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Android 6.0 vs. iOS 9

So what’s the difference between Android and iOS anymore? While the two systems used to be more divergent, but the feature gap is closing  fast, especially with this fall’s arrival of Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and iOS 9. For example, both systems are upping the ante for their personal assistant software, trying to get ahead of Microsoft’s Cortana. … Continue reading Android 6.0 vs. iOS 9

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PTJ 156 News: Insecurity Checkpoint

Well, that Ashley Madison thing sure blew up last week, didn’t it? At last count, there are five lawsuits seeking more than a half-billion dollars filed against the site and its parent company. In further fallout, a $500,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the hackers. But in an ironic twist noted … Continue reading PTJ 156 News: Insecurity Checkpoint

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PTJ 155 News: Grin and Bear It

After months of speculation, Android M has an official snack nickname in Google’s pantheon of tasty versions! Android 6.0, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, will be called Marshmallow and the software development kit is now available for those who want to build apps for it. Ever so busy, Google also just built a … Continue reading PTJ 155 News: Grin and Bear It

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(Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Start Me Up, 2015 Edition

The return of the Start menu was one of the things that made many a Windows 8 Haters stop griping about Microsoft and take a look at Windows 10. Yes, a variation of that handy little button is back, baby, hanging out in the lower-left corner of the screen.  But if you’re used to the … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Start Me Up, 2015 Edition

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PTJ 154 News: Salad Days

Google isn’t taking much of a summer vacation and instead, set up a whole new corporate operating structure this week.  In a blog post on the company site, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced a new business entity called Alphabet that will now oversee  a collection of companies underneath it, including Google. Other members of … Continue reading PTJ 154 News: Salad Days

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A schematic view of the strange peanut-shaped asteroid Itokawa. By making exquisitely precise timing measurements using ESO’s New Technology Telescope, and combining them with a model of the asteroid's surface topography, a team of astronomers has found that different parts of this asteroid have different densities. As well as revealing secrets about the asteroid’s formation, finding out what lies below the surface of asteroids may also shed light on what happens when bodies collide in the Solar System, and provide clues about how planets form. The shape model used for this view is based on the images collected by JAXA's Hayabusa spacecraft.

PTJ 153: Space Peanuts and Selfie Sandwiches

http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep153.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More Subscription Options This week it’s all about fun on the best tech-themed podcast in the known universe. Don’t fret, it’s not all shenanigans. Do we talk about robots? Yes. Do we discuss Microsoft 10? Of course we do. Is there … Continue reading PTJ 153: Space Peanuts and Selfie Sandwiches

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PTJ 153 News: Toasted

Blasting a nosy quadcopter out of the sky is a dream for some, but a Kentucky man was arrested in late July for shooting down a neighbor’s unmanned drone. The shooter claimed the drone was hovering low over his property, but the owner of the drone said he wasn’t spying. The Federal Aviation Administration is siding with the drone owner … Continue reading PTJ 153 News: Toasted

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PTJ 152: We get Invaded!

http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep152.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More Subscription Options On this very special HeadStepper Media crossover event we are joined by singer, songwriter and blogger Janifer Cheng to talk about her new podcast co-hosted by none other than El Kaiser himself. The Mass Invasion podcast and blog is simply pure, unadulterated … Continue reading PTJ 152: We get Invaded!

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PTJ 152 News: Roll The Windows Down

At last! Windows 10 was released this week and the early reviews are now rolling in. The Wall Street Journal said “Windows is actually useful again, assuming you still rely on a PC,” and “If you knew how to use Windows XP back in 2001, you’ve have no problem finding your way around Windows 10.” … Continue reading PTJ 152 News: Roll The Windows Down

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