User Friendly - The Podcast

User Friendly - The Podcast

The User Friendly Show is dedicated to those that love everything technology and dream of how that tech will improve and change their lives. Weekly features include a listener question and answer, unique guests, technology news and more. Family Friendly.

Episodes

April 6, 2024 50 mins

Join us this week as we discuss streaming media and the (possible) end of legacy cable TV services.

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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Guest Jordan Yaklin of Phoenix Performance Coaching joins us to talk fitness with gamers.  Let's face it - table top gaming and most video games are sedentary.  There are some easy ways to keep your health and still get the dragon.

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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March 22, 2024 49 mins

Join us with guest Kay Tomson as we talk more about what it takes to get a book published. Kay presents some resources and we answer your questions.

Also on this weeks show we talk about the new WiFi 7 update. Is it worth the cost?

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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March 16, 2024 49 mins

This week we have 2 great guests!

In our first segment author Kay Tomson joins us to discuss her new book.

Our second segment features guest Bob Lement of Static Radio.

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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March 9, 2024 48 mins

Guest: Kevin Surace

Join us this week as our guests talks about AI and gives a deep dive into where things are headed.  

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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March 2, 2024 49 mins

In our first segment guest Mia Kotek joins us to talk about technology and non-profits. 

Our second segment focuses on artists, writers, and other creatives and how AI may affect them.

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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February 24, 2024 48 mins

Please join us this week for an extended Q&A - we answer your questions on technology and pop culture.

You can submit questions at userfriendly.show anytime!

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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February 17, 2024 49 mins

Join us this week as we deep dive into the process of buying a computer.  With a large price range and a lot of options how do you know what you need?  You can save money if you do a little research.

Willam Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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February 10, 2024 49 mins

The team talks about a Gershwin performance in our opening segment.

Second, we discuss table top role playing and some new games you can try out.  Then we discuss Virtual Reality and Apples Vision Pro.  We liked it, but is it worth the $3499 price tag?

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February 3, 2024 48 mins

We talk 2024 and what to expect from Robots and AI.  There are a lot of unique things coming and some that are now here.

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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January 27, 2024 49 mins

This week we talk Bitcoin with an expert from Bitcoin University.

Also, with the extreme weather many of us have been dealing with electrical blackouts. This week we talk about some of the things you can do to be prepared and minimize the impact of a power outage.

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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January 20, 2024 49 mins

This week we feature Prairie Fire, a very unique range experience you will want to see!

Also the 2024 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) has made it's appearance in Las Vegas.

We bring you a synopsis and an interview from the floor of the event.

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This week the team talks season 2 of Marvel's "What If?" and the new book series "Cyberhawk".

This week’s tech focuses on Streaming Media fatigue and generative AI's use in photos.  We focus on the latest issue with this at Wizards of the Coast, prompting a well-liked artist to resign.

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January 6, 2024 49 mins

As we start 2024 Mickey Mouse enters the public domain.  The team talks about this and when we might see some of our other iconic pop culture characters take the same trip.

This week also features an extended Q&A answering your questions.

Happy New Year from all of us at User Friendly 2.0!

William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen Winkler

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December 23, 2023 49 mins

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season and New Year!

User Friendly 2.0 will return Jan. 6, 2024

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December 16, 2023 49 mins

Welcome to our last show of 2023!

Our first segment covers this week's tech news and AI virtual staging for home listings.

Segment two features an incredible interview with Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union.  We look at technology and antitrust litigation.

From everyone at User Friendly have a wonderful holiday and New Year!  We will see you in 2024.

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December 9, 2023 49 mins

Join us this week as we talk tech / pop culture news and discuss gifts for that Jedi in your life.

Our second segment features guest Alexander de Ridder, Co-Founder & CTO of Smyth to talk AI.  (smythos.com)

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December 2, 2023 49 mins

Join us this week as we talk AI hardware.

Our second segment features Bill Snodgrass with a new single player RPG. Following that we talk holiday scams.

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November 25, 2023 49 mins

Happy Thanksgiving from the User Friendly team!

Our team (in alphabetical order):

Karen Gill, Social Media, Creator

Steve Mehler, Reporter

William Sikkens, Anchor, Host

Bill Snodgrass, Editor, Producer, Host

Chaz Wellington, Reporter

Bradley Weston, Reporter

Jeremy Winkler (1973-2023), Graphic Design, Host

Gretchen Winkler, Social Media, Writer, Host

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November 18, 2023 48 mins

Our first segment this week looks at Real Estate Technology, that is the tech involved in selling or buying real estate.  We also discuss the decision that may eliminate commissions to buyer agents.

Guest Frank Mong, COO of Helium Mobile, joins us in segment 2.   Helium Mobile is an innovative new company that provides mobile phone service - but it a very different and cost saving way.

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