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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

The U.S. Geological Survey and NASA are celebrating 25 years of partnership at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls. In August 1990, the USGS and NASA jointly established the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center at EROS to collect and disseminate critical land sensing information.

Two years ago NASA launched the Earth-observing satellite Landsat 8 which collects images archived at EROS. The images help document drought, deforestation, trends in seasonal vegetation, the impact of natural disasters and more.

Ashley Madison Hack, Bank Card Skimmers & Flash

Aug 21, 2015

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" tackled several issues in this program.  They talked about the AshleyMadison.com hack and possible problems for the site's users, the slow demise of flash ads, back-to-school technology and bank card skimmers which have surfaced on Sioux Falls ATM machines.  Plus, "The Computer Guys" answered listener questions as always.

Windows 10 And Drones, Drones, Drones

Aug 7, 2015
NPR

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed Windows 10 on Friday's show as well as some far out stuff from Black Hat about using printers' IO cables to generate radio signals to steal information through concrete walls.

Drones were also a big topic Friday - drones and California forest fires, multiple drone sightings by crews of landing aircraft and drones being shot out of the sky.

Direct-Write Printable Spacecraft

Aug 6, 2015
NASA

NASA has awarded the $750,000 EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to develop "direct-write printable spacecraft," which are thin, lightweight sheets that can land on planets, gather information and send the information back to the ship that released them.  The printable spacecraft can go into areas that humans cannot access - like inside a volcanic crater.  Dr.

Reaction To Prime Day & Severe Weather Apps

Jul 17, 2015

Tech Radio guest host Kealey Bultena and "The Computer Guys" discussed Amazon's Prime Day, a day-long sales event held Wednesday for Amazon Prime users.  The panel talked about post-Prime Day data and the response on social media.  They also discussed how mobile devices can keep you safe during severe weather and how you can learn more about your surroundings with specialized apps and add-ons.  Other topics on today's program included scam phone calls and Windows operating systems.

SDSU

Satellites can take digital images of Earth, but if they’re not calibrated, those images are only pretty pictures. That’s according to Dennis Helder, head of the image processing lab at South Dakota State University.

Lives Changed By Cochlear Implants

Jun 26, 2015
SDPB

Technological advances are helping more and more people with severe hearing loss. SDPB’s Levi Gutz has this story about people whose lives have been changed through the implants.

Sound . . . it’s part of our everyday lives. So much so, that we rarely stop and think about how incredible our hearing process is. We also may not think about what it would be like to lose our hearing.

That was the attitude that Michael O'Conner had.

(605) SQL, 3D Mobile Gaming and E3

Jun 19, 2015

SDPB's Kent Osborne and the Computer Guys (Joel Broveleit, Jeff Litterick and Amos Aesoph) were joined by Joshua Warne, a business analyst with First Bank & Trust in Brookings.  Warne is the Founder and Director of the (605) SQL User Group which is part of the national PASS organization.  SQL was created last July with the mission of strengthening and serving the South Dakota SQL server community by providing a forum for members to exchange ideas and knowledge.

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.

Raven Aerostar

Sioux Falls-based Raven Industries  has been awarded a $6 million contract for its tethered aerostats from the Department of Defense. The contract comes from the Naval Air Warfare Center aircraft division in New Jersey for exportable persistent ground surveillance systems, spare equipment and technical support. Raven’s relationship with the military goes back to the company’s founding in 1956 when it produced high altitude research balloons for the U.S. Navy.

Charles Widener, Director of the Arbegast Materials Processing and Joining Lab at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, discussed Cold Spray Technology which was developed at the school.  It received funding from the Defense Department and from the South Dakota office of economic development.  Cold Spray Technology is used to repair metal, like on airplanes or large machines.

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.

Tech Radio: iWatch Announcement And CISA Legislation

Mar 20, 2015

"The Computer Guys" gathered to recap the iWatch announcement and visit about other wearables like Disney's MagicBand handy browser on this episode of Tech Radio.  The also visited about recently passed CISA legislation and Bing's choice of Kentucky to win the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament among other topics.

Dakota Midday: Techradio

Mar 6, 2015

  John T, Joel and Jeff join us for a live program from KCSD in Sioux Falls.  Our show was broadcast on the Meerkat app for iPhone, thanks for the questions and comments.  Also discussed was resetting Apple devices when they act up, mixing cocktails with Google, and the Pebble Watch.

Virtual Reality, Apps, Net Neutrality And More

Feb 20, 2015

Guest host Kealey Bultena and "Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick and Joel Broveleit tackled a number of issues on today's program.  The panel discussed Samsung TV listening, Lenovo Laptop pre-installed spyware, virtual reality, a YouTube App for kids, hackers and the State Department, and the February 26 FCC net neutrality vote.

Radio Shack Battery of the Month Club
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Some knew it as Allied Radio back in the day – I knew it after their name change as Radio Shack.  I knew the store well, just down from the pinball machines at the mall in Mitchell.  At the end of the corridor was the giant cabinet containing “Pong”.

Techradio: Ode to Radio Shack... and net neutrality

Feb 9, 2015

Panelists lament the demise of Radio Shack, and discuss Net Neutrality.

Attitudes Toward Wind Farms

Jan 23, 2015

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.

Tech Industry Veteran Victoria Darling

Jan 16, 2015

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.

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.   

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.

Last Minute Gift Ideas From "The Computer Guys"

Dec 23, 2014

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.

The Sony Hack

Dec 19, 2014
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.

More Gift Ideas From The Computer Guys

Dec 5, 2014

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.

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.

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!

Startup Weekend

Nov 7, 2014

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.

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.

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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