Computer Talk Radio podcast

Computer Talk Radio

Computer Talk Radio is a nationally syndicated broadcast radio program on computers and technology, and how they impact your life. Benjamin Rockwell, the show host and a computer nerd, leads the team as the expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to reach the pinnacle of power over your computer problems. Benjamin is joined by multiple team members who thrive on bringing you to the next level of knowledge. Keith M. Sedor has been a Certified Apple Mac Consultant for nearly 20 years. Marty Winston has been all over the place, from an executive at Radio Shack, to one of the most trusted members of the tech community from behind the scenes. Steve Keske brings a vast history, as well as experience in a number of directions. Recurring weekly segments include IT Pro and Scam series.

Computer Talk Radio is a nationally syndicated broadcast radio program on computers and technology, and how they impact your life. Benjamin Rockwell, the show host and a computer nerd, leads the team as the expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to reach the pinnacle of power over your computer problems. Benjamin is joined by multiple team members who thrive on bringing you to the next level of knowledge. Keith M. Sedor has been a Certified Apple Mac Consultant for nearly 20 years. Marty Winston has been all over the place, from an executive at Radio Shack, to one of the most trusted members of the tech community from behind the scenes. Steve Keske brings a vast history, as well as experience in a number of directions. Recurring weekly segments include IT Pro and Scam series.

 

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Weekly Broadcasts of Computer Talk Radio

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24 Feb 2024

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1:30:02

24 Feb 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 02-17-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the nerd world - Sony, Microsoft, Apple, NYPD, landlines, Amazon, Facebook - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Hackable cars - Jasmine asks Benjamin about concerns of hackable cars - 22:00 - Apple Carplay vs General Motors - Keith and Benjamin talk about in-car infotainment systems - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty brings up Inui, Tripp-Lite, and Klein Tools for review - 39:00 - Scam Series - AI and scammers - Benjamin warns there are job scams leveraging AI for reality - 44:00 - Keske on chip implants - Benjamin and Steve talk of the evolving world of chip implants - 56:00 - Dangers of computer unreality (1) - Benjamin warns of hazards of computer unreality and concerns - 1:07:00 - Dangers of computer unreality (2) - Benjamin continues on how to avoid problems in the tech world - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - NDAs - Issues of non-disclosure agreements is discused by Bbenjamin - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Home website - Benjamin advises Olivia of the hardships of setting up webserver ... Read more

17 Feb 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

17 Feb 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 02-03-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Listener Q&A - WiFi7, NAS - Benjamin opens with questions on WiFi7 and NAS drives - 11:00 - Myths about dangers on net - Benjamin discusses some of the myths that abound of danger - 22:00 - 40 years of Macintosh - Keith and Benjamin talk of 1984 Superbowl Commercial - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Klein Tools and Skilsaw are on Marty's mind this week - 39:00 - Scam Series - Loyalty rewards - Benjamin offers up strange loyalty rewards and virtual tip scam - 44:00 - Keske on seniors and robots - Steve and Benjamin discuss future world of robots helping elderly - 56:00 - Net Neutrality is a sham (part 1) - Benjamin says to look at the money flow, those asking for laws - 1:07:00 - Net Neutrality is a sham (part 2) - Why is Big Tech strong for net neutrality… because it helps them. - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - 263 - Navigating computer training is a key effort in todays workplace - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - tech sabbatical - Mark asks Benjamin if he ever takes a break from tech ... Read more

10 Feb 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

10 Feb 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 02-03-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdy news to take note - NSA, social media, Amazon, iRobot, Roomba, Disney, Neuralink - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - good or evil - Tristan asks Benjamin about the morality placement of tech - 22:00 - Artificial Intelligence - Keith and Benjamin discuss AI and it's impacts on the world - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty talks Scansnap scanner, and Workhorse sawhorse - 39:00 - Scam Series - Shakedown scams - Benjamin warn of scammers pulling shakedown threats - 44:00 - Keske on TelStar satellites - Benjamin and Steve discuss history of amazing communications - 56:00 - 3D printing - adhesion - Keith asks Tim of Pascucci 3D of adhesion and layers in printing - 1:07:00 - Focusing while working - Benjamin talks about eliminating distractions at home and office - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - 261 - Worker choice is better on choosing return, hybrid, remote - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Benjamin's history - Tom asks about Benjamin's history on building computers ... Read more

