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, Fr. Michael Gossett, and Thomas Sanjurjo every week.

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Recent Episodes

Making Technology Accessible to Non-Techies TEC010: Making Technology Accessible to Non-Techies- Is technology becoming too expensive? Are we leaving unpleasant-to-use tech at the lower price points? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss accessibility issues as well as practical ways technology can help us care for the non-techies in our lives.
EU Copyright 13, Apple's Premium News, and Momo TEC009: EU Copyright 13, Apple’s Premium News, and Momo- This week, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Michael Gossett, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the EU's draconian proposed copyright law, push back on Apple's forthcoming premium news service, and the Momo hoax.
Foldable Smartphones and Streaming Apple TEC008: Foldable Smartphones and Streaming Apple- Foldable smartphones are arriving. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha give their first impressions and talk about where they hope smartphone development goes next. Plus what they hope for in the coming Apple streaming service and how many streaming services is too many.
TEC007: The End of Google+ and Tech Consolidation- With the end of Google+ right around the corner, Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett discuss their experiences with this and other non-Facebook/Twitter social media. Then they talk about small consumer tech companies being gobbled up by the Big Five companies.
TEC006: Electric Cars and Tech Predictions of the Past- Our panel of Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss what would it take for them to switch to an electric or autonomous car? Then they discuss AT&T's 1993 predictions of future tech and how well those predictions were fulfilled.

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