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: 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.
  • Magid Tech Report: Movie "The Interview" as Video-On-Demand

    December 25, 2014

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid looks at Sony's decision to release "The Interview" online before it opens in theaters and whether this could set a precedent for future releases.
  • Larry Magid: Starbucks, Square Part Ways

    December 24, 2014

    If you want to pre-order a Starbucks latte from your smartphone, you might need to download a new app. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the coffee company, which allowed customers to pay using Square’s wallet app until last week, plans to start its own digital service.
  • Magid Tech Report: North Korea’s Internet Outage

    December 23, 2014

    KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages just days after President Barack Obama said the administration would respond to the hacking of Sony Pictures, which the U.S. says is linked to the isolated but troublesome country.
  • Larry Magid: Microsoft Goes After Impersonators

    December 20, 2014

    Several firms are using Microsoft’s name as part of a scam to gain access to a person’s computer. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says the company is suing the scammers.
Microsoft Windows 7 runs on a Fujitsu tablet computer (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft Unveils New OS

Microsoft is releasing more information about its new operating system which is coming out later this year. They have revealed that there are going to be four versions of it, one of them minor.



Tech Report: Facebook’s Instragram Acquisition Already Hearing Protests

Facebook’s Instagram acquisition announcement is already touching off protests from some users of the photo-sharing service who are threatening to delete their accounts.


Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland A's scores from second base ahead of the throw to catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants on a single by Daric Barton in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on May 22, 2011 in San Francisco. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Tech Report: MLB Looking For A Home Run On Social Networks

The Major League Baseball season is underway and it appears the league is looking to get more involved in social networking websites this season.


A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses Brings Vision of the Future

Google has released a video giving us an idea of how its long-rumored augmented reality glasses might work, but will it be a sensory overload?


A Research In Motion BlackBerry device. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Struggling BlackBerry To Focus On Business Customers

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion said it had a net loss in the latest quarter because of writedowns for the declining value of its brand and its PlayBook tablet inventory.



Tech Report: Twitter Launching Advertising Program To Promote Small Businesses

Twitter is launching a new advertising program in conjunction with American Express aimed at amplifying the tweets of small businesses.



Tech Report: Facebook Allows Friend Demotions

Just how many of your Facebook friends are really friends? The popular social networking site is now giving users the option of demoting people to acquaintances.


Apple Unveils Updated iPad In San Francisco

Tech Report: Some Find New iPad Too Hot To Handle

The new iPad was definitely a hot item when it went on sale. But, some people who bought the device think it may be just a bit too hot. The internet has been atwitter the past couple of days with reports that the lower left hand corner of the tablet was noticeably warmer than its predecessor.


The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Teenagers Sending More Texts Than Ever Before

A new survey shows the number of text messages teenagers send each day has grown steadily over the past two years, as has the number of teenagers that use texting on a daily basis.



Tech Report: Google Plans Search Engine Revamp

Rumors abound that Google is planning a new approach to web search that hopes to keep you on their site by giving you facts instead of links.



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