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Stories by Tech Talker Eric Escobar

How to Stop a Hacker

Has my series on DEFCON 2015 terrified you with tales of how hackers can infiltrate your life in any number of ways—from your social media accounts to the government to your car? If you’re feeling helpless against hackers, here are some of the best ways to safeguard yourself and your technology

May 4, 2016 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

Avoid Being Hacked: Lessons from Recent Data Breaches

This week I’m going to cover some of the high profile hacks that have happened recently, including Lastpass, Kaspersky and the White House’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM). My hope is that by learning more, you can avoid being hacked, stay more secure and know what to do if you have been hacked

December 2, 2015 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

How Does Wi-Fi Work?

Have you ever stopped to consider exactly how e-mail or streaming video gets into your smartphone or tablet so quickly, seamlessly, and in real time? That's wi-fi in action. This week, Tech Talker delves into the technology behind wireless devices

July 15, 2015 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

How to Use a Virtual Machine

What is a virtual machine and how can you use it to boost your computer efficiency? Tech Talker explains

June 3, 2015 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

What Is the "Internet of Things"?

The "Internet of Things" is everywhere. But what is it exactly? And how does it affect your life? Tech Talker delves into this hot new buzz word

April 29, 2015 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

Technology to Help You Sleep

Tech Talker explores several gadgets and apps that can help you wake up and go to sleep easier.

March 4, 2015 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

How to Create a Wired Network at Home

If you want blazing fast speeds and the ability to multitask with all your devices, nothing beats a wired network. This week, Tech Talker explains all the steps you need to set up your own home wired network, from cabling, to design, to the finishing touches.

August 20, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

Switches, Hubs, Bridges, and Routers Explained

Computers talk to each other and the web in a variety of ways. This communication is facilitated by routers, bridges, switches, and other hardware. Tech Talker explains what these devices are, what they do, and which are best for your home's computer network

July 23, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

How to Disappear from the Web

If you've ever been the victim of identity theft, or a stalker, or you just value your privacy, Tech Talker has the tools to help you ditch the digital age and remove your presence from the web.

June 25, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

What Is the Deep Web?

How secure do you feel on the web? It seems like every day there are more revelations about the government tapping your phone calls, reading your email, and watching what you do online. In this week's episode, Tech Talker will be talking about the dark side of the web that Google won't show you

June 4, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

What Is the Deep Web?

Tech Talker: Quick and Dirty Tips to Navigate the Digital World

April 20, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar