EVDO on Vacation: Rent, or Pay As You Go? Stop Region Filtering: Watch Hulu Outside The US. The Heartbreak of MacBook Cracks, Get a Zune (or iPod) Working With A 1999 Pontiac Sunfire (And Other Cars, Too!) Digital Camera Pick: CMOS vs. CCD, Dump iTunes, Keep The Airport Express
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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It's a good thing Thomas, the man with the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire and awesome video question wasn't looking to control an iPod from his car stereo... he'd have like 47 options. With his Zune HD, he literally has two. We discuss Kenwood's KOS-A300 CarPortal and Soundgate's Zune Integration (which works with tons of stock car stereos) on the show.
Patrick's in love with Alpine's iDA-X305, and says Crutchfield's iCarStereo is super useful for finding out options for getting whatever kind of iPod you have connected to your factory or aftermarket car stereo.
Need a solid car mount for your gadget? ProClip offers mounts designed for your vehicle, and your devices.
It's been around forever, but we still haven't found an image viewer and editor that we like more than IrfanView! It might lack the slick interface of some paid image apps, but it packs tons of features, including support for tons of image formats, basic editing, plugins and batch processing. Free, and worth a donation if you like using it as much as we do!
Shopping for a new camera? Don't base it on any single factor, whether it's sensors, megapixels, or price... take the time to find out what a hard core camera reviewer has to say. We love the reviews at Cnet, cameralabs.com and dcresource.com.
Giveaway of the Day does just what the name says: every day they offer up a totally free software download. This isn't just a demo or trial version, it's the full license! The site works with software publishers and developers to get the name out about their products, from photo editing, kids software, games, video converters and just about everything else. Sometimes the products are up for just one day, but sometimes it will be for even longer. Check it out daily!
Can't watch Hulu outside the US? Can't watch BBC in the US? We can fix both problems with a proxy server! Should you pay money for one? Can you trust a free proxy server? Find out from our beloved Roger Chang on the show!
Ahmed wants to know if we've ever come across a Mac or Windows app that will stream audio to the Airport Express that isn't iTunes! As a matter of fact, we too have had the urge to listen to stuff that iTunes can't play: Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil will send just about any audio from a Mac or Windows machine to an AirPort Express, Apple TV, iPhone or iPod Touch... it costs $25, but it's worth it. We've got some free options on the show, too!
Ryan's looking for wireless Internet while he travels the US for a month. EVDO is probably the way to go... preferably without a 2 year contract. Should he rent, with a company like RovAir or purchase one of Virgin Mobile's Broadband2Go modems... we make the call on the show!