#TechTuesday – The Smart Speaker Trend

December 12, 2017 – WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

These days, we expect to have our music available anytime, anywhere. And we want it to sound really, really good. The latest in speaker technology has that covered.

For more information, visit the Best Buy Blog.

#TechTuesday – What is Net Neutrality?

November 28, 2017 – WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

In this week’s #TechTuesday segment, Bill Wills and I talk about what net neutrality is and how it might affect your online experience. Using Pizza.

The term “Net Neutrality” is frequently popping up in both news and political news this month as the FCC considers plans to roll back prior regulations.

#TechTuesday – Holiday Tech Trends 2017

November 21, 2017 – WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

Holiday gift shopping has begun as early access events precede Black Friday. A Best Buy survey of 1,500 American adults brought out a few top tech trends for the 2017 holiday season.

Visit the Best Buy Blog for more information on the top 30 must-have gadgets at Best Buy.

#TechTuesday – Should You Shut Down Your Computer?

“When should I shut down my computer?” It’s a common questions Geek Squad Agents get.

On this week’s #TechTuesday segment, Bill Wills and I discuss power settings and savings for your home computer.

#TechTuesday – Social Apps Your Teens Use

Teens will always find ways to use technology to socialize. Once upon a time, it was party lines, then chat rooms, and now apps.

In this week’s #TechTuesday episode on WTAM 1100 Newsradio, Bill Wills and I discuss a recent New York Times article on the range of new social media apps teens are using, including video messaging and anonymous sharing networks.

For parents who are not sure where to start with online safe behavior, I recommend bookmarking SafeKids.com and ConnectSafely.org.

In particular, consider printing out family contracts for online safety as a way to discuss the topic with kids and teens and ensure everyone understands rules and boundaries for their online behavior.

Every parent will have different approaches to their kids, but it’s important that you have these discussions early so that you can keep an ongoing communication about topics like cyberbullying and other unsafe behavior or threads online.