Posts tagged education
The longest, most intense Kids Talk Tech … ‘evah! Listen to Olivia as she discusses history, video games, spelling bees, spelling apps (look out for the big SBC!), and more!
- Superbowl weekend coming up, and there’s lots of ways for us cord cutters to watch …
- Don’t brick that iPhone!
- Bernie’s Tinder supporter crowd is getting left-swiped right out of the election!
- Windows 8 support ending
Cool sites of the Week
- Frontier Heroes – Awesome history-based game for both iOS and Android!
- ColorHexa – Trying to figure out that web color? Need the complementary for design? Check it out!
- Bootply – If you’re working with the bootstrap framework, or designing web or mobile apps at all, you’ll want to check this out – it’s a great place to play and test code without fear of breaking anything!
Podcast Only Song of the Week
A special song just for Olivia: “Monopoly Loser” by Alice on The Roof!
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SHOW SUMMARY – Pedro Domingos joins us for a fascinating discussion on machine learning and his new book “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World.” Tune in to hear us rap about self-programming computers, David Hume, reverse engineering the human brain, and more as we dig deep into what’s been called “the Bible of data-ism”!
- Microsoft OneDrive eliminates unlimited storage
- WRLR’s iOS/iPhone app is live and ready for download! Install today and listen to WRLR anytime, anywhere!
- Android and Apple Trojan apps
- PHP hacks
Alternatives to OneDrive
- DropBox – Use this link and we BOTH get an extra 500MB free!
- Google Drive – Tons of free storage, if you use their document formats
- Flickr – Pics only, but a full Terabyte offered for free, right out of the gate.
Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon Trivia Answer
What software did you need to listen to the very first radio simulcast?
Coolsites of the Week
- The Master Algorithm – Available anywhere books are sold, and easy to find on Amazon.
- PedroDomingos.org – Find out more about Pedro and his other efforts.
- Machine Learning Classes on Coursera – You can really dive in and learn more here, directly from Dr. Domingos himself!
- PHP Code De-obfuscator – For all those times when you really, really need to know what that malicious code in your PHP headers means
- Stitcher – If you haven’t heard of this most excellent podcast finder and listening app for your phone yet, you’ve been missing out! ::psst:: you can even get TechTalk on there 🙂
Podcast Only Song of the Week
Special guest JD Pirtle from the Catherine Cook School in Chicago talks robotics, 3-D printing, robotics, using Raspberry Pi and playing with Minecraft – introducing innovative technologies in education from Pre-K on up! Mike tries REALLY hard not to get too wonky, and JD keeps us on topic with great insights into how technology is enhancing and improving education for all the kids at Catherine Cook – even their youngest students.
- Android Stagefright exploit
- Cyberflashing, sexting, and a recap of Brett Favre’s penis related propaganda
- Windows 10 and P2P updates
Geek Trivia Answer from Jay Garmon
What two components on the original IBM home PC were actually logo’d with IBM?
Cool Sites of the Week
Follow-up on the things we discussed with our guest, JD Pirtle here:
And from the earlier segment of our show:
- Stagefright Detector – If you’re wondering if YOU’VE got stage fright (the malware, not the condition), wonder no more! Free download, highly rated.
Podcast Only Song of the Week
TOPIC: OK, so maybe we underestimated the incoming snow a bit, and did debate the relative merits of “Snowmageddon” versus “Snowpocalypse,” but if you’re listening to us for the awesome weather reporting, you’re in the WRONG place! If, however, you dialed in to hear about how the recent federal changes to eRate funding will affect your schools, why tweeting bile is bad for your heart, and to get excited about exploding kittens and card games, look no further!
Jay Garmon joins us to geek out on Ray Bradbury, Michael Chabon and other authors who discuss the perils of technology and comic books, as well as giving us this week’s awesome geek trivia!
What application did Mark Zuckerberg write after Facesmash and before Facebook, using the same basic code as both?
In prep for all that snow, we do provide one pretty darn cool cool site of the week:
- Plowz – Actually “Plowz and Mowz” this is like the snow plowing/lawn mowing midwestern Uber! Load up the app, put in your zip, and find out how much you’ll be charged to get service on your driveway or lawn.
I don’t understand a word of it, but am totally into Khmer-pop lately, and “Uku” by Dengue Fever is a great example of why – enjoy!
TOPIC: Or at least get into some fun reminiscences about what it’s like to hold the fate of young children in an iron fist through the power of technology – ermm, I mean – manage with discretion the tech concerns of our local schools 🙂 In this episode, Mike also reveals that he’s now a school board member, loves data, just discovered Pinterest, and as always wishes he knew even half as much as Jay Garmon, who stops by to give us this humdinger of a trivia question:
What is the only TV program in US history (not a superbowl or the last episode of MASH) that attracted a viewing audience of more than 100M people?
