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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques.

Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques.
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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques.

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Episodes

KH 409: Mobile Gaming

11/15/2018
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The history of mobile gaming, the best modern games for Android and iOS, what you need for a console-like experience on mobile, and how to improve the gaming experience on phones using Bluetooth controllers and portable batteries. Hosts: Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@jasonhowell@samred Sponsors:expressvpn.com/knowhowWordPress.com/knowhow

Duration:00:46:30

KH 408: Live Broadcasting Gameplay

11/8/2018
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Tools for gamers who want to live stream their gameplay to the world have never been more accessible and in many cases, those tools cost next to nothing. All of that live-streamed gameplay can actually lead to a healthy paycheck earned from patiently building an audience around their regularly streamed gaming sessions. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica pick apart the major streaming platforms, the hardware and software solutions for creating engaging live streams, and the...

Duration:01:08:03

KH 407: Networking and the Cloud

11/1/2018
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Gaming is much bigger than the system a game is running on. Nowadays, gaming is enhanced and oftentimes defined by how it interplays with the cloud, and that poses complications for home networks. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica check out the category of gaming routers to understand what makes them effective, and how even mediocre systems are now capable of so much more thanks to cloud gaming services. Hosts: Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech Connect with...

Duration:00:55:54

KH 406: TVs, Monitors, and Sound for Gaming

10/25/2018
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When picking a new TV set for gaming, one must wade through a lot of jargon and features in order to find something that's appropriate for the high speed and frenetic game play that modern gaming commands. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica break down what gaming mode actually means, how to avoid lag, why high refresh rates are important, and the difference between a gaming TV and gaming monitor. Sound can be as important as the video, with Dolby Atmos making things better,...

Duration:00:55:10

KH 405: Gaming Accessories

10/18/2018
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There are a million ways to play games, but the fact is that some controllers are better than others and it's not always the bells and whistles that make them great. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica put some of the best game controllers under the microscope to find out why they are so effective. Plus, they dive into the world of niche controllers including the recently released Xbox Adaptive Controller that enables the physically disabled to create a gaming experience that...

Duration:00:49:36

KH 404: Virtual Reality

10/11/2018
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Virtual Reality is experiencing explosive growth and that means you have options! From mobile phone solutions like Daydream, to high-end systems like the Oculus Rift, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica and Jason Howell show them off and advise on ways to improve on their strengths out of the box. Hosts: Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@jasonhowell@samred Sponsors:Avnet.com/Music2 do.co/twit

Duration:00:53:16

KH 403: Gaming Rigs

10/4/2018
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Unsure whether to buy a console or invest in a gaming PC? Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica joins Jason Howell to help demystify the many hardware components within a top tier gaming rig to make the process easier to understand. Also, overclocking to achieve greater results isn't as difficult as it may seem thanks to software like MSI Afterburner. Hosts: Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@jasonhowell@samred Sponsor:Ring.com/KNOWHOW

Duration:00:42:31

KH 402: Game Console Tips and Tricks

9/27/2018
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Imported games, media playback, game services Hosts: Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech For full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/402 Sponsors:expressvpn.com/knowhowITPro.TV/knowhow - use the code KNOWHOW30

Duration:00:53:05

KH 401: The Gaming Season: Trailer

9/25/2018
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In this trailer for the new season of Know How...Gaming, Jason Howell shows us what to expect in the 12 new episodes with his co-host Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica. They plan to cover it all, from tips and tricks, consoles, controllers, VR, live gameplay, and more! Plus, they'll wrap up with a holiday game guide. Make sure you subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher. New episodes start Thursday, September 27, 2018. Host: Jason Howell Connect with...

Duration:00:00:58

KH 400: The Howies: Our Favorite IoT

9/20/2018
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Amazon announces a new Echo Show, a wall clock, a microwave and more. Plus, its the first Howie's - the awards for the best IoT we reviewed in our twelve week series. Flo loves the Samsung SmartThings Hub, the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, the Abode Security Hub, and more. Megan likes the Neato robot vacuum, LifX smart bulbs, and the WeMo Mini Smart plug. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@Ohthatflo...

Duration:00:53:12

KH 399: Thneed IoT

9/13/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss smart home devices that try to do more than one thing. Reviews include the Netgear Orbi Voice, GLAS by Johnson Controls, and the Dyson Pure Cool. Plus, they speak with Aaron Emigh, CEO and Co-Founder of Brilliant, connected home tech that aims to be for every room and everyone. Aaron shows off a demo of his Brilliant working to play music, display and announce weather information, and more. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Guest: Aaron...

