Project Bulb Scam? Great Viewer Suggestions For Scanning Old Negatives, Puget Systems Serenity: One Quiet HTPC! Notepad++: You Need A Better Text Editor, Stop Renting From Your ISP, Where's the Windows Phone 7 Upgrade???
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iOS 4.3 brings a faster Safari, users choice over the switch on the iPad and Personal Hotspot aka tethering to the iPhone. No 4.3 for Apple TV, but it did get NBA Leauge Pass, MLB.TV and Netflix 5.1 audio support. Sony's adding cloud storage for game saves to PSN Plus subscribers, IE 9 will launch March 14th. Meanwhile, Paul Thurrot wants a †Windows Phone 7 Upgrade!
The Mayor emailed in looking for a replacement for his combo DSL modem and router. We've got router shopping advice, and talk about why you might want to stop paying a monthly fee for a cable or DSL modem!
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Last week when I bought an †Optoma HD20 @waltal wrote: "Make sure to check the cost of replacement lamps for the Optoma. It's a scam." Projector bulbs aren't cheap, but we explain why they aren't a scam in the video!
Russ writes, "I understand how I can decrypt the Blu-ray to my hard drive, but to stream, do I need to create a H.264 or MKV file? This seems very complicated." Robert simplifes Blu-ray encoding and streaming in the video!
New releases for this week include Au revoir les enfants (The Criterion Collection), Battle of the Warriors, Blood , BMX Bandits, The Fighter , Hereafter, Sharktopus, The Switch, and Yi Yi (The Criterion Collection)
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The Motorola XOOM is the first tablet powered by Androidô 3.0 (Honeycomb), with a 10.1-inch HD widescreen display, 3D interface, and 1 GHz dual-core processor. Fully Flash-enabled for video-rich web with tabbed windows for multitasking and Chromeô bookmarks syncing, the XOOM gives you the ultimate mobile browsing experience. With Google Maps that you can tilt, rotate, and zoom into in 3D with photo-real Street View, you'll never need a map again. It's also 4G upgradeable, so you can leap from 3G to Verizon 4G LTE and the mind-melting upper limits of speed and be prepared for the future.
Notepad is great for simple text editing, and Word is great for full-fledged word processing, but what if you want something in between? Check out †Notepad++! Designed by and for programmers, you donít have to know code to find it useful. Just having tabs for your multiple text documents makes it worth checking out, and we've got info on more great Notepad++ features in the video!
†Puget Systems sent us one of their super quiet†Serenity custom HTPC builds for testing. Find out why Rob's so impressed by this machine (and its †Core i5 2500K CPU), and some advice on when to buy and when to build in the video!
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