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


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Radio America


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




Staying (cyber) safe during ‘Spring Break’! Plus, JustAnswer launches its ChatGPT Verifier tool, and Torch wildfire detection system!

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‘Sextortion’ – it’s real. And for victims, real scary. Also on Tech It Out: password management apps, avoiding ‘grandparent scams

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‘Pi Day’ is coming up (mmmm, pie), so we chat with Photomath + Orangetheory’s CTO and Chef Grant Crilly from ChefSteps!

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TikTok controversy, smart home tech with Vivint & Emporia Energy, bridging the gender gap in IT

We start off with Vivint to learn about its award-winning home security systems and versatile smart home platform• Speaking of your home, do you peek through your fingers when you open your electricity bill? We talk with Emporia Energy about its home monitoring solutions• Owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, I talk about the TikTok controversy during heightened tensions with China, plus age/time limit changes coming to those 18 and younger • Closing the gender gap – and pay disparity – between...


Whoa, WD now has a 22TB hard drive. Plus, fight back against fraudsters (with T-Mobile) and car thieves (with ESET).

We start off with T-Mobile’s Steve Carlson, on how many robocalls and scam attempts were caught last year, with the free Scam Shield app. It’s an insane number.• Speaking of criminals, ESET’s Tony Anscombe stops by to talk about why car thefts are up across the country, and the 5 things you can do to fight back (both high- and low-tech solutions).• Western Digital is in the house! I interview Nitin Kachhwaha about the latest WD My Book external hard drives – which now go all the way up to 22...


Own a dog? We learn about a new high-tech collar. Plus, a free ChatGPT-powered iPhone keyboard, and more!

• Get the 4-1-1 on Halo 2+, the latest dog collar, endorsed by Cesar Millan (“The Dog Whisperer”), that serves as a wireless fence, training tool and dog tracker – all rolled into one. We talk with company founder Ken Ehrman.• Roku stops by for an upcoming on its streaming video solutions – sticks, boxes and TVs, oh my!• Spokenote is a clever QR code sticker that lets you attach a video message to just about anything.• Love your iPhone? Download a free browser extension and digital keyboard...


‘Romance scams’ are on the rise, and so Visa’s fraud expert tells us the red flags to watch out for. Plus, Vinylly app & GM’s EV Live

• Americans were defrauded out of more than 1 billion in 2022, due to ‘romance scams’ – a new record – and so Visa stops by to share tips for staying protected. We catch up with Dustin White, Chief Risk Data Officer at Visa • But you CAN find love with an app like ‘Vinylly,’ which centers on music. We learn all about the popular dating app with its founder Rachel Van Nortwick • General Motors’ Hoss Hassani, VP of EV Ecosystem, joins us to talk about electric vehicles and GM’s super cool...


Have aging parents who live alone? Learn about “Wi-Fi sensing” technology. Plus, weighted blankets, 13th Gen Intel Core laptops, and more.

Shopping for a new laptop? Intel unveiled its new 13th Gen Intel Core processors – and they’ll be available soon. Get the 4-1-1 here.• Speaking of computers, we talk with BenQ about gaming monitors that won’t break the bank• Weighted blankets are incredibly popular, and so we’ll have Hush on the show to tell us what’s new – including a brand-new product announced on Tech It Out first• Have aging relatives who live alone? Learn about Wi-Fi sensing technology with Origin – how it works, and...


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

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....


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

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...


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

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...


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



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

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...


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



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



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

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...


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

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 for its sleek laptops Thank you to VISA for your support on Tech It Out, and all the great...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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 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...