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Download Episode 212 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Lenovo's Yoga A940 27" All-in-One! Watch out Surface Studio, Lenovo's Yoga A940 27" AiO's slick Precision Dial has tons of Adobe CS integration, and built in wireless phone charging! HyperX Quadcast Microphone HyperX has a new mic for game streamers to get their Twitch o ...…
 
Download Episode 211 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ LG Signature OLED TV R The talk of the show? If it wasn’t chips from Nvidia or AMD, it was LG’s roll up OLED UHD TV. Head over to https://youtu.be/F7EXxZxtv34 for all our HDTV coverage from CES 2019! NVIDIA RTX 2060 $349 for RTX 20 series graphics? Meet NVIDA’s RTX 2060! ...…
 
Download Episode 210 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ CES 2019 Is Coming!!! We expect tons of laptops, 5G updates, we’re doubtful on 802.11x/WiFi 6, but we’re already seeing Ryzen 9 spec leaks, not to mention Nvidia 2600 pricing (and a ship date at their press conference)... gaming laptops, VR, 3D printing??? Watch the vide ...…
 
Download Episode 209 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ 2019 Security and Privacy Predictions 2018 brought the GDPR and the first inkling of companies being investigated under that new EU… wondering what 2019 will bring to privacy and security? Watch the video for Shannon’s thoughts on privacy laws, consumer security tech, br ...…
 
Download Episode 208 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Safer Holiday Travel We're heading into one of the busiest times of the year for traveling, so to keep you as safe as possible, Shannon found a slew of cybersecurity travel tips for you! Tons of info in the video (How many people use work laptops on open WiFi?!?), and af ...…
 
Download Episode 207 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Nvidia RTX Driver Update!!! Nvidia 20 series GPU framerates with DXR raytracing turned looked weak when Battlefield V first came out. (No, really, check HardOCP.) With the release of Nvida’s latest driver, performance got a bump. How big? We talk about the results Guru3D ...…
 
Download TekThing 206 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Natural Disaster??? Clean Your PC!!! We got a most excellent tweet from @alison_chaiken a few days ago... "Aftermath of Paradise, CA fire: if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, maybe you should disassemble and clean your computers." See why in the video! Intel Debu ...…
 
Download Episode 205 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Huawei Matebook X Pro Review How does Huawei’s 13.9” Matebook X Pro compare up to laptops like Dell’s XPS 13? Watch the video review to find out about the big screen, hidden webcam, battery life, and more! Lenovo Legion C730 Mini Gaming Cube A Core i7 8700K and Nvidia GT ...…
 
Download TekThing 204 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thank you for watching the show! Black Friday: PC Parts??? Dave emailed ask@tekthing.com, “I'm finally looking to do a new system build. Is there a time when deals are best? Cyber Monday, just before or after Christmas?” YouTube’s RandomFrankP has ...…
 
Download TekThing 203 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Black Friday??? Start Researching Now!!! Avoid a terrible surprise on Black Friday by following our top Black Friday tips… one of ‘em involves Amazon pricing on CamelCamelCamel.com. (And don’t assume Amazon always has the best prices!) PCPartPicker is the build guide we ...…
 
Download TekThing 202 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Wireless Charger Help! Jim’s new Fossil smart watch, “charges via a magnetically connected Qi charging cord. While this works it works slowly, taking nearly 3 hours to fully charge from 50% to 100%. I briefly placed my watch on my Samsung Qi charging puck that I use eve ...…
 
Download TekThing 201 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Pixel 3: More Than Just Giant Notch!!! Yes, there's a notch on the bigger of the two Pixel 3 phones. Yes, it's big and obvious. It's also there for a reason - because it houses two front cameras and a speaker. So do Shannon mind it? Is the screen better than the blue me ...…
 
Download TekThing 200!!! Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ CAAVO Control Center Remember the Caavo? This time it's $99, not $399, adds support for HDR and Atmos... and, sadly, no longer offers the hidden browser that keeps your watch lists updated. Instead, it offers 'discovery' built around social and playlists... and the " ...…
 
