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  • Remix OS on Chromebook Jan 24 2016
    It seems like everyone has been talking about Remix OS lately. If you aren’t up to date, Remix OS is another implementation of the Android x86 poject. The goal of the project is to get Android running on desktops. In the video above, I took a brief look at the state of Remix OS. The tl;dr is that it’s well designed and offers a nice stylish edge over the normal stock Android UI.

  • Run Linux on Android Jan 21 2016
    One of the coolest things that you could possibly do with your Android device is to run Linux on it (A full desktop operating system, in the palm of your hand). If you are asking yourself what Linux is exactly, this might help give you a quick explanation. So what advantages would you get out of running Linux on your Android device? Well, besides doing things like running a Minecraft server and building your own cloud, you have a full suite of applications and….

  • Install Kodi on Chromebook Jan 13 2016

    Kodi (formely Xbmc) has become a popular in-home media platform. Luckily, getting it on your Chromebook is not much of a challenge. However, you will need to make sure that you have Linux installed on your Chromebook first. Here’s a short video on how to install Kodi on Chromebook.

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  • How to build a Supercomputer Jan 13 2016
    So you want to build a supercomputer? Well, if you checked out my video on quantum computing you’ll know that scientist are working to make computers stronger and faster than ever. Unfortunately, building a quantum computer is not something you can do at home, unless your home is a laboratory of course. All hope isn’t lost though, you can still go on to build your very own supercomputer. To do this, we will be making a Linux cluster.

  • Lock Computer from Android Dec 31 2015
    Consider this, you are sitting across the room chilling on your couch and you’re starting to fall asleep. Here’s the problem, your couch feels so good and you don’t want to get up to lock your computer, but you need to because you have nosy roommates. So wouldn’t it be great if you could remotely lock it from your phone? Okay, so even if this situation is completely unbelievable, this is still something cool to try and do.

  • Cast Android Screen to PC Dec 18 2015
    Have you ever had a moment where you wish that you could view a picture/video or even a game on a display larger than your phone? Maybe you haven’t, but it’s still something really cool to try it. This tutorial will take you through the basics on how to casts Android screen to PC. Before we begin, I do want to mention that those of you who are using one of the latest Samsung phones already have this feature built in.

  • Fallout 4 Tweaks Dec 17 2015
    Fallout 4 has been one of my favorite games of the year, but it isn’t perfect. Everyone is aware how…lacking… Bethesda can be with their games. However, thanks to the modding community, many of the issues that you might encounter in Fallout 4 can be fixed. One of the biggest complaints about Fallout 4 has been the FPS lock and not supporting 21:9 widescreen monitors. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can dig through the game’s ini file and adjust the values accordingly, but the easier solution would be to download the Fallout 4 Configuration tool which allows to you use a simple GUI that will make Fallout 4 tweaks.

  • Connect Android to Ethernet Dec 17 2015
    Do you want to get the fastest speed available on your Android device? Sure, LTE is fast and all but you’re hit with really small data caps. WiFi doesn’t impose the same limitations, but the speed is never consistent. So why not just connect Android to Ethernet? Luckily, Android Marshmallow comes to the rescue. Android Marshmallow introduces new drivers that allow you to connect your Android device directly to an Ethernet cable without needing root!

  • Stream Steam Games Chromebook Oct 27 2015
    Hopefully it is clear by now that Chromebooks are not meant for gaming of any type. However, that hasn’t stopped many of you from accomplishing things like playing CS:GO on your Chromebook or PS2 Games. However, games like CS:GO and TF2 will work on almost any piece of hardware, but something like Fallout 4 won’t. If you’re still determined to game from your Chromebook, you can do so via streaming. In fact, you can use Steam’s built in streaming functionality to “Stream Steam Games Chromebook” straight from your gaming rig.

  • ios Emojis on Android Oct 26 2015
    Everyone loves those new iOS emojis. One annoying thing about dealing with emojis is that they look different on every platform. Android has the green blobs while ios has the yellow faces. In any case, getting the new ios 90 emojis on your Android device is not that difficult, provided that you have a rooted Android device. Keep in mind though, this will only allow you to receive and interpret ios emojis on your device (so no more boxes with X’s in them when you receive an emoji from your ios friend) but you will not be able to send the new emojis.

  • Super Smash Bros Meele on Android Oct 04 2015
    One of the best things about Android is that there are a lot of emulators for the platform. You can play games from the PS2, Nintendo DS, PSP, etc. No other mobile platform comes close to the same amount of emulation apps. With that said, one popular emulator that has been lurking around for quite some time is the Dolphin Emulator. It’s capable of emulating GameCube and Wii games. For this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at running Super Smash Bros Meele on your Android device.

  • Half Life 2 on Android Aug 29 2015
    Let’s talk about playing Half Life 2 on Android. If you are lucky enough to own an Nvidia Tegra device (such as the Shield) then you can completely ignore this tutorial because it doesn’t apply to you. Half Life 2 exists as an exclusive for Nvidia’s Shield device. Unfortunately, not everyone owns a device that is running the Tegra cpu. Luckily, using the app GlTools, you can emulate the Tegra graphics driver on your device.

  • League of Legends on Linux Aug 25 2015
    League players are everywhere. Sure, the majority of them are PC users, but there’s a growing population of Linux gamers out there who want in on the action. Thanks to the program Play On Linux, which makes use of Wine (a popular program that allows many Windows applications to run on Linux), anyone can play League on their alinux computer. I should also add that this procedure will also work on an x86 Chromebook with Crouton installed.

  • How to install Chrome OS on PC Aug 20 2015
    I recently came to the realization that Chrome OS is in some ways a perfect operating system. No, I swear I’m not taking any hallucinogens. Here is a scenario that really opened my mind. I have an aunt who uses a basic low spec PC running Windows XP. All she does is check her email and check Facebook once per day, and that’s it. Unfortunately, her PC barely meets the requirements to run Windows XP effectively and is constantly cluttered from maleware, Trojans, etc.

  • How to install Mac OS X Yosemite on any PC Aug 18 2015
    I will be the first to admit that I prefer Windows over Mac OS any day. Besides being a slight Microsoft fanboy, I do prefer Windows because it meets all of my software and gaming needs, but I digress. In any case, there are still some unfortunate situations when I need to have access to Mac OS. Luckily, I’ll show you an easy way on how to install Mac OS X Yosemite on any pc, regardless of the hardware that you currently have installed (even if it is an AMD CPU).