CNET Live: July 17, 2008 Video
CNET Live: July 17, 2008 Video Transcript
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>> Coming up on CNET Live how to skip commercials on your TiVo with the touch of a button.
>> And Brian Tong shows us what's new in the video game world. He's got a report from E3.
>> And we'll talk to Cali Lewis and Neal Campbell from GeekBrief TV before they head out on their big trip. I know what that means and a whole lot more right here on CNET Live. ^M00:00:27 [ Music ] ^M00:00:34 [ Background Music ]
>> Hello crafty crew! It's Brian Cooley with Dr. Tom Merritts.
>> I know you think I'm twittering right now, don't you?
>> I know your twittering right now.
>> I'm not. I'm King-FM'ing.
>> Oh! You've been better slash worst. We're here but you're the star. 888-900-CNET, call now we've got barely a line open. Remember you can call early at 12:30 Pacific to jump in here, but we'll start to clear you some lines. And when you do call, we're going to answer your question about what to do, what to get, how to make something work, how to debug. But before you get to us, you got to go through --
>> Hello Jamie!
>> She will tell you all the things you need to know like turning down your speakers and all that stuff before you get on the show. So, call now, talk to Jamie.
>> Before we do that, how about a couple of Things We Crave? ^M00:01:13 [ Music ] ^M00:01:19
>> These are some of our favorite things from the Crave blog at crave.cnet.com. Today I'm looking at some robots.
>> Oh, I hate when you do that.
>> Robots, yup, yup. Wow!
>> These are cheap robots -- [simultaneous talking]
>> Innovation First has got this little thing called the HEXBUG, and it's got a light sensor on the top.
>> Oh, yeah.
>> So, it runs away from the light.
>> Well, that's a cockroach, it's not a crab --
>> Yeah, but you see, if you don't like robots, you just shot a big flashlight and it will go away. You don't need to look at it anymore.
>> What if I just saw a big hammer.
>> Come on, this is fun.
>> It's not fun.
>> Yeah, it's like if you could put a hammer on it, and then it'll crack it open, roast it over an open fire and have sample of crab.
>> What do [unintelligible] does to semiconductors?
>> I don't know. It's only 9.99 too. It's going to be coming out.
>> Oh, somewhat now when I bash it.
>> It's going to be coming out later this week. Yeah you get it, so I can buy -- I don't know 20 to 30 of them and just unleashed them in your house.
>> Can you imagine? You set these things.
>> They're about that big.
>> You set these things out in someone's house. They're on vacation, they come home. What the --
>> Now, you're getting that. Now, you're getting that. They'll turn out the lights and they all come sculling out. [ Laughter ]
>> All right. I got to end Dr. Merritt. Crabs and robots might actually be fun. Never thought I'd say that. Anyway, let's talk about the gadgets you really can crave especially all you hacky, geeky, fiddly folks which is basically all of us, right? This is called the UltraDock Forensic Edition from a company with the unlikely name of WiebeTech as in the German WiebeTech.
>> And what they do is they have interfaces in -- interfaces out. Anything you want to connect to anything in terms of drives, and get on to them, read, write, clean, recover data. But what this also does because it's a forensic edition, it can do it in a non-write status mode. So, if you want to look on a drive and leave no fingerprints, so that way it's immiscible evidence. You can put this thing on the non-write mode, it will explore the drive without moving one bit --
>> That's the coolest thing ever around, plus it's just great for data recovery, how much does it right.
>> It's 250 bucks, but that's the Forensic edition, the one without the forensic, no-write nonsense, I think a 100 bucks.
>> So, that's also good in the realm of the hobbyist, you just want to play around with something.
>> It's cool.
>> It's cool.
>> That was always cool.
>> Because this is what we are always telling folks here on the show. You can take out the drive, move it to other machine---
>> Pull the data.
>> That's baby.
>> This is your little Swiss Army knife for getting drives to hook up to any other interface.
>> Love that. I love that.
>> All right, let's get some calls.
>> Yeah, let's get on the phones. We've got a call here from Dylan, all the way across the pond in Scotland. Hello Dylan.
