"CNET Live: February 28, 2008"
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CNET Live: February 28, 2008
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>> Coming up on CNET Live, how to make your own tasty Hans Solo chocolate bar.
>> Mm yummy plus how to dish the dirt only around neighbors that smell like a foot.
>> Yeah like pooey.
>> And we will find out who is the fastest nose in the West; or at least the fastest nose in the building. It's iPhone nose typing championship and more coming up on CNET Live.
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>> Hey welcome to CNET Live; I'm Tom Merritt with a different Brian.
>> Brian Tong you know; brother from another mother of Brian Cooley.
>> Tom: Exactly.
>> Brian: We're cool like that.
>> Tom: We decided you know what if Cooley can't be here we need a Brian. We at least need it to be Brian and Tom.
>> Brian: A better looking one, right?
>> Tom: Thanks for joining us. You're actually joining us too on CNET; you're not just freelancing anymore. You're part of the team.
>> Brian: I'm a full-timer, I have my own little cube--it's all messy but it's good.
>> Tom: You've already messed it up?
>> Brian: Yeah, really. Bui I'm glad to be here.
>> Tom: On Product Spotlight you're going to be doing prize fights too.
>> Brian: We're bringing back The Crave so you guys gotta look for that. We're going to get a little crazy with it so add a little flavor to them.
>> Tom: Anyway, we've got business to do right now--888-900-CNET, 888-900-2638 is the phone number when you call. Cheryl is waiting there.
>> Brian: Cheryl what's up? What's up girl?
>> Tom: She's waiting to line you all up in the little telex phone system so we can get to your calls and answer them right in here. So give us a ring--I think we have one line open.
>> All right hey it's time everybody for things that we crave.
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>> Tom: These are some of our favorite things from the Crave blog at Crave.cnet.com--a Hans Solo table, a Hans Solo desk. This is going in my office.
>> Brian: Frozen carbonite in your office right?
>> Tom: Oh man can you believe it. Actually that chair is pretty sweet too. You just like to hang out, type on the desk. Look down at Han.
>> Brian: Don't you think it would be weird if you were eating food and Hans Solo is like "Ah Tom what's up?" and you have like rum in your mouth or something? I don't know that's kind of weird.
>> Tom: No he's asleep and in perfect hibernation.
>> Brian: He's drooling too though. His drool is frozen.
>> Tom: He's frozen in mid-drool probably. Also the cool thing is in this blog posting at Crave. They also link to a tutorial on instructibles--how to make your own Hans Solo frozen and carbonite chocolate bar.
>> Brian: Do they think like an old toy model and like make it out of chocolate or something?
>> Tom: Look at that it's perfect; it's exactly the same as that toy mold.
>> Brian: It's kind of weird.
>> Tom: Now that's disturbing is that you can just bite his head off.
>> Brian: I think it's more disturbing to nibble on Harrison Ford. That's kind of weird dude.
>> Tom: You know when you put it that way let's go.
>> Brian: All right here we go. We've got Nokia with their new technology. It's actually a flexible cell phone technology called Morph; and so what you can basically do with this thing is wrap it around your wrist, maybe your forehead if you wanted to accessorize. I know you're looking to do that Tom.
>> Tom: Yeah it's very Logan's Run.
>> Brian: Yeah and so it's the new technology that's coming out. They said it will probably be able to actually come to fruition in about seven years, some of this tech but it's something to look for. They also said the surface of it will be extra clean, I guess using Nano Micro particles to keep it.
>> Tom: I'm kind of tired of the whole wrist strong movement though, like the whole wrist band thing.
>> Brian: Put it on your neck; that's cool, put it on your neck.
>> Tom: Yeah like a choker?
>> Brian: Yeah exactly.
>> Tom: Yeah you're a fashionable guy.
>> Brian: The choker morph.
>> Tom: If you say choker I'm gone.
>> Brian: Okay, all right, let's do it.
