Stratford University’s Tech Talk

  • The dark web and remote communication – November 10, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Don’t waste your money on “dark web scans” that promise to search the dark web for your personal information to see if criminals are selling it. And we meet a man who used radio and wi-fi to connect some of the remotest communities in Alaska.

  • Converting VHS to MPEG – November 3, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to turn VHS into MPEG. And we meet the mother of Voice over IP.

  • Conference calls and computer graphics – October 27, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to set up a conference call on your iPhone. And we meet the father of computer graphics.

  • WiFi with WPS and beyond – October 20, 2018

    WiFi devices with WPS, WiFi range extender options, inkjet printer cartridge ripoff (HP and Epson), Profiles in IT (Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of Yelp), Apple watch not used to record Khashoggi killing, App of the Week (Be My Eyes), Idea of the Week (hurricane damage photos online), and all Apple user data can now be downloaded for review.

  • Tumblr’s founder and CEO – October 13, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the founder and CEO of the blogging platform Tumblr.

  • Online safety – October 6, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to safely use the computer at your hotel’s business center. And a way to safeguard your photos for posterity.

  • Cutting the cord – September 29, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to cut the cord and shopping help for people who loathe shopping for clothing.

  • The father of AI – September 22, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the father of artificial intelligence.

  • Weather forecasting models – September 15, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Which is better, the American model or the European model? Just to be clear, we’re talking about weather forecasting.

  • Experience vs. employment in the tech industry – September 8, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Tech’s chicken and egg problem: What comes first, the experience or the job?

  • The European Internet – August 25, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Today we meet the father of the European Internet.

  • Electronic vulnerabilities – August 11, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Today we explore the possibility that someone may be spying on you through your robotic vacuum cleaner and we talk about vulnerabilities in our nation’s electoral system.

  • Robots in production work – August 4, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the inventor of the first material handling robot employed in industrial production work.

  • The 18th century computer – July 28, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the 18th century philosopher who first realized there was a way to calculate using only zeros and ones, which has become the basis for today’s computers.