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

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English


Episodes

Catching Up with ASUS; and "Dim All the Lights..." with Wi-Fi

6/23/2018
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Back from Computex and E3, we catch up with ASUS about a number of award-winning products. Homer, Smart, Home: Learn about TP-Link’s Wi-Fi Dimmable Light Switch Futurist Byron Reese talks about his new book, The Fourth Age The SanDisk iXpand Base can charge up (and back-up) your iPhone or iPad – and no iCloud costs necessary

Duration:00:39:06

Game On With E3! (The World’s Biggest Videogame Expo)

6/16/2018
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Journalist Chris Morris (Fortune, CNBC, et al) talks with us about his top picks from E3 2018. Gabi Michel from Microsoft talks about gaming for people with disabilities, and introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Doug Bowser, Head of Sales & Marketing at Nintendo of America, talks about E3 highlights and the Nintendo Switch phenomenon. Finally, we talk with Crypto KABN, which delivers smart validation and verification solutions for the blockchain economy.

Duration:00:39:07

June 9-10: Fake News, Smart Showers and More!

6/9/2018
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Moen chats with us about "U by Moen", which are smart home technologies for the shower. Centrify: the cybersecurity experts talk about its “zero trust” platform. Pela is our guest, to talk about biodegradable smartphone cases. Combat “fake news” with the free Ground app for iOS and Android devices.

Duration:00:39:07

Parenting in the Digital Age; & Backing Up Your iPhone

6/2/2018
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An interactive water bottle?! We hear about Gululu Go, for kids. Parent expert Samantha Kemp-Jackson gives some tips on parenting in the digital age Learn about the iXpand Base from SanDisk, a clever way to charge (and back-up) your iPhone or iPad I answer a few questions from the Tech it Out mailbag

Duration:00:40:38

Arcade Cabs, iPhone Storage & Make $$$ While Shopping

5/26/2018
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Segment 1: Game on! We learn about these upcoming affordable ‘80s coin-op arcade cabinets for the home, with Arcade 1Up. Segment 2: Find out how to make money when shopping, online or at retail, with the Drop app. Segment 3: 7:40 minutes: Find out how to expand the storage of your iPhone or iPad with the Bolt by Kingston. Segments 4 and 5: Small businesses, listen up! We sit down with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest distributor, to learn about third-party logistics.

Duration:00:40:23

e-Bikes, Be a Brand Ambassador, & Tech for Seniors

5/19/2018
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May is National Bike Month, so we chat with Flash about ebikes. * Are tech companies designing products for seniors? GreatCall says no. * How to charge up your iPhone and backup your important files at the same time? The SanDisk iXpand base does the trick * Find out how women can make money being a brand ambassador on Instagram, even without a huge following, when we talk with Heartbeat

Duration:00:39:38

New Content on ROKU and Other Topics

5/5/2018
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Get in shape for summer fun with the new Fitbit Versa smartwatch. We catch up with Michael Polin, Director of Product Marketing at Fitbit. One of the most popular over-the-top streaming video platforms, Roku, joins us to talk about what’s new in content, devices, and partnerships. We’ve got Roku’s VP of Programming, Rob Holmes. Learn all about the amazing work done by Crisis Text Line, to help those in distress, with a convenient and discrete way to reach out for help. We talk with Nancy...

Duration:00:39:53

BILL NYE!

4/28/2018
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“Bill Nye the Science Guy” joins us, to talk about Nintendo Labo, and STEM education A new ruggedized ASUS laptop for power users on the go. We go myth-busting with Norton, tackling common online privacy myths On a related note, SOTI also talks about oversharing on social media And learn about the SanDisk Connect Wi-Fi Flash drive for mobile devices

Duration:00:39:38

Creepy Webcam Hackers & a Two-Year Ink Supply

4/21/2018
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A printer with ink that lasts up to 2 years out of the box? Epson talks with us about EcoTank Sony Mobile chats about a number of new smartphones, each with extraordinary cameras What does Netflix know about you? I’ll fill you in. Learn more about StubHub, the popular marketplace to buy and sell tickets to concerts, sports, live theater, and more Learn about a new 2TB WD portable hard drive on sale How to protect yourself from creepy webcam hackers – I’ll explain in a “mail bag” segment

Duration:00:39:38

Flying Cars Are Finally Here!

