Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Official OLYMPUS Battery Charger for XZ-1 the LI-50C

SUMMARY: Normally the XZ-1 charges via USB but Olympus also makes an official plug-in battery charger for the XZ-1 AND it is available via Amazon with Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping 🙂   Amazon.com: Olympus CHARGER LI-ION LI-50C: Camera & Photohttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017GSPN0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B0017GSPN0Item Weight: 13.6 ounces Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Shipping:  ASIN: B0017GSPN0 Item model… Item price, approximately $23.57 USD     BACKGROUND INFO: The Olympus XZ-1 is a wonderful little camera. My wife makes extensive use

Can Android video player play 1080p MKV files? [YES!]

UPDATE: 2011.06.19 thanks to commenter juami I added Galaxy Tab to list of Android devices capable of 1080p MKV, woot! Scroll down to the green box to see the COMPLETE list… Background info on MKV/Android Tek3D has a nice post on playing MKV Files on Android devices: Play MKV Files on Android Deviceshttp://tek3d.org/play-mkv-video-androidI often rip my DVD and Blu-ray disks to MKV files so that they have the highest video quality. Of course, the video format is not supported by the default

AMD Fusion Llano Laptops, Notebooks, Motherboards, and CPUs! [Lynx/Prices]

UPDATES: 2011.09.11 DELL releases nice new Vostro 3555 laptop Llano laptop starting at $459… Dell launched the AMD Llano Fusion based Vostro 3555 business laptop | Laptop Computer Planet Bloghttp://laptop-computer-planet.com/blog/2011/09/10/dell-launched-the-amd-llano-fusion-based-vostro-3555-business-laptop/Dell launched the AMD Llano Fusion based Vostro 3555 business laptopPosted on 10. Sep, 2011 by LaptopMan in Laptops, LaptopsThe Dell Vostro 3555 looks like much like the other… 2011.09.06 (33) sweet new BLACK unlocked edition Fusion APUs near release!!! AMD Fusion Black Edition APUs will come in 2 flavours | KitGuruhttp://www.kitguru.net/site-news/highlights2/jules/amd-fusion-black-edition-apus-will-come-in-2-flavours/Arguably the

i5-470UM vs i3-380UM, differences? [SOLVED]

Question. Hello. I am looking at a new Dell Vostro V130. I see that they are now shipping with either of the following two Intel® Core™ Series Processors: i3-380UM (3M Cache,1.33GHz,800 MHz FSB) -or- i5-470UM (3M Cache, 1.33GHz, 800 MHz FSB) They are both already ULV (ultra low voltage) processors, so what is the difference?! Answer. Great question! Basically, the i5-470UM has turboboost enabled while the i3 does not. This means that the i5 CPU can dynamically overclock one of

Canon SX230 HS Sample Photos

Today I had the chance to take the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS for a stroll. My mother in law recently purchased the camera and my wife has one of its predecessors, the SX210. Overall Canon has made some nice enhancements to this latest model and it truly is a splendid little camera for walkabout photography. Its main draw being that it packs an amazing zoom range in a relatively small package. Overall I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Snazzy Olympus XZ-1 grip (w/photos)

Here is a very cool new grip for the Olympus XZ1: New Olympus XZ1 Grip — now shipping!http://www.kleptography.com/rf/Richard Franiec’s Camera Accessories The camera’s default grip definitely provides adequate handling for me, but I can see this 3rd party grip making it even better. 🙂 I should probably also clarify, my wife has the cool XZ-1 but she is kind enough to let me use it! One more photo of the grip, from R.F.’s Picasso page:

Upgrading a Dell M4400: Dual Hard Drives, 2.8GHz CPU, 4GB RAM

UPDATE: new post with specific M4400 upgrade questions and tips as a result of questions from commenter David. NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… The Dell M4400 has been my laptop of choice for almost a year. For my birthday I upgraded it to 4GB RAM (from 3GB) and swapped out the P8600 CPU for a T9700. The P8600 is a 2.4GHz dual core chip (25W) with 3MB cache, the T9700 is