Play it again, Sam.

22 07 2010

Get along lil' kitties

from Flickr user DrBacchus - Used under Creative Commons License

How to Manage Development Teams with Cal Evans originally aired on June 27, 2010.

After a new Week In Review that takes you inside AT&T’s earnings and to the Twins new ballpark in Minnesota, we will air an encore presentation of our interview with Cal.  Find out how small companies deal with managing developers, telecommuting, Open Teams and other direction to help you get your developers happy and productive.

Be sure to tune in to 1100 KFNX at Sunday 6pm EDT | 3pm MST (click on the logo at the top right of the page).

We’ll post links from the Week in Review and the entire edited show early next week.  Until then, have a great weekend and sign up to spend a ‘Month at the Museum’ if you have the time…30 days time.


The Future is Now & Month at the Museum

19 07 2010

by madmolecule via Flickr

Did you hear the show on Sunday?  If you missed it or heard it and want to follow-up on any of our stories or our guest, David Milliron, the show is ready for download and all the links from the Week In Review are ready to go [SHOW PAGE].

Another week is ahead.  If you are ready for a sabbatical but want to spend your down time taking in some culture, do we have a deal for you?

Think you have what it takes to spend 30 nights in a museum? (Note – all jokes related to a recent movie with similar title have officially been exhausted).  The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago wants to know if you have what it takes to stay at the museum and report your findings/adventures/etc.  Dubbed ‘Month at the Museum’, the winner will report on their stay, do some interviews and be a general PR machine for the museum (already working – lots of people talking about it).  In return, the winner receives $10K and keeps all the gadgets (including a notebook and camera).  Think you can do it?  Check out the application if you are ready to apply.  Funny note – I had not heard of the museum until looking for pictures to use on the blog last week when I stumbled across the picture used on the last post.  Had it not been for that find, I may have cruised over the story with the museum’s name in the article’s title. And if nothing else, it has peaked my geek interest – and now I want to go to there.

We’ll be back later in the week with the details on our next show.  See cool tech stories you think we should follow or pass along – send them to us on twitter or by email.  Get those stories, recommended guests and other feedback (how’s the Museum of Science & Industry?) to @imitechtalk on twitter or web AT imitechtalk DOT com.  Have a geek week!

The Future of App Creation & Green Initiatives in NYC

15 07 2010
Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois from kevindooley via Flickr

This week, we dive into The Future of Application Creation with David Milliron [MORE ABOUT THE SHOW] from Caspio.

We have details about a new charging station for electric vehicles planned for NYC along with a wireless way to weigh water.  We’ll you don’t weigh water …but that sounded better than wireless monitoring.  The City is installing units to help consumers understand how much water they are using.  The idea is if you use N gallons of water in your shower today, you should try to use N-1 the next time you shower.  It is also easier to conserve when you have metrics to follow (See also 20th Century manufacturing).  Tune in this Sunday at 6pm EDT | 3pm MST to 1100 KFNX’s live stream link at their site or head over to the show page to listen and download the show and get the links early next week.

We are lining up guest bloggers, guests for interviews and guests to submit 2-3 minute ‘drops’ on a technology, product or pain.  If that is you or you know someone who fits the bill, email producer AT imitechtalk dot com or web AT imitechtalk dot com.

Welcome to the new site!

14 07 2010
Myoglobin from the Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr

Myoglobin from the Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr

After a couple of years having disparate sites, we have put all our content eggs in one basket.  Using WordPress, we have consolidated our orignal site’s content, imported all of our blog posts and ready to move forward on the new platform.

Along with each new show having its own page (click on ‘Shows’ link), we will be able to bring you more news, guest bloggers and web only content – both the early release and the get no where else kind.  You can also sign up to get posts emailed, visit 1100 KFNX’s site and see our most recent tweets along with following us on Twitter.  Let us know if there is anything else we need – a voicemail to leave messages, maybe?

Here are the five tech stories we are reading this morning:

– Mr Know-It-All from Wired [JUMP]
– Outlook’s Facebook Integration from BBC [JUMP]
– Bridge on a Boat from Gizmodo [JUMP]
– Donation Scams from NYT [JUMP]
– Another Russian Spy …from TechCrunch [JUMP]

Our site of the week is – is a music site that builds custom streaming channels based on your interests.  Using Artists and Songs, you tell Pandora what you like, and it plays songs based on those suggestions.  Each song it offers up can be given a thumbs up or down; bookmarked (song and/or artist); offer a very interesting explanation to ‘why was this song selected’; and more.  Making multiple stations for different moods along with stations crafted by Pandora can provide the mood for any task or no task at all.  If you like music and don’t Pandora, you are welcome.  If you already Pandora, you know what I mean.

If you have any suggestions, questions or comments about the website, send them to web at imitechtalk dot com.

Check back in a couple of days for more info on this Sunday’s show.

July 11 – CES CEA LineShow – Week In Review

12 07 2010

Tom attended the most recent CEA LineShow in NYC and brought back information on some very interesting technology products. 3D TVs, solar iPhone stations, how to dispose of your digital waste in NYC and much, much more await when you listen and check out all the links from the exhibitors we interviewed [LISTEN TO SHOW].

Hope you enjoyed the show. Check back later this week for info on our July 18 show.

One more thing speaking of CES – registration for the 2011 CES is now open.  Start thinking about what you want to see and hear about from CES.

July 11 – CES CEA LineShow in NYC

9 07 2010

Tom visits the CES CEA Line Show in NYC to bring us event coverage and interviews from the floor. We skip our Week in Review to go straight interviews starting with Immerz. We follow that with Consumer tablets, 4G Phones and more from the CES CEA Line Shows – [FIND OUT MORE]

The shows airs Sunday at 3pm MST | 6pm EDT on 1100 KFNX. We’ll have links to more vendors and our edited podcast available for download early next week.

July 4 – Information Overload – Week In Review

6 07 2010


Long time guest and friend of the show Gabe Goldberg tells us how much information is too much on our July 4th show. Are we freeing ourselves with all this technology or servants to emailing, tweeting and being connected in general.

Gabe addresses abundant information and whether all information is necessary or if it is overkill, other sorts of information distractions, and how to control “too much” information.

Gabe is a technology communicator and consultant. He has written hundreds of computer press articles and speaks very frequently to all kinds of crowds about technology used in today’s society.
  • Google Struggles to Give Away $10 Million – Wired [JUMP]
  • Finland makes broadband a ‘legal right’ – BBC News [JUMP]
  • Google to Stop Redirecting China Users – NY Times [JUMP]
  • AT&T completes 3G upgrades in NYC – CNET [JUMP]
  • Time for FIFA to admit it’s wrong – ESPN [JUMP]


From the AARP – ‘May I have my attention please’ [JUMP]


How much time does reading e-mail consume?

What about searching for content?

Is the amount of information you deal with detrimental
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Take our survey:

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July 4- Information Overload!!!

2 07 2010

This week, Gabe Goldberg stops by to discuss “Information Overload” with host, Tom D’Auria. To be more specific, Gabe will be addressing abundant information and whether all information is necessary or if it is overkill, other sorts of information distractions, and how to control “too much” information.

Gabe is a technology communicator and consultant. He has written hundreds of computer press articles and speaks very frequently to all kinds of crowds about technology used in today’s society.
The show will air this Sunday, July 4, 2010 @ 6 pm EDT | 3 pm MST on KFNX-1100 in the Greater Phoenix Area or can be streamed live from this link.
Come back Monday for the Week In Review portion of the show in case you couldn’t make it around a computer.
Finally, everyone at IMI’s Tech Talk would like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth of July! Have a great holiday.