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Computer Talk Radio is a nationally syndicated broadcast radio program on computers and technology, and how they impact your life. On 15 stations, with over 400,000 listeners, Benjamin Rockwell, the show host and a computer nerd, leads the team as the expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to reach the pinnacle of power over your computer problems. Additional team members; Keith M. Sedor, Marty Winston, Steve Keske, and Pastor Mark, all help along the way each week with their own words of wisdom.
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This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:- 00:00 - News of the nerd variety - News of Apple, Epic, Amazon Alexa, Motorola, Xbox, more- 11:00 - Problems with scammers - Benjamin covers phone scammers and a bad solution- 22:00 - Looking back at first computers - Keith talks about his first computer and the experience- 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty discusses lower voltage control of lighting with Benjamin- 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Flash drives - Nestor asks about the price of portable flash drives dropping- 44:00 - Keske on ancestry and family - Steve and Benjamin bounce around a bit of family tree and DNA- 56:00 - Saving money is possible - Benjamin gives options if you can'tbuy a computer right now- 1:07:00 - Social Media scores are coming - Benjamin talks how the social media score could affect you- 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - IT Pros perform remote monitoring and management- 1:24:00 - Slow down and ignore tech - Benjamin encourages to do more things that help forget techComputer Talk Radio Broadcast - 09-10-2020Computer Talk Radio,Apple,scams,colecovision,lighting,low voltage,flash drives,genealogy,saving money,social media score,remote management,escapeComputer Talk Radio Broadcast 09-12-2020; News of Apple, Epic, Alexa, Motorola, Xbox, more; Phone scammers; first computer experience; low voltage lighting; price drops on tech; family tree; buying options; too much tech; remote monitoring; slowing down       
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerd-like news for noting - Facebook, censorship, Messenger, brain implants, Walmart - 11:00 - Moving to Mars with Elon Musk - Benjamin muses over Musks plans for Mars colonization - 22:00 - Epic (games) battles with Apple - Keith and Benjamin discuss Epic Games, Fortnite, Apple fight - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty discusses magnetic tech to resolve water scaling issues - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Hacking from past - Benjamin admits to bad decisions earlier in tech life - 44:00 - Keske on subtractive printers - Steve and Benjamin discuss 3D etching, cutting, forming tools - 56:00 - Technology impacts on youth - Benjamin cautions that tech can impact youth negatively - 1:07:00 - Looking back in time - Benjamin reflects on first personal computer purchase (1989) - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin looks at tech and other issues upon return to office - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Chromebook - Adam asked Benjamin thoughts on Chromebook lifespan
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the nerd world - Amazon, Apple, Epic, Facebook, AI, Microsoft, and more - 11:00 - Not just computers, but all tech - Benjamin covers that all tech is experiencing a price shift - 22:00 - August Apple Apathy on Mac - Keith closes out this series on Apple issues, by hitting the Corp - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty Winston covers the various aspects of UVC light tech - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Streaming service - Benjamin answers Jerry's question on what service to use - 44:00 - Keske on technology durability - Benjamin and Steve discuss the increasing durability of tech - 56:00 - Dealing with problems - Benjamin covers email disasters and how to handle them - 1:07:00 - Tech symbols and origination - Benjamin talks tech symbols, including the show's logo - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - IT Pros do more than just nerd things… adapting to many areas - 1:24:00 - Reference sources for the show - Benjamin notes he uses sources from left and right for the show
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of a nerd sort - Apple, Google, Twitter, Panasonic, Microsoft, Blackberry, more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Top basics to learn - Jen asked Benjamin about what do all people need to know - 22:00 - August Apple Apathy on Mac - Keith continues his dislike of Apple, and the repair problems - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty tells Benjamin that the thermostat is where it's at - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Best upgrade - Dan asks about improving boot time… SSD upgrades rock - 44:00 - Keske on airplane technology - Benjamin and Steve talk about airplane tech to fly us around - 56:00 - Dangers of computer unreality (1) - Benjamin covers the dangers of getting lost in computers - 1:07:00 - Dangers of computer unreality (2) - Benjamin continues on dangers of the unreality in tech - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin laments the demise of documentation everywhere - 1:24:00 - Annual PC buying guide - Benjamin explains Back To School Buying Guide issues this year
