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Equifax Messed Up, What is Slack’s Value, and Customer Service Frustrations
Sep 19 • 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 • 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 • 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 and Walmart Expands Grocery Delivery with Uber
Aug 29 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
App Store Scams, AWS Grant Funding and Amazon Meal-Kit Trademark
Jul 18 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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
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
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 • 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
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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
Jamming Technology To Take Down Rogue Drones
Jan 12, 2016 • 32 min
On Episode 291 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into a good variety of tech topics hitting the headlines. These include how Apple & Google are shaping the way in which you may watch the NFL in the very near future, a new jamming technology that can track and…
Amazon Air Freight And Lyft Partners With GM
Jan 5, 2016 • 41 min
On The Waves of Tech we discuss the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon Air Freight, Lyft partnership with GM and crashing of the FFA drone registration web site. With Dave relaxing in Hawaii, Steve is joined with podcaster Mike Dell. Also covered in…
2016 Tech Resolutions And Atlanta Takes Top Prize
Dec 22, 2015 • 36 min
On Episode 289 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into our final show in 2015 with our good friend and special guest Rick Limpert. We kick off the show with a discussion about big data and how people from around the United States are using it to promote…
Apple Year In Review And Amazon Delivers Booze
Dec 14, 2015 • 44 min
On Episode 288 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into several technology topics that you may not hear on other podcasts…and that’s why we stand out! We review the year that Apple had which involved a load of new product and services, unusual from the…
The Elderly and Technology
Dec 2, 2015 • 38 min
This week on The Waves of Tech we discuss the Vtech data breach, Black Friday emails, San Francisco startups, and Prime Air drone. We also cover an instance where an elderly man was forced to take his written drivers test electronically which was not as…
Remote Home Control
Nov 18, 2015 • 39 min
We discuss more drone issues arising in the news, a new Google Maps feature, household tech furnishings, travels to meet other podcasters, and recent spots on fellow podcasters’ shows. We are proud to be a tech variety show, sharing technology news from…
Forget Drones, Here Come Delivery Robots
Nov 10, 2015 • 44 min
With all the good, bad, and indifferent attention drones are getting, a few co-founders of Skype are considering self-driving robots to delivery goods to customers from online retailers. As Yahoo continues their move to reorganization, they hired McKinsey…
Amazon’s Early Black Friday and Quality Customer Services
Nov 3, 2015 • 42 min
On Episode 284 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the latest Google Play Music news, Amazon’s Black Friday, and great customer service. Google Play Music made headlines this week by announcing the future incorporation of podcasts into their platform, a…
Back To The Future Day and YouTube Red
Oct 25, 2015 • 39 min
We take a deep look into Back to the Future Day and see what predictions made in 1989 became a reality in 2015. Brick-and-mortar stores, such as Target and Lowe’s, are incorporating some new app features and in-store tech advancements to improve the…
Amazon Files Suit and National Drone Registry
Oct 20, 2015 • 40 min
On Episode 282 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the Office of Personnel Management security breach and what it means to us personally. We follow that up with a personal tech challenge, one we hope you join in on, to turn off the cell phone and leave it…
Dell Purchases EMC And Uber Getaway Gone Bad
Oct 13, 2015 • 41 min
On Episode 281 of The Waves of Tech, we dissect Dell’s purchase of EMC, an Uber getaway gone bad, an Office 2016 update, and automated phone customer service. Dell, a traditional consumer PC business, threw in $67 billion to buy EMC, a corporate software,…
Office 2016 Mac, OS X El Capitan and Windows 10
Oct 9, 2015 • 32 min
On this episode, we are celebrating and sharing the success of International Podcast Day. Next, we dissect a new laptop Dave won and Steve’s new Apple Watch and their first impressions of Windows 10 and the watch. We share some great ways that training…
International Podcast Day 2015 Preview And More Drone Interference
Sep 15, 2015 • 35 min
On Episode 279 of The Waves of Tech, we are back with some good ole’ tech talk over taking a short break planning for International Podcast Day. This week, we begin by discussing the upcoming International Podcast Day event on September 30th. We next…
Apps For Students and Apple Boosts Hiring of Women
Aug 18, 2015 • 39 min
As everyone begins to head back to school, we provide a number of free apps for students, parents, and educators that may help enhance the educational experience. As the consumer mobile telecom industry begins to change, so to must the companies. AT&T…
Does Google Now Own The Alphabet?
