Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 30, 2013

that can be used to replace the standard Windows volume control…

IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER’S PERFORMANCE with these four options from Tech4Idiots…

$7.5 MILLION DOLLAR HARD DRIVE has went missing in the dump…

AN ALL-IN-ONE ANDROID DESKTOP that possibly could make our life in the world of computing much easier…


An Advanced Windows Volume Control

Volume ²

Volume ² is very nice Windows volume control that gives you the ability to control your computer’s volume using the mouse wheel, hotkeys or on a schedule.


Volume ² – alternate volume control that can completely replace the standard Windows volume control. Volume ² provides a simple set of hot keys and mouse events to control the volume.Also, it is a simple task scheduler that allows you to run an application or control the volume.Volume ² has a multilingual interface: Russian, Ukrainian, English, Chinese, Armenian, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, etc.

Note: When you visit the site it is in Russian and will need to translate the page.  In my case, I am using Google Chrome with a built in translator.


How to improve your computer’s performance

@ Tech4Idiots

In the event you have an aging computer, you may want to revive some life back into it with these four options as suggested by Tech4Idiots…


A while ago we published an article on how to improve your computer’s performance at no cost, this time around we’ll be discussing a few basic tips on improving your PC’s performance when you have some money to spend… READ MORE

Missing: hard drive containing Bitcoins worth £4m in Newport landfill site

@ theguardian

You may have been reading about the electronic money currency called Bitcoins. Bitcoins recently have gained in value to the point where they are turning the heads, on not only people, but entire countries.  If you didn’t know, per Wikipedia, Bitcoin is an open source peer-to-peer electronic and money payment network introducted in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto.

Recently a computer dude threw away his hard drive, only to realize later (as bitcoins gained in value), that he had thrown away an equivalent of $7.5 million in bitcoins.  Somewhere in the dump there is a very valuable hard drive…

Damian blog : Seaton Meadows Landfill site in Hartlepool

Buried somewhere under four feet of mud and rubbish, in the Docksway landfill site near Newport, Wales, in a space about the size of a football pitch is a computer hard drive worth more than £4m.

It belonged to James Howells, who threw it out when he was clearing up his desk in mid-summer and discovered the part, rescued from a defunct Dell laptop. He found it in a drawer and put it in a bin… READ MORE

HP Slate 21-k100 21.5-Inch All-in-One
Android Touchscreen Desktop

I would really love to see these Android desktops take off. Definitely would make computing a lot easier for those folks who have struggled with learning Windows; not forgetting to mention, Android eliminates a lot of the bulk.


The HP Slate 21-k100 All-in-One is the only Android all-in-one that gives you fast access to the most popular apps. Every time you log in, your favorite Android apps, documents, and widgets appear instantly. Everyone has the best seat in the house for watching videos, sharing slideshows, playing games and more with a 21.5″ diagonal Full HD display and wide viewing angles… CHECK IT OUT HERE

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