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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The Morality of Impossible Meat – The Secrets of Technology - Plant-based meat products are a hot, new technology, but are they morally and ethically superior? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Jack Baruzzini discuss that and whether you could eat it on Fridays in Lent. Plus more Christmas gift ideas for your gadget geeks. Christmas Tech Gift Ideas - It's almost time to start Christmas shopping and for the next few weeks we'll have some gift ideas for the techies in your life. Also, Dom, Thomas, and Jack discuss Google Stadia's launch and how and whether the Constitution protects digital rights, especially against search and seizure. Setting Up a Mac for a Friend - As techies, we're often asked to help friends and family with setting up their new computers, which is usually different from how we would do it for ourselves. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott give their advice and tips and essential software for setting up a new Mac for an elderly parent or a child or a friend. Cord Cutting in 2019 - Are you ready to cut the cableTV cord? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about when the time is right to do so, what services to consider, what hardware you need, and potential costs or savings. Plus Fr. Cory's review of the new Google Pixel 4. Do Tech Rumors Do More Harm Than Good? - Do all those rumors of unannounced products do more harm to both companies and consumers than good? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo also discuss the effect of social media on your job search and what you should do about, plus a lesson learned setting up new wifi.