPhone X and 8 are coming, are you ready? With an edge-to-edge OLED screen, Face ID, and a ton of other new features, the iPhone X seems poised to take the smartphone world by storm. The iPhone 8, however, seems much less impressive. Jason and Mike compare the iPhone 8 to its big brother, the iPhone X, and the two year old Samsung Galaxy S6 to determine whether taking the cheaper option is even worth it. Also, learn about the new features of the Apple Watch Series 3, including fitness...

Duration: 00:42:22

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

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: 00:42:21

Tom Emrich Brings Preview of Augmented World Expo in Munich, Germany | #159

Augmented and virtual reality are fast growing technologies, and it can be hard to keep up with them. Thankfully, Augmented World Expo Co-Producer, Tom Emrich, is here to tell us about this must-attend event coming up in Munich, Germany. Industry leaders, fresh start-ups, and press analysts will be attending to get on the inside track of this burgeoning industry. Find out what AR and VR are doing for the gaming world, from social experiences like Star Trek Bridge Crew, to the latest and...

Duration: 00:42:18

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

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...

Duration: 00:42:30

Apple Soars, Virtual Reality and Recording Become More Accessible | #157

Apple is flying high above its competition with a quarterly profit increase of 12%. We speculate about what may be driving this progress, from new features on the latest iPhones and iPads, to an increased interest in augmented and virtual reality. The iPhone isn't just making AR and VR more accessible, but it's making musician's lives easier as well. We discuss IK Multimedia's new iRig iterations, the Pro Duo and Pro I/O, and the amazing features of GarageBand, the premier music creation...

Duration: 00:42:20

Technology That Will Save and Simplify Our Lives | #155

When we notice how absorbed people have become in their gadgets, staring down at their phones and working on a computers, technology can seem overwhelming. Not all tech is designed to distract us, in fact, many systems are created to save and simplify our lives. Dave Cohen, Founder and CEO of Voxelight, LLC, informs us about their company's product, Sunscreenr, a keychain-sized device that can save your skin from nasty sunburns. Then, we chat with Dr. Graham Snyder, Co-Founder of SEAL...

Duration: 00:42:24

Apple's Developer's Conference, Connected Bikes, and More | #154

The only constant is change, and tech developers are pushing the pace. Derek Kessler, Managing Editor for Mobile Nations, was our man on the street for Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose. Apple unveiled iOS 11, the Apple Homepod, and more, keeping Apple fans buzzing. Next, Vanhawks, Inc.'s Sohaib Zahidunveils the Valour bike, a connected ride that can monitor your route, metabolism, calories, and road conditions. Then, Palo Alto Innovation's Alex Tramiel introduces an...

Duration: 01:24:37

Tech Reviews: Gaia GPS App and Circadia Sleep System | #154

Get an inside look at the newest tech trends that can make your life a bit easier. We chat with tech enthusiast, Sara Vaughn, about the Gaia GPS App and her experience with it in the wild. This app makes it possible for you to download maps, plan a hike itinerary, and it can even direct you back to your route if you veer off. Then, we talk about one of the most important health habits there is, getting a good night's rest. Fares Siddiqui, Founder and CEO of Circadia, tells us about their...

Duration: 00:42:25

It's Time: Our Top Tools for Successfully Cutting Your Cable Cord | #153

Content providers are not making it easy to know which streaming plan is the best to access your favorite content. Our streaming experts ease your mind with knowledge about the newest, simplified options to get the content you want. Co-Founder of, Stephan Lovely, downloads information about over-the-air (OTA) HD TV, and the best way to go about getting rid of your cable. Then, we talk with Grant Hall, CEO of Nuvyyo, about their Tablo OTA DVR device. Discover how you can...

Duration: 01:24:42

Digital Voice Assistance, Cyber Hacks, and Streaming | #151

Technology is continuing to alter the way we do things and as the tech assistance increases, so does the need for security. We chat with Richard Gunther about digital voice assistance products like Amazon Alexa, and what bringing an 'always on' speaker into your home really means. Then, we talk about the massive hack that happened over Mother's Day weekend, called the WannaCry Ransomware attack. Justin Cappos of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering gives us some tips to help keep our...

Duration: 01:24:41

Affordable Speakers and Cryptocurrency | FULL EPISODE | #149

Change is the only constant and technology is moving at a stealthy pace. Hearing from some of our experts may help you wrap your mind around where we are headed. In the top of the hour Brent Butterworth tells us where we can look for affordable, portable speakers with quality audio. Then, research analyst for Coin Desk, Alex Sunnarborg, informs us on cryptocurrency, Ethereum, and a decentralized system for our finances. After our brains cool down from that open ended discussion, we get to...

Duration: 01:24:40

Happenings of the Tech World | SEGMENT 1 | #149

The future of technology is constantly evolving and our experts can help you keep your head above water in the sea of information. Portable speakers, cryptocurrency, and the Nintendo Switch are on the episode today. Mike is excited to hear about new consumer devices which are his favorite thing to buy and Jason reminisces about his younger years with the first Nintendo game console. Technology has made a huge impression on our lives and will continue to do some. Listen now. | Listen to...

Duration: 00:06:03

Portable, Affordable Speakers | SEGMENT 2 | #149

Sometimes you just need good speakers for your work area, and you don't necessarily want to spend a lot of money. Audio expert for The WireCutter, Brent Butterworth, is here to talk about some great companies that make quality speakers for a small price. Dayton audio makes some really great small speakers that are affordable and well made. They are real speakers, with woofers and tweeters, coming in at the affordable price tag of $35. Another company, Monoprice, also makes a pair for about...

Duration: 00:06:32

Garage Speakers for the Win | SEGMENT 3 | #149

Want decent sounding and affordable speakers? Brent Butterworth, audio expert for The Wirecutter, tells us about some head-to-head reviews he did on budget-friendly speakers. Dayton Audio and Monoprice make quality, small speakers that can sit in your living room or garage, and cost between $50-$70 per pair. Dayton also sells small amplifiers, making it possible for you to have a home stereo system for under $100. While we are not sure how these companies can keep these prices so low, one...

Duration: 00:07:22

Simple Design for Quality Sound | SEGMENT 4 | #149

The science that is behind building a quality speaker has become simplified, making it easy to produce a good speaker at low cost. If you are looking for small speakers to spice up the sound in your home, then Brent Butterworth of the The Wirecutter, is here to tell us which ones get his vote and why. Dayton Audio makes a fundamentally good design with decent sound using relatively simple components. With a port in the back to support the base and a one-part crossover unit, these little...

Duration: 00:08:15

Tune of Digital Sound Processing | SEGMENT 5 | #149

With the magic of digital sound processing (DSP), even low-end speakers can be modified to sound much better. Brent Butterworth, The Wirecutter audio journalist, is here to share some inside information on the process of DSP. There are many applications that can grant you internal access in order to spice up your home speakers by adjusting audio levels to match your sound preferences. With DSP you are able to fine tune to perfection! Explore DSP now. | Listen to Full Episode #149 Guest:...

Duration: 00:07:52

A Bluetooth Pocket Speaker | SEGMENT 6 | #149

Summer is coming and portable music is a must. The Wirecutter's Brent Butterworth shares his best experiences with portable, Bluetooth speakers. He recently tried out the Bang & Olfusen Beoplay P2 Bluetooth Speaker and has rave reviews! Its styling is extremely elegant and it's so small, you can throw it in your pocket.The sound quality is excellent and the high powered digital sound processing sounds very natural. Set it on the table and tap the grill, the music will start, tap the grill...

Duration: 00:06:24

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