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Join hosts David Leavitt and Andre Klass as they discuss everything from computers and networking, explore the current tech trends, and discover ways to make your electronics world more affordable! Get advice on how to make your computer run at its best, tips for keeping your hardware secure, and hear about the greatest deals on computers and laptops in the Central Florida region!

Every Sunday at 2-3 pm on News 96.5 WDBO

Call us on the air toll free at 844-220-0965 or send a text message to 21232 to join our live conversation with your technology-related questions! We can help with your computer, mobile devices, peripherals, and more. Listen in to hear advice and money saving tips from Central Florida's leading technology company!


About ‘Refresh Computers' –

Refresh Computers was born out of the necessity to provide QUALITY “refreshed,” or “refurbished” computer systems at the lowest possible price. All of our refreshed computers are sold in top notch condition, and name brands we sell include Dell, HP, Lenovo, Apple, and more. Since we are one of the few refurbishers who can meet Microsoft’s high standards, we have the privilege of providing systems with original, genuine editions of Microsoft Windows, while still keeping our prices very low. Whether you are looking for one, ten, or a hundred computers, Refresh Computers is ready to meet your needs, personally and professionally. 

More than a computer or laptop store, Refresh Computers is an outlet for Refresh Telecom business telephone service, Professional Managed IT Services, wireless technology, data and networking equipment, cables, parts, and more. Some of our most frequented customers include local residents, school teachers, college students, corporate and government professionals, and small businesses needing an affordable solution for start-ups and expansions.

Refresh Computers is also dedicated to providing you with quality repair work for your laptop or desktop computer with the region's lowest repair prices. We never charge for unnecessary work, and bringing your computer in the store for a quick diagnosis is always free.

Refresh Computers also offers on-site services to dispatch a certified technician to your home or office for ANY computer, server, or networking issues. We also have monthly business service plans available for your piece of mind.

Refresh Telecom is the true turn-key full-featured telephone solution for small, medium, and large sized businesses across Florida and the United States. We provide cloud-based VOIP telephone service and hardware, fully customizable to the needs of individual businesses and organizations, while saving them up to 70% off compared to traditional telephone service and systems. Features included in the base rate include auto-attendant, customizable phone trees, conferencing, call forwarding, timing conditions, and more, and we can also port over your existing phone number! Refresh Telecom is also an FCC-registered company.


Our family of companies:

Refresh Computers - Refreshed Computer Stores plus Managed IT Services

A1 Assets, Inc.– Computer & Electronics Recycling & Remarketing Services

Technology Surplus Depot – Online Auctioneering and E-Commerce Marketing of Government & Corporate Surplus

Refresh Telecom– Central Florida's Premier Business Telephone Company

Shop Refresh Computers & Electronics on line or in the store today. Visit www.refreshcomputers.net for store locations, hours, and specials.

 

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Call or text our free tech support line seven days a week at 407-478-8200.

Meet the Hosts

David Leavitt, President and Founder of A1 Assets, Inc. and Refresh Computers, is a lifetime resident of the Orlando, Florida area. David built his businesses from the ground up and the success of Refresh Computers is a reflection of hard work and his morals, with the very simple motto – “treat others as you would want to be treated.” David instills this in all of his employees and asks them to work with all customers in this same manner. David has been in the computing and electronics business for over 35 years, and jokingly refers to himself as ‘just another old nerd’.


David Leavitt graduated from Winter Park High School and attended the University of Central Florida. After a brief stint in College, David enlisted in the US Air Force to support his country and to further his education in electronics. After 4 years in the military, David sought and gained employment with Nortel Networks, where he worked as a technician, engineer, manager, and eventually in a senior management position. In his senior management role, David was responsible for over 400 employees nationwide, on projects worth several hundred million dollars, to include customers such as AT&T, Sun Microsystems, HP, and others.

 

Andre Klass is also a life-long resident of Central Florida, who started working full-time in the computer technology field while still in high school. He obtained his A+ certification at age 16, and got his first job at a local flight simulation company right after his 17th birthday. At the age of 20, Andre joined the retail crew at the Refresh Computers store in Longwood, where he became the company's lead sales & technical associate, responsible for customer service, public presentations, social media and marketing, and website and e-commerce administration. In addition to working with technology, Andre's other passions include aviation and photography. Andre joined David Leavitt as the full-time co-host of Tech Talk in 2014.

