Category: Reviews & How-To’s

Hands on Review for the Elgato Video Capture

By Dan Brown – Guest Writer Found at Amazon at http://amzn.to/1PZbMrD  Like many people we collected several movies over the years on VHS tape. Many of these are Disney moves or other kid movies. Our kids are now adults and have moved out of our house, but we do anticipate that they will soon marry and we will have grandchildren around that might want to watch those movies. Ideally we would simply keep the tapes around and play them on the VCR when the grandkids are around. However, our VCR no longer works, and it is no longer possible to

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Hands On Review of the Intel Compute Stick Windows BOXSTCK1A32WFC: Episode II

By Bill Rockhold – Guest Writer Intel Compute Stick: Episode II In my last post on the Intel Compute Stick, https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/11/23/hands-on-review-of-the-intel-compute-stick-windows-boxstck1a32wfc/,  I had run into a couple of difficulties, but it had ended with a positive feeling. That didn’t last, shortly afterward the fit started to hit the shan. Windows 10 Install I had upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, which had seamed to go without any issues, but afterward I started to have some problems. I installed Handbrake, to use as a benchmark on CPU power. The app would crash every time I tried to run it. I

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Hands on Review of the Summer Infant WideView Digital Color Video Baby Monitor

By Kyle Wilcox – Guest Writer As part of the Average Guy Tech Scholarship fund found at https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy, I had three three baby monitors that I considered for the review: Angelcare AC1120 Video and Sound Monitor – http://amzn.to/1mQCQve Summer Infant Wide View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor – http://amzn.to/1mQCWCS Motorola MBP33S Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 2.8-Inch Color LCD, Zoom and Enhanced Two-Way Audio – http://amzn.to/1mQCZ1H All three models seemed fairly similar and as of January 2016, each was selling for around $110. The decision to go with the Summer unit came down to the fact that it had a

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Hands On Review of the Intel Compute Stick Windows BOXSTCK1A32WFC

By Bill Rockhold – Guest Writer Initial thoughts on the Intel Compute Stick Windows BOXSTCK1A32WFC at Amazon at http://amzn.to/1MyTloj (Click on and picture to make it larger) Lets get the hardware out of the way. The Intel Compute Stick is a full computer in a form factor that looks like a large USB memory stick, but instead of plugging it into a USB port, it plugs into a TVs HDMI port. Obviously for around $130 on Amazon it isn’t going to have massive specs, but it isn’t completely unusable. There are two version, one with Ubuntu Linux and another with

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Hands on Review with the Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Disclosure – I was provide the Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for review by http://www.mobilefun.com/ You can find it on MobileFun at http://www.mobilefun.com/41906-olixar-boombrick-wireless-bluetooth-speaker-black.htm or Amazon at http://amzn.to/1I8KzcN   The BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is the newest in a crowded market of Blue Tooth Speakers. Where the BroomBrick is different than many of the others however is that it features two powerful 3W drivers, providing you with a total output of 6W that enables room filling high fidelity audio. The BoomBrick overcomes bass problems by featuring a passive radiator, which extends the bass response of the two existing full-range drivers –

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Hands on Review of the Leap Motion Sensor with Developer Links

By David Bradway – Guest Writer I was sent the Leap Motion device from the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund (Thanks Jim!). I thought I could test the device both as an Average Guy and an average coder. First up was unboxing the nice, Apple-like packaging materials. Unboxing (Click and an photo to enlarge)   Software Installation It was a simple Plug and Play setup, software download and install. The Leap Motion software installs a desktop program called the “Leap Motion App Home” which contains some starter apps: Leap Motion App Store Playground, which is a set of training games.

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