Robert Heron is a technologist at heart with more than a decade of editorial, laboratory, and media outlet experience that has focused on the consumer electronics (CE) industry. Robert's expertise as a home theater analyst and consultant stems from the testing and published review of hundreds of... Read More
On today's episode we talk about Google I/O announcements, keep your laptop cool, active HDMI cables, and Maker Faire!
Why Rob dumped Windows 8. Google I/O: new phones, All Access Play streaming, more! The death of Microsoft Points. Overscan, 720p, and 1366x768. Speeding up Windows: Readyboost vs. SSD vs. Memory. The death of Microsoft Points. An awesome Gigabit switch for your network. iPhone breaks airplane compass? Make Magazine's Ken Denmead talks Maker Faire, $300 3D printers and more!
Rumor has it that Microsoft is updating their payment system. Good bye points, and good riddance!
We talk about the rocky cell phone and airplane relationship, and whether it's really necessary to power down on the plane.
David needs a "light and portable" solution to keep his laptop from overheating. We've got some cheap tricks and and a few products we love that will keep your lap cool!
@Chimaera96 wants the details on RedMere active-HDMI cables. We'll clue you in and clear up some cable confusion!
Michael on the HDN Facebook voices his overscan woes. We'll help you make sense of HD formats and how to minimize this pesky problem.
Pat writes in about alternative RAM sources as memory prices rise. Is traditional RAM still worth the investment?
Carl wonders what Robert thought was Windows 8's fatal flaw. Hear his opinion on why he lost Win8!
@GoodOldLucky13 Awesome! http://t.co/pYijzB3CtC Overkill for most, but it's brimming w/well-documented test materials - it's in my bag ;)
@Montisaquadeis Good catch! I forgot the .1 - that's not good for much (yet ;)
4 days ago
@Chimaera96 I had no issues running 3D and 4K (24Hz) over the Monoprice RedMere cables (thin and ultra thin versions).
4 days ago
@thrillcat @patricknorton @hdnation I have a handful of these sweet GbE switches in use right now http://t.co/cIIWkHdLkx
4 days ago
@martindaugherty @patricknorton I love iHeartRADIO for its selection of local stations and cool features like wake to music/sleep timer.
5 days ago
@martindaugherty bargain-priced, or not, it had better do 1080p better than Seiki's 4K model!