June 24, 2014
How do you come across online? Spunky? Narcissistic? This hour we’ll talk about a new app designed to tell you what your personality is based on everything you’ve posted on Facebook. We’ll also talk about how computer coding and computational thinking aren’t just for tech nerds, and we’ll get the latest on Amazon’s new Fire phone.
June 10, 2014
Laundry’s such a drag. There’s the sorting and the hauling, and the oddballs who hang around the laundromat…but now, there’s an app for that. This hour we’ll talk about a new app that connects reluctant launderers with willing ones. We’ll also talk about the ebb and flow of app excitement, and get the latest from the E3 video game expo.
May 13, 2014
Ready, set, recycle! The US and China throw away the most electronics of any countries on earth–21 million metric tons, collectively. This hour we’ll learn about a competition to see which nation can present the best ideas for reducing e-waste. We’ll also discuss how Africa leads the way in electronic payment, and get the latest gadget news.
May 6, 2014
Cars that drive themselves and drones that bring us the news may seem like things you’d see in a science fiction movie, but they are very real in today’s society. On this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’ll look at how new technologies are standing up to established laws and catch up on the latest gadgets.
April 29, 2014
Most people know hackers can steal bank numbers and personal information, but what about hijacking your morphine pump or defibrillator? We’ll discuss a new study finding lax hospital security is imperiling patient safety. We’ll also talk about new rules regarding net neutrality and its effects on users. Plus we’ll get the latest in gadgetry.
April 22, 2014
Mormon missionaries have a history of traveling globally to do their work. But they’ve started embracing a method that doesn’t involve leaving home: online evangelism. We’ll talk about how Mormons are using the internet to expand their faith. We’ll also discuss Americans’ attitudes toward the future of technology, and get the latest in gadgetry.
April 15, 2014
Some think the Internet is a democratizer; private information, public forums, cat videos– it’s all at our fingertips. But this hour we’ll talk to an author who is worried that private companies and commercialization are replacing freedom and individuality. We’ll also hear about a troubling new study about video games and racial stereotypes.
April 1, 2014
Tech experts are saying that virtual reality is not a matter of “if,” but a matter of “when.” This hour we’ll talk about Facebook’s recent purchase of Oculus, a VR startup, and why consumers shouldn’t expect The Matrix just yet. We’ll also learn about online calculus for the masses, coming soon to OSU, and get the latest in the world of gadgets.
March 25, 2014
Years ago, being a tinker was a viable career choice. It’s tougher today, but that doesn’t mean tinkering is dead. This hour we’ll talk to a tinkerer about the great stuff amateurs can make with a few tools and a little ingenuity. We’ll also get the latest on the trial of an email hacker, and news on the battle of the wireless frequencies.
March 18, 2014
The internet just celebrated its 25th birthday; now that it’s recovered from all the parties, where is the web headed? We’ll look at predictions for the year 2025– some positive, some just plain scary. And as we enter March Madness, we’ll learn how to use math stats to increase your chances of winning the office pool. Plus, the latest in gadgetry.