03 Feb 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

03 Feb 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 01-27-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdy news to take note - Microsoft, Apple, EU, data leaks, Netflix, AI, Intuit, FTC, more - 11:00 - Tipping out of control due to tech - Benjamin tells why tipping screen was invented by tech makers - 22:00 - Apple scare tactics or not - Keith and Benjamin discuss if Apples drumbeat is real or hype - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty tells of Linksys and mesh networks to fill out your WiFi - 39:00 - Scam Series - Facebook - Benjamin tells of Facebook Marketplace buyer concerns - 44:00 - Keske on agriculture tech - Steve and Benjamin cover the evolving world of farms via tech - 56:00 - Robots won't steal your job - Benjamin talks of changing world changing jobs, not removing - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - brands, laptops - Paul asks about laptop vs desktop, Justin on brands to avoid - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - 261 - Benjamin fills in the background of Quiet Hiring at the office - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - used tech - Donna asks Benjamin if he would buy a used smartphone ... Read more

27 Jan 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

27 Jan 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 01-20-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdy news to take note - Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Tesla, UC Berkely, YouTube, more - 11:00 - More reasons to avoid electic cars - Benjamin expands on why the electric vehicle isn't right for him - 22:00 - Apple downgrade of Apple Watch - Keith and Benjamin talk of the ongoing issues of Watch features - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty talks of Rokform 100W cables, and a new GAN charger - 39:00 - Scam Series - Surveys and offers - AppleCoin is bogus item being hawked to take your RealCash - 44:00 - Marty has more reviews - Comfylight, 1More, Echogear, BioBidet all get reviewed - 56:00 - Leveraging LinkedIn better - Benjamin gives tips on leveraging LinkedIn for your needs - 1:07:00 - How much internet speed - Benjamin explains the balance of how much speed is needed - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - 260 - Benjamin talks of new workplace term, Loud Quitting - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - show repeats - Benjamin answers Peter as show turns 16 with no repeats ... Read more

20 Jan 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

20 Jan 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 01-13-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdy news to take note - Apple, Hertz, returns, moon, Netflix, Amazon, Wi-Fi 7, more - 11:00 - CES coverage is weak - Benjamin admits that CES is a shell of it's former self - 22:00 - Apple Vision Pro not quite right - Keith and Benjamin struggle with the Apple Vision Pro concept - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - AI deepfakes and Winston AI content spotter on Marty's mind - 39:00 - Scam Series - Surveys and offers - Avoid the idea of answering surveys for offers scam - 44:00 - Keske on Internet History - Benjamin and Steve explore the history of the Internet - 56:00 - Why Privacy Matters (Part 1) - Benjamin lays out the importance of our own privacy - 1:07:00 - Why Privacy Matters (Part 2) - Benjamin continues to hammer home importance of privacy - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - 258 - Benjamin explores the workplace topic of Quiet Firing - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - clean screens - Chuck asks for approach to cleaning all manner of screens ... Read more

13 Jan 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

13 Jan 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 01-06-2024

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Opening the year with AI - Benjamin opines on the craziness of AI imposing on reality - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Windows specs - Abby asks about Windows supposed low requirements - 22:00 - Sedor says to backup now - Benjamin and Keith bounce around importance of backups - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty on the techy Tineco Toasty One, and Basquettes - 39:00 - Scam Series - Facebook sellers - Benjamin warns of Facebook Marketplace seller concerns - 44:00 - Keske on AI detecting cancer - Steve and Benjamin talk about real usage of supposed AI - 56:00 - Pascucci 3D and layers - Keith asks Tim Casey more details about 3D printing layers - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Digital divide - Lisa asks Benjamin about the digital divide and learning - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series - 258 - Benjamin starts series on workplace terms - quiet quitting - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - fewer ports - Adam asks Benjamin why fewer ports on various computers ... Read more

