Video: John Alexander’s Raspberry Pi case and LED Rocket at the user group

John Alexander is guy behind the brilliant Raspberry Pi case that I have and at the User Group he showed off his case along side his Rocket with LED lights controlled by a Raspberry Pi. If your interested in one of John’s cases or the LED Rocket you can use…

Video: Using a Raspberry Pi as a Media Center Extender

Yesterday I got XBMC working on the Raspberry Pi using DVBLink so I thought I would recorded a video showing it in action. As you can see from the video it works well, you can watch live and recorded TV, browse the EPG and search through the schedule. I could…

Video: How to get live TV on a Raspberry Pi using a HDHomeRun

Since the MPEG-2 licences was made available for the Raspberry Pi I have been trying to get it working with my HDHomeRun networked TV tuner. I had limited success using an iPad to control the HDHomeRun but I wanted to be able to control the TV tuning directly from the…

Video: Unboxing and first look at a HP Evny 4 Ultrabook

Ultrabooks seem to be everywhere at the moment and one of the cheapest is HP’s Envy 4. The model I am unboxing is the Envy 4 1010ea which comes in at £649 and has an i3 processor, 6GB RAM, and a hybrid 32GB/500GB drive. In this video I unbox and…

Video: Windows Media Center Recored TV files playing on a Raspberry Pi

Last week the Raspberry Pi foundation made available mpeg-2 and VC-1 decoding options for the Raspberry Pi, the mpeg-2 decoder priced at £2.40 with the VC-1 licences costs an additional £1.20. Previous to the codecs being available the Raspberry Pi was unable to play Windows Media Center Recorded TV files meaning…

Video: First impressions of Sonos PLAY:3

In this video I unbox and take a look at the Sonos PLAY:3 music system and the iOS and Android apps you can use to control it. The PLAY:3 costs £259 but don’t forget will need a Sonos Bridge at £39 or the starter kit for £298 which includes the…

Video: Ford professional driver takes me on a lap in the Mustang

While at Ford last week I got to drive the Ford Mustang round the test track (see this video) and I thought I was going pretty fast until I was taken around the track by a professional Ford test driver. With traction control and stability control turned off I held…

Video: Driving a Ford Mustang and Police Interceptor at Ford’s test track

While at Ford’s Future Trends event last week  I had the opportunity to drive  a 2013 Ford Mustang and a couple of Police Interceptors. I was like a kid at a theme park and had quiet a few goes in the Mustang and the Interceptor, they were great to drive despite the…

Video: A look at the next generation of Ford Sync

One of things I was interested at seeing while at Ford was Ford Sync and AppLink.  In this video I had a demo of future technology coming to Ford Sync and how they are using cloud services to use connect to services like Google Chat.

Video: In the wind tunnel with Ford

While at the Further With Ford event last week we had a tour of the wind tunnel where they do aerodynamic testing. As a big motor sport fan I know the importance of aero testing so it was really interesting to see how aerodynamics influences product design.

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