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, Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott every week.
iPhone Lucky 13 - Apple's latest phones are here and they're an incremental update. Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory discuss the latest iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch and who will want them. Plus, resurrecting the woolly mammoth; tech companies buying up houses; and goodbye to the magnetic stripe. Buy Your Own Cable Modem - Most people are renting their modems from the internet providers, but Dom, Jack, and Thomas explain how you can save a lot of money, by buying your own modem. Plus, they discuss AIs and personhood and more. Big Tech in Small Towns - When Big Tech data centers come to small towns, what is the true cost to people and communities? Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss this and other topics, including China's restrictions on kids' gaming time, Tesla's electric grid ambitions, and Amazon's drone delivery woes. Tech for Disaster Preparedness - When a natural disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss how tech can help you prepared for disasters, but also how to prepare your tech for disaster scenarios. Plus, would you sell your biometrics to Amazon? Whither Livestream Masses? - As dispensations end, should churches stop livestreaming Masses to encourage in-person attendance? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss why they should consider continuing. Plus Apple's new child safety measures, privacy, and slippery slope arguments.