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Robotics In Healthcare And Manned SpaceX Launch
May 26 • 38 min
Amazon Alexa offers a suite of business skills to save you time, energy, and efforts throughout the work week. Rwanda has incorporated five robots throughout a hospital in their fight against the global viral pandemic, offering critical health screenings…
Square & Twitter CEO Makes Bold Statement
May 19 • 33 min
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, announced plans to allow workers to permanently work from home in the near future. More is being learned of the overall impact the virus is having on the ride sharing industry as Uber announces closures, layoffs,…
Drone Racing League And Jabra Elite Review
May 12 • 43 min
The Drone Racing League is going completely virtual in their competitive series by utilizing high-end flight simulation in their response to the health crisis. PayPal has been experiencing massive growth in transactions and new accounts as transactions…
Fast Food Apps And Live Supreme Court Audio
May 5 • 25 min
We are diving into how some rigid industries are changing with the current public health pandemic. Fast food restaurants serve a vital role in the economy and small to large corporations are adapting with the development of their own apps to create…
WiFi 6 And AT&T Subscriber Losses
Apr 28 • 31 min
AT&T announced losses and gains during their quarterly earnings call showing a massive drop in television subscribers and financial gains in mobile operating revenues. Thanks to a great CNET article, more details are being shared regarding the opening of…
Return Of Human Spaceflight From US Soil And iPhone SE
Apr 21 • 30 min
The United States announced the return of human spaceflight from US soil, which is very exciting for many space geeks in America. Apple announced the second generation iPhone SE with some great integrated features along with some key standards missing.
50 Years Ago Apollo 13 and Coronavirus Tracking Tool
Apr 14 • 36 min
Each day we are learning more about the Bluetooth contact tracing tool that Google and Apple are creating to assist with the global public health pandemic. Stateside, the IRS will be releasing their payment tool for taxpayers to receive their economic…
Sharing Apps For Home And T-Mobile’s John Legere
Apr 7 • 31 min
We are diving into some topics surrounding the existing public health crisis and how technology is taking a different angle. With limited access to applications and software, collaboration may be limited for work projects and we share multiple screen…
Tools And Resources To Cope With Our New Reality
Mar 31 • 37 min
We are diving head first into a great conversation about adapting to and surviving during the pandemic. We are finding new tools and resources to cope with our new reality including video applications, live streaming tools, and shifting manufacturing. As…
New Apple Products And One Billion Windows 10 Users
Mar 24 • 30 min
We are back and talking about Apple, Microsoft, and IBM. After an emotional two weeks of recording, we dive into the latest products to debut from Apple - the MacBook Air and iPad Pro. Microsoft accomplished an amazing milestone by reaching the one…
Technology During Pandemic Situations
Mar 17 • 24 min
Discussion of the impact that the Coronavirus is having on people, community, resources, and technology. In the end, we are learning how much the technology industry is doing to help in this new reality of global pandemic situations. With several million…
Covid-19 Impact On The Technology Community
Mar 10 • 30 min
We kick off the show by sharing a recent experience of integrating application with the hospitality industry. Dragon 1 completed its final space mission this month and is set to retire after 9 years of delivery supplies and experiments to the…
Famed NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
Feb 26 • 31 min
The death of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and leader in racial equality, shook the industry. The loss of Larry Tesler, the creator of cut/copy and paste, will be felt as his contributions in computing and user interface were powerful. Mike…
Automation In Aircraft And Redbox Streaming Service
Feb 18 • 28 min
Automation in the cockpit is drawing significant concern in the airline industry after the loss of hundreds of lives due to faulting automation systems. Redbox has jumped into the streaming game with their announcement of Free Live TV, a free ad-supported…
Federal Trade Commission Under Scrutiny
Feb 11 • 27 min
First up, we are discussing the recent political movement to restructure the Federal Trade Commission so that it is able to meet the needs of consumer protection in a changing business and technology landscape. It was announced this week that China’s…
YouTube Premium And Hummer EV
Feb 4 • 29 min
We are talking about electric vehicles, numbers, earnings, commercials, and more! Supercharged is a new podcast that investigates the power of Tesla in the automotive industry and takes an honest look at the company’s past and future. Alphabet shared a…
iPad Birthday And Atari Hotels
Jan 28 • 24 min
Apple announced a new partnership with health clubs and gyms that provides perks and discounts to their users called Apple Watch Connected. Ten year ago, Steve Jobs announced the 9.7-inch iPad that would revolutionize the tablet and portable sector of the…
SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test
Jan 21 • 30 min
We are talking about the other side of tech and touching on topics not everyone is thinking about. SpaceX successfully completed their second in-flight abort test that demonstrated the ability to launch a capsule into space in the event of a catastrophic…
Social Media – Your Feed Your Rules
Jan 15 • 30 min
We are diving into some interesting technology topics! Twitter announced their plans to conduct beta testing to allow users to control their replies and responses through filtering settings in an attempt to limit harassment and abuse. Windows 7 technical…
Tax Software And Starlink Satellites
Jan 7 • 34 min
We kick off the new year not talking about CES (at least not yet) but about some tricks, trends, and taxation. Many Google Maps users are pretty familiar with the basic features, but we are sharing 6 hidden tricks that are not well known. A big push to…
Creating a Better Tech Life in 2020
Jan 1 • 35 min
We are finishing off the decade with a great discussion on how technology influences every sector of your lives. The new year is a great opportunity to create a better tech-based life which includes focusing on security, data backup, and trimming down the…
Reliving Some of the Top Tech Stories of 2019
Dec 17, 2019 • 40 min
We continue with sharing some of our top tech stories from the year including the Equifax settlement terms, failed IPOs in the tech space, Amazon’s flops of the year, and FTC’s fine levied on Facebook. In other tech news, a new phishing email scheme is…
An Era Ends at Google And Tech Stories Of 2019
Dec 10, 2019 • 31 min
We take a moment to look back at some of the top stories of this year including the failure of MoviePass, how AT&T hijacked 5G, poorly ran Congressional hearings, and listening in on voice assistant devices. Google announced some details on their latest…
Holiday Tech Gifts With Rick Limpert
Dec 3, 2019 • 32 min
Rick Limpert - the #1 sports technology writer in the United States, joins the podcast to talk about holiday tech gifts and gadgets. Rick offers up a wide range of tech gift ideas and shares the tech gifts that go well beyond the tablets, phones, and…
The Cyber Truck And Finland Against Ransomware
Nov 26, 2019 • 30 min
We are looking at the recent focus on the electrification of trucks in the automotive industry. Tesla announced the addition of the Cyber Truck to their model line, much to the pleasure of some and to the displeasure of others. The automotive…
California Consumer Privacy Act And Vintage Cell Phones
Nov 20, 2019 • 32 min
The California Consumer Privacy Act in set to take effect in 2020 which provides some level of protection and leverage for consumers when it comes to the personal data collected by companies. John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO after a…
