Episodes - TekThing
By TekThing
About this podcast
You'll find something useful in every episode of TekThing: product reviews, how-tos, breakdowns on the big stories, and interviews with best experts around!

Episodes (Total: 136 / Page: 1)
Aug. 17, 2017
Cereal Box Beats $50 Eclipse Glasses, Elcomsoft Password Manager Crack,Eclipse Photography, Download Google Maps, G-Sync Gaming Tested!
Aug. 10, 2017
Ryzen 3 Problem? 38” Dell Curved Monitor, Can I Detect Broadpwn On My Phone? How Do 802.11AC Routers Boost N Speeds?
Aug. 3, 2017
Bargain Gaming PC CPU: Ryzen 3 or Pentium G4560? Fix BroadPwn Before It Ruins Your Phone, Best LED Bulbs, Dealing with Tiny Apps on a High DPI Monitor!
July 27, 2017
Test Your WiFi Speed... and is Ethernet really faster? Bitdefender BOX review, add storage to your laptop, and the classic, "Should I run Linux or Windows???" question!
July 20, 2017
Dell XPS 27 7760 All-In-One Review, Encrypt Your Dropbox  & Google Drive Data, Illumy Smart Sleep Mask vs. Jet Lag, Best USB 3 Hub, & Board Games!!!
July 13, 2017
Worlds Best Keyboard? 3 Free tools find where your ‘Net is slow!Ubuntu Windows App. Net Neutrality. HD or NAS for more SSD space??? --TekThing 133
July 6, 2017
Amazon Echo Show Review: should it be on your shopping list for PrimeDay? ProtonVPN vs. PIA, Adobe Premiere Pro PC Parts Reccomendation, Make Your VPN Run Faster! -- TekThing 132
June 29, 2017
OnePlus 5… Shannon’s got a hands on review! What to do if you accidentally erased your hard drive, what CPUs are we running, get your first job in InfoSec, and more!!! -- TekThing 131
June 22, 2017
Where are the cheap mesh routers??? Focal Spark In Ear Review, Latency vs. Bandwidth, Solar Photography with Binoculars, and more!
June 15, 2017
BIG TITLES and indie games from E3, Common.net wireless mesh internet, get ready for the eclipse on August 21st, Google wants your kids to Be Internet Awesome!
June 8, 2017
Dell UltraSharp 32 8K Monitor, Apple HomePod, Do I need a new NAS? Best Android Business Card Scanner,  USB Ports on Planes?
June 1, 2017
System76 Galago Pro Linux Laptop, Ultimate USB Charger, LineageOS Android, Hacking Security Pros! -- TekThing 127
May 25, 2017
Top 5 Nintendo Switch Accessories, Free Music Servers, Install Windows Apps With Chocolatey, Soldering Iron Picks: Portable and Worshop! -- TekThing 126
May 18, 2017
You Can Fight Ransomware!!! Should I Pay for Antivirus? Back Up DVDs & Blu-rays, Run Pi-hole and OpenDNS!------Download Episode 125Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS!------FIGHT RANSOMWARE The Wannacry Ransomware  has encrypted the data on hundreds of thousands of computers, we tell you how to fight ransomware, what you should do now before your machine gets infected, why you should check NoMoreRansom.org before you pay to decrypt, and more in the video! Backing Up Your DVDs and Blu-rays! Dan tweets, "@TekThing I'd like to back up my DVD collection to a NAS that I can stream to my devices on my network. Any tips?" We discuss if it's legal, and how to use MakeMKV and HandBrake to back up your DVDs, for your own personal use, adding subtitles (more subtitle help), sharing via NAS, and more in the video!  Should I Pay For Antivirus? Lennert has a new laptop, and writes, "Is Defender plus a bit of common sense enough to keep your laptop virus free? Should I buy a more powerful tool like Malwarebytes, Kaspersky or Bitdefender?" Find out what we do in the video, and here's the PCMag article with the discounted prices! Pi-hole And OpenDNS! Tony D writes TekThing, "You can use the Pi-hole AND OpenDNS!" Find out how in the video! Cable Modem Lawsuit? Several viewers pointed out that there’s a class action lawsuit brewing around Shannon's new Arris 6190 cable modem. Find out why Shannon's not worried, and why one of viewers questions whether end users can even detect the problems!Do Something Analog Like Shannon: fly to australia while playing the Nintendo Switch!!! Want to meet up with Shannon and Hak5's Darren in Australia? Check HackAcrossThePlanet.org!------Thank You Patrons! Without your support via patreon.com/tekthing, we wouldn't be able to make the show for you every week! ------THANKS to Hak5! & The HakShop!!!SOCIAL IT UP! Twitter, Facebook.Email [email protected]!!!------ 
May 11, 2017
7 Tech Gifts For Mom Under $100, USB Type C Dock: can Dell's TB16 or Kensington's SD4600P deliver? The Dumbest WiFi Speed Boost Ever -- TekThing 124
May 4, 2017
SPEED UP your Cable Modem!!! MS Surface Pro 4 alternatives...  they might cost you more than you think. Does the FAA say your battery pack is too big to carry on the plane? DNSCrypt, and MOAR!
