Tag: USB

Bolster Your DOS USB Boot Disk – Part 1

File Conflict Warning

Yesterday, I walked through how to make your own DOS USB boot disk with the final result being a bootable USB stick that won’t do much more than let you browse the USB stick itself and other internal FAT and FAT32 drives. Today, we’ll make that USB stick a bit more useful. The first and …

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Make Your Own DOS USB Boot Disk

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

This one might be a bit out there for the regular crowd out there but for those of us who grew up on the DOS command line (myself included) sometimes you need to get back to basics. Some faithful tools and utilities such as SpinRite only work in DOS and in order to use them …

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Front and Rear USB Ports – Use Them Wisely

Just a quick one for tonight. One thing that gets my gripe is how people use USB ports on their computer, particularly front and rear USB ports on desktop computers. When USB ports first hit the scene they were relegated to the rear of the computer along with all of the other faithful ports including …

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Improve Your Workspace Comfort with USB Fans

USB fan connected to a powered USB hub

At work, the air conditioning in my area of the floor in which I sit struggles in the warmer weather and also has a hard time trying to offset heat coming off the windows as the sun is setting in the afternoons. It almost feels as if the air isn’t moving which only adds to …

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Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755) Review

With a day to spare, I have completed the review video for the Panasonic SC-BTT75 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre Sound System. I received this system back in December last year and have put it through its paces across a range of activities including: CD audio playback, DVD videos, Blu-ray videos (3D and standard videos), regular …

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Know the Difference Between Wall Chargers and USB Chargers

Another short, sharp tip for this evening. It seems these days that we have a constant merry-go-round of gadgets needing to be recharged be it mobile phones, tablet devices, portable music devices, wireless console controllers or even USB batteries. Sometimes, we just need to charge something quickly without knowing which option is necessarily best. USB …

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Adjust and Mute Volume for Individual Windows Applications

Windows 7 Volume Mixer (Sound Device Selection)

Sometimes, you might have one or a few applications that will make noise on your computer for whatever reason on a regular basis or the cause of the sound is outside of your control (i.e. receiving instant messages, e-mail, etc). This can be particularly annoying if you are trying to concentrate on other things such …

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Remove the Need for a KVM with Synergy

This has been one of my favourite tools to use when I have had multiple computers with their own displays setup at my desk and faced the issue of cluttering my desk with numerous keyboards and mice. For those who have never heard or come across a KVM before the acronym itself stands for “Keyboard, …

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Amazon Kindle Global 3G + Wi-Fi Unboxing

It took six weeks but my wife’s brand new

Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755) Preview

Yesterday, I showed off the video unboxing the Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre Sound System (SC-BTT755). Today, I am releasing the preview video to show you around the home theatre system with the main focus being on the head unit with a brief look at the six speakers (five surround speakers and one subwoofer) and …

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