SpaceX Thrills Again And Google Buys FitBit
Nov 12, 2019 • 28 min
We kick off the show with a brief reflection on Veteran’s Day and how technology has changed the landscape of military defense. SpaceX continues to create impressive headlines with their fourth launch of Falcon 9 and first time reuse of their payload…
Secret Orbital Plane And Drone Prohibits Firefighting
Nov 5, 2019 • 27 min
This week we dive into Air Force’s super secretive plane that was testing autonomous and unmanned space travel as well as testing a broad range of technologies. A recreational drone grounded firefighting helicopters in California causing deserved…
When 100 Year Old Technology Fails
Oct 31, 2019 • 30 min
California is gripping with power outages and wildfires, and it begs the question over concerns with using an electric grid system built on antiqued technology. By all accounts, Microsoft shocked the cloud computing world when it was announced that the…
Google Map Features, Tesla Profits And All-female Space Walk
Oct 22, 2019 • 35 min
Google Maps is rolling out a new controversial feature that provides users locations of police traps and DUI/DWI checkpoints, something that law enforcement is not pleased with. Astronauts Dr. Jessica Meir and Ms. Christina Koch made history as they…
Dragonfly Spacecraft And New Smart Cane
Sep 24, 2019 • 31 min
NASA announced a new mission to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, in which a dual quadcopter drone will survey for organic matter and water. A blind engineer has created a smart cane that includes voice assistant, Google Maps integration, and Bluetooth…
Email Schemes Brought Down And MoviePass Dies
Sep 17, 2019 • 38 min
A recent worldwide crackdown on email scheming resulted in 281 arrests, the seizing of million of dollars, and the shutdown of an organized criminal organization. McDonald’s is making news with their purchase of a voice technology company with hopes of…
Sleeping Tesla Drivers And Google Antitrust
Sep 10, 2019 • 46 min
A new European association has formed between seven countries focused on providing standardized mobile payment systems for 25 million users. We visited the Space Shuttle Endeavor and other scaled space units that are on display at a science center in Los…
YouTube Union And International Digital Taxes
Aug 27, 2019 • 32 min
France’s 3% digital tax has gained exceptional attention over the past few weeks and continues to make headlines as the United States and French officials find a compromise. YouTube creators and YouTube are hitting the negotiating rooms as video…
Vimeo’s Position In The Industry And Digital Taxes On Tech
Aug 20, 2019 • 40 min
Vimeo is beginning to solidify their position as a video partner in the industry by providing resources, tools, and software for businesses to create and manage their own video strategy. Starman is back in the news as the driver of the Tesla orbital…
MoviePass Scandal And Google Flights Guarantee
Aug 13, 2019 • 35 min
Big news hit this week as we learned that MoviePass deliberately changed user passwords to prevent users from using their subscription service. Surprisingly, railroad crossings are not a standard feature in navigation tools and certain safety agencies are…
Apple Card And More Data Breaches
Aug 6, 2019 • 40 min
Why a 20 year AT&T customer has decided to walk away after several hiccups from the mobile provider. Apple released some additional details about the highly anticipated Apple Card by sending invitations to select and chosen iOS users. Back to school time…
Miocar – A New Ride Sharing Service Debuts
Jul 31, 2019 • 38 min
We begin by discussing the news of AT&T reporting a loss of nearly one million customers this last quarter and share our opinions one why this is really happening. If you were affected by the Equifax data breach, now is the time to file your claim for…
Apollo 11 and GDPR Fines
Jul 24, 2019 • 44 min
This weekend we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first steps on the moon. British Airways was dealt the heaviest fine in GDPR regulation history which shows European agencies are making a statement of their seriousness. The French…
Using Technology In The Non-profit Sector With Fay Schofield
Jul 16, 2019 • 63 min
We are talking about using technology for good and technology in the non-profit sector. Fay shares her experience in the industry and shares her valuable insights into the role social media plays into organizational agendas, how risk is being taken, and…
Cell Data Overages And Are E-Scooter Rentals For The Birds?
Jul 9, 2019 • 39 min
Central and high desert residents of California were hit with major back-to-back earthquakes and social media played a pivotal role in information, safety, and communication. Over the weekend, we experienced how availability of mobile phone data can cause…
Dying Technology in 2019 and Beyond
Jul 2, 2019 • 39 min
Amazon has announced Prime Day - July 15 and 16 - offering up some new features to entice veteran and newcomers to the sell-a-thon. Tech comes and goes, some faster than others. We take a stab at existing technology that will be dying off by the end of…
Putting a Value on Your Data And Monopoly Voice Banking
Jun 25, 2019 • 42 min
A new bill from the United States Senate aims to require some tech companies to disclose the actual dollar amount being made off your data they collect. The very popular and entertaining Drone Racing League has secured another round of venture capital to…
Off The Grid Living With Heather Welch
Jun 18, 2019 • 47 min
We are joined by Heather Welch of the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast talking about the myths, realities, and technology behind off-the-grid living. Out of necessity 7 ½ years ago, Heather and her husband built a customized off grid system in rural northern…
NASA’s New Technology And FCC Robocall Blocking
Jun 11, 2019 • 41 min
We kick off the show talking about the changing landscape of the video and gaming industry as E3 in Los Angeles is in full swing. NASA has launched a new deep space atomic clock into orbit with plans of testing a one-way signal communication between…
Eero Mesh Review And Napster
Jun 5, 2019 • 48 min
On Episode 448 of the Waves of Tech, we are covering a wide spectrum of technology news that matters to you as a consumer. Eero is a simplified and app-based home mesh WiFi network that is proving to be the future of wireless connectivity. Apple made news…
Walmart Tablets And Canva Security Breach
May 28, 2019 • 36 min
Apple is now required by a U.K. consumer watchdog organization to warn and inform users about potential battery issues resulting from software updates. Walmart recently launched a new economical line of tablets, at the cost of $64-$99, that are perfect…
Requiring Businesses To Accept Cash Payment
May 14, 2019 • 34 min
The city of San Francisco bans brick-and-mortar stores from only accepting app-based and credit card forms of payment, requiring all businesses to take cash. In an eight year court battle, Apple users are now allowed to sue the Cupertino tech giant over…
IT Stories And Windows 7 Nag
May 8, 2019 • 35 min
We share some personal IT stories that have shaped the beginning of our weeks and proudly support the men and women behind the scenes getting things up and running. Microsoft is attempting to modernize the voting system around the world with their new…
A World Without Passwords
Apr 30, 2019 • 38 min
The technology industry is slowing moving away from the antiquated concept of passwords into a realm of web authentication. We discuss what that looks like and why it is so important. AT&T announced that over the next few years, 5G pricing on their…
Game Boy Turns 30 And Mobile Payment Outcry
Apr 23, 2019 • 39 min
A recent Microsoft Windows patch led to a host of issues for third party anti-malware software, essentially breaking all programs from operating properly. JCPenney ripped Apple Pay from their retail locations nationwide and this caused the Apple Pay fan…
A Data-pocalypse. How Much Data Are We Generating?
