Tech Talk

Smartphone location data

Tech Talk #101 – Apr 13, 2019 Everybody wants the location data in your smartphone. Your carrier, your phone’s operating system, even the apps running on your phone. But why? Why does Verizon, AT&T, Apple, Google, or Candy Crush care so much about where you are? You ask the hard questions, don’t you? Okay, here we go. The carriers (Verizon, AT&T, and the rest) need to know where your phone is so they don’t drop

Chrome password checkup, ji32k7au4a83, 12-inch extension cords

Tech Talk #100 – Mar 30, 2019 Chrome password checkup Every time we hear about a data breach somewhere, we know that a new bunch of usernames and passwords were just stolen and are about to be used against us. Somehow, and by somebody. But how do you tell if YOUR email address and or password was stolen? You can always check by going to and enter your info, but wouldn’t it handy to

Self-driving cars

Tech Talk #99 – Mar 16, 2019 Self-driving cars: the media (whether, for you, that means reading web sites, reading physical papers/magazines, or listening to the radio) seems to be telling us that self-driving cars are finally here. Or that those self-driving cars are almost here. Or even that self-driving cars will never be here. So, who’s right? Technically, everybody. Newer cars come with many driver-assist technologies like making sure you’re in your lane, blind