No cool sites to finish us off, but a very cool podcast only song “Disparate Youth” by Santigold!
TOPIC: Mostly prognostication, but we DO get into a long discussion about how the prevalence of memes adds to the misinformation quotient of the Internet … Jay Garmon gets to weigh in on that one too, before asking us this awesome question:
How many people have been both astronauts and been elected to Congress (not necessarily in that order)?
Then it’s time for our yearly “future look” for the team. We may not come up with many predictions, but they’re good ones! We’re confident enough to put these down in ink, not just audio this year, so you can call us out on them as we miss/hit over the next 12 months:
- Tesla figures out a way to sell direct to consumer. (JG)
- A fully autonomous commuter vehicle will be put into regular use. (MK)
- We will see the first conventional military response to a cyber-attack. (JG)
- NVRAM will begin replacing hard drives in consumer tech devices. (DS)
- Major breach of healthcare data will reveal not only that our government is just as bad at protecting our data as corporations are, but also details of price collusion and related corruption. (MK)
We end up with the Black Keys screaming out some “Howlin’ for You” off their album Brothers!
TOPIC: Yes, it’s possible – and even recommended (given the right circumstances)! Listen this week to find out why Mike believes a chromebook and chromecast dongle may be all you need for your kid’s college tech investment as they head to school this year.
Even though we’re all about the Chromebook loving this week, we do have some good things to share about Windows 9, try not to scare yu too much about security this week and then even have time for some awesome cool Sites of the Week:
- Tasker – Make your (android) phone do ANYTHING you want! Really … if you can dream it, it’s possible!
- Hubspot Signals – Get info on companies, track emails sent and read, and more with this freemium app. Just the email opening and tracking functionality alone is worth the price of admission for us!
- Sunrise – A better calendar. Really … and yes, it’s worth checking out even if you love your current calendar!
Mellow podcast only song of the week this week is St. Lucia’s “All Eyes on You”!
TOPIC: We have lots of time to explore the fun – and danger – of anonymous chat and texting apps like Yik Yak, and also get into a deep dive on the hows and whys of Uber and other “alternative” ways to get to where you’re going!
Lots of Coolistes of the Week this week, surrounding the many things we talked about and more!
- RelayRides – Leave your car at the airport, and make money at the same time! Or, get a cheap ride wherever you go by borrowing someone else’s car!
- Uber – Always wanted to be a cab driver, but regulations, safety, and insurance all got in the way? Not an issue anymore with Uber!
- Cogi – Cool and free app of the week that allows you to record conversations, lectures, and more to save, highlight and share with a tap of your finger. The best thing is, it saves the last minute of recording at all times so you never miss an important point because you forgot to start recording!
Kids Talk Tech Justin talks about the series “Survive! Inside The Human Body” a Korean Mangha-style comic biology book that brings science and medicine to kids in a very engaging and exciting way!
Podcast only song of the week is “Dvno” by Justice!
TOPIC: With the revelation that a popular flashlight app is stealing your data, Mike answers listener questions about how to prevent security problems with your mobile apps. As a reminder, you can submit questions to us via our facebook page, email us at email@example.com or even leave a voicemail at 847/984-0847.
Jay Garmon weighs in with some great geek insight about the cold temps and disposing of your paper books, and then follows up with an answer to last week’s question and gives us this new head-scratcher:
What was the longest distance a wheeled vehicle has driven on a body other than Earth?
On “Kids Talk Tech” this week special guest host Olivia talks to us about the awesomely fun (and educational to boot) Animalia on YouTube, and we finish it all off with the podcast only song of the week Goodbye England (Covered in Snow) by Laura Marling!
TOPIC: It’s the episode right before Christmas, and all through the station not a creature is stirring … well, except Mike and Dave and their fantastic guests this week! Authors Ray Schwemmer and Rick Havrilla spend time with us discussing their new book “Dynamic Collaboration” and getting deep into how collaboration is changing today – and what that means to you! From presence to web conferencing, LinkedIn and more, we get deep into how dynamic collaboration is in the Internet era.
Jay EncycloGarmonica joins us for just long enough to answer the question from a few weeks ago and provide a new braintwister:
How did Sears & Roebuck’s force NORAD’s predecessor CONAD to start following Santa?
We then finish up with some great coolsites of the week:
- PortableNorthPole – Free, personalized video messages for your kids straight from the Big Man himself!
- NORAD Santa – Track Santa in real time as he traverses the globe, delivering presents for young and old! 🙂
And our podcast only song of the week is the aggressively non-Christmas “Lights” by Ellie Golding.