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ASUS UL30 DIY – How to Fix Brightness by Updating your BIOS!

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I’ve been noticing (and also have received comments about) brightness settings issues with ASUS UL30 series laptops.  I have an ASUS UL30Vt-x1 but this fix will work on any ASUS UL30 series, simply update the BIOS with the latest version.

You can see my laptop blog post here for full instructions on how to fix brightness on your ASUS UL30!

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DIY Pixel Qi Sunlight-proof LCDs coming soon!

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The news of the week is that Pixel Qi, manufacturer of sunlight-proof LCDs, is going to be releasing DIY LCD replacement kits that will allow your laptop to use much less power (allowing your laptop to run 20-30% longer) plus the LCDs themselves work well in bright sunlight.

The last time I used my netbook in bright sunlight was at the zoo couple months back and I have to say, you would seriously need something like a DIY Pixel Qi LCD kit replacement if you like the outdoors.

Of cours

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Laptop News Round-up!

Over at LaptopPimp, we have been doing a lot of reviews of laptops and laptop accessories, here’s a quick round-up of the latest laptop news:

Archos launches more tablets, these look more like digital frames but might be a good choice for couch-computing.  Check out the Darth Vader USB hub if you are a Star Wars fan like me. 

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DIY Wii Laptop Let’s you Take Wii Games Anywhere!

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Here’s a rather fantastic idea for turning your household Wii into a portable Wii laptop so it’s more portable plus you can practically play as long as however long your battery can last.

One of the reasons why I don’t ever move my Wii from its static position under my HDTV is because it’s simply a hassle plus the sensor bar mounts have stickiness I guess it’s supposed to be stuck at one place.

This certainly would be a great idea for Nintendo to get into, making portable Wii laptops.

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Toddler DIY – How to Make a Toddler’s Play Laptop!

For toddlers who are not proficient with computers yet (perhaps <3 years old), making one of these nifty play laptops could be great idea, especially if you have some old keyboards lying around.  Of course, if you happened to have an old laptop around, you could probably just load it with some Spongebob Squarepants episodes and let your child play with it.

Either way, having a laptop for your child is become ever more important in our “internet” world.  I remember when I

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Acer Aspire One AOD and Toshiba NB205 Netbook Sale!

Here’s a quick post on some of the best netbook deals this week, good through 2/27/10:

The 10.1 inch Toshiba NB205 netbook is on sale over at Buy.com for just $289.95, $110 off its regular price. The Toshiba NB205 comes loaded with Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz, 1GB memory, 160GB HDD, Wifi 802.11b/g, Webcam, and Windows 7 Starter Edition.

Also, the

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Laptop Hack – How to Make Magnetic Laptop AC Power Adaptor!

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You know the reason why we don’t have magnetic AC power adaptors for our laptops that never break?  Because someone patented it and only used it for their products.

But no worries there, you can learn to build your own unbreakable magnetic power adaptor by following directions here.

You will need: Tools: Pliers Wire cutters Scissors Flashlight Matchsticks (to apply epoxy) M

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Laptop Reins Your Over The Shoulder Laptop Holder

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I have a new product, Laptop Reins, which is presently patent pending. It’s a harness that is worn over a user’s shoulders and positions a laptop / notebook style computer in front of the user. My product is unique because it is made entirely of polypropylene webbing, and does not block any cable ports or use of CD drives, and does not impede ventilation by blocking fans. I’m sure you’re well aware of the heat produced by laptops. Not only is it uncomfortable for the user it can be dangerous. There ha

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Why iPad isn’t Going to Work!

If only iPad did this… I would buy one. Too bad there’s no multi-tasking, I mean, my Palm Pre has multi-tasking, my Nexus One has multi-tasking…  Tsk…tsk…tsk…

It’s hard to believe that with a processor so fast on the iPad, the Apple engineers forgot to include multi-tasking. Mult

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Apple iPad – 2010 Crapware of the Year Award!

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Among many things that should be supported on the new Apple iPad, there’s some important key features missing such as lack of Flash support and Multi-tasking.

Are you kidding me?  Why would I want to buy a touchscreen netbook that can’t browse YouTube or even switch between reading my e-mail, browsing web and other programs?

I hope Apple does some serious thinking in re-designing their iPad, perhaps start with a name change first. 

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