This Week in Tech

This week, how the same voice technology that powers your interactions with Siri and Alexa, also allows marketers to gather data about you like your age, weight, birth control use, and more. Sound creepy? Well, it is, according to author, Joseph Turow, as he found out when he wrote his…
After a series of extremely damaging ransomware attacks believed to have originated in Russia; US President Joe Biden warned Russian President, Vladamir Putin, that the US no longer views such attacks as just criminal activity; but now also as threats to our national security. Then, just one day after that…
Billionaire Richard Branson was all smiles, floating wieghtless aboard his Virgin Galactic Space Plane during its first, fully-crewed flight yesterday. Jeanne Destro talked to CBS News Space Consultant, Bill Harwood, about the start of a new era in space exploration; Space Tourism.  Are you ready to go? Listen now to find out…
The University of Akron's I-Corps program has helped launch a number of successful tech startups, turning big ideas into big profits through mentoring, focused market research, and award-winning business development support. Find out how, with University of Akron Foundation Director, Elyse Ball.
Elyse Ball, University of Akron Foundation Director
Wind and Solar power development in Ohio is now facing tighter regulation, as Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature this week approved adding an additional layer of government oversight to the site approval process, entirely along party lines. All of the Akron area's Democratic State Representatives, as well as Democratic Senator, Vernon Sykes,…
Fairlawn Gig officials say a grass roots movement including more than 700 emails from their customers, convinced Ohio legislators to restore more than $250 million dollars in state funding for the expansion of high speed broadband into rural areas, and to drop plans to shut down municipal broadband. Fairlawn Public…
You can find a great paying tech-related jobs in Ohio with only three to six months of training, which you can get for free through the State of Ohio's Tech Cred, and IMAP programs. But that's not all. Google is also offering free tech credentials, through their Grow With Google certificate…
The Ohio Senate is trying to stop broadband expansion in Ohio, and even shut down municipal broadband providers like Fairlawn Gig.   That's  why local officials, and other interest groups like AARP, are lobbying hard against a budget proposal being debated now in an Ohio House-Senate  conference committee.    Featured…
A colorful and creative art installation in downtown Akron has developed into something much more, with an Augmented Reality experience you can access through your mobile phone on Instagram. Find out how that works, how that changed the creative process, and get some insight into what local artists think about…
This week, the future of mobility and sustainability, both here on earth, and in outer space. Our featured guests are WWJ Radio, Detroit, Automotive Expert, Jeff Gilbert, and Bob Woloszynek, who is the Chief Engineer of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Raw Materials Development Team. Jeff gives us some background on why…
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