Larry Magid’s Hi Tech Reports

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. On air: Monday-Friday at 3:50 p.m.

  • Larry Magid: MIT Study Says Consumer Data Getting Less Safe

    January 30, 2015

    Though the tech community celebrated “Data Privacy Day,” on Wednesday, our data may be less safe than ever. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the findings come from researchers at MIT who looked at credit card transactions.
  • Magid Tech Report: Facebook vs. Twitter in a Super Bowl Face Off

    January 29, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says just as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are prepping for the Super Bowl, Facebook is also getting ready to take on Twitter by launching a real-time hub in a battle for the second screen.
  • Larry Magid: Amazon Prime Shoppers Spend Twice as Much

    January 28, 2015

    There’s a big reason why Amazon aggressively markets its Prime service. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says new consumer research shows Prime subscribers spend twice as much as regular customers on the site.
  • Magid Tech Report: Google and Cablevision Cellphones Improving Hotspots

    January 27, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Google and Cablevision are both getting ready to introduce new cellphone services that will better incorporate Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Larry Magid: Box’s Stock Soars on Wall Street

    January 24, 2015

    You may not have heard of the cloud-storage service Box before, but the firm is making a splash on Wall Street. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the company’s stock rose by 66 percent in its initial public offering.
  • Larry Magid: Ford Sets Up Shop In Silicon Valley

    January 23, 2015

    The Bay Area is not just a hot spot for tech any more as automakers are also hoping to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and technical skill in Silicon Valley. KCBS Technology Analyst says Ford is the latest to set up operations locally, opening a research and development lab earlier today in Palo Alto.
  • Magid Tech Report: Free Upgrade to Windows 10

    January 22, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free update to most users, they also showed off HoloLens— a new wearable tech device.
  • Larry Magid: Google Invests in SpaceX Satellites

    January 21, 2015

    Google is in talks to invest $1 billion in space transportation provider SpaceX. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the tech giant hopes the investment will spur the development of Internet-enabled satellites to expand connectivity around the world.
  • Larry Magid: Would MLK Embrace Social Media?

    January 20, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid wonders if the civil rights leader himself would embrace social media as a platform for his message of justice and equality if he were alive this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • Larry Magid: Marriott to Allow Personal Wi-Fi Networks

    January 16, 2015

    Want to use your own Wi-Fi network while you’re traveling? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Marriott is no longer preventing guests from using their own Wi-Fi service during their stay.
  • Larry Magid: Google Glass Sales Halted

    January 16, 2015

    Google plans to stop selling its controversial ‘Glass’ prototype by Monday. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the tech giant plans to reboot its internet connected eyewear for future release.
  • Magid Tech Reports: Boxes Of Lumoid Fitness Bands

    January 15, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says if you are in the market for a fitness band but not sure which one to buy, then why not try out a whole box worth? That's the idea behind a new start up called Lumoid.
  • Larry Magid: Sling TV Named Best of Consumer Electronics Show

    January 14, 2015

    Endgadget has released its Best of Consumer Electronics Show list. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Sling TV made the top of the list.
  • Magid Tech Report: Security Vulnerability in New Windows Software

    January 13, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Microsoft is criticizing Google after it released information about security vulnerability in Windows 8.1, just days before Microsoft planned to release a patch.
  • Larry Magid: Odd Products On Display at Consumer Electronics Show

    January 10, 2015

    Wearable technology and drones may be the toast of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, but some unusual products are also on display. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says those gadgets include a washing machine that can carry multiple loads and blue tooth-enabled baby pacifiers.
  • Larry Magid: Intel Hopes to Make a Splash at Electronics Show

    January 9, 2015

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, many legacy tech companies are trying to catch up with the “Internet of Things” revolution. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Bay Area-based chip-maker Intel is one of the companies trying to differentiate itself.
  • Magid Tech Report: CBS CEO and President at CES

    January 8, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid is at CES in Las Vegas, where CBS President and CEO Les Moonves spoke about how technology is changing the media landscape for the better.
  • Larry Magid: Drones Steal the Show at Las Vegas Convention

