Keepgo Mobile WiFi Hotspot

I’m going to Europe later this year, and decided to invest in a portable WiFi hotspot for tablet connectivity when we’re away from hotels, restaurants, etc. I did some web research and decided to give the Keepgo Mobile WiFi Hotspot…
Build simple aircraft tracking for under $100

The fun of Air Traffic Control on your own PC The Raspberry Pi is a revolution in small computer technology. In case you haven’t heard, the Raspberry Pi is a complete computer system about the size of a credit card…
How I access the data on an old hard drive

What do you do with an old PC? Ideally, you will back up all of your personal data from the machine, securely wipe the hard drive, then send it to a recycling facility. Sometimes that isn’t possible, in which case…
Our Home Theater on a Shoestring Budget, Part 3

In Part 2, I wrote about my quest for a decent-sounding audio system that was simple to install and wouldn’t break the bank. The Samsung TW-J5500 powered tower system was my eventual choice. In this concluding article of the series,…
Our Home Theater on a Shoestring Budget, Part 2

In Part 1, I wrote about my plan to build a simple home theater on a budget and my process of selecting a projector and screen. This time, the topic is sound. I found out quickly that using the right…
Our Home Theater on a Shoestring Budget, Part 1

Setting Expectations When we set out creating our home theater for two, we knew we wanted a cinematic experience without spending a Hollywood blockbuster budget. Purists would say that we’re not building a “real” home theater, but my goal was…
Why I check for OnStar in my rental car

I’ve been a fan of OnStar since before owning a car equipped with it. New General Motors cars with OnStar (that is nearly all of them now), come with a free three-month trial subscription to the service. I discovered that…
My Six Tips for a Better Webinar

(A Webinar Attendee’s Perspective) You’ve gotta be kidding. Recently, I was a participant in a webinar presented by a respected Silicon Valley firm. I like and respect the guy who organized it, so I won’t provide any identifiable information on…