The Tech Informist - For fans of Apple, Google, Microsoft & other technology

The Tech Informist - For fans of Apple, Google, Microsoft & other technology
By The Tech Informist
About this podcast
The tech news show with two guys shooting the breeze about current tech news and gadgets

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Latest episodes
Dec. 8, 2017
Qualcomm has shown off their Snapdragon 845 mobile CPU which you will see in pretty much every good Android smartphone that will be coming out in 2018 and Toshiba unveils their 14TB helium filled hard drive designed primarily for data centers. Sony has sold over 70 million PS4 consoles when you combine the original PS4, Slim and Pro units. Sony has also sold just over 2 million of their PSVR headset units which is pretty impressive as well. We also discuss a possible smart urinal and the recent agreement that Anheuser Busch has made to buy 40 of the upcoming Tesla Semi trucks. As always there is plenty more to talk about, so enjoy the episode and then join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. We would also appreciate it you could take a moment to leave a rating and review of the Tech Informist Podcast on iTunes.   Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows   Full shownotes available at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-199-snapdragon-845-helium-hard-drive
Dec. 2, 2017
Net Neutrality is under attack again with a vote to potentially repeal the 2015 decision the FCC put in place scheduled for December 14. We talk about this along with the Bitcoin value explosion and General Motors putting more focus on electric and autonomous cars. We also share our thoughts on movies such as Coco, Wonder and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri so make sure to stay tuned for that in the Apps, Entertainment and Hardware segment. As always there is plenty more to talk about, so enjoy the episode and then join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. We would also appreciate it you could take a moment to leave a rating and review of the Tech Informist Podcast on iTunes.   Full shownotes available at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-198-net-neutrality-and-bitcoin-talk
Nov. 17, 2017
Tesla is at it again with their recent event in which they showed off their upcoming Tesla Semi as well as the surprising unveiling of their upcoming updated Tesla Roadster sports car. As Tesla continues to change the automotive industry from nearly every aspect, you have to appreciate what they are doing to try to help wean people off gasoline in a variety of segments. We also talk about the sudden decision to close down all ten TechShop locations in the United States and file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as well as the recent AT&T mobile network outage. As always there is plenty more to talk about, so enjoy the episode and then join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. Full shownotes available at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-197-tesla-semi-event
Nov. 13, 2017
As pretty much every gamer on the planet knows, Microsoft launched the most powerful gaming console in the world this past week with the Xbox One X. Brad shares his experience with the launch of the Xbox One X at the Microsoft Store in St. Louis along with his marathon gaming experience with Extra Life which raises money for Children's Miracle Network. Also Kevin shares his experience trying to get a Google Home Mini at the Google pop-up doughnut shop event in St. Louis on November 9th. So have a listen and find out how these experiences went along with everything else we have on tap to talk about then join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. Full shownotes can be found at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-196-xbox-one-x-launch
Nov. 4, 2017
It is impossible to know many things unless you personally experience something. On this episode Brad and Kevin discuss what can happen when you try to sell a phone that has been reported lost or stolen with AT&T. We also discuss the latest speed bump for  Google regarding their Pixel 2 XL smartphone and the impressive debut of a new Android powered smartphone from PC gaming hardware company Razer and plenty more! So have a listen and join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. Full shownotes available at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-195-blacklisted-phones
Oct. 28, 2017
Would you want Amazon to be able to unlock your front door so their own delivery team can place your packages right inside your front door? Well Amazon is launching a new service they call Amazon Key that will do that and more which we talk about on this episode. Of course there is plenty more including how Brad's recent trip to the San Francisco and San Jose area went which included a tour of the IGN facility. Remember when Brad sent Brendan Graeber of IGN a couple bottles of Nuka Cola Quantum? Watch the IGN video here and listen to us talk about the experience here on Episode 112 from January 22, 2016. So have a listen and join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. Full shownotes available at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-194-amazon-holds-key
Oct. 21, 2017
Another day, another security vulnerability in the tech industry. This time the problem lies inside of the security that was designed to protect your wireless network yet affects much more than just being able to get on your Wi-Fi connection and download illegal files. Sam Ventimiglia joins Kevin on this episode to talk about this Krack vulnerability and how it affects your WPA2 security along with a variety of other topics including one app that will help protect those nude photos you might have on your mobile devices. So have a listen and join us over in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. Full show notes can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-193-patch-the-krack
Oct. 16, 2017
With more and more virtual personal assistants entering our homes via smartphones and other "smart" devices, obvious privacy concerns are sure to rise. This week a prime example of why the concern is still real after Google picked up a Google Home Mini unit in person from a tech reviewer. Also, Hyperloop One picks up another serious investor in Richard Branson of Virgin Group as they become Virgin Hyperloop One moving forward. As always, there was plenty more to talk about, so have a listen and join us in the Tech Informist Community on Facebook to keep the discussion going. Full show notes available at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-192-is-this-thing-on  
Oct. 7, 2017
This week Brad and Kevin discuss what Google showed off at their 2017 Pixel event including their new Pixel smartphones, Google Home speaker lineup additions and even their new Pixel Book Chromebook along with a few extra surprises. Also AOL Instant Messenger is finally being put to rest as is the Groove Music service from Microsoft. As always, there is plenty more to talk about, so have a listen and join us in the Tech Informist Facebook Community to keep the discussion going at http://facebook.com/groups/techinformist Full shownotes available at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-191-google-pixel-event-2017
Sept. 29, 2017
How would you like to travel from Los Angeles to Toronto in less than 30 minutes? Or how would you like to travel to nearly anywhere in the world in under an hour? Elon Musk is at it again looking to launch a SpaceX service that would help us do just that at a cost that would be similar to a regular flight today. We also talk about the new Amazon devices, Twitter doubling the character limit or tweets, the never released Xbox Watch and when you can get your preorder in for the LG V30 in the United States. Let us know what you think in our new Facebook Group here in the Tech Informist Community or via Twitter @TechInformist or via email at [email protected] Full shownotes can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-190-elon-musk-space-x/