Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham

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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.

Episode Date
Just $10 a month for monthly wireless service--UnrealMobile's catch?

The folks behind low-cost wireless service FreedomPop have a new $10 a month mobile plan with unlimited talk and texting, and 1 GB of high-speed data. Jefferson Graham breaks down the pros and cons of the deal on Talking Tech.

Jun 20, 2018
Alexa, are you really listening to me in a hotel room?

Amazon announced a new alliance to bring Echo connected speakers into hotel rooms by Marriott over the summer. You can ask for pool hours, housekeeping, and worry about being monitored. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Jun 20, 2018
Google wants to double podcast audience with new app

Google has finally joined the audio revolution with a new app, Google Podcasts. Product manager Zack Reneau-Wedeen joins Jefferson Graham to fill listeners in on discovering podcasts for Android phones.

Jun 19, 2018
Why would anyone be a Verizon Wireless customer?

Why would anyone in their right mind continue paying for Verizon Wireless, when it charges more than competitors? Jefferson Graham weighs in on Talking Tech.

Jun 19, 2018
Apple's entertainment push - Oprah, Speilberg, Reese

Jefferson Graham reports on Apple's entertainment push for what's expected to be a new streaming service, with deals with Hollywood royalty like Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Jun 18, 2018
Week in review: media mergers, Apple + Oprah, YouTube

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech stories with USA TODAY's Laura Mandaro and Edward C. Baig on Talking Tech.

Jun 17, 2018
From Brooklyn to VidCon: Rafi Fine, the new media mogul

Rafi Fine, best known for his work with brother Benny as the Fine Bros., tells about his travels from Brooklyn to 10 billion video views on YouTube, with their FBE production company on an extended Talking Tech.

Jun 16, 2018
Living the YouTube travel dream with Yellow Productions

Chris Raney's Yellow Productions travel channel on YouTube has brought him to Japan, Hawaii and other exotic locations. Jefferson Graham talks with Raney about the nomad video life on Talking Tech.

Jun 15, 2018
Father's Day tech ideas - gimbal, drone, soundbar & portraits

Jefferson Graham runs down his last-minute tech gift ideas for the dad in your life, including which gimbal, drone or camera to buy, and has some tips on great free gifts as well, on Talking Tech. Wish list gear includes: DJI Mavic Air drone, Canon M50 camera, Amazon Echo speaker, Sonos Beam and DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal.

Jun 14, 2018
Tile horror stories

Bryan Alexander always swore by the Tile bluetooth lost item tracker--until he lost his $500 Chevy Volt keys. He reveals his solution for what to do, next time, on Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham.

Jun 13, 2018
Even more Facebook Memories are coming your way

Facebook plans to pour on the reminders about when you became an online friend with someone, and what you posted on a specific date through a new Memories page. Good idea? Jefferson Graham thinks he can do a better job than an algorithm and tells you why on today's Talking Tech episode.

Jun 12, 2018
Ready to watch TV on Facebook?

Facebook is looking to bring TV viewers to the social network with a new investment in the little-seen Watch initiative, hiring big-name TV stars (like CNN's Anderson Cooper and Univision's Jorge Ramos) to host news shows for the News Feed. Jefferson Graham explains on Talking Tech.

Jun 11, 2018
Weekend tech headline wrap --WWDC, goodbye Yahoo Messenger

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines for the week ending June 9th, highlighted by Apple's WWDC conference, the new Amazon Alexa TV controller and goodbye Yahoo Messenger.

Jun 10, 2018
Why you should switch to Sprint now - for $15 monthly

Jefferson Graham reports on Sprint's new, unheard of limited time $15 a month promotion for wireless service and compares it to other low-priced offers on Talking Tech.

Jun 09, 2018
Photographing the Hawaii volcano

USA TODAY staff photographer Robert Hanashiro joins Jefferson Graham to discuss the challenge of photographing the massive Kīlauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii, on Talking Tech.

Jun 08, 2018
Two new ones for the living room from Amazon and Sonos

Amazon and Sonos are eying the living room with new tech products for June and July, an Alexa box for the TV and a new soundbar that responds to your voice. Jefferson Graham fills you in on Talking Tech.

Jun 08, 2018
Bird - the coolest gadget we've seen in 2018

The Bird electric scooter is hands down the coolest gadget Jefferson Graham has seen in 2018. He explains why--and the pitfalls with the hot device, on Talking Tech.

Jun 07, 2018
Can we really kick tech addiction?

USA TODAY's Edward C. Baig joins Jefferson Graham to weigh in on Apple's new tools to curb our tech addiction in iOS12, the fall mobile operating system update.

Jun 06, 2018
Apple wants to stop Facebook from tracking you

Facebook tracks your every move via Like and Share buttons, and Apple doesn't like it. It's introducing new tools in operating system upgrades to thwart the social network. Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.

Jun 05, 2018
Apple to bring parental controls, group video chats to new IOS

Jefferson Graham previews Apple's update to the mobile operating system update, IOS12, coming in the fall, but sneak peeked June 4 at the WWDC developer conference.

Jun 04, 2018
Music smackdown - Siri v. Alexa v. Google

Jefferson Graham posed 40 questions to Alexa, Siri and Google on the HomePod, Echo and Google Home speakers, to find out which one was the smartest. Tune in to Talking Tech for the verdict.

Jun 04, 2018
Sonos--the best connected speaker on the market

Jefferson Graham reports on his favorite all-around connected speaker, the Sonos One, and why it beats the pants off the Apple HomePod, Amazon Alexa and Google Home speakers, on Talking Tech.

Jun 04, 2018
WWDC Apple preview - new software for iPhones

Jefferson Graham previews Apple's WWDC developer conference, and what to look for in new software updates for the iPhone and iPad on Talking Tech.

Jun 02, 2018
Review: Canon M50 for Father Day Vlogger

Jefferson Graham reviews the new Canon M50 camera, a cool, compact alternative to a smartphone, a good potential gift for that Father Day vlogger in your life.

Jun 01, 2018
Consumer Reports takes on Elon Musk

Elon Musk didn't like his review of a new Tesla in Consumer Reports, so he called and said he could fix a brake issue--and used software to get it changed within 48 hours. Marta Tellado, CEO of Consumers Reports tells about it on Talking Tech.

May 31, 2018
Code conference - Silicon Valley grows up

Tim Bradshaw from Financial Times joins Jefferson Graham to report on the exclusive Code tech conference, where the recurring theme from Facebook, Airbnb, Snap, Inc. and other companies is that tech has grown up. Shiny objects are out, heat from regulators is in.

May 31, 2018
VidCon is coming - a preview of video celebration

VidCon, the annual gathering of online video creators for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere is around the corner, starting June 20th. Jim Louderback, the general manager of VidCon, visits Jefferson Graham and Talking Tech for a preview.

May 30, 2018
Photobombing Route 66 with Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon and his wife Susan just got the dream assignment--drive up and down Route 66 in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada, photograph what they see and tell everyone how to get great shots in a new book. Rick Sammon joins Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech with some great photo tips, as he plugs the new "The Route 66 Road Trip – How to Eat, Sleep, Stay, Play and Shoot Like a Pro.".

May 30, 2018
Social media update #307 — don't say stupid things online

Jefferson Graham's social media update, courtesy of Roseanne Barr — don't say stupid things online. They can end your career.

May 29, 2018
How to listen to Alexa's recordings of you

Amazon records you when you use the "wake word" Alexa. Jefferson Graham tells how to listen to all those recordings on #TalkingTech

May 29, 2018
Steer clear of Google's Back up and Sync - it's evil!

Google says it's Back up and Sync tool is designed to make automatic backups from your computer to the cloud. But no, says Jefferson Graham, it's really meant to get you to fill up your quota and sign you up for expensive upgrades. Graham reports his findings on #TalkingTech.

May 28, 2018
Tech memories of 2018

Jefferson Graham runs down the tech highlights, so far, of 2018, highlighted by robots and privacy concerns on TalkingTech.

May 28, 2018
Flippy is back, and working this time

Flippy, the hamburger flipping robot, is back, and working this time, after a botched debut. Jefferson Graham checks in with the robot, it's creator and patrons of the Caliburger restaurant in Pasadena, California, on Talking Tech.

May 27, 2018
Worried about Alexa recording your chats? We have a solution

It was every Amazon Echo owner's nightmare, when Alexa passed on a kitchen conversation. Jefferson Graham has some tips about what to do to make sure this doesn't happen on #TalkingTech.

May 26, 2018
How Russians kept targeting US voters after the election on Facebook

Even after the election of Donald Trump, Russian meddling in U.S, affairs continued on Facebook. USA TOIDAY investigated and tech editor Laura Mandaro discusses the story with Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

May 26, 2018
Going cashless with Circle Pay's Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire, the founder of the Circle digital payment app, discusses a cashless future with Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

May 25, 2018
Get money back on hotels and flight delays with Service

Michael Schneider, the founder of Service, tells how to save money with lower hotel rates and flight delays with his app, which now has a new alliance with Kayak.

May 24, 2018
Rating the music services: Apple, Amazon, Spotify & YouTube

Jefferson Graham compares the pros and cons of the big four music subscription services: Spotify, Apple, Amazon and the new YouTube Music on Talking Tech.

May 23, 2018
Maybe Siri will be smarter this year, but....

Yesterday, we told you how Apple was teasing a new voice, smarts and looks for Siri on the eve of the 2018 Worldwide Developer's Conference. Only one problem--those were 2017 teases. Jefferson Graham explains, and apologizes, on #TalkingTech.

May 22, 2018
Review: YouTube's revamped Music app is work in progress

Jefferson Graham reviews YouTube's revamped Music service, which looks to take on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Unlimited with one that makes better recommendations. How do they stack up? Graham reveals all on Talking Tech.

May 22, 2018
Preview: crazy new 4D Hydrogen smartphone

Jefferson Graham previews the pricey, but innovative new RED Hydrogen One phone, which shows your photos and videos in holographic style 4D on Talking Tech.

May 22, 2018
How to get to the top of Google: SEO expert explains all

Rob Greer, an expert in the odd science known as SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, offers tips on how to get your website to the top of Google, on #TalkingTech.

May 21, 2018
Mastering Instagram success with Pete Halvorsen

Uber Manhattan Beach photographer Pete Halvorsen talks about the art of getting more people to like your photos on Instagram with Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech. Check out Pete's photos:

May 21, 2018
Recap: Google's confusing week

Google made so many changes this week, to Google Drive, YouTube Red and Google Play Music. Jefferson Graham recaps the confusion on Talking Tech.

May 20, 2018
Lessons of Tesla Autopilot snafu--pay attention

USA TODAY's Marco della Cava joins Jefferson Graham to explain what went wrong with that recent Tesla crash in Salt Lake City and the perils on autopilot on Talking Tech.

May 19, 2018
Prom season - tips on how to get great photos

With many high school Proms set for the weekend, Jefferson Graham checks in with high school seniors for their best tips and tricks for getting great prom photos, on Talking Tech.

May 18, 2018
YouTube's new song - playing tunes it knows you like

YouTube looks to take on Spotify, Apple Music and others with subscription mix that has a twist--Google knows what you do all day, and will program music accordingly. Cool, or creepy? Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.

May 18, 2018
Kevin Nealon takes comedian pals on hikes for YouTube

Comedian Kevin Nealon tells Jefferson Graham how he produces his YouTube series Hiking with Kevin by holding a selfie stick and an iPhone as he hikes. Guests have included Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Sandler and Martin Short. TalkingTech:

May 17, 2018
Alexa, how can I listen to Prime Music on my Echo?

In part 2 of our spotlight on Amazon Music, Steve Boom, the vice-president of Amazon Music, sits down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to offer tips on fun stuff you can do with both Alexa, Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited on Talking Tech.

May 17, 2018
Laurel vs. Yanny? - you decide

The internet is abuzz with a Twitter post asking people what they're hearing - is it Laurel or Yanny? We went out and asked passerbys to weigh in, and their responses will surprise you.

May 16, 2018
Pro tips: fun stuff you can do with Alexa and Amazon Music

In part 2 of our spotlight on Amazon Music, Steve Boom, the vice-president of Amazon Music, sits down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to offer tips on fun stuff you can do with Alexa, Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited on Talking Tech.

May 16, 2018
Breaking it down - features of Amazon Prime Music vs. Music Unlimited

Steve Boom, the vice-president of Amazon Music, sits down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham for the first of a multi-part interview, to explain the features of Amazon Music vs, Amazon Music Unlimited, and how to use them with Alexa on Talking Tech.

May 15, 2018
Newsflash: prices lowered for online storage

Jefferson Graham reports on new lower prices for online storage from Google, and how it stacks up to rivals Dropbox, iCloud, Microsoft and Amazon on Talking Tech

May 14, 2018
Soon you'll be able to colorize black and white photos with 1 click

Google will introduce later this year a new tool to instantly colorize an old black and white photo, within seconds, with just one click. It's part of the Google Photos app, and the company's David Lieb and Leslie Ikemoto sit down with Jefferson Graham to explain, and preview other new features on Talking Tech.

May 14, 2018
Printer update - my Brother ink lasted 10 months

Jefferson Graham updates listeners on his favorite purchase of 2017--a Brother printer and how the ink lasted a full ten months, on #TalkingTech.

May 13, 2018
Why Google wants to take over all your boring chores

Google can do a lot of things for us, like finishing our e-mails with auto replies and keeping us company via the Google Home speaker. But time for a reality check, argues Jefferson Graham. It can't eat for us, do our exercise or put our clothes on. A peek into artificial intelligence, on #TalkingTech.

May 12, 2018
Mother's Day - it's pretty much too late to order flowers online

Jefferson Graham reports that you still have time to get flowers to Mom for Sunday via the online florists. But they probably won't be roses.

May 11, 2018
What does Trevor pack in his bag?

USA TODAY's Trevor Hughes is an always on the go reporter who just returned from coverings in Hawaii and the California desert. Jefferson Graham wanted to know - what's in Trevor's bag? They discuss cameras, batteries, cables and peanut M&Ms on Talking Tech.

