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Tech Talk Radio is informed and lively commentary about technology. It is a mix of technology, people, politics, careers, and trends. Tech Talk Radio airs each Saturday from 9 to 10 AM in Washington DC on WFED, which broadcasts at 1500 AM. Tech Talk Radio has been broadcasting weekly since June 2000. Prior to 2007, Tech Talk Radio aired on WMAL (630AM), WJFK (106.7FM), and WTWP (107.7FM/1500AM) radio. Most of the weekly broadcasts are still available at www.techtalkonline.com. This is the most popular tech radio show in Washington DC. Sponsored by Stratford University.

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Tech Talk Radio is informed and lively commentary about technology. It is a mix of technology, people, politics, careers, and trends. Tech Talk Radio airs each Saturday from 9 to 10 AM in Washington DC on WFED, which broadcasts at 1500 AM. Tech Talk Radio has been broadcasting weekly since June 2000. Prior to 2007, Tech Talk Radio aired on WMAL (630AM), WJFK (106.7FM), and WTWP (107.7FM/1500AM) radio. Most of the weekly broadcasts are still available at www.techtalkonline.com. This is the most popular tech radio show in Washington DC. Sponsored by Stratford University.

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12 Ratings
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Boring

By Kblah100 - Jan 10 2017
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Two old guys talking about themselves.....no understanding of technology at all

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By rct3533 - Jul 19 2011
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Great show. Dr. Shurtz covers a wide range of technology subjects. I love the profiles in I T part of the show where Dr. Schurtz profiles a person who has made a significant contribution to technology. I never miss an episode

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
1
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0
1

Boring

By Kblah100 - Jan 10 2017
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Two old guys talking about themselves.....no understanding of technology at all

rct

By rct3533 - Jul 19 2011
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Great show. Dr. Shurtz covers a wide range of technology subjects. I love the profiles in I T part of the show where Dr. Schurtz profiles a person who has made a significant contribution to technology. I never miss an episode

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Tech Talk Radio Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: December 14, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Powerline networking (avoid surge protectors), WiFi encryption (use WPA not WEP), WiFi Protection Setup (easily add devices to network), Windows 10 antivirus (Windows Defender vs Malwarebytes, AVAST, AVG), iPhone camera (turning off shutter click sound), Profiles in IT (John Goodenough, Li Ion battery pioneer), global search for lithium (pegmatite, brines, clays), Tip of the Week (buglers use social media to idenify targets), Tim Berner Lee tries to fix the Internet (contractfortheweb.org), Tip of the Week (how to create a strong password), Ring camera hack exposes childs bedroom, and Huaweis darkest secret exposed (supports Chinese intelligence). This show originally aired on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Dec 14 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: March 23, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Controlling unwanted WiFi connections, tracing Internet packets (trace route), HDMI cables (dont be fooled by hype), running Windows on Mac (dual boot vs virtual machine), Mirai botnet on the rise (beware), Profiles in IT (Ronald Wayne, third Apple co-founder), common phishing emails (subject lines), facial recognition used by police (Amazons Rekongnition software very effective), locating hidden webcams (using cell phone apps and flashlight), ten years ago (adjustable glasses for developing countries), Tesla autopilot steers toward highway barriers, ten years ago (why do we have fingerprints), and new rules of communication in digital age (beware of the protocol). This show originally aired on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Mar 23 2019

58mins

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Rank #3: April 7, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows. This show originally aired on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Apr 07 2018

58mins

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Rank #4: March 30, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Cable standards (expensive cables not better than cheap cables), remote Facebook logout, using obsolete tablets and smart phones (webcam, digital photo display), two factor authenication (precautions when getting a new cell phone), http vs https (most websites support both), adjustable reading glasses (still available), four digit vs six digit pin (security differential), Profiles in IT (Talmon Marco, Viber founder), unfilled cybersecurity jobs (3.5 million by 2020), fired IT guy (destroys 23 Amazon Web Servers, two factor authenication not used), neural network pioneers receive Turing award, Russia orders VPN censorship, new security flaws in LTE cellular (36 found by researchers), Tesla cars keep lots of data (drivers beware), Facebook left passwords unencrypted (available to 2000 engineers and developers), solar powered public WiFi coop (transforms connectivity in Africa), and Facebook violated Fair Housing Act (may force changes in digital advertising). This show originally aired on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Mar 30 2019

58mins

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Rank #5: August 24, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Hard drive failure symtoms, managing data usage on smart phone, recovering smart card data (using Recuva), Profiles in IT (Frances Elizabeth Holberton, ENIAC computer programming pioneer), Bluetooth security issues (easily intercepted), buying a Chromebook (watch for expiration date), Earth inner core is spinning faster that the Earth, thermal nuclear propulsion for space travel,voice assistants are always listening (how to stop), and AI (machine learning vs deep learning). This show originally aired on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Aug 24 2019

58mins

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Rank #6: December 7, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Flash drive basics (ejecting and scanning), Gmail spam folder (keeping your emails out), Facebook cloning (protecting your account), router reboot (fixes most problems), Profiles in IT (Radia Perlman, Mother of the Internet), Spanning Tree Algorithm Poem, Europe out of IPv4 addresses (IPv6 slow progression), Hack of the Week (relaying key fob signal to steal car), Trump plans to throttle H1-B and OPT (dramatic impact on international students), and demographic bonus (impact on the US workforce). This show originally aired on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Dec 07 2019

59mins

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Rank #7: February 17, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Facebook settings (enabling HD uploads), free tax software (gross income less than $66K, check IRS website), slow Internet connection (trouble shooting checklist), Profiles in IT (William Friedman, Dean of American Cryptology), Chrome64 (ad blocking enabled for annoying ads, how to disable feature), Intel faces Class Action Lawsuits (for Sprectre and Meltdown flaws), blocking cryptocurrency mining malware (disable Javascript, install browser extension), and high tech porn (Deepfake videos insert anyone into the action, uses AI and machine learning, can be used for revenge). This show originally aired on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Feb 17 2018

58mins

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Rank #8: August 19, 2017 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Windows Safe Mode (why and when), Gmail attachments (when using Apple Mail), Facebook feed (turning off video sound), becoming a programmer (learn HTML/CSS, Javascript, Ruby/Ruby on Rails), fixing a corrupted print spooler, Profiles in IT (Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe), pinhole projector (a good way to view the solar eclipse), Eclipse Glasses (beware of fakes on Amazon), Advanced Mobile Location Services (supported on Android, not support of iPhone), crowdsourced AI medical diagnosis app (using the collective wisdom of doctors), Drone Use of the Week (tree planting in Myanmar), iPhone Audio Trick of the Week (audio equalization), and fifty year-old woman learns to code (launches new career as Business Analyst). This show originally aired on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Aug 19 2017

58mins

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Rank #9: October 5, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Recovering data from failed hard drive (DIY vs recovery services), using Outlook mail client (for multiple email accounts), disabling touchpad on laptops, best practice with antivirus programs (only run at a time), GPS tracking for seniors (FollowMee GPS Tracker), Profiles in IT (Evelyn Berezin, designer of first computer word processor), Deal of the Week (Comcast Internet Essentials for Veterans), police raid botnet hosting company (located in NATO bunker), Google turns 21 (a walk down memory lane), Amazon Sidewalk (an innovative wireless standard for IoT), Microsoft reinvented and refocused (all about the cloud), Google announces job training inititive (250,000 training opportunities), and Iranian hackers target government officials and Presidential campaigns (email account hijackng). This show originally aired on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Oct 05 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: April 13, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Configuring browser for SSL, M87 black hole image (Event Horizon Telescope, image processing algrorithm), securing Facebook account (using two-factor authentication), clearing corrupted DNS cache (why and when), Profiles in IT (Daniel Stewart Butterfield, co-founder Flickr and Slack), porn site ransomware used by cybercriminals (gang leader jailed), Amazon employees listen to Alexa conversations, configuring Amazon Echo for privacy, thousands of donated iPhones destroyed (activation lock was not disabled), Julans Assange arrested (Wikeleaks founder indicted in US), and Stratford University deploys advanced technology (enabling students to learn). This show originally aired on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Apr 13 2019

58mins

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Rank #11: September 7, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Upgrading desktop computer (RAM vs SSD), power line Ethernet (a great way reposition WiFi router), Facebook posting may live forever (beware), formatting WhatApp text (bold, italics, strikethrough), eliminating Google calendar spam (do not allow auto posting), Profiles in IT (Narinder Singh Kapany, fiber optics pioneer), physics of hurricane rotation, EU wants to review Boeing 374 Max repairs, COBOL turns 60 (it will outlive us all), deepfake audio impersonates CEOs voice (authorized money transfer), best time to sell an old iPhone, Apple credit card (mobile first design), Amazon plans to create global orbital Internet, robocalls are a nuisance (possible remedies), and Ring doobell police partnerships (Congressional concern). This show originally aired on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Sep 07 2019

59mins

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Rank #12: June 1, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Online fax services, iPad to Ethernet (possible but why), network attached storage (great way to share files), Facebook account cloning (prevention strategy), speeding up a slow computer, Profiles in IT (Ajay Bhatt, creator of USB), facial recognition coming to New York schools, Website of the Week (World Privacy Forum), Amazon wants to stop selling CRaP, Starlink update (60 satellites deployed and functioning), USDOJ antirust Google probe, Facebook says do not expect privacy (truth revealed in court), Microsoft issues critical security patch, China is taking over Rare Earth Element (beware), and 5G networks may disrupt weather forecasting. This show originally aired on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Jun 01 2019

