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With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

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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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, November 1st 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET
IN THE NEWS
Sprint/T-Mobile merger is off, preserving wireless competition
Microsoft axes Outlook.com premium features
iOS apps can turn on your camera any time without warning

FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Common smartphone app saves heart attack patients;
Smart hardhat helps workers in emergencies; and
California hospital system offers patients access on Apple app
From the Workbench – Hank Kee
Squeezing Into a Windows 10 32 GB Storage
The Original Copy of the Operating System
Home Automation – Marty Winston
MySQL Red Hat Super Micro

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, October 25th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS
Bad Rabbit: New Ransomware Attack Rapidly Spreading Across Europe
Newegg is being sued for an alleged Ponzi scheme
China Is Turning Off This Key Feature on Apple Watch Series 3
Google is shelling out $10k A DAY in court fines
Chinese wants to replace Windows
FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
AI on the Smartphone to deal with Depression
Temporary Tattoo for Early Skin Cancer Detection
Helping Seniors to Live Safely Alone
Crowdfunding – Hank Kee
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Halloween and the 40 Year Maintenance Free House

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, October 18th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS
This KRACK Hack Kills Your Wi-Fi Privacy
Supreme Court to Consider Search Warrant Power in Microsoft Email Case
Dark Web Ransomware Economy Growing at an Annual Rate of 2,500%,
Western Digital’s MAMR Technology Could Lead To 40TB Hard Drives
Kaspersky Lab and the AV Security Hole
DISCUSSION SEGMENT - Cord-cutting Cable TV
FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Home Automation – Marty Winston

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, September 27th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

FOLLOW-UP
iPhone 8 and iPhone X don't support the new T-Mobile 5G

IN THE NEWS
Equifax CEO steps down -How badly did Equifax screw up?
Terms and Conditions banning bad reviews aren’t legal in America
Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some
Drop test confirms Apple totally lied about the glass back on the iPhone 8
Ruling gives FAA more power over drones than local governments

FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Goggles help low vision users see;
get glucose level readings on your FitBit smartwatch;
a new low-cost, low-power way to send data from sensors over long distances
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Beware of Ransomware remote controlling the Internet of Things

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