>> Tom: Let's take some calls now--888-900-2638 is el numero and we'll start off in my home city, not my home town but I grew up near here--St. Louis, Missouri. Hey Michael.
>> Michael: Hey how's it going?
>> Tom: Good. Are you the Michael that was on Yahoo live yesterday?
>> Michael: Yes.
>> Tom: Ah-ha. I thought I recognized your voice.
>> Brian: You know everybody? You know everybody like that?
>> Tom: I know everybody in St. Louis. It's a tight-knit community. What's your question today Michael?
>> Michael: Yeah I have a Charter HD cable box and I have an HP Media Center PC; and I want to use like my Charter cable box to watch like my cable on my HP; and I bought a little USB TV tuner and I plugged the cable in and I'm just getting my basic channels.
>> Tom: Right because the only thing that comes through the pipe without decoding is analog, so you're going to have to have the Media Center control the charter cable box with infrared. Did your Media Center come with any of those dongles that you can like string out and put in front of the infrared port on the digital cable box?
>> Michael: No it didn't come with anything.
>> Tom: Okay so he's gonna have to buy one of those; they're like infrared repeaters.
>> Brian: So he can talk to it.
>> Tom: Yeah so that what you do is you should plug that into a USB port on your Media Center and then you string it out to the digital cable box and then the Media Center can actually receive the signal coming out of the cable box instead of the one that would go in, and control and change channels on the cable box that way. So you've got it coming from the wall to the digital cable box, you've got it coming from the digital cable box out and instead of to the TV, send it to the Media Center but you've got to buy one of those infrared controllers.
>> Brian: Listen to Tom man. He knows, he's all over it, like white on rice.
>> Tom: You don't have to be like that; you'll still get to come back.
>> Michael: What about cable cards? Am I going to have to mess around with that at all?
>> Tom: You wouldn't have to. A cable card is something you might want to look into though. Ask Charter if you can get a cable card because then if you can get a cable card box for your Media Center, it's something else you'd probably have to buy because I don't think the Media Center comes with it, then that would make it easier. You wouldn't have to have the box so you might want to check into it but I think the simpler and cheaper thing is probably to buy the infrared for now. Let's go to Denver and we've got Dave on the line. Hey Dave.
>> Dave: Hey good afternoon how are you guys?
>> Brian: What's up?
>> Tom: We're doing good.
>> Dave: My question is I've been using Thunderbird for about a year or so and it was a great e-mail program but it has become so corrupted. It just died; I can't even re-install it again, so I'm looking for a new e-mail client. Do you have something that you can recommend?
>> Tom: There's not much out there; you've got Outlook Express which I would not recommend necessarily but if Thunderbird is dying, that's an option for you. I should ask though are you using a Mac or a PC?
>> Dave: PC.
>> Tom: PC. So I don't know.
>> Brian: We were kind of bouncing this around like Eudora maybe but.
>> Tom: Eudora is still out there.
>> Brian: It still exists.
>> Tom: Yeah I know people who still swear by it so that's another one you could try. But do you have any ideas on how to fix that Thunderbird for him?
>> Brian: I couldn't help you there dude.
>> Tom: May like system restore?
>> Brian: I'm the new guy.
>> Tom: So how long ago did it stop working? I'm scratching my head over here.
>> Dave: Well like I said I love Thunderbird but about a month ago it started being a little bit goofy and it would hang every time I tried to receive e-mail.
>> Tom: Have you tried to reinstall it?
>> Dave: Yeah I did and it won't.
>> Tom: My only thought would be to do a system restore and go back to before it started messing up. Uninstall it, reinstall it, maybe do a registry cleaner or something like that to try to tease out what is causing the corruption in it. But if you just don't want to mess with it or that's too much work for you, Eudora or Outlook Express are about your only options. Mozilla Suite is now called Sea Monkey, it has a mail client built in to it that's another option, or maybe you could go download Netscape before it's dead. I think AOL killed it though so I don't think that's an option. All right Dave I hope that helps you out. There's not much else out there for e-mail clients. A lot of people are just using web mail now.
