Author: James

How to Rip DVD to MP4 with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

As part of my home renovations I have hard wired the house, and set up a new server. I am now in the process of consolidating all my media into digital format that can be accessed anywhere in the house. I have hundreds of old DVDs which are taking up room, so one of the jobs is to rip them all to my server. I recently was given a trial key for WinX DVD Ripper Platinum so it seemed like a good time to start this laborious project. I wanted to convert my DVDs into MP4 which will allow...

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Nextbase 412GW Professional Dashcam Review

This is actually the first in-car dash cam I have ever reviewed, but as you may be aware, it has become a huge market in recent years. In some countries like Russia, nearly every car uses one, so it is strange that it has taken so long to take off here. Nextbase is a brand I had not heard of, but is actually a well-established company in the dashcam world, with a range of products, all well reviewed and widely available from Halfords and other shopping sites. The Nexbase Dash Cam 412GW features: 140-degree wide angle view with QUAD...

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Senic Nuimo Smart Home Controller Review (Philips Hue, Sonos, etc)

Nuimo by Senic is one of the more exciting products I have been able to review this year. It is a smart controller that integrates with Philips Hue, Sonos and several other systems. It isn’t actually a controller in the normal sense of home automation, but more like a smart home interface. For example, you can’t set up schedules or anything like that, but you can use it to directly control your Sonos. The Nuimo is a beautifully designed and made aluminium puck shape, with a smooth scroll wheel running around its edge and a LED display for visual...

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3 Ways That IT Meetings Over the Internet Can Go Wrong

It doesn’t matter who you are or how good of a speaker you may be, if you are in the business of business, you will have to deal with meetings at one point or another in your career. And, as long as you are going to deal with meetings, then you have to be aware of some of the worst possible outcomes that can occur. When it comes to IT meetings over the internet, for example, you need to keep a few things in mind or else you could be dealing with some major problems and some wasted time...

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Elon Musk Announces Glass Solar Tiles Eliminating the Need for Solar Panels

I don’t seem to cover Tesla products much but Elon Musks latest announcement sounds amazing to me. As part of the even where Elon Musk updated Powerwall and Powerpack products he also announced a new form of solar panelling; glass slate solar panels, that replace your entire roof. The solar panels are actually made by Solar City, but Elon Musk controls are a large part of this and is run by 2 of his cousins. The tiles eliminate the need for traditional panels Tesla’s glass solar roof tiles would look far better than any similar product, Musk said. They...

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