Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Jefferson Graham

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Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jefferson:

Apple Watch, Google Pixel 3, Amazon Fire TV: Talking Tech's 10 favorite gadgets of 2018

Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook, yes, the social network, make the cut for top honors of 2018. What's on your list? → Read More

Photo tour: From the beaches to the hills, see the best of Los Angeles in one day

From the airport to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Walk of Fame and ending at the Griffith Observatory for the best city views. → Read More

What was tops in 2018?

Two billion items ordered from Amazon, 8 billion streams and a $22 million pay day for a young YouTuber tops our annual list of 2018 winners. → Read More

Readers: Cutting-the-cord services not as easy to get as promised

We heard from you on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit--YouTube has a blank spot in much of the midwest and what about Philo? We weigh in along with you. → Read More

Cutting the cord: Which cable TV alternatives make the grade

Talking Tech breaks down the pros and cons of Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Sling TV and PlayStation VUE → Read More

If it's Sunday, it's time for Golden Game Night

Fickle audiences for Words with Friends, HQ Trivia & other games may be elsewhere. A chat room app that switched to games says video is the answer. → Read More

Uber adjusts rate structure for drivers

The re-balanced rates are aimed to encourage Uber drivers not to cancel accepted rides, but they're not expected to offer drivers more money weekly. → Read More

Those Facebook double friend requests are a hoax

"Your account isn't sending duplicate friend requests. And you didn't receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to. You're simply doing it because the message tells you to. DON'T." → Read More

Amazon wants to get Alexa into your car

A stand-alone Echo Auto dongle will be released in 2019. Amazon is cutting deals with auto makers to embed Alexa into their infotainment systems. → Read More

Those Facebook double friend requests are a hoax

"Your account isn't sending duplicate friend requests. And you didn't receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to. You're simply doing it because the message tells you to. DON'T." → Read More

Those Facebook double friend requests are a hoax

"Your account isn't sending duplicate friend requests. And you didn't receive a request from the person you're forwarding it to. You're simply doing it because the message tells you to. DON'T." → Read More

The new DJI Osmo Pocket a compact solution for shooting steadier video

The smallest gimbal on the market has a hefty $349 price, but it can fit in your pocket unlike other gimbals. → Read More

A peek at an even more entertaining ride, with new, big in-dash systems from Byton, Garmin

New in-dash systems at the L.A. Auto Show are larger: Byton's is so big it stretches across the entire dashboard. Garmin's promises better weather. → Read More

Review: Canon's EOS R camera is a step in the right direction

The camera Canon should have released several years ago still comes up short next to Sony's advancements in smaller, lighter and more advanced cameras. → Read More

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but sales continue

The sales kick off the holiday season, and while the doorbusters have gone, discounts are here to stay for the season, and could go lower by Xmas. → Read More

Facebook's Portal heads our annual tech turkeys 2018 list

Our annual list of the biggest bombs, misfires & greed puts Social Network on top, but Apple, Google, Amazon and others all have their place here too. → Read More

Want to shop online? Sure, Amazon dominates, but it's not your only choice

Amazon doesn't have everything, other sites have better customer service and more liberal returns, the folks we spoke to said. → Read More

Walmart's mobile 'Check out with Me' to speed up paying for small purchases, not big ones

The move by the No. 1 mass retailer aims to get people in and out of stores quicker during the holidays. The program is similar to what Apple does. → Read More

Which tech toy or tool ranks as the best new gadget of 2018? (It wasn't an iPhone)

We asked consumers in an exclusive SurveyMonkey/Audience USA TODAY poll to name their favorites of the year. The new iPhones didn't make the top 3. → Read More

Black Friday doorbusters not available online, but many other sale products are

Best Buy, Target & Walmart Black Friday sales start with doorbusters Thursday evening, but you'll have to go into the store for the biggest bargains. → Read More