Veronica is back from BlizzCon 2011 with a full report on the latest WOW, Diablo III and StarCraft II developments. Learn how to hack your Canon point-and-shoot camera and add additional features and tools for free! Veronica shares her thoughts on Vizio's Tablet. Is it a serious alternative to other Android Tablets or just a glorified remote control? And more!
Veronica is back from BlizzCon 2011 with a full report on the latest WOW, Diablo III and StarCraft II developments. Learn how to hack your Canon point-and-shoot camera and add additional features and tools for free! Veronica shares her thoughts on Vizio's Tablet. Is it a serious alternative to other Android Tablets or just a glorified remote control? And Robert follows up on your free video editor suggestions with some great step by step tutorials.
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Google is planning on building a music download service? According to the Wall Street Journal that answers seems to be yes. Can consumers look forward to lower prices and more selection on the horizon?
The infamous WikiLeaks appears to be facing financial hardships in a story from the BBC. According the BBC the infamous leaks site is winding down it's publishing of sensitive material in order to concentrate on fundraising due to a financial "blockade" from banks, credit card companies and PayPal limiting donations to the organization.
BlizzCon 2011 was held this past weekend in Anaheim, CA. and Tekzilla's Veronica was there. She gives us a full report on the highlights on this year's event including W.O.W.'s Panda themed expansion "Mists of Pandaria" and new Diablo III updates.
Have you been noticing that Windows 7 seems to lose time every week? Not a big deal in most cases unless your like Robert who needs the most precise time available to ensure his HTPC records shows when they actually begin! After some research that Windows 7 checks the internet time server every week. After adjusting the interval from 604,800 sec (1 week) to 86,400 sec or (1 day) the clock has maintained accuracy. For a full breakdown on what Robert did check his Google+ Post.
We all know VIZIO as a popular HDTV manufacturer. But with their recent foray into the world of Tablet devices with the VIZIO 8" Tablet are they looking to expand? The device ships with an excellent universal remote control app as well as IR port making it a incredible tool for HTPC enthusiasts but how does it compare with other popular Android Tablets on the market? Watch Veronica's review and find out!
If you spent most of your childhood growing up in the late 80's and early 90's you'll undoubtedly be familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Four turtles who after being exposed to a mutagenic agent, develop into bi-pedal, snarky, pizza eating beings trained in the martial ways of the ninja. Well that cartoon has been revived as a 21st century meme. It turns out the TMNT bear an uncanny resemblance to a nose, and to bring attention to that fact is Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses. Every photo, drawing or image showcased on Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses features a TMNT drawn on a someone's or something's nose be it a profile or facing shot. Have fun and re-live your childhood with Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses.
Canon's PowerShot line of point-and-shoot cameras have been popular sellers. Popular enough for a enthusiasts to develop an alternative firmware,the CHDK firmware, that expands the capabilities of normally straight forward cameos. It's a simple matter of finding your Canon PowerShot model's build, downloading it and installing it on a suitable SDHC card. Warning CHDK requires a FAT16 formatted card. SDHC Cards larger than 4GB will need to be partitioned. The expanded capabilities include, live histogram, one press bracketed exposure shooting, motion detect shooting, and of course the ever popular RAW file support. A must for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the their Canon PowerShot.
Gene and Dr. Jet both seem to be experiencing the exact same problem. After updating iTunes all their music seems to playback with a high degree of distortion giving it an almost hollow robotic tone. After some research Veronica seems to have pinned it to Windows XP users and MP3s as Mac owners and AACs encoded files are not affected. The current solution seems to be downgrading to an earlier version of iTunes.
The Tekzilla audience came up with some great suggestions for free video editors like Windows Live Movie Maker 2 and Lightworks. Arguably the most sophisticated of the choices, Lightworks was a little too intimidating for Robert. A viewer names Jesse James, however, pointed to some excellent resources for Lightworks newbies. One is a Lightworks tutorial YouTube channel and the other was a step by step how-to on the Computer Act!ve website.
If you need something for your YouTube videos check out the free YouTube Video Editor.
Jarmo in Finland seems to have a curious problem. His home is near a military exercise range and is subjected to the occasional explosion and ground shake. He wants to know what he can do to prevent hard drive damage from excessive shock. If your case supports it Robert recommends getting some vibration dampening rubber drive grommets. If you have any suggestions for Jarmo please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org