4/14/2018
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Flying cars are here! Our chat with Skyrunner, an FAA-certified car Why cut your lawn when you can have a robot do it for you? Husqvarna joins us to talk about its Automower 315x. We chat with Slack about the mega-popular communication and collaboration tool for businesses of all sizes.

Duration:00:40:38

YouTube Tricks and DIY Drones

4/7/2018
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LG talks with us about its upcoming C8 OLED TV -- ridiculously thin and beyond stunning; Some little-known YouTube tips and tricks to getting more out of the streaming video service; "Flyblocks" -- a drone you can build and then fly (with Tech It Out listeners getting a 15% code to buy one); and luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air talks about its bold new marketing campaign and high-tech appliances.

Duration:00:39:38

Tax Time Is Coming! So is a New App

3/31/2018
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Spin Master, one of the most successful toy companies on the planet, hatches some news about its latest Hatchimals toys A new tax app called TaxCatalyst has some unique features to it, including a focus on simplicity and security We catch up with Maven – the urban mobility start-up within the General Motors family – about its new automotive services loaded with tech.

Duration:00:39:06

Meet Nora...Meet Monster... and Monitor Wi-Fi with Disney

3/24/2018
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Learn about Circle with Disney, a way for parents to easily monitor Wi-Fi in the home We catch up with a “digital nomad” who uses tech, including Freshbooks, to stay productive on the go Noel Lee, founder of the famous Monster headphone and speaker company, joins us to talk audio Do you snore or sleep beside someone who does? We’ll tell you how tech can help, with Sleep Nora.

Duration:00:39:08

Philips & a Good Night's Sleep

3/17/2018
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National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki talks with us about the tech he uses on his adventuresPhilips talks about its sleep technology to help you get a better night’s restA new start-up, STEM Trunk, is like Netflix for educational toysHotels.com’s #TravelBrag campaign is a fun look at what’s trending for travelers

Duration:00:39:37

Pupster Trains Pets, & Printer Personas

3/10/2018
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Sonos: We learn about Amazon Alexa integration into the new Sonos One Wi-Fi speaker. Pupster: New this week at the App Store, Pupster helps dog owners train their pets. Epson: Color theory expert & designer Jane Lockhart talks about color personas and what Epson printer might best be for you. ASUS: Find out what’s new in home networking, including MESH systems, when we catch up with ASUS.

Duration:00:39:38

Angry Birds Is Back! You Can "Bet" on That!

2/24/2018
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Groceries delivered to your door -- in as little as an hour? We speak with Instacart about its popular online grocery delivery service.If you want to ensure your kids are playing appropriate games and ones that can teach them, too, we’ll catch up with Kidomi about its new gaming platform for kids.Speaking of games, Angry Birds is back – but this one is for big kids. With GSM and Rovio’s new Angry Birds Champions, you can place a wager on your game at WorldWinner.com, and potentially win...

Duration:00:40:38

Mac Ports, Mobile Safety and More!

2/17/2018
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Kingston unveiled Nucleum, a 7-in-1 hub for Mac users. Don’t be restricted by fewer ports! ADT launches ADT Go, a free mobile safety app for families on the go Learn about other uses for blockchain technology with Pegasus Fintech

Duration:00:40:36

Wi-Fi in the Sky? "Aye!", Says Routehappy

2/10/2018
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Wi-Fi in the sky: Are we there yet? Absolutely, says Routehappy, on the popularity of in-flight Internet. Do you have a fear of public speaking? You’re not alone. We talk with one of the teenagers with Beyond VR, a virtual reality app designed to help you overcome your fear. To talk about its new “Science and Stuff" book, we chat with the folks behind Guinness World of Records. We talk with the CTO of Slack, one of the hottest real-time communication and collaboration tools for businesses.

Duration:00:40:04

Samsung Super Bowl! and 5G Cellular is Coming

2/3/2018
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Samsung talks with us about how to optimize your TV’s picture and sound for Super Bowl Sunday; Linksys provides tips and tricks to boosting your home’s Wi-Fi performance; and Ericsson explains what 5G is – cellular speeds up to 100 times faster than what you’re used to now – and some applications for it.

Duration:00:39:07