This Week in Tech

While many parents have been worried that increased screen time and app use could be harmful to their kids; there have been no large scale scientific studies that could prove whether or not that is true. But now, there is a push in Congress to make that happen. 16th District…
Our electronic gadgets are becoming more "human" every day, and we're moving toward a future where you'll be able to talk and interact with them much like you do with real people. But is that really a good thing? To find out, we talked to product designer, educator, and author,…
This week, smart tires that "talk" to brakes, a new Cybersecurity headquarters in the Akron area, and how Russia & China are hooking up in space. You'll also hear about how to stay safe online when you file your taxes, why this could be the year electric pickup trucks finally…
Friday, 19 March 2021 10:17

This Week-Tech-3-19-21: Internet Shutdowns Featured

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An increasing number of governments around the world have been limiting citizens' access to the internet, to control political activity and block free speech. Find out if it could happen here, and if it does; what we could do about it. Our special guest is Jillian York. She is is an…
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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