Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday: Fake News Campaigns, Digital Maps

Mar 6, 2018
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Online message boards have been peddling conspiracy theories in the aftermath of tragedies for years. However, these hoaxes have started to enter the mainstream media. We'll look at how these message board users utilize social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to push their fake news into the spotlight.

We'll also take a look at how technology has prevented us from getting lost while traveling, but also how it can get us lost in new ways.

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Advancements in artificial intelligence could potentially lead to more cyber threats in the future. Drones, self-driving cars, and surveillance systems could be targets of malicious AI technology. We'll take a look at these threats and what experts suggest to prevent them. 

Also, we'll look at the effects violent video games can have on young minds.

Tech Tuesday: Russian Trolls, Online News Archives

Feb 20, 2018
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Russian nationals for allegedly tampering with the 2016 presidential election. However, their efforts may not have been enough to sway the election significantly. We'll take a look at how these organizations reached their large audience, and how much of an impact they really had.

Also, the more digitized news archives become, the more vulnerable they are to censorship and deletion. 


As the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea continue, cybersecurity officials have been combating hackers and other cyberattacks. We'll take a look at who's been targeted, who's potentially behind these attacks, and what is being done to prevent further breaches.

We'll also take a look at how search engines are influenced by our own prejudices.

surveillance cameras

Advancements in artificial intelligence have led to applications within surveillance systems.  Startups have begun to integrate AI technology in CCTV, in an effort to better organize and locate video files. We'll look at the pros and cons of AI in surveillance. 

Also, a look at digital screen addiction and how to curb an obsession with our devices. 


The Trump administration is considering building a nationalized portion of the nation's 5G mobile network in an effort to defend against China and other hostile actors. It would be an unprecedented nationalization of private infrastructure. 

We'll also take a look at how celebrities and other public personas purchase fake followers for their social media accounts, and the impact these fabricated accounts have on the real people they sometimes impersonate.  

Tech Tuesday: Hyperloop One & Facebook's New Feed

Jan 23, 2018
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The travel time from Columbus to Chicago or Pittsburgh may soon be cut down to just a few minutes. Hyperloop One is looking to bring high speed transportation to the Midwest with futuristic tube technology. We'll take a look at how the project is coming along and what the next steps will be.

Also, a look at how Facebook is changing its News Feed feature and Russell Holly joins us to talk about the latest in tech industry and retail news. 

Net Neutrality demonstration in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 2017.
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The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules in December but the battle is far from over. Litigation is expected on several fronts and some states, not including Ohio, are working on legislation to regulate internet service providers.

Tech Tuesday: Net Neutrality, Holiday Gifts 2017

Dec 19, 2017
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Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate regulations dictating how internet providers connect consumers to the internet, granting these companies broad new discretion in shaping Americans' online experiences. On this week's Tech Tuesday, we discuss potential impacts and the continuing political battle over net neutrality.

Also, a final roundup of the best tech gifts for the 2017 holiday season.

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Automation is overtaking once reliable jobs in a number of industries, and these trends are changing the ways parents and educators prepare children to develop career interests and enter the workforce. Email tracking allows providers to collect a variety of information on your web activity.

Then, Russell Holly gives his picks for some of the best holiday tech gifts for teens in 2017.