This week, Amazon in the spotlight again—and not in a good way, how your smartphone may soon be obsolete, a Cicada-finder app, and toilets—for cows.
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This week, risky behavior on social media, from dangerous and sometimes fatal selfies, to losing your job because of what you post online. Also: why not all home security software is actually secure, and how you can safely—and securely—recycle your old electronics.
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This week, we’re celebrating 420 Day a week late, but still rolling a weed-infused theme with stories about medical marijuana, CBD products, and a new high-tech testing device being developed here in Akron that police can use to see if drivers are under the influence of marijuana. (**Please note: This program is also available as a podcast for Apple and Android devices, and you can find it on Stitcher, Spotify, and Podbean as well.)
This week, how Amazon Alexa may be spying on you, and how companies like Facebook and a big, well-known government contractor, are using artificial intelligence. (**Please note: You can subscribe to this program as a podcast on your Apple or Android device. In addition, you can find it through apps including Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.)
Everybody knows you should be running some kind of anti-virus security software on your computers. But, what you might not know, is that's not the only--or even the best--way to keep hackers, criminals, and spies out of your network. So, this week, we're focused on cybersecurity in general, and in particular, on what you can do to make your router more resistant to attacks. (*Please note: You can subscribe to this program as a podcast on Apple and Android devices, through their app stores. It's also available on Spotify, Stitcher, and Podbean.)
Wind power is making headlines this week, from the White House, to a small rural community Ohio where they're providing power for General Motors and Microsoft. Google is also getting in on the act, with new technology that can actually predict when the wind will blow.
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This week, it’s all about cars—from students actually building and racing their own Formula cars, to tires for autonomous fleets, and car companies gearing up for a time when more computers than people do the driving.
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This week, The FBI hunts crypto criminals, something fishy with blockchain, flip-phones making a comeback, and rear view mirrors that actually look back at you!
This week, using big data to fight opiod addiction, big data breaches—and what the government can do to stop them, the latest on efforts to restore net neutrality, and the race in space to provide internet access.
This week, more details on how Facebook is becoming an internet service provider, where to look for new tech jobs, our greatest cyber threat, and a new app that’s sure to be a hit with pet lovers.
This week, eBay celebrates the one year anniversary of it’s “Retail Revival” program in Akron, Facebook is becoming an internet service provider in Canton, tiny tech that’s big, big fun, and why selfies really do make your nose look bigger.
This week, more big cyber attacks, new life-saving chemical sensors, Ford recalling more than a million vehicles, and a new dating app---for cows!
This week, we’re looking at all kinds of technology—from race car tires, to satellites. We’ll also hear about how Jeff Bezos’ racy texts and selfies sparked a national scandal, the economic impact of fracking, and how technology is helping us find love—in the refrigerator.
This week, recovering from a cyber attack, electronic surveillance, and digital license plates. We'll also hear about how cryptocurrency investors may have just lost millions of dollars, and a hedgehog inspired football helmet.
This week, a new program to support software development in Akron, Microsoft trying make Seattle a more affordable place to live, big changes in automotive technology, and some exciting new medical tech that could save lives. We’ll also hear about a soundproof dog kennel, and a solar-powered classic rock song that goes on, and on, and on…..
This week, fighting crime with technology—both on the streets of the inner city, and in cyberspace. We’ll also take a look at why Apple sales are dropping worldwide, a robot with the magic touch, and a guy that gets paid thousands of dollars a month, to live his life—live—on social media.
This week, we're taking a look back at a few of the most interesting stories we covered over the past year.
They include an invention that can help protect first responders from opiod overdoses, a "food computer" at the library, a new way to train IT pros, revolutionary clean drinking water tech, and a new kind of helmet for astronauts.
This week we're taking a look back at an interview we did last March with tech author and entrepreneur, Andrew Keen.
I first became acquainted with the author, who's been called "The Antichrist of Silicon Valley", when I reviewed his book "Digital Vertigo" for USA Today a few years ago. Now, his latest book, "How to Fix the Future", explores how people all over the world are trying to come up with ways we can both survive and thrive in a future where livelihoods are threatened by automation, privacy is a relic of the past, social media has been subverted, and surveillance is omnipresent.
This Week, social media in the spotlight, with another big Facebook data sharing scandal, new information on just how much the Russians are influencing Americans by using social media, and a local woman actually sentenced to jail for inducing panic, after posting false information on Facebook.
We'll also find out about efforts to to bring more software companies to Akron, a giant leap ahead in computing power, and how you can take a ride on a space ship, even if you're not an astronaut.
This week, the link between internet access and your health, how China is scoring and penalizing citizens for what they do online, why your phone's fingerprint reader isn't so safe after all, and how flying cars may one day help you sail high above traffic jams.