Apr 16, 2019 • 45 min
We are losing are losing our appetite for downloading apps across all operating systems as developers are seeing limited new downloads and more established apps soaring. In a staggering new infographic released, we dissect the volume of data used globally…
Verizon 5G Rollout And Apple Original Programming
Apr 9, 2019 • 36 min
First, we dissect the issues Verizon is having with their 5G rollout in Chicago and share what the impact could be if they do not figure the technology out sooner than later. Second, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is back in Las…
Safety Tips for Ride Share
Apr 2, 2019 • 38 min
After learning of the killing of a university student by a would-be Uber driver, we share some crucial safety tips when deciding to use ride share services. We learned this week of a security researcher that hacked Vtech, Microsoft, and Nintendo without…
CUE Conference 2019
Mar 26, 2019 • 75 min
We are featuring conversations from the CUE conference in Palm Springs where technology and education were center stage. CUE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community of connected educators focused on improving education for all learners and is the conference is…
Brand Alignment Strategist Stephen A Hart
Mar 19, 2019 • 52 min
Stephen A. Hart - Brand Alignment Strategist, host of the Trailblazers.FM podcast, and founder of Brand You Academy. In today’s digital workplace and economy, a personal brand is vital to the your success. We cover what branding means and why it really…
Happy Birthday World Wide Web And Big Tech Break Up
Mar 13, 2019 • 44 min
The world wide web turned thirty years old today! The origins of the web is a great story and spawned a revolution in how we conduct business and communicate. After two fatal crashes of their 737 Max 8 airliners, Boeing is pushing out a software update in…
China’s Social Credit System And France Levies Tax On Internet Giants
Mar 5, 2019 • 39 min
We learned this week that the French government is set to decide on implementing a new tax on internet giants that profit on targeted digital advertising and re-selling of personal user data. The Chinese government has a system in place - the social…
The Intersection Of Technology And Safety With Blaine Hoffmann, MS OSHM
Feb 26, 2019 • 64 min
We are joined by a special guest - Blaine Hoffmann of The SafetyPro Podcast. Blaine joins us to dive into the intersection of technology and safety in today’s workplaces. Among the topics we cover include drone use in the safety industry; pros and cons of…
Move Over QVC Amazon Home Shopping Channel Is Here
Feb 19, 2019 • 38 min
The future of aviation is trying to be disrupted by supersonic flight, but the reality is that traditional commercial flight is safe, profitable, economic, and popular. Amazon Live premiered this week showcasing a number online products during their live…
Clippy Back In The News And Amazon Buys Router Technology
Feb 12, 2019 • 34 min
It has been one year since SpaceX launched Starman in a Tesla Roadster, so we check in to see how the travels are going. Microsoft’s Clippy emerged from the recycle bin for an inclusive interview; his comments are hilarious. Amazon just bought Eero, a…
FCC In Court And Poor AT&T Decisions
Feb 5, 2019 • 42 min
In 1999, Bill Gates made 15 incredible predictions that sounded outrageous but came true in under 20 years. Several tech companies and advocacy groups took the FCC to court last week in a major attempt to reinstate net neutrality regulations and the Open…
Tech Layoffs Explained and Mars Opportunity Dies
Jan 29, 2019 • 34 min
Thanks to a great Twitter thread, we help explain why and how this layoffs are happening. NASA announced the death of Mars Opportunity, as scientists have been unable to communicate with the rover since a major dust event. In Microsoft news, the software…
A Growing Tech Talent Gap
Jan 22, 2019 • 35 min
A growing concern is sprouting in the technology industry as many hiring managers are finding a talent gap between what’s needed and what applicants can provide. National Geographic has produced an excellent DocuSeries - Valley of the Boom - revisiting…
Dark side of tech salaries and critical websites down during government shutdown
Jan 16, 2019 • 40 min
We consider the dark side of high paying tech jobs in the booming and competitive real estate market of San Francisco. IMDb has announced the launching of Freedive, an ad-supported movie service feature older offerings that is lacking in the market.…
Earning millions in the App Store. Apple & Samsung team up
Jan 8, 2019 • 35 min
We quickly dive into a few stories we missed on the year in review episode and also share our holiday tech recap. A report showed that 164 companies made their first $1 million via in-app purchases and recurring membership fees, proving that app…
2018 Technology Review With 2019 Predictions
Dec 18, 2018 • 50 min
The tech industry brought about a number of changes in 2018, specifically in the entertainment, mobile, cloud computing, and smart home corners of the technology sector. The year brought about a new level of hacking and data breaching, along with plenty…
Google In The News, Apps Track Everything And Bird Scooters Fly Into Town
Dec 11, 2018 • 42 min
Google is in the news as the shutdown of Google+ speeds up after another breach exposes users’ data. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, is heading to Capitol Hill to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee where user privacy, anti-conservative bias, and…
Obsolete Tech Products We’ve Forgotten
Dec 3, 2018 • 46 min
Over the past 30 years, consumers and businesses have forgotten about a number of tech products ranging from portable music and video technology to mobile tech and connectivity means. Google is having its day in front of the United States Congress as it…
InSight Lands on Mars and Apple’s Day In Court
Nov 28, 2018 • 44 min
We learned this week that Amazon now has a deal with Apple to sell most of the Apple products on the online retailer’s marketplace. Absent from that is the HomePod and for good reason. InSight landed on Mars this week as it is set to explore and teach us…
Black Friday Deals And Hot Holiday Items
Nov 20, 2018 • 41 min
We are joined with a good friend of the show and gadget guru Rick Limpert to talk about Black Friday deals, holiday hacks, and hot holiday items with special. We talk about a wide range of items for the holidays from online Christmas card ordering, noise…
The Real Super Mario Dies
Nov 5, 2018 • 37 min
We learned this week that the person named after Nintendo’s famous Super Mario franchise, Mario Segale, has died at 84. Apple reported to investors last week that the hardware giant would no longer be reporting on unit sales for their line of products,…
California Delays Net Neutrality Law And IBM Acquires Red Hat
Oct 30, 2018 • 40 min
In California, the senator that authored the gold standard of net neutrality laws has delayed the implementation of that law after agreeing with the FCC to wait for judicial review. In random news, CompUSA is back online after 11 years as the site is now…
Micro-mobility, technology during disasters, and concerns over health monitoring apps
Oct 23, 2018 • 37 min
We are chatting about micro-mobility, using technology during disasters, concerns over health monitoring apps, and contrasting customer service. E-scooters have disrupted the transportation business around the globes and caught many off guard as to the…
Paul Allen, SnapChat Originals And Big Tech Squabble For US Military Funding
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
Paul Allen, founder of Microsoft, sadly passed away on Monday evening. A notable figure in the growth of software, home computing, and enterprise business, Allen altered the course of technological history. Snapchat has produced a series of original…
Verizon 5G Goes Live, Project xCloud by Microsoft and California Net Neutrality
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
Verizon promised and has began delivering in-home 5G internet service to 4 select cities as the next development in home and mobile delivery is set to take center stage. Microsoft is looking to revolutionize the gaming industry with Project xCloud, a new…
Stratolaunch Vehicles, Private Moon Travel, Bodycam Footage and EU Approves Controversial Directive
Sep 18, 2018 • 40 min
Stratolaunch, based at the Mojave Air & Spaceport, are using unique launching ideas and uniquely designed aircraft to send satellites into orbit. SpaceX announced plans to send the first private passenger to the moon in 2023, a stride that was promised by…
Interdrone Recap, British Airways Hack And Amazon’s $1 Trillion Market Value
Sep 11, 2018 • 40 min
We are diving into drones, senate hearings, hackers, and $1 trillion companies. Interdrone happened in Las Vegas last week and we share our opinions on the conference and the state of the commercial drone industry. Executives from Facebook and Twitter…
Reclusive Amazon Tribe Found by Drone And Facebook Watch
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
A once unknown Brazilian tribe in the Amazon was located via drone and it’s drawing intrigue and interest. Two years after the FAA commercial drone rules, we are seeing an incredible rise in use and application in industries such as emergency response,…
