Digital Toys Inside-Out

I’ve described a number of gadgets before, but we’ve typically looked at these from the outside – the consumer view of digitalzoa.  This article, however, is for anyone who loves taking apart electronics – it’s about a digital gadget that you play with from the inside-out – the Arduino.  The Arduino is a “cheaper-by-the-dozen” digital

2012 Video in Review

My apologies, but I have just not been inspired to write about anything in this category this year.  The trends in digital video in 2012 has simply been more, cheaper, and better.  There have not been any disruptive technologies emerge (at least not that I have heard of), and the same cool TVs and gadgets

DLNA – Coming Soon To A TV Near You

If you have been following the emergence of DLNA certified or compatible equipment, there is a bit of excitement brewing. The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard really seems to be getting close to delivering a new world of media integration and control. Suddenly, so many devices – specifically TVs – are supporting DLNA playback.

When Disks Crash… Continued

I thought I should provide the conclusion of the Terastation story.  I did finally receive and install the new WD 500GB hard disk, but sadly the RAID rebuild did not preserve my data.  I am still wondering if there was something I could have done differently to preserve the redundant data – if I had

When Disks Crash…

There are many things to discuss on the subject of maintaining your aging digital zoo, but I will share about some recent struggles with aging data storage.  It’s just a fact of computer operations that hard disks crash.  I have associates who work in large datacenters and they forecast disk replacements by the month –

Tablets – How Did We Get Here?

I think most people who are watching the world of digitalzoa would agree that tablets are the hot item these days.  For some people, the iPad may be the first tablet they have ever really handled, and although iPad was the first to make a mark in the minds of the average consumer, these types

Wireless HDTV

Everybody loves wireless, and a soon-to-be-hot item is the wireless HD display.  If we can have a wireless mouse, a wireless printer, and not to mention the unlimited Wi-Fi devices, then why can’t we have a wireless HD TV so we can put the huge TV anywhere we want, like on the wall over the