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Vulgar Tech

This ain’t y0 mama’s tech podcast. We talk about tech with a slant towards mature subjects, comprised of both a lifelong nerd plus a nearly-technophobic co-host – complex subjects are analyzed and explained.

Episode 6
posted : Apr 22nd, 2015

Our Smarter Home, Android Updates, and a LOT of Star Wars

We start off with a discussion about our now-smarter home. A lot happened in a week, and we now have a Smart Speaker (Amazon Echo), a Smart Thermostat (Nest 2.0), and a Smart Lock (Kwikset Kevo). We talk about the plusses and minuses of each, the actual usefulness of each, and some upcoming features announced […]

Episode 5
posted : Apr 15th, 2015

Bonus : Amazon Echo Unboxing, First Impressions

Our Amazon Echo arrived earlier than anticipated. After an initial estimate of April 24th, Mitcz got an email on Tuesday that it was on its way and would arrive Thursday. It arrived the following day (today). So, as promised, we unboxed it here on this episode and ran “Alexa” through her paces. We even Periscope’d […]

Episode 4
posted : Apr 14th, 2015

Periscope Redux, Passwords, Mitcz’s Apple Policy, Boobs are Awesome, Apple Watch

Quite a few tangents in this episode as we successfully test and broadcast with Periscope, and Mitcz explains why it didn’t work last time. Since his issues with Periscope were related to two-factor authentication, Mitcz rants about his frustration with companies not fully supporting the two-factor authentication they themselves developed¬†(and explains WTF two-factor authentication means). […]

Episode 3
posted : Apr 7th, 2015

Meerkat vs Periscope, HDMI Computer Sticks, Amazon’s Dash Buttons and Phishing

Finally moving past “He Who Shall Not Be Named”, we get into a user-submitted suggestion of discussing Meerkat and Periscope and the drama that surrounds it. We even tried to use Periscope live on the air, and came to the conclusion that it’s too buggy to bother with and quite a load of crap. We […]

Episode 2
posted : Mar 31st, 2015

Edward Snowden, CitizenFour, Patriotism, and the NSA

As promised during last week’s episode, Mitcz finally watched CitizenFour and took copious notes. In this episode, Mitcz discusses the few issues he had with the documentary itself, does some fact-checking, runs a ridiculous math explanation on the numbers Edward Snowden used during the doc, and expresses his feelings about Snowden. Alex disagrees with Mitcz’s […]

Episode 1
posted : Mar 24th, 2015

Unspoken Porn, Automated Cars, The Future

Mitcz and Alex discuss a particularly embarrassing Safari bug as it relates to privacy browsing – aka “porn mode”, while Mitcz rants about some tech companies’ refusals to actually acknowledge that sometimes people just want to be filthy. The discussion evolves into discussions of blocking and flagging content on various websites, privacy implications, and the […]

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