by Gina Trapani Are your passwords written down on a piece of paper taped to the bottom of your keyboard? Zipped up in a passworded archive? Stowed away in a passwords.doc file?
What can you do with a few gigabytes and a USB port? Quite a lot, with the right software. Learn how to encrypt your work, run whole systems, rescue Windows, and customize your thumb drive with these USB-geared tricks. Photo by Debs (ò‿ó)♪ .
We love XBMC media centers for watching movies and TV, but if you like video games, they can do so much more. With a simple plug-in, some configuration, and a USB gamepad, you can play video games straight from your set-top box. As if your media center wasn't cool enough on its own, you can turn it into an all-in-one game console with just a bit of tweaking. After setting it all up, you'll be able to scroll through your XBMC library just as you would movies and pick out a video game to play right there on your TV, whether it's as old as the NES (using emulators) or as new as the Xbox 360 (using PC versions of popular console games).
4) move right all the wires and circuits, cut a piece of metal(example 2x4 inches or most big) for do electric ground to the conections [WARNING: if you dont have it, you can burn the circuit or short circuit at your Home, and turn off the DVD or disconnect if you are not using] // Mover todos los cables y circuitos a la derecha, corta una pieza de metal( Ej. 2x4 pulgadas o mas grande) para poder hacer tierra electrica a las conexiones. [ADVERTENCIA: si ud no tiene tierra, puede quemar los circuitos o hacer un cortocircuito en su hogar, y apague el DVD o desconectelo si no lo esta usando] 4.1) Do the same thing at the pass 2 or 3 for the conections the pass 4 // Hacer lo mismo que en el paso 2 o el 3 en las conexiones del paso 4
Want to play emulated games on your Wii? How about DVD playback? Here’s how to use the SmashStack exploit to hack your Wii with the latest system menu and enable all of that and more! And yes, in case you are wondering, this does work with the latest version 4.3 firmware update.
Click to view Nintendo doesn't exactly advertise it, but the remotes for the Wii gaming console—including the balance board that comes with Wii Fit—have Bluetooth capabilities. That means you can connect your Wii peripherals to your computer to operate the media center hooked up to your TV, play emulated games with a Nunchuk , Classic Controller , or even a Balance Board, and pretty much have them do anything you can do with a keyboard. Let's walk through linking up your Wii peripherals and putting them in control of your Mac, PC, or Linux box.To give you an idea of what you can do with a Wii/PC hook-up, here's a look at one neat example: Controlling Windows Media Center from a distance, without having to shell out for a separate remote control. Click to view Do want?
If you're rocking a brand new Wii (or you updated your old Wii to the new 4.3 Wii OS) and you want to hack it for homebrew apps and game backups, check out this guide to using the Super Smash Bros exploit. We've shown you how to hack your Wii in the past using the Twilight Princess hack and without the Twilight Princess hack using banner bomb exploits . But what if you've updated your Wii (or purchased a brand new one) and you're stuck with the Wii OS 4.3? How to site How-To Geek explains how to use a Super Smash Bros Brawl game exploit to patch your Wii. Much like the now defunct Twilight Princess hack used a game exploit to install custom software, the SmashStack attack uses an exploit in the popular game Super Smash Bros Brawl. You'll need a Wii (updated to Wii OS 4.3), a copy of Super Smash Bros Brawl, a Game Cube controller, an SD card for your Wii, and the SmashStack exploit—which is actually a custom Smash Bros map that executes the exploit from the stage builder tool—seen above.
Some build details. Let's start with the most important part, the hit detect (or laser pickup) system. I guess there are a lot of ways you could do this, ultimately, the way I chose ended up being pretty cheap and really simple. Here's a picture of my projector next to the NTSC camera with an IR interference filter taped to the front: Do you know anything about black and white NTSC composite signals? Here's a quick lesson on the horizontal timing:
With all of the new micro PCs, Netbooks, tablets, smartphones and other wiz bang small form-factor but super powerful computers out there it is high time we had one in our car dashboard. Here is a look at some of the car PC kits and components that will allow you to convert the space owned by your current stereo system. It is time to rip out that 1990's technology stereo and replace it with a touch screen, DVD, GPS, TV, Bluetooth, wi-fi,MP3, Video playing, Internet surfing powerhouse PC. Is the Car PC revolution upon us? Perhaps; lets see what we can build today. The first and probably the best type of PC would be one that fits right into a double din slot on your dashboard.
Make sure you carefully plan out your modifications and hopefully have some back up plans in case things don't work out. Leave some room for experimentation. If you can find some junk to play around with before you move on to the good stuff that is preferable. I wasn't about to go installing a $300 iPod before I tried this out with the cheaper stuff on my first attempt. The 1st MP3 player I used cost me $11.
Overview of all available Nvidia Ion Products (motherboards, PCs, barebones, nettops, netbooks, all-in-ones)motherboards, mini-PCs, nettops, netbooks, all-in-ones Nvidia's ION chip truly brings the Intel Atom cpu to life. Combining the low power consumption of the Atom with the powerful graphical capabilities of the ION (which is essentially a Nvidia GeForce 9400M IGP) results in low power, low cost, small form factor PC solutions that are powerful enough to play back VC1/h.264/bluray 1080p video content and therefore ideal as a small, silent HTPC front-end.
Legit Mods and Ends Reviews NVIDIA CUDA Applications I've written a number of articles about Badaboom ( here , here and here if you'd like a detailed look at it) as it is a quick and easy application that helps you get a wide number of movie file types converted over to some of today's most popular devices and formats. Running Badaboom v18.104.22.168 on the NVIDIA Ion platform is ideal as it offloads much of the workload from the CPU and places it on the GPU. Here we are GPU encoding a movie file to be placed onto my Apple iPhone 3GS. Notice that the CPU load while this is taking place is only ~20%, which gives you some horse power to do other things while encoding.
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