Monday, December 20, 2010

Project Summary - How to install an Internal Wireless Card

My project was on how to install an internal wireless card into a laptop.  I chose to do my project on this because I've had to replace them in the past before, and a lot of people just think its built right into the motherboard(some are though).  An internal wireless card is actually very easy to install by yourself.  People who follow this training module will be able to install the card, get the drivers and have it working with in 2 hours at most.  This module will also help less experienced people get to see what the internals of a laptop look like and semi-how it works.  The links to the files are stored on an external mirror(rapidshare) and are available at anytime(please notify me if they go down).  Any comments or suggestions from my followers would be appreciated.

Handout
PowerPoint Presentation 
Quiz with Answers 
Training Module 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Samsung Fascinate Open for Pre-Orders Early at Best Buy

Samsung Fascinate

Verizon is now stepping up to the plate with there new Samsung phone, the Fascinate. This major networked released phone is now insight with the top cellular providers.  Best Buy's just started taking in-store pre-orders for the Fascinate and according to a leaked document from Verizon itself, it looks like the phone will be released on September 9th.  Pre-order now, because nobody wants to have an EVO incident and not be able to get one for 2 months after its released.

Specs
  • 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor
  • 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display
  • Battery: Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery
  • Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • Android 2.1
  • 3G/4G hotspot
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 720p video recording
  • 3.5mm headset
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • compass
  • six-axis motion sensor

Sprint Epic 4G releases August 31st for $250

Samsung Epic 4G
CDMA users rejoice.  Your new Samsung smart phone is soon to be release.  The Samsung Epic 4G is to be released on August 31st for $250 after a $100 mail in rebate(or get it at Best Buy mobile and only pay the $250).  The phone is a close counter to its recently released cousin, the Samsung Captivate, but instead, this one comes equipped with 4G, and has a slide out keyboard, something that's getting harder to find these days. You can also reserve the phone starting August 13th at your local Sprint  store.  No word yet as to when Best Buy will be taking preorders.
Specs
  • 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor
  • 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display
  • Dimensions: 4.9 inches x 2.54 inches x 0.56 inches (124.8 mm x 64.6 mm x 14.2 mm) (LxWxT)
  • Weight: 5.46 ounces (155 grams)
  • Battery: Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery
  • Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • Android 2.1
  • 3G/4G hotspot
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto focus
  • LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • front-facing camera for video chat
  • Samsung's AllShare and Social Hub features
  • 3.5mm headset
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • compass
  • six-axis motion sensor
  • 16GB microSD card included with phone(nice touch)