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Oct 21 2011

Blog - Win a Fractal Design Core 3000 by Showing Off Your Case in Need

Core 3000

CONTEST HAS ENDED! STAY TUNED!

As you all have noticed, we've been making a much more concerted effort to give some attention and focus to chassis for use in your home theater. But as we've learned in the past, the home theater is often one of the more neglected locations for financial investment. So Missing Remote is teaming up with our friends at Fractal Design (check out their Facebook page) to try to help you out, and are giving away a Core 3000 chassis!

We want to make sure whoever wins this chassis really needs it, so to enter is simple--reply to this thread and attach a picture of your case. We'll filter down to what we feel are the top 10 cases most in need of an upgrade, and then let the community decide the winner!


You have 30 days to enter, with the only restriction being that you must include a card or sign with your Missing Remote user name in the picture.

 

RULES/TERMS

Entries will be accepted from 12:00AM PDT on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 through 11:59PM PDT on Monday, October 31, 2011 . Top 10 will be voted by November 5th, and subsequent poll will be submitted for public voting (1 vote per user) for time of 2 weeks.

Aug 25 2017

Blog - Why Blu-ray is Still the Reigning King

The DVD was unleashed on the Japanese public all the way back in 1996 and the Blu-ray format has been around for 11 years already, meaning we were absolutely due for another shakeup. That transition began with the introduction of the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Blu-ray format and the first movie releases in early 2016. A year and a half later, we have a couple hundred UHD releases on disc, streaming content from the likes of Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and Vudu, plus straight to your DVR from several cable and satellite providers, among other sources. Discounting the fact that many early UHD releases were simply upscaled versions of existing films, to the untrained eye, it would appear that the revolution was well on its way. However, the truth is far more complex because UHD still has a long way to go before it becomes as ubiquitous as the Blu-ray format it is trying to supplant.  Lest you be led astray...

Jun 29 2017

Blog - Moving to America kit list

This is my kit list for our coming move.

Jun 21 2017

Blog - Will VR and AR Kill the TV As We Know It?

There is one thing that's constant in the world of technology: evolution. One discovery leads to another, one innovation inspires more, and technologies that were innovative just a few years ago can quickly become obsolete. At one point in time, television was a technology for the future. It has come a long way from the cathode ray tubes of the past - over time, it has become colored, then slim, then flat, then high-definition. But did it reach the point where it can't evolve further? Some think it has - and that virtual and augmented reality will be the technology to replace it.

Innovations like 4K screens and smart TV's have failed to captivate the attention of the public for long. After all, people spend less time watching TV than before, focusing far more of their attention on their "personal screens". Even though smart TVs have adopted some of the traits of a smartphone, like browsing the web and running online casino games, they were at a point halfway between computers and smartphones, with none of the most attractive traits of either one of them. After all, playing Wild Jack games is still far more convenient on a smartphone than on a big-screen TV. Besides, playing at the Wild Jack is a personal experience that's best enjoyed in private, not on the TV in the middle of the living room - and certainly not while the family is fighting for the remote. And constantly pushing the screen resolution upward is also not a reason enough to keep the TV exciting for the masses.

May 26 2017

Blog - 8 Tech Gadgets to Help Manage Your Business

8 Tech Gadgets to Help Manage Your Business

Every business owner knows that time is money. Entrepreneurs are great at finding those little things throughout their day that can save time and boost productivity. With the rise of technology, this is increasingly easier – gadgets have come to solve business challenges and help entrepreneurs focus on the things that matter the most.

If you’d like to boost your business’ productivity and cost-effectiveness, consider adding these 8 tech gadgets to your shopping list. These will help manage your business better and give you time to relax and enjoy the ride!

Mar 01 2017

Blog - How has technology improved health

How has technology improved health?

The medical industry has been greatly improved by technological developments and every day it seems as though there are more gadgets being designed to help out those in need. Technology helps us keep an eye on our own health and is improving the way we diagnose and treat all manner of health problems.

Feb 22 2017

Blog - An Informative Guide to the PicMicro Comparator

An Informative Guide to the PicMicro® Comparator

One company worthy of the word ‘innovative’ is Microchip, as they deliver ground-breaking products that can make technology faster, compact, dependable and easy-to-use. One of their most revolutionary products in recent years is the PicMicro® microcontroller, because the flash-based technology can be incorporated into a variety of everyday technology items used within the home or automotive, industrial and healthcare industries.

Feb 13 2017

Blog - How to Identify and Resolve Hard Drive Failures

How to Identify and Resolve Hard Drive Failures

A computer’s hard drive houses the system’s data, so it is the place where all your documents, photographs, videos and audio files will live. Unfortunately, when a hard drive problem strikes, professional help can often be the safest bet for the retrieval of the data.

We are therefore looking at the three most common hard drive issues and outcomes many people experience every day.

Dec 14 2016

Blog - The Best Degree Programs for E-Commerce Store Owners

The Best Degree Programs for E-Commerce Store Owners

Today, owning an e-commerce store can be a very lucrative business idea with much potential for growth and success. E-commerce is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people embrace the convenience and ease of shopping online for a huge assortment of different products and services. However, thanks to big e-commerce companies such as Amazon and eBay, starting and running a successful, profitable online store often takes a lot of hard work in order to beat the competition. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for e-commerce store owners to return to college in their plight to improve their own skills and knowledge, eventually improving their company. We’ve put together some of the best degree programs for e-commerce store owners.

Dec 07 2016

Blog - Myths about HTPCs, or why they are worth the investment

Myths about HTPCs, or why they are worth the investment

To buy a home theater PC is definitely a big decision, probably as big as the question every person who dreams of having this wonder of technology at home asks – why do I need it? Interestingly, price is not always the matter – after all, there is an opportunity to build an HTPC for less than $500, which makes it absolutely affordable. For many people it is much more important to find out whether HTPCs are indeed as worthy of investment as they seem to be. However, this question is not as rhetorical as it sounds. To answer it, one just needs to ask – why not to have an HTPC, actually? 

Nov 22 2016

Blog - The Best Laptops for Masters Students

The Best Laptops for Masters Students

When you’re working toward a master's degree, you need a computer that will put in as much work as you do. Countless advanced degree students have attempted to complete their research papers and dissertations on old computers that could not keep up with their vigorous workloads, crashing, quitting or destroying valuable data at the most inconvenient of times. If you have a masters in business administration online degree that you are working on, and you know that you need a laptop that is fast, advanced and backed by a comprehensive warranty, check out these options. The best laptops for master’s students are affordable, powerful and designed to help students complete their studies better than most other computers.

HP EliteBook Folio G1

Online MBA degree students have a friend in the HP EliteBook Folio G1 model laptop. Featuring a battery designed for extended, continuous use, you can take this laptop with you while you run errands, make entries, check your email and update your class schedule without needing to stop and charge it very often. The HP EliteBook Folio G1 is another laptop that has a sleek, thin design that makes it possible to store it in the unlikeliest of places. There’s a ton of USB ports so that you can attach all of your accessories at once, and your laptop will still run strong.

Nov 03 2016

Blog - How to Boost Your Online Store’s Credibility and Gain More Customers

How to Boost Your Online Store’s Credibility and Gain More Customers

Every online store’s main goal is to sell more products. The best way you can achieve that goal is by building a strong, avid group of customers that appreciates the products available in your catalogue. Before you can start attracting the right kind of traffic and begin turning them into customers, however, there are a few things you need to prepare first.

Credibility is a crucial thing for an online store. Unless customers can trust you, there is no way you can make as many sales as you want. These three key elements will help you boost your online store’s credibility right away.

A Secured Site

Do you know why certificate authorities like Verisign charge so much for an SSL certificate? What makes those SSL certificates so much more expensive than the standard ones from web hosting companies? The answer is credibility.