Aug 11, 2015 • 32 min
Verizon ditches annual contracts, Google restructures, Tesla gets hit by a hacker, and Facebook crunches some data. Verizon is now providing options to customers to choose a month-by-month plan rather than the traditional annual or bi-annual contract.…
Recreational Drones Continue To Impact Safety And Personal Privacy
Aug 4, 2015 • 41 min
We dive into the California Teachers Summit conference and the power of creating localized hashtags. Comcast and Dish’s Sling TV are in a battle of advertising and distribution markets, as traditional and new media continue to square off. We cover more…
Happy Birthday Cnet And Apple Watch Comes To Best Buy
Jul 28, 2015 • 39 min
We dive into the news that Apple Watch will hit Best Buy retailers as Apple tries to market the holiday shopping market. Windows 10 is to be released this coming week and we will see first hand what a single OS for desktop, tablet, and smartphone looks…
Tech Flops and Drones Interfere With Firefighting
Jul 21, 2015 • 42 min
We dive into the growth and demand of Netflix and how hobby drone flight is interfering with firefighting efforts across the nation. We stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the biggest tech flops in recent memory. Finally, we explore the monumental…
Facebook Bidding With Music Labels
Jul 13, 2015 • 34 min
We cover headlines from the past few weeks and also look at some future projects. These include Facebook bidding with music labels; a cloud tax on subscription-based services in Chicago; Windows 10 hits as PC market has declined; and Apple’s public beta…
Fireworks Technology and Selfie Sticks Banned
Jun 30, 2015 • 34 min
We stick to our guns as one of the best variety shows around and bring four new tech stories making headlines this week. With July 4th around the corner, we dive into fireworks technology, as computers and microchips find their way into the industry. This…
How The Social Landscape Is Forcing Changes In E-commerce
Jun 24, 2015 • 39 min
We have for you a packed show with tech headlines, in-home tech devices, and how the social landscape of the United States is forcing changes in E-commerce. So, this week we cover - Verizon finalizes AOL acquisition, Amazon Echo pre-orders are available,…
Kevin Horek Creative Director and User Experience Strategist
Jun 16, 2015 • 48 min
We are excited to talk with Kevin Horek - Creative Director and User Experience Strategist with Hybrid Forge. Kevin provides us with a very distinct behind the scene look into the application design and development industry. We discuss the strategist’s…
Andrew Kossowski Chief Information Officer Airtel Africa
Jun 11, 2015 • 49 min
We dive into the telecommunications industry with the newly appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Airtel Africa. Africa continues to experience exponential growth in the technology field, include mobile communication, infrastructure construction,…
Audi Q7 And Gesturing With Your Levi’s
Jun 9, 2015 • 36 min
We discuss the latest in in-car technology, the growth of tech in Washington DC, and another Google partnership. Audi is breaking all the in-car tech rules, throwing in detachable tablets, in-car WiFi hotspots, and an adaptive cruise control system.…
Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications Merger
May 27, 2015 • 40 min
We are discussing the big tech news from this week, which includes mergers, buyouts, and security breaches. The news surrounding the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications was predicted by many after the FCC shot down the Comcast/Time…
It Is All About Making Deals
May 19, 2015 • 37 min
It’s all about making deals - Verizon buys AOL and Spotify teams with Starbucks. That’s right, Verizon spent $4.4 billion for the old school dial-up company of AOL. With respect, AOL has evolved into a major online content creator and a major advertising…
New Media And Traditional Media Coming To A Head
Apr 28, 2015 • 38 min
It’s all about new media and traditional media coming to a head. Verizon made news this week by featuring a plan for customers that choose to slice up the traditional bundled packages of shows into smaller cable TV package. In response, ESPN plans to sue…
New Media Expo and Podcast Awards 2015
Apr 21, 2015 • 44 min
On Episode 264 of The Waves of Tech, we breakdown our experience of New Media Expo (#NMX), the Podcast Awards, and the NAB Show. The event had many elements to rave about and other elements that need to be evaluated. In tech news, we discuss the…
Microsoft Celebrating 40 Years Of Business
Apr 7, 2015 • 39 min
On Episode 263 of The Waves of Tech, it’s all about celebrating birthdays on the show! A very happy birthday to Microsoft who celebrating 40 years of business. What started in the garage of a home in New Mexico developing into a technological giant and…
Podcast San Diego and Amazon Home Services
