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With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

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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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, October 4th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS
iPhone 8 Plus reportedly splits open while charging
Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to 'firmware' attacks
Internet-wide security update put on hold
Equifax couldn't find or patch vulnerable Struts implementations
Has Windows 10 Overtaken Windows 7 Yet?
A mini version of the Commodore 64
Yahoo said every single account was affected by 2013 attack-3 billion in all

FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
FDA Approved Continuous Glucose Monitor Attached to the Skin
Denim Jacket from Levy with Conductive Weave to Connect to a Smartphone
Autonomous Wheelchair
Home Automation – Marty Winston
New Developments with the LED Light Bulb

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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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Personal Computer Show

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PRN.fm on the Internet at 6 PM ET

 

What’s important in the news?

§  New iPhones cannot be used with T-Mobile 5g LTE Network

§  CCleaner victim of hack attack

 

Topic of Discussion

Overview of Home Automation Today – Marty Winston

§  What is home automation?

§  Home automation for the DIY’er

§  Home automation should meet a need, not to look for a need

§  How to approach a home automation project

 

Feature Segment

Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor

§  Enhance Apple ear pods as listening aids

§  Vibrate pillow to get to sleep

§  Forecast of wearable tech industry

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, September 13th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS

Jerry Pournelle passed away September 8th at age 84

Now it's safe to say you didn't invent email
Best Buy pulling Kaspersky software from shelves
Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the U.S.
Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box

FEATURE SEGMENTS

Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Custom 3D Printed Insoles
An Endoscope for Endoscopy
Energy Harvesting
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Electronic Workbench

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

IN THE NEWS

Who Invented E-Mail?
Four million Time Warner users with MyTWC app were unsecured
Why the US government shouldn’t ban Kaspersky security software
US government: We can jail you indefinitely for not decrypting your data

FEATURE SEGMENTS

Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Lower Body Exoskeleton
Wearable Lab Tests
Robotic Arm and Hand that can Heal Itself
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Using Solar Panels Off the Grid

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, August 30th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS

New 3D Printers Can Print Materials as Strong as Steel
(Obstacle to technical progress in 3D Printers has been strength of material;
carbon fiber-infused nylon that can be as strong as steel)
FTC ready to give back tech support scamming money to the bilked
(FTC refunding $10m it collected from a tech support scam operation "Advanced Tech Support" or "Inbound Call Experts" to get partial refunds)
T-Mobile Starts Building Low-Band Wireless Network in the Sticks
(rollout of its new 600-MHz LTE premium low-band spectrum network; kicking off rollout to provide wireless coverage to rural communities)

On Air Guest - Dr. Rebecca Mercuri

one of the leading international experts on electronic voting
doctoral dissertation "Electronic Vote Tabulation: Checks & Balances" at the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania
Upcoming Primaries in September
How accurate will be the vote count?
Different voting machines – varying degrees of integrity
Federal and local jurisdiction on voter qualification
Open Software vs Proprietary Software

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET
WBAI FM 99.5 New York on the radio at 9:00 PM Eastern Time

 

IN THE NEWS
   

A patent that helped Amazon take over online commerce is about to expire
 FBI reportedly advising companies to ditch Kaspersky apps

 

FROM THE TECH CORNER
 

Fixing Windows 10 Audio Static
What Are Express Updates for Windows 10?
Recycling Storage Equipment

 

 FEATURE SEGMENTS  

Do you still need a tablet? – Hank Kee
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Being at the Center of the Solar Total Eclipse
Gas Discharge Tubes

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, August 16th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS
New Guidelines from the NIST on Creation of Passwords
Consumer Report on Removal of Recommendation of Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets is flawed
NASA Chasing the Solar Eclipse in Two Jet Planes
Android Malware Secretly Records Audios and Pictures

FEATURE SEGMENTS
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
A no-drug alternative to opioid pain killers
Smartphones reveal insights into population obesity worldwide
Gold can be used for ultra-thin, flexible, breathable sensors and conductors
From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee
First Computer Music Festival Held in 1978 at Philadelphia
Where’s the [Internet] SPEED? Where’s the BEEF?
Domain Website Renewal Alert
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Need for Ethernet Surge Protection

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