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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 6/7/12

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
The news of drone attacks that seem to occur weekly in places thousands of miles from our shores bring up questions about how technology is changing the definition of war, and even of what it means to be a warrior. An 1984 movie seemed to presage our current world of video game warfare – but the movie was fantasy, but these days people actually die. How should we think about the technology of war in our world today?

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/26/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

If bad uses of technology upset you, maybe you’d better pass this edition by. But if you use an ATM machine or a cell phone or GPS, you may find some of this information not only disturbing but useful as well. And as for the credit and debit card number skimmers that crooks have taken to using of late, check this site out for some pix. Can you tell the difference betweena skimmer and your favorite real ATM?  We can’t.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/22/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Time for another quick look at some of the things going on in research labs that will probably have a real effect on our lives in the not too distant future. From machines that read minds to ways to make pacemakers safe from outside attack, researchers are busy making what formerly seemed like science fiction more science and less fiction.


Notes from the Electronic Cottage 2/25/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Sorry to say, electronic technology can be used for bad purposes as well as good and we review a few today from electronic skimmers that capture your credit and ATM card numbers to school laptops and your cell phones that can be used to spy on you.
For a look at some card number skimmers that have been used to help generate a billion dollars of ATM fraud, check