North Koreans continue to face restrictions over cell phone and computer usage. As Google’s chairman visits the country, Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology, what Eric Schmidt may want and what the future may hold for those who live there. East-West Center Associate Scott Thomas Bruce weighs in and so does Suk-Ho Shin, a reporter for South Korea's leading newspaper DONG-A-ILBO.

The Federal Aviation Administration has started writing licensing and safety regulations regarding using unmanned air vehicles (UAV’s) for alternate purposes, such as newsgathering, by 2015. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on how these drones may eliminate the need for TV news helicopters.

Smart devices and robots are keeping older adults in their homes longer. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports that University of Cincinnati students are inventing new devices and aids to test in a smart house.

New 4-D Transistors

Dec 14, 2012

In the world of computing it’s all about being faster and better. As Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology, a group of Purdue and Harvard scientists have come up with a new 4-D transistor. The novel design and material, directing the flow of electrical current, is said to be a preview of future computers.

In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports there’s a new way to study one of the most deadly forms of cancer.

Meet the Germinator

Nov 2, 2012

The germinator is at work in area hospitals. Ann Thompson will let you know what it is and how it works on this week’s Focus on Technology.

Sleek new iPads replace big playbooks and DVD’s for Cincinnati Bengals players who can now prepare anytime, anyplace. Ann Thompson reports on this new trend in this week’s Focus on Technology.

Our Focus on Technology host, Ann Thompson, interviews Jim Barry from the Consumer Electronics Association who shares some of the must have gadgets for back-to-school.

Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

Aug 19, 2012

Clara Martin, the executive director of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center, talks with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about the arts-based credit-recovery program for CPS high schoolers, as well as various programs offered at the Center.


Aug 7, 2012

An increasing number of studies show so-called cybercyling helps keep the mind sharp. Ann Thompson, in this week’s Focus on Technology, goes to a Fort Thomas assisted living facility to see if the seniors there are embracing it.