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Video: The Microsoft Surface Type Cover

I am really enjoying using the Microsoft Surface, I travelled with it this week and I left my iPad at home. I have to say I didn’t miss the iPad at one bit. I really like the Touch Keyboard, having a cover that doubles as a keyboard and mouse is a…

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Video: Microsoft Surface Unboxing

So after a week of will it/won’t it emails and tweets a Microsoft Surface actually arrived at the office today, so the first thing any self respecting geek does is record an unboxing video so here it is. I will get a first impressions post later so for now here…

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Video: mCube Mini 90w in-car Notebook charger

If your on the road all day and watch your battery life drain away on your Notebook then the mCube in–car charger may be a solution for you. The charger is powered from the cigarette lighter socket in the car and comes with a bag of tips so one should…

Video: JRiver Media Center multi-room audio

At the TDL User Group Garry Whittaker demonstrated JRiver Media Center’s multi-room audio features running two zones from one sound card. In this video Garry explain some of the features and how you can use JRiver to run a whole home audio system. He even had audio streaming to my…

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Video: XBMC and TVCatchup running on the Raspberry Pi

At the TDL User Group Daniel Vieira had his Raspberry Pi setup running XBMC with TVCatchup. With the addin he was able to stream live TV directly to the Pi and in this video we talked about using the Pi as a Media Center and take a look at TVCatchup

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Video: Raspberry Pi Cybot controlled via a browser

At the TDL User Group Jason Barnett had a great setup, a Raspberry Pi built into a Cyberbot driving it around the room remotely via a web browser. Jason explains the technology used in the project and talks about the two line LCD display mounted on the bot. You can follow…

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Video: The Centre for Computing History at the TDL User Group

One of the highlights of last Saturday’s user group was the fantastic array of vintage computers and games consoles that  The Centre for Computing History brought up with them. There was were classics like the Atari 2600, Pong, a ZX 81, a ZX Spectrum and many other classic computers and…

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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…

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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…

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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…