>> Brian: Yeah good luck with that. Okay cool. Here coming up a little later, a Battle Royale4. We've been talking about it all week. Watch as four daring CNET employees go nose to nose with their schnauzers with the iPhone. If you've got an iPhone get ready to play along at home because this could be for you too.
>> Tom: I can't wait, I can't wait but first actually we've got to get to this product because people around here are talking about it all over CNET. It's an odd device with a funny name and it somewhat caught our fancy here at CNET. Take a look.
>> Hey I'm Donald Bell, Senior Editor for digital audio and MP3 and today we're taking a First Look at the adorable Chumby. The Chumby is--it's hard to describe. It does three things very well. First and foremost it's like a physical internet widget. Works over Wi-Fi to pull content down. The second really great use for the Chumby is as an Internet radio. The speaker is built into the back here, you've got two USB ports, you can use the Chumby as an audio device for tuning in Internet radio, Podcasts, streaming music from your home computer; the third great use for the Chumby is as an alarm clock. There's this little button on the top, a soft little squeezable button that you can use for hitting the snooze, you can set an alarm, you can wake up to Internet radio, you can wake up to your iPod. You've also got this little metal nub on the side here which is there for you to accessorize your Chumby with flair. Also on the very bottom is this little access port here. One could easily imagine in the future that people will be adding battery supplies to the Chumby so they can make it a completely device. Right now it has to be plugged into the wall in order to get this thing booted up. The Chumby in essence is a small Linux-based Computer, very limited memory, that boots up, uses Wi-Fi to search for your home internet connection and then it pulls down the widgets over Wi-Fi to the Chumby and then you've got all your different Chumby applications. Now you can configure those online at Chumby.com. This thing's like an RSS feeder, a photo viewer, games, all kinds of stuff and it's being actively developed by flash programmers. If you've got a Wi-Fi connection and you want to take advantage of it and you want to have a really cool, very adaptable tech toy to play around with, the Chumby is just the thing so I'm Donald Bell and that was a First Look at the Chumby.
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>> Tom: That's pretty cool.
>> Brian: Yeah, thanks D. Bell that was cool.
>> Tom: I like the idea; it's pretty cheap too.
>> Brian: It's kind of like your head seat cushion like on a car but it's kind of got like a hacky-sack action on there. We could kick it back and forth.
>> Tom: Oh yeah and you can use it as an alarm clock. Rafe Needleman was trying that out.
>> Brian: Really?
>> Tom: Yeah so you can actually sleep on it.
>> Brian: I like the Internet radio thing.
>> Tom: Although ours wouldn't turn on. It said it couldn't download the control panel so your mileage may vary.
>> Brian: Just give it a little kick you know. It'll go.
>> Tom: All right what are we doing now? We're going to change things up a little bit today actually that's why I'm so confused.
>> Brian: I'm here; I threw you off.
>> Tom: Normally I've got a Brian across from me--that's not so bad but it's usually time for something else right now like a guest, but we're doing the iPhone nose thing so it's time now for the download of the week.
>> Tom: Download of the week is brought to you by our good friends at cnetdownloads.com for [inaudible] of free spyware, free programs, and this is the way to keep those snooping noses, we're talking about noses today, out of your files. True Crypt is a free and open source encryption software and this is like high level stuff. This meets the standards of several like government confidentiality standards. They've got AES encryption, Blow Fish, Serpent. If you know what that means you probably know more about encryption than I do. All I know is that it works. I'm actually running it off of a thumb drive. We'll get to that later actually; we have an Insider Secret that tells you how to encrypt the thumb drive so that you don't have to have any software on the computer you're using. It's an encrypted thumb drive; you can plug it into any drive. That's our insider secret later. But this is essentially the program right here. You can mount different drives, you can choose to encrypt directories, files or even like the whole darn hard drive--just lock it up.
