TR Dojo

This blog will help IT pros in small and mom-and-pop shops tweak and bolster their systems without breaking the bank.

  • Bill Detwiler // January 8, 2009, 3:53 AM PST

    Video: Asus Eee PC T91 at CES 2009

    At CES 2009, Asus unveiled the new Eee PC T91. The latest Eee model is powered by the Intel Atom processor and has a touch-sensitive, rotating display that you can spin 180 degrees and fold down, much like a tablet PC.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 7, 2009, 3:41 PM PST

    Video: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds has slide-out dual screen

    The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is built on the standard 17" ThinkPad W700, but has a slide-out 10.6" display. Lenovo designed this desktop replacement for graphics professionals and CAD designers that need dual screens and a portable (although hefty) computer.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 8, 2009, 2:03 PM PST

    Poll: Would you wear 3D glasses to watch TV?

    Sony was one of several companies that demonstrated 3D display technology at CES 2009. If 3D televisions and programs were available now, would you wear glasses to view them? Take our quick poll and let us know.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 8, 2009, 3:44 PM PST

    Video: OQO model 2+ is eye-catching but fills a very narrow niche

    At CES 2009, OQO unveiled the next model of its ultra-mobile PC--the OQO model 2+. OQO offers the model 2+ in 1.33GHz and 1.86GHz configurations, the later with an OLED touchscreen display. Watch a video of the unit in action.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 12, 2009, 12:38 AM PST

    Video: Five dumb mistakes IT pros make that can mess up their networks

    Every admin has at least one embarrassing story about something they did to hose their own network. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses several dumb mistakes that can really mess up a network, so that we can avoid them in the future.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 12, 2009, 2:44 AM PST

    Poll: Which of the following IT mistakes have you committed?

    Every admin has at least one embarrassing story about something they did to hose their own network. If you're in a confessing mood, tell us whether you've committed one of these mistakes or another major IT goof.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 12, 2009, 3:39 AM PST

    Video: ViewSonic VPC100 ViePC all-in-one PC

    At CES 2009, ViewSonic launched the VPC100 ViePC, all-in-one PC. The machine has an 18.5" LCD monitor, Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 160GB HDD. The VPC100 ViePC has an MSRP of $549 (US) and will be available in February 2009.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 12, 2009, 5:29 AM PST

    Video: ViewSonic VX2265wm 3D LCD monitor

    At CES 2009, ViewSonic showed off their entrant into the 3D monitor market--the FuHzion 22" VX2265wm widescreen LCD. When used with the NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision glasses and a compatible video card, the VX2265wm produces a stereoscopic 3D image.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 13, 2009, 3:56 AM PST

    Poll: Do you regularly use keyboard shortcuts?

    Navigating with the keyboard can be faster than the mouse if you know the right key combinations, and can be the only option if the mouse is absent or not working. Take this quick poll, and let us know if you regularly use keyboard shortcuts.


  • Bill Detwiler // February 24, 2009, 5:45 AM PST

    Poll: Has Facebook's terms of service reversal eased your privacy concerns?

    ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about a small change to Facebook's terms of service that has caused big waves. After watching the video, let us know if the company's reversal on its terms of service has eased your privacy concerns.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 22, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Desktop virtualization

    By 2011, there could be more than 660 million virtualized desktops. John Whaley, CTO and Founder of MokaFive, talks about the issues surrounding current infrastructures and says that organizations deploying new systems need to think about four things--management, offline use, cost, and the user experience.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 14, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Application streaming explained

    Updating applications can be time-consuming for both users and administrators. Christian Black, an IT systems engineer at Intel, explains why application streaming is a better way to deliver software.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 21, 2009, 10:27 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Mobile virtualization

    Mike Seashols, Chairman of VirtualLogix, talks about implementing virtualization technologies onto mobile platforms. He says there are many issues that mobile providers have to think about--like time to market, cost, and the ability to update devices.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 12, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: OS streaming explained

    Christian Black, an IT systems engineer for Intel, spells out the many benefits of hard-drive virtualization, or operating system streaming, including faster boot times and longer desktop life.


  • Bill Detwiler // January 7, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: The future of VoIP - CoIP

    Madhu Yarlagadda from Yahoo says that text, voice and video are converging over the same set of protocols used by VoIP and that Instant Messenger will be the application that enables users to seamlessly move between them -- creating 'CoIP', communications over IP.