Category: Hardware

Cruzer Dial USB Flash Drive 32GB Pack

I bought Cruzer Dial USB Flash Drive 32GB Pack at Costco last week. It is on reduced price. 32GB 2-pack. The USB Flash Drive has the following features: USB 2.0 2-Year limited warranty Password Protection and file privacy with included SanDisk SecureAccess Software The USB connector, which is black, is not metal, but plastic. When

Motorola NVG589 VDSL2 Gateway

ATT Internet users in Bay area use Motorola  ARRIS NVG589 Gateway. The device can also used for VOIP. My parents in law have this device since last month. The Admin interface is http://192.168.1.254 Access code is printed on the device label.   I found three guides online. Saved here for future referenc. Motorola NVG589 VDSL2

Got an LG Q6 from Fido Store

Last weekend, I went to the Fido store at the Brentwood town center. My old cellphone is Jianguo YQ601. I used almost two years. Now I feel the old one is too slow and its battery can only run 4 to 6 hours. Just one week before, I received the txt message from Fido. It

NES Classic Game Console

I saw the Nintendo announced that NES Classic Edition will return to stores on June 29. When it is first launched in November 2016, I think it is a good idea to have one. I can tell my kids, how I like the home game when I am at their age. It is sold out

Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th

There is a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable. Of course, I always download the firmware from the official

Upgrade D-Link DIR-880L Firmware

I have my D-Link DIR-880L router for almost one and half years. I flashed the firmware to use DD-WRT one. Later I flashed back to D-Link firmware. The latest version is 1.08 on D-Link Canadian website. I upgraded it long time ago. On the D-Link support forum, it shows an updated version of firmware is

New CPU model of Linode Fremont

Recently I placed an order of a new VPS at Linode. It has a new CPU type. Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz, 1 cores Another VPS I bought with Linode from July 2017, has Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz, 1 cores Let me check these difference between E5-2697 v4 and E5-2680

Add a hard disk to my NAS

When I travel to Shanghai, I ordered a Western Digital Purple Disk. 4TB SATA6Gb / s 64M Monitoring Hard Drive (WD40EJRX). I paid RMB705, including free shipping. Now the price is dropped to RMB659. The similar hard disk on newegg.ca is about CA$238. Open the box. It is a plastic container. Remove the plastic container,

Upgrade Kindle Touch firmware

Amazon has a new firmware for Kindle Paperwhite. Prepare firmware file So, I check the Amazon’s website and download the latest firmware file. The file name is update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.5.bin,216MB Then, connect the Kindle to my desktop with USB cable. Copy the bin file into the root folder of the Kindle. Eject the Kindle and unplug the