May 10, 2018
Followup: more on Google's robot callers

Google's announcement that it had created a robot to make automated calls for reservations to hair salons and restaurants opens so many questions. Does Google need to inform the caller that they are speaking to a computer? How do we feel about robots impersonating humans and getting away with it in real life? Jefferson Graham weighs on for a second chorus on #TalkingTech.

May 10, 2018
BeLive says live is alive and well

Daniel Mayer and Tzafrir Rehan, the founders of BeLiveTV, a service for broadcasting talk shows on Facebook, says live video is alive and well, in an interview with Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech. Listen to their discussion, recorded at the Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California.

May 09, 2018
Google's scary new plan to have robots call your business

Google's latest: beginning this summer, it's going to deploy computers to make calls on your behalf to set up appointments for hair salons and restaurants. Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.

May 09, 2018
Rating the assistants: Google wins our survey

Jefferson Graham asked 150 questions to Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant to see which ones provide the most correct answers. On Talking Tech, he explains why Google is slightly ahead of Amazon, and far ahead of Siri.

May 08, 2018
Behind Tesla's crazy earnings call with Gene Munster

Gene Munster, an investor and analyst with Loup Ventures, fills in for Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech, weighing in on Tesla's recent crazy earnings call. Munster also takes on Apple's call as well.

May 07, 2018
Sunday 05/05 tech wrap - Facebook, Twitter, MoviePass

The tech news headlines of the week, led by Facebook's new dating service, Twitter's password woes and an update to the MoviePass offer. USA TODAY's Trevor Hughes fills in for Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

May 06, 2018
Five ways T-Mobile has improved our lives

Jefferson Graham reports on massive cost savings by switching to T-Mobile, and in the wake of the proposed merger with Sprint, the five ways T-Mobile has improved wireless service for all, on Talking Tech.

May 05, 2018
What the T-Mobile/Sprint merger will mean for you

USA TODAY's Eli Blumenthal and Edward C. Baig guest host for Jefferson Graham, and weigh in on the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint wireless merger and what it will mean for you, on Talking Tech.

May 04, 2018
The great backwards Selfie tip

Talking Tech checks in with photographer Anthony Quintano for a great tip on how to take great Selfies on your smartphone. Jefferson Graham hosts.

May 03, 2018
Would you trust your dating profile with Facebook?

Jefferson Graham reports on the 5 highlights of the Facebook F8 developer conference, starting with that new dating app the social network plans to launch. Which begs the question - after Facebook's privacy issues, would you trust your profile with Zuckerberg and co.? Jefferson Graham reports

May 02, 2018
Facebook brings Augmented Reality to Messenger

Augmented reality apps have yet to really take off--but that's not stopping Facebook from bring animated images that mix with real life on apps from Nike, Sephora and Kia to Messenger. Jefferson Graham reports from the F8 conference.

May 01, 2018
Facebook & 5,000 app developers @F8 - preview

Facebook looks to reverse weeks of bad press at its F8 conference for app developers with a peek into the future that is perhaps not as creepy and invasive as it's been in the past. Jefferson Graham previews the F8 conference on Talking Tech.

May 01, 2018
I downloaded my personal info from Apple

Like he did with Facebook and Google, Jefferson Graham downloaded the personal information Apple had collected on him. He reports his findings on #TalkingTech.

Apr 30, 2018
Weekend news wrap - Gmail, Spectacles, Amazon Key

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines for the week ending 04/28, led by Google's new Gmail update, the return of Snapchat Spectacles and Amazon's odd scheme to deliver packages to your car trunk.

Apr 29, 2018
Hey kids --YouTube, FB & Amazon want you, now

This was the week that YouTube, Amazon and Facebook all unleashed a new set of parental controls on kid oriented products. Joining USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to discuss on Talking Tech is KC Estenson, the CEO of kids software company GoNoodle.

Apr 28, 2018
Is Amazon Prime worth an extra $20 yearly?

Amazon just announced a $20 price increase for Amazon Prime membership. Is it worth it? And at what point, if any, would you say "enough is enough?" Jefferson Graham weighs in on #TalkingTech.

Apr 27, 2018
Meet Snapchat Spectacles 2.0

Snapchat just released the second edition of the Spectacles video glasses, smaller, more expensive, water resistant and more photo centric. And Jefferson Graham has a pair. The first edition flopped. Will the revamp do the trick? He weighs in on #TalkingTech.

Apr 27, 2018
Inside Google's radical G-mail re-think

Google has confirmed it's radical rethink about how to use Gmail in 2018. Jefferson Graham explains the new tools on Talking Tech.

Apr 26, 2018
Meet Theresa Chong 's Chewable Structures

Theresa Chong is a former civil engineer who's taken her love of science to food, building edible replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the Family Guy house and more for her Chewable Structures YouTube channel. She tells Jefferson Graham all about her passion for food and engineering on Talking Tech.

Apr 25, 2018
YouTube says the machines are working

YouTube says its use of machines to get rid of "violative" content is working--but it still has a long ways to go to clean up its act, suggests Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

Apr 24, 2018
Amazon can open your car trunk to deliver packages

The latest from Amazon: a new program to deliver packages direct to your car trunk--without you even being there. Elizabeth Weise from USA TODAY tells Jefferson Graham all about it on Talking Tech.

Apr 24, 2018
How to get great prom photos

Jefferson Graham interviews high school seniors about their best tips and tricks for getting great prom photos, on Talking Tech.

Apr 23, 2018
Can SmugMug revive Flickr?

SmugMug, the photo sharing site, is acquiring the long dormant photo enthusiast site Flickr from Yahoo. Jefferson Graham lays out the challenges for bringing Flickr back from the nearly dead on Talking Tech.

Apr 22, 2018
Inside Talking TVs, the trend set to take over your living room

Amazon has a new talking TV in the works, along with Vizio, Sony, LG, Samsung and other manufacturers. What's behind the rush to voice remotes? Jefferson Graham explores on the weekend edition of Talking Tech.

Apr 21, 2018
Meet Pandora's music man CEO

In part two of our chat with new Pandora CEO Roger Lynch, he talks about commuting back and forth from Oakland to Denver to continue playing with his band and names some of the music he enjoys listening to on the personalized music service.

Apr 20, 2018
How Roger Lynch plans to revive Pandora

Roger Lynch, the new CEO of Pandora, the personalized music service, tells Jefferson Graham how he plans to revive the service, on Talking Tech.

Apr 19, 2018
Amazon bringing FireTV sets to Best Buy, but buyer beware

Amazon is touting a new deal to bring branded FireTV smart sets to Best Buy, but first Jefferson Graham has some issues he'd like to discuss on Talking Tech.

Apr 18, 2018
Introducing 'The Potcast,' a new USA TODAY NETWORK podcast

Coming soon from the USA TODAY NETWORK: "The Potcast" podcast!

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Apr 18, 2018
Why I ditched Canon for Sony cameras

After a 30 year run, Jefferson Graham finally ditched Canon cameras to go full-time with Sony. He explains his decision on Talking Tech.

Apr 18, 2018
Is your privacy safe with Apple?

Apple says it has a different business strategy than Facebook and Google, and thus, takes privacy concerns more seriously than its rivals. Does it really? Jefferson Graham explores on Talking Tech.

Apr 17, 2018
The disappearing G-mail e-mail

We've all sent e-mails we wished we could pull back. So how does the sound of a time-sensitive e-mail that would disappear sound? Jefferson Graham likes it, and previews the new Gmail on Talking Tech.

Apr 16, 2018
Weekend tech news wrap - Zuck, Apple Red and Hulu/Spotify

Jefferson Graham recaps the week's top tech headlines for the week ending 4/14 on Talking Tech. Highlights: Zuck, Apple Red and Hulu/Spotify.

Apr 15, 2018
Facebook talks the talk, but nothing's changed

When Mr. Zuckerberg went to Washington, he continued his apology tour, but after all was said and done, what's changed? Nothing argues Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

Apr 14, 2018
HomePod no home run for Apple

Sales for Apple's connected speaker, the HomePod appear to be slow, according to reports. Jefferson Graham explains why on Talking Tech.

Apr 13, 2018
What Amazon will do with Ring video doorbell

The Ring video doorbell was purchased by Amazon earlier in 2018, but was initially mum about its plans. Now Jefferson Graham has the scoop on Talking Tech.

Apr 12, 2018
How to sort through vacation photos

We've all been there--shooting hundreds of vacation photos while away, but how to cut them down and just show off the good stuff? Jefferson Graham shares his tips on Talking Tech.

Apr 12, 2018
Can we go back to loving Facebook again now?

Now that Facebook's CEO has testified to Congress, can we go back to loving the social network again? Jefferson Graham poses the question on the latest edition of Talking Tech.

Apr 11, 2018
Best apps to make free international calls
Jefferson Graham runs down the best apps to make free international phone calls on #TalkingTech.
Apr 11, 2018
Norman Lear discovers podcasting at age 94
Legendary TV/movie producer/director Norman Lear (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time) has a new gig at age 94--he's the host of the the new "Norman Lear, All of the Above" podcast. He sits down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to talk podcasting, streaming and how he uses his iPhone on #TalkingTech.
Apr 11, 2018
Best all-around photo app - Adobe Lightroom Mobile

Jefferson Graham reports on how he can improve any smartphone app in his favorite photo app, Adobe Lightroom Mobile, and on changes to the desktop Lightroom edition just announced. #TalkingTech.

Apr 10, 2018
Board a plane with biometrics

Jefferson Graham reports on steps to move airport security from paper boarding passes and passports to biometric entry. He chats with Dan Tanciar from the Dept. of Homeland Security and Rebecca Baer from the San Jose International Airport at the recent Apex Tech conference in Los Angeles.

Apr 09, 2018
How to find a lost drone - there's an app for that

How to find a lost drone? Believe it or not, there's an app for that, as Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.

Apr 08, 2018
A Life without Amazon?

President Donald Trump has been on the attack against Amazon. We pause for a minute, without getting into who's right or wrong, and try to imagine what life would be like without Amazon on Talking Tech.

Apr 07, 2018
I'd pay for Facebook - would you?

Would you pay to keep Facebook from re-selling your personal data? Jefferson Graham would, and explains why on Talking Tech.

Apr 06, 2018
Diving through Password hell

Jefferson Graham offers his thoughts on dealing with passwords in the digital age, on TalkingTech.

Apr 05, 2018
Square: Paying by phone is as secure as a chip card

Jesse Dorogusker from Square talks payments on Talking Tech, the popularity of chip cards, and how paying with phone is just as secure as the chip card.

Apr 04, 2018
Infatuation brings in Zagat to expand restaurant reviews

The Infatuation is the anti-Yelp, with curated restaurant reviews from professionals. So how is it going to work bringing in user-generated reviews from Zagat to the folks. CE) Chris Stang explains on Talking Tech.

Apr 03, 2018
Meet the Slo-Mo Guys, Gav and Dan

Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy join Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech to chat about the art of slow motion photography, and their new YouTube series, The Super Slow Show.

Apr 02, 2018
Weekend tech wrap--MyFitnessPal, Trump v. Amazon

Jefferson Graham wraps up the weekend's tech news headlines, for the week ending 3/31, leading with the big MyFitnessPal breach on TalkingTech.

Apr 01, 2018
Contrarian view - I don't mind Google knowing everything

Jefferson Graham downloaded all his data from Google--all his searches, YouTube videos and more - and doesn't mind what he saw. It's Google after all. He explains on Talking Tech.

Mar 31, 2018
It's not just Facebook--Google just as bad

Irish web programmer Dylan Curran decided to download his Google history and was shocked at how much data the search giant had collected about him. It's not just Facebook peering into our lives. We caught up with Curran on TalkingTech to discuss his findings.

Mar 30, 2018
Hey Alexa - play me the Yankees on TuneIn

TuneIn is bringing premium and sports to the connected Amazon Alexa speaker platform, introducing a new subscription service for on-demand broadcasts of sports and news. Tony Archibong from TuneIn explains why consumers should pay $2.99 monthly for this service, on top of the current $9.99 monthly for TuneIn Premium, on Talking Tech.

Mar 29, 2018
How to use Facebook effectively

With so much controversy about how Facebook is sharing your personal data, analyst Jeremiah Owyang joins Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech to weigh in on how to use Facebook effectively.

Mar 28, 2018
Apple's pitch failed — but if I were student, I'd want an iPad

Apple went to a Chicago high school to convince parents and administrators that the iPad is the best bet for education. Jefferson Graham argues that the company's pitch failed--but if he was a student, he'd want an iPad. He explains why on #TalkingTech.

Mar 27, 2018
Review: expand mobile photography with Moment lenses

Jefferson Graham reviews the smartphone accessory lenses from Moment, which greatly expand what you can do with your mobile phone, especially for wider views. #TalkingTech. For a back-to-back comparison between the iPhone X camera and the same shot with the Moment wide-angle lens, check out the Photowalk mobile video,

Mar 27, 2018
Preview: Apple's Chicago iPad event

Apple looks to get more visible in the K-12 classroom again. Jefferson Graham preview's Apple's education themed event in Chicago for Talking Tech.

Mar 26, 2018
Making a Hollywood movie on an iPhone - Unsane

The new movie from director Steven Soderbergh, Unsane, was shot on the iPhone 7. Jefferson Graham looks at what apps and accessories the director used for the film, and offers some tips on iPhone video production, on Talking Tech.

Mar 26, 2018
Weekend wrap for 3/25 - Facebook, Uber and Best Buy

Jefferson Graham reviews the top tech headlines for the week ending 3/25, led by Facebook, Uber and Best Buy, on Talking Tech.

Mar 25, 2018
Weekend project - delete those Facebook apps now!

With revelations that an app developer took your Facebook data, Jefferson Graham has a weekend project for you--delete all those Facebook apps now. He tells how to do it on #TalkingTech.

Mar 24, 2018
Dropbox, Google, Amazon, Apple --best deal for online storage?

With Dropbox set to begin selling shares on Wall Street, we take a look at online storage and where to get the best deal for consumers - Dropbox, Google, Amazon, Microsoft or Apple, on Talking Tech.

Mar 22, 2018
Making sense of the Facebook mess

Jefferson Graham weighs in on the Facebook controversy and how we should all look at the social network, post Cambridge Analytica, on Talking Tech.

