As a parent, especially a techie one, you never know when a teachable moment is going to appear. Last night, I mentioned that I was testing a new Ruckus access point and enthused about how fast it was. My 12-year-old asked, “why is it so fast?” This led to a wonderful discussion about radio waves, congestion and propagation, and spectrum licensing. Yeah, I'm that kind of … [Read more...] about Teaching Science with Wi-Fi (Thanks, Ruckus and MetaGeek!)
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Despite using Mac OS X for most of my daily work, I normally have one or two Windows 7 virtual machines running in VMware Fusion. I like to use Windows Speech Recognition when writing articles, being too cheap to spring for MacSpeech, and often have to use or test Windows-specific applications. Windows 7 is so much nicer in a virtual machine than Vista - it boots much faster … [Read more...] about How To Disable Windows 7 Automatic Reboot After Update
Are you the kind of person who always wants the best? Does an upgrade that costs as much as the original item sound like a good investment? Are you the owner of a 2009 Mac Mini? Then you're in luck! Apple's latest firmware update allows nVidia-based Mac Minis to be upgraded to 8 GB of RAM! With 4 GB SO-DIMMs now available for about $250, this means you can be the envy of the … [Read more...] about Got Excess Money? Upgrade Your 2009 Mac Mini RAM To 8 GB!
There is a lot of FUD flowing between Apple Macintosh true believers and the rest of the PC world. This is especially true now that Macs use Intel CPUs, NVIDIA chipsets and graphics, and so much more commodity PC parts. Lots have argued that a Mac is just an expensive PC with a flashy case and slick operating system. Mac fans have to admit that there is a lot of commonality … [Read more...] about A Concrete Reason Macs Beat PCs: Intel VT