It's that time of year again when the REI dividend is in the air, and I am thinking about a Fitbit (though if a Jawbone is really what I want, persuade me). Criteria that are making this difficult inside. [more inside]
What is the vintage kitchen device in the corner in this picture
? It looks like a chrome football standing on three thin columns, with a spigot at the bottom. It appears to come apart into separate compartments, like a coffee maker. It says "Jet" near the spigot. I assume it is either a basket coffee maker or a percolator, but it doesn't appear to have an electric plug like I would expect for a stand percolator. I am unable to locate any information about this device on the internet. Is it possible to find one of my very own? [more inside]
Because the cd driver for my SATA docking station does not fit into my iMac (Mac OS X Version 10.7.5), I am on the lookout for the correct driver download. I cannot find one for MAC.
Here are links to the unit I own:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZMzKJqWK8Q [more inside]
In the late 80's early 90's there was a device you could use while watching television. From what I remember, this device required some type of subscription and allowed you to play along while watching game shows and sporting events. It was black, had buttons on the sides, and a basic LED screen in the middle with an extendable radio antenna. Does anyone know what this device was? What the name of it was?
Not sure I want to use Twitter bootstrap for the mobile versions of my Wordpress site. What alternatives do I have? [more inside]
Which netbook/tablet should I get? [more inside]
Yesterday I added a network print server device to my home network. How can I know that it is secure? Can I firewall it to prevent it from sending anything out to the internet? A few more details inside. [more inside]
We want to add some accountability to the use of mobile devices on our home wifi - what are our options? Ideally we just want to be able to review how the internet is being used. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what this Aztec literary/oratorical technique is called? [more inside]
Do you recall a TV show or movie where the characters used the word "rape" as a mnemonic device? [more inside]
What's the newest in sleep-tracking gadgets? [more inside]
Has anyone used one of those combination ECG/pulse oximeter/electronic stethoscopes that seem to be flooding eBay from various Chinese distributors? [more inside]
What smartphone should I buy if I want root on my device (without having to jailbreak it), hardware & OS quality (crashing once a month or less), and upgradability? [more inside]
Asheville, NC. What was this thing I saw downtown? [more inside]
Can I set up a dedicated Pandora player for my car without signing up for a new cellular plan? [more inside]
Is making documents for an iPad really that hard? [more inside]
Best fully-protective iPad 2 case? [more inside]
Follow-up: What could temporarily block or disable the tracking anklet my fictional character is wearing? [more inside]
Assuming that the radiation from cellphones is somewhat dangerous, will a product like a chip that absorbs EMR like this one (http://www.radiguard.com.au/the-solution.html) be useful? [more inside]
There are any number of mobile devices which can be used to read ebooks, go online, play games, etc etc, but is there a cheap bare-bones alternative for people who just want a mobile device for reading HTML files they transferred onto it?
(Be lenient if this is a stupid question, I'm not particulary tech-savy)
Movie device solves everything trope? [more inside]
How much should my fictional hacker charge to deactivate a tracking device? [more inside]
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
Simple Netflix streaming device for Canada? [more inside]
Are there part-way door closers? [more inside]
Can you point me to online stores where I can buy a laptop computer that does NOT have Internet access? [more inside]
I'm curious about the Noodle Incident as a device. [more inside]
How can I repair / access an Integral/Courier 4GB USB memory stick? When I plug it in Windows 7 [Home Premium, 64bit] says the "Device needs to be reset before it can be used", then "Failed to reset the device to factory default". [more inside]
What kind of small toys or devices click when you rotate them forwards and backwards? Seeking mechanism or design... [more inside]
Help me find a video of a levitating rocket-propelled platform. [more inside]
Argh. I've installed the drivers, I've searched high and low online, nothing is helping, so I'm coming to ya'll: how can I get my Xbox 360 wireless controller (connected to my PC via the charge and play kit via a USB port) to work on my computer? Specifically, I want to play ROMs with it. [more inside]
I've taken to using one of the apps available in the iphone app store as a desk clock. It sits on its dock, charging, with the display on all day. At the end of the day when I leave work, it feels warm. Am I doing it damage by keeping it on for so long every day?
Loathe the new Macbook trackpad in XP, what input device should I use instead that doesn't require a desk and is OK for gaming? [more inside]
What is this crazy sci-fi looking device I bought at a salvage store? It has knobs, a compass, and a bizarre spinning top. [more inside]
How do I capture P2 footage from my Panasonic HD HVX200 camera into Avid HD Pro?
What sorts of vibrating reminder devices are out there? [more inside]
Are there any Skype capable standalone videophone devices other than the ASUS AiGuru SV1
? [more inside]
Can you identify this strange interactive sound making device? [more inside]
I have invented a calendar that I think is unique in design and function. [more inside]
In Windows Vista, under playback devices, I selected "Don't use this device" for the default audio device. Now that device has entirely vanished, and I can't get it back. [more inside]
How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
Sansa Connect two-fer: (1) the little dial sometimes become immobile; (2) which program to use now that Yahoo Jukebox has bitten the dust? [more inside]
My PCI Simple Communications Controller has bitten the dust. [more inside]
I'm about to begin work at a medical device company (as a paralegal) and would like an introductory book on the subject. I've scoured Amazon, but haven't found anything that's a general overview, with chapters on history, business climate, FDA and regulatory issues, litigation -- just a smattering of everything, with perhaps emphasis on legal / regulatory. Most books are more specialized. Or are there websites or white papers along these lines? Recommendations, please!
Just bought Ipod Touch....I love it, but sometimes not having internet connection makes most of my widget apps useless. Are there Todo list/grocery list etc type apps that one can use offline? [more inside]
What exactly does a Telxon 718 do? It looks like a way-back calculator but only has plus, minus, and a few weird, presumably abbreviated, button markings. Any guesses as to what it does? Video within. [more inside]
I'm kicking off a major home renovation and looking for some green innovations I can incorporate without breaking the bank. This gray water recovery system
I've made a small mechanical device but need help to find a USB-connected, -powered and -controlled part that gives mechanical input. It should be slow, turned on/off from computer, and really cheap. [more inside]
Are there any network attached storage devices that work well with Xbox 360? [more inside]
Looking for a smart surge protector that shuts down peripherals when a computer is turned off or asleep. [more inside]