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Vocalo's tech correspondent Mike McGee brings weekly news about the latest apps, tech industry, start-ups, video games, and more!

Vocalo's tech correspondent Mike McGee brings weekly news about the latest apps, tech industry, start-ups, video games, and more!

Location:

Chicago, IL

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Vocalo's tech correspondent Mike McGee brings weekly news about the latest apps, tech industry, start-ups, video games, and more!

Twitter:

@vocalo

Language:

English

Contact:

3129484632


Episodes

Mckenzie Scott's Philanthropy And Facebook's Delayed Misinformation Action

8/5/2020
This week, Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee joined Jill Hopkins to chat about McKenzie Scott's philanthropic actions taken after becoming the third wealthiest woman in the world following her divorce with Jeff Bezons. In other news, Facebook is finally taking down posts with misinformation on COVID-19 practices, after thousands of people have died.

Duration:00:24:49

At Home W/ The Homies: Mike McGee And Jill Hopkins Talk Chicago Protests

6/3/2020
In this edition of AHWTH, they discuss the recent protests around Chicago and the country. Mike shares some of his advice on how to practice virtual safety while protesting, as well as the criticism big web companies have received for potentially infringing privacy rights.

Duration:00:36:58

Zoom Under Scrutiny For Security Flaws & Whole Foods Tracks Employees With Heat Maps

4/23/2020
In this week's Tech Talk: Zoom is under scrutiny for security flaws, Whole Foods is tracking employee movements with heat maps, and our app of the week is Google's "4thWall"

Duration:00:10:35

Amazon and Instacart Workers Strike + Airbnb Issues Refunds + COVID-19 Tip of the Week

4/1/2020
This week on Tech Talk we discuss Amazon and Instacart workers going on strike and Airbnb issuing refunds + Mike offers his COVID-19 tip of the week.

Duration:00:14:38

Some Internet Providers Suspend Internet Data Caps As Downloads Of Communication Apps Surge

3/17/2020
In this week's Tech Talk: Amid coronavirus outbreak, Comcast and T-Mobile have announced that they will suspend internet data caps for the next 60 days.

Duration:00:11:15

Coronavirus affects global markets + Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

2/25/2020
Mick McGee joins Jill Hopkins every Tuesday to talk latest news stories in the world of tech. This week we're discussion how the spread of Coronavirus is affecting global markets and Amazon's Jeff Bezos committing $10 billion to fighting climate change.

Duration:00:07:34

AI Is Being Used to Screen A Girls-Only App + The Hackers Behind Equifax

2/18/2020
Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee discusses the girls-only app, "Giggle," that uses AI to screen a user’s gender — what could go wrong? Also, 4 Chinese hackers allegedly took down Equifax.

Duration:00:09:23

Ex-BET Networks CEO Debra Lee To Launch a Tech Fund to Back Women of Color

2/4/2020
Mike McGee joins this week to discuss the former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee who recently hinted at launching a tech fund to back women of color. Also, Facebook turns 16 and issues of privacy remain a growing concern for users.

Duration:00:10:11

Tips on Teaching Kids Media Literacy and Celebrating 10 Years of iPad

1/28/2020
Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee brings us the latest in tech news.​ This week we're sharing tips on how to raise media savvy kids in the digital age and remembering how 10 years ago the iPad changed the tablet game.

Duration:00:13:17

New Revelations About Cambridge Analytica + Sony Unveils Electric Car

1/7/2020
Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee brings us the latest in tech news: New leaks about Cambridge Analytica point to larger global manipulation + Sony unveils new electric concept car called Vision-S.

Duration:00:13:29

Google Maps helps with Thanksgiving traffic and Yelp is introduces Open To All filter

11/26/2019
Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee brings us the latest in tech news.​ Google Maps is helping us get around and avoid traffic on Thanksgiving, and Yelp is introducing "Open to All" filter to help customers avoid discrimination.

Duration:00:13:34

Mike McGee Talks Uber Money, Politics in Facebook, and the New Airpods Pro

10/29/2019
Mike talks Uber Money and Facebook employees urging Mark Zuckerberg to rethink his stance on allowing politicians to lie in political ads. Lastly, he discusses the new AirPods Pro.

Duration:00:17:12

NASA's hopes of a 2035 Mars Landing & Walmart's direct-to-fridge grocery service

10/22/2019
According to NASA, 2035 is doable for humans landing on Mars provided budget is there. Also, a new Walmart initiative brings a direct-to-fridge delivery service for 1 million US customers.

Duration:00:09:47

Tech Talk: Looking Ahead to Disney+ Launch & New Accessibility Features on Google Maps

10/15/2019
Mike McGee takes a walk down memory lane in anticipation of the Disney+ streaming service launch. He also discussed new accessibility features on Google Maps that provide additional safety services for people with visual impairments.

Duration:00:13:47

Mike McGee Talks Hiding Twitter Replies, Amazon Environmental Footprint & App of the Week "lilspace"

9/24/2019
First, Mike McGee shares how Twitter has launched a "hide replies" feature, which aims to civilize conversations on the platform. With the click of a button, a person will be able to hide specific replies to their tweets, filtering out any remarks ranging from irrelevant to offensive. Last week, hundreds of Amazon employees spoke out against Amazon's environmental footprint. In response, Jeff Besos has proposed a new Climate Change Plan, which commits the company to reaching net-zero carbon...

Duration:00:20:04

Mike McGee Talks Amazon Walkouts, the Equifax Settlement, and Music Therapy in "Humm.ly"

9/10/2019
If you requested money from Equifax for leaking your personal data earlier this summer, you’ll need to provide more information by October 15th. Listen as Jill Hopkins and Mike McGee break down the next steps consumers must take to get their money. The two also discuss how over 900 Amazon employees have signed an internal petition pledging to walk out over their employer’s lack of action on climate change. Lastly, Mike shares the app of the week "Humm.ly," which vows to help your mental...

Duration:00:13:01

Mike McGee is Back! He talks E-Scooters in Florida and the Fate of Facebook's "Like" Feature

9/3/2019
Mike McGee has returned to The Morning AMp and we couldn't be happier! Listen as him and Jill discuss how e-scooter companies like Lime, Jump, Bird, Spin have pledged to remove their Florida scooters and bikes to avoid potential flying menaces. If the devices aren't removed from the streets, they could be picked up by hurricane winds — transforming into threats to both people and property. In other news, Facebook is also considering removing the like counter from our feeds. Jill and Mike...

Duration:00:15:49

Mike McGee discusses "8chan" and the impact of electric scooters on environment

8/6/2019
Mike McGee stopped by the AMp to talk with Jill Hopkins this Tech Talk Tuesday about the phenomenon of "8chan," a controversial image-board website, and also the negative environmental impact that those electric scooters one can temporarily use through several different apps have.

Duration:00:16:18

Mike McGee discusses "8chan" and the impact of electric scooters on environment

8/6/2019
Mike McGee stopped by the AMp to talk with Jill Hopkins this Tech Talk Tuesday about the phenomenon of "8chan," a controversial image-board website, and also the negative environmental impact that those electric scooters one can temporarily use through several different apps have.

Duration:00:16:06

Mike McGee Talks Facebook Failing Up, the Future of USPS, & A New App: Rent the Backyard

7/16/2019
Mike McGee is the Director of Special Projects at AnitaB.org, a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce. He is also our senior tech correspondent bringing us the latest in tech talk.​ Listen here as Mike and Jill talk about why the FTC's $5 billion Facebook fine is nothing but a small hurdle for the company. The two also talk about USPS's new informed delivery service being a sign of the times. And lastly, the app...

Duration:00:18:16