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Lab Rats was one of the very first video podcasts on the Internet, launched in October 2005 by technology journalists Sean Carruthers and Andy Walker. Originally launched as an offshoot of the work Sean and Andy were doing for G4TechTV Canada's "Call For Help," the long running show has evolved to become a clear and understandable exploration of technology, making it easy to grasp for the beginner and expert alike.
|1||VideoYour Password Sucks - Lab Rats||The weakest link in your security is generally your own password strategy. People choose really weak passwords out of laziness, or because they're easier to remember than good, hard-to-guess passwords. Sean and Andy show you some tips for making your pas||7/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoSave Your Favorite YouTube Videos - Lab Rats||If you spend a lot of time on YouTube and want to keep videos you love for future use, there is a way to extract them so you can save their content. Andy and Sean show you their faves.||6/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoTaking Google Drive for a Spin - Lab Rats||There's now a cloud storage solution from the mothership, Google. It's called Google Drive, and you can get to it by going to drive.google.com - you sign in with the same Google ID you use for Google + and Google Docs. Sean and Andy take you through the||6/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoTaking a Slurp of Android Ice Cream Sandwich - Lab Rats||The newest version of Android is called Ice Cream Sandwich, and it's got a number of features that make it particularly ice cream sandwichy. Andy and Sean go through a few of the new features, on the Sony Tablet S and the Acer Iconia Tab A200.||6/12/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoCISPA Demystified - Lab Rats||The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a proposed law in the United States, which would allow for the sharing of Internet traffic information between the U.S. government and certain technology and manufacturing companies. Andy and S||6/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoTop Five Dropbox Tips and Tricks - Lab Rats||Dropbox has become an incredibly popular cloud storage tool for both individuals and businesses. After you sign up for a Dropbox account, you can install it on your various devices, and share content between your machines. You probably already know that||5/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoEpisode 300 Spectacular - Lab Rats||Lab Rats has now been at it for 300 episodes - it's time to celebrate! For this episode, Andy and Sean are joined by students from Daniel Beylerian's computer science class from Trenton High School in eastern Ontario. They ask questions and tell us their||5/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoFive Tips for iOS 5 - Lab Rats||Looking to get more out of iOS5 running on your iPhone? Andy and Sean have a few iOS5-specific tips that will help you unlock the power hidden in your phone!||5/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoBeyond Instagram: Photo Apps for the iPhone - Lab Rats||iPhone photo-sharing app Instagram was recently the big buzz when Facebook bought it for one billion dollars. Never mind the cashola, though...what's Facebook going to do with those pictures? If you're looking for alternatives to this popular photo app,||5/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoAndroid State of the Nation - Lab Rats||What's up with Android anyhow? This mobile operating system is growing in popularity, and there are tons of devices out there sporting Android...but it's a bit of a fragmented market, since everyone seems to be running different versions of the operating||5/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoReviewing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Lab Rats||Microsoft has made the consumer preview release of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system free for download. It's optimized for tablets, but it's also what you'll use on your desktop machine. Andy and Sean take a look at Windows 8 Consumer Preview, g||4/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoWhat's New with the New iPad? - Lab Rats||Don't call it the iPad 3 anymore - it's just being referred to as "the new iPad" by the powers that be. But what's so new about it? Sean and Andy take a look at the features in Apple's new tablet, describe what they do, and discuss whether it's worth the||4/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoGet Your Music from the Cloud - Lab Rats||Sean and Andy give you a quick overview of the pros and cons of getting your music from the cloud.||4/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
L.A. Brats (North)
The characters these two 'play' in this podcast are intended to be funny and playful. Andy, in real life, is just a writer with almost no tech knowledge. Sean has a tech background and attempts to bring Andy up to speed with ridiculous props and explanations. Their onscreen antics and occasional inflamatory comments of Windows vs Macintosh eventually convinced me to unsubscribe from this podcast.
La Brats is not accurate.
Sean Carruthers is thoughtful and well informed and shows a likable character. Andy plays the part of a geek-wanna-be who is limited to throwing barbs at MacIntosh to get viewer comments. It has degraded to just another Ford vs GM type of bashing.
A bad cross between John C Dvorak and Leo Laport
Andy Walker shows his PC bias frequently and has shown himself to not be worthy of factual reporting. He has two PC based books that he constantly mentions. Advertisers BEWARE: If you support this podcast, I suspect you will reach a deminishing audience and put your product in a bad light.