The 12 Most Important Things You Need To Do To Get The Most Out of a Large Scale Conference

After attending a number of large scale tech conferences like Microsoft TechEd and CES, we have seen and made many needless mistakes. This article is intended to be a brief on how to get the most out of any large scale conference: Book Early: There are often discounts and premium enticements that sell out fast so book your event as far in advance as you can reasonably handle (i.e. 6 months). . Stay At the…

SOLVED: Pulse Secure VPN SYSTEM ERROR on Host Checker In Browser

If you see a SYSTEM ERROR popup dialog box when running a Pulse Secure VPN from a Browser you may have a permissions issue that is easy to fix. In my case I went through all of the usual trouble shooting steps: Reset the browser to factory Try IE and Chrome Uninstall all Pulse software and clean the registry Manually install all Pulse software … and then I spent the better part of a week…

SOLVED: How To Disable the Public Microsoft Store but Allow Your Corporate Store

After working on setting up a private Microsoft Business Store (businessstore.microsoft.com) I was shocked to find that I could not disable the Public Microsoft Store through any of the settings.  I put a few hours into searching and reading but could not even find someone saying it cannot be done, so I gave up and called support. The support tech thought that the way around this was to: Disable the STORE app in Windows 10…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What is Tough Tech?

Tough Tech is not hardened devices like a Panasonic Tough Book laptop. Tough Tech is technology that has serious promise BUT will take far too long to develop for most investors or even governments. This short video explains how technology that can fundamentally change the world through things like limitless energy or growing body parts is something that few investors or even governments want to fund.  However, it these technologies do work out, the rewards…

SOLVED: Dell No Boot Device Press F1 F2 F5 Black Screen With M.2 Disk

We recently sourced many Dell 5490 laptops, tossed the SATA connected spinning disk and replaced them with M.2 PCIe connected Toshiba RC100 SSD’s and all was well for testing.  In production however we found that the laptops would periodically blue screen and upon reboot or power up, they would go to a black screen displaying NO BOOT DEVICE FOUND, PRESS F1 F2 OR F5. This is annoying and so after a few weeks of working…

SOLVED: What Are The Differences Between HDMI 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.0a 2.0b & HDMI 2.1

HDMI 1.0 was released December 9th of 2002 and has been expanding features ever since.  A few years ago it looked like DisplayPort was going to kill HDMI but that has changed.  DisplayPort is still the domain of computers and HDMI is the domain of every other consumer electronic device from TV’s to cable boxes to automotive video. As you can see in the grid below the two most notable changes came with: HDMI 1.4…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between Dell Optiplex 3060 5060 & 7060 Lines

If you want to buy a Dell corporate PC you are likely looking at the Optiplex line and finding it very difficult to figure out what the hardware differences are between their three offerings, the 3060, 5060 and 7060’s.  All three of these lines: are offered in Mid-Tower, Small Form Factor (SFF) and Micro chassis support 8th Generation Intel CPU’s have USB 3.1 and USB Type C connectors support HDMI 1.4 (HDMI 2.0 optional) and…

Where Does Live Streaming Go from Here – Can it get Even Bigger?

Live streaming has taken the world by storm in recent years and is being used for a variety of purposes, from social media to gaming. While live news is not really a phenomenon, the ability to access it from anywhere is. And this is something that has only come about thanks to increased internet speeds and advanced mobile technology. As developers work out ways to integrate live streaming into more things, this way of viewing looks…

SOLVED: The Ultimate Guide To Fix Touch Screen Problems in Windows 10

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 24″ All In One with a touch screen and added my old Acer T231H 24″ as a second screen.  When I touched the Acer, the mouse would move on the Dell… this is not good.  Because I was using a beta of Windows 10 (slow ring), I thought that the build of Windows I was using had a problem (just like in the video below, although that is not…

VIDEO: Disassemble & Change The Battery On a Samsung S6 in 10 Minutes

In this video we show how to disassemble a Samsung Galaxy S6 and change the battery in just 10 minutes.  In addition to a new S6 battery you will need just three things to swap out the old S6 battery a credit card you are not too worried about a jeweler size tiny Philips head screwdriver a good hair dryer or a heat gun Share This With Your Friends Now:

VIDEO: Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 Series Unboxing, Disassembly, Setup & Benchmarking

In these two videos below we unbox, disassemble, change the hard drive, setup and benchmark the Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 Series (5477 to be specific) All in One Desktop PC. This Dell benchmarked at a huge score of 1589 on Novabench.  It is very powerful, quiet and has exceptional build quality. VIDEO 1: Unbox, Disassemble, Change Spinning Disk to SSD Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 VIDEO 2: Unbox, Setup & Benchmark Dell Inspiron 24″ 5000 Share…

SOLVED: Body Image – What is Snapchat Dismorphia?

There has been a sharp rise in the number of primarily teenagers and millennial’s requesting plastic surgery to make them look more like an image on they have created using filters on social media platforms like SnapChat. The American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery say that in the last year 55% of plastic surgeons have been asked to make a patient look more like their selfie.  That is an increase from near 40% in…

What are the Most Important Features that Determine if a PC Will be Good for Gaming?

If you find the idea of building your own custom gaming rig too much of a daunting task, there are plenty of ready-made PCs on the market that are more than capable of providing an amazing gaming experience. Gamers with little knowledge of computers can get hold of the hardware that they need as long as they know what features to look out for when shopping around. Here, we detail what the most important characteristics…