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of nerdly interest and note - Political censorship, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Fortnite, more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Blue blocking - Benjamin answers Pearl - Blue light is not going to kill your eyes - 22:00 - August Apple Apathy on Mac - Keith talks about some of the failings with his own Apple Watch - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty talks about increasing air pressure within the house - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Laser Printers - Larry asks Benjamin about Laser Printer options for current - 44:00 - Keske on government freebies - Steve and Benjamin explore options for cheap or free laptops - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - Is old PC obsolete - Kevin asks how to tell when a computer is finally obsolete - 1:07:00 - Old tech in strange places - Benjamin covers how floppy disks are still in scary usage spots - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin opines on giving tech a problem list or one at a time - 1:24:00 - Politics are getting worse - Benjamin laments astro-turf text message annoyances
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News to note of the nerd world - T-Mobile, smart monitors, Disney+, Twitter, Apple, Google - 11:00 - Standing desk for health - Benjamin covers idea of standing desk for working from home - 22:00 - August Apple Apathy on Mac - Keith continues August Apple analysis of problem areas - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty talks about Sensi Predict - HVAC troubleshooter - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Amazon analysis - Alex asks Benjamin about virtues and issues with Amazon - 44:00 - Keske's optimizes Windows 10 - Steve discusses some options for speeding up his Windows 10 - 56:00 - Old recordable media dying - Benjamin discusses problems with old CD recordables - 1:07:00 - 3D printing challenge coin - Benjamin updates his experience with challenge coin - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Working From Anywhere vs rotating shifts and other plans - 1:24:00 - Go Fund Me great place to help - Benjamin talks about his nephew and Go Fund Me
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News to note of the nerd world - SpaceX, Antitrust, Twitter, Google, Smart Glasses, iPhone - 11:00 - Impending return from Space - Pete Trabucco talks about astronauts and experiences - 22:00 - August Apple Apathy on Mac - Keith starts to show Benjamin he's not a fanboy, bashs Macs - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty brings up a number of tools that work without touch - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Camera change - Benjamin answers why he went with Nikon DSLRs vs Olympus - 44:00 - Keske's Goofy Geeky Gadgets - Steve provides a long list of various goofy gadgets of interest - 56:00 - Why Privacy Matters (Part 1) - Benjamin addresses importance of privacy, and why it matters - 1:07:00 - Why Privacy Matters (Part 2) - Benjamin continues his concerns about us giving up information - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin ponders what happens if he gets hit by a bus - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Tech longevity - What daily tech has survived for Benjamin the longest
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News to note of the nerd world - Musk, Bezos, LinkedIn, Hotline, SpaceX, Space Force, more - 11:00 - Censorship by any other name… - Twitter's heavy handed approach really looks bad for all - 22:00 - Trackpads are not fave of all - Keith and Benjamin discuss cursor controls, and trackpads - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty covers news of killer (bad) Covid tech for your home - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Backup Cameras - Jenna asks about a backup camera for her ten year old car - 44:00 - Keske on Choirs - Steve sings the praise of some folks who setup a virtual choir - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - Windows AV - Jameson asks Benjamin about Windows Defender anti-malware - 1:07:00 - YouTube a great research tool - Benjamin covers experience with YouTube for fixing things - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin answers question… why IT always reports to finance - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Facebook Surveys - Cindy asks about Facebook Surveys (DON’T DO THEM!)
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News to note of the nerd world - Twitter scam, Bronco, Peacock, Musk, CBP, Mars, Netflix, more - 11:00 - Apples new iPhone OS Beta - Benjamin talks about iOS 14's preview beta, and liked features - 22:00 - Apple's Settlement for batterygate - Keith and Benjamin discuss Apple settlement for underclocking - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty predicts how August will relieve and deceive us - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Hotspots and VPNs - Marie asks Benjamin about using a hotspot for remote working - 44:00 - Keske on Projectors - Benjamin and Steve discuss options with video projectors - 56:00 - Top things to not do on Internet - Benjamin discusses ways you can get into / stay out of trouble - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Website design - Joey asked Benjamin's opinions on tools for website design - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin discusses IT dress code vs business dress code - 1:24:00 - Looking back at the moon - Benjamin looks back at Lunar Lander (actual, and video game)
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerd news for this week - Logitech, Amazon Prime, Apple iOS 14, Harvard, and more - 11:00 - Cord cutting is great - Benjamin says to ditch cable; plenty can be found on streaming - 22:00 - Sticking with the same brands - Benjamin quizes Keith on his long term fanboy natures - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty gives out some old school video tricks for home - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - America On-Line - Mary asks Benjamin why people hated America On-Line - 44:00 - Keske on Disabled Gaming - Steve covers world of video gamers with reduced abilities - 56:00 - Paperless world - Benjamin explores the concepts of a paperless world - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Podcasts for profit - Jeff asks how to start a podcast and make a million dollars - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin talks about the usage of social media in business - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Update issues - Christina asks if update problems are reason for concern
