• S13E15
  • January 22, 2020

Cyber Threats in 2020: A Wake Up Call for Businesses

It is imperative that network admins keep apprised as to the latest cyber threats that are targeting businesses. By knowing about the latest malware, we can better protect our company data. Robbie travels to ESET Canada's head office in Toronto this week to discuss the cyber threat landscape in 2020 with ESET engineer, Raf Bivar.

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  • S13E14
  • January 15, 2020

Convert Raster (JPG, PNG, etc) to TRUE Vector Paths in Linux

Robbie shows you how to create true vector paths from raster images such as logos. When upscaling raster images such as JPG or PNG, the pixels are stretched and distorted causing edges to appear blocky and blurry. Vector is the preferred choice for graphic design projects such as logos, where color information is much more minimalistic and the edges are what is important. Vector can be upscaled to any size with absolutely no pixelation.

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  • S13E14
  • January 15, 2020

Detect Your Staff by WiFi Using Linux

We all carry a smartphone. Robbie will show you how to use Linux to detect your staff coming-and-going based on whether their phone is on the WiFi. Whether to automatically turn on lights, ring a doorbell, or track staff time on premise, the options are endless and only limited to your imagination.

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  • S13E13
  • January 8, 2020

Jeff Receives a Belated Christmas Gift

There's one thing that seems to have been on Jeff's mind lately, and Robbie found the perfect Christmas gift.

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  • S13E13
  • January 8, 2020

App-Powered Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale

Robbie wants to lose weight and be a healthier person, but he's not doing it by a traditional diet (which never seems to work). Instead, he's arming himself with information about himself, which will help guide his eating. Knowledge is power, right? So by knowing all the information this impressive smart scale provides, he hopes to lose 30-40 lbs.

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  • S13E13
  • January 8, 2020

$40 Fitness Tracker With a Ton of Premium Features

Some people want fancy, expensive smart watches, where others -- like Robbie -- just want a feature-rich fitness tracker that helps them get in shape by being able to see status graphs and set goals. This sub-$40 fitness tracker offers these premium features (from the listing): Step Counter, Heart Rate Tracker, Call/Text Reminder, Incoming Calls Display, Calories&Sleep Tracking, Find Your Phone, Connect to Phone's GPS, Remote Photography, Social Media Message Reminder, Female Physiological Period Reminder, 24-hour Continuous Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Monitor, Countdown, Stopwatch and more.

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  • S13E13
  • January 8, 2020

The Benefits of Sunlight With No UV or Blue Light - LED Therapy Lamp

Sasha’s a cheerful person in general, but the Verilux HappyLight is actually giving her a better night sleep and increasing her energy. Since it has all the positive benefits of the sun with no UV or Blue Light, it’s a great way to get some extra energy through the day and get your circadian rhythm in sync at night.

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  • S13E12
  • December 18, 2019

Linux Partitions and Mount Points: Preparing a DIY NAS

As we begin preparing to build our own NAS server out of a single board computer and USB 3.1 R2 DAS enclosure, Robbie will take us through some fundamentals to help us understand how mount points work, how to partition and format our drives, and even answer questions about the project.

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  • S13E11
  • December 11, 2019

Amazon Fire Tablet with Google Play, YouTube and Chrome

Amazon Fire Tablets are a good 20-30% cheaper than traditional Android tablets of similar specs. But can you run your standard apps? Robbie set out to try installing Google Play Store, YouTube and Chrome, and the result is quite exciting for those on the fence about Amazon's line of tablets.

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  • S13E10
  • December 4, 2019

Help Us Decide: USB 3.0 with UASP + eSATA, or 3.1 Rev 2 with UASP?

Okay, here's the dilemma: There are two NAS Enclosures. They're exactly the same price. They are virtually identical. The only difference is the connectivity, and therefore, the speed of data access. Unit 1 provides USB 3.0 with UASP (5 Gb/sec) and eSATA (6 Gb/sec). Unit 2 provides only USB 3.1 Rev 2 with UASP (10 Gb/sec). Would you go with the faster Unit 2, keeping in mind that the computer we want to connect it to only has USB 3.0 UASP (so the unit will still only run at 5 Gb/sec unless we later upgrade our computer)? Or would you go with the more connectivity options of Unit 1? Help us decide, and we'll review the one the community picks (majority rules).

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