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Pearl RearVision Auto Reset (rear view camera)

Having trouble connecting to your RearVision? To recover your password or fix connectivity issues just perform this quick reset. Please note that it is a very time sensitive process. You need to make sure you are on the latest version of the Pearl RearVision App (and cannot be on a beta version). The App Version should be 1.5 or later. You should then unplug the OBD adapter and wait exactly two minutes. Next, plug the adapter back and wait exactly

Can you charge a Goal Zero Yeti battery using (2) chargers?! [ANSWERED]

Q. Can you charge a Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Ion battery with two chargers at once? A. Yes, you can utilize two chargers at once to charge the Yeti 3000, Yeti 1400, and Yeti 1000 lithium-ion batteries. Please see the photo below:   Further explanation: By utilizing the front charger port and the compartment charging port, you can double the number of charging watts/amps. With two chargers you can charge at around 105 watts or more. With a single charger, the max

ROMOSS fast charging USB car charger review

My latest USB car charger is a ROMOSS 36W QC 3.0 model. Over the years I have tried a variety of car chargers and so far this has been a good option. Pricing: As of today, $13.99 on Amazon Specs: (2) USB ports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 36W max rated output Overall charging performance has been excellent. This has been over the course of a number of business trips and one family vacation. All of these trips involved significant driving with phone navigation,

Family and fishing photos with the Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is a simply amazing photographic device when it comes to quickly capturing the moment. The following three photos showcase some very difficult lighting scenarios which the Pixel handles with aplomb. The sky, water, and people are all in focus and well exposed with minimal blown highlights and shadow depth is retained as well. The first two family photos have a filter applied for punchier color, the last fishing photo is straight out of the camera and

Who are Intel’s Super Seven? [SOLVED]

Have you heard the phrase “Super 7” or “Super 7+1” mentioned in a tech article about Intel? If so, you may be wondering who or what exactly the Super Seven are 🙂 The Super 7 are not superheroes but rather a set of companies that are very important to Intel. Currently, as of 2017, the Super 7 are: Google (USA) Facebook (USA) Amazon (USA) Microsoft (USA) Baidu (China) Alibaba (China) Tencent (China) AT&T (USA) *new to the list in 2016 These companies

Fix bad sound on Lenovo ThinkPad [SOLVED]

If you read my blog you probably know that I am a big ThinkPad fan. Lenovo has continued the classic IBM lineup and now there is a ThinkPad for almost any taste. My current favorite is the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. This 14″ beauty is nearly perfect for work and travel. However, from the factory it does suffer from a (fixable) issue that seems to plague many modern ThinkPads… terrible sound!  Specifically, the sound is extremely echo prone… After listening to

Garmin Forerunner 230/235 wrong time?! [SOLVED]

Garmin Forerunner 230 5:55:55

My wife’s Garmin Forerunner 230 recently started having some time issues. Specifically, showing the wrong time 🙁 First I tried setting the time manually and that worked until her next Bluetooth sync, then it seemed to get the incorrect time again. Eventually, the following worked to fix her watch time permanently: set the time back to Automatic make sure GPS is enabled* (and GLONASS for good measure) make sure the watch gets a GPS lock to sync the time *Enable GPS:

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