Google recently dropped a big announcement in the arena of competing Smart Car manufacturers when they mentioned that they will also make all of the hardware as well as its software… This means Google is dead serious about their technology and that is a very good sign in today’s world. Toby discusses the potentials and setbacks as well the following questions sent in for today’s episode.
Jerry Schrum: About 1 year ago, I purchased a new oven, and I recently recalled that it supposedly can be activated from afar via an internet connection and my smart phone. I have never attempted to set it up. But, it recently occurred to me: Could my device somehow be “hackable” and should I do something to ensure that it cannot be hijacked for some nefarious cyber crime?
Lisa Toth: We have to have our house tented for termites. We’ll take our computers and tablets with us for the two nights and we have to be out, but is there anything we should do about our tech? We can’t take the monitors, routers, etc. They say it is safe, but is it really?
News Item: On the Facebook page there was a discussion about Kim Komando recommending WPS Writer. Care to Comment.
In a discussion on the Facebook it was asked: How do you like your windows phone now that you’ve had it for awhile? I like mine, but a lot of apps don’t have a version of it.
Lisa Toth: A friend sent me a message saying Facebook is going to start charging per message if I don’t send that message to at least 10 people. Is that possible?
News Item: At the Consumer Electronics Show, a lot of the news has been about self-driving cars and connected cars. Care to comment?