• Jefferson Graham is a USA TODAY tech columnist and the host of Talking Tech, seen on USA TODAY and Gannett TV stations, and an accomplished portrait photographer and jazz guitarist.

Celebrity #TalkingTech Hall of Fame–complete roster

I get this question all the time–who else have you interviewed for the celebrity edition of #TalkingTech, your weekly video show on USATODAY.com?
So instead of jogging my brain, why not have a rolling list here, which I can update every week?
In no particular order, here goes:

JIMMY KIMMEL
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MEL BROOKS AND CARL REINER

LEWIS BLACK

RICKY GERVAIS

KATHARINE MCPHEE

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JASON MRAZ

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE

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BRIAN WILLIAMS
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MARTHA STEWART
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LARRY KING
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MICHAEL STRAHAN
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JUDGE JUDY
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Andy Cohen
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Steve Harvey
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Neil Cavuto
Norah O’Donnell
Gayle King
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Kris Jenner

Adam Carolla

Chris Hardwick
Rev. Al Sharpton
Maria Menounos
Ty Pennington
Jim Cantore
Julie Chen
Simon Cowell
Stan Lee
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Coco Rocha
Carson Daly

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SPORTS
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MAGIC JOHNSON
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SHAQUILLE O’NEAL
Mike Tyson
Chris Paul
Blake Griffin
Manu Ginobili
Terrel Owens
Bella Twins

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MUSIC

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Ariana Grande
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KENNY LOGGINS
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Chick Corea
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Peter Frampton
50 Cent
Stevie van Zandt
Smokey Robinson
George Benson
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Ludacris
Quincy Jones
Pat Metheny
Selena Gomez
Chuck Leavell
Martin Taylor
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Cody Simpson
Bobby McFerrin
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Tori Kelly
Lang Lang
Bela Fleck
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Kelly Rowland
Donny Osmond
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COMICS
JOAN RIVERS

Drew Carey
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Tom Green
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Kevin Nealon
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Joel McHale
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Gabriel Iglesias
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Bob Saget
Howie Mandel
Aisha Tyler
Marc Maron
Arsenio Hall
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Henry Zembrowski
Jay Mohr
Jeff Dunham

FILMMAKERS
Ron Howard
James Cameron
Ken Burns
Barry Sonnenfeld

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ACTORS

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Pierce Brosnan
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JASON BIGGS
Valerie Bertinelli
Christina Hendricks
Camilla Luddington
Lisa Rinna
Joel McHale
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
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Wayne Knight
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Mayim Bialik
LeVar Burton
Paula Patton
Fran Drescher
Kevin Pollack
Zach Braff
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Cheryl Hines
Jeff Garlin

MAGIC
Penn Gillette

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Celebrity guests on #TalkingTech for USATODAY

I get this question all the time–who else have you interviewed for the celebrity edition of #TalkingTech, your weekly video show on USATODAY.com?
So instead of jogging my brain, why not have a rolling list here, which I can update every week?
In no particular order, here goes:

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Magic Johnson
Jimmy Kimmel
Shaquille O’Neal
Andy Cohen
Valerie Bertinelli
Lewis Black
Pierce Brosnan
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Penn Gillette
Brian williams
Ty pennington
Camilla luddington
Peter frampton
Kenny loggins
Chick corea
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James taylor
ludacris
James cameron
Zendaya
Brooklyn decker
Donny osmond
Drew carey

ricky
Lisa rina
O.A.R.
Neil Cavuto
Manu ginobli
Jason Mraz
Bella twins
Ceelo
Ken Burns
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Smokey Robinson
Todd Rundgren
Jason Biggs
Mike Huckabee
With Joshua Bell

Mel Brooks
Carl Reiner
Joshua Bell
Joan Rivers
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Kelly Rowland
Noroah O’Donnell
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Gayle King
Bela Fleck
Slash
Stevie Van Zandt
George Benson

Quincy Jones
Cedric the entertainer
JB Smoove
Krios Jenner
Mayim Bialik
LeVar Burton
Rev Al Sharpton
Paula Patton
Terrel Owens
Chris Paul
Blake Griffin
Michael Strahan
The Nanny
Dr. Phil
Judge Judy
Selena Gomez
Adam Carolla
Chris Hardwick
Aisha Tyler
Ron Howard
Lewis Black
Ariana Grande
Ricky Gervais
Carson Daly
Larry King
Savanah Guthrie
Tyra Banks
Kermit, the Frog
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Photographing Kevin Nealon for USA TODAY #TalkingTech

When we met up with comedian Kevin Nealon at his home in Los Angeles for my USA TODAY #TalkingTech series, he mentioned that his all-time favorite gadget was the EG1 Traveler Guitar, suitable for overhead bins and rocking out in hotel rooms.
Well, you know me.
“Can you go it?” I asked.
And thus began out shoot, where I requested that he have some fun with the axe for photo time.
(And this was after we played “Dueling Banjos,” and the theme from the “Beverly Hillbillies,” on guitar and banjo.
Just another fun morning on the job!
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Shooting in high ISOs with the Sony A7S

I’ve been shooting a lot with the Sony A7S for the last several weeks, gathering material for my USA TODAY #TalkingTech review.
The big selling point of this camera is the big full-frame chip in the small body, and getting to shoot at higher ISOs than previously thought imaginable.
Take a look at some of the examples:
We start with dusk in Pismo Beach, throw in some portraits and end in morning @Manhattan Beach, as the sun is about to come up. All shot at ISOs from 2500 to 100,000.

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#TalkingTech with jazz legend Chick Corea

We met up with the jazz legend Chick Corea during a stop in Los Angeles, when he was in town to perform with the Vigil, his new straight-ahead jazz group. We got a good half-hour of conversation on a range of tech-oriented topics for my #TalkingTech series: his gadget bag that he’s taken from Boston to Peru, the new podcast series and online music seminars, and which jazz albums he’d choose to introduce a newbie to the art form.
Corea, who has been performing since the 1960s, broke through to pop audiences in the 1970s with his Return to Forever jazz-rock group and has been packing `em in ever since.
My all-time personal favorite Corea composition is “Armando’s Rhumba,” and recording would be any time he’s on the solo piano. What’s yours?
Check out this best-of playlist Corea put together on SoundCloud down below.

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