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TECH STATE

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Mass_June 2008.jpgWhere's the most tech savvy state?

Looks like the Silicon Valley and California has the name, but not the title.

The power is on the East Coast.



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TECH STATE

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Looks like the Silicon Valley and California has the name, but not the title.

The power is on the East Coast.



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BYE . . . BYE . . . LAPTOPS

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Thumbnail image for Laptop_June 2008.jpgYou know that new laptop you just bought may be obsolete already.

It seems that new technology is moving towards making your smart phone even smarter and smaller.

I guess the future is now.  Smaller and smarter technical products will continue to change our world today and in the future.

Of course, you don't have to give up your laptop, but you might have to spend more money.




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BYE . . . BYE . . . LAPTOPS

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Thumbnail image for Laptop_June 2008.jpgYou know that new laptop you just bought may be obsolete already.

It seems that new technology is moving towards making your smart phone even smarter and smaller.

I guess the future is now.  Smaller and smarter technical products will continue to change our world today and in the future.

Of course, you don't have to give up your laptop, but you might have to spend more money.




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As many of you know in my other life, I wear a few other hats. I am the host of the, "The PoliticalJones Report with Leroy Jones, Jr." radio show, and also a lobbyist.


So it was a natural progression to start a Podcast on this site. This new show is called, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.", and our goal is to continue, "Making You Aware, and Keeping You Informed".


We will reach out to folks from all over to see how technology is changing how they work, play, and live.


Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for DJ BOOGIE_WAMO.jpgThis week we kick off the show by discussing the issue of radio and technology.


Recently, I had the opportunity sit down with the Program Director of WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, DJ Boogie. The station is owned by Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, which also airs my radio show, and they are also a client of my lobbying firm.


Please enjoy the first Podcast, and please feel free to send me any suggestions and ideas for other shows.



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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

JUNE 24, 2008

TOPIC: Radio & Technology




"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR." - THE PODCAST

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As many of you know in my other life, I wear a few other hats. I am the host of the, "The PoliticalJones Report with Leroy Jones, Jr." radio show, and also a lobbyist.


So it was a natural progression to start a Podcast on this site. This new show is called, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.", and our goal is to continue, "Making You Aware, and Keeping You Informed".


We will reach out to folks from all over to see how technology is changing how they work, play, and live.


Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for DJ BOOGIE_WAMO.jpgThis week we kick off the show by discussing the issue of radio and technology.


Recently, I had the opportunity sit down with the Program Director of WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, DJ Boogie. The station is owned by Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, which also airs my radio show, and they are also a client of my lobbying firm.


Please enjoy the first Podcast, and please feel free to send me any suggestions and ideas for other shows.



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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

JUNE 24, 2008

TOPIC: Radio & Technology




TECHNOLOGICAL TRASH

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What did you do with your old cell phone?


The other side of this booming technological revolution is the disposal of older and outdated equipment.


There is global concern about what to do with all of this stuff.


It's an issue that we all have to deal with and help solve.



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TECHNOLOGICAL TRASH

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What did you do with your old cell phone?


The other side of this booming technological revolution is the disposal of older and outdated equipment.


There is global concern about what to do with all of this stuff.


It's an issue that we all have to deal with and help solve.



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Email_June 2008.jpegYahoo must be up to their neck in email addresses, so they have added two new domains.

So will you find a way to create a new email address . . .  again?   :-)


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MORE . . . MORE . . . MORE . . . EMAIL ADDRESSES!!!

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Email_June 2008.jpegYahoo must be up to their neck in email addresses, so they have added two new domains.

So will you find a way to create a new email address . . .  again?   :-)


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NEW UPGRADE, NEW PROBLEM

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Mozilla_May 2008.jpgOn Tuesday, Mozilla released its newly upgraded web browser, Firefox 3.0, but within hours folks had found a breach in the upgrade.  Ironically, the problem also affects the now older version, Firefox 2.0.

Folks are working to fix the problem as we speak.  For those who use Firefox as your web browser of choice I will paste the repair link as soon as it becomes available.  

What do they always say, "If it is not one thing, it's another"!



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NEW UPGRADE, NEW PROBLEM

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Mozilla_May 2008.jpgOn Tuesday, Mozilla released its newly upgraded web browser, Firefox 3.0, but within hours folks had found a breach in the upgrade.  Ironically, the problem also affects the now older version, Firefox 2.0.

