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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Gaming on Linux - Linux isn't just for servers any more, but is it a good gaming platform. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss the rise of Linux gaming, including new dedicated Linux gaming hardware. Plus, high-tech auto repair, the passkey promise, and content moderation panels. What’s Going On At Twitter? - Big changes are coming to Twitter, one of the big social networks. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss what the changes mean to the average user and even what it means to those who don't use the network. Managing Misinformation - We all have to deal with misinformation online, but how? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss what misinfo/disinfo are, why it's a problem, and how to combat it with charity and truth. Plus, people cutting luxuries over subscription service; Amazon's no-mo-robos; and more. The Future of AI Religion? - Futurists predict that one day our relationship with AI will be a religious one. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss why they think that, why that won't work, and what a Catholic response to such ideas would be. Focusing on Focus Modes - Most devices now include Focus Modes to help us avoid distractions. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss how to set them up and give examples and tips for how to use them best, including in church and while driving. Plus the latest Amazon hardware.