Tech It Out

Tech It Out

Making sense of technology by breaking down “geek speak into street speak."

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June 11, 2021 39 min
* Thank you to everyone for your support on Tech It Out. This is our 200th episode! To commemorate the milestone, ASUS is giving away a sleek convertible laptop. Listen to the show for details.
* Western Digital chats with us about the benefits of local storage versus the cloud (and a hybrid approach to protecting your files)
* LG’s new high-tech refrigerators have “cool” features, including the ability to create 2-inch spherical ice...
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* The annual E3 video game expo takes place next weekend, an all-virtual event, so anyone can attend online, and for free
* We talk with the host of E3, the Entertainment Software Association (The ESA), with none other than the President and CEO, Stanley Pierre-Louis
* We’re joined by Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, one of the official E3 hosts and a top esports commentator
* Also, Jacki Jing, another E3 host (and seasoned on-camera host and...
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* Learn about Flexcera, new 3D-printed teeth technology, from Desktop Health
* Automotive expert Manuel Carrillo III talks about the evolution of electric vehicles (EVs), including the Hyundai IONIQ
* Digital photo frames are making a comeback. We catch up with PhotoSpring on their new products
* Announced last week, be the first to hear all about the SanDisk Professional line of storage, coming this summer
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* Learn how Fetch Rewards turns all your retail and restaurant receipts into savings
* What is Ecosia? It’s a search engine that plants trees (and much more)
* Do an eye test at home with EyeQue, and use your number to order eyeglasses through an app.
* Back-up your important files onto an external SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, for safe keeping and fast access
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* Not all ‘Virtual Private Networks’ are created equal. We talk with NordVPN about its competitive advantages
* DeleteMe stops by to talk about how (and why) they remove your personal information online
* We also talk with Stash Password Manager, on its new security app and optional hardware solution
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* Tech expert Amber Mac shares a handful of Mother’s Day gift ideas – even if mom isn’t so tech-savvy
* Facebook gives us an early look at its Neighborhood feature, set to roll out nationally
* Digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong shares a handful of spring tech ideas for the home
* It’s National Small Business Week, and so I’ll share some great tech tools to give your business a competitive edge
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* Epson’s RapidReceipt scanners can save you time, money and aggravation. Learn how in our interview.
* We get our game on with Intel, as we hear about ‘Rocket Lake’ processors coming to desktops
* Overwhelmed by all the video streaming services available today? You’re not alone. MyBundle.TV will join us to chat.
* More than meets the eye? Hasbro stops by to talk about a new programmable Transformers robot
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* Turn your vehicle into a powerful generator for your home with the clever CarGenerator invention (and Dragon’s Den pick)
* We’re joined by Circle’s CEO to learn about this award-winning solution to protecting kids in the digital age
* LG stops by with info on its latest 4K laser projector that can beam an image 5 times bigger than a 60-inch TV
* Don’t forget to properly back-up your important files – just in case – with an exter...
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* I catch up with tech expert Amber Mac about ‘green tech,” including ways to conserve water and save electricity – ahead of Earth Day.
* Learn about the Pinterest ‘Creator Code,’ a mandatory set of guidelines that focus on kindness, inclusivity and compassion
* Xandar Kardian has a radical new smart home device, the XK300. Hear what it does in our exclusive interview
* Carley Knobloch talks tech for a connected family, including savi...
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* Thinkware talks dashcams, including features like 4K, dual cameras, and parking mode
* Considered a revolutionary education tool, learn about eGlass for in-classroom and remote learning
* I share a few spring gadgets to consider, including a robotic lawnmower, cell phone booster for a cottage/cabin, and more
* Don’t forget to regularly back-up your important files – before it’s too late – on a Western Digital external drive
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* Learn about the free ‘Remember This’ app and podcast, designed to help archive your loved one’s stories.

* Heard a lot about 5G but aren’t 100% what it is and why you need it? We’ll be joined by T-Mobile for a refresher.

* LG stops by to talk about its new LG WashTower, a 2-in-1 laundry pair for smaller spaces and a ton of tech.

*I share some “home office makeover” suggestions to supersize your remote working setup.
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March 26, 2021 39 min
* Verizon stops by to share ways to avoid robocallers, including scammers

* We chat with 14-year old Alisha Arora, who is working with MIT's A.I. Lab to detect suicidal tendancies on social media

* If you're using your phone to buy items, as you likely are, learn all about Popwallet and how you can be rewarded for shopping
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* With 500+ million views of his online videos, Stewart Reynolds (a.k.a. “Brittlestar”) reveals his formula for success
* Have trouble freeing up space on your iPhone or iPad? A new SanDisk iXpand product called Luxe can help
* We talk 3D printing with SynDaver 3D, which just launched its new Axi2 3D printer
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* Based on the real-world Internet phenomenon, "Dark Web: Cicaca 3301", we speak with writer/director/actor Alan Ritchson
* The Oura Ring is garnering a ton of praise, and is even worn by many NBA players. Find out what this smart ring is all about
* Whether you’re on Spotify or Apple Music – competing music streaming platforms – the free MySound app lets you share your playlists with friends
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* As seen on The Tonight Show, we catch up with Frank Lantz, the game creator of ‘Hey Robot!’
* What is a NFT, a non-fungible token, and why should you care? We talk with S!NG’s CEO and co-founder Geoff Osler and Raine Maida, singer of Our Lady Peace
* Chevrolet drops by to discuss its pair of new electric vehicles debuting this summer: the 2022 Bolt EV and 2022 Bolt EUV.
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Wearables are going to the dogs! We catch up with celebrity dog behavioral psychologist Cesar Millan and Ken Ehrman from Halo Collar.

Line-ups may be a thing of the past with QLess – perfect for during a pandemic. Learn what it is and how it works.

Western Digital drops by to chat about its myriad of storage solutions, for all kinds of users.
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* Katherine Prescott from VoiceBrew.com shares some of her all-time favorite smart speaker commands

* Learn about LEGO VIDIYO, a just-announced (and high-tech) spin on LEGO toys

* We catch up with Good Trust about protecting your digital assets after you die

* I remind listeners how to leverage back-up software already on external WD drives to protect your files
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* Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we learn about new ‘romance scams’ and even hacks that target adult toys.
* Get the 4-1-1 on Wi-Fi 6, and why your next router should be powered by this next-generation wireless tech.
* We chat with Dr. Preston, an advocate for the disabled community, on accessibility tools, social media, and more.
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* BioBidet stops by to talk ‘bathroom tech,’ including high-tech bidet seats.
* We’ll learn about the key highlights from McAfee’s annual Consumer Security Mindset Report, with McAfee EVO Terry Hicks.
* He wrote the book on COVID – literally. We talk with Dr. Ron Baecker on not just surviving the pandemic, but thriving during it.
* I share my thoughts on Jeff Bezos stepping down as CEO as Amazon and his incredible legacy – and perha...
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* Learn all about IKIN Inc. and its RYZ (“Rise”) hologram platform -- coming soon to a smartphone near you.

* Be a “Smarty” when it comes to your online purchases. Learn about this browser extension that rewards you for online shopping.

* Arcade1Up has a bunch of new retro arcade cabinets for the how. Here what’s new – including classics like Dragon’s Lair. No quarters needed.
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