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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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