Duration:00:55:07

KH 398: IoT Fragmentation Frustration

9/6/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion from All About Android talk to Mike Soucie from Google about Works with Nest, Google Thread, and how Google certifies all the things of the Internet of Things. Plus, Stacey Higginbotham from This Week in Google and the IoT Show explains why the new standards for IoT are not what we hoped for. Florence shows off the Kangaroo motion sensor and Megan found a new home for her Echo Dot. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Guests: Mike Soucie and Stacey...

Duration:01:00:34

KH 397: Entertainment IoT

8/31/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion from All About Android show you how to entertain with your IoT. Megan uses an Android TV, Apple TV, Polk Command Bar sound bar, a HomePod and The Nanoleaf Rhythm. Florence uses Plex, a YouTube TV subscription, Hue lights, the Hue Disco app, PlutoTV, and an audio and video Chromecast. Plus, a new game by A-Champs gets kids moving with tech. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@Ohthatflo

Duration:00:43:27

KH 396: Alexa Swallowed Cortana

8/23/2018
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Florence Ion and Megan Morrone unbox the new Samsung SmartThings Mesh Wi-Fi Router with a built-in hub. Plus, how to get Cortana to work on the Amazon Echo and Alexa to work with your Cortana enabled smart speaker or computer. Megan Shows off an iHome Spot for your Dot and Florence shows you how to set up a Samsung SmartThings Hub. And use the AnyPod Alexa skill to get more control over podcasts on your Amazon Echo. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with...

Duration:00:44:37

KH 395: IoT for the Enterprise

8/16/2018
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Bradley Chambers from 9to5Mac makes the case for HomeKit in the Enterprise and whether the Google Home smart assistant has a place in the classroom. Kevin Tofel talks about Android Things and the difference between Android and Google in the Enterprise. Plus, a police detective offers tips on creating DIY IoT security systems with Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, and more. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Guests: Bradley Chambers and Kevin Tofel Connect with...

Duration:00:59:39

KH 394: IoT Security Cameras and Systems

8/9/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk about the best ways to secure your home with smart alarm systems, cameras, and locks. Florence reviews the Abode Essentials Starter Kit, the Ooma Home Security Kit, SimpliSafe Essentials, The Nest Secure, and others. Megan shows off the Ring Alarm System, TappLock, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor security kit, the Amazon Cloud Cam, and others. Home Security Systems SimpliSafe Essentials ($259.95)Abode Essentials Starter Kit ($279)Ooma Smart Home Security Kit...

Duration:00:56:09

KH 393: Lenovo Smart Display vs. Amazon Echo Show

8/2/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion compare the first smart home device with a screen that works with Google Assistant to the Amazon Echo Show. Answers to your questions about HomeKit, WeMo, Hue Lights, and Ecovac robot vacuums that have minds of their owns. Plus, Megan reviews a WTF IoT device for all the Star Trek fans in your life. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@Ohthatflo Sponsor:Ring.com/KNOWHOW

Duration:00:44:26

KH 392: Not-So-Smart Assistants

7/26/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss the Google Home, the Echo Dot, the Echo Show, the Echo Plus, third-party speakers from Eufy and other smart speakers available for your home. Learn what they can and can't do and watch Florence program her Google Home with IFTTT to add more Zen to her life. Plus, how to make your Amazon Echo, Homepod, and Google Home more secure. And find out if you need a smart AC unit that you can control with your voice. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence...

Duration:00:39:33

KH 391: Smart Lights and Smart Plugs

7/19/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion tell you everything you need to know to get started with smart lights and smart plugs. Learn about wattage, voltage, and whether you need a hub or not. Plus, they get fancy with disco lighting you can control with your voice with the LifeX Strip, Philips Hue Bloom, and the new Nanoleaf remote. Smart Lights: LIFX A19 LED Bulb - $59.99Philips Hue - Starts at $14.99STITCH by Monoprice Wireless Smart LED Bulb - $12.99BlissLights BlissBulb - $27.99Sengled...

Duration:00:28:18

KH 390: Security and Privacy in IoT

7/12/2018
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Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk to Stacey Higginbotham from Stacey on IoT and from The Internet of Things podcast about how to choose more secure IoT devices for your home. Also, the rising problems with the smart home and domestic abuse, and do you really need a WiFi connected essential oil diffuser? Hosts: Megan Morrone and Florence Ion Connect with us! https://twit.tv/shows/know-how@meganmorrone@OhthatfloThanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Duration:00:42:23