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Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. On air: Monday-Friday at 3:50 p.m.

Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. On air: Monday-Friday at 3:50 p.m.
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Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. On air: Monday-Friday at 3:50 p.m.

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English


Episodes

Larry Magid: Muting People on Instagram

5/23/2018
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Instagram is now allowing users to mute people from appearing in their feed. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.

Duration:00:01:34

Larry Magid: Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s Parliament

5/22/2018
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has testified today in front of the European Union’s Parliament about the data leak. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains Zuckerberg’s message to the Parliament.

Duration:00:02:19

Larry Magid: Apple is readying to make some iPhone cable changes

5/21/2018
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Last month, the company quietly dropped price for the 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows people to charge devices faster for compatible iPhones and iPads. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that's a sign that Apple is gearing up to make a change to the type of cable's people will need to charge their smart devices.

Duration:00:01:48

Larry Magid: Google Chrome Removes Security Feature

5/18/2018
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Google Chrome is now removing the feature which informed users that the websites they were utilizing were fully secured. Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that the way in which Chrome now shows you whether a website is secure is through a green icon located on the upper left corner near web address bar.

Duration:00:03:48

Larry Magid: YouTube Subscription Service

5/17/2018
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YouTube is launching several new subscription services where audio and video can be bought separately or together. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.

Duration:00:02:47

Larry Magid: DirecTV Untethers Viewers From Their Devices

5/16/2018
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Among the latest features DirecTV is rolling out is a cloud-based DVR. KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid talks about the pros and cons of DirecTV’s new DVR, and why the company introduced this feature. He also discusses how it compares to similar services from other companies.

Duration:00:02:50

Larry Magid: Banned Content from Facebook

5/15/2018
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Facebook is releasing a new report on how much banned content has been lifted. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains what kind of content is being lifted.

Duration:00:03:09

Larry Magid: Why Facial Recognition Technology Isn’t Ready for Prime Time

5/14/2018
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A new study shows that facial recognition technology is not currently an effective crime-fighting tool. KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid talks about why the technology leads to so many false positives when it comes to surveillance, and why this is such a concern.

Duration:00:03:59

Larry Magid: Verizon Launches Visible

5/11/2018
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Verizon is launching a new company called Visible, which offers minutes, unlimited data and messaging for only $40 a month. However there are some drawbacks. Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that they are limiting you, it is invitation only and it only works with an iPhone.

Duration:00:01:24

Larry Magid: How Google is Helping People Wind Down

5/10/2018
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The upcoming Android phone will include several features to help people take more breaks from their phones. KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid describes what he calls parental controls for adults – the Do Not Disturb and other features Google is including in its next Android release.

Duration:00:01:45

Larry Magid: What’s To Like, Or Not, About the Latest Gmail Rollout

5/9/2018
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Google is bringing auto-correct to Gmail, allowing its users to write emails in the same manner in which they might compose a text message. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid talks about the advantages and pitfalls of this new feature.

Duration:00:01:57

Larry Magid: Google’s Personal Assistant

5/8/2018
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Google introduced its new personal assistant at its developer’s conference in Mountain View today. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains some unusual and perhaps creepy features with the new assistant.

Duration:00:02:09

Larry Magid: How Successful Has Twitter Been in Cracking Down on Hate Speech?

5/7/2018
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According to a recent report from the Anti-Defamation League, more than four million anti-Semitic tweets were found on Twitter in 2017 despite the company’s efforts to eliminate hate speech from its platform. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid talks about what sorts of technology and other devices could be used to identify hate speech, and how to train artificial intelligence and develop algorithms to do so.

Duration:00:01:59

Larry Magid: Virtual Reality Headsets

5/4/2018
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Virtual reality headsets by Lenovo and Oculus just came out this week. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid reviews the new headsets and shares his thoughts.

Duration:00:03:03

Larry Magid: Twitter Passwords

5/3/2018
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An internal bug in Twitter’s system may hold a risk to user passwords. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid says passwords should be changed just case.

Duration:00:01:18

Larry Magid: New Facebook Features

5/1/2018
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased some new features for the social medium at the company’s annual developer’s conference. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains what’s new.

Duration:00:02:18

Larry Magid: Shutdown of Anon-IB Website

4/27/2018
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After several nude and sexual images of women were posted onto an anonymous website, Anon-IB, the police in the Netherlands opted to shut down the webpage. Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that people should have the right to control what happens with their images, especially if they are intimate in nature.

Duration:00:02:49

Larry Magid: New Package Delivery Service from Amazon

4/24/2018
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Amazon is rolling out a new package delivery service to its customers in a place that isn’t your front patio. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains if this new service will benefit the average customer.

Duration:00:02:23

Larry Magid: What’s next for net neutrality?

4/23/2018
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It was a couple months coming, but the FCC’s net neutrality guidelines are officially a thing of the past today. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid talks about the 35 states in the union, including California, that are considering their own net neutrality laws. He discusses how those laws might work, and whether such laws could go into place in California.

Duration:00:02:58

Larry Magid: Technology and the Environment

4/20/2018
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Reading emails or newspapers online heightens energy consumption. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid says users need to be aware about the production of their technological devices.

Duration:00:02:44

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