On today's Tekzilla, we check out ways to boost your Wi-Fi, the return of Blackberry, the Thingiverse and much more!
Anonymous Internet: protect yourself using TOR. Sifteo Cubes: can digital tech make blocks better? 5 Tips for Boosting WiFI... most of 'em won't cost you a cent. Blackberry's back, or will be next year. Anonymize your Internet usage. Even more disaster tips, this batch comes from Accident. Thingiverse is an awesome collection of 3D objects you can print out. Custom Install: it's for your own safety!
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Installing software? Don't want your home page changed or some weird toolbar installed on all your browsers? Pay attention when you're installing that fresh download and choose 'Custom Install!" We do it every time, find out why in the video. BTW, we were kidding: BlackBerry's not dead yet: BlackBerry 10's on its way!
They call it "The intelligent game system for truly hands-on play," but how do Sifteo Cubes -wee wireless interactive boxes with video screens on the front- hold up when Veronica gets her hands on them? Watch the video to find out!
Trying to get the WiFI to run faster in some part of your house? Then you should check out out 5 tips for boosting WiFI range in the video. Many won't cost you a thing, tho you'll need some aluminum foil, some cardboard, and glue to build the Windsurfer EZ-12 Antenna Booster, tho you'll have to get your wallet for a WiFi Repeater. PS - RadioLabs has some nifty WiFi gear if you don't want to roll your own high power kit!
"Digital designs for real, physical objects" is what Thingiverse.com, this week's "Website We Just Can't Get Enough of!" is all about. If you're a fan of 3D Printers, like the MakerBot that can 'print' objects out of plastic, this is an amazing website filled with original ideas of things to make using your 3D printer, eggbot, or what have you. And we mean ALL KINDS of things! Watch the video for some examples!
Vladimir wrote in, "November 1st, Russia Internet-censor law came in force, so I need a decent encrypted VPN solution to use wikia-sites, libraries, imageboards, forums, fan-site of EvE online and so on. What you guys can suggest?" We'd suggest a great free tool called TOR, aka The Onion Router. Learn more in the video!
Ian tweets in: "@patricknorton can we expect a new gen. Western digital WD TV Live with usb 3.0 support on the upcoming CES?" Maybe... but we can't talk about most of the products that will be announced at CES 2013, not that too many companies are revealing anything this early. (Besides, the WD TV Live works just find with USB 2.0!) WD TV Live
We shared some of our favorite tech survival tips in recent weeks, and Tekzilla viewer Accident, who was "in the hurricane and had the extended power outage" wrote in with a ton more, including how to use notebooks to power your phone, the dangers of VoIP during a power outage and more!