Waves of Tech https://thewavesoftech.com If you’re tired of the complicated and drawn-out explanations when it comes to technology, this is the podcast for you! Join us as we discuss and analyze the industry focusing on how it relates to you and influences your daily life. We cover the entire spectrum of technology – business, media, healthcare, government, space, security, education, social media, privacy, e-commerce, aeronautics, and more. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:45:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 If you’re tired the complicated and drawn-out explanations when it comes to technology, this is the podcast for you! Join us as we discuss and analyze the industry focusing on how it relates to you and influences your daily life. We cover the entire spectrum of technology - business, media, healthcare, government, space, security, education, social media, privacy, e-commerce, aeronautics, and more. Steve and Dave clean episodic Steve and Dave contact@modernlife.network contact@modernlife.network (Steve and Dave) © Waves of Tech Technology news and its impacts or influences to your life. Waves of Tech https://thewavesoftech.com/wp-content/uploads/wot-cover_art_itunes.jpg https://thewavesoftech.com TV-G Studio MLN Weekly SpaceX Thrills Again And Google Buys FitBit https://thewavesoftech.com/spacex-thrills/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:45:07 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56528 https://thewavesoftech.com/spacex-thrills/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/spacex-thrills/feed/ 0 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 fairing. Chrome is considering instituting a system for essential grading the speeds of websites as they load in hopes of creating a better user experience. Lastly, Google orchestrated a purchase of Fitbit as the internet giant takes a major set into the wearable market. 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 f... 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 fairing. Chrome is considering instituting a system for essential grading the speeds of websites as they load in hopes of creating a better user experience. Lastly, Google orchestrated a purchase of Fitbit as the internet giant takes a major set into the wearable market. Steve and Dave clean 28:23 Secret Orbital Plane And Drone Prohibits Firefighting https://thewavesoftech.com/secret-orbital-plane/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:51:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56525 https://thewavesoftech.com/secret-orbital-plane/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/secret-orbital-plane/feed/ 0 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 discussion on the need for more education and punishment for illegal drone use. Black Friday is already here and has quickly become a month long event for consumers and retailers. 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 discu... 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 discussion on the need for more education and punishment for illegal drone use. Black Friday is already here and has quickly become a month long event for consumers and retailers. Steve and Dave clean 27:36 When 100 Year Old Technology Fails https://thewavesoftech.com/when-100-year-old-technology-fails/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:02:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56522 https://thewavesoftech.com/when-100-year-old-technology-fails/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/when-100-year-old-technology-fails/feed/ 0 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 Seattle-based company was awarded a $10 billion federal government contract over Amazon Web Services. Lastly, SpaceX is testing a new satellite internet service to reach half of the world’s population that has no access to an internet connection. 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... 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 Seattle-based company was awarded a $10 billion federal government contract over Amazon Web Services. Lastly, SpaceX is testing a new satellite internet service to reach half of the world’s population that has no access to an internet connection. Steve and Dave clean 30:44 Google Map Features, Tesla Profits And All-female Space Walk https://thewavesoftech.com/google-map-features/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:10:14 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56518 https://thewavesoftech.com/google-map-features/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/google-map-features/feed/ 0 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 became the first all-female duo to conduct a space walk, which includes conversations with the president and live viewers. Tesla continues to make tremendous progress both in vehicle sales and notice on the roadways, but they are terrible at making money and it is catching up with them. 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. 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 became the first all-female duo to conduct a space walk, which includes conversations with the president and live viewers. Tesla continues to make tremendous progress both in vehicle sales and notice on the roadways, but they are terrible at making money and it is catching up with them. Steve and Dave clean 35:08 Dragonfly Spacecraft And New Smart Cane https://thewavesoftech.com/dragonfly/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:42:51 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56514 https://thewavesoftech.com/dragonfly/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/dragonfly/feed/ 0 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 syncing to assist the visually impaired. We breakdown what we know as details surface about Facebook’s own internal Supreme Court that intents to review content after reports of misuse. The NFL is bragging about streaming 4K but that is quite misleading when you read the fine print. Lastly, Google Maps had some fun with the Area 51 with a “We Click in Peace” feature. 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, 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 syncing to assist the visually impaired. We breakdown what we know as details surface about Facebook’s own internal Supreme Court that intents to review content after reports of misuse. The NFL is bragging about streaming 4K but that is quite misleading when you read the fine print. Lastly, Google Maps had some fun with the Area 51 with a “We Click in Peace” feature. Steve and Dave clean 31:48 Email Schemes Brought Down And MoviePass Dies https://thewavesoftech.com/email-schemes/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:23:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56511 https://thewavesoftech.com/email-schemes/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/email-schemes/feed/ 0 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 changing the ordering systems around the world. MoviePass officially closed their doors this week after blowing through venture capital funds and creating scandals and unrest with customers. A United States transportation agency is requiring hybrid manufacturers to install car alert sounds to warn pedestrians and the visually impaired. Lastly, Amazon is coming under attack after their modified their algorithm to favor their own goods and products. 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... 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 changing the ordering systems around the world. MoviePass officially closed their doors this week after blowing through venture capital funds and creating scandals and unrest with customers. A United States transportation agency is requiring hybrid manufacturers to install car alert sounds to warn pedestrians and the visually impaired. Lastly, Amazon is coming under attack after their modified their algorithm to favor their own goods and products. Steve and Dave clean 38:56 Sleeping Tesla Drivers And Google Antitrust https://thewavesoftech.com/sleeping-tesla/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:01:25 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56508 https://thewavesoftech.com/sleeping-tesla/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/sleeping-tesla/feed/ 0 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 Angeles and share some thoughts on the adventure. Another Tesla driver was videoed sleeping while his vehicle continued traveling down the road using autopilot, drawing more criticism around autonomous vehicles. Several State attorney generals are moving forward with a robust antitrust investigation against Google.  Finally, John Deere has stepped up the game for lawn care with a very unique and usable application for home improvement enthusiasts. 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 L... 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 Angeles and share some thoughts on the adventure. Another Tesla driver was videoed sleeping while his vehicle continued traveling down the road using autopilot, drawing more criticism around autonomous vehicles. Several State attorney generals are moving forward with a robust antitrust investigation against Google.  Finally, John Deere has stepped up the game for lawn care with a very unique and usable application for home improvement enthusiasts. Steve and Dave clean 46:28 YouTube Union And International Digital Taxes https://thewavesoftech.com/youtube-union/ Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:34:19 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56505 https://thewavesoftech.com/youtube-union/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/youtube-union/feed/ 0 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 publishers are asking for a seat at the table in terms of moderation, monetization, and decision making. Windows has released a patch twenty years after learning of a bug in their operating system that could cause significant damage if exploited. One of the biggest stories in 2019 is the rush for the common end user of technology to purchase their own VPN service and for very good reason. 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 publis... 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 publishers are asking for a seat at the table in terms of moderation, monetization, and decision making. Windows has released a patch twenty years after learning of a bug in their operating system that could cause significant damage if exploited. One of the biggest stories in 2019 is the rush for the common end user of technology to purchase their own VPN service and for very good reason. Steve and Dave clean 32:15 Vimeo’s Position In The Industry And Digital Taxes On Tech https://thewavesoftech.com/vimeo/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:23:42 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56500 https://thewavesoftech.com/vimeo/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/vimeo/feed/ 0 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 vehicle has completed its first complete orbit around the sun. The 3% digital tax the French government has levied on big tech is taking effect, yet the sellers and consumers of Amazon are now absorbing those fees. Wearable data and personal fitness trackers are all the craze, but we are learning that physicians and medical professionals are not overly thrilled about data dumping. Amazon Lockers, which most have not heard of, provide a safe and unique method for consumer goods delivery and pickup. 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 ve... 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 vehicle has completed its first complete orbit around the sun. The 3% digital tax the French government has levied on big tech is taking effect, yet the sellers and consumers of Amazon are now absorbing those fees. Wearable data and personal fitness trackers are all the craze, but we are learning that physicians and medical professionals are not overly thrilled about data dumping. Amazon Lockers, which most have not heard of, provide a safe and unique method for consumer goods delivery and pickup. Steve and Dave clean 40:19 MoviePass Scandal And Google Flights Guarantee https://thewavesoftech.com/moviepass-scandal-and-google-flights-guarantee/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:43:31 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56497 https://thewavesoftech.com/moviepass-scandal-and-google-flights-guarantee/#respond https://thewavesoftech.com/moviepass-scandal-and-google-flights-guarantee/feed/ 0 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 pushing big technology to change that. Samsung announced their future headlining products will not feature a headphone jack, a major trend in the mobile market. Lastly, Google launched a new flight price guarantee program where consumers may request refunds when prices drop below what was originally paid. 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 ... 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 pushing big technology to change that. Samsung announced their future headlining products will not feature a headphone jack, a major trend in the mobile market. Lastly, Google launched a new flight price guarantee program where consumers may request refunds when prices drop below what was originally paid. Steve and Dave clean 35:38 Apple Card And More Data Breaches https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-card/ Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:56:08 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56494 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 means only one thing - HP is back offering a range of discounted computers, laptops, and printers. Finally, we share some options on whether the data breaches will ever end in the near future. 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. 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 means only one thing - HP is back offering a range of discounted computers, laptops, and printers. Finally, we share some options on whether the data breaches will ever end in the near future. Steve and Dave clean 40:10 Miocar – A New Ride Sharing Service Debuts https://thewavesoftech.com/miocar/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:53:23 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56490 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 payment. By the end of year, the credit reporting firm is set to pay out $380M to customers. A new electric ride sharing service launches in California aimed at helping to reduce air pollution and assist communities with limited transportation options. Lastly, the City of Atlanta has banned the further issuance of e-scooter permits after two individuals died over a four week span. 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, 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 payment. By the end of year, the credit reporting firm is set to pay out $380M to customers. A new electric ride sharing service launches in California aimed at helping to reduce air pollution and assist communities with limited transportation options. Lastly, the City of Atlanta has banned the further issuance of e-scooter permits after two individuals died over a four week span. Steve and Dave clean 38:10 Apollo 11 and GDPR Fines https://thewavesoftech.com/apollo-11-and-gdpr-fines/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:16:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56487 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 government passed a new 3% digital tax on internet companies that many U.S entities are calling unfair, untimely, and unjustified. The inventor of the computer password, Fernando Corbato, has passed at the age of 93 and his influence on the industry cannot be undervalued.  And of course, we touch on the FaceApp craze and debacle that ensued over the last week. 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. 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 government passed a new 3% digital tax on internet companies that many U.S entities are calling unfair, untimely, and unjustified. The inventor of the computer password, Fernando Corbato, has passed at the age of 93 and his influence on the industry cannot be undervalued.  And of course, we touch on the FaceApp craze and debacle that ensued over the last week. Steve and Dave clean 44:20 Using Technology In The Non-profit Sector With Fay Schofield https://thewavesoftech.com/technology-fay-schofield/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:32:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56484 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 whether experimentation is embraced by others in the field. Challenges facing non-profits include incorporating online transacting for fundraising and diversifying communications methods for members. As an experienced social media strategist, Fay has learned over the years how to mobilize supporters, raise money, and move the media, the public, and decision makers to help nonprofits achieve real and lasting change. 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, 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 whether experimentation is embraced by others in the field. Challenges facing non-profits include incorporating online transacting for fundraising and diversifying communications methods for members. As an experienced social media strategist, Fay has learned over the years how to mobilize supporters, raise money, and move the media, the public, and decision makers to help nonprofits achieve real and lasting change. Steve and Dave clean 1:03:48 Cell Data Overages And Are E-Scooter Rentals For The Birds? https://thewavesoftech.com/scooter-rentals-for-the-birds/ Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:04:38 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56481 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 a headache in terms of management, cost, and convenience. E-scooters deserve more conversation because they create an eyesore and public safety concerns along with a tax on public services in terms of enforcement and oversight. And finally, a group of powerful executives and technology movers are investing heavily in the midwest region of the United States which is often outshadowed and overlooked by the industry. 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 ca... 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 a headache in terms of management, cost, and convenience. E-scooters deserve more conversation because they create an eyesore and public safety concerns along with a tax on public services in terms of enforcement and oversight. And finally, a group of powerful executives and technology movers are investing heavily in the midwest region of the United States which is often outshadowed and overlooked by the industry. Steve and Dave clean 39:14 Dying Technology in 2019 and Beyond https://thewavesoftech.com/dying-technology-in-2019-and-beyond/ Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:27:37 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56478 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 the year and into 2020. After the massive Equifax data breach of 2017, a sentence of four months in federal prison was handled down to a single executive for insider trading. Finally, we learned last week that the brilliant product designer Jony Ive has departed Apple to begin his own company. 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... 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 the year and into 2020. After the massive Equifax data breach of 2017, a sentence of four months in federal prison was handled down to a single executive for insider trading. Finally, we learned last week that the brilliant product designer Jony Ive has departed Apple to begin his own company. Steve and Dave clean 39:34 Putting a Value on Your Data And Monopoly Voice Banking https://thewavesoftech.com/putting-a-value-on-your-data/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:38:27 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56475 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 the tune of $50 million dollars. The Home Depot is celebrating its 40th birthday so we venture down the road of why home improvement stores seem to be void of troubles associated with online shopping and other industry store closures. Microsoft is limited which software their employees can use (including Slack and Grammarly) over concerns of intellectual property protection. Monopoly has gone high tech with the integration of a voice command AI-type smart speaker that tracks money and controls to pace of the game. 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 ... 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 the tune of $50 million dollars. The Home Depot is celebrating its 40th birthday so we venture down the road of why home improvement stores seem to be void of troubles associated with online shopping and other industry store closures. Microsoft is limited which software their employees can use (including Slack and Grammarly) over concerns of intellectual property protection. Monopoly has gone high tech with the integration of a voice command AI-type smart speaker that tracks money and controls to pace of the game. Steve and Dave clean 42:01 Off The Grid Living With Heather Welch https://thewavesoftech.com/off-the-grid-living-with-heather-welch/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:07:28 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56470 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 New Zealand after being told a power connection would cost over $30,000. Heather shares her story of building the system, the technology behind the system, and the obvious ups and downs of living such a lifestyle. Adapting to changing conditions in terms of weather conditions, personal needs, and capacity limitations is a major component of the system. Many of us have strongly held perceptions of this lifestyle and Heather shares numerous myths, misconceptions, and realities of off-the-grid living. We finish off with offering up several concrete tips and takeaways from her experiences. 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 northe... 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 New Zealand after being told a power connection would cost over $30,000. Heather shares her story of building the system, the technology behind the system, and the obvious ups and downs of living such a lifestyle. Adapting to changing conditions in terms of weather conditions, personal needs, and capacity limitations is a major component of the system. Many of us have strongly held perceptions of this lifestyle and Heather shares numerous myths, misconceptions, and realities of off-the-grid living. We finish off with offering up several concrete tips and takeaways from her experiences. Steve and Dave clean 47:58 NASA’s New Technology And FCC Robocall Blocking https://thewavesoftech.com/nasas-new-technology/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:40:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56467 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 Earth’s satellites and a space unit. The FCC recently approved default robocall blocking options for the phone carriers in the United States. Lastly, we dive into the geopolitical war playing out between the US and Huawei and tell you what it means for future device manufacturing and 5G development. 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 Ea... 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 Earth’s satellites and a space unit. The FCC recently approved default robocall blocking options for the phone carriers in the United States. Lastly, we dive into the geopolitical war playing out between the US and Huawei and tell you what it means for future device manufacturing and 5G development. Steve and Dave clean 41:20 Eero Mesh Review And Napster https://thewavesoftech.com/eero-mesh-review-and-napster/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:48:24 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56464 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 at WWDC with their announcement of a new sign-in-with feature focused on burner emails and user privacy. The list of most valuable private companies - including tech, healthcare, fitness, wealth management, and shared workspaces - is shifting with the influx of venture capital funds. Netflix and Disney are making boycott statements due to political positions from some states here in the United States. And finally, Napster was born 20 years ago and made a lasting impact on the music industry. 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. 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 at WWDC with their announcement of a new sign-in-with feature focused on burner emails and user privacy. The list of most valuable private companies - including tech, healthcare, fitness, wealth management, and shared workspaces - is shifting with the influx of venture capital funds. Netflix and Disney are making boycott statements due to political positions from some states here in the United States. And finally, Napster was born 20 years ago and made a lasting impact on the music industry. Steve and Dave clean 48:17 Walmart Tablets And Canva Security Breach https://thewavesoftech.com/walmart-tablet/ Tue, 28 May 2019 15:57:36 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56459 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 for home use and families. Canva suffered a security incident, but their amazing response to the situation is what is the talking point this time around. And, you can now pay for your AT&T bills using various forms of cryptocurrency. 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, 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 for home use and families. Canva suffered a security incident, but their amazing response to the situation is what is the talking point this time around. And, you can now pay for your AT&T bills using various forms of cryptocurrency. Steve and Dave clean 36:45 Requiring Businesses To Accept Cash Payment https://thewavesoftech.com/accept-cash-payment/ Tue, 14 May 2019 14:26:28 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56455 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 fees and commissions charged for app purchases. After the news of the death of Doris Day, her Wikipedia page was immediately defaced raising questions of their open source method of updating information. Uber failed to impressive many Wall Street investors with a lackluster IPO and a less than optimistic future of profitability. 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 ove... 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 fees and commissions charged for app purchases. After the news of the death of Doris Day, her Wikipedia page was immediately defaced raising questions of their open source method of updating information. Uber failed to impressive many Wall Street investors with a lackluster IPO and a less than optimistic future of profitability. Steve and Dave clean 34:41 IT Stories And Windows 7 Nag https://thewavesoftech.com/it-stories-and-windows-7-nag/ Wed, 08 May 2019 14:49:01 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56452 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 open source and free software called ElectionGuard. The art and enjoyment of magazines is fading away quickly and share why their place in today’s world still matters. Microsoft is also pushing out prompt messages letting users now to migrate to Windows 10 as support for Windows 7 support nears the end of life in January 2020. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we share some technology related gift ideas that will surely bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones. 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 ... 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 open source and free software called ElectionGuard. The art and enjoyment of magazines is fading away quickly and share why their place in today’s world still matters. Microsoft is also pushing out prompt messages letting users now to migrate to Windows 10 as support for Windows 7 support nears the end of life in January 2020. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we share some technology related gift ideas that will surely bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones. Steve and Dave clean 35:44 A World Without Passwords https://thewavesoftech.com/world-without-passwords/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:03:05 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56449 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 network will take shape and we discuss the implications of 5G data consumption on data plans. Trust is at an all-time low for big tech following misuse of data, congressional hearings, and data hacking loss. Yet, we continue to use their services without holding companies accountable. Lastly, we share news of Amazon testing 1-day free shipping for Prime account holders and Microsoft’s $1 trillion market valuation. 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, 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 network will take shape and we discuss the implications of 5G data consumption on data plans. Trust is at an all-time low for big tech following misuse of data, congressional hearings, and data hacking loss. Yet, we continue to use their services without holding companies accountable. Lastly, we share news of Amazon testing 1-day free shipping for Prime account holders and Microsoft’s $1 trillion market valuation. Steve and Dave clean 38:53 Game Boy Turns 30 And Mobile Payment Outcry https://thewavesoftech.com/game-boy-turns-30/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:35:47 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56446 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 club to voice their laughable, irrational, and overreacting thoughts on social media. Over 41 million UK users have chosen to use incredibly simply passwords that in turn resulted in data breaches, loss of personal information, and security leaks. The Nintendo Game Boy celebrated its 30th birthday this month and we share to importance of the first handheld device in the gaming industry. 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 fa... 