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  • Episode 583
  • November 21, 2018

[FIX] Boogie Board Sync Won't Save

The Boogie Board Sync is a great tool for taking notes, but when Sasha took it to school, she found nothing but blank pages were saved. Having discovered the cause, she hopes to save you from losing your own notes.

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  • Episode 582
  • November 14, 2018

[FIX] Windows 10 Start Menu Gone After Update - Tablet Mode

Some users faced a strange side-effect to Windows Update and found the typical start menu has been replaced with a strange menu instead of a desktop, and pressing the Windows button does nothing. Let's check what's happened, and correct it in just a few mouse clicks.

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  • Episode 582
  • November 14, 2018

A Look at Single Board Computers: Some Serious Competition

Single Board Computers aren't just about education and breaking the $25 mark anymore. These days, you can get yourself an incredible little computer with some serious power and features. As we prepare to launch into our SBC benchmark comparison series, let's get a quick look at a small selection of these pocket-sized computers.

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  • Episode 582
  • November 14, 2018

Sasha Installed CloudReady on her Laptop

Stepping outside her comfort zone and replacing the old Ubuntu Mate that was in need of updating, Sasha took a leap of faith and installed CloudReady, turning her old notebook computer into a Chromebook - for free! Let's find out how she likes it.

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  • Episode 581
  • November 7, 2018

Convert an Old Laptop into a Chromebook for Free with Neverware CloudReady

Neverware CloudReady lets you convert virtually any old (or even new!) notebook or desktop computer into a Chromebook! The sophisticated reworking of ChromiumOS, combined with their easy installation procedure and novice-friendly user interface, CloudReady truly breathes new life into ageing hardware.

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  • Episode 580
  • October 31, 2018

Unboxing NanoPi M4 6 Core SBC with 4 GB RAM and a KILLER Heat Sink

The NanoPi M4 single board computer is an affordable and powerful SBC. It boasts 6 cores, up to 4 GB RAM, 4K60 HDMI, and an impressive heat sink.

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  • Episode 580
  • October 31, 2018

Amazon's Cheapest "Pro" Mic Reviewed and Tested - NEEWER NW-882 KIT

Could a super-cheap microphone kit be worthwhile for your podcast or home studio production? Let's unbox and try the NEEWER NW-882 kit, which we got off Amazon for just $16.

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  • Episode 579
  • October 24, 2018

Making LibreOffice 6.1 Load Faster (Other Versions Too!)

A viewer just built a dreamy computer, but LibreOffice still loads slowly! We'll look at the most likely way to speed up load time with LibreOffice (all versions, including 6.1+). Since airing this video, the viewer confirmed this fixed their problem. Does it fix yours? Let us know.

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  • Episode 579
  • October 24, 2018

$10 ATX PSU to Lab Bench DC Power Supply Adapter

Have a spare PSU kicking around? Want to save yourself the trouble of converting it into a universal DC power supply? There's little need to buy a lab bench power supply when you can easily convert a decent computer ATX PSU into a multi-voltage DC power supply with this cheap breakout board.

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  • Episode 579
  • October 24, 2018

Build Your Own Retro Handheld with Game Boy, GameGear, NES, Game Boy Color + More

The ODROID-GO is a DIY kit that you can pick up for around $30. It takes a few minutes to assemble, and will provide the ultimate pocket nostalgia machine: retro gaming handheld ala Game Boy, GameGear and more, plus it can even play Nintendo Entertainment System ROMS.

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  • Episode 578
  • October 17, 2018

Unboxing the RockPro64 6-Core Single Board Computer

The RockPro64 is the most powerful SBC from Pine64 as of Q4 2018. Let's unbox this beast - 6 cores, 4 GB RAM, eMMC, Gig Ethernet and [get this]: PCI Express x4!

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  • Episode 578
  • October 17, 2018

Viewer Comments: LibreOffice Like Microsoft Office (and Vertical Monitors)

Our demonstration about how to make LibreOffice look and feel more like Microsoft Office sparked some great discussion within the community. Here are a couple of those comments, plus a tip from Robbie about how and why he rotates his computer screen 90-degrees.

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  • Episode 578
  • October 17, 2018

Windows is Better Than Linux - Linux is Full of Bugs

In October 2018 (of all times) a viewer posted a comment claiming that Microsoft is more stable than Linux. Here's how the hosts reacted to it on the live show.

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  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018

Shoutcast Internet Radio is Still Free To Listen

In 2018 Shoutcast restructured its site to appeal to the commercial broadcaster. But the large directory of free Internet radio stations is still available for free - you just need to know where to look.

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  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018

Making LibreOffice More Like Microsoft Office [For Free]

LibreOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office, but it doesn't quite look and feel the same. While it's not possible to make the free counterpart exactly the same, we'll go through a handful of quick steps you can take to make it a much closer match, and possibly a more comfortable free office suite for those used to Microsoft Office.

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