iPad: Is this fingerprint magnet a tool or a toy? Two VelociRaptors vs. One SSD, Battery Cases: quit losing those AA, AAA and CR123 batteries in your bag! Tag Galaxy: A Better Way To Search Flickr,
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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Did Jake Gyllenhaal and Nicholas Cage this weekend at Wondercon? Roger and V hit the fantasy, sci-fi and comic book convention and they've got the scoop on the new season of Dr. Who, Kick-Ass, and lots of people getting their cosplay on. Roger's got a special shout out to Carrie and Stephanie of Conjoined Comics and their most excellent To The Power Against
If Twitter is overwhelming your life and you want to cut back on the twitter noise, you need to check out Mixero, the client designed to help prevent Twitter overload. Like every other twitter client you can follow new people, trends, direct messages, your tweets and mentions. But what makes Mixero unique is that you can customize, filter and organize all your twitter activity. You can save and organize twitter searches, create custom group lists, and lots more!
We had a whopping 72 hours with the iPad between when it when on sale and taping this episode of Tekzilla. We point out what it does well (cuddling with your content) a list of tools lacking (Multiple acccounts, please!) and if it can hold it's own as a business tool. If you watch the viddy, you can find out who bought one... and whether it's worth your hard earned cash.
TagGalaxy is pretty self-explanatory from the name alone: when you get to the site, you can either choose from a popular tag, or type in any tag that pops into your mind. From there, you can create a a very cool, 3D-like galaxy of Flickr images pulled by that tag! It's a really inventive way of browsing through thousands of images that interest you... check it out!
Frank has a need for hard drive speed and wants to know if he should go with a single Solid State Drive or a pair of WD VelociRaptors configured in a RAID 0. We say go with the SSD... to find out why, read Anandtech's Western Digital's Raptors in RAID-0: Are two drives better than one?
Eugene wrote in on one of our favorite topics: backup. He just lost 300 GB of data. Fortunately, he had a backup. Have you backed up the data on your hard drive lately??? Veronica's got a list of ways to do it!
Thomas wants to do a clean install of his OS, but wants to save his iTunes metadata, like ratings and playcounts. (The ID3 tag info for title and album and such are actually in the audio file.) Veronica shows you how to do it on OS X and Windows in the video!
Last week at the end of our Beginners Guide to Podcasting we asked you to send in your personal Podcasting setups... we've got some respones for ya, including the gear Patrick Beja uses for the Phileas Club and Movielicious!