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A new vidcast that teaches you about advanced tips & tricks in technology you already own. Lab Rats is hosted by Andy Walker and Sean Carruthers and produced by Matt Harris. Biff & Boo, Andys pet cats also co-star.
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DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 162. MB
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Episode 241: Connect your Notebook to your HDTV

If you've ever wished you could watch the content on your notebook on a much bigger screen, check this out! Sean and Andy show you what you need to know to get content from your PC or Mac onto your high definition TV screen.

DATE: Mon, 20 Sep 2010
SIZE: 139. MB
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Episode 240: The 1, 2, 3's of HTML 5

Andy and Sean take a look at the new HTML 5 specification, explain what it means and explore what some of the new features are. The future of Adobe Flash is also discussed...is HTML a mortal threat to the rule of Flash on the web?

DATE: Mon, 13 Sep 2010
SIZE: 146. MB
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Episode 239 :Ping! A look at what's new in iTunes 10

Andy and Sean take a look at iTunes 10, the newest version of Apple's music library software. They take a look at the new design of the program as well as the addition of Ping, a social networking aspect for music lovers.

DATE: Mon, 06 Sep 2010
SIZE: 131. MB
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Episode 238: Can Blackberry hold a Torch to the iPhone?

The smartphone wars just heated up with the release of Blackberry's new Torch, but can it hold a candle to Apple's popular iPhone? Andy and Sean take a look at these two next-gen smartphones in a face-off, and compare their strengths and weaknesses.

DATE: Mon, 30 Aug 2010
SIZE: 147. MB
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Episode : 237 Power Friending with Amber Mac

Andy and Sean are joined by their good friend Amber Mac, who passes along her top tips for building a social media presence online and building your brand, whether corporate or personal.

DATE: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
SIZE: 134. MB
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Episode 236 : The Advanced Side of the iPad

Andy and Sean show off a few of their favourite iPad tips that go above and beyond the basics, including how to add external USB devices, how to add a photo to your library and set it as your wallpaper, and how to access characters from other languages using the soft keyboard.

DATE: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 235: Dusty Videotapes to Digital Videos

Sean and Andy take an old videotape and convert it to a brand spanking new digital video file using the miracle of technology!

DATE: Mon, 09 Aug 2010
SIZE: 147. MB
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Episode 234: Back to School - Desktop, Notebook, Netbook or Tablet?

Andy and Sean look ahead to the start of the school season and talk about what kind of computer you may want to get for the school year, if you're in the market for something new.

DATE: Mon, 02 Aug 2010
SIZE: 143. MB
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Episode: 3G and 4G Explained

Andy and Sean explain the difference between the different types of 3G and 4G data networks, with the help of a bunch of melons.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jul 2010
SIZE: 98.7 MB
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Episode 232: Bring 3DTV to your living room

Andy and Sean chat with Brian Lang of Panasonic Canada about what you need to bring the world of 3D television to your very own living room.

DATE: Mon, 19 Jul 2010
SIZE: 108. MB
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Episode 231: Dr. Labrat's 3D House of Video Cameras

Andy and Sean travel to Panasonic Canada's headquarters to get a sneak peek at its forthcoming 3D video camera, and talk with Panasonic's Kevin McKay about what's involved in shooting 3D footage.

DATE: Mon, 12 Jul 2010
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 230: Hands-on with the iPhone 4

Andy and Sean get their hands on the iPhone 4, and do a show-and-tell on some of its new features, like the Retina Display, multitasking, and more.

DATE: Mon, 05 Jul 2010
SIZE: 143. MB
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Episode 229: The Skinny on iOS 4

Sean and Andy take a look at iOS 4, the new mobile phone operating system from Apple, and explain some of the new features.

DATE: Mon, 28 Jun 2010
SIZE: 128. MB
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Episode 228: How a touch-screen works

Andy and Sean explain how touch-screen technology works, using Nutella, marshmallow spread, cranberry juice and bananas.?

DATE: Mon, 21 Jun 2010
SIZE: 163. MB
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Episode 227: Accessorize that iPad!

Sean and Andy show off a number of accessories that will not only protect your iPad, they'll power it, hold it upright, and make it more useful while you're on the road.?

DATE: Mon, 14 Jun 2010
SIZE: 169. MB
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Episode 226: Live Mailbag!

Andy and Sean answer questions from the students of Trenton High School's computer science department, live in studio!?

DATE: Mon, 07 Jun 2010
SIZE: 152. MB
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Episode 225: Advanced tips for the Mac switcher

Sean and Andy take a look at some more advanced tips for those switching to the Mac from the Windows World, including setting up a second mouse button, the Disk Utility, and Spaces/Exposé.

DATE: Mon, 31 May 2010
SIZE: 147. MB
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Episode 224: Miss Manners for the Digital Age

Andy and Sean talk about etiquette tips for using your technology in the modern age, including tips for email, mobile, and social networking.?

DATE: Mon, 24 May 2010
SIZE: 138. MB
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Episode 223: Facebook Privacy and Security

If you're a big Facebook fan, pay attention: Andy and Sean show you some of the things you need to pay attention to, to avoid turning Facebook into an open book with all your private data.

DATE: Mon, 17 May 2010
SIZE: 137. MB
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Episode 222: Spring Cleaning Your Computer

DATE: Mon, 10 May 2010
SIZE: 139. MB
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Episode 221: High-tech Commute

DATE: Mon, 03 May 2010
SIZE: 137. MB
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Episode 220: RAID!

Sean and Andy revisit the world of RAID (also known as Redundant Array of Independent Disks), explain what it is, and talk about the differences between the major consumer-friendly versions of RAID. It's not as complicated as it used to be.

DATE: Mon, 26 Apr 2010
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 219: Build Your Own Ethernet Cables

DATE: Mon, 19 Apr 2010
SIZE: 165. MB
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Episode 218: Does the iPad live up to the Hype?

Andy and Sean finally get their hands on the new Apple iPad and put it through its paces. What's the hardware like? Is it good for games and productivity? And ultimately, is it worth the hype?

DATE: Mon, 12 Apr 2010
SIZE: 161. MB
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Episode 217: Run Windows 7 on your Mac

Andy and Sean take a look at the updated version of Parallels Desktop, which allows you to run Windows 7 on your Mac, talk about the differences between it and Boot Camp, and show off some of the display modes in Parallels.

DATE: Mon, 05 Apr 2010
SIZE: 137. MB
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Episode 216: Computing in the Cloud

Andy and Sean take a look at the topic of cloud computing, talking about what it is, how it works, some examples of cloud computing you may recognize, and the pros and cons of entrusting your data to the cloud.

DATE: Mon, 29 Mar 2010
SIZE: 130. MB
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Episode 215: Tech Easter Egg-o-Rama!

DATE: Mon, 22 Mar 2010
SIZE: 123. MB
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Episode 214: What is eSATA?

