Everything you need to know on setting up the Oculus CV1
Hi everyone, I have just received my 40th Birthday present in the form of the Oculus Rift CV1. I have now successfully set it up and put it in use. There were some hurdles on the way, a few really dumb but in searching forums and threads in Google I noticed others were having the same problems. Therefore I am writing this FAQ guide to help others, such as yourself if you are reading this.
I have personally completed a Quest to see just how many MB or GB online gaming actually uses up. After originally googling it I found mixed results, but due to a friend considering signing up to a mobile broadband package with a data limit I put it to the test. I have a tethering plan with my mobile phone provider which allows me to use my mobile phone has a portable wifi hotspot. My first stage of the test, upon arriving at my friends house, was to perform a speed test in the area. I used the Ookla app on my phone and got a download speed of over 3 Mbps and an upload speed of less than 0.5Mbps. That might not sound too impressive but it was actually more than 3 times faster than his landline broadband due to living in a rural area.
BT TV consists of multiple choices. The first choice is to opt only for the free TV channels (known as TV Starter) through a supplied Youview box. For this you will need a TV aerial system already installed to pick up Freeview channels. Also the Youview box you will get will be unable to record TV programmes (Unless you subscribe to BT Infinity).
Before providing the troubleshooting that worked for me, first I will answer two common questions about BT Television.
The first question is – Can I get BT TV without an Aerial? The answer is a big YES. Although you won’t be able to watch live freeview channels, you can still get the On Demand and premium channels using your Internet connection. You may need to do a software update for the Internet channels to appear, as did I.
The second common question I have come across is – Can I use Powerline Adaptors to connect my BT Youview Box to the Internet? The answer is again YES but if you run into any problems with the setup keep reading.
Forget bridge mode, forget static IP addresses and forget wifi repeaters. This is the quickest and easiest method to use a secondary modem/router to expand your Wifi coverage by configuring it as an access point.
For this tutorial I am using a TP-Link TD-W8961ND as my secondary router. It is a 300mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router.
This method should be very similar on all modern routers.
A car engine is started using a battery and the battery is recharged by the alternator whilst driving. The question though is “does the car keep the battery charged when the engine is idle?”. Although I am 38 years old already, I am fairly new to Cars but I recently put this to the test. Just to let you know why, In my first or second year of driving I was parked outside a supermarket. My wife was shopping and I thought it would be a good idea to stream Netflix to my phone during the wait. I connected my phone to the in car charger but did not fire up the engine. I know women like to shop a lot but it must have only been a 45 minute to one hour wait. When my wife got out and we were ready to go home, I tried to start the engine. Lifeless, called the breakdown service out and it was nothing but a flat battery. That’s when I realized that despite car batteries being extremely large, they don’t last long without the alternator charging them. Another time we had a semi flat battery, I researched extensively to see the best procedure for getting the battery to full strength. The common answer was to drive the car at high revs on a main road. Continue reading →
Recently I was fortunate enough to buy myself a Sony Playstation Vita Console. My Son has not put it down since day one. However, for trusting a toddler with a piece of technology I began to pay for my choice. Jed, my son, has a habit of creating folders for each and every vita app I have installed. So when it’s my turn on the vita I just see the vita icons as bubbles with a tiny picture of each app. Continue reading →
If you are reading this then more than likely you have heard about Three mobile stopping their unlimited tethering for new and existing customers. Well here are the facts about the future of tethering with 3g and 4g 3 mobile customers.
1. Unlimited Tethering is still available on the one and twelve month SIM ONLY contracts.
2. Existing One Plan customers still get unlimited tethering until their contract expires. After which, you will have to choose between SIM Only or a new Phone / new contract without unlimited tethering.
SOLVED: This method was tested on a Nokia Lumia 720 but should work on ALL Lumias and possibly other Windows 8.0 Smart phones.
Basically I needed the last 8 digits of my sim card number to register to manage my mobile online. Unfortunately I had cut my sim due to a phone change and the numbers did not show. I had also lost the original sim card holder that contained the number. Therefore I was at a loss and needed another way of retrieving my simcard number.
After a bit of playing with my phone I found out how to find it via the Nokia Lumia, here follows the step by step guide.
If, like me, you have a problem of your own texts not appearing in your conversation thread then it is highly likely this is the solution for you too! Please read on for more information on how to correct this problem.
This post should be able to save you from calling out a SKY engineer or needlessly replacing your SKY box. I have done much research over the years on fixing problems with SKY boxes and every useful method is listed below.
There are four options to fix a faulty Sky, Sky+ or Sky HD box, but if your box won’t turn on I recommend you skip to option 4. Otherwise please try each method, one at a time. Continue reading →
So you have a wireless printer but can’t find it on your Computer or Laptop?
Well the first thing to do is ensure your PC or Laptop has WIFI because if not then it is impossible to connect the printer without a printer cable. In all likeliness though your computer does have WIFI and you still cannot connect. Therefore this is what you need to do. You cannot connect direct from PC or Laptop to your wireless printer. If you could then you would have neighbours discovering your printer on their computers. No, what you must do first is associate your printer with your home network. I.e your router! There are multiple ways to do this but only 2 I will mention. Continue reading →
First I must tell you I began smoking at 16 years old. My habit steadily progressed from chasing a tobacco rush to 50 a day morning until night. My first thought in the morning was a cup of tea and a ciggie. At 36, after some extreme life events and after tens of people previously telling me I should quit I decided to have a serious go at it. I had tried many times before with my record being three weeks, but was determined this time. I made an appointment with the Nurse for advice and substitutes. The nurse gave me a tube to blow into to see how much poison was in my system from smoking and my result was off the gauge!!! She also gave me a date to quit and a one week prescription of smoking alternatives. The alternatives were patches and a nicotine inhaler and she only gave me a weeks supply probably to save money in case I failed. I also made a wager with my mother, who also smoked and still does! A wager with another smoker is a good motivator over those first few days. Anyway, it wasn’t until hindsight that I figured out how I stopped smoking. Smoking addiction consists of two properties, addiction and habit. You must overcome both to be a non smoker! I will try to explain how to quit smoking but first please continue reading so I can help you understand.. Continue reading →
The chances are that you have gone on holiday or on a business trip abroad and have unsuccessfully tried to access your Netflix account. The reason is because Netflix only have broadcasting rights to certain countries and cannot allow streaming to people outside their coverage zone.
Is there a way to watch Netflix abroad?
Yes there is and it’s a legal way! By using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). There are many companies that provide a VPN service one of which is boxpn who offer an annual service for less than $4 a month. Continue reading →
Here is how I successfully installed Prosper202 on a Sub Domain hosted with Hostgator. The process will work on a normal domain and will be very similar with other hosting companies features. Make sure you have the domain or sub-domain already setup before following these instructions. Continue reading →
I was surprised today to find the Z and Y keys on my Android keyboard were in the wrong places. They had completely swapped positions on the keyboard. I tried looking up online for a solution to get them back in the correct position but one of the Android threads I read mentioned flashing the phone and installing a QWERTY file instead of a QWERTZ.
Z and Y Keys have swapped places on Android Keyboard