Category Archives: tech tips

Intel Centrino 6235 or 7260 Bluetooth not detected by Windows [SOLVED]

I came across an interesting tip today: […] Samsung RC530 and a 7260.HMWWB. Bluetooth can’t be activated on some notebooks, so you need to activate it manually with a hardware “hack”. Just get some Scotch Tape / Sellotape (in german “Tesafilm”) and stick it on pin #51 (picture). Put the card back in the PCIe slot and have fun . […] this workaround works also for the 6235 and other Intel Wifi/Bluetooth cards.. via Intel Communities. Well worth checking out

Galaxy S5 screen repair, iheartrepair review

In August I broke the glass on my Galaxy S5 screen and sent it to iheartrepair.com for repair. Overall the process went quite smoothly: Pros: Simple ordering process Coupon code available for discount Turn around time was quite short: 2 days for delivery 2 days for repair 2 days for return delivery Upon completion of the repair they promptly emailed photos of the device, it looked GOOD! 🙂 They carefully packaged the phone for shipping Phone was fully repaired Cons:

BlackBerry Passport, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6 size comparison photo

The Passport is a very intriguing device and it looks rather huge in most photos. For comparison, I wanted to see the size compared to two other rather popular phones 🙂 So, here is a visual size comparison between the BlackBerry Passport, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple iPhone 6 *photos courtesy of BlackBerry press page and Apple press page Dimensions: BlackBerry Passport 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm (5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 in) iPhone 6 Plus 158.1 x 77.8

Mini-itx AM1 gaming system w/discrete video card and DC PSU!

Mike sent me some info and photos of his awesome mini-itx system: I crammed the AM1H-ITX along with a 5350, a Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR3-1600 stick, Slimline DVD-Rom, Microcenter house brand120gb SSD, a couple 40mm fans, and an EVGA GTX 750 2GB (non-ti) into a Travla C158 case. I’m powering it with a DC power brick (part number 316688-001 or spare 317188-001) from either a beefy HP laptop or possibly a docking station. The specs are 18.5v, 6.5a, 120 watts.

Upgrade Yoga 2 13 to SSD

BestBuy sells a nice Yoga 2 13 laptop at a significant discount under the traditional Yoga 2 Pro 13 laptop. However, one of the sacrifices on the lowest end Yoga 2 is that it lacks a SSD. Instead it makes due only with a 500GB HDD 🙁 Thankfully, you CAN add a SSD to the Yoga 2 Pro AND keep the HDD installed as well! All you need for the upgrade is some patience and the correct SSD: M.2 2280

5 monitor setup

My good friend John Odom recently sent me a photo of his current office setup: John absolutely loves his three 23″ Apple Cinema Displays. I originally had one of them in college and then added another in law school. Eventually I traded them to him for some architectural work and he recently added a third to complete his setup. The two LCD TVs in the background are for viewing live reports and surveillance cameras. Overall he has a very nice

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