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Upgrading Crostini to Debian Buster (10)

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The Chromium team is hard at work with bringing new features to Chromebooks, recently a change was made to set Debian 10 (Buster) as the default operating system for the Crostini “Penguin” container. Unfortunately this change does not upgrade existing installations of from Debian 9 (Stretch) to Debian 10. You are in luck though as upgrading your existing container is pretty easy, here are the steps.

PSA To All Who Plan To Cook A Turkey This Year

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Thanksgiving comes at least once a year and it is normally a stressful time for the cooks in your family. While most chefs are able to cook a tasty turkey every year, most people forget to download the latest firmware updates for the Turkey before running it through the build system. Many feel this process is intimidating and difficult but it is worth it for a moist and flavorful turkey. Here is a guide to update your turkey.

Samsung Dex on Windows/MacOS vs Dex Dock

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When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 plus, they dropped a massive update to Samsung Dex that allows you to access Dex on your Windows or MacOS PC by simply installing a companion application on your computer and plugging in your phone. For those who are not familiar with Samsung Dex, it turns supported phones into a fully deatured desktop computer. You can launch multiple applications in windowed mode and as long as you have a signal on your phone, you can always be online. While Dex on Windows/MacOS is a impressive evolution of the technology, it is currently not as feature rich as using a Native Dex Dock. Here is how they stack up

Tips for Surviving a Hurricane – 2019 Edition

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I have lived in South Florida for almost 15 years and have seen my fair share of hurricanes. With the devastation that happened in Texas a few years from hurricane Harvey and the mess caused from Hurricane Irma, I wanted to revisit a post I wrote 2 years ago and do a write up on the steps I personally take to prepare for Hurricanes. I perform all of these steps prior to boarding up my windows.

I got to play with the Norm Smart Glasses – here are my thoughts

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I have always been a huge fan of wearable technology. Many people know that I have been a long time Google Glass owner but my love for wearable technology actually goes back a lot further than that. My first wearable device was the Fossil Wrist PDA that ran PalmOS nearly 15 years ago!. I have since owned over 10 different generations of SmartWatches as well as Google Glass. There have been several smart glasses entering the market over the past year such as North, Vuzix and Norm. While Vuzix, and North have a established brand, the newcomer, Norm has got something special on their hands and I got to spend a few hours playing with it on Sunday. Here are my initial thoughts.

Creating a Windows Recovery Disk for the GPD Pocket MicroPC

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I published directions a few days ago detailing the process of installing a larger hard disk into the GPD Pocket MicroPC however i have gotten a few emails asking for instructions to create a Windows Recovery Image. I wanted to take a few minutes to write a quick step-by-step guide to creating a recovery image that can be used to re-install Windows.

Deal Alert : Core i5 128 GB Pixel Slate + Type Cover Prime Day Deal

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If you are in the market for a high end Chromebook and an Amazon Prime Customer – They are running a Prime Day Special on the Google Pixel Slate. This is the higher end version complete with an Intel Core i5, 128 GB of Space and 8 GB of RAM. This version of the Pixel Slate is normally $1000 alone however Amazon is selling it for $899.99 for Prime Day. To sweeten the deal, Amazon is also throwing in the official Type Cover for free which would normally add another $200 to the price. Sadly if you need the Pixel Stylus, you will need to obtain that separately

Upgrading the M.2 Solid State Drive on the GPD Pocket MicroPC

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If you are a backer of the GPD Pocket MicroPC, you should start getting your shipment details in your email by now. Some people have already received their units and are beginning to experiment with it. One of the major perks of the GPD Pocket MicroPC is that you can easily upgrade the built in hard drive with something a bit larger than the build in 128 GB SSD that comes stock. Here are the instructions.