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The cheating virtual racer, the Apple Watch that isn't and why some students failed their AP exams This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about the driver who has been suspended by Audi for cheating at a virtual race, the Apple Watch knock off that's affordable and HEIC Photo Format caused some students to fail AP tests. May 26, 2020, 09:56 PM
Artificial Intelligence now synthesizing complete songs and the Apple and Google exposure notification systems. This week on Wired Wednesday, @benwilson1130 and @johnbiehler talk about Artificial Intelligence now synthesizing complete songs in the style of Elvis, Sinatra and Katy Perry and what the Apple and Google exposure notification systems could look like. May 13, 2020, 09:21 AM
Online web protection for Canadians, Skype upgrades and Facebook tries to go after Zoom users This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about CIRA giving away free online protection service to Canadians, Skype gets custom backgrounds for video calls and Facebook's answer to Zoom and Houseparty during the pandemic. May 06, 2020, 09:38 AM
Video background images any Star Wars fan would love, a new gaming option courtesy Facebook and a robot friend This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about LucasFilm's launch of official Star Wars video conferencing backgrounds, Facebook's new gaming app and Sony's robot friend that plays games and watches TV with you. Apr 21, 2020, 10:37 PM
Tunes for your pets, virtual aquarium tours and make your video calls exciting with live wild animals! This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about Spotify's Pet Playlists in Canada, Monterey Bay Aquarium's virtual tours in Animal Crossing and now you can have a llama or goat in your video call! Apr 14, 2020, 09:53 PM
Improving Apple & Google Maps to help you during this pandemic, a reminder from Skype and an easy way to start group video and chat calls This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about the updates to Apple and Google Maps to help out during this pandemic, Skype tries competing with Zoom and WhatsApp makes it easier for you to start group chat videos. Apr 07, 2020, 07:01 PM
Improving home offices, improving video chats and staying entertained during COVID19 This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about how to make sure your home office is comfortable, how to do the best video chats and entertainment during isolation. Mar 31, 2020, 09:08 PM
A Bitcoin ransom scheme, the CrazyCap and AR shopping thanks to Apple This week on Wired Wednesday, @benwilson1130 and @JohnBiehler talk about the email scheme threatening to get websites kicked off Google AdSense unless they pay bitcoin, a water purifier cap for your water bottle and AR shopping. Feb 25, 2020, 09:53 PM
The SMART Cane, Ring security update and making your own retro phone This week on Wired Wednesday, @benwilson1130 and @JohnBiehler talk about the high-tech came that guides people with vision issues, Ring adds mandatory two-factor authentication to its app and how you can make your own rotary cellphone. Feb 18, 2020, 10:33 PM
It's all about Google this week! This week on Wired Wednesday, @benwilson1130 and @JohnBiehler have more on Google sending people's private videos to strangers, how traffic jams in Google Maps could be spoofed and a monthly subscription that sends you prints of your best pix. Feb 04, 2020, 11:19 PM
Smartphones that can read sign language, Facebook's "clear history" button and Ring doorbell gives Facebook and Google user data. This week on Wired Wednesday, @benwilson and @JohnBiehler talk about Google's new software that could pave the way for smartphones to interpret sign language, the "clear history" button on Facebook and an investigation has found Ring doorbells are providing customer data to third parties. Jan 28, 2020, 08:55 PM
A new video cam, secure keys and the new $150 smartphone This week on Wired Wednesday, @benwilson1130 and @JohnBiehler talk about the Fragment 8 - a retro-inspired video camera that records to GIFs instead of film, Yubico launches secure keys to better protect your online life and PinePhone - the Linux-based smartphone focused on security & privacy. Jan 21, 2020, 10:45 PM
Potato prank at CES 2020, the amazing phone/car battery and high-speed Internet for everyone! This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about the man who made a very expensive point about pointless gadgets, the new lithium-sulfur battery could let phones last five days between charges and SpaceX Starlink Internet in Canada Needs at Least Four More Satellite Launches. Jan 14, 2020, 10:38 PM
It's the annual Wired Wednesday CES edition! This week on Wired Wednesday, Ben Wilson and John Biehler talk about Samsung's new personal robot and kitchen helper, Intel's autonomous driving advances and a handheld temporary tattoo printer. Jan 07, 2020, 11:16 PM
A warning about a popular dating app, telling when your puppy needs to "go" and the haiku generator. This week on Wired Wednesday (Christmas edition), Ben Wilson and John Biehler have more on the researchers who says the Plenty of Fish app was leaking users' private information, the app that predicts when your puppy needs to relieve itself and the cool online tool that generates haikus about where you live. Dec 24, 2019, 09:15 PM