Robert's Ultimate Guide To WiFi Security. DIY Re-Lamp or Buy A New Projector Bulb? Can A Power Supply Kill Your Hard Drive? Serious WiFi Security Is Easy. No iPhone 5. Surge Protectors, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and keeping your gear alive. Xbox 360: Your New Comcast Box, and more!
Robert's Ultimate Guide To WiFi Security... DIY Re-Lamp or Buy A New Projector Bulb? Can A Power Supply Kill Your Hard Drive, Serious WiFi Security Is Easy. No iPhone 5. Surge Protectors, Uninteruptible Power Supplies and keeping your gear alive. Xbox 360: Your New Comcast Box, and the real reason to turn your phone off during takeoff and landing!
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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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The news broke a few hours after we taped this episode of Tekzilla, but we wanted to extend our condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Steve Jobs, and to thank him for all the great work.
Rob wants Siri, Patrick wants the camera. Who cares if the iPhone 4S isn't an iPhone 5? We also talk iOS 5, iTunes Match, Microsoft's new plans to make the Xbox 360 the king of streaming media and Google Earth has reached a billion downloads!
@tushar451 tweets @patricknorton, "Do voltage fluctuations affect hard drives? Doesn't the PSU protect it from voltage spikes and such?" We talk about the 5-10% tolerance built into the ATX spec, why your Power Supply Unit won't protect your hard drive from serious voltage spikes and drops, and get detailed on why you should run a surge protector or Uninterruptible Power Supply on your PC and other valuable electronics!
Annie from AppJudgment is "on the hook for my own media setup for the first time." And she just put a deposit down on a new apartment, so funds are tight. Can we cover all her streaming video needs, like Hulu+ and Netflix with one box... and for well under $1000? Yes. Watch the video!
Josh from Baltimore, MD is feeling frugal, has a new projector, and would "like to have a spare bulb/lamp available when the time comes to replace it. I've found conflicting opinions about whether it's good to 're-lamp,' i.e., replace the bulb in the housing of the projector module, rather than buy an entirely new module. I'm a very frugal person and fairly adept at repairing gadgets, so do you think this is a safe thing to be doing? Or, should I steer clear and just fork over the extra cash for a new housing module that includes the lamp?
Where's the picture in picture? Robert talked to Alex Chervet at Silicon Image AKA the gatekeepers, innovators, and shepherds of all things HDMI ... and we've got the inside scoop on why so few HDTVs offer PiP! (and info on InstaPrevue, which looks cool!
New releases for this week include Pulp Fiction, Fast Five, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and more! Watch the video for details on our favorites, and check out High-Def Digest and High Def Disc News for the complete list of releases.
After Robert boasted about keeping his Wi-Fi unlocked last week, Tekzilla fans frightened Robert into locking down his wireless router... now we walk you through how to lock down yours. avoid nasty spoofing attacks! Also, here's that big long Google Plus discussion!
John in SC has a few questions about DisplayPort, HDMI Audio and native laptop LCD resolutions vs. 1080p HDTVs. We've got answers!
Last week, we answered a question about Airplane Mode and why you need to have your electronics off during take off and landings. Well, a couple of you piped in with some additional info!