Mar 22, 2018
TBS brings augmented reality to Final Space on app

The TBS animated science fiction series Final Space was born on YouTube, and is turning to tech outlets to move those viewers to TV, with Reddit, first airings on the web and now a new app, with augmented reality. TBS executive vice-president Brett Weitz joins Talking Tech to discuss.

Mar 21, 2018
New rule - pay attention while crossing the street, or else!

Pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high, now a woman was killed crossing the street from a self-driving car. Jefferson Graham has one timely bit of advice on TalkingTech- pay attention people.

Mar 20, 2018
Safe for Work podcast tackles workplace issues

Safe for Work is a new podcast offering tips on how to survive the workplace jungle. Co-host Matt Ritter joins Jefferson Graham to preview the new show on #TalkingTech.

Mar 19, 2018
Weekend wrap - Grocery Wars, new iPads?

Jefferson Graham runs down the biggest tech headlines of the week, beginning with the Grocery Wars and ending with speculation about new Apple iPads on TalkingTech.

Mar 18, 2018
How Apple and YouTube try to fight fake news

On the weekend edition of Talking Tech, Jefferson Graham weighs in on two different approaches to fighting fake news by Apple and YouTube.

Mar 17, 2018
Launch takes you inside books

John August, the screenwriter and novelist, takes you inside books on "Launch," his popular new podcast. Jefferson Graham chats with August about the podcast on #TalkingTech.

Mar 16, 2018
Online Grocery Wars will change how you shop

Walmart, Target and Whole Foods plan to offer same-day food delivery in most markets by the end of the year. This promises to dramatically change how we shop. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.

Mar 15, 2018
YouTube's alliance with Wikipedia - we have better idea

YouTube has turned to Wikipedia to try and offer viewers another viewpoint on conspiracy videos. We have a better idea, as explained on the latest #TalkingTech.

Mar 14, 2018
Cutting the cord for better choices, not price

In part 1 of a two-part series on cutting the cable cord, we talk with Garth Ancier, a former network TV programmer who gave Bart Simpson and Anderson Cooper their prime-time starts. He just cut the cord from cable, and explains why on Talking Tech.

Mar 14, 2018
Apple News - no fake stuff here

Apple News just snapped up Texture, a "Netflix of magazines," app, to include within the News app, which features free content for iPhone and iPad owners. Jefferson Graham is a fan of the app, and weighs in on today's TalkingTech.

Mar 13, 2018
Alexa, play that podcast for me

Amazon's Alexa can be very finicky when it comes to playing podcasts. Thank you "Anypod" for making it easier. Jefferson Graham reports on the Alexa skill every Echo owner should enable, on TalkingTech.

Mar 12, 2018
Self-driving update - trucks on Georgia roads

Google's Waymo unit is now testing self-driving trucks in Georgia, a time to step back and get an update on the status of self-driving vehicles across the USA with Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

Mar 11, 2018
Weekend highlights - Zadie, Gottfried and Inside Netflix

Our weekend highlights from the week in Talking Tech, featuring a 9-year-old's take on her favorite podcast, "Story Pirates," Jefferson Graham's view of going "Inside Netflix," and a quick bite with comedian Gilbert Gottfried on his "amazing, colossal" podcast.

Mar 11, 2018
Robots need humans more than you know

After watching a burger flipping robot open on Monday and close on a Tuesday, Jefferson Graham suggests the robot revolution is way further away than originally expected, on #TalkingTech.

Mar 10, 2018
My amazing, colossal interview with podcaster Gilbert Gottfried

The comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who co-hosts his own "Amazing, Colossal" podcast, gets on the phone with Jefferson Graham from a hotel room in Chicago to explain the unique concept of his show--inviting Hollywood old-timers on to relive old stories.

Mar 09, 2018
Get more women into tech now

On International Women's Day, Erika Lieser and Melody Saffery, two execs from gadget maker Belkin International, speak directly to parents, to tell them why they should get their young girls involved in tech, on #TalkingTech.

Mar 08, 2018
Inside Netflix on Talking Tech

Jefferson Graham visits the Netflix offices in Hollywood, where it's taken over much of the former Warner Bros. studio lot on Sunset Blvd. He reports on #TalkingTech.

Mar 07, 2018
Put down that phone in the car with Travel Charger kit

It sounds like just another car charger. But when you think about how we keep picking up the phone while we drive, the concept for Belkin's new Travel Charge Kit starts to make a lot of sense. Jefferson Graham weighs in, with Belkin's Melody Saffery on Talking Tech.

Mar 06, 2018
I ate a robot made cheeseburger

Jefferson Graham reports on "Flippy," the new robot hamburger cook at the Caliburger restaurant in Pasadena, California on #TalkingTech.

Mar 05, 2018
Why Zadie and other 9 year olds love Story Pirates podcast

We check in with our favorite interview subject, 9-year-old Zadie Kruglov, who tells us why she loves the "Story Pirates" podcast, on #TalkingTech.

Mar 05, 2018
Talking Tech week - Ring, Phil Rosenthal and Spotify

We play back snippet highlights from a week of fun Talking Tech episodes, including Netflix's Phil Rosenthal, Ring's Jamie Siminoff and our thoughts on the Spotify IPO.

Mar 04, 2018
Why Amazon wants to put a camera on your front door

You may have no interest in smart locks, lights and the like today. But you will--argues USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech.

Mar 03, 2018
Tips for great Photowalks

Jefferson Graham's tips for how to make Instagram worthy memorable images on your next travel Photowalk, and the gear you'll need to stand out from the crowd, on #TalkingTech. Watch the video of the series: on Jeff's YouTube channel and see the gallery here:

Mar 02, 2018
Spotify IPO's suggest unlimited music could be in peril

Spotify just filed papers to sell shares on Wall Street, and noted that it had lost $1.5 billion last year. With a business this poor, Jefferson Graham suggests the unlimited music era may be coming to an end. Hear why on #TalkingTech.

Feb 28, 2018
Ring video doorbell bought by Amazon - rewind interview

The Ring video doorbell was just acquired by Amazon - so let's go down memory lane for a 2015 interview with Ring founder Jamie Siminoff on how he came up with the idea, on Talking Tech.

Feb 28, 2018
Review: Google's odd new Clips camera

Jefferson Graham reviews Google's new Clips camera, which is set up to automatically capture moments of baby and pets. Is it worth $250? Tune it to TalkingTech to hear the verdict.

Feb 27, 2018
Part 2: Extended interview with Netflix's Phil Rosenthal

In part 2 of our extended interview with Netflix's Phil Rosenthal, Jefferson Graham's mom Judy calls in to ask some questions, Jeff plays some TV tunes and Phil sings a classic standard.

Feb 27, 2018
Talking Tech with Netflix's Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal, the host of Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil," stops by #TalkingTech to tell about how he travels the world and eats well for his web series--and finds locations by using Yelp and working the "Podcast Circuit" to plug the new show. That's a new one!

Feb 27, 2018
Save money on wireless bill with FreedomPop

Stephen Stokols, the CEO of FreedomPop tells how consumers can save on wireless plans with his service, which starts at free. Listen on #TalkingTech.

Feb 26, 2018
Weekend news wrap - Airbnb, Verizon, Snap

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines for the week ending 2/24, with Airbnb, Verizon and Snapchat, on TalkingTech.

Feb 25, 2018
Top story of the week - Trending abuses at YouTube

Jefferson Graham weighs in on the big story of the week, how YouTube's trending tab got gamed, and how easy it is to do so. Weekend edition of #TalkingTech

Feb 24, 2018
Hey is the new techbuzzy word

Hey Silicon Valley — is "hey" the only wake word you can come up with? We're looking at you Apple, Google and Kuri. The latest episode of #TalkingTech. Subscribe to Jefferson Graham's channel for video clips and the latest tech tests.

Feb 23, 2018
How to record and post your podcast for free, with Anchor

For years, it's either been costly or cumbersome to record and post podcasts. Podcast app Anchor wants to change that new tools that offer free posting and distribution. Anchor CEO Mike Mignano joins Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech to explain.

Feb 22, 2018
YouTube needs to hire humans now to fix woes

Logan Paul, harassing conspiracy videos targeting victims of Florida and Las Vegas shooting, YouTube could easily clean up its site with humans looking out for offensive videos, instead of letting the computer make the decisions. Jefferson Graham suggests the time is now to take action, on #TalkingTech.

Feb 21, 2018
Preview: new Samsung Galaxy phones

Each spring, S. Korean tech giant Samsung introduces new premium Galaxy phones, usually at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Jefferson Graham previews what to expect from the new phones on the latest edition of #TalkingTech.

Feb 21, 2018
Secrets to great Instagram photos with Sue Bryce

In part 2 of our chat with photographer/educator Sue Bruce, she offers her tips on creating a great Instagram photo feed on #TalkingTech.

Feb 20, 2018
How to take great portraits with Sue Bryce

Noted photographer Sue Bryce joins USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to discuss the art of making great portraits on Talking Tech. See video promo for podcast and check out Sue's upcoming portrait workshop:

Feb 19, 2018
Weekend tech headlines - HomePod stains and more

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines, starting with those nasty HomePod stains.

Feb 18, 2018
Streaming Wars will change what you see on TV

TV viewers got a loud -- and very clear -- signal this week about the future of television, in another chapter of the Streaming Wars. Jefferson Graham has the scoop.

Feb 17, 2018
Facebook 2FA woes? - we have a solution

We all know that signing in for e-mail and social media accounts is more secure if we sign in twice. But sometimes it can be a major hassle. Luckily, there are apps for that. Jefferson Graham has the scoop on Talking Tech.

Feb 16, 2018
Buying flowers? Don't order them from Amazon

The flowers arrived late, and didn't look very healthy. Jefferson Graham runs down his experience buying discount flowers delivered straight to the door from Amazon on #TalkingTech.

Feb 16, 2018
Google looks to "modernize" e-mail

Google looks to modernize e-mail with graphics, polls and recipe images. Is this a good thing? Jefferson Graham weighs in on #TalkingTech.

Feb 15, 2018
Review: DJI's Mavic Air drone your best choice

Jefferson Graham's full review of the new DJI Mavic Air drone, which he sees is a better buy than the previous Mavic Pro drone. To find out why, tune it to #TalkingTech. Also check out for a preview of the Mavic Air flying modes.

Feb 14, 2018
Flipboard expands in 2018 with more video, podcasts and books

The online personalized magazine Flipboard is expanding in 2018 with audio books, podcasts and more video. Co-founder Mike McCue tells Jefferson Graham all about it on #TalkingTech.

Feb 13, 2018
It's not late - best deals for Valentine's roses

Jefferson Graham runs down the best deals for Valentine's roses via online florists, Amazon and local markets on #TalkingTech.

Feb 12, 2018
Meet Industry Standard's Barry Katz

Hollywood manager Barry Katz offers listeners a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes of the entertainment industry on his "Industry Standard" podcast. On this episode of Talking Tech, Katz joins Jefferson Graham and tells about his approaches to podcasting.

Feb 12, 2018
Weekend tech wrap - Amazon's 2 hour food delivery, Facebook 25 hoax

Jefferson Graham runs down the tech headlines for the week ending 2/10, including Whole Foods and Amazon delivery and the alleged Facebook hoax.

Feb 11, 2018
You are being watched! How to deal with it.

It's not just Smart TVs that are watching us. Phones, cars, kitchen appliances--you name it. Jefferson Graham suggests how to handle it on #TalkingTech.

Feb 10, 2018
YouTube's Logan Paul is an idiot

Logan Paul is in hot water with YouTube again. The question remains--why keep him around at all. Jefferson Graham lays out his case on #TalkingTech.

Feb 09, 2018
New Alexa skill - Gordon Ramsay insults

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has made a career out of insulting people - now he does it in your kitchen, via a new skill for the Amazon Echo speaker. Listen in as Jefferson Graham interacts with him on Talking Tech.

Feb 09, 2018
Followup - How serious are the Smart TV hacks?

Consumer Reports says Smart TVs are vulnerable to hack attacks. How serious should we take this? Jefferson Graham checks in with Lee Neikirk, an editor with, a sister unit of USA TODAY, to weigh in.

Feb 08, 2018
Buyer beware - smart TVs vulnerable to hacks

Buyer beware--if you’ve bought one of those new smart TVs, with built-in Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and other apps, or if you’re considering bringing one home, heads up on this chilling warning--your smart TV is most probably listening to you and could make you vulnerable to hackers, according to Consumer Reports. Jefferson Graham has the scoop.

Feb 07, 2018
A Snappy turnaround?

After several poor quarters in a row, Snap, Inc., the parent company for Snapchat, finally had good numbers to report for the 4th quarter, beating Wall Street estimates. Jefferson Graham explains.

Feb 07, 2018
Move over Alexa and Google Home - here comes the HomePod

After a production delay, Apple's HomePod speaker, its answer to Google Home and Amazon Echo, hits stores on 2/9. But it's more than three times the cost of most competitors, and has limited audio options. Why buy it? Jefferson Graham previews with Bret Kinsella, the editor of the website.

Feb 06, 2018
The 5 most memory hogging apps

Jefferson Graham reports on how app sizes have grown over 1000% in the past 4 years, the ones that have grown the most, and how to handle it when you have a storage challenged phone.

Feb 05, 2018
Google vs. Uber in court

Google unit Waymo takes on Uber in a high-stakes Silicon Valley court trial, and USA TODAY's Elizabeth Weise joins Jefferson Graham for a preview.

Feb 04, 2018
Four important numbers from our week in tech

Four important numbers cited by Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook got us going this week. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.

Feb 03, 2018
Sorry consumers, you'll be paying more for your iPhones

Apple's recent earnings shows slower iPhone sales, but higher revenues, due to the higher prices of the units. Jefferson Graham suggests that means Apple can justify even more price hikes with new phones on #TalkingTech.

Feb 02, 2018
Ditch the passport within 4 years, via biometrics

Jefferson Graham reports on steps to move airport security from paper boarding passes and passports to biometric entry. He chats with Dan Tanciar from the Dept. of Homeland Security and Rebecca Baer from the San Jose International Airport at the recent Apex Tech conference in Los Angeles.

Feb 01, 2018
Why the iPhone X is a bust

Jefferson Graham explains why Apple's most expensive iPhone, the X, laid an egg with consumers, and outlines what lessons the company can learn from the experience on #TalkingTech.

