How to Use Your PC Monitor as Your TV

Posted on November 13, 2012

There you are, watching your favorite TV show, when all of a sudden the screen blows up and starts to smoke? This not only means the end of your happy viewing, but also hundreds of dollars worth of repair and replacement parts. If you lack the money to have it repaired or the skill set to do so yourself, this can translate to weeks or even months of dull and boring afternoons. While looking for cash to have your TV repaired or purchase a new one, why not hook your PC monitor and use it as your alternative TV screen?

How to Use Your PC Monitor as Your TV

For the not-so-tech-savvy at heart, you’d be shocked to hear that this is even possible. But in today’s world, technology is full of surprises. And with enough time and even the simplest toolkit at hand, one can successfully use their PC monitor as their TV screen. So, how do you do it? For novices, this obviously remains a complicated task to handle. One simply cannot undertake the task and expect smooth sailing. Doing so may also put your monitor at risk of getting damaged.

Benefits of PC Monitors as Your TV Screen

While it is possible to use them as an alternative screen, PC monitors do not come last when compared with traditional TV screens. Modern designs of PC monitors and TV screens are mostly LCD, which means they feature the same or near the same quality and performance. In some cases, you can even get a boost in image quality and screen size if you have a better PC monitor.
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Wii U – up close and personal

Posted on November 8, 2012

I’m not a big fan of the Wii, but I am looking forward to the Wii U, why? It has been reported that new monster hunter games will be coming to Nintendo’s newest console. I have posted a lot of articles about Monster Hunter and it’s quite obvious I’m a fan of the game. So without further adieu, let watch as the guys over at Joystiq take a look at Nintendo’s newest gaming system.

Via [Joystiq]

Sony is set to release an update to the PS3™ system software with the 4.31 official firmware. Whether it is a direct response to the release of the Rogero 4.30 cfw is still a hunch. Because the 4.31 update has been looming since games like the Monster Hunter HD has been reporting problems with the 4.30 firmware update released last October 24, 2012. However, good news for 4.30 cfw users is that the update is not mandatory and you will still be able to access PSN with 4.30 cfw. Meaning, you wont need to wait for Rogero to release an updated 4.31 cfw to access PSN.

This firmware update won’t “affect online play and access to apps” and does not signal PSN maintenance. Additionally, it’s not a mandatory update, though it’s designed to “improve overall system stability” and is thus recommended by Sony.

When it gets released, you can download the 4.31 update from Sony here.

Source IGN

(UPDATE: Rogero has released an updated downgrader the lets you downgrade to 3.55 from any firmware. I have created a guide and here is the link on my tutorial on how to downgrade to 3.55 from any CFW)

If your PS3 is already running Rogero 4.21 and you want to upgrade to Rogero 4.30 and you are having some trouble updating it to Rogero 4.30, or you just want a “clean” install from 3.55 to Rogero 4.30.
A USB Flash drive (Must be big enough to accommodate the installation files) or an external HD
A PS3 running Rogero 4.21 cfw ( this is also applicable to PS3’s already on Rogero 4.30 cfw)
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How to install Rogero 4.30 cfw on your PS3

Posted on October 29, 2012

Update: Rogero has released the latest version of his custom firmware with Rogero 4.30 v2.05 cfw (which can now be installed via XMB). Here’s the link for the tutorial on How to install Rogero 4.30 v2.05 on your PS3

Good news for PS3 Homebrew fans! Rogero has released an updated version to his initial 4.21 cfw, now with Rogero 4.30 cfw you can now play PS3 games that required higher firmwares and the ability to access PSN/PEN while still enjoying Homebrew on your PS3.

How to install Rogero 4.30 cfw on your PS3


Here are the steps to install Rogero 4.30 cfw on your PS3:

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As I read the live blogs from Gizmodo yesterday, eagerly waiting for what Apple is gonna shove down consumers throats this time. I was very impressed as to how thin the new iMac’s are, at first it seemed like a CG rendering of a futuristic super thin computer of some sort which is pretty ridiculous. The new models are just around 5mm thick which is 80% thinner than the previous iMacs. The new models are available in the usual 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, while the 27-inch version has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but no retina display here, so sorry folks. And after checking out the specs it seems pretty impressive too, the iMac’s are available with quad-core i5 or i7 processors with up to 32GB of RAM (wow!), and you can have as much as 768GB of flash storage. And when you come to think of it, it’s even more impressive when you think about how they were able to cram all of this into the new super thin iMacs.

The two versions each has four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolts, an SD card, a gigabit ethernet, a new “fusion drive” with 128GB of flash storage plus 1 or 3 TB of hard drive combined into one hard drive. The 21.5-inch model starts at $1300 and ships in November, and the 27-inch version starts at $1800 and ships in December.

The specs are really impressive, but when you think about the cost of these machines, you really have to be into iMacs to be shoving around almost 2k dollars worth to a machine that is going to be replaced again next year. And when you can buy a PC a helluva lot more powerful than these if you spend the same amount of money for a PC. But anyway, that’s just me, I like Apple products I absolutely love my iPhone, (iPods and iPads) but being a PC power user, Macs are a different story.

Image via Gizmodo

Yep, you read that right. Time travel in GTA IV is possible, by using a mod of course. And if you are a Back to the Future fan like me, you will also love this mod. However, obviously mods are only available for the PC version of Grand theft Auto IV. (Which is too bad since I have this game on my PS3 and not for my PC) but still, this is such an awesome mod that if you know mods, you should definitely try this out! The mod includes a Marty McFly skin and the DeLorean, the DeLorean really does actually time travels in the game when it hits 88 mph. The car is fully detailed in the inside and you can see it’s inside including the flux capacitor, it even has some of Marty’s voice incorporated in the game. This would be pretty awesome when you’re being chased by a bunch of cops and then boom! Back to the future baby!

(Info on how to do it and links to the mod is on the Youtube page!)

The best mobile apps for fitness

Posted on October 15, 2012

There are apps for virtually everything nowadays, and with more and more people concerned about physical fitness, it is no surprise to find that there are plenty of mobile apps available for the latest phones to help you get yourself in shape – or maintain the level of fitness you have already achieved. These are a few of the good ones.

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Virtualization is when a desktop environment for a personal computer such as a laptop or a desktop is separated from the physical computer that creates and powers the environment. This is done through a client and server approach to computing. A closely-related term is the virtual desktop interface or virtual desktop infrastructure. This refers to the server computing model that makes desktop virtualization possible, and it includes both the software and the hardware devices that are necessary for the virtualized environment to successfully operate. This article will serve as an introduction to and explanation of virtualization in computer environments. For more in depth information on virtualization, click here.

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Laptop vs. tablet: which one do I need?

Posted on October 9, 2012

With new technology perpetually getting smaller and more portable, many people will be wondering if they should ditch their cumbersome laptop in favour of the sleek and slim tablet. Of course, the tablet is infinitely more manageable than a laptop when it comes to working on the move, but is that all there is to it? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of both.

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