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Scott Olthoff reads his selections from PC Magazine. Listen in as he painlessly leads you through the complexities of computer literacy.

Current PC Magazine Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Various articles - May, 2018What If Amazon Closed Up Shop Tomorrow?; Tesla's Tussle With Feds Over Model X Accident is a Fool's Errand; Alexa, Teach Me How to Talk to YouReader: Scott Olthoff00:13:54
Three Articles - Apr, 2018The Old Man and the Smartphone. US Carriers Prep ID Protection That Goes Beyond Passwords. No Women Speakers at Your Conference?Reader: Scott Olthoff00:10:44
Various articles - Mar, 2018Is Bitcoin the Biggest Bubble in Human History; YouTubes Covert Cryptocurrency-Mining Ads, ; Protecting Your Business From CryptocurrencyReader: Scott Olthoff00:13:55
Various articles - Feb, 2018Microsoft Phone: Bend, Fold, and Wear; The Real Reason Voice Assistants Are Female (And Why It Matters); Technology is Killing Me (And Probably You)Reader: Scott Olthoff00:16:55
Various articles - Jan, 2018Could You Form an Emotional Bond With a Self Driving Car? Tech 'Improvements' That Actually Make Things Worse; Can Artificial Intelligence Be Creative?Reader: Scott Olthoff00:22:36
Various articles - Jul, 2017Forget Man Vs. Machine: It's Time for Computer vs. Computer; Who Do You Trust More With Your Safety: Google or Ford? Apple HomePod, shake things upReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:43
Various articles - Jun, 2017Fake News is Just the Start of the Web's Attack on Reality; Uber Unveils Personal Airplane Design; In a Mobile-First World, Don't Forget the PCReader: Scott Olthoff00:10:09
Augmented Ability - May, 2017How smart tech is making assistive techonology smarter. High tech usage to help the disabled continues to grow and improve. By Michelle Z. DonahueReader: Scott Olthoff00:19:05
Various articles - May, 2017Elon Musk Wants to Implant an AI Interface in Your Brain. Silicon Valley Tops Detroit at Autonomous Cars? Think Again; Spring Clean Your GadgetsReader: Scott Olthoff00:16:06
Various articles - Apr 2017Who Should Your Self-Driving Car Save in a Crash? Technology can get ahead of itself in mobile communications. Rights for AI and RobotsReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:15
Various articles - Mar, 2017High tech provides more automation and robots, but the skill of writing still belongs firmly in the hands of humans. DNA Data Storage: Nature Provides A WayReader: Scott Olthoff00:19:39
Various articles - Feb, 2017Why LinkedIn Under Microsoft is Doomed; Autonomous Cars Will Have to be (Artificially) Intelligent; Uber, Lyft in Reducing CongestionReader: Scott Olthoff00:08:47
Various articles - Dec, 2016Ford Previews Truly Autonomous Parking-Assist Tech; MIT and Lamborghini to Create Even Better Super Cars; Good Reasons to Let a ChatBot Ride ShotgunReader: Scott Olthoff00:09:29
Smart Farms: Big Data Meets Big Ag - Dec, 2016The dream of big data in agriculture promises to improve efficiency and yields, but the components habe yet to become a cohesive whole.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:20:51
Various article - Nov, 2016Fighting Sexism in Silicon Valley; There are complex issues with the colonization of Mars; Your Next Bank Card May Change Number Every HourReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:23
Various articles - Oct, 2016Perspective on Changing Tech; Here's Why UBER has a broader approach; Googles DeepMind Gives Robots a Scary-Accurate New VoiceReader: Scott Olthoff00:35:11
Autonomous Cars, Email Safety, What is 5G - Sep, 2016The tech of self driving cars is so immense that it opens the door to things that cannot be predicted; Security at risk to those that prefer to do harmReader: Scott Olthoff00:18:03
Bot Revolution, Learn to Read the Story of Your Data - Aug, 2016Robots being intricately involved in our daily lives is a long term but overblown prospect. Tracking devices can help you analyze data.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:14:24
