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Mobile Apps from AARP?

When you think of AARP, is mobile apps what comes to mind? AARP is known for providing discounts to is members, providing branded insurance products, and lobbying on behalf of Social Security and Medicare. But recently, this same non-profit has released two mobile apps – targeting the Caregiver community.

A caregiver is a term for anyone who helps or provides care to another individual, often a parent or spouse, in handling their daily activities. The caregiver can be paid, such as a nurse, but is more often an unpaid relative. And the person receiving care is often suffering an impairment, and/or dealing with health issues.

AARP_CG_app_1_300x250These two apps released by AARP on the Apple iOS and Android platforms provide features and support that are designed to help in providing care. For instance, the apps help manage medications, keep a schedule of doctor’s appointments and other medical needs, and create and maintain notes you want to share with the doctor. But will this work? Does this actually help someone take care of a loved one? Are these features unique? Or are they really the features that a Caregiver needs?

On May 28th, at a special 11am EST/8am Pacific time, we will be joined by Trisha San Diego of AARP, who is the driving force behind the creation and release of these Apps, and we’ll ask her these questions.

AARP_Tag_PMSWe’ll also ask why the non-profit is moving into mobile apps. What these apps do and how they help AARP’s members and other caregivers. We’ll also ask if this is a sign of things to come from AARP?

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May 27, 2015 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Vac or not To Vac – That is the Question

The benefits of vaccinations have been questioned and vigorously defended in the national debate over the last several years – and coming to a head in our current measles outbreak.

But what is the technology and science behind vaccinations? We’ll look into this and bring in experts who can talk about the individual and population health benefits of vaccines. What exactly is “hive immunity”? We’ll discuss the research and clinical trials that have been done – and what has not been done – in supporting or refuting the use of population-wide vaccinations.

Whether you have young children or not, exposure to germs and disease impacts us all. You will want to tune into this episode of Technology Today – Tuesday, 2/24 at 6PM EST. Tune in Online.

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February 20, 2015 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Has Health IT Achieved Lower Costs and Improved Outcome As Advertised?

The relative high cost and poor outcomes of the US healthcare system as compared to the rest of the developed world is well documented. In his first Inaugural Address, President Obama promised to “wield technology’s wonders” to improve the quality and lower the cost of medical care in America. This hasn’t happened. The benefits IT has brought to most every industry, hasn’t been witnessed in the medical industry. This may be because best practices for developing IT solutions simply don’t take into consideration what needs to go into building successful medical products and treatment approaches.

I’ve seen this gap – and the consequences it can cause – while building and deploying hardware-based tools and software applications, including EMR and ERP systems, for a variety of industries. 

On Tuesday, March 4th at 6pm EST, we discuss what needs to be done to bridge the gap between IT product development and the medical community’s need for evidence-based research and clinical trials. 

We’ll also discuss a project I’m working on in researching PHR systems as an effort to tailor IT product development best practices to meet healthcare’s intrinsic needs from new products and treatments.  If successful, the approach can lead to improved Health IT solution development practices throughout the industry. 

Join Us. Live on Air at 6pm EST on Tuesday, March 4th.

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February 24, 2014 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where do military-themed video games come from?

Ever wonder where these military-themed video games come from? How are game programmers and software designers able to make war scenarios and military equipment so life-like?

Ever wonder where these military-themed video games come from? How are game programmers and software designers able to make war scenarios and military equipment so life-like?

Much has been made about potential adverse physiological impacts of violent and military-themed video games, especially at a young age. To be sure, video games have had a tremendous positive impact on real-time data processing, sound and video graphics as well as in other consumer technology areas. As always, these benefits must be balanced against there social considerations.

That’s what we’ll talk about on our next episode – Tuesday, February 18th at 6pm EST. Join Us!

Do you have a position on whether video game violence contributes to violence in real live, such as gun shootings, domestic abuse and violent crimes? Video game makers take their share of heat on this front, but military themed games remain among the most popular video games franchises. We’ll talk about the true source of this violence – and it’s one that may surprise you.

We’ll be joined by Gamer and friend of the show, Lee Gaddies. Check out Lee’s facebook page and Twitter handle, lee33701.

Tune in & share your thoughts on this topic. Listeners are invited to send in their comments and questions by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. Listeners are also invited to call us Live on Air at 646-652-4385.


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February 11, 2014 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | Leave a comment

As the Holiday Shopping Season is Upon Us – Let’s Talk Video Games!

Just in time for the Holiday Buying season both Sony and Microsoft have released updated gaming consoles.  We’ll discuss the new PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.  We’ll also look at the Steam Box built on the SteamOS by Valve as a potential competitor to the current proprietary video game consoles. One – or more – of these are likely hot items on countless wish lists this year. 

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We’ll also take a look at the role of the video game tech in today’s society. Lee Gaddies, himself a gamer, will join the show. Make sure to read his guest post on the topic and check out Lee’s facebook page and Twitter handle, lee33701. Lee

So put down the controllers and Join us! This Tuesday at 6pm EST on Technology Today. Listeners are invited to send in their thoughts by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. Listeners are also invited to call us Live on Air at 646-652-4385.


