Veronica Makes Hot 20 under 40! Easy Hard Drive Upgrade, Your Password Manager Picks: KeePass, LastPassa, More! What's the difference between a $400 30 inch HDTV and a $1000 30 inch PC Monitor? Rocket Stenciled Underpants, SSD Maintenance: Defragging vs. TRIM. Roku XD|S Reviewed, Universal Android Root, Screen Protectors for Your Phone, Paperclips Are A High Tech Tool!
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WTF: Paperclips are still an essential tech tool. Universal Androot Roots Most Android Phones, No PC or Hacking Required. VLC, the Swiss Army Knife o' Video, is on the iPad, Google Apps Get More security, Veronica's one of 7x7's spiffy Hot 20 Under 40. Congrats, V! And, uh, Rocket Stenciled Underpants... it's a GeekDad thing. Kind of. Maybe.
Nikki wrote in, "A 30" flatpanel computer monitor costs $1000 and a 30" HDTV costs $400. What would be the advantage to getting a monitor over a HDTV?" Find out why your eyes might pay the price if you plug a 30 inch HDTV into your PC instead of a computer monitor.
Is your netbook lacking enough oomph for basic computing tasks? Before you spend money on hardware upgrades or a new machine, try out Ubuntu Netbook Edition. This version of Ubuntu Linux is optimized for a smaller screen and supports a wide range of netbook models. Check it out!
Feeling nostalgic? Check out YouTube Time Machine, a site that catalogs YouTube videos by the year the video originally came from. It's like taking a trip in a virtual time machine! Kind of. Just select the year you're interested in visiting and hit the button. You can select categories and add videos, too!
Will an SSD speed up file format conversion and watermarking? We've got info for Temuulen in Dublin, CA!
DJ in Denver, Colorado wants a straight answer: Should he defrag his SSD? Will that reduce its life? Is it all about the Trim Command? How should he maintain his SSD? We've got info on how to best maintain your solid state drive, DJ!
Cirilo from Miami wants "to upgrade my laptop's hard drive but I want to keep EVERYTHING I have on the current HD as is. What is the best and easiest way to go about this?" Clone it! Acronis True Image works great for Windows. Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner are our tools of choice for OS X!
Need a screen protector for your phone? Cristi does! Patrick's had lots of luck with Zagg's invisibleShield. He uses just the screen protectors, not the whole phone wraps. A lot of folks are happy with the prices at BestSkinsEver.com.