New Apple Stuff! Is your wallet hurting yet? (9/18/21 Part 1)

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Apple just had a livestream showing off a ton of new stuff! New iPhones, iPads, new iOS… are you excited? Apple’s 2021 launch Ready to upgrade? Well, let’s chat about it! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/ios-15-brings-new-facetime-and-ai-features-on-september-20/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/new-2021-ipads/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/new-2021-ipad-mini/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/the-apple-watch-gets-a-visual-makeover-with-the-series-7/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/apple-makes-the-iphone-13-official/ https://www.anandtech.com/show/16945/the-apple-2021-fall-iphone-event-live-blog-10am-pt-1700-utc

Alphabet Soup for Displays & HDTVs continued! (9/18/21 Part 2)

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Are you ready to buy an upgrade to your HDTV or computer monitor? Are you confused by the random assembly of letters and numbers? So are we! Acronym Soup! That’s why LD insisted we talk about this more so we can get into that for you! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_display_standard https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-hdr-high-dynamic-range https://www.gamespot.com/articles/what-is-hdr-for-gaming-on-monitors/1100-6489659/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_refresh_rate https://helpdeskgeek.com/reviews/freesync-vs-g-sync-display-technology-explained/ https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/lcd-vs-led-all-the-tv-acronyms-you-need-to-know/

Monitors On Display! (9/11/21 Part 1)

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When you use a computer, it is by looking at the monitor! The display! Its one of the most important parts that most people don’t think about. Monitors 101 Its also a part that people tend to try and spend the least on. So, let’s talk about that! Best Buy’s monitor buying guide Tom’s Hardware “How to buy a PC monitor” Intel’s “What to look for in a gaming monitor” How to adjust your monitor’s image For Pros: How to calibrate your monitor

And we have a summer winner! (8/28/21 Part 2)

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We have a winner! Was it you? Viewer Mail – August, 2021 Our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot donated a fantastic prize: weighing in at nearly $250, this Realspace high back gaming chair is awesome, super comfortable, and has sold out twice since we started the contest this time around! Some highlights: Did you know we talked with Mark Harmer of Harmer Communications about WISP? Show topic ideas from Alert Internet Surfer Gerald! Daneille Miller was on the show 2016 with great advice regarding social media. Check it out with Part 1 and Part 2! Questions about before and after ransomware attacks from Alert Internet Surfer John! Financial websites versus apps from Alert Internet Surfer Bill!

Wired Vs Wireless Peripherals 101 (8/21/21 Part 1)

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Keyboards, mice, headphones and more! Wired and Wireless Peripherals You’ve always got a choice between wired and wireless, so which do you choose? What are the pros and cons of each? We give you a quick overview on them so you can think about what will suit you best! https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bluetooth-technology-101,4464.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/batteries-101 https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/understanding-usb-cable-types-one-use/ https://components101.com/connectors/35mm-audio-jack

Its Hurricane-Watching season! (8/21/21 Part 2)

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Its Hurricane season! And its always Tsunami season. Be Prepared! So, how do you keep track of them? How do you find out about them so you can plan accordingly? https://ccrane.com/ https://mauiready.org/ https://www.mauicounty.gov/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=32%2C52 https://www.mauicounty.gov/emergency http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/ https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac https://www.tsunami.gov/ https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/ https://www.fema.gov/ https://www.redcross.org/

The Ethics of Deepfakes (8/7/21 Part 1)

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Did you know that Anthony Bourdain – who passed away in 2018 – can be heard in a new documentary? Well, its not really Anthony. Deepfakes Rather, his voice was created using an AI to generate a recreation of it. Work from beyond the grave, as it were. https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016838440/ai-brought-anthony-bourdains-voice-back-to-life-should-it-have https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice?utm_source=pocket-newtab https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57842514

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism (8/7/21 Part 2)

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David Horowitz, host of the old show Fight Back, used to end each show saying “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Skepticism We’re going to talk about having a healthy skepticism, including about the things you like. https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ https://yourbias.is/ https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-develop-critical-thinking-skills

Its a SPACE SHOW with Dr. JD! (7/31/21 Part 1)

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Dr. Armstrong of the UH Maui IfA is joining us today! Dr. Armstrong and Space! – Part 1 As such? We are absolutely gorging ourselves on all sorts of cool space stuff! Jonathan went bananas finding stuff he wanted to go over, too! https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/31/mars-new-data-nasa-insight-lander-fisher-pkg-ebof-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/ https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-raised-ridges-video https://earthsky.org/moon-phases/2021-moon-phases-calendar-dates-and-times/ https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-rolls-off-launch-pad-photos

Nerds! In! Spaaaaaaace! (7/31/21 Part 2)

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Its a WHOLE second hour of Space Stuff with Dr. Armstrong! Dr. Armstrong And Space! – Part 2 Dr. Armstrong had a story that some of you were interested in: https://launiusr.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/why-explore-space-a-1970-letter-to-a-nun-in-africa/ More links! https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57797297 https://apnews.com/article/jeff-bezos-space-e0afeaa813ff0bdf23c37fe16fd34265 https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/city-life/07-29-21-wally-funk-parade-grapevine-historic-space-flight-blue-origin-bezos/ https://www.space.com/nauka-delays-boeing-starliner-oft2-space-station-launch