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Do you find yourself serving as the go-to “I.T.” person in your family? Or are you someone that tends to call other family members for technical support and would rather learn things on your own? Brothers in Tech is a weekly podcast focusing on home technology and provides help to the “default family IT person”. Hosted by Alan & Brian Jackson, a new topic will be discussed each month (main episode) followed by 3 weekly “deep dive” episodes (the B-sides) with additional information. Whether you are the person who everyone calls for tech support, are the person who is doing the calling, or simply interested in technology…this podcast is for you!

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Podcast: January 2022 Brothers in Tech Suggestions (BITS)

It’s that time again! Time for the Brothers’ “show and tell” in which they to try and outdo each other by bringing the more useful/impressive tech suggestion. Apps, devices, websites, or services…we try and impress each other with new and unique tech that we feel our listeners will enjoy. Not to give anything away…but all of the picks in this week’s episode seem pretty useful (although the jury is still out as to whether Alan’s helpful hint actually qualifies…). Alan’s

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Podcast: Pet Tech

Don’t you think it is time that we have an episode about the truly important “people” in our lives? We agree…and in this episode of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers discuss some ways that technology can either enhance your pet’s life, while possibly providing you with some peace of mind at the same time. Whether it be for safety, feeding, training, play…or doin’ da business, we introduce and provide our thoughts on the latest pet tech. Products mentioned in this

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Podcast: Enhancing Your Look and Sound in Virtual Meetings

Well, if 2020 & 2021 have taught us anything…it is that we had better know how to participate in virtual meetings. Although you may have begrudgingly done so over the past couple years, it might be time to step up your virtual game by improving your video and audio presence. Watch or listen to this week’s episode as the Brothers discuss (and demonstrate) some tips for looking and sounding your best online with enhanced strategies and/or hardware. And, which Brother

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Podcast: Remote Controls

Although it may have been a badge of honor to have 5 remote controls on your coffee table back in the day…times have changed. There is no longer a need for device-only remotes…and in some cases, any physical remotes at all. In the first episode of Season 3 of Brothers in Tech, the Brothers discuss the current state of the remote control, some pros, and cons of different remote types, and their predictions of the future of these devices. Now

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Podcast: 2021 Wrap-Up

Well, although we can’t say that 2021 was the greatest year overall…it did include about 50 episodes of Brothers in Tech! As Season 2 of the podcast winds down, the Brothers decided to revisit some of their favorite tech from 2021. What were their favorite BiTS from the year? Favorite home tech right now? Most random home tech ideas (FYI, these weren’t as useless as initially thought…)? How about our tech hopes for 2022?  You can hear (and see…as our first

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About the Brothers

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson (the older brother) lives in works in Hickory, North Carolina as the Strategic Director of Jackson Creative and Jackson Insight. Alan specializes in creating marketing campaigns and resources for a variety of clients as well as consulting on marketing research and satisfaction surveys. In his free time, Alan runs a film society and annual film festival in Western North Carolina. Alan started his technology journey at a young age, learning to program in BASIC on an Apple IIE and being one of the first people in his area to use and master the original Macintosh. He earned extra lunch money by drawing pictures of superheroes in MacPaint and selling printouts to friends for a quarter each, officially earning him the title of the nerdiest kid at school. Alan has always enjoyed learning new technologies and helping others incorporate tech into their everyday home and work lives. Oh, and he is definitely the favorite child… no matter what his siblings suggest.

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Brian Jackson

Originally from Hickory, North Carolina, Brian Jackson (the younger Brother) currently lives just outside of Portland, Oregon where he works a professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University. Academically, he is a “motor behaviorist” (studying motor skill learning and performance) who has used his passion for technology to research the use and effectiveness of a number of fitness and learning devices. He is a former coach (tennis), craft beer connoisseur (well…at least a consumer and admirer), and competitive dart player (yes…darts). Although admittedly deeply connected/invested in the Apple ecosystem, Brian enjoys finding, researching, and critiquing all types of new and creative technology solutions…and consulting others on educational and home technology practices (including trying to correct any mistakes that Alan has made with family advice). Oh, and he is definitely the favorite child…no matter what his siblings suggest.

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