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Tech Talk Radio Podcast

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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June 4, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Grammarly banned by DoD, recovering WiFi password on Windows PC, increasing PC speed (adding RAM, installing SSD, removing malware , installing Linus OS), recovering passwords on iPhone, Profiles in IT (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO), Sheryl Sandbergs engaged leadership style (communicate, listen, be honest, speak truth), captured Russian equipment contains US chips, Ukranian fighters use ebikes effectively, and dangers of unknown USB memory (malware, ransomware, and hardware killer). This show originally aired on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

59mins

4 Jun 2022

Rank #1

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May 28, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Windows desktop vs tablet mode, Chromebook vs full laptop (trade offs), mobile phone charging strategy (power bank options), gold plated cable connectors (value vs cost), Profiles in IT (Alexey Shevchenko and Maxim Letvin, cofounders Grammarly), how to create a Unicorn (six ingredients), and AI inventions (who gets the patent). This show originally aired on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

58mins

28 May 2022

Rank #2

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May 21, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Launching your IT career (work on real projects, join user groups, read industry news), cleaning hard drive (full formatting vs DBAN), cutting the cord (streaming devices and services), Profiles in IT (Ben Silvbermann, Pinterest cofounder and CEO), six skills required for startup CEO, military satellites set up laser comm link (playing catchup with Starlink), and Canada bans Chinese telecom equipment. This show originally aired on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

58mins

21 May 2022

Rank #3

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May 14, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Blockchain vs crypto, filling in PDF forms (Adobe Acrobat, PDF Reader Pro, Jotform), viewing your Facebook data, Profiles in IT (Max Levchin, cofounder Paypal and Affirm), evolution of Silicon Valley (from hardware to software), Russian troops using cell phones (deadly idea), and first image of black hole at center of Milky Way. This show originally aired on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

59mins

14 May 2022

Rank #4

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May 7, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Blockchain vs crypto currency, WiFi vs Ethernet connection to router, how much bandwidth is enough (looking at required data rates), actual vs theoretical download speeds (always lower), Profiles in IT (Sebastian Thrun, autonomous vehicle pioneer and founder Udacity), innovation according to Sebastian Thrun (an experimentation and learning process), and a new approach to AI (thinking with analogies). This show originally aired on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

59mins

7 May 2022

Rank #5

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April 30, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Using third party ink cartridges (much cheaper), changing Facebook language setting, hard drive specs (CMR vs SMR), WiFi range extenders vs mesh networks, Profiles in IT (Jack Dorsey, co-founder Twitter and Block), First Amendment vs Censorship (double edged sword for social media), Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $44B, and how does Twitter make it money. This show originally aired on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

58mins

30 Apr 2022

Rank #6

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April 23, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Maritime automatic identification system, upgrading WiFi on laptop (with USB adaptor), USB auto print sharing switch, Profiles in IT (Umang Gupta, first Indian to take tech company public), lessons learned in Silicon valley (according to Umang Gupta), Large Hadron Collider restarts after break, physics of the singing saw (can used used to create stable occilators), and Linux developers patch security holes faster. This show originally aired on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

59mins

23 Apr 2022

Rank #7

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April 16, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows. This show originally aired on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

59mins

16 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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April 9, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Power inverter for car (for laptop), touch pad (Synaptics), Zip file compression (does not work on compressed files), 3D printer operation (use slice CAM model), keeping Chrome from saving passwords, Profiles in IT (Mark Dean, co creator of IBM PC), open vs closed computer architecture (Mac vs PC), Windows 3.1 30 years old, and mushrooms communicate with each other (using hyphae threads, mimic human language). This show originally aired on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

58mins

9 Apr 2022

Rank #9

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April 2, 2022 Tech Talk Radio Show

Dealing with overheated laptop (several fixes), using same USB flashdrive for Mac and Windows (format using exFAT), System Image vs System Restore, malware on SmartTV (not a problem), WiFi USB adaptors (nano vs full size), Profiles in IT (Donald Knuth, author Art of Computer Programming), Balkanization of the Internet (China, then Russia, implications), Viasat hacked in Europe and Ukraine (Russia suspected), Russian tech braindrain (fleeing the oppression), and AI translation could unseat English as Lingua Franca. This show originally aired on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST on WFED (1500 AM).

58mins

2 Apr 2022

Rank #10