>> Brian: You know like that will be good because those pictures from our last company party; I wouldn't want people to see them.
>> Tom: You can store them in a thumb drive; with this, safe as houses. Although you've got to watch out for the people with the spray cans of compressed air because apparently that's the only way to get the encryption key and they can do it. So make sure you're computer is totally turned off.
>> Brian: All right. Time to get your calls, hit us up, 888-900-CNET. Tom what do we got?
>> Tom: Let's track some cookies out in Canada. Winston are you on the line?
>> Winston: Yes I just found out recently when I switched to Windows Vista that suddenly when I do a Norton scan I keep getting tracking cookies. Usually when I do it on XP I visit the same websites and I never get a tracking cookie.
>> Tom: You may have a different configuration in XP than you have in Vista. It's probably not Vista's fault. It's probably just because it's new. Is there a reason you don't like tracking cookies? Some people don't. Some people do like to have the tracking cookies in there. Some people don't mind. Is it something you're like, "You know what, I don't want to be tracked, I don't people to know where I am?"
>> Winston: Well because when I went into the Norton database for tracking cookies it says that like when you go to websites then it follows you then it shows all your information.
>> Tom: Yes it's collecting where you've been. I just want to try to explain tracking cookies to people. They're not absolutely horrible. They're not necessarily like taking your credit card data or anything like that. What they are tracking is the URL's you've been to and they share that with advertisers so they can say people who clicked on your ad also visited ESPN and chumby.com or whatever. So if you want to opt out of that you absolutely can. There's great ways to delete cookies in all the different browsers. I'll include that link in our show notes at blog.cnettv.com. It's a little different for different browsers. Basically you go into a setting, you say clear cookies and then you set it to never accept cookies or make you say ok to accept cookies or clear the cookies on exit. You've got all different ways of handling that. Do you figure the cookies there Brian?
>> Brian: No. I'm sorry I'm looking at something else on my computer right now.
>> Tom: The other thing is to do spyware, right. Run anti-spyware and make sure that if there are any malicious cookies on your machine that they get kicked out and you should do that along with Norton. If you've got Norton running that's good but go ahead and get adware and spy boot search and destroy and Windows defender, any of them that are free and run them all because that's the only way to insure that you don't have any of those tracking cookies on there okay?
>> Brian: If Joseph's ready to roll I can take Joseph.
>> Tom: Okay let's go to line 1, Memphis, Tennessee, hey Joseph?
>> Brian: What's up?
>> Joseph: Hey guys how are you all doing?
>> Brian: Doing good, doing good.
>> Joseph: Hey I had a question about my files. I had my music, my Podcast, my videos, basically my whole life on my hard drive. I know Tom always talks about backing up but that was my backup. So I erased my backup and I want to recover those files but I need a free way because I have no money.
>> Brian: Okay well we did a little searching and actually on download.com we have a utility Win Undelete, and actually basically it's an easy way just to get back the files whether they're on your hard drive, zip drive, USB drive, and there is I guess it's a trial period software where you can purchase it afterwards. I think that's something you might want to look at. You said that was your backup that went down?
>> Joseph: Yeah and my original hard drive put a [inaudible] on it so I really can't access it from Windows.
>> Tom: Yeah when you're backing up make sure you still got two copies I guess.
>> Brian: Yeah you've got to back that back up.
>> Tom: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah but try Win Undelete though so that will recover deleted files. It's got a trial period so try to get back as much of that data as you can.
>> Brian: Yeah that's where we'd point you probably for that guy.
>> Tom: I'll throw that into the show notes too at blog.cnettv.com.
>> Okay thank you.
>> Tom: I ought to make you do the show notes man.
>> Brian: Hey, no, no, no. Okay let's see what else we've got here?
