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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 learn what to do!
LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer Review Just a couple years ago, 3D printing was more fail than fun: tons of problems, printing took forever, and the end result was... meh. Does a top of the line printer, like the LulzBot Taz 6, make 3D printing fast and easy? Watch the video to find out! Thanks to our friends at PrintedSolid for the enclosure and filament!
Dell Ultrathin S 27 HDR Monitor Dell's new Ultrathin S 27 is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified... but even if you don't care about 4K HDR content, the 2560x1440 S2719DM is one of the brightest, most evenly lit (the Corning Iris Glass is impressive), and, yes, thin. Does it have a downside? Watch the video to find out!
Search Engines That Respect Privacy Kimas writes, "I was wondering about privacy centric search engines. I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for a couple of months, and it's almost a great tool. Are there better alternatives endorsed by the InfoSec community? I found swisscows.ch and searchencrypt.com, what would you recommend as an alternative to Google for people into privacy?" We talk DuckDuckGo, StartPage, SearX, and Qwant in the video!
Get Rid Of The Disks You Don't Use! Jim writes, I am looking to declutter and trying to decide what to do with my hard media, especially his old DVDs. He's looking for a NAS recommendation under $400, and wants to know, "Is it even worth converting DVDs to digital in regards to quality and time?" And if it is, what software would we use to do it? MakeMKV is -great- for digitizing your DVDs and Blu-rays. Synology's DS218 and DS418 are both great NAS boxes for home use. And we talk about ripping DVDs in the video!
New AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs dropped last week... think evolution, not revolution. The new Ryzen 7 2700X is slightly faster than the last year's flagship, the 1800X , and the price was a big suprise! Check out PCPer's full review for all the deets!
Your DNS Responses!!! Thanks to all our viewers that wrote in after our Cloudflare DNS 22.214.171.124 coverage! You sent updates on DNS over TLS for PFsense, and Quad9DNS. We explain 126.96.36.199 in the video!
Do Something Analog Like check your water meter to make sure your plumbing isn’t leaking… or so that, ahem, your beloved Eldest Child understands that leaving the house bib turned on means you’re wasting water!!!
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