The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

Personal Computer Show Wednesday, October 17th 2018 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 "



·         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


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 


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


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? 


"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 "


Personal Computer Show Wednesday, September 5th 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS  Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem  Google Gives Vets New Job Search, Business Promotion Tools  Chrome 69 Password Manager  Movie Pass is dead, long live Movie Pass  Amazon launching free video service  Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’  Hackers can steal your Android unlock pattern  Yahoo Mail is still scanning your emails for data to sell to advertisers FEATURE SEGMENTS Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr. Alfred Poor  Smartphone app helps avoid opioid relapse;  eye movements can diagnose disease and injury;  Blue Cross and Fitbit partner for healthier members From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee  Reinstalling Windows 10 from a free Upgrade of 7 or 8.1  Is getting the new 2018 iPhone worth going into debt Home Automation – Marty Winston  The Barnum Effect 


Personal Computer Show Wednesday, August 29th 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS  Linux is 25 years old. How big is its market share?  RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computer – Windows on ARM FEATURE SEGMENTS Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr. Alfred Poor  A backpack gives you four arms;  Fitness band data predicts patient outcomes;  $25 ventilator could save babies’ lives From the Tech Corner - Smartphone Tech – Hank Kee, Joe King  CDMA vs GSM - What's the Difference?  Confusion in the Marketplace  Where is the Adroid Pie documentation? Home Automation – Marty Winston  Sensor measures the round-trip echo time of ultrasonic sound to determine how far away an object is. "


Personal Computer Show Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS 1. Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa Meetup comes to life 2. Facebook flat-out lied about number of subscribers 3. Misleading News Account- Firefox Add-On With 220,000+ Installs Caught Collecting Users' Browsing History 4. Google has revised an erroneous statement on Location History 5. H-1B: Suit says Indian outsourcing firm discriminates against non-Indian workers FEATURE SEGMENTS FROM THE TECH CORNER – Hank Kee and Joe King  Estate Planning Should Include Deletion of On-Line Accounts HOME AUTOMATION – Marty Winston  How to get cybernetics and lighting to stop fighting "


Personal Computer Show Wednesday, August15th 2018 Broadcast IN THE NEWS  25 Android smartphones from well-known brands come with severe vulnerabilities pre-installed  How Android Is Fighting Spam Calls  Google’s New Rule for Android Phones: Two notches? OK. Three notches?  How Spectrum Tries to Stop People from Cord Cutting  Gmail update makes your emails a lot tidier  How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded FEATURE SEGMENTS WEARABLE AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES – Dr Alfred Poor  Self-healing electrical conductor material;  Fast growth forecast for smart patches;  Augmented reality app helps autism patients. FROM THE TECH CORNER – Hank Kee Communications Update  New Wi-Fi attack highlights the need to upgrade to WPA-3  Here comes Big Cable to slay another rule that helps small ISPs compete  New report explains how AT&T and Verizon Overcharge DSL internet customers HOME AUTOMATION – Marty Winston  Need for replaceable batteries in backup power systems 


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