Episodes: 4 Columns

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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S1 E27: Must Have Mobile Apps

Darren and Jen compare notes on what Mobile Apps they consider the most important for daily use, and others they use on occassion.

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S1 E25: 199Proof – Data Driven Drinking

Marc and Dan from 199proof.com join Darren and Jen to explain how they created a methodology of drink mixing and taste testing of various gin brands and additives, to find the best taste out of at least 199 variations of gin drinks (not all in the same day)! Their next season will venture into tequila...

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S1 E24: Halloween Tech Fun

OK maybe not so much about Tech but more about Halloween Fun… join Darren & Jen as they kick around fun ideas for Halloween. Some of them relate to inexpensive (ok, cheap) ways to create your own LED costumes.

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S1 E23: Hacking Voting Machines

As Donald Trump ramps up his 2020 election campaign, and the Democrats ramp up their impeachment proceedings, Darren and Jen thought it was an ideal time to discuss the fact that voting machines can be hacked. Expect to see it in 2020!

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S1 E22: Huge Tech Companies Created By Immigrants

Four co-hosts join up again tonight: Darren, Jen, Michael Pyle and Kevin Vandenberg! This time, we get political. We know President Trump is not a fan of immigrants to the USA. But did you know, if it were not for immigrants, we would NOT have some of the biggest well known tech brands that we...

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