Recent content by Ashton

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    Well-build Portable Displays?

    My current desktop is rocking a triple-monitor display, which I sorely miss on my laptop when traveling and recently I've been seeing more videos and reviews of some nice looking portable monitors for laptops, but most of them seem to have a flaw of some kind in their construction that makes...
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    Powerful Convertible?

    My old dualcore laptop is starting to show its age, so I'm looking to upgrade... but I want something that will last several years AND is in a convertible form factor... What I'd like to see is: -Convertible laptop/tablet form-factor. -Core i9 CPU -64gb RAM (32 is acceptable, 16 is...
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    Leap Motion for simple navigation?

    I have an old PC (23-inch monitor) in my garage for looking up/following instructions/tutorials/manuals/etc when working on my car/motorcycle and was wondering if this gadget worked well enough to replace a mouse for quick actions (like scrolling, "pinch to zoom", tapping "play/pause" on videos...
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    Personal, semi/portable, surround-sound option?

    Dont get me wrong, that X3 looks cool, but... I'm looking at hooking up to an "android" projector (its running android but it has a launcher that doesn't give me direct access to the system and I'm too lazy to try and hack it when I can just plug in my phone to HDMI and run DEX with a handheld...
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    Volume limiter AND amplifier software?

    Yes and no, some are generic some are not. The main sound card is OEM's drivers, and for lulz I tried it on my graphics card's drivers (sound over HDMI) which still didn't work, though strangely, it showed up in 1 place (see below) Will take a look at them, thanks! Given all the other...
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    Volume limiter AND amplifier software?

    ...I just checked this and I don't have an "enhancements" tab... have the other 4 but no "enhancements"... is there a place it has to be enabled first?
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    Personal, semi/portable, surround-sound option?

    I've tried some of the "real surround sound" headphones in stores (and read reviews) and have been very... unimpressed... likewise I've seen wacky "gimmick" products like the Sennheiser Surrounder that seem to work well (though with rather glaring caveats) Has anyone found a portable...
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    Volume limiter AND amplifier software?

    Perhaps I've just been using the wrong terms but for years I've been looking for a non-OEM (driverless) version of the old Creative Labs "Crystalizer" software. It came with the Audigy (and presumably later cards) and, like many volume controls it would automatically decrease the volume when it...
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    Best USB Bluetooth host? (range especially)

    Yeah, thinking about it seriously, I mostly only use it on my phone for headphones/headset (and smartwatch) and to connect mouse/keyboard/gamepad because usually, that's easier on the go than trying to use normal USB peripherals... and on rare occasion, I use it on my laptop to connect my...
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    Best USB Bluetooth host? (range especially)

    Psychonic: I'll take a look at it, thanks IdiotInCharge: I was going to say "but generic Bluetooth can be used for so many other things!" but then I started actually thinking about it... Bluetooth tethering is slower than my internet and shorter than WiFi, Bluetooth file transfer is slower than...
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    Best USB Bluetooth host? (range especially)

    I know I'm late to the game, but I'm just now starting to get into the voice-chat thing... and my headset's cable is only like 3-feet long, so if I need to so much as turn on/off the lights I need to take it off. However, I have some nice Bluetooth headphones (with mic) that work well... but my...
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    Can anyone help me access my home pc (for testing mainly right now) when I am out and about on my iPhone ?

    For media, nothing beats Plex (though if your on mac, there used to a very nice app called AirVideo) http://plex.tv If your also looking for remote-access, I suggest RealVNC (basic account is free and upto 5PCs iirc) plus DropBox for copying files (faster and easier than emailing them to...
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    ASUS M5A97 -> 64gb RAM?

    My desktop died on me, but I noticed that the RAM from it matched the specs for my server (ASUS M5A97 w AMD FX8320) but when I installed them it just started beeping continually and would not post. A quick google search revealed that there was supposed to be a bios update to support 4x16gb RAM...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    UPDATE: After several days of playing with the router, I finally found the answer! Thought I'd share in case others run into a similar problem... When I first was setting up the 5ghz band, I chose "no security" since I didn't know if it would work ( and because typing in a 15-digit password on...
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    Simple app to share files over the network?

    I had no idea what model the modem was (the actual box has no identifying info on it except the ISP's sticker, not even a serial number) but after a lot of digging apparently its a Calix 844g-1 (though my model does not have an RF connector like the manual shows). I suspect it's a bug because...
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