TechFan #203 – Meerkat

On March 27, 2015, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David test out Meerkat while recording this weeks TechFan Podcast. They also have a new Twitter account, and one email address for contacting the show! Is TxK ripping off T2K? Why such a disparity between Xbox One and 360 in free games? Amazon updates the Fire TVs! All that, and your feedback on this weeks TechFan!

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TxK dev on Atari legal threats
From “Xbox Games With Gold April Preview: Double Games!”
Amazon Announces New Features for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick


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TechFan #166 – Solar Powered Roads

On June 13, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David discuss Solar Powered Roars, more on Amazon playing hardball with suppliers, Tesla and their patients, E3, and email from Guy Serle of MyMac Podcast fame, and the Atari 2600.

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TechFan #159 – The E.T. Legend

On April 27, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss the Atari legend in which Atari buried tons of E.T. games, and what happened this week that confirmed the urban myth. Also, the iPhone 5 gets some love from Apple, and why is there not a Technology channel on television today?

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TechFan #129 – MAME, ROMS, and Crappy Products

On August 2, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss KickStarter, disappointing products, the legality of ROMS, Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600, Wii breakage, more on Pacific Rim, Wolverine, and some television shows David MUST  watch.

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TechFan #128 – Roger Hector – Seriously?!

On July 26, 2013, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David discuss Pacific Rim, the business of hollywood films, feedback about Android, and a special interview with video game pioneer Roger Hector to discuss Seriously?!

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Seriously?! on KickStarter

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ATARI Inc, Business is Fun – Book Review

On April 16, 2013, in Apple, Book Review, Review, by David M. Acklam

ATARI Inc. Business Is Fun
Authors: Marty Goldberg & Curt Vendel
Publisher: Syzygy Company Press
Price: US $39.99
800 pages
ISBN 978-0-9855974-0-50

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Nolan Bushnell has always been a name that was synonymous with Atari for me. As to Ted Dabney, I didn’t have a clue until reading Atari Inc, Business is fun. There are plenty more individuals, like Nolan and Ted, in the book that played very important and sometimes critical rolls in the the story of Atari.

Besides individuals, you will learn about Apple connections that, like myself, you were probably not aware of. Wait a minute, some may ask; why in the heck is this guy doing a book review about Atari here on I’m fairly sure that like myself, there are many others who were in the Atari ecosystem before settling in our Apple community.

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Flashback – TechFan Podcast #113

On March 30, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David discuss Carbon Copy Cloner, Atari Flashback 4, Apple Game Controllers, Apple TV, getting back to work, Sleeping Dogs, iPods, FiiO Headphone Amplifier, and much more!

Atari Flashback
OWC Radio interview with Mike Bombich
FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier

The Complete Historically Brewed
Book Review

On May 23, 2012, in Book Review, Review, by Mark Greentree

The Complete Historically Brewed
Author: David Greelish
Publisher: Classic Computing Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-53812-9
Price: US$26.95 | 198 pages

David Greelish is known to many in the computing community as an evangelist of classic computing.

The extent of his interest has garnered such projects as the Classic Computing blog, Retro Computing Roundtable podcast, Stan Viet’s History Of The Personal Computer podcast, and the Classic Computing Show podcast.

Clearly David has many achievements to his name but his main achievement is his magazine publication; Historically Brewed.

Historically Brewed started out as a bi-monthly (every other month) “zine” (newsletter / magazine). It was published to a subscriber based audience from 1993 to 1997.

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Macworld Expo 2011 Day 2 Part 2
TechFan #17

On January 28, 2011, in Macworld Expo, Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson
With Macworld Expo 2011 as a backdrop, Tim Robertson, Owen Rubin, and special guest Ira Feigelman talk tech and gadget goodness. Ira participates in his very first podcast, and we talk about his very first computer, his favorite gadget, some Macworld Expo history, and much more. Recorded in Tim’s palatial (cough-cough) hotel suite on Day Two of Macworld Expo.
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MyMac Podcast 153
The Life and Death of Owen Rubin

On November 9, 2007, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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For episode 153, Owen Rubin joins Tim on the podcast for an intimate conversation about his history at Apple, Atari, and other technology companies he has worked for. One of the creators of the LC line of Macintosh computers, as well as some Atari Coin-Op games in the early days with that company, Owen has not slowed down at all in his quest to be around cool technology companies, and to work on the cutting edge. Also, Robert Hazelrigg reviews the Audioengine 2 desktop speakers, and we play a promo for the new Tech Wired Australia podcast.

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The World of Owen Rubin
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Tech Wired Australia
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MyMac Podcast 96
Vern Seward

On August 24, 2006, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Tim and Chad spend most of the podcast talking with Vern Seward, writer at The MacObserver. Vern is a long-time Mac writer, and goes way back with computers. From Mix Tapes to Atari to a colored iPod Nano, we hit a lot of topics.

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