Rebecca Olson Executive Director of 59 Days of Code
Aug 28, 2018 • 31 min
Rebecca Olson - Executive Director of 59 Days of Code. 59 Days of Code is based in Fresno, California and envisions a community and city using technology for good by finding solutions to local issues. The nonprofit is creating a community that uses…
Spotting Fake Amazon Reviews And Netflix Deletes Users Reviews
Aug 21, 2018 • 31 min
We are diving head first into technology stories changing and influencing your lives. During a recent hacking conference in Las Vegas, several children (ages 8-17) took only a few hours to hack into voting machines and systems highlighting the well known…
IBM PC Introduced 37 Years Ago, Snapchat Dysmorphic Disorder, and Tribal Communities Fight for Broadband
Aug 14, 2018 • 32 min
On Episode 412 of The Waves of Tech, we are covering the old and the new in technology. The IBM PC - Model 5150 - was introduced 37 years ago and we explain its lasting impact on the personal computing marketplace. Plastic surgeons across America are…
InfoWars Banned And Common Tech Courtesy
Aug 7, 2018 • 35 min
Alex Jones and his InfoWars content has been banned and removed from multiple platforms for inciting violence, harassment of individuals, and violation of hate speech conditions. Outside of the major social networks, there are several niche and unique…
Walmart’s Autonomous Vehicle Partnership, Disney Buys Fox Assets, Girl Scouts Add STEM Badges
Jul 31, 2018 • 38 min
Waymo has partnered with Walmart to provide their customer base in Phoenix with an option to use autonomous vehicles for grocery pickup. Disney and 21st Century Fox announced a $71 billion deal that could be sending a number of entertainment brands,…
5G Heads to USA, Apple Faces iPhone Ban, Live Streaming of Uber & Lyft Passengers
Jul 24, 2018 • 31 min
We are discussing topics that matter to you in the technology industry. AT&T is bringing 5G Evolution to 12 United States cities after testing in specific markets for 7 months. 5G brings 10 times the capacity of 4G and offers capacity to fuel virtual…
Customer Service Woes And Calls to Regulate Facial Recognition
Jul 17, 2018 • 39 min
First up, we are diving into the growing issue of customer service in the technology industry as automation and in-store cuts become a common function of business - who is doing it right and who is getting is terribly wrong. An ex-Apple employee has been…
IGTV, Facebook Marketplace, AT&T Privacy Update And AppNexus
Jun 26, 2018 • 36 min
Instagram surprised everyone this week with the release of IGTV - a stand alone long-form video application for content creators and consumers. The Facebook Marketplace is a feature of the social media giant that is often under reported on but has some…
AT&T Time Warner Merger, 21st Century Fox, and General Motors Transformed
Jun 19, 2018 • 46 min
A United States federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner Cable. In effect, AT&T owns distribution, content, and media rights to nearly 100 companies across the world. Moreover, Comcast and Disney are battling for the acquisition of a 21st…
Summit Supercomputer, The Gig Economy, And Astra Labs Apps Are Saving Lives
Jun 12, 2018 • 37 min
The United States is now owner to the most powerful supercomputer in the world - Summit. The computer has the ability to compute 20 quadrillion calculations in just one second and is optimized for artificial intelligence specific applications. The gig…
L’Oreal Buys Augmented Reality Company, Chrome’s HTTPS Default Setting, and New iPhone Features
Jun 5, 2018 • 43 min
We dive into what the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are and how it is affecting companies, benefiting consumers, and changing the definition of personal data. L’Oreal, the French health and beauty giant, is adapting their digital strategy to…
Adobe Creative Cloud for Educators, Senate Forces Net Neutrality Vote, and Square Acquisitions
May 15, 2018 • 37 min
Adobe is offering the suite of Creative Cloud to educators for an absurd discount - $5 per student per year. Students will have access to Lightroom, Audition, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and more. In net neutrality news, the United States Senate has forced…
Episode 400 Celebration, Twitter Passwords, Android Controls And Microsoft’s Future
May 8, 2018 • 49 min
We are celebrating another milestone on the podcast - the 400th episode! Over ten years ago, we hit record with no idea of where this podcast would go and it’s been an adventure. First up, we discuss how tech has changed since our first episode and then…
Apple Leaked Memo, Amazon Prime Rate Hike and T-Mobile & Sprint Merger
May 1, 2018 • 33 min
Apple has issued a memo (which was in fact leaked) warning employees that the leaking of confidential and sensitive information is punishable with termination, fines, jail time, and more. The cost of your Amazon Prime membership has been increased by 20%…
In-Car Gas Purchasing, California’s Net Neutrality Bill And Hubble Telescope Turns 28
Apr 24, 2018 • 38 min
Chevrolet and Shell have partnered to provide drivers to ability to pay for gas inside their vehicle via the infotainment center. With a modest rollout in three cities, look for the nationwide announcement soon. The state of California is moving forward…
Apple Music Growth, Apple Watch Solves Crime, ESPN’s Streaming Service And The End of Passwords
Apr 17, 2018 • 40 min
Facebook Messenger is a great way to communicate, and in this story Steve shares how the application brought together friends that haven’t spoken in 25 years. Apple Music continues its accelerated growth in the streaming service market, boasting a…
Google View Image, Oregon Enacts Net Neutrality And Facebook Commentary
Apr 11, 2018 • 33 min
Google has removed the ‘View Image’ function, safeguarding image rights and limiting image piracy, after after facing an antitrust lawsuit filed by Getty Images. The State of Oregon has signed a bill enacting their own form of net neutrality that…
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica, Tech’s April Fools’ Jokes, Space Junk And CUE18 Exhibitors
Apr 3, 2018 • 50 min
The Facebook data mishandling is still at the top of the discussion list as we share our thoughts on the matter, how that fits into their business model, and why things will not change. A number of technology companies played pranks on April Fools’ Day,…
CUE18 Conference Conversations
Mar 27, 2018 • 53 min
We are featuring CUE18 conference conversations with a technology coordinator, an IT coach, an institute director, and fellow podcasters. CUE (Computer Using Educators) recently celebrating 40 years of bringing technology resources and tools to educators,…
World Backup Day, Toys R’ Us Closures, Ford Dealerships Online, Apple’s Families Page
Mar 20, 2018 • 37 min
Data loss is very common and strikes at inopportune times, causing stress and anxiety. With that said, March 31 is World Backup Day so join the movement! Toys R Us, an iconic American toy store, is officially closing after 70 years of service after…
Spam Calls, Bracing for Cyber-attacks, State Net Neutrality Laws
Mar 13, 2018 • 38 min
We are talking all about protecting ourselves, our data, our privacy, and our privileges. Robocalls, spam messages, and fraud attempts are rising day-by-day. Find out how to prepare and protect yourself from these types of calls. 2018 is shaping up to be…
Harley Davidson’s Electric Motorcycle Investment, Amazon buys Ring, and Apple’s Glass Walls & Doors
Mar 6, 2018 • 34 min
We are chatting about the future of the motorcycle industry, Amazon’s push into the security business, and people running into glass walls at Apple Park. Harley Davidson invested heavily in Alta Motors and are actively designing an electric model…
Combating Technology Addiction, Corporate Social Activism And New Generation Text Messaging
Feb 27, 2018 • 38 min
A group of former executives having formed a advocacy group to combat the growing teen smartphone and social media addiction issue. After the Parkland shooting, students are taking to social media to demand change regarding gun policy and organizing…
Intel’s Olympics Drone Show, Olympians Train Using VR, Falcon Heavy, Equifax Hack is Back
Feb 13, 2018 • 37 min
First up, Intel’s impressive drone show during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony caught the attention of many by setting a new World Record with 1,218 drones flying simultaneously. In preparing for the Olympics many athletes, including the US ski team,…
Tesla’s Supercharger Stations And Why Alexa Didn’t Light Up During Super Bowl
Feb 6, 2018 • 34 min
The US Justice Department is charging two individuals for their involvement in a highly organized ATM jackpotting scheme for being in possession of over $9,000 cash and devices using for hacking. On the way to Vegas, Tesla has constructed another massive…
Microsoft Emergency Update, Amazon HQ2 And Jackpotting
Jan 30, 2018 • 38 min
Microsoft issued an emergency update to their softwares after Intel’s buggy Spectre fix caused spontaneous rebooting, data loss, and complete PC failure. In their search to find the perfect location for HQ2, Amazon has narrowed the list of cities to 20.…
Spectre And Meltdown Explained. Amazon Go Opens.
