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4:26 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Attitudes Toward Wind Farms

Sociologist Jeffrey Jacquet and graduate student Josh Fergen gauged community attitudes toward wind farms in South Dakota.  They said that a culture of support bodes well for a state that has great potential to exploit wind turbines as a source of renewable energy.  Respondents saw beauty in wind turbines that were moving because they view them as being economically productive.  Jacquet and Fergen are also doing research on wind farms in Minnesota, particularly near Lake Benton, which was one of the first communities to embrace wind energy.

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1:55 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Tech Industry Veteran Victoria Darling

Victoria Darling.

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" (Amos Aesophe, Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick) welcomed Victoria Darling to Tech Radio. Darling has been in the technology industry for more than 20 years, including a recent stint managing six buildings and staffing needs for Electronic Arts (EA) as they ramped up from 100 employees to over 1000 in about four years. After two and a half decades of writing resumes on the side for friends and clients of nonprofit agencies, she took her love of writing and technology and ventured out on her own to write resumes and Linkedin profiles full time.

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2:43 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

New Investment in Sioux Falls Biotech

Earlier this week, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation made a $3 million investment in SAB Biotherapeutics to bolster the Bio-Tech industry in the area. SAB Biotherapeutics uses genetically engineered cattle to produce human antibodies. CEO and co-founder Dr. Eddie Sullivan discusses his company and the science behind human antibodies.   

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2:46 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Dakota Midday: New 911 Technology

New technology enhancing emergency communications is being implemented in South Dakota. It will eventually allow people to share pictures and video with 911 centers during an emergency call. The new system will also include backups that are meant to make 911 services less prone to outages and failures.

Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, State 911 coordinator for the Department of Public Safety, says cell phones and other wireless communication devices have made the new technology necessary. She joined Dakota Midday and discussed the Next Generation 911 system.

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3:02 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas From "The Computer Guys"

Kent Osborne, host of SDPB's Tech Radio, and Joel Broveleit, one of Tech Radio's "Computer Guys," joined guest host Cara Hetland to discuss last minute gift ideas for technology lovers - and for those who may not be so tech savvy.

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5:00 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

The Sony Hack

Credit Sony

In an abbreviated Tech Radio, Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the well-publicized cyber attack on Sony. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says North Korea is behind the attack. In his year-end press conference which followed Tech Radio, President Obama said, "We will respond." He declined to offer specifics.

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7:18 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

More Gift Ideas From The Computer Guys

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" offer more gift ideas in a continuation of the annual "Guide to Geek Gifting" program.  They also cover the important topic of online security for kids.

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2:01 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Dakota Midday: SDSU Testing Insect Scanning Robot

Paul Johnson tests the scanning robot at SDSU's Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection
Credit SDSU

A robot that scans a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes is being tested at South Dakota State University's Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection. The scanning robot will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online at invertnet.org, as well as national and international websites.

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4:12 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Guide To Geek Gifting

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!

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4:12 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Startup Weekend

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer, discussed another exciting Startup Weekend, new news of personal e-mail hacks and leaks and the latest in tech news.

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1:31 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

iOS 10.10 And More

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.

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2:53 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Fighting the Digital Arms Race

Credit Kealey Bultena SDPB

According to cybersecurity expert Sean McGurk, the greatest threat to the world today is the computer keyboard. In the past, he says, it may have been nuclear weapons. But now that same level of capability is being exercised by lone individuals at their keyboards instead of bombs.

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3:21 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Dakota Midday: Techradio

Much talk about the new iPhones and the iOS8 updates.  Also cable regulation and "D

  estiny".

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2:46 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Back To School

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.

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2:18 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

School of Mines Professor Awarded for Cyber Security Research

Cyber-physical systems technology is a new field that researchers say will transform the way people interact with engineered systems in the same way the internet has transformed the way people interact with information. But because cyber-physical systems are subject to threats that could undermine the national and economic security of the United States, researchers are looking for ways to strengthen the systems.

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2:50 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Techradio: What to do with your old tech & listener questions

#Facebookdown

  On this edition of Techradio, SDPB's Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discuss SDPB's Landscapes of South Dakota Photo Contest, and tackle listener questions about building a cheap tower, and powering devices when away from outlets.

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1:42 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Techradio: Aereo Ruling, Iphone Rumors and Firephone

Kent and The Computer Guys discuss upcoming phone models, including Amazon's Fire Phone
Credit Amazon

Techradio features the latest in tech news from host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys": Amos Aesophe, Joel Broveleit, and Jeffery Litterick. This week's topics included the Supreme Court ruling on Aereo, the rise of online and video streaming, and Iphone 6 rumors. They also take time to answer some listener questions and discuss the prospects of Amazon's new Fire Phone.

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1:44 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Techradio: Malware, Apps And Patents

On this week's Techradio, "The Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick and Joel Broveleit chat with guest host Kealey Bultena about computer security, the new SDPB app, the news about Tesla patents and what options are available for streaming the World Cup.

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2:18 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Ebay Hack

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.

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2:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

State Demographer To Retire

State Demographer Mike McCurry.
Credit SDSU

After 14 years at South Dakota State University, Mike McCurry, State Demographer and supervisor of the SDSU Rural Life and Census Data Center, plans to retire after the 2014 Demography Conference (June 11-13).  The theme of the conference is "Everyone is a Demographer."  That's been McCurry's central message since moving to SDSU's Rural Life and Census Data Center in 2006.  He says we no longer need a university library to obtain demographic data as it's available anytime.  Governor Dennis Daugaard designated McCurry as South Dakota's state demographer in 2011.

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2:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Net Neutrality

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

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10:01 am
Mon May 12, 2014

SDPB Technology Survey

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3:48 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Servers Still Vulnerable To Heartbleed

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.

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1:17 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Finding Tech Jobs In SD And Aereo Skepticism

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick - discussed the latest in tech news. Topics included finding tech jobs in South Dakota, the FCC and net neutrality, the Google Plus fiasco and the Supreme Court expressing skepticism on Aereo.

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2:21 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Heartbleed

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.

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1:43 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Oculus VR + Amazon Enters OTT Market

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.

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1:35 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

SXSW And WWW's Birthday

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick - discussed the latest in technology news. Topics included South by Southwest, the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web and GUMFISH and other NSA tools.

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3:50 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

DakotaCon 2014

DakotaCon returns to the Dakota State University campus Friday through Sunday in Madison.  DSU is bringing cyber security individuals together for three full days of talks, competitions and training.  In conjunction with the DakotaCon presentations, the North Central Region Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) is being held Friday and Saturday on the DSU campus.  The nationally recognized competition focuses on the operational aspect of managing, securing and defending a "commercial" network infrastructure.  DSU network security instructor Kyle Cronin is the project leader for the si

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1:26 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Facebook Takeover Of WhatsApp And Bitcoins

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.

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2:29 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Game Narrative Review Competition

Dakota State University student Mostafa Haque.
Credit KDSU

Five Dakota State University students were awarded top honors in a Game Narrative Review Competition for the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) held in San Francisco in March.  They are students of Jeff Howard, assistant professor of Game Development and Design at DSU.  Sophomore Mostafa Haque won one of the three top Platinum level awards, for which he'll receive a free, all-access pass to the GDC.  This year, Howard assigned his fall 2013 class, Game 360: Narrative Design, to submit an analysis of a game narrative to the competition.  Howard helps students and other designers dig into the

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