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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

Does your robot need a doctor?

Japan is years ahead of the U.S. in personalized robots in their homes.
It seems that Japan has a thing for robots. Dozens of companies make and sell these humanoid machines.

This has lead to the creation of the first robot hospital in Osaka. The Akazawa Roboclinic The hospital was launched by machinery maker Systec Akazawa.

They offer diagnosis and treatment for down-and-out droids. They have all the proper signs for their different departments, including examination, operating and rehabilitation rooms.
They only have a staff of four, But everyone including the hospital chief Dr. Ohno, are decked out in white lab coats.

My First Look at ASIMO, Honda's Famous Walking Robot


When I first saw ASIMO from a distance, he was walking up stairs in front of a huge crowd at CES.  Truthfully, my first impression was disbelief.  "No way that's a robot!" I was thinking.

Tekno, iCat, iDog, iFish, iCybie, Roboreptile, and More - The Complete Robot Roundup

Though it may be premature to claim that robots are taking over the world, it is safe to say that they're on the move to invade your living room and take a dominant place under the Christmas tree. Companies like Wow Wee Robotics are making innovative, fun robotic toys that are suitable for users of nearly any age. If you've decided to get a new robot for you, a friend, or family member, the hard part is deciding which bot is right for you.



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