Monday, November 30, 2009

CruchPad - Computer on your Couch = Heaven?


Check out The Launch Prototype of the Crunch Pad!! It's sick!!!

More Pics

I hope MAC, ASUS, or Sony pick up on this concept and do it up!!

Before it is dead in the water -->

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Google Chrome OS Demo

Watch this great demo of the upcoming Google Chome Operating System! This is a very early Beta version of the product, scheduled to be release Novemeber 2010.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Where's MY Chevy Volt?


I've been following the Chevy Volt production for quite some time now and I love the original design and look of the car, it looks like something out of a futuristic movie, check this pic:

Chevy Volt Concept

Very nice right?

But I just watched a few videos and it looks a little different than what I thought:

Looks a little different than I thought, but sounds like it drives great, YAY!!
(I guess that video explains why it looks different, in a different shell..)

Here are a few more great videos about the Chevy Volt:

1 Month Ago:

3 Months Ago:

Building the Volt:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

BitTorrent + IsoHunt = Download any Movie, TV Show, Music CDs


Here's a simple easy way to download any Movie, TV Show, CD, or anything.

STEP 1 - Download and Install BitTorrent, it allows you to download anything.
Download BitTorrent after you download it, Run Setup and install the basic setup.

STEP 2 - Go to this site has a database of torrents, with virtually any Movie, TV Show, CD ever made! So SEARCH for anything. Example: "Home Alone" or "Seinfeld Seasons"

STEP 3 - Click on S for Seeds, which stands for the number of people that are sharing the file for people to download. The more Seeds the Quicker the Download will go, and the more likely it is a Safe File.

WARNING: Some of these files maybe viruses, so you should only download 1 or 2 at a time, and have a virus application like AVG (link) installed to make sure it is NOT a Virus.

STEP 4 - Download the Torrent for the file you want it will download quickly as it is only a torrent file.

STEP 5 - BitTorrent should automatically open the Torrent file and ask you what Folder you want to save the movie file you want to download from the net.

STEP 6 - Let BitTorrent download the file but DO NOT SHARE the file, as that would be Illegal, it is however Legal to Download a file.

STEP 7 - Once you have downloaded the file (may take a few hours depending on the size of the file, usually movies take a few hours) Immediately Close BitTorrent, check to see if it stays open in the Lower Right Hand corner with the Green Square, Right-click it and Exit it.

STEP 8 - Then go to the Folder you downloaded the file to and double click the file to run it. If it doesn't run or play correctly with Windows Media Player you may need to Download VLC (link)

STEP 9 - VLC will allow you to watch any movie in any format that you may have downloaded from BitTorrent. So try the movie with VLC, if it does not play in VLC and it doesn't work, immediately Delete the file as it may be a Virus or other Malicious file.

And that's it...simple as 1,2,3.

If you do happen to download a Virus I would recommend having a copy of AVG running so that it will scan the file before you run the Movie File, and if you do get Infected with a Virus, then Download Anti-Malware Bytes

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rocket Dock - Turn your Windows machine into a Mac

Check out this application for Windows called Rocket Dock, it creates a simple Mac like interface for the desktop, and is 100% customizable, try it out, customize it, and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Google Chrome, Quite Possibly the Best Browser Ever


If you haven't already downloaded and installed Google Chrome, well then sir, you are not TOO LATE! It is still free! DOWNLOAD NOW

This is by far the quickest, smartest, safest, best browser on the market today. It handles multiple javascript calls perfectly, with multiple tabs, elated with music, videos, with little to no slow downs, def. a step up from Firefox.

I recommend the Beta Version, its quicker but may crash, but your helping Google make the browser better when you get it to crash, go ahead, just TRY! DOWNLOAD NOW

Great job developing this Google, you guys sees to amaze me.

If you don't believe me, read this

Sunday, April 19, 2009

NoScript and CCleaner - 2 Must Have Apps for Windows

NoScript and CCleaner are two must have applications if you are running a Windows pc.

NoScript can be downloaded here - - this is an AddOn for Firefox, meaning that it can not be installed with IE, Safari, or Chrome, or whatever browser you use, only Firefox.

The NoScript actually blocks all Scripts from running automatically when you goto a Website. A Script is something that Computer Programmers make to load videos, load photos, load page content, and ads, or even can run tracking cookies on your pc, and they will report your surfing habits. They could also be used to have Scripts that Steal your Passwords, Banking Passwords, or Track your Credit Card #'s, so if you buy things online then you need NoScript, so you don't get hacked, and have your Credit Card's stolen.

Once installed and downloaded, Firefox needs to re-start, then the app is running. You can see if it is running by looking at the bottom right hand corner of the Firefox window will be an S with a white circle around it, click on that, and that is how you control what Scripts run on sites. You can either Trust this site, or Trust this Script, but NEVER Trust All Scripts! Block scripts that have "Ad" in it, so that they don't give you tracking cookies...

Whenever you goto a new web-site NoScript will pop-up at the Bottom of the Screen and ask if you want to display all Scripts, or just a few from the Page, and you can click on the videos that have an F in the middle and say OK and they will play normally, but this is a GREAT PROTECTION from VIRUSES!!

Also CCleaner, which can be downloaded here - - this is a GREAT Application and MUST GET for WINDOWS USERS, because it will CLEAN your machine. When you download Scripts and Cookies, they stay on your machine whether you are Online or not, and they will report and track the sites you goto, also many Viruses are spread from cookies from un-trustworthy web-sites, so to get rid of them, get CCleaner and do a Full Clean, and remove everything it finds.

