Stratford University’s Tech Talk

  • Facebook tips – April 6, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to block posts from people on Facebook without actually unfriending them. And meet America’s first female cryptanalyst.

  • Digital cable solutions – March 30, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. When it comes to modern digital cables, like HDMI and USB, a cheap cable will work just as well, so do not waste…

  • Solutions for untrusted WiFi networks – March 25, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What to do if you don’t trust the Wi-Fi networks in public places. Also, meet the unluckiest man in technology, who sold his share in Apple Computer far too soon.

  • Cloud storage and the inventor of the World Wide Web – March 16, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Some great cloud storage options. And meet the inventor of the World Wide Web.

  • Application protocol – March 9, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Don’t give apps access to your email (even to save money). And meet the “godmother of Unix administrators.”

  • Editing Wikipedia – March 2, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the Wikipedia editor who has made more edits on the English Wikipedia than any other editor.

  • The inventor of the personal computer – February 23, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the woman who created what is now considered by many to be the world’s first “personal computer.”

  • The largest software company in Ghana – February 16, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the “Bill Gates of Ghana,” who founded the largest software company in that African nation.

  • Google’s evolution – February 9, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Google Plus is going away, but your Gmail won’t. And we meet the inventor of a computerized telephone switching method that revolutionized modern communication.

  • Battery life – February 2, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Laptops promise anywhere from 15 to 24 hours of battery life, but you will be lucky to get 10 hours. That’s because manufacturers choose the most unrealistic benchmark with the highest numbers. And we take our first ride on a Bird scooter.

  • The experience versus the job – January 26, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What comes first, the experience or the job? And we meet the “father of computer graphics”.

  • Weather forecasting – January 19, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We look into the security of computers in hotel business centers. And we meet a man who contributed much to the modern practice of weather forecasting.

  • Unlikely ways to interfere with wifi – January 12, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Running that microwave really is messing with your wi-fi. And meet the man who is opening the world of coding to more young people in a simple and viral way.

  • Free accounting software programs – January 5, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to find accounting software programs that are free and open source. Also, learn about Ethereum, which is already the most famous cryptocurrency after Bitcoin.