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Your daily consumer tech news update, plus the latest gadget reviews and straight talk about how the latest tech innovations affect you, with USA TODAY's Brett Molina and Mike Snider.

Your daily consumer tech news update, plus the latest gadget reviews and straight talk about how the latest tech innovations affect you, with USA TODAY's Brett Molina and Mike Snider.

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United States

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Your daily consumer tech news update, plus the latest gadget reviews and straight talk about how the latest tech innovations affect you, with USA TODAY's Brett Molina and Mike Snider.

Language:

English


Episodes

Spotify goes HiFi

2/28/2021
Big news from music streamer Spotify, which plans to roll out a higher fidelity tier of service along with some new podcasts.

Duration:00:07:23

Buying a TV? Avoid these purchases

2/27/2021
USA TODAY tech columnist Marc Saltzman joins us to share tips on what not to buy when it comes to TVs.

Duration:00:06:00

What is the Clubhouse app?

2/26/2021
Clubhouse is the latest hot app generating buzz. USA TODAY reporter Terry Collins joins us to share everything you need to know about it.

Duration:00:06:17

Tech to help with your taxes

2/25/2021
Sorry, listeners, but another tax season is upon us. USA TODAY columnist Jennifer Jolly joins us to share the best tech to make filing returns a breeze.

Duration:00:06:51

Your body as a smartwatch battery?

2/24/2021
Researches at the University of Colorado Boulder created technology that uses your body to power wearable devices.

Duration:00:03:11

T-Mobile has a new 5G wireless plan

2/23/2021
As more wireless carriers roll out their 5G networks, T-Mobile announced its new Magenta Max plan.

Duration:00:04:55

Your smartwatch could detect COVID

2/22/2021
Growing evidence suggests your smartwatch or fitness tracker like Fitbit could warn of a COVID-19 infection before a positive test.

Duration:00:04:10

Ready for a smart cuckoo clock?

2/21/2021
Amazon's new Build It program lets users pick concept devices for the tech giant to create, such as a smart cuckoo clock or smart sticky note printer.

Duration:00:05:08

New Nintendo Switch video games, and more

2/20/2021
Own a Nintendo Switch? We break down some of the new video games Nintendo just announced are coming soon.

Duration:00:06:40

Tips on how to use Alexa

2/19/2021
Need tips on how to get the most from voice assistant Alexa? USA TODAY tech columnist Marc Saltzman is here to help!

Duration:00:07:59

Google makes parking way easier

2/18/2021
Good news if you own an Android phone: a new feature in Google Maps will soon make it easier to pay for public parking or mass transit.

Duration:00:04:33

Streaming on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic.

2/17/2021
During our stay-at-home 2020, we are streaming more, with most of us paying for perhaps five or more services, up from three before the pandemic.

Duration:00:04:39

Zoom: Video on or off?

2/16/2021
As we've acclimated to life with Zoom and other video calling software for work and other life events, have you discovered you're a "camera on" or "camera off" Zoom caller?

Duration:00:04:14

Robocalls back on the rise

2/15/2021
Notice you're getting a lot of robocalls lately? It's not just you. We report on how robocalls are climbing once again.

Duration:00:05:44

Turn off that computer!

2/14/2021
Do you like to leave your computer on to avoid fully restarting it for work or other reasons? Here's why you might want to stop.

Duration:00:04:31

Big changes for Apple Maps

2/13/2021
Apple Maps will soon make it easier for users to report accidents and other hazards, just like Waze and Google Maps.

Duration:00:03:45

Valentine's Day apps

2/12/2021
Whether you want to send gifts or show your significant other some love, there's an app for that. Tech columnist Marc Saltzman joins us to break them down.

Duration:00:05:34

Get your own Zoom cat filter

2/11/2021
Remember that lawyer who left on his cat filter during a Zoom video call? You can do it too! Here's how to add those filters.

Duration:00:04:35

Fitbit adds blood sugar tracking

2/10/2021
An update rolling out this month for Fitbit users will allow them to log their blood glucose levels using the device's smartphone app.

Duration:00:03:48

Kids and screen time

2/9/2021
As the coronavirus pandemic stretches even longer and we're stuck at home, how should parents manage their kids' time on screens?

Duration:00:05:52