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, Pat Scott, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams every week.
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PC and Mobile Security Basics - What basic steps can you take to protect your computer, phone, and tablet from hacks, malware, and ransomware? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss software and best practices for basic security. Tech for Gardening - As spring arrives in the global north, Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss tech that wll help with gardening, whether indoors or outdoors. Plus followups on ChatGPT and iPhone security, and new teen social network, curated news app, and a solar law. Tech in the Kitchen - Tech belongs in the kitchen, and so Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss tech for finding and organizing recipes, grocery lists. menu planning, plus cooking gadgets. Also, protecting yourself from identity theft, Amazon's healthcare offering, TikTok ban, and trashing MacBooks. Why Are TVs So Cheap? - As everything else goes up in price, TVs have been going down. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the economic, privacy, and technology reasons why TVs are getting cheaper. Plus Bing's new AI has promise and pitfalls. Worst Tech Upgrades in History - Some tech upgrades just leave us worse off than before. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss some of the worst tech upgrades they've experienced, plus mysterious antennas popping up on Utah's remote hills; password manager follies; and a pillow to stop snoring.