Apr 1, 2015 • 30 min
Dave visited San Diego this weekend and took part in the day-long Podcast San Diego event. The event featured keynotes and presentations from Kate Erickson, Shannon Hernandez, Anthony Tran, Espree Devora, and many other headliners in the podcasting…
Shoes Using E-ink Technology and Poisoning iPhone
Mar 27, 2015 • 29 min
We are looking at the growing movement of authors and storytellers deciding to write their original works for the sole purpose of being heard rather than being read. Straight to audiobook…that’s a new approach. We touch on a few other topics such as a…
Chevy Malibu Teen-tracking Spyware And Digital Driver’s Licenses
Mar 24, 2015 • 30 min
On Episode 260 of The Waves of Tech, we touch on a good variety of topics. We kick the show off with Katch, a service that uploads your Meerkat stream directly to YouTube. Cool feature being offered by Katch. Next, we explore the move of IE to the…
Thirty Years of Dot Com
Mar 19, 2015 • 32 min
On Episode 259 of The Waves of Tech, we again reignite the battle brewing between the new media outlets and the traditional media giants. In this case, Whalerock Industries is making a major push in the new media industry by creating individualized…
Podcasting In The Classroom
Mar 17, 2015 • 34 min
Podcasting is being used in classrooms across the nation and proving to be an amazing investment for students and schools. Marriott has decided to throw in the towel after it was fined $600,000 for blocking personal WiFi hotspot. Interviews are always a…
Apps How And Why We Use Them
Mar 13, 2015 • 32 min
It’s all about applications on this episode of The Waves of Tech! Applications - how we use them, why we use them, and why we buy for them. We dive into our favorite latest and greatest apps across our multiple platforms. Ad-supported applications and…
Curt Schilling Defends His Daughter From Trolls
Mar 10, 2015 • 30 min
Apple made the big headlines this week with their announcement of the Apple Watch and release of iOS 8.2. The Apple Watch is trying to make a huge splash in wearables, while tailoring to the business professional and the athletic types. Also, Netflix’s…
FCC To Pursue Internet Service Provider Regulation
Mar 3, 2015 • 40 min
On this week’s 254th episode of The Waves of Tech, the biggest story making the biggest headlines is net neutrality and the FCC. Internet activists cheered the 3-2 decision by the FCC to pursue regulated Internet Service Providers as a telecommunications…
Battle For The Net And Downed Drones
Feb 24, 2015 • 49 min
The Waves of Tech, we bring to the table a number of different topics and opinions. We start with discussing technological advancements in the sport of golf. Next, we venture down the path of the impact an Android-based podcast app may have in the…
Impacts of Radio Shack Bankruptcy
Feb 16, 2015 • 35 min
On Episode 252 of The Waves of Tech, we talk about the endless possibilities associated with the recent news of the Radio Shack bankruptcy and store closures. Amazon, Sprint, and Google are rumored to be taking over the brick-and-mortars. We focus on a…
FCC Coming Down Hard On Hotels Over WiFi
Feb 1, 2015 • 31 min
We come with a full set of tech topics and stories from the week. Here is a brief summary of the show. We examine the need for Apple Watch to be a big hit for Apple. The FCC is coming down hard on hotels that intentional block WiFi hotspots. Microsoft…
Microsoft Copying Apple and The Year of Podcasting
Jan 27, 2015 • 47 min
This week on The Waves of Tech 250, we dive into the ins-and-outs of Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement and examine some thoughts from the Apple fan boys on the software giant’s move. With the recent sad news of international plane failures, the NTSB is…
Facebook At Work And Amber Alerts
Jan 20, 2015 • 46 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 249, Facebook and AT&T are on the agenda! Facebook made some tech headlines the past few weeks as they begin to introduce “Facebook at Work” and will begin integrating Amber Alerts into users’ News Feeds. In addition, the…
CES 2015 Preview And The iTunes Decline
Jan 8, 2015 • 41 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 248, it’s all about the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With big announcements in consumer technology, specifically related to TVs and cable viewing options, there is plenty to discuss. Health and biotech are again…
Recap Top Technology Stories Of 2014
Dec 30, 2014 • 42 min
This week on The Waves of Tech 247, we recap of the top technology stories of 2014. It was another giant year for technology. Many stories made the top news stories of the main media outlets and garnished many newspaper headlines. We cover topics such as…
Big Tech Companies Are Making Headlines