Various articles - Jul, 2016The Internet of Things Is Not For You; Supercomputers Will Power Autonomous Cars; With Voice, Offline No Longer ExistsReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:24
Various articles - Jun, 2016The Next Bit Thing for Connected Cars: Apps Drivers Actually Use; The Supercomputers That Are Exploring Quantum CryptographyReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:52
Various Articles - Jun, 2016Will the Apple Car Succeed? by John Dvorak. Are Phones Becoming too Complicated? by Tim Bajarin. New A.I. Platform Thinks? By Rob Marvin.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:12:11
Various articles - May, 2016The difficulty of voice recognition and hacking of commandable devices pose major problems; How Twitter and the NFL Just Broke TVReader: Scott Olthoff00:09:28
Various articles - Apr, 2016The future of computer input mechanizing may change from voice to physical gesture. What If Everything Were Encrypted?Reader: Scott Olthoff00:18:27
Various articles - Mar, 2016Privacy is Never About Just One Phone, By Dan Costa; Why Your Car Needs "Nanny Tech", By Doug Newcomb, When PCs Become Appliances, By John C. DvorakReader: Scott Olthoff00:14:02
Various articles - Feb, 2016Never Lose Your Luggage Again, By Sascha Segan, The Year of Big Obfuscation, By John C. Dvorak, Meet Josh, Jeeves for the 21st CenturyReader: Scott Olthoff00:16:39
Various articles - Jan, 2016Buckling Under the Weight of Search, How PC Makers Can Salvage PC Sales, All Signs Point to TelecommutingReader: Scott Olthoff00:14:13
Various articles - Dec, 2016A modern day hotel is using a robot for some room service duties. Silicon may be facing replacement. Disney prosthetics makes young patients heroes.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:11:32
Various articles - Nov, 2015Augmented Reality, New Credit Card Chips Mean Innovation, Annoyance Telecommuting-The Antidote to Rush Hour, By J. Dvorak, E. Dashevsky, E. GrevstadReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:24
Drivers And Car Tech, Surveillance State in Disguise- Oct, 2015A lot of new tech devices and capabilities are not being used in late model cars. By Doug Newcomb Internet tracking issues. By John C. DvorakReader: Scott Olthoff00:08:37
Cars and Built-in Tablets, Comic Portrait of Whistle Blower - Sep, 2015The type of device and capabilities and the cost all come into play for the automakers. New biography of NSA whistle blower Edward SnowdenReader: Scott Olthoff00:10:21
Various articles - Aug, 2015Free Travel Apps for Your Next Road Trip, By Jill Duffy; Is Negative PC Growth the New Normal?, By Tim BajarinReader: Scott Olthoff00:13:14
The Encryption Chronicles and Darkode Seizure- Aug, 2015Large data breaches of both government data and commercial data by hackers firmly establishes the weakness; Darkode, a website brought down by FBIReader: Scott Olthoff00:10:34
Windows 10; Cell Phone Jamming - Jul, 2015New OS follows corporate idea thinking, but not public users opinions; The use of signal jamming for cell phones can be usefulReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:56
Various Articles - Jun, 2015Short falls in online education. By William Denton Personal computing not so personal, By John C. DvorakReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:00
Microsoft's HoloLens, Laptop Design - Jun, 2015Physical actions of the wearer cause the HoloLens to take the user into a new experience of the world. Laptop PC designReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:11
Various articles - Apr, 2015Microsoft's Windows Phone does not seem to be able to compete. Hacking threat for driverless cars has been overblown.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:14:21
