February 01, 2006
'Get It Done Using Technology' vidcast
Another IPTV show has been discovered on the net thanks to Digg.com, which almost killed the guys server. GIDUT.tv has 7 shows so far and 2 and 7 are very good demonstrations about how to make network cables. Well worth showing to my Cisco students.
December 05, 2005
LabRats.tv - IPTV targeted for novices
The list of available IPTV shows gets bigger and bigger and the newest one I have discovered is called LabRats. Unlike most of the other IPTV shows which are producing content for the more techie viewers with segments on wardriving and case mobs, LabRats are producing show targets more towards regular computer users. In the episode (Number 6) they explained about using a router to share your internet connection on a home network. The shows are very well produced and at 15 minutes duration you can easily find time to watch them.
November 07, 2005
Another episode from Hak.5
Saturday 5th Novermber saw another release of the great IPTV show Hak.5. In this episode the crew cover building your own arcade case, talk about buffer overflows and show you how to set up a VPN server. Hak.5 are doing some great work and doing well to stick to a regular release schedule which makes supporting them via a paypal donation even more worth while. If you have $2 a month to spare head to their site at Hak5.org and click the donation link. Also download episode 4, via BitTorrent if possible to save their bandwidth, and then visit the forum which has some lively conversations going on.
August 18, 2005
Patrick Norton, famous from the classsic 'The Screensavers' and currently heard weekly on ThisWeekInTech.com can now be 'seen' again online. ExtremeTech.com are producing a weekly steaming video program that will air every Tuesday at 9pm EST, that's 2am BST. If you can't watch it live then a downloadable version will be available. But due to technically problems this weeks show is being re-aired or rather re-streamed TONIGHT at 4pm EST which is 9pm BST. So set your alarm and click the graphic below.
August 07, 2005
Even more online Tech Shows
Two new online Tech shows have launched in the last few weeks, both are brilliant and deal with different subjects.
Hak5.org have just released their pilot episode and cover case modding, home automation and cool tips. They have a forum were you can talk about the shows and the content and I think will be producing a monthly show.
The other show is all about gaming on the PC and consoles and most importantly is hosting by a girl (Jenn) which breaks away from the normal male produced shows. Jenn has already released 2 episodes and if you are at all interested in games and game tech then make sure you check her site out - Openalpha.tv.
July 24, 2005
Using BeyondTV video
To celebrate the launch of BinarySignal.org I present to you our first demonstration video. In our first video I talk about what is needed to run your own Personal Video Recorder and give a demonstration of mine in action. The other purpose of the video was also to give me content and a project to work on when learning Adobe Premiere Pro. In making this video I have learnt a lot about creating and editing video content and also the preparation required. If you listen to the video carefully there are a number of mistakes, but as this is just our first attempt I figured they can be overlooked.
Watch Using Beyond TV Video (22mb). I decided to release the video in the Windows Media Video format, and will experiment with Divx and Quicktime later. Please give me your feedback in the comments section.
June 20, 2005
Free Video Editing Software
Having enjoyed watching the new online tech videos that are available from FromTheShadows.tv and Systm.org I have been looking in to video editing software. Initially I have be using Windows Movie Maker to produce video's but it is a very basic application and if you can't afford the high end applications like Adobe Premiere Pro then you need to find something in between. One video editing software that offers a free version is from Avid Free DV, I have yet to try it as I am currently experimenting with the trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro.
You can expect to see some 'Tech Video's' released from syndicateONE.net soon.
June 19, 2005
Open Source PVR to run on WinXP
Systm.org showed you in their second episode how to run free PVR software on Linux. If you do not want to switch to Linux and are happier with Window XP then MediaPortal - The ultimate HTPC / mediacenter could be your free answer.
|"MediaPortal turns your PC in a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC. It allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your video's and DVD's, view, schedule and record live TV and much more."|
June 15, 2005
New Divx 6 with DVD menu feature
In my opinion the Divx video compression codec has completely changed the way video can be watched and especially distributed. DivX Networks is aiming to improve quality and features even more with its new Divx 6 video files and Divx Media Format. Divx is not only restricted to computers but is now found in lots of Consumer Electronics devices which opens the possibilities of the format even more, taking it from the computer desk to the sofa. Read Tom's Hardware Guide review of the release.
June 12, 2005
Using a Computer Management shortcut
In this video we demonstrate how to use a simple shortcut to bypass security on your work place or school computer, and what to do as an Administrator to stop it. This video is for informational purposes only. Using a Computer Management Shortcut (15mb)
May 01, 2005
Build a Better DVR out of an Old PC
The Tivo has revolutionised the way people watch TV as you no longer have to search for a blank tape when you want to record a show, don’t have to remember to set the timer and can pause and rewind live TV. If you have a spare old computer you can build yourself a homemade Tivo like system with cheap or even free software. I use BeyondTV from SnapStream.com for my home built media computer and use it to watch my downloaded TV shows more than I use my standard cable box. If you want to know how to make your our Digital Video Recorder read this great article, MakeZine.com: Free TiVo: Build a Better DVR out of an Old PC
March 10, 2005
More Online Tech Video Shows
I have found another website for a group that is producing tech videos. Seems they have produced 3 episodes to date and the last one covers PGP, DVD Ripping and creating a cheap MP3 stereo. Home - BrokenFloppy.com
March 06, 2005
Online Tech Video Shows
If you live in the USA and get G4TechTV you can enjoy some technology TV shows like ‘The ScreenSavers’. The ScreenSavers is not as good as it was before G4 took over and move people are creating their own online tech video shows.
The most famous online tech show is probably www.thebroken.org which is made by Kevin Rose (a ‘ScreenSavers’ presenter) and his friends. They have so far produced 3 episodes and there has been a long delay waiting for the 4th, but shooting should be starting soon.
The newest show I have found is www.2gng.info and their first episode looks very promising. They covered creating a CarPC, spoke about Firefox and gave some Photoshop tips. The next episode will be interesting as they learn to make better video and get more feedback from viewers.
Another two online shows (that I have not had a chance to watch yet) are www.exitframe.org and www.binrev.com/hacktv. It is great that so many groups are creating their own tech shows and covering different areas of technology.
February 03, 2005
DVD to Divx Guide
Copy your DVD into DivX5 format - Guide for 16:9 anamorphic movies
Learn how to backup your DVD movies to Divx using free tools and this detailed guide written for beginners.