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.


Where did you come from?

7 10 2010


Marshalite traffic signal. Formerly fitted in ...

Image via Wikipedia


…Not in the philosophical sense, but in the genealogical one.  If you are interested in finding out, then this week’s show is for you.  Chuck Roberts joins Tom to tell us all about how to use your computer to build a family tree.  From general information on getting started to details about the best ways to organize what you find, this week’s show will give you the best of the digital and analog when tackling such a task. Find out more at the [SHOW PAGE].

Before the interview, our Week in Review will start and end with energy savings in data centers, move on through with smart traffic lights on to something else creepy about Facebook that may have slipped past you and your account settings.  And while we cover telecommunications, these fiber optics for the human nervous system from SMU and DARPA will look into the future of medical technology.

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.

February 7- "How Green Tech is Affecting the World

8 02 2010
[Download/Listen] Doug Smith gave several interesting facts about a more “green” economy. Check the links to our Week In Review stories and let us know what you think.

Here are the stories in this week’s Week In Review:
  • Remove Antivirus Soft (Uninstall Guide)- Bleeping Computers- [JUMP]
  • Apple’s IPad Event Broke the Internet- PC World- [JUMP]
  • Which Media Center Is Right For You: Boxee, XBMC, and Windows Media Center Compared- Life Hacker- [JUMP]
  • Greensulate LLC Announces That It Has Been Awarded Funding From The New York City Department of Small Business Services- Greenroofs– [JUMP]
  • STATS Becomes Official Real Time Data Distributor For MLB Advanced Media- Market Wire- [JUMP]
Thanks for stopping by and come back on Thursday for a description of the show this next week!
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January 25 – Week In Review

26 01 2009

We had a great show last night with Lori Grunin from CNET! If you haven’t went to buy your new camera yet, Lori will be back this Sunday to tell us how to edit all those photos from our new digs.

Here are the stories we covered in the Week In Review:

  • Choosing the perfect HDTV for the Super Bowl – [JUMP]
  • New York City Unveils Online Travel Tools – Information Week [JUMP]
  • Calls for open source government – BBC [JUMP]


Greener Gadgets (NYC) | Feb 27, 2009 | [JUMP]
Innovators, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and eco-designers will return to New York City to discuss the future of sustainability for the consumer electronics industry. Register now.

This year’s conference will feature engaging discussion on:
• Emerging energy technology
• Real solutions for e-waste recycling
• New inventions in energy generation and efficiency
• Future forward recyclable gadgetry
• The business case for going green
Five speakers have just been announced for the 2009 lineup!

In March, we head to Austin, TX for
SXSW Interactive | March 13-17 | [JUMP]
Join The Brightest Minds in Emerging Technology

The South by South West Interactive Festival features five days of exciting panel content and amazing parties. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!

Later this spring in May:
INTEROP – LAS VEGAS | May 19-21 | [JUMP]
Attend the Interop Conference for a comprehensive, integrated view of technologies that will give your business a competitive edge. Learn how the recent surge of IT innovation can help you cut costs, get closer to your customers and increase revenue.

Cloud Computing, Data Center, Enterprise Wireless, Green IT, Virtualization, Unified Communications & Wireless Technology tracks and many others are available for attendees

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