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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CES 2017 Episode

Brenda and I are members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, an all-volunteer civilian organization that supports the Active Duty Coast Guard in non-military, non-law-enforcement missions, including Boating Safety, Public Education, America’s Waterway Watch and many other areas of support including food service and standing radio watches that allows the Coast Guard to focus more personnel on their core missions.  Members of the Auxiliary also conduct Safety Patrol operations on navigable waters where it’s impractical to have a Coast Guard presence, serving as eyes and ears as well as public outreach to promote safer boating and conduct Search and Rescue when requested.  Members must train and demonstrate proficiency in small boat operations to the standards of the Coast Guard.  This week, BoomertechRadio will be on hiatus while we undergo that training and qualification exercise on the waters of Shasta Lake in Northern California.  So instead of a fresh episode this week, we offer up our broadcast from the 2017 CES, featuring Starr Ackerman from IK Multimedia and a spokesperson from the Consumer Technology Association.  Enjoy and we will be back with a new fresh episode next week.

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BoomerTechRadio, April 22 Episode

Got around to posting this one on time.  Alan is back!  Brenda beats up Facebook Messenger Phishing Chatbot while you listen!  We beat up on Facebook in general!   Zuckerberg apologizes to the family of the Facebook Live murder victim. People who use tech — or any tool — to do evil things.  Scams and Schemes to watch for. Verizon tries to stop the bleeding. iOS and MacOS fans get a little love from Apple.  Apple wants to go greener. Bose Headphones allegedly spying on users.  Plugging stuff into the OBD port on your car is a Bad Idea. 3D printing glass. Google tracking.  GoPro. Things that robots can do better and why we should let them.  The Tech News You Can Use!

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A first step!

OK. In the great scheme of things, it’s pretty small, but it’s a noted milestone.  The BoomerTechRadio Podcast has hit 50 downloads.  Every show has to get started on the path.  Tell a friend!  By the way we record a fresh episode today at 6PM Pacific Time.


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April 15 already?

No Alan this week, he was not feeling well.  This week: The great Burger King Google Disaster; The Death of Windows Vista; NES Classic discontinued; Sound Bars under $200; Bixby on the Galaxy S8–Sorry we don’t need another Assistant, Samsung; Home Assistance Robotics; New DJI Phantom Drone; Uber Goes To Hell; Macbooks popping; Facebook Illegal Content; Repurposing a old iPhone; XP Lives! Tech News You Can Use.


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Busy week

Last several days, some family issues have kept me away from my desk and updating.  Fear not, topics are being picked for this weekend’s recording.  Typically we record the program/podcast Thursday nights at 6PM Pacific time at KCNR-AM and we plan on making that a regular event with an eventual live streaming of the recording so that we can take calls and do Skype with our growing list of listeners.  As always looking for your feedback in our comments here or you can email


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BoomerTechRadio April 8, 2017

Alan and I talk games, consoles and PCs while Brenda’s eyes glaze. Why we both like the Steam platform.    BitTorrents explained.  Nexia home security cameras.  Roomba vs puppy.  Why Apple is shooting itself in the foot. Lots of Tech News You Can Use!

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