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.
July 9, 2013
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.
July 2, 2013
Do you find the outdoors a little too…outdoorsy? If you don’t have the patience to rub sticks together, you’re in luck. This hour, we’ll learn about technology to assist in the pursuit of nature. We’ll also get the latest apps to keep young folks from climbing the walls this summer, and we’ll find out what’s got our gadget junkie all revved up.
June 25, 2013
Trolls no longer just lurk under bridges and harass billy goats; these days they lurk on the internet and sue companies for patent infringement. This hour, we’ll learn what the FTC is doing to stop patent trolls from preying on technology companies. We’ll also hear about a new app to help beginning gardeners, and we’ll get the latest gadget news.