CNET Live: September 4, 2008
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[ Pause ] ^M00:00:04 [ Music ] ^M00:00:10 >> Coming up on CNET Live, how to fill in those gaps in your album art in iTunes. >> And that Dell laptop sitting on your desk, it gets a major makeover. >> I need one of those too, and Ivan Kanevski from Glassbooth.org is here to help you match you with your ideal candidate for US president. That's all coming up right now on CNET Live. ^M00:00:28 [ Music ] ^M00:00:35 >> Hey folks, good to see you. I'm really glad to see you 'cause-- >> Hey, I'm glad to see you too. Welcome back. >> We've been gone in combination for a while. >> I know it's been years. >> Yeah. >> Like old times. >> Like months. Oh, old times. >> Hmm, that sounds good. >> Ahh. >> 888-900-2638, 888-900-CNET is the number. >> That's right. And when you call, toll free by the way, Jamie's gonna say hi, hello, how are you, not necessarily in that order, and gets you all set to come on through and hit us with a question we really can't answer. But, we scratch our heads really well. >> And she'll tell you to make sure to turn down the audio behind you and everything. [ Simultaneous Talking ] >> Before we start taking the same call, let's look at a couple of things we crave. ^M00:01:14 [ Music ] ^M00:01:19 >> These are some of our favorite things from the Crave Blog at crave.cnet.com. Mine is going to help the United States build a warrior robot race. >> Not robots again. >> Actually, the US army had a limited contract with iRobot, the guys who made the Roomba. >> Oh, the vacuum folks. >> They have now up to to a 200 million dollar 5-year contract-- >> Okay. >> that allows the army to free them to purchase parts, training and maintenance service from iRobot, as well as any robots that the company comes up with, industrial or consumer. >> So, look what the Roomba have wrought. >> Yes, it's now a defense contract. >> Exactly. >> This is amazing. >> They got what's called an IDIQ contract. >> Of course. >> It means the army doesn't have to spend a dime if they don't want to. >> Okay, but they really have to prove that this thing works. There is no pay off for [simultaneous talking]. >> They can buy up to 200 million dollars. >> Wow! And now is this a demo or just WALL-E. >> That's--yeah. >> This looks like WALL-E, look at that. >> That's Johnny 5 I think or something. >> It's pretty cool. >> No, actually that's iRobot's PackBot. [ Simultaneous Talking ] >> --that the army already bought. >> This is really cool. >> So, this is a sample of what they've been doing already. >>And they also rolled out the new Roomba pet edition this week which is a big deal to a guy like me with 7 cats. >> Great for the base. >> That's right, it keeps things clean underneath the bunks. Alright, I get a lot of email from folks, maybe from you saying "You know, Cooley, I saw your video on how to transfer my VHS tapes onto DVD and it goes through a computer and it's just too complicated." And it can be. This is something from Pinnacle that is a device that doesn't use a computer. You would plug in your VHS deck, let's say, to one end of it. >> The VHS. >> Yeah, right this is for doing that. >> Uhmm. >> Analog in only, that's all this will dub and on the other end it comes out USB as MPEG4 H.264 digital video. >> So this is really about digitizing those old family videos. >> Really. Yeah. Or maybe if you got a signal-- [ Simultaneous Talking ] >> --TV in the '80s >> Yeah, or a similar coming off of TV for some reason-- >> Yeah. >> you want a digit on the fly, but it really is a tape conversion thing, that's the big market here. It's only a hundred bucks. I haven't used it yet, it's brand new. But if it's as simple as they say, it's gonna answer about half those emails I get from you folks saying the computer thing is just a little too much. >> Yes. So, you don't put this onto your computer at all? >> No. >> You just stick a drive on the other end. >> USB. >> It's a black box. >> Yeah. USB, let's say a portable USB drive or even if you have a giant thumb drive-- >> Aha. >> that will work. >> Nice. >> It's kinda cool, so we'll check it out. We'll let you know if we get a review down on that one. >> Alright, let's get to your phone calls at 888-900-2638. Here we go and who's getting the lead off spot here? [ Simultaneous Talking ] >> Well, when I see a call from Scotland, I'm in. >> Oh, Dylan's a regular on the show. Hey, Dylan, welcome to CNET Live again. What can we do for you? >> Hello. >> Yup hello--He's on satellite. He's at Wolf Blitzer at the convention. That's a 19-second delay. Alright, Dylan, what's your question for us today here on CNET Live? >> Alright, hi guys. And basically my question today is I've got a game PC and I've got a Mac and I use iTunes for movies, music and stuff and I know DRM is kind of annoying but I still use it. And basically I wonder if there is a way to be able to replicate, you know, one