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Tech It Out

  • Down with tech! Comedian Nathan Macintosh on Tech It Out + Earth Day interviews, Adobe gets AI, and more

    19 APR 2024 · - Hot off the heels of his new stand-up special and an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we’re joined by comedian Nathan Macintosh, who hilariously laments about tech nerds running the world! - Earth Day is April 22 and so we’ve got great guests on the show, like tech expert Amber Mac, on today’s most sustainable tech, and a Yellowstone National Park documentary, Seismic, with Canon Explorer of Light Chas Glatzer and Canon Creator Nathan Lee Allen - You won’t believe what your PDFs can do. We learn all about the new Adobe Acrobat AI Assistant with best-selling author and entrepreneur Jason Tartick and Tech Life Expert Stephanie Humphrey - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 6s
  • Is it time to buy your dog a tracking collar? Plus, highlights from a Google convention, a new toothbrush that cleans teeth in 10 seconds.

    12 APR 2024 · - A high-tech dog collar, called SpotOn, is both a wireless fence and tracking system if your furry friend gets loose. We catch up with Sung Vivathana, VP of Engineering at SpotOn, on how it works. - Brush your teeth in only 10 seconds?! All the way from France, we chat with Benjamin Cohen from Y-Brush about a radically different toothbrush that looks more like a mouthguard - AI helps you do more in less time. At Google Cloud Next ’24, I chat with Laura Mae Martin, Executive Productivity Advisor at Google, about Workspace apps like Gmail and the new Google Vids, enhanced with Gemini AI - How to prevent water damage in your home – that doesn’t require Wi-Fi. We chat with Elliott Atkins about the syndii water sensing solution. - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 9s
  • Don’t damage your smartphone’s camera during the solar eclipse! We explain what to do. Plus, Visa’s cyber tips, T-Mobile, and more.

    5 APR 2024 · - I explain how you can ruin your smartphone’s camera sensor while trying to shoot the sun on Monday. Here’s how to avoid any damage - 12 simple ways to protect yourself in the digital age, with Visa’s James Mirfin, SVP, Global Head of Risk and Identity Solutions - On a related note, T-Mobile’s Steve Carlson is in the house, to share the latest on its free Scam Shield app, to fight back against spammers and scammers - Tied to summer travel, Google hosted an event in NYC, and so I play a pair of interviews on leveraging Google Search and Google Maps while vacationing - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 6s
  • Happy Easter to Tech It Out listeners! It’s World Backup Day, and so Western Digital gives us tips. Plus, protecting online purchases.

    29 MAR 2024 · - March 31st is World Backup Day, and so who better to ask for advice (and what’s new in external drives) than Nitin Kachhwaha, Director of Product Management at Western Digital - Like to buy or sell things online at Facebook Marketplace and other classifieds apps/sites? Learn how not to get scammed with Kirk Simpson, Co-Founder and CEO of goConfirm - Spring has sprung, and so I’ll share some of my favorite gadgets and other tech – just in time for the new season - iPhone is the no. 1 smartphone in the country, by far, and so I share a handful of lesser-known tips and tricks you need to try (including a secret button on your iPhone) - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 6s
  • Marvel or DC? We talk comic books with ‘Silver Snail’! Plus, Diageo chats scotch whisky tech, Blacklyte gaming chairs, and more

    22 MAR 2024 · - All the way from Scotland, we chat with Ewan Morgan from Diageo about what techy things are going on at the Port Ellen Distillery. Visit for more - The iconic Silver Snail comic book store is about to turn 50 and so we catch up with co-owner Brian Hamelin about what’s hot, Marvel vs. DC, and many other popular books to flip through this Spring - Speaking of the Spring, I catch up with digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong for some of his hot picks for the season - Blacklyte joins us to talk about its light-up gaming chairs and desks. It’s a relatively new brand and so you won’t want to miss this - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 6s
  • Off to the races at the Kentucky Derby! We chat with Verizon about its involvement and why + Pioneer DJ spins its latest gear.

    15 MAR 2024 · - What does the largest wireless carrier in the country have to do with the Kentucky Derby? We get the answer when I catch up with Verizon’s Earl Struble and Scott Hansen - If you’ve ever dreamt of being a DJ – either for fun, or for your side hustle – hear what Pioneer DJ has for you to unleash your inner Tiesto. We’re joined by Jay Brannan at AlphaTheta, the parent company to Pioneer DJ. - Toronto-based RYSE has is selling its affordable SmartShade, which is a super easy yet versatile way to motorize any window shades with a beaded chain. We get the deets with Founder and CEO Trung Pham - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 6s
  • IBM X-Force shares how to protect yourself over National Consumer Protection Week + new routers, smart home tech, and filmmaker Kevin Smith

    8 MAR 2024 · - What’s new in wireless routers for the home? We’re joined by D-Link’s Peter Marino with all the deets - Scammers are getting smarter thanks to AI, as we hear from Michelle Alvarez from IBM X-Force - Tech lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch is in the house – well, at a showcase home near Las Vegas, on the heels of the NAHB International Builder Show. We learn about new smart home tech - Legendary filmmaker Kevin Smith geeks out with me over ChatGPT, and more - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 6s
  • LG talks about its transparent TV + protecting your vacation against bad weather, and more

    1 MAR 2024 · - Making a huge splash at the recent 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the LG SIGNATURE T is the world’s first transparent 4K OLED TV. Our guest, LG’s Gilles Perrera, will explain what it can do – and hey, it’s wireless, too. - A company and platform called Sensible Weather gives you money back – the same day! – if there’s bad weather while away on your trip. Hear how it works and the differences between it and traditional travel insurance. I sit down with Sensible Weather’s CEO and co-founder, Nick Cavanaugh - Ever heard of Atmosfy? Already in more than 10,000 cities, says the company, this video-centric social media app lets you record and share short video reviews at restaurants and other places. We talk with Michael Ebel, its founder and CEO - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 7s
  • A ‘cure’ for deadly food allergies? Plus, Google Gemini 101, Cadillac talks about its electrified future, and tips to stopping robocalls

    23 FEB 2024 · - Do you (or have family members who) carry an EpiPen? This might be a thing of the past, as we hear from Dr. Randhawa from The Food Allergy Institute, the first medical tech company to use AI to diagnose and treat potentially fatal food allergies - Speaking of AI, we’ll learn all about Google Gemini, a new generative app and site billed as a “ChatGPT killer,” and this includes a free-to-use image generation feature. We talk with Google’s Jules Walter - Cadillac’s Michael Stapleton, Director of Interior Design, joins me from the Canadian International Autoshow to tell us what’s coming next from Cadillac, including its all-electric Cadillac Escalade - Get more tips from Truecaller’s Clayton LiaBraaten, Senior Strategic Advisor, on fighting back against spammed robocalls and scam attempts - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 7s
  • Fight back against romance scams with McAfee + ChargeFUZE kiosks, Advil Head Settings, and more with filmmaker Kevin Smith!

    16 FEB 2024 · - McAfee’s CTO Steve Grobman chats with us about the rise of AI-related cyberattacks (including deep fakes), and romance scams, and how not to fall victim to them! - Is your smartphone battery down to 5% and you’re at a concert or sports venue? We learn about ChargeFUZE kiosks that let you rent power banks on the cheap. On the show is Fuze Technology’s CEO Brandon Afari - Gamers, here’s how to reduce the odds of getting headaches when we chat with Dr. Séamas Weech, a research scientist, in partnership with Advil - More with renowned filmmaker Kevin Smith on Tech It Out. We chat about viral videos and how to browse the web anonymously - Thank you to Intel, Visa, and Western Digital, for your support!
    39m 7s
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