>> How are the things up there in the high lands?
>> Hey, is just really rainy, no, rainy. Stay at home.
>> Ah, well.
>> [ Inaudible ]
>> Sorry to hear that, what can we help you with?
>> Hey, I was something kind of in -- it's my [unintelligible] and I'm really wanting to buy an iPod Touch, but basically I'm kind of [unintelligible] because, it's been a while since that departure was released, and you know, do you think I should wait for maybe updates, so I would be new to any hardware. What do you think?
>> I think the iPod Touchpad are going to stay about where it is. There's the 32 gig is the max, 64 gig would be the next jump up in the flash --
>> For it and I'm not -- I'm not seeing any indications they're going to come up with anything like that anytime soon.
>> It is kind of due for refresh relatively soon though especially with the halo around the iPhone. It's time to rev the iPod Touch to keep it cool. But what else would they do besides capacity? Could you see a different form factor like a Nano Touch?
>> Yeah, something like that would be another thing with that. There are no indications that they are doing any kind of revamp to the Nano line there.
>> Yeah, no rumor buzzes at all right now.
>> The small touch screen on a Nano.
>> Yeah, I think, it might not quite a Nano size, not quite iPod Touch size, but somewhere in the middle, like narrower in width.
>> It's possible.
>> I don't know. We're just shooting blue sky. We have no idea about anything coming on. That so, buy it now and cross your fingers.
>> Now, Jamie said you might have, you had a question about downgrading firmware, was that true?
>> No. That would be Nick in Massachusetts. We're going there right now.
>> All right.
>> That's the prescient Tom Merritt.
>> I was reading the calls reading software around.
>> Old Johnny Carnac over here. Okay, Nick in Mass. Hello Nick, welcome to CNET Live, what can we help you out with?
>> Well, I'm wondering is it possible to downgrade the iPod Touch firmware from like 2.0 to 1.1.4?
>> Yeah, absolutely. It is definitely possible. There are good instructions on how to do it in ipodtouchhacks.com. See it to make sure you actually have 1.1.4 firmware. You might want to download some kind of jail breaking software like ZiPhone, because if you can't get it out of restore mode, that will help you get out of it. 'Cause it takes a little bit of trickiness to get the iTunes and iPod Touch to back off of 2.0. You'll have to downgrade iTunes itself down the 7.5. So, uninstall iTunes 7.7 if you had it and put in iTunes 7.5. And then you have to do a little trickery to convince iTunes to put 1.1.4 onto the iPod Touch and I'll put those full instructions -- a link to those full instructions in our show notes at blog.cnettv.com.
>> Well, that sounds like a fun weekend of your life you'll never get back.
>> That's an afternoon. It's not a bit of weekend.
>> Nick, good luck with that. Let's get Steven Brazil before we take a turn around the corner here. Steve's got an interesting question about Vista but not the Vista most of us use. Hello Steve! Welcome to CNET Live. What can we do for you?
>> Hi, hello from Brazil. I have a Vista 32-bit and I want to upgrade to a 64-bit and I want to know what are the problems that I may have with the software and drivers?
>> Well, the question is what kind of Vista disk do you have? Was your Vista installed or pre-installed on the computer or --
>> I have an Ultimate.
>> I have Ultimate.
>> Right, but did it come as a stand-alone box product or was it installed on a computer?
>> My computer came with the Home Basic and I bought the Ultimate edition--
>> As an application.
>> Okay. So, you've got, you've got both basically. You've got an OEM license and you've got a disk that you bought. We've found a good discussion of this on Microsoft Support site, Dr. Merritt, or I can put this up on to the show notes after the show because it's a long ponderous, there we go, URL but there is a whole discussion of how you step through the process of licensing and getting yourself hooked up. I believe there is a charge for this if you want to do it legally and properly. I don't see a specification of how much it cost. There are also some threads in the CNET forums, we go to forums.cnet.com and you can search around for Vista 64-bit upgrade and you'll find a thread there about people who've gone through this. I don't see a lot of hurdles. It's just a matter of getting the licensing straightened out. And again, that Microsoft link will give you -- is going to show you how to do that. Thanks for that call.
