Technology

The Geeks

Louie and Matt share the latest in tech on Geekspeak, including trends and tips in equipment sanitation.

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's 'Healthy is the New Happy' show with the Family Resource Center discuss how parents and students can find resources that they need as the virtual school year begins.  /  El Programa 'Healthy is the New Happy' del programa Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program con el Family Resource Center fiscute cómo los padres y los estudiantes pueden encontrar los recursos que necesitan al comenzar el año escolar virtual. 

Last month, the highly anticipated video game The Last Of Us Part II was released for the Playstation 4.

Both installments tell the story of a post-apocalyptic, zombie infested future — the original game was lauded for its rich story and compelling characters. But the legacy of this new follow-up might be just how many people are actually able to play it.

The Geeks get together while keeping distance with several forms of technology, including KDNK's Tieline, a good olde fashioned telephone landline, plus voice chat software called Mumble. Marty joins to help describe some coronavirus-era scams and provide some advice for working remotely.

Lucas Turner

On this month's program, we explore the dynamics of blind people who are being grabbed by sighted people wherever they go. We also receive a guide to 200 Braille trails and sensory gardens, meet the world’s best known blind traveler, get tips on easier ways to find luggage, play a little blind tennis, and get special tips on reducing our chances of getting the Coronavirus.

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A new analysis of Google data shows the number of predatory and misleading websites has increased by 350% since January. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

The Geeks talk "slide to type" and later Foreign Correspondent Donna calls in to talk about fire sticks and other jargon. Plus, we answer questions about Catalina and iTunes.

How will the coronavirus affect technology production and distribution? The Geeks ponder this and other topics.

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Colorado Sun reporter Tamara Chuang's reporting on broadband was cited by Benton scholar Robbie McBeath in his Best of 2019 article this week. She joined KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Booked to discuss the impact of the digital divide on the urban poor, and the funding landscape for rural broadband deployment in Colorado.

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Robbie McBeath joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Booked to discuss his article on the Top 10 Broadband Stories of 2019 for the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society. He also defines key terms we often hear, but don't always agree on like broadband and the digital divide.

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Professor Amir Yacoby teaches Physics at Harvard University. His current interests include understanding the behavior of low-dimensional systems and their applications to quantum information technology.

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  This week US Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner, and 37 other Senators asked the House and Senate Appropriations Committee for increased election security funding ahead of the 2020 election. This action comes after the Colorado County Clerks Association, which represents all 64 counties in the state, sent a letter urging the Senate to increase funding to address ‘critical vulnerabilities’ in election systems.

 

 

 


  Most think of the fancy smart phone in their pocket as a convenient tool for checking the weather, taking pictures, or connecting with friends, not to mention making actual phone calls. But this convenience comes with a cost: security and privacy...KDNK News Director Lucas Turner speaks with digital security expert Alain Ghiai about ways to reduce the risk of being hacked.

KDNK's geeks review two-factor authentication, then chat with Donna about buying a new phone and the coolest weather apps.

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KDNK News Director Lucas Turner speaks with best-selling author Cory Doctorow about his new book Radicalized, a series of 4 novellas covering such topics as how software could control us in our own homes, automated policing and machine bias, modern models of radicalization online, and humanities' "shared microbial destiny."

Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer are KDNK's trusted geeks. In this week's show, they encourage critical engagement with news media and remind listeners to jiggle their cables and restart devices. Donna calls to talk about Google Lens.

KDNK Geeks Talk About "The Ring"

May 20, 2019
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What ring, you ask? Foreign correspondent Donna calls in to explain.

The Geeks

Between answering calls, KDNK's Geekspeak shares the latest in tech, including Amazon's venture into package delivery, and gives tips for safeguarding passwords.

The Geeks

This month's episode of Geek Speak warns against accepting phone calls from someone representing "the Internet." And the Geeks answer your general tech questions.
 

Geek Speak airs twice monthly on KDNK. It's a live call-in tech talk show with Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear past episodes here.

The Geeks weigh in on Facebook's 15-year anniversary and ponder whether the social media network is a glowingly wonderful thing, or just plain evil. Geek Speak airs two Mondays a month on KDNK. The live call-in show features hosts Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear archived episodes here.

The Geeks

On this week's Geek Speak, hosts Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer talk tech, including the relationship between iCloud and Google Photos. Catch Geek Speak every first and third Monday on KDNK. Hear archived episodes here.

The program Geek Speak returns for a new year. DNA testing starts the conversation. Later, a caller wants to know more about so-called "fake news."

The Geeks

The Geeks return to answer tech questions and give helpful advice about staying safe while surfing the web.

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

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KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl speaks to Georgetown Law Institute fellow Gigi Sohn about her years serving at the Federal Communications Commission and her latest article for The Verge, called "It's Time For Congress to Fire the FCC Chairman." Sohn has spent three decades fighting for consumer protections, affordable access to high-speed Internet, privacy rights and competition in the marketplace. She's been called "the Conscience of the Chairman's Office" and one of the "Heroes Who Saved the Internet."

In this interview, KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl is joined on the phone by ticketing industry veteran David Sher. He's the founder and CEO of Fan Central Station, a new app now available for iPhones and coming to Android later this year. 

In the November election, 26 more communities in Colorado voted for local control of broadband infrastructure. So that means that voters in 29 of Colorado’s 64 counties, plus 66 municipalities are determined to support their local leaders in addressing the need for affordable high speed Internet connectivity. Within KDNK’s listening area, voters in Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, New Castle, Parachute, Silt and Garfield County all approved broadband ballot items in 2016. KDNK news director Gavin Dahl asked Ken Fellman, former mayor of Arvada and the foremost communications attorney representing local governments in our state, to talk about the significance of this growing resistance to the restrictions on broadband development backed by companies like Comcast and CenturyLink.