Gadgets, Toys and Clothing

Outlet Outrage

We call them "road warriors." Or maybe just "huge nerd" would suffice. Some are students, others dyed-in-the-wool geeks. Whatever, it doesn't matter. The bottom line is that all of us have seen this particularly non-elusive breed of tech aficionado, usually sitting at a Borders, Barnes & Noble, or especially, a Panera Bread cafe. We're breeding like rabbits.

Virtually all of these establishments either condone or even encourage people to pull up a chair, stay awhile, fire up your laptop or phone, and take advantage of the Wi-Fi hotspot. Panera Bread even encourages patrons to make their restaurant their meeting place, and they offer free Wi-Fi access, too.

TV Broadcast Color Quality: 2001 vs. 2007

I wanted to conduct an experiment in the realm of color. Mainly, see what the differences are in the quality of TV broadcast color quality between year 2001 vs. 2007, and evaluate how far television has advanced within that time frame. In order to do this, I needed pictures from a show that aired in 2001 as well as one that aired in 2007, but that show also needed to display a full range of color.

Top Gadgets for Kids 4 - 8 years old

Electronic toys are not just for teenagers. Preschoolers and early elementary aged children have a full range of gadgets that help them learn basic educational skills while having fun. The following is a list of the most popular items on their lists this year.

USB to DVI Adapter

I was just sent this by a company I've done business with. Looks like an easy way to add multimonitor support without adding video cards.

Can you fix dead LCD Pixels?

There is a new program That says it can fix dead pixels On Your LCD screen.
I seriously doubt you can fix a dead pixel. Dead is Dead - right?

But it could resurrect a stuck one.

A dead pixel usually is a black dot. No light on it. A stuck pixel is usually white, or colored dots.

I found this program that says it helps to locate and fix LCD screens dead pixels.
(well maybe stuck ones)

What you do is, move the flash zone with your cursor and select the color by right clicking on the flash area.

If you have a PC screen that has some stuck pixels, give it a try.

Their site says the process used is in not always working in every case.
But, many users have been able to revive some dead pixels while other stayed as dead as before.

Joost invites...

I have been running Joost for a while now, and haven't had time to make a real review. Sometime it is an excellent beta product and then it goes and disappoints me considerably. Well I went from getting 3 invites for friends to as many as I wish. So look at the site and see if you want an invite. Here is what is up and coming in their offerings:

Last but not least, we invite you to enjoy the variety of new shows we're introducing each week.

This week will bring you a host of over 40 new channels in the US including Adult Swim, five new channels

from National Geographic, new channels like Spike TV from Viacom, great comedy from Heavy, and classic



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