Jefferson Graham

36 Flips | 6 Magazines | 12 Likes | 49 Following | 67 Followers | @jeffersongr2014 | Jefferson Graham is a USA TODAY columnist, podcaster and Manhattan Beach photographer. He is the author of 9 books, including "Video Nation: A DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing Great Video," and the host of USA TODAY's "Talking Tech" series. He's also a longtime jazz guitarist.

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Jefferson Graham

USA TODAY tech columnist Jefferson Graham's morning beach photos, videos & audio podcasts, online portfolio & blogposts.

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How to find and discover new podcasts in 2018

LOS ANGELES — There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts to listen to, and finding them has gotten easier than ever, thanks to apps, the connected speaker and smart TVs and streaming boxes.<p>Remember when we had to acquire podcasts by connecting the phone to the computer and syncing our …

Apps

'Alexa, call 911' won't work. Here's what will

LOS ANGELES — Ask Alexa to call 911 and you won't get very far.<p>Say "OK Google, call the police," and you get, "I can't make calls yet."<p>But these are early days for home personal assistants. There are some workarounds for help now, and in the coming years, analysts see the assistants as becoming …

Review: One Week With Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack

Peak Design’s last Kickstarter for the Everyday Messenger was the most successfully funded photography product on the crowd-funding platform. With …

Apple's fabled iPad redesign may arrive at WWDC

Apple could have more than one hardware treat to unveil at WWDC this year. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly solid track record for Apple predictions) now believes that Apple is likely to launch a long-rumored 10.5-inch iPad redesign when the developer conference kicks off on June 5th. Kuo …

Los Angeles sparkles in this sleek new drone video

From the Hollywood sign to the bright lights of Downtown<p>At this point, there are enough drone videos of Los Angeles out there that soaring aerial footage of the area could probably be its own filmmaking genre. But, hey, who doesn’t love gawking at LA from overhead?<p>This sleek video was produced by …

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.<p>Kitty Hawk’s flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke …

DJI’s new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements

When DJI announced the Mavic Pro last year they also teased a pair of FPV goggles that could be used to see first-person video from DJI’s drones. But we didn’t get many more details than that… until now.<p>Today DJI is officially launching its FPV headset, aptly named Goggles. They will retail for …

KGI: iPhone 8 mass production delayed to October/November as major component upgrades cause supply bottlenecks

We’ve been hearing several reports that the launch of the iPhone 8 could be delayed compared to previous years. Reputable Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo has also weighed in today, reporting that mass production of the OLED iPhone will likely be pushed back to October/November, instead of the normal …

Don't use email unsubscription services that sell your data - try this instead

A report from The New York Times on newly uncovered malpractice at Uber pointed to the company buying data about people’s Lyft ride usage through Unroll.me, a free service that helps you unsubscribe from email lists and newsletters.<p>Unroll.me isn’t the only one; you’ll find others like Unsubscriber …

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Google And Samsung Aim To Make Sweet Music On The Galaxy S8 And S8+

Samsung and Google made a move to increase their visibility in the music-streaming space with the announcement that Google Play Music will be the default music playing and streaming service on all new Samsung mobile devices. The partnership begins with yesterday’s release of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and …

Google Wallet is Making Strides, But it's No Venmo Killer

Last month, <b>Alphabet Inc</b> (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced Gmail users would now be able to send and receive money on Android devices through its Google Wallet platform. The service had been available through Gmail since 2013 but, until last month, was unavailable on mobile devices.<p>To use the …

Apple notifying WWDC 2017 scholarship applicants of award status

Apple has started alerting WWDC 2017 scholarship applicants of their award status ahead of the developer conference scheduled for June. WWDC scholarship winners receive free access to the conference which usually has a $1599 ticket cost for entry.<p>This year Apple’s application process included a …

Apple

Xperia XZ Premium will not inherit the Sony Concept for Android

Sadly, when Sony stated a few days ago that its Concept for Android for the Xperia X would cease in May, it had no intention of resurrecting the program for another device, namely the Xperia XZ Premium. In that initial announcement, Sony said “the next steps will be to launch a community similar to …

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Facebook is offering publishers money to create produced video

The new deals include a mix of both live and produced video commitments.<p>Facebook wants to pay publishers to create more produced video as part of a plan to push the company’s new ad products, according to multiple sources.<p>The new deals are intended to replace the agreements Facebook currently has …

YouTube fixes Restricted Mode issue censoring LGBTQ+ videos

YouTube says it has fixed the issue that made Restricted Mode a bit <i>too</i> restrictive. The option was supposed to make the website more suitable for minors when switched on, but its older version also filtered out millions of harmless videos, including hundreds of thousands featuring LGBTQ+ themes. It …

The great podcast war of 2017 is here

What does Andy Bowers, Panoply Media’s chief content officer, do when someone asks him where to find good, new podcasts?<p>“I start with categories, …

How to Control Your Sonos Speakers with Alexa

Method One: Line in<p>If you have a Sonos Play:5, Connect or Connect:Amp, your unit comes with a line-in jack. This allows you to physically connect an …

Verizon's Galaxy S8 won't help you shop on Amazon

Samsung already gave a heads-up that Bixby wouldn't be complete when the Galaxy S8 launched, but Verizon customers will have to make do with less than most... for a while, anyway. The American carrier has confirmed to <i>CNET</i> that its version of the S8 doesn't currently let you use Bixby Vision to find …

This Side-table Can Drop Some Bass!

Imagine this. You’re at home with the TV on, watching an intense movie. You’ve got a tub of popcorn resting on the table beside you. That table also …

CES

GorillaPower 5-Port USB & Power Dock | Popular Mechanics Shop

• 5 USB ports<br>• Input: AC 100-240V-1.5A (Total 5A) 50/60Hz<br>• Socket: 2 AC power sockets (Total 1200W, Max 5A)<br>• USB output: 5V-2.4A x 5 (Total 60W)<br>• Dimensions: 158mm x 129mm x 90mm<br>• Weight: 550g

Check out the launch design of that crazy 16-lens camera

Images showing the final design of the crazy 16-lens camera from Silicon Valley-based Light have emerged ahead of the device’s July shipping date.<p>The …

Fingerstyle Guitar take on "They All Laughed"