DATE: Mon, 15 Mar 2010
SIZE: 146. MB
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Episode 213: New Streaming Media Devices

Sean and Andy show off a few new gadgets that will help you dip your toe into the multimedia stream, allowing you to move your digital media files from your computer to your living room. In this episode we look at new gear and software from Sonos, Roku, Boxee and Apple.

DATE: Mon, 08 Mar 2010
SIZE: 151. MB
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Episode 212: Switcher's Guide to the Mac

DATE: Mon, 01 Mar 2010
SIZE: 149. MB
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Episode 211: Mailbag #9

DATE: Mon, 22 Feb 2010
SIZE: 121. MB
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Episode 210: The Ol' Hard Drive Swapperoo

DATE: Mon, 15 Feb 2010
SIZE: 143. MB
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Episode 209: Get up to speed with USB 3.0

DATE: Mon, 08 Feb 2010
SIZE: 144. MB
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Episode 208: Is the iPad worth the wait?

DATE: Mon, 01 Feb 2010
SIZE: 161. MB
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Episode 207: What's new with Intel?

Andy and Sean take a look at Intel's currently consumer-friendly CPU lineup, and get a glimpse at the new products just announced at CES 2010.

DATE: Mon, 25 Jan 2010
SIZE: 94.5 MB
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Episode 206: Robots at CES 2010

DATE: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
SIZE: 134. MB
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Episode 205: Weirdest of CES 2010

In among the shining stars of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), highlighted in Lab Rats episode 204 and in our on-location CES coverage for @, there are the weird, wonderful, wacky and sometimes whacked-out gadgets and gizmos on the CES show floor. Every year without fail there's the technology that has everyone talking. And then there are the slightly more offbeat announcements. Sometimes they have all the earmarks of a hit gadget sometimes... not so much. Sean and Andy scoured the show floor to find these, their picks for the weirdest of CES 2010.

DATE: Mon, 11 Jan 2010
SIZE: 144. MB
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Episode 204: Best of CES 2010

Andy and Sean take a look at their favorites from the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.

DATE: Mon, 04 Jan 2010
SIZE: 19.0 MB
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Episode 203: Pre-CES 2010 check-in

Andy and Sean check in quickly before heading to CES and let you know what to expect in the weeks ahead, and where to find daily coverage from the butterscotch.com team for CES 2010.

DATE: Mon, 28 Dec 2009
SIZE: 135. MB
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Episode 202: Beating WiFi Deadzones

Andy and Sean take a look at why your WiFi signal may not be strong throughtout your entire house, and show you a way to beat WiFi dead zones using powerline networking and a second wireless router.

DATE: Mon, 21 Dec 2009
SIZE: 133. MB
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Episode 201: TV Cables Explained

Andy and Sean take an updated look at the cables needed to get a high def picture from your multimedia equipment to your high definition TV.

DATE: Mon, 14 Dec 2009
SIZE: 109. MB
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Episode 200: Two Hundredth Episode (Recession-Adjusted) Spectacular!

To celebrate their 200th episode, Andy and Sean reminisce about what's happened to the world of Lab Rats over the last 100 episodes, and pick some of their favourite moments...and one not-so-favourite moment.

DATE: Mon, 07 Dec 2009
SIZE: 140. MB
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Episode 199: Lab Rats Holiday Gift Guide 2009

Andy and Sean take a look at their top gift-giving picks for the holiday season, including robot vacuums, a USB turntable and many, many flying things.

DATE: Mon, 23 Nov 2009
SIZE: 108. MB
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Episode 198: e-Ink Explained

If you have a Kindle or a Sony e-reader, check it out: Andy and Sean explain how e-Ink works using eggs, salt and shoe polish.

DATE: Mon, 16 Nov 2009
SIZE: 154. MB
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Episode 197: Lab Rat App-O-Rama

The iPhone is one of the most popular consumer gadgets out there, and everyone has their favorite apps for it, so Andy and Sean show off a few of their faves.

DATE: Mon, 09 Nov 2009
SIZE: 142. MB
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Episode 196: A Mouse in the House

Sean and Andy take a look at the evolution of the computer mouse, and take a look at some of the newest improvements in this everyday object.

DATE: Mon, 02 Nov 2009
SIZE: 140. MB
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Episode 195: Save those Electrons: Power Saving Tips

Sean and Andy take a look at a few ways to use your power more efficiently, from energy-conserving power bars to rechargeable batteries to LED lighting.

DATE: Mon, 26 Oct 2009
SIZE: 161. MB
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Episode 194: Robot Invasion!

Sean and Andy take a look at the types of robots we are now starting to welcome into our home, whether they're designed to help us vacuum or help keep our kids entertained.

DATE: Mon, 19 Oct 2009
SIZE: 114. MB
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Episode 193: Six little-known things about Windows 7

Andy and Sean dig a bit deeper into Microsoft's brand new operating system, Windows 7, and uncover a few things about it that aren't as well known yet.

DATE: Mon, 12 Oct 2009
SIZE: 153. MB
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Episode 192: Six Cool Things about Windows 7

Andy and Sean take a look at six of the coolest new features in Windows 7.

DATE: Mon, 05 Oct 2009
SIZE: 140. MB
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Episode 191: Get printing! Choosing the right printer for your needs

Andy and Sean take a look at inkjet, laser and multifunction printers, explain how they work, and explain why you might want to choose one type of printer over the others.

DATE: Mon, 28 Sep 2009
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 190: Will the new Nano kill the Flip?

Sean and Andy take a look at the new iPod nano's video capabilities, measure it up against the offerings from Flip, and offer some insight into whether Flip should be worried.

DATE: Mon, 21 Sep 2009
SIZE: 139. MB
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Episode 189: Which video camera is for you?

Andy and Sean take a look at some of the different types of video cameras you can choose, from the very small to the semi-pro.

DATE: Mon, 14 Sep 2009
SIZE: 155. MB
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Episode 188: Smartphone Showdown!

Andy and Sean take a look at the iPhone 3GS, the Palm Pre, and the Blackberry Tour, and talk about each phone's strengths and weaknesses.

DATE: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
SIZE: 145. MB
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Episode 187: What's new in Snow Leopard?

Sean and Andy take a look at Apple's new version of Mac OS X, known as "Snow Leopard", and talk about what's new...and what's not so new.

DATE: Mon, 31 Aug 2009
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 186: Mailbag #8

Andy and Sean answer more questions you've sent in!

DATE: Mon, 24 Aug 2009
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 185: Router Maintenance 101

Andy and Sean take a look at how to make sure your wireless network router is up to date, and show off how to make sure your computer's wireless networking drivers are up to date, as well.

