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Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.
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We here about System on a Chip (SoC) builds in phones, but now Apple is bringing that architecture to the Mac. In short, a SoC is a Chip that contains CPU, RAM and other input and output components. This approach to computing is usually great for performance and integration, but can appear user hostile when it comes to upgrades in the future. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_on_a_chip Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
The long awaited switch from Intel has begun with Apple's SoC the M1 in the Macbook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini containing CPU, Graphics and RAM sporting up to 3x faster performance than the previous generations of the machines. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/apple-arm-mac-announcement-M1 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
With more and more movies going straight to Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV+ and theaters losing money, what's next for the movie industry? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
5G is confusing, each carrier is doing 5G different, so let this podcast episode serve as evergreen content for your reference on how it all works as of the fall of 2020. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/03/business/what-is-5g/index.html https://www.comparecellular.com/coverage-maps/5g-network-rollout-comparing-major-carriers/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Another major name steps foot in the electric vehicle market, GMC, bringing back the Hummer name, this time all electric and running clean. Here's to hoping that that beautiful resurrection of the Hummer name helps transition another segment of buyers into this emerging market. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Nest Secure says goodbye. At what point do we start holding these multi-million dollar accountable for the products they choose to abruptly stop supporting? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://gizmodo.com/nest-secure-is-the-latest-google-device-to-be-chopped-1845418516 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Homepod Mini, IPhones 12 and 12 Pro! New things and features galore, but do you need to upgrade? Let's chat. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
After the election is when Facebook will take aim at political ads. I think that's too late. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/7/21506798/facebook-ban-political-ads-after-us-presidential-election-trump-biden-results-notification Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio and new Pixel devices! Yes, yes and yes, exactly what the doctor ordered! Let's talk about Google's #LaunchNightIn event! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Is the dream closer? Certainly in California where forward thinking is loved. Current governor, Gavin Newsom, filed an executive order requiring new cars driven off of lots to be zero emissions by the year 2035 is a bold move and I think it's the right one.
According to AT&T CEO, he believes consumer may be willing to consume ads in exchange for cheaper phone plans. My fear is the snowball effect this may have on the industry as a whole. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/15/21438987/att-phone-plan-ads-ceo-john-stankey Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Another Apple Event has come and gone with new updates to Apple Watch and iPad. Is there a reason to still buy the iPad Pro? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/15/21433205/apple-one-subscription-bundle-price-music-tv-plus-arcade-icloud Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Manipulation and growth. These are the key points to social media. Perhaps it's time to give it up? Check out "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix for a deep look into the design of social media and how it's manipulated us all. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Fortnite creator, Epic, is sick and tired of paying the 30% tax for in-app purchases on Apple's App Store and Android's Play Store. Why is 30% going to the store? What does this mean for our security? Should there be other app stores? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/epic-games-sign-in-apple-reinstated-223215481.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Not just backlash, but a well deserved backlash. People are tired of ads appearing everywhere in their lives, especially a game that they just paid $60 for. Developers, please, stop it. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/ea-pulls-ufc-4-ads-194023147.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
IOS updates are always fun, New emjois, apps and most importantly updates to our privacy and security. Users can now hide their Identifier for Advertisers, making it even more difficult for apps you install to track you! Be sure to select the "Ask app not to track" whenever it pops up! The only question is how much security messaging is too much security messaging? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-piss-off-advertisers-with-your-ios-14-settings-1844870607 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
How can one app prompt feelings of love and hate at the same time? Ask Google! They've mastered it. YouTube Music gives you access to millions of songs and music videos, the biggest question I have is "WHAT version of the song are you listening to?", with a service that prioritizes video. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Liability! It has to go somewhere. Amazon loves to play the middle man and we all should be sick of it, I want Amazon to vet it's retailers and their products -- you should too. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/13/21367966/amazon-liable-defective-products-california-marketplace-third-party Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
An executive order has been signed to ban TikTok in 45 days. Is this necessary? Aren't there more important things that our executive branch should be doing? Is TikTok really that bad? Or is our president just upset? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/tiktok-wechat-executive-order-014615752.html. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tiktok-microsoft/microsoft-aiming-to-buy-tiktoks-entire-global-business-ft-idUSKCN2522BD Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
9 years in the making and Android will finally get Nearby Share for devices running Android 6.0 and later to share files and other media across devices. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/4/21353020/android-nearby-share-file-sharing-feature-launch-airdrop Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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