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

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

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

REvil and Kaseya: Big Money in Malware (7/10/21 Part 1)

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Are you ready for more malware? Nope, neither were we. Kaseya, Malware, and REvil stuff But, alas, here we are. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/code-huge-ransomware-attack-written-avoid-computers-use-russian-says-n1273222 https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/07/03/ransomware-attack-before-holiday-leaves-companies-scrambling/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/up-to-1500-businesses-infected-in-one-of-the-worst-ransomware-attacks-ever/  

Right To Repair: Are we there yet? (7/10/21 Part 2)

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You own that thing, you can do what you want or need to do with it, right? Not necessarily. Right to Repair – An update Could things change to be more pro-consumer and pro-small business? Absolutely! https://www.repair.org/ https://www.eff.org/issues/right-to-repair https://www.ifixit.com/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/bidens-right-to-repair-order-could-stop-companies-from-blocking-diy-fixes/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/hackers-farmers-and-doctors-unite-support-for-right-to-repair-laws-slowly-grows/ And from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers: