The Tech Behind Weather Alerts

After reading Chris’ post on preparing yourself for severe weather, I thought I might go ahead and chime in with some thoughts of my own regarding the tech behind keeping yourself prepared.

Using a NOAA Weather radio with S.A.M.E. technology. I have to agree …continue reading

High Wattage: Is It Necessary for Quality Reproduction?

So many people today are trying to help the planet by trying to be green. energy saving is usually a good thing, as it means less heat is being produced, and less carbon is being emitted as carbon dioxide during the production of that energy. …continue reading

Creative Has A V8 Moment

When I discovered this post, it became fairly apparent that Creative has completely screwed themselves. Not with their market share, as the rumblings on the Internet will not have as much impact as those angry about the driver issue might like. But with the …continue reading

Sudden Strike 3 Ships To Retail Outlets

cdv Software Entertainment USA and Fireglow Games today shipped their exciting WWII RTS — Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory — to North American retail. Sudden Strike III is the latest in the critically acclaimed and best-selling series of Sudden Strike WWII RTS games that …continue reading

Is Graphene The New Silicon?

Research results from University of Maryland physicists show that graphene, a new material that combines aspects of semiconductors and metals, could be a leading candidate to replace silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors.

The research, funded by the National Science …continue reading

Ski Resort Data Breach

Hackers have compromised a computer system at a ski resort and thousands of credit card files may have been exposed. Okemo Mountain Resort is reporting the security breach:

“…The ski resort said Monday that hackers broke into its computer network and potentially gained access to …continue reading

What Are You Doing to Save Energy?

It’s all about the green. We’re all getting squeezed these days. Even if you’re not worried about the environment, you’ve got to be concerned about the green that’s flowing at an ever-increasing rate from your wallet.

Kids can be forgiven for their cluelessness when it …continue reading

MySpace, A Lawsuit, and Personal Responsibility

A lawsuit against MySpace may go forward. A judgment is pending in an Appeals Court. It is a horrid crime. However, the onus of responsibility is debatable:

“NEW ORLEANS – The family of a teenage girl who says she was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old …continue reading

USB Hubs

If you are like most geeks, you probably have many USB devices. Once you get too many USB gadgets you will need more USB ports on your computer. An easy solution to this problem is to purchase a USB hub.  A USB hub plugs into one port and splits …continue reading

Tips Before buying a printer

Tips before buying a printer.

Make sure you are not being ripped off. Don’t buy a crazy expensive printer unless you are sure it is the one for you and that it’s the cheapest price you can find. Search the internet to prevent having …continue reading

5 Tips on how to keep your computer running like new

Here is a list of five tips on how to keep your p.c. in tip-top shape:

Have good anti-virus software – have some good anti-virus software such as Norton, McAfee, or AVG. Most anti-virus software is inexpensive and it is well worth it to …continue reading

Best Printer Brands

What is your favorite printer? There are many to chose from. Some of the most popular are

HP Epson Fuji Dell Lexmark Cannon

My favorites are Epson and HP. I have never tried any of the others but I do have a story about …continue reading

Windows XP May Have A Long, Long Life Expectancy

Microsoft is soon going to be faced with a very interesting problem that will require a command decision by the higher ups. Should Microsoft keep Windows XP around for awhile longer or just give the mini-laptop market to Linux? As part of their game plan, …continue reading

Inkjet printers vs. Laser printers

INKJET  Most inkjet printers are inexpensive, most sell for $20.00 – $150.00. Ink cartridges are inexpensive upfront, but they need replaced frequently.  Inkjet printers have great print quality on new cartridges, but print quality dramatically decreases as the cartridge ages. 

LASER Most monochrome (black only)  printers are expensive, most sell for $100.000 – $500.00 Most color …continue reading

Gamefly Launches Beta Trade-In Program

I was a lucky (not sure how lucky, but “hand” selected sounds good) recipient of an invitation to try Gamefly’s new Trade-In Beta program which offers credit in return for your possibly already used games.