This week, new software designed to help local retailers compete against Amazon, the FCC taking aim at Robocalls, and smartphones you can fold up and put in your pocket. We'll also hear about weatherizing your home for the winter, technology to help infants learn, and a guy who wants to legally change his age--so he can get more dates online.
This week, advances in medical technology that could improve surgery, let you know whether you're at risk for a heart attack, and and give people who are paralyzed, the ability to walk again. We'll also hear why people in Sweden are getting microchips implanted under their skin, how highway speed signs are spying on you, and a new truck that actually makes and delivers pizza.
This week, we’re going green with energy efficient buildings, recycled windshields, and charging stations for electric cars on the turnpike. We’ve also got news about how you might be in line for some money from the Yahoo class action lawsuit, vastly improved mobile phone cameras, and artificial intelligence-generated artwork.
This week, Chinese spies hacking US networks, laser weapons that can actually vaporize your skin, energy saving paint, smaller cell phones, and how smart speakers are getting even smarter.
More breakthroughs in medical technology, a sophisticated cyber attack, what Facebook is doing to safeguard against voter suppression, and how digital technology is bringing a beloved US President, back to life.
This week, the new Presidential Alert hits cell phones nationwide, pay raises at Amazon, a huge Google data breach, another Facebook hoax, cutting edge medical technology, and scientists actually talking about directing asteroids toward the earth.
This week, both Facebook and Uber in the hotseat for data breaches, California faces off against the feds on net neutrality, Verizon launches the nation's first 5-G network, and how a new invention could keep you from having to scrape ice off your windshield in the winter.
This week: EBAY launches a big new national customer service program in Akron, Amazon expands its chain of cashier-less convenience stores, a possible cure for baldness, and an out-of-this world clean energy supply.
This week, a life-saving smart-watch, civilian cyber-warriors, scandal at Amazon, and a new invention for first responders dealing with the opiod epidemic.
This week, double agents, chemical weapons, and spy versus spy in cyberspace. We’ll also hear how Twitter is taking a stand against hate speech, how schools are keeping a watchful eye on social media, and whether or not that shiny, new, super-high-resolution 8K TV, is really worth it, after all.
This week, the federal government looking into ways to tame big tech and social media companies, cybersecurity advice for manufacturers, new technology that can help bring water to even the driest parts of the globe, and your dinner delivered by drones.
This week solar-powered electric cars, a brand new type of wearable electronics, taking cues from Mother Nature to create high tech products, and a fitness tracker—for your dog!
This week: Can the blue light from your mobile devices cause you to get fat, have insomnia, and go blind? We'll find out.
Also....how much does social media really influence our decisions, will Google will enable censorship in China, and driverless cars that deliver groceries to right your home.
This week, how mobile devices are both a danger—and an opportunity—for the US military, a new Facebook scam that could cost you big money, how hundreds of people lost their homes because of a computer algorithm, and new health concerns about how much time you spend staring at your screens.
This week, high tech agriculture—at the library, more Facebook controversy, new cyber threats, and smart phone applications that can help you stay healthy.
This week, high tech tires that can tell you when they need air, how the technology that’s supposed to make your home more safe and comfortable is being weaponized for domestic violence, how and why your supposedly private emails really aren’t private at all, and how one day, we may be able to quite literally, conjure up energy out of thin air.
UPDATE: A brand new Supreme Court ruling has just reversed much of the case law we discussed in this show. We'll have a follow up, with a whole new look at the issue in light of it, next week.
This week, we're focusing on privacy, including news about an upcoming iPhone security update, a conversation with an attorney about privacy rights as they relate to electronic devices, and observations from a well-known author about how privacy issues are being handled by governments in other parts of the world.
This week, we're looking at new and innovative uses for drones, including home package delivery, robot battleships, and even flying umbrellas! We'll also catch up on the latest about net neutrality, learn how facial recognition technology may---or may not--keep your kids safer in school, and how a summer heat wave can be used to actually power your air conditioning.
This week, we’ll hear about a major automaker using wind power to produce cars and trucks, high tech highways, a new way to train IT pros, and how online consumers are closing both their minds—and their wallets—to in-home delivery.
This week, we're talking Russian cyberattacks, smart power grids, GPS security, a new class action lawsuit against Facebook, and a music app that can help you get more information and enjoyment from your car radio.
This week, we'll learn about an innovative Virtual Reality tech startup in Akron, celebrate a cell phone milestone, learn about smartwatch that can diagnose heart problems, get the latest on Facebook privacy issues, find out what NASA is doing to get students ready for jobs of the future, and hear what Amazon is doing to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Northeast Ohio next year.
This week, we're taking a look at what is possibly THE most significant Cybersecurity issue--ever--and what's being done about it, some cutting edge medical technology out of the University of Akron, what social media providers are doing to protect users from horrible, graphic videos, and new guidelines for using drones to fight crime.