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If you have an after market hard disk drive 500GB – 1TB chances are your PS3 was bricked by the latest update. You can fix it yourself in 3 easy steps.

  1. Power OFF the PS3
  2. Press and HOLD the power key until the system power cycles three times
  3. Re-update your firmware.

Why does this work? The 1st boot is normal. The 2nd boot is video reset mode. The 3rd boot is safe mode, bypassing the broken firmware.

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If you have an after market hard disk drive 500GB – 1TB chances are your PS3 was bricked by the latest update. You can fix it yourself in 3 easy steps. Power OFF the PS3 Press and HOLD the power key until the system power cycles three times Re-update your firmware. Why does this work? [...]

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Motorola released the newest update to their tablet line with the new Xyboard (unofficially the Xoom 2).? With the recent underwhelming release of the newest iPad, it’s curious if this tablet could finally catch up and overcome the barriers that separate the Android vs. iOS tablet offering.

It has a large screen, comes with a great battery life, supports 4G LTE Internet speeds and looks gorgeous…ingredients for success, but is it enough to warrant my vote over the newest iPad?? Let’s find out:

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Motorola released the newest update to their tablet line with the new Xyboard (unofficially the Xoom 2).? With the recent underwhelming release of the newest iPad, it’s curious if this tablet could finally catch up and overcome the barriers that separate the Android vs. iOS tablet offering. It has a large screen, comes with a [...]

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We are just 5 days away from the first day of spring! The spring season is most famous for its call to cleaning, and what better place to start than your computer!

We all forget how computers, just like our desks and closets, need to be cleaned; externally and internally.

I’ll be going through a few tips this month on the best practices to start cleaning up your computer.? Follow all these tips and you’ll be on your way to a cleaner, faster and better computer experience!

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We are just 5 days away from the first day of spring! The spring season is most famous for its call to cleaning, and what better place to start than your computer! We all forget how computers, just like our desks and closets, need to be cleaned; externally and internally. I’ll be going through a [...]

This post brought to you by HP*. Whether your organization is moving to the cloud or is yet undecided, the HP Pathways to Cloud event is the best way to explore the technologies, learn the strategies, and prepare to lay a secure, high performance foundation for an agile IT environment This is a must-see event that includes something for anyone involved in Enterprise IT.

HP Cloud Event dates and locations: Mar 15 Seattle | Mar 21 Dallas | Mar 22 Atlanta | Mar 28 Washington DC | Mar 29 Chicago | Apr 3 NYC | Apr 5 Phoenix | Apr 11 Denver | Apr 12 Cincinnati | Apr 18 Tampa | Apr 19 San Francisco

Register today and attend the event for your chance to win an HP TouchSmart PC. Powered by the 2nd Generation Intel? Core? processor. View Agenda.

*About this sponsored post. This site is not directly compensated, but? will be entered into a drawing for an HP server for posting this information. If awarded, we will give the server to a lucky reader in a future contest.

This post brought to you by HP*. Whether your organization is moving to the cloud or is yet undecided, the HP Pathways to Cloud event is the best way to explore the technologies, learn the strategies, and prepare to lay a secure, high performance foundation for an agile IT environment This is a must-see event [...]

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First it was minutes, then it was texting and now it will be data.? Shared family plans for data are just around the corner from the major wireless providers and it’s about time!

I have 5 phones on my family plan, 4 are smart phones.? I was ‘lucky‘ enough to get all of them on the unlimited data plan for $30 bucks a month before that plan was nixed, but when closely examining the usage, I find that barely any of them exceed 2 gigs a month!? Today, WiFi availability is so mainstream that there is a limited call for unbounded data usage, and I could save a bundle on a family shared plan.

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First it was minutes, then it was texting and now it will be data.? Shared family plans for data are just around the corner from the major wireless providers and it’s about time! I have 5 phones on my family plan, 4 are smart phones.? I was ‘lucky‘ enough to get all of them on [...]

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The new iPad HD was released this afternoon by Apple and I am not on board with the bandwagon that seems to be marveled by the newest Cupertino based offering.

The iPad boasts a new higher resolution, a faster processor and…well, that’s mainly about it.? The name hasn’t even been confirmed! Is it the iPad3, the iPad HD? It should be called the iPad2s, but Apple just has it as the ‘iPad’ on their website.? If I call into Apple support, do I get support for the newest generation of iPad even if I have the original iPad?

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The new iPad HD was released this afternoon by Apple and I am not on board with the bandwagon that seems to be marveled by the newest Cupertino based offering. The iPad boasts a new higher resolution, a faster processor and…well, that’s mainly about it.? The name hasn’t even been confirmed! Is it the iPad3, [...]

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The new Windows 8 Customer Preview is finally here! Microsoft released the customer preview for its newest operating system Windows 8 earlier last week in Spain.? The obvious successor to a successful Windows 7, Microsoft now aims to couple an offering that blends the tablet, smartphone and desktop environment to one mold.

Download a copy of the newest preview straight from Microsoft here, and load it on a spare hard drive or a virtual machine to play around with the new look.

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The new Windows 8 Customer Preview is finally here! Microsoft released the customer preview for its newest operating system Windows 8 earlier last week in Spain.? The obvious successor to a successful Windows 7, Microsoft now aims to couple an offering that blends the tablet, smartphone and desktop environment to one mold. Download a copy [...]

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Pinterest is the newest wave of social networking that has swept the internet and added an explosion of new users in the past few months.? Pinterest is a social site where users create virtual pin-boards to share, collect, organize and display all of their interests from the web; an online pinning cork board!

The site has seen exponential growth in its user base for its well designed site, passionate group of users and appeal to the mass crowd for an organization method everyone is familiar with.

The site is still working on invite only access, so try the steps below to start pinning today!

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Pinterest is the newest wave of social networking that has swept the internet and added an explosion of new users in the past few months.? Pinterest is a social site where users create virtual pin-boards to share, collect, organize and display all of their interests from the web; an online pinning cork board! The site [...]

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Logitech Z506Every Black Friday and Cyber Monday has crazy deals on electronics.? While most will splurge for a new laptop or a new TV to boast their advancement in the technological era, they forget to look at accessories or peripherals that accent those products and take them to a higher level of performance and enjoyment.

TVs, computers, iPhones and gaming console all produce sound. The built in speakers are terrible choices to reproduce that sound for maximum enjoyment, especially when utilizing any surround sound feature. The Logitech Z506 was recently sent to us to test out, and I was pleasantly surprised at the performance for price this product sits at.

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Every Black Friday and Cyber Monday has crazy deals on electronics.? While most will splurge for a new laptop or a new TV to boast their advancement in the technological era, they forget to look at accessories or peripherals that accent those products and take them to a higher level of performance and enjoyment. TVs, [...]

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An error occurred while restoring this ipod (-34)Recently, while upgrading an iPod Touch to iOS 5, I received the following:?an error occurred while restoring this ipod (-34). While I don’t know what caused the error, my resolution was to connect the device to my computer using a the USB cable, then press and hold the home and power buttons until the count of 10. Release the power button, but continue to hold down the home button. iTunes should recognize your device in recovery mode, and offer the option to restore. This should restore your device to the fresh iOS 5 state, where you can then recover your latest backup, sync, etc.

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Recently, while upgrading an iPod Touch to iOS 5, I received the following:?an error occurred while restoring this ipod (-34). While I don’t know what caused the error, my resolution was to connect the device to my computer using a the USB cable, then press and hold the home and power buttons until the count [...]

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