DATE: Mon, 17 Aug 2009
SIZE: 131. MB
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Episode 184: Fitness 2.0

Sean and Andy show you you how to use technology to help you get fit, including EA Sports Active for the Wii, the Nike+ system, and an iPhone app for cyclists.

DATE: Mon, 10 Aug 2009
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 183: The ABC of Digital TV

Andy and Sean take a look at the switch to Digital TV, explain what you need to receive Digital TV signals, and talk about the implications of the switchover.

DATE: Mon, 03 Aug 2009
SIZE: 139. MB
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Episode 182: Analyze This! Google Analytics Explained

Andy and Sean take a look at Google Analytics, show how to integrate it into your web site, and explain why you need it.

DATE: Mon, 27 Jul 2009
SIZE: 167. MB
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Episode 181: iPhone Evolution

Andy and Sean crack open the case (so to speak) on the three generations of iPhone and take a look at what makes them run, as well as speculating on what's coming next from Apple.

DATE: Mon, 20 Jul 2009
SIZE: 128. MB
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Episode 180: Outlook begone! Merge your email accounts with Gmail

Andy and Sean talk about Gmail's ability to pull your mail from multiple accounts, and Andy explains how he ditched Outlook completely, and merged all of his email into Gmail.

DATE: Mon, 13 Jul 2009
SIZE: 136. MB
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Episode 179: Put That Cell Phone Down!

Andy and Sean talk about why it's not only a good idea to go hands-free when you're using your cell phone, but how in some cases it's the law. Gadgets are shown, impersonations are done.

DATE: Mon, 06 Jul 2009
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 178: Mailbag #7

Andy and Sean answer more of your questions.

DATE: Mon, 29 Jun 2009
SIZE: 138. MB
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Episode 177: The wild and wooly truth about NAS

Sean and Andy talk about Network Attached Storage, explain why you need it in your house, and how to set it up. Along the way, animal sounds are made.

DATE: Mon, 22 Jun 2009
SIZE: 81.7 MB
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Episode 176: Live from the PC Museum!

Andy and Sean head to the PC Museum (www.pcmuseum.ca) in Brantford, Ontario, and take a look at some of the machines they grew up with!

DATE: Mon, 15 Jun 2009
SIZE: 127. MB
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Episode 175: Put your top secret date in the 'Crypt'

Sean and Andy take a look at the open source TrueCrypt software, explain what it does, and show how (and why) to use it.

DATE: Mon, 08 Jun 2009
SIZE: 158. MB
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Episode 174: Your Basic DSLR Lens Kit

Sean and Andy take a look at how removable lenses work on a digital SLR camera and show off which types of lenses you should add to your camera bag.

DATE: Mon, 01 Jun 2009
SIZE: 119. MB
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Episode 173: iTunes Power Tips

Sean and Andy show you some ways to bend iTunes to your will, so you can use it more efficiently!

DATE: Mon, 25 May 2009
SIZE: 107. MB
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Episode 172: Printing to the network

Andy and Sean take a look at network printers, explain what they are, and show how to set one up on your Windows or Mac computer.

DATE: Mon, 18 May 2009
SIZE: 153. MB
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Episode 171: BitTorrent Unscrambled

Andy and Sean take a look at how BitTorrent works, using raw eggs and protective gear, and explain some of the legalities of using it for downloading content.

DATE: Mon, 04 May 2009
SIZE: 120. MB
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Episode 170: Batting away Virii - Anti-Virus signatures explained

Andy and Sean explain how an anti-virus program protects your system against viruses and other harmful Internet mayhem, using fruit and a baseball bat.

DATE: Mon, 27 Apr 2009
SIZE: 165. MB
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Episode 169: Which browser is for you?

Andy and Sean take a look at the newest version of the major web browsers, including IE8, Firefox 3, Opera 10, Safari 4, and the first version of Google Chrome.

DATE: Mon, 20 Apr 2009
SIZE: 121. MB
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Episode 168: To refill or not to refill: Ink cartridge refills examined

Andy and Sean put on protective gear to explore the topic of ink cartridge refills, and whether or not you should buy cartridges only from the original manufacturer of your inkjet printer.

DATE: Mon, 13 Apr 2009
SIZE: 165. MB
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Episode 167: WPA2 Revisited - Setting up wireless security on your router

Andy and Sean take another look at the same topic they looked at in episode number 1, setting up security on your wireless router, and show off what's new in the world of Wi-Fi Protected Access.

DATE: Mon, 06 Apr 2009
SIZE: 172. MB
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Episode 166: Build your own website!

Andy and Sean take a look at what you should do if you want to create your very own web page, including getting a domain name, securing hosting, and designing the page itself.

DATE: Mon, 30 Mar 2009
SIZE: 172. MB
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Episode 165: Rock out with GarageBand

Sean and Andy put on their Devo hats and show off some of the basics of creating your own music using Apple's GarageBand music-creation software. Andy also valiantly tries to defend the 80s.

DATE: Mon, 23 Mar 2009
SIZE: 186. MB
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Episode 164: Alternatively charged! Alternative-energy charging solutions

Andy and Sean take a look at alternative ways to keep your gadgets all charged up, including solar energy, wind power...and they even talk a little bit about hydrogen and the hydrogen economy.

DATE: Mon, 16 Mar 2009
SIZE: 149. MB
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Episode 163: Shop Safely Online

Andy and Sean talk about making sure you don't end up paying more than you mean to when you shop or do banking online, and give you some tips to keep your money safe in your own accounts.

DATE: Mon, 09 Mar 2009
SIZE: 163. MB
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Episode 162: Low-tech solutions for High-tech problems

In this high tech world we often reach for high-tech solutions when our technology fails, but put your wallet away: Andy and Sean have some decidedly low-tech solutions to some of your high-tech problems.

DATE: Mon, 02 Mar 2009
SIZE: 164. MB
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Episode 161: Shorten that long URL!

In episode 161, Got a web link that sixteen trillion characters long? Andy and Sean explain the anatomy of a long web address, and show you several ways to trim it down to something more manageable.

DATE: Mon, 23 Feb 2009
SIZE: 144. MB
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Episode 160: You're done with your PC ....Now what?

In episode 160, When you're ready to get rid of a computer, don't just toss it on the curb! Andy and Sean talk about various options that are better for the environment, and show you how to safeguard your privacy, too.

DATE: Mon, 16 Feb 2009
SIZE: 149. MB
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Episode 159: Notebooks? No! Netbooks!

In episode 159, Andy and Sean take a closeup look at the tiny new phenomenon known as netbooks, explain what they are, and talk about the pros and cons of these ultra-portable devices that are not-quite-notebooks.

DATE: Mon, 09 Feb 2009
SIZE: 144. MB
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Episode 158: The 411 on Windows 7

In episode 158, Andy and Sean downloaded the beta of Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 7, and give you a tour of some of the new features, as well as some commentary on whether or not it's going to be worth the wait!