58mins

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Rank #13: February 10, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Apple Keychain password error, Tablo connect (router configuration, port forwarding), GRC Inspectre (checking Meltdown and Spectre fixes), Profiles in IT (Lisa Su, turnaround CEO at AMD), iPhone tariffs in India (iPhoneX now costs $1,700), Olympics 2018 Drone Debut (1,218 drones used for LED light show), fun things to do with Alexa (eight apps reviewed), Waymo and Uber settle ($245M paid to Waymo, no tech exchange), Amazon starts delivery service (FedEx and USPS beware), another Asteroid near miss (39,000 miles from Earth), and iOS9 source code leaked (uploaded to Github, hackers rejoice). This show originally aired on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Feb 10 2018

58mins

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Rank #14: May 12, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Prepaid cell phones plans (a great way to save), computer hiberation explained, getting rid of OneDrive popups, one space or two after periods (the great controversy), disabling iPhone CPU throttling, Profiles in IT (Marcin Klecyzski, co-founder Malwarebytes), Amazon now delivers to your car, Selfitis (addiction to posting selfies), apps to discourarge texting and driving (DND configuration, Lifesaver, ATT DriveMode), fake Amazon reviews, South Korea crytocurrency fraud, and Net Netrality (Dems make one last attempt to save). This show originally aired on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

May 12 2018

57mins

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Rank #15: December 8, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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SMS gateways (email to text message), buring an ISO file to disk (ImgBurn) , optimizing iPhone storage, Google Voice explained (a free extra phoneline with services), dealing with lost Windows 10 password (resetting password, resetting OS), Profiles in IT (Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind AI), AlphaZero learns to play games on its own (another AI milestone), Waymo One (first self-driving taxi service), AmazonGo stores planned for airports, 5G cellular technology (speed, connections, latency, spectrum), Uber and Lyft file IPOs, Torvalds returns to Linux (apologizes for outbursts), voice recognition is great (emotion recognition is next), hackers use social engineering to highjack social media accounts, and Marriott Starwood hotels hacked (500 million guest records vulnerable). This show originally aired on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Dec 08 2018

58mins

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Rank #16: November 3, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Digitizing VHS tapes, POP vs IMAP email protocols, TV standards (HD, UHD, 4K, 8K), FakeSpot.com (finding fake reviews), Profiles in IT (Marian Croak, VoIP pioneer), Morris Worm turns 30 (Internet was changed forever), real-life Mario dies (actually Nintendo landlord), next generation smart glasses (Focals has remote control and holographic lens), Daylight saving time revealed, radio controlled clocks (atomic clocks), Apple demands that Bloomberg retract Chinese chip story, and botnets vie to control Andoid cryptomining (Fbot vs Trinity). This show originally aired on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Nov 03 2018

58mins

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Rank #17: January 5, 2019 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Open source accounting software (eight options cheapter than QuickBooks), software update configuration (unneeded features not downloaded), turning off laptop (always use software shutdown), identifying fake photos on social media (Google Image Search vs TinEye), Profiles in IT (Christopher Monroe, quantum computer pioneer), radar on a chip (may replace touchscreens), iPhone demand down (blamed on consumer price rejection), face recognition tested on UK shoppers (high error rate), swarm satellites can be used for giant space telescope, Amazon Go stores to be launched nationwide, and 2018 hacking (1B accounts compromised). This show originally aired on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Jan 05 2019

58mins

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Rank #18: December 22, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Rogue cell phone towers (DC has many, used by police and spys), WhatsApp call blocking, managing junk mail folders (white listing friends), native Windows hard drive encryption (Bitlocker), guarding against Gmail hacks, Profiles in IT (Cheng Wei, founder of Didi Chuxing), Food Science (Champagne bubbles), live Champagne bubble demonstration, best gifts for techies in 2018 (from Apple Watch Series 4 to Bose QuiteComfort 35 Heardset), FCC declares text messages a data service (forcing CA to drop texting tax), top twenty 2018 iPhone apps (from YouTube to Twitter), blocking robocalls on iPhone and Android, and iPhone eSim has finally arrived. This show originally aired on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Dec 22 2018

58mins

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Rank #19: November 24, 2018 Tech Talk Radio Show

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Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows. This show originally aired on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Nov 24 2018

59mins

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Rank #20: January 4, 2020 Tech Talk Radio Show

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iMessage on Windows 10, AV for iPhone (not required), browser keyboard shortcuts (restoring deleted tab and more), revealing WiFi password in Windows 10 computer, moving Windows 10 taskbar, securing Ring doorbell account (stop the hackers), Profiles in IT (Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery), IRS reforms free tax filing program, Idea of the Week (unifying smart home standards), military tracking Santa at Christmas (why), AI better than humans at catching cancer, expected Iranian cyber attack retaliation, computer glitches caused by cosmic rays (voting machines, airplane navigation), and hackable wireless voting machines (used by 11 states). This show originally aired on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

Jan 04 2020

58mins

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