Category: Hardware

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

Xiaomi Mijia Bluetooth Temperature Humidity Sensor

I bought a Xiaomi Mijia Bluetooth Temperature Humidity Sensor at Tmall.com. The price is RMB 67.90, converting to CAD$13.56. No tax added. It has a LCD screen. Powered by one AAA battery. Let’s look at the specification. Product model: LYWSDCGQ/01ZM CMIIT ID: 2017DP4004 The product body weight: 36 g The base weight: 7 g The screen

Replace OBi110 by OBi200

I have a OBi 110 for many years. I used it for my Google Voice and another SIP provider. But last year, the OBi is not working with Google Voice anymore. Even I flashed the firmware. It extended the life a few months. I have a brand new OBi200. I bought it in June 2017.

Toner Replacement for Samsung ML-1915

I have a laser printer, Samsung ML-1915. I got it about six years ago. Early January, my daughter found the prints are not clear. I checked it and found the toner is almost gone. I need to buy new toners. First I did the search on the Internet. Checked the Staples and other stores online,