Download TekThing 199 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ WiFi 6 Wi-Fi 6? A couple weeks ago the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that it gonna rename all the wiffies... 802.11AC is now Wi-Fi 5, 802.11n is Wi-Fi 4, and the next gen o' Wi-Fi will not be known as 802.11ax, but Wi-Fi 6. What’s all that mean? What does Wi-Fi 6 promise for ...…
 
Download TekThing 198 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Oculus Quest: VR Update w/ Will Smith! Last week at the fifth annual Oculus Connect, Oculus announced the Quest, "the world’s first all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality." Joining us to talk Quest, Rift, Go, Vive, and what VR gear you should be looking to b ...…
 
Download TekThing 197 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ About That Blackout This Morning We didn't have an epic power outage this morning, but it was serious enough to take out most of the town Patrick lives in, -and- the cell towers for an hour plus. That revealed some flaws in his disaster prep, and how his UPS gear is set ...…
 
Download TekThing 196 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ ALEXA EVERYWHERE Amazon dropped a ton of Echo gear that aims to bring Alexa everywhere... even an Echo Microwave. Are they kidding?!? Netgear Orbi Voice!!! One example of Alexa Everywhere is Netgear's latest addition to it's Orbi lineup of mesh routers: the Orbi Voice S ...…
 
Download Episode 195 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Nvidia RTX 2080, 2070, 2080Ti GPUS Nvidia's first 20 series RTX card, the RTX 2080 started shipping today. How fast is it on today's games compared to the 1080 and 1080Ti? Where are the gorgeous raytracing games? When will the 2080Ti and 2070 ship? How are the prices? Wa ...…
 
Download TekThing 194 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Moto Z3: Ready for 5G??? The first 5G upgradable smart phone? Wondering what that means for Verizon's new Motorola Moto Z3? Is it a flagship quality phone? How good is the camera, and just what are Moto Mods anyhow? Is it the fastest charging Android phone we've ever se ...…
 
Download TekThing 192 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Dell XPS 15 Review!!! Dell started shipping the 2018 XPS 15 this summer, packing in an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050ti, a ton of storage, and an optional 4K touch screen. Is this a luxury gaming laptop, a content creation machine, or both??? Watch the video to find out!!! Sec ...…
 
Download Tekthing 192 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ NVIDIA RTX 20 Series GPUs!!! The rumors were true! Nvidia announced their new consumer 20 series GPUs last week, the RTX 2080Ti, 2080, and 2070, which use Nvidia's Turing architecture to bring real time real-time ray tracing (and quite a bit more) to consumer desktops. ...…
 
Download TekThing 191 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Defcon Badge Life Forget wrist bands, at DEF CON badges are the proof of payment that grant you entry into the con, and electronic LED covered badges show up every other year. Shannon was all about the #badgelife this year, explains the intense game built into this year ...…
 
Download TekThing 190 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Vegas Now Searches Hotel Rooms Do you travel in Vegas? There are new security policies at many hotels, that, to quote ArsTechnica, “mandated room searches when staff had not had access to rooms for over 24 hours.“ Sound chill? It was actually pretty scary. Defcon 26: Lo ...…
 
Download TekThing 189 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ AMD B450 Chipset for Ryzen CPUsRemember Patrick being all excited about the Ryzen 2 processors last week? Well, the day after we recorded that show, AMD released B450, a new chipset. For Ryzen... Oh Noes, I Could Have Had a Ryzen!!! Speaking of Ryzen 2, Mark recently "w ...…
 
Download TekThing 188 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ DEFCON 26 Gonna be at DEFCON 26, August 9th to the 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada? We’re gonna be at DEFCON! Come by the Hak5 booth in Caesars Palace on friday or saturday and say howdy! AMD Ryzen 2 CPUs!!! Bob wrote ask@tekthing.com, "Would you consider revisiting Ryzen CPU ...…
 
