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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What’s In Your Tech Every Day Carry? - What tech is in your pocket, your bag, or your car? Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew discuss what tech they have with them every day from perspective of a dad, a priest, and a tech pro; a millennial, a Gen Xer, and a Boomer. What's in your pocket? The New iPhone 12: Should You Upgrade? - With Apple's annual rollout of new iPhones, Dom and Fr. Cory consider whether the iPhone 12 is a worthy upgrade, if 5G is ready for primetime, where the bezels have gone, and if the Homepod mini is finally the Apple smart speaker worth getting. New Hardware from Google and Amazon - Tis the season for new hardware announcements, so Dom, Thomas, and Jack look at the offerings from Amazon and Google and ask whether we're being corralled into citizenship in corporate nation-states and whether all this home security is making us more paranoid. The Social Dilemma - The 2020 docudrama The Social Dilemma reveals how social networks manipulate our behavior and make us addicted. Dom, Fr. Cory, Thomas, and Jack discuss what was new in this presentation, how scary the information is, and how they've applied the lessons learned.