TekThing 11: Speed Up Your Old PC, RAM Secrets, How Long Will A Drive Last, and the Pebble Watch!

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How long will data last in cold storage? Deciphering the cryptic codes on memory sticks, how to save your printer heads, and speeding up an old PC. All that and more, on TekThing!
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TechReport's SSD Endurance Experiment... is over. They're all dead. They all lasted longer than expected... there's tons to learn from the article over at TechReport.com.
How Long Will Data Last? @kenjancef tweets: "Q: If I backed up data to a hard drive, then unplugged it and stored it somewhere, how long could it sit and still work?" Watch the video to find out!
Can I Run The latest Mac OS? Sim posts on facebook.com/tekthing, “Hello, I love your new show. I have a mac pro 2008 desktop computer, what do need to run latest Mac OS." We've got answers for every Mac, thanks to Apple's How To Upgrade page!
Speed Up An Old PC? William writes, “I got a pc free with an AMD E1-1200 APU that I would like to get some better windows performance out of." Does William need more RAM, a new GPU, or should he try our free tricks first??? 
Understanding RAM: Joe writes ask@tekthing.com: "Can you explain the differences in the alphabet soup that is PC memory? I have no clue what all the gibberish like '8GB DDR3 PC3-14900 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V 1024Meg x 64' means. -  Whaaaa?! Tkx!" Shannon deciphers all that and more in the video!
Pebble Time Smartwatch? Linus writes, "What are you thinking about the Pebble Time?" Shannon's been looking for the right smart watch... stylish -and- functional. Is this it???
Viewer VPN Responses: Fritz has concerns about VPN security! We read 'em off in the video... and suggest reading Lifehacker's How Do I Know If My VPN Is Trustworthy? Meanwhile, Mike posted on Facebook.com/tekthing to suggest TeamViewer as a worthy VPN alternative, and that we compare the Banana Pi and the Raspberry Pi 2!)
Do Something Analog! Like watching for the International Space Station... check out the latest variation off the ISS Above alarm... they've got a new Kickstarter for a wearable that'll flash when it's time to look up!