January 25 – Week In Review

26 01 2009

We had a great show last night with Lori Grunin from CNET! If you haven’t went to buy your new camera yet, Lori will be back this Sunday to tell us how to edit all those photos from our new digs.

Here are the stories we covered in the Week In Review:

  • Choosing the perfect HDTV for the Super Bowl – Forbes.com [JUMP]
  • New York City Unveils Online Travel Tools – Information Week [JUMP]
  • Calls for open source government – BBC [JUMP]


Greener Gadgets (NYC) | Feb 27, 2009 | [JUMP]
Innovators, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and eco-designers will return to New York City to discuss the future of sustainability for the consumer electronics industry. Register now.

This year’s conference will feature engaging discussion on:
• Emerging energy technology
• Real solutions for e-waste recycling
• New inventions in energy generation and efficiency
• Future forward recyclable gadgetry
• The business case for going green
Five speakers have just been announced for the 2009 lineup!

In March, we head to Austin, TX for
SXSW Interactive | March 13-17 | [JUMP]
Join The Brightest Minds in Emerging Technology

The South by South West Interactive Festival features five days of exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!

Later this spring in May:
INTEROP – LAS VEGAS | May 19-21 | [JUMP]
Attend the Interop Conference for a comprehensive, integrated view of technologies that will give your business a competitive edge. Learn how the recent surge of IT innovation can help you cut costs, get closer to your customers and increase revenue.

Cloud Computing, Data Center, Enterprise Wireless, Green IT, Virtualization, Unified Communications & Wireless Technology tracks and many others are available for attendees

Don’t forget we are on twitter – imitechtalk. Follow us for tech tips and reminders about upcoming shows.


January 4, 2009 – nyGovTech – Pick our player

23 01 2009

TechTalkers, we need your help! Everyone has different browsers and preferences when it comes to listening to web audio. Below are a few options we’ve come up with for bringing TechTalk audio to you.

NY GovTech is held at the Brooklyn Marriott each year. Tom had the opportunity to interview the show’s organizer, a local vendor an winner of CIO of the Year for NYC agencies.

Here are a few options. While we may need to use more than one because of different browsers, let us know which one(s) you like. Here are your choices:

A)Google Reader Player

B) Yahoo! Player

C)Odeo Player

For those of you not able to listen to the live show, here is the show.
hosted @ archive.org

D) Internet Archive Player

E) Strictly links, thanks –>
[ Listen | Download ]

F) Yahoo! Player #2 – You see play button by the above link? Click on that and see what happens. If not…are you using Safari?

Now, let us know what you think. We are going to rank these on the five star system. You know the drill. Leave comments on hiccups or reasons why your selection the one of the ones we need to incorporate.

Link of the week: How to embed players for your audio files

January 25, 2009 – Lori Grunin from CNET on Cameras & Editing

22 01 2009

Lori Grunin from CNET joins Tom for the first of two shows in the visual art realm. This week, Lori and Tom talk tech specs and give you a head’s up on the best cameras and camcorders on the market. Lori will be back with us next week on February 1 to let you know what to do after you have all that great footage you got with the new rig…or the one you already have.

I had a chance to listen to Lori and Mike Fitzgerald on the Indecent Exposure Podcast from CNET earlier in the week. Good stuff. Jump over and check it out while you wait for her to be on TechTalk this Sunday at 5pm EST/ 3pm MST on 1100 KFNX in Phoenix and broadcast around the globe on KFNX’s website www.1100KFNX.com

Email us your questions about cameras, camcorders & phot editing to techtalk@imi-us.com and we’ll try to get your questions on the show!

[Note: both interviews will be recorded on 1/23. Please get your questions in SOON!]

We’ll be back Monday with the Week In Review!

Flight 1549 – Onsite Coverage from IMI’s TechTalk

19 01 2009

Tom and Matt raced up the West Side Highway to see Flight 1549 floating down the Hudson on Friday afternoon.

Listen to Tom’s coverage with details you can only get from being there.

Kudos to the police, fire and emergency services’ people who ensured the safety of all those aboard the flight.

Tune in next week for more coverage and details from TechTalk.

