Archive for April, 2011
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TOPIC: He may not be as good looking as Matt, but Bryan LeBlanc from Jive software is a heck of a lot more social! Social software is the next big thing … and Jive has got some great stuff going on that Dave and I get pretty excited about. Mike’s still mad about Amazon leaving Illinois, and enjoys hearing about their recent troubles in the cloud.
Plus, we even get a few cool sites of the day in:
- A Google A Day – Missed trivia today? Get your fill every day at this site, specially designed on Google to make the searches interesting and not revealing.
- TravelStormer – Trying to get 3 people to agree where to go for vacation can be tough. Getting events scheduled for a week for a dozen well nigh impossible. Until free service travelstormer that is!
And then there’s the podcast only song “Compass Commands” by 31 knots!
TOPIC: Like playing poker online? Well, so did a lot of people apparently; enough so that when the government decided to bust ’em all for money laundering and fraud there was quite an outcry! We miss Dave, but that’s just as well as he’s probably sick of Mike’s rants about Amazon and tax laws at this point, not to mention more discussion on the Kindle 🙂
Jay Garmon comes on and as usual stumps us with this trifle of trivia fun:
What word in the OED is directly credited to the Simpsons?
Without Dave, there’s finally ample time to get to a whole bunch of really cool cool sites of the day:
- EReaderIQ – Gets you connected to the best free kindle books (and alerts you if there’s a price drop on watched books)
- KindleFish – Google translate … for your kindle!
- MarkUp.io – Edit and markup web pages and then share the notes with your friends!
- LightWorks Beta – Llightworks open source video editor. Professional-grade movie editing software.
We end this week with the podcast only song “We Got Tonight (say it again)” by Sleeperstar!
TOPIC: Adam Wosotowsky, principal engineer for McAfee joins Mike and Dave this week to give us McAfee’s great insights and thoughts on what to do now that your data’s been breached once again! That’s right, we’re talking about Epsilon and all the other ways your private data has been abused the past few weeks!
And then Dave gets all “is it cosmo or c-moss? Ect or etc? Cash-A or cash?” as we hang our personal pronunciation pecadillos out to dry on this very special episode of techtalk!
Our good friend Jay Garmon comes on early in the show to give us this bit of trivia fun:
What space-flight record is held by the crew of the Apollo 13?
Wouldn’t be real show if we didn’t drop some great coolsites of the week on you too of course:
- TrustedSource – McAfee sponsored site to validate IP address and domain names.
- Databreaches.Net – Just what it looks like; up-to-the minute info on the ways your data’s been lost!
- ic3.gov – Something got past your awesome defenses? Go here and report it!
- HTMLEdit – Verify your html code across multiple browsers in real time!
And we end with the podcast only song of “Apple+Option+Fire” by Hot Lava!
TOPIC: We’re missing Dave and Jay this week, so the title’s not just the podcast only song of the week, but a good description of Mike’s day! We still have a blast though, with tons of good info about April Fool’s day, new versions of old browsers you should try (or not), 10 top industries that are dying because of the Internet, and a decent set of coolsites:
- KindleFish – Google translate doesn’t work on your Kindle, but this will!
- Jog.FM – Great jogging/walking/cycling playlists created based on the pace and/or BPM you’re shooting for!
- DoItAgain – One of the fastest, cleanest macro makers we’ve seen at the TechTalk studios!
As promised, we end with the podcast only song of “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant!
TOPIC: Dave’s back and just in time for us to have a great show! Not only does Mike get in a nice rant on how not worth living life is without a smart phone, but Robert Wesley of NextWorth.com joins us for a fantastic discussion of what you should do with all that old – or gently used – tech … including finding out if any of it is really worth anything at all!
Of course we’re able to find time for Jay Garmon who gives us this timely question:
What medieval poet and author is responsible for the modern day celebration of April Fool’s?
There’s just enough time to squeeze a couple cool sites in, and here they are:
- Target.nextworth.com – find out the closest Target store to you that will handle recycling of those old phones! Works as well, or better, than just going straight to www.nextworth.com 🙂
- Google Sites – Easiest free way to create a quick website ever … complete with templates and help!
And we end with the podcast only song of “Jah is Real” by Burning Spear!