>> Tom: How about Brian? Not you but Brian on the line here on line 3. Hey Brian.
>> Brian: Hey how are you guys doing today?
>> Tom: Where are you calling from?
>> Brian: I'm calling from Ontario Canada.
>> Tom: Oh Canada. So what's the scoop?
>> Brian: I love your show guys. I think it's great.
>> Brian: Thanks man.
>> Tom: Thanks.
>> Brian: I have a quick question. I paid over 500 bucks for my Windows Vista Ultimate and all I got was my dream scene and my Texas Hold'em. Have you guys heard if there are any new ultimate extras coming out for Windows Vista?
>> Tom: Let me do a quick search and see if see any news. I went to the page. There's a page on the Windows Help and How to that tells you how to get the Windows Ultimate extra so anybody who doesn't know we'll throw that link in the show notes as well. But just go to windowshelp.microsoft.com and do a search if you want to do it right now. And essentially you open up Windows update; click the start button, all programs, click Windows update and it will come to you with any extras for Windows Ultimate. Now if you've got that up you'll get them whenever they arrive, but I'm doing a quick news search here to see if I see any dates because I haven't heard of any.
>> Brian: Again, we paid over 500 dollars for this version of Windows and we were expecting something like every few months and we got our Texas Hold'em and our Dream Scene.
>> Tom: Do you solve Texas Hold'em, you're like perfect at it? Microsoft obviously wants you to get better at Texas Hold'em before you deserve any more extras.
>> Brian: I guess so.
>> Tom: That's my only explanation for it man. No I don't see anything about new extras coming out.
>> Brian: You haven't heard anything so I guess we're sorely out of luck.
>> Tom: Just keep that Windows update on so if they do come down the pipe you don't miss them and we'll try to keep our eyes out for them too.
>> Brian: All right. Thanks guys.
>> Tom: All right man. Coming up more of your calls and the best of the web--a way to get back at your neighbors; right after this.
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>> At this very moment, Eric Welch is defending his family from the constant onslaught of online threats all with Norton 360; the automated all-in-one security that protects you online when you buy, bank or browse. Keep up the good fight Eric.
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>> Brian: All right guys. It's time for the best of the Web. We get our friends at Webware to help hook us up, cool Web 2.0 apps for everyone; so I was doing a little digging and I found this on Webware at rottenneighbor.com and basically it allows you to rate neighbors, complain about them if they smell good or not; you know I've got a friend named Joe. He smells disgusting and I want to complain about it. So you can let people know if they're noisy neighbors or what not. What you do is basically punch in an address; I'll actually punch in our address here. You see those little two houses; it's like a green one and a red one? I'm just going to zoom in a little closer so we can kind of read those comments. If I click on this one-oops someone beat us to it. Horrible neighbor, that Tom Merritt cannot stop playing Burt Bacharach's greatest hits.
>> Tom: See now that's just liable. What's wrong with Bur Bacharach's greatest hits?
>> It's accurate.
>> Tom: Can I go in and like dispute that?
>> Brian: Yeah sure you can put a comment on it but I don't think it's going to help; and then we have this greenhouse over here and I'm just gonna click on it. It says what a surprise, Brian is a saint; the nicest neighbor I've ever met, Brian is always classy.
>> Tom: Can you see who made these comments?
>> Brian: I just pull up the site, always classy you know. I love that.
>> Tom: Yeah, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, no but seriously if you were on here with somebody was saying some nasty things about you, what do you do to get it removed if it's not true? Like they're saying that you smell and you don't.
>> Brian: Yeah basically it's using common sense by saying it's not true but who is going to really take up that much time to complain and try and slander somebody?
>> Tom: Are you serious?
>> Brian: Oh yeah you're right.
>> Tom: You know the flames come in all different types of ways.
>> Brian: I just like that you can put a picture of the actual act that's been done so if the dog drops the dookey you can put a picture out.
