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How to Maximize the Life of Your SSD. How to disassemble the Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard drive (3TB) Build Your Own Google Glass. Last April, Google announced Project Glass.

Build Your Own Google Glass

Its goal is to build a wearable computer that records your perspective of the world and unobtrusively delivers information to you through a head-up display. With Glass, not only might I share fleeting moments with the people I love, I’d eventually be able to search my external visual memory to find my misplaced car keys. Sadly, there is no release date yet. A developer edition is planned for early this year at the disagreeable price of US $1500, for what is probably going to be an unfinished product. The final version isn’t due until 2014 at the earliest [see “Google Gets in Your Face,” in this issue]. But if Google is able to start developing such a device, it means that the components are now available and anyone should be able to follow suit. Tom's Hardware : Hardware News, Tests and Reviews.

Overclockers UK - Computer components, hardware & gaming PC. How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500. Kinja is in read-only mode.

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

We are working to restore service. No TV tuner card...? I realize that it adds expense, but it seems worth it considering that a lot of cable companies charge you monthly to rent their box. With my current company, I could go from $15/month for an HD box, to $2/month for a CableCARD - the $13/month I save means that this thing will eventually pay for itself, or at least for some of the premium streaming subscriptions I buy for it. Plus, I can use my 360's Media Center Extender features to use it to watch digital channels and recorded TV downstairs, without having to pay for a second cable box - saving me another $15 every month. I know a lot of people build these specifically so that they can cancel their cable subscription, but if you plan on keeping it, you can get WAY more functionality out of this box with such a simple upgrade.

EDIT: Another commenter pointed out that XBMC and CableCARD tuners don't play nicely together. Flagged. How to Add Extra Storage Space to Your Microsoft Surface That Your Apps Can Actually Use « Tablets. How to Add Extra Storage Space to Your Microsoft Surface That Your Apps Can Actually Use Microsoft's first venture into the tablet market, the Surface RT, combines many of the capabilities of a normal Windows 8 laptop into a super compact tablet, whose super-thin touch cover and kickstand can transform it into a functional mini-laptop, small and light enough to go anywhere you want.

How to Add Extra Storage Space to Your Microsoft Surface That Your Apps Can Actually Use « Tablets

But like most tablets, the Surface comes with a rather limited amount of storage space. Image via microsoft.com The tablet comes in either 32 GB or 64 GB, but we all know that's not the actual amount of storage space you can use; It comes preloaded with about 13 GBs of Microsoft-related content, and once a disk is formatted, you end up with less usable space.

As you can see from the chart above, the 32 GB and 64 GB start out with 3 and 6 GBs of space taken up before Windows 8 RT, recovery tools, and pre-installed programs (such as Office) are even included. Use an External Hard Drive or Flash Drive Here's how... Overclockers. How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows. Easy solar charger and PSU. You can buy different types of solar cells: very cheap 2V tiny or huge and more expensive 5V 700 mAh panels.

Easy solar charger and PSU

Also halfway choices are good. You need to obtain about 4-5V output voltage from them (a voltage up to 6V doesn't hurt), so if you choose the tiny cells you can connect two of them in series, with sun light they will provide 5V, although the amperage will remain very low. Scissors are there only as size comparison, don't cut the bigger solar cell to obtain many little ones!! Pay Attention to Charger Amperage to Juice Up Your Gadgets Quickly. Before You Buy a Graphics Tablet - Advantages and Features of Graphics Tablets. If you're a budding graphic artist, you may have been told that a graphics tablet can benefit you.

Before You Buy a Graphics Tablet - Advantages and Features of Graphics Tablets

This article discusses the features of graphics tablets to help you decide if a tablet is right for you, and which tablet best fits your needs and budget. What is a graphics tablet? Also referred to as a digitizing tablet, graphics pad, or drawing tablet, a tablet is an alternate type of input device that can be used in place of, or in conjunction with, a mouse, trackball, or other pointing device. The tablet consists of two parts, a flat surface for drawing, and a pen, stylus, or puck that is programmed to work with the tablet. Android 4.0 HDMI Mini PC Smart internet TV adaptor/Adaptor - RK3066 Dual Core 1.6Ghz CPU, WiFi N, HD 1080P UG802: Amazon.co.uk: Computers. Review oct 2012, for the Android TV Dongle - ug802(Rockchip rk3066)====================================================================== pros: uses android ice cream sandwich operating system - all the advantages of an android, access to Google Market (Play) on the stock firmware.

Android 4.0 HDMI Mini PC Smart internet TV adaptor/Adaptor - RK3066 Dual Core 1.6Ghz CPU, WiFi N, HD 1080P UG802: Amazon.co.uk: Computers

Good system spec, quad core gpu - compared to other similar dongles which only have a single core gpu. Powered USB hub can be used to allow more usb devices cons: current firmware doesn't deliver all types of media playback too well, although it does a fairly good job on local playback. Original batch of Rockwell rk3066 has known problem of weak wifi and a lot of users are reporting a tendency of the dongle to corrupt the sd card (if your using an external sd card). Bottom line: an excellent piece of kit, with loads of potential. The ug802,Rockwell rk3066 chipset at the time of writing is sold mainly from China with many different brands selling them as "Google TV Dongles".