15 March 2022 | Computers, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video |
Everyone knows about keyboard and mice… But the foot pedal?! What the heck?
Surprisingly enough, it turns out that they’re not so expensive and very easy to set up – if you use the right software.
Speaking of software, it’s exactly because of NCH’s Pedable application that this thing is so incredibly useful.
You can use your foot to do 3 (or even 6) different things – including in games!
Foot pedals aren’t just for translators and transcribers…
1 March 2022 | Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video |
Printing in color has been a total nightmare as long as I can remember.
If it wasn’t the initial cost, it was expensive replacement parts for a color laser printer. Then toner cartridge price went through the roof.
And let’s forget the dreaded “laser line” problem that often happens even with brand new toner…
Thankfully, there IS a solution: “Business-Class” Inkjets!
While technically these may have been around for awhile, it’s only recently that they seem to have taken their rightful place as the color printing solution of choice for the masses.
21 December 2021 | Computers, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video |
Who doesn’t love a shiny, clean screen?
Smudges and fingerprints are just seriously annoying.
But what’s the best way to clean the screen on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or TV?
Well, there’s one thing you do NOT want to do – as I discovered in a moment of temporary insanity.
The rest depends on a variety of factors…
9 November 2021 | Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, Video |
So you want to prevent Dirty Electricity, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on filters? No problem!
With a few tools and some parts, you can DIY your own DE filters that perform just as well as pre-made Greenwave or Stetzerizer filters.
I made 14 additional filters and saved a TON of money.
Just be aware that you should probably have some experience soldering and working with 120/240V AC equipment.
26 October 2021 | Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video |
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!
19 October 2021 | Computers, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Programming |
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…
12 October 2021 | Energy, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video, Wireless Wonderland |
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!
5 October 2021 | Computers, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Programming |
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!
28 September 2021 | Gizmos, Spare Me!, Video |
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!
7 September 2021 | Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video, Wireless Wonderland |
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…