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Tech Tuesday: Your Health Data

Nov 26, 2019
HIV testing at Mozaic, an Equitas Health clinic in Columbus.
Equitas Health

Google, and the largest U.S. nonprofit hospital network have partnered in a deal that, among other things, gives the tech giant access to patient health data.

So-called Project Nightingale provides Google access to the medical records of more than 50 million people across 21 states. Google claims the deal will enhance productivity and patient safety.

But others are concerned about securing the data.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: patient health data, Black Friday deals and more.



Tech Tuesday: Video Games And Screen Time

Nov 12, 2019
eSport gamers play League of Legends during a competion.
Joueurs de League of Legends au Meltdown Paris / Wikipedia Commons

China has instituted an online video-game curfew for minors, banning anyone younger than 18 from online play between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. 

Intended to thwart video-game addiction, the curfew was ordered amid increasing awareness of the impacts of gaming. 

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: video games and screen time. 


Tech Tuesday: Future Of Gaming

Oct 1, 2019
Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash

GameStop, the brick-and-mortar video game retail chain, is shutting down 200 stores across the country. 

Most of the stores are profitable, but as gamers turn to subscription-based models, GameStop is changing tack, reinventing itself from retailer to a cultural hub for gamers.

Coming up on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the changing culture of gaming, artificial intelligence and manufacturing and more.


Apple is entering the video-streaming race, taking on Netflix, Amazon, Disney and others with a monthly subscription of $4.99. The company also announced three new iPhones, even as their sales have been slowing.

Movie Theaters And Streaming

Jul 29, 2019
color photo of people sitting in a dark movie theater watching a bright white blank screen
Kenneth Lu / Flickr

A decade ago, you could either watch "Toy Story" during its theatrical release or wait until it came out on DVD or VHS.

Now, thousands of big-name releases are available at the touch of a button in your own home. 

The streaming technology has changed how, why and when we consume movies, mostly affecting theaters, where box office sales plummeted 7 percent compared to last summer. But content producers are worried, too, about how to navigate the shifting sands of the movie industry.

Today on All Sides, the impact of streaming on the film industry. 

Teen sitting alone using phone.
Fangirl / Pixabay

With Disney announcing its split from Netflix to develop a separate video service and the roll out of Facebook Watch, it seems the list of show and movie streaming applications is growing. However, could this cause more confusion instead of convenience for users? Similarly, we look at the kind of impact smartphones have on children's mental health. 

Apple, the company known for its devices, has plans to start making original movies and television programming, Hollywood insiders tell NPR. Hollywood seems to be happy to have Apple enter the game, but some say the company will face some challenges.

When producer Sid Ganis first heard that Apple wanted to make TV and movies, "I thought to myself, 'What? And why?' "