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Does the Obihai VoIP make a good landline replacement? Ryan Block for gdgt.com is here with his experiences. Robert explains how to color match multiple monitors on the same PC. We show you the secret to recording great audio from a camcorder. And we find out if Ceton's 4 Channel USB TV Tuner can record all simultaneously record all 4 channels over USB 2.0!
Steve Jobs announced his resignation last week, what will this mean to Apple's long term future? WikiLeaks is once again in the news again but not for the reason you think. It seems WikiLeaks has a sprung a leak according to PCmag.com. A German Newspaper has claims to have "found" a batch of online un-redacted documents originating from WikiLeaks. Also from PCMag.com Google's Eric Schmidt believes that Google+ is for real names only. No pseudonyms or false identities allowed. Finally Gamestop will be issuing $50 giftcards for removing coupons for Onlive inside shrinked-wrapped copies of Deus Ex in a bid to restore is reputation.
Bill was interested in Ceton's new InfiniTV 4 USB tuner. He's wondering about the USB 2.0 connection being able to provide enough bandwidth to support 4 channel recording. It turns out that a HD channel will never exceed 2.42 MB/sec and at 60MB/sec total bandwidth USB 2.0 will have more than enough bandwidth to accommodate 4 channel recording!
Yves from Brasil wants to color match his two PC monitors but is finding Windows tool unhelpful. Robert suggests first resetting both monitors to their factory settings and then use a tool like the Online Monitor Test to calibrate them via the contrast and brightness controls using a medium color temperature. For more precise calibration consider a hardware color meter like CalPC or Datacolor's Spyder3Express.
Robbie was interested in recommendations for a new camcorder with a decent mic to record concerts. The truth is that all consumer level camcorders feature pretty atrocious microphones. They were meant to be cheap not good. Robbie's best bet is to pick up a 1/8" stereo mic jack to XLR adapter. We're partial to juicedLink. From there you'll need to pick up a single or pair of shotgun mics and cables. Another option is to use a portable digital audio recorder and then edit the sound into the video later.
If you've ever been stumped by what adhesives work best when trying to bond material to another one of a completely different type. Well that's where thistothat.com comes in. They include toxicity, duration of adhesion and where you can buy the glue. A must for anyone planning on gluing things together.
In response to last week's question on IP telephony services a couple of you wrote in with alternate recommendations. One of those is Obihai is a VoIP device that supports Google Voice, SIP & OBiTALK VoIP. Ryan Block from gdgt.com just happened to install one recently and we pick his brain about his experience and pitfalls of this new Internet Telephony service.
Dave, a Tekzilla viewer, wrote in to warn us about the dangers of using a square wave UPS with modern active Power Factor Correction PC power supplies. Although Robert has used a square wave UPS with his active PFC powered PC he has not encountered any problems with running his gear of its battery. However, we'd love to get an authoritative answer so if you're in the know lets us know firstname.lastname@example.org!
Efthimios from New Jersey took us to task, specifically, for pronouncing Photography as Phertography! Apparently it causes him great distress and wants us to stop. We'll try... maybe.
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RT @Richalvarez: New Video! Here's Part 3 of our Super Mario 64 Let's Play! This time, we invited Matt to join us! Enjoy! http://t.co/JZPrR…
3 days ago
5 Cool Things From Google I/O! Windows Upgrade: ReadyBoost Or SSD? Maker Faire Preview: $300 3d Printer? http://t.co/dXW0pfD3SB
3 days ago
@MartyPG13 Sorry, there's a bit of delay for the full episode. One of the YouTube clips is up though! http://t.co/VxxosS9WlE
10 days ago
We spoke to Engadget's @Tim_Stevens about wearing Google Glass in the streets of New York, his review of it and more: http://t.co/dsNMtwtJ28
10 days ago
@acarboni @kirkhamilton @Veronica Then you better not watch this video of the WHOLE THING HAPPENING, Anthony: http://t.co/gB45brpgph
13 days ago
Ever wonder what the set looks like from @patricknorton's perspective? Here's your answer, plus a friendly @Veronica! http://t.co/ttvelytiMa