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Tech Talk Radio. Tech Talk Radio is an informative and entertaining talk show heard on free to air radio as well as streamed to the world live, and via podcast.

Each week we present current news and views from Australia and abroad. Were independent, non biased and are now in our fifth year of providing consumers with valuable information to help make educated decisions when it comes to technology.

Tech Talk Radio originates from the studios of 94.1 3WBC in Melbourne live every Monday night at 8pm.

Join your host Andrew McColm (ABC Radio Talk 1116) and co host Dr. Ron along with our regulars, Justin Dunlop, Mark Diggins, Graeme Callaghan and Adam Turner - journalist for the Age and SMH. Lidija Davis is our US correspondent based in Silicon Valley California. Tech Talk Radio reports on current technical developments both in Australia and abroad in an easy to digest manner format. Our panelists discuss a wide range of issues and technological gadgets, as well as respond to your dilemmas and feedback. Were passionate about technology and it shows!

Join us live in our chat room - chat.techtalkradio.com.au. Tech Talk Radio is an informative and entertaining talk show heard on free to air radio as well as streamed to the world live, and via podcast.

Each week we present current news and views from Australia and abroad. Were independent, non biased and are now in our fifth year of providing consumers with valuable information to help make educated decisions when it comes to technology.

Tech Talk Radio originates from the studios of 94.1 3WBC in Melbourne live every Monday night at 8pm.

Join your host Andrew McColm (ABC Radio Talk 1116) and co host Dr. Ron along with our regulars, Justin Dunlop, Mark Diggins, Graeme Callaghan and Adam Turner - journalist for the Age and SMH. Lidija Davis is our US correspondent based in Silicon Valley California. Tech Talk Radio reports on current technical developments both in Australia and abroad in an easy to digest manner format. Our panelists discuss a wide range of issues and technological gadgets, as well as respond to your dilemmas and feedback. Were passionate about technology and it shows!

Join us live in our chat room - chat.techtalkradio.com.au-As I sat around the dinner table last Saturday night, the conversation headed down the path of todays generation Y, and how they have an abundance of gadgets and gizmos to help them to engage in almost every aspect of modern life. From entertainment to breaking news, education and social networking, the youth of today are informed like no other generation before them.

News and gossip appears on their desktops, laptops and mobile phones almost as it happens. New and old music arrives in a digital, non tangible form these kids dont own many, if any CDs, or even know what a record is, let alone seen one for real.

But being so connected has its problems, problems which most people aged 30 or over have probably never experience. Things like cyber bullying and the digital divide. Despite the cost of these portable high speed communications devices which handle navigation, video, pictures, sound, SMS, and email, coming down, allowing everyone to own at least one media capable device, gadget envy is still a source of peer group pressure as they are now fashion accessories, not mobile phones.

Take Apples new iPhone 3GS, a very desirable accessory to pull out of the school bag or hip pocket. To buy one of these outright will set you back around $879 for an entry level unit of the latest 3G model. Thats got to be a few hours work at the local golden arches restaurant.

Gadgets aside, have you ever thought about how simple things were before todays Gen Y was about Cast you mind back 20 or so years ago when television was analogue and square, none of this fancy rectangular widescreen stuff. When tuning in to a TV station meant choosing a channel, not one of 4 or 5 possible channels.
When connecting a VCR to the TV was relatively simple, compared to the thousand of possible combinations and methods of today, and stereo was the buzz audio word, not 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby surround sound.

Just last week, Brian in the Tech Talk Radio office asked what seemed to be a simple question about how to set up an easy to use media centre so his younger brother has no need to handle DVDs. Back 20 years ago, these problem would never be an issue because we didnt have the technology. Now we have media centers, DLNA servers, video on demand, digital free to air TV in both High definition and standard definition, Digital radio and pay TV, not to forget downloads off the internet. Whats todays modern parent got to do to stay abreast of new world digital living room

This dilemma can do your head in if youre not careful, even for the tech savvy, so be informed and read up on todays high tech living room gadgets, browse the internet and learn, but dont get caught wwilfing (what was I looking for) else you might end up in therapy. The best thing you can do when you venture out shopping for todays modern gadgets, is take a 13 year old with you. Most kids of today have the mutant technology gene in their blood. Listen to them, as the more often than not know what theyre talking about. Oh, and if you dont have a 13 year old in the house hold, try borrowing one from a friend. They can be bought quite cheaply, just offer them music card to fill up their iPod to say thanks, and theyll be your new best friend and technical soul mate.

Also on the show this week:
Adam takes a look a DLNA, the technology allowing todays modern living room gadgets to talk together.
We take a look at the old media vs new media
Microsoft launches some IE8 vomit, and
Bing to include Twitter results!

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