The Latest Headlines You Need To Know

  • While allies of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi pressed hard this week to put her on the way to become the next Speaker of the House, a small group of Democratic holdouts is threatening to block her from getting to 218 votes on the floor in January, leaving Democrats uncertain about their leadership. “I’m concerned about the situation,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), as he left a closed door meeting of House Democrats at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon. “I can’t say that I’m optimistic,” Connolly told reporters, noting that those opposed to Pelosi as the next Speaker did not seem to be backing down. “I’m always true to my word,” said Rep.-Elect Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who made clear repeatedly during his campaign for Congress that he would not vote for Pelosi as Speaker. “Sometimes it’s good to have a fresh new face, and to have change and go forward with some new ideas, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” Van Drew told reporters. . @edokeefe: 'If the election were held today on the House floor do you have the votes to be elected Speaker?' @NancyPelosi: 'Yes.' pic.twitter.com/PUqW5bpgUr — CSPAN (@cspan) November 15, 2018 Meanwhile, Pelosi’s office continued on Thursday to churn out public endorsements from both established Democrats and those who have just been elected. “I truly believe that Rep. Pelosi has demonstrated the proven, tested leadership we need to confront the issues before our nation,” said Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). “We cannot afford to come up short.” As for recently elected lawmakers, two new Democrats from California said they would stick with their home state colleague, arguing Pelosi would deliver ‘leadership that is bold, pragmatic, and capable of swift results.’ “This is why we support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker,” wrote Katie Hill and Mike Levin, who won seats in southern California. But the math to 218 votes seemed somewhat fraught for Pelosi, as if Democrats end up with around 235-240 votes in the House, a relatively small slice of the party could block Pelosi’s ascension, much as the Freedom Caucus threatened to do for several years in the House with the GOP. Senior House Democratic lawmaker on if Pelosi can’t get the votes to become Speaker: “It’s who blinks first. Is it Nancy or is it the caucus?” Another sr Hse Dem on the leadership fight: “It’s going to get ugly” — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 15, 2018 “We had the biggest victory since 1974,” Pelosi said. “All of us are committed to a better future for America’s working families.” Whether that story line includes Pelosi as Speaker again – that won’t be determined until the week after Thanksgiving.
  • Pasco County deputies and members of the community are working together to bring awareness to people who fail to stop for a stopped school bus. On Wednesday, Monica Douglas recorded a video of a caravan of drivers blowing past a stopped school bus unloaded children on U.S. 19 in Pasco County.  According to WFLA-TV, deputies ticketed 13 people during their multi-day operation at that location. The U.S. has recently seen numerous incidents involving children being hit by cars while waiting for the bus.  In Tampa, a car hit five children and two adults waiting for a bus.  Two of those children suffered serious injuries. Here’s Douglas’ video of the Pasco County operation in action: (Video)
  • Investigators with the FBI are probing the death of an American woman on a Princess Cruises ship bound for Aruba, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news The 52-year-old woman, whose name was not released, died early Tuesday while aboard the Royal Princess, The Associated Press reported. Princess Cruises officials told WPLG in a statement that Aruban authorities boarded the ship, which can carry 3,600 passengers, when it arrived in the country. “We are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities, including the FBI,” the statement said. “An official cause of death has not been announced.” Citing local media reports, CBS News reported that Aruban authorities are investigating the case as a possible homicide. The Royal Princess left Florida’s Port Everglades on Nov. 9 for a 7-day Southern Caribbean cruise. It will return on Saturday to Fort Lauderdale. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • In what has almost been a daily event since Election Day last week, Democrats won another GOP seat in the House on Thursday, as a new form of runoff election in Maine knocked off a Republican incumbent, increasing the gains of Democrats to 35 seats, with seven GOP seats still undecided. In Maine, Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) had asked a federal judge to block the final tabulation of results in his district under the format known as “ranked choice voting” – but the judge refused, saying that was a political question, as Maine voters had approved the new runoff format twice in statewide elections. Poliquin is the 26th House GOP incumbent to be defeated in last week’s elections; Democrats lead in three of the seven remaining undecided House races, while Repulbicans are ahead in the other four – as Democrats could win three or four more seats. “Now we’re getting up to forty,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “That’s really a very big – almost a tsunami,” arguing that Democrats had to overcome Republican gerrymanders