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July 24

Wanted: Cat Proof Earphones
During a recent cross country move I have lost two pairs of earphones. I also have a pair cheap wired over ear Sennheiser headphones and smaller pair of Sennheiser on ear headphones that I use at work. I'd like to replace all of these with one or two pairs of earphones or headphones that fits all my criteria. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague at 2:51 PM - 2 answers
Rotating mount for large monitor
Is there a mount for a >55" monitor that will rotate from portrait to landscape at the user's whim? I have a professor who wants to do pair programming on his wall. A projector is not sufficient.
posted by donpardo at 12:40 PM - 2 answers

July 23

Help me get my kid a phone
Parents, what do you wish you knew when you got your kid their first phone? I need practical advice, but I'm also interested in the less tangible parent/child relations-type advice, too. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 9:39 AM - 20 answers

Can I Interchange Charging Methods with USB Cables?
Can I use my phone's USB charger/wall plug to charge my sports camera? Or, what do I need to know in order to figure it out myself? (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle at 8:18 AM - 4 answers

MIDI messages to alphanumeric keyboard bindings in linux?
I'd like to use a 12 key MIDI footpedal to type in various (arbitrary) keystrokes under linux (debian.) Is this doable, easy, hard? (I can put in time & effort to write config files and mapping files. Would rather not do any real coding for this, if possible. I'd like to have an idea of do-ability before investing in the gear. Am posting here because quality response and unsure where else to.)
posted by bertran at 1:57 AM - 5 answers

Listening to music wirelessly - Alzheimer's filter
How can my brother who is in a home with Alzheimer's listen to music? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven at 1:49 AM - 3 answers

iTunes is the bane of my existence
Is there hope in restoring photos that have not been backed up or synced onto iCloud? [more inside]
posted by hampanda at 12:00 AM - 1 answers

July 22

Should I ask Ting Inc. for a new phone?
I just got a refurbished Nexus S from Ting (I would link to the phone, but they're not selling it right now). Honestly, it's been great, except that twice now the phone just turned off and wouldn't turn back on. Then, in a few hours (like 12-16 hours), it does turn on and pretends like nothing happened. This causes me anxiety. I'm still under warranty for another week or so; should I ask for a new phone? I did try a few things, which are listed below. [more inside]
posted by middlethird at 9:22 PM - 6 answers

Will long term use of a voltage converter damage electronics?
If I buy a portable region 2 DVD player and use it in the US with a plug adaptor and power converter, will that damage the electronics in the long run? [more inside]
posted by Beti at 6:42 PM - 15 answers

July 21

writing with the shakes
My father has essential tremor, and it's gotten to the point where he can't write legibly, or even type. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by wearyaswater at 6:26 PM - 11 answers

Leadership 101
I am an I.T. worker who does technical work, and does it well. Now, I’ve done it so well for so long, that my supervisor has advanced me to a position of “Team Leader” and I am now in charge of telling other I.T. people what to do. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker at 5:50 PM - 9 answers

32GB SSD coupled with the HHD Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series
Is there a clear recognizable benefit to having the 32 GB SSD coupled with the 500 GB HHD in the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 series? What I mean is, will I clearly be able to see the benefit, the difference in performance having the SSD compared to not? Is the start-up time clearly better? What other areas will I see a difference in performance?
posted by franklen at 12:36 PM - 14 answers

Trying to turn a pet project into a fun and cool app to use...
I've been working on this little project called CheckIn, which is supposed to be a quick and easy to use Foursquare app that let's you check in quickly and adds interesting features like check in reminders (and instant checkins in iOS 8 - currently working on notification actions in my working build). [more inside]
posted by antgly at 10:33 AM - 3 answers

July 20

Need some file recommendations
I'm trying to find the best file type for the larger documents I'm putting on my website. PDFs are just too big. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg at 6:30 PM - 8 answers

July 19

Chromatography for newbies
Chemists! I have a question about chromatography. Specifically, what is the best way to isolate a specific molecule, if I want to produce large volumes of this isolated molecule? [more inside]
posted by special agent conrad uno at 2:39 PM - 7 answers

July 18

Apps That Help Combine Photos to Fix When People Don't Smile or Blinking
I used to use and love an iOS app called GroupShot that helped you magically combine the good parts of multiple photos into one to help fix issues like when people don't smile or accidentally blink or when they aren't all looking at the camera at the same time. The app no longer works right and I can't find any others like it! Anyone know of any other apps out there that do that? [more inside]
posted by purefusion at 5:43 PM - 4 answers

Time Lapse Image Comparison
Recommendations on some simple software to analyze the difference in time lapse images. [more inside]
posted by sanka at 12:28 PM - 5 answers

July 17

I've Never Wanted To Be At The Front Of The Line Until Now
I hate my awful, auto-dialing, MotoX android with a passion and am counting the days until the introduction and release of iPhone6 in September. Help me come up with a strategy to get one of the early models and not have to wait months until there is a significant amount of product for general distribution. In other words I want to actually have an iPhone 6 in my hands in September. How do I do it?
posted by Xurando at 7:04 PM - 14 answers

Cell phone for visiting Canada
I have a Virgin Mobile USA phone, which is useless outside the US. I'll be in Canada (Nova Scotia and Ontario) for two weeks, and while the idea of taking a break from little electronic devices is tempting, it actually would be kind of helpful to have a phone. What's my best (ie, cheapest) option? [more inside]
posted by neroli at 11:45 AM - 2 answers

Kindle browser
Has the "experimental" browser on newer models of Amazon Kiindle gotten any better? Gmail keeps threatening that soon it will no longer support the native browser on my Kindle 3 (keyboard), but upgrading to Chrome as is suggested is not an option. The Kindle 5 looks like it has a browser, is it just the same, or has it improved over time? Does anyone offer a better browser for Kindle as an app?
posted by ackptui at 7:24 AM - 4 answers

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