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December 2, 2013 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | , , , , | Leave a comment

A True Gamer comes to Technology Today

To help us look at the advances in video game tech, and compare and contrast the different video game consoles – Xbox One and PlayStation 4, we will be joined by Gamer Lee Solutionary Gaddies.  

LeeFew individuals are better suited to join a discussion on what really have been the revolutionary advances in technology that video games have brought about.  Lee is an Illustrator at Hero by Design Studios. Check out Lee’s profile on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mostlee and follow him on twitter at lee33701.

Join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 6pm EST on Technology Today. Listeners are invited to send in their thoughts by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. You can also call us Live on Air at 646-652-4385 during the show.


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November 22, 2013 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | Leave a comment

The Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy

News reports abound on the shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and the potential consequences this can have for the security of the US and our way of life.

WWPThe Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy is a unique approach to addressing this issue.  This effort recruits returning war-injured veterans and trains them on IT security skills so they can join the workforce and help defend the US from cyber-attack. 

Join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00pm EST as we welcome Mr. Jim Wiggins, Executive Director of the Federal IT Security Institute and leader of the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA) to learn about this effort and how it benefits our returning soldiers by providing them employable skills, our economy by creating a pool of a skilled workers to fill US-based jobs, and our nation by increasing the ranks of cyber defenders. 

Join us! This Tuesday at 6pm EST on Technology Today. Listeners are invited to send in their thoughts by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. You can also call us Live on Air at 646-652-4385.


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October 7, 2013 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple bringing Biometrics to the Masses!

Apple has received a lot of attention and press recently for their new OS, iOS 7, and their two new iPhones – the 5c and the 5s. And they are saying they’ve sold over 9 million of the new phones on the first weekend of sales.

One feature of the new phone that hasn’t received as much discussion as may be deserved is the fingerprint biometric feature. That’s the kind of tech we like to discuss at Technology Today and we’ll do that this Wednesday at 6pm EST.

Security is an ever-growing concern and the 4-digit passcode approach to unlocking a phone often is more of an annoyance than a deterrent. Perhaps a finger tap approach, which we are used to anyway from opening apps, will do better?

Some say that this is a potential slippery slope, that once we become accustomed to using our fingers, retina scanners, face scanners, voice print security measure and other, possibly more intrusive biometric approaches will become the norm.

GinoPereiraWe’ll discuss the pros and cons and take a deeper look at biometric tech. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, is a recognized expert in the technology space building start-ups across the world. His current business, NXT-ID, is active in fingerprint biometrics with special application in mobile payment security.

Join us! This Wednesday at 6pm on Technology Today.

The show airs Live on Wednesday, September 25th at 6pm EST. Listeners are invited to send in their thoughts by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. You can also call us Live on Air at 646-652-4385.


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September 23, 2013 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | Leave a comment

RFID – Tracking the Supply Chain

This Tuesday on Technology Today, we discuss RFID and how this tech is changing the way supply chains are managed.

RFIDs are ID tags that emit signals over radio frequency and can be embedded onto physical items and/or shipping containers to track items as they move through a supply chain from their source as a raw material through production and, often, all the way to the end consumer. Supply Chains are big business. Every product that is made and consumed anywhere in the world is, essentially, the product of and the final result of a supply chain. Without a supply chain, we couldn’t eat a burger at McDonalds, buy a car, watch an NFL football game or ride a roller coaster at the amusement park.

Join us as we Welcome Jay Steinmetz, CEO of Barcoding, Inc into this discussion. Jay Steinmetz Headshot 2013-08 b

The show airs Live on Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm EST. Listeners are invited to send in their thoughts – You can also reach us by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. You can also call us Live on Air at 646-652-4385.


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September 4, 2013 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | Leave a comment

Reality Video Games

Can a video game merge with elements of our real world surroundings through a smart phone app?  Is this the birth of Reality Video Games? And the next frontier for mobile gaming and our mobile devices?

Join us at a special Day and Time – Wednesday, February 6th at 4:00pm EST as we discuss this and preview the new Star Trek Into Darkness mobile App that is in fact claiming to blurr the line between fantasy and reality.  STID2

With the release of its first Starfleet mission during the 2nd quarter of the Superbowl – the Star Trek Into Darkness video game mobile app will pull information from your real world into the mission itself.  

How do they do it?  What does this mean?  Tune in and Find Out.  This is something we have to see. 

amy_powell_headshot We will be joined on air by Amy Powell, Executive Vice President, Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures, and President of Paramount’s Digital Entertainment and Insurge Pictures. Amy oversees digital strategy and interactive marketing campaigns for numerous films – partially including Paranormal Activity, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, Mission Impossible and, of course Star Trek.

Also joining us will be Peter Marx, Vice President, Business Development of Qualcomm Labs who handles the commercialization for emerging technologies for the Labs and has vast experience with online and digital gaming & the user experience. Peter Marx

Listeners are invited to send in their thoughts – You can also reach us by email, texts to 240-731-0756, facebook, our blog, our show page and on Twitter. You can also call us Live on Air at 323-410-0032.

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January 29, 2013 Posted by | Episode Descriptions | , , , , , | 1 Comment