Archives: Russell Holly

Tech Tuesday: Smartphone Use, Memes, Gadgets

Information access is more widely available since the advent of smartphones. Those who in the past couldn’t afford a PC or internet connection, can now easily scroll their favorite news apps, search for a job online, or check email.

Tech Tuesday: Virtual Distance, Persuasive Technology, Gadgets

Ever go to a restaurant and see a couple sitting across from each other completely engrossed in their phones and barely interacting. Our phones and tablets have become such an important part in our lives that we may not be aware that it can be affecting our love lives or even our children’s lives.

Tech Tuesday: Cutting Cable, Kodak’s Future, Android Auto

2015 is the year people can finally say goodbye to their cable subscriptions. Services like PlayStation Vue and Sling are a few companies among a growing many that are now offering people their favorite cable television channels such as ESPN or AMC.

Tech Tuesday: Cloud Back-up, Children Reading Apps, Latest Gadgets

While we have become heavily reliable on our laptops and computers for storing our personal pictures and files, we may not always think about the importance of backing up these files. Storage back-up devices can save people a world of distress, but it is not something that many consider doing these days. W

Tech Tuesday: Mobile Photo Exhibit, Cybersecurity, and Conferences

The Columbus Museum Art is hosting what it calls the world’s largest exhibition of mobile phone photography ever organized by a museum, crime expert Marc Goodman has written a new book on the future of crime, and regular tech contributor Russell Holly discusses the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the Game Developers Conference in the US.

Tech Tuesday: Wireless Home Security, Phone Service and More

The FBI says that there are two million home break-ins each year. Wireless home security systems are supposed to help prevent that–and yet there have been claims that these systems can be jammed. In this hour of Tech Tuesday we look at wireless home security systems, new ways of providing cell phone service, and new drone regulations.

Tech Tuesday: E-Sports, Automation, Gadgetry

Playing video games has become serious business, but so has watching them. Millions of people log on to cheer for gamers as they battle through a virtual landscape. We’ll learn more about the business and culture of this spectator sport. And we’ll discuss the effects of automation on the economy and our brains, and get the latest in gadgetry.

Tech Tuesday: Hello Ello, Protecting Privacy, Gadgets

Social network site Ello is making promises not to use customer data for advertising. The company espouses”transparency,” and some have called it the “anti-Facebook.” We’ll discuss Ello’s manifesto, and if the company can stay true to its model and survive. Plus, we’ll look at how to maintain online privacy in an increasingly connected world.

Tech Tuesday: Alibaba, Internet Brain, Gadgets

When Chinese internet giant Alibaba went public on Friday, it set a record for the biggest share sale in the US. We’ll talk about what pushed their stock over the top, and if share prices can remain high. We’ll also discuss if the internet is making us smarter, or if it’s re-configuring our minds. Then we’ll get the latest in tech news.

Tech Tuesday: Kids’ Apps, Code as Art, Apple Buzz

Computer code might seem like the opposite of art, but this hour we’ll explore the connection between the worlds of art and technology, and why tech geek stereotypes only paint part of the picture. Then we’ll get the latest educational apps for kids, and discuss the myths and realities of the hotly anticipated iPhone 6.