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…

Video: 4K Panasonic Windows 8 Tablet

At Panasonic’s CES 2013 booth they had a 20 inch Windows 8 tablet running at 4K resolution and about half an inch thick. Designed for vertical business uses like sales and graphic design it won’t be cheap and there are no prices yet that doesn’t stop me wanting one, 1080p…

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…

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…

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…

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