Various articles - Mar, 2015Where Drones Can and Can't Go, Chloe Albanesius and Stephanie Mlot ; Anthem's Data Breach, Sascha Segan; Radio Shack Eulogy, Jamie LendinoReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:43
Various articles - Feb, 2015Trend for making extremely small sizes of PC's; Google continues to provide the technology for vehicles that are fully self drivingReader: Scott Olthoff00:16:14
Various articles - Jan, 2015Using Video Games to Prepare for the Culture Shock of War, By Sophia Stuart; Don't Buy a Smartwatch (Yet, Anyway), Scott OlthoffReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:45
Various articles - Jan, 2015Making Robot Cars More Human; Useless Cool-A look at one aspect of the Internet of Everything; A review of the movie about Stephen HawkingReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:50
Various articles - Dec, 2014DARPA Creates First 1 TeraHertz Computer Chip; An Ambulance Drone for Health Care on the Fly; How Tiny Tech Firms Are Disrupting the GiantsReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:32
Various articles - Nov, 2014Inside the Mind of Ada Lovelace; The Perils of Making the Virtual More Real; How Tech Can Stop 'Car-mageddon'Reader: Scott Olthoff00:16:17
Apple articles - Oct, 2014Hysteria or Religion? A perspective that likens the company's public aspects, image/interface, buyers to religion.; The phablet recreation.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:09:57
Various articles - Oct, 2014Who Should Be the Self Driving Car's Moral Compass?; We Audiophiles Will Miss the IPod Classic; Wrists On With the Apple WatchReader: Scott Olthoff00:14:54
Various articles - Oct, 2014Don't Dismiss Voice Recognition in Cars; The Real Difference Between Microsoft and Apple; Why Tablet Sales Are Dropping?Reader: Scott Olthoff00:14:54
Various articles - Aug, 2014Google Founders Using AI and applying to driving vehicles, By Chloe Albanesius; Using Angry Birds to Develop Skills, By Stephanie MlotReader: Scott Olthoff00:07:34
Various articles - Aug, 2014App, Secret, is negatively critiqued, By Sascha Segan; Google and the Apple-IBM Deal, By Fahmida Y. RashidReader: Scott Olthoff00:10:34
Various articles - Jun, 2014Does Apple Need a Large Screen iPhone? By Tim Bajarin; You Love Easy Networking Setup But So Do Scammers, By Samara LynnReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:26
Various articles - May, 2014Teaching Kids to Code; Can We Handle Crime When We're Immortal?; Why I Don't Want My Daughter to Work in Silicon ValleyReader: Scott Olthoff00:17:59
Cisco, CarPlay & Glass - May, 2014Cisco's Security Problems, by Samara Lynn; Apple's CarPlay: Short of Innovation, by Doug Newcomb; One Year of Google Glass, by Russell HollyReader: Scott Olthoff00:26:14
Various articles - Mar, 2014Should Microsoft Drop Windows Phone for Android? By Sebastian Anthony; It's Time to Split Up Microsoft, By Tim BajarinReader: Scott Olthoff00:13:36
Various articles - Mar, 2014Privacy and the Connected Car, by Doug Newcomb; More Everything, Fewer Subsidies from major phone carriers, by Sascha Segan; BitCoin Comes to Retail with BitTag, by James PlafkeReader: Scott Olthoff00:14:12
Various articles - Feb, 2014New York Subway with natural light, by Graham Templeton; Best of CES 2014, by Chandra Steele; Touring Photos in 3D, by Sebestian AnthonyReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:08
Various articles - Feb, 2014AT&T's New Plans Show That Competition Works; Windows Phone: It's Still About the Apps; How Homogenity Could Kill the Game ConsoleReader: Scott Olthoff00:16:33
Various articles - Jan, 2014Amazon Testing Drone Delivery System; Watson Super Computer Opened to Developers; Stanene: Bor When Copper Isn't Conductive EnoughReader: Scott Olthoff00:10:07
Various articles - Dec, 2013Experience shows insurance for cell phones doesn't pay off. by Mitchell Hall; Skills of people and the people themselves that work in the high tech area could apply to civic projects. by Ibrahim Adul-MatinReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:28
