We dive into discussions about the Kindle Fire HD, iPad security in schools, the percentage of Americans not online, and giving up a cell phone while at a restaurant.
Welcome to Episode 194! As we inch ever so closer to #200, we thank you each for tuning in every week for our tech discussions. The topics never dry up. This week we talk about the privatization of Blackberry, the cost of paying for fake/solicited online reviews, and Microsoft’s latest Surface product. In our primary topic, it’s all about the record setting iPhone 5S and 5C sales, the latest from iOS 7, and the environmental impact of the revolving door of new and old mobile devices
Cars, trucks, and SUVs are packed full of technological gadgets, features, buttons, and sensors these days that it’s sometimes hard to think that we can keep our mind and eyes focused on driving. This week we are talking about whether or not your high tech car drives you crazy.
On this week’s episode, we have a series of tech things to get to. We open talking about in-store and online donations to charitable organizations. Second, we tell you about how captcha is quickly becoming a revenue generator for websites. And finally and at length, discuss Huffington Post’s decision to ban anonymous comments on their site.
We lead off with a discussion of California’s first statewide Amber Alert system that was activated last week – what does this means, how effective was it, did it help. We finish the show with an interesting discussion about big box retailers keeping tabs on the return habits of the consumer – is this a privacy concern, how much is being tracked, how to get information.
Discussion about Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post and what they may mean for the company, traditional print media, and the digital presence of the paper. Dave retells a personal account of experiencing breaking news and how that event developed through social media and real eyewitnesses.