>> All right, coming up, we'll be talking to Cali Lewis and Neal Campbell from GeekBrief TV but first Brian Tong has been in E3 in Los Angles. So, we're getting a scoop on what you will be playing soon or just watching maybe in the coming months. Here, let's just look at the big announcements from the big 3 gaming platform makers. [ Music ]
>> I agree with what CNET and so many others have written in recent months, 2008 is the year of the Playstation 3.
>> I guess Jack agrees with all we said about Sony, now back behind me, we got a full slate. They were -- I counted them up 65 LCD screens, Sony really showcased a bunch of stuffs today. Now, the first one that's going really to affect you and hit your wall, they announced that in September they will be releasing the 80 gig version of the Sony PS3 for 399. So, that's something that will really lure in fans or people that had been on the fence about getting the PS3. Now, we know Sony is a really diverse company as well and one of the things that they could do is deliver content to the PS3. Well, they just announced a new delivery service on where you can get TV shows and movies through the Playstation store, but what really makes it unique is not only do they have the PS3 but they have the PSP. So, once you get that content downloaded, whether it's an HD or center definition content, you can connect your PSP to your PS3 and also go mobile and take that video content with you. Now, another thing that was rumored is that Xbox will be partners with Netflix and that was definitely confirmed.
>> As a part of out commitment to extending our video offerings, I'm thrilled to announce that we formed an exclusive partnership with Netflix. [ Applause ]
>> So, now with this update, you'll be able to get access to Netflix's entire library and another kind of weird thing was that you could actually watch your Netflix movie with your buddies even though they're at home. So, its' social but it's kind of antisocial at the same time. Another focus was party games. Everyone loves getting interactive and one of them that they showcase was called "You're in the Movies".
>> You're in the Movies is about making short campy be-movies where your friends and family are the stars. It features brief games and improvisations that are instantly edited into movies.
>> Basically you'll use Microsoft's web camera and it splices little clips of you and your friends and kind of forms this whole cheesy corny movie.
>> Watch in terror as the radioactive masterdom wrecks havoc. ^M00:10:01 [ Noise ] ^M00:10:06
>> It was kind of fun to watch. Another thing also is that this cool game called Lips was out. It's a karaoke game but what it makes it different is that they showcase the fact that you could plug in your iPod or your Zune into the Xbox and then you can sing along with lyrics. I thought that was pretty hot on that forefront and then one of the big announcements at the very end was the fact that Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the Xbox 360. [ Applause ] Everyone got all happy and cheery about it. Really it comes on the fact that a lot of these games that were stellar titles on the Playstation platform, things like Madden back at the day, things like Grand Theft Auto, and now Final Fantasy are now coming on to the Xbox 360. Now, we just finished up Nintendo's media briefing. It was a combination of announcements that involved hardware and software. Now, they got things rolling with the Shawn White Snow Boarding, he was actually on stage doing his thing and it really showcased the bounce board being used in a more advanced way. Really we've seen Wifit being a little more basic with yoga poses and some exercises when he was carving in and out, jumping on the half pipe. So, it's the first time we've really seen a game outside of the Wifit Franchising using the bounce board. Another announcement that they made was the use of social interaction in their games in the form of Animal Crossing City Folk, now a piece of hardware that is going to be a companion with this is called the WiiSpeak Mic, and what it showcased is the fact that they showed like four guys fishing in that. If you are in the same room or location with somebody's -- you guys could have an open conversation as if you we're in the same room.
>> Oh! That was fun. [ Laughter ]
>> Now, another piece of hardware that they announced is the Wii MotionPlus, and the best way to describe this, it's an accessory or attachment on the bottom of the WiiMote. What it allows the WiiMote to be is super sensitive, super responsive and it showcases with softwares that companionship called Wii Sport Resort and they did a demo where there is a FreeSBIE you tell your risk. It tells your risk in a 1 to 1 relationship. So, that was another hot piece of hardware and software combined. I'm Brian Tong with CNET.com here at E3. [ Background Music ]
>> Yeah, Wii-Sport Resort, they'll put to get the cost of your trip towards the time share. [ Laughter ]
>> I think so.
