Thursday, October 02, 2014

TechTalk Monday September 29

And here we go with another week of technology news, reviews and general happenings.

Andrew Thomas joins me from digitalnexa and we see how much tech we can talk about in an hour.

Here is this weeks podcast.

And here are the show notes with all the links.


48 apps for student workflow!

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Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.
We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership.
We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life.
You are not a product.

Finally a decent independent email client

Boxer is a faster, smarter mobile inbox that adapts to the way you work. Tailor every aspect of your inbox and get more done in less time. Upgrade your inbox – download Boxer today.

Cool webpage for LOW tech but it is using hightech to get the story out!

This is for real the Kim Kardashian Game is set to make 200$ million kids love it!


Anticipation has been high for the Middle East’s largest consumer IT and electronics retail show, which runs from 27th September – 4th October, and has a strong line-up of new and returning exhibitors once again delivering more than 30,000 amazing products.

local news - gitex shopper opens just in time for iphone 6

mad people queuing up for devices

Is motorola back? Moto G is taking on a lot of people!

Oh boy mobile and the holiday season the revenue is crazy!

The influence of mobile on coming holiday sales is starting to be projected as a portion of the more than $900 billion spending expected.
Total in-store and online holiday sales are going to increase 5% from last year, reaching up to $986 billion, according to the latest annual forecast.

Google and structures Snippets!
Google's latest addition to its web search is "structured snippets", which incorporate facts and data points into individual search results. While this may sound a little confusing at first, it's actually pretty useful. For example, if you search for a "Nikon D7100 camera", Google now displays basic facts about the camera in a box directly under the organic search links. Search for "superman", and in addition to the Wikipedia entry, Google will now show who created Superman (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster), Superman's place of origin (Krypton, of course), and his first appearance (Action Comics). Google says fact quality will vary based on page content as the search giant continues to enhance the relevance accuracy of facts on display. Snippets are also appearing in smartphone searches.

BlackBerry Passport sold out!

a move in the wrong direction in Russia over censorship


This is what makes Vine fun!

Crazy Wearables, we all knew it was going here.

Get tech out of the classroom! Leading professor says!

This is drone magic!

Volvo struck it with Van Dame on YouTube this is another funny ad

15 lessons from 15 years of blogging!

Eyeo makes adblockplus cool company!
A report released earlier this month suggests that more Internet users block ads than ever before. As of June 2014, nearly 150 million browsers have some kind of ad-blocking tool installed, according to research from PageFair and Adobe. And oftentimes, that tool is Adblock Plus.
Available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, the browser extension that many simply refer to as ‘ABP’ has been downloaded more than 300 million times to date.

uber for long distances

Hootesuite is a money machine! I use it.

HootSuite may have to change its name to LootSuite. The social media marketing firm on Thursday announced closing a $60 million venture round, bringing its total raised to date to $250 million. A Boston-based asset manager led the latest financing, with participation by existing investors Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Omers Ventures.
Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Boston-based Fidelity Investment was leading a group providing additional funding for HootSuite. The Vancouver-based company offers a platform allowing marketers to create and manage ad campaigns across social properties including Facebook and Twitter.


Opennit a robotic loom !  VERY COOL!

OpenKnit is the open-source digital fabrication tool that will knit you a jumper in under an hour.
The automated loom has been built by Barcelona-based designer Gerard Rubio, and its novelty lies in the fact it is not only relatively affordable to build from the instructions posted on Github (under €550) but there is already something of an ecosystem around the venture. Collaborators Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva have designed the Knitic software that lets you input parameters for the machine to adhere to, to tailor the garment; and Takahiro Yamaguchi has launched DoknitYourself, a place to share all the digitally designed knitted clothes already made using it. To be fair, the latter only seems to be populated with a handful of Rubio's own designs, but the intent is there nonetheless.

This is cool!
Enter, a group formed by Australian security journalist Patrick Gray. Last July, Gray announced that he was working with HD Moore, developer of the Metasploit Framework tool used by security researchers to pen-test systems, and with another respected security professional who goes by his hacker handle The Grugq, to craft a secure, open-source encrypted chat program cobbled together from parts of existing anonymity and messaging systems -- such as Prosody, Pidgin and Tor. They wanted a system that was highly secure, user friendly and metadata-free. Gray says his primary motivation was to protect the anonymity of sources who contact journalists.
I want to do this just cool!
You have an opportunity to spend $300 on a ticket for an airplane that never takes off. What you're paying for is time travel back to the go-go days of Pan American World Airways in the 1970s. The airline famously went bust in 1991, but not before setting the standard for polyester-era travel luxury.
Air Hollywood, an aviation-themed film studio, is now offering the Pan Am Experience, an immersive jaunt back to a world where orange was a fashionable color and in-flight menus featured items like chicken in wine sauce, grilled filet mignon, and cognac.
The experience takes place in a re-creation of a Pan Am 747, complete with first-class and clipper-class cabin seats. You'll be treated to cocktails, dinner, and video and audio selections suited to the time period. "Everything from the china to the glassware is authentic with careful attention to the exquisite service delivery of the era and menu offerings of Pan Am," Air Hollywood promises. The flight attendants are all decked out in original uniforms, complete with gold buttons, wide collars, and weird beige and blue colors.

good idea for drones - seen any bears???

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