Feb 01, 2018
My interview with a robot - Talking Tech in Japan

Part 3 of Talking Tech in Japan - Jefferson Graham interviews Erica, the human like android from the ERATO ISHIGURO Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction Project in Kyoto. Japan happens to be robot crazy. Tune in to find out why.

Jan 31, 2018
How to photograph the super Moon

At roughly 8:30 a.m. ET on January 31st, a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse will all occur, promising amazing photo opportunities for photographers. Jefferson Graham has tips for how to get the best shot.

Jan 30, 2018
Talking Tech in Japan — Gadget lust

Jefferson Graham reports on a laptop, smart speaker and TV he discovered on a recent trip to Japan that were sold there, and not here on the latest episode of #TalkingTech.

Jan 30, 2018
Talking Tech in Japan — self-driving slippers?

From Japan — forget about self-driving cars and luggage. How about self-driving slippers? Jefferson Graham reports on the latest innovation from auto giant Nissan on Talking Tech.

Jan 29, 2018
Talking Tech rewind with Savannah Guthrie

Jefferson Graham reaches into the Talking Tech vault for this interview with the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie.

Jan 29, 2018
Talking Tech rewind with Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black rants about the technology that drives him crazy on this classic repeat episode of Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham

Jan 28, 2018
Talking Tech rewind with Jimmy Kimmel

Jefferson Graham reaches into the vault for his interview with late night comic Jimmy Kimmel on Talking Tech.

Jan 26, 2018
Talking Tech rewind with late, great Joan Rivers

Jefferson Graham reaches into the Talking Tech vault for his interview with the late, great Joan Rivers.

Jan 25, 2018
NAMM preview where music meets tech

Joe Lamond, the president and CEO of the NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants, gives a preview of the trade show where music meets tech, on Talking Tech.

Jan 25, 2018
Talking Tech with JB Smoove

Jefferson Graham reaches into the Talking Tech vault to replay the hilarious interview with comedian JB Smoove.

Jan 24, 2018
First look - DJI's new Mavic Air drone

Jefferson Graham takes a first look at the just announced DJI Mavic Air drone, a smaller, more compact but full-featured answer to the Mavic Pro, with a lower price tag of $799 and faster flight, on #TalkingTech.

Jan 23, 2018
Siri gets a better grade--barely

Gene Munster asked Apple's Siri 800 questions recently, and reports back on how many she got right on Talking Tech.

Jan 23, 2018
Imagine an Amazon owned Target

Gene Munster, an investor and analyst with Loup Ventures, predicts Amazon will buy retailer Target in 2018 or 2019 in a deal worth over $40 billion. He explains how he came to this conclusion and what it means to the future of retail on #TalkingTech.

Jan 22, 2018
Bringing happiness to social media with music

Reid Genauer from Assembly of Dust is on a mission to bring happiness to social media, through music. He explains about his Conspire to Smile project on #TalkingTech

Jan 21, 2018
Best deals for international phone use while traveling

Planning an overseas trip this year? Jefferson Graham runs down how to save money on international calls, texts and data usage on Talking Tech.

Jan 20, 2018
Meet Millennial Money

Shannah Compton Game joins Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech to discuss her daily podcast, offering ways to save money for investments and travel.

Jan 19, 2018
Why not make the iPhone in the USA?

Jefferson Graham that it's time Apple used its power to shift manufacturing back to the USA, at least on a trial basis. If anyone could do it, it's Apple, he argues on Talking Tech.

Jan 19, 2018
The case of the stolen laptop--and how to protect yourself

Jefferson Graham tells about his niece's stolen laptop, which ended up on eBay--and how to protect your computer from thieves, on #TalkingTech.

Jan 18, 2018
We're spending $100 million on apps daily--really?

Jefferson Graham digs into a new survey that says we spend $100 million a day on apps. Really? His Talking Tech report.

Jan 18, 2018
Apple on a hiring binge - how about 20,000 new Geniuses?

Apple says it will invest $350 billion to the US economy over the next 5 years and hire 20,000 new workers, mostly for tech support. What we really need are in-store Geniuses, not phone support, argues Jefferson Graham on Talking Tech.

Jan 17, 2018
Have you taken your Google Art Selfie yet?

Google's Arts and Culture app has been available for over 2 years, but a new "Art Selfie" update has pushed it to the top of the app charts. Jefferson Graham reports on Talking Tech.

Jan 17, 2018
More Backup tips - how to copy Word to Google Docs

Last week we spoke about backing up, and then the questions came in--but how do I backup from Word files to Google Docs? Welcome to another edition of Backup #101, with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham.

Jan 16, 2018
iPhone, Android and Fire TV Stick, born from sons of immigrants

On Martin Luther King Day, let's celebrate the contribution made by immigrants to tech. The iPhone, Android and Fire TV Stick were created by sons of immigrants. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.

Jan 15, 2018
Backup before you pour tea over your laptop

When even the wife of the #TalkingTech host ignores the backup reminders, you know it's time for another edition of Backup #101. Jefferson Graham offers several free, easy and quick tips.

Jan 14, 2018
You are the remote of the future

With so many new voice activated tech products coming your way, let's face it, argues Jefferson Graham on TalkingTech--you are the remote of the future.

Jan 13, 2018
Talking Tech in Baker, California

Jefferson Graham reports about his photo project--taking pictures of defunct gas stations and eateries from the side of the road in Baker, California.

Jan 12, 2018
Facebook's News Feed changes will affect what you see

Facebook just announced sweeping changes to its New Feed algorithm that will change what you see. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.

Jan 12, 2018
Women in drones - numbers that need improvement

From CES 2018: Jefferson Graham chats with Wendy Erickson Anstine and Taylor Mitcham of Women about the need to get more women involved with drones.

Jan 11, 2018
Audio Tour of the amazing LG CES 2018 booth

Jefferson Graham's audio tour of the amazing CES 2018 LG booth, which is dominated by mouth-watering TVs and concept commercial robots.

Jan 09, 2018
Cool at CES 2018 - self driving luggage

How about buying new luggage with a mind of its own? Jefferson Graham reports on robotic self-driving suitcases from CES 2018 on Talking Tech.

Jan 09, 2018
Why Samsung CES press conference was a dud

Jefferson Graham reports on the disappointing CES press conference from Samsung, where most of the attention centered on Bixby, its poorly received personal assistant.

Jan 09, 2018
Best of CES award winners revealed

As the Consumer Electronics Show gets underway, Jefferson Graham reveals the 20 winners of the "Best of CES" Innovation awards, handed out by the Consumer Technology Assn.

Jan 08, 2018
What I'm bringing to CES

Jefferson Graham runs down all the tech gear he's taking in a backpack to be worn all day long at the 2018 CES on #TalkingTech

Jan 07, 2018
CES where are they now edition?

With CES 2018 ready to open its doors, Jefferson Graham looks back at the major hits of CES 2017, wondering whatever happened to them, on Talking Tech.

Jan 06, 2018
Lost stuff? Tile can help

USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham and Bryan Alexander extoll the virtues of using the Tile device to find lost keys and even phones, on Talking Tech.

Jan 05, 2018
Google a big player @CES 2018

Google, which historically doesn't make a big splash at the Consumer Electronic Show, is going all out to tout its smartphones, speakers and voice computing skills for CES 2018. Jefferson Graham explains why.

Jan 04, 2018
CES 2018 Preview

Jeff Joseph from the Consumer Technology Association previews CES 2018, the world's largest trade show, set to begin on January 7th in Las Vegas.

Jan 03, 2018
Tech outlook for 2018

Analyst Patrick Moorhead joins Jefferson Graham with what to expect from Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook in 2018 on Talking Tech.

Jan 02, 2018
New Year's project - take video of your posessions

On the New Year's Day episode of Talking Tech, Jefferson Graham recommends a great project--catalog your belongings with your smartphone camera, to insurance proof your collection.

Jan 01, 2018
"How Amazon changed my life"

On the final new episode of #TalkingTech for 2017, sisters Emilia and Lizzie Kubo-Kirschenbaum tell about how living with

Dec 31, 2017
Apple's Batterygate apology didn't go far enough

Apple apologized for the "Batterygate" fiasco, but Jefferson Graham argues it didn't go far enough. He explains on #TalkingTech

Dec 30, 2017
Rockin' out with the Fusion/iPhone guitar

Jefferson Graham reviews the Fusion Guitar, one of his favorite tech products of 2017, an electric guitar that's powered by an iPhone.

Dec 29, 2017
Talking Tech in 2017 - highlights

Jefferson Graham looks back at 2017's hottest topics from Talking Tech.

Dec 28, 2017
The letter from Apple we'd like to see, re Batterygate

Jefferson Graham reads the letter from Apple he'd like to see, in which the iPhone maker would defend itself against Batterygate, and how it used software tricks to slow down older iPhones, on Talking Tech.

Dec 28, 2017
Consumers riled up about Apple's "Batterygate" scandal

Apple admitted what many of us always suspected--software updates actually slowed down older iPhones, and consumers are quite upset. Jefferson Graham speaks to a group of iPhone owners in the historic Gaslamp district of San Diego on Talking Tech.

Dec 27, 2017
Facebook Marketplace a good eBay/Craigslist alternative

Facebook's Deb Liu calls into Talking Tech to chat with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham about the growth of Marketplace, which offers used merchandise to local members of the social network.

Dec 27, 2017
Those crazy CES Pitches--you won't believe what you're about to hear!

The Consumer Electronics Show opens in January, but the e-mail pitches to see new products and interview top execs began in November. There's only one problem--many publicists use another form of language to communicate with the press. Jefferson Graham reads some of his favorites on #TalkingTech.

Dec 26, 2017
Every day is Christmas for Peter Pham - his 15 favorites from 2017

Peter Pham bought 365 tech gadgets in 2017. For Christmas Day, we got him to run down 15 of his favorites, on Talking Tech. Pham is the president of tech incubator Science, Inc.

Dec 25, 2017
7 Apps made me say "Wow" in 2017

Seven apps made Jefferson Graham say "wow" in 2017. He runs down the list on #TalkingTech, headed by HQ Trivia. What else made the list? Tune in.

Dec 24, 2017
Weekend tech wrap - yes, the iPhone really does slow down

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines, highlighted by that admission by Apple that older iPhones really do slow down.

Dec 24, 2017
Procrastinator's edition to buying gifts

If you're listening on Saturday, Jefferson Graham has the skinny for where you can still buy gifts online and get them in time for Christmas on Talking Tech.

Dec 23, 2017
Tech breakthroughs of 2017

Jefferson Graham runs down the tech breakthroughs of 2017, topped by drones, flying cars and animojis on #TalkingTech.

Dec 22, 2017
Christmas project - record family history on smartphone

Just in time for the holidays--USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham with Talking Tech tips on recording family stories on the smartphone. Accessories mentioned in this episode: Amazon Basics tripod, Joby GorillaPod and IK Multimedia iRig 2 microphone.

Dec 22, 2017
Apple Maps new indoor airport maps feature useful

Apple Maps, long considered a laggard to Google Maps, has a cool new feature--it can guide you around inside airports. Jefferson Graham takes it for a spin on #TalkingTech.

Dec 21, 2017
Rating iPhone cameras -- 8+/X vs. 6S

On a caller edition of Talking Tech, listener Juli Frankel phones in to Talking Tech with a question about the iPhone cameras--how do the 8+ and X cameras compare to earlier models. Have questions and want to call in? @jeffersongraham on Twitter to set it up, or check the contact page of

Dec 20, 2017
The 2 products that changed our lives in 2017

Noted tech geek Peter Pham, the president of Science, Inc. joins Jefferson Graham, as they both discuss the one product that changed their lives the most in 2017 on TalkingTech. Part 1 of a two-part episode. To read up on Jeff's pick, click here:

Dec 19, 2017
Streaming Players Shopping Guide - full

For the second edition of the Talking Tech Shopping Guide podcast, Jefferson Graham takes a deep dive into which streaming player is right for you--models from Roku, Amazon, Google or Apple.'s Lee Neikirk joins the discussion, and as always, Jeff's mom Judy weighs in as well.

Dec 18, 2017
The joys of Streaming - consumers tell all

Consumers and Jefferson Graham's mom Judy on the joys of streaming, in this excerpt from the extended Talking Tech Shopper's Guide 2017 edition to buying Streaming Players.

Dec 18, 2017
Weekend news wrapup - new iMac, Google speaker, goodbye Fox, hello Mickey

Jefferson Graham offers a weekend tech news wrap-up on Talking Tech, leading with that expensive new Apple iMac computer.

Dec 17, 2017
Pay extra for social, video and chat? Goodbye Net Neutrality

The upshot of the new relaxed FCC "Net Neutrality" rules--we could end paying a lot more for extra services. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Dec 16, 2017
Google Home Max - the biggest, most expensive smart speaker yet

USA TODAY's Edward C. Baig joins Jefferson Graham to weigh in on the Google Home Max, the biggest and most expensive ($399) smart speaker to date, on #TalkingTech.

Dec 15, 2017
Why the same review is showing up all over

USA TODAY's Elizabeth Weise joins Jefferson Graham to tell why product reviews are being "syndicated" to other websites, in a bid to compete with Amazon, on Talking Tech.

Dec 14, 2017
Binge alert - Amazon's Red Oaks

Looking for the next great show to binge? Jefferson Graham recommends Amazon's Red Oaks. He explains why on #TalkingTech.

Dec 14, 2017
Donating a laptop? Wipe the drive clean first.

USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham and Elizabeth Weise offer tips for wiping a hard drive clean and safely before donating the old laptop on #TalkingTech. Questions?

Dec 13, 2017
Meet Story Worthy host Christine Blackburn

Christine Blackburn, the host of the Story Worthy podcast, tells her story to Jefferson Graham. That of a former airline attendant, current actress and comedian who believes that everyone has a good story to tell. #TalkingTech

Dec 12, 2017
Shopper's Guide excerpt - What to do with Alexa & Google Home

In this excerpt from the new, extended Talking Tech Shopper's Guide editions, Jefferson Graham explains what you can do with one of those smart speakers you just might be getting as a gift.

Dec 11, 2017
Shopper's Guide edition - which smart speaker is right for you?