iTunes [inaudible] I've got and have it sync between multiple computers. Say, I'd buy a song on my Mac and it will show up on the PC and I'm interested in getting Time Capsule and I wonder if I would be able to just tell both computers to look at Time Capsule and maybe that would work, and do you have any ideas? >> Yeah, I got one idea. I have not tried it, but there's a versiontracker.com. They've got a program called syncOtunes that synchronizes different iTunes libraries. Now this one, however, is meant Mac to Mac so I have to look and see if you could possibly install it on windows as well. It might just be Mac to Mac. I don't have a Windows version for that. >> And we're talking about syncing libraries? The iPod is not part of this discussion. We just wanna make sure that an iTunes library on different machines gets upgraded, updated incrementally when you change one and the other one gets mirrored if you will, right? >> Yeah, so-- >> Okay. >> this thing caught my [inaudible] with my Mac at the moment. >> Yeah, okay. >> and just [inaudible] have the same library on both computers updated. >> Well, being one of the 4 folks who's bought a Zune, I don't use an iPod so I don't have any good ideas on this on the window side. But that'll at least get you started on the Mac but of course he doesn't have two Mac's here. [ Simultaneous Talking ] >> Right, I keep finding like slingshot and syncopation, all this place to do with Mac to Mac. >> Yeah. >> Let's see if this one works. >> But nothing with mixed breed going on. >> Cross multiple computers running Mac OS X, so I'm gonna throw this out to the listeners. Everybody knows a way to do it Mac to Windows. And I know what Dylan's--Look, if there's a ton of ways to do this, you could use MP3 tunes. You could use Amazon S3. You could use all kinds of other syncing services to just keep your libraries in tune. But you want specifically that works with iTunes library. >> Right. >> Yeah. >> Okay. So, I mean yeah, you don't wanna just be carrying around a flash drive all over the place. >> Just put that out. Yeah, and manually doing it the hard way. So let's go put that out to the users and we'll see what comes in across the transom, Dylan. We'll get you an answer. I bet, we're gonna get one. I wanna stay on the North Atlantic theme here and now we're gonna go to England. >> Oh. >> We haven't--We haven't left the oil fields yet. >> A little bit south. >> Right. Okay, Matthew, welcome to CNET Live. What can we do for you? Where in England are you calling from? >> I'm calling from Whitnash [phonetic], although you might know me from [inaudible]. >> Matthew Hughes. >> Matthew Hughes. Yeah. >> Alright, welcome to the show. Thanks for calling. >> Thank you very much. I just have a general question. Basically, next week, I'm gonna start my second year of college an outside British College, not the American College. I can--call me 17. So, I completely need to take my laptop into college 'cause all the college computers use Windows XP and frankly it sucks. So, I was just wondering if you can give me some general safety tips for carrying around my laptop. >> Well here's one that I always recommend. It's not really security as much as it is safety but when you get a laptop bag, look for one that has exceptionally good padding around the perimeter of the computer as well as the faces, the flat side, 'cause people always worry about crushing their screen on the bag. Let me tell you, if you step on your laptop in any bag, the screen is done. You can't protect it that much. What you can do though is get a lot of shock protection around the corners and the edges which are totally rigid and they transfer that force of striking the floor exceptionally well which can break things. So look for good padding. A lot of bags are padded on the side where, I don't think it does a lot of good, and they're kind of thinner on the perimeter. That's a real homegrown kind of tip. >> Of course, there's some stuff that you'd probably already thought of, but the obvious thing is like make sure that you have turned on a password to log into the computer. Make sure the computer is set to go to sleep and back to that log in rather than like most people, well, just did and especially with Macs just have it go to sleep and wake right back up because it's more convenient. But if you're gonna be out and about, you wanna make sure that that's turned off. >> Yeah. >> The--what's the--a camera with the name of it, but Apple has a service where you can call into the computer remotely. You might wanna turn that on. That way, if it did get taken, a few people have had luck using that to get their laptop back. And of course, if you really wanna go for a true crypt, you can just encrypt the whole drive and make sure that if it ever it gets turned off, nobody else but you would ever be able to get into it. >> And you could also consider an encrypting USB drive that has a