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Neat nerd news of note - Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, SCOTUS, streaming - 11:00 - Politics are getting crazier - Benjamin covers how tech companies will manipulate this year - 22:00 - Mistakes with water and tech - Keith and Benjamin discuss waterproofing of cellphones - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty asks "Oh say can you UVC"… and covers almost scam - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Old Laser Printer - Alex asks Benjamin about the value of an old laser printer - 44:00 - Keske on Security - Steve talks hackers targeting the people working from home - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - EOL for all-in-one - Marvin asks benjamin about all-in-one desktop at end of life - 1:07:00 - Conversations with the wife - Benjamin talks about paying bills automatically online - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin covers fighting loneliness while working from home - 1:24:00 - Independence Day musings - Benjamin closes on a note for you to reflect and put tech down
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of Nerd Interest - Warrant-proof, searches and seizures, tolling, Facebook, more - 11:00 - WWDC 2020 - Keith talks about the announcements from Apple's WWDC 2020 - 22:00 - Apple announcements for MacOS - Keith continues with Benjamin on Apples new offerings - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty educates Benjamin and listeners on the basics of HVAC - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Netflix and VPN - Jillian is having problems with Netflix over VPN, wonders why - 44:00 - Keske on computer models - Steve covers some of the thoughts behind statistical models - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - PC Build Tips - Connor asks about tips for building his own computer - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Buy or rent modem - Kristi and Bill have joint conversation about cable modem option - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin explains the importance of protecting information - 1:24:00 - Saying goodbye to a brand - Benjamin laments the loss of Olympus cameras to new owners
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Notable Nerd News this week - Concert, Cancellations, Zoom, T-Mobile, Facebook, Orwell - 11:00 - Return to the Amusement Park - Pete Trabucco joins in to talk return to Disney/Six Flags/more - 22:00 - Apple coming to your vehicle - Keith talks about CarKey; Apple keyless entry to your vehicle - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty talks about cool tools that Dad's would find interesting - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Zoom Meeting - Larry asks if it's time to bail on Zoom Meeting software - 44:00 - Keske on gardening tech - Steve discusses a variety of gardening gadgets of interest - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - Net to 2nd building - Victor asks Benjamin about network in a second building - 1:07:00 - Bosma door lock review - Benjamin covers a new tech door lock that deserves attention - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin happy on Fortune 500 CEO's Work From Home stance - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Flipphones - Wally asks about why people would still use flipphonesThis week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Notable Nerd News this week - Concert, Cancellations, Zoom, T-Mobile, Facebook, Orwell - 11:00 - Return to the Amusement Park - Pete Trabucco joins in to talk return to Disney/Six Flags/more - 22:00 - Apple coming to your vehicle - Keith talks about CarKey; Apple keyless entry to your vehicle - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty talks about cool tools that Dad's would find interesting - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Zoom Meeting - Larry asks if it's time to bail on Zoom Meeting software - 44:00 - Keske on gardening tech - Steve discusses a variety of gardening gadgets of interest - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - Net to 2nd building - Victor asks Benjamin about network in a second building - 1:07:00 - Bosma door lock review - Benjamin covers a new tech door lock that deserves attention - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin happy on Fortune 500 CEO's Work From Home stance - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Flipphones - Wally asks about why people would still use flipphones
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdly News of the week - Tracking, E3, Wendy's, Brave, Android 11, Netflix, and more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Church streaming - Benjamin answers Jerry about streaming solutions for churches - 22:00 - Getting better rest through tech - Keith and Benjamin discuss Sleep Cycle monitoring app benefits - 31:00 - Forty Year House (.com) - Marty brings Doodads for Dads with Father's day a week away - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Hotspot and VPN - Marie asks if working via remote using hotspot is safe - 44:00 - Keske on future changes - Steve talks with Benjamin on hot trends coming for technology - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - PC temperatures - Michael asks about ideal computer temperatures, testing - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Buy WiFi6 now? - Brandi asks about WiFi6, and if it's the right time to purchase - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin talks climbing the ladder while working via remote
