Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Jefferson Graham


Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jefferson:

Is your smart TV too wise? The FBI warns your screen is watching you

The smart TV brings streaming to the living room, but manufacturers sell your viewing data to third parties. You can opt-out, though. → Read More

Binge-watching Netflix, Disney+? You may have to pay extra for all of that Baby Yoda

Be sure to turn off autoplay to save money on extra charges, or if nothing else, close the app before you go to sleep and shut off the TV set. → Read More

Google adds easier, private sharing for Photos

Instead of creating albums to share, Google now offers private communication with friends and family, to make it easier to see the latest new photos. → Read More

Disney+ tops our best tech of 2019 list

Beyond Disney, we also loved the iPhone 11, Amazon Echo Auto, Sony A6100, GoPro Hero 8, DJI Mavic Mini and Sonos Move portable bluetooth speaker → Read More

Alexa, can't you stop all those ads on Amazon?

The e-tailer makes up for low profit margins and high shipping expenses with its lucrative and growing search advertising business. → Read More

And you thought Black Friday was crazy? Try shopping in Japan

Huge electronics shops have everything from rainbows of humidifiers to pint-size toaster ovens, gadgets you can't always find in the USA. → Read More

Facebook, Apple TV+ or 5G: Which tops the list of Tech Turkeys for 2019

Our annual roster of the worst in tech includes the usual suspects, plus 5G, streaming prices, Expedia and Vizio. → Read More

You want to cut the cord and still get CNN?

You can ditch cable and get the news channels, but it'll cost $30 to $80 a month. Or, get to know and love the free CBS or ABC News alternatives. → Read More

Traveling through an airport? Your phone could get hacked if you charge it this way

Before you plug in at the airport, consider this: Hackers have been using charging stations to steal data off your phone. Here's what you need to do. → Read More

Hey Google? Is it you or Alexa?

We rate the attributes for going with Alexa, which is more widespread, or Google, which has caught up considerably since the smart speaker race began. → Read More

Before you buy, consider privacy please

Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, posts an annual survey of the how popular tech products fare with privacy issues. → Read More

Those crazy Japan vending machines

They are so omnipresent, seemingly on every block of cities, with a mix of brightly colored drinks to stop people's attention as they commute. → Read More

Alexa, what's on TV tonight?

New unit is just $35, but won't work without an Echo speaker and Fire TV streaming player. To start from scratch, total bill is kist under $100. → Read More

Google debuts personalized news feed

To use the feature, go to the Settings section of the Google app and select the providers you want to listen to. The audio will be single-topic stories. → Read More

Did Disney+ get hacked?

Customer services still haven't caught up to demand for Disney+, which is struggling with big backlogs. → Read More

Does Amazon Echo Studio speaker deliver on its promise of amazing sound?

First high-end speaker from Amazon promises 3D Dolby Atmos sound, but good luck hearing much of a difference at home. You'll have to pay extra for 3D. → Read More

AT&T to pay $60 million to settle 'unlimited data' throttling case with FTC

Wireless carrier offered "unlimited" plan, then reduced data speeds by "throttling," when customers consumed too much data. → Read More

Adobe to launch free Photoshop smartphone app with AI

The smartphone app is free but won't be readily available until 2020. → Read More

Review: Facebook's Portal TV is video chat at its best. Too bad it's from Facebook

Facebook hardware is aimed at living room, connecting folks on video via the Messenger app. Portal also answers to Alexa and can make WhatsApp calls. → Read More

Apple vs. Disney vs. Netflix, and the rest: Dangling freebies to hook you. Will you bite?

Apple TV+ launches Friday, then Disney Plus on Nov. 12, then Warner's HBO Max in May. Fans we spoke to on social media are most excited about Disney. → Read More