biometric, you know, finger thing to access the files on it and you might wanna keep your files on that and just stick it into the laptop whenever. I mean, depending what the situation is gonna be with your files, your machine when you get up and leave it. And you've got all kinds of laptop security services you can also consider that will, kind of like what Tom said with the Apple service, allow the machine when it's woken up by a thief the first time and it's online. It will call in and say at least "Here I am. Here's my IP address, and can you find me?" It's kind of like it's phoning home too, but there are a lot of those. They involve an annual fee which kind of bothers me, and some of them also put an irremovable ID number onto the frame of the laptop. So those are all ways to prevent physical problems. >> Alright, coming up, we're gonna talk to Ivan Kanevski about how to make the right choice for you when November rolls around. But first, here's Dan Ackerman with the latest update to Dell's Latitude line of laptops. [ Music ] >> I'm Dan Ackerman, senior editor at CNET.com and we are here taking a look at Dell's new Latitude E6400. Now if you got a company laptop, chances are it's either a Dell Latitude or maybe a Lenovo Thinkpad. These two brands have been ubiquitous in cubicles and offices for years. This is really the first major physical revamp of Dell's Latitude line we've seen in a while. The hallmark of it is actually this kind of cool brushed metal look on the back of the lid here. Of course, it's got all the business-friendly security features you're gonna need from a work laptop. It's got Intel's vPro platform. It's got TPM chips. It's got smart card reader. If you know what the stuff is, that's great. If not, it's really more for your IT department to worry about. There are a couple of cool new features on the Latitude E6400. One of them is a backlit keyboard. You get the keyboard to light up from underneath. One thing we could do without is a little track point right here, kind of reminiscent of the Thinkpad style. I know it's got its fans. It's really more of a generational thing. If you're a little bit older and you grew up with the IBM Thinkpad as your first laptop, then you're totally used to it. I think anybody younger would know what to do with one of these. And of course, being a Dell, there are a ton of configuration options for everything from the webcams, the fingerprint reader, to mobile broadband options from all the major carriers and Dell has definitely put a lot of effort into extending the battery life on this guy. This has got a slightly chunky 9-cell battery but we got like four and a half hours out of it. And of course, one super important feature of any business laptop and pretty much everyone has their own version of this these days, it's on one sort of administrative control panel program. Dell has one and it's called Dell Control Point and that lets you access all the different functions for you power options, your networking options and most importantly, your security options. So Dell is rolling this new brushed metal design out to all their Latitude laptops, the 14-inch, the 15-inch, even 12 and the 13-inch models so no matter how boring your job, you don't have to be stuck with the boring great corporate laptop anymore. I'm Dan Ackerman and that's Dell's Latitude E6400. [ Music ] >> Thanks Dan. Alright, the Republican and the Democratic National Conventions are pretty much over and the live broadcast of this, of course, Republicans are having their nomination of John McCain tonight. But those of you watching on the podcast probably already know that's all done. So now for the US Presidential Election, it goes from here until November 4th campaign, campaign, campaign, and if you haven't made up your idea already about who you wanna choose, or maybe just need little confirmation of who you think you wanna choose, there's lots of great resources on the web to research about the issues and the candidates and what they believe. One of our favorites is Glassbooth.org. We have Ivan Kanevski from Glassbooth joining us. Welcome back to the show Ivan. >> Thanks for having me. >> It's good to have you back again. We talked to you in the primary season, of course. >> Right. >> But for those of you who didn't see it, tell us a little bit about how Glassbooth works. >> Sure. So, you start off with the set of issues. We've identified, I think, a dozen or so issues like immigration, abortion, trade and economics and you prioritize them based on what you feel is most important to you. Based on what you prioritize, you have 20 points. We give you a set of question which you can answer from strongly disagree to strongly agree. >> Kind of like a range of anywhere between. >> Exactly. Exactly. So once you answered the questions, we actually show you which candidates most closely aligned with you based on those questions. So for every question we have, we