Stable Video Recording and Action Cams

I’ve been playing around with taking videos and video editing. My main issues with taking videos are poor quality in low light conditions (e.g. indoors or night time) too much shaking / lack of image stabilization huge video files missing scenes / cut off subjects difficult to bring or to use suddenly while traveling Cameras […]

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ScanSnap iX500 – Orange Light Error & Basic Use Instructions

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 document scanner is one of the best sub $500 scanners. Unfortunately, the documentation isn’t good. I tried scanning a document over wi-fi to my laptop, which normally works fine, but one day the blue light would keep changing to orange. I ended up having to uninstall and reinstall the installation software. […]

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Battery Voltage and Capacity

Following are typical alkaline battery specs. Battery Type Voltage Capacity (mAh) Typical Drain (mA) Typical Battery Life (h) D 1.5 13000 200 13000/200 = 65 hours C 1.5 6000 100 6000/100 = 60 hours AA 1.5 2400 50 2400/50 = 48 hours AAA 1.5 1000 10 1000/10 = 100 hours 9 Volt 9 500 15 […]

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Picking a Security Camera

I don’t like monthly fees so when home security companies offered their services to me, I quickly said no. Instead, I bought a security camera. Now I have 3 brands of security cameras and they all have their pros and cons. If you’re in the market for a security camera, I think any one of […]

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Things to Do BEFORE You Lose / Break Your Android Phone

Link Your Google Account If you linked your Google Account with your phone, if you lose your phone, you can go to the Google Android Device Manager and 1) lock your phone and 2) locate it on Google Maps so you can get it. If necessary, you can also erase the data on the phone as […]

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CloneSpy – Remove / Deduplicate Files on Your Computer

As time goes on, you may find that you have many duplicate files on your computer whether they’re music files, photos, or documents. One program I found that is free and does a great job and finding and giving you various options for handling duplicate files, including deleting them, is CloneSpy. I’m currently using is […]

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AT&T U-verse TV/Internet Coaxial Cable Connections

Twister pair phone wires come to the AT&T Telephone Network Interface Device (NID) outside your house In the NID box is a balun that converts twister pair to a RG6 coaxial cable The RG6 coaxial cable from the balun connects to the VDSL input of a Holland Electronics DPLS-2AR Diplexer A RG6 coaxial cable is […]

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Easily Create Panoramic Pictures from a Series of Photos

Recently I wanted to take a picture of one of my bathrooms. Unfortunately, the half bathroom is a bit small and my phone’s camera couldn’t take a shot that could show most of the bathroom. Even though my phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, has a pretty impressive panoramic picture feature, it only creates horizontal […]

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Improve Internet Download Speeds (AT&T U-Verse)

I have had AT&T U-Verse internet for some time now and my current plan is supposed to allow me to achieve download speeds of up to 24 Mbps. However, when I’d test my speed using SpeedTest, my speed would fluctuated and sometimes be as low as 9 Mbps. I was testing over wi-fi which wouldn’t […]

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Device Bit Rates / Speeds

Many devices are connected to each other over different cables and interfaces. But not all devices can transfer data at the same speeds. The device or connection with the lowest speed determines the maximum speed. Following are some common devices and their speeds.  Cell Phone Interfaces Edge (Evolution type 2 MS): 148 kB/s download HSPA+: […]

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