In the Moment: Techradio

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Tech Radio answers your toughest computer and tech questions. SDPB Director of Digital. Heard alternating Fridays.

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On today's Techradio we talk about the google docs and mac phishing problems, Siouxpercon next weekend in Sioux Falls, and Facebooks purge of fake accounts.

  

The March for Science in the nations capitol is gaining steam and there are 3 Marches in South Dakota planned for tomorrow - Earth Day - we spoke with Ashleigh Walton who helped organize the Sioux Falls event. We found out what this event means to her and how you can get involved.

Tech Radio 4-7-17

Apr 7, 2017

Join the techradio panel of experts as we discuss the latest news from net neutrality to online privacy.  We also discussed the latest in the media landscape with the announcements from YouTube and Facebook of increased video products.

  

Tech Radio 03-17-17

Mar 17, 2017

Tech Radio 3-3-17

Mar 3, 2017

Today's Techradio tackles the Snapchat IPO, Facebook "hacks", CloudFlare and Amazon service issues and tips for doing your taxes online.

Guests Jeff Litterick and John T. Meyer discuss the latest writings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg  and Microsoft news with their  Forza gaming franchise topping 1 Billion in sales – premium email service - $20/year.

VR headset developer Valve is "comfortable" with the idea that the technology could turn out to be a complete failure.

And John loves his Airpods - we talk about bluetooth headphones.

The February 3rd edition of Techradio features talk about Cisco router failures, macbooks, and the Snapchat IPO.

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Kent Osborne and The Computer Guys answer questions about those holiday gifts you just can't figure out. They also discuss Amazon Alexa, which was witness to a possible murder, and Russian hacking incidents which have led to U.S. sanctions.

Today's Techradio covers listener questions about a failing hard drive, outdated video drivers, cell phone anti-virus software, and smart watches.  Last minute tech gift ideas were discussed as well.

We also discussed the rather urgent need for everyone to update their home routers to the latest firmware.  To do this you will need to log into your router and trigger the process.  Older routers require you to download the update from a website and do the update.

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Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" convene to discuss the tech news of the day. They also recap Black Friday shopping and look at more tech-related Christmas gift ideas, including wearables.

This week's Tech Radio, hosted by Kent Osborne, deals with holiday tech giving. Osborne and guest Joel Broveleit also work through power supply issues and answer questions from listeners.

Samsung's Persistent Battery Problems

Oct 7, 2016
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This week's Tech Radio, hosted by Kent Osborne, deals with Samsung's persistent battery problems. Osborne, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick also work through a series of software announcements by Google and they touch on October Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Tech Radio

Sep 16, 2016

  On this Techradio - is municipal wifi a good idea? The EU seems to be taking the bull by the horns. We discuss a variety of cell phone issues, and ask if wearables are finally ready for prime time.

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After delaying shipment of its flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is set to recall all of the Note 7s that have shipped in its home nation and abroad as problems have been traced to the battery.

Earlier this week, Apple was ordered to pay a record sum of 13 billion Euros plus interest after the EU said Ireland illegally the iPhone maker's tax bill.  At the time, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the accusations "baseless."  Since then, a war of words has developed between Cook and Europe's competition chief.

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne is joined by "The Computer Guys" as they discuss the NSA hacking tools leak, additional competition in the cell phone carrier business and batteries bursting into flames.  "The Computer Guys" are Jeff Litterick, Joel Broveliet and Amos Aesoph.  They discuss the latest tech news every other Friday on SDPB Radio.

The Future Of Technology And Social Media At Rio

Aug 5, 2016

Senator John Thune discussed the future of technology this week.  It's predicted that in 2020 there will be 50-200 million mobile devices in the world.

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" also visited about the Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner, social media rules at the summer Olympic games, how researchers have fooled Tesla's autopilot system, and Jeep hackers.

Osborne, Amos Aesoph and Joel Broveleit discussed other issues and took questions during the program.

Pokemon Go: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Jul 15, 2016
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Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and 'The Computer Guys," visit about Pokemon Go which has become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time.  According to SimilarWeb, Pokemon Go surpassed Twitter in terms of daily active users on Monday.  It now sees almost 6% of the U.S. Android population engaging with the app on a daily basis.

The panel also continues the conversation about "pulling the plug" and options for viewing live sports and other programs among other topics.

