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Tech news from a uniquely Catholic perspective

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Tech news from a uniquely Catholic perspective

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English


Episodes

Your Tech Has A Death Date

8/11/2022
More and more of our tech has become unrepairable and disposable. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Bazruzzini discuss how to determine the inevitable death date of tech, how to mitigate these losses, and what we all should do about it. The post Your Tech Has A Death Date appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:06:59

The Question of AI Art

8/4/2022
Are AI art generators creating art? Who is the artist in this case? Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss art and technology and the limits of artificial intelligence in creating art or assisting artists in its creation. Plus Amazon dark patterns and smart thermostat's unexpected strains. The post The Question of AI Art appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:53:05

Here Come the Killer Robots

7/28/2022
Should autonomous weapons ever be developed? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss the morality and ethics and the Church's response, and perhaps the inevitability of weapons that think for themselves. The post Here Come the Killer Robots appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:07:48

Cloud Services for Your Church

7/21/2022
Some churches have been relying on free cloud services that are going away. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss the alternatives and why they're better anyway. Plus a Find My failure; Meta accounts; ADT and Google; and Amazon ditching Basics? The post Cloud Services for Your Church appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:08:47

More Tech for Camping

7/14/2022
Camping gear is tech and Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo revisit the topic to discuss more essential gear like backpacks, clothing, sleeping bags and more. Plus, a strange Vatican foray into NFTs; death online; and subscribing to your car's options. The post More Tech for Camping appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:15:26

Jeff Geerling

7/7/2022
We talk to Jeff Geerling, a popular Tech YouTuber who is also Catholic. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha ask him about his mission, how he grew his channel, the Church's relationship to tech, and his favorite tech topics. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post Jeff Geerling appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:06:11

Grandma Alexa in the Box

6/30/2022
Is putting a deceased loved ones voice in your smart assistant a step too far? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Victor Lams discuss the ethical and tastefulness limits of deepfaking, plus more tech news and picks of the week. The post Grandma Alexa in the Box appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:56:46

Can Artificial Intelligence Have a Soul?

6/23/2022
With claims that a Google AI is sentient and has a soul, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss whether this is possible and what a Catholic understanding of personhood would say about this. The post Can Artificial Intelligence Have a Soul? appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:56:14

Apple’s 2022 OS Announcements

6/9/2022
Not only do billions of people use Apple tech, they have a huge influence on the industry. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss Apple's announcements, particularly those that would appeal to this audience. The post Apple’s 2022 OS Announcements appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:06:25

Build Your Own PC

6/2/2022
You don't have to be a super-geek to build your own computer. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss the pros and cons, benefits and potential pitfalls of building your own computer from individual components. The post Build Your Own PC appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:03:09

Delete Yourself from the Internet

5/26/2022
For most of us, our presence is all over the internet after years of using it. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how we can remove ourselves or even just reclaim a little bit of our privacy by removing our data from the Internet. The post Delete Yourself from the Internet appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:00:12

What’s New From Google

5/19/2022
Google I/O 2022 is complete and Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo talk about all the new announcements and sift out what's most interesting. Plus, CDC tracking phones; mental health app privacy; and swarming and submarine drones . The post What’s New From Google appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:00:02

Stop Spam

5/12/2022
Spam is a scourge of modern communications. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Jack Baruzzini discuss their strategies for dealing with unwanted communications and scams that come in via email. text, and calls. Plus, the Vatican's new VR gallery and the end of the iPod. The post Stop Spam appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:55:39

Make Music with Technology

5/5/2022
It's never been easier or cheaper to make beautiful music in your home. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss how to get started, the software and hardware to consider, and how to share your creations with others. Plus Kindle changes, Apple abandoned app policies, and your data in the Facebook lake. The post Make Music with Technology appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:09:40

Linux on a Mac

4/28/2022
If you've got an old Mac you'd like to extend the life of, why not install Linux on it? Fr. Cory Sticha, Dom Bettinelli, and Joanne Mercier discuss the why and the how, the benefits and potential pitfalls of installing Linux especially on older Macs that no longer receive macOS updates. The post Linux on a Mac appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:14:28

Tech for Camping

4/21/2022
Camping is as old as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo have some tech gadgets, gear, apps, and web sites that will make your next trip safer, more convenient, and more comfortable, whether on a backcountry hike or car camping with the family. The post Tech for Camping appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:10:00

Tech for Getting Outdoors

4/14/2022
If you're looking to get outdoors more, whether after winter or after lockdown, Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott have apps and web sites to recommend that will help you find great walking trails, look at the stars, learn more about that mountain, bird, or plant nearby, or play a fun game. The post Tech for Getting Outdoors appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:59:58

Biggest Tech Flops of All Time

4/7/2022
What are the biggest software and hardware flops? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Morton discuss their choices for the dubious award and note how often the flops were just ahead of their time and showed up as successful products later in a different form. The post Biggest Tech Flops of All Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:07:16

Choosing, Buying, and Using a UPS For You

3/31/2022
A good power backup can not only keep you working in a blackout, but can extend the life of your delicate electronics. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss how to choose a UPS and tips for making the most of it. Plus, more headlines and picks of the week. The post Choosing, Buying, and Using a UPS For You appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:04:54

Kids and Home Assistant

3/24/2022
Alexa, Google Home, and Siri are all good at hearing their names called, but one listener wants to know how to stop them from listening to his toddler. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo give their advice and then also discuss weaponizing open source and drilling into the Earth for unlimited energy. The post Kids and Home Assistant appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:56:06