December 17, 2013
A lot of us will get shiny new electronics this holiday season. So what happens to the old stuff? A new report shows the world will produce 65 million tons of electronic waste in 2017 alone. This hour we’ll talk about what’s being done to reduce that number. And we’ll learn more about airplane cell phone use– but don’t get ready to chat just yet.
December 10, 2013
What a bummer it would be to find out you were dead…via Twitter. This year has been dubbed “year of the web hoax,” and this hour we’ll talk about why we continue to fall for them. We’ll also examine the sharp decline in sales of the personal computer. Some say it’s the end times for the PC. Then we’ll get the latest in gadgets for kids.
November 19, 2013
Ohio State’s football team is having an impressive season, but so is its marching band. Videos of its elaborate half-time shows have gone viral, and this hour we’ll learn how they’re using technology to boost creativity. We’ll also get the lowdown on the best kitchen gadgets to get you through the holidays, and the latest in gadgetry.
November 12, 2013
Twitter just went public. This hour we’ll take a look at how it’s doing so far, and what we can expect in the future. Then we’ll get the latest in kids’ apps, and a look at what’s new in the gadget world.
November 5, 2013
We Americans love speed. We like fast cars, fast money and fast food. So for a country that pioneered so much of the web, it’s pretty shocking that our internet speeds rank among the slowest and most expensive in the developed world. This hour we’ll talk about why. Then it’s the latest on a new blogging platform, and news 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 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 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.