Posts Tagged ‘HDMI’

When Paul Simmonds showed up to speak at the privacy and security track I hosted at QCon London last week he brought a Chromebook. After my own experiences using a Chromebook for a presentation my first thought was ‘this isn’t going to end well'[1]. The first issue was connecting to the ubiquitous VGA connector for the […]


I decided to use my Samsung ARM Chromebook for a presentation at Brighton Pi last night. It did not go well. Creating the presentation Using Google Docs instead of Powerpoint was pretty straightforward. I never do much fancy with my slides – usually just a visual anchor or a few bullet points, so no real […]


KVM mort

28May12

This isn’t a post about the KVM Hypervisor, which I believe is alive, well and rather good. This is a post about keyboard, video and mouse switches. At both home and work I have multiple machines, and monitors with multiple inputs, so all I need is a KM switch to share my keyboard and mouse […]


In my previous post about Raspberry Pi I noted that it will probably wipe out the existing market for thin client devices. It won’t stop there though. Next up – media players… Hardware wise the Raspi is very close to existing media players like Apple TV (2nd gen) or something like a WD TV Live – […]


Last week I was very impressed to find this at my desk in the Westin Jersey City: and yesterday I found this in the Crowne Plaza Zurich: NB The D-Link pocket WiFi router being powered by the media bar USB. For some odd reason this hotel doesn’t have WiFi (but thankfully it does have free […]


I’m having a bout of tech lust today following the news about Nokia’s ‘Booklet‘. There have been lots of disparaging comments from various quarters that it’s just another Windows 7 Netbook. But that’s missing a couple of key points: It has HDMI out. I really don’t care if this can’t drive a full HD screen […]