Top Trends of 2016, New Year’s Tech Resolutions, and Tech Challenges in Europe

On Episode 336 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a brief recap of the top trending topics 2016 and discuss what 2017 may hold for ourselves and business. Twitter announced their Top 10 hashtags which included the Rio Olympics, US Presidential Election, PokemonGo, the Oscars, and more. Facebook’s trending topics included international and domestic politics, Black Lives Matter, and Pokemon Go. In the new year, everyone’s 2017 resolution should include changing passwords and ensuring backup services are in place. And finally, tech giants in the United States faced several challenges in Europe that will take center stage in 2017. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech.

Yahoo’s Woes Continue And Facebook False News Update

On Episode 335 of The Waves of Tech, we continue to follow the eventual fall and breakdown of Yahoo. Yahoo continues having issues, now stating that 1 billion user accounts may have been hacked dating back to August 2013. Facebook has announced a new feature to the Messenger App – group video chat. In addition, Facebook is now making strides to curb the spread of false news stories and hoaxes plaguing the platform. We wrap the episode up with discussing the meetup between Silicon Valley tech CEOs and President Elect Donald Trump. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech!

Christmas Holiday Tech Items 2016

We are joined by our great friend and fellow podcaster Rick Limpert from Wireless Wednesday Live. Rick knows all the cool tech gadgets out there for this holiday season. So, we dive into the Christmas holiday shopping craze and share some of those tech items that are quietly under your radar. These include tech-based sleep aides, indoor air purifiers, routers, solar chargers, and so much more. We finish that show by sharing the technology out there that we could really live without and this includes virtual reality, selfie sticks, TV options, and more.

Wearables Market Update, Drone News That Isn’t New News, and AmazonGo

On Episode 333 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a few topics making headlines and let you know how technology is changing our lives. We discuss the current wearables market, explaining the drop in Apple Watch sales and incline in FitBit products. In drone news, many media sources are painting the FAA as the barrier to commercial drone use in the United States. We are here to debunk that mentality. And finally, AmazonGo is the latest venture from the e-commerce giant. AmazonGo is a no line, no cashier brick-and-mortar grocery market concept. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech.

DirecTV Now and Cyber Monday Issues

We dive into the inner working of AT&T’s newest streaming TV subscription service called DirecTV Now. DirecTV Now will offer traditional media content to new subscribers at a reasonable cost with fewer programming options. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gone but the holiday season is still upon us. We share tips and tricks to stay safe online this shopping season. In addition, we share the story of Macy’s Black Friday fiasco. And finally, a transit authority in the Bay Area was hit by a ransomware attack that allowed riders to ride free for nearly one day and costs the authority $73,000.

President-elect Donald Trump and The Technology Industry

The United States presidential election has ended and President-elect Donald Trump takes the Oval Office in January.  The election of a new president always leads to questions.  In this case, what is Donald Trump’s position on domestic product manufacturing, net neutrality, international cyber security, STEM growth, and federal research and development funding.  Tech leaders and trade groups are calling for his position on how telecommunication network infrastructure will be upgraded, how will broadband connectivity reach the rural communities in the States, and what does the future of international students studying in the United States look like.  We dive into the increasingly inflammatory world of social media and how that played a role in the presidential election.