For quite a while now there have been a few different ways to program a Raspberry Pi as a a console emulator for some retro gaming action.  The latest version of the Pi at this point (version 3) is a fantastic basis for emulation, with plenty of USB ports, HDMI out and enough processing power […]

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5 Years On: Synology DS412+

5 Years On: Synology DS412+

  • Aug 21, 2018

Back on the old Tech Made Easy site Synology were one of the first manufacturers to offer me any review opportunities, and for six years we continued to work together on reviews, news articles and competitions.  I even got to travel to Old Trafford and sit in on a press conference for DSM 6 and […]

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RASPBMC Vs OPENELEC

  • Aug 16, 2018

While I struggle to get some new content together over the next few days I’m looking back over my more popular YouTube videos and getting them presented here on the NEW, IMPROVED TechMadeEasy. Check out this video where I compare two versions of XBMC (now KODI) for the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.

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Why Your Home WiFi Sucks

Why Your Home WiFi Sucks

  • Aug 16, 2018

WiFi has achieved the status of being pretty much ubiquitous with modern life.  Yet you only have to go back a few years and the majority of devices used in the home still had a wired network connection to transmit and receive data.  Unfortunately the truth about WiFi is that it simply can’t offer the […]

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Popular Website: Then Vs Now

  • Aug 11, 2018

The web has changed a whole bunch since its inception and rise to prominence in the early 90s.  Major companies were usually pretty quick to register their own domains, even if the content of their sites was minuscule compared to today. Join me as I take a look at some of the most popular websites […]

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If you’ve played Fallout New Vegas you’ve probably, at some point, tried to enter the Brotherhood of Steel base in Forbidden Valley without success. The trick is to either stumble upon a fallen Brotherhood scribe and retrieve his wares or to find a companion who is familiar with the BoS. Check out the video below […]

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Why Your Commercial VPN Solution Sucks For Streaming Video

A Virtual Private Network is a great tool that was originally developed to allow remote workers to access their employers IT systems as if they were sitting in their office.  The idea is that through some clever trickery your PC actually appears, for all intents and purposes, to be connected to your office network directly […]

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Damn you Apple and your voodoo magic! So a friend of my wife asked me why the 13,000 or so photos on her iPhone 5S didn’t all show up when she connected her phone to her computer.  In looking into the problem I actually found I suffered from a similar issue; my phone says that […]

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