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 16, 2013
The food industry has long been run by a few enormous companies, but technology is democratizing meat, which is good news for all steakholders. We’ll hear more about how food advocates and tech nerds are collaborating. We’ll also get the latest on the rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020, and learn about the market for stolen smartphones.
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.
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.
May 7, 2013
In this hour we’ll talk with a journalist who spent a year offline about navigating by map, reading paper books, and the web-free life that delighted and disappointed him. Then we’ll get the lowdown on Bitcoin, the digital currency whose creators want to revolutionize global finance. Finally, our Gadget Guru shares his latest picks.