Personal Tech

Episode 99: Fake News 2.0

While social-media companies still continue to assess the damage that fake accounts and bots caused during the 2016 election cycle, there are indications that the next generation of disruptive players will be even worse.

Episode 96: Maybe Don’t Upgrade

Despite the lure of new smartphones introduced every year, there are ways to extend the life of your current phone by improving battery life and freeing up data storage space.

Episode 95: Tech Companies Helping Tech Addiction

Even major tech companies such as Google and Apple are starting to acknowledge that some of our digital-screen habits aren’t healthy. Here’s what they’re doing to promote digital wellness.

Episode 94: VR Tourism

As virtual-reality technology improves and it becomes more accessible to more people, there’s a movement to make virtual travel and virtual history lessons available using these tools.

Episode 92: Tips for When You’ve Been Hacked

If you’re one of the people who’s been the victim of a major hacking on a banking or retail site, there are resources available to help ensure your identity is protected.

Episode 91: Coupon Sites

Some of sites that help you track down special discounts, clip online coupons and seek out cashback offers from lots of major retailers have roots in Texas.

Episode 90: Fresh-Built Smart Homes

Home builders are going all-in with technology features that turn a regular home into a smart home. What kinds of gadgets and home improvements are being included?

Episode 89: Subscription Family Accounts

If you want to share some of your streaming accounts or digital files you’ve purchased, some major tech companies have ways to create and share family or group accounts.

Episode 87: Provider Leapfrogging

The race to create new 5G-speed networks means that all the major wireless companies are jumping around in speed rankings as infrastructure and equipment improve.

Episode 86: Online Safe Spaces for Kids

Several startups are trying to make it easier for parents to let their kids explore online. They’re meant to give children a safe space online free from harassment and adult content.