>> Yeah, what if you got to sit through a time share presentation on screen.
>> Before the games--
>> Before you can play the games. [ Laughter ]
>> Then I want to suit myself. Cali Lewis and Neal Campbell, a husband and wife team who've made it big in the podcasting world. I mean actually as a sustaining business with their very popular GeekBrief TV Show. We got a chance to sit down with them at the Cisco TelePresence studio here in San Francisco and talk to them from Dallas about how they got into video podcasting and where are they going to take it from here.
>> Cali, Neal, thanks for joining us today. [ Simultaneous Talking ]
>> Today, for GeekBrief TV, for everybody who does not know the show, tell us a little bit about what you guys do.
>> GeekBrief TV is 3 to 5 minutes video show we do it 4 days a week. It's 3 to 5 minutes. We call it shiny, happy tech news because we love technology and we have fun with this.
>> And your last episode you had a couple of cool things that caught my eye, one of course is the Battlestar Galactica toaster which I tried to order.
>> Of course.
>> Which I tried to order.
>> Dollars on a toaster --yeah toaster.
>> And they were out by the time I went there.
>> It was sold out already. I thought it would be.
>> Of course, there are damn iPhone, are you kidding me? [ Laughter ]
>> It was cheap, iPhone's--
>> Its' cheaper than an iPhone too, yeah.
>> Did you guys -- you didn't happen to bring in -- was it the Neo.
>> Yes we did happen to bring it in but we didn't bring it from the car to the --
>> Oh! No. [ Laughter ] [ Simultaneous Talking ]
>> Well, this calls the little magnetic thing, the little magnetic toy.
>> It's 216 magnetic spheres --
>> Little balls. They are tiny and they're super powerful. It's pretty amazing. It's like a puzzle and so what you're trying to do is put it into a cube from this ball of magnets. You want to learn how you put it into a cube and it takes a while to figure it out. So it's pretty good puzzle.
>> And also if you get all the polarity right, it will hold together in a square.
>> That's madness.
>> And if you get it wrong it, it just pulls apart.
>> So, it's tricky but lots of fun. It's more fun than a rubik's cube ever was.
>> Oh, absolutely.
>> Yeah. He has a good all techs on the show, people should go and take a look. I want to play with that as well. What were some of the favorite things that you guys had been able to be exposed to as part of doing your show?
>> Gosh, so many, I mean, you know, gadgets. One of our favorite ones and I guess they are sponsored by one of our favorite things that we ever came across is Drobo, the storage robot.
>> In terms of technology, Woopra, the analytic software is awesome. And if you haven't tried it out, if you have a blog, just go to woopra.com, right?
>> And sign up. And its real time step. So, you can twitter something say I' m going to be on here doing this at this time, and then all of a sudden you start seeing it pop up on a map on your website , you see this people coming from all over the world.
>> And you can take your eyes off of it. [ Laughter ]
>> And it also motivates new bloggers to keep going because initially, if you're a new blogger you don't often get comment and so you give up. But with Woopra, you can see that people are coming, and you can see how you get them there whether it's twitter or some other way. And then it kind of gives you that feedback that you need until people start leaving.
>> Yeah, it lets you know there is somebody out there breathing even though that they are not doing anything not necessarily right up front. Let me ask you, I was intrigue how shows are produced, how and where do you guys do your show because it looks really good.
>> We do them in our pajamas at home. [ Laughter ]
>> I'm envious.
>> We set up in the living room.
>> I wear the pajamas though.
>> Well my bottom have, I have to wear a t-shirt, but, yeah, we have a studio set up in the living room and that's one of the great things about this new media world that we live in is that two people like us. We had no prior experience doing anything in production before and we've just been able to do it and make it successful, so --
>> But it's not like it's just a web camera or anything.
