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The User Friendly Show is dedicated to those that love everything technology and dream of how that tech will improve and change their lives.
Spring 2019 - User Friendly Season 7 - 1 Hour Format.
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Spring 2018 - User Friendly Season 6 - 1 Hour Format.
Season  Episode  Title Listen  Length  Air Date  Topics
6 15 Black Hat 2018 26:42 August 18, 2018 This week is a special edition show covering Black Hat 2018. Las Vegas Reporter Chaz Wellington attends the show and delivers interviews from the floor.
6 14 Comic Con International 2018 72:01 July 28, 2018 LIVE from San Diego Comic Con 2018!
6 13 Antman, Cowboys and Hacking 50:27 July 12, 2018 Join us this week as we prepare for the San Diego Comic Con. And with the topic of conventions we interview the producers of the Cowboy Con in Las Vegas and Reno Nevada. Technology covers the Exacts Data Breach and Moviepass. Mr. Movie covers this summers blockbusters including Antman and the Wasp.
6 12 Privacy Where No One Has Gone Before 57:01 June 22, 2018 This week we take a look at why all your privacy agreements have been updated as well as changes coming from new copyright laws. Star Trek has announced updates for the franchise including 4 new projects. We also look at the "free" smart thermostats being offered by the power companies and what strings are attached. Electric lawn mowers are reviewed.
6 11 Phil Ortiz and the Animation of the Simpsons 54:02 June 15, 2018 Join us this week with our celebrity guest Phil Ortiz. Phil brings 30 years experience as a professional animator as well as background design supervisor for the Simpsons. Also this week we take a look at hiring and working with programmers and Mr. Movie reviews "Incredibles 2".
6 10 Cyber Secure 52:34 May 25, 2018 This week we have the return of a feature from our first and second season - "I Hate Technology" with Gary Wolcott. Have you ever had issues with customer service from a tech company? We have and we talk about it. We also discuss "Infinity War Part 1" and the live theater play "The Watson Intelligence".
Reporter Chaz Wellington interviews our special guest this week, Mr. Chase Norlin, CEO of Transmosis. He tells us about how to get into the cyber security field and some special opportunities for our Veterans.
6 9 Furries! 59:46 May 18, 2018 This week show is a look at the Furry Fandom and a story about everyone coming together to help a little 9 year old Tiger. Also this week Mr. Movie reviews "Deadpool 2" and we look at this weeks tech news.
6 8 Google 60:38 May 9, 2018 Join us this week for a complete report on all the new products being introduced at Google I/O. This is the year of artificial intelligence. Also this week a review of the Admiral Thrawn and Legends Trilogy and a look at why Twitter asked you to change your password. Finally the team visits a "May the 4th" party - and one of our hosts takes first place in the costume contest!
6 7 Mobile World Congress 55:22 April 26, 2018 Join us this week for a look at the new tech from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We also look at the role of a tech freelancer and how to become one as well as the new service from Amazon to deliver to your home and car when you aren't there.
6 6 The Fandemic Tour 55:39 April 20, 2018 Fandemic CEO John Macaluso joins us to talk about what goes into a Comic Con - from production to celebrities. Learn about who we will see at Sacramento in June. Also this week we talk about house and car tech and take a look at the "Rampage" movie.
6 5 Actors, Astronauts & Astrophysicists, Oh My! Live from Silicon Valley Comic Con! 48:48 April 12, 2018 Join us live from the floor of Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con!
6 4 Silicon Valley Tech News 53:45 April 4, 2018 Join us this week before our live show from Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con as we take a look at the latest news from this innovative part of California. Sikkens William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy. Edited by Bill Snodgrass.
6 3 The Dark Side of Tech 45:51 March 16, 2018 This weeks episode dives into the recent failures of Alexa and Smart Things - what happened? Also a review of Canto Bright (Book), A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther (Movies) We also remember Dr. Hawking who left us this week. Sikkens William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy, Wolcott Gary. Edited by Bill Snodgrass.
6 2 Seattle Busted 53:58 March 9, 2018 Join us this week to find out what happened on our trip to Seattle. Our Mr. Movie gives his take on the Oscars. We look at the new Samsung Galaxy phone as well as the rumors around the Sony Playstation 5. In addition we discuss model building and upcoming events. Sikkens William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy, Wolcott Gary. Edited by Bill Snodgrass.
6 1 Technology Overload 51:13 March 3, 2018 In our Season 6 opener our Mr. Movie interviews the hero's from the movie "The 15:17 to Paris". We discuss several issues with new technology and talk about what's coming up for this year.
2018 - KXL Radio - Morning News with Steve and Rebecca
Season Episode Title Listen Air Date Topics
5 26 Smart Watches as Medical Devices December 7, 2018 Snart Watches have come a long way since their introduction. Join us today to find out about Apple's new features bring the smart watch into the realm of medical diagnosis.
