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    Action Cam Video

    May 23rd, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    Well this is my first attempt with the Action Cam. I attached it to the handlebars of my Harley but had to mount it to one side as the headlight would have been in the way of the camera if I put it on the middle.

    Harleycam

    The camera is mounted to the left of the headlight as you look at it.

    The picture quality isn’t too bad. It is actually better than what you can see here as it is degraded slightly to put it on the web.

    The built in microphone had a bit of a problem with the noise coming from my bike which is very loud but all in all I’m impressed with this little gadget. Press play to watch the movie.

    Action Camera

    May 23rd, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    I been good recently and haven’t bought any gadgets for a while now but when on saw this on Firebox.com I couldn’t resist.

    Action Camera

    It’s an Action Camera which you can strap to your helmet or handlebars and film what you see when you’re out and about. It stores the video on an SD card and with a 2GB SD card you can record both image and sound at 30 fps 640 x 480 pixels for 60 minutes.

    I’m going to attach it to the handlebars of my Harley and see how it comes out.

    Handlebar Cam

    I’ll post the video after I’ve been out on my bike.

    TomTom Not So Bright

    May 3rd, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    I used my Tom Tom Go 510 yesterday when I needed to go to Peterborough to get a passport renewed. I had no idea where I was going so I just left it up to the Tom Tom to guide me.

    All was going well when all of a sudden while travelling down the A421 the Tom Tom got lost. It kept telling me I was driving in a field and I should turn off and kept re-calculating my route. Now I’ve been down this road many times before and I’m sure it has been there for at least 5 years.

    Eventually it recognized the road I was on and all was well and it directed be into the centre of Peterborough on time and managed to get my passport.

    I was a bit concerned about how it would take me home and once I got on this dual carriageway it did the same thing again which begs the question, how up to date are these maps in the Tom Tom?

    Linksys WAG54S Won’t Reconnect

    February 19th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    I have a Linksys WAG54GS that I bought only a couple of months ago and if it disconnected from the internet the only way I could reconnect is to go status and press connect. Obviously if I wasn’t at home at the time and had access to the router I couldn’t do it and the internet connection to my house would be down until I returned.

    Linksys WAG54S

    This was a real pain as it meant I had no access to my webcam, CCTV system or Sony Locationfree amongst other things.

    I tried everything I could think of with the settings. I tried both connect on demand and keep alive but nothing worked so I decided to try their online support and after waiting for more than 30 minutes for an operator they suggested I upgraded the firmware of the router. This has actually solved the problem but what annoys me is I only bought this a couple of months ago and the firmware I had version V1.00.08 needed to be upgrade to V1.00.12 which was released on 06 December 2005!

    So why on earth are they shipping routers with firmware over a year old or are they telling me I bought old stock?

    I would prefer to think that it was old stock (although I have my doubts) as I can’t believe any responsible company would want to ship routers with firmware which is so out of date and had been upgraded twice to fix known problems.

    Sony UX280P – Unlocking

    January 27th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    One of my brothers recently bought a Sony UX280p as a treat to himself for giving up smoking after seeing my Sony UX180P. The main differences between the two are more ram and a bigger hard disk drive in the UX280P.

    When he got it he didn’t realize that he had a sim card in it and could use it to access the internet on a 3G connection in the UK. He even deleted the Cingular Connection Software that came with it.

    Anyway, after pointing out the error in his ways he was able to download the Cingualar Connection Software from here.

    Once he had done that he was able to unlock the Cingular Edge Card so he could use it on another network and then got it up and running with a payg T-Mobile sim card taking advantage of their unlimited internet access for £1 a day.

    To do this he followed the instructions that I had previously written for the Sony UX180P and these worked just the same for his UX280P so if you need to unlock the Cingualar Edge card on the Sony UX280P or use a T-Mobile sim card with it then just follow the instructions on the pages below:

    Unlocking The Cingular EDGE Card in the Sony UX180P

    Using T-Mobile on a Sony UX180P

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