Jefferson Graham hosts an extended, in-depth Shopper's Guide edition of Talking Tech, weighing in Amazon's 7 Echo speaker brands, 3 from Google and 1 from Sonos, with commentary from consumers, experts, listeners and Jeff's mom Judy.

Dec 11, 2017
Weekend News wrap- Shazam, YouTube woes, new Messanger

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech news highlights, led by a possible acquisition of Shazam by Apple and a recap of YouTube's kids woes. #TalkingTech

Dec 10, 2017
Google vs. Amazon spat a good reminder to shop elsewhere

Jefferson Graham weighs in on the corporate warfare between Amazon and Google, recommending that consumers respond by supporting competitors on Talking Tech.

Dec 09, 2017
The browser wars return with new Firefox Quantum

Ready to ditch Chrome or Safari for the latest Firefox browser, promising faster website loads? Jascha Kaykas Wolff from Mozilla joins Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech to explain.

Dec 08, 2017
Duolingo introduces podcast to teach Spanish

Doulingo, the popular app for learning languages, expands to the podcasting world with a new way to understand and speak Spanish. Martina Castro, the host of the show, calls in to #TalkingTech from Chile to explain.

Dec 07, 2017
Apple Pay Cash is no Venmo killer

Announced in June, Apple has finally released Apple Pay Cash, a way to text money to friends. But despite initial hype, Jefferson Graham doesn't believe it's a Venmo killer. He explains why on #TalkingTech.

Dec 06, 2017
Facebook Messenger for Kids - will it be safe?

Facebook has a new way for the under 13-year-old set to be social, with a new Messenger app for kids. Jefferson Graham explains the potential pitfalls and how the app works, on #TalkingTech.

Dec 05, 2017
Who wants to host a podcast?

So you want to be a podcaster. In this excerpt from their talk at the L.A. Podcast Festival, Jefferson Graham, Mark Hershon, Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge explain what you need to do to get started in podcasting.

Dec 05, 2017
Why Netflix is in for a tough 2018

Peter Csathy, the chairman of CreaTV Media, fills in for USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to explain why Netflix is set for a more competitive 2018 than the streaming service has ever seen. Csathy's new book is called Media 2.0 1.8

Dec 04, 2017
Tim Bajarin's 2018 predictions - not the year for AR and VR

Veteran tech analyst Tim Bajarin fills in for USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham on today's episode of #TalkingTech, which his look ahead to 2018. Tune in for a listen.

Dec 03, 2017
Weekend Tech Headlines - Snap, YouTube and AR in the car

Your weekend Talking Tech news headline wrapup for the week ending 12/1. Marketing exec Jody Fisher guest hosts for USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham on this episode.

Dec 02, 2017
The ocean ate my camera, and other woes

The ocean ate my camera and the dishwasher ruined the laptop. Tales of being a tech reviewer, with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham and Edward C. Baig on #TalkingTech.

Dec 01, 2017
LA Auto Show - AR in the windsheid. For real!

Jefferson Graham visits the LA Auto Show with USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard, who reports on a new initiative from computer chip maker Intel to bring augmented reality to the windshield's of self-driving cars.

Nov 30, 2017
TOS - the crazy things YouTube, Facebook and Twitter demand of us

Facebook, Google, YouTube and Amazon are free to use--but there are strings attached, and they're spelled out in the Terms of Service agreement. Jefferson Graham pulls out some of the whoppers on the latest episode of Talking Tech.

Nov 29, 2017
YouTube controversy from the creator's perspective

Corrine O'Neill, who animates the WildCanadaKids series for YouTube with husband Michael, calls in to Talking Tech to give her perspective on YouTube's recent issues with kids programming. The system is the issue, not creators, she tells Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech.

Nov 29, 2017
YouTube's massive kid problem

YouTube's in the fight for its life and is moves to clean up non-kid friendly programming that has crept into the system. Jefferson Graham reports on the issue on #TalkingTech.

Nov 28, 2017
Cyber Monday preview

Jefferson Graham previews the best deals for Cyber Monday with USA TODAY's Elizabeth Weise on Talking Tech.

Nov 27, 2017
Weekend news round up - Net Neutrality, AT&T/Time Warner

Jefferson Graham runs down the top tech headlines for the week ending 11/24/17 on #TalkingTech, highlighted by Net Neutrality and trouble with the AT&T/Time Warner proposed merger.

Nov 25, 2017
Weekend project - hackproof your passwords

In the wake of the big Uber information hack, how secure is your password these days? Jefferson Graham says you'll be "thankful" to take a few minutes and update them over the holiday on #TalkingTech.

Nov 24, 2017
iPhone Shopper's Guide - which one is right for you?

With so many iPhones for sale this year--the SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X, Jefferson Graham runs down which model is right for you, on Talking Tech.

Nov 24, 2017
Talking Tech meets I Hate My Boss
Nov 22, 2017
Top 10 tech favorites of 2017

Jefferson Graham runs down his list of the top 10 tech favorites of 2017, highlighted by a new Sony camera on #TalkingTech.

Nov 22, 2017
Podcast fan -- you need the AnyPod skill for Alexa

Listening to podcasts on the Amazon Echo can be a way better experience once you add the AnyPod skill. Jefferson Graham reports on the many features AnyPod brings to podcasting listening, on #TalkingTech.

Nov 21, 2017
Tech Turkeys of 2017

Jefferson Graham runs down his list of the top 10 tech turkeys of 2017, led by Snapchat Spectacles, on Talking Tech.

Nov 20, 2017
Weekend tech headlines - Pixel Buds & Tesla

Jefferson Graham with the tech headline wrap-up for the week ending 11/17 on #Talking Tech.

Nov 19, 2017
Black Friday countdown

Jefferson Graham reveals the best tech deals for Black Friday, and how the big box retailers are offering most online as well as in-store. But not all. Tune in to TalkingTech to hear more.

Nov 18, 2017
Major Black Friday discounts on iPhone revealed

Walmart, Target and Best Buy have major discounts for the rarely discounted iPhone planned for Black Friday. USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham reveals their plans on #TalkingTech.

Nov 16, 2017
Google Pixel Buds review w/Jefferson Graham and Ed Baig

Google's bluetooth earbud answer to Apple's AirPods are cute, compact and $159.00. How do they stack up to Apple's product? Not well, reports USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham and Edward C. Baig, who explain why on #TalkingTech.

Nov 16, 2017
Celebrating 5 years of Candy Crush

Can you believe that the Candy Crush game is already 5 years old? Some 2.7 billion downloads later, Riccardo Zacconi, the CEO of King Digital, which publishes the game, calls #TalkingTech to chat about the amazing success of the mobile game.

Nov 15, 2017
Would you watch Amazon video if it was free?

Internet giant Amazon has many successes, but entertainment isn't one of them. Now, reports are that Amazon is considering offering its fare for free, with ads. Then would you watch "The Man in the High Castle?" Jefferson Graham offers his take on #TalkingTech.

Nov 14, 2017
The Long Exposure iPhone trick anyone can do.

Jefferson Graham reveals a really cool, but hidden photo trick on recent iPhones that turn moving water into glistening, flowing works of art. A #TalkingTech how-to.

Nov 13, 2017
Apple's got a new DNA, per Andy Cunningham

When Tim Cook took over as CEO as Apple, it got a new company DNA, says author Andy Cunningham, a former early Apple employee. She explains what happened in her new book, "Get to Aha! Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition," on TalkingTech.

Nov 12, 2017
Weekend Edition - Flying cars, Spectacles debacle

Jefferson Graham runs down the tech headlines for the week ending 11/10, topped by flying cars in Los Angeles, crashing buses in Las Vegas, and that $40 million Snapchat Spectacle debacle, on Talking Tech.

Nov 11, 2017
The used record store lives in the Internet Archive

How the Internet Archive is digitizing album covers of a defunct San Francisco used record store and Boston library collection, to keep the tradition of browsing alive, even as record stores close. Bruce Lyall, the owner of Recycled Records in San Francisco, guests on Talking Tech.

Nov 10, 2017
Talking Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and a venture capitalist, just launched the second season of Masters of Scale, which features guests like Tesla's Elon Musk and Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, telling how they grew their companies. Hoffman tells Jefferson Graham about the show, and why he wants to "reveal the secret of Silicon Valley," on Talking Tech.

Nov 09, 2017
Sony RX10IV review - your iPhone can't do this

You can't shoot close-ups of the moon, stop action of a surfer or get ultra-closeups of wild animals on the iPhone. But you can do all that and more on Sony's new RX10IV, which Jefferson Graham calls the perfect companion for travel, sports, wildlife or street photographers. His Talking Tech Review. Check out the live demo on Facebook Live Thursday at 1 p.m. ET

Nov 09, 2017
Would you give Amazon the keys to your front door?

The new Amazon Key service sends installers to put in smart locks and a security camera to let delivery folks drop your packages in the home. Richard Wolpert from Hello Tech, one of the installers for Amazon, explains how it works on #TalkingTech.

Nov 08, 2017
Videogame console holiday preview with Brett Molina

USA TODAY's Brett Molina joins Jefferson Graham to preview what's new in video game consoles for the holidays on Talking Tech. Molina covers video games for USA TODAY and is the co-host of the Mothership podcast about all things nerdy.

Nov 07, 2017
Turning the tables on Talking Tech - Liz Dolan asks the questions

In part 2 of our chat with Liz Dolan, the co-host of the "I Hate My Boss," podcast, Dolan turns the tables on Talking Tech host Jefferson Graham and asks about the show and his photography. Websites mentioned are and

Nov 07, 2017
Hate your boss? Then meet Liz Dolan

Liz Dolan, the co-host of the I Hate My Boss podcast, tells Jefferson Graham how she gets office workers to spill their guts on her hit podcast.

Nov 06, 2017
First thing you'd do with iPhone X

Consumers standing on line for the new iPhone X tell Jefferson Graham the first thing they'd with the new phone on #TalkingTech.

Nov 05, 2017
Weekend edition - iPhoneX, Twitter and Facebook

Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines on Talking Tech for the week ending 11/3, highlighted by the release of the new iPhone X, Twitter's issues with Donald Trump and Facebook and Russia.

Nov 04, 2017
Call of Duty: World War II preview

The Call of Duty videogame series has sold over 250 million copies since 2003. With the new edition just out, Jefferson Graham chats with fellow USA TODAY reporter Brett Molina for a preview.

Nov 03, 2017
iPhone 8 is a hit--really, honest!

Apple CEO Tim Cook tried to convince analysts that the iPhone 8 was a big hit, but with lines swelling outside Apple Stores for the new iPhone X, analysts weren't buying it. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Nov 02, 2017
The costs of setting up a Smart Home

Would you spend $2,200 to ask Alexa to turn off the lights and lock the door? That's what USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham estimates the costs of purchase and installation could come to. He explains on #TalkingTech.

Nov 02, 2017
Testing FaceID on iPhone X with Ed Baig

Jefferson Graham checks in with USA TODAY's Edward C. Baig, who tells about the steps he's taken to fool Apple's new FaceID security system on the iPhone X on #TalkingTech.

Nov 01, 2017
iPhone X Review roundup - FaceID not 100%

Jefferson Graham runs down what critics are saying about the new iPhone X - and how FaceID isn't 100%, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 31, 2017
Installing August Smartlock not a snap

Jefferson Graham relays just what was involved with trying to install the August smart lock onto an older door just so he could say "Alexa, lock the door," on #TalkingTech.

Oct 31, 2017
Talking Tech with kids about the iPhone X

Everyone has an opinion about the new iPhone X, but listen in on a bunch of young women at a weekend pizza party chatting about it, and you'll get a new perspective on the power of Apple's marketing genius. #TalkingTech.

Oct 30, 2017
I love my new printer - that's a switch!

Jefferson Graham has spent years hating his Canon and Epson inkjet printers, but his outlook totally changed with a new Brother monochrome laser printer. He explains, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 30, 2017
Shopping for iPhone as camera? We compare choices

The iPhone X has Apple's top of the line camera, but you could save yourself some big money by opting for an older model, like the iPhone 7 Plus. Jefferson Graham explains why, and explores options, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 29, 2017
iPhone X Questions? We answer them

Jefferson Graham answers some of the top questions posed by listeners about the new Apple iPhone X, in stores 11/3, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 29, 2017
Weekend Headline Edition - iPhone X sold out, Amazon's enters your home

Jefferson Graham runs down the top tech headlines for the week ending 10/27, highlighted by Apple's swift sell-out of the iPhone X, and Amazon's plan to enter your home to drop packages, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 27, 2017
Can't get the iPhone X? Why not the iPhone 8?

Sure the iPhone X sounds like a must have phone for the early adopters in all of us. But what if, just maybe, feature for feature, the seemingly ho-hum iPhone 8 is actually the one for you? Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.

Oct 27, 2017
Next use for chipped humans--starting cars with wrist

The latest chipped update from Three Square Market, the company that implants microchips in employees. Starting cars with the flick of a wrist and identifying handguns. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Oct 26, 2017
How to nab an Apple iPhone X during pre-sale

Pre-sales for the coveted iPhone X begin 10/27 at 3 p.m. ET. Jefferson Graham has buying tips for how to get your hands on the new phone as soon as possible, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 25, 2017
Tech headlines for 10/24/17 - $300 off on iPhone X

The wireless carriers have $300-$350 for you if you trade in an old iPhone for the iPhone X. Jefferson Graham has the scoop on the 10/24 TalkingTech headline update,

Oct 24, 2017
Money2020--the eyes and fingers have it

Jefferson Graham reports from the Money2020 convention in Las Vegas, where all sorts of new ways to pay for goods are on display--like jewelry that connects to your credit card, biometrics and even selfie authentication.

Oct 24, 2017
Cardhop - a new take on contacts apps

Jefferson Graham talks to Michael Simmons, the developer behind Cardhop, a new twist on boring old contacts apps. He tells why names and numbers can be sexy again, on Talking Tech.

Oct 23, 2017
Weekend Roundup - Amazon, Snap and no more sigs

Jefferson Graham runs down the top tech headlines for the weekend edition of Talking Tech, 10/20-10/21, highlighted by Amazon, Snap, Inc. and Mastercard.

