March 24, 2015
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.
March 10, 2015
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
March 3, 2015
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.
February 17, 2015
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.
October 14, 2014
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.
September 30, 2014
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.
September 23, 2014
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.
September 9, 2014
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.
September 2, 2014
A recent poll found that despite all the uncensored comments on the internet, people are less comfortable having controversial conversations on social media than in person. We’ll learn more about the “spiral of silence” this hour. We’ll also discuss Todd Park’s plans now that he’s stepping down as Chief Tech Officer, and get the latest in gadgets.
August 26, 2014
The Internet is almost everywhere, but there are still a few places that are truly Web-free: National parks, for example. But soon you may be able to check Facebook in the Tetons. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also find out why cell phone companies are selling our data to foreign governments, and get the best back-to-school apps for kids.