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In Case You Missed Us: Recycling Old Technology on Tech Talk with KTRS

Posted by Jaclyn Sindel on Feb 21, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Do you have a shelf or drawer of old tech devices that are just collecting dust? Maybe you told yourself that you would use it as a backup for your new device or you just didn't know what to do with it once you were done, it happens. Our IT expert, Chadd Haselhorst joined the crew at The Big 550 KTRS for Tech Talk to discuss some options around recycling dated technology.

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Topics: Tech Talk, Technology

In Case You Missed Us: Debunking Tech Myths on Tech Talk with KTRS

Posted by Jaclyn Sindel on Feb 15, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Last week on Tech Talk with The Big 550 KTRS, we took the myth busters approach and tackled some technology myths that are believed by end users. Myths can get created based off of opinion, a story twist, or even a white lie. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby joined the Guy Phillips Show to set the record straight on smartphone news, cell phone reception and taking care of your computer.

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Topics: Tech Talk, Technology

In Case You Missed Us: Net Neutrality News on Tech Talk with KTRS

Posted by Jaclyn Sindel on Feb 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Net neutrality has been a hot technology topic in the news over the past few years. There wasn't any surprise that after the news on Friday that net neutrality was headed back to court that the topic would dominate our Tech Talk discussion later that day. Guy Phillips, Josh Gilbert, and our IT expert Chadd Haselhorst discussed the ins and outs of the topic and what it could mean for consumers moving forward. It's always a good time when we can pull something straight from the headlines and give our spin on the topic to educate the listeners of The Big 550 KTRS!

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Topics: Tech Talk, Technology

In Case You Missed Us: Software Updates on Tech Talk with KTRS

Posted by Jaclyn Sindel on Feb 1, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Our devices don't notify us about software updates for no reason, they're trying to protect us. SumnerOne IT expert, Randy Moore, joined the Guy Phillips Show last Friday for Tech Talk to share some advice about those device update you may have been putting off. After this Tech Talk segment on The Big 550 KTRS, you may think again before clicking the "postpone update" button one more time.

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Topics: Tech Talk, Technology, Security

In Case You Missed Us: Biometric Data on Tech Talk with KTRS

Posted by Jaclyn Sindel on Jan 24, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Biometric data is being used and collected by a great number of devices that we use every day. Whether you're using your thumb to unlock your smartphone or use facial recognition to gain access to a certain area of your workplace, biometric technology is all around us. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, headed to the studio at The Big 550 KTRS for Tech Talk to discuss the different uses for this technology. As always, the crew on the Guy Phillips Show was ready to talk about the topic and the latest in technology news.

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Topics: Tech Talk, Security, Technology

In Case You Missed Us: Is Purchasing Used Technology Worth the Risk on Tech Talk with KTRS

Posted by Carrie Grimsley on Jan 18, 2019 9:42:12 AM

You may have considered it when shopping for a new computer, cell phone or smart watch, but is it really worth the cost savings to purchased used technology? We joined the Guy Phillips gang at KTRS for Tech Talk last week to chat about the right way to purchase used equipment to maximize your investment. And, speaking of modern technology, even with the storm of the decade hitting the Midwest, Chadd Haselhorst, was able to call in to be Guy’s technology expert this week without having to be out and about in the blizzard conditions surrounding KTRS’ studio! Together, we cleared the air on how to know if you're buying used or new and some tips to keep in mind to be sure you're not wasting your money on a hunk of old and unusable technology.

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Topics: Tech Talk, Technology

Technology: You Get What You Pay For

Posted by Kristin Claggett on Jan 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The old saying was right, you get what you pay for. The common saying also rings true when it comes to the latest technologies of our generation. Sometimes you can find a solid alternative to what you're looking for with a better price. Other times, the savings can also mean sacrificing quality and features. Well-known brands and bigger price tags can lend to the assurance of the quality of what you’re buying. Technology is one a big area where you truly get what you pay for. Springing for the reputable brand or device can make all the difference in the world. I learned this lesson the hard way, and my hope is that others can learn from my mistake and apply this to future technology purchases.

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Topics: Technology, Security