When buying a new computer, any good sales associate will likely suggest the additional purchase of a surge protector for your new system. Often buyers decline and pass this off as a commission tactic or up selling, not fully understanding the value in such a device. Today we're taking a look at the PowerSquid Surge3000, a surge suppressor that is revolutionizing design, functionality and not to mention protecting your valuable electronics.
How many of you boast more than one PC on your home network but are restricted to switching one monitor between machines? If you’re anything like me, you dread crawling behind a nest of wires and equipment to switch PS/2 and VGA cables around just so you can login for a few minutes. This absolutely has to be one of my biggest pet peeves with my home network.
3Com first released the Bigpicture Video Phone in 1999 to meet the demand for high-quality videoconferencing over PC's. The Bigpicture Video Phone (or Netcam as it is sometimes referred to) and PCI capture card system were first geared towards both home and business uses. Since the bt848 chipsets are compatible with the Video4Linux drivers and the fact that the included capture card uses a bt848 chipset, this netcam can be utilized in Linux, and is fully compatible. I had big hopes when I first received this cool gadget, and I'm definitely not disappointed.