Laptop or desktop computers and any components within.
Dickie D went to the Global Pet Expo and he came across a nifty gadget called the Pet Mate Doors. The one he saw was the Cat Mate Elite microchip cat door, which uses RFID technology to give your animal access to the inside of your house. You can easily program it to register the RFID chip that is already inside the pet, or you can use an RFID chip on a dog collar. The door will lock according to a preset time you set. It will also let the owner know with an arrow if the pet is in or out. Can work with up to 9 separate cats or dogs.
Eldred wants to have some cloud based storage to back up his wife's Samsung phone. Leo says that the Samsung backup utility will backup her app data, plus it comes with DropBox access for photos.
Dave recently got an HP Envy 23 All-in-One computer system. The problem is, there's a single jack for input/output and he can't get it to work for audio. He can use a USB based solution, but not a mic jack. Leo says that the USB mic is much better anyway since it's digital. Leo says that ripping albums requires a preamp in order to record them. Then he'll need an analog to digital converter.
John has a Bebop drone with Sky Controller. Leo says that Parrot AR is the company that made drones popular. Leo says that they've done an interesting thing with the Bebop because it has a wide angle camera and can use software to key in on what you want to look at. The camera is f2.2 and 14MP. It can be controlled with a smartphone, or by the optional Sky Controller.
Ken has a 2010 MacBook Pro that gets display errors all the time. Leo says that Apple has issued a recall on those MacBooks and will repair or replace it. He should go into About This Mac, and click the Service tab. This will tell him if it's available for recall. Ken's computer isn't covered under that program, and since he put an SSD in it, Apple won't service it. Leo says to take out the new SSD and put the old drive back in. Get it fixed and then put the SSD back in.
Joe is a HAM radio operator and he's been playing with a software defined radio. How can he recondition an old Ham Radio? Leo recommends watching HamNation on the TWiT Netcasting network. It'll give great tips and tricks from the guys who know.
David has a Windows 7 Professional Machine and he's about to upgrade his computer. He wants to migrate everything over. Leo says that there is a Windows Migration Assistant, which is currently entitled Windows Easy Transfer. When he runs that, and it'll walk him through it by connecting both computers via Ethernet.
Another gadget from Toy Fair isn't a toy at all -- it's the IO Hawk, a kind of Segway-like device that works like a skateboard. It has no handlebar, and weighs only 22 lbs. You just get on it and lean forward or backward. Top speed is about 6.2 MPH. It can go 10-12 miles on a single 3 hour charge. It even has headlights and taillights.The only indicator on the IO Hawk is an LED battery monitor which you can see when you look down.
Carol's Nextbook doesn't have Bluetooth, and she's wondering how she could add that. Leo says Carol can't. It's a hardware shortcoming. She's also having trouble saving apps to the memory card. Leo says that apps can go on a memory card only if they don't have widgets. If they do, then they won't work if they're on the SD card.
Neil watches House of Cards on Netflix with his Roku. He's noticed that subtitles come on intermittently. Leo says it could be Closed Captioning that is turned on. Subtitles may be on in the Roku settings as well. Neil should press the down arrow on the remote and make sure all subtitles are turned off.