show you what the candidate stands. For example, you said strongly support on one issue, well, we show the candidate as, you know, saying not support at all. And then we give you the rationalization why. So we have videos of the candidates. We have links to their speeches, to their snippets from their book. So, you know, you're not just kind of getting a blind result from, you know, a quiz. You're actually getting the rationales to why you're getting that kind as your number one pick. >> And that is one of the things I like about Glassbooth actually is that you can go and find out why. If it gives you an answer that surprises you, you're like I didn't really realize I liked Ralph Nader that much. You can dig in and see like, okay why did it match me up on that? Maybe I over weighted something of an answer or maybe he strongly supports something but it's in a different way that I did. Or maybe you just discover, "Hey, actually I have a lot more in common with this guy." >> Exactly. I mean, we don't wanna offer a prescriptive, you know, formula for choosing a candidate, right? So if we may, you know, give you one candidate higher than the other, you have a full opportunity to go in, really dissect the results and say, oh actually maybe I don't fully wanna, you know, weigh this issue as much. So you have the opportunity to really dig in and find out the candidate really represents you. >> Now one of the things about the way you have it, it's different than a lot of other polls where they just ask you questions and match you up. You allow people to weigh the issues to say like, "You know what, gang control is extremely important to me." Or "Trade and economics is my big thing and I don't care so much about some of the other issues." But I always feel like whenever I've done this and I've used the thing over and over during the primary season and now for the presidential election, I always feel like I'm a couple short. I wanna put a few more points in. How do you determine that 20 was the one? >> Right. >> I mean, are you guys still working with that? >> Exactly. Well, certainly 20 is a nice round number and I think that helps. I think, one of the things, it was actually a big debate while we were actually conceptualizing the product. I mean I think it has to do with, you know, the paradox of choice, right. So the more choices people have, the more points that they allocate, the more difficult it is really entering to the experience. So we decided to put a kind of a constraint, an artificial constraint, but a constraint nonetheless to really kind of facilitate moving the process forward. I think we have some ideas on how to loosen up and some people actually have suggested I wanna take the full quiz. I wanna take here your hundreds of questions, answer all of them and really see which candidate is perfect for me, you know, irregardless of the issues. >> Now, like you said, this is guidance obviously choosing a leader as much of an emotional issue as it is a logical issue. You guys are kind of trying to help people take some of that logic, takes some of the emotion out of it, see where people lie. But the other side of it is it gives people, as I said, a way to investigate exactly what folks have said. You have quotes as you mentioned. What are some of the resources you use to keep those platform position, if you will, pages up to date? >> Right. So we use, you know, the standard Google News Alerts. We, you know, patronize the top publications, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and really try to keep track of what's being said about the candidates. One thing we're working on is actually surfacing this activity. So, while the actual, the site right now looks pretty static. There's a lot of changes going on in the background. So, we might shift the candidate over to the center a little more, or far left, or a little bit more to the right. And-- >> Well, they start flip-flopping on their positions. You got to keep up. >> Right, exactly. And so, we wanna be able to kind of have a--decide to have a pulse, right? So, we're certainly focusing on that, but you know, outside of the center kind of Googlers, a lot of people contribute stuff. We're about very volunteer-driven. So, we have people writing in and it will be like, "Listen guys, this needs to be updated and we actually want to leverage that community aspect a little more going down the line. So, you actually have some ownership of the data that's being presented. >> Do you have any favorite websites that you guys like to go to regularly just for added information? >> Yes, so as kind of you know, one of the--as evolution of Glassbooth, one of the things that I've been interested in is sites that provide structured data. So, there's GovTrack, which provides, you know, legislation on how people on Congress are actually voting on issues. >> GovTrack? I was looking for that yesterday actually. I wanted to find