As a long-time member, you’ve been hand-selected to participate …continue reading

Internet Explorer 8 Beta is out

Microsoft has released the first beta of the next version of Internet Explorer. Will IE8 fix all the plug-in bugs from past versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer?

Click Hereto try out Internet Explorer 8.

You Have Just Lost The Game

The objective of The Game is to forget that it ever existed, and that’s it. The longer you forget, the better you are at The Game. But as soon as you remember about The Game then you lose. There are only three rules when playing …continue reading

Webcam Software

If you are like most geeks, most likely you have a webcam. Here are some programs for enhance your webcasts:

Many Cam – This program is very basic and lets you add basic effects to your webcast. Webcammax – This program is more advanced than Many Cam, …continue reading

Webcam Software

If you are like most geeks, most likely you have a webcam. Here are some programs for enhance your webcasts:

Many Cam – This program is very basic and lets you add basic effects to your webcast. Webcammax – This program is more advanced than Many Cam, …continue reading

Doing Backups With a Virtual Hard Drive

Doing backups is a weekly routine for me. I do backups of the desktop hard drive more frequently if there are some important changes on the files that I have used. Because external hard drives are so small and are plug and play on …continue reading

Hewlett-Packard Scanjet G3010 Photo Flatbed Scanner

The Hewlett-Packard Scanjet G3010 Photo Flatbed Scanner makes your photos, documents, slides, and negatives look great, thanks to 4800 x 9600 DPI resolution and 48-Bit color. Plus, you can remove red eye and brighten dark areas of your photos with HP Real Life …continue reading

Hewlett-Packard Scanjet G3010 Photo Flatbed Scanner

The Hewlett-Packard Scanjet G3010 Photo Flatbed Scanner makes your photos, documents, slides, and negatives look great, thanks to 4800 x 9600 DPI resolution and 48-Bit color. Plus, you can remove red eye and brighten dark areas of your photos with HP Real Life …continue reading

Comcast Rescues My Customer From DSL Hell

I’m not, repeat NOT, a Comcast fanboy. Far from it. But it did come to the rescue of one of my small business clients. In February, I posted about this client and their saga of slow DSL.

I am happy to report that …continue reading

Digg

Occasionally I’ll look back on the Web site reviews that I’ve written here at Lockergnome to see if I’ve missed writing about an important Web site. Whenever I take the time to review what I’ve covered, I always find a couple of sites that I …continue reading

Do People Spring Clean Their Hard Drives?

Irish Gnomie Barry (aka Basement) writes:

Hey Chris,

I’ve been following your videos for a while and have only thought of mailing just now; wasn’t sure if you had a video on this topic.

I’m very busy with college and do most of my …continue reading

Songbird v0.5

Songbird is a media browser and Web player built from Firefox, VLC Player, and SQLite. Songbird is Open Source and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions. Version 0.5 includes new device API with initial MTP device support add-on, improved shuffle algorithm, extensible Library Views, improved …continue reading

Add A Mathematical Symbol In Word 2003

A Lockergnome reader recently submitted a question asking how to add a mathematical equation into a Word document. Some people think this is accomplished using the Character Map; however, this is not the case.

Word includes over 150 mathematical symbols that you can insert into …continue reading

Sony RCD-W500C Dual Deck 5 CD Changer And Recorder

Sony’s RCD-W500C is a feature-laden, modestly priced alternative for the home audio enthusiast requiring a good-sounding CD changer and a cost-effective solution for consolidating a record and tape collection.

The RCD-W500C is a dual deck 5-CD changer and CD recorder housed in a …continue reading

Creative To Unofficial Vista Driver Writer: Stop That!

I spotted this posted by Temmu over at Scot’s Newsletter forum I found it hard to believe. With all of the problems that Vista has had with hardware drivers, one should be happy that someone was trying to help. But it appears that Creative Labs …continue reading

Time to ditch the penny?

A recent article in the New Yorker disclosed that the penny, thanks to rising costs in copper, costs 1.7 cents to produce. That means that it costs more money to make the penny than the penny is actually worth. With that in mind, it no …continue reading