This Week in Tech

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What if you found out there are chemicals so toxic and dangerous that even just 10 barrels full of them could pollute all of Lake Erie? Well, it turns out; there are, and they're in our environment, pretty much everywhere–from your Teflon coated frying pan, to the grease-resistant pizza box…
Friday, 07 June 2024 12:30

Cool, Low-Tech Tips To Reduce Global Warming Featured

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There's not a whole lot better than summertime in Ohio, when it comes to picnics in the park, hikes along the Cuyahoga river, and maybe even a cool dip in one of our many beautiful lakes. But this cool green serenity is at risk, as global climate change heats up…
This week we're taking a look at a number of different ways that technology is affecting our children, our environment, amd the kinds of cars we drive. We'll also hear about how some communities in NE Ohio are trying to ban large scale wind and solar facilities, and why the…
Saturday, 25 May 2024 11:31

"Stayin' Alive" On Wall Street, In the Age of AI Featured

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Although Wall Street Analysts, Stockbrokers, and Traders already use sophisticated computer programming to help them make what is in some cases, dizzyingly vast sums of money; rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools could soon help them make even more. On the other hand; AI could also completely replace a lot…
Friday, 17 May 2024 18:24

When AI Eats Your Job: What's Next? Featured

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Imagine if the outrage Apple stirred up this week over the ad showing their super thin new Ipad Pro "crushing" images representing art and music, amplified billions of times over.  Imagine that instead of just crushing just digital images of human creativity, another tech creation; artificial intelligence, actually crushes our…
This week our special guest has a special tie to the Akron community. University of Akron graduate, Dr. Greg Davis, who started his professional career as a Physics teacher at Stow High School, has been with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, since 2005. Currently their Principal Technologist; Davis has worked on…
Friday, 03 May 2024 10:53

Akron Expands Free RING Doorbell Cam Program Featured

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  All Akron residents can now apply to receive a free Amazon RING doorbell security camera, as part of the city's ongoing effort to increase neighborhood security. What started as a pilot program in three of the city's ten wards last year, has now expanded outside of just wards 3,…
Friday, 26 April 2024 13:08

What New TikTok Law Could Mean for Social Media Marketers Featured

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Now that President Biden has signed the bill Congress passed this week requiring the Chinese owners of the popular social media app, TikTok to sell to a US company within the next nine months, or face a possible ban; a lot more is at stake than than whether or not…
Imagine a future where virtually everything you touch is infused with Artificial Intelligence; not just your smart phone, but also your TV, your car, your air conditioner, the forklift at the factory where you work, and more. But that's not an imaginary scenario. According to the authors of the new…
The only thing worse than realizing you don't have your files backed up when your computer or external hard drive crashes, is finding out it could cost hundreds, or maybe even thousands of dollars to get them back. But, if you live in the Akron-Canton area; you're in luck, because…
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