This Week in Tech

This week, we're looking at some innovative new technology aimed at both preventing, and cleaning up toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. This is not only designed to protect swimmers and boaters on the Great Lake, but is also important to keep drinking water safe for nearly three million people…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 06:53

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-24-21: DIY Apple Repairs Featured

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Do you dare to repair? If so, we have an early Thanksgiving treat today for Apple device owners, as the company has decided it will sell repair parts along with directions to install them, to consumers. This could be great news for consumers and repair shop owners, but there will…
Although 24 hour operations at West Coast Ports have put a dent in the backlog of containers waiting to be unloaded and shipped across the country; the ongoing supply chain disruption is having a serious impact on Northeast Ohio manufacturing. Find out more about how that disruption, plus a microchip…
The University of Akron is shutting down its long-running Confucius Institute program, after the US Department of Defense made it clear they will no longer fund military research at Colleges and Universities that continue to allow that Chinese Government-funded program on campus. The goal is to protect US Military technology…
This week, President Biden pledged the US will take action to reduce fossil fuel emissions, in an effort to protect forests worldwide. Forests, which absorb harmful pollution from the atmosphere, are one of the earth's main lines of defense against the devastating effects of climate change. Those include rising temperatures,…
Take a creepy peek behind the theater curtain for Halloween this week, as we look into scary movie special effects! Listen now to our conversation with University of Akron School of Communications Professor, Juan Contreras, and with Jereme Gelske, who is a Visual Effects Coordinator, and Associate Producer at Crafty…
Friday, 22 October 2021 06:49

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-22-21: Gadgetopia! Featured

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Great things come in small packages in Akron, as hometown electronics firm, Tiny Circuits, introduces a new miniature gaming device called the "Thumby", along with a wearable to help kids stay fit, and pursue careers in healthcare. Find out more, with Tiny Circuits Founder and President, Ken Burns.
Students from all over the country will gather soon at Kent State University for their annual "Skyhack" event. They'll compete November 5-7, to win cash prizes for new and innovative ways to improve aviation. We'll also hear about a new study on Internet Gaming addiction, and talk to a couple…
Friday, 08 October 2021 08:29

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-8-21: Green Jobs Featured

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Ohio workers stand to win big when thousands of new green energy jobs are created through the proposed federal infrastructure bill-if and when it gets passed by Congress. But how good will those jobs be? US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH -13) joined with labor leaders from…
Friday, 01 October 2021 07:59

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-1-21: Right To Repair Featured

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Don't you just hate it when something expensive breaks, and you either have to replace it , or spend a fortune on repairs? If so; you're not alone, and there are a whole lot of people nationwide who feel the same way-including President Biden, who took action recently to help…
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