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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    As millions of people unwrap electronic gizmos this holiday season, we offer one unconventional and potentially annoying suggestion: read the license before clicking “Accept.” A cartoon strip may have offered the best indication of why that is a good idea.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Doing holiday shopping? Here are a few items that may offer a bit of help in making more informed decisions as you meander the isles or through the web pages of retailers this holiday season.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Holiday season can be lots of fun, and the Internet is becoming a great way to shop. Lots of toys these days connect to the Internet which can be lots of fun – or lots of trouble. As we peruse out choices for holiday gifts this year, especially electronic ones, it is probably wise to hold back a bit on impulse buying and think about the implications of some of the gee whiz gifts available these days.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Two important laws that will affect out digital lives were passed this week – one in the US, quite a positive one, and one in Great Britain, not so positive. Historically, British law has often found its way into US law. This one bears watching – there’s a reason why it’s called the Snooper’s Charter.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Have you heard of the changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure due to go into effect on December 1? No? Not surprising given all the post-election blather. Here’s why we should all know about this and maybe call our Congress people to let them know what we think of the rule change.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Think you have a unique driving style? It may be a whole lot more unique than you think. Here’s why…

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Tired of all the crap on the Web in this recent election season, or just in general? Wonder how to sift through it all? Try the CRAAP test – Currency, Relevancy, Authority, accuracy, Purpose. It can be a useful tool for telling the gold on the Web (or anywhere else) from the crap.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    A self-driving tractor-trailer recently drive 120 miles with no human assistance. Volvo is testing driverless cars around the world. Driverless technology seems to be advancing at an amazing rate. But what happens when logical driverless vehicles interact with not so logical humans? Hmmm.

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