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Why Lyft drivers cancel rides on us

10/16/2018
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Jefferson Graham wanted to know why Lyft drivers recently accepted his ride, then canceled, with no explanation. So he reached out to Ippei Takahashi, who runs the Ride.Guru website, for some answers and tips on what consumers could do, on Talking Tech.

Duration:00:07:07

Sears, where America once shopped for tech

10/15/2018
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Jefferson Graham and USA TODAY's Michelle Maltais remember buying tech gear from the once dominant Sears, which just announced it was filing for bankruptcy on Talking Tech.

Duration:00:06:28

October 15, 2018: Sears files for Chapter 11

10/15/2018
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Trump's plan to limit protests draws resistance, some communities return to normal after Hurricane Michael, airlines get strict on emotional support animals and Medicare premiums and deductibles are set to rise.

Duration:00:04:09

Have guitar will travel--the only gear Richard Smith needs to keep running

10/15/2018
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Guitar player Richard Smith lives out of his car 70% of the year, touring the country gigging. He joins Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech to explain the technology he uses to keep up with dates, the latest music, his website and fans. Hints: it's one small device.

Duration:00:08:01

ICYMI: Tokyo tour of gadget oddities

10/14/2018
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ICYMI: Jefferson Graham's dispatch from Japan, on some of the useful, wacky and downright weird tech gadgets he saw on display. https://youtu.be/-xLT95dLndk

Duration:00:05:32

October 13, 2018: Rescue efforts continue in areas affected by Hurricane Michael

10/13/2018
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Plus, women's marches aim to get out the vote, a U.S. pastor is released from custody in Turkey, the MLB Playoffs roll on and Sears may file for bankruptcy.

Duration:00:05:45

Hey, Google, you're not trying to replace me – are you?

10/13/2018
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Google wants to make calls for us and screen them as well. Clearly it's looking to use its robotics to replace us. Jefferson Graham explains on Talking Tech.

Duration:00:05:57

Jimmy Butler's Timberwolves eruption

10/12/2018
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We break down Jimmy Butler's drama with the Timberwolves, plus some more thoughts on the Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov dust up.

Duration:00:17:02

'First Man' how Hollywood travels to space

10/12/2018
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The crew of the Mothership is taking one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind in this week's episode. Hosts Kelly Lawler and Brian Truitt talk new Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man," and how successful "light sci-fi" space movies like "Gravity" and "Interstellar" are in Hollywood and with audiences.

Duration:00:24:46

October 12, 2018: Michael roars offshore after menacing Southeast

10/12/2018
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Plus, Melania Trump will give her first television interview as first lady, Trump officials hope an American pastor in Turkey will be freed soon, the MLB Playoffs resume and the Mega Millions jackpot rises to 548 million dollars.

Duration:00:04:47

Tech #101: Change your smartphone passcode now. Thanks Kanye.

10/12/2018
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Kanye West just exposed his insanely easy to crack 000000 iPhone passcode to the world. Jefferson Graham reports on why having dumb passcodes is a really stupid idea, on #TalkingTech.

Duration:00:03:16

October 11, 2018: Michael downgraded to tropical storm after wreaking havoc

10/11/2018
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Plus, Harvey Weinstein is due in court, Kanye West has a lunch date with Trump, a Tennessee execution is delayed and Singapore Airlines launches the world's longest route.

Duration:00:05:00

Waze looks to change lanes as home for carpoolers

10/11/2018
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Waze, the popular navigation app, looks to shift directions as the home to connect carpoolers. Jefferson Graham has the scoop on Talking Tech.

Duration:00:04:11

October 10, 2018: Hurricane Michael set to slam Gulf Coast

10/10/2018
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Plus, border drug prosecutions have plummeted, new green card rules have been unveiled, sentencing awaits a California man involved in a Russian probe and 2019's best place to retire is announced.

Duration:00:04:30

Google says goodbye to telemarketers?

10/10/2018
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Along with new phones, a tablet and a new speaker, Google just unveiled an ambitious plan to scare away telemarketers. Jefferson Graham is joined by USA TODAY's Edward C. Baig and Eli Blumenthal to explore how it might work.

Duration:00:04:29

2018-19 NBA season preview

10/9/2018
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FTW's Evan Thorpe stops by to preview the 2018-19 NBA season, from LeBron James's Lakers to how the Celtics will fare in the East.

Duration:00:24:49

The Speaker Wars - now with video

10/9/2018
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It's Google vs. Amazon vs. Facebook in what looks to be the hottest consumer tech battle of 2018--who puts a talking video display device in your kitchen? Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Duration:00:04:37

October 9, 2018: Work begins for Justice Brett Kavanaugh

10/9/2018
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Michael could hit 'major hurricane' status, 19 states have voter registration deadlines today, Google unveils two new Pixel phones and it's time for the American Music Awards.

Duration:00:05:54

Tokyo Tour - tech innovations and oddities

10/9/2018
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Jefferson Graham is back from a week in Japan, and reports on tech innovations and oddities found in the world's biggest electronics shop, Tokyo's Yodibashi-Akiba, and one new announced product from Panasonic that might give office workers pause.

Duration:00:05:49

October 8, 2018: Kavanaugh makes it official

10/8/2018
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Plus, Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day are marked, it's been 20 years since Matthew Shepard became a wake-up call, the Nobel economics prize will be announced and Meghan McCain returns to 'The View.'

Duration:00:04:32