Over the past couple of years, I’ve bought a number of Altec Lansing computer audio products. First, a couple of IML237 “Orbit” speakers for my Mac systems. I was and am very satisfied with that product – a single speaker that gets both its power and data connection via USB (it’s a standalone audio device)…. Read more »
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I’ve put up a page with my Cheap Android Tablet Recommendations for September 2012.
The latest version of this list will always be available here: My Anti-Virus/Spyware/Malware Software Recommendations for Windows PCs I get asked for recommendations a lot, especially when people get new computers for the holidays, so here’s a writeup. First, if you’re running anything older than Windows XP, upgrade. This doesn’t mean throwing away your computer… Read more »
A coworker of mine briefly had a Motorola Atrix 4G about a year ago, along with the “lapdock” accessory that turned it into more of a “full fledged” laptop or netbook with a regular Firefox web browser and a more desktop-like environment. I got to play with the setup for a bit, and thought it… Read more »
Finally got my CurrentCost ENVI whole-house power meter connected and working. It’s showing high usage because the washer and dryer and AC are all running at once. I’ll work tomorrow on getting data uploaded to Google PowerMeter.
Kudos to Amazon for having GREAT customer service related to their Kindle ebook reader. I bought one last November, and it has worked great. However, this particular unit just REFUSES to upgrade to version 2.5 of the Kindle firmware, no matter what I do (manual installs, etc). I called up Amazon yesterday, and within five… Read more »
TechTarget has published my latest article. THE HISTORY OF UNIX ON THE PC: EXPLORING LESSER-KNOWN VARIANTS Bill Bradford, Contributor A list of my other writings for them can be found here.
Willa (my current ladyfriend) has been using an old decrepit laptop with a bad keyboard hooked up to her TV at home to watch NetFlix instant-streaming movies. I took pity on her as the “geeky boyfriend” and bought her a Roku HD Player (e.g., “NetFlix Box”) a few days ago. We just finished doing the… Read more »
I’ve updated the Trackman Marble FX post to reflect that the three I have are now up for sale.
A few weeks ago, I built an XBMC-based media player to use with the 32″ TV in the living room: I decided to make another system using an original XBox for the bedroom, since I don’t need to play HD content on the 19″ TV in there. I bought a refurbished XBox from Gamestop for… Read more »