This Week in Tech

This Week, a conversation about how the government can, and maybe should, more tightly regulate internet commerce to protect consumers. We talked to Prof. Mark Schultz, who is the Goodyear Endowed Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Akron School of Law, about consumer protection legislation pending before the…
Sewage happens, and they're using it at the University of Akron to track COVID-19. Also at U-A, a computer science student and tech startup entrepreneur, talks to us about using Artificial Intelligence in a new way, to make video games more immersive and engaging. We'll also hear from CNET's Brian…
The Ohio National Guard, for the first time ever, called in a civilian cybersecurity expert to help them respond to a ransomware attack on a state agency, and President Biden took action to address supply chain issues related to the global semiconductor chip shortage. We'll also hear about new technology…
Updated 02-22-2021 The digital currency, Bitcoin, which made history last week when its price hit $50,000, continued its meteoric rise over the weekend, eventually hitting $58,354 Sunday. Earlier today, Monday, it fell 4.4%, to $54,941. Jeanne Destro talked about what that might mean for the volatile cryptocurrency's future, and why…
This week, how Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is investing in autonomous delivery vehicles, like the one pictured below, from Starship Technologies. Starship Technologies delivery robot, now funded (in part) by Goodyear Our featured guest is Abhijit Ganguly, who heads a new Goodyear venture fund, with details about their…
Married, or otherwise committed couples can put a little "zing" back into the bedroom, with a sexy new app called "LoveSync". In a pre-Valentine's Day interview, Jeanne Destro got all the intimate details, from Jenn Cmich, who created the app with her husband, Ryan.  
LoveSync Co-Founders, Ryan and…
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This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-2-5-21: Tech Hub Ohio Featured

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Tech professionals from big cities like Seattle and San Francisco are moving to Northeast Ohio. Find out why, with OhioX President, Chris Berry. 
  Chris Berry, President, Ohio X
This week, we're featuring innovations in car technology, from Apple Cars, to flying Cadillacs, and even smart headlights! We’ve also got a story about the possibility of “Digital Covid-19 passports”, the future of farming, and tips on how to make a great impression in virtual meetings. Our special guest this…
This week, a conversation about how seemingly far-fetched ideas featured in Sci-Fi books, movies, and even cartoons have become real world inventions, and what that could mean for people trying to patent them. Our special guests are University of Akron School of Law Professor, Camilla Hrdy, and Intellectual Property attorney…
Beam me up, Scotty! Quantum computers can "teleport" information. Find out how that might work, and how soon we may be able to start using this revolutionary new technology, in the first installment of our two-part series, "Science Fiction Meets Science Fact". This week's featured guest is University of Akron…
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