Sunsetting TekThing

I know a lot of y'all support several of my shows, so I wanted to let you know what's up before TekThing posted today. 

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TekThing was created by Patrick and I back in December of 2014, which was a big turning point in my career. Tekzilla was over, I was leaving TWiT, and Patreon had just became a thing. Knowing that we could potentially create our own independent show that could be crowdfunded by our biggest fans and allow us to continue making epic content for your all meant the absolute world to me, and still does. You need lots of passion, motivation, and integrity to work in this field without burning out - and I hope that our love of tech comes across on the other side of the camera in each and every episode.

We've done over 200 episodes of TekThing together in the Hak5 studio over 4 1/2 years and just a few here in Patrick's home studio. As with every show, they're always changing with the times and I knew this year would be a year of major change (my tarot cards totally called it!).

This is our last episode of TekThing this week, but it's not my last tech show. In fact, I've started doing tech reviews and highlighting awesome gear on my YouTube channel -  - where I'll be consistently posting 2+ videos per week about travel and technology, with an emphasis on security as usual. I've even opened up my own Patreon under the same name:  - which is where you can ask me tech questions, get secret travel tips only locals know, and get access to high res travel photography by yours truly. And I've got some other snazzy perks in store too!

To celebrate this big change, I'm hosting a giveaway on my youtube channel! Subscribe and comment on my smartphone camera shootout video at  for a chance to win a new Pixel 3a! And if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Patreon, those'll be counted as extra entries. and 

My passion, since I was a 9 year old building computers with my dad, has always been technology, and always will be. Whether I'm sharing that love through a network, a co-hosted show, or my personally branded channel, I'm never but a youtube video away!

So thank you to all of our incredible viewers, Patreon supporters, and biggest advocates, for making this show so successful. Here's to you, and here's to a new chapter in my own life. I hope you'll consider supporting my new content. Keep doing something analog, be a positive force, and always follow what you believe in. I love you all!


Whew! And with that said, know that this does open up a realm of new possibilities for my creative content. While, yes, I am losing quite a bit of income with the loss of TekThing, I'm also very excited to begin a new path in my career. I've already started uploading more content to my youtube channel (linked above), and I've already started brainstorming new things for Patreon. ThreatWire (my show on Hak5) is 100% full steam ahead and I am so full of appreciation and love for that show, for my personal channel, and for y'all.

Thank you for supporting me <3


Best Gaming TVs, New 49 Inch Dell U4919DW Monitor, Pocketalk Translator vs. Google Translate!!! - TekThing 215

Best Gaming TVs! Google Translate Alternative??? Meet Pocketalk! New 49 Inch Dell U4919DW Monitor, VPN Blocks My Bank?


00:47 CamelCamelCamel’s $45,000 Drive Disaster

It was a rough week for, the ever so awesome Amazon price tracking service. In the words o' TekThing viewer Don, “Well here's s a good reason to back up that data: $29k for data recovery.” More deets (like what happened) i the show, and we hope they’re back online this week! Go backup your data!

03:37 Dell UltraSharp 49 Inch Curved Monitor: U4919DW

Patrick’s run a 35” Dell ultrawide monitor on his desk for years. Has he finally found a monitor that’s too wide??? What makes this a better monitor for office apps and Creative Suite than other massive panels? Watch the review to find out!

10:33 Pocketalk Translator

A verbal language translator, the size of a bar of soap, that works with 74 languages over WiFi or mobile data on its own SIM card? Meet Pocketalk. Can you really have a conversation with it? Is it better than Google Translate? Watch the video to find out!

24:15 Will My Bank Work Over A VPN???

James emailed from Dallas, Texas, “If I run everything through a VPN will I still be able to log into my bank, email etc. or will they automatically think I am unauthorized?” That’s an absolute maybe! Find out more in the video.

28:02 Gaming TV Recommendation

Thomas emailed, “

I am planning on downsizing my life and moving in to a tiny home or an RV for full time living. I am a big gamer but because of the size limitations of an RV or a tiny home i don't want a TV and then a monitor as well. I know that you can get TV tuners for your computer but monitors are way more expensive then a TV. I want to get a 50+ inch TV, would love 60hz+ and would need enough inputs for my computer, Roku, PS4, PS3 at the very least so 4 but 6 HDMI inputs would be nice.” Our picks are in the video, and check out the excellent “The 7 Best 4k Gaming TVs - Winter 2019” at!

Thanks Hak5!!!

A big Thank You to Hak5 for the studio space! Check out the security and privacy podcasts at, the pentesting gear in the shop, and don’t forget: Cloud C2: makes remote pentesting easy!

31:46 Do Something Analog!

Like Terry, who preserved a fragile stained glass church window, including LED back lighting to make it glow. Nicely done!


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