Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Indie Jukebox April 12, 2017

This week we sit down with Kamal Musallam and we talk about the artists he is working with.

This is 1 hour of great music by indie recording artists in the Middle East.

Kamal recording the Jukebox.

Here is the set list.

Dwight Dickerson-Gentle Persuasion 4:17
Healer Twins-Snake in the Desert 3:07
Pasha Cazan-Garden Of Birds 3:05
Racha-Sakru Chababik 6:17
RED ONE-5PM 4:27

 The Gypsy Swing Project-Cesar Swing 2:06

DocTalk with Dr. Jenna Burton April, 12, 2017

Well, who doesn't have an ache or pain that they want to ask a doctor a question about?

Dr. Jenna Burton joins the show to help you work through your medical issues!

The Philosophy and Medical Doctors.

Some of the chat on the show.

-Checkups do we need them if we feel ok? and Vitamin D lots of people popping them!

-Suggestions for treating bad acne

TechTalk With Nexa April 11, 2017

Tech, Tech, Tech who doesn't love tech and have a question or 2 about what is hot and what is not?

Andrew Thomas joins the show from and we have a good old chat about travel, sim cards, productivity apps and more.

Find the podcast at the bottom.

The Dream Team of TechTalk.

The Show Notes with Links.

Workflow app


Microsoft Surface

-travel and the 1st thing people do is get a local sim
-uber is not loved in Bali
-google maps change the way we travel! An attraction can really game google  which is good???
-Tesla tech or car company?

What we need to be thinking about with electric cars is the service sector! Charging!

Huawei, LG, Samsung, Sony it is phone time!
Apple coming!

Cool idea

Teens love iPhones!hmmm is the survey flawed?
The latest survey of around 5,500 teens, average age 16, was released on Monday. It revealed staggering things, such as that teens love Snapchat.
But it also offered something that few might think possible, or even believable. 76 percent of these teens said they owned an iPhone, the highest number the survey has ever recorded. Six months ago, the survey said 74 percent did.
In that last survey, 79 percent said that their next phone would be an iPhone. In the latest survey, that number has risen to 81 percent, also a record.
Skeptics might mutter that Piper Jaffray is an investment bank that's always seemed a touch starry-eyed and giddy about Apple.
My own suspicions rest in the crevices of online virality, where Samsung has often done markedly better than Apple. Teens live and breathe viruses, don't they?

Hmmm this sounds too good to be true!

Interesting how google image search works for products! Need to be on this!
Making the products eligible to serve up as a similar item requires marketers to add and maintain product metadata on the brand's Web pages. The markup helps Google find product offerings on the Web and give users a summary of product information.
Along with detailed instructions on how to use the feature, Google says it's important to ensure that the Web pages have an image reference number, products with names, image, price and currency, and metadata on the host page. These are eligible for the Similar items.

Free Android game!

Disney is getting close to HUMANS! Seen the show?

I just think a levitating lightbulb is cool

We want tech in the car but we don’t want to pay a premium!

Facebook AI assistant, too much intrusion?

Stateside, Facebook Messenger users can now expect a little help from M, the AI-powered virtual assistant that Facebook has been developing for more than a year.
M will make its presence known to Messenger users by popping right into their active conversations and suggesting what it considers to be relevant content and actions.
Among a small percentage of users, Facebook says it has been testing such suggestions for the past few month and deems it a "great success,” Laurent Landowski and Kemal El Moujahid, both product managers at Facebook, note in a new blog post.
When M recognizes intent in a user’s conversation, it may suggest a relevant sticker to share with friends and family. If it recognizes when people are discussing payments, M might offer gives them the option of sending or requesting money.
If the subject of travel comes up, M might suggest an option to share one’s location during a conversation.
Additional suggestions could include content related to making plans, starting a poll, and even getting a ride using a ride sharing service like Lyft or Uber. The new service could obviously benefit service providers like Uber and other businesses if they can score recommendations from M.

