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Schedule

Sunday, March 29

1427652000 The Tech Guy
1427666400 This Week in Tech

Monday, March 30

1427734800 Tech News Today
1427738400 Triangulation
1427743800 iPad Today
1427751000 Coding 101
1427756400 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, March 31

1427821200 Tech News Today
1427824800 MacBreak Weekly
1427833800 Security Now
1427842800 Tech News 2Night
1427846400 All About Android

Wednesday, April 1

1427902200 FLOSS Weekly
1427907600 Tech News Today
1427911200 Windows Weekly
1427918400 This Week in Google
1427929200 Tech News 2Night
1427931000 Android App Arena
1427936400 Ham Nation

Thursday, April 2

1427994000 Tech News Today
1427997600 Know How...
1428003000 Marketing Mavericks
1428008400 Home Theater Geeks
1428015600 Tech News 2Night
1428017400 The Giz Wiz

Friday, April 3

1428080400 Tech News Today
1428084000 This Week in Law
1428094800 Before You Buy
1428102000 Tech News 2Night
1428105600 Padre's Corner

Saturday, April 4

1428170400 The Tech Guy

Sunday, April 5

1428256800 The Tech Guy
1428271200 This Week in Tech

Monday, April 6

1428339600 Tech News Today
1428343200 Triangulation
1428348600 iPad Today
1428355800 Coding 101
1428361200 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, April 7

1428426000 Tech News Today
1428429600 MacBreak Weekly
1428438600 Security Now
1428447600 Tech News 2Night

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This Week in Enterprise Tech

HP Aims New Rack at Open Stack Developers

Before You Buy

Parrot Bebop Preview, Vivitek Qumi Q5 projector

Tech News 2Night

Tech elite likes to go racing

This Week in Law

Creative Commons Licenses 101 with Sarah Pearson.

Tech News Today

Blackberry posts a profit!

This Week in Computer Hardware

Silverstone Fortress FT05 case, Dell XPS 13 review, and Corsair Dominator memory kits.

The Giz Wiz

Condiments for pets, mini tennis ball launcher, Goatee Saver, and more.

Home Theater Geeks

Composer Richard Einhorn, MTI's Kevin Manbeck, and restoring "The Passion of Joan of Arc."

Tech News 2Night

Twitter releases Periscope!

Know How...

We use NAT "Network Address Translation" to segment a network.

Know How... 61

VLANs, Podcasting Rigs, & More!

September 19 2013

Padre's VLAN

* VLAN= "Virtual Local Area Network"
* VLANs use 802.1q protocol
* VLANs operate at OSI layer 2: above the physical connection, below Ethernet frames.
* A "Tagged VLAN Packet" is actually a packet contained within a VLAN-tagged Ethernet Frame.
* VLANs should NOT be used as a security measure.
* You need switches that "understand" VLANS or the VLAN frames will be stripped out.

From N2 Review
The N2 is a 2-bay disaster-proof network-attached-storage box from ioSafe, maker of storage devices designed to survive fire, flood and impact. The N2 is really two products: a high-performance SOHO NAS, and a 28lb disaster-resistant suit of armor.

We’ve seen ioSafe’s products stand up to the most horrific of tests: surviving common-place dunkings, fires, tractors, impacts, and gunshots – The N2 uses all of ioSafe’s know how to give users the convenience of network attached storage in the IT equivalent of a Abrahams Tank.

The armor starts with a steel shell that is capped by a steel and ceramic door, held in place by two hex-bolts. The door fits snuggly into the inner sheath, which is actually water-impregnated ceramic. ioSafe created this material, and it’s been used in all their rugged desktop products. In a fire, the ceramic ablates, keeping the heat from reaching the core, while the water evaporates, both cooling the ceramic and creating a positive pressure, keeping smoke out of the

Inside the door is another steel cap which is actually the start of the NAS “capsule.” Removing the cap reveals two drive bays with secured SATA drive sleds.
The N2 currently supports up to 4TB SATA drives and our unit came with 2 x 1TB 7200 rpm Seagate drives, but we replaced them with 2 cooler running 4TB Western Digital RED drives.
The NAS inside the N2 is produced by ioSafe’s partner, Synology, known for solid performance and a plethora of features. The bottom of the front face houses the regular array of LED indicators as well as the power and backup buttons, a USB port and a SD card reader. The back of the N2 sports two USB 3.0 ports and a single Gigabit Ethernet port.
Users of Synology products will feel right at home with the N2. The setup wizard will have your new drives up and running in about 10 minutes and then you can play with the exhaustive list of N2 features.

Out of the box the N2 supports Windows, Mac and Linux file-sharing protocols, FTP/FTPS/SFTP/TFTP/PXE/WebDAV, VPN tunnelling, Media services, timed network backups, VLANs and a host of other services.

Performance tests using ioMeter showed average transfer rates of ~53MBps write and 83 MBps read, which put it into the upper echelon of SOHO NAS boxes.

Overall, our initial review of the N2 is quite positive. It has a slick, responsive interface that the newbie can have up and running within minutes, but all the advanced features that would be demanded of an Enterprise-level product. Combined with ioSafe’s legendary disaster-proof technology, the N2 is a serious contender for your Network Attached Cash.

Iyaz's Portable Podcasting Rig: Part 1

Iyaz wanted to build a portable podcasting rig. It goes back to his reporter days when he would go out in the field to get content for the blog he worked for. The goal is to build a rig that allows a one person team walk around a convention hall. The rig needs to produce high quality video and high quality audio. The video needs to be editable and uploadable right from the camera if possible.

If you've got ideas for the rig, let us know at knowhow@twit.tv. We'd love to hear them.

Feedback

Hey Know How Guys,

I wanted to see if I could get mobile phone service without a traditional mobile phone plan. I figured you guys had done a show on this already, and sure enough I was right.

I watched the episode and it answered all of my questions except for one. Can a Bluetooth headset be used with an iPod Touch or iPad Mini? This would solve the "out loud" issue for me without having to use the corded headphones/microphone. I've done some research but couldn't come up with a definitive answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
David

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