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10:09 am, December 28, 2014

Stratford University's Tech Talk

Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on 1500AM








Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz, w/Jim Russ

Sponsored by Stratford University

Call during the show (Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00 am EST) by dialing toll-free: 877-936-9333.
Email your questions to the show using techtalk@stratford.edu

Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 4/6/13

Pebble vs Martian Passport smart watches, dangers of sharing Wi-Fi with neighbor, RSS feeds revealed, NAT routers explained, Profiles in IT (Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone), Googles April Fools jokes (YouTube shutown, Google Nose, Google Treasure Hunt, Google Fiber Poles, and more), Saudi Arabia to ban encrypted VoIP and messaging apps (Skype, WhatsApp, Viber targeted), H1-B Visa update (statutory cap reached in 5 days, final selection via lottery, State Department check required), new Skype malware (installs Bitcoin miner app, may saturate CPU, spreads via Skype messaging link), trends in mobile tech (ARM, Apple, Google, Samsung are winners; MS, Dell, Intel, AMD are losers).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/30/13

Wal-Mart cell phone plan revisited, removing blog entries from search engines, Skype privacy and security, disabling laptop touchpad, configuring wireless routers, Profiles in IT (Ivan Edward Sutherland, father of computer graphics), undersea fiber optic cable cut (severe service disruption in Africa, three arrested), massive denial of service attack (targeting Spamhous, used DNS amplification to create disruption), Instamatic 50 years old (revolutionary camera, over 50 million sold), Bitcoin reaches $1B valuation (first peer-to-peer Internet currency, not tied to any country, fiscal instability is driving up valuation), ACLU challenges cell phone tracking using Stingray surveillance system, and FBI seeks realtime Internet monitoring (chat, VoIP, cloud storage, opposed by privacy advocates).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/23/13

Wal-Mart Straight Talk cell phone plan, removing CyberCob malware, TreeSize to analyze disk usage, Apple vs Google maps in Dublin, Profiles in IT (Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica software application), first domain name registered 28 years ago (March 15, 1985, symbolics.com), thunder and lightning (rainstorms vs snowstorms), Senate votes to include Internet sales taxes in budget (a bad day for online purchasing), Mac trojan in the wild (Trojan.Yontoo.1, requires user to download installer), Apple patches iForgot Password Reset (accounts could be hijacked with only AppleID and birthday, users advised to activate two-step verification), Andy Rubin no longer leading Android (Andoid will be under Chrome developer, Google vows to keep them separate for now), Google self-driving car (64-beam laser rangefinder, four radar units, camera, GPS, inertial measurement, wheel sensors, onboard computers, US$100K worth of equipment, better than human on open road, limitations to full deployment).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/16/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/9/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Mar 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/2/13

SPAM revisited, removing the FBI malware, hiding applications on iPhone, Google cloud printing, Profiles in IT (Gil Shwed, co- founder and CEO of Check Point Software), wireless pan and tilt cams (Front Point Security Wireless Cam, Foscam Wireless Cam, both afordable and effective solutions), headphones for travelling (Bose Quiet Comfort 15, RHA SA950i), global tech labor market disruptions (caused by Internet and cost effective shipping), Estonian charged with cyber crime(hijacked millions of computers), Blackberry is doomed (the enterprise has moved to iPhone and Android), and Google opens data center in Ireland (cold climate, 50% reduction in cooling, great tax structure).

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Mon Mar 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/23/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Mar 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/16/13

eFiling identity theft, unlocking iPhone5, Tune In for streaming radio, Dropbox for mobile phones, Profiles in IT (John Elias Karlin, creator of touch tone phone design), meteor strikes Russia (15 meters wide, 7,000 tons), astroid passes near Earth (17,000 miles separtion, 143,000 tons), and iPhone4S battery life problem (created by iOS6.1 update, partially fixed with iOS6.1.1 update).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/9/13

Broadband options for home, Windows on iMac, iPhone notification settings, using USB flash drive for installation CD, Profiles in IT (Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, creator of first email), Chinese New Year (lunar calendar, solar calendar, lunisolar calendar), top tech skills for 2013 (cloud computing, IT project management, Javascript (jQuery, JSON), Java (J2EE), PHP (MySQL), iOS app development, HTML5 (CSS)), Superbowl blackout caused by faulty backup relay, and Superbowl tech ads (Best Buy wins, Go Daddy loses, Blackberry weirdest).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/2/13

Setting up a new PC (creating disk image, removing bloatware, security updates), sending email from hotel safely, turning off Viber location services, Profiles in IT (Ping Fu, Chinese refugee who co-founded Geomagic), Java patch released (50 fixes included, Oracle is finally dealing with this issue), Superbowl tech review (statium Wi-Fi, streaming video to mobile devices, available apps), NASA technology in Super Bowl (padding, visors, shoes, breathable fabric, wirelesss headsets), Twitter compromised (250,000 accounts affected, Java vulnerability a likely cause).

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