The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

Black Friday

o   Black Friday Windows Notebook for $100
o   Chromebook or Windows Notebook?
o   Flash Memory Card and Flash Drive Lack of Capacity and Speed Standards
o   Low End Systems with Soldered on Memory
o   Not all Black Friday Specials are Bargains

The Pew 'gig economy' study is grim
Retailers Get Good News Ahead of Black Friday Weekend

Crowdfunding is Pan Handling
Comments and Questions from Listeners


The Personal Computer Show 6:00 PM ET


o   Election Postscript: Computer Models and Forecasts are not absolutes

o   Did Fake news on Facebook affect election?

o   Facebook pulls ad tool that excluded ethnic groups

o   Microsoft Won't Offer Free Office Apps for Many Chrome OS Devices

o   Nearly 90 percent of smartphones worldwide run Android

o   Buying Flash Storage or Replacement Battery Power

o   eMMC vs. SSD: Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal


The Personal Computer Show Wednesday November 9, 2016


§  What can you get in a $99 laptop this holiday season? The low cost notebook may not be the bargain you expected.

§  Web of Trust browser extensions yanked after proving untrustworthy

§  Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

§  Amazon certifies third-party refurbishers. How good and new is good as new?

§  Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content



§  How (to) Clean Up Windows 10 with Microsoft Refresh Windows Tool
§  “Cleaning” Information on Electronic Equipment

In the NEWS

§  Remembering PCMag's Bill Machrone
§  The Apple MacBook Pro Announcement
§  Twitter will shut down its 6-second video service Vine
§  Twitter is planning to cut as much as 8 percent of its staff 
§  Facebook lets advertisers exclude users by race
§  Millennials are more likely to fall for tech support scams than baby boomers
§  Georgia voting machine suspected of ‘flipping’ presidential votes
§  iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas 


The Personal Computer Show Wednesday October 26 2016 6:00 PM

Dr. Rebecca Mercuri. She is one of the world's leading experts on electronic voting and ballot tabulation. She's also a digital forensics investigator, 

In the News:Remembering PC Magazine founder David Bunnell

AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

FCC Reaches $48 million settlement with T-Mobile

Last week the web was broken by countless hacked devices

Yahoo asks U.S. to help it explain secret email spying orders


Ecuador says it cut WikiLeaks founder's internet access,
To unlock phones, feds demand all occupants surrender fingerprints,
HP will cut up to 4,000 jobs over next 3 years,
Verizon Pixel phones will get Android updates same time as Google Pixel,
Verizon to close call centers in five states,
Verizon ponders walking away from Yahoo,
Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system,
Galaxy Note 7, 2 in 5 say they'll never buy from Samsung again,
In Silicon Valley, 40 is the new 80, and ageism is rampant, 


The Personal Computer Show

October 12, 2016 - Synopsis of the News

Samsung kills off the Galaxy Note7

U.S. top court hears Apple-Samsung feud over iPhone designs

Best Buy Slapped With Big Fine for Selling Recalled Products

FCC fines Comcast $2.3 million for shady billing practices

Reseller stiffed thousands with suddenly lower quotes

Yahoo Making It Harder for Users to Move On

Google –Class-action lawsuit of discriminating against older employees

Google for Work has a new name: G Suite –

NSA Contractor Arrested in Possible New Theft of Secrets

Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

Fujitsu considers selling its PC business to Lenovo

New Bluetooth 5.0 Standards

New Ethernet standards using cables you already own


Yahoo reportedly gave US government access to all users' emails

Security analyst says Yahoo!, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Tumblr all popped by same gang

HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

Termination fees for terminated people now against the law

Ludicrous Patent of the Week: Rectangles on a computer screen

Melinda Gates' initiative is about getting more women into STEM

PRODUCT REVIEW - Antop AT-100 Indoor TV Antenna 


Google Andromeda OS

Running Android Apps on the Chromebook

Dell XPS 13 Misleading Ad  'Weightless, Borderless, Limitless'

HDD 1 TB vs SSD 1 TB Pricing Differential

OneDrive's file will return to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at Chicago Health Care Service Corporation

University of California’s outsourcing is wrong, says U.S. lawmaker

Court ruling puts future of H-1B lottery in doubt



The Personal Computer Show
Summary Review:

LinkNYC ends web browsing at kiosks, 
Gmail outage for business users, 
Justice Department planning  expansion of government hacking, 
Internet of Things security flaws and Congressional review, 
HP printers bans third-party ink, 
Cord cutting cable TV and landline telephones, 
and Apple seeks patent for paper bag.


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