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Celebrating Virtual Reality’s Coming of Age

The “Guru of Geek” Marlo Anderson and “Tech Geezer” Jim Walsh have a full show on this episode of The Tech Ranch. For those of you who don’t know the Guru of Geek personally, he often suffers from Monday Head, which is a condition of being physically present at work, but mentally stuck in Sunday. Luckily, Marlo pre-plans his itinerary for The Tech Ranch and with a bit of help for Tech Geezer, they delivered another fantastic show.

See the World Through 3-D Imagery

Up first is a fantastic overview of a company called Be More Colorful. Owned by Matthew Chaussey and based out of Fargo, ND, Be More Colorful is a service that specializes in 360 degree imagery. This revolutionary company is bringing a new attitude to the world of photography with the hopes of helping increase tourism to the state of North Dakota. If you are interested in getting up-to-date facts about Be More Colorful, visit their Twitter page or website.

A New Platform for Drone Pilots

Anthony Molzahn has always had an interest in web development, except if you count that one time he was a waiter. Even then, his desire to work in the technology field landed him a job as a web developer. Since then, he has expanded his entrepreneurial skills by co-founding a company called Project Phoenix, which focuses on creating an API (application programming interface) that is universal to all businesses. Molzan told The Tech Ranch he is currently working on a new platform project for drone pilots. Aegis Flow is a program that connects people to pilots and allows for individuals in the agriculture industry to use drone technology to better enhance their business. Molzahn also is working on projects with NASA, Lowes and the Oil and Gas Industry. If you’re looking for a company that can take you to the next level through the drone industry, consider Project Phoenix. You can connect with Anthony Molzahn through LinkedIn.

The Latest in Tech News

What would the show be like if the Guru of Geek didn’t provide his take on technology? In this episode, the Guru of Geek and Tech Geezer found some interesting topics to discuss.

Microsoft – An announcement was made by Microsoft that people will have to say good bye to an old product–Paint. Paint has been around since about 1985 and has lasted through the years of the Windows Operating Systems expanding and improving. However, it seems that Paint will be removed from all PC’s through an update in the future. Is this a sad thing? No one knows. There are so many more advanced products available to use and The Tech Ranch can’t recall anyone who will be effected by the departure. Will you miss the product?

The Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) – The FAA lost a court case at the Supreme Court concerning drone registration. This is big news in the drone industry, especially for private owners. It seems the FAA wanted to have drone flyers registered in a data base to help combat illegal activity through the use of drones. However, the Supreme Court decision parked that idea in the hanger. The FAA encourages you to register your drone as a “hobby” and follow specific guidelines, which are posted on their website. But, you no longer need permission to fly your drone. Always remember to fly safe, use common sense and have fun!

Robotic C-Turtle – This device is making headlines across the world for detecting landmines. Developed by Arizona State University, the C-Turtle has the capabilities to travel in areas where land mines are extensive and can deactivate them. It’s an inexpensive way to save the lives of those soldiers and civilians in war-torn areas. An average C-Turtle is constructed with cardboard and is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero computer and costs about $65.

If you would like the “Guru of Geek” to do a product review for you and have it featured on The Tech Ranch, let us know! Leave us a comment on this episode or call 701-204-6674 for more information.

Join the “Guru of Geek” Marlo Anderson, “Tech Geezer” Jim Walsh and “Miss Metaverse” Katie Aquino every week for a new episode of the Tech Ranch.

Broadcast Date July 31, 2017  Episode 279

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