Setting Up Raspberry Pi As A Media Centre Device

In my last post, we looked into setting up the Raspberry Pi in general, and what that entails. This article is gonna focus on setting it up as a Media Centre device. I have lots of media (Music, Movies, TV Series, etc.) on my laptop and I’ve always wanted a stress free way to have that […]

The Fall Of The Family

There was a time when the rearing of our children was an act to be envied. It took the whole community, neighbourhood and the world at large. If I misbehaved in school and had the misfortune of being flogged or given a dirty slap by a teacher; the incident had better not get back to […]

3D TV Is Dead

At CES 2012, you couldn’t avoid 3D TVs, ugly polarizing goggles, and—because the viewer at home can not take part in the awesomeness that is 3D—those awful, so-realit’s-bursting-from-the-screen posters. At IFA 2012, the big midyear consumer electronics event in Berlin, it was clear that 3D TV was on its way out. Today, in the wake […]

One-For-All Universal Remote Controllers

The big screen remote controller was the first to give up the ghost, followed closely by that of the home theatre. Both are LG brands and are out of warranty. For six months after that, i had to leave the comfort of my couch to operate these appliances. It was not much fun. Eventually, i […]

Set Up Your Own Home Theater

In this era of digital video and music downloads, most are restricted to consuming these forms of entertainment by being glued to their mobile devices. Not very convenient, at least for me. The LG brand of electronics is quite popular in Nigeria and its home theater receiver does a good job in playing back these […]

GoTV – Putting The Cart Before The Horse?

By now, many would have heard about GoTV, the latest cable TV company in Nigeria and yet another subsidiary of Multichoice, the parent company of DSTV. Multichoice is a South African company with a near monopoly of the Cable TV industry on the African continent. It has almost 5 million subscribers across the continent with […]

What You Need to Know About SOPA

The Internet is in an uproar over the Stop Online Piracy Act. The battles lines are drawn. Big Media (the record labels, movie studios and TV networks) support the bill while Big Tech (search engines, open source platforms, social networks) oppose it. The bill, introduced to Congress by Representative Lamar Smith, is ostensibly supposed to […]

Help Desk [Joke]

Just a nice little story to remember and think of when you think that your computer hates you! This is a story from the Word Perfect Helpline which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department. Needless to say the HelpDesk employee was fired; however, he is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for […]

iPad App Review – Zinio

A new month comes with excitement and, usually, with a lot of expectations. Expectations of a better tomorrow, a tonic that keeps most of us going. A new month also brings with it a flood of new magazine subscriptions, something i passionately look forward to. Thanks to the iPad Zinio app, i get all my […]

Miska Muska Mickeyyyy Mouse !!!

It has become something of a routine and it was that time of the month again this morning. “Wale, the DSTv subscription would be due tomorrow …” I kept quiet. “Daddy, mama said  …” “I have heard !”cutting off my 5 year old son “Okay, so how much are you contributing this time”, addressing my […]