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Madi Loves Roku

Madi Loves Roku

Madison, my 3 year old daughter read her first word yesterday: Roku.  First word she was able to sound out the letters, put them together, and read a word.  Roku? What’s that?  It’s a killer media streamer box I bought a while back and my daughter absolutely LOVES.  With it she can stream to the TV any of hundreds of kids movies I’ve got on my computer.  Sounds like a cheezy advertising line, but the ...

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Turn any PC into a Router!

Turn any PC into a Router!

Need to extend your wifi range on the cheap?  You could buy a wifi extender or just turn an always on PC into a router with this free software I found over at LifeHacker.com.  Setup is ridonkulously simple.  Just plug in a cheap ($5-$10 these days) wifi USB adapter.  If you’ve got hard wired connection all the better but I got this to work with a PC that was connected via WiFi as ...

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Kick Ass Purchase: Android On A Stick!

Kick Ass Purchase: Android On A Stick!

I’m floored by what a kick-ass purchase I made for my kids.  It’s full-blown Android on a stick!  Think USB stick but a bit bigger and instead of USB it’s HDMI.  Plugs right into you TV and boom you’ve got full-on Android running on your TV.  My kids LOVE it! They’re playing games, surfing facebook and youtube, even streaming media from my Plex server.  It’s bad-ass!

I bought this for $80 from GeekBuying.  You ...

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Finally fixed Flash / Chrome Problem!

Finally fixed Flash / Chrome Problem!

I love my Google Chrome but I’ve recently been forced to start using FireFox more often because flash keeps crapping out my Chrome on both my work and home PC’s. FINALLY got around to searching for a fix and found it over at HowToGeek.com (GREAT site btw). You can view how to fix flash in chrome here if you’re having the same problem.  The article is a ...

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EASY way to get to USA-Only Sites!

EASY way to get to USA-Only Sites!

Found a really cool post on LifeHacker today about a free service that’ll be really useful for folks living outside the US of A.  Sites like Hulu, NBC, and even some vids on YouTube are blocked if you’re not coming from the States.  Sure you could setup a VPN or proxy connection but for the non-tech-nerd-types that isn’t exactly easy.  Changing your DNS settings though, not terribly difficult.  So that’s where Tunlr comes in.

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