>> Tom: I'm not sure how I feel about this. But maybe it'll just force everyone to be better neighbors.
>> Brian: Okay, okay.
>> Tom: All right let's go to Minnesota; on the line is Mike. Hey Mike thanks for calling CNET Live.
>> Mike: Yeah guys. Tom I watched your Insider Tip about wiping a hard drive and I'm wondering if I need to do that if I'm looking to just reinstall the operating system. I'm running Windows XP on an AMD notebook and looking to upgrade to XP Pro so do I need to completely run the software that you suggested in the Insider Tip before installing OS?
>> Tom: You're talking about the defense department level wiping--boot nuke right?
>> Mike: Right.
>> Tom: Yeah I wouldn't say so no. I don't know about you Brian but whenever I am reinstalling an OS I always start by just reinstalling it over whatever is there. If I have a problem doing that then I might go and do a low level; I wouldn't even do like the seven pass stuff. Just do a quick wipe just to make sure. I'd say 99% of the time you don't need to.
>> Brian: I mean there are always people that just love to clean it because it's almost like psychologically you feel better. "Oh my drive is pretty clean, I'll go for that." But like you said you can just put it right on there.
>> Tom: Yeah Derek's Boot and Nuke is really more for if you have some embarrassing data on there and you're selling the lap top or you're afraid someone else will find the data, you want to totally obliterate it. You're talking about reinstalling--like Brian said, I think he nailed it which is it's a nice to do--it's not a have to do.
>> Mike: Should it also address any kind of potential spyware issues or malware or anything else like that?
>> Tom: If you're reinstalling, you're going to be writing over so much stuff that any of that kind of spyware or malware should go away. Just make sure you're not upgrading or leaving the original operating system there because then you would run into those issues. If you're reinstalling and treating it as if it's a whole new thing, it will format right over it, no problem.
>> Mike: Perfect--thank you guys.
>> Brian: Is Eli still in New York waiting patiently for us. Eli are you there?
>> Tom: Hello Eli.
>> Eli: Hello.
>> Brian: Hello how are you doing Eli?
>> Eli: Good.
>> Brian: All right. What do you have for us?
>> Eli: Me and my son have a Mac book and we're thinking about getting the new Mac Book Pros that came out yesterday. Are they worth it?
>> Brian: Well it depends on what you're looking for.
>> Tom: No.
>> Brian: Tom says no. They bumped up the process.
>> Eli: You're just angry.
>> Brian: Yeah he's just an angry man, angry Tom right. So you know obviously they bumped up the process about really--the form factors stayed the same, they didn't swim it down which is kind of a bust to me because they've been out for so long but really it's all about getting the multi-touch features and have you played with the multi-touch on the Mac Book Air at all at a store or anything?
>> Eli: Yeah I went to the store. It's pretty cool.
>> Brian: Yeah I mean it's cool; I don't know if it's a gotta have right now and sure it's going to continue to evolve. But is it really worth it? It's up to you if you really feel the multi-touch; I mean that's really the big kicker in that device.
>> Tom: Do you have a laptop now?
>> Eli: Yeah I've got a Mac Book Pro and I also have a Mac Book.
>> Tom: How old is it?
>> Eli: It's like 2 years.
>> Tom: So at two years you've got enough extras in there that have been trickling in over time. It might be worth it.
>> Brian: I mean just to the horsepower alone over two years ago.
>> Tom: Plus if you want to avoid my rage you want to buy it right after an upgrade instead of right before an upgrade.
>> Brian: When I came here I just got picked up full time. I got a Mac Book Pro like two weeks ago.
>> Tom: Yeah they're in the same boat man. It's not such a huge upgrade that I'm really regretting it that much but if your other laptop is 2 years old it probably is worth it.
>> Eli: All right thanks.
>> Brian: Okay cool. All right, our iNose context is coming up. We've got four contestants ready to see who can type the fastest on their iPhone using only, boom, boom, their nose.
