Welcome to the Secrets of Technology from the Star Quest Production Network, your weekly look at the world of technology from a uniquely Catholic perspective. We’re not the usual tech news from New York or San Francisco. We’re creating conversations around technology topics that affect all of us, including social media, privacy, AI, the ubiquity of gadgets, parenting tech-savvy kids, and more.
Geek and gadget culture is mainstream in society at all age levels now more than ever. By exploring the intersection of faith and technology, we give you the tools to live your faith life and spirituality in harmony with the work of technology and media that you are immersed in.
But you don’t have to be Catholic or a believer to get something out of Secrets of Technology. Our regular panel will discuss the top tech stories, offer up technology tips and lessons, and give you our picks of the week for software, hardware, web sites, or information that will make you more productive, more entertained, more informed, and more secure. Join Domenico Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, Joanne Mercier, Fr. Michael Gossett, and Thomas Sanjurjo every week.
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Techies - Black Friday, CyberMonday, and Advent are all coming fast and you may need to do some Christmas shopping. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne are here with some gift ideas for the techie in your life (or to put on your own Christmas wish list) for all ages and budgets and interests. The Broken Smart Home - The promise of the smart home hasn't exactly lived up to the hype yet. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Jack talk about the pitfalls and friction that having smart home and IoT devices still involves and some workarounds they've found. Plus a review of Amazon's Halo fitness band. Three More Things - In its third event of the fall, Apple introduced three new Macs using its new CPUs. Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew discuss whether you should think about buying one of these if you're looking for a new Mac and then which one. Plus, who will make the laws on Mars? And older Android web problems. Ready for Virtual Holiday Gatherings - Many of us will only be able to gather with family and friends for the holidays virtually this year, so Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne go over the best options for video calling and give their tips for making the best looking and sounding get-togethers. Zoom Towns, Space Headlines, and Quibi Quashed - If you can work over Zoom, then why not live and work in your favorite vacation spot? Dom, Thomas, and Jack talk about Zoom towns, the latest news about space exploration, and the completely expected demise of Quibi.