computers http://kcur.org en Checking Out The Science Behind Dreamworks Animation http://kcur.org/post/checking-out-science-behind-dreamworks-animation <p>Your average animated film today looks a lot different from <em>Snow White</em> or <em>The Jetsons</em>, and it's all due to the computer animation techniques we use today.</p><p>On Wednesday's<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em> Up to Date</em></a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk with a Dreamworks animator and a look at the science that makes the silver screen computer animation work.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:&nbsp;</span></strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:02:47 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52470 at http://kcur.org Checking Out The Science Behind Dreamworks Animation Cybersecurity: What The Snowden Case Means For You http://kcur.org/post/cybersecurity-what-snowden-case-means-you <p></p><p>The NSA’s monitoring programs are no secret anymore. But assuming you’re not someone with nefarious plans for national security, what does that mean for &nbsp;online privacy?</p><p>In the first part of Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk cybersecurity&nbsp;with expert <strong>David Fidler</strong> about how governments are responding, the long-term fallout from the Snowden case, and how far the U.S. needs to go when it comes to ferreting out the terrorists among us.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41950 at http://kcur.org Cybersecurity: What The Snowden Case Means For You Hacking To Innovate http://kcur.org/post/hacking-innovate <p>Most of the time, <strong>hacking isn't the first word you want to hear coupled with technology</strong>. At <a href="http://hackovate.com/" target="_blank">Hackovate</a>, a legion of computer-savvy gurus are <strong>using their powers for good</strong>.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32517 at http://kcur.org Hacking To Innovate The Techsperts: Free WiFi (Everwhere!), Laptop Lookout & Google Drive http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-free-wifi-everwhere-laptop-lookout-google-drive <p>Now that <a href="http://disney.com" target="_blank">Disney</a> and <a href="http://nintendo.com" target="_blank">Nintendo</a> have decided to offer <strong>free WiFi</strong>, can we expect to find it throughout the land?</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 04:03:43 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 18069 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Free WiFi (Everwhere!), Laptop Lookout & Google Drive Security Company Says About 600,000 Macs Infected With Trojan Virus http://kcur.org/post/security-company-says-about-600000-macs-infected-trojan-virus A Russian computer security firm says it has discovered that <a href="http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=2341">about 600,000 Apple computers have been infected</a> with a "Flashback Trojan" virus.<p>Now, before we move on, you should know that the company making the announcement is Dr. Web, which sells anti-virus software that will protect a computer against that kind of virus. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:18:00 +0000 editor 15484 at http://kcur.org Security Company Says About 600,000 Macs Infected With Trojan Virus The Techsperts: Technology News & Holiday Gift Giving Guide http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-technology-news-holiday-gift-giving-guide <p>The <strong>tablet computer </strong>is one of the most <strong>popular tech gifts</strong> this holiday season, and according to a new survey, within three years, there will be 89.5 million tablet owners in the United States. That&#39;s right: <strong>nearly one in three web-connected Americans will own one.</strong> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:35:07 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 8507 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Technology News & Holiday Gift Giving Guide Computer Guys: Patent Law http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-patent-law <p>There&#39;s a lot more to that One-Click buying button you see on Amazon.com than just easier online shopping. Behind the scenes, lawsuits rage and those who develop new technology scramble for patents. For this show, the <a href="http://kcur.org/term/computer-guys"><strong>Computer Guys</strong></a>, <strong>George Costelle</strong> and <strong>Thos. O&#39;Brian</strong>, stop by and are bringing along <strong>Jim Kernell</strong>, a Patent/IP attorney.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 13308 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: Patent Law Using Technology To Travel http://kcur.org/post/using-technology-travel <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; ">If you have a smartphone, it probably goes everywhere with you&hellip; but, what if you&rsquo;re leaving the country? Can you charge your iPad in Costa Rica? And much will your mobile phone company charge for roaming in Malaysia? Join the<a href="http://kcur.org/term/computer-guys"> <strong>Computer Guys</strong></a> as they search for the best ways to avoid technology snafus on your travels abroad.</span></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 14117 at http://kcur.org Using Technology To Travel Computer Guys: The True Cost of a Computer Virus http://kcur.org/post/computer-guys-true-cost-computer-virus <p>Today on the show, we ask the <strong>Computer Guys</strong> to tell us everything they know about how we can protect ourselves from a computer virus, and exactly how much that should cost. Is free antivirus software more expensive than the paid version? Where can you get a reliable rating of the various anti-virus products, and what devices need protecting? Is there an anti-virus pill you can take?</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12992 at http://kcur.org Computer Guys: The True Cost of a Computer Virus Virtual Desktop Computers http://kcur.org/post/virtual-desktop-computers <p>Today&rsquo;s show includes a segment on how Boulevard Brewing Company deployed virtual desktop computers throughout its brewhouses.</p><p>A virtual desktop computer is like a conventional computer, with a monitor, keyboard, and other peripherals. But the computer unit itself (the part that stores files and runs programs) isn&rsquo;t located near the peripherals. Instead, it&rsquo;s housed in a data center. This allows computer hardware to be used more efficiently, because one server computer in a data center can function as several &ldquo;virtual machines.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch & Spencer Dudley 15474 at http://kcur.org Virtual Desktop Computers Virtual Desktop Computers http://kcur.org/post/virtual-desktop-computers-0 <p>Today&rsquo;s show includes a segment on how Boulevard Brewing Company deployed virtual desktop computers throughout its brewhouses.</p><p>A virtual desktop computer is like a conventional computer, with a monitor, keyboard, and other peripherals. But the computer unit itself (the part that stores files and runs programs) isn&rsquo;t located near the peripherals. Instead, it&rsquo;s housed in a data center. This allows computer hardware to be used more efficiently, because one server computer in a data center can function as several &ldquo;virtual machines.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Spencer Dudley 15577 at http://kcur.org Virtual Desktop Computers