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 club to voice their laughable, irrational, and overreacting thoughts on social media. Over 41 million UK users have chosen to use incredibly simply passwords that in turn resulted in data breaches, loss of personal information, and security leaks. The Nintendo Game Boy celebrated its 30th birthday this month and we share to importance of the first handheld device in the gaming industry. Steve and Dave clean 39:10 A Data-pocalypse. How Much Data Are We Generating? https://thewavesoftech.com/data-pocalypse/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:43:38 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56443 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 per minute and annually. The numbers from messaging, video streaming, wearables, and views are downright impressive. Bird is really suffering financial and have adjusted their pricing to stay afloat and respond to more cities placing more fees for use. And talks of banning facial recognition technology are back in the news as the battle for use and protection of civil and privacy rights surfaces. 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 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 per minute and annually. The numbers from messaging, video streaming, wearables, and views are downright impressive. Bird is really suffering financial and have adjusted their pricing to stay afloat and respond to more cities placing more fees for use. And talks of banning facial recognition technology are back in the news as the battle for use and protection of civil and privacy rights surfaces. Steve and Dave clean 45:10 Verizon 5G Rollout And Apple Original Programming https://thewavesoftech.com/verizon-5g-rollout/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:16:31 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56440 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 Vegas. The event is packed with plenty to discuss as we have witnessed major shifts over the last decade in the broadcasting scene. Lastly, Apple’s long awaiting spin into the entertainment side of the business has occurred with the announcement of Apple TV+. Time will tell as to whether their new original programming is embraced by the loyal users and if new users are willing to pay. 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 Ve... 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 Vegas. The event is packed with plenty to discuss as we have witnessed major shifts over the last decade in the broadcasting scene. Lastly, Apple’s long awaiting spin into the entertainment side of the business has occurred with the announcement of Apple TV+. Time will tell as to whether their new original programming is embraced by the loyal users and if new users are willing to pay. Steve and Dave clean 36:49 Safety Tips for Ride Share https://thewavesoftech.com/safety-tips-for-ride-share/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 19:49:06 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56434 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 consequence when a London court released the hacker. California is now one of 30 states that will now be taxing companies for goods provided by out of state companies after a court ruling in 2017 now allows this.  Lastly, Gmail is celebrating its 15th birthday and continues to serve the needs of their users. 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, 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 consequence when a London court released the hacker. California is now one of 30 states that will now be taxing companies for goods provided by out of state companies after a court ruling in 2017 now allows this.  Lastly, Gmail is celebrating its 15th birthday and continues to serve the needs of their users. Steve and Dave clean 38:23 CUE Conference 2019 https://thewavesoftech.com/cue-conference/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:26:57 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56429 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 a must go-to for educators. We talked with Kristina Ishmael (open educational resources expert), Hans Tullman (STEAM technology specialist), Matt Markstone (educator and former instructional technology coordinator), and Adrienne White (Director of Marketing for Ozobot). Topics range from media and information literacy, equity in the classroom, benefits of shifting away from traditional textbooks, importance of educator professional development, creating better citizens through instruction, and various technology in education talking points. 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... 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 a must go-to for educators. We talked with Kristina Ishmael (open educational resources expert), Hans Tullman (STEAM technology specialist), Matt Markstone (educator and former instructional technology coordinator), and Adrienne White (Director of Marketing for Ozobot). Topics range from media and information literacy, equity in the classroom, benefits of shifting away from traditional textbooks, importance of educator professional development, creating better citizens through instruction, and various technology in education talking points. Steve and Dave clean 1:15:14 Brand Alignment Strategist Stephen A Hart https://thewavesoftech.com/stephen-a-hart/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:58:22 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56416 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 matters for you as an individual. A brand built on clarity, experience, and service is the ultimate goal.  A host of technology resources are available to maximize your ability to create a lasting and memorable brand, such as colors, fonts, graphics, and a website. But don’t neglect task managers, organizational tools, and social media schedulers. Stephen shares personal stories and provides several tips to create a profitable and effective brand. 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. 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 matters for you as an individual. A brand built on clarity, experience, and service is the ultimate goal.  A host of technology resources are available to maximize your ability to create a lasting and memorable brand, such as colors, fonts, graphics, and a website. But don’t neglect task managers, organizational tools, and social media schedulers. Stephen shares personal stories and provides several tips to create a profitable and effective brand. Steve and Dave clean 52:25 Happy Birthday World Wide Web And Big Tech Break Up https://thewavesoftech.com/happy-birthday-world-wide-web/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:37:35 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56413 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 an attempt to remedy some system and design flaws. The movement to break up the big technology companies is hitting the political arena as Elizabeth Warren made waves with comments while at SXSW.  Finally, Mozilla is offer a new file sharing service to users that is easy, convenient, and encrypted. 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, 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 an attempt to remedy some system and design flaws. The movement to break up the big technology companies is hitting the political arena as Elizabeth Warren made waves with comments while at SXSW.  Finally, Mozilla is offer a new file sharing service to users that is easy, convenient, and encrypted. Steve and Dave clean 44:06 China’s Social Credit System And France Levies Tax On Internet Giants https://thewavesoftech.com/chinas-social-credit-system/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56410 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 credit score - that ranks individual citizens and that scores provides certain freedoms such as travel, mortgages, and choice of school. Retail stores around the United States and abroad continue to close but it is for many more reasons that simply Amazon and the online shopping spike. 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 c... 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 credit score - that ranks individual citizens and that scores provides certain freedoms such as travel, mortgages, and choice of school. Retail stores around the United States and abroad continue to close but it is for many more reasons that simply Amazon and the online shopping spike. Steve and Dave clean 39:29 The Intersection Of Technology And Safety With Blaine Hoffmann, MS OSHM https://thewavesoftech.com/intersection-of-technology-and-safety-with-blaine-hoffmann/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 18:20:30 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56407 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 online training; using technology to reduce hazards; application management systems; and data management.  We discuss the importance of building a foundational community of partners that believe in safety. Empowering employees with technology is a major step in creating a smart and adaptable safety cultural. 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 con... 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 online training; using technology to reduce hazards; application management systems; and data management.  We discuss the importance of building a foundational community of partners that believe in safety. Empowering employees with technology is a major step in creating a smart and adaptable safety cultural. Steve and Dave clean 1:04:54 Move Over QVC Amazon Home Shopping Channel Is Here https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-home-shopping/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:12:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56402 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 broadcast with the anticipation of taking more eyes from television and providing more options to their customers. There are some really great apps out there (Truebill, SubscriptMe, Overflow) that can help you track all those pesky subscriptions you have to manage into your finances. A professor in New York came across his childhood Apple IIe that was still working and was able to play some vintage games in front of his children. 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 l... 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 broadcast with the anticipation of taking more eyes from television and providing more options to their customers. There are some really great apps out there (Truebill, SubscriptMe, Overflow) that can help you track all those pesky subscriptions you have to manage into your finances. A professor in New York came across his childhood Apple IIe that was still working and was able to play some vintage games in front of his children. Steve and Dave clean 38:13 Clippy Back In The News And Amazon Buys Router Technology https://thewavesoftech.com/clippy-back-in-the-news/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:51:26 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56399 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 mesh router technology company with plans to simplify the smart home WiFi and integration problems plaguing many homes. And finally, Microsoft is essentially encouraging users and businesses to stop using Internet Explorer. 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, 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 mesh router technology company with plans to simplify the smart home WiFi and integration problems plaguing many homes. And finally, Microsoft is essentially encouraging users and businesses to stop using Internet Explorer. Steve and Dave clean 34:20 FCC In Court And Poor AT&T Decisions https://thewavesoftech.com/fcc-in-court/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:14:45 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56396 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 Internet Order of 2015. After racking up $150 billion in debt over four years, AT&T is now losing consumers at a significant rate and passing incremental costs off to their customers. Google Plus is shutting down in April of this year leaving some groups curious of where to go. Lastly, $190 million of cryptocurrency is gone forever after the CEO unexpectedly passed away and did not leave a record of passwords. 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 O... 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 Internet Order of 2015. After racking up $150 billion in debt over four years, AT&T is now losing consumers at a significant rate and passing incremental costs off to their customers. Google Plus is shutting down in April of this year leaving some groups curious of where to go. Lastly, $190 million of cryptocurrency is gone forever after the CEO unexpectedly passed away and did not leave a record of passwords. Steve and Dave clean 42:59 Tech Layoffs Explained and Mars Opportunity Dies https://thewavesoftech.com/tech-layoffs-explained/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:22:40 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56390 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 hub took to the blog to announce reserving several gigs of hard drive space for future use during automatic upgrades. And finally we share the story of Captain Rosemary Mariner, a very important figure in the United States Navy and aviation history. 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, 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 hub took to the blog to announce reserving several gigs of hard drive space for future use during automatic upgrades. And finally we share the story of Captain Rosemary Mariner, a very important figure in the United States Navy and aviation history. Steve and Dave clean 34:46 A Growing Tech Talent Gap https://thewavesoftech.com/tech-talent-gap/ Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:21:39 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=56359 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 the history of Netscape and web browsing. Many federal government websites are set to have their security status expires as the shutdown lingers on in the United States. Trusting cloud storage is a risk and when Google Drive folders cannot be located, the anxiety can quickly set in. 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 - revisitin... 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 the history of Netscape and web browsing. Many federal government websites are set to have their security status expires as the shutdown lingers on in the United States. Trusting cloud storage is a risk and when Google Drive folders cannot be located, the anxiety can quickly set in. Steve and Dave clean 35:53 Dark side of tech salaries and critical websites down during government shutdown https://thewavesoftech.com/dark-side-of-tech-salaries/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:44:25 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55651 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. Microsoft’s support of Windows 7 is phasing out in one year, but there is work to be done with 600 million units running the legacy operating system. And finally, several FCC and FTC sites are non-operational due to the domestic government shutdown. The lack of services are leaving consumers vulnerable and unable to report identity theft and robocalling scams. 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. 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. Microsoft’s support of Windows 7 is phasing out in one year, but there is work to be done with 600 million units running the legacy operating system. And finally, several FCC and FTC sites are non-operational due to the domestic government shutdown. The lack of services are leaving consumers vulnerable and unable to report identity theft and robocalling scams. Steve and Dave clean 40:06 Earning millions in the App Store. Apple & Samsung team up https://thewavesoftech.com/earning-millions-in-the-app-store/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:59:44 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55647 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 development is changing the economy and business landscape. Apple has agreed to provide iTunes movies and their original content on specific smart televisions, which demonstrates a shift in Apple’s hardware only model. We recap some interesting Consumer Electronics Show gadgets and share some recent shipping issues that are causing headaches for online shoppers. 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, 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 development is changing the economy and business landscape. Apple has agreed to provide iTunes movies and their original content on specific smart televisions, which demonstrates a shift in Apple’s hardware only model. We recap some interesting Consumer Electronics Show gadgets and share some recent shipping issues that are causing headaches for online shoppers. Steve and Dave clean 35:13 2018 Technology Review With 2019 Predictions https://thewavesoftech.com/2018-technology-review-with-2019-predictions/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:21:09 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55643 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 of space travel and augmented reality to go around. And of course, what is a recap of last year if we didn’t throw out some predictions for 2019. Next year may serve as a launching pad for a few specific industries, but technology will fall short in some areas as well. 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, 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 of space travel and augmented reality to go around. And of course, what is a recap of last year if we didn’t throw out some predictions for 2019. Next year may serve as a launching pad for a few specific industries, but technology will fall short in some areas as well. Steve and Dave clean 50:29 Google In The News, Apps Track Everything And Bird Scooters Fly Into Town https://thewavesoftech.com/bird-scooters/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:58:45 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55640 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 more is on the agenda. In a shocking, or maybe not too shocking, report the New York Times reported an incredible piece on how enabled location services tracked an individual throughout the city to freakish detail. Locally, over 200 e-scooters hit the streets of Bakersfield overnight without the approval or consultation of city officials. 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, 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 more is on the agenda. In a shocking, or maybe not too shocking, report the New York Times reported an incredible piece on how enabled location services tracked an individual throughout the city to freakish detail. Locally, over 200 e-scooters hit the streets of Bakersfield overnight without the approval or consultation of city officials. Steve and Dave clean 42:05 Obsolete Tech Products We’ve Forgotten https://thewavesoftech.com/obsolete-tech-products-weve-forgotten/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 23:47:17 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55637 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 heads to Washington D.C. to answer questions from congressional leaders. In another major cyber attack, Marriott announces an incident in where 500 million customers’ information was stolen. And in bizarre news, dial up internet still services nearly 9 million people in rural and remote areas. 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 ... 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 heads to Washington D.C. to answer questions from congressional leaders. In another major cyber attack, Marriott announces an incident in where 500 million customers’ information was stolen. And in bizarre news, dial up internet still services nearly 9 million people in rural and remote areas. Steve and Dave clean 46:04 InSight Lands on Mars and Apple’s Day In Court https://thewavesoftech.com/insight-lands-on-mars/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:24:42 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55634 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 more about what’s going on beneath the surface of the red planet. In more Apple news, the Silicon Valley giant is battling with iPhone users over the 30% commission earned from app store purchases and app developers. Lastly, we share a few stories related to customer service, cancelling accounts, and strange mapping directions. 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... 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 more about what’s going on beneath the surface of the red planet. In more Apple news, the Silicon Valley giant is battling with iPhone users over the 30% commission earned from app store purchases and app developers. Lastly, we share a few stories related to customer service, cancelling accounts, and strange mapping directions. Steve and Dave clean 44:46 Black Friday Deals And Hot Holiday Items https://thewavesoftech.com/black-friday-deals/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:01:19 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55631 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 cancelling headphones, DSLR cameras, vintage video games, and portable gym bags. And what about some holiday hacks such as finding places that price match, doing your homework online prior to shopping, using apps to find the best deals around, and finding out what benefits credit card companies offer for shoppers. 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, 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 cancelling headphones, DSLR cameras, vintage video games, and portable gym bags. And what about some holiday hacks such as finding places that price match, doing your homework online prior to shopping, using apps to find the best deals around, and finding out what benefits credit card companies offer for shoppers. Steve and Dave clean 41:14 The Real Super Mario Dies https://thewavesoftech.com/super-mario-dies/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:36:37 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55627 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, raising many concerns and questions along the way. When it comes to daylight savings, let’s not just focus on the housework. Let’s add some items to our tech to do list such as updating systems, security, and passwords and backing up our data. Lastly, bitcoin turns 10 this week and changed the manner in which many envision financial transactions in the future. 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,... 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, raising many concerns and questions along the way. When it comes to daylight savings, let’s not just focus on the housework. Let’s add some items to our tech to do list such as updating systems, security, and passwords and backing up our data. Lastly, bitcoin turns 10 this week and changed the manner in which many envision financial transactions in the future. Steve and Dave clean 37:47 California Delays Net Neutrality Law And IBM Acquires Red Hat https://thewavesoftech.com/california-delays-net-neutrality/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:53:25 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55624 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 a bargain affiliate based site for discounts products and tech gadgets. Google is now handing over some more privacy controls to users with the ability to clear their entire search history from their servers. Finally, IBM is set to acquire Red Hat by end of 2019 in an attempt to compete in the cloud services industry and provide more offerings to their clients. 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 ... 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 a bargain affiliate based site for discounts products and tech gadgets. Google is now handing over some more privacy controls to users with the ability to clear their entire search history from their servers. Finally, IBM is set to acquire Red Hat by end of 2019 in an attempt to compete in the cloud services industry and provide more offerings to their clients. Steve and Dave clean 40:09 Micro-mobility, technology during disasters, and concerns over health monitoring apps https://thewavesoftech.com/micro-mobility/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:21:31 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55621 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 grand success of these services. To assist with connectivity during disaster relief, a new tethered drone called a Flying COW (cell on wings), has been deployed on the beaches of Florida. There is growing concern in the health provider and medical profession of the dangers of users relying too heavily on their health monitoring apps due to their inability to provide accurate, reliable, and consistent data. 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 th... 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 grand success of these services. To assist with connectivity during disaster relief, a new tethered drone called a Flying COW (cell on wings), has been deployed on the beaches of Florida. There is growing concern in the health provider and medical profession of the dangers of users relying too heavily on their health monitoring apps due to their inability to provide accurate, reliable, and consistent data. Steve and Dave clean 37:17 Paul Allen, SnapChat Originals And Big Tech Squabble For US Military Funding https://thewavesoftech.com/snapchat-originals/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:00:25 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55618 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 programming aimed at targeting the young adult and youth using and not using their app. The three giant tech companies - Amazon, Google, and Microsoft - are in a battle of words as they compete for a USA military contract valued at around $10 billion. At the center of controversy is the use of artificial intelligence in US military war drones. 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. 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 programming aimed at targeting the young adult and youth using and not using their app. The three giant tech companies - Amazon, Google, and Microsoft - are in a battle of words as they compete for a USA military contract valued at around $10 billion. At the center of controversy is the use of artificial intelligence in US military war drones. Steve and Dave clean 39:22 Verizon 5G Goes Live, Project xCloud by Microsoft and California Net Neutrality https://thewavesoftech.com/verizon-5g-goes-live/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:37:03 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55615 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 concept that will be bringing the XBox gaming ecosystem to the mobile and tablet industries in 2019. The federal government is suing the State of California over their recent open internet protection bill (net neutrality) in what will become an epic court battle. And finally, we discuss the roles we have to play in today’s world in order to protect our data and information. 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, 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 concept that will be bringing the XBox gaming ecosystem to the mobile and tablet industries in 2019. The federal government is suing the State of California over their recent open internet protection bill (net neutrality) in what will become an epic court battle. And finally, we discuss the roles we have to play in today’s world in order to protect our data and information. Steve and Dave clean 39:20 Stratolaunch Vehicles, Private Moon Travel, Bodycam Footage and EU Approves Controversial Directive https://thewavesoftech.com/stratolaunch/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:02:51 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55609 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 the company and is becoming a reality. Deadly body camera footage continues to appear on social media on the demand of users, but the trend is becoming a bit more troubling. The EU is scheduled to enforce an interesting set of regulations aimed at diminishing Google’s power and empowering creators and publishers. 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, 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 the company and is becoming a reality. Deadly body camera footage continues to appear on social media on the demand of users, but the trend is becoming a bit more troubling. The EU is scheduled to enforce an interesting set of regulations aimed at diminishing Google’s power and empowering creators and publishers. Steve and Dave clean 40:29 Interdrone Recap, British Airways Hack And Amazon’s $1 Trillion Market Value https://thewavesoftech.com/interdrone-recap/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:41:36 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55606 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 were welcomed in the United States Senate to answer questions associated with the spread of misinformation on their platforms. Over 380,000 British Airways customers received word their personal information was stolen by hackers a few weeks ago. Lastly, Amazon joined Apple as the only other $1 trillion company - proving that e-commerce, cloud computing, and customer service go a long way. 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. 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 were welcomed in the United States Senate to answer questions associated with the spread of misinformation on their platforms. Over 380,000 British Airways customers received word their personal information was stolen by hackers a few weeks ago. Lastly, Amazon joined Apple as the only other $1 trillion company - proving that e-commerce, cloud computing, and customer service go a long way. Steve and Dave clean 40:59 Reclusive Amazon Tribe Found by Drone And Facebook Watch https://thewavesoftech.com/reclusive-amazon-tribe/ Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:26:51 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55602 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, academia, and construction. Facebook Watch, their on-demand video streaming service, is going global as they attempt to compete with the other giants in the industry. A new breed of real estate companies, known as iBuyers, are popping up offering 3-day turnarounds for home sales. 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,... 