April 27, 2017
Star Trek Bridge Crew VR review, 3 new Dell monitors, the best Windows app for Two Factor Authentication, Luminoodles, Dekani Audio's awesome earpads, and MORE! -- TekThing 122
April 20, 2017
AMD Radeon RX 580 vs GTX 1060, Logitech G413 Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard, Pi-Hole vs. OpenDNS, UPDATE WINDOWS!!!  -- TekThing 121
April 13, 2017
Battery Pack Battle! Anker's PowerCore II 20000 and PowerCore Turbo Portable Charger, Ryzen 5 CPUs,  Move Old Apps to New PCs! Sen.se ThermoPeanut, Best Headphones CanJam 2017,
April 6, 2017
3 Tools That Hide Your Browsing History! QNAP TS-251A NAS Review, VPN On Your Router Is Slow, Detect DNS Leaks!------Download Episode 119Subscribe To Our Video on YouTube, iTunes, RSS!------3 Tools That Hide Your Browsing History Hey, your ISP has tracked your browsing for a long time, but advertisers are probably worse! Want to keep as much info about yourself to yourself as possible? Run HTTPS Everywhere, and Privacy Badger, and/or uBlock Origin, not just a VPN if you want to keep private! VPN On A Router Is Slow... Yes, you can run a VPN on a router to hide all the traffic in your house from an ISP...  find out which routers can tunnel to a VPN, what it does to your download speeds, and what happens with sites like Netflix or Steam in the video! BTW, the ISPs all say they won't sell your brower history! (Here's Hak5's VPN episodes!)QNAP TS-251A NAS Review Courtney's looking for a new NAS box, and writes, "Right now I'm focused on the QNAP TS451. Would you recommend anything different?" Shannon reviews the QNAP TS-251A, which runs the same OS as the 451... and adds some cool media features. Watch the video for performance info and more! DNS Leaks?!? Debra B writes, "I was wondering how to tell if DNS leaking is a problem. And if it is a problem, what do I do about it? The VPN supports an option to combat this, but they issue a warning: "Only set this parameter if you REALLY need to!" Do I really need to?" We explain DNS leaks in the video, why you might worry, and demo dnsleaktest.com! Backup To Raspberry Pi Bill says, "I use my R Pi 2 "NAS" as backup only and it works quite well.  I have two 2TB, a 4 TB and two 5 TB drives connected via a USB hub as JBOD,  I use SyncToy to backup my data.  Just in case you wonder why so much storage, most of the data are video files." JBOD = Just A Bunch of Disks, which reminds us of Stablebit DrivePool for Windows!Where's The Car Radiator Cooler??? Seerpea posted on patreon.com/tekthing, "Patrick, with fans that big why didn't you use the car radiator cooler?" We show off the biggest liquid cooler ever, and explain why we went with Corsair's H110i GTX Liquid Cooler instead!Do Something Analog! Like Moses, who writes, "My favorite museum is the Polynesia cultural center, located in Hawaii. It is awesome, you basically enter replica villages of the different tribes / people who lived on Hawaii & the other islands located near Hawaii. It is the most beautiful & most educational museums I have ever visited. ------Thank You Patrons! Without your support via patreon.com/tekthing, we wouldn't be able to make the show for you every week! ------THANKS to Hak5! & The HakShop!!!SOCIAL IT UP! Twitter, Facebook.Email [email protected]!!!------