Tech Talk

Home internet tune-up, Netflix with friends

Tech Talk #130 – May 23, 2020 Home internet tune-up We're all spending more time at home these days, and for many people, that means spending more time online. Whether on Zoom conference calls, Google Classroom assignments, trying to level up in your video game, or some quality binge-watching, we're online more now than we were last year. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the most from your internet connection. Go get your latest

5G does not cause COVID-19, Working from home best practices

Tech Talk #129 – May 9, 2020 5G does not cause COVID-19 If you spend any time online or get your news via social media, you have probably run across conspiracy theories about 5G cell towers causing COVID-19. Not true, bucko. 5G technology uses electromagnetic waves, while  COVID-19 is a biological virus. Whole different things. When most people talk about 5G, they are referring to the current fifth-generation mobile broadband technology that companies are rolling

Breaking the internet, easy video conferencing apps

Tech Talk #128 – April 25, 2020 Breaking the internet With more than 100 million people globally working from home, school closures forcing online classes, and just generally staying home instead of meeting face-to-face, internet traffic over broadband and mobile wireless is at an all-time high. Are we close to breaking the internet? The strong point of the world’s internet capability is in the main connections - the undersea cables, and the continent-spanning fiber optic