Tech It Out

Tech It Out

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


September 18, 2021 39 min
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
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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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* 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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