Tech It Out

Tech It Out

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


October 22, 2021 39 min
* BitSight is the leader in cybersecurity ratings, empowering companies to make better, more informed decisions about cyber risk. We catch up with CTO Stephen Boyer, as well as Anders Norremo, CEO of Third Party Trust.
* With its community of millions, Slickdeals helps save you money on all your purchases, and now they’ve unveiled Slickdeals Rewards. Learn how it works here first!
* I also share some recommended tech to turn your reg...
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BitSight is the leader in cybersecurity ratings, empowering companies to make better, more informed decisions about cyber risk. We catch up with CTO Stephen Boyer, as well as Anders Norremo, CEO of Third Party Trust.
With its community of millions, Slickdeals helps save you money on all your purchases, and now they’ve unveiled Slickdeals Rewards. Learn how it works here first!
I also share some recommended tech to turn your regular h...
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** Leading laptop maker ASUS discusses the best laptops for content creators, such as YouTubers, and why
* We discuss great kids products, like the Artie Max: The Coding Robot and the Toniebox, and explain how these toys work
* October is Cybersecurity Awareness month, and so ESET stops by to talk about easy ways to protect yourself
* We talk “aging in place” – how seniors can live longer independently at home – with Boca Tech and ...
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* Why pay monthly for access to your own video doorbell? We catch up with Lorex CEO Gilad Epstein about the company’s latest platform.
* Nexit is a new navigation app that doesn’t just focus on the destination – but the journey, too. Hear what makes it unique with its CEO Randy Carpenter.
* Tech lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch drops in to chat about tech for busy families this fall.
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We’ll first hear about LG’s new wireless earbuds that uses ultraviolet light (UV-C) to disinfect itself when you place them into the charging case

SanDisk stops by to talk about backing up your iPhone’s photos and videos onto a USB stick, called the iXpand Luxe

For another kind of storage, we’ll talk with Stuf Storage, an app that connects those with space to rent and those who need to store their stuff

And for students struggling wit...
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In just over 10 minutes, Cadillac sells out of its reservations for its LYRIQ EV Debut Edition, coming in 2022.
Is the iPhone 13 family worth the hype? We catch up with mobile tech expert, Daniel Bader.
Home Depot drops by to chat about is new Hubspace app and platform, to help manage your smart home tech.
Called “the last baby monitor you’ll ever need,” we’ll learn all about the Owlet Smart Sock Plus, a nighttime wearable for babies ...
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This week:
* What’s new with the new iPhone 13 family, unveiled by Apple last week.
* There’s ‘telehealth’ for humans, including virtual video visits, so hear what a virtual veterinarian looks like with Vetster
* If you love to read, be sure to hear my interview with, a new online platform that offers versatility
* Amazon stops by to chat about what it’s like to work in tech at the company, and what the Amazon Technica...
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* These ain’t your grandma’s hearing aids! Dr. Hope Lanter, lead audiologist of, tells us what’s new and newsworthy
* Hey movie lovers, LG joins us to shine a light on its latest projectors for your home
* Have little ones? Learn all about the Miku Pro Smart Baby Monitor and what it can do that others can’t
* A new product called “Noze,” billed as the world’s first consumer device that monitors for coronavirus risk
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* We talk employment challenges facing those with disabilities, including veterans, with No Barriers USA and Wells Fargo & Co.
* Tech expert Amber Mac joins us to share some back-to-school tech recommendations
* Speaking of students, Maple Calculator is a free math app that does some pretty wild things. Learn about it here!
* We’ll get the scoop on NTENSE gaming desks, including one with adjustable height (with standing desk o...
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* We’re joined by CR to hear all about its ambitious national broadband initiative;
* LG talks ergonomic monitors, to promote better health while sitting at your computer
* TikTok sensation “Chem Teacher Phil” drops by to talk STEM studies, and more
* Be the first to learn about dcbel r16, designed for EV owners, as a way to power your home
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* Learn about the latest in microSD cards, external hard drives and SSDs -- with Western Digital’s Brian Pridgeon
* Tech lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch drops by to chat back-to-school picks
* I also share some of my favorite gear for students heading back to high-school or college
* MeetKai is a new A.I.-powered personal assistant. Learn what it can do that Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa cannot
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* Experience your local stations in a new way with Auddia, a new platform reinventing radio

* A small gadget called "bite away" takes the sting out of mosquito bites

* Into video games? A new dating app called Kippo may be for you.

* Hear about Kobo elipsa, which fuses entertainment with productivity. Learn how this new ereader works
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* Learn about Lume Pad, the world’s first 3-D Lightfield tablet and what all the hype is about.
* Fintropolis is a free add on for Minecraft, that teaches financial literacy to kids. Great idea!
* Speaking of finances, our favorite car guy Nik Miles stops by to talk about high-tech ways to secure financing for your next vehicle
* Nite Ize has hundreds of innovative products, including a light-up dog leash to make walking your furry fr...
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* What’s ‘gadget insurance’? We hear about the new Ausion Home+ plan, plus uBreakiFix stores.
* LG chats with us about its LG ProBake Convection Slide-In Range with Air Sous Vide & AirFry.
* CrowdChange is a new fundraising platform to empower charitable events, big or small, with intuitive tools
* Love word games? Be the first to learn about the new (and free) Magic Word game, from Volley, on your Google Nest smart display.
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* Don’t trust your business to any ‘ol laptop. ASUS’s Beca Truong joins us to share what’s new with ExpertBooks
* Have trouble falling or staying asleep? Learn all about Wesper sleep kits on today’s program
* We’ll also hear about WhereiPark, a popular platform that connects those with parking spots to rent with those who need ‘em
* We have another $100 giveaway, so tune into the podcast to hear how to enter. Good luck!
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? Learn all about OnStar Guardian, the new app for up to 7 family members and friends, to help you behind the wheel or outside of the vehicle.

? Seen those trendy Nanoleaf smart light panels for your wall? Learn what’s new with the CEO from the company.

? Need some fun summer ideas? We talk with lifestyle expert and author Meredith Sinclair, who penned the book, Well Played: The Ultimate Guide to Awakening Your Family's Playful ...
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July 9, 2021 39 min
* Find out why you should never pay if a cybercriminal locks down your files and demands a ransom. We’re joined by ESET’s Tony Anscombe

*Wall Stories are cartoon decals for a child’s wall – but comes alive through an augmented reality app

*LG joins us to chat about OLED TV and why it’s the definitive technology for enjoying TV shows, movies, sports, and games

* is giving away another $100 gift card. Find out in the show how ...
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* Be wary of the reviews you read online, as they may be fake. We talk with Nixplay about the problem.
* Tech expert Amber Mac joins us to share some summer tech ideas, and I also share some picks, too.
* Learn all about Pastimes, a trendy new app for meeting new people and enjoying the great outdoors.
* Congrats to Andrea Anderson, the winner of the $100 gift card! We’ll give away three more this summer. Stay tuned.
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* Congratulations to Jessica DiPalma, winner of the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14, commemorating the 200th episode of Tech It Out last week
* We talk with the Doug Bowser, President of Nintendo of America, on E3 highlights
* Alan Lewis from Take-Two Interactive joins us to talk about video game diversity, equity and inclusion
* has a new campaign that can save you serious money, plus we’re giving away a $100 gift card
* I...
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* 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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