On today's Tekzilla, we show you how to digitize your old VHS tapes, 5 apps for rooted Android phones, red versus blue versus green HDDs and much more!
Digitize those old VHS tapes before it is too late! We go over what you need to DIY and services that can digitize your tapes for you. Root your Android smartphone? We've got the top 5 apps that you should install ASAP! Tired of watching smooth rubbery images on that HDTV of yours every time you pop in a movie? Rob's got the solution! And how to decipher Western Digitals color naming scheme for their hard drives.
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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Stacked, the awesome developer behind the Revision3 XBMC plugin, just updated the plugin to work with the new API. You should be able to get your XBMC on once again. Awesome job Stacked!
Patrick was greeted with a nice surprise this morning when he pulled out an old keyboard. Remember: make sure to pull out all batteries BEFORE storing your devices. Otherwise you might end up with some fun battery corrosion action.
Seagate has just released new 4TB hard drives with 1TB platters. According to MaximumPC, the drives will apparently allow "for the highest performance possible while doubling capacity and reducing costs, ultimately giving consumers the best of all worlds."
Rick wants to know what the different colors mean on Western Digital drives. Does he need a Red drive for his Synology NAS? Patrick and Robert go over the benefits of use cases for each drive color.
Aereo, a company that specializes in feeding broadcast content to internet-connected devices, just won a small battle against the big networks. Take a look at the Wired article for a complete rundown...but this is a good thing for cord cutters.
We just got word that Netflix's hit drama, House of Cards, is coming to blu-ray in June.
Ryan was not impressed by the picture he saw on a 120Hz monitor. The movie that he was watching looked like a soap opera! Rob and Pat talk about motion smoothing and why they prefer to turn off that function.