When a customer sees a green padlock icon next to the address bar, they will quickly notice that your site is properly secured. When that padlock icon is clicked, then can find out more about your business, the person in charge and the certificate authority that issued the SSL certificate.

You don’t have to spend thousands to get a certificate from Verisign, but a properly-implemented SSL security is a must. It is the first step towards ensuring the safety of your customers’ personal information, which will make them feel more confident about making purchases on your online store.

Oct 25 2016

Blog - How Can Getting A Bonus Increase Your Odds Of Winning?

How Can Getting A Bonus Increase Your Odds Of Winning?


A number of big name online casinos will offer a number of bonuses and promotions. First of all they can attract new customers by offering these kinds of deals, they also offer them to long term members as a reward for their loyalty. Using bonuses on an online casino is essentially like using free money, which means you can increase your odds of winning. If you’re a member of an online casino, then make sure you keep a look out for any bonuses or promotions that come your way as you can use them to your advantage.

Bonuses

Different online casinos offer different kinds of bonuses so it is always worth shopping around to find the best casino bonuses for you. The bonuses to keep an eye out for are the ones that offer a low wagering requirement that you can also cash out, these are the ones to take full advantage of. Using bonuses to play your favourite game means you can play for longer which in the long run will increase your chances of winning a tasty jackpot.

Loyalty

In many cases you won’t find yourself receiving jackpots very often unless you’re a long-term member of an online casino. This is why it can be a good idea to remain a member of a site, even if you don’t intend to play there anymore. Somewhere down the line you may get emailed an offer to reward your loyalty to the site. Furthermore, the site may even notice your inactivity and offer you a bonus to entice you to play again. Some sites will even offer cash back for all losing wagers, which is well worth looking out for and taking advantage of.

Choice Of Games

Oct 20 2016

Blog - The Top Degrees to Consider Studying Online

The Top Degrees to Consider Studying Online

Online education has come a long way over the last few years, and more students are now opting to enroll in online degree programs than ever before. After all, if you can attend some of the best universities around the country from remote, without having to relocate, why wouldn’t you? But which degrees are the best ones to consider when you’re opting to study online? Keep reading for a short list to get started.

Psychology and Counseling Degrees

Degrees in psychology, with a concentration in counseling, are hugely popular today because they give you the expertise necessary to help a variety of people. Whether you wish to help children who are going through tough times or couples who are having relationship problems, or you want to become an addiction counselor so you can help people overcome their addictions and lead sober lives, there are a variety of paths that you can choose from.

Business Degrees

There are a variety of business degrees that you can easily pursue via the world of online education. If you are an undergraduate, you can get your bachelor’s degree in business administration, management and marketing, entrepreneurship, and accounting, as a few examples. And if you are a graduate student hoping to advance your skills and your career, you can even find online MBA programs that will teach you even more of the skills necessary to work successfully in the corporate world or run your own company.

Oct 14 2016

Blog - The Best Apps That Will Help You Blog Like a Pro

The Best Apps That Will Help You Blog Like a Pro

Whether you want to publish game reviews like the ones we post here on Mobile & Apps, or you want to share your expertise on travelling and other subjects, blogging is still one of the best ways to do it. Social media and video sharing are great, but a good website with a Blog section will always be the anchor of your online presence.

Blogging doesn’t have to be difficult at all. In fact, you can blog like a pro with these apps installed on your mobile devices.

Save Post Ideas with Evernote

One of the biggest challenges you will – or perhaps already – face as a blogger is finding time to sit down and write. We face the same challenge all the time! Even worse, you may have an awesome idea for a post but forget about it by the time you find the time open your laptop and start writing.

Evernote is a great solution to get around that. Available for both Android and iOS, you can use Evernote to write down pointers and ideas quickly. You can also save URLs, photos and other details about the blog post idea you have.

Later, from the Evernote app on your laptop, you can recall those ideas and start writing immediately. Have catchy phrases or cool lines crossing your mind at odd moments? Store them in Evernote and retrieve them the same way later.