Scammers, Socials & Soldiers - Dec, 2013Stay Safe From Scammers, Fahmida Y. Rashid; How Social Media Lead to Business Success, Cindy Gallop; Military's Child/Soldier Future, Sebastian AnthonyReader: Scott Olthoff00:16:23
Various articles - Nov, 2013The Best New Features of Windows 8.1, by Michael Muchmore and Matthew Murray; The fragile nature of things, Sebastian Anthony; Touring Moto X Factory, by Chandra SteeleReader: Scott Olthoff00:16:14
Various articles - Oct, 2013What Will the HyperLoop (transportation) Look Like? by Chloe Albanesisus; Give Steve Ballmer the Credit He Deserves. by Sebastian Anthony; There Are Plenty of Women in Tech, by Samara LynnReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:24
Various articles - Oct, 2013How Do Astronauts Exercise in Space? by Meredith Popolo; Justine Bateman learns tech in college; by Chandra Steele; Microsoft settles on business model in world of mobile phone technology, by Sascha SeganReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:52
Various articles - Oct, 2013A Drone Pilot Speaks about non defense use; Are Electric Cars Really That Green?; The Body Kinecitzer and CyberFit, high tech is changing how we shopReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:01
Various articles - Sep, 2013Wonder Materials Are Aptly Named, by Sebastian Anthony; Gene Gurkoff-creator of physical workout/charity application, by Meredith Popolo; Monetize Your Workout, by Meredith PopoloReader: Scott Olthoff00:14:30
Various articles - Aug, 2013A fashion discussion of Google Glass and wearable technology.; At Alpha One Labs, Creativity Unleashed exploring hackerspace.; For 600 MHZ Auctions Pick Losers not WinnersReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:37
Fast Phones, 3D Printers & Overclocking - Aug, 2013"Fastest Mobile Networks by Dan Costa"; "3D Printer Factory" by Angela Moscaritolo; "The Death of Overclocking" by Sebastian AnthonyReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:15
Gaming, YouTube & Google+ - Aug, 2013"Microsoft Gaming Console Gamble"; "Paid YouTube Could Kill Cable TV"; "Does Google+ Have a Future?" By various authorsReader: Scott Olthoff00:15:25
Moving Images & Anarchist - Jul, 2013"Traditional photos, attention span, & hi-tech images" by Coco Rocha; "An anarchist on 3D printing of weaponry..." by Chandra SteeleReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:36
Inside Haswell & Final Cut - Jul, 2013"Intel's fourth generation Core CPU design." by Joel Santo Domingo; "Moviemaker Kevin Smith discusses 'Man of Steel'" by Russell HollyReader: Scott Olthoff00:13:54
Books & Piracy - Jun, 2013"When Books Become Services. Effect of hi-tech reading services" by Chandra Steele; "A Case For Piracy." by Sebastian AnthonyReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:08
Google Glass & Fashion - Jun, 2013Google Glass: Functionality with problems. By C. Steele & M. Murray; Shapeway Shifts Fashion: Hi-tech comes to clothing. By Coco RochaReader: Scott Olthoff00:14:21
Galaxy S4 & BitCoin - Jun, 2013Samsung Galaxy S4: Best phone on the planet. By Dan Costa. BitCoin: Alternative currency you can believe in? by Mitchell HallReader: Scott Olthoff00:12:54
Chrome & Win 8 - Apr, 2013"It's Time for Google to Kill Chrome OS" by Sascha Segan; "Windows 8 Shows Poorly in Mobile Market" by Sebastian AnthonyReader: Scott Olthoff00:11:04
Living the Pi Life - Apr, 2013A-List Director Ang Lee used high-tech techniques in his latest film "Life of Pi." By Chandra SteeleReader: Scott Olthoff00:10:59
New Uses for Watson - Apr, 2013Students Dream Up New Uses For IBM's Watson. Teams compete to find new applications for the supercomputer. By Stephanie Mlot.Reader: Scott Olthoff00:03:59
Moore's Law - Apr, 2013Moore's Law Really Works. A study shows the law predicting growth in integrated circuit complexity remains effective. By Damon PoeterReader: Scott Olthoff00:06:11

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