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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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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, August 9nd 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

In The News:

  • A New York Library card is your ticket to stream thousands of movies
  • FBI arrests WannaCry hero fir akkeged role in Kronos banking malware
  • Apple exits music player biz by killing iPod Nano, iPad Shuffle
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux to Ship with Windows 10

Feature Segments 

  • Health Technology - Dr Alfred Poor

    • Wearable tech detects drowsiness when driving
    • Free database of wearable tech devices 
    • Nano Scale Robots
  • Digital Camera Evolution - Hank Kee
  • Home Automation - Marty Winston 
    • Spousal Approval of High Tech Equipment in the Home
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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, August 2nd 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS:
Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China
TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics ‘Larger Than a Cell Phone’
IBM Beats Amazon In 12-Month Cloud Revenue, $15.1 Billion To $14.5 Billion
Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
FEATURE SEGMENTS:
Microsoft Software Withdrawal and Deprecation – Hank Kee
Wearable and Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
Heart Failure Detection with Radar
Translating American Sign Language
Security – David Perry
Interview with Vincent Weafer of McAfee Labs
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Network Controller with Raspberry Pi

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, July 26th 2017 Broadcast
PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET
IN THE NEWS
What's today's top Programming Language?
Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs
Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
O'Reilly exits direct book sales
FEATURE SEGMENTS
Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
A Sixth Finger (2 Thumbs)
Connecting to the Human Brain
Self-Monitoring Health
Back to School Electronics – Hank Kee
Product Review - Epson Expression Home XP-440
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Uninterruptable Power Supply Configurations

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PCRS 2017-07-19 Broadcast

Personal Computer Show

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Broadcast

PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET

IN THE NEWS

  1. Verizon data from 6 million users leaked online
  2. THE FIOS BATTERY – A Consumer ALERT
  3. FAA offers drone registration refunds following court ruling
  4. Photobucket breaks billions of photos online, upsets millions of users
  5. Consumer electronics company Jawbone goes out of business

 

FEATURE SEGMENTS

  • Health Technology – Dr Alfred Poor
  • VPN Primer  - David Perry
  • Home Automation – Marty Winston
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