This Week in Tech

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Saturday, 24 February 2024 11:50

U-A Esports Celebrates Rocket League Milestone Featured

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The University of Akron's Esports program recently celebrated a career milestone. For the first time Rocket League history; a collegiate team composed of students from the same school qualified for their Championship Series, known as the RLCS. But, though they beat out over 900 other highly rated teams in the…
Saturday, 17 February 2024 05:40

Wings Over America: NASA Testing New Space Plane In NE Ohio Featured

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A new era in space exploration is unfolding at NASA's Neil Armstrong Test Facility near Sandusky, Ohio. That's where they're testing the new autonomous Dream Chaser Space Plane, made by Colorado-based, Sierra Space. The first of its kind, named "Tenacity", is currently undergoing rigorous testing, with plans for it to…
Friday, 02 February 2024 11:27

Amazon RING, Police, & Civil Liberties Featured

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Amazon's "Neighbors" app got a little less neighborly in the past week, after the company decided it would no longer allow users to share videos from their RING doorbell home security cameras directly with police. In a bow to pressure from civil rights groups, Amazon has disabled the direct connection…
Saturday, 27 January 2024 13:29

Hack This: America's Next Gen Cybercops Featured

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From somebody using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to clone President Biden's voice for a robocall aimed at keeping people from voting in New Hampshire, to top level Microsoft officials' email getting hacked, and even the Director of the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity intfrastructure protection agency being targeted in a dangerous "swatting"…
Friday, 19 January 2024 06:47

Investing in Bitcoin Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Featured

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While millions of people all over the world have eagerly embraced buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for years now, it has always been a bit of a hassle and pretty risky. Now, that has changed—at least to some degree— thanks to recent action from the US Securities and Exchange Commission…
Thursday, 11 January 2024 09:47

Protecting Kids From The Harmful Effects Of Social Media Featured

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Today we're exploring the effects of social media on kids and teens, and what is being done to address them. In our latest edition of  "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro", we're talking with two experts on the topic; a professor from the University of Akron, and a nationally…
Friday, 15 December 2023 07:37

Art, Music & AI: Human Vs. Machine Featured

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Although people can't necessarily explain why, and often can't tell the difference; they still prefer art made by humans, over art generated by Artificial Intelligence.    That's the word from a new study done recently by researchers at Bowling Green State University, and on today's edition of This Week in…
With a nationwide pilot shortage putting a real strain on the airline industry; Walsh University in North Canton is streamlining its Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree program.  We talked to the University’s President, Dr. Tim Collins, who flies his own private plane, is a former US Air Force Fighter…
Friday, 01 December 2023 13:31

Uncle Sam Wants You! (To Help Fight Voice Cloning Scams) Featured

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From the "Grandparent Scam" where tricksters try to extort people for money by convincing them someone in their family is in terrible danger, to disinformation so toxic it threatens democracy itself; voice cloning enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is posing unprecedented challenges to law enforcement, and to society as a…
Just days away from our annual Thanksgiving food extravaganza; "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro” is focusing on new technology America’s farmers are using to ensure we have plenty of food on the table. From cameras, drones, and autonomous tractors, to Artificial Intelligence and solar panels; farm operations are…
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