TekThing 77 – Don’t Buy A New GPU This Week! DIY Raspberry Pi WAP, Bargain 5.1 Soundbar, Unblock VPN!

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00:38 Is It Safe To Build a New PC?
Depends on if you need a new GPU… find out when the next CPUs are coming, and what’s going on with AMD’s RX 480 & 470, along with Nvidia’s GTX 1070 & 1080, the deal with the Founder Editions, why the RX 470 could kill the GTX 970, and a great SSD deal!

07:51 Budget Surround Sound!
Benjamin writes, “Currently I don’t have 5.1 surround sound but am looking into setting it up. The issue is my budget is not very big, $350 to 400 for speakers and receiver, so I need assistance getting the best bang for the buck!” We’ve got options from $150 to $1000 in the video!

13:09 Unblock VPN At Cafe?
MuayThaiBeatdown commented on YouTube, “I signed up for a VPN service a few months ago and it works great in the house, but in some public wifi areas I cannot get connected via the VPN. I’m using Open VPN TCP as the protocol. Any ideas??” Absolutely… we’ve got ideas for port and protocols you can try to get around VPN blocks in the video!

Nathan Knight4 commented on YouTube, “ctrl+shift+T” aka the Chrome shortcut to open closed tabs. There are so many awesome Chrome shortcuts!

15:29 Turn Off Flash in Chrome
Go to chrome://plugins. Scroll down until you find the “Adobe Flash Player” plugin. Click the “Disable” link to disable the Flash plugin in Chrome.

16:23 DIY Rasberry Pi WAP?
Jason writes, “There is a place that I travel to for work that has ethernet connections provided in the rooms, but no WiFi. Is it possible to turn my Raspberry Pi 1 model B+ into a WiFi hotspot so I don’t have to use my mobile data plan, or is some type of travel router the only way to go?” Turns out you CAN use a R.Pi as an AP, and luckily Adafruit has a tutorial for the B+ on their site!

18:47 4K H.265 HEVC Hardware Reccos
Don Jenkins has some help for the viewer looking to play 4K HEVC video… he says, “I did some testing and found that he Amazon Fire TV (gen 2 4K) with Kodi worked great!!!!” Find out why Juncti recommends Nvidia’s Shield TV (and what app he uses) in the video.

20:44 Do Something Analog!
And remember … once in awhile… put down the phone, step away from the screen, close the laptop… and do something analog, like buy new shoes!!!

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