Minolta 50mm f1.7 Lens

I have been looking to get my hands on a 50mm prime for my A300 for some time now. I wanted to buy a brand new one that Sony has on their web site. Unfortunately it is completely beyond my budget. On top of that, my standard kit 18-70 lens started acting up. The focus ring was getting stuck halfway in...
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Games Service Centres Play

A few days ago, my one and a half year old Acer laptop developed a display problem (I think). The system would boot to a display littered with small lines and then freeze. I have a Acer 4520 service guide that is supposed to be standard issue to the Acer service centers. This guide didn’t help...
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Using your LCD/Plasma TV with your Linux Box

It can be a little frustrating using the built in tool in Linux Mint/Ubuntu to try and connect to and use the display of your your LCD/Plasma TV. This is a step-by-step guide to using the Nvidia Settings Manager to use your LCD/Plasma with Linux Mint/Ubuntu. Having tried all the interfaces available...
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Jump Starting your Kjam from Zero Charge

If you allow the battery of your Kjam to drop below 2 to 5%, there is a good chance that your device will refuse to start up. In this case, you will not be able to charge the battery back up again even if you use the USB cable or the supplied charger. Actually using the supplied charger has given people...
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New MacBooks are Here

I am no Apple fan. I feel that in terms of computing, Apple occupies a niche that I don’t really want to be a part of (I prefer the Linux niche). But, of course I am interested in all that Apple does from time to time. Be it the iPhone, the iPods or the brand, spanking new MacBooks. I have always...
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First Android Phone Released

After a lot of waiting and wanting, the first Android based mobile device has been released. Introducing the T-Mobile G1. What do you think the G stands for (Google 1 maybe?). For starters, I like the phone and how it looks. I am however, more tolerant of bulky phones than most I think (considering...
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Review: LG Plasma TV [42PG61]

I have just bought my first Plasma TV. A 42 inch LG set. Earlier I had a 21 inch Sansui CRT. So a big leap for me both in terms of tecnology and screen size. I am, so for, extremely happy with the purchase. In India this Plasma cost me Rs. 60000, thats about USD 1350. I got a better deal beacuse of the...
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Review: Acer Aspire 4520

A few months ago, I was in the market for a laptop that I could use for the usual home stuff and also play some of the older games like Quake 3, Half LIfe 2, FarCry etc. I wasn’t looking to spend too much on this laptop and so I went to the local Acer Mall. These guys had a good selection of Acer...
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My Kjam VS iPhone 3G

Before I get down to the comparison of between my one and a half year old imate K-JAM and the shiny new iPhone 3G, I really have to say some thing about the literally blind fan following that the iPhone has been able to develop, and this is not India specific. Not having had first hand usage experience...
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How I use my Mobile

Well… technically it’s not a mobile. It’s a PDA. Here it is below. I have had the KJam for about a year now. What you see in the photograph is the KJam with a music dock / handsfree docking station from Mobile Brando. I use my KJam for a lot of things. A mobile phone: The sound quality...
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