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Using Samba to Share Your Linux Folders with Another PC or Virtual Machine

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Linux, Software

Creating a network share on Linux is quite a bit different than on Windows, but that doesn’t mean that it requires a degree from Tux U. In this article, we take a look at installing and configuring Samba, creating some shares, and then accessing those shares across a variety of platforms.

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter

Making Your Speakers Mobile: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter Review

Posted on April 12, 2014 in Audio

Have a pair of speakers kicking around, not being used? Want to kick back and stream audio from your phone, rather than sit in front of the PC? Both of these scenarios can be aided with Logitech’s new Bluetooth audio adapter. Connect it to a set of speakers, pair up, and listen. As we find out, it truly is that simple.

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Windows XP: A Brief Retrospective

Posted on April 8, 2014 in Windows

The end-of-support date for Windows XP has been no secret, and the build-up to it has been long. But with the date now upon us, we’re being hit with a big dose of nostalgia, thinking back to all that the OS has brought us. The best thing about nostalgia is sharing it, so read on for a brief retrospective of Microsoft’s legendary OS.

Papago! P2 Pro 1080p Dashcam

Papago! P2 Pro 1080p Dashcam Review

Posted on April 7, 2014 in Miscellaneous

A dashcam might be a simple device, but it’s one that could prove invaluable in the event of an accident – nothing tells the truth quite like video. And as far as dashcams go, Papago! makes some attractive ones, including the P2 Pro we’re taking a look at here. So, let’s take it for a drive and see if it’s worthy of sticking to your windshield.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable HDD Review

Posted on April 4, 2014 in External Storage

Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim is a portable drive that boasts some impressive features on paper, It crams 2TB into a super-small form-factor; just half-an-inch thick. It bundles Seagate’s own Dashboard backup software, which offers a couple of neat options we’ve never seen before. But it’s biggest draw? The sub-$120 pricetag.

Tech News

Netflix & Hulu Are Doing Well at Killing-off Cable TV Providers

by Rob Williams on April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST
Netflix Homepage

Believe it or not, services like Netflix and Hulu are affecting the number of cable subscribers out there. Surprising? Nah – of course it isn’t, and I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m a wee bit pleased at the fact. It’s not so much that I adore Netflix and Hulu; it’s more the fact […]

Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android

by Rob Williams on April 18, 2014 8:30 AM EST
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Google’s offered a Chrome-based remote desktop solution since late 2011, but a major missing component has been Android. No – not a solution to control a remote Android device, because that’d be rather niche. Instead, an application that would allow someone to access their PC at home from their smartphone – regardless of where they […]

KDE 4.13 Sees Major Revamp of Semantic Search, Numerous App Enhancements

by Rob Williams on April 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST
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KDE 4.13 is here, and with it comes an overhaul of Semantic Search, along with numerous application updates. As much of the KDE developer team is focused on the upcoming Frameworks 5, Developer Platform 4.13 is close to 1:1 with 4.11 – the exception is the addition of the search enhancements. Perhaps not too surprisingly, many of […]

A Steam Feature I’d Like to See: Local ‘SteamApps’ Distribution

by Rob Williams on April 17, 2014 8:30 AM EST
Linux Steam Client - Library

At this point in time, I’d have to consider Valve’s Steam client to be “fantastic”. A year ago? I would have had a hard time making such a statement. Back then, I felt that Steam was too lacking in the “common sense” department. Case-in-point: The lacking ability to throttle downloads, or prevent a download from stopping just because […]

Civilization: Beyond Earth Looks Great, Brings a Couple of Firsts to the Series

by Rob Williams on April 16, 2014 12:00 PM EST
Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth - Box Art

Sid Meier’s next Civilization game was announced this past weekend, and for fans of the 1999 classic Alpha Centauri, there were some great reasons to get excited. At the forefront, Beyond Earth effectively follows in the footsteps of Alpha Centauri, and it will bring with it modern Civilization enhancements. Like Civilization V, it’ll utilize a […]

Look Ma, No Streetlights! Glow-in-the-dark Roads Get Tested in Netherlands

by Rob Williams on April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EST
Glow-in-the-dark Roads

Streetlights are important, that much is obvious. What should also be obvious is that they consume a lot of power. These lights are not just flicked on and off at will, like those in our homes. Once nightfall hits, they click in and remain so until dawn. Given the large amount of streetlights littered around […]

Crazy Taxi: City Rush Should be the Next Great Crazy Taxi Game – But it Won’t Be

by Rob Williams on April 16, 2014 10:00 AM EST
Crazy Taxi - Sega Dreamcast

I’ve been a big fan of the Crazy Taxi series since the release of the first title on the Sega Dreamcast, and I still get excited if I hear a rumor that a new game is en route. But, despite the fact that I’ve been playing the original quite a bit on my NVIDIA SHIELD, […]

Dream Come True: Hobby Becomes Job Opportunity for F1 Fan Who Builds Paper Models

by J.D. Kane on April 16, 2014 8:30 AM EST
Red Bull Paper Craft

It’s not that uncommon for fans of Formula 1 to be scale modelling hobbyists. In his younger days, yours truly spent countless hours collecting and building 1/24 and 1/20 scale models of my favorite exotic and racing cars, F1 cars from Ferrari and McLaren among them. Participating in this particular hobby is, in a way, […]

Facebook to Soon Require Use of its Messenger Mobile App to Send Messages

by Rob Williams on April 15, 2014 6:55 PM EST
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As much as Facebook as a service can sometimes aggravate me, Facebook as a company has done little to bother me. Sure, it’s made some moves that I’ve found inconvenient, but none have caused me to make it a mission to complain about it – not even through a simple status update. That track record […]

Uber’s Hassles Continue, Now Banned from Operating in Brussels

by Rob Williams on April 15, 2014 5:45 PM EST
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Since its founding a couple of years ago, Uber’s proven itself to offer a pretty reliable service, and a convenient one at that. In fact, I’m betting that some would consider it to be invaluable. It sure beats trying to hail a cab, or talking to a dispatcher who clearly doesn’t care about their job, […]