Download TekThing 187 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Lenovo Smart Display What does every smart speaker need? How about a touchscreen??? OK, we weren't impressed with Amazon's Echo Show, the $230 Alexa Bluetooth speaker with a 7" screen. But Lenovo's new 10" Smart Display? If you're looking for something more than a big p ...…
 
Download TekThing 186 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Romeo Saber 120V Portable Charger Review Romeo's Saber weighs 2.2 pounds, packs 86Wh (24000mAh), includes a 15W USB-C port, and, yes, a 120V plug on one end. Can it charge a gaming laptop? Can you legally carry it on a plane? Does the Bluetooth app work? How much does i ...…
 
Download TekThing 185 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Motorola Moto G6 Review We've gotten quite a few requests for a budget android phone pick, so we're reviewing Motorola's $249.99 Moto G6 this week! How good are the camera, screen, and battery life? Is Gorilla Glass back a fingerprint magnet? How does it compare to flag ...…
 
Download TekThing 184 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Stop Using Canned Air! John, aka JWBrin tweets, “@patricknorton @Snubs @TekThing @robertheron do you use canned air or canned air alternatives to clean out your computer system? If you use can-less what do you use?” Robert Heron and HardOCP help answer this one: it's al ...…
 
Download Episode 183 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Is Windows Defender Enough??? Phil writes, "for several years bought Norton Antivirus for several machines. I am wondering if Windows Defender is more than capable of keeping my machines safe or should I continue paying 100+ dollars a year for Norton premium products. Sa ...…
 
Download Episode 182 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Block Robocalls!!! Dan tweets, "I've seen a lot of apps that say that they can help block spam/robocals on mobile wondering what you thought about them thanks." We discuss the FTC's DoNotCall.gov and Scam Alerts, spam blocking by your mobile carrier, apps like Nomorobo, ...…
 
Download TekThing 181 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ OnePlus 6 Review Is the OnePlus line of phones still considered flagship killers? Or are they now a flagship on their own? A full review of the OnePlus 6, including battery life, camera quality, how that all glass design holds up in everyday use, the new Face Unlock, an ...…
 
Download TekThing 180 MP4 Video File Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ 4K or 1080p: Which should I shoot in??? Martin emailed ask@tekthing.com, "I have a Pixel 2 XL and the video recording is amazing, bit as I was looking at the features it got me thinking: what is a better default setting for shooting video: 4K at 30fps or ...…
 
Download Episode 179 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Nuraphone, Sennheiser HD1 Wireless, Bluewave GET Reviews!!! Ben, aka @hardy_bm tweeted, "What do you guys think of the https://nuraphone.com/? They’re heavily promoted on social media. I’m attracted by the otoaccoustic trickery but not sure how much of it is woo. Your ad ...…
 
Download Episode 178 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Ossic: Kickstarter Fail!!! We talked about Kickstarter failure rates back in Episode 149. A couple weeks later in Episode 152, viewer Craig sent us a great set of guidelines on how to NOT lose your money on Kickstarter. In the wake of the Ossic X failure, we thought we'd ...…
 
Download Episode 177 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Maker Faire! Why, yes, we'll be at Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA this weekend! $500 Laptop Recco Javier tweets, "Hey @Snubs @patricknorton do you guys know a decent laptop 13 inches or more with upgradable ram and hard drive under 500 dollars?" We've got minimum specs, CP ...…
 
Download Episode 176 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Mothers Day & EarthNow... Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th! Are you ready? Meanwhile, Patrick's mildly obsessed, or maybe just creeped out, by with EarthNow, "creating the means for you to instantly see almost anywhere on Earth in “true real-time."" Oculus Go, Lenov ...…
 
