Monthly Archives: May 2022

SmartTechCheck Podcast: Hybrid cars losing appeal, social media lawsuit legislation, and bots

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss how hybrid cars are losing their appeal, legislation that permits social media lawsuits when harm is caused and how “bots” are wreaking consumer havoc with hard-to-fine products. Watch this podcast … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways To Deal With The New Workforce Reality

To state the painfully obvious, the pandemic initiated – some would say accelerated – a cascade of workplace consequences, precipitating a revolution in how, where, why, and for how much workers wanted to work, or if they wanted to work at all. … Continue reading

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Help Your Employees Stay Engaged, And Stay!

Employers are wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth trying to grok the Great Resignation. “If you are thinking, ‘Oh good, the pandemic is over and now things can return to normal,’ you had better think again,” advises Ted Green, president … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Netflix, Disney Plus subscriber gains, iPod, passwordless sign-ons

Host Mark Vena and I opine on a tale of two streaming companies (Netflix and Disney Plus), the iPod is “retired,” and the promise of a “passwordless” future. Watch this podcast here at Yahoo.com.

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The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries

Despite what that cute Energizer bunny thinks, batteries won’t keep going and going indefinitely. Before you know it, you’re reaching for a tiny screwdriver to pry open the battery cover on toys, the remote control, or dozens of other power-hungry gadgets … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Netflix subscriber woes, Sonos voice assistant rumor, Dish’s 5G rollout

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, and I tackle Netflix’s subscriber problems, rumors surfacing around a new voice assistant from Sonos and Dish’s initial 5G rollout. Watch the podcast here at YouTube.com.

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