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With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

Wednesday, January 24th 2018 Broadcast PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET HEADLINE NEWS 1. Qualcomm Slapped With $1.23 Billion EU Fine for Illegal Payments to Apple 2. Apple 'text bomb' can crash iPhones with a single message 3. Microsoft patches earlier Meltdown patch for AMD PCs to allow boot 4. Amazon’s new ‘$10 and Under with free shipping 5. Apple Macs Have Yet Another Password-Bypassing Bug 6. Malicious Google Chrome And Firefox Extensions Near Impossible To Remove 7. Kaspersky Lab Warns of Extremely Sophisticated Android Spyware Tool 8. Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes 9. Apple iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns FEATURE SEGMENTS Wearable and Health Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor  Smartphone app diagnoses coughs,  device can help prevent migraines without pills,  and augmented reality glasses help a blind high school student see From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee  Artificial Intelligence is Artificial and is Vulnerable Home Automation – Marty Winston  correcting bad experiences "

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Personal Computer Show

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 Broadcast

PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

 

HEADLINE NEWS

  • Microsoft: Windows 10 patches causes lockout  if your AV clashes with Meltdown fix. How to Fix Windows 10 Boot lockout
  • US Supreme Court will revisit ruling on collecting internet sales tax
  • End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop
  • 2017 PC sales dropped according to Gartner. PC sales grew for the first time since 2011 - according to IDC. Who has it right?

 

FEATURE SEGMENTS

Wearable and Health Technologies – Dr Alfred Poor

  • CES 2018 recap – aging in place technology;
  • market shift from consumer to enterprise;
  • and the problem with sleep technology device

Home Automation – Marty Winston

Rebroadcast of Dr. Alfred Poor at CES with corporate executives

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Personal Computer Show

Wednesday, January 10th 2018 Broadcast

PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

 

HEADLINE NEWS

  • HP recalls 50,000 Battteries
  • Intel CPU Design Flaws [In a Nutshell]
  •  Apple iPhone Battery

 

FEATURE SEGMENTS

Wearable and Health Technologies – Dr A;fred Poor

  • Report Coverage of CES 2018 in Los Vegas

 

Home Automation – Marty Winston

  • New Year Update of  the 40 Year Maintenance Free House
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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, December 20th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS:
FCC ACTS TO RESTORE INTERNET FREEDOM
Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?
A Huge Security Hole In AT&T DirecTV Gives Hackers An Easy Route To Spy On Your Home
T-Mobile to Launch Pay-TV Service
FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
ask Alexa for best prescription prices;
smartphone app helps reduce dangerous infections;
neuropsychiatric conditions may be diagnosed by smartphone
From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee
Net Neutrality in the United States
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Changes to the 40 Year House

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, December 13th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET
IN THE NEWS
Microsoft Pushes Emergency Patch For ‘Critical’ Malware Protection Engine Flaw
Hackers Can Control Your PC with This 17 Year Old Microsoft Word Bug
HP patches hundreds of laptops to remove hidden keylogger
Microsoft Launches “Windows 10 On ARM” —20+ Hours Of Battery Life
“Always Connected” Windows PCs
Stocking Stuffers

FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
3D scanner identifies skin cancer
facial recognition AI is used to identify viruses
large organizations are buying fitness wearables for employees
From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee
Legacy Equipment in 2020 - Rest in Peace
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Digital Addressable Lighting Interface LED lighting control

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, December 6th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

Trouble Shooting Problems the Past Week
IN THE NEWS:
1.    New Firefox Runs Like a Rabbit
2.    FDA Gives Nod to Apple Watch EKG Reader Accessory
3.    macOS UPDATE ACCIDENTALLY UNDOES APPLE'S "ROOT" BUG PATCH

 FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
§  a look back at my predictions for 2017 and how they turned out

Home Automation – Marty Winston
§  using the I2C standard to get info from several sensors to a single pair of wires

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         IN THE NEWS
    You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password
    Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. What’s Your New Serial ID?
    Google Is Tracking Your Android Phone’s Location Even With Location Turned Off
    482 Popular Websites Are Recording Your Every Keystroke And Mouse Movements
    Data release: list of websites that have third-party “session replay” scripts
    https://webtransparency.cs.princeton.edu/no_boundaries/session_replay_sites.html
        FEATURE SEGMENTS
    Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
    New digital tags that you attach to your clothing for 24/7 activity monitoring,
    printing replacement hearts using a patient’s own blood cells,
    and the rapid growth of wearable patches for health and medical applications.
    From the Workbench – Hank Kee
    Difference Between Tethering & Hotspot: Which One Is More Secure?
    The difference between 32 bit and 64 bit Windows OS
    Home Automation – Marty Winston
    What is a Raspberry Pi?
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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET
IN THE NEWS
Microsoft Will End Free Windows 10 Upgrade December 31:
Work Around with Windows 10 ISO file
How to remove software leftover artifacts:
IObit Uninstaller 7 Free and Advanced SystemCare Free.
Google Docs went down for ‘a significant’ number of users for over an hour

FEATURE SEGMENTS
First Look Review of Firefox Version 57.0 – Hank Kee
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Brain scans can identify adolescents with suicidal thoughts,
First pill with a sensor is approved by the FDA
A flexible battery helps light up a smart dental brace
From the Workbench – Hank Kee
There are notebooks and there are notebooks
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Thanksgiving Thoughts

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Personal Computer Show

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 Broadcast

PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

 

HEADLINE NEWS

  1. Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31
  2. Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update
  3. Driverless Shuttle Gets Hit By A Truck During Its Debut Ride In Las Vegas
  4. Researchers Use Aluminum Foil to Boost Wi-Fi Performance
  5. Security software Enigma lost legal battle against antivirus maker Malwarebytes
  6. T-Mobile's gigabit network push reaches 430 markets in US

FEATURE SEGMENTS

Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor

  • sensors in a mesh network for worker safety at construction sites
  • a sensor vest to diagnose pneumonia in small children
  • a smartphone app and device to test children’s vision at home

From the Workbench – Hank Kee

  • The Disappearing Digital Compact Cameras
  • Where Are the STEM Jobs?

Home Automation – Marty Winston

  • Hacker gifts 
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Personal Computer Show

Wednesday, November 8th  2017 Broadcast

HEADLINE NEWS

 

FEATURE SEGMENTS

Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor

  • retina scan may detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear;
  • silicone rubber used to create flexible supercapacitor using a 3D printer;
  • states are changing their laws to support the use of telehealth technology

From the Workbench – Hank Kee

  • Black Friday – Caveat Emptor

Home Automation – Marty Winston

  • air apparent pair apparent
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