Download TekThing 175 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Review! An Intel CPU and AMD GPU in one chip? Yup! One of the Kaby Lake G processors we covered at CES is inside Dell's new XPS 15 2-in-1. How fast is this new laptop/tablet? How good are the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics for gaming? Battery life? The ...…
 
Download Episode 174 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ 2FA Backup Codes!!! We talk a lot about turning on 2FA on all the websites and services you use, but there's one thing you should do -before- your phone gets stolen and you get locked out of your two factor authentication tools. (Especially GMail!) Watch the video to lea ...…
 
Download Episode 173 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ New Google DIY AI Kits! “Google launches updated DIY kits for AI voice & vision w/ edu focus, available at Target.” Target?!? Both the AIY Voice Kit v2 and AIY Voice Kit v1.1 include a Raspberry Pi Zero WH and pre-provisioned SD card to make getting your AI on easier. De ...…
 
Download Episode 172 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ TunnelBear Update Yes, TunnelBear was bought by McAfee. It's still the only VPN with a third party audit. More thoughts in the video! Z-EDGE Z3 dashcam vs ROAV Dashcam C2 Traffic and car break ins are -crazy- in the bay area. Shannon takes a look at Anker's new $60 ROAV ...…
 
Download Episode 171 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ GPU Prices Are Dropping!!! You can see it on CamelCamelCamel... but they're still nearly 2x MRSP! On the upside, you can actually find a new GPU to buy. Is It Safe To Buy Used GPUs from Miners? Alex posted on Facebook, "what's your thoughts on purchasing GTX gpu's that w ...…
 
Download Episode 170 Subscribe To TekThing on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Fix Facebook Security Fails!!! Facebook is under fire for their part in the data 50 million users ending up at a firm called Cambridge Analytica. Shannon's got a complete breakdown of what happened on Threatwire. Right now, let's talk about how to secure or outright dele ...…
 
Download Episode 169 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Is Netflix 4K Worth It??? Michael, aka @cmmanley52 tweets, "Is Netflix really worth the added 2.00 a month more for 4k? Am I really getting 4k content or are they compressing the hell out of it? Thanks" We talk about the new prices at Netflix (It'll be $3, Michael, not ...…
 
Download Episode 168 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Review The new Pi 3 Model B+ sports a faster 1.4 GHz processor w/ a heat spreader, adds Gigabit Ethernet, along with 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac and promises a 3X bump in networking performance. Benchmarks, a power supply tip, and hands ...…
 
Download Episode 167 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ My First Multimeter!!! @petebocken tweeted out, "@patricknorton recommend a decent first multimeter? I guess sub $25." For 90% of what I do, something like this $13 Etekcity MSR-R500 is more than enough... find out why in the video! Smart Bulb Battle Philips Hue set the ...…
 
Download Episode 166 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ When To Back Up??? @ngageguy tweets, "After my HD failure I tweeted to you not long ago, I would suggest you give your listeners some tips on the importance of the backup of HD’s and what to do if they start to fail." When should you back up your files and data? Watch t ...…
 
Download Episode 165 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Patrick Loves Curling @rubrnek tweeted, “#NowListening to the latest @avexcel trying to figure out if Patrick is legit excited about #OlympicGames2018 #curling" Answer in the video! Mesh WiFi vs. Cheap WiFi Router Steve in Tampa writes, "I am moving into a three story t ...…
 
Download Episode 164 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Huawei Mate10 Pro Review Skip the fake reviews on BestBuy, we've got a real review of Huawei's $800 Mate10 Pro, from the performance of its twin cameras (a 20MP monochrome and 12 MP RGB camera), massive 4000 mAh battery, screen quality, and how it compares to Google's P ...…
 
Download Episode 163 Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS! ------ Apple HomePod Reviews The first reviews of Apple's HomePod are hitting... it sounds incredible, an amazing feat of engineering, but Siri is limitted, and it's -all- about Apple Music. Great reviews by The Verge and TechCrunch! Dr Who Convention! There's a new Doctor on ...…
 
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