>> We've got pretty much 50,000 dollars worth of equipment in our apartment that we shoot with. So, that's tells a lot.
>> It's hard work and it's a lot of money but it, you know, at the same time it's a lower budget than, you know, huge production companies.
>> Now, when people start a show like this, they can either have a grand scheme. This is going to be what people are going to love or they can do what they love and oh, what do you know, everybody is watching it. Which was it for you, guys?
>> Oh, when we're getting started. Everybody says, you know, you do a subject that you love that you can talk about forever and technology was it for me, for him too and so that's what we did.
>> How did you get into the technology, I mean, what made the -- what attracted you to that?
>> Gosh, if you want to take it back to my childhood. [ Laughter ] I remember my first experience outside of kind of wondering how electronics work, the blender in the kitchen and everything but my first experience was watching my mom in her bedroom typing on a word processor. I just stood in that doorway. I was like, "Oh! How do I do that? You have to teach me, mom." [ Laughter ] And so she taught me to type and pretty sooner, I was typing faster than her and, you know, she type really fast. And so, I just -- I kind of craved it from then on now and my dad, they were divorced. So, when I went to the summer -- my dad's for the summer, he had a Nintendo and he had a real computer and so I just kind of crave all of that.
>> You and I are collecting rocks and stuff like that. [ Laughter ] No different interest, you know.
>> Are you guys are planning this big trip? You put it in all caps 'cause it's like -- it's a big deal for you. Tell us a little bit about that.
>> The motivation came from seeing some technology research right before CTIA, I got to meet Thad Starner who is a technology researcher at Georgia Tech and we all know that, you know, there is technology research for the future happening throughout the country but we really don't get to see it a whole lot. We see random YouTube videos. They are at low quality. You don't really get a great feel for it. So, what I want to do is travel the country, finding Thad Starners across America and really showcasing this, you know, shooting an HD so that you get a great felling for what it is and I think bringing attention to all this can only inspire more innovation and that's kind of our goal.
>> Well, that's really cool. Well, Cali and Neal, thank you so much for talking with us today.
>> Thanks guys.
>> Thanks for having us.
>> Okay, fantastic. Well --
>> It was really fun.
>> Well, those guys were really fun.
>> Those guys were funny.
>> And the big trip I guarantee you is going to be scandalous at some point somewhere, somehow. [ Laughter ] I want to thank Cali and Neal for letting us talk to them and thanks to Cisco for letting us use the TelePresence. Next up, The Download of The Week shows you how to make VoIP calls on your Nokia or your iPhone. Stay with us. ^M00:18:16 [ Music ] ^M00:18:21 [ Commercial ] ^M00:18:36
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>> But first, it's time for the Download of the Week.
>> Yeah, baby. [ Music ] [ Background Music ]
>> Download of the week is brought to you by our good friends at CNET's download.com preparers of spyware free free software.
>> What you got?
>> I got something for your Nokia E Series, your Nokia N Series and actually the new iPhone if you got the 2.0 firmware whether it's the old or the 3G.
>> It's called Truphone. We mentioned this actually on Friday Special Edition of CNET Live.
>> Oh, it's the VoIP deal?
>> Yeah. I've got it going on right here on my phone.
>> As you could see it's got a keypad that's just sort of like, you know, your normal iPhone keypad.
>> Yeah, virtual keypad.
>> You go in there. It tells you how much credit you got 'cause it's what is it -- 30 cents per minute for mobile phone messages.
>> Mobile to mobile.
>> 6 cents per minute for landlines.
>> That's where it's cheap.
>> Okay. So, obviously, that's how they got the permission to do this from the carrier.
>> So, assuming they're giving them a little bit of a cut which is probably why it's more for mobile to mobile.
>> But that's works.
>> But yeah, you can use the WiFi and make total VoIP calls.
>> You can use 3G.
>> But it's just an odd idea.
>> Yes, [simultaneously talking] looks over the 3G data network to make VoIP calls.
>> So, clearly, you wouldn't use it on 3G because you haven't got a signal 'cause you've got a signal but it's a money's worth.