Folks are working to fix the problem as we speak.  For those who use Firefox as your web browser of choice I will paste the repair link as soon as it becomes available.  

What do they always say, "If it is not one thing, it's another"!



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BIRTHDAY WISHES BY TEXT

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Did you know that you can send your birthday wishes by text to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is turning 90 years old this year?


They have set up international service that will allow you to express your best wishes to Mr. Mandela.


Once again proving how technology is changing how we communicate everyday.



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BIRTHDAY WISHES BY TEXT

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Did you know that you can send your birthday wishes by text to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is turning 90 years old this year?


They have set up international service that will allow you to express your best wishes to Mr. Mandela.


Once again proving how technology is changing how we communicate everyday.



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AUDIT YOU PC

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Keyboard_June 2008.jpgWhat's inside your computer?

Do you really want to know?  Well, for all those who are interested in such things you should check out this freeware called WinAudit.

Hope it is helpful.



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AUDIT YOU PC

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Keyboard_June 2008.jpgWhat's inside your computer?

Do you really want to know?  Well, for all those who are interested in such things you should check out this freeware called WinAudit.

Hope it is helpful.



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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY - TECH TERM: BLOG

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Talking to my father yesterday about what I am doing these days, he asked me a very simple and straightforward question.  What is a Blog?


Well, Pop this explanation is for you.


Now we have to get you signed up for internet service.  :-)


Definition:  A journal-style Web site on which an individual or group enters text, called "posts," resulting in a running conversation displayed in reverse-chronological order.




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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY - TECH TERM: BLOG

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Talking to my father yesterday about what I am doing these days, he asked me a very simple and straightforward question.  What is a Blog?


Well, Pop this explanation is for you.


Now we have to get you signed up for internet service.  :-)


Definition:  A journal-style Web site on which an individual or group enters text, called "posts," resulting in a running conversation displayed in reverse-chronological order.




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FREE WIFI IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Thumbnail image for SF_June 2008.jpgFree Wi-Fi looks to be moving closer to reality in San FranciscoThe idea of free wireless unlimited access to the internet in major U.S. cities has been a concept that many have been pushing.



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FREE WIFI IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Thumbnail image for SF_June 2008.jpgFree Wi-Fi looks to be moving closer to reality in San FranciscoThe idea of free wireless unlimited access to the internet in major U.S. cities has been a concept that many have been pushing.



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TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY

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Security_June 2008.jpgOur nation's utility companies were left open to web attacks by hackers due to a "security hole" within their operating systems.

Many times people try to exploit these weaknesses for profit or to cause harm.  In this case, it seems that no one figured out how to exploit it and the problem was solved.

This is another reminder that even as new technology makes our lives more efficient and safer there are still vulnerabilities within these new products that we all must be aware of.



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TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY

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Security_June 2008.jpgOur nation's utility companies were left open to web attacks by hackers due to a "security hole" within their operating systems.

Many times people try to exploit these weaknesses for profit or to cause harm.  In this case, it seems that no one figured out how to exploit it and the problem was solved.

This is another reminder that even as new technology makes our lives more efficient and safer there are still vulnerabilities within these new products that we all must be aware of.



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TECHNOLOGY, GAS & YOUR CASH

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The technology of getting your money faster, easier, and more convenientlyMoney_June 2008.jpg comes with a price.  In these tight economic times every penny counts.

It hurts deep in your pocket when large cash "freezes" are places on on your bank account when purchasing gas with your ATM card.

Once again showing the importance of knowing what technology you are using and how it will affect your daily life.




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TECHNOLOGY, GAS & YOUR CASH

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The technology of getting your money faster, easier, and more convenientlyMoney_June 2008.jpg comes with a price.  In these tight economic times every penny counts.

It hurts deep in your pocket when large cash "freezes" are places on on your bank account when purchasing gas with your ATM card.

Once again showing the importance of knowing what technology you are using and how it will affect your daily life.




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NO MORE XP

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Windows_June 2008.jpg For those of you who have not heard . . . BTW, I didn't know about it until this morning . . . Microsoft has announced that you will no longer be able to buy or get any support for Windows XP as of June 30, 2008. 

It seems that the light on XP will not go dark immediately.


Just think, you had just fully begun to understand how to use XP, and now you have to upgrade again.  :-)



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NO MORE XP

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Windows_June 2008.jpg For those of you who have not heard . . . BTW, I didn't know about it until this morning . . . Microsoft has announced that you will no longer be able to buy or get any support for Windows XP as of June 30, 2008. 

