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Facebook intros "link history" tracking & are cheaper cell phone plans worth it?

Facebook intros "link history" tracking & are cheaper cell phone plans worth it?

Rich takes a trip down CES memory lane with some of his favorite viral moments.

First CES 2006 with CNET

Laundry folding machine, CES 2019

AI-powered pizza machine, CES 2020

Rich hosts digital CES 2021

Humanoid robot CES 2022

Ring Car Cam and Drone, CES 2023

Thurman in Winchester, MA wants to know if an MVNO discount cell service is worth it or reliable. Rich says to check WhistleOut to compare.

Some Verizon customers are getting an email about a class action settlement due to administrative charges on their bill. It is legitimate and you can get up to $100 if you submit a claim.

Brian Comiskey, futurist at CTA, will talk about what to expect from this year’s CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

David in Yorba Linda wants to replace his phone with the best camera for photos and videos. Rich says iPhone 15 Pro is overall best for photos and videos, but Pixel 8 Pro takes amazing photos and Samsung S23 Ultra is excellent overall but the wait until the S24 is unveiled to make a decision.

Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy S24 smartphones at an event on January 17, 2024 in San Jose. The phones are expected to get a big dose of AI smarts.

If you pay for Spectrum TV, you can now get Disney+ for free. Details here.

Fred in Pasadena wants to know about communication, should his company stick with Slack.

Karen in Charter Oak, CA has a pile of hard drives and wants to recover the data off of them. Rich recommends a USB or Dock to connect to the computer and if that doesn’t work, you can call a data doctor to help.

Facebook has a new feature called “link history” and it tracks 30 days of the links you click to improve the ads Facebook shows you. You can toggle this feature off. Here’s how.

Lyft looked at rider data from New Year’s Eve and found that cities with colder winters tend to have a higher percentage of riders going out on New Year’s Eve.

Titania Jordan, author/founder, Parenting in a Tech World and Bark Technologies' Chief Parent Officer will talk about what parents need to know about child and teen safety online.

Hope in Hemet wants to know if cable companies offer VOIP or landlines.

John in Palm Springs got a new Samsung phone and can’t find some of his photos. Rich recommends going to Google Photos and Onedrive from a desktop computer to check. Then, on the old phone open the My Files app and tap photos to see if the pictures are there.

Clicks launches a physical keyboard for the iPhone.

Microsoft Copilot now available on iOS and Android.

Google is throwing the entire online advertising industry into upheaval by eliminating third-party cookies from Chrome by the end of 2024.

Chris Hoffman from the Windows Intelligence newsletter will join to chat Windows tips and tricks. Mentioned: Rufus, PowerToys

Amazon Prime Video will start to show ads on TV shows and Movies on January 29.

Vizio will pay $3M to California TV buyers due to alleged misleading refresh rates.

Apple Fitness + adds new features for 2024 including Sound meditation and free Time to Walk Podcasts.

Tech writer Katie Notoupolus says 1.2x is the perfect speed to listen to podcasts and audiobooks.

A 13-year-old boy “beat” Tetris after playing 157 levels.

53 - January 6, 2024

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