Oct 20, 2017
Mobile Payment will replace bank cards--eventually

It's taking time, but mobile pay is on tap to eventually replace bank cards. Jefferson Graham reports on the growing pains--and why it will happen, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 20, 2017
Google Pixel 2 smartphone review

Jefferson Graham has the scoop on the new Google Pixel 2 phones--how do they stack up to the iPhone? His report, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 18, 2017
My favorite smartphone photo app-- Adobe Lightroom Mobile

Jefferson Graham reports on how he can improve any smartphone app in his favorite photo app, Adobe Lightroom Mobile, and on changes to the desktop Lightroom edition just announced. #TalkingTech.

Oct 18, 2017
Review: Canon's 6D Mark II DSLR camera

Looking for a DSLR? Canon's 6D Mark II costs $1,000 less than the flagship 5D Mark IV, with almost all the same features. Is it a worthy buy? Jefferson Graham breaks it down on #TalkingTech.

Oct 17, 2017
What will Apple do with Amazing Stories?

Apple is teaming with uber director Steve Spielberg for a revival of his 1980s anthology series, Amazing Stories. What's the plan? Jefferson Graham explores the possibilities on Talking Tech.

Oct 16, 2017
Protect your router

Jefferson Graham reports on how to protect your Internet router from outside hacks on Talking Tech.

Oct 13, 2017
The gadgets we travel with

Jefferson Graham compares notes with the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler and Joanna Stern on gadgets tech critics travel with on #Talking Tech.

Oct 12, 2017
The Adventures of Cyberman

When the world is being hacked to death, what'cha gonna do? It's time for Cyberman to save the day. Gary Berman, the creator of the new comic book, tells all on #Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham.

Oct 11, 2017
How I shaved $1,440 from my cable bill

Jefferson Graham reports on how he just shaved $1,440 from his yearly cable bill, on #TalkingTech.

Oct 10, 2017
Taking a test drive with Amazon Prime

Amazon is dipping its toes into the car business, offering test drives from your home. Jefferson Graham took one, and reports about it on #TalkingTech.

Oct 09, 2017
The Speaker Wars--Google, Amazon, Apple and Sonos

Google and Apple have re-discovered the attributes of a fine, high-fidelity speaker, with a twist--they talk. Jefferson Graham weighs in on the speaker war of 2017 on #TalkingTech.

Oct 05, 2017
Google's touts "smarts" in new phones, camera and even earbuds.

Jefferson Graham reports from the Made by Google event in San Francisco, where new "smart" phones, a camera and even earbuds were introduced. #TalkingTech.

Oct 04, 2017
Ring expands into home security--$100 yearly

The folks behind the Ring video doorbell are getting into home security, with what it claims is the lowest price around--$100 yearly. Jefferson Graham chats with Ring's Jamie Siminoff about his new product on Talking Tech.

Oct 04, 2017
GoPro doubles down on the Karma drone

In October, 2016, the GoPro Karma drone was released, and quickly recalled two weeks later when it was discovered to have this little issue--it fell from the sky during flights. Back on sale since February, GoPro hasn't given up on the drone market. CEO Nick Woodman explains why on Talking Tech.

Oct 03, 2017
Bringing more women to podcasting with WERKIT

The new medium of podcasting initially appealed to the stereotype of the male nerd as hosts, but Laura Walker, the president of New York Public Radio's WNYC is out to change that and bring more women to the forefront, with the WERK IT Women's Podcast Festival. She tells Jefferson Graham about her mission to get women to 50% of podcasts hosts on Talking Tech.

Oct 02, 2017
GoPro introduces steadier Hero camera

Actioncam maker GoPro introduced a new model, the Hero6, which promises a steadier image than before. Jefferson Graham reports from San Francisco.

Sep 28, 2017
Ditched the landline, but keep the number? Here's how

Many hold onto their landline for nostalgia--they don't want to get rid of their old phone number. Jefferson Graham discovered how to ditch, and keep the old number in the family, with a service called NumberBarn. His TalkingTech report:

Sep 28, 2017
Charge a car in the garage wirelessly

Forget about charging a new iPhone without plugging it into the wall--how about using the same technology for a car? BMW has plans for a wireless charging pad for a hybrid model, and IKEA has several new charging products. Jefferson Graham reports, on TalkingTech.

Sep 27, 2017
Miss the iPod? Meet the Mighty

Apple doesn't sell pure-play MP3 players anymore--so meet the Mighty, a small, Nano like device with a twist--it will play MP3s and playlists downloaded from Spotify. Jefferson Graham sits down with Mighty co-founder Anthony Mendelson on Talking Tech.

Sep 26, 2017
SmugMug films - see how photographers get amazing shots

SmugMug, the photo sharing site, takes you to exotic locations like Iceland, the Mojave desert and Tokyo for SmugMug Films, showing how great photographers get their shot. SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill and filmmaker Anton Lorimer tell Jefferson Graham all about it on #TalkingTech.

Sep 24, 2017
Wireless charging vs. charging cases

Wireless charging is here for the new iPhones, but do you really want to lug a charging pad with you? Jefferson Graham looks at a more effective alternative - charging cases, on Talking Tech.

Sep 21, 2017
A bluetooth scoop for your dog - YaDoggie

Sol Lipman believes dogs eat too much, so he's come up with a new company aimed at feeding your pooch, and regulating how much he eats. The founder of YaDoggie tells about his bluetooth scoop and monthly subscription plan on #TalkingTech.

Sep 20, 2017
New ways to pay with apps

Jefferson Graham looks at two new ways to pay for goods with apps, from Google and Apple, on TalkingTech.

Sep 19, 2017
5 features to check out on iOS11

Apple's iOS mobile operating system upgrade is out--and it's free. Jefferson Graham runs down five features worth checking out on TalkingTech.

Sep 19, 2017
Listeners respond--I'm iStupid

Could you justify a $1,000 purchase for the latest and greatest smartphone? I can--and many TalkingTech listeners disagreed. Tune in to hear some of their colorful comments--and Jefferson Graham's defense.

Sep 18, 2017
Do I really need to spend $1k for a new iPhone?

The new iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever--many people wonder if it's so great, they really need to fork over 1K for it. USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham doesn't think so--but colleague Edward C. Baig does. They debate the issue, on #TalkingTech.

Sep 14, 2017
JibJab's new Camera app for mobile stories

JibJab, the app for putting your face into funny situations, has a new app, JibJab Camera, to create visual stories for Instagram and Snapchat. JibJab co-founder Gregg Spiridellis tells all about it, on #TalkingTech.

Sep 14, 2017
New iPhones - no must have feature

Jefferson Graham weighs in on the new iPhone 8 and X phones, introduced in Cupertino on 9/12/17.

Sep 12, 2017
Futurama is back - as a podcast!

The animated sci-fi comedy Futurama recently returned from TV cancelation hell as a videogame--and now it's coming back as a podcast too. Co-creator David X. Cohen tells all, on #TalkingTech.

Sep 12, 2017
IOS11 opinionated preview

USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham is joined by Tim Bradshaw, the U.S. tech correspondent for the Financial Times, for an opinionated preview of IOS11, the next Apple mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad on #TalkingTech.

Sep 11, 2017
Previewing new iPhone features

Tim Bradshaw, the US technology correspondent for the Financial Times, joins Jefferson Graham to weigh in on new features expected on the new iPhone models from Apple, on #TalkingTech.

Sep 08, 2017
Apps we love - Parker for finding your spot

Jefferson Graham reviews the Parker app, which reminds you about where you parked, and sends you voice directions to get back to the car, on #TalkingTech.

Sep 07, 2017
Chat rooms return, with Pop.In

The chat rooms from the AOL era are coming back, with a twist, with Pop.In, a new app that adds video and ephemeral conversations. Pop.In's Alex Kruglov tells Jefferson Graham all about it on #TalkingTech.

Sep 06, 2017
Streampunks - the YouTube revolution

Robert Kyncl, the chief business officer for YouTube, sits down with Jefferson Graham to discuss his new book "Streampunks," and the impact YouTube has had on our culture.

Sep 05, 2017
Labor day - working remotely tools

The Labor Day edition of #Talking Tech--an ode to working remotely, and the tech tools we need to pull it off, by Jefferson Graham

Sep 04, 2017
Parking of the future--via an app

Jefferson Graham reviews a new app-based parking system at a Los Angeles mall--could this technology go prime-time? He reveals his verdict on #TalkingTech

Sep 01, 2017
Selling a used car online

Jefferson Graham turns to Facebook, Craigslist, eBay and LetGo to sell an old Toyota. Which worked best and was the least scary? He reports on #TalkingTech.

Aug 31, 2017
Which tech CEO could be president?

Jefferson Graham handicaps the top tech CEOs and wonders how Tim Cook, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and others would fare as presidential candidates.

Aug 29, 2017
Gas Buddy wants to save you 5 cents a gallon

GasBuddy updates its app with a new payment feature that promises to save you 5 cents a gallon at every gas station in the United States. CEO Walt Doyle explains how it works on #TalkingTech.

Aug 28, 2017
Augmented Reality & Photography

Photographers should see some amazing uses of augmented reality, suggest Don MacAskill and James Stolp from the photo sharing site SmugMug. Jefferson Graham chats with them on #TalkingTech.

Aug 28, 2017
Making sense of Verizon's new wireless plans

Verizon just adjusted its wireless rates, supposedly saving us money. Really? Jefferson Graham chats with USA TODAY contributor Rob Pegoraro to get the scoop on #TalkingTech.

Aug 24, 2017
Tech 101 - how to avoid phishing scams

Jefferson Graham offers reminders on how to avoid phishing scams on #TalkingTech.

Aug 23, 2017
The sounds of the Eclipse

From Newport, Oregon, where the total eclipse first reached land on August 21, Jefferson Graham offers the sounds of people (and a few sea lions) reacting to the moon slipping in front of the sun on #TalkingTech.

Aug 21, 2017
Aspiration tells how to save money with online banking

Andrei Cherny, the CEO of Aspiration, tells how to save money with online banking and why his firm lets people pay whatever they think is fair, on #TalkingTech.

Aug 21, 2017
Everything you wanted to know about the total solar eclipse

Everything you wanted to know about the August 21 total solar eclipse, with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham and Doyle Rice, on #TalkingTech.

Aug 18, 2017
Changes coming to the Apple Watch

Big changes could be coming to the Apple Watch this year, and they could cost you. Jefferson Graham fills you in on #TalkingTech.

Aug 17, 2017
Getting a connection in a crowd --some tips

Sporting events, music festivals, mega-crowds like at an eclipse party create havoc for getting connection. Jefferson Graham has a few tips for what to do, on #TalkingTech.

Aug 16, 2017
Leaving the iPhone by the cheese

The iPhone that got left by the cheese in the fridge--Jefferson Graham talks to consumers about the oddest places they've misplaced their phones on #TalkingTech.

Aug 14, 2017
Apps for the Solar Eclipse - a guide

There are over 70 apps for the Great American total solar eclipse. Which one is for you? Jefferson Graham runs them down on #TalkingTech.

Aug 11, 2017
Ka-ching goes your TV

Disney leaves Netflix to start its own streaming service and Facebook is bringing TV shows to the News Feed. What's this world coming to? Jefferson Graham tries to make some sense of it all on #TalkingTech.

Aug 11, 2017
You will be "chipped" - but not tomorrow

You will one day have microchips embedded in your body to communicate with machines, but have no fear--it's not about to happen tomorrow. Jefferson Graham explains, on #TalkingTech.

Aug 09, 2017
Review -- Sony's ultra-fast A9 camera

Sony's new A9 camera is pricey--but has the fastest focus in a pro-level model Jefferson Graham has ever seen. #TalkingTech review.

Aug 08, 2017
The iPad is back

After a three-year sales free-fall, the Apple iPad tablet is showing sales growth again. In the most recent quarter, Apple sold 2.5 million more than in the year-ago quarter, suggesting a comeback. What happened? Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Aug 07, 2017
No filter needed for mobile Eclipse photos

Newsflash--you won't need a solar filter taped over the smartphone or GoPro during the Total Eclipse. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Aug 07, 2017
Latest ban--looking at cellphone while crossing street

Should it be illegal to look at your cellphone while you cross the street? It will be in Honolulu this year, and perhaps in other cities as well. Jefferson Graham explores on #TalkingTech

Aug 03, 2017
Sneak peek at Augmented Reality for Apple

Augmented reality is coming to the iPhone in the fall, with animated figures entering real life. What's Apple have in store? Jefferson Graham got a sneak peek at some examples, which he tells all about on #TalkingTech.

Aug 03, 2017
Creating a website in 2017

Jefferson Graham tells about the process of creating his new website,, and using the SmugMug platform to do so, vs. SquareSpace or Wix, on #TalkingTech.

Aug 02, 2017
So long iPod, it's been a great ride

Saying goodbye to the iPod era, a 16-year-ride that changed the music business and our lives forever.

Aug 01, 2017
How to shoot time-lapse of Eclipse

Getting shots of the sun on Eclipse day with a smartphone is going to be tough--but a time-lapse of the day turning to night and back to day again would be awesome. Jefferson Graham offers tips on how to do it, on #TalkingTech.

Jul 30, 2017
"Who wants to get chipped?"

Charlene Li, an author and principal analyst for the Altimeter Group, tells Jefferson Graham why she wants to have an embedded microchip in her body on #TalkingTech.

Jul 28, 2017
Review - Revamped GoPro apps get clips to smartphone

Awesome consumer GoPro footage shot on bikes, surfboards and skis has been left out of the social media newsfeeds, because it's easier to just upload smartphone clips. Good news--there's an app for that--two of them, and Jefferson Graham has the scoop on #TalkingTech.

Jul 27, 2017
In streaming boxes, Roku is no. 1--here's why.

The Roku is the most popular choice in streaming boxes, to bring internet programming to television. Jefferson Graham tells you why, on #TalkingTech.

Jul 27, 2017
The machine picks the winners in EyeEm photo contest

The German photo app EyeEm has a novel twist on a photo contest--it's using artificial intelligence--the computer--to help select the winners. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.

