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My husband and I are both massive hardware nerds. We have tons of vintage stuff - video game consoles, Macs, PCs, and other stuff.

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      • Make and upload your own iPhone ringtones for freeplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMake and upload your own iPhone ringtones for free

        I just got an iPhone and switched to AT&T after five years on Verizon Wireless. Don’t get me wrong – I really liked Verizon. It’s just that I left my previous employer several months ago, and I knew that resigning a contract meant they’d validate my employment status, realize I was no longer employed there, and cancel my 20% discount.
    • CraftHacking: Tools for ProvoCraft’s Cricut Explore Airplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigCraftHacking: Tools for ProvoCraft’s Cricut Explore Air

      I’m a pretty creative person. I always have been, and my maternal family history includes a lot of creative-minded people. One of my cousins is a bona fide professional artist, my mom is musically talented as well as a great seamstress, my grandmother was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, and needlepointer
    • Google Glassplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigGoogle Glass

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      About a week ago I received Google Glass. I’m very excited about the potential applications, and I can’t wait to see how this dawning era of wearable tech will change our lives. In time we’ll see concepts from companies like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft that will help make wearables an intrinsic part of the 21st century. This is the first of a series of articles on Google Glass and wearable technology, and offers my first impressions of Glas…
      • Maximizing Windows: uberOptions for Logitech hardwareplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMaximizing Windows: uberOptions for Logitech hardware

        My freshman year of college, I knew a kid with a Logitech MX700 cordless mouse. The first time I used it, I knew I had to have one. It was only a few months before I bought the Cordless Elite set, with the Elite keyboard and the MX700 mouse.
      • Maximizing Windows : Getting the most out of your Windows Media Center remoteplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMaximizing Windows : Getting the most out of your Windows Media Center remote

        There’s no doubt about it, Microsoft Windows Media Center is a pretty fantastic product. There are competitors out there (Boxee, Front Row, and MythTV come to mind), but WMC is undeniably an amazing piece of software. It has continued to evolve and improve since Microsoft created its Media Center Edition of Windows XP, and now most home computers come with Media Center – it’s a standard component in Windows 7 Home Pre…
    • Trackballsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTrackballs

      I'm getting old, and too much regular mousing leaves my hand in a lot of pain, especially if I'm working on something fiddly and precise (like an SVG project, or editing video). I'm currently using a Kensington Orbit Fusion wireless trackball. So far, it's working out pretty wellinput index
    • Making your eeePC work for youplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMaking your eeePC work for you

      I just finished up a review of the Asus eeePC 4g (701) for Julie over at The Gadgeteer (check it out here). Before i finally got around to writing that review, I hadn’t done a whole lot with my eeePC. Since last night, however, I’ve installed Windows and started looking for ways to make my eeePC as functional as possible.
    • When troubleshooting gets creativeplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigWhen troubleshooting gets creative

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      I tend to be the go-to person for tech support among my friends, family, and neighbors. A few nights ago, one of my neighbors asked me to help him with his custom-built machine. His USB ports had mysteriously quit working. I messed around, and the same thing kept happening. His Microsoft USB wireless mouse worked just fine, but his HP all-in-one inkjet printer and his SanDisk thumb drive didn’t work. Plugging them in resulted in a “one of the devices …