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Fall 2017 - User Friendly Season 5 - 1 Hour Format
Season  Episode  Title Listen  Length  Air Date  Topics
5 9 Net Neutrality 7 52:00 November 28, 2017 This week we do an in depth discussion of Net Neutrality and what it means for open Internet. Learn how to make your opinion heard in the official FCC record on the matter. Also we discuss the new Apple security flaw. Our Game Reporter covers several new video and table top games. Mr. Move returns with 2 reviews. Finally join us for an interview with DakuCon Denver. William Sikkens, Jeremy Winkler, Gretchen Winkler, Bill Snodgrass, Warky Nunez, Gary Wolcott
5 8 Mega Review 51:34 November 8, 2017 Join us for our semi-annual mega review show! Warky joins us from Silicon Valley with a review of Barcon, we review the iPhone 10, Samsung Smart Appliances, Apple iCloud service and more. Game Reporter Bill Snodgrass looks at the new XBOX 1 X and we review the new Marvel Thor movie. (Spoiler alert - see it before you listen!) William Sikkens, Gretchen Winkler, Jeremy Winkler, Gary Wolcott, Bill Snodgrass, Warky Nunez
5 7 Quantum 52:19 October 25, 2017 Archiact Studio gives us an exclusive preview of their incredible new VR Game "Evasion". We talk to the team who brought this to life. In the news Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin can hack your browser. IBM has developed a simulator for Quantum Computing. Also live from Anime Banzai in Salt Lake City we present interviews with several top voice over and comic artists. William Sikkens, Jeremy Winkler, Gretchen Winkler, Brian Rollans
5 6 The Magic of Film 52:07 October 18, 2017 Join us this week for an exciting new project from Crit Killen in script writing. Also this week we review next weeks convention in Utah and our game report Bill Snodgrass brings his latest review. William Sikkens, Gretchen Winkler, Jeremy Winkler, Brian Rollans, Bill Snodgrass, Warky Nunez
5 5 10 Years of Smart Phones 53:20 October 11, 2017 Join us this week for the latest updates on mobile phones. Microsoft makes an announcement about their mobile future. Apple and Samsung have something in common. Google has a universal translator. Also this week live from the SNAFU Convention and a new reporter joins our ranks..
5 4 G2E Casino Gaming and Snake River Convention 51:36 October 4, 2017 This week Las Vegas reporter Chaz Wellington covers the Global Gaming Con (G2E) with live interviews from the floor. Up north Salt Lake reporter Bryan covers the Snake River Comic Con. Join us for interviews of many different unique people. Our Mr. Movie reviews "American Made"..
5 3 Virtual Reality 52:23 September 27, 2017 We are LIVE this week from the San Francisco Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC). Join us from the show floor as we introduce new technology for this format. Marko Mand of LevityPlay.Com introduces the game SkyFront developed by his team in Estonia. Stereo Labs discusses AR along with many other interviews. Also coverage of the Santa Rosa Toy Convention and Comic Con. News includes the release of iPhone 8 and a tour of the Space Station.
5 2 How to Stay Safe in Cyberspace 52:32 September 20, 2017 Join us this week as we talk to Snake River Comic Con to find out what happens last minute before convention. Also join us for detailed coverage on how to protect yourself from the Equifax breech. Our guest this week is Christopher Escalante who talks about being a voice over artist and musician.
5 1 The Sets of Star Wars and Star Trek 53:16 September 14, 2017 In our fall season opener we interview one of the creative artists on the sets of many of our Sci-Fi favorites. Join Crit Killen as he discusses his background and the magic behind his movies.
Spring 2017 - User Friendly Season 4 - 1 Hour Format
Season  Episode  Title Listen  Length  Air Date  Topics
4 16 Season 4 Wrap - What does it take to be a superhero? 53:33 August 2, 2017 Jeremy Winkler interviews Marvel Universe Live - Age Of Heroes director James Hadley who joins us to talk about what goes into putting on a live stage show with superheros. Also Mr. Movie reviews "Atomic Blond" and Chaz presents the next "Vets and Techs". Finally we discuss season 4 and what we plan for the next season when we come back from the break in September.
4 15 LIVE from San Diego Comic Con 65:54 July 26, 2017 Join us for all the news LIVE from the San Diego Comic Con. Special early release this week on Google Play and iTunes.
4 14 All that tech... 46:45 July 19, 2017 We return to trending technology this week with news of the Verizon "Security Lapse" in which as many as 16 million customer records were exposed. We review the Microsoft Surface Pro and have an open discussion on Net Neutrality. A new Star Wars model is reviewed. Our guests this week include the Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and Mr. Movie reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes"
4 13 Let's Review 52:02 July 12, 2017 Join us this week for an update on the Snake River Comic Con, a live review from the floor of the Salt Lake City Gamers Con, an in depth review of "Valkyria Revolution: Vanargand Edition" for PS4 and a review of the "Spider Man" by our own Mr. Movie. Technology this week includes a look at what Amazon is up to with Whole Foods and updating a Star Wars Trooper helmet to include sound.
4 12 More Conventions... WWDC, E3, Comic Con 52:02 June 27, 2017 The Apple Developers Conference is reviewed along with news for E3 Video Game Expo. Also join us for a warp up of the comic cons, Mr. Movie reviews "Wonder Woman" and Bill Snodgrass brings gamer news. .
4 11 Live from Wizard World and Hydra 54m 52s June 20, 2017 Join us this week as we air live from not one but two comic cons. Live coverage and interviews from the Wizard World Sacramento convention as well as Hydracon in San Jose. Also the latest on the upcoming iPhone and 5G networks.
4 10 Keeping Cool in Cosplay 53m 44s June 13, 2017 Join us this week for a look at the DocuSign hack and what it means to you. Also Mr. Movie reviews "The Mummy" and Chaz presents "Veterans and Technology".
4 9 Xbox Streaming and Cosplay 50m 44s June 6, 2017 This weeks episode includes live content from the BLFC convention and the Epic Crawl and Lightsaber Battle. Join us for a look at both of these events. In the technology world Microsoft is bringing video game streaming to the Xbox. What does this technology mean for you? In addition, Mr. Movie joins us for a mega review on 4 films.
4 8 Google I/O and ComicCon 51m 23s May 30, 2017 Join is this week for coverage of the 10th Google I/O Conference. Warky will be joining us from San Jose to cover 2 conventions - an Anime and a comic convention with a cosplayer interview.
4 7 The Internet Of Things - success and flops 51m 02s May 23, 2017 This week staff reporter Warky Nunez will cover the Internet of Things Expo in Silicon Valley. Also join us for a look back at tech flops of the past 18 months. Plus Mr. Movie reviews "Alien: Convenant" and Game Report Bill Snodgrass talks about the new "Gaming In Depth" podcast.
4 6 Inside LightSabers and ComicCons 54m 5s May 16, 2017 Join us for a review of light sabers ranging from toys to thousands of dollars. Our guest this week is Tanglwyst de Holloway who discusses the Snake River Comic Con - the expected guests and details on putting the Con together.
4 6a Video Podcast: Inside LightSabers and ComicCons Click to View 21m 5s May 16, 2017 Video Podcast for Light Saber section of episode 6.
4 5 Home Tech and Nerd Core 50m 42s May 9, 2017 Join us this week as our own Mr. Movie reviews "Guardian's of the Galaxy, Vol 2". Also a visit to the Channel Partners Conference in Las Vegas, technology for your pets and a complete review of the Google Hack. Plus, Da Real Word Sound joins us to talk about Nerd Core Rap.
4 4 May the 4th be with you 51m 24s May 3, 2017 May the 4th be with you! Join us for news on the new Android update “Nougat”, 3D Scanners, Home Automation, Auto Drive and an inside view of game programming from Preston Cowley. Mr. Movie Gary Wolcott reviews “La La Land”.
4 3 Silicon Valley Comic Con 42m 11s April 23, 2017 Live from 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con!
4 2 Voice Acting 50m 50s April 16, 2017 Voice actors Warky Nunez (SAG Actor) and Daniel McCray (WOW Voice Actress) join us to talk about their craft. Also Bill Snodgrass reviews Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4 and team discusses registration for San Diego ComicCon.
4 1 Technology Cosplay and Games 66m 23s April 9, 2017 Our new gamer host Bill Snodgrass reviews the new Dungeons and Dragons "Volo's Guide to Monsters". Discussion of the construction and technology behind cosplay props including the making of Star Wars Universe Mandalorian Pistol props and the head for the Wookiee "Gungi"
2014 - User Friendly Season 1
Ep TitleListenRuntime&n Air DateDescription
1 6 Memories of Silicon Valley S1E6 Click Here 48:31 June 24, 2014 Our guest this week is retired Morgan Hill police officer Sargent Jim Freeze who recalls the growth of Silicon Valley.  User Friendly, The Radio Show
1 5 Graphic Design and Media S1E5 Click Here 47:49 June 17, 2014 Join us as we explore the topics of computer graphic design, digital printing and augmented reality. Also trending technology news topics of the day.
1 4 Computer Games S1E4 Click Here 48:11 June 10, 2014 E3 Gamers Convention is this week. Join us for coverage on what is happening in the video game industry.
