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Laptop Experts: Restoring a notebook to factory defaults

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

As I noted previously, I take part in the Laptop Experts website, along with a few other key experts in the technology field from ArsTechnica, Boing Boing, Ubergizmo, and others. We are totally into answering questions from everyday computer users. I wanted to highlight one that I answered this morning:

Question: I want to restore the factory settings on my TOSHIBA A305-S6872 to the out of the box settings. How can I do this?

Answer: The …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Kodak ZI6 Pocket Video Camera

Kodak ZI6

If you wanna pick up a YouTube-ready video camera for Mom, we are hard pressed to find something as good as the Kodak ZI6, for the price. This little camera shoots in 720p high-definition at 60 frames per second, and can also take regular old still images as well. Other cameras, like the Flip Mino can’t do that. It supports SD cards in sizes …

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LeBron James and Cleveland Cavs receive custom red Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones

You know those Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones that we are such big fans of? Well, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers got a visit from my boy Kevin Lee over at Monster, and he brought them all a pair of the ever-so-elusive red Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones. We got a bunch of photos, straight out of the Cavs locker room, and they all look fairly happy with their gifts. All of a …

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Gear Live Magic Giveaway: HP Mini 1000, Office 2007, Kung Fu Panda, VideoStudio X

HP Mini 1000

So, our HP Magic Giveaway winner was awesome enough to give back to the community, thus invoking a second giveaway. We’ve got an HP Mini 1000 here, along with a bunch of software as well. Specifically, here’s the prize package:

HP Mini 1000 (Windows XP) Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 with 3 licenses Microsoft WIndows Live Corel VideoStudio X Kung-Fu Panda on …

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HP Magic Giveaway: We have a winner - and a second contest!

HP Magic

Our HP Magic Giveaway came to a conclusion last night, and, wow, we are calling this one a success, as we just got inundated with entries. We first need to thank everyone involved for entering and spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook, and the like. Of course, there can only be one - but if you feel a swerve coming, read on!

First, the …

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Hot rumor: iPhone coming to Wal-Mart at $99

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors

iPhone Wal-Mart $99Now remember, this is a rumor, but our friends over at the Boy Genuis Report are saying that they are hearing rumblings that the iPhone will be hitting Wal-Mart soon, and the price is going to be $99 a pop. Now, we’ve heard these Wal-Mart and iPhone rumors before, and we are almost certain that the iPhone will be hitting your local Wally World …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Monster Beats by Dr. Dre studio headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre StudioWe’ve been big fans of the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones since we first got our hands on them. They’ve got a nice style, with a hip-hop vibe, and a fantastic noise-canceling feature. The earcups are surprisingly comfortable, and fold away on the inner side of the glossy black headband, which can then be stored in the included case. The Beats …

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Our HP Magic Giveaway ends tonight - enter now!

HP Magic Giveaway

Just an FYI for those who may have missed it - our HP Magic Giveaway, where you can win over $6,000 in HP merchandise, ends tonight at 11:59 PM EST. That’s about 8.5 hours away. You definitely want to make sure you are entered, as we’ve got a sweet package that we are giving away. Be sure to hit our HP Magic Giveaway contest page …

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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Roku Netflix Player

Roku Netflix Player

Sure, Netflix has come to the Xbox 360, but if you want streaming access to the Netflix service and don’t own a game console, this is your cheapest barrier to entry. Definitely a great gift for movie buffs, the Roku Netflix player is able to stream over 12,000 movies and television shows from the Netflix Watch Instantly catalogue. The set-top box currently outputs at 480p …

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