Dec 17, 2014 • 38 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 246, all the big tech companies are making headlines and we are here to share the news. On the agenda for discussion are Facebook, Ford, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Skype, and Waze. Microsoft is losing a bit of market share with…
Hackers Hit Sony And Rebuilding Trust With Tech Companies
Dec 9, 2014 • 38 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 245, hackers hit the Sony PlayStation Network again just days after the Sony corporate network was hacked and caused a number of issues. The recent hack leads us into a conversation about gaining and losing trust with tech…
Amazon Echo Demo and Technology Ergonomics
Dec 2, 2014 • 33 min
We have some great topics on this week’s installment of The Waves of Tech! A few weeks ago we brought you information about Amazon’s Echo. On the show, we conduct a live demonstration for you all! We also dive into the new technologies incorporating into…
Fitbit Data In Court And Wine Drones
Nov 18, 2014 • 35 min
We mix in some unusual tech topics for the show. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s very important to be cautious about scams and we cover some of the basic. In an interesting new move, wine country is beginning to use drones as a source of…
Amazon Echo And iMessage Deregistration Tool
Nov 11, 2014 • 40 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 242, we are talking about the latest Amazon product to hit the digital racks - Echo. Also on the agenda, we dissect the connection and controversy regarding the Home Depot hack and blame being shouldered by Microsoft…
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Tragedy
Nov 4, 2014 • 42 min
This week on The Waves of Tech, we have a great lineup of topics! First, It is with great sorrow that we talk about the loss of Mike Alsbury, the pilot of SpaceShipTwo. Mike’s life was cut too short but provided a lifetime of achievement in his short time…
Cryptowall 2.0 The Importance Of Taking Security Serious
Oct 28, 2014 • 39 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 240, we dive into the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Cryptowall 2.0, and Facebook’s new app Rooms, and the use of WiFi to predict wait times. It’s definitely a bizarre mix of topics but that’s what we bring! Cryptowall needs to be…
Family Portraits With 3-D Printing
Oct 14, 2014 • 41 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 239, Apple and Amazon are making headlines again. Apple is staging for their October 16th announcement, while Amazon is planning an opening of the first brick-and-mortar store. We have some cool news about the latest in…
HP Company Split and Windows 10 Announcement
Oct 7, 2014
This week on the Waves of Tech 238, we take a look at this week’s technology news and recap National Podcast Day. Companies making news this week include Microsoft with their reveal of Windows 10, HP and the eventual company split, and Chase making waves…
Changing Landscape Of Digital Wallets And Payments
Sep 17, 2014 • 30 min
This weeks on The Waves of Tech 237, we get back to talking tech as we all love to do. In tech stories this week, we dive into the changing landscape of digital wallets and digital payments with the introduction of Apple Pay. Is this a game changer? Also,…
Apple Announcements And Facebook Apology
Sep 12, 2014 • 38 min
We are glad to be back on this week The Waves of Tech 236! On this week’s show, we dive into National Podcast Day - a day that celebrates the podcasting community and the tremendous value we all get from podcasting. With Apple taking center stage, we…
Celebrity Photo Hacks And Tech Growth In Cleveland
Sep 5, 2014 • 38 min
Welcome to this week’s show, Episode 235 of The Waves of Tech! We have so much to discuss as a lot of tech stories hit the headlines this week. These include the celebrity photo hack, Home Depot security breach, Google’s $19 million payout, the upcoming…
Amazon Buys Twitch And Selfies With Stolen Phones
Aug 26, 2014 • 35 min
we touch on the trending tech topics of the week by talking about National Podcast Day (@ntlpodcastday), taking selfies with stolen phones, Amazon buying Twitch, Royal Caribbean buying 40,000 tablets, and wearable technologies stats. We know, that’s a lot…
Corporate Wellness Programs And Technology
Aug 12, 2014 • 41 min
This week on The Waves of Tech 233, we cover of variety of topics that we are sure you will find interesting and relevant. One main topic is the growing using of wearable technology and how some companies are incorporating such technologies into their…
NFL Surface Tablets and Google Barge
Aug 5, 2014 • 31 min
We go heavy on recent technological advancements in sports, including NFL and soccer. The NFL and Microsoft have a $400 million contract that places Surface tablets on the sidelines and in the hands of offensive and defensive coaches and the players. In…
OS X Yosemite Beta And Criminals Daring The Law
Jul 29, 2014 • 37 min
There is a host of tech talk to get to and it’s all here! We discuss a variety of topics: OS X Yosemite Beta and iOS 8, Apple’s iPhone and iPad financial news, in-car technology advancements, and criminals daring law enforcement to find them. Each week,…
Remembering Apollo 11 And Microsoft Layoffs
Jul 23, 2014 • 40 min
This week on the Waves of Tech 230, we have a wide variety of tech talk to get to…so let’s stop wasting time! Microsoft is making big news with their massive layoff of 18,000, many tied to the Nokia-branch of their operations. On the other hand, PC sales…
Cell Phone Stories And Solar Trash Cans
Jul 15, 2014 • 33 min
This week on The Waves of Tech 229, after a bit of a delay from the last podcast, we are here to talk all things tech!! We love it and hope you do too. On the show today, we discuss how the landline continues its dive in usage, the use of solar trash…
Data Caps And Putting On The iPad Brakes
Jul 1, 2014 • 40 min
After taking a few weeks off due to some unexpected circumstances, we are back this week on The Waves of Tech 228. Among other topics, the World Cup and Twitter make headlines and show the truly international scale of social media. Data caps are again…
Amazon Smartphone and Deployed Fathers
Jun 18, 2014 • 35 min
Amazon is holding an event this week where they are reported to reveal their entrance into the smartphone business. We follow up from a previous show about Steve’s digital conversion experience and wrap the show up with showing how deployed fathers stay…
Google Provides World Cup Venue Views
Jun 10, 2014 • 35 min
On the show we dive into Halt & Catch Fire, the latest show from AMC. Google provides a new view of World Cup venues and GoDaddy files a $100M IPO. Also, Apple is showing signs of new ideas and people have an online shopping abandonment issue.
New York City WIFI
May 20, 2014 • 42 min
News that FedEx is changing their pricing structure, the deal between AT&T and DirecTV, online home improvement options, New York City WiFi, and Nielsen’s Twitter TV rating system.
Kill Switch Legislation
May 13, 2014 • 40 min
we discuss the kill switch legislation that has been introduced in California as they strive to curb the crime of smartphone theft. Next, we toss around the idea of AT&T becoming the second largest cable providing by buying DirecTV. We finish the show by…
Fighting Crime With LEEDIR And #AmazonCart
May 6, 2014 • 30 min
Crowdsourcing, a new medium in which many law enforcement agencies are using gather eyewitness information. Mozilla redesigned Firefox and that has some wondering and asking why. Amazon is up to something with their #AmazonCart feature on Twitter.
Google Glass In The NBA and Skype Group Video
Apr 29, 2014 • 33 min
Google Glass makes an appearance in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers franchise. Skype opens the digital door to free group video calling! Latest Twitter profile page and Homeland Security’s statement regarding Internet Explore.
Improve Customer Service With Simple Technology
Apr 23, 2014 • 43 min
We start by discussing a very simple technological steps smaller companies are taking to reduce wait times and improve customer service. Texting while driving is always a hot topic so find out what move Apple is making. The ISS gets a nice Easter delivery…
Google Glass Public Offering
Apr 14, 2014 • 39 min
Google Glass and Google Ventures are the topic of interest for many and so we talk about it!! In addition, Amazon has an interesting way of weeding out the employees that don’t want to work at the tech giant. Heartbleed is causing plenty of trouble for…
New Amazon Products and Windows 8 Changes
Apr 8, 2014 • 36 min
Amazon continues to improve the online shopping world by introducing Amazon Dash into the Amazon Fresh environment. Amazon FireTV makes yet another appearance in this week’s show again. In closing, we discuss Microsoft’s move to incorporate some old…
iPods Aid Alzheimer’s Patients And Fire TV
Apr 3, 2014 • 34 min
We provide all the details surrounding Amazon’s Fire TV. We dive into how technology is improving the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases in nursing homes. We also discuss saving water by using a smart sprinkler system and how…
Disney Buys Up Another Company
Mar 25, 2014 • 30 min
In a week where technology news has been sparse, we will always find a way to talk tech!! This week on The Waves of Tech 217, we tackle the topics of Indiegogo funding, Disney’s latest acquisition, Microsoft’s goodbye to Office 2003, and taxes without…
No More Signal Red Lights
Mar 17, 2014 • 37 min
We venture down a variety of tech pathways to give you the latest and greatest in the technology. On this week’s show, we discuss the SXSW incident, Starbucks digital tipping, iOS in flight, Audi in-car technology, and Amazon Prime.
