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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques. Send your questions and suggestions to knowhow@twit.tv or leave a voicemail at 408-800-KNOW. New episodes every Monday at 3:30pm Eastern / 12:30pm Pacific / 19:30 UTC and Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you tech projects that you can do yourself and explains everything from tech basics to advanced techniques. Send your questions and suggestions to knowhow@twit.tv or leave a voicemail at 408-800-KNOW. New episodes every Monday at 3:30pm Eastern / 12:30pm Pacific / 19:30 UTC and Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-10-03 12:56
last episode published
2018-12-20 13:19
publication frequency
5.85 days
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Number of Episodes
96
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20.12.2018

Modern Gaming Parent

Kids love to play online games, and parents should know what they can expect to find within those experiences, and the controls available to them to keep things age appropriate. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica talk about parental cont...
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13.12.2018

Console Hacking

With a passion for old school video game consoles, and a lot of ingenuity, people are hacking their consoles to create automated systems that can play through classic games as well as enable features in the hardware that no one ever anticipated. Jason ...
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6.12.2018

Classic Gaming

Retro gaming is big, with legacy consoles being re-released in miniature formats, and aftermarket third party consoles upgrading the capabilities of the originals. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica take a closer look at what you get wit...
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29.11.2018

Holiday Games Guide

The holidays are right around the corner, and that gamer in your life will appreciate just how much you know about the best games to gift them this year! Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica take a comprehensive look at the year's best tit...
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15.11.2018

Mobile Gaming

The history of mobile gaming, the best modern games for Android and iOS, what you need for a console-like experience on mobile, and how to improve the gaming experience on phones using Bluetooth controllers and portable batteries.Hosts: Jason Howell an...
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8.11.2018

Live Broadcasting Gameplay

Tools for gamers who want to live stream their gameplay to the world have never been more accessible and in many cases, those tools cost next to nothing. All of that live-streamed gameplay can actually lead to a healthy paycheck earned from patiently b...
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1.11.2018

Networking and the Cloud

Gaming is much bigger than the system a game is running on. Nowadays, gaming is enhanced and oftentimes defined by how it interplays with the cloud, and that poses complications for home networks. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica check...
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25.10.2018

TVs, Monitors, and Sound for Gaming

When picking a new TV set for gaming, one must wade through a lot of jargon and features in order to find something that's appropriate for the high speed and frenetic game play that modern gaming commands. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Techn...
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18.10.2018

Gaming Accessories

There are a million ways to play games, but the fact is that some controllers are better than others and it's not always the bells and whistles that make them great. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica put some of the best game controller...
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11.10.2018

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is experiencing explosive growth and that means you have options! From mobile phone solutions like Daydream, to high-end systems like the Oculus Rift, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica and Jason Howell show them off and advise on ways to...
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4.10.2018

Gaming Rigs

Unsure whether to buy a console or invest in a gaming PC? Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica joins Jason Howell to help demystify the many hardware components within a top tier gaming rig to make the process easier to understand. Also, overclocking to ac...
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27.09.2018

Game Console Tips and Tricks

Imported games, media playback, game servicesHosts: Jason Howell and Sam MachkovechFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/402 Sponsors: expressvpn.com/knowhow ITPro.TV/knowhow - use the code KNOWHOW30
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25.09.2018

The Gaming Season: Trailer

In this trailer for the new season of Know How...Gaming, Jason Howell shows us what to expect in the 12 new episodes with his co-host Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica. They plan to cover it all, from tips and tricks, consoles, controllers, VR, live gam...
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20.09.2018

The Howies: Our Favorite IoT

Amazon announces a new Echo Show, a wall clock, a microwave and more. Plus, its the first Howie's - the awards for the best IoT we reviewed in our twelve week series. Flo loves the Samsung SmartThings Hub, the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, the Abo...
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13.09.2018