It seems that the light on XP will not go dark immediately.


Just think, you had just fully begun to understand how to use XP, and now you have to upgrade again.  :-)



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TECH TERM: MOBILE MARKETING

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWith all of this new mobile technology it is only natural that businesses and marketers would have to adjust and find new ways to get their messages out to consumers.
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So the creation and development of Mobile Marketing has touched everyone with a mobile device.

What is Mobile Marketing?

Definition: Direct marketing that leverages technologies such as short message serves (SMS), multimedia messaging services (MMS), and Bluetooth to distribute content to mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants).



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TECH TERM: MOBILE MARKETING

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWith all of this new mobile technology it is only natural that businesses and marketers would have to adjust and find new ways to get their messages out to consumers.
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So the creation and development of Mobile Marketing has touched everyone with a mobile device.

What is Mobile Marketing?

Definition: Direct marketing that leverages technologies such as short message serves (SMS), multimedia messaging services (MMS), and Bluetooth to distribute content to mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants).



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HEY MAN . . . WHERE'S MY PEN?

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Well it had to happen.


They are now pushing digital pens that they claim will help increase your productivity with your computer.


Seems there is an interesting collection of these pens, and their various uses.


Can you think of all of the pens you have lost or ran away?


Think of how mad you will be if you lost one these pens.  :-)



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HEY MAN . . . WHERE'S MY PEN?

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Well it had to happen.


They are now pushing digital pens that they claim will help increase your productivity with your computer.


Seems there is an interesting collection of these pens, and their various uses.


Can you think of all of the pens you have lost or ran away?


Think of how mad you will be if you lost one these pens.  :-)



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HDTV TOOLS

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For those of you who have a Hi-Def TV it is always an effort to figure out all of the bells and whistles that come with it.

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Check out this article on, "High-Def Streaming Tools".


Might just open up a new world for you and your Hi-Def TV.


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HDTV TOOLS

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For those of you who have a Hi-Def TV it is always an effort to figure out all of the bells and whistles that come with it.

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Check out this article on, "High-Def Streaming Tools".


Might just open up a new world for you and your Hi-Def TV.


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TECHNOLOGY POWER - JUST UNPLUG IT

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PowerCord_June2008.jpgDid you know that even though you may have turned off your PC, Video Game Machine, or Plasma TV by leaving them plugged in at the source they are still helping to raise your monthly energy bill?

These products are some of the most power hunger consumer goods that we use everyday. 

Because these products when turned off are only in stand-by mode there energy use meter continues to run. 

Key Tip: Save by unplugging at the source.



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TECHNOLOGY POWER - JUST UNPLUG IT

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PowerCord_June2008.jpgDid you know that even though you may have turned off your PC, Video Game Machine, or Plasma TV by leaving them plugged in at the source they are still helping to raise your monthly energy bill?

These products are some of the most power hunger consumer goods that we use everyday. 

Because these products when turned off are only in stand-by mode there energy use meter continues to run. 

Key Tip: Save by unplugging at the source.



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DEBATE: CELLPHONES AND CANCER

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Headset_June 2008.jpgThe debate over the possible link between cellphone use and cancer is back in the news again.  The debate is a serious one, and people are working hard on both sides to find out the truth.  As for me, I have always used a headset when using cellphones.

For me, the choice to wear one has always been more about comfort and driving safety.  If you use a headset, what type of headset do you use and why do you choose to use it?



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DEBATE: CELLPHONES AND CANCER

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Headset_June 2008.jpgThe debate over the possible link between cellphone use and cancer is back in the news again.  The debate is a serious one, and people are working hard on both sides to find out the truth.  As for me, I have always used a headset when using cellphones.

For me, the choice to wear one has always been more about comfort and driving safety.  If you use a headset, what type of headset do you use and why do you choose to use it?



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SAVE GAS - WORK AT HOME

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Traffic_June 2008.jpgWith gas prices rising higher everyday the idea of telecommuting is becoming more appealing to everyone.

Advancing and improving technology makes telecommuting a real and viable option for all businesses and organizations.

Right now, we are all looking for ways to conserve and save.



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SAVE GAS - WORK AT HOME

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Traffic_June 2008.jpgWith gas prices rising higher everyday the idea of telecommuting is becoming more appealing to everyone.

Advancing and improving technology makes telecommuting a real and viable option for all businesses and organizations.

Right now, we are all looking for ways to conserve and save.



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