>> Yeah, that's rare where they don't have call signal but you do have your data signal happens.
>> That's pretty rare.
>> Yeah, right, very rare. So, bottom line is there still there'll be a cost dating.
>> Let me get it for the long distance call. I think it's very cool.
>> It looks since--
>> You know, that's a really app store deal.
>> Yeah, this is-- for the iPhone, yeah, you just go into the app store and you get it. You don't have to do any hackery to get it.
>> If somebody asks about that like you said on the live show last Friday, by the way if you were here with us on the iPhone 3G launch day live show that was a lot of fun. Thanks for calling and we had a good time on that one. Let's go to some of those calls, we've got Dylan. What is it Scotland day? Because Dylan is back again. Hello Dylan, welcome you old scotch drinker what can we do for you?
>> [ Laughter ] And I've got a quick question. Basically, I'm on a budget, what's the best network attached storage drive for about 200 dollars.
>> You got a fair number of choices with 200 bucks. We actually have a whole area on this on our reviews on CNET. I'm going to pull that up right now just to go through it with you real quickly. Now, I just want to point this out, not in that price range but our favorite NAS device out there is that Drobo, the data robot because, you know, it has -- it let's you to mix drives. It now has Ethernet connectivity. They added that. I want to see it early this year so you can hook it up onto your network not just by USB, but if we go to the storage area, hard drives and burners on the CNET front door on the left side there and they were going to get into network attached storage, where they have our favorites here. Editor's top storage, let's see what our faves are. And you know, you can also consider doing what do they call the media -- windows home server if you got a spare box lying around, you might want to put a copy of Windows Home Server and I believe you can stand alone copy.
>> Yeah, by the way, I am.
>> Oh, you do?
>> I can tell, yeah, yeah, yeah. It's out there. I think you're supposed to buy the box with that.
>> Yeah, that's right. They are trying to own it and so.
>> And you can get it. You can get it over there.
>> I would love the Drobo at 350 to 500. We have the Synology disk station up here at 289. We're still not down to your price range. Let's see, SimpleTech is a USB drive, here we are D-Link has a two bag networking closure. It's a DNS-323 as low as 167 street price. It looks like 220 on MSRP but I bet it comes bare.
>> Well, that's just an enclosure.
>> That's just an enclosure. And again, that's going to be RAID. So, it's got, you know, room for two plus the RAID Interface. Do you need RAID or just a single drive?
>> Ah, just the single device.
>> Okay, let's say it top my head, I really like the Seagate line right now, play with a lot of these lately, the Seagate ones, they have several models in the price range you're looking at. I think they are real solid. I've hooked up with a few of my friends with them and these are not people who are very technical and they've got no problems. So, I think you're going to love that. So, consider doing the one of the Seagate upper end to models or it going to get into NAS compatible. All right?
>> I'll make a store center. It's pretty good with -- pretty good with [unintelligible] as well.
>> Is that a good one also?
>> I got burned down on that a while ago, so I just don't talk to them anymore. Let's go to Nick in Massachusetts. He's got a question about a Nano that's kind of a low tech but frustrating thing. Hello, Nick.
>> What's going on?
>> We have an iPod Nano. It's the black board gig iPod Nano and the tip of the head phone is got stuck in the headphone jack.
>> So, just the very tip of the plug broke off in there?
>> Yeah. And it's damn down there. Apple is not going to replace it but, you know, we tried contacting a jewelry place and they couldn't get it out either.
>> Now, wow. Jewelry place couldn't get it out. I'll say needle nose or tweezers, too small.
>> That's right. You got to crack it open. You got to get that thing open. I don't know how you do it. I'm sure there are a million tutorials on it. Open the Nano up and you just got in there the jack on those. It's a surface mount jack sauntered down on to this little tiny motherboard. So, it's exposed in a exposed cage at least somewhat. You can get a little tiny like a needle in there and just push that little piece of broken off plug back out the hole till it falls back out but that will avoid the hell out of your warranty.
>> That's right.
