Episodes: Masonry

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S2 E5: Coronavirus and others on your PC?!

How Coronavirus and other viruses can infect your PC! Well OK, maybe Coronavirus is a stretch – but we’ll let you know how viruses can infect and how you can protect, your PC. Channel 9 on the DNR Studios Meta Player at www.dnrstudios.com. Season 2 Episode 5

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S2 E4: Why Alexa may be better than Google Home

Jen and Darren banter about Amazon’s Alexa and its abilities versus Google Home and strengths and weaknesses of both. Soon you too, will be implementing home automation, voice games, shopping lists and more, with your Alexa! Season 2 Episode 4.

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S2 E3: Flying a Plane – and Safety

Darren, as a Single Engine Private Pilot, talks about why he wanted to become a Pilot, what’s involved in flying, and what are some of the safety issues a pilot must be aware of. Jen asks lots of questions, and the conversation takes a turn to talk about the death of Kobe Bryant and the...

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S2 E2: Tech behind The Bar

Jen invites Darnell Holguin, host of https://anchor.fm/azucarylimon, into the Tech Asylum tonight. Also find him on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/DrinkandWit. Darnell will share secrets about “Tech used Behind The Bar!”. And of course we take our tangents into other Bar Ops questions! Season 2, Episode 2

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S2 E1: The Death of Windows 7 and what you can do about it

Darren and Jen return from a holiday break and squawk about the End of Life for Windows 7, effective Jan 14 2020, and what you can do to mitigate the risks that you may now be faced with. Options include Upgrading to Windows 10, or buying a new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed, or getting...

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S1 E33: Get packages delivered to your garage with Amazon Key

Michael Pyle returns to the Tech Asylum, to share his recent experience with Jen and Darren about Amazon Key. He purchased the Amazon Smart Garage kit, which allows an authorized Amazon delivery driver, to open his garage door and deliver packages. Darren plays the skeptic and conspiracy theorist while Jen decides to be another guinea...

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S1 E32: Video Games Today and the Future

Resident Video Game Advocate Keith McPherson joins the Darren and Jen in the Tech Asylum again, giving us his opinion on the best consoles and games available today. Meanwhile Darren and Jen reminisce about Pong and PacMan, before turning the subject to streaming game systems of the future that do not require a console: Google...

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S1 E31: Password Management Tools

Jen and Darren return to the studio live tonight Tues Dec 17th 7:30pm eastern, after a travel break. Tech Asylum topic is: Password Management Tools – learn how to protect your identity by easily using a different password on every site you use. 

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S1 E30: Traditional Braces vs Mail Order Teeth Straightening

Darren was a customer of SmileDirectClub.com, which he considers mail-order teeth straightening. But he did not have a good experience. He was originally inspired by his friend Keith McPherson to join Smile Direct Club, but Keith has had his own frustrations. Jen’s sister Melissa also had a bad experience with Invisalign (their parent company invested...

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S1 E29: Comparing Trusted Traveler Programs

Darren and Jen give you tips on how to get through airport lines faster, including comparing the pros/cons and costs of the five Trusted Traveler Programs: TSA Pre, Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri and FAST. See https://ttp.dhs.gov/ for more info!

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S1 E28: Tech Careers & Interviewing Tips

While Jen is off traveling the world, the DNR Tech Guys Darren,  is Kevin Vandenberg and Arafat,  get together! As the two elders, Darren and Kevin talk about their perspective and interview recommendations as hiring managers. And Arafat as a graduating college student, speaks about his experience with the interviewing process and his desires and...

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S1 E26: 5under40.org

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the President and Founder of www.5under40.org, Jennifer Finkelstein and one of her ambassadors Jackie Rossiter, visit Jen and Darren in the Tech Asylum. They share their experiences helping women under 40 who have been diagnosed with cancer. We touch on how technology has evolved and helped women (and...

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