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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 Jefferson Graham.

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    Latest episodes from Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham

    CES is back! Here's what to expect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 8:11

    The biggest tech trade show in the world has returned. Here's what to watch for at CES.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Still have a BlackBerry? It will soon stop working

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 3:53

    BlackBerry is shutting down services that will prevent the classic smartphones from working reliably.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Reminiscing about 2021 and looking ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 3:27

    We revisit some of the interesting, fun and troubling online events from last year and what it means for the year ahead.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Moving to the metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 7:49

    A look at the impending boom in real estate, in the real and virtual world, brought on by the metaverseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The James Webb Telescope is on its way

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 3:33

    Launched on Dec. 25, the $10 billion spacecraft is expected to deliver imagery and data for a decade.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Got a new video game console? Here's what to play

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 10:49

    Tech columnist Marc Saltzman suggests some 2021 releases to spin on your new game system.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Virtual reality video games are really something.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 9:01

    The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was a popular holiday gift. Tech columnist Marc Saltzman has some suggestions for games to play on it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tesla stops allowing video games in moving cars. You mean you could play them?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 3:45

    The automaker sent out a software update ending that feature after a federal agency investigated a complaint.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What kind of data are your apps pulling?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 4:05

    Before you download that new app, be sure you know what kind of data it's accessing from your phone.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    This TV includes an attached recliner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 3:38

    How's this for a cool recliner feature? LG's latest concept has a 55-inch curved display attached.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    CES 2022 is right around the corner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 4:09

    Several exhibitors have dropped out of the in-person portion of CES as the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How to take the perfect holiday photos and videos

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 4:24

    Want to capture some great pictures and videos this holiday? Follow these tips.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Find some neighborhood holiday 'Cheer'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 2:27

    Nextdoor has a holiday 'Cheer' map where users can see which local neighborhoods are extra festive.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How parents should talk with their kids about TikTok

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 9:00

    TikTok is the most popular app among younger smartphone users. If you're a parent, here's how to talk about it with your kid.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Apps to help you maintain your fitness routine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 3:36

    Want to keep your fitness routine moving through the holidays? Check out these apps.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Disney channels are back on YouTube TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 3:53

    Disney channels are back on YouTube TV after the two sides reached a new deal.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Buy someone a PS5 or Xbox? Set it up before you give

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 6:23

    Before you give that PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X as a gift, be sure you set it up first.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Are you breaking the law online?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 3:39

    Would you consider sharing passwords or downloading movies as illegal? We discuss the new column from USA TODAY's Kim Komando.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    TikTok's response to an alleged school threat

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 4:41

    Some school districts issued warnings and even cancelled classes over an alleged threat made on TikTok.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Planning a winter 'staycation?' This tech will help entertain you

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 3:25

    If you're home for the holidays, there are a couple affordable tech options to consider to keep you entertained.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A break from Disney channels on YouTube TV?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 3:19

    YouTube TV is warning subscribers it might lose Disney channels like ABC and ESPN as the two sides work on a new deal.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tips on how to find a PS5 or Xbox Series X

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:46

    Struggling to find one of the latest video game consoles? We talk to consumers about the tricks they used to snag a PS5 or Xbox Series XSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Elon Musk is Time's Person of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 2:47

    The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as the world's richest person, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Online marketplaces and retail theft

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:35

    What role do online marketplaces including Amazon and eBay play in the rising cases of retail theft?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How to protect your phone number

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 3:14

    Want to work in the metaverse?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 4:58

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says most virtual meetings for work will take place within the metaverse.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Zoom call for layoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 2:43

    The CEO of Better.com issued an apology after a video surfaced of a Zoom call during which he laid off a group of employees.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Your YouTube apps on Roku are safe

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 2:55

    YouTube and Roku have finally reached a deal where the apps for YouTube and YouTube TV will remain on Roku streaming devices.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Alexa Together: A new service for helping seniors

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 3:47

    Amazon launched its Alexa Together service aimed at helping aging consumers and caregivers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Get the most out of Google search

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 3:21

    Try out some of these tips to get better results from your searches on Google.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How to 'force restart' your phone.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 3:51

    Your phone acting unusual? Sometimes performing a "force restart" is the best way to fix it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Zoom will soon take your attendance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 3:17

    Zoom is adding a feature capable of taking your attendance during meetings.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New tools on Google for finding a doctor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 2:58

    Google is rolling out updated search results to learn details on doctors such as whether they accept your insurance.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Want to trade in your smartphone? Take these steps first.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 5:48

    If you're moving on to a new smartphone, it's likely you're considering a trade-in of your older phone. Don't do it without following these steps first.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Spotify Wrapped is here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 4:36

    Want to discover the songs and musical artists you streamed most in 2021? If you use Spotify, their popular Wrapped feature has arrived.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    These were Google Play's top apps of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 4:37

    Google revealed its best apps of 2021 for the Google Play store.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 4:40

    Jack Dorsey announced Monday he is stepping down as CEO of Twitter.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giving Tuesday: Watch out for charity scams

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:49

    If you plan on donating to celebrate Giving Tuesday, follow these tips so you don't get scammed.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lost smartphone? Here's what to do

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 4:48

    There's no worse feeling than losing your smartphone. Don't panic. We break down what to do if you lose your phone.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New to cryptocurrency? Know these terms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 5:01

    If you're seeking to learn more about cryptocurrency, get familiar with some of the key terminology.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Apple delays launch of driver's licenses on iPhones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 3:30

    Apple has quietly pushed back the launch of an iPhone feature allowing owners to add their driver's license to the Wallet app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Black Friday is near

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:22

    Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday is coming and USA TODAY consumer reporter Kelly Tyko joins us to share her shopping tips.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The best games to download while traveling for Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:10

    Traveling this Thanksgiving and need some digital distractions? Be sure to check out these games for your mobile devices.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Thank Adele for the latest Spotify update

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 3:32

    Spotify has made it so albums will play on the platform at the beginning by default instead of shuffling, fulfilling a request by singer Adele.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How to delete your Snapchat account

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:31

    Ready to move on from Snapchat? These are the steps you take to delete your account.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Watch out for those online holiday scams

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 3:15

    Whether it's by email, text or phone, scammers are everywhere. Here are the signs you're getting scammed.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Spotify finally adds lyrics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 2:12

    No more searching Google for those song lyrics. Spotify announced it has added them directly to its app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Happy 20th anniversary Xbox!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:40

    Microsoft is honoring the 20th anniversary of Xbox this month. USA TODAY's Mary Clarke joins us to share memories and what's next for Xbox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Need an iPhone repair? Do it yourself!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 4:11

    Apple is rolling out a Self Service Repair program next year allowing consumers to fix their own iPhone.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    You might get money from a TikTok class action suit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:05

    If you or loved ones have used the TikTok or Musical.ly apps, you may receive money from a class action lawsuit settlement.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Would you buy a $10,000 Xbox?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 3:19

    Gucci has partnered with Microsoft on a limited edition Xbox Series X. The catch? It costs $10,000.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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