Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Difference between original WildBlue and Exede [explained]

Recently I had some people ask me what the differences are between the original WildBlue and Exede satellite internet plans. The answer: They utilize different satellites and offer vastly different speeds and usage experiences. Exede utilizes ViaSat-1, the most capable commercial communications satellite in existence Launched October 19, 2011 aboard a Proton rocket, it is the world’s highest capacity communications satellite with a total capacity in excess of 140 Gbit/s, more than all the satellites covering North America combined, at the time

Cheapest cargo pants with a tech pocket

If you like cargo pants as much as I do then you’re probably in the market for a nice pair with a tech pocket for your Android phone or iPhone. 🙂 These Wranglers fit the bill and come in a variety of colors and sizes. You can find them at Wrangler.com, K-Mart or Wal-Mart for around $16. 100% cotton 2 front pockets 2 back pockets 3 side cargo flap pockets 1 cell phone pocket Button and zipper closure Rating Overall

First Generation Kindle on eBay

The latest entry in the Bought & Sold series… This is where I list items that I sell on eBay. Simple enough huh? Here we go… Up for auction: 1st generation Kindle Description: this is the replacement Kindle that Amazon sent us after American Airlines killed our original Kindle. It has not been used other than to be turned on, as my wife and I bought an iPad while we were waiting on Amazon to send us a replacement Kindle. Condition: I believe

Seagate Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1 TB external hard drive, USB & firewire 7200RPM

Here is an archive of a nice hard drive that I recently sold on eBay: Seagate OneTouch 4 Plus 1 TB,External,7200 RPM (STM310004OTA3E5-RK) Hard Drive For everyone with data-protection needs that is looking for an elegantly simple, full-featured backup and storage solution, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus sports a new vault-like industrial design that conveys security and protection. The elegant color scheme and design make it a good fit in any home or office setting. Includes: Maxtor external hard drive,

Webtop2SD notes for Motorola Photon on Sprint

How to install webtop2sd 2.0.1 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1119555 How to tell if you’re actually booting from the SD card http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1294523 Are you actually booting from your SD card? You can find this out by checking the Diagnostics tab in webtop2sd, under “Currently mounted webtops”. If mmcblk1p12 [or similar? -JD] isn’t listed, you’re not booted from your SD card. If this is the case, report what ROM you’re running from. WebTopScripts – Fixing apt-get dependencies on WebTop http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1192488 Use this to get a

Dell Vostro V131 Review

NOTE: This is a first draft / outline. The review will be updated with more info and photos… Startup time and hard drive Slow startup with conventional hard drive and a bit of bloatware (trend micro, Dell utilities) Hard drive space from factory: 262GB free of 283GB Cooling and fan noise It has one dinky little cooling fan. Small fan = has to spin fast. So when the fan kicks in you really notice it. Thankfully, the fan is not on

How to get a refund from Amazon for an Android App Store purchase

I mistakenly placed an Amazon App store order. I thought the app was a “free app of the day” but turned out to be full cost 🙁 Much to my surprise, I could find no readily apparent way to get a refund. This came as a shock because Google Play (Android Market) and Apple (iTunes app store) both allow time limited refunds. So naturally, I contacted Amazon about getting a refund: ————— 03/29/12 09:34:30 Your Name: J.D. Hodges Order Id: DXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXX03 Comments:

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