Stratford University’s Tech Talk

  • IT mottos – August 17, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to connect your iPhone to your car audio system. And we meet an IT pioneer whose motto was: “People first, products and profit will follow!”

  • Avoid the “ring scam” – August 10, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How protect yourself from the “ring scam.” That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know and the call stops after just one ring and when you return the call you are billed for the use of an expensive international toll line.  We also meet the co-founder of Instagram.

  • How to avoid phishing scams – August 3, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Tips on how to avoid phishing scams and we meet the Dutch computer programmer who is best known as the author of the “Python” programming language.

  • WiFi protection and the father of the cell phone – July 28, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How make sure your wi-fi is not vulnerable at a hotel. And we meet the father of the cell phone.

  • 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.