Poor Social Media Judgment
Mar 11, 2014 • 37 min
We cover a wide range of technological industries - poor social media judgment, public transit improvements, state of the business cards field, and the latest LED-lit HD displays in the works. Here at The Waves of Tech, we find the tech stories that…
Google and Apple Dominate The Conversation
Mar 4, 2014 • 34 min
Google and Apple dominate the conversation. On the Google front, a man in Central California is ticketed for using Google Maps in this car, Chrome for iOS gets a compression feature, and Google Glass finds it way into surgery and the ER. On the Apple…
Wearable Technologies and Windows 8.1 Licensing
Feb 27, 2014 • 38 min
We dive into some of new wearable technologies out there, including Samsung’s Gear 2 (watch) and Narrative (camera). We add to the podcast by explaining the newest social networking for young athletes and the latest from the Windows 8 movement.
Social Hiding With The Olympics
Feb 11, 2014 • 41 min
We head over to Russia and let you know how to avoid Olympics spoilers in your social media feeds. We also have a great conversation about the state of Microsoft, with a new CEO at the wheel and Gates forever in the background.
Student Hackers and Beer-delivering Drone
Feb 4, 2014 • 36 min
We ask cover a variety of topics including the Democratic legislation for Net Neutrality, beer-delivering drones, and student hackers. We keep it going by diving into the latest in NFC capabilities and phone scams on the international front.
Learning Costs And Breakthrough Life Sciences
Jan 29, 2014 • 36 min
We ask you a simple question - when was the last time you said “hey, what’s that?” We explore a host of tech news issues including Mac’s 30th birthday, the impact of net neutrality, texting while walking, Pinterest adds features, and Breakthrough Life…
Myths About E-Books And The Print Industry
Jan 21, 2014 • 41 min
Episode 209 of The Waves of Tech comes with a hand full of topics including discussions on Google Glass usage, IBM’s international presence, and the International Space Station. In our featured discussion, we debate the state of the e-book and print…
The Power of Social Sharing
Jan 13, 2014 • 41 min
We range our topics from the Supreme Court, Time Warner Cable, and Barnes & Noble. In our featured discussion we discuss the power of sharing within the new media community and how things are done right. On the opposite side, we tell a story of what…
New Media Expo and Podcast Awards 2014
Jan 9, 2014 • 39 min
Episode 207 is completely dedicated to our experience at New Media Expo (#NMX) in Las Vegas. We recap our overall experience at the expo including our impressions, provide insight from the sessions, and discuss the keynotes. We also attended The Podcast…
Top Tech Stories of 2013
Dec 31, 2013
With the end of 2013 here, we recap the top tech stories of 2013 and so much more on this week’s The Waves of Tech. Some of the top stories include Twitter going public, an increase in crowdfunding, Blackberry’s demise, NSA scandals, and the health-care…
Businesses and IT Services
Dec 21, 2013 • 35 min
Amazon’s traveling workforce, technologies recognizing driver fatigue, retailer fragmentation, and IT consultants that don’t carry through on contracts. Grab the app so you don’t miss a single episode!
Race For Same-Day Delivery
Dec 11, 2013 • 33 min
We talk about the birth of the mouse, Facebook’s plan to include a sympathize button, completing online claims for employee protection, washers & dryers, mobile shopping sprees, and finally the race for same day delivery.
Avoiding Holiday Shopping Scams
Dec 3, 2013 • 37 min
This week’s podcast brings you a host of topics that we all can definitely talk on for about 2 hours, but we do it in a brief 35 minutes. To begin, let’s talk about some Tech TidBits - cockpit automation implications, a brief review of the iPad Air,…
Marketing Tactics Retailers Versus Online
Nov 19, 2013 • 29 min
From electric Formula One to Mars exploration we have it all in this episode. Technology has brought us a long way, but technology has also create concerns such as the environment. Will motor sports fans embrace electric auto racing as we move away from…
Amazon And The US Postal Service Team Up
Nov 12, 2013 • 31 min
Amazon and the US Postal Service team up for an unprecedented agreement to begin delivering Amazon packages on Sundays! In our Tech TidBits, we discuss the downfall of Blockbuster as they set the stage for closing over 300 stores nationwide and talk about…
Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass And Show 200 Celebration
Nov 5, 2013 • 37 min
This week on The Waves of Tech 200, we celebrate a milestone and recap the beginnings of this podcast. Thanks for being a part of this podcast and for the continued support through the years. This week, we talk about people utilizing Instagram to sell…
Are CEO’s Perplexed About Technology
Oct 29, 2013 • 31 min
Thanks for listening to The Waves of Tech, a finalist in the Tech category for the 2013 Podcast Awards. On this week’s show, we discuss the news that Nielsen will soon be collecting data from non-traditional sources and discuss the shift Disney is making…
Personal Devices At Work
Oct 23, 2013 • 33 min
We have a big lineup for the show and we begin our podcast with a few items and brief discussion related to Apple’s Campus 2 future, Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 release, and Apple announcements speculations. For the main topic of the show, we find that most…
Resources For Disaster Preparedness
Oct 16, 2013 • 32 min
Advancements in technology and communications allow for each individual or groups to prepare for unfortunate disasters. Are you prepared or require assistance? Dave and Steve discuss information sources and technology applications to help.
