Veronica needs a new Gaming PC, but she doesn't want to bust the budget... we spec out the parts! Can Roku or the Boxee Box do anything an Xbox 360 can't? Pandora In Your Car Stereo: Alpine iDA-X305s, Patrick replaces his shattered iPhone 3G Screen, What do HDMI cable numbers mean?
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! Patrick Norton, Robert Heron and Veronica Belmont 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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People not getting your sarcastic remarks on Twitter or email? Maybe you should spend $2 for a SarcMark. Veronica, Roger and Serafina are obsessed with the ultimate combination of 'pies and cake' ...but Patrick thinks the Cherpumple is a horrible idea. On the tech side of things, Patrick's going with the Alpine iDA-X305 for his car stereo... controlling Pandora on the iPhone with the iDA-X305s sounds nifty, but it's a few months out.
Veronica needs a new Gaming PC, but she doesn't want to bust the budget, so she's hoping to spend $600 or less. Will it feature a Core i5 750 or a AMD Athlon II X4 620 inside? Watch the video to get the full parts list, including places to save money, and our pick on the perfect mid priced GPU under $200!
Technically, it's the end user client for a distributed compting project to find new Mersenne prime numbers, but Prime95 is also a great tool for PC system builders. In its tortue test mode Prime95 will put a 100% processing load on the CPU... that'll prove if the cooling system you installed on your CPU is doing a good job. DIY PC builders and overclockers have been using it for years to gauge their systems reliability. You should, too!
Dropped your iPhone lately? Patrick has! Rather than spend hundreds on a 3Gs to replace his shattered iPhone 3G , he decided to test out iFixit's iPhone 3G Front Panel Kit. It's $60, and you'll definately want to follow along with iFixit's step by step Repair Manual, which they offer for iPods, iPhones and Macs! How hard is it? Watch the video to find out!
There are many different places online where you can donate money to support the people in need, like the earthquake victims in Haiti. If you're confused about where to give money, consider Google's Chrisis Response. The page gives you a way to donate to UNICEF and CARE through Google Checkout along with links to many other vetted charities, such as the Red Cross, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity and the numbers and messages to send for charities that accept donations via text message. Google's doing even more, go check it out!
Do the version numbers make a difference of the HDMI cables? Archie's looking to buy some HDMI cables, and he's wondering: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 or something else? We explain HDMI testing, the numbers, and what you should be thinking about when you're looking for a good deal.
How much processor does World of Warcraft need? Is a Core i5 overkill? How about a Core i7? We've got answers!