DATE: Mon, 02 Feb 2009
SIZE: 142. MB
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Episode 157: Soccer Mom's Tech Toolbox

In episode 157, Andy and Sean take a look at some of the techie things every soccer mom--or any mom or dad, for that matter!--should have at their disposal in order to manage their day to day life with kids.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jan 2009
SIZE: 157. MB
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Episode 156: What IS Windows, anyhow?

In episode 156, Andy and Sean look more closely at Microsoft's Windows operating system, explain a bit of its history, and take a quick peek at what's coming in the near future with Windows 7.

DATE: Mon, 19 Jan 2009
SIZE: 132. MB
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Episode 155: Weirdest of CES 2009

In episode 155, Andy and Sean take a look at some of the weirdest items they found at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

DATE: Tue, 13 Jan 2009
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 154: Best of CES 2009

In episode 154, Andy and Sean show off some of their favourites from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.

DATE: Tue, 06 Jan 2009
SIZE: 11.3 MB
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Episode 153: CES 2009 Special Update!

Andy and Sean hit the road to visit the Consumer Electronics Show 2009. Brought to you from the back of a limo, speeding down the Las Vegas strip, they guys introduce the Lab Rats plans for CES domination and also announce the latest butterscotch show called @ (at).

DATE: Mon, 22 Dec 2008
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 152: You got a new PC...what next?

In episode 152, Got a brand new computer? Andy and Sean take a look at what you should do first, to make sure you stay safe and don't run into troubles down the road.

DATE: Mon, 15 Dec 2008
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 151: Mailbag #6

In episode 151, Andy and Sean answer more of your viewer mail, and Cheryl shows off a program that will help you keep all your drivers up to date.

DATE: Mon, 08 Dec 2008
SIZE: 126. MB
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Episode 150: RAW Rah Rah: Why shoot your photos in RAW mode?

In episode 150, Sean and Andy explain what it means to shoot pictures in RAW mode when you're using your digital camera, and go through some of the pros and the cons.

DATE: Mon, 01 Dec 2008
SIZE: 159. MB
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Episode 149: Turn Your Radio On: What is RF?

In episode 149, Andy and Sean explain what "radio" is, and how it's used not only in radio and television, but in cell phones, routers and Bluetooth headsets. Cheryl makes a beanie to protect her head from the radio waves all around her.

DATE: Mon, 24 Nov 2008
SIZE: 169. MB
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Episode 148: Catch the WAV: Audio Files Explained

In episode 148, Andy and Sean take a look at the different types of digital audio formats out there, explain how they differ, and take a quick look at the difference between lossless and lossy compression. Meanwhile, Cheryl digs into some of Audacity's many features.

DATE: Mon, 17 Nov 2008
SIZE: 154. MB
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Episode 147: Aaaaaaannnd...ACTION! Video Editing 101

In episode 147, Andy and Sean take a look at what video editing is, and show off a few video editing programs. Cheryl takes a look at a DVD authoring package.

DATE: Mon, 10 Nov 2008
SIZE: 145. MB
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Episode 146: Protect Your Kids Online

In episode 146, the Internet can be a scary place, so Andy and Sean show off some ways to help protect your kids while they're online. Cheryl also shows off parental control software.

DATE: Mon, 03 Nov 2008
SIZE: 151. MB
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Episode 145: Why's My Computer So Slooooooooowwwww?

In episode 145, Andy and Sean look at the reasons that computers get slower over time, and show some quick and easy fixes that'll pep up your PC. To help even further, Cheryl shows off SpeedUpMyPC 2009.

DATE: Tue, 28 Oct 2008
SIZE: 143. MB
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Episode 144: Sit Up Straight! Computer Ergonomics 101

In episode 144, Andy and Sean are both on the ball as they share tips about how to keep your body healthy while you're using your computer. Meanwhile, Cheryl shows off a program to help you prevent Repetitive Stress Injury.

DATE: Mon, 20 Oct 2008
SIZE: 121. MB
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Episode 143: Demystifying DPI

In episode 143, Andy and Sean explain Dots Per Inch with the assistance of a giant green eyeball, and talk about why that's different from image resolution. Cheryl shows off an application that will help you save ink while printing.

DATE: Mon, 13 Oct 2008
SIZE: 176. MB
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Episode 142: Protect Your Identity

In episode 142, Andy and Sean look at how to prevent identity theft, both online and offline.

DATE: Mon, 06 Oct 2008
SIZE: 151. MB
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Episode 141: The Power of PowerLine Networking

In episode 141, Andy and Sean show off a technology that allows you to use your house's electrical wiring for networking your gadgets, and Cheryl helps tame Windows Vista's annoying authorization requests with Tweak UAC.

DATE: Mon, 29 Sep 2008
SIZE: 180. MB
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Episode 140: Mailbag #5

In episode 140, Andy and Sean answer another batch of viewer questions, and Cheryl takes a look at an audio ripping and conversion program.

DATE: Mon, 22 Sep 2008
SIZE: 171. MB
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Episode 139: How to Mount a Flat Panel TV

In episode 139, Andy and Sean learn tips and tricks on hanging a flat panel television.

DATE: Mon, 15 Sep 2008
SIZE: 141. MB
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Episode 138: What is Resolution?

In episode 138, Andy and Sean explain how to measure the quality of a digital photo.

DATE: Mon, 08 Sep 2008
SIZE: 145. MB
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Episode 137: Do These Ones Go To 11?

In episode 137, Andy and Sean look at the pros and cons of various types of headphones.

DATE: Mon, 01 Sep 2008
SIZE: 108. MB
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Episode 136: Fonts Demystified

In episode 136, Andy and Sean explore the world of fonts.

DATE: Mon, 25 Aug 2008
SIZE: 178. MB
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Episode 135: iPhone 3G Demystified

In episode 135, Andy and Sean weigh in on innovations of the iPhone 3G.

DATE: Mon, 18 Aug 2008
SIZE: 159. MB
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Episode 134: Surround Sound Demystified

In episode 134, Andy and Sean responds to a viewer email about surround sound.

DATE: Mon, 11 Aug 2008
SIZE: 162. MB
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Episode 133: Mailbag #4

In episode 133, Andy and Sean answer email about the PDF's, video card issues, virus/spyware infections, and more.

DATE: Mon, 04 Aug 2008
SIZE: 177. MB
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Episode 132: What is Centrino?

In episode 132, Andy and Sean look at Intel’s laptop chipset technology.

DATE: Mon, 28 Jul 2008
SIZE: 132. MB
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Episode 131: PDF Demystified

In episode 131, Andy and Sean explain at Adobe’s handy Portable Document Format.

DATE: Mon, 21 Jul 2008
SIZE: 176. MB
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Episode 130: Intro to Satellite Radio

In episode 130, Andy and Sean take a look at digital satellite radio such as XM and Sirius.

