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MacBook Hack – How to Make MacBook Run Faster!

Well, the Ken Mingis over at ComputerWorld has figured out how to make a Macbook run faster, simply by swapping out the harddrive with an SSD, read more there.

As I’m wont to do whenever I get a new computer, I ran a quick Xbench benchmarking test. The results were about what I had expected — in a good way. The faster SSD yielded an Xbench score for the MacBook of 144. That’s on par with the SSD-based MacBook Air I had parted ways with. (The Air had a score of

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Netbook DIY – How to Add Virtual CD/DVDs to your Netbook!

A lot of you out there fear that buying a netbook without a CD/DVD drive will hinder your ability to get stuff done or enjoy watching a movie on a long flight but you can easily add virtual CD/DVDs to your netbook, check out my latest post on the laptop blog:

The Virtual CD lets you easily burn your CD/DVDs into ISO images, which then can instantly emulated as virtual CD/DVDs.  Since my Eee PC come

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2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA HDD Dock with Cooling Fan for backing up/connecting your Extra Harddrives!

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DIY Hacked USB Thumb Drive!

DIY Hacked USB Thumb Drive!

For those of you who need a real USB Thumb drive, this might not be the right picture but for those of you who want to have some fun, just go and grab an old harddrive, USB ports, and couple USB Flash Drives for a real good Thumb Drive laughs.

This ordinary looking hard drive when plugged into a USB port will mount 4 USB thumbdrives onto your computer. Cool idea to make some use of some old computer parts. It would have been cool if the drive would spin

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Time to Boycott BestBuy and Circuit City during Microsoft’s Marketing Antics!

Instead of using their $300 million on customer services/refunds for wrongly-installed Vistas on brand new laptops/PCs, Microsoft is trying to copy Apple Genius strategy by having 155 Microsoft Vista experts roam around your local BestBuy and CircuitCity.

As someone who had a horrible experience at BestBuy trying to return a digital camera, (which BestBuy didn’t let me return it for whatever reason so I now have TWO identical digital cameras)

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Eco-Friendly Harddrive Lowers Carbon Footprint!

Here’s a cool eco-friendly harddrive called “[re]drive” by Fabrik made with materials that lessens the carbon footprint.

The [re]drive has 500GB of storage and promises 25% faster data transfer with its Turbo USB 2.0 connectivity compared to standard USB 2.0. Both Mac and Windows users can use the [re]drive and it ships with automate backup software for archiving important data. The SimpleTech [re]drive is available today for $159.99.

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Go Green and “Digitize” your Physical Data into Digital Documents!

Note: This is a paid review through ReviewMe.

As a former IT technician, I can understand the importance of digital documents. A lot of businesses today still uses hundreds for file boxes for all their information, creating more paper waste and information hard to file, organize, and retreive.

What exactly are digital documents?

Basically a digital document is your physical document scanned into digital files such as PDFs, Jpegs, etc..etc… If y

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Homemade brushless motors

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Here’s some cool looking homemade brushless motors made using some PC Hard drive parts and power tools…. wow!

My first home-built outrunner motor from hard drive stators (Western Digital Caviar). Motor designation is 280-10-6 as it has a 28dia x 10mm long stator. I used 6 windings of 3-strand 0.35mm wire with a delta connection and a distributed winding pattern. It spins 12,300 RPM @ 23.3A with a 8×4 Graupner SLIM prop.

This 350-20 is the biggest motor I’ve built so far. The 12-tooth

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Harddrive made out of paper!

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Okay, here’s a way you can store information on paper. All though it’s not in commercial stages, this seems like a technological breakthrough for storage of information. We might actually travel back in time to the beginning of computers where paper was t

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Wall Clock made from an old Harddrive

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Here’s a great way to recycle your old harddrive, looks like a technological art, I like it! 🙂

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