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Weekly Wrapup 229: Beware of Creeps Sending Airdrops, Nuke and Pave an iMac, NAS is not backup

Sponsored by Plex: No premiere this week as I’m at a meeting. This week we look at Smart TV privacy, more thoughts on cheap Android boxes, NYC banning inappropriate AirDrops, Nintendo drops their draconian content strikes, and more. See all of this week’s mentioned content: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:16 – Today’s Topics 01:01 – Supporter Thank Yous 01:28 – Ad: New Plex Audio Features 03:44 – Week in Review: Extra’s Channel : 04:58 – Week in Review : Main…

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ICY DOCK flexiDOCK SATA Dual SSD internal Enclosure Review for PCs MB522SP-B

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – The $25 flexiDOCK allows easy swapping of 2.5″ SATA SSD drives on a PC. It connects directly to the SATA port. See more storage: and subscribe! Here’s the mounting bracket I am using in my case: It supports hot swapping if your motherboard or drive controller does. Subscribe to my email list to get a weekly digest of upcoming videos! – See my second channel for supplementary content : Visit the Lon.TV…

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Lenovo Legion Y730 Gaming Laptop Review – 15″ With Hexacore i7 and GTX 1050Ti

Buy one at Lenovo – (affiliate link) – The Y730 is a nicely constructed gaming laptop that might work in more professional environments. Our review unit features a hexacore CPU although I wish there were more GPU options. See more gaming: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:46 – Hardware Overview and Price 00:52 – Dedicated GPU 01:18 – Screen 01:48 – Vertical banding issue on solid dark colors 02:04 – Build Quality 02:37 – Weight 02:45 – Webcam on Lower Bezel!…

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Weekly Wrapup 217 – Fake Reviews, Task Management, Polymega Another Doomed Retro Device?

See all of this week’s mentioned content: – This week we look at how fake reviews are solicited, how I manage my tasks, and offer my thoughts on whether or not the Polymega is destined to be the next retro boondoggle. Subscribe for more ! VIDEO INDEX: 00:51 – Supporter Thank Yous 01:21 – (non)Ad – Lenovo Outlet: 02:27 – Week in Review: Extras – 03:54 – News: New Amazon Fire 8″ Tablet Announced 04:54 – News: Polymega the next…

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BlackBerry KEY2 Review – QWERTY Rides Again!

Lisa Gade reviews the 2018 BlackBerry KEY2 Android smartphone with the usual BlackBerry software touches that are reminiscent of classic BlackBerry devices like the venerable Bold 9900. The smartphone has a hardware QWERTY keyboard and a 4.5” IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo on the Snapdragon 660 octa-core CPU with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It’s sold as a $649 unlocked GSM phone for use with any GSM carrier- in the US that would…

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Zerotech Dobby Pocket Mini Drone Review

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) the Dobby Drone is a pocketable drone with decent flight intelligence. Unfortunately the camera is not as good as it should be on a $400 drone. See sample footage: and subscribe! — More drone reviews: International affiliate link (Gearbest): VIDEO INDEX: 00:37 – Hardware overview 01:10 – Manual camera positioning 02:00 – Short battery life and replacement battery cost 03:34 – Indoor test flight 06:06 – Palm landing and take off 06:35 –…

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Dock with Built in GPU ! Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock with GTX 1050 eGPU

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Lenovo’s new Thunderbolt 3 dock has a built in eGPU and provides power back to the laptop – all through a single cable. We’ll explore how it works in this review. See more Thunderbolt docks: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 01:07 – Hardware overview and pricing 01:40 – Ports 02:25 – Thunderbolt is not the same as USB-C 02:58 – Power supply 03:22 – Displayport/HDMI and 4k recommendations 04:26 – Fan and fan…

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Weekly Wrapup 153 – Does Apple iMessage Sync Impact Privacy? Geek Squad Working with the FBI?

See all of this week’s mentioned videos: – This week I take a look at some of the announcements at Apple’s WWDC conference, look at the Geek Squad working with the feds, and more. Subscribe for more! — Index below: VIDEO INDEX: 00:11 – Patreon Thank Yous 00:24 – Non-sponsor ad: 6 months of Plex Pass with Nvidia Shield TV 01:29 – Week in Review 03:39 – Lenovo Yoga 720 Thunderbolt PCIe lanes- 05:09 – Interview on Creator’s Hub 05:34…

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Weekly Wrapup 190 – One Year Full Time! End of MCNs? Newegg Lies to CT Customers, and More!

