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…

Harwell Dekatron

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…

Video: Netgear Wifi Booster for Mobile

WiFi is great but sometimes you can have dead zones where the WiFi will not reach. Netgear’s answer to this is it’s Wifi Booster for Mobile, this works by relaying your existing network, so you place it inside your WiFi zone and it extends the network out. In this video…

Video: Save yourself £30 by using a standard micro HDMI cable with a Microsoft Surface

So far I have been really impressed with the Microsoft Surface, it makes a great tablet and a great PC.  As it’s a PC you can connect it up to a 2nd monitor so you could have the Surface connected to a TV. Microsoft sell VGA and HDMI adapters in…

Video: Using DVBLink to watch live TV on a Microsoft Surface

The Microsoft Surface runs on Windows RT and it’s not possible to get Windows Media Center to work on RT. So if you want to watch live TV on the Surface you can stream from sites like BBC iPlayer or with DVBLink use your existing Windows Media Center to stream…

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…

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…

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: Taking a look and listen with the Sonos SUB

A few months ago I reviews the Sonos Play:3 the smallest speakers in the Sonos range. I was really impressed with the sound quality and the simplicity on the Sonos system especially the remote apps. This year Sonos launched a sub-woofer component called the Sonos SUB priced around £600 its…

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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