CCleaner will clean your:

  • IE - cookies, history, etc.
  • Firefox - cookies, history, etc.
  • All browsers
  • Fix Regirstery Issues Also.

I would recommend running this program whenever Windows un-expetecdly shuts off on you, which as we all know happens from time to time. This is usually due the fact of browsing a web-site that has bad scripts running and they infect your computer. Run CCleaner and this will remove all of the infections.

Hope you find this helpful!

Any Questions?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cell Phone Wrist Watch!

This is the coolest invention I have seen in a long time!!

Dick Tracey Wrist Watch Cell Phone? Haha

Sunday, February 22, 2009

How I Fixed My Internet Connection


So I have been having a terrible time with my Windows XP computer, and I could not figure out why my internet was still crapping out on me.

I had:
- run AVG and scan removed all viruses
- run Spy-Bot Search and Destroy remove all spyware
- run Anti-Malware to remove all malware
- formatted my hard drive
- reinstalled Windows from scratch

and still a crappy internet connection plagued me, what to do?

I finally shelled out some cash and bought a Netgear RangeMax Wireless PCI Network Card.

After some trials and tribulations, I installed the software, then put the PCI card into my system, and got an interenet connection, yay! but it was still bad, DOH!

So after all that, what could be my problem, I started playing with the software that came with the Network Card, and it tells you every second what is your current connection speed to the internet, and I noticed something ODD.

When my computer was in it's usual position, it would get about 10 to 20 mbs and that is a really slow connection, a good connection is 48 to 56 mbs.

But when I moved my PC away from my wall and straightened out the antenna, just moving the antenna on the back of my pc around, trying to see where the connection jumps, to 56 mbs, I was able to FINALLY ESTABLISH A STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION!!


Only took me a few months to get it right, just goes to show you, it's not ALWAYS a virus...

~ Tek-Min-Now

if you have any questions, feel free to comment, or contact me

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prototype B - Low Cost Touch Screen Tablet

Was reading Yahoo! Tech news today and I came across this article about a$200 touch screen tablet pc, and I was like whoah!

So I read the article and decided to do some searching on my own and boy was I surprised to find a very cool Tablet being developed by the good people at TechCrunch.

Touch Screen Tablet Linux PC

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from

This program saved my machine and if you are having connection or any other slow downs with your computer this could be the application that will save your machine!!

I downloaded, updated, and did a quick scan with this product and it located a Trojan that NO OTHER anti-virus program found, Spy-Bot did NOT find it, AVG did NOT find it.

There was apparently a Trojan in my registry file, that was extremely slowing down my computer, and now well, now it is working perfectly!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Top 10 Ways to Destroy a Computer or Cell Phone

  1. Dropping it from a building
  2. Throwing it through a window

  3. Smashing it with your fists

  4. Throwing it across the room
  5. Running it over with a car
  6. Putting it in a vice and keep turning till it pops
  7. Beat it with a sledge hammer

  8. Jump on it repeatedly
  9. Punt it through a field goal
  10. Rip it out of work, kicking and screaming, to a green field, and beating it with a bat, then stepping on it with your heals, then beating it with your fists, office space style

Sunday, December 7, 2008

EEStor future battery for the Electric Cars?

Hey All,

Thanks for dropping by. I just got this article from my dad about how EEStor is setting up its soon to be released battery for electric cars, and how it is going to revolutionize the car industry, as well as all electronic devices. They speak a little about how a vacuum could be a re-chargable device as opposed to a plug and use device.

I would recommend this to any one that is interested in learning more about how the progress of the Electric Car battery is truly coming together, and how one day we will all have cars that travel over 100 mpg and we will no longer be reliant on gas stations, and oil.

Article #1 - Beyond Permittivity - 200+ comments
Article #2 - EEstor Prototypes /permittivity


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Firewall Updates

Hey All,

Just wanted to give a general Windows Security Update, as to my current preferences of Security, as well as what melo-drama I have been going through the past month with my internet connection, and lack there of it.

Before installing Service Pack 3 I had Zone Alarm Firewall on my computer, and then decided to upgrade to a different firewall called Sygate Personal Firewall recommended by a co-worker. I tried it out and was impressed, really gave a better set of controls for my personal firewall.

Then I installed Windows Service Pack 3 which as a slew of Security Updates, including update the Firewall, and overall making it more difficult for hackers to take over your computer, and have infectious viruses spreading across your home or work networks. Which is definitely a good thing, but some people are not all for it. Read this review - called Try It If You Dare

Either way my internet almost stopped working when i had the Sygate Personal Firewall on and after downloading and installing Service Pack 3, so my logical thinking is that perhaps these two security programs are tripping each other up, and preventing me from enjoying my internet.

So I decided to not have Sygate start-up automatically when my computer starts, and low and behold my internet is moving 3 times as fast as it was before! Thank God! Haha.

Lesson learned, there is such a thing as too much security!

So now I am currently running my machine using Windows Firewall, and AVG with weekly scans and updates on. That has been the optimal settings for me, what are your security settings?

Tek-Min-Now Team


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Photoshop Freebies - Site of the Week

Hey All,

I have decided to feature a new site I just found called Photoshop Freebies. I have learned an extensive amount of knowledge about Photoshop and how to use this program, and others like it to help create a truly original, 100% unique images.

Check it out!

~Tek-Min-Now Team