Are laptop cooling pads worth the money and power consumption? Can I pull the 2.5 inch drive out of a cheap external HD and put it inside my notebook? Solar cells, portable batteries, generators and your car... we talk emergency options for when the power is out, and more!
Are laptop cooling pads worth the money and power consumption? Can I pull the 2.5 inch drive out of a cheap external HD and put it inside my notebook? Solar cells, portable batteries, generators and your car... we talk emergency options for when the power is out! Another easy way to move default save folders in Windows. Where can I buy a new desktop with an SSD from the factory?
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Zach writes in, "I'm planning on upgrading my laptop HD to either 750GB or 1TB. I've noticed that small external 2.5 inch drives occasionally go on sale for LESS than bare 2.5" drives of the same capacity. Would it be worth the effort to buy an external only to rip it apart for the drive inside, or am I inviting trouble?" Find out if you can use this cheap drive hack for your laptop, and the guts of an external drive, in the video!
Dominic in Washington is having issues with mother nature, recently an ice storm knocked out power at his house for three days. He writes, "The number one problem we had (other than not having a generator) was keeping our cell phones charged. Any recommendations on what I can add to my Emergency Kit to keep a solid charge?" He'd love to keep the iPad charged to entertain his small kids, too. Veronica talks solar chargers from Eton, Solio and Changers. 2011 Tornadoes Taught Us About Surviving A Long-Term Power Outage. Patrick talks Eton's crank chargers, his Honda generator and battery options from under a pound to over 150 pounds... not to mention why a car might be the best option for most folks!
Scale of the Universe is simply amazing to watch: just scroll from the tiniest particles all the way to the estimated size of the observable universe! Clicking on an item will give you its size, as well as a description. And that's all well and good, but the real fun is just zooming in and out and in and out over and over again, watching the pictures go by and thinking about our tiny existence on this ball of rock we call Earth. It's our "Website We Just Can't Get Enough of!" this week!
Ken writes in, "Are laptop cooling pads worth the money/power consumption? Is there a sheet of material I could buy that would cool my computer with the same efficacy? Should I stop using my laptop when it is hot enough to burn my thighs?" Watch the video to find out our free trick for keeping your laptop cool... or for more stylish pads, check out Bosign and GeekSugar!!
Chris wants to know the best way to get the most from reselling his old MacBook laptop. ... and he wants to avoid Craigslist if at all possible. We've lots of options that work for any kind of consumer electronics in the video! (Here's the Mashable link!)
Michael writes, 'Kevin from Iowa wanted to know a simple way to move data to the second drive. Here is another option so you do not have to MOVE the user folders" Watch the video to find out what it is!
Ed asks, "I was wondering if anyone makes a new desktop with an SSD. I know you can install one but I'm in the market for a new desktop and thought it would be easier to buy one with an SSD installed but I haven't seen one anywhere." Find out why you probably won't find a computer with an SSD built in at the local big box store... and where you can buy one in the video!