Computer & Electronics

Get A (Phone) Grip
October 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Phone grips are for anyone who owns a smartphone, and right now there are more than 264 million smartphone users in the United States alone. A grip enables smartphone users to capture the perfect selfie without fear of dropping their phone, prop up their phone to video chat the family hands-free, and catch a Pokémon…

Rise in Mobile Tech
October 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Today there are more than 264 million smartphone users in the United States. All of those smartphone users collectively look at their phones 12 billion times a day. Each individual will tap, swipe and click their smartphone an average of 2,617 times a day. Whether communicating with family and friends, responding to an urgent matter…

Steak-umm Is Weirdly Teaching Businesses How to Do Social Media
September 28, 2018 at 1:07 pm

"Why are so many young people flocking to brands on social media for love, guidance, and attention? I'll tell you why. They're isolated from real communities, working service jobs they hate while barely making ends meat, and are living [with] unchecked personal/mental health problems." What does that quote sound like to you? Does it sound…

Recalled Promotional Fitness Trackers Might Have Come Through Alibaba
September 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Provata Health Inc., a subsidiary of the StayWell Company, is recalling a promotional fitness tracker it distributed from August 2017 to July 2018. The firm received 13 reports of the tracker overheating during use and while charging, posing a fire/burn hazard. Three of the reports included burns to…

iClick's Taek Sung on PopSockets, Content Marketing and the Unexpected Pitfalls of 275% Growth
September 18, 2018 at 10:03 am

Taek Sung, senior vice president of sales and marketing for iClick, joined the show to talk about PopSockets, content marketing and the unexpected speed bumps that accompany 275 percent year-over-year growth. (Such as: Do you have enough parking spaces? What about bathrooms?) Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss Colorado Timberline's sudden closing due to a ransomware attack...

Colorado Timberline Abruptly Closes, Cites Ransomware Attack
September 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Colorado Timberline, the supplier based in Denver, posted an announcement on its website yesterday announcing that the company was closing abruptly. Here's the full text of the message: Dear valued customers and suppliers of Colorado Timberline: It is with great difficulty and a heavy heart that we must inform you that effective immediately Colorado Timberline…

Xbox Is Giving Away Branded, Grease-Proof Controllers
September 11, 2018 at 11:06 am

For anyone who's played the popular online video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, otherwise known as PUBG, you're likely familiar with the phrase "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner." The catchy rhyme displays every time you win in the game. Eating an entire chicken dinner while you're playing, though, seems impractical and messy, to say the least. Xbox Australia…