DATE: Mon, 14 Jul 2008
SIZE: 178. MB
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Episode 129: FTP Demystified

In episode 129, Andy and Sean explain file transfer protocol and how you can use it.

DATE: Mon, 07 Jul 2008
SIZE: 156. MB
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Episode 128: Touch Your Tech

In episode 128, Andy and Sean look at current and future technology that can be controlled by touch.

DATE: Mon, 30 Jun 2008
SIZE: 167. MB
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Episode 127: How a NAT Router works

In episode 127, Andy and Sean use tiny potatoes to explain how home network routers protect against inbound malware.

DATE: Tue, 24 Jun 2008
SIZE: 168. MB
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Episode 126: Storage on your Network

In episode 126, Andy and Sean demystify network attached storage devices.

DATE: Mon, 16 Jun 2008
SIZE: 190. MB
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Episode 125: Mailbag #3

In episode 125, Andy and Sean answer email about PVRs, NAT firewalls, and the annoying pop-up sound on the show titles.

DATE: Mon, 09 Jun 2008
SIZE: 178. MB
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Episode 124: Power Protection

In episode 124, Andy and Sean demystify power bars, UPSes and more.

DATE: Mon, 02 Jun 2008
SIZE: 165. MB
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Episode 123: Intro to HijackThis

In episode 123, Andy and Sean show how to get rid of browser hijackers with a free tool.

DATE: Mon, 26 May 2008
SIZE: 161. MB
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Episode 122: High-Def DVD Survival Guide

In episode 122, Andy and Sean help you figure out what to do now the HD DVD/Blu-ray war is over.

DATE: Mon, 19 May 2008
SIZE: 214. MB
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Episode 121: PVRs Demystified

In episode 121, Andy and Sean explain at personal video recorders, like TiVo and Windows Media Center.

DATE: Mon, 12 May 2008
SIZE: 104. MB
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Episode 120: Undelete Your Files

In episode 120, Andy and Sean show you how to recover your deleted data (and your marriage!) using oranges.

DATE: Mon, 05 May 2008
SIZE: 196. MB
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Episode 119: Mailbag #2

In episode 119, Andy and Sean answer viewer mail including fun stuff like file sharing, proxies, anonymizers and static IPs.

DATE: Mon, 28 Apr 2008
SIZE: 139. MB
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Episode 118: Should You Care About the Mac Book Air?

In episode 118, Andy and Sean look at Apple’s new ultra thin, envelope friendly laptop.

DATE: Mon, 21 Apr 2008
SIZE: 174. MB
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Episode 117: Camera Settings Demystified

In episode 117, Andy and Sean explain the weird settings on your SLR camera.

DATE: Mon, 14 Apr 2008
SIZE: 116. MB
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Episode 116: Next Generation Flash Drives

In episode 116, Andy and Sean look at how flash memory could be a replacement for magnetic hard drives.

DATE: Mon, 07 Apr 2008
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 115: Next Generation E-Books

In episode 115, Andy and Sean look at new electronic book devices including the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader.

DATE: Mon, 31 Mar 2008
SIZE: 126. MB
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Episode 114: Dunk your Digicam!

In episode 114, Andy and Sean explain waterproof ratings on gadgets.

DATE: Mon, 17 Mar 2008
SIZE: 158. MB
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Episode 113: Lab Rats Mailbag

In episode 113, Andy and Sean respond to viewer questions about podcast production, external hard drives and frost-bite in a can.

DATE: Mon, 10 Mar 2008
SIZE: 114. MB
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Episode 112: What's Old Is MP3s Again

In episode 112, Andy and Sean get jiggy on how to rip tunes to MP3 from a record player.

DATE: Mon, 03 Mar 2008
SIZE: 118. MB
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Episode 111: Do Adjust Your Set

In episode 111, Andy and Sean explain aspect ratios using cheese and chocolate.

DATE: Mon, 25 Feb 2008
SIZE: 130. MB
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Episode 110: Browser Security

In episode 110, Andy and Sean explore which browser to use for best system security.

DATE: Mon, 18 Feb 2008
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 109: How To Buy An LCD Monitor

In episode 109, Andy and Sean discuss how to choose a flat panel display for your computer.

DATE: Mon, 11 Feb 2008
SIZE: 162. MB
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Episode 108: iPod Hacking

In episode 108, Andy and Sean hack the iPod Touch to make it more useful. Plus, a little cat crack!

DATE: Mon, 04 Feb 2008
SIZE: 135. MB
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Episode 107: EULAs Demystified

In episode 107, Andy and Sean looks at the legalese on software installations.

DATE: Mon, 28 Jan 2008
SIZE: 86.6 MB
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Episode 106: Macworld 2008

In episode 106, Andy and Sean weren't there, but they still have a lot to say about the products launched at the Apple conference this year.

DATE: Mon, 21 Jan 2008
SIZE: 168. MB
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Episode 105: CES 2008 Bonus Footage

In episode 105, Andy and Sean wrap up their coverage of CES in Las Vegas. Iincludes interviews with Linksys, Green Plug, Microsoft (check out Andy’s naughty Zune interview!), Samsung, and LG. And product previews from Crucial, Art Lebedev Studios, WowWee, Yujin, Roboware, Hagisonic, Hanulkid, iRobot, Kyodo America, Meccano, and Robotis.

DATE: Sat, 12 Jan 2008
SIZE: 229. MB
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Episode 104.4: CES 2008 Day 4

In episode 104.4, Andy and Sean are live in Las Vegas at CES. Today's episode includes a special introduction by Patrick Norton and Roger Chang. Our interviews include Microsoft, SCOTTeVEST, Mio Technology, Skype, and LG.

DATE: Thu, 10 Jan 2008
SIZE: 284. MB
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Episode 104.3: CES 2008 Day 3

In episode 104.3, Andy and Sean are live in Las Vegas at CES. Today's episode includes a special introduction by Dick Debartolo and interviews with Bits Ltd, Horizon Fuel Cell, FreePlay, Sony, Texas Instruments, Samsung, Griffin Technology, and Tangent Audio.

DATE: Tue, 08 Jan 2008
SIZE: 166. MB
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Episode 104.2: CES 2008 Day 2

In episode 104.2, Andy and Sean are live in Las Vegas at CES. Today's episode includes a special introduction by Justine Ezarik and interviews with Sony, Sling Media, Belkin, Plantronics, Beceem Communications, Seagate, Data Evolution, Jawbone, XtremeMac, and Tonium.

DATE: Mon, 07 Jan 2008
SIZE: 136. MB
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Episode 104.1: CES 2008 Day 1

In episode 104.1, Andy and Sean are live in Las Vegas at CES. Today's episode includes a special introduction by Veronica Belmont and interviews with Interactive Toy Concepts, Iqua Ltd, Human Touch, Logitech, WiQuest, Pinnacle Systems, Celestron, Moletech, and OmniMount.