Thneed IoT

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss smart home devices that try to do more than one thing. Reviews include the Netgear Orbi Voice, GLAS by Johnson Controls, and the Dyson Pure Cool. Plus, they speak with Aaron Emigh, CEO and Co-Founder of Brilliant,...
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7.09.2018

IoT Fragmentation Frustration

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion from All About Android talk to Mike Soucie from Google about Works with Nest, Google Thread, and how Google certifies all the things of the Internet of Things. Plus, Stacey Higginbotham from This Week in Google and the Io...
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31.08.2018

Entertainment IoT

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion from All About Android show you how to entertain with your IoT. Megan uses an Android TV, Apple TV, Polk Command Bar sound bar, a HomePod and The Nanoleaf Rhythmn. Florence uses Plex, a YouTube TV subscription, Hue lights...
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23.08.2018

Alexa Swallowed Cortana

Florence Ion and Megan Morrone unbox the new Samsung SmartThings Mesh Wi-Fi Router with a built-in hub. Plus, how to get Cortana to work on the Amazon Echo and Alexa to work with your Cortana enabled smart speaker or computer. Megan Shows off an iHome ...
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16.08.2018

IoT for the Enterprise

Bradley Chambers from 9to5Mac makes the case for HomeKit in the Enterprise and whether the Google Home smart assistant has a place in the classroom. Kevin Tofel talks about Android Things and the difference between Android and Google in the Enterprise....
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9.08.2018

IoT Security Cameras and Systems

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk about the best ways to secure your home with smart alarm systems, cameras, and locks. Florence reviews the Abode Essentials Starter Kit, the Ooma Home Security Kit, SimpliSafe Essentials, The Nest Secure, and others....
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2.08.2018

Lenovo Smart Display vs. Amazon Echo Show

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion compare the first home smart home device with a screen that works with Google Assistant to the Amazon Echo Show. Answers to your questions about HomeKit, WeMo, Hue Lights, and Ecovac robot vacuums that have minds of their...
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26.07.2018

Not-So-Smart Assistants

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion discuss the Google Home, the Echo Dot, the Echo Show, the Echo Plus, third-party speakers from Eufy and other the smart speakers available for your home. Learn what they can and can't do and watch Florence program her Goo...
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19.07.2018

Smart Lights and Smart Plugs

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion tell you everything you need to know to get started with smart lights and smart plugs. Learn about wattage, voltage, and whether you need a hub or not. Plus, they get fancy with disco lighting you can control with your vo...
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12.07.2018

Security and Privacy in IoT

Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk to Stacey Higginbotham from Stacey on IoT and from The Internet of Things podcast about how to choose more secure IoT devices for your home. Also, the rising problems with the smart home and domestic abuse, and do yo...
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5.07.2018

Beginner's Guide to the Smart Home

In this premier episode of the Know How...IoT, Megan Morrone and Florence Ion tell you everything you need to know to start filling your house with smart things. Megan offers her law of IoT -- No device shall create more problems than the problem it is...
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28.06.2018

'Til We Meet Again

After more than 300 episodes together as the "Know How Bros" Padre and Cranky Hippo say goodbye to Know How 3.0 in the only way possible... by bringing back some of their favorite episodes!From testing the bacteria inside Bryan's ear, to creating home-...
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21.06.2018

The Tech of Summer

OnePlus 6, IOGear Travel Dock, Owl Cam, Anker Nebula Capsule, and more.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Megan Morrone, and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/387
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14.06.2018

Synology Madness - Part IV

Create an OTA Network DVR.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/386
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7.06.2018

Lithium Powered, UPS Raspberry Pi Case

LiPi: A self-contained, battery powered Raspberry Pi NUCHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Patrick DelahantyFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/385 Sponsors: RING.COM/KnowHow eero.com code KNOWHOW
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31.05.2018

Synology Madness - Part III

Synology Moments, Synology DriveHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/384
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24.05.2018

Fancy Funko Pop!

