#TechTuesday – Smart Dorms

College students tend to rely on a lot of tech for school, and for them, the hot new trend is the smart dorm. It’s like a smart home away from home.

Back to School savings at Best Buy include up to $150 off select computers, plus students can save an extra $100. Visit the Best Buy Student Deals page for more information.

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#BackToSchool – Saturday Night with Esme Murphy

This year’s Back to School shopping season looks to be the longest yet as parents shop earlier than ever. I talked with Esme Murphy on WCCO Newsradio 830 in Minneapolis about getting your kid’s school technology together, whether they’re in K-12 or heading off to college.

#TechTuesday – Wi-Fi Troubleshootingh

Has your Internet been slow? When troubleshooting, it’s important to remember that for many devices you’ll need to check two different connections: your wireless network and your broadband access.

For this week’s #TechTuesday segment, I discuss how to check your Internet speed with Bill Wills of WTAM 1100 Newsradio.

Recommended Internet speed test sites:

  • geeksquad.com/speedtest
  • www.speedtest.net/
  • www.measurementlab.net/tests/

#TechTuesday – Windows Ink

For many, it’s Back to School shopping season. When looking at laptops, students and parents may wish to consider either a 2-in-1 laptop or a touchscreen laptop compatible with the updated Windows Ink feature included with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Windows Ink allows owners to use a digital pen to easily write or draw on the screen and convert their pictures or text into equations, documents, social media posts, reminders, map updates and more.

For more information about Windows Ink.

I also encourage students and parents to sign up at the Best Buy Student Hub for the chance to receive special Back to School offers for students, like coupons worth $100+ on select laptops.

#Tech Tuesday – Auto Tech

U.S. roads are getting more dangerous because of distracted drivers. The right tech, however, can help make sure you arrive safely at your final destination.

In this week’s #TechTuesday segment Bill Wills and I discuss tech for your car to help keep your eyes on the road.

#TechTuesday is heard on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio Tuesdays at 7:50AM.