Video in Business – Where it is and where it is going

26 08 2010
Light show!

Alejandro Hernandez. Used under Creative Commons License

This week, Sean McMann will be on the show to talk about video in business and where it is going. Visit the SHOW PAGE to find out more and bookmark the page so you can download the edited show early next week.  Along with tidbits on how to use it to your advantage, Sean will provide some of the options out there to make video a reality.

We’ll start with Tom covering holes in the energy grid you can drive a USB stick through, the iPhone security flaw that allows you to break the spell of your Apple and AT&T overlords, guess who wants to handle you medical records and much more in our Week in Review.  If our first story on the gaping holes in the energy grid’s security don’t get you worried, here is how the weakest link in the DoD opened the barn door for hackers.  That being said, the government has realized that we are far behind the expected upcoming demand for cyberwarriors, so they opened a summer camp.


Couldn’t find the Geolocation App Show?

24 08 2010

from Flickr user deejayres. Used under Creative Commons License

There are various kinds of mixes in the world.  Mix tapes, nuts, chex and the kind where our show with Chris Hulls will air on 1100 KFNX on September 5.  It was supposed to air on August 22, but due to circumstances beyond our control – no dice.

SOOOOO, we are going to release it here first [SHOW PAGE].  This explains why a show released on August 24 has an original air date of September 5.

This week’s show with Sean McMann will delve in the how businesses are using video to communicate internally and externally.  Check back later in the week for more details.

Location, Location, Location

20 08 2010

location, location, location, location, etc.
There’s a ton of geolocation aware app news out there.  We’d like to say we planned this show to coincide with this, especially Facebook’s new Places release.  But that would be like Facebook saying the Places icon is not an implicit smack in the face to the biggest geolocation app out there right now, foursquare.  We are not the only ones who have noticed this…so does TechCrunch among others.

This Sunday, our guest Chris Hulls explains what geolocation apps are, what they are good for and how to get the most out of them.  Check out the SHOW PAGE to find out more and be sure to tune in Sunday.  If you are unable to listen, we’ll have Week In Review links along with the edited show available for download early next week.

Lost Dog No More & More Information Overload

12 08 2010
Saturdays @ Polytech

from Flickr user sowunderful - used under Creative Commons License

This week, we’ll have a new Week In Review and follow it with an encore presentation of our “Information Overload” show with Gabe Goldberg.  Check the SHOW PAGE for more details on the show and the Week In Review story links after the show airs on Sunday at 6pm EDT | 3pm MST in Phoenix.  Catch it live on the web or on 1100 KFNX in the Phoenix area.

The site of the week is They offer three tiers of service to help you find your lost dog.  For prices of $40, $75 or $115, they will create and mail fliers, make automated phone calls or both, respectively.  That’s a small price to pay for an important member of the family.  We like it so much, we put a link to the service on our site (on the right).

We tweeted it but wanted to remind everyone its time to sign up for CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Save $100 on the total cost if you register before September 1. Do that here.

Don’t forget you can get our shared news throughout the week, along with shows and blog posts delivered to your inbox.

We also found a new service from Twitter on NYT.

So, tweet it loud –

Social Media Demystification & Tech-etiquette

5 08 2010
Nazca Lines, Peru

from NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr - used under Creative Commons License.

This week’s show ‘Developing a Social Media Strategy’ with Bill Seaver will put your company on the right path in the social media market.  Is social media for all companies? Should we have a plan? How do we put it all together? Bill answers these questions and helps you decide if social media is right for your company and the next step to take.

Our Week In Review will clue you in on Google’s new joint investment, and we Wave goodbye to a good idea with little adoption.  With all the big kids touting their cloud services, we’ll tell you about CloudSleuth – the radar gun of cloud services.  Those along with cheap PCs at a NYC tech bazaar (check the box before you leave) and more.

As tea time approaches, we remind you to check your Tech-etiquette.   Geoffrey Webb‘s “10 Rules of Tech-etiquette” article piles all your pet peeves into one place …or provides a point ripe for self-reflection and intervention about your annoying tech taboos.  How many of these do you do?  Will it make you think the next time you are about to check your BlackBerry on impulse?

Feed me, Seymour! – Show Feeds

3 08 2010
Feed me, Seymour!

from Flickr user reivax - used under Creative Commons License

Hope you listened to the August 1 show with Dick Davies [SHOW PAGE].  You can link over to the show and start listening as you update and add to your TechTalk feeds and emails…

Our podcast feed was on a show from earlier this year for a while.  Our former hosting site, GCast, stopped accepting uploads in January.  It took a while, but our feeds are back in business.  We were waiting until we could implement a solution that would be simple on the backend but include all the niceties users expect.

Those of you already subscribed to our Podcast RSS Feed should get an update with the most recent shows (through August 1) – same goes for those who get the show feed by email.  We are also happy to announce our new Shared News that you can get through RSS, Email or just check the webpage where the feed goes.

We know there is a ton of tech news out there.  We’ll sift through the pile to bring you what is important to you, both personally and professionally.

When “Users Become the Programmers” & Attack of the 50 foot Mainframe!

1 08 2010

from Flickr user rragan used under Creative Commons License

Ok. No 50 Ft mainframes, but the first part sounds just as scary.

This week, we have Dick Davies stopping by to discuss “Users Become the Programmers” [SHOW PAGE].  Arguably, one of the more technical tasks of programming we faced five years ago is now being taught on a regular basis to everyone.  And, as we are approaching more and more creative, yet simple technologies, the need for professionals is slowly diminishing.  This is where Dick Davies steps in.  He will be addressing what is causing the push of this trend, what will happen to IT professionals, and how to cope with the problem.  Dick is the President of Sales Lab Incorporated, and is also partner in a Web 2.0 start up known as Partnerpedia; therefore, he is extremely well versed in the topic, and it is not a show you want to miss!

The show will air this Sunday, August 1, 2010 @ 6 pm EDT | 3 pm MST on KFNX 1100 in the greater Phoenix area.  If you are around your computer, but not the radio, you can still listen by going to and clicking the ‘LISTEN LIVE’ button at the according time.