Do you like Funko Pop! figurines? Do you have a Funko Pop! collection? Or are you co-hosts with somebody with a serious Funko Pop! addiction?If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then today's "Know How" is for you! With an Arduino, a ring of...
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17.05.2018

Synology Madness - Part II

Create a Network Video Recorder.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/382 Sponsor: WordPress.com/knowhow
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10.05.2018

Maker Virgin

Have you ever wanted to go to a Maker Faire, but were a little intimidated by "Burning man meets CES"? -- If so, this episode of "Know How" is just for you!We prepare Megan Morrone for her first-ever Maker Faire by taking a trip through some of the won...
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3.05.2018

Synology Madness - Part I

Synology NAS, Disk Station Manager, VPN, Automatic Backup, and more.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/380 Sponsor: RING.COM/KnowHow
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26.04.2018

Feedback: Linux laptops, Disco lights & Next Gen Wireless!

Linux Laptops, video capture latency, Nanoleaf Light Panels, Ubiquity Wireless IP cameras, and Norshire Car WasherHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Megan MorroneFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/379
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19.04.2018

Stream How: Personal Streaming Part II

Streaming, YouTube Live, Twitch, BroadcastingHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/378 Sponsor: WordPress.com/knowhow
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12.04.2018

Build a Mouse Droid

So you want a little extra "something-something" to spice up your next appearance at a Con or Maker Faire... What about a Droid!? Patrick Delahanty drops by to show you his latest labor of love: a mouse droid from Episode IV of Star Wars!What is a Mous...
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5.04.2018

Tinkercad

A free browser-based CAD tool.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Megan Morrone, and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/376 Sponsors: eero.com code KNOWHOW RING.COM/KnowHow
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29.03.2018

CLOUDy with a Chance of Spying

CLOUD act, PGP, Google, FacebookHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Steve GibsonFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/375
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22.03.2018

Stream How: Personal Streaming

Make a streaming kit for under $300.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Megan MorroneFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/374
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15.03.2018

The Secrets of Geek Travel - Part II

Securing your data and devices, business travel, office VPNs, Encrypted USB Debices, SSDs with BitlockerHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/373
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8.03.2018

The Secrets of Geek Travel - Part I

Travelling with technology, universal power, international travel, portable powerHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Megan MorroneFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/372
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1.03.2018

Soldering Without Poisoning!

Basic soldering techniques, soldering tools, splicing wires, hacking TeslasHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/371 Sponsor: RING.COM/KnowHow
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22.02.2018

Switch How - Part II

Using Google Auto, Google Photos as Killer App, iOS Animojis, iPhone is too perfectHosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Jason Howell, and Megan MorroneFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/370 Sponsor: ITPro.TV/knowhow - use the...
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15.02.2018

Switch How - Part 1

Switching from iOS to Android and back again.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Megan Morrone, and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/369 Sponsor: WordPress.com/knowhow
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8.02.2018

Multirotor 101 - Part III

Padre and Jason build a FPV system for the ever-popular SYMA system.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/368 Sponsor: casper.com/savings
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1.02.2018

CES for Your Car, Wrist, and Bottom

Alexa in the car, a smartwatch with month-long battery, and exercising in the office.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Patrick DelahantyFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/367 Sponsors: RING.COM/KnowHow ITPro.TV/knowhow ...
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25.01.2018

Cable Management (Burke in a Box!)

Practical products for organizing your tangle of cables.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Megan MorroneFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/366
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18.01.2018

MultiRotor 101 - Part 2

Prop balancing, InSpectre, and the Nebula Capsule projector.Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Jason HowellFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/365 Sponsor: WordPress.com/knowhow
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11.01.2018

You Feeling Lucky?

NMAP, RasPi, Nerf, Lazer Tag, IR, and more...Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Patrick DelahantyFor full show notes, visit https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/364 Sponsors: thetrackr.com/knowhow eero.com code KNOWHOW
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