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.

September 12th 2018 show Sept. 13, 2018
IN THE NEWS: Why Facebook is losing teens. Netflix and Youtube are throttling mobile apps. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: Augmented Reality helps the blind navigate. Virtual Reality hypnosis as an alternative to pain medication. Hackers create an open source system for an artificial pancreas. TECH CORNER: Facial Recognition is not …
September 5th 2018 show Sept. 6, 2018
Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem. Google Gives Vets New Job Search, Business Promotion Tools. Chrome 69 Password Manager. Movie Pass is dead, long live Movie Pass. Amazon launching free video service. Mozilla changes Firefox policy from "do not track" to "will not track" Hackers can steal your Android …
August 29th 2018 show Aug. 30, 2018
Linux is 25 years old. How big is its market share? RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) - Windows on ARM. Health and Wearable Technologies with Dr. Alfred Poor: A backpack gives you four arms, Fitness band data predicts patient outcomes and a $25 ventilator that could save the lives of …
August 22nd 2018 show Aug. 23, 2018
Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa meetup comes to life. Facebook lied about the number of subscribers. Misleading news account - Firefox add-on with 220,000+ installs was found to be collecting browsing history. Google has revised an erroneous statement on Location History. H-1B: Suit says Indian outsourcing firm discriminates against non-Indian …
August 15th 2018 show Aug. 16, 2018
25 Android smartphones from well-known brands come with severe vulnerabilities pre-installed. How Android is fighting spam calls. Google's new rule for Android Phones: Two notches? OK. Three notches? How Spectrum tries to stop people from Cord Cutting. Gmail update makes your emails tidier. How to hear (and delete) every conversation …
August 8th 2018 show Aug. 9, 2018
Facebook partners with major banks to roll out WhatsApp Pay across India. Facebook offers banks its users for their data. Chinese state media warns that Apple could be used as a bargaining chip in a trade war. Chinese news site thinks Apple should be Sharing more of its Chinese iPhone …
July 11th 2018 show July 12, 2018
Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech. Facebook relaxed its rules to give 61 companies special access to user data. A reading of Casey at the Bat. Free eBooks and Audio Books. Tech Support Fraud. Marty Winston on Socket to Me for his cybernetic house. Recycling electronics.
July 4th 2018 show July 5, 2018
The TSA says fliers will face more scrutiny of powders in their carry-on bags. Smart Home Security Camera sends footage to wrong person. EU takes first step in passing a controversial copyright law that could "censor the Internet". Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, has some …
June 27, 2018 show June 28, 2018
Supreme Court decision on sales tax for on-line retailers. Supreme Court rules that a warrant is necessary for phone location data. Apple forced to fix keyboards on MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. Dr. Alfred Poor on Wearable and Health Technologies: Smartphone diagnoses sleep apnea, wireless monitors reduce bedsores, Augmented Reality …
June 20, 2018 show June 21, 2018
New cellphone plans from Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Encrypted email at risk of exposure. Wearable and Health Technologies wit Dr Alfred Poor: Artificial intelligence proves 94 percent accurate at predicting breast cancer complication, NIH opens enrollment for national "All of Us" health data research database, Asus demonstrates a watch that …
June 13, 2018 show June 14, 2018
Sprint lowers the cost of their unlimited data plan. ATT raises price of its grandfathered unlimited data plan. Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public. When a most powerful supercomputer may not be the fastest. Google facing EU fine over Android antitrust violations. Wearable and Health Technologies …
June 6, 2018 show June 7, 2018
Facebook sharing user data with phone makers. Senator questions Mark Zukerberg on use of non-subscriber data. Facebook Full Data Policy. Facebook is misleading users to accept Terms and Conditions. Sonic and ultrasonic attacks damage hard drives and crash OSes. Look out for these dangerous Chrome extensions. The US military can't …
May 30, 2018 show May 31, 2018
The FBI recommends everyone reboot their router. iPhones have a serious problem. Amazon admits Alexa Device Eavesdropped On Portland Family. No one is ready for GDPR - General Data Privacy Regulation from Europe. Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on first day of GDPR. US news sites …
May 23, 2018 show May 24, 2018
FCC Alerts on Robocall scams. US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data. The Ring doorbell camera allowed video access well after the password was changed. Did Google fake its Duplex AI demo? Facebook pre-installed on your cell phone. Mark Zuckerberg is on an apology tour. …
February 7, 2018 show Feb. 8, 2018
When is a telephone call not a telephone call? Windows Defender to remove scareware. Microsoft Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10. Microsoft ditches Windows 10 S in favor of new S Mode. Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans. Unlimited wireless data is here to stay, check …
January 31, 2018 show Feb. 1, 2018
Fujifilm recalls nearly 300,000 camera power adapters. Wearable devices tracking military personnel. Apple drastically reduces production of iPhone X. Apple cooperating with info for Chinese government. Fujifilm takes over Xerox. Satellite that was lost in space is found. DDR memory prices. Smartphones and the iGen generation. Windows 10 future updates. …
January 24, 2018 show Jan. 25, 2018
Qualcomm fined $1.23 Billion EU for payments to Apple. Apple "text bomb" can crash iPhones with a single message. Microsoft patches Meltdown patch for AMD PCs. Amazon has a new $10 and Under with free shipping. Yet another password bypass flaw on macOS. Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions are hard …
January 17, 2018 show Jan. 18, 2018
US Supreme Court will revisit Internet sales taxes. Microsoft: Windows patches lock up if your antivirus clashes with Meltdown fix. How to fix Windows 10 boot problems. US shoppers abandon PC makers in hour of need. Holiday PC sales grew for the first time since 2011. Dr. Alfred Poor on …
January 10, 2018 show Jan. 11, 2018
HP recalls 50,000 batteries. The Intel CPU design flaws in a nutshell. Apple iPhone battery. Dr. Alfred Poor reports on wearable tech at CES 2018 in Los Vegas. Marty Winston has a New Year Update of his 40 year maintenance free house.
January 3rd show Jan. 4, 2018
Iran restricts Telegram and Instagram in response to protests. Statement from Apple about iPhone slowdown. Windows 10 power throttling. Growth of wearables expected to drop in 2018. The FCC approves first wireless "power-at-a- distance" charging system. T-Mobile to launch a Pay-TV service. Intel is ending legacy BIOS support by 2020. …