Steve and Dave breakdown the potential success of Verizon’s SureResponse personal emergency response device available to users right now. They also discuss how to use technology to time manage your content, specially when sporting events and political debates occur at the same time.
Welcome to Waves of Tech, Episode 156. We have quite the variety of topics in the show this week – great customer service stories, a mention of a sliderule, Microsoft releases, Apple’s announcements, and access to travelers’ data. A few programming notes. Waves of Tech is moving to Monday nights, 5PM PST and we are also going live over at ncslive.tv. We hope you enjoy the podcast and feel free to join the conversation and comment on the show.
This week we splash into the reinvention of Microsoft and the reason politicians love Twitter. We start the show by talking about Microsoft. Microsoft is set to release a host of new products focused on one feature – creating and building a Microsoft user ecosystem. Also, politicians find the power of Twitter intoxicating and for one primary reason – tweets drive campaign donations. Join us as we dive into the realm of reinvention and political technology in this week’s episode.
This week we discuss the issues of manufacturing guns out of 3D printing technology, the unsafe practice of utilizing online pharmacies for discount medicine purchases, and reliving the importance of the 30-year old compact disc.
An honest review of the iPhone 5 and what its pros and cons are. High-tech traffic signal systems are now being introduced in the Pittsburgh area which are proving to be quite effective and inexpensive. Finally, we comb through the educational tech realm with some Guided Access and establishing time controls through the Kindle Fire.
It’s great to have Jim back this week as we dive into three interesting, yet interconnected, topics. Today we talk about the ten things people cannot live without, the constant evolution of education with the help from technology, and utilizing the smartphone camera to keep organized.