The Secrets of Technology

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, Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott every week.

Recent Episodes

Millennial Saint for the Internet Age - When Blessed Carlo Acuitis died in 2006 at 15, he was a Star Wars and video game fan who coded and built web sites. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss what makes Carlo notable, and more importantly, holy. Then they discuss a big data privacy story in Catholic news this week.
Windows 11 First Look - The preview of Windows 11 is out and Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier take a first look at what's new; plus a critical Windows patch, new remote worker incentives, Oculus VR ad woes, and Windows 3.1 on an iPad.
Email Security For Your Organization - Very few churches, schools, organizations, or businesses are taking basic steps to prevent their email addresses from being spoofed by scammers. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the basic email security that 90% of organizations ignore.
Tech for Your Pet - What kind of tech can help you care for your pet? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss tech to find, feed, and stay connected with your furry friend. Plus, E3 highlights, Hubble, and Apple's public betas.
Use That Cartoon Face App Safely - Every few months a new photo alteration app goes viral followed by dire warnings about it. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne discuss how you can use such apps safely and ways to balance security and privacy vs. convenience and utility.

Picks of the Week