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Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings for over 20 years, the Personal Computer Show is a three-time winner of the prestigious national Computer Press Awards.
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Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings for over 20 years, the Personal Computer Show is a three-time winner of the prestigious national Computer Press Awards.




November 14, 2018 show

NEWS: Does the world want foldable smartphones? U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google class action settlement. Amazon drops free-shipping minimum for all customers. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr. Alfred Poor: What is "interactive life insurance"? Consumer concerns about data security. A new skin patch sensor. TECH CORNER: Hank Kee from the Mail Bag, Q and A from listeners, Preventive hardware maintenance, What can you do with a low priced Windows PC? HOME AUTOMATION with Marty...


November 7, 2018 show

NEWS: Supreme Court declines to take on net neutrality. China has been hijacking the backbone of the Internet. Spam robocalls will soon account for almost half of all calls. New Tools to Stop Robocalls. Amazon will have two new HQ locations. Avast finally bids farewell to Windows XP and Vista. Windows 10's first paid-for Linux-based distro. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr Alfred Poor: Using a laser to measure blood glucose levels. A wearable personal pain management device. A fuel...


October 31, 2018 show

NEWS: Scam alerts for Medicare and Social Security. Reminder: iPhone battery replacement for $29 expires December 31 2018. Apple product announcements in Brooklyn. Motorola offers a DIY repair kit. Windows Defender in a sand box. Google Doc with .NEW domain names. England will tax Big Tech on revenue and not profits. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr Alfred Poor: Hearing aids to be sold over the counter. The Army will buy 540 Fitbits for patient monitoring. Cybersecurity cited as the...


October 24, 2018 show

NEWS: Google will not renew its military AI contract but they are building a censored Chinese search engine. The Palm Pepito is a tiny smartphone only on Verizon. Your Social Security Number is never suspended. Where are we today with the autonomous cars? HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr Alfred Poor: A smartwatch for the elderly for 'free' that is also a phone. Two different approaches to measuring blood pressure without a cuff, one is by touching an iPhone screen, the other is...


October 17, 2018 show

IN THE NEWS: Apple and CenturyLink patents to fight robocalls. Are smartphone makers getting too camera happy? PC sales up, Smart Phone sales down and tablet sales in the toilet. Your Facebook posts can reveal if you are depressed. Rivals ARM and Intel make peace to secure Internet of Things. U.S. trade judge declines to block iPhone imports. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr Alfred Poor: low-cost ultrasound, telemedicine to treat opioid addiction, and sun-powered wearables on your...


October 10, 2018 show

IN THE NEWS: The Big Hack, How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies. Apple Watch daylight saving bug leaves Series 4 devices in a loop. Online Sales Tax Laws Went Into Effect in 10 States October 1st. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES with Dr. Alfred Poor: Hands-on testing of remote patient monitoring, a wearable company survives corporate acquisition and organs-on-a-chip could speed drug development. TECH CORNER: Google Plus rides off into the sunset. Marty Winston: The...


September 26, 2018 show

Google is quietly logging users into Chrome. Attackers are using freelance job sites. Firefox installs add-ons into your browser without consent. Private browsing, privacy mode. HEALTH TECH INSIDER with Dr Alfred Poor - Report from the North American Healthcare Forum in Dublin. TECH CORNER: Removable Battery vs Non-Removable Battery. Treasure trove of utilities under the hood of Windows 10. Marty Winston on retrofitting the home you have to cost you less.


September 19th 2018 show

IN THE NEWS: Apple Watch Series 4. Accuracy of popular wrist-worn Heart Recording monitors. Apple 2018 iPhone Announcements. Windows 95 is now an app that runs on macOS, Windows and Linux. THE TECH CORNER: Replacing your Hard Disk Drive with a Solid State Drive. Before buying on-line, tools to check prices and reviews. HOME AUTOMATION: Total cost of operation. Will paying more up front save in the long run?


September 12th 2018 show

IN THE NEWS: Why Facebook is losing teens. Netflix and Youtube are throttling mobile apps. HEALTH AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: Augmented Reality helps the blind navigate. Virtual Reality hypnosis as an alternative to pain medication. Hackers create an open source system for an artificial pancreas. TECH CORNER: Facial Recognition is not fool-proof and not ready for prime time. HOME AUTOMATION: A moist epiphany moment is finding the water leak.


