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Robert Sanvagene

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Jim Browning does an excellent job of explaining how various phone-based scams work. Many of the explanations are in the form of footage of scams actually taking place, sourced by Jim himself. About the only thing he doesn't explain is his 1337 h4x0r skills; the last thing he needs is for scammers to start taking more security precautions.

 

Smaug's Smokey Hole

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Modern Vintage Gamer, he looks and sounds like he's taking too many blows to the head so he shouldn't know much beyond reciting wiki pages, but he makes great videos about console development and how emulation and such works because he's a programmer that have been porting emulators to consoles/handhelds since the first xbox. So almost 20 years.

He made a good video about the complexity of Cell code for the PS3 and a video about 'mistakes' Nintendo made that made Mario 64 run slower than it should on the N64.
 

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Guy does straightforward reviews and doesn't seem to insert any sort of bias towards any other brand opposite to what he reviews. If you're the kind of person who doesn't care what year their pocket computer slab comes from, give his throwbacks a go.
 
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If you are interested in music production, just search "Dan Worral" on youtube and have fun.

He has a personal channel but he really shines doing videos for other companies, especially FabFilter:


 
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Mxkidi

He's not that great honestly but if someone offers to sell you a PC from an office or school for fifty bucks he's probably made a video where he takes that model apart, upgrades it with more memory, new vidya, better CPU within the limits of what that model can support. You will often hear "it's easy, just..." then he struggles with what he's doing because the camera setup almost makes him one armed.

If you take a shot every time he says "right here" in that east coast(?) accent you will die.
 
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Robert Sanvagene

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One I've just discovered is Branchus Creations. Another retrocomputing guy, he runs a business here in Australia that specialises in recapping old Macs (but he'll also do Amigas). His website has some great resources if you want to try and recap an old Mac yourself, and he often livestreams his repairs.

TBH I'm this close to sending him my Amiga 600 to recap... I haven't checked it recently, but the caps are most likely fucked, and replacing SMD components is above my pay grade.

 
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Budget Builds is exactly what the name implies, he's testing old hardware with modern software to see how it compares.
What can Windows 2000 run these days? And on what? Are there drivers?
 
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My personal picks are as follows:

For informative modern tech videos, Gamers Nexus for all the modern consumer tech in very informative but very boring videos, Level1Techs for various tech news and reviews, maybe Der8auer for overclocking projects, and Buildzoid if you're into very, very in-depth hardware info. Also Rocket Jump Ninja for mouse reviews.

LinusTechTips and everything made by Linus Media Group is just oversaturated garbage for zoomers. Except when Anthony is on, he's the only one that knows shit around there. And videos like the one about the ThinkPad X390 shows their ignorance. "This red thing on the keyboard is bad because I don't like it, Lenovo pls remove it", said without consideration about the core audience of the product. And the amount of clickbaity thumbnails/titles, with annoying video edits and stupid jokes really puts me off, not to mention that their reviews are usually rather surface level, unlike the ones from Gamers Nexus. Their videos might be boring, but at least they're informative and more watchable than what LMG shits out.

For retro tech, LGR, TechMoan, and the 8-Bit Guy. TechMoan also focuses on modern technology, like in the recent video with the on-head camera, but the rest is pretty much all about retro stuff. LGR likes to focus on weird and quirky technology and peripherals. The 8-Bit Guy also has a channel called 8-Bit Keys, where he focuses on old synthesizers and MIDI equipment. There's also AkBKukU, now known as Tech Tangents. He's a bit of a newcomer, but he does interesting videos about old tech. He was also at LTX, and he is planning to go there this year, but I'm not too sure about that working out. Also, he rented a truck to drive with all the hardware from Phoenix to Vancouver and back himself, which is some pretty impressive commitment.

For video game related materials, Ahoy (solid vidya documentary videos, uploads rarely), GrandTheftAero (racing game documentary videos, uploads very rarely), Summoning Salt (vidya speedrun history documentaries), and Vadim M (in-depth GTA series games analysis). Also kliksphillip for all kinds of entertaining video game related videos.
 

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For video game related materials, Ahoy (solid vidya documentary videos, uploads rarely)
NostalgiaNerd has a pleasant voice and some great long form videos where he's done some real research and dug up footage/interviews instead of just reciting a wiki page. His Amiga story is split into two parts and is two hours long, he covered Atari ST, Falcon, Jaguar, CD32, Acorn, BBC Micro, Sinclair, Amstrad and even Cyrix.
 

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I just discovered this channel and while he barely has any content, its fucking criminal that this guy doesn't have more views.

Just watch the above from min 7 on if you don't actually care about tech.
 
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The YouTube channel GameHut get technical, but they are video game related. It's by the guy who was the director of TravelersTales for games such as Sonic 3D Blast/Sonic R, Mickey Mania, and Toy Story. if you're interested in how things get coded fro older machines, this might be up your alley



And the Lego games, was a producer for the Lego movie - he even goes back to his Amiga demoscene days in a couple of videos. He's also the founder of the company and dryer than a sack of communion wafers. He's very christian.

The content is very interesting and unique, he went in-depth on the Saturn in a way few others have done or are capable of. He pulls out old betas, alphas, prototype or unreleased/unseen games from TT's archives and because he's the boss it doesn't seem like he needs to ask anyone for permission, so he shows off things like his Mickey Mouse FPS demo he made while programming the Mickey Mouse games on the Genesis/Mega Drive. Or the video showing the results of trying to use MoCap for the Lego characters, I think he's the only one in the position to release it on the internet and say "look at this garbage".
Very good, very dry.
 

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Cat and Andrew

Does a lot of videos breathing new life into older tech like taking old junker laptops, doing simple upgrades to make them usable and doing some interesting cosmetic mods to make them look cool. This is a actually a shitty old Acer Aspire

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That used to look like this
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I really like this sort of thing, big fan of making good use of older tech that would otherwise end up in the trash.
 
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