Jul 26, 2017
The future is here--plant a chip in hand on 8/1

The future is here--a Wisconsin firm is implanting microchips in the hands of its employees on August 1; they won't have to swipe badges when they enter, just have their hands read. Jefferson Graham has the scoop, on #TalkingTech.

Jul 25, 2017
Moment accessory smartphone lens worthy addition

We’ve all done it--composed a photo on our smartphone, and been disappointed. Gee, I wish there was a real zoom that would get me closer to the action. Well, there are, in the form of accessory lenses that snap right onto your smartphone. Jefferson Graham takes a look, on #TalkingTech.

Jul 24, 2017
WATM - where it's Veteran's Day every day

It’s not Veteran's Day or Memorial Day today--but there’s a website for that, where everyday is Vet’s day. Jefferson Graham talks to We are the Mighty co-founder David Gale about what he’s doing to honor and support the military vet community on this extended #TalkingTech interview.

Jul 23, 2017
We saw the future of video news on Snapchat, and we like it

We have seen the future of TV news, and it's on Snapchat." With quick cuts, to the point storytelling and flashy visuals, Snapchat's new "Stay Tuned," from NBC News could teach all of us how to tell stories--and reach young audiences.

Jul 21, 2017
Repeat after me - Alexa can not call 911

Alexa can not call 911--but it would be great if she could, right? Jefferson Graham explains why on #TalkingTech.

Jul 21, 2017
Google's revamped app wants to be like Facebook

Google's app update takes the best of features in other Google apps and melds into something that looks like Facebook. But is that enough to wean you off the Social Network? Jefferson Graham offers his take on #TalkingTech.

Jul 19, 2017
Alexa, I need help - what to do

No, you can't use Alexa or Google Home to call 911--yet. But there is an Alexa skill to get help, and down the road, Jefferson Graham sees the personal assistants becoming a major factor in how we reach out. Listen to #TalkingTech.

Jul 19, 2017
Should we be scared of Robots?

Tesla founder Elon Musk is scared of letting artificial intelligence run wild, and a future where robots turn on humans. Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, right? Jefferson Graham offers his take, on #TalkingTech,

Jul 18, 2017
Hot Dog and your adventures in AR

Have you seen that dancing Hot Dog in your social media feed? Get ready for way more augmented reality characters to come your way, courtesy of Snapchat and Apple. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.

Jul 17, 2017
Unlimited calling worldwide for $10 monthly

Rebtel has an offer you have to think about--$10 monthly for unlimited calling anywhere, worldwide. But wait a minute--Whatsapp does that. Yes, but as Rebtel's Magnus Larsson explains on #TalkingTech, his service works in Wifi and everywhere else too.

Jul 16, 2017
Get ready - the next iPhone could top $1,400

The next, re-designed, state of the art iPhone could have so many bells and whistles, a fully loaded model could top $1,400. Would consumers spring for that? Jefferson Graham asks them on #TalkingTech, and gets some surprising responses.

Jul 14, 2017
Accessories for photographing the Eclipse

Jefferson Graham has the skinny on what tech tools you'll need to photograph the 8/21 Total Eclipse on #TalkingTech.

Jul 14, 2017
Siri & Apps - experiment didn't work out

In 2016 Apple touted having developers bring Siri to their apps, saying it would make the personal digital assistant more useful than ever. A year later, few app developers have signed on--Siri is available in just 6 of the top 50 most downloaded apps. Jefferson Graham reports on why, on #TalkingTech.

Jul 13, 2017
Jawbone lessons - read online reviews before you buy

The consumer products Jawbone is going out of business, leaving behind a trail of an F rating from Better Business Bureau and thousands of customers who vented online. The moral, going forward, suggests Jefferson Graham--read the online reviews before you buy.

Jul 12, 2017
Record your own voice to navigate Waze

The Waze now has a "Voice Recorder" feature that lets you bring your vocal chords to the navigation app. Jefferson Graham checks it out on #TalkingTech.

Jul 11, 2017
Next vacation - don't leave the GoPro at home

Jefferson Graham brought tons of gear on a recent trip to the Canadian Rockies--but forgot to tote the tiny GoPro. Next time that won't happen, as he explains on #TalkingTech.

Jul 10, 2017
Hacked--don't answer that call!

If someone claiming to be from Microsoft or Apple calls you at home, hang up immediately. Jefferson Graham reports on the latest wave of phone scams, on #TalkingTech.

Jul 08, 2017
The end of the gas station? Reality check

Volvo says it will ditch gas engines by 2019, in favor of electric and hybrid cars. Does this mean we'll be changing the way we drive in a year-and-a-half. Jefferson Graham checks in with USA TODAY's Nathan Bomey for a reality check on electric vs. gas, and just how we'll all charge up in the future.

Jul 08, 2017
Advancements in Selfies - Sticky and Snapchat update

Jefferson Graham weighs in on the new "Sticky" app, and an update from Snapchat that brings the Selfie to a new level.

Jul 06, 2017
The art of travel photography
Jefferson Graham runs down tips for taking better travel photographs on #TalkingTech.
Jul 02, 2017
How to take great fireworks shots on smartphone
Jefferson Graham offers tips for taking great fireworks shots on your smartphone.
Jun 30, 2017
Trust Online Reviews?
Fake news? What about those fake reviews? Jefferson Graham dives in, on #TalkingTech
Jun 29, 2017
Planning a visit to Canada? Tech update

Planning a visit to Canada to celebrate her 150th birthday this summer? Jefferson Graham offers a tech update on what you need to know for phone and data access, Netflix viewing and drone flying.

Jun 28, 2017
iPhone at 10
Jefferson Graham looks back at 10 years of the iPhone, on #TalkingTech.
Jun 28, 2017
Google's great PhotoScan app
Google's PhotoScan app is a great way to snap up old photos, in higher quality, on your smartphone. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
Jun 27, 2017
The next hot app?
What's the next hot app? We crunched the numbers to get a clue. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
Jun 26, 2017
Online stars meet fans @VidCon

Jefferson Graham takes you behind the scenes to the VidCon convention, where online stars meet devoted fans in Anaheim, California, on #TalkingTech.