DATE: Mon, 17 Dec 2007
SIZE: 131. MB
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Episode 103: Whatware?

In episode 103, Andy and Sean reviews software, freeware and other types of "ware".

DATE: Mon, 10 Dec 2007
SIZE: 160. MB
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Episode 102: Intro to Mac OS X Leopard

In episode 102, Andy and Sean look at why the new Mac operating system is a bit spotty.

DATE: Mon, 03 Dec 2007
SIZE: 157. MB
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Episode 101: 2007 Gift Guide

In episode 101, Andy and Sean (and Elmo TMX) share their geek gift picks for the 2007 holiday season.

DATE: Mon, 26 Nov 2007
SIZE: 322. MB
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Episode 100: A Very Special Lab Rats

In episode 100, Andy and Sean celebrate their 100th episode, and Sean stops Andy from taking off his pants again.

DATE: Mon, 19 Nov 2007
SIZE: 193. MB
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Episode 99: How to Hide your Data

In episode 99, Andy and Sean show you how to conceal your secrets from the bad guys.

DATE: Mon, 12 Nov 2007
SIZE: 181. MB
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Episode 98: Vista to XP Networking

In episode 98, Andy and Sean show how to share files between Windows computers.

DATE: Mon, 05 Nov 2007
SIZE: 158. MB
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Episode 97: Multi-Monitor Setups

In episode 97, Andy and Sean show how to enable you computer to use two or more screens.

DATE: Mon, 29 Oct 2007
SIZE: 140. MB
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Episode 96: Hotspot Safety

In episode 96, Andy and Sean look at issues around public Wi-Fi access points.

DATE: Mon, 22 Oct 2007
SIZE: 104. MB
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Episode 95: Trojan Horses Demystified

In episode 95, Andy and Sean show how Trojan horses work using watermelons in a food demo.

DATE: Mon, 15 Oct 2007
SIZE: 118. MB
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Episode 94: User Accounts Demystified

In episode 94, Andy and Sean show what the big deal is about user accounts on your Mac and PC.

DATE: Tue, 09 Oct 2007
SIZE: 184. MB
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Episode 93: LabRats at New Media Expo 2007 Part 2

In episode 93, Andy and Sean attend the New Media Expo and interview individuals from Goodnight Burbank, Revision3, Midwest Teen Sex Show, iJustine.tv, and the author Podcasting For Profit.

DATE: Wed, 03 Oct 2007
SIZE: 192. MB
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Episode 92: LabRats at New Media Expo 2007

In episode 92, Andy and Sean attend the New Media Expo and interview the producers and hosts of MacMost, This Week in Science, Torrent TV, NosillaCast, and PixelCorps.

DATE: Mon, 24 Sep 2007
SIZE: 250. MB
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Episode 91: Update your PC for Performance

In episode 91, Andy and Sean talk about hardware upgrades for your computer.

DATE: Mon, 17 Sep 2007
SIZE: 221. MB
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Episode 90: How to Fix an iPod

In episode 90, Andy and Sean show you how to repair and refurbish your Apple music player.

DATE: Mon, 10 Sep 2007
SIZE: 169. MB
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Episode 89: Troubleshoot an Ailing Network

In episode 89, Andy and Sean show how to use ping and traceroute on a Mac and PC.

DATE: Mon, 03 Sep 2007
SIZE: 307. MB
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Episode 88: Decoding Computer Ads

In episode 88, Andy and Sean help you translate the geek speak when you buy a computer.

DATE: Mon, 27 Aug 2007
SIZE: 226. MB
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Episode 87: A2DP is Not a Droid

In episode 87, Andy and Sean demystify stereo Bluetooth technology.

DATE: Mon, 20 Aug 2007
SIZE: 208. MB
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Episode 86: Vampire Power Demystified

In episode 86, Andy and Sean show much power gadgets use when they are off.

DATE: Mon, 13 Aug 2007
SIZE: 229. MB
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Episode 85: Software Troubleshooting in Vista

In episode 85, Andy and Sean show you how to make older programs work in Vista.

DATE: Mon, 06 Aug 2007
SIZE: 294. MB
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Episode 84: iPhone Any Good?

In episode 84, Andy and Sean weigh in on Apple's new smart phone, with special guest Ben Freedman.

DATE: Mon, 30 Jul 2007
SIZE: 306. MB
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Episode 83: How LCD and Plasma TV Work

In episode 83, Andy and Sean break out the props to show how flat panel TV technology works.

DATE: Mon, 23 Jul 2007
SIZE: 179. MB
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Episode 82: Perpendicular Storage Demystified

In episode 82, Andy and Sean use cheese to demo new hard drive tech.

DATE: Mon, 16 Jul 2007
SIZE: 287. MB
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Episode 81: Intro to Apple TV

In episode 81, Andy and Sean take a closer look at the new set top box from Apple that links your computer to your TV.

DATE: Mon, 09 Jul 2007
SIZE: 291. MB
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Episode 80: Get Ready For High Definition DVDs

In episode 80, Andy and Sean cover what gear you need to enjoy HD DVD or Blu-ray.

DATE: Mon, 02 Jul 2007
SIZE: 305. MB
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Episode 79: Software Surgery

In episode 79, Andy and Sean show how to manually remove a program from Windows.

DATE: Mon, 25 Jun 2007
SIZE: 286. MB
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Episode 78: Understanding USB

In episode 78, Andy and Sean explain the fundamentals of Universal Serial Bus plus some troubleshooting tips.

DATE: Mon, 18 Jun 2007
SIZE: 204. MB
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Episode 77: Transform XP into Vista

In episode 77, Andy and Sean retrofit a Windows XP machine to look and work like Vista.

DATE: Mon, 11 Jun 2007
SIZE: 316. MB
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Episode 76: How to Video Podcast

In episode 76, Andy and Sean turn the camera around and show you how they make Lab Rats.

DATE: Mon, 04 Jun 2007
SIZE: 224. MB
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Episode 75: What is WIMAX?

In episode 75, Andy and Sean discuss the hot new wireless broadband technology.

DATE: Mon, 28 May 2007
SIZE: 249. MB
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Episode 74: Disk Utility Demystified

In episode 74, Andy and Sean demo fun features of Disk Utility in Mac OS X.

DATE: Mon, 21 May 2007
SIZE: 286. MB
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Episode 73: Backup 101

In episode 73, Andy and Sean take a look at backup technologies in Vista and on the Mac.

DATE: Mon, 14 May 2007
SIZE: 278. MB
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Episode 72: Smart Phones 101

In episode 72, Andy and Sean discuss handheld computers that are also mobile phones.

DATE: Mon, 07 May 2007
SIZE: 155. MB
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Episode 71: How Flash Memory Works

In episode 71, Andy and Sean show how flash memory works using Brussel sprouts.