out some voting records. So, is that federal or just local or both? >> It's actually, I think it's focused on the Congress and Senate and there's OpenCongress as well, which is actually an excellent resource. It's well designed. And Project Vote Smart has a, you know, huge bevy of information on the candidates. And actually, it's very interesting to see all the candidates running for president to have like 30 there, in terms of the third party candidates that you've never heard of, just kind of interesting. >> We've got to wrap it up. You got Barack Obama and John McCain, and Ralph Nader as actually available to be compared to. You gonna add more candidates by November? >> Absolutely, we're looking on more candidates and also the vice presidential nominees as well, so-- >> Alright, thanks so much, Ivan. I appreciate you coming back. It's Glassbooth.org, if you wanna go take the test, see who you match up with. You might be surprised, who knows. When we come back, download of the week, a new browser. It's from Google. Yup, we're gonna take Google Chrome for a test drive, stay with us. [ Music ] ^M00:17:09 [ Commercial Break ] ^M00:17:48 [ Music ] ^M00:18:06 >> Welcome back to CNET Live. Keep the calls coming 'cause we've got some phone lines open, just one right now, but that's kind of a rare commodity so grab it at 888-900-CNET. >> But wait! >> What? >> First, it's time for the download of the week. >> Okay. [ Background Music ] >> Download of the week is brought to you by our good friends at CNET's download.com purveyors of spyware-free free software. Of course, everybody is talking about Google Chrome-- >> Yup. >> right now, because it is the new browser from Google. Let me make it a little smaller there so we can see a little more of it. >> See what we got here. >> Wait. Get out of there call screening software. Okay, so we've got the Google Chrome up right. >> There it is. >> You can see the tabs across the top above the address bar, kind of a nifty thing. >> Yeah. >> Another cool thing about the way the tabs work, you can actually grab a tab and-- >> Tear it off! >> Tear it off! You could see a preview of the whole site you've got there and then you can pull it off and makes it own, you know, open window, separate, or you can just reposition it and like put it back up, up here. >> Which I like, and that's kind of emblematic of a deeper functionality which is if those tabs truly are independent, not just visually. >> Yeah, in fact each one of these is a separate process. So, if a--especially let's say you have Google Docs for instance and one of them and it crashes. >> Yeah. >> It's not gonna bring down the whole browser. It's just gonna bring down this one tab. >> And then that happen more often than I have ever expected where I'll have one faulty site in one tab and there goes the whole browser and I lose a whole bunch of stuff because the stakes are higher in tab browsing. You've got so much going on to lose your browsers like, "Wait a minute. That's a half an hour of stuff I was working on." >> Our Internet Explorer is beta of IE8, actually uses multiple processes to [simultaneous talking] but they don't do one per tab the way Google does, so kind of interesting. Also you could see this new incognito window. >> That sounds sneaky. >> Incognito is their privacy surfing mode, similar to what IE8 also does. Where you could say don't store any cookies, don't store any tracking data, just make this totally anonymous. >> Okay. So, it's about caching in the browser but it's not routing you through a ghosting server or something like that. >> Exactly, so a porn mode is you know [simultaneous talking]. >> Rename it, what it is. >> But yeah, so you've got the incognito mode in there. It's a nifty little browser. I have to say it's based on the WebKit [simultaneous talking]. >> The same as Safari. >> Yeah. >> I think it's ugly it seem, but this is my opinion. >> Well, let's find out. We've got a caller actually who wants to talk about Google Chrome. Yeah. Ryan is on the line from Toronto at 888-900-CNET. Hey, Ryan, what's your question? >> Hey, I just wanted to know what you guys thought about Chrome doing? It's kind of interesting now because you have Mozilla who have been backed by Google for so long-- >> And still backed. >> Just [inaudible], you know. >> Still backed, that's their cache counter, right? So, what I'm wondering is what's the future gonna look like for Firefox and what's the future gonna look like for Google? I mean, I actually did a little blog post on this earlier in the week and one of the things I kind of thought was what would happen if all a sudden either a piece of software started throwing in its chips with the other? So, what if you started seeing things like-- >> They merged? >> Maybe do implementing Firefox like extensions, or what if you saw some of this new memory management stuff going into Firefox. >> Well, it's not unreasonable. They're both