Jun 23, 2017
YouTube looks to save Virtual Reality videos
YouTube has a new plan to improve the experience of watching VR videos, by going from 360 to 180. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.
Jun 22, 2017
iPhone - the next 10 years?
Happy birthday iPhone--and now onto 2027. Will we still be using the word's favorite digital device in ten years? Jefferson Graham explores what's next with Alex Kruglov, the CEO of the Smiletime app.
Jun 22, 2017
Instagram's Stories fuels video growth
Instagram's Stories feature, copied from Snapchat, became a bigger hit than even Instagram expected, and has helped the company grow to 250 million daily users, just for the feature. Jefferson Graham explains on #TalkingTech.
Jun 21, 2017
Sweety High targets online girl power
Veronica Zelle and Frank Simonetti discuss online girl power and their website for young female viewers, Sweety High, and it's new push into original programming with the app, on #TalkingTech.
Jun 20, 2017
Meet, a new app for unboxing videos
Eric Feng joins Jefferson Graham to tell all about his new app, for watching unboxing tech videos, on #TalkingTech.
Jun 19, 2017
Do you still Yahoo?
Now that Yahoo is part of the Verizon/Oath empire, Jefferson Graham takes a good look at the website, and wonders what it would take to get people to Yahoo again.
Jun 16, 2017
Father's Day 2017 - tips for recording dad on smartphone
Jefferson Graham offers tips for recording dad on video or audio with the smartphone for Father's Day on #TalkingTech.
Jun 16, 2017
Meet the new Microsoft Surface Pro
Jefferson Graham previews the new Microsoft Surface Pro computer/tablet on #TalkingTech.
Jun 15, 2017
How to get fans to pay you on Patreon
Jack Conte, the co-founder of the Patreon platform, explains how to get your fans to pay you for podcasts, videos, comics and the like, and how some Patreon clients make as much as $70,000 monthly from the service. #TalkingTech
Jun 14, 2017
How to record Facetime or audio call
Ever wonder how to record a FaceTime video call to your computer, or a phone call to your phone? Jefferson Graham has the answers on #TalkingTech.
Jun 13, 2017
Lost drone? There's app for that
What happens when your drone is too low on battery and it decides to land itself? Good luck finding it. Luckily, as Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech, there's an app for that.
Jun 12, 2017
Top Apple app makers reveal the best of the best
Winners of the Apple Design Awards sit down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham to talk about their apps and they name their favorite recent apps as well, on #TalkingTech.
Jun 09, 2017
Apple's 12 best apps of 2017
Apple selected the 12 best apps of 2017 as part of its Design Awards, announced every year at the Worldwide Developers Conference. We run down the list on #TalkingTech.
Jun 09, 2017
Amazon no longer has best online storage plan
Amazon killed the best online storage pricing plan in town--what are your options now? Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
Jun 08, 2017
Meet the 10-year-old Apple developer
Meet young Yuma, the 10-year-old app developer featured at Apple's conference for app makers on #TalkingTech.
Jun 08, 2017
Apple WWDC Hits and misses
A critical look at Apple's announcements at the Worldwide Developer's Conference, with Apple's failure to seriously and very aggressively go after Google and Amazon with an enhanced Siri the biggest miss. Tune in to hear the complete take on the hits and misses, on #TalkingTech.
Jun 07, 2017
Apple brings AR, dark screens to iPhones
Jefferson Graham reports on new features coming to the iPhone, as revealed at the Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Jose on #TalkingTech.
Jun 05, 2017
What's wrong with Siri?
Jefferson Graham sits down with veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg on #TalkingTech to discuss Apple's perceived backseat to Amazon and Google in the voice computing wars.
Jun 05, 2017
Attending an Apple confab from the app maker perspective
What's it like to attend the Apple WWDC conference, from the perspective of an app developer? Benoit Vatere, the creator of the Yarn and Wishbone apps, tells Jefferson Graham all about it on #TalkingTech.
Jun 04, 2017
The next 10 years in tech
Jefferson Graham sits down with veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, who has just announced his retirement, and together they look at the next 10 years in tech, on #TalkingTech.
Jun 03, 2017
Apple previews iPhone software update
Jefferson Graham previews the WWDC, Apple's developer conference on #TalkingTech.
Jun 02, 2017
Meet the Essential phone
Is a tougher body, bigger screen and better camera enough to make you switch from an iPhone or Galaxy? The Essential phone hopes so--Jefferson Graham offers a preview on #TalkingTech.
May 31, 2017
Turn your drone into a land camera
For those times when you're in a "no-drone" zone, scrappy tech start-up Polar Pro has come up with a novel way to still use your drone camera, with a $50 attachment that turns the Mavic Pro drone into a land camera. Polar Pro's Austen Butler tells Jefferson Graham all about it on #TalkingTech.
May 31, 2017
Make $20K a week with live webcasting on
The live streaming app offers a perk few could find on Facebook or Twitter--the ability to get fans to pay to watch you.'s Khudor Annous stops by #TalkingTech with tips on how listeners can make as much as $20K a week with live streaming.
May 30, 2017
Tech #101 - How to prevent an e-mail phishing attack
Jefferson Graham offers basic tips on how to prevent an e-mail phishing attack on #TalkingTech.
May 29, 2017
ICYMI - new Surface laptops, goodbye Mossberg
Jefferson Graham looks back at the top tech headlines for the week, starting with those pricey new Microsoft Surface laptops, a new luxury way to ride a Lyft, and a great deal for folks looking to switch wireless carriers from Verizon on #TalkingTech.
May 28, 2017
The future of computing --with our hands
In the wake of DJI's new drone that operates via hand gestures, USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham wonders what the future holds for hand commands in other areas, like to operate TVs and computers. The #TalkingTech panel is joined by Live.Me's Khudor Annous and Austen Butler from Polar Pro.
May 26, 2017
Wendy Williams calls #TalkingTech to tout new app
Talkshow host Wendy Williams has a new smartphone app--despite being a technophobe who's never composed or sent an e-mail. She explains why, and tells about the new Wendy Digital app on #TalkingTech.
May 25, 2017
Use hand gestures to fly a drone
Drone manufacturer DJI has a new way to fly a drone--with hand gestures. Jefferson Graham tells you all about it on #TalkingTech.
May 24, 2017
Podcast microphone showdown
So you want to be a podcaster? First you'll need a microphone, but which one to buy? Jefferson Graham takes a look at 3 of them on #TalkingTech - the IK Multimedia iRig HD, Blue Microphones' Raspberry and Shure's Motiv Mv51.
May 23, 2017
Another way to make money online w/Patreon
Ready to quit your day job and try to make a go of it online? The Patreon service offers tools to get online tips from fans, and will pay out $150 million in 2017 to creators. Intrigued? Jefferson Graham reports on the #TalkingTech podcast.
May 22, 2017
Our most lost possession? — Tile tells all
Mike Farley, the co-founder of the Bluetooth dongle Tile talks about what people lose more than anything else, and why we lose them, on #TalkingTech with Jefferson Graham. Tile is the digital device to help us find lost stuff.
May 19, 2017
How to be a social media influencer - Joel Comm tells all
Joel Comm is recognized as one of the top social media influencers. How'd he get there--and more importantly, how can you do it? The author/speaker/internet entrepreneur tells Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech.
May 19, 2017
ICYMI - your fingers are set for a rest
ICYMI - Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines on #TalkingTech, topped by the news that your fingers are set to get a major rest. You better get used to it--voice computing is the wave of the future.
May 19, 2017
Google Assistant outshines Siri
Google's Assistant is now on the iPhone, where it greatly outshines Apple's Siri. Listen in as Jefferson Graham demonstrates.
May 17, 2017
Google Photos improves album creation
Hate making photo albums? Google Photos has the solution, with easy new tools. Jefferson Graham reports.
May 17, 2017
A new way to navigate a phone - bend it
Little known Taiwanese tech firm HTC has a new twist for navigating a smartphone - bend it. Jefferson Graham reports about the HTC U11 on #TalkingTech.
May 16, 2017
Google Home a year later--still playing catchup
A year after it was first introduced, Jefferson Graham checks out to see if the Google Home personal digital assistant has caught up to Amazon's Alexa yet. Tune in to #TalkingTech to hear the verdict.
May 15, 2017
Save on transport fees w/Validated app
The new app Validated helps pay down your parking and transportation fees. CEO Tov Arnerson tells Jefferson Graham all about it on #TalkingTech
May 12, 2017
ICYMI -- Alexa's looking at you, Snap's terrible open
ICYMI, the week's top tech headlines, led by Amazon bringing video to Alexa, Snap's disappearing profits from its first earnings report, the Microsoft Build conference and more on #TalkingTech.
May 12, 2017
Trust robot to make your Mom's Day video?
Would you trust a robot to make your heartwarming Mother's Day video? That's what Google has asked us to do, via it's Google Photos app, where the computer randomly selects photos meant to bring a tear to Mom. How well does the robot do? Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
May 12, 2017
Ban laptops & tablets on planes? Say it isn't so
There's talk of banning laptops and tablets for in-bound flights headed to the United States from Europe--"say it ain't so," says Jefferson Graham, who wonders how we'll live with ourselves up there.
May 11, 2017
I cracked the Selfie Code!
After years of trying, Jefferson Graham reports that he finally cracked the Selfie code--how to get the best selfie where you don't look awful? Tune in to #TalkingTech to find out.
May 10, 2017
Interview mom on smartphone for Mother's Day
Jefferson Graham's 2017 edition on how to interview Mom for Mother's Day on a smartphone, on #TalkingTech.
May 09, 2017
Many annoying things people do on Instagram
How many annoying things can you come up with that people do on Instagram? Teddy Steinkellner, the host of the New Rankings with Teddy podcast, reveals his list on #TalkingTech.
May 08, 2017
Twitter doubles down on video - ICYMI edition
Jefferson Graham runs down the top tech highlights from the week, including Twitter's new video push, Hulu's attempt to wean you from cable and that big Google Docs breach.
May 05, 2017
How to host your own Facebook talk show
Jefferson Graham describes how anyone can host their own social media talk show on Facebook via the websites Smiletime and Belive.TV. Your guests are your Facebook friends.
May 05, 2017
Will new iPhone be delayed for next year?
Will the next iPhone be delayed for 2018, as some analysts are speculating? Jefferson Graham offers his take, on #TalkingTech.
May 05, 2017
Change the way we share in Google Docs
The recent Google Doc security breach points to poor sharing features in the free Microsoft Word alternative. Jefferson Graham has a better way--as he explains on #TalkingTech.
May 04, 2017
Hulu with Live TV sounds great--but no Walking Dead
Hulu with Live TV is the latest "cutting the cord" offering, and sounds almost perfect--unless you're a fan of the Walking Dead. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
May 03, 2017
Amazon wants Alexa to talk to you--at length
Amazon wants the Alexa personal digital assistant to really talk to you. In this #TalkingTech interview, Amazon's Rohit Prasad explains how the company looks to get there.
May 02, 2017
App helped redesign dry cleaning with Mulberrys
Dan Miller tells why he thought dry cleaning needed to be brought into the 21st century, with a full service app and a new way of thinking store design, on this live edition of the #TalkingTech podcast.
May 01, 2017
What's hot on YouTube and Facebook? Allison Stern knows all
What's hot on Facebook and YouTube? Ask Allison Stern. The co-founder of Tubular Labs, she monitors the most popular videos and compiles reports about what's hot and what's not. She reveals her findings in a TalkingTech interview with Jefferson Graham.
Apr 28, 2017
The craziest week ever in tech - ICYMI
A flying boat. A camera in the closet. Goggles that cover your eyes completely while you fly a drone? Jefferson Graham contends this was the craziest week ever in tech--but chances are, we won't really see all these products. Listen in to see which ones Jeff believes will actually become real.
Apr 28, 2017
Digging deep on how to get out of password hell with Dashlane
In part 2 of Jefferson Graham's reports on how to deal with passwords and keep them away from hackers, an extended interview with Emmanuel Schalit, the founder of Dashlane, a password manager. Schalit talks about the best kind of passwords to have, why he believes texting is the unsafest platform of all, and how often we should all change our passwords.
Apr 28, 2017
You should change your passwords every day--really
In part 1 of a series on password hell, Jefferson Graham looks at suggestions made by Dashlane founder Emmanuel Schalit about how often we should change our passwords, and wonders what's truly feasible.
Apr 27, 2017
Flying cars and boats - oh my!
The flying car market is heating up--and self-driving cars aren't even on the streets yet. Jefferson Graham reports, on #TalkingTech.
Apr 26, 2017
How much does your phone really know about you?
Your phone is tracking you all day long--but what does it know about you after you've parted ways? Jefferson Graham digs in deep, on #TalkingTech.
Apr 25, 2017
Making sense of the AR/VR hype
Jefferson Graham tries to make some sense of all the augmented reality and virtual reality hype that's currently sweeping the tech world, on #TalkingTech.
Apr 21, 2017
The 2017 Smartphone Wars are on
With the release of the critically lauded new Samsung Galaxy phones, and the pending September 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, the 2017 smartphone wars are now officially on. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
Apr 21, 2017
Review --I love--most of the time--the Mevo live camera
Jefferson Graham reviews the Mevo camera, a small wonder for doing more professional looking live broadcasts on Facebook and Twitter--the good, bad and ugly.
Apr 21, 2017
Would you spend $1.3 million for a flying car?
Would you spend $1.3 million for a flying car? Jefferson Graham reports on the aeroplane/car that's set for delivery in 2020, on #TalkingTech.
Apr 20, 2017
Will phones really go away for AR?
Have you heard the hype about augmented reality, and that AR will replace smartphones in about 5 years? Jefferson Graham explains, on #TalkingTech.
Apr 19, 2017
Why Line is the best messaging app you've never used
Jefferson Graham tells why he thinks Line is the best messaging app you never used in this report from Tokyo, and visits Line's offices in Japan for a chat with senior director Brian Lee.
Apr 17, 2017
Quit your job to become a video blogger--Angela An did it
Angela An quit her day job, left New Zealand and moved to Japan to follow her dreams of becoming a travel video blogger. She tells about finding success in Tokyo with her Internationally Me YouTube channel on #TalkingTech with Jefferson Graham.
Apr 17, 2017
From Japan - visiting the world's biggest tech shop
From Japan: Jefferson Graham and SearchEngineLand's Danny Sullivan pay a visit to Yodobashi-Akiba, said to the world's largest tech shop, and offer an audio tour.
Apr 13, 2017
Listen up Sony--we want NIgel!
#TalkingTech in Tokyo pays a visit to see the latest and greatest at Sony world HQ, and falls in love with a product most people have never heard of--Nigel, Sony's answer to Siri, Alexa and Cortana.
Apr 13, 2017
From Japan - using apps and Sim cards to navigate your international travels
USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham and SearchEngineLand's Danny Sullivan are both in Tokyo, where they report on using apps and international Sim cards to navigate their way around in a land where not a lot of English is spoken.
Apr 12, 2017
From Japan -- smartcams dominate here too
#TalkingTech from Japan: Jefferson Graham reports on the camera scene, where smartphone cameras greatly outnumber traditional cameras in the country of Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and others.
Apr 10, 2017
TalkingTech in Japan--those amazing hi-tech toilets
Jefferson Graham reports from Japan this week about those amazing hi-tech toilets from Toto on #TalkingTech
Apr 10, 2017
Japan tech adventures -- 2-factor woops!
Jefferson Graham reports from Kobe, Japan, where he learned that he should have turned two-factor authentication off before leaving home. He explains why on #TalkingTech
Apr 06, 2017
What gear would you pack for a holiday?
What gear would you pack for a holiday? Jefferson Graham tells what he fit in his backpack for a trip to Japan on #TalkingTech. Hint--it's not just cameras
Apr 06, 2017
I tried the new YouTubeTV and like it
Jefferson Graham reviews the new YouTube TV cable TV alternative on #TalkingTech.
Apr 05, 2017
Teaching drones to fly together
#TalkingTech visits the campus of the University of Southern California, where researchers are teaching drones to fly together for search and rescue missions and the like. Jefferson Graham reports.
Mar 31, 2017
The unbreakable guitar string - Ernie Ball explains
Ernie Ball, the company behind the popular Slinky guitar string, has a new, "unbreakable," string, and #TalkingTech went to visit to see if we could indeed break a string. Jefferson Graham reports from the Ernie Ball showroom in Burbank.
Mar 31, 2017
ICYMI - Your online privacy leads week's tech news
ICYMI, Jefferson Graham looks back at the week's tech headlines, topped by a move in Congress to roll back privacy protections for online consumers.
Mar 31, 2017
A year later, chatbots still disappoint
Remember when chatbots were billed as the next big thing in tech? That didn't happen. A year later, Jefferson Graham takes a look at why chatbots were so disappointing on #TalkingTech.
Mar 31, 2017
Smartphones getting even bigger
After seeing phones get even bigger with recent models from Lenovo, Hauwei and now Samsung, it doesn't take a genius to go out on a limb and see that the next iPhone will be bigger than current models. Jefferson Graham reports on the #TalkingTech podcast.
Mar 30, 2017
Facebook new filters will leave Snap in the dust
Facebook's new "Story" feature is a blatant Snapchat clone, but that's OK. Most of the folks reaching to add flying bananas and dropping rain to their photos and videos probably never used Snapchat anyway. Jefferson Graham discusses the latest Facebook move with photographer Rick Sammon on #TalkingTech.
Mar 29, 2017
Review - Google Wifi improves home network
Jefferson Graham reviews Google Wifi, a three-unit package to improve your home network, on #TalkingTech.
Mar 28, 2017
Self driving cars hit big speed bump
Will we really see self-driving cars in a big way in just 3 years? Jefferson Graham discusses the state of the self-driving car post Uber's decision to pause its experiments with Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Technology Assn.
Mar 27, 2017
Steadicam smackdown
Jefferson Graham takes out three mobile steadicams to add smoothness to your video footage, and tests them out. Which one is best--the Smove, GoPro Karma Grip or DJI Osmo? Tune in to #TalkingTech to find out.
Mar 24, 2017
YouTube's really bad week--ICYMI edition
ICYMI, the week's top headlines, topped by YouTube's really bad week and those new Apple iPads and iPhones, on #TalkingTech.
Mar 24, 2017
With 2 new products, Ring looks to be the Batman of neighborhood
Can a video doorbell really curb crime? James Siminoff believes so. The founder of Ring, the video doorbell, Siminoff says it helps scare away at least 100 would-be robbers daily, and he's got the stats to prove to it, as he tells Jefferson Graham on #TalkingTech.
Mar 24, 2017
Workflow app bought by Apple
Workflow, an app we first introduced you to in 2015, has been acquired by Apple. The app offers shortcuts for popular daily tasks. We visit the #TalkingTech vault for a replay of our interview with Workflow co-founder Ari Weinstein.
Mar 23, 2017
Hey Siri--should you worry about Alexa?
Amazon's Alexa has come to the iPhone, in the Amazon app, offering spoken word personal assistance. Does Siri have much to worry about? Jefferson Graham finds out on #TalkingTech.
Mar 22, 2017
Apple takes on Snap with Clips
Apple looks to take on Instagram and Snapchat with Clips, a new video app to jazz up your photos and videos. But is too late for Apple to compete here? Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech.
Mar 21, 2017
WeDo app for keeping track of daily tasks
Spencer Shulem, the 22-year-old co-founder of WeDo, talks about his inspiration for creating the WeDo app for staying on top of your daily tasks. Shulem was interviewed at a live #TalkingTech broadcast.
Mar 20, 2017
Don't cover Ed Sheeran songs on Facebook
Cover songs are hugely popular on YouTube, but don't try offering your take on popular songs on Facebook--they may get you suspended on banned from the social network. The story of what happened to a British busker who offered a cover of a song by Ed Sheeran on Facebook.
Mar 17, 2017
MemeStream app for funny captions
Meet Sophia Latessa, the 16-year-old high school student and app developer. Her first app, MemeStream, was just released, with tools to add funny captions to photos.
Mar 17, 2017
ICYMI - Hacks, Alexa and music from India
Jefferson Graham runs down the week's top tech headlines on the ICYMI edition of Talking Tech, leading with the DOJ charges against 2 Russian hackers, Alexa joining Siri on the iPhone and the new YouTube leader--music from India.
Mar 17, 2017
What's the next hot app?
What's the next hot app, post Snapchat? Jefferson Graham looks at the four apps that topped the charts from Dec.-February 2017 for a clue--Bitmoji, Wish, Letgo and
Mar 16, 2017
Who are the top YouTube creators?
Jefferson Graham runs down the latest chart of the top YouTube and Facebook video creators for February. Would you believe music from India and a 5-year-olds toy reviews lead the pack at 1 and 2? Listen to here the rest.
Mar 15, 2017
Google's "smart" denim jacket
Google's new "smart" denim jacket is a $350 Levi's jacket with gesture control. How's it different from a smart watch and smartphone? Jefferson Graham chats with fellow USA TODAY reporter Marco della Cava about how it works.
Mar 13, 2017
Airtime for group video chat
In this excerpt from their Facebook Live in front of an audience, Daniel Klaus, the president of the group video app AirTime talks about the rise in popularity of group messaging on #TalkingTech.
Mar 13, 2017
Save on hotel rooms with Hotel Tonight
Sam Shank from Hotel Tonight sits down with USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham for a live edition of #TalkingTech to explains how his app can save you money on last-minute hotel rooms.
Mar 10, 2017
ICYMI - CIA hacks, Facebook clones Snap again!
Jefferson Graham recaps the week's tech headlines on the ICYMI edition of #TalkingTech--the CIA hack, Facebook clones Snapchat again, Google takes on Slack.
Mar 10, 2017
Keep digital life safe in WikiLeaks era
How to keep your digital life safe in a WikiLeaks era? Jefferson Graham offers tips on #TalkingTech.
Mar 10, 2017
Critics sound off on cutting the cord
Critics defend pricing of "cutting the cord" from cable, in the wake of Jefferson Graham's earlier CTC #TalkingTech podcast. He initially suggested that if you sign up for a bunch of subscription services, you'll pay as much as you do now for cable.
Mar 09, 2017
Cutting the cord could cost as much as cable
With so many new streaming subscription offerings, Jefferson Graham wonders whether adding them up might end up costing as much as cable TV, or even more, on #TalkingTech.
Mar 08, 2017