>> You're going to have no warranty when that's done.
>> Oh, that's just like, that will avoid your warranty.
>> Well, we just got man in the air. It will avoid your warranty because we have lawyers in the control room now accessing the CDS thing.
>> Our partners in Vision 3 did an episode on how to crack open a Nano long time ago. Kevin Rose actually is hosting the episode of System. I'll throw that link into the show notes for you where it shows you how to get that Nano open. Is it that new squat Nano or the old Nano?
>> It's the new third generation video.
>> Oh, okay. I'll find a tutorial on that because the one he did was the old one.
>> Now, one more thing, be careful when you're in there that you don't --
>> TechRepublic did one.
>> That you don't fiddle around and cross any contacts because the battery will probably still be connected and you might short something out and fry just be very careful and just push that little broken piece right that guy.
>> Photo gallery from TechRepublic got you fixed up blog.cnettv.com. I'll put that up there for you.
>> Love it.
>> All right. Thank you.
>> All right. Good luck with that one. That's frustrating especially when you got an otherwise prettily good Nano.
>> All right, we're always getting questions on how to enable 30 seconds skip on the TiVo. I don't know how many people want to know how to do this. So, you can skip through those unwanted video moments that you're watching without having a fast forward. Brian Tong set down recently, just show you how it's done. [ Music ]
>> All you TiVo users love the fact that you can skip through the commercials on your recorded shows but there's more you can do. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and in today's Quick Tip, we've got the hidden 30 seconds skip feature for your TiVo. So, let's show you guys how to do it. Now, first thing bring up any recorded program on your TiVo and then entering the following sequence on your remote. You're going to want to press Select, Play, Select 30 Select. Now, if you hear three blinks, you're in business. So, let's try it out. I'm in a recorded program and the advance button will now skip forward by 30 seconds, juicy. Now, just a heads up, this hack isn't permanent. If your TiVo ever loses power or needs to be rebooted, you'll have to repeat the sequence to reactivate it. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and there you have it, the hidden 30 seconds skip feature for your TiVo. [ Music ]
>> Okay. I think we have room for one more call, is that correct?
>> Yeah, where do you want to go to?
>> Last call baby. We'll see.
>> Take a number between 1 and 5.
>> Let's see what we've got so they'll know where we're coming from. We have four questions holding right now. We have --There's the Nokia N81 work on 3G T-Mobile network. Network attached storage, how do you secure it. Comparing the iPod Touch to the ASUS E and possible to triple boot Windows XP and Vista. Well, that'll be harder to triple boot two operating system. So, I think we're going to skip that point.
>> Sorry, Brandon. [ Laughter ]
>> Well, also --
>> I think the answer to your question is yes, is because you can do a boot Vista and XP whatever that third operating system you want as long as it's not OS X, you could get that one out.
>> Okay, so that's an answer up the top. Where do you want to go? I think there's line 1 or line 4. Let's go to 4. I just made that call. So, I think it's very crafty.
>> Well, you like my answer?
>> All right.
>> Okay. North Carolina.
>> Hello, Tom
>> Hello, Tim. What are you working on?
>> Here's my question. I've got an LG Voyager that I love and I see everybody comparing the iPhone to all the iPhone clungs and cameras and stuff there. I also have a IBM ThinkPad T40 I love and I've been looking at these many laptops, thinking about getting one of those but I really don't want to give up the T40. So, my question is because the iPod Touch and the iPhone, why don't people compare those to like to ASUS ePC or the MSR. I just recently purchased one off the Apple store reserve that I'm going to use to surf the web, check my Gmail but I've never seen anybody compare the iPod Touch and the iPhone to this many PCs because it can either be for the same function. I just want you all an opinion about that.
>> Oh, my, I mean as I look at it, it began, I love them the both for the same reason. I'm thinking like you are on this but complete difference in terms of interface. There is no replacement for a keyboard even the small one like you have one on E, for a very small keyboard especially when it's touched on an iPhone. You're not just going to create a word document, a word processing document on an iPhone.
