Tech It Out

Tech It Out

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

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July 31, 2020 39 min
· Whether you’re using it for regular back-up or need to edit 4K video in the field, learn about petite, portable and powerful SSDs from G-Technology

· Speaking of computing to go, we’ll learn about the Pandora Portable Power (P3) battery bank which can do things your backup battery booster cannot

· Cybersecurity has never been more important. We talk with ESET’s Tony Anscombe about protecting your data while working from home
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· Learn all about smart e-bikes with the co-founder of VanMoof, and how sales went through the roof when COVID-19 struck

· LG stops by to talk about creating a safe and ergonomic workspace at home, and they give us the skinny on its LG UltraFine Ergo computer monitors

· The Sonos Arc is the company’s latest speaker – a soundbar, in fact – with built-in support for Alexa or Google Assistant, and much more
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* Learn about Fleming Tech Camps and its pivot to a virtual experience for campers at home and the S.T.E.A.M. skills they’ll sharpen in the process.;
* You’ve heard of smart phones and smart watches, but what about smart mirrors? We talk with Hilo Smart Mirror about what their reflective tech for the home can do
* In the market for a new smartphone? You’re not alone but we’ll hear about the TCL 10 Series devices – on how you can get ...
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* Returning to work soon? Going to the dentist? Walking through a mall? Learn about Thermal Guard, a touchless screening kiosk that can take your temperature in 2 seconds, and will allow or deny entry based on reading.
* Find out why FriendMatch is an incredibly popular matchmaking tool for meeting new friends – even if it’s just an online friendship for now.
* Celebrated tech expert Amber Mac joins us to talk about using tech to sta...
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* Lon Safko – the celebrated inventor, entrepreneur, author, and professional speaker – joins us to discuss tech terms like IoT, A.I. and VR/AR
* Republic Wireless stops by to talk about how to get mobile phone calls on your home phone – and why
* Are you downloading or streaming these movies and TV shows? McAfee explains how you’re putting yourself at risk
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* ExpressVPN explains the benefits of a Virtual Private Network and how to choose one
* Archive your loved one’s stories, in video detail, and preserve it for future generations – we’ll learn about the StoryCatcher app
* Rovio is back with a new game and it’s not Angry Birds! Find out what’s new from the award-winning game studio and publisher
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June 19, 2020 39 min
* Your movie theater still closed? LG shares how to replicate the experience in your home.
* Happy Father’s Day! Tech expert Amber Mac shares some of her top gadget gift ideas.
* Looking for an inexpensive yet sentimental gift? Use VidDay to create a video montage.
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* We talk with GoSun about its solar-powered and high-tech solutions for camping this summer
* Tech expert Mike Agerbo drops by to chat about some great “Dads n' Grads” gift ideas
* I also share some Father’s Day and graduation gift ideas, plus some summer tech suggestions too
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* THIS WEEK, Learn about Lyf (pronounced “life”), an app that connects people going through challenging times, and can pair you with a mental health professional.

* Plowz and Mowz – the “uber for lawn care” – is another app offering something for free to today’s tireless heroes: frontline workers.

*IBM joins us to explain how harnessing our computers’ collective power can help fuel important experiments.

* “Alexa, brew a pot of coffee...
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This is an encore rebroadcast of our March 28 2020 show. We figured it is still timely and appropriate, so we wanted you to hear it again; or if you missed the original broadcast, to hear what we consider important.
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* Perhaps a global crisis like COVID-19 may encourage you to unravel your family history and find relatives. A family historian joins us to chat about AncestryDNA.
* Scammers are using the coronavirus to trick you into revealing your personal information. We talk with NuData Security, a MasterCard company, on fighting back
* Learn about RemoteHQ, an online collaboration and video education platform that can do some things other servi...
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Find out about 10th Gen Intel Core processors and how they’re powering the next-generation of computers.
Gaming can help you stay entertained and connected during these tough times. We talk with Big Fish Games about “gaming for good.”
Learn about a new app, "Here I Am", and how it could help smartphone owners in an emergency.
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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) joins us to talk about gaming during COVID-19, and more.
LG stops by to talk to us about its latest smartphone, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G with Dual Screen.
If you’re getting tired of video calls, the free LoomieLive may be able to help.
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Twitter stops by to discuss a new COVID-19 resource with vetted info about the pandemic.
We catch up with tech lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, about recommend smart home tech.
We talk online schooling with Prodigy Education, a math-based remote learning platform.
There’s no real sports to watch on TV, but there are videogames like the new Ultimate Rivals
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* Americans are turning to Pinterest during these challenging times. Interesting data from the company.
* Having trouble getting a strong cellular connection at home during the coronavirus crisis? Learn about SureCall signal boosters
* Intel has made a massive $50 million dollar commitment to fight COVID-19. Find out where the funds are going.
* Designed for seniors to stay in touch with family and friends, Sirona.TV turns a regular T...
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April 17, 2020 39 min
We talk with Tony Anscombe, cybersecurity expert and global ambassador to ESET, about fixing Zoom’s privacy and security flaws
Speaking of protection, we catch up with VPNPro.com to hear why you need a VPN more than ever before (and which ones are the best)
Have trouble sleeping during the COVID-19 crisis? You’re not alone. Hear how the app Sleep Cycle may be able to help
If you’re working from home and want to avoid sitting on your b...
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* Needed more than ever before, perhaps, the Nextdoor app is a social networking platform for local communities and neighborhoods.
* Back-to-back interviews with IBM to hear how they’re helping out during the pandemic
* Learn about SoundSelf, an upcoming game and VR experience to give you the virtual getaway you need
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Scammers and hackers are exploiting coronavirus to steal your money. HakTrap is a device that stops it.
While self-isolating, connect with your family by sharing photos and home movies over SanDisk’s ibi.
Votie.io is helping to map the spread of COVID-19. Map your status and then view the live map.
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As we're hunkered down and riding out the Covid Pandemic, it's TECH TO THE RESCUE!
This week we speak with psychologist Dr. Maneet Bhatia on the connection between mental health and the coronavirus pandemic.
Because of self-isolation, are we actually speaking to each other more? Ooma says yes, and has data to prove it!
Free for businesses until July, Zoho is giving away its robust Remotely suite of tools for communication and...
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Tech expert Amber Mac talks with us about video calling, online fitness classes, and more.
Working from home? You’re not alone. ASUS shares the deets on a powerful new business laptop.
Speaking of staying productive while working remotely, learn about Microsoft Teams.
And I’ll share some new gadgets and games in time for spring, while cooped-up at home.
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