Introducing TekThing with Patrick Norton and Shannon Morse!
What happens to old passwords?? Does free OneCloud kill online backups?? Robert Heron talks quantum dots and Super Bowl TV picks, streaming games to your living room , and where’s the RSS FEED?!?!
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Will Free OneDrive Kill Backup Plans Like CrashPlan?
Jeremy writes, "I never missed an episode of Tekzilla and I'm excited to see everyone back with a new show! Now that OneDrive is rolling out unlimited cloud storage for Office 365 subscribers (and hopefully more services follow suit), are dedicated cloud backup solutions still viable?" He adds "Do dedicated cloud backup solutions offer any advantages over cloud storage solutions such as: encryption, data loss protection, and if the service is hacked will my data be safe?" We've got answers in the show!
Quantum Dots vs OLED, Best Super Bowl TVs, & Questions for Robert Heron
LG new OLED TVs look amazing... so do Samsung's SUHD LEDs. Robert goes deep on the differences, and explains just why Quantum Dot Color is keeping LCD screens looking amazing, and why the UHD Alliance will be critical to make 4K/UHD mainstream.
@thequestion007 with plasma going away what is the best tech for classic movies with 24 frames and natural blur?
@TriviallyTravis what’s your favorite OTA DVR viewing solution? WMC? Channel Master? Tivo?
Want to read Robert's TV, projector, and home theater reviews and tech articles? Head to heronfidelity.com:
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Killing Old Passwords...
Sean Writes: I use Lastpass. In the past I used Chrome to remember my passwords, so Lastpass has all of my ancient passwords. I used to use the same password in lots of places. I went looking for some of the sites that Lastpass says I have the same password for. A lot of them are gone. Is my data safe? Is there anything I can do aside from eliminating my old passwords from any other sites? What happens when a forum site dies?
Razer Forge TV Will Stream PC Games, Too!
Orions Angel comments on YouTube, "The Razer Forge TV can stream high end PC games. For example your Steam games to the living room. That's the big selling point. Way to not even mention that guys. You can't use the Amazon Fire TV to do that. I really wish these tech snobs would do more research before they put down a device." We talk about what it'll take to stream PC Games to the Forge TV, why we didn't bring it up and, along with one of Patrick's CES faves, Razer's nifty new Razer Turret lap board for living room gaming!
Check Out This FreeNAS Build!
Apple Should Build This Mac!!!
From the that’s pretty shiny department, @horwitz tweeted Probably the coolest neo-retro Apple product design I've ever seen.
Do something analog! Like go walk a dog or socialize a cat at your nearest shelter... ours is the MILO Foundation!
Full answers in the show!