Hardcore trolls will still hide behind their handles YouTube (owned by Google, you know) is encouraging members to link their user names on the video site to their real names on the Google+ service. The whole universal Google-wide identity thing is not going over well with everyone — most notably with the actor Wil Wheaton, who went … Continue reading Episode 09 News: Law & Orders
Need an app that lets you keep up with the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London? If you’re cruising the mobile Web on an Android or iOS device, quite a few await you. The London 2012 Organising Committee, for example, has three apps of its own, including Join In and Official London 2012 Results. The Results app … Continue reading Gold Medal Apps for the 2012 Olympics
In the news, Yahoo taps Google exec Marissa Mayer to be CEO and the Dark Knight is all set to rise. Pedro looks at Online Influence in a Tech Term of the Week and J.D. helps us create hard-to-crack passwords. http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More … Continue reading Episode 08: What the Heck is a Pangolin?
Thievery and hacking never go away, and tech nerds like us always advise coming up with “strong,” hard-to-guess password for your computer or other accounts. But many people don’t exactly know what exactly constitutes a strong password. Fortunately, you can get some password-creation advice on your computer — right there in the control panel where you … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Creating Hard-to-Crack Passwords
Yahoo is busting a move and has nabbed Marissa Mayer, an engineer and one of the earliest employees at Google, to be the company’s new chief executive. Yahoo has had a rough time of it in the CEO department the past year, so here’s hoping Mayer gets the ship back on course. (Maybe give Flickr … Continue reading Episode 08 News: Dolphins and Sea Lions and Penguins, Oh My!
This week futurist, polymath, technology expert, and author Phil Simon visits Pop Tech Jam. In the news segment J.D. and Pedro crank up the rumor mill, Microsoft gets into the touch screen business get set to release the latest version of their OS. Also in the news Google gets a smackdown from the U.S. government, … Continue reading Episode 07: Platforms and the Chunkiest Tech News Around
Hey, if you liked this week’s chat with author Phil Simon, be sure to check out his Web site for more information about the book, The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Have Redefined Business.
Not that the rumor mill ever slows down, but the arrival of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet seems to have spurred unconfirmed reports that both Apple and Amazon are working on updates to their own tablet lines. “Smaller for the iPad, thinner for the Kindle,” so go the rumors. Time will tell, but remember, video on … Continue reading Episode 07 News: Boo-yah!
Let me be perfectly clear from the outset, I am not condoning illegal activity nor am I suggesting that those folks who make a parasitic living by cheating hardworking people out of their money should be admired or presented as role models in any way. Furthermore, I am certainly not looking to be controversial with … Continue reading Tech Term of the Week: Cramming
Do you want a surefire way alienate the audience for your film or video project? Show them your finished work with sub-par audio. As a rule, audiences seem to be more annoyed by poor sound quality than by bad video. It isn’t just professional work I’m talking about, try sitting through a 2 hour family vacation … Continue reading Some Tips For Improving the Audio Quality of Your Home Video