to notch their victories. At her press conference, Nancy Pelosi notes this year's freshman Dem class is the biggest since 1974 'Watergate babies.' “I don’t know if this Congress will name itself, but we’re almost close to 60 new Democrats,” she says. — Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) November 15, 2018 Regardless of what term you use to describe the gains by Democrats in the House, it will be the party’s biggest pickup since 1974, a class that was dubbed, “the Watergate babies,” when Democrats gained 49 seats. Overall, there will most likely be over 90 new members of the House, getting close to the total change in the Tea Party midterm election of 2010, when 94 new members arrived on Capitol Hill. While Pelosi expressed excitement about the growing number of new Democrats in the Congress, she flashed a bit of impatience with reporters on Thursday, as they pestered her again with questions about whether she would have the votes to once again be Speaker of the House. “I intend to win the Speakership,” said Pelosi, who served as Speaker for four years between 2007 and 2011. “I have overwhelming support in my caucus to be Speaker of the House,” Pelosi added, even as other Democrats were trying to come up with another candidate to oppose her. PELOSI latest: 1. Rep Jayapal isnt saying where she is – told us she, Rep. Pocan are meeting w Pelosi later. 2. Rep. Richmond (CBC chair) said he is not anti-Pelosi but if Fudge runs he will likely support. Also said he spoke w Fudge today and she did not bring up Speaker run. — Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) November 15, 2018 Pressed by reporters at a news conference, Pelosi said she would welcome a challenge by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), or anyone else. “I say it to everybody, come on in, the water’s warm,” Pelosi said. While Republicans held their leadership elections this week – House Democrats won’t vote until after Thanksgiving.
  • Imtiaz Muhammad was putting a cardboard box in his family’s garden shed Monday morning when he found his wife’s ex-husband hiding there -- with a loaded crossbow.  When all was said and done, Muhammad’s pregnant wife, Sana Muhammad, 35, was dead and their tiny son, born by emergency Cesarean section, was fighting for his life.  The morning was a typical one in the family’s home in Ilford, London, until Imtiaz Muhammad came across Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo in the shed, the grieving widower told London’s Evening Standard.  “He stared at me. He was going to shoot, so I ran into the house,” Imtiaz Muhammad told the Standard. “My wife was doing the washing up, (and) I was shouting, ‘Run, run, run!’” >> Read more trending news Sana Muhammad was shot before she could get away. Her other five children, ages 1 to 17, witnessed the shooting, the Standard reported.  The Daily Mail reported that the three oldest children are Sana Muhammad’s children with Unmathallegadoo. The two youngest are from her second marriage.  “I can’t help thinking she took my arrow,” Imtiaz Muhammad told the Standard. “Maybe it should have hit me. “The kids were all there; it was horrific.” Officials from the Metropolitan Police said Sana Muhammad was shot in the abdomen. She died a short time later at a hospital.  Unmathallegadoo has been charged with murder, police officials said. He remained in police custody Thursday.  No motive for the crime was given. The Daily Mail reported that friends of the Muhammads said Sana Muhammad, who went by the name Devi Unmathallegadoo during her first marriage, was previously Hindu and that her first marriage had been an arranged one.  Her marriage to her second husband, for whom she converted to Islam, was one of love, the Mail reported.  Medical staff were able to deliver the couple’s son, who the arrow missed by inches. The Mail reported that the projectile was still lodged in Sana Muhammad’s abdomen even as the baby was removed from his mother’s body.  “The arrow went up into her heart but did not touch the unborn baby,” Imtiaz Muhammad told the Mail. “The baby was due in four weeks. They operated with the arrow still in, because it would have been too dangerous to take out.” The baby, who has been named Ibrahim, was initially listed in critical condition, but Scotland Yard officials told the Standard that he has been upgraded to stable condition.  Unmathallegadoo is expected to stand trial for murder sometime next year.  Neighbors described the scene for the newspaper.  “I can hear the man screaming a lot, saying, ‘Help, help,’” one man told the Standard. “He’s knocking the doors, on the neighbors as well, he’s asking for help, screaming for help.” Nisa Khan, who lives across the street, called the homicide a terrible thing. She was friends with Sana Muhammad.  “She was more like a sister than a friend. I knew her for a good seven years, ever since they moved there, we’ve known them,” Khan told the Standard. “She was just a lovely lady, lovely mother, lovely wife. I never saw her being upset, she always had a smile on her face even in the hard times. “It’s just horrible. Everyone goes from this world, we all go, but the way she’s gone, it just hurts.” A GoFundMe page established by the Newbury Park community in Ilford is raising money to help Sana Muhammad’s family. A local Muslim cemetery, Gardens of Peace, has offered its services to the family free of charge. “Nothing can replace any loss, but we have come together as friends and as a community to provide additional support to the family,” the page said.