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Becoming a Geek Musician
In episode 31, Andy and Sean check in with Dee Long on how use technology to write songs.
Choosing a MP3 Player
Watch this video about how to choose an MP3 player on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you the pros and cons of flash vs. hard-drive storage on MP3 players. Learn how MP3 players work in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 1 - Setting Up Wireless Security
In episode 1, Andy and Sean show how to enable security on a wireless network connection using both WEP and WPA. Sean reveals his hair secrets and Andy's wiener-osity is secure. Plus the cats help out.
Episode 10.1 - CES 2006 Day 1
In episode 10.1, we are taking you to Las Vegas to bring the frontlines of CES to your doorstep including interviews with companies designing today's cutting edge gadgets.
Episode 10.2 - CES 2006 Day 2
In episode 10.2, we are taking you to Las Vegas to bring the frontlines of CES to your doorstep including interviews with Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, and Jadoo which are designing tomorrows technology today.
Episode 10.3 - CES 2006 Day 3
In episode 10.3, we are taking you to Las Vegas to bring the frontlines of CES to your doorstep including interviews with Intel, D-Link, Creative, and HP which are designing tomorrows technology today.
Episode 10.4 - CES 2006 Day 4
In episode 10.4, we are taking you to Las Vegas to bring the frontlines of CES to your doorstep including interviews with Intel, Flexity, Mio, and Maxtor which are designing tomorrows technology today.
Episode 11.1 - Macworld Expo 2006 Day 1
In episode 11.1, Macworld coverage is brought to you live from San Francisco with today's tech trends and the future of Apple products. The video also includes interviews with your favorite Apple geeks.
Episode 11.2 - Macworld Expo 2006 Day 2
In episode 11.2, MacWorld coverage brought to you live from San Francisco with today's tech trends and the future of Apple products. Also including interviews with Leo Laporte, Amber MacArthur, and Patrick Norton.
Episode 12 - CES and Macworld Wrap Up
In episode 12, we wrap up our coverage of Macworld and CES. Includes interviews about Microsoft Vista, the Blu Ray vs. HD DVD debate and electronic fabric.
Episode 14: MAC Address Filtering
In episode 14, we explain MAC address filtering and show you how it can be used to make your home network more secure.
Episode 15: Optical Media Explained
In episode 15, the Lab Rats grab a bag of marshmallows and fire up their blow torch and show you how optical discs work. Includes coverage of CDs, DVDs and blu-ray and HD DVD.
Episode 16: A Trip To The DMZ
In episode 16, the Lab Rats use marshmallows and a fake brick wall to explain how a DMZ works and how to use it to bypass your router's firewall for gaming, a home server and more.
Episode 17: HDTV and More!
In episode 17, the Lab Rats take a look at high-definition television and demystify all its strange specifications with TV guru John Kelly of Hewlett Packard.
Episode 19: Hot New Panasonic Gadgets
In episode 19, the Lab Rats go on location to get a insider look at new Panasonic gadgets including a high-tech massage chair, a stove that boils water in 45 seconds and a new exercise gadget that looks like a mechanical bull for the home.
Episode 2 - TV Connectors Demystified
In episode 2, Andy and Sean turn the TV around and show you what the heck all those weird connectors are for. Includes coverage of coax, component, composite, HDMI & DVI, optical and S-Video! Plus Andy insults cable makers and Sean tries to apologize
Episode 22: Understanding Drivers
In episode 22, Andy and Sean talk about the importance of drivers, what they are, and how updates can keep your computer running smoothly.
Episode 23: Clean Your Computer
In episode 23, Andy and Sean give you the dirt on a little spring cleaning for your computer.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 3 - New Camcorder Features
In episode 3, it camcorder time! But not just any old camcorder. Sean and Andy talk about new camcorder features using cheese and crackers. And, well, the usual mayhem ensues as you would expect with anything that includes cheese. Includes coverage of ima
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!
Episode 38: Flash Your BIOS
In episode 38, Andy and Sean show you how to fix weird blue screens by updating your BIOS.
Episode 39: New Gadgets From Creative
In episode 39, Andy and Sean look at hot new audio and video gadgets from Creative.
Episode 4 - Optimize Windows XP Startup
In episode 4, we show you how to use the hidden "msconfig" program in Windows XP to cut your Windows boot time in half. Plus also use it to remove unwanted programs including spyware from the registry. Biff makes an appearance and messes with the audio.
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.
Episode 48 - GPS Demystified
Watch this video about GPS on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you how GPS works in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 49 - Core 2 Demystified
Watch this video about Core 2 Duo processors on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from discuss why the new Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessors are so great. Learn how the Core 2 Duo microprocessors work in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 51 - Mac Maintenance
Watch this video about maintaining your Mac on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you how to maintain and adjust your Mac. Learn how to tweak your Mac in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 52 - Super-Charge Skype
Watch this video about how to enhance Skype calls on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you show you great secrets about your router that help improve the quality of Skype phone calls. Learn about VoIP works in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 53 - Vista Business Launch
Watch this video about the Vista Business Launch on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you what it was like to attend the unveiling of the Windows Vista Enterprise in Toronto in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 54 - Defrag Demystified
Watch this video about disk defrag on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you how to defrag your computer. Learn how disk defragmenter works in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 58 - CES Robots!
Watch this video about Robots from the Consumer Electronics Show on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you their bonus footage from CES 2007 including lots of robot footage. Learn about CES 2007 in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 60 - Remote Control Your Mom's PC
Watch this video about how to remote control a PC on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you how you can solve tech problems for your Mom at a distance and for free!
Episode 63 - Run Windows on a Mac
Watch this video about how to run Windows on a Mac on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you how to use different operating systems on your computer at the same time! Learn about operating systems in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 64 - Vista Performance Tools
Watch this video about Vista performance tools on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you how to how to monitor and adjust Windows Vista performance in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 66 - Hot Windows Vista Features
Watch this video about Windows Vista features on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you Windows Vista tricks including how to use your USB key to boost system performance in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 68 - UAC Hacks
Watch this video about Vista's User Account Control on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from show you how to tweak Vista?s security settings in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 69 - Mac vs. PC
Watch this video about Macs and PCs on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you the pros and cons to both the Mac and the PC in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 73 - Backup 101
Watch this video about backup technology on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you the backup technologies in Vista and on the Mac. Learn how backup technology works in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 74 - Disk Utility Demystified
Watch this video about Disk Utility in Mac OS X on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you the features of the Disk Utility in Mac OS X in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 75 - What is WiMAX?
Watch this video about WiMAX on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from Lab Rats discuss the hot new wireless broadband technology, WiMAX. Learn how WiMAX works in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 77 - Transform XP into Vista
Watch this video about transforming Windows XP into Vista on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean show you how to make a Windows XP machine look and work like Vista in this video from LabRats.tv
Episode 79 - Software Surgery
Watch this video about performing "software surgery" on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from show you how to manually remove a program from Windows in this video from LabRats.tv
Producing a Video Podcast
Watch this video about podcasting on HowStuffWorks. Andy and Sean from LabRats.tv show you how to video podcast. Learn how podcasting works in this video from LabRats.tv