DATE: Mon, 23 Apr 2007
SIZE: 380. MB
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Episode 70: Home Network Security 101

In episode 70, Andy and Sean show you how to secure your wireless router.

DATE: Mon, 16 Apr 2007
SIZE: 294. MB
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Episode 69: Mac vs. PC

In episode 69, Andy and Sean battle it out on the merits of the two platforms.

DATE: Mon, 09 Apr 2007
SIZE: 258. MB
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Episode 68: UAC Hacks

In episode 68, Andy and Sean show how to tweak Windows Vista security.

DATE: Mon, 02 Apr 2007
SIZE: 165. MB
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Episode 67: Cars for Geeks

In episode 67, while Sean's away, Andy checks in with Maurice Cacho who's been to the Toronto Auto Show.

DATE: Mon, 26 Mar 2007
SIZE: 181. MB
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Episode 66: Hot Windows Vista Features

In episode 66, Andy and Sean show you hot Windows Vista tricks including how to use your USB key to boost system performance.

DATE: Mon, 19 Mar 2007
SIZE: 199. MB
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Episode 65: Home Network Basics

In episode 65, Andy and Sean explain home network routers and Wi-Fi.

DATE: Mon, 12 Mar 2007
SIZE: 187. MB
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Episode 64: Vista Performance Tools

In episode 64, Andy and Sean unveil how to monitor and tweak Windows Vista performance.

DATE: Mon, 05 Mar 2007
SIZE: 226. MB
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Episode 63: Run Windows on a Mac

In episode 63, Andy and Sean show you how to run Windows (or Linux!) on your Apple computer.

DATE: Mon, 26 Feb 2007
SIZE: 209. MB
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Episode 62: How To Choose An MP3 Player

In episode 62, Andy and Sean look at the pros and cons of flash vs. hard-drive storage on digital music players.

DATE: Mon, 19 Feb 2007
SIZE: 230. MB
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Episode 61: Windows Security 101

In episode 61, Andy and Sean show you how to tighten security on Windows XP and Vista PCs.

DATE: Mon, 12 Feb 2007
SIZE: 202. MB
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Episode 60: Remote Control Your Mom's PC

In episode 60, Andy and Sean demonstrate how you can solve tech problems at a distance and for free!

DATE: Mon, 05 Feb 2007
SIZE: 256. MB
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Episode 59: Intro to Windows Vista

In episode 59, Andy and Sean take a tour of Windows Vista, the newly released operating system from Microsoft.

DATE: Mon, 29 Jan 2007
SIZE: 184. MB
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Episode 58: CES Robots!

In episode 58, Andy and Sean show off bonus footage from CES 2007 including lots of robot footage.

DATE: Mon, 22 Jan 2007
SIZE: 110. MB
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Episode 57: Printers 101

In episode 57, Andy and Sean take a look at the difference between laser, inkjet and multifunction printers.

DATE: Fri, 12 Jan 2007
SIZE: 117. MB
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Episode 56.4: CES 2007 Day 4

In episode 56.4, Andy and Sean conclude their CES coverage with a look at some excellent gadgets.

DATE: Tue, 09 Jan 2007
SIZE: 194. MB
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Episode 56.3: CES 2007 Day 3

In episode 56.3, Andy and Sean show off various gadgets and interviews from Viewsonic, Griffin, Linksys, EPOS, and Australian Simulation Control Systems.

DATE: Mon, 08 Jan 2007
SIZE: 133. MB
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Episode 56.2: CES 2007 Day 2

In episode 56.2, Andy and Sean show off some cool new gadgets, including interviews with LG, Sling Media, Energizer, and Belkin.

DATE: Sun, 07 Jan 2007
SIZE: 129. MB
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Episode 56.1: CES 2007 Day 1

In episode 56.1, Andy and Sean are live in Las Vegas at CES. Today's episode includes interviews with TDVision Systems, Samsung, Gennum, and Logitech.

DATE: Mon, 18 Dec 2006
SIZE: 109. MB
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Episode 55: Intro to Linux

In episode 55, Andy and Sean take a look at Ubuntu, a popular version of the Linux operating system.

DATE: Mon, 11 Dec 2006
SIZE: 87.5 MB
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Episode 54: Defrag Demystified

In episode 54, Andy and Sean show how disk defragmentation works using eggplant and zucchini.

DATE: Mon, 04 Dec 2006
SIZE: 107. MB
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Episode 53: Vista Business Launch

In episode 53, Andy and Sean attend the unveiling of Windows Vista Enterprise in Toronto.

DATE: Mon, 27 Nov 2006
SIZE: 207. MB
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Episode 52: Super-Charge Skype

In episode 52, Andy and Sean show you extreme router secrets that improve the quality of Skype phone calls.

DATE: Mon, 20 Nov 2006
SIZE: 99.5 MB
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Episode 51: Mac Maintenance

In episode 51, Andy and Sean show you how to tweak your Mac.

DATE: Mon, 13 Nov 2006
SIZE: 149. MB
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Episode 50: Intro to Digital SLR

In episode 50, Andy and Sean demystify pro-am digital cameras.

DATE: Mon, 06 Nov 2006
SIZE: 74.7 MB
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Episode 49: Core 2 Demystifed

In episode 49, Andy and Sean discuss Intel's new family of microprocessors.

DATE: Mon, 30 Oct 2006
SIZE: 102. MB
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Episode 48: GPS Demystified

In episode 48, Andy and Sean show how the global positioning system helps you navigate using a melon and tomatoes.

DATE: Mon, 23 Oct 2006
SIZE: 100. MB
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Episode 47: Upgrade Your Video Card

In episode 47, Andy and Sean show you how to upgrade your video adapter so you can supercharge your system's graphics.

DATE: Mon, 16 Oct 2006
SIZE: 74.9 MB
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Episode 46: LabRats at Podcast Expo 2006 (Part 2)

In episode 46, Andy and Sean interview more of the who's who of podcasting at the Podcast Expo, including Calli Lewis of GeekBrief.tv, Matt Harris of G4techtv's Torrent and more! Andy also makes a bit of a splash.

DATE: Tue, 10 Oct 2006
SIZE: 70.6 MB
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Episode 45: LabRats at Podcast Expo 2006 (Part 1)

In episode 45, Andy and Sean attend the Podcast Expo and interview the who's who of podcasting including former Microsoft blogger Robert Scoble and RocktBoom's Andrew Baron.

DATE: Mon, 02 Oct 2006
SIZE: 120. MB
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Episode 44: DSL vs Cable Internet

In episode 44, Andy and Sean discuss buying a broadband connection.

DATE: Mon, 25 Sep 2006
SIZE: 199. MB
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Episode 43: Upgrade Your Power Supply

In episode 43, Andy and Sean show you how more power in your system solves ornery problems.

