David is looking to upgrade his Windows box, but we've got concerns... is he upgrading his memory and GPU in the wrong order? Greg wants a Windows 8 tablet, and he doesn't want a big performance drop from his old laptop. Upgrading to Windows 8 with older hardware? Robert has some suggestions! And much more.
Plus Premiere Pro loves GPU acceleration, the Slingbox 500 gets reviewed, Twitter and Instagram are in a bit of a cat fight and more.
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Bad news everyone! The International Telecommunications Union approved a standard for deep packet inspection. This is one step closer to pretty bad news for Internet privacy. Join Google on the fight for your right to party online.
Twitter has lost the ability to display Instagram photos correctly. See the New York Times blog for info on why Instagram photos might be cropped funny or won't show up at all on Twitter.
David has a pretty old system that he wants to use for video editing. What components should he upgrade first? Turns out that editing with less than 4GB is not recommended in Premiere. Surprisingly, Intel chips perform much better than AMD on the Adobe platform. Who knew?
Sean is worried about the 48 FPS look of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. Will the video have a "soap opera" effect like his HDTV creates? Short answer: no. See the segment for an explanation of the difference between frame repeat vs interpolation.
Robert really likes the new Slingbox; you can stream all of your HTPC content and use it as an IR blaster to control your devices. Watch the segment to get a complete rundown on what he likes about the box.
Greg wants to grab the Asus VivoTab (non-RT), but is afraid that the Windows 8 tablet won't be powerful enough for his Photoshop and video editing needs. See the episode to see what Patrick and Robert's thoughts are on the new Windows form factor.
We talked about VOIP solutions recently, prompting Paul to write in about his Ooma predicament. How do you use Ooma with DSL? Well, it boils down to buying a new device so you don't need to use the current home wiring. If you've used Ooma devices successfully with DSL, let us know!
Last week Robert was touting the ease of installing Windows 8, even on older hardware. It seems that he spoke too soon...Windows 8 didn't seem to have a compatible display driver for an old notebook he was testing out. So if your computer doesn't have at least a Vista sticker, think twice!