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

24 02 2011
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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.





Back to the floor for more CES 2011

19 02 2011
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With all that talk of conferences last week, we decided to head back to the CES  2011 footage to bring you the best consumer products.  Check out the SHOW PAGE for details about Tom’s interviews with some of the biggest names on the floor at this year’s show.  3D TVs – check. Connected appliances – check. A Watson of your very own – we are working on it.

We have some great shows coming up over the next month.  Tony Bradley and Gabe are slated to drop in before too long along with new guests and topics.

Listen to the show on 1100 KFNX’s website on Sunday at 5pm EST and 3pm MST.  Click the KFNX logo on the right to go to their site.  Check the SHOW PAGE early next week for the Week In Review links and commercial free podcast.





Finding the sweet spot

20 01 2011
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The sports’ metaphor about the ‘sweet spot’ is being extended to your gadgets this weekend.  Computers, phones and USB grills can all be bought when they first come out, but there is an ‘early adopter’ tax.  And you might get a great deal on a laser disc player but won’t find the newest releases on Amazon or have luck at a Redbox.  Somewhere in the middle is the Goldilocks sweet spot – not too high, not too low.

Find out more about the Sweet Spot on the SHOW PAGE.

Other tech news this week includes Comcast and NBC merging to own both Park Place and Boardwalk (along with most of the Railroads), Google Voice will port your number and other signs of the apocalypse to be covered in the Week In Review.

Here are some stories to keep you busy until we are on this Sunday at 5pm EST | 3pm MST.





A KERnel-copia of information!

24 11 2010
Thanksgivingus Dinnerimus

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That’s not the first and probably won’t be the last Thanksgiving reference you hit on the web in the next few days*.  It does sit in a sliver-sized union on the ‘Thanksgiving’ and ‘UNIX’ Holiday/Computer Reference Venn diagram I made.  Speaking of references, this week’s show ‘BROWSER WARS‘ is ripe for them.  For your sake, I am saving those all for the SHOW PAGE because Tom Gutnick is on the show this week talking BROWSER WARS on Sunday, November 28 at 5pm EST | 3pm MST.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in radio land and on the other side of the intertubes! See the previous sentence, this one, the blog post title and below titles that did not make the cut as examples how single exclamation points are where it’s at! Two is bit much and three is just trying too hard.

*Other blog post titles that did not make the cut:

  • This Week on IMI’s TurkeyTalk
  • A show you will gobble up!
  • Hey there, Pilgrim!
  • Listen up, Turkeys!
  • This week’s show is aMAIZEn!

DM us on Twitter @imitechtalk to let us know what you really think.

Lastly, if you are going to be in Brooklyn on Dec 11 or 12, Punching a Panda really relieves the stress.  If you made it this far, here are some articles to get you moving on your way now…





Tis the season – to be Mary

19 11 2010
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Mary!? That’s my name!

There are many classic holiday stories that mean different things to different people. Over the next weeks, we will have time to reflect on those cherished stories and traditions with friends and family.  First up on the list is Thanksgiving

Along with Thanksgiving comes the holiday shopping season and Black Friday, so we have Keith Shaw on this week to talk about NetworkWorld’s gift guide, 2010 Cool Yule Tools.

For a link to the full guide and to find out what Tom and Keith will be covering, check out the SHOW PAGE.

Don’t forget that Santa is watching and that we will be on at 1pm EST this weekend on 1100 KFNX.





Brand Buzz, Holiday Head’s Up & Outlook Foundation

12 11 2010
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Ever feel like your floating in brand purgatory?  Not sure what your customers want or how they really feel about your products and services?

One good way to get a brand buzz? Surveys.  Find out more about using surveys on this week’s show with Chelsea Bucoy from Zoomerang on the SHOW PAGE to generate buzz for your brand.

Head’s up – Next week is our annual show with Keith Shaw from NetworkWorld.  Just in time for the holiday shopping season to start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ll have Keith on to help you satisfy all those technophiles on your list …or make your own list of what you have to have this year.

And finally, we also wanted to let you know about:

Computer Outlook Talk Show Announces Foundation to Repurpose Computers to Under-Resourced Children and Families of Deployed Service Personnel

Non-Profit Outlook Foundation’s mission to repurpose cast away technology into the hands of those who need them most

Computer Outlook Talk Show announced the launch of the Outlook Foundation, a non-profit organization created to refurbish and repurpose computers; providing them to children whose economic background prevents them from having equal educational opportunities, as well as to deployed US service personnel and their stateside families in an effort to help maintain communication with loved ones. Beyond helping children and our service families, Outlook Foundation will also use its resources to reduce the amount of hazardous technology waste in landfills by recycling remaining technology through certified organizations.






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

26 08 2010
Light show!

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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.