>> Yeah, I hear what you're saying absolutely, you know. You've got a small computer in both cases, right? And that's where the comparisons is best made. It's the form factor that's the only difference and that's a big enough difference.
>> I mean, you're talking about a full keyboard that you can touch not even with one of those many keyboards like a Treo and I think that's what Brian got with the ability to do document. So, that's kind of the difference if you're going to make a difference. They are right about the functions on that and the power or the process or you know, it's pretty simple.
>> Oh, yeah. And then the iPhone and the iPhone and similar those are consumption tools, I would say that even the smallest computer, the E is in the mininotes and all that are production tools as well consumption tools. You can create with them or the iPhone you're really consuming.
>> But even briefly, people that have used these smaller PCs have complained about the keyboard saying that's what their function.
>> Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah but it's --
>> And so, you know, I'm using Skype 'cause of the built-in camera but if you want to browse the web and check some email and stuff like that, that's what I'm looking at it.
>> Oh, yeah.
>> In my angle.
>> I'd go to iPhone. I wouldn't pick -- carry a little mini PC just to browse and do some VoIP if I can get around it 'cause it like.
>> I like that keyboard that much better.
>> Yeah, it's.
>> Right about that.
>> It's about that much better. That's about it.
>> I appreciate you guys and thank you for the twitter because that's how I found out about it.
>> Okay. Good. Good deal, right you on. Thanks a lot.
>> You got Nokia N81 not available on the T-Mobile network on the US.
>> Okay. So, that answers line 1.
>> We're answering that and okay, securing network attached storage really quick. I don't have time to take your call Steve but that should be built in to the NAS drive settings if you rolled your own then I hope you did it inside of a PC cabinet because then you can use operating system security settings. But I don't have time to dig into that any deeper with you unfortunately. Okay. Wrapping the show up, it's time for our Best of The Web. [ Music ]
>> Best of The Web is brought to you by our good friends over at CNET's webware.com, you know, me I like web services that are useless, superbless. How you can use a little software but thank you for that. Bubble Comment. I've got a little franchise here I've seen to like bubble commenting tool.
>> The man who hates twitter, bubble--
>> I don't know what's wrong with me. I have one of these a few weeks ago. This one is kind of cool. You select any web video, any page in the web video. You roll a video of yourself on your camera. I've got one here clipped on my laptop and then make it superimposed as an intro to the video that I've going to send to you. So, I took a video I like but I want to host the beginning of it. It's kind of leaving a message when you've forward a voice mail.
>> That's exactly. You're putting a front end on it.
>> Yeah, yeah.
>> So, you see the interface here. You just select the -- you give it the whole URL. You want to use for your video. You put that in here then it's going to give you a tool to record your video right here as you can see. It's right there. So, it's all built in. There's no software screwing around with. My camera is unplugged right now from my mouse adapter but then you record that and I've got the result right here. So, here's the video.
>> Oh, you're cooking showed it here we see.
>> Right. Exactly. I did this. Here's the video I sent to Dr. Merritt and you see I pop up on the right there in an overlay and then the video is going to play right here in YouTube. It's kind of cool and the time wasting and all in what.
>> Nefty, nefty, nefty.
>> It's kind of cool and the time wasting and all, you know what.
>> Neal Campbell does it again.
>> Oh, well take that up on the show.
>> All right.
>> Okay. Bubble Comment. You can find that over at webware.com.
>> Next week, we'll be joined by Erick Feng, CTO of Hulu.com. We're going to be doing a couple of weeks of looking at like how is all this online video working.
>> Well, do that next week. Call early 12:30 Pacific, the phone is open and then we're on the air at 1 o'clock Pacific, 4 Eastern, 10 am Hawaiian. See you then.
>> See you then. ^M00:32:20 [ Music ] ^M00:32:31
>> You eating enough? You look a little thin. [ Laughter ]
>> Yeah, that's a very mom question, yeah, yeah, you know.
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>> I miss you too.
>> Love you.
>> Yeah, we love you.
>> We tell them about the relief work you're doing, you know.
>> Of course, you do.
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