Personal Tech

Episode 132: DNA Kits

Despite their popularity, DNA kits that tell you more about your genetic background can carry some risks. Be aware of what those risks are before sending in a saliva sample.

Episode 140: Tech Hardware Purging

Many of us are holding on to too much tech clutter, but trust me, you don’t need to keep all those adapters, cables and extra hardware for a rainy day.

Episode 143: Adaptive Game Controllers

Microsoft’s efforts to make adaptive video-game controllers mainstream have put the spotlight on physically disabled gamers and the communities making hardware to get them playing.

Episode 148: Organizing Photos and Videos

Organizing all the photos and videos that you’ve accumulated is not an easy task; but there are some practical steps you can take to get started.

Episode 154: For Great Pictures, Wipe that Lens

One of the best ways to improve photos and videos you take with your phone is also one of the easiest – make sure the camera lens isn’t blocked by dust, smudges or any other particles.

Episode 155: Digital License Plates Could Be a Thing!

Digital license plates that can display different kinds of information on a screen are in use in some states and Texas is considering making them legal.

Episode 107: Robot Week – Alexa, OK Google and Others in More Places

The range of Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant products is going beyond smart speakers. Laptops may be another new place where that tech becomes available.

Episode 110: Robot Vacuums in the House!

It can be “The Jetsons” in your house with a robot vacuum. But what should you look for as you shop for one of these dirt-buster ‘bots?

Episode 111: Zillow Might Sell You Your Next House

The next time you look through home listings, you may be shopping for homes owned directly by real-estate sites Zillow or Redfin.