Veronica's back... and she's got a wedding ring and an iPhone 5 review! (Hint: That screen might be too big!). Quit spending too much money on your monthly phone service and get a VoIP box. Is a 3-inch smaller HDTV worth fighting over? The simplest plan for transferring gigabytes of files, screw BitTorrent and go USPS and much more!
Find out what Veronica thinks of the new iPhone 5!
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Tim writes in, "I need TV/relationship advice. I'm looking to merge households with a wonderful lady, we both have decent TV's, hers is a 55 inch series 7000 Samsung LED TV, mine is a 58" Panasonic TC-P58V10. I'm having a hard time with the idea of going down in size from 58 to 55 inch screen. Size matters- or is that just a guy thing?" We've got help for this relationship -and Tim's size obsession- in the video!
Veronica's been using her iPhone 5 for a solid week and a half now, she says it's time to let you know what she's liking and what she's not liking quite so much. Watch the video to hear if 4G is worth the upgrade, the problems with that bigger screen, if the new iPhones noise cancelling microphones really work and more!
Hey, remember when the web was all blink tags and under construction images? Let's go back to those days with the geocitiesizer, this week's "Website We Can't Get Enough Of!" Just head on over and click on the links you see, like the NYT or YouTube, or enter in one of your favorite pages like Reddit, for example. Suddenly, you'll be surrounded by crazy gifs, tiled backgrounds, and color combinations that just don't exist in the natural world.
Dan writes in, "Hey Tekzilla where can I get a good and cheap subwoofer box?" We've got ideas, from going DIY and building your own with the help of sites like Basic Car Audio Electronics Subwoofer Calculators,to JL Audio's awesome Stealthboxes and lots of options in between!
Matthew tweeted a question asking for recommendations for VoIP services to replace his $45 a month phone service. Ooma is one of the more popular VoIP services. Roger uses it without complaint although he's noticed the $3.47 monthly fee has gone up to $6.64, at the start of 2012, to cover local tax increases. Other options include Obihai and netTALK DUO.
Jose wrote in with a lower tech suggestion on moving GB files.
He writes: 1: Burn a (or several) dvd/s with the data. 2: Go to post office and send it by mail. 3: Stop worrying about dropped connections (and how frustrating that is)
In reply to a viewer who had questions about using Thunderbolt video cards with his MacBook for gaming Mike in Poulsbo, Washington shared his perspective. He writes: "I know several that use them for 3D CAD/CAM for massively large renderings. I live in the Seattle area and Boeing and several engineering firms like that use them in their daily workflow. It is incredible to see 4 very large frameless monitors in a grid pattern showing your whole desktop. The price is up there but for a business it is cheap." As for gaming he suggests buying a separate gaming PC.