open source platforms, so they can definitely borrow and recode from each other as long as they give credit where credit is due. And they've been very friendly about it. Mozilla has come out, and the only thing that was kinda mean was when Google Chrome tried to say they were the fastest browser and Mozilla said, "Well now, hold on, they're only fastest in this way but if you take this test our upcoming JavaScript interpretive engine actually is a little faster than Google Chrome." But they haven't gone at each other throat to throat instead they both said they welcome the competition. >> You can tell if there's a little bonhomie there. The thing is if you want to take on IE, that's what this is about right now, that's another stage. First they have to take on Firefox and like we're saying, that's interesting. Do they really have it in their gut to kill and crush Firefox because these 2 teams or I think both are working against Microsoft, so they have more in common than they don't. And if you want to become the next big browser, you've got to attract people who don't know about anything we're talking about right now. And that is a matter of distribution, not a matter of attributes. So, it's too early, but we'll let you know if we see of course all over our news coverage and our reviews of how this one does in the market, that's the question. >> Alright. Going to line 4, Len's online from nearby Cleveland. Is that correct, Len? >> That is right, Tom. >> What can I help you with today, Len? >> What's the baby using, Tom? >> Twenty five obviously. Now, if people wanna know what the heck that means, where would they go to research that because Bryan has got a blank look on his face right now? >> Yeah, just go to Google. Go to use the Chrome browser, you can find out. [ Laughter ] >> Actually, Tom, I wanted to find out, you'd mentioned on Tweeter, I follow you on Tweeter. I wanted to know you were talking about getting a new TV. How's that working out? >> Working out great. Actually, I picked up 2 new TV's. I got a Samsung 32 inch for the bedroom-- >> Okay, big spender. >> and a Panasonic Viera 50pz800u. >> And you went nuts! >> Because, they hate these things. >> Your broke for like the next 6 month, aren't you? >> Pretty much, yeah. >> Yeah, you spent. >> That's why I packed a couple of those burritos we had for lunch in my bag to take home for dinner tonight-- [ Laughter ] >> Going home for you and the wife. >> Yeah, a 50-inch plasma, if you shop around you can get it for under 2000 dollars. >> Yeah. >> It's got great connectors for HTMI ports, good picture. >> That's nice. >> The guys out in New York like the way the picture looks and they know a whole lot more about it than me. >> Tell them that I am so different. He's done months of research and bought this high-end products. I was walking through office depot one day and said, "Wow! That's a good price. I think it's time for us to get some flat panels [laughter] except we had our two-seat roadster with us so we couldn't get them home. We had to buy them, leave them, go back and get a big car, and that's how much planning I did. So, we're peas in a pod, not. >> Now the other 32 inch that I almost got was the Insignia from Best Buy, 'cause the guys out in New York like that one too. >> I like off brands. >> And it's actually a pretty cheap price. >> We got great TVs though. >> Alright, Gie [phonetic], writes into CNET Live at cnet.com. I have a question from little old England. Got an iPod Touch, I wanted to ask you what's the easiest way to load album art on your iPod?" Well, Gie, the process for the Touch is similar to the process for the iPhone. I'll show you some tips on today's quick tip. [ Music ] >> The iPhone incorporates the cool new cover flow interface. But how sad is it when you have an album without a cover? I'm Tom Merritt from cnet.com, here's a quick tip for getting album art work on your iPhone. Thanks to Donald Bell, our senior editor for this tip. First, let's make sure you have all the album art you're supposed to. In iTunes, go the Advance Menu, select Get Album Artwork. iTunes will search your music library and add artwork for anything that it has that matches. This helps, but you may still have a few albums without art. So, go back into iTunes and select your music library, go to the View Menu, select Album View. This will show you what albums need art, but where to find the art? You can try searching for the album in Google image search or Donald Bell suggests a site called "discogs". Once you find the--I mean iTunes, you can either drag the image into the lower left corner where it says Drag Album Artwork Here or you can save the album art to your hard drive. Right click on all the tracks in the album in iTunes, select Get Info, select the Artwork tab, press Add, select the artwork from your hard drive and press Okay. You could also use this to customize the artwork that goes with any of your