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Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1237

Dick went to the Special Equipment Manufacturer's Association (SEMA) show and they had a custom 3D printed car! Called the LM3D Swim, the idea is if you have a fender bender, you just reprint what's broken. It uses a combination of plastic and carbon fiber. Leo says it looks like a dune buggy. It's got an electric motor and will be available in 2017 for $53,000. We're getting to the point where anything can be 3D printed and imagine being able to custom design your own car.

How can I monitor my elderly mother?

Episode 1237

Ludlow from Montana

Ludlow would like to get a 'nanny cam' of sorts for his elderly mother. Leo says that there's a great product to keep an eye on older parents without intruding, called Lively. It comes with a wrist watch that sends you messages about your parent's activity. It'll tell you if she's taken her meds, if she's getting active, and there's a life alert button. It's ideal for what Ludlow is looking for.

Can I use an old XP machine online?

Wayne from Decatur, GA

Episode 1237

Wayne is being told his old Gateway PC isn't worth keeping since it's been in storage for a few years. Leo says it's probably running an old version of Windows -- likely XP. Hardware wise, there's probably nothing wrong with it. The reason people are saying Wayne shouldn't use it is because Microsoft isn't updating it, so security is an issue. He can run it safely by doing the following:

How can I restore my desktop settings after remote access?

Ian from Lakeview Terrace, CA

Episode 1237

Ian installed Splashtop remote desktop to his PC so he could control it from his iPad. But now the icons are all spread out in a weird way. Leo says that's a resolution issue between his iPad and the desktop. It doesn't remember his layout, and it'll change it back and forth rather than present it as he set it up. Leo suggests going into the Windows Display settings and changing the resolution to a proper setting for both. But in Windows 10, there's actually two display menus, one for touch screen, the other for the laptop.

Will the Mac Mini be able to run Windows?

Episode 1237

Paul from Columbus, OH
Apple Mac Mini

Paul is looking to get an iMac or Mac Mini and run Windows on it. Leo says that it really is the best Windows computer out there, so that's a good idea. Paul is wondering when the new models be coming out and can a Mac Mini do it? Leo says that the new iMacs just came out and the Mac Minis were upgraded recently as well, right in the middle of the development schedule. So now's a good time to pull the trigger.

How can I stop my LED bulbs from interfering with my radio?

JC from Sherman Oaks, CA

Episode 1237

JC upgraded all his lights in his home with LEDs and now he's having issues with radio reception on his AM transistor radio. Leo says not all LEDs emit RF interference, but some do. And in theory, all of them shouldn't because it's illegal. But that doesn't change the fact that it happens, mostly in cheaper varieties.

Why won't the Samsung 850 EVO SSD work with Windows 10?

Episode 1236

Jack from Hampton, NH
Samsung EVO 850

Jack has the Samsung 850 EVO SSD, and it was working fine until he upgraded to Windows 10. The software that came on the disk worked under Windows 7, but not Windows 10. Leo says he shouldn't need the software that comes on the disk. The SSD should be like any other hard drive, where he should be able to format and run it. He should repartition it and then choose it when he sets up Windows 10.