The Personal Computer Show on WBAI

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The Personal Computer Radio Show is on Wednesday nights 6 to 7PM on PRN.fm. The host is Hank Kee.

Dec 25th show Dec. 25, 2019
mionx's SafeCore lithium-ion battery technology that do not explode. IBM Research created a new battery that outperforms Lithium-Ion with no problematic Heavy Metals required. Mark Laiosa on mechanical hard disks vs Solid State disks. Benjamin Rockwell on Employee Monitoring. Hank on The Internet of Things - not Quite Ready for …
Dec 18th show Dec. 18, 2019
ICANN's total lack of transparency. It is too easy to get a .GOV domain name. Mark Laiosa reviews the Seagate One Touch SSD. Benjamin Rockwell on Employee inclusion in Employer software agreements. Hank Kee on how to protect yourself and your money this Holiday season. And, the countdown is on …
Dec 11th show Dec. 11, 2019
T-Mobile's Nationwide 5G is not Nationwide and is only slightly faster than 4G. As 5G moves from hype to everyday reality, those of us in North America will get the good stuff the fastest. FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network. Well, duh. Mark Laiosa …
Dec 4th show Dec. 4, 2019
Computer news: Competition for Qualcomm in 5G technology from Apple. How safe are we from 5G radiation? 5G technology today and beyond. What is Harmony OS? Senate report finds China exploiting U.S. schools to steal research. Benjamin Rockwell on Personally Identifiable Information. Mark Laiosa reviews the MyCharge Powerfold. Tech Corner: …
Nov 27th show Nov. 27, 2019
Comcast raise prices effective December 18th. Court rules travelers cellphones and laptops cannot be searched arbitrarily. Non Profit .ORG Domain Registry sold to profit making company. Space-X satellites threaten astronomy. Benjamin Rockwell on IT Auditors. Hank Kee on where we are today with 5G technology and his first look at …
Nov 20th show Nov. 20, 2019
Cities with the fastest and slowest Internet speeds. You can now buy pretend food for the Sony robot dog. Hulu live TV plan just got a lot more expensive. FTC fines ATT $60 million for throttling unlimited data. ATT loses nearly 1 million TV customers after raising Directv prices. Benjamin …
Nov 13th show Nov. 13, 2019
The Apple credit card. The T-Mobile nationwide 600 MHz 5G network will launch on December 6th. Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers. ATT switches customers to more expensive plans without asking them first. ATT pays millions to settle FTC claims 'unlimited data' had limits. Microsoft's new Office …
Nov 6th show Nov. 6, 2019
A new Maine law requires a-la-carte channel choices. Canon is shutting down cloud-based photo platform Irista. Google Buys Fitbit. Managed service providers used to push ransomware. Women in STEM. Benjamin Rockwell on Citrix. Hank Kee on Shutdown vs. Hibernate vs. Sleep vs. leaving a PC on. StarTrek Tricorder. Marty Winston …
Oct 30th show Oct. 30, 2019
Google spies on their own employees. Google is capping free storage and promoting paid subscriptions. iOS 13.2 bricks Homepods. The birth certificate for the Internet - 50 years old this week. Benjamin Rockwell on backups. Hank Kee explains what a quantum computer is. How many days are there before Christmas. …
Oct 23rd show Oct. 23, 2019
Android app Snap Tube is generating both clicks and purchases under the covers. The military has retired the 8-inch floppy disk. Yahoo Groups is downsizing its offering. Imaging resource will be closing down early next year. Benjamin Rockwell on Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking. Hank Kee on Turbo Tax fighting …
Oct 16th show Oct. 16, 2019
WeWork's failed IPO and its impact on Meetup.com. Microsoft Word users are incensed over Apple's new Catalina OS. Google New Hardware Announcements. iPhone 11 series is not scratch-resistant. Multiple problems reported with new Windows 10 updates. Now Microsoft is taking control of your Personal Computer. The latest in TV subscription …
Oct 9th, 2019 show Oct. 9, 2019
The Supreme Court allows blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible. Fake browser updates infect websites. Consumer Reports: Hidden cable TV fees may cost you $450 extra annually. Spectrum raising prices on TV and Internet services. Threat group uses Bit.ly, BlogSpot and Pastebin to deliver malware. …
Oct 2nd, 2019 show Oct. 2, 2019
The FTC claims Match.com used fake ads to swindle users. Hold off buying new iPhones and iPads. Microsoft removes CCleaner ban from their community forums. Sprint took FCC cash for serving 885,000 people it was not actually serving. Benjamin Rockwell on bringing your own device to work. Hank Kee on …
Sept 25, 2019 show Sept. 26, 2019
The passing of PC pioneer Sol Libes. Amazon changes algorithm to promote more profitable products. Court rules Amazon may be liable for third-party products. Apple is launching a Research app that will allow US consumers to participate in health studies. AMD has been beating Intel in processors sold. Benjamin Rockwell …
Sept 18, 2019 show Sept. 19, 2019
GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT. Comcast and cable giants sue Maine over a law forcing them to let customers pay for specific channels. Most of the robocalls you get aren't coming from ATT, Sprint and T-Mobile numbers. How secure is a Chromebook vs. a PC and a MacBook? …
9 9-11 show Sept. 11, 2019 Sept. 12, 2019
Apple just unveiled the iPhone 11. The MTA is tired of saving AirPods from subway tracks. Google just released Android 10. Google insider turns over documents and laptop to DOJ. Steve Wozniak "Give me a choice to pay for almost no tracking." Benjamin Rockwell on duty cycles, MTBF, failures cycles. …
October 17, 2018 show Oct. 18, 2018
IN THE NEWS: Apple and CenturyLink patents to fight robocalls. Are smartphone makers getting too camera happy? PC sales up, Smart Phone sales down and tablet sales in the toilet. Your Facebook posts can reveal if you are depressed. Rivals ARM and Intel make peace to secure Internet of Things. …
October 10, 2018 show Oct. 11, 2018
IN THE NEWS: The Big Hack, How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies. Apple Watch daylight saving bug leaves Series 4 devices in a loop. Online Sales Tax Laws Went Into Effect in 10 States October 1st. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr. Alfred Poor: Hands-on testing …
September 26, 2018 show Sept. 27, 2018
Google is quietly logging users into Chrome. Attackers are using freelance job sites. Firefox installs add-ons into your browser without consent. Private browsing, privacy mode. HEALTH TECH INSIDER with Dr Alfred Poor - Report from the North American Healthcare Forum in Dublin. TECH CORNER: Removable Battery vs Non-Removable Battery. Treasure …
September 19th 2018 show Sept. 20, 2018
IN THE NEWS: Apple Watch Series 4. Accuracy of popular wrist-worn Heart Recording monitors. Apple 2018 iPhone Announcements. Windows 95 is now an app that runs on macOS, Windows and Linux. THE TECH CORNER: Replacing your Hard Disk Drive with a Solid State Drive. Before buying on-line, tools to check …