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Weekend of March 27, 2020 – Hour 3

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss an AI request to skip a rent payment, a social distancing scoreboard, and more.

Eddie in Prattville, Alabama listens on TuneIn and asked: “Are the laptops on HSN and QVC any good? and why don’t y’all have an app on the Microsoft Store?”

Eddie, there’s nothing wrong with laptops that are sold on TV rather than by other means, but you can probably find better deals elsewhere.

If for no other reason than those shows have a timer that tries to push you to buy before you can do some research on your own and see how their claims stack up to real users’ experiences and to your own needs.

Whatever they offer you there won’t cost any less than a comparable laptop bought from a reputable retailer or from the manufacturer. If you notice the prices seem very cheap, you’re probably looking at a machine that is very old.

Other than that, there’s nothing truly wrong with them, they’re not scamming you, they’re just pushing you to buy now when there are smarter ways to do your research and choose a product that you can be sure will meet your needs instead.

As for the Microsoft Store, frankly, because your computer comes with a web browser and the experience you’ll get on our site will be richer and fuller than the experience you’d get from an app that will be more limited and will offer no real advantages on a computer.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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