1 3 Casino Gaming and Technology S1E3 Click Here 24:15 June 3, 2014 The web turns 25, technology from Apple and our Guest is a 20 veteran in casino technology.
1 2 Keeping it Secure S1E2 Click Here 24:10 May 27, 2014 eBay Hack, Chip and PIN and Data Security plus several new cool tech products.
1 1 Pilot S1E1 Click Here 24:13 May 20, 2014 Net Neutrality iPhone 6 AT&T Merger and more
2019 - KXL Radio - Morning News with Steve and Rebecca
Season Episode Title Listen Air Date Topics
6 10 Youtube Cracks Down June 7, 2019 Youtube is trying to act to remove hate speech - but will their approach work? Join us to find out.
6 9 Hidden Cameras... Everywhere Click for article
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May 3, 2019 Cameras are turning up in more and more places. Join us today to find out where - it might suprise you.
6 8 T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Click for article
April 19, 2019 Today we discuss the proposed marriage of Sprint and T-Mobile.
6 7 AT&Tease? Click for article
April 5, 2019 AT&T phones are showing a 5Ge network - but it's fake 5G. Listen for details.
6 6 Facebook down Click for article
March 15, 2019 Facebook was down almost 24 hours this week. Check out why - and was your information compromised?
6 5 Fake News Alert: Which reviews are REAL? Click for article
March 1, 2019 A review has found that as much as 50% of the reviews on WalMart.Com are FAKE! Amazon? About 30%. Listen today for details.
6 4 Samsung Enters the Dating Game... With It's Refrigerators Click for article
February 8, 2019 Your Samsung Smart Refrigerator can now find you a date... based on what's in the fridge!
6 3 Cell Phone Insurance Plans Click for article
February 1, 2019 What is the difference between phone warranties and insurance? Is phone insurance worth the cost? What does it cover? Join us today to find out.
6 2 Privacy Invasions Click for article
January 18, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook is concerned about your privacy - but is Apple part of the problem?
6 1 iPhone Sales Drop Click for article
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January 4, 2019 Apple's iPhone sales have fallen off a cliff. Join us today to find out why.
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.
2017 - KXL Radio - Morning News with Steve and Rebecca
Season Episode Title Listen Air Date Topics
4 27 DirectTV Now December 15, 2017 "Cord Cutting" those leaving traditional cable behind, has accelerated in 2017. We end the year with a discussion of DirectTV Now and other Internet providers.
4 26 Apple with a worm December 1, 2017 Has Apple just thrown in the towel on security? The newest update allows full administrative access without the need for a password - or any credentials. It was fixed and updated a few days later with Apple citing "Quality Control". Join us for the details.
4 25 Cyber Monday November 27, 2017 We discuss Cyber Monday, the scams and how to stay safe.
4 24 757 Hacked Track not available November 17, 2017 A DHS Cyber-security team was able to hack a 757 as it sat on a runway. Join us for details.
4 Special Comcast Outage Track not available November 7, 2017 Comcast Xfinity and others went out nationwide yesterday - what happened?
4 23 Russia and Your Social Media November 3, 2017 This week we look into the reaction and plans of social media giants to stop foreign meddling in the U.S. - Spoiler Alert - right now it's nothing.
4 22 Has iPhone met it's match? October 20, 2017 Google takes on iPhone with it's Pixel 2. Join me as I talk to Steve and Rebecca about this exciting new smartphone.
4 21 FACEBOOK DOWN! October 13, 2017 Facebook and Instagram went down - in the U.S. and Europe - Wednesday. Join us to find out why.
4 20 The End of Foreign Language Classes? With AI? October 6, 2017 Google is joining the headset market - but with a twist. This unique headset includes a 40 language universal translator.
4 19 Reality Too Much for You? September 22, 2017 Technology Expert Bill Sikkens covers the Virtual Reality Conference LIVE from San Francisco
4 18 Hacked! Experian and the Power Grid September 8, 2017 Dragonfly is back as a successful power grid hack is completed. Also Experian has been hacked - and at least half of the U.S. Population's private information is now on the dark web.
4 17 The case of the Anti Virus Spy August 25, 2017 Kaspersky AntiVirus is suspected of spying on you for the Russians - at least the Feds are concerned this is so. We look at whats going on and what to do about it.
4 16 Which Laptop is Right for Me? August 11, 2017 Consumer Reports pulls their "recommended" rating for the Surface. Join us as we look at why.
4 15 A microchip - in your hand? July 28, 2017 How far are you willing to go for convenience? How about a RFID chip injected into your hand? Join us for a decision on this controversial idea being asked for by employers.
