Computers

Joseph Bottom

In the Moment ... June 11, 2018 Show 355 Hour 2

What are the cultural consequences of computers? Dakota State University continues the quest to explore the topic with an upcoming lecture from Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, on Monday, June 25. She'll focus on topic of "Computers and War."

Joseph Bottum leads The Classics Institute at Dakota State University, dedicated to exploring the good and the ill of our digitized world.

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The International Coding Competition in Rapid City and recent international hacking events have prompt people to consider coding. It provides the scaffold for computers and smartphones and apps. Educators must decide how kids can learn code, what they should understand, and when they should start.

Take a peek inside this coding classroom. The room is warm. It’s afternoon. The school year draws to a close, and sixth-grader Adysen Moet plays a video game.

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A camp in Sioux Falls this summer is teaching kids how to program electronics and video games. Using computer code, kids learn how to program a motion sensor, range finder, and a laser to create a homemade security system.

15 middle school boys eagerly punch computer keys, and plug electronic pieces into a microcontroller board. They are learning how to upload code onto their device to create certain effects, such as a motion sensor that emits different sound depending on how far away it detects an object.

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.

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It's been a big week for video on Facebook.  The social networking giant announced it will test a "dedicated place" where users can go when they want to watch a video, whether it's a saved video, a video from a friend or a followed page, or from any other video publisher on Facebook.

Next week, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in the second round of United States v. Nosal.  This time around, the main question is whether accessing an account using a shared password is an unauthorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Interviewing Alexa

Sep 21, 2015
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Tech Radio's special guest during the September 4 episode was Alexa from Amazon.  "The Computer Guys" demonstrated and interviewed the Echo device on the air.  Kent Osborne and the panel also answered questions about upgrading an older MacBook Pro and how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi problems.  Meanwhile, Windows 10 has already passed Windows 8 in numbers and the fall gaming season is heating up!

U.S. Government Hacked

Jun 5, 2015

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the most recent hacking of U.S. Government websites, Windows 10 gains and losses and tips for keeping your information safe when using free WiFi hotspots.  "The Computer Guys" are Joel Broveleit, Amos Aesophe, Jeff Litterick and Osborne.

The New Tesla Battery

May 1, 2015

Kent Osborne and Joel Broveleit visited about the Tesla home battery announcement and provided tips for building up your own personal computer.  Today's show also featured a walk-on by SDPB news reporter Kealey Bultena as the "Computer Guys" continued last episode's discussion on "cutting the cord."

Plugins, Robo Cars & Wrist Gadgets

Apr 3, 2015
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Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" continued their discussion of browser plugins from their last session.  They also conversed about free MS OS, a new wrist gadget called the Leatherman Tread and the first robo car to drive across the United States.

Guide To Geek Gifting

Nov 21, 2014

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" present one of their favorite shows of the year - the "Guide to Geek Gifting."  Listen for great gift ideas for the "tech geek" in your life!

iOS 10.10 And More

Oct 3, 2014

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" visited about iOS 10.10 on todays program along with Facebook's venture into health care and Netflix news among other issues.

Back To School

Aug 22, 2014

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" present a "Back to School" episode on this week's Tech Radio.  Which tech-related items do students want or need for the upcoming school year?  They also discussed the Windows 8.1 update and pending announcements from Apple among other topics.

Ebay Hack

May 23, 2014

Ebay customers have been encouraged to change their password after the internet auction company's announcement that it had been hacked.  Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and the "Computer Guys" discussed the cyberattack, gaming and selecting the right printer among other issues.

A 17-year old Sioux Falls boy was arrested Monday after hacking into the O’Gorman Catholic High School network last Thursday. Officials suspected something when the network, phones and internet all went down. Sam Clemens with the Sioux Falls police department say the juvenile is currently being charged with a felony of intentional damage to property. 

Servers Still Vulnerable To Heartbleed

May 9, 2014

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit, Amos Aesoph and Jeff Litterick - discuss the latest news in technology. Topics discussed included Apple making Dr. Dre a billionaire, 300,000 servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed after one month and consumer protection and regulation in a Kickstarter world.

Heartbleed

Apr 11, 2014

There's a new vulnerability on the Internet called Heartbleed.  It allows criminals to steal information that would normally be protected when using your browser under SSL (a secure connection).  SDPB's Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed Heartbleed among other topics on this edition of Tech Radio.

