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Hosted by Avram Piltch, Editor-in-Chief of Tom's Hardware, and moderated by Scott Ertz, The Piltch Point is a livecast covering news, reviews, and previews of devices and components. Avram showcases new technology, gadgets, and concepts, as they are announced or released. Review products include smartphones, smartwatches, wearables, laptops, and tablets.
||CleanPrevent an SSDud - Episode 180||This week, Avram Piltch is here to help you prevent buying an SSDud. This holiday, SSDs are expected to drop in price greatly, but not every drive is a good price. Sometimes, a sale price is higher than the regular price at another retailer. Sometimes,||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSamsung Galaxy Book 2 - Episode 179||This week, Avram Piltch shows off Samsung's most recent laptop: the Samsung Galaxy Book 2. This attempt at a Microsoft Surface rival skips an Intel chip and, instead, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor. That means that this laptop does not come cl||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPC Refurbishing Nightmares - Episode 178||This week, Avram Piltch discusses some stories of experiences PC refurbishers have had when opening up computers. Can you imagine opening up a desktop computer to find a loaded pistol instead of a CD drive? Or what about letting a collection of live roa||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntel 9th Generation Core - Episode 177||This week, Avram Piltch has all of the information about Intel's newest generation of processors: the 9th Generation Core, also known as Coffee Lake Refresh. There is a trio of processors, an i5, i7, and i9. The i9 is the most interesting of the lot, up||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKano Computer Kit Touch - Episode 176||This week, Avram Piltch discusses one of the most recent products he has had the opportunity to review: the Kano Computer Kit Touch. In March, Avram introduced us to the Kano Computer Kit, and this new model addresses one of the issues identified in the||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnabling Dark Mode - Episode 175||This week, Avram Piltch shows you how to enable Dark Mode across a variety of platforms on your PC. The feature has come out of the darkness in the past year, with many developers building the feature into their software, even on the web. Windows has su||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Should Change These Windows Settings Immediately - Episode 174||This week, Avram Piltch discusses Windows settings to change. Some of them speed up your computer while others make it less annoying to use. Some of his suggestions are pretty straightforward, like unhiding file extensions and hidden folders. On the oth||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Kids STEAM - Episode 173||This week, Avram Piltch discusses his experiences in teaching his young son about electronics, robotics, programming and other STEAM-related topics. In the years the two have done projects together, Avram has learned a few things to look out for, as wel||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Inexpensive Windows 10 - Episode 172||This week, Avram Piltch discusses one of the biggest costs in building your own computer: Windows. While Microsoft sells a copy of Windows 10 Home for $139, there are other ways to get Windows 10 going for little or no cost. Whether you repurpose an exi||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNintendo ROMs - Episode 171||This week, Avram Piltch discusses the legality of videogame ROMs and Nintendo's response to them. Previously, Nintendo has issued cease-and-desist letters to sites that host and distribute ROM files, but this week they ramped up their approach by suing.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElegoo Robot Hands-On - Episode 170||This week, Avram Piltch gives us a hands-on with the Elegoo EL-KIT-012 Smart Robot Car Kit V 3.0, an Arduino-powered robot kit he purchased on Amazon Prime Day 2018. The kit comes with everything you need to get started: an Arduino UNO, chassis, wheels,||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAvram's Lenovo Woes - Episode 169||This week, Avram Piltch discusses his less than stellar experience trying to purchase a laptop for himself. Earlier this year, while at LAPTOP Mag, he gave the Lenovo X1 Carbon a perfect score. A few months later, he publicly purchased one himself. A bi||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|