Human-Free car buying (11/6/21 part 2)

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Some folks love buying cars. Its an experience; going to car lots, kicking tires, researching vehicles, negotiating with the saleperson. And some folks hate it. Really, really hate it. They just want to buy what they want and that’s it. Buying a Car on the Internet? Well, we’re going to talk about one person’s experience buying a Tesla, with no other humans involved!

Its Shopping Scam Season! (10/30/21 Part 1)

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Its shopping scam season! Shopping Scams – Part 1 While its scam season all year, the seasons change. Ready for holiday goodies for friends and family? Well, gotta be safe when you’re doing it! We talk about shopping scams this hour! https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/online-shopping-scams-are-more-likely-than-you-think-heres-how-to-avoid-them-this-season/ar-AAQ7Ff6 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds

Travel Gremlins for your digital life! (10/16/21 Part 2)

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Got your vaccine card handy? Looking forward to travelling off-island? Well Jonathan did and boy-howdy, did he have fun! But he also ran into some snafus with his digital life! Travel Tech! A few things he’s noticed: A smartphone is really not optional with some airlines! Boarding? Ordering food? In-flight entertainment? You’re going to want to find out where the USB chargers are when in the airport and on the flight! Because not all planes have those things in good spots! Guess how much stuff is being handled digitally or via app? You guessed it! TONS! All this and MORE this hour!

Not Ready for Prime Time: Betas, Previews, and Early Access (9/11/21 Part 2)

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Do you like to live dangerously? Do you want to be on the exciting, cutting edge of technology? Windows 11 and Beta Software Well, the way you do that is by using software and operating systems that are under development. They go by several different names: alphas, betas, developer previews, previews, early access, and other cheerful terms. What can you expect? Headaches, incomplete features, the worst stability, and more. We’ll talk about that.

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