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, academia, and construction. Facebook Watch, their on-demand video streaming service, is going global as they attempt to compete with the other giants in the industry. A new breed of real estate companies, known as iBuyers, are popping up offering 3-day turnarounds for home sales. Steve and Dave clean 45:01 Rebecca Olson Executive Director of 59 Days of Code https://thewavesoftech.com/59-days-code/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 22:02:11 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55599 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 technology to create more sustainable, richer, and efficient ways of conducting business and resolving problems. The main highlight is their expo, dubbed #thecompetition, which throws developers, designers, and entrepreneurs against each other. We dive into the origins, the now, and the future of the nonprofit as they look to expand and create a new environment to live and work. 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 t... 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 technology to create more sustainable, richer, and efficient ways of conducting business and resolving problems. The main highlight is their expo, dubbed #thecompetition, which throws developers, designers, and entrepreneurs against each other. We dive into the origins, the now, and the future of the nonprofit as they look to expand and create a new environment to live and work. Steve and Dave clean 31:08 Spotting Fake Amazon Reviews And Netflix Deletes Users Reviews https://thewavesoftech.com/spotting-fake-amazon-reviews-and-netflix-deletes-users-reviews/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:53:23 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55596 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 problem of security and vulnerability in the democratic process. Fake reviews on Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Yelp continue to grow in scale. Spotting fake reviews can be very simple, so let’s not get caught up in the mayhem. Netflix had hinted at deleting all user reviews a few months ago and they lived up to their word. All reviews are gone and we share why. 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 kn... 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 problem of security and vulnerability in the democratic process. Fake reviews on Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Yelp continue to grow in scale. Spotting fake reviews can be very simple, so let’s not get caught up in the mayhem. Netflix had hinted at deleting all user reviews a few months ago and they lived up to their word. All reviews are gone and we share why. Steve and Dave clean 31:32 IBM PC Introduced 37 Years Ago, Snapchat Dysmorphic Disorder, and Tribal Communities Fight for Broadband https://thewavesoftech.com/ibm-pc-introduced/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:37:42 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55591 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 reporting higher than average requests from patients to receive surgery to look more like the filtering options in apps like Snapchat and Instagram. The FCC lost a court battle as the agency attempted to eliminate a $25 Internet and phone service subsidy provided to the tribal communities and small regional carriers. And beware of your Craigslist postings, as people are finding new places to squat and also posing as property owners for rental transactions. Modern Issues. Modern Discussions. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. 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. 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 reporting higher than average requests from patients to receive surgery to look more like the filtering options in apps like Snapchat and Instagram. The FCC lost a court battle as the agency attempted to eliminate a $25 Internet and phone service subsidy provided to the tribal communities and small regional carriers. And beware of your Craigslist postings, as people are finding new places to squat and also posing as property owners for rental transactions. Modern Issues. Modern Discussions. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 32:35 InfoWars Banned And Common Tech Courtesy https://thewavesoftech.com/infowars-banned/ Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:54:47 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55588 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 networks out there to join - beer drinkers, creative artists, supernatural, film, and more. The AT&T and Time Warner Cable deal received a slight setback with an appeal filed by the Justice Department. And finally, we cover the lack of common courtesy when people utilize devices in public. 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, 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 networks out there to join - beer drinkers, creative artists, supernatural, film, and more. The AT&T and Time Warner Cable deal received a slight setback with an appeal filed by the Justice Department. And finally, we cover the lack of common courtesy when people utilize devices in public. Steve and Dave clean 35:19 Walmart’s Autonomous Vehicle Partnership, Disney Buys Fox Assets, Girl Scouts Add STEM Badges https://thewavesoftech.com/autonomous-vehicle-partnership/ Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:49:36 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55585 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, including Hulu and animation studios, under the Disney umbrella. The Girl Scouts of America are adding thirty science, technology, and engineering badges to inspire and encourage their members to choose a career path in technology. Lastly, Chrome is still working to improve the unencrypted and encrypted web by established a new default setting in their browser. 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, 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, including Hulu and animation studios, under the Disney umbrella. The Girl Scouts of America are adding thirty science, technology, and engineering badges to inspire and encourage their members to choose a career path in technology. Lastly, Chrome is still working to improve the unencrypted and encrypted web by established a new default setting in their browser. Steve and Dave clean 38:51 5G Heads to USA, Apple Faces iPhone Ban, Live Streaming of Uber & Lyft Passengers https://thewavesoftech.com/5g-heads-to-usa/ Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:04:40 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55582 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 reality and autonomous vehicle innovation.  The Indian government is mandating the use of a spam-filtering app on all networks because users are facing major spamming issue the past three years. Apple has until January 2019 to comply by offering the app to users or they must leave the Indian market.  An Uber/Lyft driver live streamed his rideshare experiences with his Twitch channel leading to a major debate in the industry to the legal, moral, and ethical use of video in today’s technology space. Lastly, the results are in from Prime Day 2018. Amazon set a number of new records selling over 100 million products. 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 ... 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 reality and autonomous vehicle innovation.  The Indian government is mandating the use of a spam-filtering app on all networks because users are facing major spamming issue the past three years. Apple has until January 2019 to comply by offering the app to users or they must leave the Indian market.  An Uber/Lyft driver live streamed his rideshare experiences with his Twitch channel leading to a major debate in the industry to the legal, moral, and ethical use of video in today’s technology space. Lastly, the results are in from Prime Day 2018. Amazon set a number of new records selling over 100 million products. Steve and Dave clean 31:31 Customer Service Woes And Calls to Regulate Facial Recognition https://thewavesoftech.com/customer-service-woes/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:53:03 +0000 https://modernlife.network/?p=55578 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 arrested for the theft of autonomous vehicle schematics and technical documents as he was getting ready to board a plan to his new job overseas with a self-driving car startup venture. Facial recognition technology is growing in popularity for many corporations, but very little is out there in the form of government regulation. Some Silicon Valley companies are saying the tech industry needs guidance on the ethical uses of software recognition now and in the future. 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. 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 arrested for the theft of autonomous vehicle schematics and technical documents as he was getting ready to board a plan to his new job overseas with a self-driving car startup venture. Facial recognition technology is growing in popularity for many corporations, but very little is out there in the form of government regulation. Some Silicon Valley companies are saying the tech industry needs guidance on the ethical uses of software recognition now and in the future. Steve and Dave clean 39:26 IGTV, Facebook Marketplace, AT&T Privacy Update And AppNexus https://thewavesoftech.com/igtv/ Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:37:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55566 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 great benefits for buyers and sellers of goods. Following their acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T released a privacy policy update. The FAQ page is one of the most comprehensive pages out there. And finally, AppNexus has been bought by AT&T as the telecom giant pushes into digital advertising to compete with the likes of Facebook and Verizon. 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 som... 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 great benefits for buyers and sellers of goods. Following their acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T released a privacy policy update. The FAQ page is one of the most comprehensive pages out there. And finally, AppNexus has been bought by AT&T as the telecom giant pushes into digital advertising to compete with the likes of Facebook and Verizon. Steve and Dave clean 36:23 AT&T Time Warner Merger, 21st Century Fox, and General Motors Transformed https://thewavesoftech.com/company-acquisitions/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:05:46 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55563 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 Century Fox stake to add additional content and rights to the asset class. This all may spell trouble for consumers as net neutrality regulations are set to expire thanks to the Federal Communication Commission.  Next, the CIO of General Motors has transformed the Information Technology branch of the company in just under five years by insourcing over 10,000 jobs and focusing on innovation, research, and development. Lastly, we share a personal story of how one single app is changing the life of addiction. 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 ... 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 Century Fox stake to add additional content and rights to the asset class. This all may spell trouble for consumers as net neutrality regulations are set to expire thanks to the Federal Communication Commission.  Next, the CIO of General Motors has transformed the Information Technology branch of the company in just under five years by insourcing over 10,000 jobs and focusing on innovation, research, and development. Lastly, we share a personal story of how one single app is changing the life of addiction. Steve and Dave clean 46:17 Summit Supercomputer, The Gig Economy, And Astra Labs Apps Are Saving Lives https://thewavesoftech.com/summit-supercomputer/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:09:58 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55560 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 economy is changing the way people lives their lives, travel, and earn an income. A couple is using Rover and Taskrabbit to earn a living while traveling around the in their RV. In 2015, a young teen struggling with depression and attempted suicides created an app to serve as a resource for others battling the same. Three years later, Amanda Southworth is changing the app space with her purposefully built apps. Finally, the VPNFilter malware infection has moved across international borders and has infected 500,000 devices. 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 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 economy is changing the way people lives their lives, travel, and earn an income. A couple is using Rover and Taskrabbit to earn a living while traveling around the in their RV. In 2015, a young teen struggling with depression and attempted suicides created an app to serve as a resource for others battling the same. Three years later, Amanda Southworth is changing the app space with her purposefully built apps. Finally, the VPNFilter malware infection has moved across international borders and has infected 500,000 devices. Steve and Dave clean 37:32 L’Oreal Buys Augmented Reality Company, Chrome’s HTTPS Default Setting, and New iPhone Features https://thewavesoftech.com/loreal-buys-augmented-reality/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:28:19 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55556 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 include augmented reality to allow their customers the ability to virtually try-on makeup and hair products. The United States’ Senate passed a resolution to reinstate the Open Internet Order, with little hope of it moving forward. Google has made the decision to transition Chrome to the default HTTPS setting in September and October. Finally, iOS 12 was announced and new features such as Siri Shortcuts, Measure, Screentime, and Group FaceTime are here. 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, 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 include augmented reality to allow their customers the ability to virtually try-on makeup and hair products. The United States’ Senate passed a resolution to reinstate the Open Internet Order, with little hope of it moving forward. Google has made the decision to transition Chrome to the default HTTPS setting in September and October. Finally, iOS 12 was announced and new features such as Siri Shortcuts, Measure, Screentime, and Group FaceTime are here. Steve and Dave clean 43:07 Adobe Creative Cloud for Educators, Senate Forces Net Neutrality Vote, and Square Acquisitions https://thewavesoftech.com/creative-cloud-for-educators/ Tue, 15 May 2018 13:56:33 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55546 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 a vote on the floor to reinstate the 2015 Open Internet Order. The ongoing battle over net neutrality between the FCC, the federal government, states, general public, and the tech industry is quickly coming to a boil. Square, the popular payment services company, recently acquired Weebly. The companies form a solid partnership providing a comprehensive solution for business owners and individuals growing their brand, business, and income. 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, 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 a vote on the floor to reinstate the 2015 Open Internet Order. The ongoing battle over net neutrality between the FCC, the federal government, states, general public, and the tech industry is quickly coming to a boil. Square, the popular payment services company, recently acquired Weebly. The companies form a solid partnership providing a comprehensive solution for business owners and individuals growing their brand, business, and income. Steve and Dave clean 37:46 Episode 400 Celebration, Twitter Passwords, Android Controls And Microsoft’s Future https://thewavesoftech.com/episode-400-celebration/ Tue, 08 May 2018 15:28:41 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55543 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 dive into a celebration of the iMac turning 20 years old this month. Last week, Twitter internally exposed the passwords of their 330 millions users. We tell you what you need to know and what to do to protect yourself. Google is set to announce a new set of controls for individuals to help manage phone use. In Microsoft news, the new Your Phone app for Windows 10 provides a direct mirror of your phone straight to a desktop PC, allowing users to access texts, photos, and notifications. In addition, we dissect the future direction of Microsoft as their position in the tech industry has drastically shifted with CEO Satya Nadella at the helm. Finally, we offer up a 6 minute audio collage spanning the last 399 episodes. 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 t... 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 dive into a celebration of the iMac turning 20 years old this month. Last week, Twitter internally exposed the passwords of their 330 millions users. We tell you what you need to know and what to do to protect yourself. Google is set to announce a new set of controls for individuals to help manage phone use. In Microsoft news, the new Your Phone app for Windows 10 provides a direct mirror of your phone straight to a desktop PC, allowing users to access texts, photos, and notifications. In addition, we dissect the future direction of Microsoft as their position in the tech industry has drastically shifted with CEO Satya Nadella at the helm. Finally, we offer up a 6 minute audio collage spanning the last 399 episodes. Steve and Dave clean 49:42 Apple Leaked Memo, Amazon Prime Rate Hike and T-Mobile & Sprint Merger https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-leaked-memo/ Tue, 01 May 2018 13:57:00 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55538 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% after Amazon executives stated that more digital, shipping, and delivery options are rising in cost. T-Mobile and Sprint announced a multi-billion dollar merger that would instantly rank the new company as the second largest mobile provider in the nation. With the promise of 5G investment and better capabilities, the industry may be in for a major shakeup. 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 ... 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% after Amazon executives stated that more digital, shipping, and delivery options are rising in cost. T-Mobile and Sprint announced a multi-billion dollar merger that would instantly rank the new company as the second largest mobile provider in the nation. With the promise of 5G investment and better capabilities, the industry may be in for a major shakeup. Steve and Dave clean 33:27 In-Car Gas Purchasing, California’s Net Neutrality Bill And Hubble Telescope Turns 28 https://thewavesoftech.com/in-car-gas-purchasing/ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:28:16 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55533 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 with their own version of net neutrality in response to the FCC’s rollback of internet protections earlier this year. The Hubble Space Telescope celebrated 28 years in orbit this week. The telescope has amazed scientists, astronomers, and enthusiasts with its brilliant and stunning photographs of the depths of space. Google plans to introduce an app across its systems, Chat, to compete with and eventually end SMS messaging. 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. 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 with their own version of net neutrality in response to the FCC’s rollback of internet protections earlier this year. The Hubble Space Telescope celebrated 28 years in orbit this week. The telescope has amazed scientists, astronomers, and enthusiasts with its brilliant and stunning photographs of the depths of space. Google plans to introduce an app across its systems, Chat, to compete with and eventually end SMS messaging. Steve and Dave clean 38:15 Apple Music Growth, Apple Watch Solves Crime, ESPN’s Streaming Service And The End of Passwords https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-growth/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:47:10 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55530 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 subscribing base of over 40 million, and becoming more and more competitive with Spotify. In Australia, a 57 year old victim’s Apple Watch data was used to solve her 2016 murder. ESPN has entered the digital content streaming business with ESPN+, which will offer a variety of sports content to users that do not have a traditional cable package. Finally, the end of passwords may be on the horizon with the introduction of WebAuthn, a global effort to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to users. 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, 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 subscribing base of over 40 million, and becoming more and more competitive with Spotify. In Australia, a 57 year old victim’s Apple Watch data was used to solve her 2016 murder. ESPN has entered the digital content streaming business with ESPN+, which will offer a variety of sports content to users that do not have a traditional cable package. Finally, the end of passwords may be on the horizon with the introduction of WebAuthn, a global effort to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to users. Steve and Dave clean 40:07 Google View Image, Oregon Enacts Net Neutrality And Facebook Commentary https://thewavesoftech.com/google-view-image/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:43:15 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55527 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 prohibits state agencies from working with internet providers that choose to throttle websites, limit access, and treat traffic unequally. Dubai is running a test program for digital license plates that is being aimed at reduced emergency response time and quickening fee collection. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg sat in the hot seat during his Senate testimony this week and earned major points with his responses and genuine message. 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 proh... 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 prohibits state agencies from working with internet providers that choose to throttle websites, limit access, and treat traffic unequally. Dubai is running a test program for digital license plates that is being aimed at reduced emergency response time and quickening fee collection. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg sat in the hot seat during his Senate testimony this week and earned major points with his responses and genuine message. Steve and Dave clean 33:58 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica, Tech’s April Fools’ Jokes, Space Junk And CUE18 Exhibitors https://thewavesoftech.com/facebook-cambridge-analytica/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:52:14 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55521 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, creating some fun and entertaining concepts on social media that had customers laughing. A UK-led experiment is tackling the problem of the millions of items of space junk floating in orbit causing several safety and hazard situations. And finally, we feature four exhibitor interviews from the CUE18 conference including discussions on adapting devices into powerful learning tools, flexible seating, creating engaging presentations, and classroom management software. 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’ Da... 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, creating some fun and entertaining concepts on social media that had customers laughing. A UK-led experiment is tackling the problem of the millions of items of space junk floating in orbit causing several safety and hazard situations. And finally, we feature four exhibitor interviews from the CUE18 conference including discussions on adapting devices into powerful learning tools, flexible seating, creating engaging presentations, and classroom management software. Steve and Dave clean 50:42 CUE18 Conference Conversations https://thewavesoftech.com/cue18/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:21:47 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55514 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, administrators, students, and attendees. In the four conversations from the halls of the event, we explore a wide range of topics - professional development, infrastructure decision making, teaching digital citizenship, serving as a resource, empowering educators, execution of technology in the classroom, providing equitable access to digital skills, and conference rejuvenation. 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 educa... 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, administrators, students, and attendees. In the four conversations from the halls of the event, we explore a wide range of topics - professional development, infrastructure decision making, teaching digital citizenship, serving as a resource, empowering educators, execution of technology in the classroom, providing equitable access to digital skills, and conference rejuvenation. Steve and Dave clean 53:10 World Backup Day, Toys R’ Us Closures, Ford Dealerships Online, Apple’s Families Page https://thewavesoftech.com/world-backup-day/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:05:18 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55508 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 failing to adapt to digital commerce. Ford is making a major change in the way buyers may purchase their vehicles - online dealerships with locked-in pricing, real time inventories, and no awkward sales interactions. Apple has developed a ‘Families’ page to provide resources to families on data control, website access, and privacy. 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 fa... 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 failing to adapt to digital commerce. Ford is making a major change in the way buyers may purchase their vehicles - online dealerships with locked-in pricing, real time inventories, and no awkward sales interactions. Apple has developed a ‘Families’ page to provide resources to families on data control, website access, and privacy. Steve and Dave clean 37:42 Spam Calls, Bracing for Cyber-attacks, State Net Neutrality Laws https://thewavesoftech.com/stopping-spam-calls/ Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:36:21 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55503 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 a banner year for cyber-attacks, with an estimated 11 billion individual malware attacks anticipated. Learn what is coming and what can be done. California is introducing legislation - Right to Repair - mandating manufacturers to provide repair specifications on all devices sold. This would allow consumers to properly and accurately repair their devices without paying the high costs to stores and authorized dealers. And finally, states are taking the net neutrality battle to heart and signing bills to protect consumers from a future without internet protection and unequal access. 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. 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 a banner year for cyber-attacks, with an estimated 11 billion individual malware attacks anticipated. Learn what is coming and what can be done. California is introducing legislation - Right to Repair - mandating manufacturers to provide repair specifications on all devices sold. This would allow consumers to properly and accurately repair their devices without paying the high costs to stores and authorized dealers. And finally, states are taking the net neutrality battle to heart and signing bills to protect consumers from a future without internet protection and unequal access. Steve and Dave clean 38:49 Harley Davidson’s Electric Motorcycle Investment, Amazon buys Ring, and Apple’s Glass Walls & Doors https://thewavesoftech.com/harley-davidsons-electric/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:57:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55493 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 motorcycle to add to their inventory. This signals a small but significant change in the motorcycle industry. Amazon has purchased Ring, the internet-connected leader in security systems. The retail giant is hoping to utilize Ring and its home gadgetry to provide safe and secure delivery of their products. In some strange news, employees at Apple Park are continually running into glass walls and doors around the campus, causing 9-1-1 calls and visits from paramedic to control for head bleeding. 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 moto... 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 motorcycle to add to their inventory. This signals a small but significant change in the motorcycle industry. Amazon has purchased Ring, the internet-connected leader in security systems. The retail giant is hoping to utilize Ring and its home gadgetry to provide safe and secure delivery of their products. In some strange news, employees at Apple Park are continually running into glass walls and doors around the campus, causing 9-1-1 calls and visits from paramedic to control for head bleeding. Steve and Dave clean 34:33 Combating Technology Addiction, Corporate Social Activism And New Generation Text Messaging https://thewavesoftech.com/combatting-technology-addiction/ Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:58:06 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55488 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 marches. Corporations are now denouncing and ending their relationship with the NRA as an act of corporate online social activism to a degree which we have never seen. Over 40 companies are pushing the latest in messaging technology - Rich Communication Service - that provide a richer experience overall. And finally, we take a look at Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application that is up for auction for $50,000. 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 m... 