Tuesday, February 03, 2015

TechTalk February 2, 2015

We shake things up this week with Mr. Amit Vyas the CEO of DigitalNexa.com joining us on the show to talk technology

I suspect what you are really interested in is the conversation we had in total, here it is the podcast.

Here are the show notes. Some of the stuff we got to and the rest unfortunately you will have to discover on your own.


Vine Kids app
Kids are known for having short attention spans and it appears Vine is banking on that with a new app that should also help put parents at ease.
The Twitter-owned video-sharing company rolled out Vine Kids on Friday to let children watch looping 6-second Vine videos that have been screened for child-appropriateness.
"Kids love Vine," Vine head of communications and marketing Carolyn Penner wrote in a blog post. "So, we built Vine Kids, a simple new app that gives young children a fun way to watch Vines."

Chordana Composer makes it easy for you to write your own tunes, even if you don't know how to compose music.
You can enter a motif (two-bar melody) using your choice of 3 input modes. There's no need to enter the melody for the entire tune.
You just enter one motif and Chordana Composer automatically creates a whole tune, so you don't have to spend ages composing the music.
Casio app

How is it of use to journalists? Posting multimedia collages on social networks, particularly on Instagram, can make your report from the scene more eye-catching.

A video collage is also a good way to fit in more information in a social media post, which can often feel restrictive as videos are limited to 15 seconds on Instagram and six seconds on Vine, for example.

Snapchat discover

Bitcoin news

Kindle Unlimited

Apple watch! More
Tim Cook was busy telling everyone how terribly successful the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been, when he nonchalantly dropped this little nugget of information.

Practical tech and the synth collection!
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVOturned award-winning Hollywood composer. Famous for his use of the synthesizer, Mothersbaugh has accumulated a vast collection over the years. We had the chance to check out a small selection of Mothersbaugh synths and spent some time talking about the future of music with the prolific artist.

Google glass is dead
The company insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product, but will stop producing Glass in its present form.
Instead it will focus on "future versions of Glass" with work carried out by a different division to before.
The Explorer programme, which gave software developers the chance to buy Glass for $1,500 (£990) will close.
The programme was launched in the United States in 2013. It was then opened up to anyone and was launched in the UK last summer.
It had been expected that it would be followed reasonably quickly by a full consumer launch.
From next week, the search firm will stop taking orders for the product but it says it will continue to support companies that are using Glass.

Google Earth Pro is free
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Google Earth Pro, the premium version of Google's popular Google Earth service, is now free. Google sliced the price from $400 a year, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you like to make 3D measurements or create HD videos of virtual trips around the world, I'd jump on this. You can download the software key directly from Google and start an online global journey.
If you spent the past ten years paying $400 for the service, this news is probably annoying. Unlike standard Google Earth, Google Earth Pro comes with a suite of professional-grade features, like a map-making tool. It's not clear why Google decided on this freebie.

Streaming Music is good business today!


Amazon in the email business?

Microchipped people it is here! Into it?

US Chief Tech Officer

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