The New Screen Savers 110: Testing WiFi Routers & Mesh Networks

Leo Laporte and Florence Ion take a look at the new OnePlus 5 smartphone. Flo and Father Robert Ballecer, SJ share their reviews. Leo’s new Microsoft Surface Laptop has Windows 10 S. Is it more streamlined, secure and who is it designed for? Jim Salter from The Wirecutter is here to talk about the challenges and how to get the most from WiFi routers and mesh networks. Florence and Leo discuss Android launchers and how to automatically save photos over WiFi to a computer in Call For Help. Nathan Olivarez-Giles shows you how to unfollow everyone on Twitter. Megan Morrone walks us through the features of the new Amazon Dash Wand.
– One man might be fined $120 million for robocalling.
– Uber Founder Travis Kalanick resigns as C.E.O.
– Google decides to stop scanning your emails for ads.

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Comments

Justin Says Radio says:

Get Charlie Van Dyke as the intro voiceover for next week’s episode!

Adam W says:

Leo is back, SWEET!

Richard Patry says:

Megan Morrone badly needs a nail job and it urges.

bleachedsound says:

Thanks for making my Echo record a memo Flo….. sigh.

Robert Young says:

If I used four R8000’s as access points not routing in four large rooms 2000 square feet each hard wired to a very good router would this be the ultimate system or just go Ubiquiti ?

jack black says:

yea leo’s back and also phone calls on set

Rob Luce says:

When do they talk about the mesh networking? Seems like most of the video they didn’t…

Jostein Claudius says:

To Paul’s question, if you don’t want to spend thousands of bucks on a NAS, you can use your computer and set up ownCloud. And with the ownCloud app, you should be able to auto-upload your pictures. You might need to spend some time learning how to set it up, but then you will have your own private cloud solution, hence the name, ownCloud :) Good luck.

Daehawk says:

I loved my old Linksys router but it couldn’t handle even 60 meg down so I got a ASUS Diamond type.,,..wonderful router.

Razor2048 says:

Keep in mind that EIS does not work in low light.

Lance Zimmerman says:

On Gmail, on the web, you can use a filter to delete all if you want. All on Gmail only does one hundred at a time.

computerkid1416 says:

I used to like the idea of OnePlus, but their phones have been gradually getting more expensive, and they shut out OnePlus 2 users from updates after only about a year. At this point I’ll probably stick to Motorola. I’ve been very pleased with my G4 Plus, and the upcoming G5S Plus sounds promising as well.

ITPalGame says:

most people either don’t care about Uber news or have never heard about it.

Uber has finally started to put in the much-asked-for by drivers tipping option in the passenger app. Uber conditioned passengers to think they shouldn’t have to tip their drivers. Tipping your Uber driver can be the difference between a profit or not. Gas and maintenance isn’t free.

Mattias Andersson says:

Could you please review COMFAST CF-AC100 managed gateway together with COMFAST WIFI AP?

Richard Patry says:

Those tribands routers are going for $400 in Canada.
A little expensive for a router.

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