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 marches. Corporations are now denouncing and ending their relationship with the NRA as an act of corporate online social activism to a degree which we have never seen. Over 40 companies are pushing the latest in messaging technology - Rich Communication Service - that provide a richer experience overall. And finally, we take a look at Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application that is up for auction for $50,000. Steve and Dave clean 38:01 Intel’s Olympics Drone Show, Olympians Train Using VR, Falcon Heavy, Equifax Hack is Back https://thewavesoftech.com/intels-olympics-drone-show/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:32:22 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55484 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, utilized virtual reality technology to train and prepare for their events. Falcon Heavy launched last week to much fanfare and celebration, proving that space exploration and scientific discovery is still only in its infancy. To those affected by the Equifax security hack, more troubles may be on the horizon as we learned the breach is more significant than previously reported. 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, 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, utilized virtual reality technology to train and prepare for their events. Falcon Heavy launched last week to much fanfare and celebration, proving that space exploration and scientific discovery is still only in its infancy. To those affected by the Equifax security hack, more troubles may be on the horizon as we learned the breach is more significant than previously reported. Steve and Dave clean 37:46 Tesla’s Supercharger Stations And Why Alexa Didn’t Light Up During Super Bowl https://thewavesoftech.com/tesla-supercharger-stations/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:01:39 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55481 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 Supercharge power station for its consumers and they continue to build a network of electrical infrastructure. If you are curious why your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot did not trigger during the Super Bowl ad it’s because Amazon uses digital fingerprinting and audible command filtering technology to fix the potential interruption. During the Super Bowl, social media ruined a lot of the buzz, enjoyment, and entertainment. We share our thoughts on the state of social media and the negatives consequences of the platform. And finally, a Russian spam kingpin is being held in Federal court after Apple assisted agents with information from the hackers iCloud account. 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, 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 Supercharge power station for its consumers and they continue to build a network of electrical infrastructure. If you are curious why your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot did not trigger during the Super Bowl ad it’s because Amazon uses digital fingerprinting and audible command filtering technology to fix the potential interruption. During the Super Bowl, social media ruined a lot of the buzz, enjoyment, and entertainment. We share our thoughts on the state of social media and the negatives consequences of the platform. And finally, a Russian spam kingpin is being held in Federal court after Apple assisted agents with information from the hackers iCloud account. Steve and Dave clean 34:34 Microsoft Emergency Update, Amazon HQ2 And Jackpotting https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-hq2/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:44:26 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55477 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. But, many are concerned about the e-commerce giant coming to their city and growing the housing crisis, increasing income inequality, and changing the real estate and affordable housing market. Jackpotting, the hacking scheme that spits out money from an ATMs as you walk by, is a growing trend in the United States. Financial institutions using outdated Windows XP software are being targeted. This is a growing concern since some banking companies are neglecting to upgrade their information technology infrastructure. 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, 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. But, many are concerned about the e-commerce giant coming to their city and growing the housing crisis, increasing income inequality, and changing the real estate and affordable housing market. Jackpotting, the hacking scheme that spits out money from an ATMs as you walk by, is a growing trend in the United States. Financial institutions using outdated Windows XP software are being targeted. This is a growing concern since some banking companies are neglecting to upgrade their information technology infrastructure. Steve and Dave clean 38:51 Spectre And Meltdown Explained. Amazon Go Opens. https://thewavesoftech.com/spectre-meltdown-explained/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:16:41 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55474 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 we build and operate our computing systems over the past twenty years. Amazon Go opened in Seattle with much praise and excitement, showing that a grocery store can function without checkout lines and workers. Microsoft is attempting to capitalize in the classroom by introducing new laptops for educators and students. The question remains - why are they so late and why are they so behind. Montana introduces the first ever state based net neutrality regulations for ISPs to follow, a first major step in protecting equal access to information, data, and services 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... 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 we build and operate our computing systems over the past twenty years. Amazon Go opened in Seattle with much praise and excitement, showing that a grocery store can function without checkout lines and workers. Microsoft is attempting to capitalize in the classroom by introducing new laptops for educators and students. The question remains - why are they so late and why are they so behind. Montana introduces the first ever state based net neutrality regulations for ISPs to follow, a first major step in protecting equal access to information, data, and services Steve and Dave clean 45:38 UberEATS Banned from School, Roku’s Smart Home Investment, and Facebook’s News Feed Change https://thewavesoftech.com/ubereats-banned/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:33:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55468 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 creates a new whole-home integrated home entertainment ecosystem made up of smart TVs, soundbars, voice assistant, and smart speakers. Facebook Pixel is causing major headaches for some users and we breakdown what you can do to fight back against advertisements and sponsored posts. And finally, Facebook has announced a major change to their News Feed function. The change is being touted as a win for their users but we are less than optimistic about the true end result. 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. 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 creates a new whole-home integrated home entertainment ecosystem made up of smart TVs, soundbars, voice assistant, and smart speakers. Facebook Pixel is causing major headaches for some users and we breakdown what you can do to fight back against advertisements and sponsored posts. And finally, Facebook has announced a major change to their News Feed function. The change is being touted as a win for their users but we are less than optimistic about the true end result. Steve and Dave clean 36:59 The Hottest Trends From 1997 And Predictions For 2018 https://thewavesoftech.com/predictions-2018/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:51:20 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55457 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 experienced Windows 95 Upgrade (startup and access), the Palm Pilot (synchronized data), Netscape (web browser battles), Real Player (music streaming), and much more. Moving into 2018, we throw out predictions related to data hacking, net neutrality pricing, Bitcoin acceptance, recreational drone use regulation, virtual reality, and 5G experimentation. 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 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 experienced Windows 95 Upgrade (startup and access), the Palm Pilot (synchronized data), Netscape (web browser battles), Real Player (music streaming), and much more. Moving into 2018, we throw out predictions related to data hacking, net neutrality pricing, Bitcoin acceptance, recreational drone use regulation, virtual reality, and 5G experimentation. Steve and Dave clean 53:54 2017 California STEAM Symposium. Part 2 https://thewavesoftech.com/steam-symposium-part-2/ Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:04:17 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55448 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 educational technology industry currently that are shaping the classroom. We connected with companies working directly with the International Space Station, the National Science Foundation, and higher educational institutions. It’s evident the wide range of exhibitors and services out there that the classroom is changing that includes student coding, 3D modelling, interactive touchscreens, mathematics gamification, and reimagined web-based science lessons. 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 educat... 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 educational technology industry currently that are shaping the classroom. We connected with companies working directly with the International Space Station, the National Science Foundation, and higher educational institutions. It’s evident the wide range of exhibitors and services out there that the classroom is changing that includes student coding, 3D modelling, interactive touchscreens, mathematics gamification, and reimagined web-based science lessons. Steve and Dave clean 1:02:50 2017 California STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Symposium. Part 1 https://thewavesoftech.com/california-steam-part-1/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:47:59 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55444 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 symposium from a variety of perspectives, such as the importance of collaborating in the educational tech space and the power of professional development. We cover a variety of relevant topics in education - preparing the future workforce, shaping lessons around existing real world problems, the power of creativity and imagination, problem solving, the changing landscape of science and accountability standards, and focusing on partnerships to advance education for students. 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 ... 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 symposium from a variety of perspectives, such as the importance of collaborating in the educational tech space and the power of professional development. We cover a variety of relevant topics in education - preparing the future workforce, shaping lessons around existing real world problems, the power of creativity and imagination, problem solving, the changing landscape of science and accountability standards, and focusing on partnerships to advance education for students. Steve and Dave clean 52:26 Amazon And Google Fighting And Viral Netflix Tweet https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-google-fighting/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:40:03 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55441 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 that the FCC will rollback regulations governing the access to information and control data via the web. In a juggernaut battle, Amazon and Google are fighting which is hurting the consumers that use both their products and services. We cover details on what products and services are being blocked. In what should not be shocking news but many are seeing it as that, Netflix is collecting, analyzing, and using our viewing habits information. We explain why people momentarily freaked out about the news. 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 exp... 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 that the FCC will rollback regulations governing the access to information and control data via the web. In a juggernaut battle, Amazon and Google are fighting which is hurting the consumers that use both their products and services. We cover details on what products and services are being blocked. In what should not be shocking news but many are seeing it as that, Netflix is collecting, analyzing, and using our viewing habits information. We explain why people momentarily freaked out about the news. Steve and Dave clean 33:44 Blue Apron’s Ups & Downs, Hybrid Devices Soar and Holiday Gadget Gift Ideas https://thewavesoftech.com/blue-aprons-ups-downs/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:36 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55436 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 industries shift focus, so does the market for laptops, detachable Windows-based devices, and Android tablets. With the holidays upon us, we share some fresh ideas for the tech or non-tech lover in the family. Gifts range from set-top boxes, VR headsets, smart speakers, and video doorbell devices. Lastly, texting turned 25 years old this week. A two-word text sent in 1992 has revolutionized the means in which billions of us communicate. 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. 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 industries shift focus, so does the market for laptops, detachable Windows-based devices, and Android tablets. With the holidays upon us, we share some fresh ideas for the tech or non-tech lover in the family. Gifts range from set-top boxes, VR headsets, smart speakers, and video doorbell devices. Lastly, texting turned 25 years old this week. A two-word text sent in 1992 has revolutionized the means in which billions of us communicate. Steve and Dave clean 39:48 Net Neutrality Updates And Holiday Tech Help https://thewavesoftech.com/net-neutrality-updates/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:40:57 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55428 We are diving into some relevant stories hitting the tech headlines this week. 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 be affected. We share the story of a recreational drone pilot arrested for flying a drone over NFL stadiums in an attempt to drop politically charged leaflets. The Dish and CBS negotiations limited viewership over the Thanksgiving holiday for many customers and share a different side of the negotiation table that many have not. And finally, we shares some ideas on how you can be a technological resource this holiday season when around family and friends. We are diving into some relevant stories hitting the tech headlines this week. 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 neutra... 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 be affected. We share the story of a recreational drone pilot arrested for flying a drone over NFL stadiums in an attempt to drop politically charged leaflets. The Dish and CBS negotiations limited viewership over the Thanksgiving holiday for many customers and share a different side of the negotiation table that many have not. And finally, we shares some ideas on how you can be a technological resource this holiday season when around family and friends. Steve and Dave clean 37:09 Sleep Technology, CBS & Dish Network Clash, DOJ Blocks AT&T / TWC Merger https://thewavesoftech.com/sleep-technology/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:33:18 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55422 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 across the stations of CBS and the two battle through a contract negotiation process. Honda and Facebook are teaming up to reach drivers that have yet to replace their faculty airbag systems by using targeted advertising and matching up encrypted email addresses. The AT&T and Time Warner merger is being halted as the Department of Justice sue to block the move, citing lack of technological innovation, antitrust concerns, and lack of consumer savings. 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, 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 across the stations of CBS and the two battle through a contract negotiation process. Honda and Facebook are teaming up to reach drivers that have yet to replace their faculty airbag systems by using targeted advertising and matching up encrypted email addresses. The AT&T and Time Warner merger is being halted as the Department of Justice sue to block the move, citing lack of technological innovation, antitrust concerns, and lack of consumer savings. Steve and Dave clean 41:55 Travel Tech Adventures And Arizona’s New Smart City https://thewavesoftech.com/travel-tech-adventures/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:46:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55414 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 service with Hotels.com, and traffic camera technology. Many tech companies and a former CEO, Bill Gates, are investing heavily in a new smart city in Arizona that will be designed from the ground up with high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, and autonomous logistics hubs, shortened commutes, and safer streets in mind. And finally, the increase from 140 to 280 characters has some users up in arms and we try to explain what is happening and why. 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, 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 service with Hotels.com, and traffic camera technology. Many tech companies and a former CEO, Bill Gates, are investing heavily in a new smart city in Arizona that will be designed from the ground up with high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, and autonomous logistics hubs, shortened commutes, and safer streets in mind. And finally, the increase from 140 to 280 characters has some users up in arms and we try to explain what is happening and why. Steve and Dave clean 44:00 EdTech With Matt Markstone https://thewavesoftech.com/matt-markstone/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:34:06 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55409 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 industry and what it takes for educators and students to succeed. Technology has the ability to dramatically alter the manner in which we teach, learn, and grow. Educators are finding new methods to innovate lesson plans, incorporate educational standards with technology, and create a vibrant learning environment. Students are using technology and learning to improve their social, writing, critical thinking, and communications skills. Hear first hand from Matt Markstone about the amazing events happening in EdTech. 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 ... 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 industry and what it takes for educators and students to succeed. Technology has the ability to dramatically alter the manner in which we teach, learn, and grow. Educators are finding new methods to innovate lesson plans, incorporate educational standards with technology, and create a vibrant learning environment. Students are using technology and learning to improve their social, writing, critical thinking, and communications skills. Hear first hand from Matt Markstone about the amazing events happening in EdTech. Steve and Dave clean 48:35 Letting Amazon In And New Braille Smartwatch https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-key/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:42:57 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55404 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 industry are offering those with visually impairments an opportunity to own and operate a Braille integrated device. As customer service continues to take a downward spiral in some tech fields, we are sharing recent service disaster and where it’s going from here. To wrap up, the Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks have been tabled for now with very little promise in the future. 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. 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 industry are offering those with visually impairments an opportunity to own and operate a Braille integrated device. As customer service continues to take a downward spiral in some tech fields, we are sharing recent service disaster and where it’s going from here. To wrap up, the Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks have been tabled for now with very little promise in the future. Steve and Dave clean 44:09 Wi-Fi Krack Attack, Initial Coin Offerings And Changing Rewards Programs https://thewavesoftech.com/wi-fi-krack-attack/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:34:50 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55395 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 and understand what happened and how to protect ourselves. The latest trend in startup investment is Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). ICOs are designed around the creation and purchasing of a new cryptocurrency as an investment technique that is proving to be embraced and controversial. Loyalty and rewards programs are beginning to boom again thanks to changes in customer behaviors and companies realizing the power of app-based rewards programs. And finally, walking while texting in a crosswalk will leave your pocketbook a bit little in Honolulu to the tune of a $35 citation. 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 educa... 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 and understand what happened and how to protect ourselves. The latest trend in startup investment is Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). ICOs are designed around the creation and purchasing of a new cryptocurrency as an investment technique that is proving to be embraced and controversial. Loyalty and rewards programs are beginning to boom again thanks to changes in customer behaviors and companies realizing the power of app-based rewards programs. And finally, walking while texting in a crosswalk will leave your pocketbook a bit little in Honolulu to the tune of a $35 citation. Steve and Dave clean 44:15 Social Media Backlash, Impressive Netflix Growth, and Samsung Invests in Online TV https://thewavesoftech.com/social-media-backlash/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:26:22 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55033 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 2018 for original programming, creating an increase in pricing and a hand full of questions from us. Samsung is the latest electronics firm to invest heavily in online TV, putting them in the conversation as telecom firms continues to tighten up relationships with on-demand service providers. And finally, another telecommunication merger is on the horizon and could spell a small shakeup in the industry. 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, 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 2018 for original programming, creating an increase in pricing and a hand full of questions from us. Samsung is the latest electronics firm to invest heavily in online TV, putting them in the conversation as telecom firms continues to tighten up relationships with on-demand service providers. And finally, another telecommunication merger is on the horizon and could spell a small shakeup in the industry. Steve and Dave clean 42:00 The Four Horsemen of Tech https://thewavesoftech.com/four-horsemen-tech/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:31:25 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55026 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 no longer be a focus of the company, providing only bug fixes and security updates. Continuing with the farewell tone, we are saying goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger, the once famed and popular chat function in the late 1990s and early 2000s. And finally, YouTube has banned gun modification videos from their listings in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting and human tragedy. 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. 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 no longer be a focus of the company, providing only bug fixes and security updates. Continuing with the farewell tone, we are saying goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger, the once famed and popular chat function in the late 1990s and early 2000s. And finally, YouTube has banned gun modification videos from their listings in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting and human tragedy. Steve and Dave clean 38:17 What The #Tech is Happening? https://thewavesoftech.com/what-the-tech-is-happening/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:34:10 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55030 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 hundreds of social media scams pop up during tragedy as others look to profit off loss, heartbreak, and death. Also, during the planning of International Podcast Day, we run into some technical issues with our Google account and YouTube channel, including a copyright infringement, inability to edit video, restricted Hangouts On Air testing, and limited access to human contact. In other news, with school in full swing, we share some of the great discounts one could receive if using their .edu email address - from Squarespace to Microsoft, from Adobe to The Washington Post. 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. 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 hundreds of social media scams pop up during tragedy as others look to profit off loss, heartbreak, and death. Also, during the planning of International Podcast Day, we run into some technical issues with our Google account and YouTube channel, including a copyright infringement, inability to edit video, restricted Hangouts On Air testing, and limited access to human contact. In other news, with school in full swing, we share some of the great discounts one could receive if using their .edu email address - from Squarespace to Microsoft, from Adobe to The Washington Post. Steve and Dave clean 38:29 Equifax Messed Up, What is Slack’s Value, and Customer Service Frustrations https://thewavesoftech.com/equifax-messed-up/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:12:29 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=55006 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 application, went through another round of funding and now are valued at over $5 billion. How and why they have risen to the top is an interesting discussion. Customer service is always a sore subject. In an age where profits over chosen over service, things tend to boil over and we share the stories of frustration with service and support. And finally, protecting your information and project work in your professional setting is critical and the responsibility lies with both IT staff and staff of a company. We provide some tips to keep yourself and your information safe. 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, 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 application, went through another round of funding and now are valued at over $5 billion. How and why they have risen to the top is an interesting discussion. Customer service is always a sore subject. In an age where profits over chosen over service, things tend to boil over and we share the stories of frustration with service and support. And finally, protecting your information and project work in your professional setting is critical and the responsibility lies with both IT staff and staff of a company. We provide some tips to keep yourself and your information safe. Steve and Dave clean 41:28 Tragedy And Technology https://thewavesoftech.com/tragedy-technology/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:21:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54998 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 tragedy and natural disaster, we have some great tech tools in our back pockets for use. Facebook’s “Checked In As Safe” feature is an excellent means of communication to inform friends and family of our safety. Drone deployment is second nature in disaster now, adding tremendous value to government, relief aid, law enforcement, and insurance agencies. In not so shocking news, more data has been hacked and this time from Equifax - the holder of an incredible amount of personal and sensitive data. Finally, Nike is allowing customer to custom design using augmented reality and artificial intelligence in their own shoe in their New York City based studio. 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. 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 tragedy and natural disaster, we have some great tech tools in our back pockets for use. Facebook’s “Checked In As Safe” feature is an excellent means of communication to inform friends and family of our safety. Drone deployment is second nature in disaster now, adding tremendous value to government, relief aid, law enforcement, and insurance agencies. In not so shocking news, more data has been hacked and this time from Equifax - the holder of an incredible amount of personal and sensitive data. Finally, Nike is allowing customer to custom design using augmented reality and artificial intelligence in their own shoe in their New York City based studio. Steve and Dave clean 34:38 The Biggest Mistakes in Tech History https://thewavesoftech.com/biggest-mistakes-tech-history/ Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:32:17 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54985 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 the tech community for cyber security and litigation moving forward. Apple’s September 12 event will be help in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park, where we expect to hear announcements of a new iPhone, updates to Siri and HomePod, iOS 11, and the ARKit toolkit release. And finally, we share some of the biggest tech mistakes in history including Kodak decision to dismiss the digital camera concept, Bill Gates bailing out Apple, and RealNetworks turning down the iPod. 