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Tech It Out

Radio America

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

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Winnipeg, MB

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Radio America

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Want to start your own podcast? We get tips from popular podcaster Tom Merritt. Plus: Top tech trends for 2023, and much more.

1/27/2023
Whether it’s your “side hustle” or full-time gig, podcasting is a young and exciting – and potentially profitable – medium. Tech podcaster Tom Merritt shares what you need, how to get started, and tips to spreading the word.• If you like sports, “mixed reality” experiences are going to take it to the next level. I chat about the new SportsX program with Humza Teherany, CTO at MLSE, about its partnership with Amazon’s AWS.• Tap into 2023’s top tech trends with Info-Tech Group’s Brian Jackson....

Duration:00:39:06

ASUS unveils 3D laptops (no glasses required). Also: tech to help get lost luggage back, the Playsee app, and over-the-counter hearing aids.

1/20/2023
Hot off the heels of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I catch up with ASUS to hear about its big laptop announcements, including OLED gaming laptops, 3D models (that don’t require glasses), and more.• We talk with Playsee – the popular social media app – that focuses on communities, positivity, and experiences• Hearing aids have gone over-the-counter, and we’re going to learn about the award-winning Bose-powered Lexie B2 model – that costs much less than other hearing aids.• Boomerang is...

Duration:00:39:07

The best of the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. We got the deets!

1/13/2023
I share some of the highlights from North America’s biggest tech convention, including innovative new laptops, giant (and wireless) OLED TVs, smart home gear, and more• Nextbase joins us to talk about its next-gen dashcam, the iQ, which has some advanced features• Learn about the ‘wacky’ side of CES, including a urine monitor, how your dog can text you, and a ‘breathing’ pillow that inhales and exhales• TrackDDB joins us to talk about Internet ‘cookies’ – and not the delicious kind! – and if...

Duration:00:39:01

Highlights from the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Tech It Out is here!

1/6/2023

Duration:00:39:05

Encore Episode New gadget may prevent drowning in swimming pools,plus smart home gear with Ecobee and Belkin, and a 14-year old inventor.

12/29/2022
Be the first to learn about Mylo, a “virtual lifeguard” that may prevent accidental drownings in swimming pools Belkin joins us to chat about its Wemo family of smart plugs and other gear Add convenience and save money on your annual heating and cooling bills with Ecobee. Learn about its new Wi-Fi thermostats and new security system We chat with Leanne Fan is a 14-year-old who invented the Finsen headphones – that helps those with mid-ear infections This show is powered by ASUS, for...

Duration:00:39:04

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Seasons Greetings! We have a festive show, featuring celebrity chef Anna Olson, Michael Jabbara,

12/22/2022

Duration:00:39:05

Gift guides galore! Plus, Lorex on smart home tech, and the Ho Ho Ho H20 X-Mas tree watering system

12/16/2022

Duration:00:39:07

We’re joined by the first female CIO at the White House! Theresa Payton talks cyber safety. Plus, holiday shopping tips with Flipp, and more

12/9/2022
Theresa Payton is our special guest, former Chief Information Officer at the White House, who shares tips to staying protected in 2023 I just love the Flipp app, which saves you money on all your retail purchases. We’re joined by Nafisa Kassam, Chief Deals Officer at the company Speaking of shopping, be sure to save even more with the Slickdeals website, app, and browser extension Tech expert Amber Mac and Mario Armstrong both join us on Tech It Out with some gadget gift ideas ASUS...

Duration:00:39:05

Tech out the 2024 Cadillac CELESTIQ. We catch with Cadillac’s Chief Engineer Tony Roma + gadget gift guides galore

12/2/2022
Get the 4-1-1 on a premium “dream car”: the teched-out Cadillac CELESTIQ EV, with its incredible design, performance We talk gadget gift guides with tech experts Meredith Sinclair, Mario Armstrong, and Carley Knobloch Speaking of shopping, be sure to save money with the Slickdeals website, app, and browser extension ASUS creates technology for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Check out ASUS.com for its sleek laptops Thank you to VISA for your support on Tech It Out, and all the great...

Duration:00:39:05

Happy Thanksgiving! Tech It Out features Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals, the Flipp app, and more

11/23/2022
Save money on your purchases with Flipp, a “must have” app for buying at retail. We chat with Nafisa Kassam, “Chief Deals Officer” at Flipp I share about 8 hot gadgets on sale until Cyber Monday, plus tech expert Mario Armstrong joins me with some gadget gift ideas, as well Ecobee’s CEO/co-founder Stuart Lombard joins us to chat about its award-winning (and money-saving) smart thermostats – and new products, too! ASUS creates technology for today and tomorrow’s smart life. BE sure to...

Duration:00:39:06

Save big over Black Friday/Cyber Monday, with Slickdeals! Plus, Western Digital, ASUS, Nextbase, and much more.

11/18/2022
Thanks for the memory! Anthony Morquecho, Director of Brand Marketing at Western Digital, talks with us about gifting storage for gamers, including WD and SanDisk drives Slickdeals’ Consumer Expert Regina Conway joins us to chat about the popular Slickdeals site, app and browser extension – all devoted to saving you money In the market for your first (or next) dashcam? Nextbase’s Jeff Chuh stops by with tips to what features are worth looking into. Tech lifestyle expert Stephanie Humphrey...

