Stratford University’s Tech Talk

  • Tips for Facebook and the cofounder of Flickr, Slack – July 20, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to block people’s posts on Facebook without actually unfriending them. And we meet the Canadian entrepreneur best known for being a co-founder of the photo sharing website Flickr and the team messaging application Slack.

  • Video editing tips and protection from ransomware – July 13, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Editing home video to upload onto YouTube. And we meet the British computer security researcher best known for temporarily stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack.

  • Inventions and upgrades – July 6, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What to do when Microsoft stops supporting your version of Windows. And we meet the man who invented an early walkie-talkie, Citizen’s Band radio, the telephone pager and the cordless telephone.

  • Modern mobile technology – June 29, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Buying a wireless charger for your phone. And meet a computer scientist who was instrumental in creating the design for today’s mobile phone.

  • Protecting the U.S. from hackers – June 22, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. As tensions in relations. rise, the Iranians are increasing their hacking attacks on U.S. targets. And we meet the mathematician and entrepreneur who co-founded Akamai Technologies.

  • Apple founder’s missed opportunity – June 16, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Meet the third founding member of Apple, the man who sold his share too soon and missed his chance at a multi-billion dollar fortune.

  • The founder of Zynga – June 8, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to change your wi-fi password at home. And we meet the founder of Zynga, a mobile social gaming company.

  • Facial recognition technology coming to schools – June 1, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Facial recognition technology is coming to a school system in Western New York. And we meet the creator of the USB.

  • Photo printing and industrial robots – May 25, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We compare the prices of online photo printing services to the cost of an at-home photo printing setup. And we meet the inventor of the first material handling robot employed in industrial production work.

  • How to deal with phone scams – May 18, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to deal with the phone scam in which when you return the call you reach an expensive toll line. And get to know one of the founders of Qualcomm.

  • Scheduling emails – May 11, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to schedule delivery of your emails to others even far into the future. And we meet a co-founder of Facebook whose name you may not know.

  • Russian internet and the co-founder of Instagram – May 4, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Russia wants its own internet. And we meet the co-founder of Instagram.

  • Cell phone information – April 27, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What to do if you find a cell phone on the street. And get acquainted with the founder of Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer of telecomm equipment and smartphones.

  • Secure browsing and OpenMapStreet – April 20, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What it means when Google Chrome tells you the website you’re visiting is “not secure.” And meet the founder of the OpenStreetMap community-based world mapping project.