October 8, 2013
Oh, what will become of us? Futurist magazine recently chose its 10 most important global predictions, and if you like passenger pigeons and global warming, you’re in luck. This hour we’ll get the rest of the list. We’ll also learn about the shutdown of Silk Road, an infamous online black market, and discuss the newest trends in gadgetry.
October 1, 2013
These days it’s hard to tell if we take pictures with our cell phones or make calls on our cameras. This hour we’ll see how the latest camera phones stack up. We’ll also learn about a rifle so “smart” it can demolish an insect three football fields away. And we’ll get the latest in gadgetry including Google Glass tour info, app-sharing and more.
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.
September 10, 2013
Rise and shine, sleepyheads! Getting up’s not easy, but it is customized now with alarm clocks that soothe, cajole and even curse. This hour we’ll get a rundown of the best apps and gadgets to drag you out of bed. We’ll also learn about how technology attached to your pooch could help save lives, and a rundown of the big news from Apple.
September 3, 2013
Long ago in the early 1990s, the web was a lawless place where gamblers and pornographers roamed free. Believe it or not, a lot’s changed since then. This hour we’ll talk about how authorities used novel technology to police the internet. We’ll also learn about 3-D printed noses, ears and windpipes, and we’ll hear what’s new in the land of gadgets.
August 27, 2013
That picture of your friend having tea with Madonna is obviously retouched. But the human brain is notoriously bad at catching phony photos. We’ll talk about new software that uses shadows to spot the fakes. We’ll also examine the news that anonymous bidding sites like ebay make people mean, and we’ll get the latest in gadget news.
August 20, 2013
For people with autism, reading facial expressions can be a minefield. But a new tech start-up is combining Google Glass technology with emotion recognition software to teach what frowns and smiles mean. We’ll learn more this hour. Plus, we’ll discuss the latest fun and educational apps for kids, and see what our gadget inspector’s up to this week.
August 13, 2013
When it glues you to your chair for hours, technology can wreak a lot of health havoc, but we’re focusing on staying fit with help from gadgets. This Tech Tuesday, we’re broadcasting live from OSU’s Rally for Wellness! We’ll learn about apps that track your mood, and apps that make you move. Plus, we’ll get the latest in electronic fitness gear.
July 30, 2013
Ever wish you could turn the volume down on a “loud” necktie? A new line of ties has come out allowing wearers to do just that. We’ll talk about that, plus we’ll discuss why some tech giants are manufacturing their products in the USA. And Google just came out with a $35 streaming device. We’ll learn if it’s a steal, or if you get what you pay for.
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.