>> Tom: But first, that's right we keep teasing. It's like the Oscars. We save best picture until the end. From noses now to thumbs. Want to know how to best encrypt the data on a thumb drive? So does Kristen. We answer her e-mail to CNET Live at cnet.com on Today's Insider Secrets.
>> Hey I'm Tom Merritt from cnet.com and welcome to Insider's Secrets. We got an e-mail from Kristen in Bristol, Virginia who wrote: "I recently started using a computer to write my diary on. Unfortunately it's a computer everyone in the house could access so I've starting using a thumb drive to keep all my files on; this is great but now I worry about someone getting a hold of it. Is there a program out there where I can encrypt my files easily without installing anything on the computer?" Okay Kristen I've got two options for you for encrypting files on a USB drive like this one on Today's Insider Secrets.
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>> Tom: Our first option is the easiest, it's a program called Remora USB Disc Guard. You can install it on the USB drive itself where it will ask you to set up a password. When you're ready to encrypt the file launch Remora, choose to encrypt a file. The file is changed to encrypted. Now if someone gets their dirty little hands on your diary, they won't be able to get at it unless they can guess the password so don't choose something obvious. When you're ready to make the next entry, put the USB drive into the computer, choose to unencrypt the file, enter your password, the file is unencrypted and ready for editing. Don't forget to re-encrypt it before you take the USB drive out. Remora's 128 bit encryption is good but if you want the best try True Crypts, AES 256, Blow-Fish 448 bit key. You can download and install True Crypt on the thumb drive just like with Remora; but now you're going to set up a container on the thumb drive. It's going to look just like a file when it's encrypted, but when you put in your password and unencrypt it will act like a directory containing all your files. Insert the USB drive with True Crypt, run True Crypt, press create volume. Leave as create, standard, true crypt volume. You can select the whole device but that won't let you run True Crypt from the USB drive so select file, come up with a name for your directory, press next, now if you know your Kung-Fu you can customize the security for Kristen's Diary but we'll leave it as default. The program tells you how much space is available for the new volume. Enter a number lower than that amount and press next. Now put in your password. Warning--don't forget your password. Don't make it obvious but remember if you forget your password you're SOL and that's not an encryption algorhythm. Press format and the volume will be created. It will look just like a file on the USB drive. Now go back to True Crypt, choose an unused drive letter, press select file and browse through your newly created volume, press mount, enter your password, double click on the drive and now you can drag your diary file into this new directory. When you're done press dismount and you can eject your USB drive. Now that's probably more encryption than you need but just to be on the safe side, we gave you some U.S. Government top secret level security for your private diary thoughts. That's it for this edition of Insider Secrets. Stay secure.
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>> Brian: Thanks Tom. Now Ladies and Gentleman it is time for the First Annual iPhone nose typing championship. We have our contestants assembled; they've been training hard; they've been waiting for this day. Let me tell you a little bit about how this came about now. There is an internal CNET mailing list for people to waste time on and actually Woody I believe you were the person who kind of kicked this off. What was your e-mail saying?
>> Woody: Well really just asking not making a comment about how when it gets cold you wear gloves and since you need to use your fingertips for something warm for the iPhone, if you've got gloves on how are you supposed to do anything, so the nose.
>> Tom: And a legend was born at that point. I believe Declan McCullagh may have said something about covering an iPhone, nose-typing challenge, Sarah, our producer, got in there and said I will film it. It got put onto CNET Live and we are here today to run through this. Let's meet the rest of our contestants. Woody, what do you do at CNET?
>> I'm in Ad Operations.
>> Tom: And what do you think? Are you going to take this as the Founder?
>> Woody: You know I'm great at switching song tracks; I don't know about typing but we'll see.
>> Tom: All right. But you're the respected elder statesman, right? What's your name and what do you do?
>> I'm Matt; I work in Audit, Ad Sales.
