Chris Pirillo

Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV's Call for Help show. Chris's insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.

Chris Pirillo: Do You Pay for Music? – Listening Legally

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Earlier this year, Americans got the chance to start enjoying Swedish/UK streaming music service Spotify (already available to people in other parts of the world for a few years). Helped along by very visible integration into Facebook and Last.fm, Spotify’s popularity is on the rise. But how does it compare to some of the other streaming music services out there like iTunes Match, Pandora, Rdio, Grooveshark, and MOG? Jake Smith gives us a rundown of what each has (and doesn’t have) to offer the modern music lover in all of us.

Chris Pirillo: Is the Chromebook Good Enough?

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The Chromebook has been out for a while, and it certainly has its pros and cons. While it may be a capable device for general web browsing, it is held back by a high price point and general lack of features to support the cost of entry.

Chris Pirillo: Windows 8 App Store

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Ryan, a member of the LockerGnome community at large, asked: “How important is it for an OS to have an app store? I know that it has, and will continue to be a good thing for Apple. Would it help Windows?”

Chris Pirillo: My Worst Tech Buy Ever

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For me, it was the first Chumby. Not because it was a bad product, it was actually quite interesting. The reason I’d consider it a bad buy is because of how quickly it was replaced by my iPhone.

What about you? What was your worst tech buy ever?

Chris Pirillo: Is LCD or LED Screen Right for You?

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LED monitors and televisions are beginning to become cheaper and more budget-friendly. They typically promote much higher contrast ratios and lower power use than traditionally lit LCD screens, but they may not be the best option for video editors. Why is that? What is the difference between LCD and LED screens?