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Lee Rainie is the director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C.  He's also the former managing editor of U.S. News and World Report.  Rainie speaks at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology today as part of the Black Hills Knowledge Network's Knowledge at Noon Speaker Series.  His presentation is titled "Facts, Public Trust and the Future of the Internet."

SDPB’s Jackie Hendry details the surprising history of Lakota performers in Brussels.

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Today even some of the most remote corners of South Dakota have electricity and phone service.  Many of us take it for granted, but in past decades these utilities were not a given.

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.

Black Hills State University

The Judicial Voices Project captures histories of the South Dakota Supreme Court on its 125th Anniversary.  South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson and Judicial Voices Project Director John Glover discussed the genesis and future of the online project as it documents the Court.

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).

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."

As the FCC moves forward with a controversial decision to regulate internet providers in the name of fairness, commissioners must answer to a South Dakotan. In fact all three people who represent the state in Washington D-C say they stand against the agency’s move to expand its power. Yet that doesn’t mean they have the same reason for resistance.

Three members of Congress advocate for the interests of South Dakotans in the nation’s capital, and all three condemn the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to expand its regulatory power to internet service.

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.

Net Neutrality

May 15, 2014

Net neutrality is the idea that no providers of legal internet content should face discrimination in providing offerings to customers, and that users should have equal access to any legal content.  Today the Federal Communications Commission is expected to publicly release proposed rules about the future of an open internet.  Last month the FCC said it would propose rules that would allow service providers such as Verizon or Comcast to charge more for outfits like Google or Netflix to use higher download speeds while others are stuck in slower lanes.  Critics say this would kill the princip

Facebook Takeover Of WhatsApp And Bitcoins

Feb 28, 2014

Guest host Kealey Bultena, Joel Broveleit, Amos Aesoph, Jeff Litterick, and John T Meyer discussed the latest news in technology. Topics today included one of the largest Internet deals in the works, a new wearable camera that snaps a photo of your perspective every 30 seconds and a major bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy.

Cyberwar: How The Internet Changes World Conflict

Jan 21, 2014

The South Dakota World Affairs Council plans to examine cybersecurity during its annual symposium this Thursday and Friday in the Volstorff Balroom in the University Student Union at South Dakota State University in Brookings.  Michael McNerney, a cybersecurity, information technology and defense consultant, delivers the Harding Lecture keynote address, "Cyberwar: How the Internet Changes World Conflict," Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  McNerney said cybersecurity is a relitively new discipline of national security and can seem very complex.  He'll be discussing current threats, national policies an

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.

Summer Tech Tips

Jun 28, 2013

Kent Osborne, Amos Aesoph, Jeff Litterick and Joel Broveleit discuss the latest news in technology. Topics included Internet streaming, how to survive the summer with your gadgets in check and also listeners' calls and questions.

Lon Stroschein is the vice president and general manager of Raven Aerostar. Raven Industries of Sioux Falls is involved in a pilot project with Google designed to provide high-speed wireless internet accessibility to rural, remote and undeserved areas of the world.

@Argus911, Winter Storm, HBO Go

Apr 12, 2013

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" were joined by special guest Cory Meyers of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader as they discussed the use of @Argus911 during the winter storm that hit Sioux Falls and the rest of South Dakota.  They also talked about the evolving web entertainment business including the expansion of HBO Go.

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.

New State Librarian

Mar 7, 2013

Daria Bossman is South Dakota's new State Librarian.  She talked about her role, the function of the State Library and how libraries have changed to keep up with technology.

Cyber Monday

Nov 26, 2012

Today is "Cyber Monday" and John T. Meyer, Chief Creative Officer for 9 Clouds, a digital marketing and education firm based in Sioux Falls, talks about how the online market has had an impact on traditional brick and mortar retailing.  Meyer also provides advice on keeping your private information safe when shopping online.