06 Jan 2024

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06 Jan 2024


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 12-30-2023

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Listener Q&A - dead PC, ext HDs - Closing out the year with less news and more listener questions - 11:00 - Improving responses from email - Benjamin notes how to get return engagement on e contacts - 22:00 - Sedor on Scanners - Keith and Benjamin discuss scanners and substitutions - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Kitchen tech with Kitchinvention and the Capresso Calendia - 39:00 - Scam Series - dire is not dire - Benjamin warns of announcements of dire consequences - 44:00 - Marty delivers more reviews - Reolink, Kingston, Denova, Shelly all get products reviewed - 56:00 - Top tech skills to learn - Benjamin answers question of the top computer skills to know - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - VR and AR - Samantha asks Benjamin if VR and AR will become mainstream - 1:16:00 - Nerd of the Year - Runners Up - The nerds we lost in 2024 from all manner of fields - 1:24:00 - Nerd of the Year - Memoriam - Benjamin closes with the pick who most represented nerds ... Read more

30 Dec 2023

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30 Dec 2023


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 12-23-2023

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News by nerds for normal people - Apple, TSA, Family Sharing, robot food, Comcast, AI, more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - cars and networks - Simone asks about tech distraction in cars, Heidi of networking - 22:00 - Apple Watch problems - Keith and Benjamin cover Apple Watch 9 and Ultra 2 recall - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty and Benjamin discuss CES devolution, and E3 collapse - 39:00 - Scam Series - fake bank calls - Benjamin warns of scammers calling under guise of protecting us - 44:00 - Keske on better programming - Steve and Benjamin discuss programmers thinking real world - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - learn to be a tech - Gary expresses concern and fear about going into tech field - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - stolen WiFi - Elijah asks how to deal with neighbor piggybacking on internet - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series 255 - IT Professional is better used as a collaborator than a hero - 1:24:00 - Guidance on Christmas spirit - Benjamin closes out the show with Christmas guidance ... Read more

23 Dec 2023

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

23 Dec 2023


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 12-16-2023

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News by nerds for normal people - Tesla, Ford, E3, monopolies, CAMM2, streaming bundles - 11:00 - Technology and church - Benjamin tells of how technology and church fit so well together - 22:00 - Sometimes heros struggle - Keith and Benjamin open up about when client can't be helped - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Power items with Anker 525, VTOMAN 1500, Tripp-Lite USB - 39:00 - Scam Series - Christmas guidance - Benjamin shares general Christmas warnings of scams - 44:00 - Keske on scams against seniors - Steve and Benjamin talk of scams against vulnerable seniors - 56:00 - Nerds aren't just repairmen - Benjamin covers how the idea of nerds is so much more - 1:07:00 - Gaming chair revisit - Benjamin shares of continuing success with Secret Labs chairs - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series 254 - Benjamin talks of paying attention to cybersecurity concerns - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - removable media - Stacy asks Benjamin to opine on the future of removable media ... Read more

16 Dec 2023

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

16 Dec 2023


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast - 12-09-2023

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Listener Q&A - Mice, video card - Troubleshooting Rob with a mouse, August with a video card - 11:00 - Knife review - Demko Shark Lock - Nerds use knives, and this is an amazing carry knife… - 22:00 - How much tech is in your house - Keith and Benjamin compare the volume of tech in their homes - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Typhur thermometer,Iottie QI stand, Meross garage opener - 39:00 - Scam Series - they happen - Scams happen, so tell your story to everyone for awareness - 44:00 - Keske on artificial intelligence - Steve tells how sports teams are using AI to prevent injuries - 56:00 - What does Big Data know - Benjamin tells about all of the secrets that tech knows of us - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Learning - Terry asks Benjamin about learning about hardware and PCs - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series 253 - Moving closer to paperless helped company improve - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - cyberattacks - Katherin askss if her PC is vulnerable to a cyberattack ... Read more

