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Journalist and Liliputing.com editor Brad Linder holds in-depth discussions with people using tech in innovative ways.

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Journalist and Liliputing.com editor Brad Linder holds in-depth discussions with people using tech in innovative ways.

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Good info!

By The Hammer House Project Podca - Mar 01 2016
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Great Tech podcast!

Very Professional

By Whiskey Zebra - Feb 06 2016
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Very professional and informative tech podcast. A nice compliment to the articles on the website.

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3 Ratings
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3
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Good info!

By The Hammer House Project Podca - Mar 01 2016
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Great Tech podcast!

Very Professional

By Whiskey Zebra - Feb 06 2016
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Very professional and informative tech podcast. A nice compliment to the articles on the website.

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LPX

Latest release on Dec 20, 2016

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: LPX Episode 14: Adapted

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About 200,000 Korean children have been adopted internationally since the end of the Korean War in 1953. Most were taken in by American families, but some were raised in Europe, Australia, and other nations.

As those children  have become adults, many have struggled with questions  of identity and belonging... and many have come together in online communities and formed real-world groups to share their experiences.

In recent years, a number of Korean adoptees have traveled back to the country of their birth, sometimes for a brief visit and sometimes to stay.

Journalist Kaomi Goetz is documenting the experiences of adoptees who have returned to Korea in a podcast called Adapted. It features a series of fascinating interviews with a group of individuals who have been living in two worlds.

Kaomi is a Korean-American adoptee herself, and in our interview for the LPX podcast, she gives us a little history of international adoption from the country, insight she's gained from talking to other adoptees, and a bit of her own experience of living in South Korea.

You can find more information and listen to Kaomi's podcast at the Adapted Podcast website.

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

Dec 20 2016

33mins

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Rank #2: LPX Episode 13: Someone is wrong on the internet!

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For the past two decades, Snopes.com has been debunking myths, hoaxes, and other false information:

  • Want to know if there's real evidence of Bigfoot's existence? Check Snopes.
  • Want to know if Bill Gates is really giving away money to people who share a post on Snopes? Snopes to the rescue.
  • And want to know if Marijuana can make you smarter? Snopes is on it.

The answers to those questions, by the way are no, nope, and... maybe?

Recently a lot of the stories Snopes have been investigating have been political... and a lot of them can be traced back to fake news sites.

Brooke Binkowski is managing editor of Snopes.com, and she's my guest for the LPX Show episode 12. Binkowski has an interesting take on fake news: the way to fight it is by producing better real news. 

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

Nov 21 2016

43mins

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Rank #3: LPX Episode 12: Superbook turns your smartphone into a laptop

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Smartphones are useful for a lot of things. You can read the news, watch videos, play games, keep up on your email, and even write a novel on a smartphone. Oh yeah, you can also make phone calls and send text messages. 

But sometimes you want a larger screen, a bigger keyboard, or some of the other features you get from a laptop or desktop computer.

Today most of us probably have at least two devices: a smartphone and a PC (or Mac... which is technically a PC, but whatever). Andromium CEO Andrew Jiang envisions a world where you only need one: your phone. Want more screen space? Just plug in a peripheral... like the company's Superbook.

On LPX Show Episode 12: a conversation with Andromium CEO Andrew Jiang about the idea behind the Superbook, why he thinks the idea has resonated, and how it differs from previous laptop docks, such as the ill-fated Palm Foleo and Motorola Atrix Lapdock

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

And if you want to help support the LPX podcast, please consider making a donation to our Patreon campaign

Sep 08 2016

31mins

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Rank #4: LPX Episode 11: FreeDOS keeps classic computing alive, decades after MS-DOS

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A generation of computer users grew up using Microsoft DOS in the 80s and 90s, but Microsoft started to phase out the operating system with the launch of Windows 95.

Decades later, there are still people playing DOS-based games and even corporations using DOS-based software. Writer George R.R. Martin famously said in 2014 that he was still using a DOS-based word processor to compose his books. 

Don't have your stack of 3.5 inch floppies with DOS handy? That's OK... because for more than two decades the developers of FreeDOS have been offering a free and open source alternative to Microsoft's defunct operating system. 

On LPX Show episode 11: a conversation with Jim Hall for about freeDOS, classic computing, and free software.

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

And if you want to help support the LPX podcast, please consider making a donation to our Patreon campaign

Aug 10 2016

36mins

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Rank #5: LPX Episode 10: BLOCKS modular smartwatch

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Smartwatches are internet-connected watches that can let you do everything from viewing messages at a glance to ordering a pizza with a single tap. But not everyone needs a watch with a heart rate monitor, NFC, or GPS... and maybe some people want less common features like a flashlight, blood glucose monitor, or camera. 

