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.

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 8, 2009, 9:19 AM PST

    Video: Novo Minoru 3D Webcam is novel but needs work

    At CES 2009, UK-based Novo introduced the Minoru 3D Webcam. Available from Amazon.com for $89.95, the Minoru uses two cameras to create a stereoscopic effect when viewed with red and blue 3D glasses.

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 8, 2009, 1:34 PM PST

    Video: Sony shows 3D television prototypes at CES 2009

    Sony was one of several companies who demonstrated 3D display technology at CES 2009. This is a very short clip of a prototype 3D TV running a Gran Turismo demo.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 16, 2009, 3:43 AM PST

    Video: Build a complete IT toolkit for go-anywhere tech support

    Whether you're traveling across the city or going from one side of the building to the other, there's nothing more irritating than being on a support call and not having the right tools. Bill Detwiler goes over a list of items that should be in your IT repair toolkit.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 25, 2009, 9:24 PM PST

    Video: Five secrets to start a new help desk job off right

    When you start a new help desk job, you need to get a few things straight before the calls begin rolling in, and not all of them will be covered in your training manual. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shares five tips every support tech should follow before they start a new help desk job.

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 26, 2009, 4:31 AM PST

    Video Whiteboard: 3000 mile computer tune up

    IT pros know that computers require regular maintenance. Unfortunately, many end users do not. In the following At the Whiteboard video, Agent Peterson of the Geek Squad explains how to keep your computer running efficiently.

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  • Bill Detwiler // January 27, 2009, 10:37 PM PST

    Video Whiteboard: Unified communications

    With desktops, laptops, PDAs and mobile phones, our communication systems have become fragmented. David Leach, senior public consultant for Siemens Enterprise Networks, explains how unified communications integrates these existing tools and devices into a single platform.

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