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.
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.
June 11, 2013
At this point it’s well known that the NSA has partnered with Verizon and large internet outlets to gather data, but the actual mechanics of the gathering remain vague. This hour, we’ll shine some light on PRISM- the NSA’s data-mining partnership. We’ll also learn the best apps for a summer road trip, and get the latest in gadgetry.
June 4, 2013
Facing pressure from feminist groups, Facebook acknowledged last Tuesday that its efforts to remove hate speech from the site hadn’t worked, and it pledged to do more. But should social media define and censor its content? This hour, we’ll explore this issue, as well as the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses, and the latest in gadgets.
May 28, 2013
Wrapping paper and bows are so last century. The latest craze in last-minute presents is social gifting–sending a digital gift card to someone online. This hour we’ll explore if the trend is here to stay, as well as a new report that says teens are now more judicious with online personal info, and we’ll check in with our tech wizard.
May 21, 2013
Mega pastor Joel Osteen preaches on television, through his best-selling books, and now he’s saving souls on Twitter. This hour, we’ll examine the ways social media is changing the (inter-) face of Christianity. Then we’ll learn about the latest apps for kids, including interactive folktales. Last, our gadget guru will highlight his latest findings
May 14, 2013
If you want the New York experience but can’t swing the Four Seasons, you might consider the website AIRBNB, where you can arrange to stay in an apartment. But beware: The legalities are increasingly tricky. Then we’ll learn how entrepreneurs can use Pinterest to increase business, and our gadget guy will share his latest findings.
April 30, 2013
For those with limited dexterity, typing an email is not so simple. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll learn about some innovative new keyboards built for typists with disabilities. We’ll also hear about OSU’s successful EcoCAR project, and get the skinny on the Xbox, Samsung Galaxy and more.