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, 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 the tech community for cyber security and litigation moving forward. Apple’s September 12 event will be help in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park, where we expect to hear announcements of a new iPhone, updates to Siri and HomePod, iOS 11, and the ARKit toolkit release. And finally, we share some of the biggest tech mistakes in history including Kodak decision to dismiss the digital camera concept, Bill Gates bailing out Apple, and RealNetworks turning down the iPod. Steve and Dave clean 29:42 Top Tech Cities & Why They Thrive; Walmart Expands Grocery Delivery with Uber. https://thewavesoftech.com/top-tech-cities/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:10:33 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54972 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 the technological elements that made the conference excel and succeed. We breakdown the top tech cities in the United States, explain why they thrive, and share the tech industry that the city is focused and built upon. Finally, Walmart is partnering with Uber to expand their suburban grocery delivery service as they position themselves to compete with Amazon. 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, 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 the technological elements that made the conference excel and succeed. We breakdown the top tech cities in the United States, explain why they thrive, and share the tech industry that the city is focused and built upon. Finally, Walmart is partnering with Uber to expand their suburban grocery delivery service as they position themselves to compete with Amazon. Steve and Dave clean 35:43 Solar Eclipse Craze, Original Programming, and the Computer Chip Industry https://thewavesoftech.com/solar-eclipse-craze-original-programming-computer-chip-industry/ Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:46:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54965 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 spent that much” and “Will they ever compete with Netflix and Amazon?”  And finally, the computer chip industry was shaken up this week with the announcement that Samsung is now the leading chip manufacturer.  We breakdown what has changed in the industry to cause the shift. 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. 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 spent that much” and “Will they ever compete with Netflix and Amazon?”  And finally, the computer chip industry was shaken up this week with the announcement that Samsung is now the leading chip manufacturer.  We breakdown what has changed in the industry to cause the shift. Steve and Dave clean 35:33 Space Station Sightings, Solar Eclipse and Smog-Filtering Bicycles https://thewavesoftech.com/smog-filtering-bicycles/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:43:14 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54955 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 can’t imagine the amount of technology behind tracking the event around the world. In China, scientists and a startup are manufacturing smog-filtering bicycles to clean the well documented poor air quality. In closing, we share some personal stories as to how technology truly affects our daily lives. 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 w... 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 can’t imagine the amount of technology behind tracking the event around the world. In China, scientists and a startup are manufacturing smog-filtering bicycles to clean the well documented poor air quality. In closing, we share some personal stories as to how technology truly affects our daily lives. Steve and Dave clean 35:09 British Data Protection Laws, #MessageToVoyager, Fake News, T-Mobile’s Unlimited 55+ Plan https://thewavesoftech.com/unlimited-55-cell-plan/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:09:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54947 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 changes. Forty years ago, NASA sent Voyager into space with a Golden Record that contains images, sounds, and voice recordings. Forty years later, we can send our own messages to Voyager. Facebook and Google are considering additional measures to control fake news. Fake news continues to make headlines globally. In closing, we break down T-Mobile’s new Unlimited 55+ Plan and share how the demographic are an essential component of today’s technological business and operation. 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 sweep... 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 changes. Forty years ago, NASA sent Voyager into space with a Golden Record that contains images, sounds, and voice recordings. Forty years later, we can send our own messages to Voyager. Facebook and Google are considering additional measures to control fake news. Fake news continues to make headlines globally. In closing, we break down T-Mobile’s new Unlimited 55+ Plan and share how the demographic are an essential component of today’s technological business and operation. Steve and Dave clean 37:48 Goodbye iPod, Adobe Flash Flames Out, Pandora Thriving In Homes. https://thewavesoftech.com/goodbye-ipod/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:26:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54935 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 that Apple would be soon discontinuing their line of iPod Shuffles and Nanos, we trace the history of the iconic portable media player and relive the meaning of the product line in music evolution. In similar fashion, Adobe Flash will be phased out over a three-year period as Adobe has seen an exponential drop in several industries using the media platform. Wrapping up the podcast, we explain why Pandora is experience exceptional growth due to the large influx of in-home voice activated speakers. Thanks for tuning in! 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. 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 that Apple would be soon discontinuing their line of iPod Shuffles and Nanos, we trace the history of the iconic portable media player and relive the meaning of the product line in music evolution. In similar fashion, Adobe Flash will be phased out over a three-year period as Adobe has seen an exponential drop in several industries using the media platform. Wrapping up the podcast, we explain why Pandora is experience exceptional growth due to the large influx of in-home voice activated speakers. Thanks for tuning in! Steve and Dave clean 30:43 Avoiding App Store Scams, AWS Grant Funding, Amazon Meal-Kit Trademark & Antitrust Concerns https://thewavesoftech.com/app-scams-amazon-meal-kit-trademark/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:03 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54924 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 city’s and businesses’ cloud based tools to improve public and transportation services. Amazon filed a trademark for a Meal-Kit that created a drop in Blue Apron’s stock by 12%, setting up a potential major move based on Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. All this discussion leads to a question - Are there antitrust concerns with Amazon at this point? 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 imp... 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 city’s and businesses’ cloud based tools to improve public and transportation services. Amazon filed a trademark for a Meal-Kit that created a drop in Blue Apron’s stock by 12%, setting up a potential major move based on Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. All this discussion leads to a question - Are there antitrust concerns with Amazon at this point? Steve and Dave clean 32:19 Best Buy Stock, Prime Day, What Makes a Tech Company and Net Neutrality Protest https://thewavesoftech.com/what-makes-a-tech-company/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:24:47 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54912 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 base. Amazon Prime Day is here and you can make the most out of the experience by checking out our recommendations. After seeing Blue Apron listed and valued as a technology company, we ask the not so easy to answer question - what makes a company a tech company? In an attempt to compete more directly in the cloud services industry, Microsoft is reorganizing their sales division to focus on large enterprise and small and medium sized businesses. Finally, a net neutrality day of action and protest is scheduled, where 170 companies will deliberately slow down their service to protest the FCC’s proposal and education their users on the impacts of that proposal. 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 ... 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 base. Amazon Prime Day is here and you can make the most out of the experience by checking out our recommendations. After seeing Blue Apron listed and valued as a technology company, we ask the not so easy to answer question - what makes a company a tech company? In an attempt to compete more directly in the cloud services industry, Microsoft is reorganizing their sales division to focus on large enterprise and small and medium sized businesses. Finally, a net neutrality day of action and protest is scheduled, where 170 companies will deliberately slow down their service to protest the FCC’s proposal and education their users on the impacts of that proposal. Steve and Dave clean 42:07 FCC Lays Down Huge Fine, Snap Maps, and Beating Fraud Through Biometrics https://thewavesoftech.com/fcc-lays-huge-fine-snap-maps-beating-fraud-biometrics/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:11:04 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54903 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 users can share their location in real time with their friends. The feature is coming under attack from personal privacy and child safety groups. Sears, J.C. Penney, and many more companies are closing hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores as they attempt to reduce costs, become more profitable, and adapt to the online shopping experience. And finally, BioCatch is using personal biometrics and specific user behavior to fight fraud and authenticate user behavior, a trend that is growing in the changing world of cyber threats and security. 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 w... 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 users can share their location in real time with their friends. The feature is coming under attack from personal privacy and child safety groups. Sears, J.C. Penney, and many more companies are closing hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores as they attempt to reduce costs, become more profitable, and adapt to the online shopping experience. And finally, BioCatch is using personal biometrics and specific user behavior to fight fraud and authenticate user behavior, a trend that is growing in the changing world of cyber threats and security. Steve and Dave clean 42:32 Amazon Buys WholeFoods, Tech Leaders to DC and Email Migration https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-buys-wholefoods/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:22:20 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54892 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 brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Amazon may immediately look to introduce integration with their distribution channels and offer up delivery services for fresh foods and produce. Amazon has tinkered with highly automated store fronts, which means less jobs and a new look and feel to the stores. We are all anxious to see how the shopping experience will be transformed and whether that means lower prices at the checkout counter. We conclude the podcast by discussing the tech leaders that went to Washington D.C. to consider cybersecurity, failing infrastructure, and future tech trends and by sharing our stories of how a recent email migration went. 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 br... 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 brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Amazon may immediately look to introduce integration with their distribution channels and offer up delivery services for fresh foods and produce. Amazon has tinkered with highly automated store fronts, which means less jobs and a new look and feel to the stores. We are all anxious to see how the shopping experience will be transformed and whether that means lower prices at the checkout counter. We conclude the podcast by discussing the tech leaders that went to Washington D.C. to consider cybersecurity, failing infrastructure, and future tech trends and by sharing our stories of how a recent email migration went. Steve and Dave clean 44:49 Verizon Officially Owns Yahoo, Clutter Raises $64 Million And Uber Shake-Up https://thewavesoftech.com/verizon-officially-owns-yahoo/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:24:27 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54881 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 part of the tech history books. In tech, we usually speak of cloud and flash storage, but not today. Clutter, a tech-based storage company, raised $64 million in venture capital funds and is looking to expand beyond their primary focus of 10 cities. We’ve all read stories of the inner workings and Uber and they have been confirmed with whistle blower stories and internal auditing expenses. Uber is experiencing a major shakeup as CEO Travis Kalanick takes a leave of absence and the Board works on restructuring the company and fixing its image. And finally, we touch on how electronics and technology in live music is changing to way we see our past. 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. 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 part of the tech history books. In tech, we usually speak of cloud and flash storage, but not today. Clutter, a tech-based storage company, raised $64 million in venture capital funds and is looking to expand beyond their primary focus of 10 cities. We’ve all read stories of the inner workings and Uber and they have been confirmed with whistle blower stories and internal auditing expenses. Uber is experiencing a major shakeup as CEO Travis Kalanick takes a leave of absence and the Board works on restructuring the company and fixing its image. And finally, we touch on how electronics and technology in live music is changing to way we see our past. Steve and Dave clean 33:32 WWDC 2017 And Pollution Data Collection https://thewavesoftech.com/wwdc-2017-pollution-data-collection/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:33:59 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54872 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 bothered and worried about and whether it spells trouble in the near future. Next, we breakdown a case heading to the Supreme Court as they will decide how law enforcement may collect location data associated with criminal activity from a person’s smartphone. And finally, we share some cool details about collection air pollution data using Google Street View cars and how that approach is changing data and decisions. 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 b... 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 bothered and worried about and whether it spells trouble in the near future. Next, we breakdown a case heading to the Supreme Court as they will decide how law enforcement may collect location data associated with criminal activity from a person’s smartphone. And finally, we share some cool details about collection air pollution data using Google Street View cars and how that approach is changing data and decisions. Steve and Dave clean 35:26 Google For Jobs, Recreational Drone Registry, and Teen Smartphone Addiction https://thewavesoftech.com/google-jobs-recreational-drone-registry-teen-smartphone-addiction/ Wed, 31 May 2017 16:01:40 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54859 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 industry and may have found a way to connect the job seeker to job opportunity. Next, an appeals court struck down the FAA’s push to register recreational drones stating that the statute only regulates commercial drone use. In a shocking survey, 59% of parents state that their teenage is addicted to the smartphone and 50% of teens state that they are in fact addicted to their smartphone. We examine the potential issues of addiction and offer solutions. We wrap up the podcast sharing a recent trip to Best Buy, where we focus on how the consumer electronic store has remained relevant. Thanks for tuning in! 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 industry and may have found a way to ... 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 industry and may have found a way to connect the job seeker to job opportunity. Next, an appeals court struck down the FAA’s push to register recreational drones stating that the statute only regulates commercial drone use. In a shocking survey, 59% of parents state that their teenage is addicted to the smartphone and 50% of teens state that they are in fact addicted to their smartphone. We examine the potential issues of addiction and offer solutions. We wrap up the podcast sharing a recent trip to Best Buy, where we focus on how the consumer electronic store has remained relevant. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 41:06 FCC Ends Net Neutrality, IBM Employees And Startups Outside Silicon Valley https://thewavesoftech.com/fcc-ends-net-neutrality/ Tue, 23 May 2017 14:20:21 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54850 The FCC, on a 2-to-1 vote, introduced a rule to effectively end net neutrality and roll back regulations of ISPs as a utility. In an interesting move, IBM is bringing back nearly 400,000 employees back to office as they attempt to consolidate and build directed, focused working teams. Believe it or not, Silicon Valley is not the only hotbed for startups. Cities such as Madison, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City are thriving by becoming attractive landing homes for tech innovation and vision. And finally, Biz Stone is back with Twitter and is positioning himself to work on the company’s overall reputation and standing in social media. The FCC, on a 2-to-1 vote, introduced a rule to effectively end net neutrality and roll back regulations of ISPs as a utility. In an interesting move, IBM is bringing back nearly 400,000 employees back to office as they attempt to consolidate and build... 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 as a utility. In an interesting move, IBM is bringing back nearly 400,000 employees back to office as they attempt to consolidate and build directed, focused working teams. Believe it or not, Silicon Valley is not the only hotbed for startups. Cities such as Madison, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City are thriving by becoming attractive landing homes for tech innovation and vision. And finally, Biz Stone is back with Twitter and is positioning himself to work on the company’s overall reputation and standing in social media. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 43:55 Amazon Echo Show, Ransomware Attacks And Apple R&D Investments https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-echo-show-ransomware-attacks-apple-rd-investments/ Wed, 17 May 2017 15:35:02 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54779 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 integration, shows you news video highlights, allows you to make hands-free video calls, and much more. Kaspersky Labs, a Russian cyber-security firm is being unfairly questioned by US Senators about their reported role in Russian attacks. Following that discussion, we dissect another ransomware attack that hit Russian, British, Korean, and French systems last week. We change direction and discuss how we can get back to the basics of human interaction and emotion, relying less on computing technology and communication. And finally, Apple is investing heavily in US manufacturing, jobs, products, and salaries which all spells to a future of quality mobile computing devices. 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 integration, shows you news video highlights, allows you to make hands-free video calls, 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 integration, shows you news video highlights, allows you to make hands-free video calls, and much more. Kaspersky Labs, a Russian cyber-security firm is being unfairly questioned by US Senators about their reported role in Russian attacks. Following that discussion, we dissect another ransomware attack that hit Russian, British, Korean, and French systems last week. We change direction and discuss how we can get back to the basics of human interaction and emotion, relying less on computing technology and communication. And finally, Apple is investing heavily in US manufacturing, jobs, products, and salaries which all spells to a future of quality mobile computing devices. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 32:42 Landline phones, Mother’s Day Flowers, Microsoft in Education, and USA Today Fighting Bots https://thewavesoftech.com/landline-phones-mothers-day-flowers-microsoft-education-usa-today-fighting-bots/ Tue, 09 May 2017 14:18:47 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54759 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 time, cell phones as the primary device in the home have now surpassed landline use. We debate the need for one, the other, or both. Next, don’t forget about Mother’s Day. We found out Amazon Prime members has access to their Floral Delivery service which is a great gift for mothers and grandmothers. We then venture into education, where the battle between Microsoft and Google continues. Microsoft released Windows 10S, which will prove beneficial in their quest to remain dominant in education, capture new users, and compete against Chromebooks. And finally, USA Today has discussed the issues of bots and fake user accounts on Facebook with the FBI. 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 time, cell phones as the primary device in the home have now surpassed lan... 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 time, cell phones as the primary device in the home have now surpassed landline use. We debate the need for one, the other, or both. Next, don’t forget about Mother’s Day. We found out Amazon Prime members has access to their Floral Delivery service which is a great gift for mothers and grandmothers. We then venture into education, where the battle between Microsoft and Google continues. Microsoft released Windows 10S, which will prove beneficial in their quest to remain dominant in education, capture new users, and compete against Chromebooks. And finally, USA Today has discussed the issues of bots and fake user accounts on Facebook with the FBI. They are interested in the FBI helping where criminal activities and spamming has plagues users. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 37:11 Healthcare Fraud, ESPN Layoffs, Webroot And Facebook Targets Youth https://thewavesoftech.com/healthcare-fraud-espn-layoffs/ Tue, 02 May 2017 13:56:21 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54746 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 questionable statements from healthcare providers and the steps we can all take to keep ourselves, our finances, and our personal information safe. ESPN laid off hundreds of workers again, bringing into questions the path the sports media giant has chosen to take both in traditional and digital media. We dissect how cord cutting, high cable subscription fees, and TV rights factor into the equation. Webroot, the popular antivirus program, rolled out an update that identified Windows programs and files as threats and quarantined many of them! The issue lasted only 13 minutes, but that’s enough time to hit social media. And finally, Facebook and a hired research firm are being questioned about collecting emotional data from young users and then engineering that data for marketing purposes. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. 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 questi... 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 questionable statements from healthcare providers and the steps we can all take to keep ourselves, our finances, and our personal information safe. ESPN laid off hundreds of workers again, bringing into questions the path the sports media giant has chosen to take both in traditional and digital media. We dissect how cord cutting, high cable subscription fees, and TV rights factor into the equation. Webroot, the popular antivirus program, rolled out an update that identified Windows programs and files as threats and quarantined many of them! The issue lasted only 13 minutes, but that’s enough time to hit social media. And finally, Facebook and a hired research firm are being questioned about collecting emotional data from young users and then engineering that data for marketing purposes. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 40:47 Email Migration, ShotSpotter, Bye Bye Passwords And Yahoo Execs Out https://thewavesoftech.com/email-shotspotter-passwords-yahoo/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:17:10 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54736 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. ShotSpotter Technology was used last week in the City of Fresno, to geolocate gun fire resulting from an individual’s attempt to take several lives. The technology triangulates gun fire and provided law enforcement with actionable, real-time data. Microsoft is moving toward the elimination of passwords with the introduction of their Authenticator App, which enables the second layer of two-factor authentication and smartphone approval so that a password is not used at all. And finally, several Yahoo executives are being fired as a result of the Yahoo-AOL merger known as Oath (a Verizon Company). Marissa Mayer and other top senior executives will be leaving their offices comes June. 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. 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. ShotSpotter Technology was used last week in the City of Fresno, to geolocate gun fire resulting from an individual’s attempt to take several lives. The technology triangulates gun fire and provided law enforcement with actionable, real-time data. Microsoft is moving toward the elimination of passwords with the introduction of their Authenticator App, which enables the second layer of two-factor authentication and smartphone approval so that a password is not used at all. And finally, several Yahoo executives are being fired as a result of the Yahoo-AOL merger known as Oath (a Verizon Company). Marissa Mayer and other top senior executives will be leaving their offices comes June. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 36:26 Facebook Murder Video, Burger King Ads, Newspaper Tech, and HP at Coachella. https://thewavesoftech.com/facebook-murder-video-burger-king-ads-newspaper-tech-hp-coachella/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:54:07 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54723 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 device’s attention by using “OK Google” to tell you about their Whopper burger line. Over the weekend, we picked up a newspaper (yep, a newspaper) and share the stories of tech that covered the headlines of the business section. And concluding the podcast, HP took over the Coachella Music and Arts Festival with a 60-foot dome, product displays, and a 360-degree portrait concept. Thanks for tuning in! 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 ... 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 device’s attention by using “OK Google” to tell you about their Whopper burger line. Over the weekend, we picked up a newspaper (yep, a newspaper) and share the stories of tech that covered the headlines of the business section. And concluding the podcast, HP took over the Coachella Music and Arts Festival with a 60-foot dome, product displays, and a 360-degree portrait concept. Thanks for tuning in! Steve and Dave clean MBAs For Hire, Hackers Sound Alarms And FCC Says No Cell Phones https://thewavesoftech.com/mbas-hire-hackers-sound-alarms-fcc-says-no-cell-phones/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:22:09 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54707 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 around the business and tech fields. Hackers in the Dallas area sounded 156 emergency alarms late at night, causing fright, stress, and reaction from Dallas city officials and residents. And finally, the FCC is moving to ban a 2013 proposal that would allow passengers to make Wi-Fi enabled mobile calls while in air. 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 im... 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 around the business and tech fields. Hackers in the Dallas area sounded 156 emergency alarms late at night, causing fright, stress, and reaction from Dallas city officials and residents. And finally, the FCC is moving to ban a 2013 proposal that would allow passengers to make Wi-Fi enabled mobile calls while in air. Steve and Dave clean Apple Keeps iPad Locked, Tesla Building SUVs And Ford Hiring Connectivity Engineers https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-keeps-ipad-locked/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:57:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54694 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 photos and videos. Next, Tesla continues it’s grand movement in the auto industry with the lofty goal of manufacturing nearly 25,000 SUVs in the near future. Continuing in the auto industry, Ford is hiring nearly 400 mobile connectivity engineers to help the company move into vehicle-2-vehicle communications and autonomous cars. Next, Facebook jumps into the crowdfunding business with their newest Personal Fundraisers feature. And finally, a controversy in women’s golf draws attention to the influence live television is having on the purity and officiating of the game. Thanks for tuning in! 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 photos and videos. Next, 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 photos and videos. Next, Tesla continues it’s grand movement in the auto industry with the lofty goal of manufacturing nearly 25,000 SUVs in the near future. Continuing in the auto industry, Ford is hiring nearly 400 mobile connectivity engineers to help the company move into vehicle-2-vehicle communications and autonomous cars. Next, Facebook jumps into the crowdfunding business with their newest Personal Fundraisers feature. And finally, a controversy in women’s golf draws attention to the influence live television is having on the purity and officiating of the game. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 45:33 Tech-xpectations – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly https://thewavesoftech.com/tech-xpectations/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:04:50 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54682 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 episode, we dive into the tech-xpectations to be extremely responsive to phone calls and texts, the expectation for quick service from IT professionals, and users expectations of free services. We further discuss the expectation for the protection of our personal information online and how we are now living in the age of limited and throttled data. Finally, looking into the future and what consumers are expecting, we dive into the live streaming of sporting events online, the advancement of classroom technology, and the rise of competitive video gaming. 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. 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 episode, we dive into the tech-xpectations to be extremely responsive to phone calls and texts, the expectation for quick service from IT professionals, and users expectations of free services. We further discuss the expectation for the protection of our personal information online and how we are now living in the age of limited and throttled data. Finally, looking into the future and what consumers are expecting, we dive into the live streaming of sporting events online, the advancement of classroom technology, and the rise of competitive video gaming. Steve and Dave clean Yahoo Hack Indictment And Raspberry Pi News https://thewavesoftech.com/yahoo-hack-indictment-raspberry-pi-news/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:25:22 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54670 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 notorious hacker, related to the massive Yahoo account breach. In drone talk, we review Steve’s presentation at a local association meeting and then give our takes on the patent filed by Wal-Mart to fly drones inside their stores. Hint...we are not a fan of the plan. And finally, we speak to the significance of Raspberry Pi becoming the third best selling general purpose computer. 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 notorious hacker, 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 notorious hacker, related to the massive Yahoo account breach. In drone talk, we review Steve’s presentation at a local association meeting and then give our takes on the patent filed by Wal-Mart to fly drones inside their stores. Hint...we are not a fan of the plan. And finally, we speak to the significance of Raspberry Pi becoming the third best selling general purpose computer. Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 32:18 March Madness Productivity Loss, Invisible reCAPTCHA And Dress For STEM https://thewavesoftech.com/march-madness-productivity-loss-dress-stem/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:03:51 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54651 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 Invisible reCAPTCHA from Google, the Internet just became a little bit less annoying. March Madness is in full effect and that means a few things - plenty of lost productivity time from employees and spiked frustrations for employers. The Dress For STEM campaign, led by thousands of female meteorologists, is an amazing display of community aimed at encouraging more women to enter into STEM fields and industries. And finally, we share a story of how the elderly often times are the first to be left behind when it comes to technological advancement. Enjoy the podcast...and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. 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. 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 Invisible reCAPTCHA from Google, the Internet just became a little bit less annoying. March Madness is in full effect and that means a few things - plenty of lost productivity time from employees and spiked frustrations for employers. The Dress For STEM campaign, led by thousands of female meteorologists, is an amazing display of community aimed at encouraging more women to enter into STEM fields and industries. And finally, we share a story of how the elderly often times are the first to be left behind when it comes to technological advancement. Enjoy the podcast...and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 32:56 Breaking The Internet And Global Tech Visionaries https://thewavesoftech.com/breaking-internet-global-tech-visionaries/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:58:38 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54635 During the expo and travels, we came across some tech-related things that are worth sharing, including sched.com, broken phone screens, and the Uber/taxi/vanpool conflict. In addition, we breakdown what happened last week when Amazon Web Services broke the internet for nearly five hours taking down several servers inadvertently by making a single typo. A new global technology innovation survey ranked over 800 hi-tech executives and companies based on innovation and overall visionary in the information technology industry. The results, whereas predictable, leave some room for friendly debate. And finally, Microsoft is winning over some longtime Apple users for some very particular reasons as we continue the Microsoft vs Apple debate. During the expo and travels, we came across some tech-related things that are worth sharing, including sched.com, broken phone screens, and the Uber/taxi/vanpool conflict. In addition, we breakdown what happened last week when Amazon Web Services brok... 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, including sched.com, broken phone screens, and the Uber/taxi/vanpool conflict. In addition, we breakdown what happened last week when Amazon Web Services broke the internet for nearly five hours taking down several servers inadvertently by making a single typo. A new global technology innovation survey ranked over 800 hi-tech executives and companies based on innovation and overall visionary in the information technology industry. The results, whereas predictable, leave some room for friendly debate. And finally, Microsoft is winning over some longtime Apple users for some very particular reasons as we continue the Microsoft vs Apple debate. Thanks for tuning into the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech! Steve and Dave clean 38:44 Adding Women To Tech Roles And Computer Vision Syndrome https://thewavesoftech.com/adding-women-tech-roles-computer-vision-syndrome/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:50:35 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54611 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 response to WalMart’s move of dropping its minimum shipping fee from $49 to $35, Amazon made the exact move to compete with the growing brick-and-mortar competition of e-commerce. As we spend more time behind digital screens, Computer Vision Syndrome is a growing concern with optometrists. Plenty of preventative measures are available to correct the issue. And finally, a 7-year old girl writes a handwritten letter to Google asking for a job and the CEO responds! 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. 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 response to WalMart’s move of dropping its minimum shipping fee from $49 to $35, Amazon made the exact move to compete with the growing brick-and-mortar competition of e-commerce. As we spend more time behind digital screens, Computer Vision Syndrome is a growing concern with optometrists. Plenty of preventative measures are available to correct the issue. And finally, a 7-year old girl writes a handwritten letter to Google asking for a job and the CEO responds! Such a heartwarming story. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...The Waves of Tech. Steve and Dave clean 29:44 Dating Technology And Oroville Dam Disaster https://thewavesoftech.com/dating-technology-oroville-dam-disaster/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:23:39 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54588 We begin with a strange survey result that shows that your choice of mobile phone may attract or deter potential suitors. Next, a new dating app called Hater is connecting with people that dislike and hate the same things you do. In a bizarre court filing, a now ex-husband is suing Uber because the app eventually led to the wife finding out about his cheating affairs. In other discussion, we share the amazing stories of kindness and generosity resulting from the the Oroville Dam disaster in Northern California. Concluding the show, we share the not so shocking news that Time Warner Cable had been allegedly lying to its customers since 2012 by throttling and controlling their high speed internet. We begin with a strange survey result that shows that your choice of mobile phone may attract or deter potential suitors. Next, a new dating app called Hater is connecting with people that dislike and hate the same things you do. 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 phone may attract or deter potential suitors. Next, a new dating app called Hater is connecting with people that dislike and hate the same things you do. In a bizarre court filing, a now ex-husband is suing Uber because the app eventually led to the wife finding out about his cheating affairs. In other discussion, we share the amazing stories of kindness and generosity resulting from the the Oroville Dam disaster in Northern California. Concluding the show, we share the not so shocking news that Time Warner Cable had been allegedly lying to its customers since 2012 by throttling and controlling their high speed internet. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 38:22 Amazon Cargo Hub And Super Bowl Drones https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-cargo-hub-super-bowl-drones/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:03:45 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54570 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 Message Boards because the experience is no longer useful and positive. Another sign of hateful and pointless speech taking over and control a quality website. Lady Gaga and Intel teamed up for the Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show, using 300 drones to wow viewers and demonstrate the brilliant use of drones. Finally, the FCC is blocking companies from providing discounted internet access to low-income families and school districts. 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 Message Boards because the experience is no longer useful and positive. 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 Message Boards because the experience is no longer useful and positive. Another sign of hateful and pointless speech taking over and control a quality website. Lady Gaga and Intel teamed up for the Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show, using 300 drones to wow viewers and demonstrate the brilliant use of drones. Finally, the FCC is blocking companies from providing discounted internet access to low-income families and school districts. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the podcast and continue to ride..the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 40:20 Net Neutrality Future, Netflix Viewing And Facebook Security https://thewavesoftech.com/net-neutrality-future-netflix-viewing-and-facebook-security/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:20:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54548 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 a category called Special Interest, where we can find interesting and unique programming that most of us had no idea existed on the video platform. The future of net neutrality is uncertain and we often some insight into what this means for the consumer, the business owner, the content creator, and the Internet service providers. Finally, we dive into the newest two-factor authentication method employed by Facebook - a USB physical security key. 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. 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 a category called Special Interest, where we can find interesting and unique programming that most of us had no idea existed on the video platform. The future of net neutrality is uncertain and we often some insight into what this means for the consumer, the business owner, the content creator, and the Internet service providers. Finally, we dive into the newest two-factor authentication method employed by Facebook - a USB physical security key. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 35:57 Hidden Figures, Space Pioneers and FCC Appointment https://thewavesoftech.com/hidden-figures-space-pioneers/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:43:30 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54526 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 podcast, we discuss the legacy left behind by three extraordinary African-American women working for NASA in the 1960s featured in the recent box office hit Hidden Figures. It’s an amazing story of the battle for racial equality and the transition of human computing to electronic computing. We then look at President Obama’s legacy with the space budget, which sent rovers to Mars and commercialized space flight. Finally, we highlight the new FCC Chairman that is not a proponent of net neutrality regulations. 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 podcast, 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 podcast, we discuss the legacy left behind by three extraordinary African-American women working for NASA in the 1960s featured in the recent box office hit Hidden Figures. It’s an amazing story of the battle for racial equality and the transition of human computing to electronic computing. We then look at President Obama’s legacy with the space budget, which sent rovers to Mars and commercialized space flight. Finally, we highlight the new FCC Chairman that is not a proponent of net neutrality regulations. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 30:55 Don’t Be Hostage To Ransomware And FAA Fines Drone Operators https://thewavesoftech.com/dont-be-hostage-to-ransomeware/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:13:31 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54510 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 topics. First, some customers are refusing to give up their Galaxy Note 7s and is forcing Verizon and Samsung to step up their recall policies. Second, the FAA fined a company $200,000 for performing unauthorized operations in congested and restricted airspace. And thirdly, we consider the significant impact that ransomware and bitcoin is having on personal information and enterprise business. Enjoy and share the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! 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 secur... 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 topics. First, some customers are refusing to give up their Galaxy Note 7s and is forcing Verizon and Samsung to step up their recall policies. Second, the FAA fined a company $200,000 for performing unauthorized operations in congested and restricted airspace. And thirdly, we consider the significant impact that ransomware and bitcoin is having on personal information and enterprise business. Enjoy and share the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 35:04 STEM Jobs, Altaba, AI Displaces Humans And Original iPhone Announcement https://thewavesoftech.com/stem-jobs-altaba/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:21:20 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54494 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 the story of a Japanese company displacing workers with Artificial Intelligence technology. The iPhone was announced 10 years ago by Steve Jobs at the 2007 Apple event, sharing the revolutionary nature of the phone and the announcement. And finally, we provide a Yahoo-Verizon update which includes a strange new branding and company. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. 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, 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 the story of a Japanese company displacing workers with Artificial Intelligence technology. The iPhone was announced 10 years ago by Steve Jobs at the 2007 Apple event, sharing the revolutionary nature of the phone and the announcement. And finally, we provide a Yahoo-Verizon update which includes a strange new branding and company. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 37:28 Top Trends of 2016, New Year’s Tech Resolutions, and Tech Challenges in Europe https://thewavesoftech.com/top-trends-2016-new-years-tech-resolutions-tech-challenges-europe/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:55:34 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54482 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, PokemonGo, the Oscars, and more. Facebook’s trending topics included international and domestic politics, Black Lives Matter, and Pokemon Go. In the new year, everyone’s 2017 resolution should include changing passwords and ensuring backup services are in place. And finally, tech giants in the United States faced several challenges in Europe that will take center stage in 2017. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. 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, 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, PokemonGo, the Oscars, and more. Facebook’s trending topics included international and domestic politics, Black Lives Matter, and Pokemon Go. In the new year, everyone’s 2017 resolution should include changing passwords and ensuring backup services are in place. And finally, tech giants in the United States faced several challenges in Europe that will take center stage in 2017. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 42:14 Yahoo’s Woes Continue And Facebook False News Update https://thewavesoftech.com/yahoos-woes-continue-facebook-false-news-update/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:57:14 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54459 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 feature to the Messenger App - group video chat. In addition, Facebook is now making strides to curb the spread of false news stories and hoaxes plaguing the platform. We wrap the episode up with discussing the meetup between Silicon Valley tech CEOs and President Elect Donald Trump. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! 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. 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 feature to the Messenger App - group video chat. In addition, Facebook is now making strides to curb the spread of false news stories and hoaxes plaguing the platform. We wrap the episode up with discussing the meetup between Silicon Valley tech CEOs and President Elect Donald Trump. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 42:40 Christmas Holiday Tech Items 2016 https://thewavesoftech.com/christmas-holiday-tech-items-2016/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:47:50 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54436 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 items that are quietly under your radar. These include tech-based sleep aides, indoor air purifiers, routers, solar chargers, and so much more. We finish that show by sharing the technology out there that we could really live without and this includes virtual reality, selfie sticks, TV options, and more. 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 te... 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 items that are quietly under your radar. These include tech-based sleep aides, indoor air purifiers, routers, solar chargers, and so much more. We finish that show by sharing the technology out there that we could really live without and this includes virtual reality, selfie sticks, TV options, and more. Steve and Dave clean 31:27 Wearables Market Update, Drone News That Isn’t New News, and AmazonGo https://thewavesoftech.com/wearables-market-update/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:58:42 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54418 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 drone news, many media sources are painting the FAA as the barrier to commercial drone use in the United States. We are here to debunk that mentality. And finally, AmazonGo is the latest venture from the e-commerce giant. AmazonGo is a no line, no cashier brick-and-mortar grocery market concept. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. 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. 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 drone news, many media sources are painting the FAA as the barrier to commercial drone use in the United States. We are here to debunk that mentality. And finally, AmazonGo is the latest venture from the e-commerce giant. AmazonGo is a no line, no cashier brick-and-mortar grocery market concept. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 36:30 DirecTV Now and Cyber Monday Issues https://thewavesoftech.com/directv-now-cyber-monday-issues/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:14:31 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54406 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 are gone but the holiday season is still upon us. We share tips and tricks to stay safe online this shopping season. In addition, we share the story of Macy’s Black Friday fiasco. And finally, a transit authority in the Bay Area was hit by a ransomware attack that allowed riders to ride free for nearly one day and costs the authority $73,000. 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. 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 are gone but the holiday season is still upon us. We share tips and tricks to stay safe online this shopping season. In addition, we share the story of Macy’s Black Friday fiasco. And finally, a transit authority in the Bay Area was hit by a ransomware attack that allowed riders to ride free for nearly one day and costs the authority $73,000. Steve and Dave clean 34:40 President-elect Donald Trump and The Technology Industry https://thewavesoftech.com/president-elect-donald-trump-technology-industry/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:37:10 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54394 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 position on domestic product manufacturing, net neutrality, international cyber security, STEM growth, and federal research and development funding.  Tech leaders and trade groups are calling for his position on how telecommunication network infrastructure will be upgraded, how will broadband connectivity reach the rural communities in the States, and what does the future of international students studying in the United States look like.  We dive into the increasingly inflammatory world of social media and how that played a role in the presidential election. 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 position on domestic product manufact... 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 position on domestic product manufacturing, net neutrality, international cyber security, STEM growth, and federal research and development funding. Tech leaders and trade groups are calling for his position on how telecommunication network infrastructure will be upgraded, how will broadband connectivity reach the rural communities in the States, and what does the future of international students studying in the United States look like. We dive into the increasingly inflammatory world of social media and how that played a role in the presidential election. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 32:34 Veterans Day Deals, Dubai’s Drone Hunter and Winter Tech Cleaning Tips https://thewavesoftech.com/veterans-day-deals-dubais-drone-hunter/ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:53:58 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54379 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 working on a drone hunter that uses infrared and thermal imaging to detect location of unauthorized drone activity. In bizarre tech news, a single mother in California is facing jail time for selling food enthusiast focused Facebook group! And finally, seasons are changing and we provide some fall and winter tech cleaning tips to make your life more focused, efficient, and productive. 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 working on a drone hunter that uses infrared and thermal imaging to detect location of unauthorized dron... 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 working on a drone hunter that uses infrared and thermal imaging to detect location of unauthorized drone activity. In bizarre tec news, a single mother in California is facing jail time for selling food enthusiast focused Facebook group! And finally, seasons are changing and we provide some fall and winter tech cleaning tips to make your life more focused, efficient, and productive. Enjoy Episode 330 and continue to ride...that waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 40:20 E-commerce Versus Retail Pricing, ZTO Express and Nintendo Switch https://thewavesoftech.com/e-commerce-versus-retail-pricing/ Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:42:24 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54366 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 travel with the system as a tablet. ZTO Express, the delivery and logistics firm based in China, is set to have a massive IPO but many are just as concerned as they are excited about the future of Chinese e-commerce. And finally, with dive into what is spooky and creepy of technology this Halloween season, including data hacks and loss of personal information. 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 t... 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 travel with the system as a tablet. ZTO Express, the delivery and logistics firm based in China, is set to have a massive IPO but many are just as concerned as they are excited about the future of Chinese e-commerce. And finally, with dive into what is spooky and creepy of technology this Halloween season, including data hacks and loss of personal information. Steve and Dave clean 36:42 DDoS Attack And Why AT&T Really Wants Time Warner https://thewavesoftech.com/ddos-attack-att-really-wants-time-warner/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:16:57 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54360 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 internet-connected products assisted in the attack. Big news out of the telecommunications and media industry is the bid from AT&T to purchase Time Warner. The purchase includes HBO, HBO Now, CNN, TNT, TBS, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, and 10% of Hulu. This is a power and growth move on AT&T’s part and there are good reasons why they want these services. iPhone 7 availability is quite limited at this time, but how long would you have to wait to get yours? 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 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 internet-connected products assisted in the attack. Big news out of the telecommunications and media industry is the bid from AT&T to purchase Time Warner. The purchase includes HBO, HBO Now, CNN, TNT, TBS, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, and 10% of Hulu. This is a power and growth move on AT&T’s part and there are good reasons why they want these services. iPhone 7 availability is quite limited at this time, but how long would you have to wait to get yours? Steve and Dave clean 36:23 Target Revamps Electronics and Netflix Just Wins https://thewavesoftech.com/target-revamps-electronics-netflix-just-wins/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:15:08 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54333 Target has been in process of revamping their electronics and entertainment departments in an attempt to capture more tech sales and diversify their product selection. After a week of using iOS 10, we share our personal pros and cons of the new mobile operating giant. There are clearly great features but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Netflix reported amazing growth in domestic and international subscribers and it’s all thanks to their push to provide original programming. And finally, we share a story of a air passenger refusing to give up his Galaxy Note 7 and is escorted off a plane. Target has been in process of revamping their electronics and entertainment departments in an attempt to capture more tech sales and diversify their product selection. After a week of using iOS 10, we share our personal pros and cons of the new mobile... 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 sales and diversify their product selection. After a week of using iOS 10, we share our personal pros and cons of the new mobile operating giant. There are clearly great features but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Netflix reported amazing growth in domestic and international subscribers and it’s all thanks to their push to provide original programming. And finally, we share a story of a air passenger refusing to give up his Galaxy Note 7 and is escorted off a plane. Enjoy Episode 327 and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 43:17 Samsung Troubles, Microsoft Forced Updates And Facebook Workplace https://thewavesoftech.com/samsung-troubles-microsoft-forced-updates-facebook-workplace/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:59:33 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/samsung-troubles-microsoft-forced-updates-facebook-workplace/ 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 users and enterprises companies, which is causing headaches and frustration along the way for both. Facebook launched their new real-time messaging platform called Workplace, which allows enterprise team members to communicate via a very familiar look and design. Yahoo is again in the headlines and not in a good way. After the email hack, Verizon is seeking a $1 billion discount on the pending sale of the company. 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... 