Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 7:52am

Resistive RAM Technology to Replace Flash?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, Hardware, LNS Blogs, Science, Technology Articles

IMAGINE storing your entire music collection, documents, pictures, even your HD movies on a flash memory chip the size of a postage stamp… Only it’s not flash technology, it’s a new competitor called “Resistive RAM”. This new venture by company Crossbar is touting that resistive RAM not only can hold much, much more stuff than […]

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 7:23pm

Sony’s new A4-sized digital paper notebook

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, Hardware, LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

At the Educational IT Solutions Expo, Sony shows off an A4 sized digital paper notepad. The video demonstrates how this new idea blurs the lines even further between traditional paper and pen and its new digital rival. They are planning on having a production ready version this year, and are hoping to capture the hearts […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 9:06pm

VIDEO: Entertainment Weekly embeds a real working cell phone into their newest magazine

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

Entertainment Weekly has decided to embed an actual working cellphone into their newest mag that displays ads to you. This tear down video shows you what it’s all about.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 10:47am

Old Computer Nostalgia

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs

I stumbled across this site while reading an article about the Kmscon Project. Bryan has quite a collection of old computer equipment, and showcases them on his website, ByteCollector.com – quite an interesting ‘dig’ into early mainframe, minicomputer and other technology that has been far surpassed by smaller, faster and more capable devices. To think […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 1:52pm

Rising Gas Prices Drive Telecommuting Forward

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s no doubt that fuel prices, especially in California, are causing people to re-think how they get to work. Tension in key parts of the world where we get our oil from is making it obvious that they aren’t going to be going down any time soon, either. Carpooling, SMART trains and other alternative transportation […]

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 11:27am

The most useless machine ever!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Science

This was just too funny not to share. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 3:47pm

Instant Remote Assistance!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, Software

“Instant Remote Assistance” is a cornerstone of our business. With a call and a simple download, we’ll be able to log on and assist you in a matter of minutes. You don’t have to have anyone come out to your home or business, and you don’t have to take your computer anywhere. It’s safe, easy […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 10:43am

Linux, LVM, and the ongoing quest for more storage

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source

Our home system had been running low on space, so I decided to take that second 1TB hard drive that was collecting dust and throw it in the mix. Previously, it had been used as a separate drive, which had an older install of Fedora, as well as a Windows XP partition on it. I […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 1:39pm

Third-party software installed on new computers

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

A recent story on Slashdot.org talks about something that has always bothered me – PC bloatware (or as some people more accurately dub it, crapware). When you buy a brand new PC or laptop, you will usually get a lot of third-party software installed on it that you didn’t ask for. Some computer retail outfits […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 2:11pm

Google’s new operating system floats on the cloud

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, Linux, LNS Blogs, Security, Software, Technology Articles

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/26882/?p1=A1&a=f It looks like Google is set to fly high with their new line of notebooks. The new ChromeOS, unveiled recently, will rely on cloud computing to do most of its work. The Chrome web browser will be one of the only applications locally installed on the notebook, and will host its applications online through […]

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