The internet is dominated by five companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. And it’s not just online—these giant tech companies are behind a lot of the smart devices collecting information about us every day, from Amazon Echo to robot vacuums to even “smart” toothbrushes that many consumers are bringing into their homes. Today on […]
You’re Invited What: Age Brilliantly: Independence & Safety at Home When: Wed., June 19, 2019 | 6:30p-8:00p Where: The Edgewater Hotel (1001 Wisconsin Ave., Madison) You will learn how your parents can age safely, from thought leaders in aging: – Dr. Kerry Burnight, Chief Gerontologist at GrandPad – Dr. Robb McCormick, Emergency Room Physician – […]
WORT welcomes Thom Jones as our next Technology and Facilities Maintenance Director. Thom comes to WORT with a lifetime of experience wrangling technology. Or as Thom puts it, “Been working in IT since IT was just short for Italy.” He was the IT Manager at Isthmus Publishing for more than a decade, where he overhauled their […]
To many a casual listener, the term “Artificial Intelligence” invokes science fiction and the future we were promised by visionaries writing decades ago. It may also bring to mind the technology that we call upon to assist us in our daily lives. It may even raise more questions than answers. The term “artificial intelligence”, or […]
A panel of hosts — David Devereaux-Weber, Laura Gutknecht, Adam Wiesenfarth, and Jon Miner — host a holiday electronics program, answering questions from the listening audience about their devices and best tech practices.
*We’ll be in Room 302 at the library* At this event, we’ll be tackling the lack of information on Wikipedia about women in technology. Attendees will view a tutorial on how to contribute to Wikipedia, and we’ll have several experienced editors on-hand to answer questions and help with trouble-shooting. No experience is required! There are […]