Jan 23, 2018 • 45 min
We chatting about the major implications of Spectre and Meltdown. Both of these vulnerabilities in computer security are critical to understand, both from a technical side and a user security side. Spectre and Meltdown tear at the fundamental core of how…
UberEATS Banned from School, Roku’s Smart Home Investment, and Facebook’s News Feed Change
Jan 16, 2018 • 36 min
We are back after a brief hiatus! We dive right into the decision from a high school to ban UberEATS from delivery food to students after it disrupted the classroom setting and created headaches in the office. Roku announced two new technologies that…
The Hottest Trends From 1997 And Predictions For 2018
Jan 2, 2018 • 53 min
We are diving head first into the New Year with a look back at technology of the past that shaped today’s world and a look forward with some predictions as to what is to come. The year 1997 proved to be very innovative for the technology industry. We…
2017 California STEAM Symposium. Part 2
Dec 26, 2017 • 62 min
We are featuring conversations with exhibitors from the floor of the 2017 California STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Symposium. With these conversations you will learn about the wide range of products and services in the…
2017 California STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Symposium. Part 1
Dec 19, 2017 • 52 min
On this special edition of The Waves of Tech, we are featuring conversations with organizers and attendees from the 2017 California STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Symposium. With these conversations you will learn a lot about the…
Amazon And Google Fighting And Viral Netflix Tweet
Dec 13, 2017 • 33 min
Over the weekend, Dave attended the STEAM Symposium with microphone and recorder in hand. Hear about the event and what’s coming the next two episodes. The net neutrality vote is this week and we are all bracing for what the future holds as it is expected…
Blue Apron’s Ups & Downs, Hybrid Devices Soar and Holiday Gadget Gift Ideas
Dec 5, 2017 • 39 min
Blue Apron is continue to struggle with costs and profits since their technology IPO filing. The meal kit provider is losing customers but existing customers are spending more on average. The shift from traditional PC to hybrid devices continue. As…
Net Neutrality Updates And Holiday Tech Help
Nov 28, 2017 • 37 min
In the biggest news this week, the FCC filed draft papers to essentially kill off existing net neutrality regulations. We provide a very in-depth look into what net neutrality is, what this means for users and business owners, and how our bottom lines may…
Sleep Technology, CBS & Dish Network Clash, DOJ Blocks AT&T / TWC Merger
Nov 21, 2017 • 41 min
When a personal health issue arises, we look to technology to help us out. In this specific case, sleep technology is advancing the ability to monitor and improve overall health. If you are a Dish Network customer, beware that blackout may be occurring…
Travel Tech Adventures And Arizona’s New Smart City
Nov 14, 2017 • 44 min
We are diving into all things tech this week sharing the stories and experiences affected the lives of consumers and users of technology. We begin by sharing some personal victories and nightmares of travel tech - including cool apps, nightmare customer…
EdTech With Matt Markstone
Nov 7, 2017 • 48 min
We are very excited to have Matt Markstone, an Instructional Technology Coordinator and history teacher, join the podcast as the three of us dive into a great conversation about educational technology (EdTech) - what it’s like to be in the trenches of the…
Letting Amazon In And New Braille Smartwatch
Nov 1, 2017 • 44 min
Amazon Key was announced by the online retail giant, which allows customers to authorize access to their homes for the delivery of packages. Letting Amazon into your home could either be safe or completely insane. New advancements in the smartwatch…
Wi-Fi Krack Attack, Initial Coin Offerings And Changing Rewards Programs
Oct 24, 2017 • 44 min
We have you covered from Wi-Fi attacks to Initial Coin Offerings, from rewards programs to walking while texting. The Krack Attack last week, which focused on hacking a level of Wi-Fi encryption, should not affect many of us but it is good to be educated…
Social Media Backlash, Impressive Netflix Growth, and Samsung Invests in Online TV
Oct 17, 2017 • 42 min
We are exploring the reality of social media backlash as a restaurant in Tucson is forced to permanently close its doors after sharing politically charged statements on Facebook. With an ever growing subscriber base, Netflix is set to spend $6 billion in…
The Four Horsemen of Tech
Oct 12, 2017 • 38 min
We kick off the show discussing a new book - The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Find out what makes these companies click and why they have become so profitable and ubiquitous. Microsoft announced that Windows 10 Mobile will…
What The #Tech is Happening?
Oct 1, 2017 • 38 min
What the tech is happening right now? We start the podcast with the tragedy of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, exploring how social media helps us stay informed of local issues and how fundraising after tragedy is not always legitimate. Be aware that…
Equifax Messed Up, What is Slack’s Value, and Customer Service Frustrations
Sep 19, 2017 • 41 min
More details of the Equifax security breach are surfacing and it is now known that the credit reporting agency neglected to provide adequate patches to identified security vulnerabilities, leaving the public at risk. Slack, the chosen workplace messaging…
Tragedy And Technology
Sep 12, 2017 • 34 min
September 11, 2001 is without question a terrible time in American history. Before YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, we relied on 24-hour news outlets for updates and information. We remember 9-11 and show the difference 16 years make. In the face of…
The Biggest Mistakes in Tech History
Sep 5, 2017 • 29 min
Yahoo faces lawsuits over data breaches, the upcoming Apple event, and the biggest mistakes in tech history. Yahoo was ordered by federal courts to face charges related to their massive data breaches from 2013 and 2014, potentially setting precedence in…
Top Tech Cities & Why They Thrive; Walmart Expands Grocery Delivery with Uber.
Aug 29, 2017 • 35 min
The Texas hurricane tragedy is bringing out the best and the worst of people. Some are rescuing strangers, while others are playing on tragedy with tech-based hoaxes. After our trip to Podcast Movement last week, a premier podcasters conference, we share…
Solar Eclipse Craze, Original Programming, and the Computer Chip Industry
Aug 21, 2017 • 35 min
The solar eclipse captured the attention of the American people. We share some highlights and learn how business and government agencies leveraged the event. Apple has spent nearly $1 billion on original programming. We ask the question of “How have they…
Space Station Sightings, Solar Eclipse and Smog-Filtering Bicycles
Aug 15, 2017 • 35 min
The International Space Station passes over several thousand worldwide locations on a regular basis without most of us no knowing. We share how and when you can spot the spacecraft above you. The total solar eclipse is scheduled for August 21st and we…
British Data Protection Laws, #MessageToVoyager, Fake News, T-Mobile’s Unlimited 55+ Plan
Aug 8, 2017 • 37 min
We dive into international data protection laws, cover domestic issues on fake news, and share new unlimited data options. In the United Kingdom, the government is intending to enhance and improve personal data protection laws by making deep and sweeping…
Goodbye iPod, Adobe Flash Flames Out, Pandora Thriving In Homes.
