Catch Episode Four Of The New Screen Savers


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It’s time for episode four of The New Screen Savers on this Memorial Day!  This episode features Leo Laporte with special guest Martin Sargent!  The episode focuses on two Kickstarter projects featuring the CHIP $9 computer and the Modulo circuit board to make building projects easier!  You also get to see an automatic cat feeder, enjoy a visit from the Giz Wiz, see a robot that wants to stab you, and hear plenty of great tech advice!

If you are stuck inside due to some Memorial Day storms, click play below and enjoy a great show!

Check Out Episode Three Of The New Screen Savers


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Episode three of The New Screen Savers is here!  This episode features Robert Ballecer  as guest host and topics includes the BattleBots coming back, building your own personalized Game Boy, Maker Faire, and a blast from the past with Martin Sargent, enjoy!

Check Out The Second Episode Of The New Screen Savers


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The New Screen Savers is now in week two!  For the second episode, Leo Laporte is joined by Kevin Rose.  You will get to learn what Kevin has been up to seen leaving Tech TV and G4.  You also get to see Morgan Webb and see what she has been up to since hosting X-Play on Tech TV.  Some of the topics includes Uber’s valuation being worth $50B, and how to get a gold Apple Watch for just $10.  The episode is just under one hour and 30 minutes long, enjoy!

TV Review: The New Screen Savers


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As you might remember, there used to be a show on TV called The Screen Savers on Tech TV.  After G4 bought Tech TV out, TSS was a distant memory.  Somehow, you knew that Leo Laporte would want to one day bring back The Screen Savers, the time is now here!  So, on this Geek Alabama TV review, I will review The New Screen Savers.  If you just want to watch the show now, watch below!

The show will follow a similar format from the TV version of The Screen Savers.  The first segment talks about some of the biggest tech news of the week.  In this case, it was  the Tesla Powerwall and Microsoft Build.  For episode one, Leo brought back Patrick Norton, and it was like I was watching the classic TSS on Tech TV.  The two had some good chemistry, and I enjoyed seeing them talk about car batteries and Windows software.  And I agree, this country needs to invest in some infrastructure!

The next segment is called Help Me!  And it features a live video call from someone who is needing some tech help or advice.  Yep, the person wanting some help was stoked about being on The New Screen Savers!  And we learned quite a bit about wi-fi routers.  The next segment is kind of like show and tell.  We got to see the Raspberry Pi streamer.  And it only costs around $35.  This is something the original Screen Savers did great, show off new tech and let the viewers see how the new tech works.  This segment was the porn for techies, good stuff!

The next segment was a short meet and greet with the TWiT studio audience talking about the Microsoft Build.  If you know the show’s history, The Screen Savers has a studio audience, and while the show was on Tech TV, I always wished I was in the audience.  Well, I have another chance to be in the audience!  Then the next segment was a throwback when Leo got to talk with Kate Botello.  We will get to see her on a future TNSS episode!  It was a good conversation!

We then got another Help Me segment talking about hard drives and installing Windows.  Then we got to see the Hot Button.  It’s about a topic that pushes your buttons.  They talked about the resolution in the music you hear.  Did you know that the music sounds different between the lower quality audio and the higher quality audio, it was interesting to learn!  Then the last segment was The New Screen Savers mailbag, with an interesting mailbox!

The New Screen Savers will for now feature Leo Laporte with a rotating selection of co-hosts.  Kevin Rose will join Leo for the second episode.  And this version of The Screen Savers will be much different than the TV version.  There’s no commercial breaks, and you see quick video segments while the hosts move to the next segment.  Sure, you see some sponsors, but it’s not drawn out and Leo makes sure you can learn more about the sponsors than what you see during the TV commercial breaks.

Hopefully, the show will be around for a long time, and we might even get to see some new tech being tested out.  How about a driverless vehicle, or building a computer, or showing off a new phone.  Yep, I think The New Screen Savers is in good hands!  Thank you Leo Laporte and TWiT for bringing back The Screen Savers!  The one good thing about being online, it’s always on demand.  Since I am usually busy on Saturdays, I can watch that night or on Sunday.

The New Screen Savers will record live, every Saturday at 5 pm Central. You will be able to watch live at: live.twit.tv. And if you miss the show, it will be made available for download and streaming later in the evening!

Learn more at: http://twit.tv/show/new-screen-savers

The Screen Savers Is Coming Back To Our Geeky/Nerdy Screens


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Back in the 1990’s, a new show on ZDTV, then Tech TV, made all of us geeks and nerds happy!  The new show was called The Screen Savers, and it featured tech talk, geek talk, showing new tech products and software, showing how to fix and work tech products, taking calls and chats from the audience, and more!  The show was something I loved to watched, until Tech TV was snatched up by the Comcast and G4 monsters, and the show was eventually cancelled.

Leo Laporte was co-host of the show, and after he was let go from this show and Call For Help, he started a new online netcast network called This Week In Tech, or TWiT.  And it helped to change how us in the geek and nerd world gets our tech, geek, and nerd news and information.  Now, The Screen Savers is back!

The variety show for tech will be called The New Screen Savers.  The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone, Mike Elgan, Jason Howell, Father Robert Ballecer and Bryan Burnett.  In the show, viewers will get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too.  And if you liked the former hosts, you are in luck!  There will also be special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more.

The New Screen Savers will be produced every week starting May 2, 2015 and will be available for download on your favorite podcast subscription service.  The New Screen Savers will record live, every Saturday at 5 pm Central.  You will be able to watch live at:  live.twit.tv.  And if you miss the show, it will be made available for download and streaming later in the evening!  Get pumped!

Learn more about TWiT at: http://twit.tv/