This Week in Tech

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Friday, 19 July 2024 11:23

Who You Gonna Call? Ham Radio To the Rescue! Featured

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There's probably no better day than today, while we're in the midst of a global Microsoft outage caused by a faulty CrowdStrike cybersecurity update, to talk about how big, high tech systems can, and do, fail. That's why Summit County is now hosting Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) equipment on…
Friday, 12 July 2024 10:24

High Tech Help For Seniors: Robots In Nursing Homes Featured

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They're not quite as cute and friendly as Rosey from The Jetsons, or R2-D2 from Star Wars, but the robots being used to help ease worker shortages at several nursing homes in Summit County are a big hit, and a big help for both residents and employees. That's the word…
Friday, 28 June 2024 06:43

It's The End Of Music As We Know It, and AI Don't Mind Featured

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The Recording Industry is up in arms again, this time, alleging that two companies using AI to generate music, are illegally using copyrighted material. The lawsuit was filed in federal court this week in Boston, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing record labels including Sony Music Entertainment,…
Friday, 21 June 2024 10:59

Don't Get Tricked! How To Avoid Bank Scams Featured

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Imagine getting a call late at night from someone telling you your child had been kidnapped, and will be killed unless you give up all your banking information. Would you do it?  Or, what if your "bank" fraud services department calls to let you know there's been some suspcious activity…
What if you found out there are chemicals so toxic and dangerous that even just 10 barrels full of them could pollute all of Lake Erie? Well, it turns out; there are, and they're in our environment, pretty much everywhere–from your Teflon coated frying pan, to the grease-resistant pizza box…
Friday, 07 June 2024 12:30

Cool, Low-Tech Tips To Reduce Global Warming Featured

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There's not a whole lot better than summertime in Ohio, when it comes to picnics in the park, hikes along the Cuyahoga river, and maybe even a cool dip in one of our many beautiful lakes. But this cool green serenity is at risk, as global climate change heats up…
This week we're taking a look at a number of different ways that technology is affecting our children, our environment, amd the kinds of cars we drive. We'll also hear about how some communities in NE Ohio are trying to ban large scale wind and solar facilities, and why the…
Saturday, 25 May 2024 11:31

"Stayin' Alive" On Wall Street, In the Age of AI Featured

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Although Wall Street Analysts, Stockbrokers, and Traders already use sophisticated computer programming to help them make what is in some cases, dizzyingly vast sums of money; rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools could soon help them make even more. On the other hand; AI could also completely replace a lot…
Friday, 17 May 2024 18:24

When AI Eats Your Job: What's Next? Featured

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Imagine if the outrage Apple stirred up this week over the ad showing their super thin new Ipad Pro "crushing" images representing art and music, amplified billions of times over.  Imagine that instead of just crushing just digital images of human creativity, another tech creation; artificial intelligence, actually crushes our…
This week our special guest has a special tie to the Akron community. University of Akron graduate, Dr. Greg Davis, who started his professional career as a Physics teacher at Stow High School, has been with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, since 2005. Currently their Principal Technologist; Davis has worked on…
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