Tech tAUk Reloaded #20: Embrace the Weirdness

Tech tAUk Reloaded

Looking for something to listen to while you shiver through The Great Polar Vortex Invasion of 2014? We’ve come to the rescue! Despite our efforts to be a little more succinct, we’ve still got a packed episode here to kick off the year 2014.

As always, we begin with ROCK in the NSA – “Oh, So This is Still Happening?” Edition. Our dump of NSA revelations and related stories this week:

Our other tech headlines this week:

Josh kicks off 2014 with another great round of FLUNKS:

Douglas discusses the principles of responsive web design in his slightly renamed “Be Patient… This Might Get Confusing” segment. Check out Media and Mashable’s Responsive Web Design article for examples.

Finally, Josh reviews MenuTab for Facebook for OS X, and Douglas reviews Monopoly zAPPed Edition, a physical board game that interacts with an iOS device.

Episode Duration: 1:13:30
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Direct Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #20 (37.6 MB AAC)
Alternate Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #20 (35.3 MB MP3)

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.