Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Yoga 2 Pro SSD Upgrade [HOWTO]

Please see photos below, with these simple steps you can upgrade to a faster and higher-capacity mSATA drive. NOTE: I used a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for the upgrade. This drive costs < $90 at Amazon with free shipping. Performance has been exceptional and the 500GB and 1TB drives also work well with the Yoga 2 Pro. 🙂 TIP: Click any photo for a larger view.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 14″ SSD & RAM upgrade [photos]

NEW UPDATE: all photos are now posted at the bottom of the page! My top upgrade recommendation for the Y700 is up the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SSD. The upgrade is easy and the performance is EXCELLENT 🙂 Notes: -There are no screws under the rubber feet, do not take them off 🙂 +RAM is Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 8GB PC4-17000R DDR3-2133 2Rx8 SODIMM Laptop Memory -m.2 slot does not come with a screw for securing a new m.2 SSD +Once bottom cover is off, HDD

Building my new gaming PC

I built this bad boy gaming PC to play Battlefront with my friend Kevin. It has a i5-2500K CPU and a GTX 960 video card, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. This was a photo taken in the garage while I was building the PC. It was using a super old temporary power supply without the video card being fully powered. Since then I have upgraded to a much nicer PSU. The cooler is recycled as is as many components

Best inexpensive bluetooth keyboard for Mac [SOLVED]

Q. I have the iMac 27″ which was a hand-me-down from my parents. It is a nice comptuer but they didn’t have the original keyboard for it anymore so I have just been using a random PC USB keyboard and it is okay buy not great. Any recommendations for a really good but really cheap bluetooth/wireless keyboard for my Mac? Yours, -Tracy (poor college student) A. Hi Tracy! I was in a similar situations recently and I think I know just

LG Pad 8.3 tablet

Here is where I list items that I have sold on eBay. These entries go in the bought & sold category which is mainly for reference/historical purposes 🙂 This particular entry is for one of my favorite tablets, the  LG G Pad 8.3, this little guy was ideal for Candy Crush and other games. The 1920×1200 IPS screen is absolutely phenomenal. A bit too small for work though, so I eventually sold it to someone that could use it. Android LG G Pad 8.3″

Dell dock: monitors non-responsive after sleep

I am setting up a new office with two HP 27xw monitors connected to a Dell e-dock. Everything is working quite nicely, except after going to sleep, the monitors are no longer visible to Windows. So far, the workaround is to press the physical undock button (releasing the laptop) and then re-dock the system. All while keeping the laptop’s lid/display closed. Also, to prevent this from happening I have set Windows 10 to never put displays to sleep when the

NUC cannot enter BIOS/UEFI [SOLVED]

Q. Help! I have a new little Intel NUC computer and I can’t get it to enter the BIOS 🙁 I have a monitor hooked up with HDMI and a keyboard via USB. I checked the keyboard on another computer and it works great, but on the NUC I can never get it to enter the BIOS in time on bootup! Please help! -Richard A. Hi Richard, is that keyboard connected to the back of the NUC? If not, you probably

Remove small scratches & goop from iPhones/iPad [SOLVED]

Q. Any tips for removing scratches from my iPhone and iPad? I want to sell them on eBay and right now they are pretty scuffed up 🙁 -Stephanie A. If you ever need to quickly remove scratches or glue from a metal/aluminum clad device (like an iPhone, iPad, or other tablets/phones) you may want to try this simple tip: find a mild toothpaste (one that has a bit of grit to provide some abrasiveness) put a small dab on your finger (you may want to apply