Hardware

Presenting Using Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

February 19, 2015 // 6 Comments

Yesterday was the first time that I came “this close” to my prefect presenting peripherals setup. I’ve wanted to be able to present from a tablet without the tether of a VGA or HDMI cable for years but it has never been possible. I have tried various things, but none worked out … either the [...]

Lenovo Might Launch Windows 8.1 Version of Yoga Tablet

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

I love my Lenovo Yoga 8, an 8” Android tablet. It’s what keeps me sane while travelling, it’s my bedside reading machine, and it’s my “couch” machine for those evenings when I’m “meerkatting” in front of the TV. That’s why I was excited to see a story on WPCentral that thinks [...]

Windows 10 Is The Next Version of Windows

September 30, 2014 // 3 Comments

There’s no Windows 9. It’s called Windows 10. I know there’s got to be a story behind this, probably one that we’ll never here, and probably related to a change in management, and possibly direction. Thank frak they did not call it “Windows” or “Windows One”, both of which were [...]

New Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft just announced a bunch of new peripherals, including the new Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse. I still have the original Arc mouse, which I’ve loved for the many years that I’ve had it. In case you don’t know – I really like Microsoft’s mice and keyboards, especially their [...]

Playing With A New Low Spec Windows Tablet

August 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

I visited my employer’s stands at the Retail Trade Show in Dublin this week. I already knew most of the stuff there, but I got to put my hands on one of the new ultra-low spec Windows 8.1 “Update 1” tablets. ICYMI, the April 2014 Update for Windows 8.1 enables OEMs to sell lower spec [...]

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 – 8 Months Later

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

It was 8 months ago when I purchased my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, an 8” Android tablet. I raved about the form factor, price ($206.99 on Amazon.com, £150.99 on Amazon UK, €153.06 on Amazon Germany), and all that jazz. So how has the tablet worked out? I mentioned in my previous post that I was [...]

Toshiba 8” Encore 2 Windows 8.1 Tablet

July 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I work for a Toshiba distributor so every now and then they let me put my hands on something new … or sometimes something that isn’t coming out for quite a while. A few months ago I got to hold and play with the new Toshiba 8” and 10” Encore 2 tablets. Both were pre-production models. I [...]

My New Work Laptop – A Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook

June 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

My work laptop for the last 3 years has been a modified HP EliteBook 8740w. It’s usefulness shrank pretty quickly as System Center grew bigger and my Hyper-V demos started to require more and more machines, 10 Gbps networking and JBODs. A lab has been built and I routinely access it remotely – [...]
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