Oculus VR + Amazon Enters OTT Market

Mar 28, 2014

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Joel Broveleit, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick, discussed Oculus VR and the way people experience video games on this edition of Tech Radio.  They also covered Amazon's entrance into the "over-the-top" (OTT) market, the Apple/Comcast partnership, future problems for XP users and more.

Computer Course At DSU Without Keyboard Or Mouse

Mar 21, 2014

Dakota State University Professor Chris Olson developed a series of voice narrated tutorial videos for the DSU online course, Introduction to Computers. The course consists of 13 voice-narrated tutorials that align with a chapter in the textbook. Olson's online course targets those who have access issues or disabilities along with their rehabilitation counselors. He teaches the user how to leverage the power of the voice recognition software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, to create word processing documents, slideshow presentations, spreadsheets, databases and web pages.

Tech Gadget Gift Ideas

Dec 19, 2013

Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer of Tech Radio with the Computer Guys visited about last minute tech gadget gift ideas for Christmas.

Sharon Schueler is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Sioux Falls School District and Bob Jensen is the district's Director of Assessment, Technology and Integration. Schueler answers "goal of integrating technology" questions and Jensen addresses the logistics of deployment.

Google Glass, Redbox And Tracking Software

Aug 2, 2013

Kent Osborne, host of Tech Radio, and the "Computer Guys," Jeff Litterick, Amos Aesoph, Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer, visited about Google Glass, tracking software, Black Hat and Redbox among other items.

Cyber Security Tips

Jul 30, 2013

Last week, two high profile South Dakotans had their Twitter accounts hacked. The U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, Brendan Johnson, and Colonel Craig Price, the Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, both had their accounts hacked. Johnson fell prey to what's commonly called a phishing scam. That Twitter page he thought he was logging into wasn't official, rather it was a hacker website that copied his password and hijacked his account. Johnson caught the mistake and fixed it quickly.

Cloud And The "Woz"

Mar 22, 2013

Kent Osborne and the "Computer Guys" went over the benefits and concerns of the Cloud.  They also talked about using social media and technology to follow the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as well as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's upcoming visit to Rapid City.

Osborne was joined by John T. Meyer, Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick.

DakotaCon

Mar 19, 2013

DakotaCon, South Dakota's premier security event, returns to Dakota State University in Madison this Friday through Sunday.  DSU is combining three programs into three days to bring the best and the brightest individuals in cyber security together for DakotaCon.  Josh Pauli, Associate Professor of Cyber Security at DSU, talked about this year's conference and recent cyber security breaches that have been in the news.

SXSW, Facebook And Cloud

Mar 8, 2013

John T. Meyer discussed his upcoming trip to South By Southwest (SXSW) where technology is unveiled and has played a major role over the last few years.  The "Computer Guys" also talked about the Facebook redesign and Cloud among other items and questions from listeners.  Host Kent Osborne was also joined by Jeff Litterick, Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesophe.

XBOX 720, Blackberry 10, And Dell News

Feb 8, 2013

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Brovelite, John T. Meyer, Amos Aesophe, and Jeff Litterick - discuss the latest tech news. Topics include new plans for XBox 720, Adobe Flash updates, the announcing of Blackberry 10, and what OTA stands for and why you should mark March 15th on your calendar.

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, John T. Meyer, Joel Brovelite, Amos Aesophe, and Jeff Litterick - talk about the latest technology news over the past two weeks, including Vines launch day woes, and even some travel tips for an out-of-country experience.

SDBI Technology Grants

Jan 7, 2013

The South Dakota Broadband Initiative awarded 26 technology grants last week.  Jim Edman, Deputy Commissioner for the state Bureau of Information and Telecommunications and Project Manager for the South Dakota Broadband Initiative discussed where the over $200 thousand will go and how it will be used.

Olympics of Computer Science

Jan 4, 2013

A South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student programming team has qualified for the Olympics of Computer Science in Russia this summer.  It's the fifth time a School of Mines team has qualified for the event.  Student Dean Laganier and Mathematics and Computer Science Department Head Kyle Riley joined SDPB's Cara Hetland on Friday.

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