Posts Tagged ‘USB’

The kind folk at Newark Element14 sent me a Gizmo2 dev board to try out. I’ve not been able to do much with it yet, so here are some first impressions. What is it? I’d completely missed the first generation Gizmo, and hadn’t heard of the new one until it was brought up by Brandon at Element14. […]

TL;DR I hacked together my own USB shaver charger using a cheap DC-DC converter I bought on eBay, so fewer worries (and things to carry) next time I’m travelling. Background I use an electric shaver most days, and I travel a fair bit. Usually the battery is enough to get me through a trip, but […]

Update (26 Jan 2013) This post is now a historical record of the hoops that I once had to jump through to get my Raspberry Pi working as a PVR. Everything has now been folded into the official OpenELEC build, which at the time of writing is at 3.0 RC2. You can download an SD […]

KVM mort


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 […]

I like to get familiar with new versions of Windows early in the cycle, so it was great to see the Developer Preview being made available ahead of a beta. First impressions The new Metro interface hits right between the eyes. I can’t say that I’m a fan yet. It seems well adapted to touch screens, but I’m […]

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 […]