On alternating Wednesdays over the noon hour you can hear my CBC Radio column Alberta-wide on alberta@noon (formerly Wildrose). In my column I talk about the latest technology trends and current tech related issues. It’s not your standard ‘gadget talk’ stuff – instead I hope it is useful info for the everyday person. Tune into CBC Radio One in Calgary on 99.1FM, Edmonton on 93.9FM, or online at CBC.ca/radio.
I extend a big thank you to my producer, Terri Campbell, for all her help and suggestions.
Click on any of the columns below to listen. (I hope to add past columns as they are made available.)
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Past columns I do not have copies of currently:
December 29, 2010 – The big 2011 trend will be: sharing
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber caught his big break when Usher saw him singing online. Now a man who quoted his father’s sayings on Twitter has a book contract and a TV deal in Los Angeles. It’s all thanks to the internet.
A simple orange button can organize the myriad online sources you turn to with a single click.
Apple has announced some new software to deal with some of the shortcomings of its most popular gadgets.
February 2, 2010 – iPad hip or hype
DJ Kelly loves the iPad, but isn’t sure he’s ready to buy this version of it.
January 19, 2010 – Text Rescue
Technology has helped to make the response to the earthquake in Haiti
January 5, 2010 – The Nexus One
Google’s Android powered smart phone may be the “next one” but DJ isn’t sure it is the “best one” when it comes to smart phones.
December 22, 2009 – Life Changing Gadgetry
DJ has some recommendations for tech gadgets that anyone would love to receive as a gift.
December 8, 2009 – Catching the (Google) Wave
DJ assesses the myriad ways in which Google is expanding.
November 10, 2009 – Paperless and Proud
DJ looks at society’s (and his own) efforts to use more technology and less paper.
October 27, 2009 – Olympian tweeting
There will be strict rules on tweeting, blogging and texting during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
October 21, 2009 – Smart technology
Technology is allowing more companies to offer Smart Phones to their customers. DJ talks about whether IPHONEs will overtake the Blackberry.
Setpember 29, 2009 – Augmented Reality
Dj’s technical reality has been enhanced with the new Augmented Reality app.
September 15, 2009 – New media versus Goliath
More people are using new technologies to take on corporate giants.
September 1, 2010 – Powering the Search
The internet browser you choose can make a big difference in your query.
August 18, 2010 – He shoots, he twitters!
Conventional sports media are struggling to keep excitement in the game while social media mavens break the plays instantly.
August 4, 2010 – Opening Windows
It’s time to buy a back to school computer. But DJ Kelly says some people are waiting until the Windows new operating system has the kinks worked out.