Archives: Bianca Bosker

Tech Tuesday: Video Game Girlfriends, Productivity Apps, Gadgets

The recent movie “Her” depicts a relationship between a man and the friendly female voice of an operating system. This hour we’ll talk about a growing real-life trend of video game-generated girlfriends. We’ll also review the latest apps designed to boost productivity, and find out what’s new in the world of gadgets.

Tech Tuesday: Social Media Monitoring, Self-Driving Cars, iPhone

Most school officials would do anything to stop cyber bullying, but how far is too far? This hour we’ll look at a California district using a tech company to monitor students’ social media activity. And we’ll examine the scariest part of a self-driving car: When a human takes over. Plus it’s new gadget info on the iPhone 5 and more.

Tech Tuesday: Dating App, Digital Giving, 3-D Printed Duck Foot

Fear not, friends: Buttercup the duck is waddling again! This hour we’ll discuss a 3-D printing success story, which restored motility to a lame duck. We’ll also learn about a new casual dating app that allows for instant matches based on attraction, and instant meetings based on availability, and hear about a new trend in digital philanthropy.

Tech Tuesday: Emoticons, Medical Cyber-Attacks, Gadgets

Conveying complex emotions digitally is now easier than ever with the help of emoji– intricate Japanese emoticons. They’re doing a booming business, but are they just a brighter shade of obnoxious? This hour’s Tech Tuesday investigates. Then we’ll learn about the risks of cyber-hacking on medical devices, and check in with our gadget guru.

Tech Tuesday: Click to Pray, Kids’ Apps, Gadgets

Mega pastor Joel Osteen preaches on television, through his best-selling books, and now he’s saving souls on Twitter. This hour, we’ll examine the ways social media is changing the (inter-) face of Christianity. Then we’ll learn about the latest apps for kids, including interactive folktales. Last, our gadget guru will highlight his latest findings