Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Pixel 8 Pro does NOT support HDMI/DisplayPort out over USB-C

I just tested my Google Pixel 8 Pro and sadly it does not (as of November 2nd 2023) support display out over USB-C. πŸ™ πŸ‘Ž This is a bummer as I had hoped to use USB-C adapters/docks to output to HDMI for utilizing LCD TV’s for work while traveling. Therefore, I will be taking my S23 Ultra as a backup phone and it does nicely support display out (and Dex with touchpad emulation etc.) So, dear Google, please add this

How to remove a stuck/broken blade from Dewalt XR jigsaw

Here are photos showing how to remove a broken jigsaw blade from the DeWalt battery powered jigsaw. I had to to this after a blade broke off. Someone else broke the blade and didn’t tell me, so at first it was hard to tell that there was any of the blade even stuck in there (it was just the small t part that locks in) and I couldn’t figure out why new blades would not seat properly πŸ˜‚ Finally I

Simple Music Player for elderly (real world review)

The Simple (SMPL) Music Player is specifically designed with elderly individuals in mind, making it incredibly easy for them to use. Here are a few ways that the device caters to the needs of seniors: I generally purchase the SMPL music player from Amazon. Over the years we have purchased three of them and they ALL still work properly. βœ…Here is a link to the product pageβœ…. To make things easy we load each player with a different type of

Goal Zero Yeti 1400 lithium ion battery, replaced under warranty

Update, February 2021: Goal Zero replaced my Yeti 1400. The new model is working perfectly. They paid shipping both ways and I am very satisfied πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜β­β­β­β­β­ Original information, January 2021: The following email was sent to Goal Zero on November 29th, 2020. As of Jan 11th, 2021 I have not received a response. Hello and thank you in advance for your assistance. Issue:I have a Yeti 1400 Lithium (non-wifi) unit that will not work properly.Specifically, the display does not stay on, none of

Deebot N78 no longer Charging [SOLVED]

My wife recently asked me to take a look at our Deebot N78 robot vacuum as it was no longer charging. You could manually place the robot on the dock and it would just not light up or charge or anything. πŸ™ Thankfully, by turning the vacuum over and flipping the power switch to off, waiting a few seconds, then turning it back to on, the robot came back to life! I was able to place it on the dock

Comparison list of various laptops and PCs

Updated for 2024 Random PCs and laptops I have used in the past for work and play: Dell Latitude 7490 Lenovo Legion 7 16″ WQXGA IPS, 500nits, 165Hz – AMD 5800H 3070 1TB SSD 16GB Ram Lenovo LOQ (16″ AMD) with RTX 4050 MSI Codex R Gaming Desktop (Dec 2023) Specifics: MSI MAG FORGE 100R Case Intel i5-13400F 10-Core (6P+4E) / 16-Thread Processor ARGB Fan CPU Air Cooler MSI PRO B760-VC WIFI Intel B760 ATX Motherboard 16GB (2x8GB) DDR5 5200MHz

Q. How can I copy photos from internal memory/storage to SD card?! [SOLVED] Fuji

Q.How can I copy the pictures stored in the internal memory on my FujiFilm FinePix HS 50 EXR (or similar) to memory (SD) cards? Answer: The procedure to copy the pictures in the internal memory to a memory card is as follows: After copying, the pictures will remain in internal memory. Delete them if necessary. 1. Install a memory card into the camera. 2. Press the playback button to enter playback mode. 3. Press the MENU/OK button to open the

How do I clean my coffee maker? [AI Answered]

NOTE: this is an AI generated answer, using OpenAI GPT-2. Here is the question prompt and the resulting answer: Q: How do I clean my coffee maker? A. There are numerous cleaning methods to choose from. 1.) Pour some water into the coffee maker and submerge the lid. Do not wash the glass. 2.) Dip the coffee maker upside down in water for 10 seconds and then rinse. 3.) Put the lid back on and let the coffee maker sit