Month: May 2012
Review: Griffin Beacon Universal Remote Control (iOS version)
The Griffin Beacon universal remote control is an interesting device. It’s a little bit larger than an Apple TV2 (or a hockey puck if that’s closer to your frame of reference) but it’s got an odd, Zen-like IR ‘stone’ on the top that’s where the control signals come from. Not your everyday IR blaster. On […]
Viewing the Solar Eclipse from Edmonton this evening?
There’s a great ‘simulated’ preview of what you can expect to see over at TimeAndDate.com. And do check out the awesome resources that Dr. Phil Plait (@badastronomer) has curated here: Eclipse followup part 2: tons o’ links on how to safely watch
Review: Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote Control
All things in life, as with the Force, have a Light Side and a Dark Side. The Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote Control has both. A bit of a background I have a history with Logitech Harmony remotes and currently own a Logitech Harmony 720. I’ve always found them challenging to program and set up. As […]
Got to get your Guild Wars 2 Beta Fix?
Last week ArenaNet announced they’d be running a brief ‘Stress Test’ for of their upcoming (and awesome) Guild Wars 2 MMORPG. It starts in a couple of hours, and is only going to run for part of the day, today. And, it’s only open to people who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 and registered their […]
New smart Wi-Fi Router review part three — Linksys EA4500
This post will wrap up my three-part series the latest offerings from Cisco / Linksys. If you want to check them out, part one looks at the Linksys EA2700, part two looks at the Linksys EA3500, and today we’ll take a boo at the Linksys EA4500, the top of the line entry in the EA-Series.
Using your Android or iOS tablet as a second monitor
As we’ve seen previously (The more screens, the better — Our guide to multiple monitors ), having more screens to distribute your desktop across can be a huge benefit to your computing experience. And as you’ll have noticed in the title, if you’ve got a tablet, you can even bring it into the mix, as long […]
New smart Wi-Fi Router review part two — Linksys EA3500
This week we’re going to look at the second router in my three-part series on the latest offering from Cisco / Linksys, and for this post we’re going to step it up a notch with the Linksys EA3500, targeted at folks with slightly more sophisticated network needs. If you haven’t read my previous post on the EA2700, […]
Guild Wars 2 Open Beta Weekend Overview
There are those who eagerly anticipate online gaming events. And then there’s the rest of the world. I kinda fall into the first category. This past weekend I participated in such an event — the first Guild Wars 2 open beta test. Basically it was two and a half days of fresh Guild Wars goodness! But first […]