This Week in Tech

wakr thisWeekInTech cartridgeWorldTune in as Jeanne Destro discusses a new tech topic each week!

 

 
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…
Friday, 03 May 2024 10:53

Akron Expands Free RING Doorbell Cam Program Featured

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  All Akron residents can now apply to receive a free Amazon RING doorbell security camera, as part of the city's ongoing effort to increase neighborhood security. What started as a pilot program in three of the city's ten wards last year, has now expanded outside of just wards 3,…
Friday, 26 April 2024 13:08

What New TikTok Law Could Mean for Social Media Marketers Featured

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Now that President Biden has signed the bill Congress passed this week requiring the Chinese owners of the popular social media app, TikTok to sell to a US company within the next nine months, or face a possible ban; a lot more is at stake than than whether or not…
Imagine a future where virtually everything you touch is infused with Artificial Intelligence; not just your smart phone, but also your TV, your car, your air conditioner, the forklift at the factory where you work, and more. But that's not an imaginary scenario. According to the authors of the new…
The only thing worse than realizing you don't have your files backed up when your computer or external hard drive crashes, is finding out it could cost hundreds, or maybe even thousands of dollars to get them back. But, if you live in the Akron-Canton area; you're in luck, because…
Friday, 22 March 2024 07:47

How Spyware & Disinformation Threaten Democracy Featured

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When citizens are mislead by lies online, and journalists are hacked, tracked, intimidated, and shut down; democracies worldwide are threatened. That was the message this week from US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who spoke at this week at the Third Summit For Democracy in Seoul, South Korea. Blinken talked…
So much has changed since the pandemic shut down that started four years ago this week, and one of those things is how much more dependent we all are on technology. Going to work and to school suddenly became doable from home, but only for those with fast and reliable…
April 8th is going to be a big day in Northeast Ohio, with thousands of of visitors from all over the country expected flock here for the first total solar eclipse of the sun visible from this area since 1806. It will quite literally be the chance of a lifetime,…
The State of Ohio wants to encourage teachers to get students ready for future employment in world where their jobs will be greatly influenced by Artificial Intelligence. As a result, they just issued a new "AI Toolkit" for K-12 teachers statewide, which they say will "empower policymakers, superintendents, principals, IT…
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