Fact checking is alive with google searches but they aren’t doing it
Google has started showing a 'fact check' label in search results next to articles containing claims that have been vetted for veracity.
The fact-check tagging system, which is rolling out globally on Google Search and News, expands on a program introduced by Google's Jigsaw group to Google News in the UK and US in October.

Tim Berners-Lee has suggested empowering the internet giants do more to combat the abundance of 'fake news' on their respective platforms.

Now some results will display a summary showing what the claim was, who said it, and which organization fact-checked it.
Only articles that have been fact-checked by news publishers and fact-checking organizations will display the label and summary.
Google itself does not vet articles or facts but has decided to include the labels, not necessarily to clamp down on producers of fake news, but to highlight articles that have been fact-checked in accordance with its own news publisher rules.

Google Duo Update
n March, Google announced it was beginning to roll out support for audio-only calling in its FaceTime and Whatsapp competitor, Duo, which had previously focused on video calls. Initially, support for audio calls was available in Brazil, but the feature is now live for all users worldwide, a Google engineer and technical lead for Duo announced on Twitter late on Sunday evening.
If you’re having trouble keeping track of Google’s numerous communications products, Duo was the video calling app announced in May 2016 at the Google I/O developer conference. It launched last summer as a Google-powered alternative to other popular video calling apps.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

CarClinic with AutoPro April 11, 2017

Glenn Power is in the house from and we are answering your car maintenance questions.

This week we even had a listener offer up a bit of advice on an AC unit that was freezing up.
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A few questions we had left over!
Q. are service plans a good investment?

Q. Is an engine swap on a FJ Cruiser a big deal and can I go outside the agency?

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GetFitRadio with Marcus Smith of Innergifht April 10, 2017

We all want to get fit and stay fit and along the way we all have a lot of questions to be answered.

The problem is who do you ask your questions to?

Marcus from Innerfight Gym,, has you covered.

The show notes and links!

It has been 3 weeks!

So, what is new in the land of Marcus?

We made it to Bali for a break and I was absolutely blown away by the number of people walking and running on the beach at 6am!

So, we have a few questions.

Q. how long does it usually take for you to start to see results from your fitness activity, I am doing body pump 3X a week and it has been a month and I am not seeing much of a difference what I am really asking is when do I decide to move to another activity?

Q. internal body fat what is that all about?

Q. my family is telling me I am obsessed because I do an hour of some fitness activity daily maybe they are worried I will add more time?

Q. do you have a beach ready program at Innerfight?

Q. if I want to do a triathlon what kind of training investment will I have to make?

Q. my family keeps pestering me that weightlifting is not for girls what do you think?

-I really like this article on wrist strength and grip! Thoughts?

-Surprised at how many people have dumped the fitness trackers on the wrist, you seeing the same thing?
Fitbit is 10 years old!

  • Carbs after a workout, doing the Scooby doo head shake and looking at shaggy, what?

-tight hamstrings are a pretty common thing here is a nice piece on how to deal with them!

-sleep, am I a broken record? We tend to need more, not you Marcus!

-lose the gut a few things to start with!

In search of the travel workout! Tips?
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CarTalk with Motoring Middle East April 10, 2017

Imthishan and Noel are in the house from and we are talking about the cars that matter to you.

If you are interested in the new Aston Martin or what the Lambroghini Huracan with rear wheel drive is like you will enjoy this conversation.

And we have a healthy mix of interaction from the audience.

In short a great show!

The Show notes.

-what are you driving?
Checking out the new #Lamborghini #huracan 580-2 today!

-Convertibles do we really want them, YES and NO
-The Mazda MX5 Miata RF
-Lincoln Continental
-the innova
-Loving Peugot 308

limited edition Vanquish S inspired by British Royal Air Force's Red Arrows. Only 10 cars are being commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge - the tenth car will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund. The cars are finished in Eclat Red with white and blue carbon livery detailing with a white 'smoke trail' feature from the side strake. On the exposed carbon fibre roof panel there's an inlaid 'charge' pattern mimicking the canopy design of a jet. Plus tehre are Union Jack enamel wing badges and a titanium exhaust package. Inside there are Pinewood green inserts evoking the design of the classic flight suit and Martin Baker Ejection Seat fabric with green webbing seatbelts.

Coffee orderd from your entertainment system!

Cadillac sets standard for hands free highway driving!

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Indie JukeBox in the RAW March 22, 2017

Every week we sit down over a cup of coffee and bring you some great indie tunes from the Middle East.

This week it is all about Step Music.

Adam and Big Hass are in the house and another unpredictable week is before us.

Big Hass and Adam

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The Playlist.

Tayf (Ghost)_Mashrou Leila 4:25

 Mish Aktar_Muqataa 3:38 

Winter's Come_Saffron Collins 4:17 

SchoolYard_Narcy 4:01 

Ana Bukra Muattel_Autostrad 4:14 

Tigers On Tujunga_BeiRu 2:20

The DocTalk Show March 21, 2017

We all have an ache and a pain now and again and wouldn't it be nice to have a chat with a doctor to get a little piece of mind that everything is ok?

DocTalk is the opportunity to talk to a doctor and get some of your nagging medical questions answered.

Dr. Jenna Burton joins the show but this week she has a stand-in, Dr. Kamal Akkach from Health Bay Polyclinic.

Dr. Jenna Burton and James

The CarClinic with March 21, 2017

Everyone has an issue with their car and everyone needs to get that issue sorted.

Who can you turn to for some straight talk about your car repair issues, the CarClinic.

Glenn Power joins us to talk about all aspects of keeping your car running in tip-top form.

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We had a good helping of phone calls and SMS questions this week.

Here is a look at a few of the other questions posed to Glenn.

Q. Front tires wearing on the inside what is that telling me

Q. I think I have a break issues, they were screeching before the rain but not after any idea why?

Q. Are garage jobs charged by the job or the hour?

Q. Does a garage get a better price on parts from the agency?

The GetFitRadio Show Talking Men's Health Transformation Challenge March 20, 2017

OK, who has looked at them self in the mirror and said there needs to be a change?

Well, 4 guys, 8 weeks, exercise, diet and let's see what happens.

In this show Carlin Gerbich, editor-in-chief, of Men's Health Middle East, Jay Christie, trainer PTDXB, and David Craig, DJ extraordinaire, join us to talk about the transformation challenge.

What you can take away from this show is that anyone can make a positive life change if they have a goal and are motivated.

James, David, Jay and Carlin

Here is a little look at what the guys have been doing!

Sled push.

More pushing.

Air squats.


More lifitng


A look at the show notes.

Part 1
Carlin what is this transformation thing all about and how did you come up with this team?
Jay thoughts on the challenge when you met us all?
Durante and David why did you say yes?

Part 2
-Carlin and Jay what do you think are the tricks to motivating people? Jay this is your job as a trainer and Carlin you are writing about this every week.
-David and Durante how have you sustained your motivation?
-tips and trick to a sustainable diet what is everyone doing, Carlin you went from bar room brawler to crossfit open guy you have something to say I am sure.
-what about short shorts and training a must?

Part 3
-What exercises are the best all round result generators?
-Dumbbells feature prominently in  your workouts why?
-Abs what are the exercises you recommend?
-Reps matter?
-picking a weight how do we know when we have too much, you don’t want to wimp out  or get injured but you want to improve?
-did the rope climb once not a good exercise?
-sled pushing what does it do

Part 4
-the benefits of working out with others
-how to sustain the gains after a program ends
-what is next for this gang Carlin?
-Talk about the features
-Puma and short shorts

Thoughts on Pilates?

How important is stretching? I hear mixed reviews.
Explosive speed and hamstrings this looks interesting and has a lot to think about!

Best workout while watching tv the moves are what we do except 1 Judo pressup

Here we go walking to a total body workout!

What do you guys think about fitness wearables?

Flash workouts?