    January 7, 2015

    The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas where KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says drones are getting a lot of hype this year.
  • Magid Tech Report: Dish Network’s Sling TV at Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show

    January 6, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid is in Las Vegas where the Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off this week. Dish Network, however, is jumping the gun by showing off its new pay TV service called Sling TV.
  • Larry Magid: Tech Junkies Flock to Consumer Electronics Show

    January 3, 2015

    Thousands of tech fanatics are celebrating the first weekend of 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says tracking devices like Fitbit and Jawbone are proving a big draw for convention-goers hoping to cut the holiday flab.
  • Larry Magid: Drones Highlight Consumer Electronics Show

    January 2, 2015

    The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas this weekend, and dozens of new devices are expected to be unveiled. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says those gadgets include drones, and new gizmos for your car.
  • Magid Tech Report: Mobile “Cows” for New Years in San Francisco

    January 1, 2015

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says New Year’s revelers can expect mobile cell sites called, “cows”, on San Francisco’s waterfront to improve wireless access during the fireworks.
  • Larry Magid: Are Digital Fingerprints Safe from Hackers?

    December 31, 2014

    A German hacker is claiming he’s found a way to copy fingerprints with a digital camera. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that could allow cyber criminals to unlock smartphones and other devices with fingerprint readers.
  • Magid Tech Report: Microsoft’s New Browser, Spartan

    December 30, 2014

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says Microsoft is reportedly working on a new and improved browser, and not just an updated version of Internet Explorer. ZDNet is reporting that the browser is code-named Spartan.
  • Larry Magid: Hackers Target Xbox, Playstation Networks

    December 27, 2014

    Movie theaters aren’t the only targets for hackers this holiday season. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the hacking group Lizard Squad is taking credit for attacks that shut down Microsoft’s Xbox Live service and Sony’s Playstation network this week.
The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Who Benefits From Verizon’s Share Everything Plan?

Verizon Wireless will soon offer consumers a “Share Everything” plan, where customers will be able to connect up to 10 devices to a pool data plan. But who will really benefit from this?


Photo Credit: Google

Tech Report: Google Maps Gets Upgrade As Apple Map Rumors Swirl

Google has announced some upgrades to its popular digital mapping service at a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday. But rumors are swirling that Apple may be dropping Google Maps from the iPhone.


Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Tech Report: Would Facebook For Kids Be A Safe Space?

Facebook is testing the waters to allow children under 13 on the popular social networking site, but some child advocates are calling the idea crazy.


Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Oracle CEO Ellison Discusses Google Suit, Steve Jobs At Tech Conference

As the All Things Digital Conference came to a close, a federal judge delivered a setback to Oracle in its lawsuit against Google. Nonetheless Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has fond memories of his highly influential friend.


The Google Chinese logo is displayed on a sign outside the company's office in Shanghai. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Google And Samsung’s New Chrome Book

Google and Samsung are teaming up on a fairly inexpensive cloud-based PC and laptop that would use Chrome as its browser-based operating system.


Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a scene from "Casablanca."

Tech Report: Why Is Facebook Streaming Casablanca For Free?

Facebook is making it known that they are in the business of renting streaming movies with a promotional showing of the classic Warner Brothers film, Casablanca.


A view of the back of an Apple ipad tablet.  (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Apple Upgrading Cloud Storage Service

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple may announce upgrades to its cloud-storage service at their worldwide developer conference next month. KCBS’ Technology Analyst expects improvements for both photo and video sharing.


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Tech Report: Facebook Changes Privacy Policy Again

Facebook is revealing much more about how it uses the information it collects about users to comply with a data protection audit ahead of it’s IPO.


Google plus, Google+

Tech Report: ‘Hangouts On Air’ Allows Google+ Users To Broadcast

Google + is making it easier for you to share live video of yourself with other users with its expanded Hangouts on Air feature, just be careful of what you say because you can’t take it back.


A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Tech Report: Congress Votes On Internet Privacy Bill This Week

Lawmakers are set to vote later this week on a cyber security bill known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but it’s already facing a growing backlash including a veto threat by the Obama Administration.



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