What Tech Gifts Not To Give For The Holidays

Tech gadgets that seem cool to you can actually cause problems for those who get them.

By Shelly BrisbinDecember 19, 2019 1:03 pm,

Television ads, along with various social media channels, are filled with ideas for last-minute holiday gifts right now. But tech expert Omar Gallaga says that despite the marketing and advertising push for some technology gifts, there are some you shouldn’t buy for a friend or family member.

“Tech gifts are easy,” Gallaga says. “You seem them advertised; they’re on sale. … I don’t think we put a lot of thought into what we’re actually getting that person when we give some of these tech gifts.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Why voice-activated assistants aren’t always the right gift

– What’s wrong with giving a smartphone

– How a video doorbell can be bad for privacy and security