Accell just released a cool new dock intended for the Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3. However, the dock should work equally well with any laptop/tablet that has a Mini DisplayPort 1.2 MST capable port and USB 3.0 port. The DisplayPort portion of the dock uses MST to act as a hub for connecting (2) DisplayPort monitors, while the USB 3.0 port handles Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 hub duties. Overall you get a pretty nice docking solution compared to the other
Recently I needed a portable power pack that could utilize the fast charging capability of Quick Charge 2.0 Thankfully, I found a battery pack that worked perfectly: Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 10000mAh Portable External Battery Fast Charger (16.2W / 5V 9V 12V Supported, Quick Output)http://www.amazon.com/Aukey-10000mAh-Portable-External-Supported/dp/B00UBDI7EC/Snapdragon-equipped devices including Samsung, Sony, Motorola, HTC, and LG can enjoy up to 5 times faster charging; while other standard USB and non-Quick Charge 2.0 devices can also be charged at high speeds […] Charge the external
Here is a current (as of ) list of daisy-chainable DisplayPort LCD monitors: Model number Brand Size, Aspect Ratio, Resolution U3014 Dell 30″ 16:10, 2560 x 1600 U2913WM Dell 29″, 21:9, 2560 x 1080 U2713H Dell 27″ 16:9, 2560 x 1440 U2414H Dell 24″, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 U2413 Dell 24″, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 PA279Q Asus 27″, 16:9, 2560×1440 LT2934z Lenovo 29″, 21:9, 2560 x 1080 BL3201PT BenQ 32″, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 These monitors will let you chain multiple displays together
I could not find the wrench.nc referenced in the Carbide 3D tutorial. It did not come with the Carbide software download and it was not linked in the tutorial that I was reading. Thankfully, I did finally find the download link! http://carbide3d.com/files/wrench.nc The relevant section of the tutorial: The Nomad 888, as well as most other CNC machines, runs files called gcode. Gcode is a format that goes back decades to the original CNC machines in the 1960’s. Gcode is basically
Giganews runs a fairly awesome service if you are a usenet fan. However, the monthly costs can be quite high. If you need a discount for the Giganews service, here is one way that generally works… Step 1. Go through the account options and proceed to cancel your account Step 2. Before the process completes, they will generally offer something similar to this: This process even works repeatedly, though you may have to maintain your account a few months in
Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=find+my+phone Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).
If you have a Dell Latitude running Windows 8.1 with an Unknown Device ACPI/SMO8810, this is the driver download link you need: ST Microelectronics Free Fall Data Protection This applies to all of these Dell laptops: Latitude E5440 (Late 2013) Latitude E7440 (Mid 2013) Latitude E7240 (Mid 2013) Latitude E5540 (Late 2013) Latitude E7450 (Late 2014) Latitude E5250/5250 (Late 2014) Latitude E5550/5550 (Late 2014) Latitude E5450/5450 (Late 2014) And it is backwards compatible for the following OSes: MS Windows 7 32-bit
If your laptop trackpad is too finicky to use reliably, you may want to disable it! While a trackpad can sometimes be disabled via the BIOS/UEFI or the Windows Device Mananger, there is often another simpler method: A simple Fn key + F7 (or other similar key) combination is often available to disable the trackpad on Acer laptops, Dell laptops and many more. The keyboard pictured above is an Acer AO725 laptop. This can also be handy if you are