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Samsung

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.

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.

Dakota Midday: "Cyberwar Threat"

Oct 13, 2015
www.pbs.org

The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers.  With leading defense experts and investigative journalists who have probed the murky realm of criminal and strategic hacking, NOVA looks into the chilling new reality of cyberwar in which no nation or individual is safe from attack.  Kim Zetter, senior staff writer for Wired, joined Dakota Midday Tuesday.  She was interviewed for NOVA's "Cyberwar Threat," which premieres Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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. 

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.