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 users and enterprises companies, which is causing headaches and frustration along the way for both. Facebook launched their new real-time messaging platform called Workplace, which allows enterprise team members to communicate via a very familiar look and design. Yahoo is again in the headlines and not in a good way. After the email hack, Verizon is seeking a $1 billion discount on the pending sale of the company. Steve and Dave clean 43:30 Tech Influences In Music, Google Trips And Waze Parking https://thewavesoftech.com/tech-influences-music-google-trips-waze-parking/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:05:24 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54278 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 7 replacement program is in full swing and participation has not been very high, bringing Samsung’s problems to a new level. And finally, Waze has partnered with Inrix to help their users find parking with ease. 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. 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 7 replacement program is in full swing and participation has not been very high, bringing Samsung’s problems to a new level. And finally, Waze has partnered with Inrix to help their users find parking with ease. Steve and Dave clean 31:55 Samsung Issues Continue and Microsoft Skype Teams https://thewavesoftech.com/samsung-issues-continue-microsoft-skype-teams/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:36:36 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54271 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 ability to focus on the message and not be bothered with media attachments taking away from the overall count.  Microsoft is developing their answer to Slack and that is called Skype Teams, a collaborative chat tool that allows for threaded conversations and live video callings as two major features.  And finally, Jeff Bezos is deep into the space race as his company Blue Origin makes big plans for humans working and living in space. 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, 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 ability to focus on the message and not be bothered with media attachments taking away from the overall count.  Microsoft is developing their answer to Slack and that is called Skype Teams, a collaborative chat tool that allows for threaded conversations and live video callings as two major features.  And finally, Jeff Bezos is deep into the space race as his company Blue Origin makes big plans for humans working and living in space. Steve and Dave clean 34:28 Galaxy Note 7 Fires and Space-based Internet https://thewavesoftech.com/galaxy-note-7-fires-space-based-internet/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:41:25 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54252 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 connectivity to millions and provide entrepreneurs with WiFi in Africa. Google took down an artist’s 14-year old Blogger site without warning, leaving the artist without his art, writings, photographs, and works. And finally, we talk about taking a break from tech for a few moments and the power it may hold. 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 connec... 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 connectivity to millions and provide entrepreneurs with WiFi in Africa. Google took down an artist’s 14-year old Blogger site without warning, leaving the artist without his art, writings, photographs, and works. And finally, we talk about taking a break from tech for a few moments and the power it may hold. Steve and Dave clean 30:12 Commercial Drone Use And Google News https://thewavesoftech.com/commercial-drone-use-google-news/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:23:12 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54237 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 commercial and business use continue to skyrocket under the newest FAA regulations. Steve shares his story of obtaining his commercial drone pilot license. Next up is some Google news, including their newest Crowdsource app and their recent hire of an former Airbnb executive to oversee the self-driving vehicle commercialization. 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. 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 commercial and business use continue to skyrocket under the newest FAA regulations. Steve shares his story of obtaining his commercial drone pilot license. Next up is some Google news, including their newest Crowdsource app and their recent hire of an former Airbnb executive to oversee the self-driving vehicle commercialization. Steve and Dave clean 48:28 Debate Over Free Hotel WiFi And Social Media Terrorism https://thewavesoftech.com/debate-free-hotel-wifi/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:58:11 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54228 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 that the medals will be manufactured using recycled electronic waste and smartphones. Twitter is waging its own war of terrorist. The popular social media platform has suspended over 360,000 accounts related to terrorist activity over the past 16 months. And finally, NASA re-established communication with a lost spacecraft (Stereo B) after 22 months of radio silence! 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. 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 that the medals will be manufactured using recycled electronic waste and smartphones. Twitter is waging its own war of terrorist. The popular social media platform has suspended over 360,000 accounts related to terrorist activity over the past 16 months. And finally, NASA re-established communication with a lost spacecraft (Stereo B) after 22 months of radio silence! Steve and Dave clean 31:00 Google Express And Audi’s Influence In The Automobile Market https://thewavesoftech.com/google-express-audis-influence-automobile-market/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:01:09 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54209 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 a viral hashtag and changing the tone from negativity to positivity. Audi is introducing their vehicle-to-infrastructure technology where vehicles and signal traffic technology can communicate in real team. A blogger scammed a tech support security scamming firm and tricked them into downloading ransomware after targeting his parents. And finally, 3D printing in space just got a bit easier after NASA teamed up with Made in Space. 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, 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 a viral hashtag and changing the tone from negativity to positivity. Audi is introducing their vehicle-to-infrastructure technology where vehicles and signal traffic technology can communicate in real team. A blogger scammed a tech support security scamming firm and tricked them into downloading ransomware after targeting his parents. And finally, 3D printing in space just got a bit easier after NASA teamed up with Made in Space. Steve and Dave clean 33:28 Walmart E-Commerce and Facebook Clickbait Issues https://thewavesoftech.com/walmart-e-commerce-facebook-clickbait-issues/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:09:38 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54199 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. Facebook has a major clickbait issue and are building a system to eliminate clickbait-y items from your News Feed. Google has completely mapped The Himalayas and has a fun app called Verne that allows you to explore the famous mountainous region. Finally, technology has its pitfalls and all you need to do is ask Delta about their recent woes. 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, 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. Facebook has a major clickbait issue and are building a system to eliminate clickbait-y items from your News Feed. Google has completely mapped The Himalayas and has a fun app called Verne that allows you to explore the famous mountainous region. Finally, technology has its pitfalls and all you need to do is ask Delta about their recent woes. Steve and Dave clean 34:57 Uber Lyft Comparison And Comcast Sued https://thewavesoftech.com/uber-lyft-comparison-comcast-sued/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:00:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54184 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, and Lyft’s inability to be profitable. Verizon buys Fleetmatics, a logistics and telematics firm, to bolster their logistical elements both domestically and internationally. And finally, Comcast is being sued by the state of Washington for $100 million claiming the cable provide sold near worthless service plans to customers. 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, 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, and Lyft’s inability to be profitable. Verizon buys Fleetmatics, a logistics and telematics firm, to bolster their logistical elements both domestically and internationally. And finally, Comcast is being sued by the state of Washington for $100 million claiming the cable provide sold near worthless service plans to customers. Steve and Dave clean 34:19 Verizon Acquires Yahoo And Twitter Bans Reporter https://thewavesoftech.com/verizon-acquires-yahoo-twitter-bans-reporter/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:34:38 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54166 Twitter’s permanently ban on controversial reporter for his deliberate and targeted abuse of a female comedian and actress. Verizon has announced its intent to purchase Yahoo for $4.82 billion as the company looks to improve its digital presence and advertising strategy. Twitter’s permanently ban on controversial reporter for his deliberate and targeted abuse of a female comedian and actress. Verizon has announced its intent to purchase Yahoo for $4.82 billion as the company looks to improve its digital presence and a... 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 its intent to purchase Yahoo for $4.82 billion as the company looks to improve its digital presence and advertising strategy. Don’t forget the free Windows 10 upgrade expires July 29th and The Anniversary Update is coming August 2nd. We also touch on the end of VCR production and Jeff Bezos’ ranking as the 3rd richest person in the world. Thanks for tuning in and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 41:46 SiFive, STEM Jobs And Apple Reality TV https://thewavesoftech.com/sifive-stem-jobs-apple-reality-tv/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:47 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54151 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 looking to hire nearly 20,000 STEM openings. We recap some of the biggest tech flops from the mid-2000s, including products from BlackBerry and Apple. Apple is set to create their own reality TV show, pitting app developers against each other for a chance to earn $10 million in investments. And finally, we touch on the Pokemon GO craze and the injuries surfacing as a result of the popular game. Enjoy the show, thanks for tuning in, and continue to ride...the waves of tech. 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 companie... 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 looking to hire nearly 20,000 STEM openings. We recap some of the biggest tech flops from the mid-2000s, including products from BlackBerry and Apple. Apple is set to create their own reality TV show, pitting app developers against each other for a chance to earn $10 million in investments. And finally, we touch on the Pokemon GO craze and the injuries surfacing as a result of the popular game. Enjoy the show, thanks for tuning in, and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 38:19 Travel Tech Hacks And Digital Hotels https://thewavesoftech.com/travel-tech-hacks-digital-hotels/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:00:32 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54127 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 judge recently introduced the idea that password sharing, something many of us do, may become criminalized. And finally, robotic technology is gaining more attention and traction recently. 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!... 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 judge recently introduced the idea that password sharing, something many of us do, may become criminalized. And finally, robotic technology is gaining more attention and traction recently. Steve and Dave clean 35:59 Targeted Billboard Ads And Outdoor Tech With Kids https://thewavesoftech.com/targeted-billboard-ads-outdoor-tech-kids/ Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:40:39 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54109 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 a corresponding advertisement. The US Customs and Border Protection agency is looking to add a request to gather social media handles from travelers. With summer here, you may want to try heading outside with the kids by flying a drone and getting into geocaching may be the trick. 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 pres... 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 a corresponding advertisement. The US Customs and Border Protection agency is looking to add a request to gather social media handles from travelers. With summer here, you may want to try heading outside with the kids by flying a drone and getting into geocaching may be the trick. Steve and Dave clean 32:09 Instagram Update Failure And Air Turbulence Technology https://thewavesoftech.com/instagram-update-failure-air-turbulence-technology/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:06:31 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54087 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 marketers and advertisers. Two companies are working on improving air turbulence technology to make information more readily available and accurate, all while creating a safer and friendly flying experience. Dave is selling his home and shares what technologies are being used to make the process smooth and stress free. And finally Facebook is implementing Local Awareness, a feature that will track which stores you walk into so that targeted ads may appear in your feed. 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 benef... 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 marketers and advertisers. Two companies are working on improving air turbulence technology to make information more readily available and accurate, all while creating a safer and friendly flying experience. Dave is selling his home and shares what technologies are being used to make the process smooth and stress free. And finally Facebook is implementing Local Awareness, a feature that will track which stores you walk into so that targeted ads may appear in your feed. Steve and Dave clean 44:31 Facebook Safety Check and Microsoft Buys Linkedin https://thewavesoftech.com/facebook-safety-check-microsoft-buys-linkedin/ Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:19:39 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54067 On Episode 312 of The Waves of Tech, 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 updates to watchOS, tvOS, and more. Not to be outdone, Microsoft announced the purchase of LinkedIn and unveiled the new Xbox One S consoles. On Episode 312 of The Waves of Tech, 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... 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 updates to watchOS, tvOS, and more. Not to be outdone, Microsoft announced the purchase of LinkedIn and unveiled the new Xbox One S consoles. Steve and Dave clean 38:06 WalMart’s Online Presence and Uber Partnership https://thewavesoftech.com/walmarts-online-presence-uber-partnership/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:04:30 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54040 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 Pay app, and statements from their CEO regarding the future of online retail. We also talk about a company we often do not discuss and that is eBay. eBay is making some very smart and insightful business decisions that may surprise you. And finally, the former Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy has jumped ship to Sprint! 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, 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 Pay app, and statements from their CEO regarding the future of online retail. We also talk about a company we often do not discuss and that is eBay. eBay is making some very smart and insightful business decisions that may surprise you. And finally, the former Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy has jumped ship to Sprint! Steve and Dave clean 38:03 Memorial Day Gadgets And Veterans In Tech https://thewavesoftech.com/memorial-day-gadgets-veterans-tech/ Tue, 31 May 2016 14:12:02 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=54014 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 tech gadgets we are now using during holiday weekends and show how times have changed.  Rounding out the podcast, we celebrate knowing that Podcasts was a category on Jeopardy and discuss the future TV licensing battle brewing between Roku and Google. 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 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 tech gadgets we are now using during holiday weekends and show how times have changed.  Rounding out the podcast, we celebrate knowing that Podcasts was a category on Jeopardy and discuss the future TV licensing battle brewing between Roku and Google. Steve and Dave clean 41:34 Microsoft Energy Push, Google Home And Kindle Oasis https://thewavesoftech.com/microsoft-energy-push-google-home-kindle-oasis/ Tue, 24 May 2016 14:47:56 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53991 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 consider the renewables approach. Also, Microsoft is using some interested tactics to force users into upgrading to Windows 10. Google introduced a new device, Google Home, to compete directly with Amazon Echo. Home has very similar features as Echo but one major component is missing and we let you know. And finally, we discuss the new Kindle Oasis from Amazon. The latest line of Kindle products boosts over a month battery life and a new ergonomic design. 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... 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 consider the renewables approach. Also, Microsoft is using some interested tactics to force users into upgrading to Windows 10. Google introduced a new device, Google Home, to compete directly with Amazon Echo. Home has very similar features as Echo but one major component is missing and we let you know. And finally, we discuss the new Kindle Oasis from Amazon. The latest line of Kindle products boosts over a month battery life and a new ergonomic design. Steve and Dave clean 41:18 UPS Follow My Delivery and Windows 10 Promoted Apps https://thewavesoftech.com/ups-follow-delivery-windows-10-promoted-apps/ Wed, 18 May 2016 13:55:43 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53958 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 to gain in popularity and we tell you how much CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes per day. And finally, Windows 10 is doubling it’s promoted apps in their Anniversary Edition. 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, 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 to gain in popularity and we tell you how much CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes per day. And finally, Windows 10 is doubling it’s promoted apps in their Anniversary Edition. Steve and Dave clean 39:21 Uber And Lyft Lose In Austin https://thewavesoftech.com/uber-and-lyft-lose-in-austin/ Tue, 10 May 2016 14:07:20 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53940 On Episode 307 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the battle surrounding Uber & 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 cities. Also, The Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway is a good insight into an online startup and what young and older workers bring to the workforce. A new browser is out, Brave, and it is super fast and removes malvertising that is designed to harm your system and your identity. Finally, Steve checks in with his latest tech toys - Echo Dot and a new drone. Thanks for tuning in and continue to ride...the waves of tech. And don’t forget to Keep on Techin’ On Episode 307 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the battle surrounding Uber & 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 ... 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 cities. Also, The Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway is a good insight into an online startup and what young and older workers bring to the workforce. A new browser is out, Brave, and it is super fast and removes malvertising that is designed to harm your system and your identity. Finally, Steve checks in with his latest tech toys - Echo Dot and a new drone. Thanks for tuning in and continue to ride...the waves of tech. And don’t forget to Keep on Techin’ Steve and Dave clean 39:48 Comcast Buys DreamWorks And The Push For Tablets Over People https://thewavesoftech.com/comcast-buys-dreamwork/ Tue, 03 May 2016 14:46:01 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53914 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 behind Hulu offering a subscription based live TV service in early 2017 and explore the journey behind new media in the traditional media realm. Third, we discuss the trend of others playing explicit music and podcasts in front of groups of people and at restaurants. And finally, we examine McDonald’s purchase of thousands of tablets for use in their chains across the UK and the potential impact this technology will have on the workforce and wage earners. 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 behind Hulu offering a subscription based live TV service in early 2017 and explore the journey behind new media in ... 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 behind Hulu offering a subscription based live TV service in early 2017 and explore the journey behind new media in the traditional media realm. Third, we discuss the trend of others playing explicit music and podcasts in front of groups of people and at restaurants. And finally, we examine McDonald’s purchase of thousands of tablets for use in their chains across the UK and the potential impact this technology will have on the workforce and wage earners. Enjoy Episode 306 and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 40:42 Lost Art Of Photo Albums And The Dying Desktop https://thewavesoftech.com/lost-art-photo-albums/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:51:29 +0000 https://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53894 On this week’s podcast we dive into some considerations tech companies need to recognize and realize about older workers during the hiring process. Also, we talk about the lost art of photo albums, the memories associated with albums, and how the tech era has drastically changed the once popular past time. Drones continue to create air hazards and one in the UK actually hit a jetliner carrying 137 people! And finally, as 1-in-6 people live and work only on a mobile device, the topic of the dying desktop resurfaces. On this week’s podcast we dive into some considerations tech companies need to recognize and realize about older workers during the hiring process. Also, we talk about the lost art of photo albums, the memories associated with albums, 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 positions in their corporation should realize about older workers in the workforce or those that are re-entering. One, realize that technology outpaces everyone and everyone needs training and help. Two, hiring a diverse workforce is good for business and not just a good deed to act on. Third, quit using the cultural fit excuse for not hiring older workers. And finally, we are all stubborn and sometimes unwilling to adapt. This is not an age thing, it’s a human thing. Steve and Dave clean 39:55 The Textalyzer And Yahoo For Sale https://thewavesoftech.com/textalyzer-yahoo-sale/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:02:21 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53866 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 during an accident. Next, Steve discussed his reasons for cancelling DirecTV and changing providers. In closing, we discuss the impending Yahoo sale, the need for brick-and-mortar computer stores, and some tech related wedding stories. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...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 during an accident. Next, 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 during an accident.  Next, Steve discussed his reasons for cancelling DirecTV and changing providers.  In closing, we discuss the impending Yahoo sale, the need for brick-and-mortar computer stores, and some tech related wedding stories.  Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech Steve and Dave clean 40:10 New Tech Jobs and Microsoft’s Equal Pay Commitment https://thewavesoftech.com/new-tech-jobs-microsofts-equal-pay-commitment/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:18:16 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53844 Yahoo is still in the news as more of the tech companies plan to make a bid for the once popular search engine. The tech industry job market has drastically changes over the past 10-15 years and have the data to prove it. Microsoft committed itself to equal pay and equal opportunity to close the inequality gap in its company and we share their latest results. Yahoo is still in the news as more of the tech companies plan to make a bid for the once popular search engine. The tech industry job market has drastically changes over the past 10-15 years and have the data to prove it. 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 engine. The tech industry job market has drastically changes over the past 10-15 years and have the data to prove it. Microsoft committed itself to equal pay and equal opportunity to close the inequality gap in its company and we share their latest results. And finally, NASA troubleshoots the Kepler spacecraft from 75 million miles away! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech, Steve and Dave clean 38:03 Happy Birthday Apple and Customer Service Concerns https://thewavesoftech.com/happy-birthday-apple/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:45:34 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53827 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 enforcement agencies how they unlocked iPhones. Related, Apple is unwilling to help a father unlock his deceased son’s phone so that he can have pictures and videos of his final days. We finish out the show by discussing a potential bid from Time Inc for Yahoo and share our concerns with the latest in poor customer support in the tech industry. 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... 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 enforcement agencies how they unlocked iPhones. Related, Apple is unwilling to help a father unlock his deceased son’s phone so that he can have pictures and videos of his final days. We finish out the show by discussing a potential bid from Time Inc for Yahoo and share our concerns with the latest in poor customer support in the tech industry. Steve and Dave clean 38:29 Google Maps Error and Yahoo Being Sold. https://thewavesoftech.com/google-maps-error-and-yahoo-being-sold/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:17:23 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53790 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 retracting its position on needing Apple’s help. Texting while walking may soon be illegal in the State of New Jersey. And finally, rumors of the sale of Yahoo may result in a bigger payday for Marissa Mayer. 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 retracting its position on needing Apple’s help. 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 retracting its position on needing Apple’s help. Texting while walking may soon be illegal in the State of New Jersey. And finally, rumors of the sale of Yahoo may result in a bigger payday for Marissa Mayer. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 41:40 From Zero to 300 https://thewavesoftech.com/from-zero-to-300/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:10:09 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53752 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 topics, business acquisitions, consumer fraud, security, healthcare, and so much more.  We’ve been honored as a finalist in The Podcast Awards on 2014 and 2015.  The Waves of Tech paved the way for other podcasting adventures such as International Podcast Day, Two Thumbs Up Media, Modern Life Discussions, and several trips to podcasting events and conferences.  We can’t thank our friends, family, and community enough for the support and love received over the past 300 episodes.  Thank you so very much. 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, 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 topics, business acquisitions, consumer fraud, security, healthcare, and so much more.  We’ve been honored as a finalist in The Podcast Awards on 2014 and 2015.  The Waves of Tech paved the way for other podcasting adventures such as International Podcast Day, Two Thumbs Up Media, Modern Life Discussions, and several trips to podcasting events and conferences.  We can’t thank our friends, family, and community enough for the support and love received over the past 300 episodes.  Thank you so very much. Steve and Dave clean 43:17 Growth In Wearables And Amazon’s New Products https://thewavesoftech.com/growth-wearables-amazons-new-products/ Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:14:20 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53734 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 contributions and the lasting impact he left in our industry. Ransomware hackers are targeting Apple users, something that is new to the face of cyber security and is being taken seriously. And finally, Amazon offers up a few new products based on the popularity of Alexa and Amazon Echo - the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. 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. 