Aug 1, 2017 • 30 min
We dive into some tech platforms that are being sent to the grave and some that are being resurrected. First up, we share the ease and need for Anker Box - a new phone charging rental unit available in the metropolitan Seattle area. With the announcement…
Avoiding App Store Scams, AWS Grant Funding, Amazon Meal-Kit Trademark & Antitrust Concerns
Jul 18, 2017 • 32 min
We kickoff the podcast sharing some quick tips to be aware of to avoid being scammed in your mobile app stores. Trust us, it’s a real thing. The rest of the podcast is dedicated to Amazon. Amazon Web Services handing out 19 grants for funding to improve…
Best Buy Stock, Prime Day, What Makes a Tech Company and Net Neutrality Protest
Jul 11, 2017 • 42 min
Fox Sports main website have removed all written content, transitioning to a video only based format. Best Buy’s stock dropped 7% after Amazon announced a competing in-home network of installation professionals for smarthome devices to their consumer…
FCC Lays Down Huge Fine, Snap Maps, and Beating Fraud Through Biometrics
Jun 27, 2017 • 42 min
The FCC announced a $120 million fine to a robocalling agency for using “neighborhood spoofing” in an attempt to scam nearly 100 million people into buying exclusive travel packages. Snapchat’s newest feature - Snap Maps - is location based function where…
Amazon Buys WholeFoods, Tech Leaders to DC and Email Migration
Jun 20, 2017 • 44 min
On Episode 359 of The Waves of Tech, it is all about unpacking and breaking down Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in cash. Amazon is now directly positioned to heavily influence the grocery and market industry by owning nearly 500…
Verizon Officially Owns Yahoo, Clutter Raises $64 Million And Uber Shake-Up
Jun 14, 2017 • 33 min
We kick off the show with the news that Verizon now wholly owns Yahoo after spending $4.5 billion. Oath, the new company, will now boast 50+ media partners, several former Yahoo companies, and a consumer base of over 1 billion. Yahoo will now become a…
WWDC 2017 And Pollution Data Collection
Jun 7, 2017 • 35 min
We kickoff the podcast by sharing some of the exciting announcements from WWDC, which includes a new iMac Pro, HomePod, and ARKit. Following up that discussion, we debate as to whether the lack of diversity in the top 5 tech firms is something to be…
Google For Jobs, Recreational Drone Registry, and Teen Smartphone Addiction
May 31, 2017 • 41 min
On Episode 356 of The Waves of Tech, we are covering everything from job searching and drone registration to teen smartphone addiction and brick-and-mortar stores. We kick off the show dissecting Google for Jobs. Google is diving into the job search…
FCC Ends Net Neutrality, IBM Employees And Startups Outside Silicon Valley
May 23, 2017 • 43 min
On Episode 355 of The Waves of Tech, we are discussing the tech headlines and dissecting the stories that affect you as a consumer and user. The FCC, on a 2-to-1 vote, introduced a rule to effectively end net neutrality and roll back regulations of ISPs…
Amazon Echo Show, Ransomware Attacks And Apple R&D Investments
May 17, 2017 • 32 min
On Episode 354 of The Waves of Tech, we are covering a full slate of technology topics. We kick off the podcast with Amazon’s announcement of the Amazon Echo Show, their newest in-home entertainment devices which may drive smart home technology…
Landline phones, Mother’s Day Flowers, Microsoft in Education, and USA Today Fighting Bots
May 9, 2017 • 37 min
On Episode 353 of The Waves of Tech, we are talking about landline phones, Mother’s Day options, Microsoft’s education initiative, and fighting bots on Facebook. We kick off the show by discussing a major milestone in the United States - for the first…
Healthcare Fraud, ESPN Layoffs, Webroot And Facebook Targets Youth
May 2, 2017 • 40 min
On Episode 352 of The Waves of Tech, we are discussing a wide range of topics including healthcare fraud, ESPN layoffs, Webroot problems, and Facebook targeting youth. To kickoff th show, we share recent and personal experiences in dealing with…
Email Migration, ShotSpotter, Bye Bye Passwords And Yahoo Execs Out
Apr 26, 2017 • 36 min
On Episode 351 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the world of email migration, as Dave and his office move from GroupWise Novell to Office365 Outlook. There will be bumps and roadblocks along the way, but ultimately the migration will be worth it.…
Facebook Murder Video, Burger King Ads, Newspaper Tech, and HP at Coachella.
Apr 18, 2017
In terrible and difficult news, a man videoed himself murdering an elderly man and then posted the video to Facebook, calling into question Facebook’s policies and our roles as social media users. Next, Burger King is trying to capturing your Android…
MBAs For Hire, Hackers Sound Alarms And FCC Says No Cell Phones
Apr 11, 2017
We touch on the growing retail business of Apple as they venture deeper into Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. The tech industry is investing heavily in a new type of hire - MBAs from prestigious business schools from across the US and it is having an impact…
Apple Keeps iPad Locked, Tesla Building SUVs And Ford Hiring Connectivity Engineers
Apr 3, 2017 • 45 min
On Episode 348 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a huge variety of topics that influence and impact our daily lives. First up, we debate the story of Apple refusing to unlock the iPad of a deceased 18-year old so that his family can have access to his…
Tech-xpectations – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Mar 28, 2017
The Waves of Tech, we are talking all about tech-xpectations today - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the future. There are a tons of expectations when it comes to the tech industry, ranging from for users, businesses, companies, and so many more. In this…
Yahoo Hack Indictment And Raspberry Pi News
Mar 21, 2017 • 32 min
On Episode 346 of The Waves of Tech, we cover the Yahoo breach, talk some drones, and explain why Raspberry Pi is in the news. The United States Justice Department and FBI issued indictments of four individuals, including 2 Russian intelligence agents and…
March Madness Productivity Loss, Invisible reCAPTCHA And Dress For STEM
Mar 14, 2017 • 32 min
On Episode 345 of The Waves of Tech, we cover a range of technological topics that are impacting the way we use and experience the Internet and live online. We dive right into one of the most annoying user experiences - CAPTCHA. With the introduction of…
Breaking The Internet And Global Tech Visionaries
Mar 7, 2017 • 38 min
On Episode 344 of The Waves of Tech, we are glad to be back after a short week off to attend PodFest Multimedia Expo and get some travel under our belts. During the expo and travels, we came across some tech-related things that are worth sharing,…
Adding Women To Tech Roles And Computer Vision Syndrome
Feb 20, 2017 • 29 min
On Episode 343 of The Waves of Tech, we continue to examine the diversity question in technology and engineering. GE plans to bolster the role of female employees by 36% by 2020, closing the gap of under-representation in the technology sector. In…
Dating Technology And Oroville Dam Disaster
Feb 14, 2017 • 38 min
On Episode 342 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into an interesting topic that has not been covered before on this podcast - the connection of dating relationships and technology. We begin with a strange survey result that shows that your choice of mobile…
Amazon Cargo Hub And Super Bowl Drones
Feb 7, 2017 • 40 min
On Episode 341 of The Waves of Tech, we cover a range of interesting topics for you this week. We dissect Amazon’s move to build a $1.5 billion USA-based cargo hub to control the entire delivery process. The popular movie site IMDB is shutting down their…
Net Neutrality Future, Netflix Viewing And Facebook Security
Feb 1, 2017 • 35 min