What Does The Attack On Adobe Mean
Oct 8, 2013 • 33 min
This week we fill your ears with tech news and topics ranging from Amazon holiday shopping, baby health monitoring, discounted iPhone 5Cs, Chromecast updates, and a lengthy discussion on the Adobe hack on 3 million accounts.
Giving Up The Cell Phone For A Discount
Oct 2, 2013 • 33 min
We dive into discussions about the Kindle Fire HD, iPad security in schools, the percentage of Americans not online, and giving up a cell phone while at a restaurant.
Environmental Impact Of The Revolving Cell Phone
Sep 24, 2013 • 34 min
Welcome to Episode 194! As we inch ever so closer to #200, we thank you each for tuning in every week for our tech discussions. The topics never dry up. This week we talk about the privatization of Blackberry, the cost of paying for fake/solicited online…
Are High Tech Cars Driving You Crazy?
Sep 10, 2013 • 34 min
Cars, trucks, and SUVs are packed full of technological gadgets, features, buttons, and sensors these days that it’s sometimes hard to think that we can keep our mind and eyes focused on driving. This week we are talking about whether or not your high…
Huffington Post Bans Anonymous Commenting
Aug 27, 2013 • 33 min
On this week’s episode, we have a series of tech things to get to. We open talking about in-store and online donations to charitable organizations. Second, we tell you about how captcha is quickly becoming a revenue generator for websites. And finally and…
California Amber Alert and Big Box Retailers Tracking Returns
Aug 13, 2013 • 32 min
We lead off with a discussion of California’s first statewide Amber Alert system that was activated last week - what does this means, how effective was it, did it help. We finish the show with an interesting discussion about big box retailers keeping tabs…
Washington Post New Owner and Experiencing Breaking News
Aug 6, 2013 • 38 min
Discussion about Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post and what they may mean for the company, traditional print media, and the digital presence of the paper. Dave retells a personal account of experiencing breaking news and how that event developed…
New Exercise Apps and Google Chromecast
Jul 30, 2013 • 34 min
The Waves of Tech is part of the family and we are proud to present Episode 189! In the never ending search to find tech topics that relate to your everyday life, we found a couple more for tonight. We found some fun and intriguing apps that will keep you…
Netflix Garnishes 14 Emmy Nominations
Jul 23, 2013 • 28 min
We talk in-depth regarding the news of Netflix garnishing 14 Emmy nominations. This feat is monumental considering Netflix is the first non-televised program to be nominated for the prestigious award.