songs. You could find more great iPhone tips at help.cnet.com. I'm Tom Merritt, thanks for watching. [ Music ] >> There you go. Thanks to Donald Bell for that actually, because he's the one that actually told me how to do all that stuff. >> You stole all the input from him? >> Yeah. >> And you get all the on camera glory. >> That's how I made my career, stealing from Donald Bell. [ Laughter ] >> Okay. There's no better guy to steal from. Okay, it's time for our last call, isn't it? >> Yup. >> I like to get input from the viewers-- >> Alright, let's do it. >> 'cause they're so much smart than we are, so let's go do it. >> Collectively for sure. >> I think it's Andrea in Alabama. Welcome to CNET Live, you're the last call. >> Hi, thank you. >> How are you doing? >> I'm doing really well, how are you doing today? >> We're doing good. What can we help you out with? >> Well, the guy called in about the laptop security. >> Oh yeah. >> And you've mentioned that those laptop trackers are just [inaudible]. >> Do your phone breaking up a little there, Andrea? I think we're just kind of losing you. >> It's possible. >> Okay, go ahead. What were you saying again? >> I was saying there's one called A-D-E-O-N-A, Adeona and it's open source and free. >> Really? >> Yes, across. I think it works on Windows, Mac and Linux. And it has like a distributed store service. >> I love this. >> Encrypted. And I don't think, I don't know if that guy mentioned that he was a Mac user or not. But they have something for a Mac user where you can arm it and then like walk to the restroom or walk to get a drink of water or whatever, and if anybody touches it, the motion sensors in the Mac book will set off a loud alarm and take pictures of the [inaudible]. [ Laughter ] >> I love that. >> And so iAlertU. >> Really, wow! Have you had a laptop stolen before? >> I have not. But I'm just-- >> You've done your homework. It's in your homework. >> Is it iAlert letter U? Or iALert-YOU. >> iAlertU, the letter. >> The letter U. >> Okay, there it goes. >> That's cool. Okay. Andrea thanks a lot. Those are great tips. >> Those are excellent. >> That is great stuff. >> Actually, you know what? I had briefly--somebody had told me about Adeona and I totally forgot about it. >> That is outstanding. >> So, I'm really glad she brought it back up because I love this idea. >> Outstanding. >> I wonder if she uses it, ever got a chance. >> I asked her if she got a laptop stolen, she said she hasn't, so that means that she does it, [simultaneous talking]. Okay, now it's time to wrap the show with our best of the web. [ Music ] >> And the best of the web is brought to us by our good friends over at webware.com. I've had a whole lot of bookmarked car websites that I always go to to find out things like values of cars, insurance rates on cars, repair cost on cars. Now, they're all brought together in one place called DriverSide. And for example, here's Tom Merritt's car, his 2002 Prius, first generation, he's an aristocrat. And what they bring together here, if you look over on the left side-- >> Old money. >> Yeah, old money [laughter] is service cost for your car, what's the car worth, what are the parts and accessories prices. You can also get insurance on quotes on here I believe. There are quality ratings. This one here I like. I had total cost of ownership, and they will give you in this case, no data, which is one of the problems of this website is if they don't yet have enough data points to also--to always make all of these buckets work out. But they're gonna give you information about all of the information that they've got. Let me go to a car that has actually sold in significant numbers, and that would be a 2002 Honda Civic. Let's make that a--Oh, let's make it an LX because they sold those bucketfuls. Okay, here we go. Now, here's a car where they show you the total cost of ownership right here, and we get to, let's say California, and still nothing. Well, that's why it's a young website because they have no freaking data. Now, it actually worked a few minutes ago. Anyway, so it will give you all the information about the cost of owning a car all in one site. It was out there before, but you had to dig through a lot of sites. Now, it's all in one place that's called driverside.com. >> Alright, I'll check it out once it's kind of-- >> Once it's popular. >> A week to cook. >> Yeah, exactly. >> Everybody else watching go out there right now-- >> Go out there and use DriverSide, okay. >> Alright, next week it's an all-call's show. And not just because we couldn't get a guest, but because we have something to give away this time, the BlackBerry Curve. We'll be giving away to one lucky caller, so remember phone lines open at 12:30. >> And the show starts at 1 o'clock Pacific, 4 Eastern and-- >> 10 AM Hawaiian. >> Well, that's a good bench mark. >> Call in next week and win. 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