Archive for February, 2014
TOPIC: Internationally acclaimed intellectual property lawyer and good friend of the show Alexandre Montagu discusses how our laws and public understanding have yet to catch up with the ever-shifting reality of privacy, property, and legislative boundaries in the era of Big Data … it’s a fascinating talk, and one that helps make sense of Snowden, the NSA, data collection and theft, Google, and more!
Before that we cover the usual roundup of daily news, and Jay Garmon comes on with this great question:
What planet has the harshest relative winter in the solar system?
Find out more about Alex Montagu and his book with these links:
Also, in case you hadn’t heard, the entire TechTalk team will likely be down in Louisville, KY for a special live and remote broadcast of the show at this year’s Conglomeration sci-fi/fantasy/gaming/fan con! Join us in April for what promises to be a great weekend http://conglomeration.info – hope to see you there!
TOPIC: Mike takes a break here, and plays audio from the Chicago auto show talking with lead alternative energy engineer Dave McCready about Ford’s C-Max solar concept car, Fresnel lenses, and the future of automated automotives!
We also spend some time talking ERate, Time-Warner + Comcast (and what that means to us) and more! We lose Jay Garmon, but get a new question from him anyways:
What real-life princess was the inspiration for Nintendo’s eponymous “Legend of Zelda” series?
There’s even time for some Cool Sites of the Week!
- GMelius – Cleans up your gmail interface in about 3 dozen really excellent ways!
- PrivacyStar – A mobile app that alerts you to caller location, plus reverse dialing lookup!
We end with the kicking Podcast-Only Song of the Week “Bonafied Loving” by Chromeo!
TOPIC: Mike and Dave spend waaay too long opining about our relative levels of inability to strike up conversation – or even break through the 1,000 yard stare – of booth babes at the auto show, before kicking into some actual, real, tech talk … sadly, this may be due to Jay Garmon giving us the slip this week.
That does give us tons of time for a great Kids Talk Tech segment with special guest Olivia – she breaks down “High School Story” on her Google Nexus, sharing how this can really help those stressed out adolescents regain control over their daily lives! Plus one great coolsite this week:
- HumbleBundle – Pay what you want for great games, books, and music every week!
Stay through to the end for the podcast only song, a great one called “Flaggin a Ride” by the Divine Fits!
TOPIC: Mike takes the “quantified self” concept one step forward (or maybe back) with his own, old-school quantified drive as we talk about bad weather and worse drivers! Also, great news as Chi-fi is resurrected and going to the surprisingly spacious Palmer House. We barely have a moment free, with Google selling Motorola mobility, and picking up Nest but somehow find time for Jay Garmon to ask this great question of the week:
What is the single location on the Earth that has the most Facebook check-ins?
You want coolsites? Gosh we’ve got lots of coolsites and will definitely bring you some someday again (just not today)!
We do get in a great podcast only song of the week though … “Kicking me Out of the Band” by Sean Nelson!