CES for Newbies, Budget Super Zoom Camera Pick, Samsung's 8000 LED LCD: This Is A Great HDTV! How to upgrade your aging PC on a budget, Army Outfitting Soldiers with iPhones, Did the FBI Put A Backdoor in OpenBSD, and the new releases on Blu-ray for December 21, 2010!
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! Patrick Norton, Robert Heron and Veronica Belmont bring you hands on reviews of the latest gear, tips and tricks that improve the tech you already own and conversations with the most informative experts around.
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Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has been named Time's 2010 Person of the Year. Rumors of an FBI backdoor in OpenBSD caused waves, but those rumors have since been denied. Google TV has been updated, AMD has updated their drivers and launched a new line of GPUs, the Radeon HD 6900. Apple's Airplay is now available to everyone, thanks to Erica Sadun. The U.S. Army is planning on distributing smartphones and iPads to soliders in February, and possibly other gadgets in the future.
Do you have an old PC that's starting to show its age? Watch the video for tips on upgrading that old machine on a budget.
Ford and Revision3 are teaming up to raise money for charity this holiday season. Do you want to drive the 2012 Ford Focus in Spain, and get $10,000 for your choice of charities? Just create a video explaining why you should win the trip (don't forget to mention you want Tekzilla to join you!) and submit it to Facebook.com/FordFocus Then vote for Tekzilla to win a spot on the Global Test Drive at Revision3.com/FordFocus.
Grab your mask and get directly into the ring with los Heroes of Lucha Libre. Heroes del Ring delivers an authentic bilingual gaming experience that mimics move for move the brute strength and gravity defying acrobatics of real life Lucha Libre. Start following the game today by becoming a fan on Facebook or following Heroes on Twitter for all the latest news and video updates. Also check out www.luchalibrethegame.com for everything you need to know about the world of Lucha Libre.
The Samsung 8000 is in our hands and Robert puts it through the paces. It's Samsung's first 3D-ready HDTV, and includes Samsung Internet apps, incredible picture performance, and some great backlight management, all in a .9"-thin package. Watch the video to find out if it's worth the $2,799.99 list price (or $1,899 on Amazon).
Mitsubishi is the only manufacturer producing DLP Rear Projection HDTVs, but are they on their way out? Watch the video to find out why DLPs aren't as popular as flat-screens, what makes them a bargain, and whether you should check them out when considering your next purchase.
Can you hear a difference between DTS and Dolby Digital audio? Viewer Batsirai writes in and says he can, but says he's using the Aliens vs Predator Blu-ray to compare, which only has DTS and Dolby 5.1. Watch the video to find out if this is a fair comparison.
The Ben Heck Show is an all-new online-TV-series created for (and by) electronics enthusiasts, and sponsored exclusively by element14. Join Ben and friends for bi-weekly episodes as they modify and build all kinds of community-suggested gadgets. Got an idea for a mod? Then share it with Ben. Or, if youíre ready to build, weíre ready with the parts list to make it happen. Either way, be sure to tune-in at element14.com/TBHS
Looking for some DIY projects to fill your time off over the holidays? We suggest Hack A Day to start off, as well as Instructables, Make, The Ben Heck Show, and Adafruit. Watch the video for more tips on how to find ways to fill the void of vacation.
We'd love to review the Freebox v6 Revolution, but as far as we can tell, it's exclusive to France, available from an ISP calledFree. Watch the video to find out why we wish we could get our hands on this thing.
Squarespace is a publishing system for anyone looking to build a blog, portfolio or any kind of website. Squarespace offers a uniquely flexible tool for just about anyone (no coding experience required) to build high end, complex websites with that same functionality that you will find on some of the highest trafficked pages on the web. Squarespace just pushed a brand new social widget for geolocation services. Display your most recent check-ins from Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places on a live Google Map. Be sure to use the promotion code TEKZILLA when placing your order at www.Squarespace.com.
Looking for a "super zoom" camera for your gift list? The Nikon Coolpix P100 and Canon Powershot SX30 are good choices, as is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35. Watch the video to find out which one comes out on top.
We've recommended Brando SATA HDD Docks in the past, but with no cooling fans, is heat an issue? Watch the video to find out whether these are a good option.