Nvidia Maxwell Geforce 800 comes in September

Here’s a reason not to buy a GPU right now. But the big problem is that the 20nm technology at TSMC and Global Foundries is having trouble. But it makes it pretty clear we are late in the cycle, so if you can wait hang on until next year where you will see 20nm graphics ...

A good deal on AMD R9 290X or nVidia 780Ti

These seem to be the two best cards and the pricing on them varies very significantly. For instance, the PCS Pro+ varied between $650 and $460 over a two month period (I just missed that $460 price not realizing this). I’m using camelcamelcamel.com and just monitoring a newegg.com wish list to try get a good ...

Getting 2550×1440 from a MacBook DisplayPort

This whole interconnect is a little confusing particularly if you want to plug multiple computers into a single monitor. The easiest way is to just have different connection. Most monitors autosense so just plugging thing in work weel. The long and short is that: HDMI does support 2550×1440 at 60fps with most cables (HDMI 1.4) ...

Verizon Trade in iPhone 4 for iPhone 6

OK I was a geek and got one via Verizon. Extremely painful at midnight. There was all kinds of bugs, but this morning at 6AM, it worked like a charm. Although it won’t ship until next month Here are tips tricks and traps of buying a new iPhone Trade in bonus in the first month? ...

Mac Converting MP4 to MP3

If you’ve got some MP4 videos and want to quickly convert them to say just the audio track, it seems hard to find this. The simplest (if most arcane way) seems to be for iTunes 11: Start iTunes 11 Import your MP4 videos into iTunes Switch to the Movies, click on the Home Movies Tab ...

Computer Accessories

Been a long time since I’ve had to buy various computer accessories to run Linux machines, but here’s a quick list: Monitors. We’ve tried both the ASUS PB27Q and the BenQ BL3200PT. They are both pretty amazing monitors. I really liked the extra size of the 32″ monitor and at 2550×1440 it is really nice. ...

Battery Chargers

While we have battery jumper for all our cars, for the ones we don’t use too much, you need a Battery Tender. These are top rated on Consumer Reports and are trickle chargers: Amazon.com: Battery Tender 021-0128 Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery Charger: Automotive. $47 and this is a 1.25 amp charger There is a ...

5 Best Ski Review Websites

Time to get ready for skiing, so what sites to look at for an back-side all-mountain women’s ski: Onthesnow.com. Realskiers.com A very clean and easy to use website, realskiers.com is the first place to go when you are trying to decide which pair of metal rods you want to strap to your feet this year. ...

Walmart.com and Backcountry.com broken on My Macs

I’m not sure why (maybe because of ad blockers), but two sites won’t handle ecommerce properly on my machines. I’m running Adblocker, Noscript, Ghostery so this may be the issue. I have disabled them all, but the transactions still don’t work. They do seem to work fine on Windows 7 and Firefox though. So maybe ...

Trail Running, Running Belt, Light Hiking Hydration Pack

We have a great Osprey Talon 22 that we can use for big day hikes, but sometimes it is more like a quick two hour jaunt and it seems like overkill. So off to find a nice fanny/lumbar/hiking/trail running pack that let’s us carry say two liters of water and a phone and a flash ...
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