Edit Photos with Snapseed

A long article is never complete without great photos to go along with it. No matter how informational your article is, you still need to add pictures and visual elements to make it more interesting to read. You can snap photos using your smartphone and use them in your blog post. You can also capture screenshots to go along with your review.

Oct 13 2016

Blog - A Look at How Smart Technology Brings the Future to Our Homes

A Look at How Smart Technology Brings the Future to Our Homes

Many people can still remember the early days of computer technology when everything we have been doing was the stuff sci fi flicks were made of ‘back in the day.’ However, it goes beyond saying what would have been the reaction if someone would have told them that there are cars without drivers on the roads, showers that can adjust the temperature based on who’s in the tub and windows that shut by themselves when it’s raining or suddenly cold outside. This the future and it’s here today.

You Can Thank an Engineer

If you are wondering who to thank, it would most likely be those engineers who gave tirelessly of their time and effort developing new technology geared at making life easier for us in the 21st Century. Are you looking for a career in engineering to further smart technology and its impact on our lives? If so, you can study engineering online while forging ahead to make life easier and in many ways much more secure. Here are some of those technologies that have become such a vital part of our homes.

Various Approaches to Climate Control

As mentioned above, smart controls can actually take all the worry about how hot or cold your home is or when your furniture or hard wood floors don’t get damaged from rain coming in the windows. An online master of engineering could not only put you in the top earning bracket of the field but could also place you smack dab in the middle of a history-making moment where technology keeps us comfortable through weather extremes with no human intervention necessary. You set the controls initially how you want the climate in your home to remain, and smart technology does the rest.

Sep 12 2016

Blog - Challenge Yourself To These Top New Fun Games

Challenge Yourself To These Top New Fun Games

You can now play on so many platforms from on the go on mobile to staying in on a console. in general terms, mobile gaming has accelerator at a much faster rate than many other platforms. If you had told anyone in 2005, that you could play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on a telephone with the same graphics it had on a PS2, you probably would have been considered mad. Now there are games that look and player better on multiple platforms. As there are so many great games out there on so many different platforms we have chosen just a few of the best ones.

Casino Periodic Game

Sep 10 2016

Blog - Site maintenance

You may have noticed the site going up and down a lot today. We were doing some maintenance to update core software and get the site setup with an certificate.

Please drop me a line if you notice any issues.

Thanks

Sep 05 2016

Blog - The Business Facilities that Set you Apart from the Competition

The Business Facilities that Set you Apart from the Competition

Getting a leg up on competition can be a tricky thing to tackle. The best way is to covertly place a stink bomb in their office so they lose a day standing around outside their office, waiting for it to clear. One: it might be hard to acquire a stink bomb and two: that’s really mean, so the best way to make your company stand out from the crowd is to update your facilities to the highest standard. This may sometime be costly, but if you’re better equipped, then the money will roll in.

SAP

You may have heard of SAP before, but have no idea what it actually is … I don’t think you’re alone. SAP is a company that, when translated into English means Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing, which I admit, doesn’t sound particularly fun, however seeing as SAP is a very large and important company, they must be doing something right. SAP can help you revolutionise your business, however there are other companies, like www.weaveability.com, that make software that runs on SAP to help your specific business. For instance the above company specialise in ecommerce businesses. Once you get your head around SAP (or let the IT guy do it), your business will flourish.

Cloud Software

Jun 05 2016

Blog - Will you buy another AnyDVD HD license?

It was a sad day when Slysoft went away, but soon there was hope in the form of RedFox. Based on the same code, run by the same developers, it seemed too good to be true. And it sort of is because as it turns out RedFox is cutting out existing license holders. Now, I do see their point - they need money to keep the lights on, and any licenses were with Slysoft and not them. While lifetime license holders got great value for the money from Slysoft, I'm not sure that it's worth the risk this time around, and RedFox is being a bit underhanded about it.

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