On February 18, 2016

A new use for the PC gathering dust in your closet…

A lot of people are interested in cutting the cord with their cable or satellite company, but their DVR has become part of their routine. If they cut that cord, the DVR needs to go back to the company. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, only go so far. CBS, for example, is noticeably absent from Hulu and wishes to charge you the same rate again, just for their channel.
On August 27, 2015

The re-invention of the “dumb” terminal

Last week, Google sent Thinker TechLab a nice new Haier Chromebook to test. This is a small 11 inch laptop designed for school students to use. It’s retail cost is only $150, plus taxes, and it boasts a waterproof keyboard and is supposed to be more rugged than normal. I took it to a meeting
On May 26, 2015

The Black Art of WiFi

I wonder how many of us (especially the technically minded) have heard our friends lament their Netflix streaming difficulties, or that they can’t connect to their WiFi printer, or that their WiFi router seems to disconnect regularly. In the mid-2000’s I probably learned more than a sensible person should regarding wireless. I was living in
On March 10, 2015

Another Microsoft OS reaches end of life-are you running it?

Next month another Microsoft Operating System reaches end of life.  Maybe you’ve only just removed all the XP machines from your life and now something else is on the horizon. Maybe you still have XP machines around and don’t see why you have to change yet another “perfectly good system” when you don’t need to.