How long does the data on Flash Drives last? Veronica's discovered Geocaching, Alex Lindsay talks editing 3D video... and tells us why YouTube is great for sharing 3D. Solid wireless color laser printers are seriously affordable. Verizon's iPhone kills AT&T's iPhone in signal strength,
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Matt's "wondering about using flash drives for long term storage that will only be accessed once a year and stored in a fire safe." He lost all his tax data for 2009 when a drive failed! We've got a plan to make sure he never suffers data loss again and info on how long data lasts on a normal thumbdrive from our buddy Scott at myharddrivedied.com in the video!
Pooky needs "a wifi capable color laser printer that won't be super expensive to own" ...we've got some picks for her in the video from $150 to $600. (We highly reccomend the printer reviews at PCMag.com.)Just watch out for the consumables cost!
Swapping a 3TB drive from inside one WD My Book into another WD My Book with a 1TB drive? Shane, it's probably a bigger PITA than you want to deal with, but it -might- work. We've had problems swapping My Book innards in the past, but we did want the bigger drive inside the My Book that had the eSATA port...
ClientsFromHell.net is this week's "Website We Just Can't Get Enough of!" Props to Edward from our Facebook page, who says "for all the freelancers out there!" Clients from Hell dot net showcases some of the most inane and ridiculous requests from clients to the people they have working for them.
The last time href="http://www.pixelcorps.com/" target="_blank">PixelCorps founder Alex Lindsay was on Tekzilla, he taught us how to best shoot 3D video, and gave us a look see at cameras from $400 to $20,000. This week he's got tips and tricks for editing 3D Video along with the easiest way to share it!
Rey and his Mom "are searching for a camcorder that can take HD video. We're tight on money so it has to be under $500. Any suggestions?" You're in luck! Most (if not all) of the HD pocket camcorders on the market these days are under $500. They lack many of the features you'll find in full-on camcorders, but they take great video and they're very easy to use. Find out our favorites in the video, and check out Lori Grunin's great list of HD Camcorders under $600 over at Cnet for more ideas!
Jason's cut the cord on satellite TV, "Now I would like to sever the land line for good" using an Ooma Telo or magicJack. Or should he "hold off until someone links POTS phones (that's plain old telephone service) to Google Voice?" Watch the video for our pick!