Vocalo's tech correspondent Mike McGee brings weekly news about the latest apps, tech industry, start-ups, video games, and more!
Ex-BET Networks CEO Debra Lee To Launch a Tech Fund to Back Women of Color
10:11Mike McGee joins this week to discuss the former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee who recently hinted at launching a tech fund to back women of color. Also, Facebook turns 16 and issues of privacy remain a growing concern for users.
Tips on Teaching Kids Media Literacy and Celebrating 10 Years of iPad
13:17Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee brings us the latest in tech news. This week we're sharing tips on how to raise media savvy kids in the digital age and remembering how 10 years ago the iPad changed the tablet game.
New Revelations About Cambridge Analytica + Sony Unveils Electric Car
13:30Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee brings us the latest in tech news: New leaks about Cambridge Analytica point to larger global manipulation + Sony unveils new electric concept car called Vision-S.
Google Maps helps with Thanksgiving traffic and Yelp is introduces Open To All filter
13:35Vocalo's senior tech correspondent Mike McGee brings us the latest in tech news. Google Maps is helping us get around and avoid traffic on Thanksgiving, and Yelp is introducing "Open to All" filter to help customers avoid discrimination.
Mike McGee Talks Uber Money, Politics in Facebook, and the New Airpods Pro
17:12Mike talks Uber Money and Facebook employees urging Mark Zuckerberg to rethink his stance on allowing politicians to lie in political ads. Lastly, he discusses the new AirPods Pro.
NASA's hopes of a 2035 Mars Landing & Walmart's direct-to-fridge grocery service
9:47According to NASA, 2035 is doable for humans landing on Mars provided budget is there. Also, a new Walmart initiative brings a direct-to-fridge delivery service for 1 million US customers.
Tech Talk: Looking Ahead to Disney+ Launch & New Accessibility Features on Google Maps
13:47Mike McGee takes a walk down memory lane in anticipation of the Disney+ streaming service launch. He also discussed new accessibility features on Google Maps that provide additional safety services for people with visual impairments.
Mike McGee Talks Hiding Twitter Replies, Amazon Environmental Footprint & App of the Week "lilspace"
20:04First, Mike McGee shares how Twitter has launched a "hide replies" feature, which aims to civilize conversations on the platform. With the click of a button, a person will be able to hide specific replies to their tweets, filtering out any remarks ranging from irrelevant to offensive. Last week, hundreds of Amazon employees spoke out against Amazon's environmental footprint. In response, Jeff Besos has proposed a new Climate Change Plan, which commits the company to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Lastly, the app of the week, "lilspace," is a digital wellness company that will inspire you to unplug and spend more time with real live people doing real-life things.
Mike McGee Talks Amazon Walkouts, the Equifax Settlement, and Music Therapy in "Humm.ly"
13:01If you requested money from Equifax for leaking your personal data earlier this summer, you’ll need to provide more information by October 15th. Listen as Jill Hopkins and Mike McGee break down the next steps consumers must take to get their money. The two also discuss how over 900 Amazon employees have signed an internal petition pledging to walk out over their employer’s lack of action on climate change. Lastly, Mike shares the app of the week "Humm.ly," which vows to help your mental health through musical therapy.
Mike McGee is Back! He talks E-Scooters in Florida and the Fate of Facebook's "Like" Feature
15:49Mike McGee has returned to The Morning AMp and we couldn't be happier! Listen as him and Jill discuss how e-scooter companies like Lime, Jump, Bird, Spin have pledged to remove their Florida scooters and bikes to avoid potential flying menaces. If the devices aren't removed from the streets, they could be picked up by hurricane winds — transforming into threats to both people and property. In other news, Facebook is also considering removing the like counter from our feeds. Jill and Mike also discuss the app of the week "Thrive," which exists to help you tackle your most ambitious goals.