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How to Get Your Own Blog on TechLore.com

Got something to say? Want your very own soapbox to stand on and shout out your opinions? Want to report the latest happenings in technology? You can do all of this and more with your very own blog right here on TechLore.com!

Starting today, we are opening up blogging to TechLore Community! Why buy a domain, find a host, go through all the effort and cost of promoting it, and handle all the maintenence when TechLore can handle it all for you... absolutely free. Best of all, TechLore already has thousands of visitors each and every day, so what you say will be heard, and that's what's most important. 

Ready to get your opinions out there? Want to have your thoughts featured all over the site and in the TechLore Newsletter? Read on to learn how you can apply for your own blog right here on TechLore. 

Everyone's excited about getting less from computing. What am I missing?

A fellow TechLore editor recently picked up a CR-48 Chromebook running Google Chrome, and has since been sharing mcuh about his experience using Google's browser/quasi OS combo. Once I got past my initial "shiny gadget I don't have jealosy moment," I was surprised to hear a fellow tech geek get so excited about so little. It's a notebook that doesn't do everything a notebook does, yet people are clamoring for devices like this.

Below are several things I've heard him (and others) while telling me all about their low power computing device and their reasoning for believing that these devices are superior to the notebook. And of course, why I don't get it.

"I've been working for a few hours this morning, and it says I have 6 hours of battery left. I could work all day with this."

Ask the Experts: How to Capture Analog Audio on a PC

Question: I have a MDS-JE440 I want to put the music that is on mini discs into my PC. How do I accomplish this? Do I require a software program to get the songs into my computer and in the mp3 format via the mini disc player itself?

-submitted by Songbird

Answer: Believe it or not, just about any PC should be able to do exactly what you're looking for with little to no extra software installed. I've frequently do audio capture when recording telephone interviews, for example, or catpuring game music when building my own custom ringtones.

PC to TV: DVI vs. VGA vs. HDMI vs. Display Port

Question:

Which is a better connector DVI or VGA?

-submitted by TechLore member chuckeman

Answer:

Even though your question specifically focuses on DVI and VGA, I'm going to toss HDMI and Display Port into the mix to make sure I cover the bases for everyone.

When hooking up your PC or laptop to a monitor (or subsequently certain devices to TVs) you'll want to use the best quality connection possible. There are some key differences between all the major connection types that may not make choosing a "best" really possible, depending on the display you're connecting to, but for the most part, use the information below as a general rule.

Samsung Drops Prices on Active Shutter 3D Glasses - Finally

The general cost of a 3DTV has steadily declined over the past year, thanks in part to Samsung and Panasonic who have been pushing 3D capabilities in a large portion of their TV offerning. However, even though they've got TVs under $1000, the cost of the glasses has remained pretty steep; prices typically average $150 per pair. No typical family of four is going to spend $600 on glasses.

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