BoomerTechRadio June 24 2017

Brenda is away from the mic for the first half of the show.  We just figured it out!  If you find another Husband-Wife/Father-Son TECH podcast out there let us know, because, you know, you gotta have something that makes your show unique after all.  This week, why Podcasts are taking off after languishing for a time (including this show)

How a one second crash in the cryptocurrency Etherium lost investors thousands of dollars; Blockchain the company raises $40M; Great Price on a Logitech Universal Remote; Hand-wringing over the idea that humanoid robots might make us treat real humans worse (hint:  we have never needed robots to treat each other inhumanly); Google Glass Lives!  Choose Your Own Adventure, Netflix Style; Taking the glass out of lenses; WannaCry hampers Honda; Body Image Social Media Pressure “Pimp My Face” ???; Gigantic flexible OLED screens; Walmart Vs Amazon in the Cloud Wars.  Tech News and Commentary you can USE!

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BoomerTechRadio June 17, 2017

Welcome to BoomerTech!  We welcome listeners who may have just found our program and explain a bit about where we’re coming from.  This week:  Burger Bots; VR being used to reduce pain at the Dentist; The History of the GIF and how DO you pronounce it?; Video watching on your phones; Netflix hidden download limits; Optimize your Windows Display; Ms Pac Man; much more.  Tech News You Can Use.  Subscribe to our Flipboard magazine.

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June 10, 2017 BoomerTechRadio Podcast

Brenda is back as we record the show in a borrowed office due to schedule conflicts.

Amazon Prime for the low income market; The war between Amazon and Wal-Mart heats up to capture market share;  Exabytes of video content!; The Bixby AI Speaker…Samsung, don’t humiliate yourself again, OK?; Sci-Fi as entertainment and prophecy; Elon Musk’s AI prophesy; Apple tries to regain relevance in the workplace with new offerings…if you are a fan; Why I love the Kindle Fire; Net Neutrality:  I just want my damn Netflix to work right!  Lots and lots of “Goodies, Gadgets & Gizmos!”

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June 3, 2017 Podcast

It’s just Bob and Alan this week since Brenda is off on an assignment.  Topics include Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist Common Sense, Fraud Alerts, Remote Hugs, IoT shoes, little tiny parachutes, skype makeover, waiting for WWDC and much more.

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Digisole connected shoes.

One of the interesting aspects to what I do are the press releases from companies hoping to get mentioned even in the smallest of outlets such as this one.  Many times at CES I’ve seen products being promoted that beg the questions “What were you thinking about?”  And so it is with this latest offering.  Now far be it from me to mock what might be an actual viable market segment, but I need to wonder just what is the NEED that consumers might have for a pair of IoT connected shoes.

Digisole,  which is being funded, like so many hopeful products wanting to be the Next Big Thing, via Kickstarter, offers a number of “benefits” that they hope you will wonder how you ever did without.  Among those are built in heaters, counting your steps and posture, and self-tightening laces no doubt inspired by Marty McFly’s Nikes.

I must admit, the very first thing that came into my mind, having reported on exploding hoverboards and melting phones, is the wisdom of putting Li-Ion batteries under one’s very feet which might give the term “hotfoot” a whole new meaning.  Call me a luddite, but bluetooth connected shoes stretch the concept of must-have products.



  • Design: Inspired by a sports car.
  • Maximum Heat Level: 113°F (45°C)
  • Heat regulation: Thermostat
  • Temperature output: Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Distance output: Miles or meters
  • Available Sizes: EUR 36 to 47
  • Battery output: Hi-Cap rechargeable
  • Battery life (Lithium Ion): More than 500 Cycles
  • Charging system: Double micro-USB cable
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.0 and above; Android 5.0 and above
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0


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Memorial Day Weekend Show

Bob, Brenda and Alan Belongie discuss the tech news of the week, including observations and opinions about the goodies, gadgets and gizmos.  Tell a friend and share the podcast link!



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May 20, 2017

This week, we talk about the Ransomware attacks; the need to update; tele-affections, SEX ROBOTS?; why we really don’t have Artificial Intelligence yet, Samsung DeX, the best way to avoid Facebook Clickbait; Steam as a resource for the casual gamer; No Robots On The Streets Of San Francisco!; Linux training on the cheap; tablets ain’t dead yet, the best ones to buy.  Subscribe and tell a friend!

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May 13, 2017

This week we wonder aloud what Microsoft is thinking by trying to force-feed Bing down everyone’s gullet.  Narcissistic Emojis, starting with Lady Gaga.  Old hardware leaving companies vulnerable to hacks.  New and nasty ways bad guys want to extort your money.  It’s all about bandwidth when it comes to VR/AR.  PC, Mac, iDevice, Android and even Linux news.  And an interview with Jim Barry, the Digital Answer Man.

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May 6, 2017 Podcast

We’re back!  Welcome to those of you discovering our little show since we started with Stitcher.  BoomerTechRadio has been a local broadcast show with live streaming for seven years, and now we’re pushing out as more of a podcast.  The format of the show is still broadcast-friendly and if you know of a local radio station that might like to pick us up, have them contact us at  This week’s highlights include RansomeWare, Phishing, Facebook’s problems, Bob once again attempts to understand BitCoin, challenges faced by women in the sciences and technology, robotics and tech that will be going the way of hand-crank telephones in the next few years.



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A welcome to new listeners on Stitcher.

It’s been rather busy with some Family matters and our involvement with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, but I wanted to give a shoutout and welcome to those who have just found this program via Stitcher, as well as Google Play, TuneIn, and of course iTunes or Apple Podcast, whichever they are calling themselves.  Glad to have you along, this is a different sort of tech show, we try not to get lost in geek-speak, jargon or inside jokes that make us feel oh-so-clever.  We also are broadcast friendly, since this program has been on the air on KCNR-AM in Redding, CA for the past seven years, so you can listen with the kids in the room if you’ve ever cringed at some of the verbiage being tossed out on some other shows.  We are just getting started on this path, welcome along for the trip, lots to see on the way.


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