On Episode 340 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the ever changing world of technology and share news that means something to you. We start by reviewing the recent Delta outage and how outages are impacting travelers and the airline business. Netflix has…
Hidden Figures, Space Pioneers and FCC Appointment
Jan 24, 2017 • 30 min
On Episode 339 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into air flight, space flight, space legacy, and the new FCC Chairman. We kick off the show by reporting the news of why United Airlines had domestic stateside flights grounded for two hours. In the bulk of the…
Don’t Be Hostage To Ransomware And FAA Fines Drone Operators
Jan 18, 2017 • 35 min
On Episode 338 of The Waves of Tech, we first dive into the news that Netflix announced its streaming movies service in addition to its DVD rental service ten years ago. For the remainder of the podcast, we dive into a wide variety of safety and security…
STEM Jobs, Altaba, AI Displaces Humans And Original iPhone Announcement
Jan 10, 2017 • 37 min
On Episode 337 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into tech topics that are meaningful to you, your family, and your friends. We begin by sharing a list of STEM jobs available to workers in the marketplace that do not require a 4-year degree. Next, we share…
Top Trends of 2016, New Year’s Tech Resolutions, and Tech Challenges in Europe
Jan 2, 2017 • 42 min
On Episode 336 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a brief recap of the top trending topics 2016 and discuss what 2017 may hold for ourselves and business. Twitter announced their Top 10 hashtags which included the Rio Olympics, US Presidential Election,…
Yahoo’s Woes Continue And Facebook False News Update
Dec 20, 2016 • 42 min
On Episode 335 of The Waves of Tech, we continue to follow the eventual fall and breakdown of Yahoo. Yahoo continues having issues, now stating that 1 billion user accounts may have been hacked dating back to August 2013. Facebook has announced a new…
Christmas Holiday Tech Items 2016
Dec 13, 2016 • 31 min
We are joined by our great friend and fellow podcaster Rick Limpert from Wireless Wednesday Live. Rick knows all the cool tech gadgets out there for this holiday season. So, we dive into the Christmas holiday shopping craze and share some of those tech…
Wearables Market Update, Drone News That Isn’t New News, and AmazonGo
Dec 6, 2016 • 36 min
On Episode 333 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a few topics making headlines and let you know how technology is changing our lives. We discuss the current wearables market, explaining the drop in Apple Watch sales and incline in FitBit products. In…
DirecTV Now and Cyber Monday Issues
Nov 29, 2016 • 34 min
We dive into the inner working of AT&T’s newest streaming TV subscription service called DirecTV Now. DirecTV Now will offer traditional media content to new subscribers at a reasonable cost with fewer programming options. Black Friday and Cyber Monday…
President-elect Donald Trump and The Technology Industry
Nov 15, 2016 • 32 min
On Episode 331 of The Waves of Tech, the United States presidential election has ended and President-elect Donald Trump takes the Oval Office in January. The election of a new president always leads to questions. In this case, what is Donald Trump’s…
Veterans Day Deals, Dubai’s Drone Hunter and Winter Tech Cleaning Tips
Nov 8, 2016 • 40 min
On Episode 330 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a number of tech topics that are interesting and relevant. Veterans Day is coming soon and we share some great tech and non-tech deals that are waiting for veterans and military personnel. Dubai Airport is…
E-commerce Versus Retail Pricing, ZTO Express and Nintendo Switch
Nov 1, 2016 • 36 min
We compare and contrast the pricing found in the e-commerce business of Amazon Price and in the large retail Costco brick-and-mortar stores. Nintendo Switch is the newest hybrid game console featuring a docking station for home use and the option to…
DDoS Attack And Why AT&T Really Wants Time Warner
Oct 26, 2016 • 36 min
We breakdown the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that hit users and the Internet last week. The attack blocked access to several major media and social media sites for a sustained period. We discuss what caused it and how our home…
Target Revamps Electronics and Netflix Just Wins
Oct 18, 2016 • 43 min
On Episode 327 of The Waves of Tech, we again dive into the tech news that influences our lives and shares those stories in depth. Target has been in process of revamping their electronics and entertainment departments in an attempt to capture more tech…
Samsung Troubles, Microsoft Forced Updates And Facebook Workplace
Oct 11, 2016 • 43 min
We dive into the troubling revelation that exploding Galaxy Note 7s are not Samsung’s only product catching fire. Samsung halted new production of their smartphone line until further notice as well. Apple and Microsoft are now forcing updates to home…
Tech Influences In Music, Google Trips And Waze Parking
Sep 20, 2016 • 31 min
We dive into the technology influence in live music and how that influence is creating a more exciting and enjoyable concert-going experience. If you plan to travel anytime soon, check out the latest crowdsourced Google Trips application. The Galaxy Note…
Samsung Issues Continue and Microsoft Skype Teams
Sep 13, 2016 • 34 min
It is clear that Samsung’s problems with the Galaxy Note 7 are getting worse by the minute as market share continues to plummet as a result of the exploding battery issue. Twitter announced changes to the character count formula, allowing users the…
Galaxy Note 7 Fires and Space-based Internet
Sep 6, 2016 • 30 min
Samsung, based on over 35 reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7s, has pulled the popular purchase from the shelves and have recalled nearly 2.5 million units. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to build a space-based internet and provide…
Commercial Drone Use And Google News
Aug 30, 2016 • 48 min
We are joined with JD Sutter, founder of Porchlight Family Media, as we dive into a variety of tech headlines. This week, we revisit conversation from past episodes and talk about hotel WiFi and compare Amazon Prime Now to Google Express. Drones for…
Debate Over Free Hotel WiFi And Social Media Terrorism
Aug 23, 2016 • 31 min
We dive into some traveling technology stories including the debate over free hotel WiFi and what technology is needed to coordinate a live television show taping. The Rio Olympics are over but people are already talking about Tokyo 2020. It is expected…
Google Express And Audi’s Influence In The Automobile Market
Aug 16, 2016 • 33 min
Google Express has teamed up with major retailers around the states to delivery items direct to your door and provides another option in the e-commerce industry. USA soccer supporters took to the web after the USA was knocked out of The Olympics, creating…
Walmart E-Commerce and Facebook Clickbait Issues
Aug 9, 2016 • 34 min
WalMart makes a $3 billion bid for Jet.com as they position themselves to compete heavily with Amazon in the e-commerce industry. The Rio 2016 Olympics are here and we provide the variety of ways to consume the events, which is always a heated debate.…
Uber Lyft Comparison And Comcast Sued
Aug 2, 2016 • 34 min
Facebook Live is growing in creativity and use and we share a recent example of local news incorporating Live extremely well. We discuss the ridesharing industry, including the rise of Apple’s presence in the market, the growth of ridesharing in China,…
Verizon Acquires Yahoo And Twitter Bans Reporter
Jul 26, 2016 • 41 min
On Episode 317 of The Waves of Tech, we cover the tech news making headlines this past week. This includes Twitter’s permanently ban on controversial reporter for his deliberate and targeted abuse of a female comedian and actress. Verizon has announced…
SiFive, STEM Jobs And Apple Reality TV
Jul 19, 2016 • 38 min
