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Video: HP ElitePad and EliteBook at CES 2013

This week at CES was my first chance to take a look at HP’s new ElitePad 900 tablet and EliteBook Folio. The tablet runs Windows 8 Pro and has a jacket system for adding extra battery and a keyboard. It weighs about the same as my Surface but runs Windows 8…

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Video: Metawatch Smartwatch at CES 2013

I love the idea of a smart watch and this one I saw last night called MetaWatch. It uses Bluetooth to communicate to an Android or iOS phone and can it notify you of email, weather and other notifications as well as text messages and caller ID. You set the…

Video: Watching TV on a Microsoft Surface

Microsoft’s Surface form factor make it an ideal for watching TV on with the built in kick-stand and detachable keyboard but you can’t install a TV tuner or Windows Media Center in Windows RT. All is not lost however as there are other options. In this video I have a…

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Video: Review of Netgear’s Powerline AV500

Netgear’s PowerLine AV500 adaptors are design to use the home power cabling to extend your home network. The devices are really handy if you can’t use WiFi (like on a server) or WiFi is out of range. In this video I unbox the devices, test what network speed I can…

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Video: 1962 Elliott 903 Transistor Based Computer

At The National Museum of Computing they have some great old computer systems. In this video we get a tour of the 1962 Elliott 903 a Transistor Based Computer complete with punch tape and teletype console. The computer runs BASIC but as far as I know there is no twitter…

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Video: 1952 Harwell Dekatron Computer

Here on TDL we like to look at the latest and greatest gadgets but it’s important to remember how far the computer industry has come. The Harwell Computer is the according to Wikipedia “the oldest original functioning electronic stored program computer in the world”. It was built in 1951 and…

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Video: Netgear R6300 802.11 ac Wifi Router

You can never have enough bandwidth on a home networks with especially when it comes to streaming HD video. The 802.11ac WiFi standard is currently in development and can theoretically support 1 gigabit per seconds transfer which would be great for HD streaming. Netgear’s new R6300 Router supports 802.11ac and also…

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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…