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Once each month, Dave Meyer interviews technology commentator Mark Anderson for KPLU's The Digital Future.

Once each month, Dave Meyer interviews technology commentator Mark Anderson for KPLU's The Digital Future.
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Once each month, Dave Meyer interviews technology commentator Mark Anderson for KPLU's The Digital Future.

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@KPLU

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12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like

2/11/2014
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When Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson made his predictions for 2014, he included a “new Microsoft that no one expected.” With the...

Duration: 00:04:51


An Exciting New Year For Technology

12/31/2013
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A new and improved Microsoft. Lower prices for smartphones and tablets. A big emphasis on data encryption. These are just a few of the developments...

Duration: 00:03:49


Where Do Bright Ideas Come From?

10/29/2013
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Scientific breakthroughs and profitable businesses all start the same way: someone comes up with a bright idea. Our education system teaches people what

Duration: 00:03:32


Microsoft at a Crossroads

9/24/2013
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire sometime in the next 12 months, and there’s plenty of speculation about who will succeed him. But Strategic News

Duration: 00:03:01


When Theft Trumps Innovation

8/27/2013
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For years, Strategic News Service (SNS) publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson has been warning of the dangers of intellectual property

Duration: 00:03:49


The Evolution of Television

7/30/2013
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Have smartphones, tablets and the Internet changed the way you watch TV? Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says TV is undergoing a revolution

Duration: 00:03:41


Visualizing a world of data

6/25/2013
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First released in 2004, NASA’s World Wind is an open source, 3-D model of Earth generated from satellite imaging data. It’s not just a fancy globe. The

Duration: 00:03:36


Is Windows 8 doomed?

5/28/2013
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When computer sales declined 14 percent in the first quarter of this year, fingers immediately began pointing at Microsoft. The release of a new version

Duration: 00:03:36


Are we heading toward another economic meltdown?

4/30/2013
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Back in 2007, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson warned KPLU listeners about the dangers of "cheap money" from Japan, which helped fuel the

Duration: 00:04:14


The cyber threat from China

3/26/2013
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Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets? China has denied these allegations for years. But a recent report by cybersecurity firm Mandiant thoroughly

Duration: 00:03:40


Will the Internet be our downfall?

2/26/2013
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Is the convenience of the Internet worth the potential chaos it can cause? On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Strategic News Service publisher

Duration: 00:03:44


Dangerous times for American PC companies

1/29/2013
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Will we ever see a day when personal computers are no longer made in the United States? It may seem unthinkable in the land that gave birth to Apple, Dell

Duration: 00:03:48


Mark Anderson's 2012 technology predictions in review

11/27/2012
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It's been nearly a year since Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson unveiled his predictions for 2012. Although the year's not over yet, it looks like things are going the way Mark said they would.Mark and KPLU'sDave Meyer review the predictions on this month's edition of The Digital Future.Every December, Mark issues a list of ten predictions for the coming year. We focused on three of them:1. TV Becomes the New Center of Gravity in the Tech UniverseMark predicted more devices...

Duration: 00:03:50


Digitizing the planet

10/30/2012
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Most of us have digitized our financial records and music and photo collections. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson tells us about efforts to digitize the Earth.NASA's open-sourceWorld Wind project is one example of a digital Earth. It creates a virtual planet using satellite imagery, aerial photography, topographic maps and other data.Digital Earths are more than just fancy virtual globes,...

Duration: 00:03:33


Computer sales are exploding

9/25/2012
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According to recent headlines, PC sales are sluggish.But, if you include tablets and smartphones along with desktops and laptops, computer sales are exploding!In this month's edition of The Digital Future,Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that computing is evolving into two main areas: production and consumption. And you need to count both sides of the equation when looking at computer sales.On the production side, we have the traditional desktop PC and...

Duration: 00:03:22


Mars and the value of science

8/28/2012
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The Mars rover Curiosityhas been making its first tentative drives on thesurface of the Red Planet. Soon, it will make a quarter-mile journey away from Bradbury Landing to explore a site called Glenelg, where it'll examine rock formations.On this month's edition of The Digital Future, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that the August 5thMars landing is more than just another triumph for NASA; it's a reminder that science is reality.In his recent...

Duration: 00:03:21


"Wall Computing" has arrived

7/31/2012
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Ten years ago, Steven Spielbergs Minority Report gave us a glimpse into the future of computing interfaces. In the film, Tom Cruises character interacted with a wall-sized display via hand gestures, rather than a mouse and keyboard.In 2008, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson predicted this sort of technology, which he calls Wall Computing, would soon make the leap into corporate conference rooms.On this months edition of The Digital Future, Mark tells KPLUs Dave Meyer that Wall...

Duration: 00:03:18


Has Apple hit its peak? Commentator bails on its stock

6/26/2012
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When Steve Jobs went on his third and final medical leave at the beginning of2011, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson advised his subscribers to get ready to sell their Apple stock.Recently, Mark took his own advice and sold 75% of his Apple holdings. He explains why on this months edition of The Digital Future.

Duration: 00:03:50


Let's turn carbon emissions into something useful

5/29/2012
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The average coal-fired power plant spews out more than a million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.Wouldnt it be great if that greenhouse gas could be put to good use?On this months edition of The Digital Future, Strategic News Service Publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLUs Dave Meyer that all that carbon could be used to make fuel, chemicals and other products.

Duration: 00:03:13


China, telecommunications and national security collide

4/24/2012
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Chinas largest telecommunications company has a "trust issue."Huaweiis headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It manufactures equipment for telephone and broadband networks. The only larger telecom in the world is Swedish-based Ericsson.The Australian government recently announced Huaweiwould not be allowed to bid on that countrys National Broadband Network, due to security concerns.Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson was in Australia at the time, and applauds the decision. He talks...

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