Guest Post: An Insider’s Look at Robinhood Checking and Savings

By Preston Monroe, aka Biocow, 25-year financial industry veteran. On Thursday’s show DTNS talked about Robinhood Bank offering checking and savings accounts both paying 3% interest and promising no fees. They also boasted 74,000 ATMs available at no fee in the US. Having worked in the financial industry for 25 years I wanted to lookContinue reading “Guest Post: An Insider’s Look at Robinhood Checking and Savings”

Your Private Driver: A Deal Worth Passing On?

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years. A week ago, Uber launched its new Ride Pass service in five U.S. cities: Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Miami, and Orlando. If you’re confused when I say “new”, it’s understandable; the companyContinue reading “Your Private Driver: A Deal Worth Passing On?”

Why Do Pro Tablets Hate Storage?

Google made a return to the premium tablet market in a big way at their event today, with the announcement of the Google Pixel Slate. The device looks like it could be competitive in the premium tablet market. One thing that stood out to me during Google’s announcement was the proposed cost of the PixelContinue reading “Why Do Pro Tablets Hate Storage?”

Your Private Driver: Upgrade Ü

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years. The vast majority of people using a ride-hailing app like Uber never think of using more than the default options for getting from one place to another. UberX if you want toContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Upgrade Ü”

Your Private Driver: The LAX Dilemma

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years. Los Angeles International Airport presents some relatively unique complications for TNC drivers and passengers that combine to make the experience of getting a ride there abnormally frustrating. Among those issues are heavyContinue reading “Your Private Driver: The LAX Dilemma”

Your Private Driver: The Uber Traveller

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years. The consideration of whether or not to utilize a rental car on your next vacation isn’t anything new. For a few years now cost-conscious travelers have discovered that using a TNC serviceContinue reading “Your Private Driver: The Uber Traveller”

Your Private Driver: Uber Versus Lyft

This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years. In the ride-hailing app wars, two companies have emerged to compete for dominance of the already crowded market: Uber and Lyft. In the cities where they operate, both services offer a similarContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Uber Versus Lyft”

Monthly Tech Views – Best of 2017, and Signing Off

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. Can you think of a better way to end 2017 than with some fake news? Yes, of course you can, but at least this news is admittedly fake. And possibly funny. Possibly. So here is what I consider the best of 2017’s Monthly Tech Views. Enjoy. Or don’t—who amContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – Best of 2017, and Signing Off”