See all of this week’s mentioned content: – This is the one year anniversary of me going full time! I’ll talk about how the year went and my goals for 2018. Also: MCNs might be dying out due to more behind the scenes YouTube policy changes. And I say good riddance! You can see some examples of MCN contracts in the video. Subscribe for more! VIDEO INDEX: 00:30 – Supporter Thank yous 00:52 – Ad: Plex – 01:37 – Week…

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My Weight Loss Story & How I Keep it Off With Tech! sponsored by Nokia Steel HR

Find the Nokia Steel HR here: and Body+: – get 10% off with coupon code NEWYOU-RY2-9BN ! In this video I talk about how I lost about 40 pounds and how I use tech to stay at my goal weight. See my Nokia Steel HR review: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 01:17 – Plex on the Shield TV 05:13 – Xbox Plex Performance 07:22 – NFS support update on Xbox and Kodi Subscribe to my email list to get a weekly…

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LG X Charge Review – $149 Smartphone Works with Sprint, AT&T & T-Mobile

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – The LG X Charge is a low end phone with a big battery. But there are some compromises that come with its low price. See more phones: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:47 – Hardware overview 00:49 – Display 01:27 – Processor, storage and ram 01:54 – OS 02:21 – Battery life 03:21 – Weight 03:39 – Bluetooth and WIFI 03:58 – Ports 04:29 – Speakers 04:44 – camera 05:08 – Photo and…

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How to Configure Norton Core Router Parental Controls

Buy it at Norton – (affiliate link) – In this sponsored tutorial I show how to configure the parental controls on the Norton Core router. See my original review: and subscribe for more! VIDEO INDEX: 01:03 – Creating a user to manage 01:24 – Default filtering levels 02:28 – Daily time limits 02:43 – Setting bedtime restrictions 03:22 – Assigning Devices to a Person 03:48 – Parental controls in action 04:41 – Do not use as an ad blocker 05:40…

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Apple TV Cord Cutting Options: Channels, InstaTV, and Plex – Cord Cutting Project Part 7

Find the gear here: (affiliate link) – We haven’t looked at cord cutting options on the Apple TV in awhile so in this video we’ll take a look at Channels, InstaTV, and Plex and see what can be done on the Apple TV. See more about my setup: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 01:48 – Channels App and DVR 03:40 – Channels DVR app in detail 06:18 – Channels DVR: Watching remotely 08:19 – Channels DVR Server compatibility 08:55 – DRM…

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Mars by Crazybaby Review – Levitating Bluetooth Speaker System!

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) This is a bluetooth speaker with a gimmick. But a very cool gimmick: it floats in the air with magnetic levitation! See more speakers: & Subscribe for more! VIDEO INDEX: 1:02 – Hardware overview 1:57 – Levitation demonstration 2:58 – Audio quality 4:01 – App configuration 6:02 – Additional levitation demonstration 6:40 – conclusion and final thoughts So first with the cool – the levitation system is remarkably stable and really looks as…

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$9 CHIP Computer Review – Does the C.H.I.P Kickstarter Deliver?

So what can a $9 computer do? The answer for the C.H.I.P. computer is not much unfortunately – unless you’re a maker looking for a decent microcontroller backed by a full Linux Operating system. See more cheap computers: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:30 – Hardware overview 01:02 – Composite display by default, $15 HDMI adapter discussion 03:22 – Boot time 05:02 – Web browsing performance 05:41 – YouTube performance 06:44 – New York Times mobile site / general web performance…

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series Followup – Is it upgradeable?

Buy one at Dell – (affiliate link) – Lots of folks asked if the $199 Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series is upgradeable. Here’s my answer. See the full review here: In this video I look to see if the RAM and storage can be upgraded on the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series that sells for $199. See more current cheap laptops here: Subscribe to my email list to get a weekly digest of upcoming videos! – Visit the Lon.TV store…

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Amazon Tap Review – Alexa in a Bluetooth Speaker ! Compared to the Echo

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – The Amazon Tap is a smaller, portable version of their popular Echo intelligent speaker. See my echo review here: and subscribe here! VIDEO INDEX: 0:02 – Introduction 0:56 – Hardware overview 1:08 – Sling rubber case 1:58 – Sound quality discussion 3:27 – Connectivity options 3:54 – Alex app overview 4:26 – Adding item to to-do list 4:41 – Controlling light switch with Belkin WeMo / Home automation 5:39 – Conclusion and…

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HP Chromebook 13 G1 Review – 13.3″, Core M, 2 USB-C ports

Buy it at HP – (affiliate link) – The HP Chromebook 13 G1 is a new premium lightweight laptop running ChromeOS. See more Chromebooks: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:49 – Hardware overview 01:40 – Battery life 03:11 – USB-C ports 04:27 – Keyboard and trackpad 04:59 – Web browsing performance 06:22 – YouTube and Online video performance 06:52 – 4k video playback issues 08:32 – Conclusion and final thoughts Chromebooks have come a long way in just a few short…

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WD My Passport SSD Review – Portable Solid State Drive

Buy it at Best Buy – (affiliate link) – WD’s MyPassport SSD is a portable USB-C solid state drive available in 256, 512 and 1TB configurations. See more portable SSDs: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:16 – Pricing 00:48 – Build Quality 01:10 – USB-C and included cable and USB 3.0/2.0 adapter 02:11 – Performance: Sequential reads/writes with Blackmagic test 03:05 – Performance: Crystal Diskmark random reads/writes 03:56 – Performance: 4k multicamera video editing 05:03 – Conclusion and final thoughts This…

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