Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist

It’s that time of year again, back to school. With class starting soon or already underway there is a lot to think about. Is your technology ready for the new school year? Read on to see how you can prep your tech to take on the new year! Continue reading “Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist”

Creating a Better Workspace: Building the DIY Desk/Work Cart

Two months ago I posted an article on designing your own standing desk/work cart. It is finally completed and that means this is your guide to build one for yourself!

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Product Review: La Crosse BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Interested in greener technology but not sure where to start? How about purchasing some rechargeable batteries? Not only will it cut down on waste, but it will save you money in the long run. However, does it matter what charger you buy for your rechargeable batteries?

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Why I Am Wiring Our Apartment With Cat 6 Ethernet

In the age of wireless, does it pay to have a wired home network? I recently purchased a large spool of Cat 6 cable and will be wiring up our small apartment. But why you may ask? Read on to find out.

It’s 2015, and we are in the dawn of the new wireless era.  No need for cables to get our devices online.  Long gone by are the days of having to plug your PC or laptop into a network via Ethernet cable to internet reliably.  Videogame consoles and TV’s have WiFi by default and there is a whole generation that has grown up without having to worry about being tethered to gain network access on their computer. However, it is in this era that I have decided to hardwire my home network. Continue reading “Why I Am Wiring Our Apartment With Cat 6 Ethernet”

Organize Your Computer Hardware and Accessories

If you are like me, you may have found yourself with a drawer or two of computer accessories and hardware. If that is the case I would guess that you may have found yourself endlessly digging through them trying to find a wifi adapter, USB cord or other cable for minutes on end without success. How can you tame the mess?  The answer is simpler than you think. Continue reading “Organize Your Computer Hardware and Accessories”

Troubleshooting: Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7)

Have you purchased the Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7) and it’s not living up to expectations? Fear not, there is still hope! This guide will walk you through all the troubleshooting steps you need to get it working correctly or determine if it’s defective and needs replaced.    Continue reading “Troubleshooting: Phillips SoundBar (HTL2101A/F7)”

Multiple Monitors – Pros and Cons

Having multiple monitors can greatly boost productivity, efficiency and even fun while using your computer.  Who doesn’t want to be able to view all their important documents on screen when writing a report or read/view multiple websites at the same time? So, should you buy into the multi-monitor mantra?  The answer is… maybe.
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How and Why to Buy Cheap Cables

Looking for a new HDMI cable, or perhaps just a new 3.5mm cord, to connect your music player or phone to your car or home stereo?  Have you seen cable prices in stores that are sky high?  Fear not, as more than likely you can buy one of the cheap off-brands and get the same kind of quality.

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Product Review: Logitech Gamepad F310 / F510 / F710

Looking for a good PC gamepad?  How about one that is recognized by default as an Xbox 360 controller in Windows but also supports direct input used in classic games?  If so, look no further than the Logitech Gamepad F310 or it’s siblings the F510 and F710.

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