September 5th 2018 show

Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem. Google Gives Vets New Job Search, Business Promotion Tools. Chrome 69 Password Manager. Movie Pass is dead, long live Movie Pass. Amazon launching free video service. Mozilla changes Firefox policy from "do not track" to "will not track" Hackers can steal your Android unlock pattern. Yahoo Mail is still scanning emails for data to sell to advertisers. FEATURE SEGMENTS: Health and Wearable Technologies with Dr. Alfred Poor discussed a smartphone...


August 22nd 2018 show

Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa meetup comes to life. Facebook lied about the number of subscribers. Misleading news account - Firefox add-on with 220,000+ installs was found to be collecting browsing history. Google has revised an erroneous statement on Location History. H-1B: Suit says Indian outsourcing firm discriminates against non-Indian workers. FROM THE TECH CORNER: Hank Kee and Joe King on how estate planning should include deletion of online accounts. HOME AUTOMATION with...


August 15th 2018 show

25 Android smartphones from well-known brands come with severe vulnerabilities pre-installed. How Android is fighting spam calls. Google's new rule for Android Phones: Two notches? OK. Three notches? How Spectrum tries to stop people from Cord Cutting. Gmail update makes your emails tidier. How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded. WEARABLE AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES with Dr. Alfred Poor: Self-healing electrical conductor material, Fast growth forecast for...


August 8th 2018 show

Facebook partners with major banks to roll out WhatsApp Pay across India. Facebook offers banks its users for their data. Chinese state media warns that Apple could be used as a bargaining chip in a trade war. Chinese news site thinks Apple should be Sharing more of its Chinese iPhone Profits with Chinese companies. The Google Code of Conduct no longer states that the company will not do Evil. Some Google employees are confused and angry about a recent report that Google is creating a...


August 1st 2018 show

New York State revokes approval of Charter-Time Warner Cable deal. What happens to Spectrum cable customers, if Charter gets kicked out of New York? Voting machine vendor admits installing Remote-Access software on state systems. Chrome and Firefox rein in memory-hogging websites. Classic Shell returns as Classic Start. RadioShack partners with HobbyTown to sell electronics in 100 US stores. Hank Kee has suggestions for a phone that keeps losing its data connection. The Smart Watch is a...


July 25th 2018 show

Wearable and Health Technologies with Dr. Alfred Poor. Update Status of Health Technology Today by Dr. Nick. 5G and the Internet of Things.


July 18th 2018 show

Back to basics on computing hardware. Deleting files off a hard disk. Inventory your PC with Belarc Advisor for software and HWInfo for hardware. Backing Up. Alexa plays the news. Listening to Internet Radio. An Inconvenient Linux truth. Marty Winston on Light-Centric sensing.


July 11th 2018 show

Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech. Facebook relaxed its rules to give 61 companies special access to user data. A reading of Casey at the Bat. Free eBooks and Audio Books. Tech Support Fraud. Marty Winston on Socket to Me for his cybernetic house. Recycling electronics.


July 4th 2018 show

The TSA says fliers will face more scrutiny of powders in their carry-on bags. Smart Home Security Camera sends footage to wrong person. EU takes first step in passing a controversial copyright law that could "censor the Internet". Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, has some regrets. ATT slipped an extra $1.23 onto the bills of their wireless customers. Dr. Alfred Poor on Wearable and Health Technologies -- Research results show benefits of artificial pancreas systems...


June 27, 2018 show

Supreme Court decision on sales tax for on-line retailers. Supreme Court rules that a warrant is necessary for phone location data. Apple forced to fix keyboards on MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. Dr. Alfred Poor on Wearable and Health Technologies: Smartphone diagnoses sleep apnea, wireless monitors reduce bedsores, Augmented Reality glasses make the workplace safer. Hank Kee on Cord Cutting with Tubi TV. Marty Winston on monitoring power presence at outlets.


June 20, 2018 show

New cellphone plans from Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Encrypted email at risk of exposure. Wearable and Health Technologies wit Dr Alfred Poor: Artificial intelligence proves 94 percent accurate at predicting breast cancer complication, NIH opens enrollment for national "All of Us" health data research database, Asus demonstrates a watch that can measure blood pressure in 15 seconds. Hank Kee on the evolution of website development - WordPress vs Drupal. Marty Winston on a cybernetic house...