Raw materials, parts, even cardboard – everything’s in short supply these days!
So, what do you do when your alternator is dying and you can’t even find a new one?
Why, you repair it yourself!
While it may seem like this is way beyond your ability, it turns out it’s not so difficult.
With a few tips and a bit of patience and persistence, you can DIY your alternator back into like-new working condition!
If you’ve ever designed a web site, you know that the ‘dev tools’ built into browsers are invaluable.
That’s all great for desktop, but what about debugging on mobile?
Typically, developers jump through all sorts of hoops – including hacks in their code that are added strictly for development debugging.
Isn’t there a better way? Why yes, there is…
While everyone is paying the most attention to wireless tech like 5G, dirty electricity is often completely overlooked.
In short, all our wondrous gizmos generate noise that couples to the human body from the electrical wiring in our homes, schools, places of work, and so on.
What effects does this dirty electricity have? Well, it ain’t pretty.
Fortunately, there are simple filters you can get that reduce the dangers from this type of noise.
Join me for a look at DE – and get clean power!
Chrome 94 was recently released with a new feature: Idle Detection.
Much has been said about the diabolical nature of this new capability in Chrome…
Thing is, while we can be forgiven for doubting Google’s motives in adding this feature, it just so happens that Idle Detection is actually quite safe – and useful!
RAVPower was all the rage not so long ago.
They make some of the BEST USB power bricks and USB chargers that have ever existed.
Then one, day, POOF! They were gone.
What the heck happened?
Join me for a look at the glorious world of Amazonism… Amazocracy? Whatever!
Ah, 5G… It’s a mixture of new technologies, the most “interesting” being mmWave, or millimeter wave.
If you’re wondering if a particular phone actually HAS mmWave, good luck figuring it out.
Even worse, in most areas it’s darn near impossible to find out what flavor of 5G is being used: Is it mmWave, or not?!
Good luck with that one, too.
And to top it all off, it doesn’t really matter anyway because even official government bodies are really looking at 5G and EXISTING wireless tech, and starting to get worried…
VLC media player is free, popular, and just awesome. It’ll play just about any audio or video file you throw at it.
Beginning in version 3.0.0, it supports hardware acceleration so that it should play even hi-res vids smoothly.
But quite often when you try to play a 4K (2160p) video, the playback stutters and is basically unwatchable.
Turns out there’s a very simple fix that works 95% of the time! And it’ll take you all of about 10 seconds to do it…
Even if you don’t know the term ‘phishing scam’, chances are you’ve already been targeted by many of them.
A phishing scam is when someone uses a genuine-looking e-mail, login page, SMS, or whatever to fool you into giving up personal data – like logins, passwords, card and banking info, etc.
They often involve some kind of ‘hook’ that makes you worried or scared. When that happens, you stop thinking and fall into the trap.
But these scams are very easy to avoid with a bit of extra attention. I’ll show an example of a phishing scam I received recently and then take it apart piece by piece so that next time, you’ll know exactly what to look for to protect yourself!
Microwave ovens that you use to cook food operate at a frequency of 2.45 GHz.
This is the same radio band where one finds WiFi, Bluetooth, and so on.
So, why is everything lumped into this one chunk of the frequency spectrum? Is there something particularly magical about 2.4 GHz?
It turns out that there is a common misconception about this frequency and water.
The truth, however, is far more mundane…
So there you are, trying to view holiday photos and video from friends and family.
The files in question have the extension HEIF or HEIC, which you’ve never seen before.
No matter what you do, they just won’t open. They also don’t have a thumbnail preview in Explorer.
So how the heck do you view these things? And why aren’t they just simple JPEGs or MP4 files?