January 18 – Week In Review

16 01 2009

Hope you all had the chance to listen to Tony tell us about the “Future of Unified Communications” last night. It is always great to have Tony on the show. Here are the news stories and conferences we were going to tell you about last night:

CES COVERAGE – Consolidated from the following firehoses of information:
CNET | ROCKETBOOM | G4TV | And yes, as always ENGADGET

Digital technology lifts 3-D to must-see level

HotHead Technologies Working with Schutt Sports to Develop ‘Smart’ Helmet


Greener Gadgets in NYC | INTEROP-LAS VEGAS |

And the link of the week is to a site that is easily overlooked …PBS. Yep, PBS has a very cool site that adds so much additional content to their shows. One example subsite is for The Story of India is a great documentary that traces the rich history from beginnings to current times.

January 18, 2009 – Tony Bradley on Unified Communications

15 01 2009

Tony is Director of Security for Evangelyze Communications, certified as a CISSP-ISSAP and MCSE, and has been recognized by Microsoft as an MVP in Windows security for the past three years.

Tony has been the author / editor of the About.com site for Internet and Network Security for 6 years and is a respected and prolific writer on computer security and technology subjects.

Tony and Tom will discuss the Future of Unified Communications. He’ll not only tell you what it is, but also give you the expected direction and possible benefits for your business.

We are on this Sunday afternoon at 5pm EST/3pm EST. Be sure to join us in the Phoenix area on 1100 KFNX or for those of you outside the tower’s reach- you can tune us in on KFNX’s website.

Be sure to come back Monday to get links and details on the Week In Review Stories, News & Conferences

Your link of the week is an AMAZING music sharing application. Mojo, from Duetsy Designs is the absolute best music sharing application we have come across. At the least, it has helped me transfer some of my favorite songs between my own machines. Check it out and let us know what you think. If you have a better one, let us know by emailing techtalk@imi-us.com

You can also follow us on Twitter now – IMITECHTALK on Twitter

Week In Review – What Happend At MacWorld & CES 2009

14 01 2009

The answer is not as much as what happened at MacWorld, but what will not happen again …Apple. Seriously, Apple – the mac daddy of them all will no longer be at MacWorld starting next year. Here are some of the other stories we found from MacWorld

Apple, sans Jobs, made its last keynote at Macworld this year by introducing iLife 09, iWork.com, tiered pricing for songs on iTunes and a 17 inch MacBook Pro.

For the first time in eleven years, the keynote was not given by Steve Jobs. While rumors swirl around Cupertino and the future of Job at Apple, the verdict is in on Apple attending future MacWorlds.

Slingbox announced an iPhone application to stream media from your home to your iPhone. It is coming march 09. No price was announced, but if you use a slingbox, it will probably be well worth it.

Want a better phone interface for your iPhone? Pinger, a free download from the Apple App store, is billed as an ‘improvement’ of phone interface. Searching, sorting and more. It also has the ability to direct message using twitter, facebook as well as other IM and social apps.

We are going to get the iPhone toting producers to download it and let you know if it is worth your time. At free, the price is hard to beat.

CES 2009
Here are four of our favorite places to get coverage for CES and other tech events.

CNET | ROCKETBOOM | G4TV | And yes, as always Engadget

Some of these events will be covered in the upcoming Week In Review. And…and …ok…come closer…too close….that’s better …we have some REALLY COOL things going on that will shake the underlying foundation of social and economic systems around the world. Nevermind, that was subprime mortgages, but we do have some announcements that will change the way you listen to TechTalk. Here comes Tom, I’ve said too much…stay tuned.

January 11, 2009 – Dan Ackerman – 2009 Outlook

9 01 2009

Dan Ackerman from CNET joins Tom to talk about Holiday Hits and Misses & What’s coming in 2009

Who is Dan?

A New York native , former radio DJ turned journalist, Dan has written about technology and music for publications including Spin, Blender, The Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today. He is currently a Senior Editor at CNET.com.

Some of the topics Tom and Dan will talk about:

· Cheap Blu-ray players

· Inexpensive Netbooks taking over the computer industry

· Windows 7 — too soon?

· OLED — the next gen of TV technology

This along with more and the week in review including some CES highlights – Palm’s comeback?.

Join us at 5pm EST and 3pm MST on KFNX 1100 AM in Phoenix or simulcast on the web at www.1100kfnx.com!

January 4, 2009 – NY Gov Tech

5 01 2009

We sent Tom out in the wild to bring us interviews from NY GovTech held at the Brooklyn Marriott not too long ago. He had the opportunity to interview the show’s organizer, a local vendor an winner of CIO of the Year for NYC agencies.

We hope you had the chance to listen.

Tony Bradley will join Tom on January 11th. Check back this Friday for the details of the show.