So the developers of the BLOCKS smartwatch took a modular approach: the watch itself has all the basic features you'd expect including a touchscreen display and the ability to pair with your phone to connect to the internet and display notifications.

But the wrist strap is made of modules that can house features like extra batteries, GPS receivers, and more. 

I spoke with BLOCKS co-founder Serge Didenko for this episode of the LPX Show. 

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

And if you want to help support the LPX podcast, please consider making a donation to our Patreon campaign

Jun 17 2016

30mins

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Rank #6: LPX Episode 9: Funeral for an Atom

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In the wake of Intel's decision to cancel its next-gen Atom chips for smartphones, tablets, and other low-power devices, mobile tech bloggers Sascha Pallenberg, Nicole Scott, and Steve "Chippy," Paine join Brad Linder for a round tablet discussion of the legacy of the Atom chip family and what Intel's decision to shift is focus away from Atom could mean.

Sascha and Nicole are co-founders of mobile tech blogs MobileGeeks.com and MobileGeeks.de, and Chippy runs a number of mobile-focused websites including UMPC Portal and CarryPad

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

And if you want to help support the LPX podcast, please consider making a donation to our Patreon campaign

May 17 2016

48mins

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Rank #7: LPX Episode 8: Designing the DragonBox Pyra handheld computer

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The DragonBox Pyra has a 5 inch screen and a dual-core ARM-based processor. But it's not a smartphone. In fact, this handheld computer looks more like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DS game system. 

It has a physical keyboard, a bunch of storage and input/output options, dedicated buttons for playing games, and Debian Linux software which allows you to play games or run desktop software including LibreOffice and Firefox.

The DragonBox Pyra is developed by a team led by Michael Mrozek, who wanted to create a system that not only runs open source software, but which also features open designs: anybody can open up the case and replace the parts or download the schematics to design their own case for the hardware... or design their own CPU board and insert it into the case. 

Mrozek began taking pre-orders for the DragonBox Pyra on May 1st, 2016 and I reached out to him to discuss the project in more detail. 

Here are some links to projects mentioned in this episode:

You can also follow Michael Mrozek on Twitter and YouTube

Visit the LPX website to learn more about the DragonBoyx Pyra.

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

And if you want to help support the LPX podcast, please consider making a donation to our Patreon campaign

May 06 2016

35mins

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Rank #8: LPX Episode 7: Are chatbots the new apps?

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Are chatbots the new apps? A lot of developers seem to think so. Facebook and Microsoft have both rolled out tools that make it easy for coders to create bots that you can chat with on Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other platforms including plain old SMS text messaging.

I wanted to get a better sense of what chatbots are, what they can do, and why we should use them. So for this episode of the LPX Show, I interviews Robert Stephens. He's founder of the Geek Squad, he was chief technology officer for Best Buy after that company acquired Geek Squad, and now he's co-founder of a new chatbot service called Assist.

Visit the LPX website to learn more about chatbots, and to find a list of some of the bots you can chat with today. 

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, in Google Play Music, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

Apr 25 2016

28mins

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Rank #9: LPX Episode 6: Vivaldi is a web browser for power users

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After co-founding Opera Software and working on the company's web browsers for 15 years, Jon von Tetzchner left Opera in 2011. Now he's back with a new company and a new web browser... and it's aimed squarely at power users looking for features that aren't built into any other web browser.

Vivaldi 1.0 is available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux

You can find the LPX Show in iTunes, on Stitcher, and just about anywhere else you get your podcasts.

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

Apr 06 2016

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Rank #10: LPX Episode 5: Building a fair(er) phone

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Most people probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the materials used to build their phones, or the workers who put the hardware together. But Amsterdam-based Fairphone is trying to change that... by selling phones made with conflict-free minerals from Africa and by setting up a Worker Welfare fund for factory workers in China. 

Even if you don't care about those things, the Fairphone 2 is interesting for another reason: it's the first modular smartphone to hit the market.

You can replace the screen, camera, battery, and other components with nothing more than a screwdriver.

The Fairphone 2 is available in Europe for 529 Euros, and Fairphone hopes to bring the smartphone to the United States eventually. It's showcasing the phone at this year's SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, where the phone is a finalist for an Innovation award. But the earliest the phone is likely to go on sale in the US is 2017.

I spoke with Fairphone's public engagement manager Daria Koureniushkina for this episode of the LPX Show, and she explains how the project was started, and where it's going.

I also interviewed iFixit founder Kyle Wiens about modularity and repairability in smartphones... why it's useful, and why it's not exactly common.

Here are some related links:

You can also get the latest updates by following LPX on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LPXShow.com

Mar 16 2016

20mins

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