DATE: Mon, 18 Sep 2006
SIZE: 84.3 MB
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Episode 42: Mobile Phone Travel

In episode 42, Andy and Sean offer tips for roaming overseas with your cellular phone.

DATE: Mon, 11 Sep 2006
SIZE: 75.8 MB
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Episode 41: High-definition DVD Primer

In episode 41, Andy and Sean look at first generation players that play Blu ray and HD DVD discs.

DATE: Mon, 04 Sep 2006
SIZE: 69.3 MB
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Episode 40: CODEC 101

In episode 40, Andy and Sean take a look at what audio and video codecs do, and show you how to troubleshoot your codec headaches.

DATE: Mon, 28 Aug 2006
SIZE: 43.6 MB
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Episode 39: New Gadgets From Creative

In episode 39, Andy and Sean look at hot new audio and video gadgets from Creative.

DATE: Mon, 21 Aug 2006
SIZE: 95.2 MB
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Episode 38: Flash Your BIOS

In episode 38, Andy and Sean show you how to fix weird blue screens by updating your BIOS.

DATE: Mon, 14 Aug 2006
SIZE: 71.8 MB
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Episode 37: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

In episode 37, Sean goes on location to the Apple Developers Conference, while Andy stays at home and moves house.

DATE: Tue, 01 Aug 2006
SIZE: 67.1 MB
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Episode 36: BIOS Basics

In episode 36, Andy and Sean dig into the system BIOS to show you what the heck it does.

DATE: Mon, 24 Jul 2006
SIZE: 47.6 MB
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Episode 35: Registry 101

In episode 35, Andy and Sean teach the basics of the Windows registry and show you how to clean it up!

DATE: Tue, 18 Jul 2006
SIZE: 95.6 MB
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Episode 34: Instant Notebook Upgrades

In episode 34, Andy and Sean show you how to upgrade your notebook in 7 minutes!

DATE: Mon, 10 Jul 2006
SIZE: 150. MB
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Episode 33: TV to Computer Technology

In episode 33, Andy and Sean look at the Slingbox and other living room multimedia technologies.

DATE: Mon, 03 Jul 2006
SIZE: 117. MB
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Episode 32: Build or Buy a PC

In episode 32, Andy and Sean debate where you should design your own or buy a pre-built computer.

DATE: Mon, 26 Jun 2006
SIZE: 87.1 MB
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Episode 31: How To Be A Geek Musician

In episode 31, Andy and Sean check in with Dee Long on how use technology to write songs.

DATE: Mon, 19 Jun 2006
SIZE: 89.7 MB
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Episode 30: How to Buy a Mac

In episode 30, Andy and Sean talk about what to look for when shopping for a Mac.

DATE: Mon, 12 Jun 2006
SIZE: 81.0 MB
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Episode 29: Windows Vista Preview

In episode 29, Andy and Sean take a look at the beta 2 version of Microsoft's new operating system.

DATE: Mon, 29 May 2006
SIZE: 163. MB
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Episode 28: Reinstall and Reformat

In episode 28, Andy and Sean show you how to wipe the hard drive clean and install a fresh copy of Windows.

DATE: Mon, 22 May 2006
SIZE: 143. MB
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Episode 27: Keep Your PC Cool

In episode 27, Andy and Sean show you how to groom the inside of your PC to optimize airflow.

DATE: Mon, 15 May 2006
SIZE: 134. MB
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Episode 26: How to Add a Second Hard Drive

DATE: Mon, 08 May 2006
SIZE: 107. MB
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Episode 25: Multi-Core Processors Demystified

In episode 25, Andy and Sean break out pudding and blenders to explain how the latest generation of processors double up their work.

DATE: Mon, 01 May 2006
SIZE: 55.6 MB
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Episode 24: VOIP Demystified

DATE: Mon, 24 Apr 2006
SIZE: 151. MB
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Episode 23: Clean Your Computer

DATE: Mon, 17 Apr 2006
SIZE: 153. MB
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Episode 22: Understanding Drivers

DATE: Mon, 10 Apr 2006
SIZE: 114. MB
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Episode 21: RAM Upgrades Demystified

DATE: Mon, 03 Apr 2006
SIZE: 64.9 MB
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Episode 20: Digital Cameras Demystified

In episode 20, Andy and Sean check in with Panasonic to discover the critical components of a digital cameras and tips on how to buy the right one.

DATE: Mon, 27 Mar 2006
SIZE: 83.3 MB
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Episode 19: Hot New Panasonic Gadgets

DATE: Mon, 13 Mar 2006
SIZE: 99.0 MB
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Episode 18: TV Technology Demystified

DATE: Mon, 06 Mar 2006
SIZE: 87.9 MB
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Episode 17: HDTV and More!

DATE: Mon, 27 Feb 2006
SIZE: 89.6 MB
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Episode 16: A Trip To The DMZ

DATE: Mon, 20 Feb 2006
SIZE: 99.7 MB
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Episode 15: Optical Media Explained

DATE: Mon, 13 Feb 2006
SIZE: 67.9 MB
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Episode 14: MAC Address Filtering

DATE: Mon, 06 Feb 2006
SIZE: 147. MB
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Episode 13 - Motherboard Anatomy

DATE: Mon, 23 Jan 2006
SIZE: 83.5 MB
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Episode 12 - CES and Macworld Wrap Up

DATE: Thu, 12 Jan 2006
SIZE: 124. MB
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Episode 11.2 - Macworld Expo 2006 Day 2

DATE: Thu, 12 Jan 2006
SIZE: 131. MB
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Episode 11.1 - Macworld Expo 2006 Day 1

DATE: Tue, 10 Jan 2006
SIZE: 97.5 MB
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Episode 10.4 - CES 2006 Day 4

DATE: Mon, 09 Jan 2006
SIZE: 51.8 MB
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Episode 10.3 - CES 2006 Day 3

DATE: Sat, 07 Jan 2006
SIZE: 85.1 MB
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Episode 10.2 - CES 2006 Day 2

DATE: Fri, 06 Jan 2006
SIZE: 85.3 MB
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Episode 10.1 - CES 2006 Day 1

DATE: Tue, 20 Dec 2005
SIZE: 171. MB
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Episode 9 - Network File Sharing

DATE: Tue, 13 Dec 2005
SIZE: 188. MB
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Episode 8 - RAID Explained

DATE: Tue, 06 Dec 2005
SIZE: 143. MB
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Episode 7 - Setup a Wireless Home Network

DATE: Tue, 29 Nov 2005
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DATE: Mon, 21 Nov 2005
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DATE: Mon, 14 Nov 2005
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DATE: Mon, 07 Nov 2005
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DATE: Mon, 31 Oct 2005
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DATE: Wed, 26 Oct 2005
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DATE: Mon, 17 Oct 2005
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