09 Dec 2023

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

09 Dec 2023


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 12-02-2023

This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News and headlines for nerds - OpenAI CEO, Cybertruck, Apple, PopSci, Meta, Moon, more - 11:00 - Christmas Preparation - Benjamin gives a detailed list of Christmas Preparations - 22:00 - Examining issues with printers - Keith M. Sedor talks of some of the printer struggles and fixes - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty talks of Targus LED disinfection, Anker 733 powerbank - 39:00 - Scam Series - delayed shipping - Benjamin warns to not wait too long for your packages - 44:00 - Keske on artificial intelligence - Steve and Benjamin cover the evolving medical world with AI - 56:00 - Pascucci 3D - 3D printing material - Tim Casey and Keith talk of the materials involved in 3D printing - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Alexa, Spam - Bill is having problems with Alexa and TV, Jennifer with spam - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series 252 - Benjamin declares that CAPTCHA is dead and needs replacing - 1:24:00 - The Shift sci-fi Christian movie - Benjamin talks up a twist of a movie with sci-fi and God mixed ... Read more

02 Dec 2023

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1:30:02

02 Dec 2023


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 11-25-2023

This week's special full broadcast of the Computer Talk Radio Holiday Gift Guide includes: - 00:00 - More Christmas gift guides - Benjamin opens gift ideas with Eufy, VTOMAN, Cherry - 11:00 - Ideas for the general public - Marty joins with reviews of Nebia, Meatworks, Swiss Diamond - 22:00 - Keith on Apple related products - Keith dives in with a wide assortment of ideas for gifts - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty returns with Klein Tool assortment, Skil, and Brondell Bidet - 39:00 - Scam Series - Fake online stores - Benjamin warns of fake online stores that are waiting to trap you - 44:00 - Printer, Car, and kitchen tech gifts - Marty talks up Image Printer, Iottie, Tucci pans, and Gourmia - 56:00 - Sound, Camera, and lattes - Marty brings more with Zvox, Reolink camera, Capresso - 1:07:00 - General Christmas tech tops - Marty continues with more tech tips for the holidays - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series 251 - Benjamin talks about the evolving world of cybersecurity - 1:24:00 - Higher tech insultation - Marty closes with one more about DAP foam insultation ... Read more

25 Nov 2023

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

25 Nov 2023


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Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 11-18-2023

This week's special full broadcast of the Computer Talk Radio Holiday Gift Guide includes: - 00:00 - Dishing up the nerdy news for all - Amazon, Tesla, Apple RCS, China, Fire TV, WeWork, Disney - 11:00 - Reassess your broadband router - Time to think about the bottleneck that is your broadband router - 22:00 - Reviewing two Kershaw knives - Benjamin talks up Kershaw Heist and Iridium Black knives - 31:00 - Marty Winson's Wisdom - Marty covers Targus disinfection light, and Anker powerbank - 39:00 - Scam Series - If you only knew - Benjamin asks if you knew it was a scammer, would you do it? - 44:00 - Keske on Christmas ideas - Steve gives some of his wishlist ideas for this Christmas season - 56:00 - Productive Work From Home - Benjamin covers productivity tips working from and at home - 1:07:00 - Black Friday Scandals to avoid - Benjamin tells how to avoid the problems this Black Friday - 1:16:00 - Professional IT Series 250 - Benjamin gives reasons people struggle, yet need to follow policy - 1:24:00 - Reduce your tech - This Thanksgiving, let's actually focus on giving thanks! ... Read more

18 Nov 2023

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:02

18 Nov 2023