On Episode 316 of The Waves of Tech, we come with a grab bag of tech topics. SiFive, a startup in the Silicon Valley, is bringing open source to the chip market with the help of RISC-V Foundation. STEM jobs are the hot topic and there are 10 companies…
Travel Tech Hacks And Digital Hotels
Jul 12, 2016 • 35 min
First, we provide a number of travel tech hacks that will reduce the stress of traveling and make the travel experience enjoyable. Have you heard of Amazon Smile? It’s an easy way to provide charitable donations during your Amazon shopping addiction! A…
Targeted Billboard Ads And Outdoor Tech With Kids
Jun 28, 2016 • 32 min
Billboards may never be the same, USA customs wants your social media handles, outdoor technology with kids, and user interfaces and human nature. In Japan, a camera on the billboard looks hundreds of meters down the road to identify vehicles and present…
Instagram Update Failure And Air Turbulence Technology
Jun 21, 2016 • 44 min
This week we dive into Instagram’s update failure, development in air turbulence technology, selling a home in 2016, and Facebook tracking. Instagram has moved from a chronological to algorithmic feed that is not being embraced by users but will benefit…
Facebook Safety Check and Microsoft Buys Linkedin
Jun 14, 2016 • 38 min
Facebook’s latest feature Safety Check is activated in response to the Orlando tragedy. Safety Check allows users to notify loved ones and friends that they are safe. There were plenty of cool announcements during Apple’s annual WWDC event, including…
WalMart’s Online Presence and Uber Partnership
Jun 7, 2016 • 38 min
We share a positive Ticketmaster customer service experience through the use of their online chat function. WalMart boosts their online presence through the introduction of their online grocery delivery service with a partnership with Uber, their WalMart…
Memorial Day Gadgets And Veterans In Tech
May 31, 2016 • 41 min
We consider Memorial Day, we also report on the number of opportunities nonprofits and entrepreneurs are creating to provide those returning from service and the battlefield with jobs in the tech industry. With Memorial Day just past us, we dive into the…
Microsoft Energy Push, Google Home And Kindle Oasis
May 24, 2016 • 41 min
Microsoft, Google, and Amazon! Microsoft has committed itself to generating 50% of the energy used in their data server farms with renewable energies, like solar, wind, and hydropower. We tell you how are actions as consumers have made tech companies…
UPS Follow My Delivery and Windows 10 Promoted Apps
May 18, 2016 • 39 min
UPS is launching Follow My Delivery, which will bring us live mapping to track our packages. Twitter continues to struggle with stock prices, grabbing new users, time in app, and so much more. We examine why and how. On the other hand, Facebook continues…
Uber And Lyft Lose In Austin
May 10, 2016 • 39 min
On Episode 307 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the battle surrounding Uber and Lyft in Austin. Voters took to the booths to vote on whether the ride-hailing companies can operate in their city. The decision may have some ripple effect through other…
Comcast Buys DreamWorks And The Push For Tablets Over People
May 3, 2016 • 40 min
On Episode 306 of The Waves of Tech, we are back with a wide slate of tech topics on the table. To start things off, we dive into the $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks by Comcast and what that means to the industry. Next up, we dissect the rumors…
Lost Art Of Photo Albums And The Dying Desktop
Apr 26, 2016 • 39 min
The 7 Things Tech Companies Need To Realize About Older Workers. Ageism is rampant in the Silicon Valley. This is not breaking news but little has been down to curb this behavior. We deliver some considerations that those in the position of hiring…
The Textalyzer And Yahoo For Sale
Apr 19, 2016 • 40 min
On Episode 304 of The Waves of Tech, we cover many stories making headlines and also some from the back pages of the digital sphere. First, we discuss the latest device in law enforcement - the Textalyzer, which can determine whether a phone was in use…
New Tech Jobs and Microsoft’s Equal Pay Commitment
Apr 12, 2016 • 38 min
On Episode 303 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a variety of topics that are making headlines and also topics that are interesting to consider. Yahoo is still in the news as more of the tech companies plan to make a bid for the once popular search…
Happy Birthday Apple and Customer Service Concerns
Apr 5, 2016 • 38 min
We follow up on many of the stories and headlines we’ve covered over the past few shows. First though, we have to say Happy Birthday to Apple, who turns 40 this week. The FBI is making a statement to the tech industry by promising to share with other law…
Google Maps Error and Yahoo Being Sold.
Mar 29, 2016 • 41 min
We are back after a short week off and ready to talk some tech! In this episode, a woman’s home is accidentally demolished after a company uses Google Maps as their main source of information. The government versus Apple saga continues with the FBI…
From Zero to 300
Mar 15, 2016 • 43 min
What started out as a father and his two sons talking about tech over Skype has evolved into a flagship show hitting episode 300 and spawning the birth of a podcasting network. Over the past 300 episodes and years, we’ve talked about a range of technology…
Growth In Wearables And Amazon’s New Products
Mar 8, 2016 • 39 min
The growing and ever expanding business of wearables and the mobile health boom. The industry continues to explode with a 50% usage increase in just over 18 months. The creator of email, Ray Tomlinson, has passed away at 74. We look back at his…
Apple FBI Showdown And Airbnb Safety Concerns
Mar 1, 2016 • 40 min
The Modern Life Podcast Network turns 9 years old on March 1st and Dave celebrates his birthday as well. As Apple and the FBI battle through the San Bernardino terrorist issues, let’s recount a story of someone that was in that room and we also discuss…
Apple Versus FBI And Protecting Your Online Image
Feb 23, 2016 • 37 min
On Episode 297 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the latest hot topic technology issues, share our positions, and tell you want you need to know about them. The biggest news is the Apple versus FBI saga that continues to dominate headlines, where privacy…
Google Picasa Shutdown and Internet Tax Freedom Act
Feb 16, 2016 • 38 min
We dive into some recent tech news related to Google Picasa shutting down, the latest from Google Photos, Senate approval of a permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, free online home estimators, and a Comcast outage that angered thousands of customers. Sit…
How Much Do Tech Companies Make Per Second?
Feb 9, 2016 • 35 min
We throw in a good variety of tech news for you this week. A new Super Bowl record is set for streaming, demonstrating a shift in how consumers are watching sports. Ever curious how much money companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter are making per…
Apple Watch Dethroning Rolex and Madden NFL Super Bowl Prediction
Feb 2, 2016 • 35 min
We dive into a variety of tech topics ranging from the cell phone market, smart watches, and the Super Bowl. On the cell phone discussion, we examine recent news regarding the all-time lowest sales report of the Windows Phone and how Microsoft has failed…
Twitter Shakeup And The Dark Side Of Social Media
Jan 26, 2016 • 40 min
We dive into the Twitter shakeup, the NFL/Surface controversy, the dark side of social media, and in-car technology. Twitter has been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and market share drops, including the departure of four top executives as the social…
Nadella’s Rise Through Microsoft And AOL’s Identity Crisis
Jan 19, 2016 • 44 min
General Electric has decided to relocate their headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, a strategic move to associate themselves with other corporate partners and academia in the area. Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, has rerouted the once-struggling tech…