Do you have the guts to look at your gadget’s guts?

24 02 2011
LA Eastern Time Zone

Ever wondered how they arrange all the pieces of your smart phone inside such a small space? What about fixing the screen on your computer or phone? Well that’s what Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit – a collaborative repair community and parts retailer, is here to talk about this week. Fixing electronics yourself is something that just about anybody can do, and will save you money as well as give yourself a bit of confidence. Not to mention, that you can feel good about helping the environment by helping eliminate waste.

Jump to this week’s SHOW PAGE to find out more about teardowns, do-it-yourself electronic repair, and of course the week in review for technology news.


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.

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.

iPhone 3.0 Software – Beyond the hype

17 03 2009

I sacrificed my time to bring you all the high points of the iPhone 3.0 software.

First – let’s start with the rumors up to this point: copy and paste, background processes, notifications…and – well, that’s enough to get us started. We followed the news on Engadget and Gizmodo live blogs. Good job, guys.

Now, for the Executive Summary – The event started at 1pm EDT at Apple HQ in Cupertino.

3.0 iPhone/iPod Touch Software News [Coming this Summer]

For Developers-

  • 1000 new APIs or a bunch of new ways to work with the OS
  • Developers can integrate Google Maps into applications now, connect devices peer to peer and give users options to purchase
  • ESPN app showed off streaming video.
  • Oracle showed off some apps to push key indicators to your phone (ex: Iventory Item: Bear Pants – need replenished).
  • iPhone adapter port can now be used to integrate other hardware. Medical devices were shown as examples
  • Other features in SDK – LDAP, Encrypted Profiles, Proxy, CTIA Profiles, VPN & Parental Controls

For the End User –

  • COPY AND PASTE!!!! YAY!!!! Works across applications as well. That would have been a big let down if id id not, but at least they proved it. You can also copy and paste pics as well.
  • Landscape Keyboard – the landscape keyboard will be available across resident apps – they previewed it in the Mail app.
  • MMS- Send picture messages, audio, locations and contacts…no video, though [Will not work on original 2G iPhone]
  • CalDav Support – if you use Google or Yahoo calendar, this is a good thing
  • Voice Memos – added as a resident application
  • Subscriptions
  • Spotlight Search* – search contacts; search mail – if the message isn’t on your phone, it will continue to search the server; seems to search all resident Apple applications
  • New Stock app

So, for the most part, it fulfilled most people’s expectations. The Spotlight search was one we did not see coming.

We are going out on a limb and going to wonder outloud if this new 3.0 software is primarily for the iPhone 4G (or whatever they decide to call it). Seems like June would be the perfect time to drop a 4G with a video camera and all the new software at the same time …might as well make a 32 and 64GB while they are at it. And for good measure, they should also inlcude it on the 10inch iPod touch…that sure would be a good platform to make use of hardware that connects using the adapter port. Who knows? We’ll keep listening and let you know what we hear.

We’ll be waiting for copy and paste if you need us.

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,, 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.