Hack your DNS and speed up the Internets! Data vs. military exercises: go with an SSD! A perfect stripped down HDTV: no speakers, no tuner, no stand no apps! Split coax without killing your internet. Free automated remote backup, bits vs. bytes vs. download speed, 500 million Angry Birds!
Hack your DNS and speed up the Internets! Data vs. military exercises: go with an SSD! A perfect stripped down HDTV: no speakers, no tuner, no stand, no apps! Split coax without killing your internet. Free automated remote backup, bits vs. bytes vs. download speed, 500 million Angry Birds!
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If you've never hacked your DNS settings, you might not have the fastest Internet you can have. Watch the video to learn how we use NameBench or Steve Gibson's DNS Benchmark to speed up page lookups and even keep your family off of malicious sites!
Wondering what colors you don't see very well? Last week Robert posted a link on Google+ to X-Rite's Online Color Challenge. He's asked folks to take the color test and report their results... he's got info on making sure you get the best result and how to do the best you can on the test!
Bryan's friend owns an HDTV "that has a horizontal line that runs across the entire screen a couple inches from the top of the display. At first this line was intermittent and would show up only every so often, but for the last week or so it has been constant. Is there anything that can be done to get this to go away or is he simply out of luck?" Robert's got answers in the video!
Chris is "trying to split my coax cable connection to my modem and my T.V." There's just one problem: "after awhile my Internet connection drops." Robert's been there, and has detailed info on how Chris can isolate the problem and fix it permanently!
Devin has a suggestion for our viewer who wanted JUST an HDTV with no features or frills. Panasonic Professional displays: No speakers, No Tuner, No WiFi, No Apps... not even a stand. This is a good screen and nothing else!"
David writes, "I'm a super geek with a screaming gaming PC, and I'm interested in doing product testing of all types. Can you help me break into this field? I believe that my anonymity would be the cornerstone of my objectivity. What say you?" We say in the video!
Jenny in Alberta has taken our advice on backing up and writes, "A friend and I want to backup each other's data. So we need something that will backup over the Internet to our homes (not to online sites). What are my options, both Open Source and paid?" There are lots of options, but one of the most interesting ones is free: the Remote Replication built into FreeNAS!
Last week we answered to a viewer question about ISP's and download speeds. More than a few viewers thought we were talking about mega bytes per second when we usually use mega bits. We talk bits, bytes and download speeds in the video!
Jarmo in Finland emailed a few weeks ago looking to protect his hard drive from the occasional nearby explosion: he lives near an army base! On monday we talked silicon isolation feet and some excellent cases from Antec... Tekzilla viewer David from Lafayette, IN responded: "I am surprised that nobody suggested SSDs. It's spinning platters that are the problem, so if you go solid state, no problem." Darn skippy: we've got info on just how much more resistant to impact SSDs are in the video!