How to Run Google's Chrome OS from a USB Drive To make a Chromebook of your own is fairly easy and involves just a few simple steps. 1. Download Google’s latest Chrome OS Vanilla build for USB HERE . 2. Use Winrar or 7zip to extract the ‘tar.gz’ file into ‘.tar’, then extract again to view the folder with the Chrome OS image (.IMG) file. 3. Download Image Writer 0.2 HERE . 4. Insert USB stick. 5. Open Image Writer and select the extracted Chrome OS .IMG file. Also make sure the selected “Device” is the one for your USB stick (should be automatic). 6. Select “Write.” 7. Restart the computer and change initial boot drive to USB so that it boots in USB mode. 8. Finally, log in to Chromium OS with your gMail username and password or “facepunch” for both if you don’t have one. I recommend setting up a gMail account if you don’t have one already so that you can maintain and save your settings, documents, etc..
Google News Badges : "Google News added a feature that could encourage users to read more: collectible badges. 'The U.S. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics. The more articles you read on Google News, the more your badges level up: you can reach Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and finally Ultimate. Keep your badges to yourself, or show them off to your friends,' informs Google . Google created more than 500 badges , so it's very likely that you'll collect at least one of them if you visit Google News frequently. Badges reward people that constantly read articles on a certain topic, so you're more likely to receive a badge if you read 3-4 articles a day about Google than if you read 10 articles about Google every 3-4 days. While this feature could encourage users to visit Google News more often, the main purpose is to find people that know a lot of things about certain topics. 'Your badges are priv
Installing new Android Market 3.0.26 on Archos Gen8 devices : " Google has recently announced a major 3.0 update for their Android Market. This new version gives you new ways to find great applications and games , purchase books and rent movies . This update will require Android 2.2 devices and will be deployed in the coming weeks. No need to wait with Arctablet, we are offering the 2 ways to install the Market: - you can download Android Market 3.0.26 APK and install it yourself. - or follow the installation procedure using ArcTools (prefered method) Installation procedure using ArcTools This part goes thru the procedure to install latest Android Market 3.0.26 on Archos Generation 8 devices. Please note that this is valid only on Archos Gen8 devices (Archos 28, Archos 32, Archos 43, Archos 70 and Archos 101 Internet Tablet). It has been tested on stock devices and does not require a specific firmware or root access to your tablet. Installing the Market using this met
Wireless Network Watcher, Find Out Who Is Connected To Your Wi-Fi Network : " Wireless network connections have become popular in past years, thanks to an increasing number of devices that utilize wireless connections. But there is a problem associated with it, or more precisely with the securing of wireless routers and devices to block unauthorized access: The device needs to use proper encryption to block third parties from accessing it. Many users do not know the differences between WEP or WPA encryption, or which of the encryption schemes they should select for best security. That could leave their wireless routers open for unauthorized access, especially if no encryption or weak encryption is configured. The best option here is to use the strongest encryption possible. That however may not be always possible, if devices that need to connect to the wi-fi router do not support that. Wireless Network Watcher is a free software program that scans a wireless network for connected
Edge HD2 Mini PC is an HTPC that hides behind your TV : " When it comes to home theater PCs , size matters -- and it doesn't get too much smaller than Sapphire's original Edge HD mini PC, pictured above. In fact, Sapphire saw no reason to fiddle with the Edge's diminutive form factor when designing the HD2, and instead poured itself into improving the HTPC's specs. Not only is the updated mini-rig small enough to mount behind your HDTV, but it also packs a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Atom , 2GB RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. All this (and 1080p VGA / HDMI out, of course) at 30W, '20 times less power than a typical desktop PC,' according to Sapphire. No word on price (or pics, for that matter), but feel free to jump past the break for an official press release with full specifications. Continue reading Edge HD2 Mini PC is an HTPC that hides behind your TV Edge HD2 Mini PC is an HTPC that hides behind your TV originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 30 Jun 2011