The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

The Personal Computer Show
January 4, 2017

Alfred Poor – Wearable Tech in 2017
Hank Kee - Cybersecurity Misdirection
Marty Winston – Review of Preventive Maintenance

In the News
FDA Guidelines for Pacemaker
Free WiFi  279 Subway Stations
Amazon Alexa in Murder Case
Reliability and Usability
Shifting from HDD to SSD
Microsoft Qualcomm Windows 10 32 bit OS


The Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

IBM Lays Out Plans to Hire 25,000

Apple vs FBI

New MacBook Pros Fail to Earn Consumer Reports Recommendation

Caveat Emptor -  Alibaba back on counterfeit blacklist

Chromebook on a PC

Raspberry Pi PIXEL on a PC

Trends and consumer products that made it through 2016


Where are we today with Wearable Technology?

Where are we today with the Google Chromebook?

In The News:

o   Solid State Drive Price Increases

o   American Tech Refuses to Hand Over to China Source Code and Blueprints

o   Netflix Binge Watching

o   What You Need to Know About Cord Cutting

o   Android Gooligan Malware Alert

o   Nike Self Lacing Sneakers


From the Tech Corner:

o   How to Create Windows Recovery Media


The Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM ET

o   Black Friday Alerts
o   Wires and Wireless
o   Analog to Digital World
o   Stocking Stuffers
o   Tips Buying a Blue Tooth Speaker
o   What is High Fidelity?
o   Reliability of Hard Disk and Solid State Drives


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, 


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