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8:51 am, October 22, 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

Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/26/13

Surfing anonymously (IP address visibility, tracking with cookies, use of virtual private networks), Internet speed checks, merging Word documents, moving HD to new computer (hardware and software issues), device drivers (purpose, where to find latest version), Java vulnerability (disable Java plug-in when surfing untrusted websites), Profiles in IT (Paul Baran), inventor of packet switched networks), Senate proposes H1-B Visa quota increase (gooed news to tech companies), Stupid Law of the Week (unlocking cellphones without carrier permission is now illegal), six strikes anti-piracy program (adopted by all major US ISPs, designed to punish those who download illegally), and the tragedy of Aaron Swartz (government over reach must be stopped).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/19/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/12/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/5/13

Phishing exploit, OS X Mail vs Windows Live Mail, capturing screen shots in Windows, eBook format conversion using Calibre, VoIP options (Skype, Google Voice, Vonage, Ooma, Magic Jack), Profiles in IT (Norman Joseph Woodland, creator of the barcode), Internet 30 years old (TCP/IP activated January 1, 1983, switchover involved only 400 hosts, congestion control added later), Idea of the Week (Gravity Powered Light, powered by bag of rocks, lasts 30 minutes, crowd funded on IndieGoGo.com), top jobs for 2013 (6 of the top 15 were IT related, number one job is Software Developer, future bodes well for IT profession).

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/29/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/22/12

Wikihood mobile app, installing new antivirus, Send to Kindle mobile app, auction sites for developers, Profiles in IT (David Ross Cheriton, billionaire Stanford professor angel investor), Internet has evolved into gated communities (Facebook vs Amazon vs Google vs Apple), HTML5 vs Native Apps (Apps will dominate in the near term, HTML5 will ultimately win because it is platform agnostic and open source), International Telecommunications Union tries to control Internet (Internet Society fought for independence from UN, Internet safe for now), and gifts for geeks.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/15/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/8/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Tue Dec 11th, 2012

Tech Talk - 12/1/12

Buying a laptop, best free anti-virus, WEP vs WPA2 wireless encryption, using VMware for multiple OS configurations, Profiles in IT (Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO of Pinterest), Skype security flaw fixed (allowed anyone to highjack Skype acccount knowing only an email adddress, used extensively in Asia), and war over Internet control (ITU wants to control Internet policy, would give UN members more authority, pushing for a sender pays model, must be stopped).

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Tue Dec 11th, 2012

Tech Talk - 11/24/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying the November 17, 2012 show.

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