SQL Saturday, Tesla car fatal and Windows 10

Jul 1, 2016

In this edition of Techradio host Kent Osborne spoke with Joshua Warne, founder of the (605) SQL User Group, about SQL Saturday. The event is Saturday July 23rd at the University Center (Avera Hall) in Sioux Falls from 8:00am-5:00pm. More information can be found at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/539/EventHome.aspx.

And the "Computer Guys" Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesoph joined Osborne to discuss a fatal Tesla car crash, Apple and Windows 10.

  

Purchases Of LinkedIn And Joyent

Jun 17, 2016

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the sale of the San Francisco based cloud storage business Joyent to Korean phone manufacturer Samsung.  They also touched on Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn and Apple's "differential privacy" and what it means for consumers.

What Elon Musk And Bill Gates Said

Jun 3, 2016

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Jeff Litterick, John T. Meyer and Joel Broveleit, discussed Elon Musk's comments at Recode's annual Code Conference where he said we are almost certainly living in a more advanced civilization's video game.  At the same conference Bill Gates balanced his fears of artificial intelligence calling it the "holy grail." 

The panel also visited about a new study that says nearly one in four people abandon mobile apps after only one use.

Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo And Ransomware

May 20, 2016

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Jeff Litterick, Amos Aesoph and John T. Meyer, discussed Google's unveiling of Google Home this week - an Amazon Echo-like device that relies on a conversational user interface.  Google also, at their annual conference, released a messaging app called Allo.

The panel also visited about a ransomware maker shutting down, privacy issues with respect to Twitter and Google and more.

Platform Wars, Security And Missing Music Files

May 6, 2016

Kealey Bultena guest hosted this week's Tech Radio.  She was joined by "Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick, Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesoph.  The panel discussed the Gang of Four platform wars, how Apple is deleting iTunes music files and a boy's discovery of an Instagram bug among other topics.

In addition, SDPB's Nate Wek discussed security issues with Jeff England of Silver Star Communications.

FCC News, Fantasy Sports And April Fools' Day

Apr 1, 2016

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and panelists Amos Aesoph and Jeff Litterick discussed plenty of news regarding the Federal Communications Commission on today's program.  The FCC is receiving pushback after a 3-2 approval to advance a proposed rule imposing strong privacy regulations on internet service providers.  The Commission also voted 3-2 to expand a decades-old phone subsidy program to include broadband internet.

Meanwhile, fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel are suspending contests on college sports indefinitely in all states as part of a deal with the NCAA.

Kent Osborne and the Computer Guys discussed many topics including:

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Automatic braking in all vehicles

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Fire Tablet

Mar 4, 2016

While Apple continues to resist a court order requiring it to assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation in accessing a terrorist's phone, another major tech company has taken a strange and unexpected step away from encryption.  Amazon has removed enterprise-level device encryption from its Fire Tablet devices.  The move affects millions of users.

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" also discussed the free upgrade to Windows 10 and iTunes Radio's switch to Apple Music among other issues.

Ransomware Payoff And FBI Encryption Case

Feb 19, 2016
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Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the ransomware attack of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center that resulted in the hospital paying a 40-bitcoin ransom (about $17,000) to regain control of its network. 

The panel also commented on Apple's refusal to help the FBI acquire encrypted data from the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone - a decision with which Google CEO Sundar Pichai seems to concur.

Other topics included the Twitter GIF button, the Mattel 3D printer and a warning from Samsung to their customers to watch what they say around their smart TVs.

Drone Free Super Bowl

Feb 5, 2016
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Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the "No Drone Zone" at this year's Super Bowl in San Francisco.  Also, more talk about Windows 10.  Osborne was joined by panelists Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick.

Windows 10 Upgrade And Tech At Detroit Auto Show

Jan 15, 2016

Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick discussed the Windows 10 upgrade process and technology at the Detroit Auto Show Friday on Tech Radio.

Tech Radio: Guide To Geek Gifting

Dec 18, 2015

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" present the annual Guide to Geek Gifting on this version of Tech Radio.  Kent, Joel, John and Jeff offer dozens of gift ideas for every budget!

iPad Pro, Digital Art And Holiday Gift Ideas

Dec 4, 2015
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Kent Osborne and the "Computer Guys" visited about digital art using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, net neutrality, rural internet connectivity and Christmas gift ideas for tech lovers (with more to come in two weeks).

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