October 29, 2013
These days everything seems to be “smart:” Our cars, our phones, our water. But not everyone thinks smart televisions are such a brainy choice. This hour we’ll examine TV trends, and then take a look at the world of PJs and laptops and see how working from home helps and hinders productivity. Last, we’ll get the latest from the world of gadgets.
October 22, 2013
You expect a bank to save your money, but you don’t necessarily want them to save all your personal data…and then share it. This hour we’ll talk about who’s trading personal secrets, and what’s being done to stop it. We’ll also discuss a new encryption system that some have called “unbreakable,” and we’ll get the latest from our gadget guru.
October 15, 2013
So far, artificial limbs, functioning guns, musical instruments and even human stem cells have been recreated using 3D printing. Coming up, we’ll talk 3D scanning technology that could be in your home, we’ll hear about the latest and greatest apps, and we’ll find out what’s new with Nintendo.
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.