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    Segment 1: Yo, Fire Phone!
    There’s a new app on the market that is taking US consumers by storm. We discuss the humorous tech story of the Yo App. Then, Amazon has officially announced the Fire Phone. Our first take? We want one!


    Segment 2: iWatch, Harley, Oracle, and More
    Continuing our discussion on the Fire Phone, we discuss additional media perks that Amazon will offer consumers. Then, Apple iWatch is rumored to come out in October, and may be going into production as early at this month, Harley Davidson goes electric, and Oracle tech stock takes a major hit.


    Segment 3: Pocket Spectrometer
    Science fiction has become science fact thanks to the brilliant minds at Consumer Physics. They’ve created a pocket sized spectrometer called the SCiO. Find out how you can be part of a community of curious explorers scanning the world around us.


    Segment 4: Just Like Spock
    Remember the Tricorder? Yup, we do too! Today, Consumer Physics has created a hand held molecular sensor. From identifying medicines to picking ripe produce, Dror Sharon explains how the SCiO is putting a sixth sense in the palm of your hand.


    Segment 5: No More Wires
    FreeWavz is a wireless and wire-free bluetooth headphone that will help you get through your workout without getting tangled in cords. Founder and CEO, Dr. Eric Hensen shares how he applied his knowledge as an ENT surgeon to the revolutionary headphones that gives you feedback on your workout as you listen to your favorite music.


    Segment 6: Safety First
    The FreeWavz headphones have two sets of microphones, and one is designed to help you hear the ambient sound around you. We discuss this unique safety feature, and upcoming Kickstarter campaign.


    Segment 7: Perfect Coffee
    Did you know that each American consumes an average of 23 gallons of coffee per year? We have some caffeinated tech lovers out there! If you love jo, you’ll have to get your hands on the game changing Nespresso VertuoLine. Scott Montgomery shares the technology behind the must-have appliance.


    Segment 8: Mmm… Crema
    What’s Nespresso’s secret to creating a flawless cup of java every time? Centrifusion! VP of Business, Scott Montgomery educates us on the all new VertuoLine, it’s technology, and the importance of quality from farm to cup.


    Segment 9:
    No time, means, or patience to go to a warehouse club like Costco? may be the solution. We learn how is making shopping more convenient and affordable.


    Segment 10: No Membership Fees has built a service for people who love warehouse pricing, but want to avoid long lines and membership fees. Cheih Haung shares future plans to go international. Also, find out how you can take advantage of free shipping with your next order.


    Segment 11: 2014 Cadillac ELR
    When you look at the all new ELR, you can see a clear view of what’s ahead for Cadillac in tech and design. From pure EV to hybrid, Shad Balch discusses the extended range Cadillac ELR; a luxury coupe that aims to eliminate range anxiety for consumers.


    Segment 12: Luxury and Performance
    From wood grain on the door paneling to hand cut and sewn leather, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is luxury defined. We delve into the the infortainment system and safety features with Shad Balch.

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      POPULAR TECHNOLOGY RADIO provides you with the most authoritative insight and information on today’s emerging technologies and products in a fast paced and entertaining one-hour weekly show. Mike Etchart, along with a gang of tech experts and gadget geeks, bring you a wide array of topics including the latest news and information on in-home and hand-held technology, music, photography, entertainment, gaming and more.

      Get expert advice on stereo components, home recording equipment, smartphones, computers, digital imaging, dashboard apps, and exciting new gadgets. Plus, you’ll hear the latest industry buzz, rumors, and cold hard facts. POP TECH RADIO helps you make sense of the barrage of choices available in the marketplace; Mike provides you with vital, comprehensive advice from leading experts. 

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