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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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ipad youtube 20100127 150x150 iPad HD is iBoringThe 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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Surround Sound Speakers Z506 Logitech Z506 ReviewEvery 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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clean lcd 5 Ways to Clean an LCD Screen without Glass CleanerLCD screens are everywhere. The most sensitive ones are probably on your HDTV, computer monitor or notebook. However, many smart phones, tablets and e-readers have non-glare or oleophobic (grease resistant) coatings on their LCD screens. While you may be tempted to grab a bottle of window cleaner, chances are the ammonia in it will eventually remove the coatings, or even cloud the plastic screen. Here are 5 alternatives to glass cleaner:

  1. Hands down the best choice, whether it’s finger prints or dust, is a microfiber cloth. Avoid using liquid if you can. Clean in a circular motion. To avoid permanent damage use a light touch. TIP: Washing your microfiber cloths with liquid or sheet fabric softeners will reduce their effectiveness. Read the rest of this entry »

LCD screens are everywhere. The most sensitive ones are probably on your HDTV, computer monitor or notebook. However, many smart phones, tablets and e-readers have non-glare or oleophobic (grease resistant) coatings on their LCD screens. While you may be tempted to grab a bottle of window cleaner, chances are the ammonia in it will eventually [...]

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iVWHx How to Build a Cheap and Green PC Years ago, the two biggest factors when building a new desktop computer are price and performance.? Today, there is a new added component to consider when putting together a machine, which is energy efficiency.

Modern computers must be powerful, cheap and equally importantly, they must be green!? Computers that use less power promote green initiatives within small to large corporations and also provide financial relief from costly power bills at the end of the month.? We went out in search of a good compromise of power and energy efficiency which led us to pursue the new AMD Fusion E-350 processor APU which supports faster performance than an Intel Atom chip while only consuming the same amount of juice.

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Years ago, the two biggest factors when building a new desktop computer are price and performance.? Today, there is a new added component to consider when putting together a machine, which is energy efficiency. Modern computers must be powerful, cheap and equally importantly, they must be green!? Computers that use less power promote green initiatives [...]

Motorola XOOM 150x150 Xoom vs. iPad 2 The Motorola Xoom was launched early this year with a hardware and software combo rumored to dethrone Apple’s iPad series.

Loaded with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a new Tegra 2 chip and some of the best engineering a tablet can get, Motorola introduced a product that not only beat the iPad line, it buried it.

Looking for a tablet?? Spend your money wisely and buy the Motorola Xoom without considering any other options.

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The Motorola Xoom was launched early this year with a hardware and software combo rumored to dethrone Apple’s iPad series. Loaded with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a new Tegra 2 chip and some of the best engineering a tablet can get, Motorola introduced a product that not only beat the iPad line, it buried it. Looking [...]

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Slim Laptop 150x150 Laptop Buying Guide Spring/Summer 2011In the market for a new laptop?? The industry standards have changed as laptops have advanced and completely changed with the evolution of more powerful smartphones and tablet machines taking some of their business.

Buying a laptop today is a completely different search than it was 6 months ago, so if you’re looking for a laptop for your own personal work, school or business, I suggest you look at these features and make your decision wisely.

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In the market for a new laptop?? The industry standards have changed as laptops have advanced and completely changed with the evolution of more powerful smartphones and tablet machines taking some of their business. Buying a laptop today is a completely different search than it was 6 months ago, so if you’re looking for a [...]

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time machine icon 150x150 Time Machine with a Windows Home ServerOver the past couple months, we’ve done two posts on how to create a cheap home server and a much more powerful server that can serve an entire network (home or small business).

Computers on a network today are no longer only Windows machines as Apple has provided some stiff competition with their OS X platform and unique hardware design.? Windows Home Server allows a flawless and effortless backup system for any Windows PC on the network that can be scheduled, customized and tailored down to the last folder that will be backed up.

Finally there is a way to back up a Mac computer onto your Windows Home Server using Time Machine.

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Over the past couple months, we’ve done two posts on how to create a cheap home server and a much more powerful server that can serve an entire network (home or small business). Computers on a network today are no longer only Windows machines as Apple has provided some stiff competition with their OS X [...]

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How to Build a Server

dedicated server 150x150 How to Build a ServerEarlier this year, we did a post on how to build a cheap and inexpensive home server, using an Intel Atom which is a low power consumption processor.? The one problem with that build is that it lacks some real processing power you need to transcode and stream media on the fly or if you are looking for a server that will be accessed outside of your own home network for hosting media websites or other content.

I decided to build a server that had some real processing power, but was not one of those CPU’s that commanded tons of power (wattage) or would be a noisy space heater in what ever room I kept it in.? I discovered its very easy to build a server that is powerful, cheap and uses very little juice to save on energy costs.

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Earlier this year, we did a post on how to build a cheap and inexpensive home server, using an Intel Atom which is a low power consumption processor.? The one problem with that build is that it lacks some real processing power you need to transcode and stream media on the fly or if you [...]

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locked ipad 150x150 How to Lock an Apple iPadDo you have an iPad that is physically accessible to everyone in the family, but you would like to limit the restriction of who can use the touchscreen device?? Have a nosy roommate or friend who likes to check out your messages or changes the status of your social network accounts?

The Apple iPad has the same feature as it’s iPhone sibling to lock the screen so you can secure your iPad by setting up a password.

The procedure is simple and uses the same 4 digit password to lock your Apple iPad

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Do you have an iPad that is physically accessible to everyone in the family, but you would like to limit the restriction of who can use the touchscreen device?? Have a nosy roommate or friend who likes to check out your messages or changes the status of your social network accounts? The Apple iPad has [...]

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