• S13E18
  • February 19, 2020

A New Spin on Compressed Air

When we clean out our computer or other electronics, we may turn to a can of compressed air. But did you know, what comes out of the can isn't air at all? It's a mix of flammable gases. If used incorrectly, it can even spray moisture onto your precious device. John W. Scherer set out to provide a better option, leading to the creation of Canless Air. His Canless Air System is simply air. It's toxin free, safe and -- get this -- a fraction of the price! One single Canless Air System can potentially replace over 5,000 cans of traditional canned air. It's sustainable pressurised air that takes up no more space on your shelf than a standard can of compressed air. We'll learn about the product, take it for a test drive, and speak with John about his innovative Canless Air.

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  • S13E18
  • February 19, 2020

Free Alternatives to Windows 10

Windows 7 users are faced with a choice now that support is discontinued: to upgrade your computer to support Windows 10, replace it outright, or breathe new life into your older system by choosing a free Linux alternative. Our team will discuss the few Linux distros they choose to use personally, and how you can do the same.

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  • S13E17
  • February 12, 2020

Run Web Sites as Apps on Linux Mint, Ubuntu or Debian with Ice SSB

Peppermint OS' Ice SSB (site specific browser) is probably the sleekest "app mode" web browser launcher creator we've seen. Now, you can create a native-looking app for any web site, complete with profile independence, and the ability to use Chrome, Chromium, Vivaldi or Firefox as the back-end. We'll install it and test on Linux Mint, but it should work on any Debian-based Linux distro (such as Ubuntu), or others if you don't mind compiling it yourself.

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  • S13E17
  • February 12, 2020

Charge 6 Phones / Tablets Simultaneously with One Charger

This is some simple tech, but worth showing as it's not necessarily something we've all thought about: What if we could do away with all the wall warts and instead put all our devices on a single charging station? It's a quick and easy fix to an issue all of us face these days with multiple devices within the household. Let's take a look at one of the many options available online.

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  • S13E17
  • February 12, 2020

My SSD Drive Caught Fire!

It could have been a LOT worse, but the smell when I arrived at my office was overpowering, and my computer was off. We took it apart and found that overnight my SSD drive had caught fire for no apparent reason.

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  • S13E17
  • February 12, 2020

Robbie's 1 Month New Year's Resolution Update

Robbie set out to educate himself about his own health using tech: A smart bio impedance scale and a fitness tracker wristband. Let's check in on how it's helping him make decisions toward losing weight, and what other healthy changes these tech devices are encouraging.

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  • S13E16
  • February 5, 2020

February 2020 Prize Week

Every time a month has a 5th Wednesday, we do a giveaway of something we've looked at on the show. This time, it's a fitness tracker similar to the one Robbie's wearing, and the team brings out the prize wheel to choose our winner.

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  • S13E16
  • February 5, 2020

Unboxing the Pinebook Pro ANSI Edition with US Keyboard (PBP 1/3)

The Pinebook Pro ANSI Edition (US Keyboard) is here! Let's get into the box and get a first look at this stunningly beautiful $200 Linux laptop from PINE64.

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  • S13E16
  • February 5, 2020

Disassembling the Pinebook Pro (PBP 2/3)

Now that we have started using our Pinebook Pro, we may want to upgrade the eMMC, replace the built-in Linux distro, or even install an m.2 riser board on the integrated PCIe x4 port. So let's remove the ten screws and get a look at the inner components of PINE64's $200 Linux laptop.

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  • S13E16
  • February 5, 2020

Debian Linux: The Default OS on PINE64 Pinebook Pro (PBP 3/3)

Robbie feels right at home on any Debian-based distro, and the $200 Pinebook Pro Linux laptop from PINE64 comes with Debian pre-installed. Let's take a quick look at the distro that boots with your new ARM64 Rockchip RK3399 laptop from the company that brought us the RockPro64, Pinebook and the A64 single board computer.

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