Well, we WERE going to start talking about municipal internet. Were. That was the plan. Wireless Odds and Ends – Part 1 But we started talking about that sweet D Link AC3150 Ultra Wireless Router, and that let to access points, range extenders, plus other networking things that just got Sam all confused… So we had to talk about home networking. After all, what good is super fast internet if your home network can’t use it? If you want to see the super cool Ubiquiti wireless access points Jonathan was talking about, check them out on Amazon or at OfficeMax!
We do an update about Municipal Internet in the U.S.! Municipal Internet Revisited – Part 2 Remember when we talked with EPB’s Danna Bailey about municipal internet? Wasn’t that cool? No? Part One is here! Part Two is here! So, anything new since then? Well, it looks like municipal internet has been growing, so that’s good. Looks like Net Neutrality is an important selling point, too. What else? How is it going? What benefits are there? Listen in!
Cord cutting! Is it for you? What are the pros and cons? Cable Confusion – Part 2 Can’t live without your HBO? https://order.hbonow.com/ Will you wither without ESPN? http://www.espn.com/watch/espnplus/ Do you want BBC America? https://www.britbox.com/us/ Hulu? Hulu with Live TV? https://www.hulu.com/ Our favorite is Netflix! https://www.netflix.com/ Want documentaries, and lots of them? https://curiositystream.com/ What else is out there? Let us know!
By now you’ve heard of the disaster that has befallen Hawai’i island. Lava flowing and earthquakes, with people losing their homes and more! So, how is the internet helping out with what’s going on? And how is it not helping? EMERGENCY! Need some links on getting ready for a disaster? Glad you asked! http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/types-of-disaster/ http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/ https://www.mauicounty.gov/AlertCenter.aspx http://ptwc.weather.gov/index.php?region=2 http://www.redcross.org/local/hawaii/programs-services/disaster-preparedness
With all the hubbub about Net Neutrality, privacy going the way of the dodo bird, and just general safety, we figured it’d be time to go over VPNs again! But, more to the point? Shopping for one! Privacy and VPNs Jonathan found PC Magazine’s list of the top 10 VPNs you can get right now, plus goes over what ThatPrivacySite.net has to day!
Oculus Rift had a blooper with an update recently. But, it helped highlight an issue: what do you do with the software in things you own? Do you own it? And the answer is, according to some, NO. Oculus and DRM – Part 1 Do you have a Right to Repair your own things? How much control do you really have?
So, you bought something, so you can do what you want with it, right? Uhm… maybe not. Well, you can fix it, right? No, not necessarily. Can you make money with it? Well, depends… DRM and Right to Repair – Part 2 WHERE DID ALL THESE EXCEPTIONS COME FROM? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this and answer your questions!
Do you like books? Reading them? Listening to them? This is your show! E-books! – Part 1 Special guest Tracey the Librarian comes to us to get the low-down on ebooks and audiobooks. Paid or free, iPhone or Android, Mac or Windows! Its a great time to be a reader!
And we continue with eBooks and Audiobooks! E-Books! – Part 2 We talk more about them, and we offer links! Audible* – http://audibletrial.com/mauionline Amazon Kindle store* – http://amzn.to/2ELjMMi Overdrive – https://www.overdrive.com/ B&N Nook – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/nook/_/N-1pbl Gutenberg Project – http://www.gutenberg.org/ Libraries Hawaii for Android and iPhone/iPad * Affiliate link! Support Maui Online!
Is your Information Superhighway in the middle of a traffic jam? Networking Info! While we often talk about your internet connection’s speed, what about your home network? Is it congested with everyone streaming music and video? Do you wonder where all your bandwidth went to? What can you do? Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they take this listener question about your networking and what you can do to improve it!