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Podcast 1650: DirectTV NOW, Dan Lohrmann on Trump & Big Tech and MCWT: Top Women in Tech


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Emmys, IoT & aimWest

 

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Visual Compass Director Hits the Red Carpet

Eddie Fritz grabbed the gold at the Michigan Emmy’s with his Motion Graphic Presentation: Visual Compass Field Guide: Navigating the Digital Landscape.  Congratulations Eddie and the whole crew at Visual Compass. Watch the award winning presentation right here.

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AT&T and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Mobeen_Khan_AVP_Bio_with_Photo_Mar2015__Compatibility_Mode_Mobeen Khan, Executive Director of Product Marketing Management for AT&T shares the increasing complexity of a world where more and more of our lives and work are connected digitally. AT&T is on the cutting edge of this booming sector which seems certain to reach trillions of dollars in the near future.

 

 

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aimWest Young Techie

Doug KellyDoug Kelly, President of aimWest shares the vision for promoting technology in the western side of Michigan.  More and more technology companies, test labs, entrepreneurs and research centers are following the arc from Detroit to Grand Rapids. aimWest “works to create a common language between the technology and business disciplines. As a non-profit, they host monthly educational and networking events in West Michigan to facilitate education and …


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Podcast 1513 April 4, 2015: AT&T Connects Cars & Obama Lowers the Boom on Hackers

Please note: Due to MSU last game in the NCAA tournament our show was not heard live on WJR 760 AM in Detroit on 4/4/15. However, we recorded an entire 2 hour program with guests and listener questions during the game and you can download the podcast right here on our homepage.

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Connected CarConnected Cars: AT&T’s Role in the Future of Your Car

BrianGreaves_300x2001Brian Greaves is the Director of Product Development IoT Solutions, at AT&T’s Drive Studio and Drive Lab in Atlanta, GA.  The former Detroiter talks about the booming business of helping cars to talk to one another and to their components with advance digital systems.  The Atlanta Drive Studio is where the Communications Giant experiments with technologies to work with a host of car manufacturers.

 

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EO ObamaPres. President Obama Gives Executive Order to Crack Down on Growing Cyber Assault on America

Richard StiennonRichard Stiennon, President of IT-Harvest and a noted international expert on cyberwarfare, comments on the effectiveness of this latest crackdown on increasingly serious attacks on US government and private business by hackers.  Most notorious of these are the Chinese agents who have hobbled sites like …


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AT&T Asus PadPhone Review

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Possibly the Best Phone/Tablet Deal Yet

I have to admit that I was pretty pumped to receive the demo copy of the Asus PadFone X from AT&T (props to Teresa Mask!)  I was able to spend close to a month with it and came away with mixed feelings except for one very clear realization: For all its limitations, this device is a crazy good buy for just $199 under a two year contract with AT&T.

As will all my reviews, I have to disclaim that my observations are not meant to be an exhaustive investigation of the device.  There are wonderful sites like Engadget that do super breakdowns of every imaginable device including this one.  On the other hand I want to approach it more from our listeners’ point of view.  What are the pro’s and con’s of the device and would I use it on a regular basis given the opportunity?

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Before phablets (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G Pro 2,Nokia Lumia 1520) became hugely popular in Asia and then the US and Europe, the PadPhone proposed to be an excellent combination of phone and tablet.  Asus PadPhone X is the first of its kind to be …


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Nokia 635: The Doorway to the Smartphone World

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Foster Braun, 9/4/14

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Most of us Americans are so used to the array of smartphones with all the bells and whistles in every 7 Eleven, Best Buy or AT&T store that it’s hard to imagine a world without them. We ho-hum the latest version of the Yazoo phone because it only has 16 GB of internal storage, quad-core processor etc. Unfortunately for manufacturers that razzle dazzle end of the smartphone market is slowing down because in our country and most of the “First World, markets are saturated. However, there are literally billions of users around the world just waiting for the right device to move up from their feature phones. Enter the Lumia 635 offered in the US on AT&T.

This creates a strange dilemma for this reviewer. To wit: Do I compare apples to apples or mix up my fruit selection? On the face of it, for the majority of US smartphone users, this device would be a step down. It sports a mere 8 GB of internal storage (up to 128 GB more on a micro SD card), just 512 MB (that’s right campers MB) of RAM and no rear facing camera! What?! No selfies?! BUT for folks …


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AT&T 4G LTE NETWORK REACHES MORE THAN 300 MILLION PEOPLE

DALLAS, sept. 4, 2014AT&T* announced today that its 4G LTE network – the nation’s most reliable — now reaches more than 300 million Americans.*

“The strong performance we saw in our mobility business in the second quarter is continuing, not only because of our new service and device plans, but because more customers can get it all on a fast, reliable 4G LTE network that now covers more than 300 million Americans,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO. “Great service and strong customer loyalty begin with having a great mobile network for customers where they live. That’s our number one priority and that’s why our mobile business is hitting on all cylinders.”