>> Tom: And are you going to take it?
>> My nose is pretty pointy. I think it's an asset.
>> Tom: Pointy nose, all right. And you?
>> I'm Vladu [assumed spelling], I work as a self-engineer for reviews.
>> Tom: And how are you going to win this?
>> Well my nose is kind of crooked so I really have a disadvantage.
>> Tom: Pointy and crooked. How can you beat that?
>> Tom: What is your name?
>> Dave, I work in Network Group, I'm a Program Manager. It's all about the I-sight actually.
>> Tom: So we've got three different takes here and the Founder, of course. Brian how do we do this?
>> Brian: Okay here are the rules fellows. For the iNose contest this is how they go as we follow them. Number 1--contestants can only type the message with their nose; Number 2--screen contact with fingers will result in automatic disqualification; that's why they have these gloves and oven mittens on. Number 3--the first person that types the official phrase correctly should raise their hand for myself or Tom will be the official judges. Contestants who are found to have typos or other errors in the entry must start over. Pronunciation counts, how do you pronounce?
>> Tom: Punctuation.
>> Brian: I'm just reading the proctor baby; punctuation counts; capitalization does not; and 5--the winner of this race will win an iPhone case from my good friends at Spec [assumed spelling] products, a 30 dollar value. We take care of you guys all right? Any questions? Okay. Contestants are you guys ready to go? Okay. Let's go.
>> Tom: I can't type with my fingers but I can type with my nose and they're doing it. They're going for it, check it out, Woody's got a close end approach here, he's keep a space between his I-sight thing I see what he's saying, Vlad's very efficient;
>> Brian: With the crooked nose?
>> Tom: Yeah. He's doing a look. Vlad's very efficient there--look how he keeps the hand close.
>> Brian: You know what their typing for? We've got big stakes here. They're typing for a free case for 30 bucks. They could even sell this on E-bay. They're typing I can't type with my fingers but I can type with my nose and they can but who can do it the fastest?
>> Brian: They're doing it.
>> Tom: We're coming in to the home stretch here.
>> Brian: Oh, oh, there was a moment, there was a moment.
>> Tom: This is exciting as novel writing. Oh.
>> Brian: What? What? What? Do we need to verify this? All right. Here we go.
>> Tom: Keep going the rest of you.
>> Brian: I can't type with my fingers but I can type with my nose. This is accurate. The winner.
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>> Tom: Yeah let's look at that. Let's do that again.
>> Brian: Oh you know what I need to learn how to read. It says I can type with by nose not my nose, oh no.
>> Tom: All right. Let's verify this one. Hold on. I can't show it on camera because I hit the page.
>> Brian: He just took his gloves off.
>> Tom: He needs to do this because I bumped it and went to the next page. It's gone.
>> Brian: Who has it? Who has it? Who has it?
>> I do.
>> Tom: Go ahead and check it out.
>> Brian: Here Vlad. This is turning out great.
>> Tom: Do you have an extra case? This is a nightmare.
>> Brian: Unfortunately there's a capitalization error here if you actually.
>> Tom: This is going to go to the judges; this is going to be reviewed; it's going to drag out; this is worse than that Olympic gold that got taken away.
>> Brian: Well I just got a message in my ear and they said the capitalization doesn't matter. So, therefore, Sir Vlad.
>> Tom: It was my mess up--yeah. Hold on the judges are conferring.
>> Brian: This is ugly. American Idol people would be pissed.
>> Tom: They're all winners.
>> Brian: Oh my gosh and you know what? We have enough cases for them all.
>> Tom: Sorry folks but everybody wins. Thank you all for playing. We'll have a second annual some day. Don't forget next Thursday it will be much more conclusive at the end. The executive director of the Wikipedia Foundation will be here; apparently she's ten foot tall and from Mars according to her biography. See you next week everybody.
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Behind the scenes of Science Fair with co-director Cristina Costantini