Are Shure's SRH840 Headphones as good as their Earphones? Jason Cross has graphics card reccomendations from under $100 to price is no object. Free Backup Software, Discover music with CitySounds.fm, Stop World of Warcraft Obssessions At The Router.
Back up your systm RIGHT NOW, by imaging it. (Last week we talked about my epic hard drive fail... and I promised we'd start talking about strategies for backing up.) It's as simple as making a boot disk and tracking down an extra hard drive.
We spent a whole episode of Systm showing off the process of imaging your drive,Cheap and Easy Hard Drive Upgrade, it's a great way to move the contents of your current hard drive onto a bigger drive!
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Free Software! This week's Freebie Download Pick is GFI Backup, Home Edition, a great tool that makes it easy to backup your data, photos, music and other critical bits with a 'wizard' based interface. Just select Backup, Restore, Sync or My Tasks and walk through the steps. You can backup folders or have GFI Backup search your drive for file types used by media, productivity and financial applications.. You can schedule regular backups, direct them to a local drive, CD or DVD disc, a network drive or, if you're skilled, an FTP server. Best of all, it's free!
Nvidia and ATI offer about a billion GPU options... if you're looking for a new video card, you'll love our interview with Jason Cross, where he picks the best cards from under $100 to money is no object, and answers your questions about what card to buy for a Home Theater PC and more. (Hint: most late model cards offer HDMI with audio passthru and full HDCP support!)
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This week's "Website We Just Can't Get Enough Of" is CitySounds.fm! It helps you see what people are listening to in cities all over the world. It's just in it's infancy, but CitySounds.fm is promising in a few different ways. For one, the design is really cool. The most popular cities are listed in order, and popularity is determined by how frequently a city's link is tweeted. (The music itself comes from SoundCloud, a music-file distribution site for artists, labels and other music professionals.) To listen, click on the name of the city you're interested in, and a dropdown of recent tracks appears. Clicking to a cities page, you can see the top genres, shuffle the top tracks, and see what Twitter users have posted about the city. Techno seems to be the predominant genre on the site so far, but I'm sure as more users start adding content the genres will broaden. Check it out!
Shure recently released a line of headphones, and Veronica's pretty excited for them since she's such a big fan of their in-ear buds, like the SE530's (which are her precious babies). The headphones are under their pro-audio line, and they're marketing them towards musicians, DJs, or anyone else in need of good monitoring headphones that aren't going to break the bank. How good do the $200 : Shure SRH840's Professinoal Monitoring Headphones sound? Watch the show to find out!
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Somebody in your house spending too much time on WoW? James is looking to block World of Warcraft on his router so his (WoW obsessed) friend can't play when he comes over. (Who wants somebody sitting in a corner playing WoW for 18 hours straight?) Veronica's got the details on the critical port you need to close to block WoW, and we discuss how to do it... and whether or not it's time for an intervention.
What's the maximum tranfer rate for USB 2.0? Can you double your bandwidth? Carl has 12 USB devices connected to his laptop, and another six he wants to connect when he gets another hub or card for the desktop he's moving to. That's a lot of USB devices, Carl, no wonder you're looking to improve performance!