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

8/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:42:30


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

8/5/2017
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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


Some Win, Some Lose: Struggles of Windows Phone, Outdoor Gadgets | #156

7/29/2017
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Breaking into the cutting edge of the cellphone industry these days is a next to impossible task. We examine Microsoft's failed attempt to become the third mobile superpower, and try to make sense of it all with Dieter Bohn, Executive Editor of The Verge. Then, in stark contrast, we celebrate the iPhone's tenth birthday by recognizing the tremendous impact it's had on the world. The iPhone revolutionized cellphone design and introduced the world to a pocket sized computer world. Next, we...

Duration: 01:11:17


Technology That Will Save and Simplify Our Lives | #155

7/15/2017
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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

6/24/2017
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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

6/10/2017
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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

6/3/2017
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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 Cordcutting.com, 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

5/20/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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


Digital Centralized Currency | SEGMENT 7 | #149

5/6/2017
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Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency which eliminates the middle man, such as a financial institution, for simplified fiscal transactions. In 2009 Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, and instantly changed the way we look at money. Bitcoin believes that it is time to put the control of our money in our own hands, and not that of the banks. With no geographic boundaries and a network that never closes, users have access to their financial transactions at all times; this in itself...

Duration: 00:05:53


Blockchain Ledger: Financial Security? | SEGMENT 8 | #149

5/6/2017
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Ethereum is making a lot of news lately, but what exactly is it? CoinDesks' Alex Sunnarborg sheds light on the topic of cybercurrency by first exploring where it all began, Bitcoin. Bitcoin was the first cybercurrency to use blockchain technology, or in simpler terms, a transparent public ledger. This blockchain tech benefits users because they can see the complete transaction history of anyone they are interacting with. Bitcoin has come up against a few barriers because it prevents...

Duration: 00:06:42


Ethereum is the Ultimate App | SEGMENT 9 | #149

5/6/2017
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The ultimate goal of cryptocurrency is to eliminate the middle man and put financial transactions into the hands of consumers. The Ethereum platform is the ultimate application; it's a combination of the stock market, a bank, and a computer. Research analyst for CoinDesk, Alex Sunnraborg, predicts that in the future, Ethereum may turn into an address, which could house everything about our cyber identity. They are working on creating seamless paywalls that will make it possible for...

Duration: 00:07:22


Nintendo Makes A Comeback | SEGMENT 10 | #149

5/6/2017
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After the release and market flop of the WiiU, Nintendo was headed down a very rocky road and they couldn't afford to lose with their next venture. Fortunately, the company had made a fortune on the Wii so they could put it towards a new gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. During the time of development, it was very apparent to Nintendo that gaming had become extremely mobile and everyone was playing on their phone or tablet. It was time to make something that could be used at home or on...

Duration: 00:10:53


Mobile Multiplayer Gaming | SEGMENT 11 | #149

5/6/2017
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Jose Otero of IGN Entertainment tells us about the brand new Nintendo Switch, a mobile, multiplayer gaming console. After the failure of the Wii U, Nintendo needed to make a console that would appeal to the hardcore gamer as well as the occasional spare-time player. The Switch is an at home video gaming experience that you can remove from the dock and play on the go. With multiplayer controls hidden on the sides sides, you can hand it over to a friend and play with them anywhere. Stores...

Duration: 00:05:18

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