Hardware

Laptop or desktop computers and any components within.

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1390

Dick DeBartolo

Dick went to the "Biggest Baby Gadget Show" this week and he saw this interesting new piece of furniture. It's the Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair. Known as the world's highest baby chair, it's a breakfast bar an adult might eat at sitting on a stool. There's a 3-position recline system; fully lie-flat newborn cradle, semi recline and upright seat. Easy up/down height adjustments allow baby to join the family at the dining table or the modern breakfast bar. So it should be usable starting from birth, all the way to school age (which they give as 8 years old).

When will I get the Windows 10 Creators Update?

Episode 1390

Jose from Modesto, CA
Microsoft Windows 10

Mike wants to know when he'll get the Windows 10 Creators Update. Leo says that Microsoft is taking its time with rolling it out, making sure that computers can support the update. To date, only 18% of Windows computers have been updated after a year. Like the Windows 10 update, it will notify him when it's ready for him to update and install. That's the future of updates now — it's a slow, gradual roll out.

Does Toshiba make a good laptop?

Episode 1389

Bernie from Washington
Toshiba Portege Laptop

Bernie bought a Toshiba laptop. Leo says that the Portege was great back in the day, and the new version is pretty sweet. So if he liked the Toshiba Satellite, then who's to say what's better? It comes down to what he likes and Toshiba still makes a 17" laptop. The customer service isn't great, but that's true of most PC makers unless he were to buy their gold support package.

Is the LattePanda processor good?

Episode 1389

Randal from Orange, CA
LattePanda

Randall wants to know if the LattePanda processor is a good one for creating small Raspberry Pi applications. Leo says it looks pretty good, with an intel Atom processor on it. It's a computer on a tiny board. It even comes with Windows 10. He's never used it, but it looks pretty good and seems to be the latest in a growing category. Atom processors can handle some pretty good loads.

How can I get data off an old hard drive?

Episode 1389

Jevon from Lyons, GA
NewerTech USB Drive Adapter

Jevon has a new computer and he wants to know how to transfer his data from the old hard drive to the new computer? Leo says NewerTech makes a universal drive adapter so he can connect the drive without a housing and get the data off it. It's bare bones, but it will power it and turn it into a USB drive that he can browse and copy from. Or he can grab a hard drive enclosure that will enable him to connect to it as an external drive.