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

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

Location:

Winnipeg, MB

Networks:

Radio America

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

We Chat with Prez of Nintendo of America! Hotels.com Giveaway, E3 highlights & More

6/18/2021
* 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 * Hotels.com has a new campaign that can save you serious money, plus we’re giving away a $100 Hotels.com gift card * I share some gadget gift ideas for Dads and Grads...

Duration:00:39:06

Our 200th Show! Hear How to Enter to Win an ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 Laptop!

6/11/2021
* 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 – perfect for cocktails. * Antstream Arcade is a new...

Duration:00:39:07

One Week 'til E3! We Get Our Game On With the ESA & a Pair of E3 Hosts

6/4/2021
* 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 producer) will join us to talk gaming trends, and what...

Duration:00:39:08

The Future is Here: 3D-Printed Teeth ... Seriously!

5/28/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Scan Receipts & Earn Gift Cards with Fetch Rewards

5/22/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:08

Protect Yourself Online with NordVPN, DeleteMe, and Stash Password Manager

5/14/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Mother’s Day Gadget Gift Ideas with Amber Mac; Facebook Launches Neighborhoods

5/7/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Epson Talks Receipt Scanners Ahead of National Small Business Week

4/30/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Protecting kids Online with Circle; and the 4-1-1 on CarGenerator and LG’s 4K Projector

4/23/2021
* 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 external WD or SanDisk drive

Duration:00:39:07

Earth Day Tips with Amber Mac & Pinterest Positivity

4/16/2021
* 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 saving money with Epson EcoTank printers

Duration:00:39:07

Buying a Dashcam? Look for These ‘Must Have’ Features

4/9/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

The Easter Bunny Brings a New Show! Including a ‘5G 101’ Chat with T-Mobile

4/2/2021
* 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.

Duration:00:39:07

Wage War Against Robo-Callers

3/26/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Chatting with Brittlestar – the “Internet’s Favorite Dad” – About His Social Media Stardom

3/19/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Catch Up with Actor Alan Ritchson on His New Sci-fi Action Dramedy

3/12/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Singer Raine Maida on NFTs, ‘Hey Robot!’; Game Creator Frank Lantz; & a Pair of New Chevy Bolts

3/6/2021
* 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.

Duration:00:39:07

Cesar “The Dog Whisperer” Millan Chats With Us About Halo Collar

2/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:39:07

Try Some Awesome ‘Alexa’ Tips and Tricks

2/19/2021
* 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

Duration:00:39:07

Yep, Sex Toys Can Be Hacked! Hear My Interview With an ESET Cybersecurity Expert

2/12/2021
* 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.

Duration:00:39:07

High-tech Toilets and Bidets . . . Wait, WHAT?

2/5/2021
* 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 perhaps why it’s time. * StockX stops by to chat about its...

Duration:00:39:08