Wal-Mart's Electronics Department: A Customer Service Review in Lynchburg, VA

Wal-Mart's Electronics Department: A Customer Service Review in Lynchburg, VA

Walmart has excellent prices on many items in their electronics department. Usually, I don't have any problems with their customer service in that department since...
Walmart has excellent prices on many items in their electronics department. Usually, I don't have any problems with their customer service in that department since I usually already know what I want. But since I don't live very close to Walmart (we have a few in the area), I'll often call one of them first to see if they have in stock what I want. But if you don't already know what you want or have to ask a question, it can be a rather bad experience.Since I have dialup internet at home, I had to buy an Ethernet cable...
How to Keep Home Electronics Dust Free

How to Keep Home Electronics Dust Free

Dusting is probably my least favorite chore. Some days, when I look around the house, it seems I'm drowning in a sea of stubborn dust,...
Dusting is probably my least favorite chore. Some days, when I look around the house, it seems I'm drowning in a sea of stubborn dust, particularly when it comes to keeping home electronics clean. All of the screens, little black boxes, modems and keyboards that fill my home are magnets for dust. So for my own sanity and the longevity of our electronics, I've decided to battle the home electronics dust war with an arsenal of tips and tricks. Why Dust? Computers, televisions, monitors, keyboards, printers, and fax machines all collect dust and dirt. Because TV and PC screens are...
Make Money Selling Broken Electronics on E-Bay

Make Money Selling Broken Electronics on E-Bay

Do you have an iPod that has stopped working lying around? Or maybe an old video camera that sort of works but needs to be...
Do you have an iPod that has stopped working lying around? Or maybe an old video camera that sort of works but needs to be fixed. Possibly you have a DVD player that no longer works sitting in a closet somewhere. Well, don't throw this stuff out with the garbage because you can actually sell them for fairly good money on e-Bay.I was amazed too when I saw all the broken electronics being sold on e-Bay. We had an iPod that stopped working and were about to throw it away when, just for fun, we decided to look and see...

How to Clean Electronics so They Won't Fizzle Out

Do your electronics get clogged with dust and dirt? Of course they do. Anything that sits in our homes collects dust and dirt. When these...
Do your electronics get clogged with dust and dirt? Of course they do. Anything that sits in our homes collects dust and dirt. When these delicate electronics get very dirty over time, their efficiency and effectiveness is going to be affected. Well, do you know how to clean them? Here are some tips to clean the technology that is in your home.First and foremost, never, ever spray any cleaning agents directly on your electrical equipment! Always spray on a cleaning cloth and then wipe the item. Many electronics have ventilation holes and other entry points. If the spray happens to...
How to Recycle Your Old Electronics

How to Recycle Your Old Electronics

Many of us have old cell phones, calculators, DVD players, or other small electronics that we are no longer using. In general, electronics should not...
Many of us have old cell phones, calculators, DVD players, or other small electronics that we are no longer using. In general, electronics should not be put in your curbside trash bins, or in the local landfills due to the fact that many of the components are not biodegradable. However, there are several ways you can recycle old electronics, possibly allowing others to find a good use for them, and saving our landfills at the same time.First, gather your old electronics together, in order to assess what types you own, as well as working condition. You may want to make...
Where to Recycle Electronics in San Diego

Where to Recycle Electronics in San Diego

Home electronics, if thrown away in your regular trash bin, pose a threat to the environment due to the chemicals they contain. Luckily, there are...
Home electronics, if thrown away in your regular trash bin, pose a threat to the environment due to the chemicals they contain. Luckily, there are organizations in San Diego willing to accept these items and then dispose of them or find a way to reuse them. You do not receive a CRV payment, like when you recycle cans or bottles, but there is either little or no fee to you for recycling electronics at the following locations.Miramar Recycling CenterThe Miramar Recycling Center takes televisions, computer monitors computer CPUs at no charge to you. The center also accepts small household electronics...
Consumer Electronics Show's (CES) Gaming Tech Highlights

Consumer Electronics Show's (CES) Gaming Tech Highlights

Get Your Game On!Looking for new ways to interact with your games? The Novint Falcon might just prove to be a rare bird in this...
Get Your Game On!Looking for new ways to interact with your games? The Novint Falcon might just prove to be a rare bird in this year's plethora of gaming peripherals. A hit in this year's CES, the Novint Falcon allows you to interact with games in a whole new way, leveraging on a Quick Disconnect handle that exerts 2lbs of force as the controller moves in all directions, including up, down, forward and backward, for that three-dimensional feedback. With the ability to make virtual game dynamics like the pressure of throwing a ball or the weight of swinging a golf...
A Crash Course in Electronics: Basic Electrical Theory

A Crash Course in Electronics: Basic Electrical Theory

Voltage, current, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors - Oh my! This article will examine each basic circuit element from a conceptual standpoint only. Except where...
Voltage, current, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors - Oh my! This article will examine each basic circuit element from a conceptual standpoint only. Except where absolutely necessary, all math has been omitted so we can concentrate on understanding why these elements behave as they do. Once you understand that, the math will come much easier. Throughout all your study of electronics, think of electricity as though it were water flowing through a hose. It's surprising how far this analogy will get you in electronics. Voltage would be represented by the water's pressure, and Current by the actual amount of water...
Saving Money on Electronics Costs More Than You Think

Saving Money on Electronics Costs More Than You Think

Compact discs were introduced in 1983. However, until 1990, or so, cassette tapes dominated the music market. Department as well as music stores had wall-to-wall...
Compact discs were introduced in 1983. However, until 1990, or so, cassette tapes dominated the music market. Department as well as music stores had wall-to-wall cassette tapes, but little in the way of compact discs. Most of us missed out on compact discs in 1983 because they weren't readily available in department stores. There was no Internet back then, so, we depended on department stores to bring us the latest and greatest that technology had to offer. The department stores let us down, however. Most of them offered few, if any examples of the new compact disc technology for sale....