Digital Boffin
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USB Type-C adapters?
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One of my go-to brands for cables and adapters is Anker and they make a USB-C to HDMI adapter that has some really strong reviews: Anker Premium USB-C Hub with HDMI and Power Delivery It's best to ...

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Durable laptop and CLI-supported video chat for grandparents on Linux
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I think you are making this overly complex. I purchased a Kindle Fire for my 80 year old aunt and showed her how to use three apps on it. Netflix, Skype and email. The out of pocket cost was just ...

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Powered USB3 hub
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If a good USB Hub with more than 4 ports is what you are looking for then you should check out Anker USB Hubs like this one https://www.anker.com/products/A7513141 It's a 7 port Aluminum hub, USB 3....

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High Performance Wireless Access Point for Closed WiFi Network
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The "routers" that are available via the retail channel are not suitable for high demand type applications. Additionally, you said that you already had a "router" that acted as a DHCP server so there'...

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2D Barcode Scanner, with Bluetooth
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Having done many ERP integrations in warehouses and retail, there was pretty much one wireless barcode scanner that stood out and that was Symbol (now Zebra). They do make a Bluetooth scanner - ...

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Wireless Client Bridge and POE PSE in one brick
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Since you like Ubiquiti (I love 'em) why not use their "In Wall" WiFi Access Point? What I like about this solution is that it does exactly what you are looking to do all in one box: Wifi Access ...

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Are there RJ-45 sockets with either switch between Single/Dual socket mode, or with Single/Dual interchangable front facet?
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A device like this does not exist. The moment you split the pairs in rewiring the connections at both ends, it can no longer be considered CAT5/CAT5e/CAT6 installation because using the green and ...

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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter
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You're not going to find one. USB and PCIe are two very different technologies supported by the PCH (Platform Controller Hub) in the chipset of your PC/Server. The I/O portion of the PCH supplies ...

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Best SSD laptops for programming
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I am basing this on your statement: Primarily I am going to be using VS 2015 (Visual Studio) and later editions, so we can safely assume there is a lot of memory-hogging and processor-crunching....

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A cloud-based security/alarm/access control solution
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I've used Topaz (GE) for many years and was pretty strong. That brand has been acquired by Interlogix and they have since discontinued it for TruPortal. It meets all of your points with the ...

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E-book reader running only free/libre software
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You should get a Nook. There are several variances to the Nook e-reader - mainly it's between the Simple Touch, Simple Touch with GlowLight, and now GlowLight Plus. Basically it whether you want a ...

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PCI-e SATA III controller with 4 ports
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It's going to be very difficult to find a quad port SATA controller that does not have RAID capabilities built in so you might as well get it with RAID and just not turn on that feature. It is nice, ...

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Cheap and small server for home / small business installation
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If you are looking for the next 5 years of life, why not look at a (refurbished) Dell Small Form Factor PC? A core i3 or i5 (I recommend the latter) will be more than enough for 5+ years of use, plus ...

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Laptop that can drive an external 4k monitor
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I'll throw in a recommendation for the Dell XPS line of products. These are super elegant machines with great specs. I especially like the "Infinity Edge Display." As for your requirement of ...

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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC
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Personally, I would spend the time and do a proper CAT5e/6 installation; meaning running cable in/through the walls, terminating properly, hiding the network gear so it's out of sight. The benefit of ...

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SSD Failing what do i need to look for and what are my options?
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What you have there is called mSATA. These are available from every SSD manufacturer but I am very partial to both Samsung and Crucial as I have used many of their products in the past without issue. ...

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Adapter to connect Intel Compute Stick to Mac to see the output
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I am assuming that you want to connect the Intel Compute Stick to something that you can view the output of the device, correct? First off, you cannot connect it into the HDMI port of your MacBook ...

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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV
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There are a couple of things you could do.... Option 1: VGA to HDMI Adapter The cheapest one I found with relatively good ratings was (at the time of this post) $17 available on Amazon. VGA being ...

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Hard drive docking station recommendation for old hard drives
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If it's just for just for reading some hard drives as you stated in your requirements, a simple universal USB to SATA adapter is more than enough. These have both IDE and SATA interfaces as well as ...

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SSD upgrade of HP ProBook 4530s
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Go with the Samsung EVO 850 or the Crucial MX300 275GB. I have used them in everything from Dell Latitudes, HP Desktops (I forget the model) to MacBook Pros and even my own personal iMac. Personally,...

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HBA with flash backed cache and FreeBSD driver? ( for use with FreeNAS)
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I personally like the LSI (now Avago) brand of products. They are actually an OEM for IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, and (when they made Xserve) Apple. There's a really good HCL (Hardware Compatibility ...

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need compatible motherboard
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That's a tall order for a CPU from 2011. The Supermicro Motherboard MBD-C7Q67-O looks like it should fit the bill, however. The only caveat is the front USB 3.0 headers (I took it as "you would like ...

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Need a new laptop that meets the following requirements
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The key word here is "Programming." This can have a range of expectation from writing code that gets executed on another server (like a web app) to data modelling, to app development that needs ...

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What's a good replacement for a D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter?
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I have a preference for Synology. Based on the D-Link specs you provided, either the "J Series" or the "Value Series" would be a good match. Take a look at the Synology site for more details Pretty ...

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Wireless Microphone with USB Receiver that works with Macs
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I just check on Amazon for the ULM100USB. and in the Q&A someone from Behringer said that it works on Macs. Have you contacted their customer service department? Recommendation: Given that ...

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(Low End) Soundbar for PC Monitor
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If found this soundbar on Amazon - The 5ive® Bluetooth Soundbar It's only 38cm, it has all USB, 3.5mm audio jack and bluetooth. It has it's own power supply and is priced around $40 USD or $35 € I ...

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Reverse KVM Switch
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The market for this type of product is shrinking quite rapidly; the culprit being "the cloud" and virtualization. Data centers are a thing of the past for small and mid-sized businesses so the need ...

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Lenovo 500s (8GB) vs Lenovo 510s(16GB)
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I would get the 510s. You can easily upgrade the SSD when you are ready, but for 10% more you not only get twice the memory but its DDR4 versus DDR3.

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Network controlled HDMI switch
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There is one company that I have seen that makes a pretty good product for this - Gefen's EXT-HD-MVSL-441. They have a multi-view switcher that takes 4 HDMI inputs and scales them, sizes them and ...

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Small and inexpensive drive?
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Have you tried eBay? I bought a 2GB SSD for about $7 so I could build a pfSense router. It was perfect for what I needed. I also bought a 60GB HP SSD for $15. There are plenty of drives (even new ...

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