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 contributions and the lasting impact he left in our industry. Ransomware hackers are targeting Apple users, something that is new to the face of cyber security and is being taken seriously. And finally, Amazon offers up a few new products based on the popularity of Alexa and Amazon Echo - the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. Steve and Dave clean 39:55 Apple FBI Showdown And Airbnb Safety Concerns https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-fbi-showdown-airbnb-safety-concerns/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:34:37 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53713 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 another FBI request to Apple. Finally, some Airbnb guests find a dead body during their stay and it highlights some serious safety concerns surrounding the travel startup. 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 discus... 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 another FBI request to Apple. Finally, some Airbnb guests find a dead body during their stay and it highlights some serious safety concerns surrounding the travel startup. Steve and Dave clean 40:26 Apple Versus FBI And Protecting Your Online Image https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-versus-fbi/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:56:27 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53686 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 and national security square off. In related news, a California is being brought forth that would ban encrypted smartphone sales in the state. And finally, we dive into protecting your image online and share some more bad Yahoo news that results in the loss of 300 jobs. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! 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, 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 and national security square off. In related news, a California is being brought forth that would ban encrypted smartphone sales in the state. And finally, we dive into protecting your image online and share some more bad Yahoo news that results in the loss of 300 jobs. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 37:59 Google Picasa Shutdown and Internet Tax Freedom Act https://thewavesoftech.com/google-picasa-shutdown/ Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:18:19 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53664 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 back and enjoy another mixed bag of tech topics from Steve and Dave and be sure to share your comments with us on social media and our website. 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. 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 back and enjoy another mixed bag of tech topics from Steve and Dave and be sure to share your comments with us on social media and our website. Steve and Dave clean 38:14 How Much Do Tech Companies Make Per Second? https://thewavesoftech.com/tech-companies-make-per-second/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:18:37 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53643 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 second? Well, we have the answer for you. Drones strike again in New York City. This time a drone strikes the Empire State Building during a film session. To end the show, we share a story of contacting a local police department via social media to gain a faster response time and how Chipotle is utilizing social media and texting to help rebuild their image. 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, 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 second? Well, we have the answer for you. Drones strike again in New York City. This time a drone strikes the Empire State Building during a film session. To end the show, we share a story of contacting a local police department via social media to gain a faster response time and how Chipotle is utilizing social media and texting to help rebuild their image. Steve and Dave clean 35:47 Apple Watch Dethroning Rolex and Madden NFL Super Bowl Prediction https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-watch-dethroning-rolex/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:32:19 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53555 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 to compete in the industry. Also, we give some focus to the “It Can Wait” campaign from AT&T and the importance of driving distraction free. The Apple Watch is in a new level of conversation - the luxury watch conversation. And finally, we dive into a cool AT&T story that we experienced and then we predict the winner of Super Bowl 50. 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 fai... 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 to compete in the industry. Also, we give some focus to the “It Can Wait” campaign from AT&T and the importance of driving distraction free. The Apple Watch is in a new level of conversation - the luxury watch conversation. And finally, we dive into a cool AT&T story that we experienced and then we predict the winner of Super Bowl 50. Steve and Dave clean 35:47 Twitter Shakeup And The Dark Side Of Social Media https://thewavesoftech.com/twitter-shakeup/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:52:06 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53520 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 giant continues to unimpress stockholders. The Microsoft Surface, a solid piece of hardware in the tablet market, received some complaints from broadcasters and coaches during a recent NFL game. The dark side of social media erupts on Sunday after an NFL kicker missed an extra point, invoking numerous hate tweets and threats toward the player. And finally, people are slowly changing their priorities when it comes to car buying. 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 so... 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 giant continues to unimpress stockholders. The Microsoft Surface, a solid piece of hardware in the tablet market, received some complaints from broadcasters and coaches during a recent NFL game. The dark side of social media erupts on Sunday after an NFL kicker missed an extra point, invoking numerous hate tweets and threats toward the player. And finally, people are slowly changing their priorities when it comes to car buying. Steve and Dave clean 40:04 Nadella’s Rise Through Microsoft And AOL’s Identity Crisis https://thewavesoftech.com/nadellas-rise-through-microsoft/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:14:52 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53482 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 giant into a new future of success. We talk about his rise to the top of Microsoft. A ship that fell victim to the sea nearly 200 years ago has been found during a routine search for the infamously downed Malaysia Flight 370. And finally, AOL has a major identity crisis and their chief marketing staff are trying to find a way to re-brand and appeal to a new audience. 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, 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 giant into a new future of success. We talk about his rise to the top of Microsoft. A ship that fell victim to the sea nearly 200 years ago has been found during a routine search for the infamously downed Malaysia Flight 370. And finally, AOL has a major identity crisis and their chief marketing staff are trying to find a way to re-brand and appeal to a new audience. Steve and Dave clean 44:20 Jamming Technology To Take Down Rogue Drones https://thewavesoftech.com/jamming-technology-to-take-down-rogue-drones/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:12:17 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53443 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 take down rogue drones, the latest Steve Jobs feature from CNN Films, and Amazon’s plans to stream the State of the Union Address for its users. 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 take down rogue drones, 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 take down rogue drones, the latest Steve Jobs feature from CNN Films, and Amazon’s plans to stream the State of the Union Address for its users. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 32:00 Amazon Air Freight And Lyft Partners With GM https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-lyft-gm/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:08:32 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53387 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 this episode AT&T ending its two year contracts and five things that will disappear in five years. 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. 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 this episode AT&T ending its two year contracts and five things that will disappear in five years. Steve and Dave clean 41:04 2016 Tech Resolutions And Atlanta Takes Top Prize https://thewavesoftech.com/2016-tech-resolutions/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:24:29 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53367 We kick off the show with a discussion about big data and how people from around the United States are using it to promote change. The winner of a national competition resides in Atlanta and came to some amazing conclusions using big data. Our top discussions in 2015 included drones and Amazon, so we follow up with talks on drone registration and Amazon being named the biggest retailer overtaking WalMart. And finally, we each list our 2016 tech resolutions! We kick off the show with a discussion about big data and how people from around the United States are using it to promote change. The winner of a national competition resides in Atlanta and came to some amazing conclusions using big data. 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 change. The winner of a national competition resides in Atlanta and came to some amazing conclusions using big data. Our top discussions in 2015 included drones and Amazon, so we follow up with talks on drone registration and Amazon being named the biggest retailer overtaking WalMart. And finally, we each list our 2016 tech resolutions! It's a new year so make a tech resolution today. Thanks for tuning in and continue to ride...the waves of tech Steve and Dave clean 36:04 Apple Year In Review And Amazon Delivers Booze https://thewavesoftech.com/apple-year-in-review/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:00:42 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53333 We review the year that Apple had which involved a load of new product and services, unusual from the tech-consumer giant. We dive into the world of Amazon and how they are bringing booze to our doorsteps this holiday season. Next, a recent study has shown that some text messaging is being seen as “less sincere”. We review the year that Apple had which involved a load of new product and services, unusual from the tech-consumer giant. We dive into the world of Amazon and how they are bringing booze to our doorsteps this holiday season. Next, 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 tech-consumer giant. We dive into the world of Amazon and how they are bringing booze to our doorsteps this holiday season. Next, a recent study has shown that some text messaging is being seen as “less sincere”. To end the show, we talked about a Hello Barbie doll that is vulnerable to hacking and a sports media giant that is granting mobile access to major sporting events. Thanks for tuning into the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 44:23 The Elderly and Technology https://thewavesoftech.com/elderly-and-technology/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:00:00 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53293 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 simple as using a VCR for him. 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 ... 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 simple as using a VCR for him. Steve and Dave 38:18 Remote Home Control https://thewavesoftech.com/remote-home-control/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:22:02 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53260 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 so many angles and news sources. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. 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, 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 so many angles and news sources. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave 39:56 Forget Drones, Here Come Delivery Robots https://thewavesoftech.com/forget-drones-here-come-delivery-robots/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:11:39 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53238 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 & Company to assist in the journey. Next, have you considering supersonic travel? Getting from New York to London in 30 minutes may be possible in a few years time. 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, 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 & Company to assist in the journey. Next, have you considering supersonic travel? Getting from New York to London in 30 minutes may be possible in a few years time. The Apple iPad Pro releases on 11-11, so we dive into the tablet market and current iPad sales. Finally, we talk about Power Worm. Power Worm is badly coded ransomware that locks away your data forever. Steve and Dave 44:12 Amazon’s Early Black Friday and Quality Customer Services https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-early-black-friday-and-quality-customer-services/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:49:34 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53201 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 much needed addition to the family. Amazon announced that Black Friday-like deals are now available to their customers, with loads of tech, toy, and gaming deals. And finally, Dave took a trip to Disneyland and shares his tech takeaways from the magical amusement park. 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, 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 much needed addition to the family. Amazon announced that Black Friday-like deals are now available to their customers, with loads of tech, toy, and gaming deals. Amazon continues to shine in customer service and we tell our personal story. With that, Hello Customer is a new podcast about delivering extraordinary customer experience. Be sure to check it out. And finally, Dave took a trip to Disneyland and shares his tech takeaways from the magical amusement park. Thanks for tuning in and continue to ride the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 42:18 Back To The Future Day and YouTube Red https://thewavesoftech.com/back-to-the-future-day-youtube-red/ Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:16:00 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53177 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 customer experience. Also on the agenda, we examine the new subscription-based YouTubeRed announced by the video giant last week and lay out the plan Yahoo has to win you back. 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 c... 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 customer experience. Also on the agenda, we examine the new subscription-based YouTube Red announced by the video giant last week and lay out the plan Yahoo has to win you back. Again, thanks for tuning in and continue to ride...the waves of tech! Steve and Dave clean 39:39 Amazon Files Suit and National Drone Registry https://thewavesoftech.com/amazon-files-suit-and-national-drone-registry/ Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:36:21 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53155 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 at home. Amazon is back in the news as they has taken to the courts to sue thousands that provide fake reviews on their site. And finally, we dive into the drone discussion again, specifically recreational drone ownership registration. 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 at home. 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 at home. Amazon is back in the news as they has taken to the courts to sue thousands that provide fake reviews on their site. And finally, we dive into the drone discussion again, specifically recreational drone ownership registration. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 40:47 Dell Purchases EMC And Uber Getaway Gone Bad https://thewavesoftech.com/dell-purchases-emc-and-uber-getaway-gone-bad/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:25:16 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53134 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, security, and storage enterprise company. We tell the story of how a low-level criminal tried to use Uber as getaway car and was caught red handed. And finally, we dive into the customer service approach of using automated system to direct traffic and how poorly that reflects a company. 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, security, 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, security, and storage enterprise company. We tell the story of how a low-level criminal tried to use Uber as getaway car and was caught red handed. And finally, we dive into the customer service approach of using automated system to direct traffic and how poorly that reflects a company. Enjoy Episode 281 and continue to ride...the waves of tech. Steve and Dave clean 41:01 Office 2016 Mac, OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 https://thewavesoftech.com/office-2016-mac-os-x-el-capitan-and-windows-10/ Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:05:30 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53118 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 sessions can be improved by incorporating a few subtle tech tips, which engage the audience and participation. Finally, we dive into the issues faced with OS X El Capitan and Office 2011/2016 for Mac that are causing many problems. 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. 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 sessions can be improved by incorporating a few subtle tech tips, which engage the audience and participation. Finally, we dive into the issues faced with OS X El Capitan and Office 2011/2016 for Mac that are causing many problems. Steve and Dave 32:48 International Podcast Day 2015 Preview And More Drone Interference https://thewavesoftech.com/ipd-2015-drone-interference/ Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:01:42 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=53044 This week, we begin by discussing the upcoming International Podcast Day event on September 30th. We next share a personal story of recreational drone activity interfering with emergency response and offer solutions for the growing problem. Car manufacturers are introducing the new standard coming to automobiles in the USA - automatic emergency braking systems. And finally, we offer some ideas for how to stop social media sites from tracking you online. This week, we begin by discussing the upcoming International Podcast Day event on September 30th. We next share a personal story of recreational drone activity interfering with emergency response and offer solutions for the growing problem. 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 share a personal story of recreational drone activity interfering with emergency response and offer solutions for the growing problem. Car manufacturers are introducing the new standard coming to automobiles in the USA - automatic emergency braking systems. And finally, we offer some ideas for how to stop social media sites from tracking you online. Steve and Dave 35:09 Apps For Students and Apple Boosts Hiring of Women https://thewavesoftech.com/apps-for-students/ Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:29:38 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52944 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 announced changes to bolster their mobile data plan structure and Sprint now offers the “iPhone Forever” plan as well. Apple is staying true to their commitment to diversity by hiring more women and underrepresented minorities into the company. We conclude with a story of the changing online mortgage process with a real life story. 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. 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 announced changes to bolster their mobile data plan structure and Sprint now offers the “iPhone Forever” plan as well. Apple is staying true to their commitment to diversity by hiring more women and underrepresented minorities into the company. We conclude with a story of the changing online mortgage process with a real life story. Steve and Dave 39:14 Does Google Now Own The Alphabet? https://thewavesoftech.com/does-google-now-own-the-alphabet/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:20:43 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52912 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. Google now has a parent, well a parent company. Alphabet, Inc. is the new big name in own and the company has restructured and we give details. Tesla has since fixed a bug in their software that allowed hackers to hijack the Model S. And finally, International Podcast Day is coming September 30th! 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.... 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. Google now has a parent, well a parent company. Alphabet, Inc. is the new big name in own and the company has restructured and we give details. Tesla has since fixed a bug in their software that allowed hackers to hijack the Model S. And finally, International Podcast Day is coming September 30th! Steve and Dave 32:31 Recreational Drones Continue To Impact Safety And Personal Privacy https://thewavesoftech.com/drones-continue-to-impact-safety-and-personal-privacy/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:26:05 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52873 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 recreational drone stories making headlines that continue to create safety and privacy issues.  And finally, Windows 10 is a major success but still the Mozilla CEO isn’t happy with the tech giant. 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 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 recreational drone stories making headlines that continue to create safety and privacy issues. And finally, Windows 10 is a major success but still the Mozilla CEO isn’t happy with the tech giant. Steve and Dave 41:08 Happy Birthday Cnet And Apple Watch Comes To Best Buy https://thewavesoftech.com/happy-birthday-cnet/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:39:40 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52797 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 like. Finally, we dissect the decision by many doctors being lured away from medicine and into the biotech field. 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, 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 like. Finally, we dissect the decision by many doctors being lured away from medicine and into the biotech field. Steve and Dave 39:36 Tech Flops and Drones Interfere With Firefighting https://thewavesoftech.com/tech-flops/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:28:40 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52786 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 pictures being taken of Pluto, 4 billion miles away. 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 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 pictures being taken of Pluto, 4 billion miles away. Steve and Dave 42:43 Facebook Bidding With Music Labels https://thewavesoftech.com/facebook-bidding-with-music-labels/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:39:51 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52768 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 of OS X El Capitan.  We spend plenty of time discussing the move Facebook is making in the music space and what effect the cloud tax will have on consumers, businesses, governments, and the tech community. 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 be... 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 of OS X El Capitan.  We spend plenty of time discussing the move Facebook is making in the music space and what effect the cloud tax will have on consumers, businesses, governments, and the tech community. Steve and Dave 34:54 Fireworks Technology and Selfie Sticks Banned https://thewavesoftech.com/fireworks-technology/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:19:54 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52754 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 morning, Apple Music and Beats1 launch. The latest music streaming service enters a strong and competitive field. Next, we talk about Livecoding.tv, which is the twitch.tv for coders. And finally, the Selfie Stick is in the news. 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. 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 morning, Apple Music and Beats1 launch. The latest music streaming service enters a strong and competitive field. Next, we talk about Livecoding.tv, which is the twitch.tv for coders. And finally, the Selfie Stick is in the news. Steve and Dave 34:30 How The Social Landscape Is Forcing Changes In E-commerce https://thewavesoftech.com/social-landscape-forcing-changes/ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:46:52 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52730 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, Gmail unveils the Undo Send option, tech companies remove Confederate flag merchandise, and an Apple Watch running 20 year old Mac OS. 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, 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, Gmail unveils the Undo Send option, tech companies remove Confederate flag merchandise, and an Apple Watch running 20 year old Mac OS. Steve and Dave 39:16 Kevin Horek Creative Director and User Experience Strategist https://thewavesoftech.com/kevin-horek-creative-director/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:45:14 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52715 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 and design perspective on user interface and dive into the different design features that work for different industries (healthcare, startups, retail, government, travel).  Kevin breaks down some intricacies of web and native mobile platforms as well. 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 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 and design perspective on user interface and dive into the different design features that work for different industries (healthcare, startups, retail, government, travel).  Kevin breaks down some intricacies of web and native mobile platforms as well. Steve and Dave 48:02 Andrew Kossowski Chief Information Officer Airtel Africa https://thewavesoftech.com/andrew-kossowski-cio-airtel-africa/ Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:30:58 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52695 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, and application development. A key element to the technological growth includes social responsibility and demonstrating the improvements to quality of life. We hope you enjoy learning about the international components of the developing African continent. 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, 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, and application development. A key element to the technological growth includes social responsibility and demonstrating the improvements to quality of life. We hope you enjoy learning about the international components of the developing African continent. Steve and Dave 49:09 Audi Q7 And Gesturing With Your Levi’s https://thewavesoftech.com/audi-q7-gesturing-with-your-levis/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 03:53:50 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52689 On Episode 268 of The Waves of Tech, 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. Washington DC continues to prove to be a growing area for tech startups and innovation. The reasons include military and defense contracts, health care rollout, and a focus on enterprise. Finally, we investigate the Google and Levi partnership. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride...the waves of tech On Episode 268 of The Waves of Tech, 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, 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. Washington DC continues to prove to be a growing area for tech startups and innovation. The reasons include military and defense contracts, health care rollout, and a focus on enterprise. Finally, we investigate the Google and Levi partnership. Steve and Dave 36:00 Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications Merger https://thewavesoftech.com/time-warner-cable-and-charter-communications-merger/ Wed, 27 May 2015 14:39:24 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52658 The news surrounding the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications was predicted by many after the FCC shot down the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. In addition to that, Charter will be buying the smaller Bright House Networks. The news surrounding the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications was predicted by many after the FCC shot down the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. In addition to that, Charter will be buying the smaller Bright House Networks. 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 Warner Cable merger. In addition to that, Charter will be buying the smaller Bright House Networks. The IRS system was hacked, leaving many questions for the over 100,000 people that had information stolen. And finally, hoverboards are making news and breaking world records! Steve and Dave 40:54 It Is All About Making Deals https://thewavesoftech.com/it-is-all-about-making-deals/ Tue, 19 May 2015 15:02:12 +0000 http://thewavesoftech.com/?p=52607 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 giant. The only music streaming business continues to boom. Spotify has partnered with Starbucks that will allow customers to select and create playlists while in store. Also, we talk about when it’s good and bad to be distracted by your cell phones. 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 giant. 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 giant. The only music streaming business continues to boom. Spotify has partnered with Starbucks that will allow customers to select and create playlists while in store. Also, we talk about when it’s good and bad to be distracted by your cell phones. Steve and Dave 37:56