Kindle Fire 7″ 5th Gen Tablet

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Kindle Fire 7″ 5th gen tablet is kind of awesome.

I have to say the Kindle Fire 7″ (5th generation) tablet is kind of awesome once you scrub all of the ads and the Amazon itself out of it! Don’t get me wrong the Amazon store for android apps is always an impressive thing to have on your unit but when those very apps start bombarding you with ads for non-prime customers is the line that gets drawn in the sand for me.

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Pine64 Pine A64 impression.

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Pine A64 with just a hint of Orange aftertaste!

I just received my Pine A64 or Pine64 from our good friends over at PixelDust and decided to not really do a review of it because it’s way too early in the kick starter process to give a full scale review. So instead, I am just going to do an article about my impressions about this single-board computer. I should note that whenever I take a look at any piece of hardware on this site it is never a paid endorsement or advertisement from the original manufacturer and often times we’ll use our own funds to purchase the hardware we write about.

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Tor Networks for private browsing.

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Tor network privacy for the hyper paranoid internet user.

Tor networks for those seeking privacy from the ever creeping internet that seems to want to know about your privacy and browsing habits that branches of American governments like the NSA only dream of. Now I’m not poking fun at the paranoid users of Tor because with all paranoia there’s a basis of truth behind it. I fully support anything that keeps the browsing habits away from governments and corporations only interested in getting the most pay-click out of your site. Whenever you type something into a search engine and suddenly it responds with items that are local only to your area that is a company using your IP address location against you in the hopes that you’ll respond better to one of their advertisements.

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Elgato Game Capture 60p driver issues.

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Elgato driver headaches.

The Elgato game capture device is one of the devices in my blogging tools for when I decide to do a video blog. Much to my surprise , version 3.0 of their video editing software was released. And upon downloading it the Elgato update tool not only tried to downgrade my software from 64-bit to 32-bit in some half-hazard method. But It also unregistered my device from the computer. This is just a quick entry to show how to fix the Elgato game capture HD60 and manually inject the driver back into your computer so that you can keep using it without a OS reload or anything crazy like that.

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Orange Pi needs to go back into the oven.

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Orange Pi – Is it ready for the world?

We received the Orange Pi (Or OrangePi) because like many Pi users I am always looking for something faster to run emulators and games within the ARM based universe. Emulation on the Raspberry Pi is good but lags a little for the more cpu intensive emulation like Nintendo 64 as just one example. When Orange Pi initially released their $15 (plus 3 dollar shipping from auction site ali-express) dollar computer featuring a quad-core based arm7 processor at around 1.6ghz. It was certainly worth a try.

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Web Isolation – State of the config – fonts and more

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Web Isolation, fonts, and the overall state of config that is “S”.

It’s been a while since I did an update on my website and I want to talk about Web Isolation.. Work and being a responsible human being is a brutal thing. There isn’t a whole lot of personal blogging that goes on here because I don’t think there’s anything all that interesting to say about “S-Config” as a person. Instead, I just want to focus on the data instead. And I think everyone agrees it’s a way better move. I suppose lets talk about the first aspect of what I have been doing with this Blog which is:

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Banana Pi Case Mod v2

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Banana Pi the Case Mod edition:

In the spirit of my previous blog post dealing with I-Pac mod It’s time the Banana Pi gets a face-lift with a new case mod. The reason why I’m doing this comes down to a lot of things that all boil down to the fact that my needs from this unit changed a lot over the years. This blog is just a minor update of what I have been doing in between jobs.

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The Six Ouyas

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Six Ouyas chilling on Ebay – AS-IS.

It was brought to my attention that there was a guy on Ebay selling a lot of six Ouyas as-is and I said “why not? lets see whats going on with them”. And now I have officially received my Six Ouyas for parts on ebay. The final price I paid for six broken Ouyas was $14.00 + $24.99 S&H from Canada to the US Midwest. I thought it would’ve gone for a lot more to be Honest but glad I got it for so low! Anyhow; Allow me to dig in to these. As a repair tech I am super excited about these and am very interested in how Ouyas break and to actually learn from some of these units in the hopes of helping others.

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