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Fixing Windows 7 exe Links

If you find that you have malware issues that have disabled your running of executables in Windows 7, the following page will walk you though downloading the registry fix.

Don’t click the DOWNLOAD button.

Scroll down until you find the “exe” link and click on that. When the file has downloaded, right click the file and choose Merge. Click OK. Then reboot.

Seven Forums Executable Reg Fix

27in Planar 1080p LCD Monitor $230

Planar 27 inch monitor

Dell Home has 27″ Planar PX2710MW 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $230 with Free Shipping.

(It’s normally $469!)

Use Coupon Code : 0LQ0SW30D3M3LB

Specs:
Resolution: 1920×1080 (1080p)
Response time: 2ms
Contrast ratio: 1200:1
Image Aspect: 16:9
Viewing Angles: 170 H/160 V
Inputs
1x HDMI , 1x DVI-D , 1x VGA
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Kindle Fire – $199

Amazon Kindle Fire

I rarely see technology that truly excites me these days – but Amazon with their Kindle Fire did just that. I’d always liked the Apple iPad but the $600+ price has always put me off – and black and white readers which ONLY allow you to read and have no ability to do anything else seem like a waste of technology.

When HP dumped their touchpad onto the market at $100 I was one of those people who thought “hey for that money I’ll buy it and THEN work out what I can use it for”… regardless of whether there was any new software being written for it. This simply because having the ability to surf the web on something that was portable and easier to read than an iphone just sounded cool.

Unfortunately like 1000′s of others I missed out on that particular opportunity, but I am wondering now if that was actually a lucky break since Amazon now has the Kindle Fire.

At $199 this is double the impulse-buy that the touchpads were being sold at, but with some distinct advantages:

a company that looks like they actively WANT to support this form factor
a mass of media ready for consumption
a size and weight that means you don’t need 2 hands to hold it when you ARE reading
and cloud storage which means that you aren’t restricted by the amount of memory in the device.

I’m now wondering how I can persuade Sarah to let me have one for Christmas!

Technical Details:
7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment
1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
14.6 ounces (413 grams).
8GB storage. That’s enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Up to 8 hours Battery life – continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off.
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter.
Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Wi-Fi Connectivity
USB Port
Audio 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.
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HP PC & 20in WS Monitor Bundle – $429

Office Depot has a deal on for an HP Dual-Core Phenom II PC & 20″ WS Monitor for $429.99 and they still seem to have stock…

HP Phenom II Bundle

Specs:
AMD Phenom II Dual-Core
4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 memory (expands to 16Gb)
750 GB SATA Hard Drive
Optical: DVD±RW/DVD-RAM/DVD±R Double Layer
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
802.11b/g/n Wireless
6 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 DVI-D; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics with up to 1919MB shared memory
peripherals included LCD monitor; keyboard; optical mouse
1-year limited warranty
20 inch Monitor
screen resolution 1600 x 900
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Logitech Squeezebox Radio – $100 (refurb)

Logitech has their squeezebox Radio for only $120 with a $20 off coupon code logi_radio_92711 (expires 30th Sep) = $100 with free shipping.

Logitech Squeezebox Radio

Specs:
Audio formats : MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis
Internet radio
Support for WMA formatted Internet radio streams
Built-in 802.11g (802.11n and 802.11b compatible) wireless
Ethernet interface
6.1-cm (2.4-inch) 24-bit colour LCD
6 preset buttons allow one touch access to favourite radio stations and playlists
Alarm clock with 7 days of settings
Line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack
Speakers and amplifier: ¾-inch high-definition, soft-dome tweeter and 3-inch high-power, long-throw woofer
3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
Rechargeable battery pack
Infrared remote
Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.12 inches by 8.66 inches by 5.04 inches
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Planar 27in Widescreen LCD Monitor – $230

Dell Home has a great special on at the moment. This price won’t last long.

27″ Planar PX2710MW TN Panel 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor (with 3-year warranty) for $470 – $240 w/ code $XTM1ML$DN982? = $230
with Free Shipping

Specs:
Resolution: 1920×1080 (1080p)
Response time: 2ms
Contrast ratio: 1200:1
Image Aspect: 16:9
Viewing Angles: 170 H/160 V
Inputs: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D, 1x VGA
Buy Here

Best Buy Flyer from 1996

15 years ago…

A few things to notice: the size of the memory upgrades… the cost of PCs and Macs (note that the price of the Mac does NOT include a $500 15″ display!)… the physical size of the laptops… the chunky phones… and NO digital cameras yet!!!

Best Buy Flyer from 1996
Best Buy Flyer from 1996
Best Buy Flyer from 1996
Best Buy Flyer from 1996
Best Buy Flyer from 1996
Best Buy Flyer from 1996

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