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Podcast 1425 June 21, 2014 : Mrs. Weber's Neighborhood, #SMDetroit and AT&T Hotspot

Show Notes:

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Summer Social Media Daze

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Our social media guru and new mom, Emily Hay has been on maternity leave for the last few months but has managed to stay connected to the world of social media.  Today she introduces us to two of her friends:

 Click Here to Listen to Emily Hay and Jeff DeHaven

Jeff-DeHaven-SocialJeff DeHaven tells us about Detroit Social Media Day: June 27.  The event is designed to bring together people who are interested in promoting the use of social media throughout the Metro Detroit area. Sign up for the event.

Lauren Headshot-for-blogMrs. Weber’s Neighborhood where Lauren Weber helps young families find fun things to do during the summer and young mothers find a kindred spirit.

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AT&T:  Hotspot, Audiovox Car Device, Amazon Fire Phone

audiovox_car_connectionTodd Lane, AT&T Regional Sales Mgr. Michigan, talks about the company’s three hot new ways of connecting with the Internet and even your car!

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Shardae Rudel’s London Blog

Follow our young heroine during her 2 month internship in London, England that began yesterday.

 

 

 

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Lumia 1520: A Phine Phablet

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Foster Braun, May 31, 2014

Is bigger always better?  As the bard of Avon might have said, “Aye there’s the rub!” The fact of the matter is that it is hard to evaluate what may be one of the best Windows 8 Phones in the Microsoft lineup with out answering the perennial size question.  So, without pretending to be all “high-geek” in my analysis, here are my impressions of the impressive Lumia 1520.

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Just in terms of its hardware, the Lumia 1520 (Sold by AT&T in the US for $199) is the first Windows 8.1 Phone with a quad-core chipset (a 2.2GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 to be exact) The Nokia Lumia 1520 also has the distinction of being one of the company’s first two supersize phones. This premium handset also features: a 6-inch 1080p HD display and a 2-megapixel front camera, 20 MP Pure View rear camera to name just a few outstanding specs. (Full Specs)  The device comes in 16 and 32 GB sizes but you should note that it has a Micro SD slot for expansion up to 32 GB.  (But who is counting with all the free cloud space being offered by various sites? All …


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AT&T Offers Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet for $199.99 with Windows Smartphone Bundle

Windows Tablet Comes with Microsoft Office Suite that Helps Users Create, Edit with Ease

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AT&T * customers can own a tablet that’s used for more than reading the news and watching videos.

The Nokia Lumia 2520, which will be available in black in all AT&T channels beginning on November 22, is a great tool for both consuming and creating content.  Customers can purchase the Lumia 2520 for $399.99 with a two-year agreement, or for $199.99 with a two-year agreement when bundled with a Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 1020, or Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 is a versatile Windows RT 8.1 tablet with a variety of features that helps users stay connected, productive, and entertained.  Lumia 2520 has a 10.1” Full High Definition display with ClearBlack technology for amazing outdoor readability so you can even use it in direct sunlight. Enjoy stunning video playback, gaming, and document viewing in 1080p from virtually anywhere. Lumia 2520 comes with built-in Microsoft Office and Outlook, which allows users to create presentations, edit spreadsheets, and keep track of emails wherever they may be.

The tablet weighs just 22 ounces and is portable enough to …


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Podcast 1345 Nov.16, 2013 Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy & Home Security for the Holidays with AT&T

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Show Notes:

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Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy raves about Republic Wireless MotoX and rants about Windows 8.1!  Plua  a look ahead at the electronic buying season with the ultimate Cheapskate! Don’t miss Rick’s new book:

 Cheapskate Rules

Savings Toolkit

Black Friday Ad Resources

AT&T Offers New Total Home Security System

Trevis ID Melissa Bahoora Regional Sales MgrAT&T has launched a totally automated, home security system during the last 4 months in the Michigan called Digital Life.  Regional Sales Managers Trevis Herrington and Melissa Bahoora have the details.  The home security system allows you to use your tablet or your phone to monitor your home. You can view your cameras, take snapshots, turn off the water to your home remotely and control your temperature.

MiTechNews Report

Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of MiTechNews.com, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector. This MiTechNews report with Mike Brennan is brought to you by  the Engineering Society of Detroit, representing 16,000 engineers in


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