KWTV231 : "Mutate your Macbook."

This week we show you how to upgrade your mac from a “run of the mill’ system to a superpowerfull Macbook Pro with the addition of extra RAM an a Solid State drive. For under 300 Dollars you can mutate your mac into the next big thing.

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DC215 : "Reviewing the Sony Tablet S".

With the holiday season coming our way its time to review Sony’s Tablet S, also known as “the wedge shaped take on Tablet’s” by good old Sony. We got the chance to play around with the tablet for a week and give it all of our undivided attention. What looks like a “plasticy” piece of kit, turned out to be a well built, fine shaped high quality tablet at a very nice pricepoint. Click on the link below to read through our full color PDF review of “The tablet Captain Picard would use” … the Sony Tablet S.

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Curating the Library of our minds.

4354 articles unread. The number stands out in bold red letters on my otherwise pristine and stark background of my Ipad. It is the “number of items unread” in my RSS feed. Its just a number though, just ONE number of the many messages, news items, tweets, video’s podcasts and comments that “await my attention”. And still, this fairly hefty number does signify a “select stream” of information I have personally chosen. My own ‘slice of what I find interesting online” whom I have piped into my RSS reader. I try to do a mental calculation on how long it would take me to effectively read all of those articles with an average of about 5 or 10 minutes per article. The revelation that only scanning through the headers would take me the better part of the afternoon, is sobering and depressing at the same time. How on earth am I gonna keep up ? 

In the “new normal” of the information age, where filtering has become much more important then ‘collecting’, it seems that even if we “slice down” our piece of the internet , we are unable to even glance at all the information that is constantly coming our way.  For the umpteenth time, I promise myself I’ll spend some time ‘culling down’ all of those RSS feeds even further. Bringing their number (that has significantly shrunk over time) down ever further.  But ‘cutting them down to a lesser number’ would be easy, the skill required here is to further ‘clarify’ and ‘purify’ the information streams according to my interests and needs for information.

When I was giving a lecture a few days ago I was asked ‘How come you know all this stuff ? ‘ and I must say, I was a little surprised by the question. To be honest , I didn’t know. Didn’t everybody know this kind of stuff ? I had to think back where along the way I picked all of the stuff I talked about up somewhere and came to a strange conclusion. I know everything I know .. from the internet. Wether it be books that I downloaded (or listened to) articles that I read, TED Talks that I watched and podcasts I listened to. And it got me thinking.

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Kc257 : "Cross Platform Streaming".

This week we deep dive into the art of streaming all of your media across your home network using multiple operating systems. We take a look at DLNA servers and clients, Amahi Linux configurations and Virtual Lion servers to stream and sync all of our content to all of our devices , no matter what OS they are on.

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KWTV230 : "Reviewing the Acer Allegro".

We review Acers newest Windows Phone, the Acer Allegro and discover if it hits the sweet spot between price and functionality. As we wander around the town of Keulen we take a deep dive into the Allegro’s technical specs, functionalities and the user experience of Windows’ latest mobile OS : Mango.

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Dc214 "Running Lion in a Virtualbox VM".

For many years it has been a tradition, that if you wanted to play with Mac OS, you needed to get a mac. If you wanted to play with Windows, you needed a PC. A couple of years ago, that changed dramatically when Apple computers switched to the Intel architecture. From then on it was possible to run Windows on a Mac. More and more the architecture and design of the OSX operating system changed towards this great architecture to the point that its latest version ONLY works on Intel Macs. Time to take a good look at Apple

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KWTV229 : "Facts Cosplay Expo Gent 2011".

This year we head back to the F.A.C.T.S. convention in Gent, to cover Belgiums biggest Cosplay, scifi and manga expo. We talk to the cosplayers, have insightful interviews with Astromech droid builders, ask parents why they train their child to be a jedy master and ask princes Leia where she got her outfit. As our producer gets arrested by imperial forces we get probed by an alien. All of that and more .. just to give you this years coverage of F.A.C.T.S. 2011

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