Hardware Archive

Another new version of +Extract launched!

Like the number 10 bus, one doesn’t come along at once. No, just days after a new release of +Extract, another version has been launched. This was to fix 2 niggly bugs in the previous release… Byte

New version of +Extract launched!

+Extract is a great piece of software that will extract free-to-air programmes from a Sky HD to your PC, and a new version has been launched.

Changing the USB polling rate

Scripts to activate and deactivate the idle polling interval of USB devices. This can ensure laptops enter an adequate power saving state.

Useful Netbook Software

With short battery lives and small resolution screens Netbooks, unlike many other computers on the market, could so with some specific software for their use. This post lists useful software, mainly free, for Windows XP.

Acer Aspire One

After a number of weeks using my Acer Aspire One, I've found it to be excellent. The keyboard and screen are superb and the battery life is better than I expected. It could do with some battery