February 11, 2014
Google Fiber wants to bring low-cost, high-speed internet to certain cities around the US. But many local governments are racing to install fiber-optic networks themselves, ahead of the tech giant. We’ll get an update this hour. We’ll also discuss the rise of many crypto-currencies that are gaining legitimacy, and get the latest in gadgetry.
February 4, 2014
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.
December 10, 2013
What a bummer it would be to find out you were dead…via Twitter. This year has been dubbed “year of the web hoax,” and this hour we’ll talk about why we continue to fall for them. We’ll also examine the sharp decline in sales of the personal computer. Some say it’s the end times for the PC. Then we’ll get the latest in gadgets for kids.
November 12, 2013
Twitter just went public. This hour we’ll take a look at how it’s doing so far, and what we can expect in the future. Then we’ll get the latest in kids’ apps, and a look at what’s new in the gadget world.
November 5, 2013
We Americans love speed. We like fast cars, fast money and fast food. So for a country that pioneered so much of the web, it’s pretty shocking that our internet speeds rank among the slowest and most expensive in the developed world. This hour we’ll talk about why. Then it’s the latest on a new blogging platform, and news from the world of gadgets.
October 29, 2013
These days everything seems to be “smart:” Our cars, our phones, our water. But not everyone thinks smart televisions are such a brainy choice. This hour we’ll examine TV trends, and then take a look at the world of PJs and laptops and see how working from home helps and hinders productivity. Last, we’ll get the latest from the world of gadgets.
October 22, 2013
You expect a bank to save your money, but you don’t necessarily want them to save all your personal data…and then share it. This hour we’ll talk about who’s trading personal secrets, and what’s being done to stop it. We’ll also discuss a new encryption system that some have called “unbreakable,” and we’ll get the latest from our gadget guru.
September 17, 2013
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.
July 23, 2013
A hundred years ago cartography required specialized training and knowledge, but like so many things, map-making has become a pastime for the masses. This hour we’ll talk about what happens when anyone can edit an online map, and we’ll also look at the increase in cyber-threats facing universities. Last, we’ll get the scoop on all things gadget.
June 18, 2013
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.