Stratford University’s Tech Talk

  • Electronic vulnerabilities – August 11, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Today we explore the possibility that someone may be spying on you through your robotic vacuum cleaner and we talk about vulnerabilities in our nation’s electoral system.

  • Robots in production work – August 4, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the inventor of the first material handling robot employed in industrial production work.

  • The 18th century computer – July 28, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the 18th century philosopher who first realized there was a way to calculate using only zeros and ones, which has become the basis for today’s computers.

  • Removing the tape – July 21, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Why you can take off that piece of tape you used to cover your laptop’s camera. And we meet the inventor of the QWERTY keyboard.

  • The first industrial robot – July 14, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the developer of the first industrial robot.

  • Inventors of early technology – July 7, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the inventor of an early walkie-talkie, Citizen’s Band radio, the telephone pager and the cordless telephone.

  • Blogging via Facebook – June 30, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. The best way to create a blog using the Facebook platform and the inventor of the first computer hard drive.

  • The founder of the world’s largest silicon foundry – June 23, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the founder of the world’s largest silicon foundry.

  • Software engineering – June 16, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the woman who coined the term “software engineering.”

  • The creation of the video game cartridge – June 9, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. We meet the creator of the video game cartridge.

  • Tech Talk Radio – June 2, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University.

  • Disliking Facebook – May 26, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Today the man who invented the like button on Facebook says sayonara to Facebook.

  • Outfox a fax machine user – May 19, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Today: how to outfox those who insist on receiving a fax. Also: people have stopped naming their babies Alexa.

  • IT health – May 12, 2018

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Are you constantly taking selfies? You may have a medical condition. Also: how to check the health of your cell phone’s battery.