Television Consumer Freedom Act & T-Mobile’s Jump Plan
Jul 16, 2013 • 33 min
How often do we see tech-related, game-changing legislation in the news? Not very often and that is why we discuss the TV Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 on this week’s The Waves of Tech podcast. The battle will soon be set between cable companies and TV…
The Smartphone Showdown
Jul 11, 2013 • 43 min
This week we are joined with two of our favorite people - Rick Limpert and John Hanlon. We can’t quite remember the last time we had a panel of hosts to discuss a topic! In this episode, John provides a solid review of the goods and bads of the Samsung…
Your Personal Data, do you care? and Disabilities in the Workplace
Jun 25, 2013 • 34 min
With so much attention placed on the use and siphoning of personal data in the NSA versus Edward Snowden battle, it’s a good time to have a healthy conversation about our personal data and whether or not we care about what is out there, how it is used,…
Broadband in America and Microsoft Surface for Students
Jun 18, 2013 • 41 min
The Waves of Tech comes to you this week with a host of new conversation and tech news. This week’s show brings you a segment dedicated to product reviews by John Hanlon. Check out his review of some of the latest Verizon products. Steve and Dave provide…
WWDC Announcements and Lunch with Microsoft
Jun 11, 2013 • 38 min
This week on Waves of Tech 183, Steve and Dave are joined by Rick from Tech of Sports as they talk about Apple’s WWDC announcements and discuss an interesting meetup between Rick and a few Microsoft representatives. Enjoy the podcast and don’t forget to…
Disney Wireless Wristbands and Random Tweet Analysis
Jun 4, 2013 • 28 min
We scroll through our Twitter streams and randomly select tweets to analyze and discuss. What a different experience that was! We also touch base with how the tech world in changing the way amusement parks improve the experiences of their guests. Disney…
Laptops For Tablets and Applications in the Farming Industry
May 21, 2013 • 25 min
Steve and Dave are back on the regular schedule to bring you another Waves of Tech episode. On this week’s podcast, they discuss a shift in the college classroom - more students are utilizing tablets versus laptops. This speaks volumes to the shift in…
Saturday Morning Cartoons and Texting While Driving
May 16, 2013 • 29 min
Availability of child content from Dave’s childhood to today’s on-demand lifestyle. Also, we have a lengthy discussion on teenage texting while driving as compared to drunk driving.
Internet Sales Tax And Not So Smart-Phone Usage
May 7, 2013 • 33 min
The Internet Sales Tax debate has pushed through the Senate and heads to the House for debate. YouTube is beginning partnerships with large enterprises to bring a paid subscription-based policy on board. And finally, we discuss some of the off-the-wall…
Happy Birthday iTunes and Ford Goes Big With Big Data
Apr 30, 2013 • 33 min
In this week’s episode of Waves of Tech, we celebrate the 10th Birthday of iTunes and relive what the platform has done for the music industry, the musical artist, and the music consumer. We also have a lengthy discussion on how Ford is beginning to…
Investigation Technology
Apr 23, 2013 • 29 min
We dedicate the entire show to discussing the technology used during the Boston Bombing and subsequent Boston manhunt. We dive into new age tech advancements and into some older viable systems still in place.
NAB 2013 And Everyone Online By 2020
Apr 16, 2013 • 36 min
This week’s podcast features two topics of discussion. First, Steve highlights his attendance at the NAB Show 2013 in Las Vegas as the broadcasting business quickly incorporates itself into the audio and video podcasting realm. Second, Steve and Dave try…
Kodak Instamatic Turns 50 and What Tim Cook is Doing Right
Mar 30, 2013 • 30 min
Welcome to Waves of Tech, Episode 175! After celebrating ’s 1000th network episode, we are back to talk a little tech for the day. First off, we discuss the impression Tim Cook is leaving on Apple as its CEO. The decisions he is making today are making…
Learning Electronic Courtesy, RedBox Instant, and March Madness
Mar 19, 2013 • 36 min
We have a wide variety of topics for today’s show including learning personal and professional electronic courtesy, the newest Redbox Instant service, and the connection between March Madness and Twitter. Join in the podcasting fun with us as we make our…
Healthy Tech Topics – What is Tech Neck? and Telecommuting
Mar 5, 2013 • 32 min
Waves of Tech is all new this week with a show primarily based on becoming healthier! With the introduction of cell phones, tablets, handheld gaming devices, and e-readers, the use of such devices are causing health related issues and injuries. Also on…
Smartphones Are Getting Smarter And Firefox OS
Feb 26, 2013 • 33 min
Are smartphones are getting smarter as the days pass by and some cool features on the horizon are worth talking about. The mobile market is about to be introduced to a new OS - Firefox OS. Mozilla is set to debut their OS this year in international…
Facebook Set To Pay No Taxes And International Tech News
Feb 18, 2013 • 35 min
Facebook has displeased millions of Americans this week with the news that the company isn’t paying any federal or state tax for the year. In international news, China has taken a #1 spot away from the US in a major tech category and we find that Sweden…
Advancements In Vehicles And Google Maps Grand Canyon
Feb 11, 2013 • 30 min
Waves of Tech 170 is here and ready!! With travel plans in place for Steve this week, we touch on some of the major advancements in motor vehicle travels over the past 30+ years in the car industry. Additionally, Google is bringing the Grand Canyon to our…