Christian Unser

Christian Unser
Name: Christian Unser
TCL Contributor: TCL Tech Producer
Hometown: Dubuque, IA
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Who do you live with: My wife Jen, our two kids Hannah and Gabe and a very rambunctious beagle/terrier mix named Mickey.
Where would you like to live: If money were no object, New York. Just for the theater scene alone.
Your favorite occupation: I would love to be a filmmaker. Lots of stories to tell!
Person you'd like to meet: Steve Martin
Favorite State Fair Food: I’m a simple man, so I go straight for the Strawberries and Cream. A bunch of strawberries. A bunch of whipped cream. That’s all you need!
3 TCL regulars who you'd like to have dinner with: Ted Farrell, Mike Frattallone and Marjorie Johnson. There would be no silence.
Favorite State Fair food: Ooh, tough question. I’m at the State Fair a lot, so I’ve had my share of fair food. The first thing I get every year is the turkey sandwich from Turkey To Go. I also love the vanilla malt from Sadie’s, which is across the street from the Miracle of Birth Center.
Favorite TCL moment: I got to spend about 10 minutes talking backstage with my childhood idol “Weird Al” Yankovic. That was literally a dream come true. And I’ve gotten to meet two of my childhood celebrity crushes – Danica McKellar (Winnie from The Wonder Years) and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster!) Both could not have been sweeter.
One thing you can't live without: My iPhone. I can get by without anything else but that thing never leaves my side.
Dream TCL interview/segment: I’ve gotten to do it already with “Weird Al” but if we could get Steve Martin on the show, that would be a game changer for me. I think he’s the best entertainer we’ve ever had on this planet.
What is your motto? You can sleep when you’re dead


Halloween Tech  

You don’t necessarily have to hand out full-sized candy bars on Halloween to make your house the talk of the block.  Tech Producer Christian Unser shows us some of his favorite tech finds.

Apps to Stay in Touch  

Even though cell phones keep us connected, you still have to call or text to stay in touch. TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares a few apps that allow you to share where you are at all times or chat without dialing a number.

Editing with Instagram  

If you're only using the built-in filters to make your Instagram pictures pop, you aren't taking advantage of everything the photo app has to offer! TCL producer and photographer Christian Unser shows us how to use all of those tools to make your pictures look even better!

Taking Great Easter Pics  

TCL Senior Producer and professional photographer Christian Unser shares his ideas on taking a great Easter pic.

Websites to Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning  

Sites like Amazon and Facebook seem to take your money and time...but you can use those sites to get a few bucks back instead. Our tech producer Christian Unser breaks down the best ways to use Facebook, Amazon, eBay and Craigslist to get money back for your used stuff!

"Augmented Reality" Apps Worth Trying  

"Augmented reality" apps like the popular Pokemon Go are becoming the next big thing. By using the camera on your smartphone, these apps allow you to interact with virtual objects in the real world in a variety of different ways!

Tech Toys & Gadgets  

Tech toys and gadgets are hot for the holidays in 2016! Our Tech Producer found a few of his favorites that he thinks are worth putting under your tree!

Apps for the Minnesota State Fair   Back To Top

Your smartphone can be the most useful thing you bring to the Minnesota State Fair - you just have to make sure you have the right apps! TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares his favorite picks, including the official State Fair app!

Back to School Tech   Back To Top

There are plenty of gadgets to help high school and college-aged kids when they go back to school, and some of those gadgets can even help you out too! TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares his finds.

Home Improvement Apps   Back To Top

You don't have to buy a lot of expensive gadgets to measure out your next home improvement project. Your smartphone can handle a lot of those tasks for a whole lot less! Our TCL Tech Producer and resident "Mr. Fix-It" Christian Unser shows you how.

DIY Photobooth   Back To Top

You don't have to spend money to rent a photobooth for your next party. All it takes is an old iPad or tablet and a trip to the dollar store. TCL Senior Producer and photographer Christian Unser shows us how.

How to Fix Your Pics   Back To Top

It's easy to take thousands of pictures with our digital cameras and smartphones - but how do you make them look really good? TCL Senior Producer and professional photographer Christian Unser shares a few tips and tricks to fix your pics!