Black-eyed peas to start the year off right

31 12 2010
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This week, we bring you our 2010 GovTech coverage after a new Week In Review that includes a CES Kick-Off with Robin Raskin – find out more on the SHOW PAGE.  It’s our first show of the year, but we have luck on our side.

Most people from the south just accept black-eyed peas will be there at some point on New Year’s Day.  It is supposed to be lucky.  Sounds like a wiley turn of the century marketer with too many beans and snake oil.  But if finding out historical what-nottery is your thing, there are some links below with plenty of people telling you how it really started (ie what each read on Wikipedia).  I am sticking with the wiley marketer.  I am not sure how it started, but I can’t argue with tradition – especially when said tradition includes hog jowl for flavor.  If you don’t know what a jowl is…you probably do not want to know.  What does all of this have to do with anything?  Nothing much.  It just looks better when the boss clicks through to make sure the website is being updated if there are more words.  So, let’s all just keep real quiet and keep reading…you’ll get your tech fix. And that’s how the first World War really started. Thanks, Grampa.

Since 1967, The Consumer Electronics Show has wowed us and showed us the technology we would covet over the next year.  The show started in New York but migrated to Las Vegas after a period of two shows per year – one in the east and one in the west.  With whirlwind product cycles, the Internet, virtual conferences and shrinking T&E budgets, CES has done quite well to keep attracting the crowds.  A few notable debuts at CES include the VCR in 1970, the Laserdisc in 1974 (yes, SEVENTY FOUR!), HDTV in 1998 and many more… including a 10 year anniversary of the Xbox’s 2001 debut. Happy Birthday, Xbox!

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Sleigh Bells & Puppy Dog Tails

24 12 2010
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Or something like that.  Pick your holiday cheer and be glad that TechTalk is here.

We are continuing our 2010 conference coverage with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) from earlier in the year. We also want to be sure to thank our friends at 1-800-PREPARE.com for their help with our coverage.

Check out the SHOW PAGE to find out more about this week’s show and the FLASH organization.

Keeping it short this week.  Gotta help Santa pack the sleigh.  Have a wonderful rest of the holiday season and get ready for 2011…we sure are.

Thanks Zemanta for the pics and the stories!





Always have a contingency

16 12 2010
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Our conference coverage continues this week when we air Tom’s visit to the 2010 Contingency Planning and Management EAST show at NYC’s Javits Center.  Commissioner Bruno from the NYC OEM and Amy Herman took time to speak with Tom at the early November event.  Find out more about their work and other guest on the SHOW PAGE.

We are still taking suggestions and feedback for 2011.  What topics are important to you?  What topics can we dive into that are still alien to you?  We pride ourselves in devoting 3/4 of our show to in depth interviews with guests.  While most news outlets bring you tech appetizers, we cover a topic from soup to nuts.

Next week, we are going to close the year with our FLASH conference coverage.  We have a contingency if that doesn’t work out… like related news to keep you busy while we try to find that audio file…

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We’ll never tell…

10 12 2010
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Ok, we will tell.  2010 brought some great guests to TechTalk.  So many, we have some great conference coverage from the last couple of months bring the year to a close.

This week, we are excited to bring you a new Week In Review followed by our coverage of this year’s INTEROP NYC. Check out the SHOW PAGE for more info.

As for the rest of the year, we will air coverage from Contingency Planning and Management 2010 East, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (or FLASH) and start 2011 the same way we started 2010 – with our NY Government Technology Forum coverage from the Brooklyn Marriott.

That’s all we can tell you for now.  We don’t want to spoil the surprise.

We’ll be on Sunday at 5pm EST and 3pm MST on 1100 KFNX.  Click the logo on the right of the page to visit KFNX and try out the live stream so you are ready to go.





Bookmarks and Social Networking at Work

3 12 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that you are as stuffed as the bird, let’s get back to TechTalk before we are all caught in the holiday rush.

Browser Wars

Our show with Tom Gutnick on BROWSER WARS is ready for download.  Along with the streaming show or download, we also updated the LAST WEEK’S SHOW PAGE to include a question from a listener about managing your bookmarks across multiple machines and Tom’s response.

And what’s on the menu for this week you ask?  Tony Bradley is back to tackle the implications of social networking at work.  What are employers worried about? What should employees know.  Our host, Tom D’Auria, and guest, Tony Bradley, will cover that and more on this week’s show.  Find out more about the show and our Week In Review on the THIS WEEK’S SHOW PAGE.

Here are some articles to keep you busy until the show comes on KFNX Sunday, 12/5 at 5pm EST | 4pm CST | 3pm MST | 2pm PST