Windows 8.1 Preview came with a handful of new features that made it easier for desktop users to use the OS, including boot to desktop, combustibility of the start screen to appeal for the desktop usage scenario, and better multitasking. Windows 8.1 RTM adds to the list. Thanks to our friends at Into Windows forContinue reading “Windows 8.1 RTM Adds A New Desktop Friendly Feature Since the Preview”
Over the years since YouTube has been around, hundreds and thousands of educational videos have been spawned across YouTube with hundreds of different subjects and in many variety of languages. As a result, YouTube has an educational version of its service, where it provides thousands of proven education videos from a variety of well regarded instructors. IntroducingContinue reading “YouTube for Schools Helps Educate Students In the Classroom”
The popular Xbox 360 arcade game, Dorito’s Crash Course has now been ported to Windows 8 as an Xbox Game! It costs only $1.49, but there is a free trial available. Description “Crash Course Go is the Windows 8 version of the highly successful game for XBOX Live, “Doritos Crash Course”. It’s about a game-showContinue reading “Check Out Crash Course GO! Xbox Game for Windows 8”
Most of my programming these days involves two other people working together with me on the same project(s). Without these tools, working together would be much tougher. So here are the top three programming tools every team should have.
If you have upgraded Windows or reinstalled it without formatting your hard drive, you may notice that there is a Windows.old folder on the C drive (or a your primary hard drive partition). This folder contains files from the previous windows install. The folder is used to back up potentially important personal files or toContinue reading “How to Delete the Windows.old folder after a Windows Upgrade or Reinstall”
The iPhone 5 is discontinued. Alas, farewell iPhone 5. We barely knew thee. As the world reels after Apple’s announcement of the new iPhone 5C and 5S, we’ve now learned the fate of their predecessor. This comes as a shock because there have been reports that the 16GB version of the iPhone 5 would liveContinue reading “The Dearly Departed iPhone 5 is Discontinued”
Apple is going to brighten up everyones day….(hint hint) The greatest moment in the history of ever is about to begin tomorrow. The Apple iPhone Event will be today at 10am PT/1pm ET from Cupertino, CA. We will be liveblogging the event and also post multiple articles about the products, their specifications and colours (ooh…shiny).Continue reading “Get ready for the Apple iPhone Event liveblog”
Earlier today, Samsung announced what is considered the first major smart watch; the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Samsung, being in a long running competition with Apple, seems to have finally beat Apple to the punch. But what benefit could this smartwatch have on an ever growing technological world? Perhaps this taps into the dreams and fantasies ofContinue reading “The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Wants Your Time”
And there was much joyful weeping in Mother Russia as its own fearless soldiers lead the people in a very solemn, but yet enjoyable rendition of Adele’s Oscar-winning song Skyfall. The song was featured in the opening title sequence of the 23rd James Bond film installment that aptly goes by the same title. In theContinue reading “On YouTube Now: Russian Red Army Choir Sings Adele’s Skyfall”
In an effort to cultivate our growing community, we at Techtronica have decided to do the unthinkable. We’ve set up a (drum roll please) IRC Chatroom! Now for all you young kids out there, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an older form of electronic communication that’s designed primarily for group communication that can be splitContinue reading “#Techtronica IRC Chatroom Now Online”
Do you think you have a hard time hearing? Believe it or not, we naturally lose some of our hearing as we grow older. So it doesn’t matter if you listen to death metal music (that’ll get you to deaf valley quicker) or to the birds chirp outside, our capacity to detect sounds at certainContinue reading “Hard of Hearing? This YouTube Hearing Experiment Helps You Find Out”
In this video, I unbox the latest and greatest calculator from Texas Instruments, the TI-Nspire CX CAS. It is a colored screen, computer algebra system with a user interface designed to be similar to that of the PC.
As of July 31st, 2013, Facebook has announced “Embeddable Posts”. If you are familiar with Twitter and YouTube where you can post the embed code on any site you like without having to be a user of said sites For those of you who don’t know, The posts work in the same way as embedsContinue reading “Facebook: Embeddable Posts”
First impression: “This is so awesome, but so frustrating!” I know, I know that’s not the first thing you want to hear, but it’s the truth.