This Week in Tech

You've probably heard by now that federal officials have been talking about the harmful effects of gas emissions from stoves, and the possibility of new regulations. But, what does that mean, or could it mean for you and your stove at home, and on a larger scale; what does it…
Seattle Public Schools sued a number of big tech companies this week, claiming the purposely addictive nature of their products is causing a mental health crisis that makes it both more difficult and expensive to educate their students. President Biden also came out this week calling on congress to more…
  Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown, who who chairs the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, is once again raising concerns about consumers getting ripped off after investing in cryptocurrency. He's been advocating for regulations like those that apply to traditional US currency for quite some time, even warning…
This week, an encore presentation one of the most creative and unusual tech projects going on here in Ohio this year, which we featured originally In August. Two Professors from Ohio University in Athens have come up with a way to transform water polluted with toxic acid mine drainage (AMD) into small tubes of…
Thursday, 15 December 2022 09:23

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro: 12-16-22: Coptech Featured

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Police departments nationwide are stretched thin, and increasingly using technology to help them collect, analyze, and make decisions based on data from multiple sources. Listen now to find out how the Akron Police Dpartment is using license plate reader cameras in high crime neighborhoods, doorbell cameras on private homes, a…
Wednesday, 07 December 2022 12:50

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-12-9-22: Twitphobia! Featured

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Everybody's been talking about the big Twitter meltdown, ever since the world's richest man, Elon Musk, bought it, laid off thousands of employees, and demanded those who are left, pledge "hardcore" allegiance to getting the job done, whatever it takes. For some of them; that means sleeping there overnight, which…
This week, we're spotlighting the University of Akron's award-winning esports program, which was recently ranked number two in the nation, by the international online magazine covering video game sports and news, DailyGame. So, how did that happen, and what makes them so good? I asked University of Akron E-Sports Director,…
Today, we're looking at the potentially devastating community effects of mass layoffs.  Over the past few months, Tech companies have laid off thousands of employees. Some of the big names include Twitter, Tesla, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Oracle, Intel, Spotify, and Peloton. While many of those employees will find jobs elsewhere;…
Thursday, 17 November 2022 08:38

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-18-22: Crypto Collapse Featured

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Shocking news out of the world of Cryptocurrency this week, as the $32 billion dollar FTX cryptocurrency exchange goes belly up, declares bankruptcy, and leaves investors in the lurch. How did this all happen? What's next? Listen now, as explore those questions and more, with Kent State University Finance Professor,…
This week, local tech startups in the spotlight, as we talk to Akron's Bounce Innovation Hub CEO, Jessica Sublett. We'll also take a look at what's happening with some of the largest, and most well-established tech companies this week; Twitter, and Facebook parent, Meta, as they slash thousands of jobs,…
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