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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.

Innovation: Mel Ustad

Jan 13, 2017
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Mel Ustad joined Innovation to discuss the programs in place to help science and technology companies grow in South Dakota. Ustad is the Director of Commercialization at the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

 

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Dr. James Rice joined Innovation to discuss how South Dakota's research infrastructure allows for federal funding. He also talked about the state Science and Technology plan. Dr. Rice is the Executive Director of EPSCoR.

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Jan 10, 2017

The Computer Guys talk about the Consumer Electronics Show, the importance of updating your router and other IOT devices, and more.  

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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.

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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.

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A South Dakota science professor has been instrumental in bringing the International Collegiate Programming Contest to Rapid City this coming May. The event includes the top collegiate programmers from around the world. 

SDSM&T Computer Science professor Dr Antonette Logar is talking about the programming competition and other topics including her work on artificial intelligence and her efforts to support young women in math, science and engineering careers. 

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.

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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.

Sioux Falls Development

Cara Hetland hosted a panel discussion about innovation in South Dakota. On the panel: 

Rich Naser, President of the University of South Dakota Discover District and Executive Director of the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship;  

Joni Johnson, Executive Director of South Dakota Biotech. She oversees advocacy, communication, education and membership services representing more than 50 members in industries spanning from food and agriculture to human health and renewable energy;

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If you’re listening to this show in the Black Hills right now there is chance you can also hear the rumble of a loud motorcycle. It’s the Sturgis Rally – and the thundering gas powered bikes are swarming the hills. Next we take a look at a much quieter form of transportation. A solar car race. 

SDPB’s Jim Kent stopped by Wind Cave National Park for the closing hours of the American Solar Challenge Road Rally…on a very overcast Saturday morning as rain moved into the Black Hills.

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.

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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.

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.

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