5 25 Smartphones and Marriott Hack Click for article
November 30, 2018 Is a new Smartphone on your Holiday list? Tune in to find out about how to buy and what to look for. Also 500 million records stolen from Marriott.
5 24 Texting Customer Service Click for article
November 16, 2018 Texting for customer support is becoming more and more common. Google is betting on this new option by adding it to Maps. Listen for details on how customer service is changing.
5 23 Another Telemarketing Scam Click for article
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November 2, 2018 Today we talk about third party telephone resellers who promise deep discounts and deliver higher costs.
5 22 Smart Home Security
October 20, 2018 A Canadian family hires a group of ethical hackers to evaluate their smart home security. Listen to find out what happened.
5 21 Unknown Computer Chips
October 5, 2018 The big companies are denying claims that there are unknown chips in their products. Join us today to learn about this new twist on malware.
5 20 Fake!
September 21, 2018 If you buy online you are probably one of millions who depends on reviews. The retailers know this too and fake reviews are becoming more common. Learn how to spot fake reviews.
5 19 Verizon cuts fire fighters data access
August 24, 2018 Verizon wireless cuts off data access to California fire fighters. Join us to learn about "unlimited" data plans and what happened at the fire.
5 18 Free WiFi Click for article
August 10, 2018 Free WiFi comes to Hillsboro but does it have value? Join us today for details locally and nationally on this trend.
5 17 The FBI has caught the hackers! August 3, 2018 The FBI has arrested 3 hackers in Europe after several years of dedicated work. Join us today for details on this win for the good guys.
5 16 Scammers Are Going Phishing Click for article
July 27, 2018 Join us this week for a look at the latest e-mail scam and how to protect yourself.
5 15 Security with Cell Phones July 6, 2018 WHAT would it take to LESSEN the threat of having your personal information compromised if a thief steals your phone? Actually...you wouldn't have to do very much at all. Listen to find out.
5 14 Hidden Phone Fees Click for article
June 29, 2018 Comcast has been sharing some customers WiFi Passwords. Also Alexa shares a conversation without the knowledge of her household.
5 13 Comcast and Alexa Click for article
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May 25, 2018 Comcast has been sharing some customers WiFi Passwords. Also Alexa shares a conversation without the knowledge of her household.
5 12 No More Secure Internet? May 18, 2018 That green padlock is going away for secure websites on Chrome. Listen to learn more.
5 11 Windows Update and Twitter Passwords Click for article
May 4, 2018 The latest Windows 10 update offers some exciting new features - and another password reset - this time on Twitter.
5 10 Informed Delivery by USPS Click for article
April 20, 2018 The Postal Service has launched a new service called "Informed Delivery". You can now see your mail before it's in your box! Listen for details.
5 9 Cell Phone Hacking in D.C.... And Nationwide April 6, 2018 The hackers are ramping up their game with cell phone simulators. They can intercept your call and data stream. Listen for details.
5 8 Facebook Data Share March 30, 2018 Facebook is having a bad week. Join us to hear about what is happening in the latest disclosure of your personal data.
5 7 Windows 98... 20 Years Later Click for article
March 16, 2018 Join us for a look back at this version of Windows that changed how many of us use the computer.
5 6 Tax (Scammer) Season Click for article
March 2, 2018 It Tax (Scammer) Season! Listen today to learn about how the criminals are trying to steal YOUR tax refund and how to protect yourself.
5 5 Social Media Click for article
February 18, 2018 Social Media is a part of life. See how it effect us, crimes like this week's school shooting and how Facebook is changing to combat fake accounts.
5 4 Super Bowl Super Tech February 2, 2018 Super Bowl 52 is this weekend and tech is a very large part of the presentation. From 4k HD and 3D Instant Replay to a custom mobile network installed at the US Bank Stadium we are ready for a state of the art presentation. Join me today to find out the details!
5 3 Stopping those annoying web ads Click for article
January 26, 2018 You probably have been browsing the web just to have one of those annoying ads start screaming at you. Join us today to find out how to end this.
5 2 Amazon Go Opens In Seattle Click for article January 22, 2018 Amazon Go, a new store concept with no checkouts, opens to the public today. Join us for the details on Amazon's latest entry into the brick and mortar game.
5 1 Iran Tries To Block The Internet Click for article
January 12, 2018 KXL Morning News - Iran is trying to block the Internet in their country to avoid protests. It isn't working and actually causing them to lose what control they have.
KXL Around the House with Eric G
Part Episode Title Listen Air Date Topics
1 566 Smart Homes Click for article
December 1, 2018 12:00 Noon PST What to expect when setting up a tech savvy home automation system.
2 566 Smart Homes Click for article
December 1, 2018 1:00 PM PST How home automation can help the elderly.