Save an old PC: Get Puppy Linux! ComiCon 2010: Veronica and Roger Report. LightBox Free: Who needs Photoshop. iBuyPower Thermaltake Level 10 ultimate PC case Dell's Giant Android Screen. Google Music Store: Watch Out iTunes! Will Chernobyl kill your camera? Ripping Movies to the iPad, FLAC Transcoding, 4 Year Olds Love Tekzilla!
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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Get your hack on: the latest DMCA review says it's Legal to Jailbreak iPhones (Apple has concerns.) Watch out iTunes, here comes the Google Music Store. Four year olds love Tekzilla? Cool! We're honored to be children's programming... and we're so mature about it.
We got hands on with the latest Android phone, the Dell Streak. It's the biggest screen we've ever seen on an Android device: 5 inches! (So much for the Droid X...) Check the video to see find out more, and if Veronica's willing to carry this thing!
This week's free software pick: LightBox Free! You can snap a dozen digital pictures in seconds... but correcting them can take forever, especially if you're intimidated by traditional photo editing tools. The 'Quick Edit' mode in this image editor is amazingly easy to use, thanks to easy to use sliders and real time corrections... Tweaking colors, removing red eye, souping up saturation and eliminating odd things in the frame are oh so easy, even if you shot 'em in RAW on your DSLR!
Len has "a pretty weird question." He's on a road trip in Europe, plans to travel near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and he's wondering, "should be worried taking my camera there." Digital or film camera, Roger's got advice!
Want the scoop from the international, yet oh-so-geeky, pop culture convention that is Comicon 2010? Veronica and Roger were there, and have their picks from Green Lantern to Green Hornet, Geek Girls Exist, w00tstock! and more...
This week's Website We Just Can't Get Enough of is Boxoh! If you're an online shopping addict like Veronica, you probably have a lot of different packages floating around the country, making their slow and steady progress to your front door. If you want a quick and easy way to track packages from UPS, FedEx, DHL or the United States Postal Service, try Boxoh! Find out what makes this website amazing (RSS Feeds? Google Maps? Mileage trackers?) in the video!
@shawn_mitch: What do you think of the case design of the iBuyPower Thermaltake Level 10? Watch the video to find out!
What's Puppy Linux, @thewench61? It's just an awesome Linux distro that boots of a disk or thumbdrive and fits in almost no system memory. It's fast and is super useful for salvaging dead windows systems. Or extending the life of aging PCs! BTW, if you're into Linux, check out the Lifehacker Pack for Linux.
J's "friend" is going on a long trip and wants to move some of their favorite movies from DVDs to the iPad. We can help, J. Just watch the video... then go download HandBrake and AnyDVD or the free version of DVDFab HD Decrypter
The soundcard in Adam's new Macbook Pro sucks, so he's looking for decent USB sound kit to use for DJing. We went to one of our resident DJs, Mauricio, and came back with a list of gear for you to check out!
Got a nasty hijack like the Veronica was fixing last week on Debra's machine? Steve wrote in to tell us he's seen a bunch of 'em, and Microsoft Security Essentials has been zapping 'em dead where other security software packages have failed.