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The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

Personal Computer Show Wednesday, November 14th 2018 BroadcastPRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS • Does the world want foldable smartphones? • U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google class action settlement • Amazon drops free-shipping minimum for all customers FEATURES: Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr. Alfred Poor • What is “interactive life insurance”?; • Consumer concerns about data security; • a new skin patch sensor From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • From the Mail Bag: Q&A from listeners • Preventive Hardware Maintenance • What can you do with a low priced Windows PC? Home Automation – Marty Winston • Up and Over the Roof Top 

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, November 7th 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS • Supreme Court declines to take on net neutrality • China has been hijacking the backbone of the Internet • Spam robocalls will soon account for almost 50% of all calls • New Tools to Stop Robocalls • Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations • Avast Bids Farewell to Windows XP and Vista • Windows 10's first paid-for Linux-based distro SPECIAL FEATURES Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor  Using a laser to measure blood glucose levels;  a wearable personal pain management device;  a fuel cell for implanted sensors that runs on glucose From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • What to do when your Windows system seem to have a mind of its own Home Automation – Marty Winston • Marty Winston experience in the Air Force Systems Command 

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" Personal Computer Show Wednesday, October 31st 2018 BroadcastPRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS • Scam alerts – Medicare and Social Security • Reminder -iPhone battery replacement for $29 expires December 31 2018 • Apple product announcements in Brooklyn • Motorola offers DIY repair kit • Windows Defender in a sand box • Google Doc with .NEW domain names • UK will tax Big Tech on revenue and not profits SPECIAL FEATURES Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor • Hearing aids to be sold over the counter; • Army will buy 540 Fitbits for patient monitoring; • cybersecurity cited as the Number One technology threat to healthcare From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • IBM Watson is not ready for prime time • IBM acquisition of Red Hat • Will Red Hat lift IBM from its downward slide Home Automation – Marty Winston • Halloween and Election Day "

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, October 24th 2018 BroadcastPRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS: • Google won’t renew its military AI contract but Google is building a censored Chinese search engine • Back to Basics – Palm Pepito tiny smartphone • Your Social Security Number is never suspended • Where are we today with the autonomous cars? SPECIAL FEATURES: Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor • A smartwatch for the elderly for “free”; • two different approaches to measuring blood pressure without a cuff From the Tech Corner • Tribute to Charles B Wang  Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Home Automation – Marty Winston • Windows in the 40 Year Maintenance Free Home 

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, October 17th 2018 PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS • Apple and CenturyLink Patents to fight robocalls • Are Smartphone Makers Getting Too Camera Happy? • PC sales up, Smart Phone sales down and tablet sales in the toilet • Your Facebook posts can reveal if you’re depressed • Rivals ARM and Intel make peace to secure Internet of Things • U.S. trade judge declines to block iPhone imports SPECIAL FEATURES Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor • low-cost ultrasound, • telemedicine to treat opioid addiction, • and sun-powered wearables on your skin From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • a tribute to Paul Allen Home Automation – Marty Winston • household ventilation ducts "

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IN THE NEWS

·         The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

·         Apple Watch daylight saving bug leaves Series 4 devices in a loop

·         Online Sales Tax Laws Went Into Effect in 10 States October 1st

 

Special Features

Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor

·         Hands-on testing of remote patient monitoring;

·         a wearable company survives corporate acquisition;

·         organs-on-a-chip could speed drug development

From the Tech Corner Joe King and Hank Kee

·         Google Plus rides off into the sunset

Home Automation – Marty Winston

·         Those attacks on US embassy workers that make them feel sick are based on some very old science

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS 1. 50 million Facebook accounts breached 2. The FCC is finally cracking down on the use of spoofed local numbers 3. Tim Berners-Lee launched his vision for an alternative web 4. Verizon’s 5G home Internet service is now live in four US cities 5. Whatever happened to Sprint and WiMAX? FEATURE SEGMENTS Health Tech Insider – Dr Alfred Poor  artificial intelligence diagnoses disease from eye scans, and  genetic disorders from face photos;  low-cost health tags attach to your clothes so you don’t have to remember to wear them From the Tech Corner  Where are we today with cord cutting?  Do you know who has your data? Home Automation – Marty Winston  Christopher Columbus did not have crowdfunding 

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, September 26th 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS 1. Google is quietly logging users into Chrome 2. Attackers are using freelance job sites 3. Firefox installs add-ons into your browser without consent 4. Private browsing, privacy mode FEATURE SEGMENTS Health Tech Insider – Dr Alfred Poor  Report from the North American Healthcare Forum in Dublin From the Tech Corner  Removable Battery vs Non-Removable Battery  Treasure trove of utilities under the hood of Windows 10 Home Automation – Marty Winston  Retrofitting the home you have to cost you less

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, September 19th 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS  Apple Watch Series 4  Accuracy of popular wrist-worn Heart Recording monitors  Apple 2018 iPhone Announcements  Windows 95 is now an app to run on macOS, Windows, and Linux FEATURE SEGMENTS From the Tech Corner  Replacing your Hard Disk Drive with a Solid State Drive – Marty Winston  Before buying on-line, tools to check prices and reviews - Hank Kee Home Automation – Marty Winston  Total cost of operation. Will paying more up front save in the long run? 

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"Personal Computer Show Wednesday, September 12th 2018 Broadcast In The News  Why Facebook is losing teens  Netflix and Youtube are throttling mobile apps Feature Segments Health and Wearable Technologies  Augmented Reality helps the blind navigate;  Virtual Reality hypnosis as an alternative to pain medication;  Hackers create an open source system for an artificial pancreas From the Tech Corner  Facial Recognition is not fool-proof. It is not ready for prime time. Home Automation  A moist epiphany moment is finding the water leak "

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