Stratford University’s Tech Talk

  • 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.

  • Industrial robotics – December 29, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet one of the pioneers of industrial robotics. And learn about a robotic way to consistently and automatically feed your dog.

  • Mobile transportation in China – December 22, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. The science of champagne bubbles. And we meet the founder of China’s largest mobile transportation platform, which has overtaken Uber in that country.

  • iTunes account recovery and the invention of GPS – December 15, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to recover a long-lost iTunes account. And we meet one of the inventors of GPS.

  • Self-driving taxis – December 8, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Hailing a cab without a cabbie: self-driving taxis are being tested in the suburbs of Phoenix.

  • Protecting your location information – December 1, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What to do if you really don’t want location info to be attached to your photos. And we remember the “Father of Fiber Optic Communications.”

  • Cutting the cord – November 24, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to manage your iPhone’s Do Not Disturb feature. And tips on “cutting the cord.”

  • Android security – November 17, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. How to keep your Android phone secure. And we meet the inventor of the CAPTCHA.

  • 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.