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdy news of note - Facebook, Amazon, WhatsApp, Zoom, CES 2021 and more - 11:00 - An exercise in torment with repair - Marty talks of Frankenstein, the massive computer and problem - 22:00 - Continued issues with the repair - Benjamin and Marty discuss the fails of Asus with Frankenstein - 31:00 - Blurred screenshots in iOS - Keith explains an interesting security feature within the iPhone - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - Drive options - Benjamin answers if second drive should be internal or external - 44:00 - Education and research for all - Steve and Benjamin cover the learning options of YouTube - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - Personal / Work - Benjamin answers crossover usage of work/personal tech - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Fans / Water - Benjamin answers two more questions, fans, water in tech - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin discusses if remote work has become the normal - 1:24:00 - Planet only 4.2 light years away - Benjamin covers planet with nearby system, not good enough
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Intro and Listener Q&A - Twitter, Trump, Raspberry Pi, Wikipedia, bias, juries, more - 11:00 - SpaceX missed launch for a day - Benjamin and Keith cover the SpaceX - NASA return to space! - 22:00 - Listener question - Windows 10 - Jensen asks Benjamin how likely is Windows to be replaced - 31:00 - Marty Winston opines - Benjamin and Marty discuss single or double space after period - 39:00 - Listener question - Tracking - Listener asks Benjamin if a formatted laptop can be tracked - 44:00 - Keske on computing and Covid - Steve and Benjamin discuss ways tech is working to beat Covid - 56:00 - 3D printed guns issue (part 1) - Benjamin covers non-controversy of 3D printed guns - 1:07:00 - 3D printed guns issue (part 2) - The ghost gun concept is fake… other more important topics - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin covers some of the conferencing call problems - 1:24:00 - News from Microsoft Windows - Benjamin covers KB patch problem, and Linux code in Win10
Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 05-23-2020; This week, Computer nerd Benjamin Rockwell, and fan favorite, Apple Certified Consultant, Keith M. Sedor (a.k.a. My Mac Guru), bring you a different kind of Computer Talk Radio episode... our listener Q & A!  Benjamin & Keith field, consider and banter about listener computer & technology questions that run the gamut from the thoughtfully sublime to the completely absurd.  If you'd like YOUR computer & technology questions answered on air on a future Computer Talk Radio Listener Q & A episode, you can submit your questions at ComputerTalkRadio.com.  Be sure to click the 'Subscribe' button in your favorite podcast app.  And please leave us a 5-star review!  We love to hear nice things from our listeners!
Show host, and computer nerd, Benjamin Rockwell delivers the latest tech news, and hosts this show with fan favorite, Apple Certified Consultant, Keith M. Sedor (a.k.a. My Mac Guru), along with the rest of the Computer Talk Radio team, including Marty Winston, Steve Keske, Pastor Mark, and more... MUCH, MUCH MORE!  Be sure to click the 'Subscribe' button in your favorite podcast app.  And please leave us a 5-star review!  We love to hear nice things from our listeners!
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the Nerd Normal - Xbox, Facebook, Wink, Musk baby, tech layoffs, and more - 11:00 - Crossroads of Faith and Tech - Pastor Mark and Benjamin discuss return to the old normal - 22:00 - Apple announces tech refresh - Keith and Benjamin discuss new hardware from Apple - 31:00 - Addressing the ups and downs - Marty discusses how Covid-19 isn't the zombie apocalypse - 39:00 - Listener Q&A - IT remote spying - Stephanie asks if work IT can spy on your laptop via remote - 44:00 - Keske on RADAR - Steve Keske provides a history of RADAR from 40's to present - 56:00 - Tech and the new normal - Benjamin talks about using tech to survive isolation and WFH - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Desktop demise - David asks Benjamin if Desktops are completely gone - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin on learning quickly while adapting to working at home - 1:24:00 - New normal provides new ideas - Benjamin's new idea of germ-free kiosk as your smartphone
This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of a nerdy nature - Video Conferencing, Intel, Ubisoft, scams, outages, more - 11:00 - CES possible ground zero - Marty and Benjamin discuss CES's possible involvement in virus - 22:00 - Crossroads of Faith and Tech - Pastor Mark covers escapism and gaming with Benjamin - 31:00 - Restrospective on Apple - Keith and Benjamin discuss some of the older Apple Macs - 39:00 - Tech tip for home safety - Updating DNS for screening out inappropriate material - 44:00 - Infrared temperature detection - Steve and Benjamin discuss the tech behind the new cameras - 56:00 - The new naming of WiFi - Benjamin covers details of WiFi 6, the new speeds coming soon - 1:07:00 - Tech in new areas - Benjamin covers his tech enabled doctor's visit via webcam - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - Benjamin talks about the IT functions that can be done remote - 1:24:00 - The New Normal / New Nerds - COVID - Turning normal people and pastors into tech support
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