4 14 Verizon Hack, I mean "Security Lapse" July 14, 2017 Verizon vendor exposes between 4 and 16 million customer records by placing them in an unsecured location on the Internet. Listen for details and how to secure your Verizon account.
4 13 Smart Toys Get Smarter July 7, 2017 Amazon Alexa and iPhone are both getting major updates and new features. Join us live for details on what you can expect.
4 12 The Fastest Internet.... June 23, 2017 KXL Morning News - The United States ranks in the bottom 20 in mobile LTE Internet speeds. Join us to learn more about this and what to do.
4 11 Video Game Streaming June 2, 2017 KXL Morning News - Microsoft is bringing video game streaming to the Xbox - what does this mean for you?
4 10 Android May 19, 2017 KXL Morning News - Android now runs 8/10 smartphones - but how do you get the newest version?
4 9 Gone Phisin' May 5, 2017 KXL Morning News - When Hackers Attack - Google is the latest to be hit by an old scam - the "phising" e-mail. Learn how to protect yourself.
4 8 Your headphones.. are watching you April 21, 2017 KXL Morning News - Bose and Google collect your data - learn how to see what they are storing and how to delete it.
4 7 YouTube TV Track Not Available April 7, 2017 KXL Morning News - Learn about the YouTube TV - and how you can cut the cord once and for all.
4 6 Hacking the Grid March 24, 2017 KXL Morning News - Discussion of the power grid and North Korean threats of attack
4 5 No 911 Track Not Available March 10, 2017 What to do when 911 doesn't work. Join us for details on the nation AT&T 911 outage.
4 4 5 Geeze February 24, 2017 KXL Morning News - What is 5G Wireless - tune in to learn!
4 3 Hacking the Presidency February 10, 2017 KXL Morning News - Over 70% of the Washington D.C. Security Cameras were hacked 3 days before the inauguration.
4 2 The Inauguration Track Not Available January 20, 2017 Inauguration coverage live from Washington DC
4 1 App Developer * January 5, 2017 KXL Afternoon News - What is an "app developer"? Listen today for details on this exciting industry.
2016 - KXL Radio - Morning News with Steve and Rebecca
Season Episode Title Listen Air Date Topics
3 21 VR For the Holidays December 9, 2016 KXL Morning News - Join us for a review of the new Virtual Reality devices for the holidays this year.
3 20 Cord Cutters November 11, 2016 KXL Morning News - Learn how to get live pay TV at a fraction of the cost - and say goodbye to your cable provider in the process.
3 18 911 Nonsense October 28, 2016 KXL Morning News - Fake 911 calls stream into a call center from a Facebook link - don't let this happen to you!
3 17 Mouth to Ear October 14, 2016 KXL Morning News - With 2016 being the year of the hacks, what is a secure way to communicate?
3 16 The Battery Blowups, Part Two September 16, 2016 KXL Morning News - Samsung Note 7 is still hot - a little too hot. Today we have the latest on the recall and exploding phones.
3 15 The Battery Blowups, Part One September 2, 2016 KXL Morning News - Samsung Note - about the recall and exploding devices.
3 12 Yahoo! July 22, 2016 KXL Morning News - What do the changes with Yahoo! and Verizon mean for you?
3 11 High Tech Car Theft July 8, 2016 KXL Morning News - Car Thieves can now steel your wheels without a screwdriver. Learn how to protect yourself.
3 9 It's not free for long June 24, 2016 KXL Morning News - Windows 10 will only be a free upgrade for another week - get it while you can!
3 8 Floppy Nukes May 27, 2016 KXL Morning News - The Nuclear Launch computers are so old they still use floppy discs. Join us today for details and how this could effect you.
3 7 Smart Phones Dumb Terminal Track Not Available May 13, 2016 KXL Morning News - A look at Smart Phones - some are smarter than others.
3 6 Smart Card Dumb Terminal April 15, 2015 KXL Morning News - Our topics today include the new SMART/CHIP cards - is it all worth it?
3 5 Laptop Reviews Track Not Available April 8, 2016 KXL Morning News - Join us for a review of the newest laptop technology for this year.
3 4 U.S. Loses Control Track Not Available April 1, 2016 KXL Morning News - We discuss the United States giving up control of the Internet.
3 3 Infrastructure Threatened Track Not Available March 21, 2016 KXL Morning News - Topics include hacks on a dam and the nations infustructure
3 2 Digital Attack! Track Not Available March 11, 2016 KXL Morning News - Topics include the digital attack of Nissan and Donald Trumps website and networks
3 1 Windows 10 Track Not Available March 11, 2016 KXL Morning News