Duration:00:39:05

Buy and sell books with the PangoBooks app, Carley Knobloch shares gift ideas, and walking through the Beyond King Tut exhibit

11/11/2022
Make money on books you’ve read or buy them for less than retail with PangoBooks, a popular online book-centric app and marketplace. We talk with CMO Dan Orkin. Tech expert Carley Knobloch joins us to chat about gadget gift ideas for the holidays. Be sure to start shopping at Slickdeals.net to save money and even make money with its cash-back program! The new ‘Beyond King Tut’ exhibit is open in a few cities – bringing the Egyptian pharaoh to life more than 3,300 years later – and so we...

Duration:00:39:07

New gadget may prevent drowning in swimming pools -- plus smart home gear with Ecobee and Belkin, and a 14-year old inventor!

11/5/2022
Be the first to learn about Mylo, a “virtual lifeguard” that may prevent accidental drownings in swimming pools Belkin joins us to chat about its Wemo family of smart plugs and other gear Add convenience and save money on your annual heating and cooling bills with Ecobee. Learn about its new Wi-Fi thermostats and new security system We chat with Leanne Fan is a 14-year-old who invented the Finsen headphones – that helps those with mid-ear infections This show is powered by ASUS, for...

Duration:00:39:07

Nextdoor’s Halloween ‘Treat Map’ is back + Bitmoji turns 15, Linksys on Wi-Fi tips, and a HUGE gaming monitor from LG

10/28/2022
Have a spooktacular Halloween! Nextdoor joins us to share some new and returning features Used by millions in Snapchat, Bitmoji turns 15 years old. Here what’s new Get the deets on LG’s 48-inch UltraGear OLED gaming monitor Get rid of dead zones in your home. We chat with Linksys for tips Score hot deals with Slickdeals.net – it’s a website, app, and browser extension, powered by millions of users Thank you to VISA for your support on Tech It Out, and all the great work you to protect...

Duration:00:39:07

Have you ‘heard’ the news? You can now buy hearing aids over-the-counter + 3 other tech topics

10/21/2022
Hearing aids can (finally) be purchased over-the-counter, so here’s what you need to know. We chat with Lexie for the 4-1-1 Are you sitting properly at your desk? If not, you could be hurting your body. We talk ‘ergonomics’ with Kensington The latest in the Syberia adventure game franchise is here – and so we speak with the developers in France Learn about sustainable aviation fuel, with Honeywell, and how flying the friendly skies can be much better on the environment Thank you to VISA...

Duration:00:39:07

John Riccitiello – CEO of Unity and former CEO of EA -- on the ‘Metaverse.’ Plus, high-tech lawn care, smart home tech, and more

10/14/2022
What a thrill to have gaming veteran John Riccitiello -- CEO of Unity Technology and former CEO/President of Electronics Arts -- join us to talk about the metaverse I chat about awesome new tech, including a gorgeous smartphone that costs 1/4 of the price of an iPhone, and a stunning ASUS OLED laptop Irrigreen joins us to discuss its innovative way to water your lawn with incredible precision, which translates to less water (and money) wasted Home, Smart, Home: My take on the latest tech...

Duration:00:39:07

Save serious money with Slickdeals, plus Intel unveils 13th Gen processors, Windows 11 gets major update & Amber Mac talks apps

10/7/2022
Slickdeals -- my favorite website, app and browser extension – has a lot to offer this fall, and so we’re joined by Slickdeals’ Pete King for the 4-1-1 Windows 11 gets a huge update on the eve of its first anniversary. We talk with Microsoft’s Nicci Trovinger all about it Intel took the wraps off its 13th Gen Intel Core processors, with incredible multithreaded performance of the last gen. We talk with Intel’s Sami Saif Tech expert and entrepreneur Amber Mac shares her top productivity...

Duration:00:39:08

Visa’s ‘Financial Soccer’ fuses fun with finance, plus Cadillac’s 120th anniversary, ASUS ExpertBooks & SongPop for Alexa

9/30/2022
Combing gaming with financial education, Visa’s Financial Soccer is back – and better than before – with new platforms, men and women teams, and more Cadillac is celebrating 120 years of innovation, and so we’ll look back at the automotive tech pioneered by Cadillac and a peek to the future with Lyriq ASUS joins us to chat about new ExpertBook laptops for businesses, whether you work in an office, at home, or hybrid setup. Learn what’s new and newsworthy! You love your Alexa-powered...

ENCORE PRESENTATION-Pet lovers, travel with the Vetster app. Verizon chats about saving money, SanDisk’s latest SSD

9/23/2022
Congrats to Kim Wood from San Antonio, Texas, the winner of the ASUS laptop giveaway! We celebrated the 250th episode of Tech It Out last week. Speaking of computers, SanDisk’s Christina Garza joins us to chat about the SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem. Save money with Verizon, with a handful of deals, discounts and perks. We chat with the awesome Ashley Colette, Communications Manager for Verizon Consumer Group. Learn why the Vetster app is like having a licensed vet...

Fight back against ‘grandparent scams’ and other threats -- with simple tips from Visa. Plus: the Koble app, and spokenote QR stickers

9/16/2022
In celebration of National Grandparents Day, we learn how to protect aging loved ones from cybercriminals, with advice from Michael Jabbara, Visa’s global head of fraud services. We talk with Swati Matta, Founder and CEO of Koble, an that that gives moms a prenatal and postpartum support team in your pocket. Learn all about spokenote stickers to easily and instantly add video notes to anything, via a simple QR code and app. We’ll be joined by Mike Harmon, Chief Marking Officer. Thank you...

Duration:00:39:05