Category Archives: Technology

This product saved me $600

I dropped my HTC Incredible and shattered the screen. I was informed by Verizon that I had the extended warranty but not the insurance. Their suggestion? Buy a new one at full retail price or $599.99… Right…
I’ll be honest, I am technically inclined and it still made me nervous to take my phone apart even with those handy instructions: […]
It took me a couple of hours but I was able to take it apart, replace the screen and put it back together. Words of advice:
. If you’re all thumbs, have someone else do it.
. Make sure to disconnect ALL ribbon cables before removing the motherboard. Be especially mindful of the small ribbon cable going through the track-pad’s hole.
. You will spend most of your time removing the glued-on shattered glass from the frame so you’ll want to have a waste basket near by and possibly a small vacuum.
I rated the product 4 out of 5 stars because of the lack of adhesive to hold the screen in place. Clear double sided tape works fine but I still feel it should be included.
Nevertheless my phone works flawlessly and looks like out of the box for $35 and a couple of hours of work instead of $600.
What more can I ask for?

Review posted at amazon.com

Polaroid is back

Polaroid announced about a year ago that it was abandoning the technology of instant films,and shutting down its plants around the world. Although it made sense from a business standpoint, it was not only marking the end of an era but I also felt that digital photography was in no way a replacement for the instant film.

Enters the Polaroid PoGo. It’s a 5 megapixel digital camera with a thermal printer built-in. It allows you to take a photo, crop them and add a custom border including the classic Polaroid frame and then print it.

Looking at the specs, the only downside is that you can only print about 20 photos per full battery charge.

$94.95 @ amazon.com

I hate error messages

Because they are generally unhelpful and/or stupid.

Yes I know the connection to my computer was lost because I turned it off forgetting that the movie I was watching was streaming from the said computer.

Make sure your computer is turned on: I just told you I turned it off. It was a mistake, an accident.

Connected to your network: There’s nothing wrong with the network. I turned the computer off.

And is running media sharing software: Dude! I was just watching a movie. Do you think that would have been possible without running media sharing?

Error messages suck.