TekThing 39: New Nexus 5X & 6P, Chromecast, TrueCrypt Flaw Found, Blue vs. Green vs. Black WD Hard Drives, More!

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Today’s topics:
TrueCrypt Flaw Found: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2987439/encryption/newly-found-truecrypt-flaw-allows-full-system-compromise.html

New Google Nexus 5X and 6P: https://www.google.com/nexus/
Comparison Chart of Smartphones: http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/29/9414419/google-nexus-5x-6p-spec-price-feature-comparison
Android 6.0 Marshmallow: https://store.google.com/magazine/android_6_platform_story
New Chromecast: https://store.google.com/product/chromecast_2015
New Chromecast Audio: https://store.google.com/product/chromecast_audio
Google’s Pixel C: http://pixel.google.com/

Rapid Fire Roundup!
Incredibly useful cables for fitting things into incredibly small places.
Angle HDMI Cables/Adapters: http://amzn.to/1jw1Fvi
Monoprice Port Saver Right Angle, 90 degree, or Swivel: http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13574
Right Angle USB Cables: http://amzn.to/1YNbZiJ
Right Angle Audio Jacks: http://amzn.to/1YNc31T

Difference between WD Green 1TB vs WD Blue 1TB for Primary use”. He said, “Hello Patrick and Shannon, I’m just wondering if there is a big difference between these 2 drives. Can you use the WD Green as a main drive or should I use the WD Blue as a main drive? I’m also using Windows 10 too.
Thanks
Keep up the great work on Tekthing and I enjoy the show!
-Kevin
Spotsylvania VA
Western Digital Drive Lineup: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/desktop/
Spec Sheets from Western Digital: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-771436.pdf and
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-771434.pdf

ASTI novo Smart Volume Control – http://asticorp.com/novo/
Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/novo-smart-volume-control
MEMs Microphone: https://www.google.com/search?q=MEMs+microphone&num=50&safe=off&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS578US578&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAkQ_AUoA2oVChMIuY2jp-GcyAIVRNSACh0M7A3q&biw=1084&bih=519

Hey TekThing staff and fans … what are some good desktop apps for ripping music CDs besides iTunes (I’ve really come to dislike iTunes)? I’d like to rip my music in MP3 and higher def (maybe Flac). Thx in advance!
-Barb
DB Power Amp CD Ripper: https://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper.htm
DB Power Amp Batch Ripper: https://www.dbpoweramp.com/batch-ripper.htm
Exact Audio Copy: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
EAC Configuration Wizard: http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=EAC_Configuration_Wizard
Foobar 2000: http://www.foobar2000.org
Comparison of CD Rippers: http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Comparison_of_CD_rippers

This episode reminds me, given that you get a real authentic micro sd card, do you guys consider it a valid trustable way to backup data? Given that they’re getting ridiculously cheap and they have a small footprint and they play on almost any device ever made(and i doubt they’re going anywhere anytime soon) I think it would be cool to just buy a 64gb card, put all my super critical data on it, and store it somewhere, and I can do that easily multiple times in multiple places.
-Jeff

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