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Creepy Electronic Features That Will Make You Cringe

November 29, 2018

We are back in the twilight zone on this episode of scary technology. What would you do if we told you cell-sized robots are being mass produced. The laws of physics say that some inventions are not possible. Students at MIT are proving different. Very spooky if you think about the tiny details needed to […]

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We’re Refurbishing Topics to find Solutions to Refurb Products

November 29, 2018

There are many ways to utilize products other than their intended purpose. This show will discuss what those options can be and who is leading the way in re-purposing unused products. Dave Blair is in for the Guru of Geek this week, and Jim Walsh is at the control panel again. The duo spends the show […]

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The Breakable Password

November 28, 2018

If you use the word PASSWORD, that’s about to end. New technology to detect potential heart attacks is on the horizon. California decided to pass legislation to stop the use of the word “password” or “admin” as a default passwords. Is it feel-good legislation? Is it better to say each device should have a “unique” […]

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Gift Giving Ideas for the Techie Enthusiast

November 27, 2018

Guru of Geek Marlo Anderson is out on business for National Day Calendar. Filling in today is Rockin’ Dave Blair and Tech Geezer Jim Walsh. It’s never too late to start your Christmas shopping. Dave and Jim want to help you get an early start with gift giving. The duo discusses the most outrageous gadgets […]

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A Geek, A Legend, An Inventor

November 27, 2018

The Guru of Geek is back on the air with two very special guests! Legendary Astronaut Steve Swanson is in studio with the Guru of Geek! Steve talks about his 10 year career, including 195 days in space and 5 space walks. Listen as The Guru of Geek asks Steve about one of his most […]

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What are they going to put in vending machines in the future!

November 26, 2018

            The go-to for late night snacks, beverages when you are thirsty or a set of earbuds in an airport, the vending machine is entering the age of hi-tech.  In-studio guests Lexi Preszler and Deb Eslinger from the Center for Technology and Business share their insights on the future of this technology. […]

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APPLE AND ANDROID SQUARE OFF

August 29, 2018

VIDEO COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS One of all the biggest challenges we face with our smart device is video communication across the platforms. For example, Facetime is a proprietary app for iOS users. Android users can not make video calls via Facetime. It has nothing to do with the App you’re using, it’s more to do with the […]

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Airbnb and VRBO

August 28, 2018

ADVENTURES WITH AIRBNB A‌i‌r‌b‌n‌b‌,‌ ‌I‌n‌c‌.‌ is a company based in San Francisco that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging from holiday cottages to hostel beds. Airbnb is a home rental platform with a simple premise–connect homeowners to customers looking for short term rentals. Airbnb does not […]

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FUEL ALTERNATIVES

August 28, 2018

AUTONOMOUS RACING One could be forgiven for thinking that Tesla is the only company in existence building autonomous, or self-driving, electric vehicles. The Elon Musk hype machine, fueled by the fanboys at Futurism and other tech sites, has been in overdrive lately. The United States has not been the leader in the sales of electric […]

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Baby Boomer vs. Generation Z

August 9, 2018

The generation gap cannot be more apparent than in Technology. Today we will explore that gap with our two in-studio guests, Jefferson White and Nick Ressler. Baby Boomer vs. Generation Z Jefferson is a recent graduate of Legacy High School in Bismarck. He is spending the summer working at Awesome 2 Products. He grew up […]

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