Archive for June, 2013
TOPIC: Dave is here! A surprise visit brings Dave in-house, in person for the first half of the show! We have a blast hanging out and talking news of the day, including what the FAA is going to allow us to do on planes soon, Facebook data leaks, and MORE discussion about the death of Google Reader, and what options you have to switch!
Unfortunately we miss out on Jay Garmon and his most excellent geek trivia, but we’ll catch up with him next time, and it does give us more time to talk to Jerry Henning from Verizon. Jerry and Mike get a little excited about the new S4, but provide an excellent overview of the new features, compare it directly to the S3, and give you some reasons why you should consider this your next phone!
A couple of coolsites for your consideration this week:
- Feed.Ly – Looking for a gReader replacement like me? Look no further! Feedly not only imports your reader list, but gives you mobile and desktop access as well as connecting directly with another of our coolsites, IFTTT (if this, then that). All you gReader lovers should check this out today!
- Everything.Me – Smartphone search engine on steroids … this not only gives you relevant information about what you’re searching on, but also connects you with apps and sites that will add to your experience on your Android phone, whether you have those apps installed yet or not!
- Verizon Wireless – Shouts out to Verizon and Jerry for telling us about the new tech on the block, and letting TechTalk play with an S4 for a few weeks to give you only the best information!
Another LCD Soundsystem hit, “I Can Change” closes us out for the podcast only song of the week.
TOPIC: Curious about what the NSA is up to, and what – if anything – you can do about it? Siobhan MacDermott, Chief Policy Officer for AVG joins us for a rousing, and sometimes downright frightening, discussion about your security and privacy!
As if that wasn’t enough, we also have a blast talking with Dave about whether Facebook is just a haven for
Mike and Jay narcissists, or if there’s some good to be had out there. We also touch on the PS4 vs. XBox One competition (but just look, Sony’s got three – extra – numbers in their system!). Jay Garmon also brings us the answer to last week’s frightening trivia and this awesome new one:
What was the first US patent granted on something extracted from human physiology?
Get your minds out of the gutter, there’s “absolutely nothing perverse” about the answer according to Jay! With all this great talk, we have no time for our usual laundry list of coolsites, but there’s a couple inline you should consider:
- AVG.com – A cool site of the week many times over, AVG antivirus group’s software is a perennial favorite, and they have a ton of other resources you should check out too. Start here and see what they’re about.
- Free.AVG.com – If you just want to download the free antivirus software you can go directly to it!
A bit of an oldie but a goodie to end things today, LCD Soundsystem closes us out with the podcast only song of the week.
TOPIC: Whether you are a “Trekkie” or not … wait a minute, what show are you listening to? Of COURSE you’re a Trekkie! So in that case you’ll definitely want to tune in this week as we have an in-depth and engaging discussion about Star Trek, old, recent, new and future with Jeanne Wolf, Hollywood journalist and media pundit. We cover the gamut from Trek as a vanguard of racial integration on TV, Kirk as a metaphor for America, and of course Zachary Quinto’s bangs!
Dave comes on with us for a bit, though we lose him again to the Canadian backwoods Internet thieves, but Jay Garmon keeps our Trek in check with accurate info and this awesome trivia for the week:
How often does a Hiroshima-sized powerful asteroid intersect with the Earth?
Apparently that happens a LOT, so I’m freaking out already which leaves no time for coolsites (but you should still check out):
- Saturday Evening Posts’s Trek Article: Written by Jeanne Wolf, this is a fantastic breakdown of the last nearly 40 years of Trek!
- Jeane Wolf’s Hollywood: Regular links to her articles, videos, and trailers.
As much as we hate to, eventually we wrap the show up with “All the Kings Men” by Wild Beasts!