In this episode, in light of Hurricane Sandy, we show you some very useful emergency tech and show you how to create an easy to remember password that's still tough to crack.
Learn from Hurricane Sandy, back up now and sort out your disaster kit! Hands on with the FatCat PowerBar, Eton Radios, ZipLoc bags, and more emergency tech! Plus, 16 character password limits are stupid and most rules for making passwords are even stupider! Check out our easy to remember ideas for passwords that are still extremely secure.
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! Patrick Norton and Shannon Morse 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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Hurricane Sandy reminds us that we all need to be ready for the next natural disaster, wherever in world we are located. First you want to make a plan and build a kit. Ready.gov and 72hours.org have great info on the subject. Get a radio, extra battery packs, ziplock bags, and know your local emergency info source. Watch the segment for the full emergency details.
Ready for new Star Wars movies-- Disney style? We maybe are. This week Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Do you think this is good or bad? Let us know in the comments!
Christie Digital showed off new cinema projectors that use laser light sources. The resulting picture is supposed to be extremely crisp and contrasty, especially for 3D.
Robert got a chance to play with the new Windows Media Center this weekend and is definitely digging it. He's had very few issues and has even seen a few improvements with his cable card. The best part is that his previously recorded media still works!
Our very own Sr. Producer Roger Chang is on to talk about generating strong passwords. The key to a strong password: think phrases instead of one randomly generated string. It will be easier for you to remember and ultimately be more secure. See baekdal.com for a good overview.
Marius wants to know if a dedicated firewall and antivirus is necessary for Windows 8. The truth is that the built in features from Microsoft should be plenty good. Windows Defender is top notch and gives you the protection that most 3rd party apps offer.
Robert ran into some problems when he tried to bring over his XBox Live account to Windows 8. In the process he found out that Microsoft only allows 16 character passwords. The only way to have a Windows password that is longer is to create a local account that doesn't do the cool desktop syncing that Live accounts get. Bummer!