Remember this card? Turtle beach’s Santa Cruz Surround Sound Computer Hardware Card N270. 6.1 Speaker/Sub Woofer.
Making a search for the drivers on the web doesn’t reveal any satisfying results as I had anticipated. Over at turtlebeach.com the software for the N270 has been discontinued.
When you still have the Santa Cruz disc, you can relax you have the drivers.
Extend caution when you land on a website offering the software, but then you have to provide credit card information -don’t do it- these type of site can be considered phishing sites. I’d close that site quickly. That being said, I’ve made available the software for free if you need to grab the drivers. … for the drivers: The Santa Cruz N270 was made for Windows XP Only. I do have the card in slot PCI4 on a M478 socket MOBO Pen4 Dell Optiplex GX260.
When using Windows 7 the compatibility option for XP uses the card, but at a limited capacity for the equalizer. I haven’t run any test with Windows 10, so I’m unable to provide any information about that at this time.
Here are the drivers (software) if you would like to download the software.
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It’s hard to talk about Headspace without talking about Andy Puddicombe. So let’s start there. In his early twenties, Andy cut his Sports Science degree short.
For over 10 years, his meditation training took him across the world …
Andy returned to the UK with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching meditation and mindfulness to as many people as possible.
Headspace has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. And with millions of users in more than 190 countries, …
You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with our free Basics pack. If you enjoy it, then it’s time to SUBSCRIBE.
When I downloaded the app this morning and began my test I choose the meditation for dealing with anxiety. Can I say it helped, well its too early to tell. One meditation test isn’t enough. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Remember the desktop gadgets for Windows operating systems?
They’re still available online if you would like to have them back on your computer.
For the purpose of this article I have installed and tested Desktop Gadgets Reviver version 2. I’ve been running the test for about 2 months now and have found no issue’s with the gadgets. There hasn’t been any unwanted activity (network) with the gadgets or the installer.
Windows users who are missing the desktop gadgets feature in Windows 8/8.1/10 can now download a free software called Desktop Gadgets Reviver.
Once Desktop Gadgets pack is installed, it will automatically open Gadgets window that we’re familiar with.
You can drag one gadget at a time from this window onto the desktop area to add it to your desktop. The beauty of this gadgets pack is that you can download close to 1000 gadgets by clicking on get more gadgets online link. See image:
During my google search for Windows desktop gadgets I came across a website called addgadgets.com. At that site I was impressed with the look of their free gadgets, so I downloaded a few of them.
The most popular, most sought-after and highest-rated gadgets are here at addgadgets.
All of their gadgets are 100% free for use.
Out of all the gadgets on their website I like the network meter the most.
This gadget let’s you keep in touch with your smartphones hotspot data.
In my case I have 10 gigabytes of hotspot data allowed every month.
By inserting that information into the network meter gadget I can keep track of the data consumption I’m using on my desktop computer in real-time.
If you’re like me and don’t have home Internet (for some reason) and you use your phones hotspot data on your desktop computer then this gadget will help you.
I trust it completely and have not noticed any unwanted activity by using it.
By doing a Google search for desktop gadgets revived you can learn a lot about getting the Windows desktop gadgets back onto your system.
If you can, please support my endeavours to acquire home Internet. Donations can be made at my PayPal account www.paypal.me/thinkr8/25 – you can donate any amount you like, thank you. … you need to have a paypal account to donate …
Actually an Android smart phone doesn’t speak by default.
But there is an app that will read and speak what’s inside your phone,
if you select it to do so. And it is, Shouter.
Shouter is amazing. Shouter Pro has so much to offer in an Android app.
I especially enjoy the part where you can have a Shouter Widget on your screen.
The widget sits right there on your screen for easy disabling and enabling.
In other words, turn shouter on or off.
I put together some screenshots from my phone to help serve as a guide in case you would like to use them a reverence resource. (Check them out below)
It’s totally possible to take 30 minute’s out of the evening and tinker around with Shouter.
Have shouter tell you the time.
Shouter can set/read any reminders you have.
It can tell you if the battery is low.
And perhaps the best section, shouter can read the notifications from apps.
Like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and many more .
With shouter you can set your own text for reading SMS message’s.
Shouter will read custom text from incoming calls.
And in certain notification sounds set by the phone shouter works well right along side.
Shouter is safe from any un-wanted content (malware, spying, etc.) -but- if you would want to consider if shouter has a bit of a privacy issue, one could say shouter log’s all the incoming notifications. However, you can remove the logs and disable logging. Please keep in my logging is on by default, (default – set to on automatically).
By using the link to Shouter over at Google Play (here) you can learn more about the app,
and or install shouter. Provided your phone is connected to a computer.
You can also just install Shouter from Google Play Store that’s on the phone.
Installing it from there is the best way.
I believe its possible one could get annoyed with shouter after a long day.
One thing for sure, shouter is very useful when you’re driving home from work and the peeps are trying to reach you even though you just happen to be the safest driver on the road and don’t use the smart phone while driving. Hearing the content of the notification without thinking about picking up the phone you can relax and take the time to prepare one’s thought’s before engaging into a follow-up.
I’ve been using Shouter for almost two years now, and have never had any extreme issue’s with the app crashing. Once there was a bug. After an update shouter didn’t reconnect to the selected apps I had set. So I had to uncheck them all and redo. Then shouter updated from the Google Play Store to fix the bug. The current version in release is very stable and I suggest using the software. If you’re a work horse then shouter just might be the smart phone app you need for better office productivity.
There’s only one way to find out if shouter is for you.
Give it a try, if you don’t like having the phone talk to you, then just un-install it.
I rate Shouter with 5 Stars – Think Twitter and POTUS – Shouter is good for Working in the field, while in the Office, sitting at home, in the gym , and if you’re away just soaking up the ray’s. You might want to turn shouter off if you’re on the beach.
Here we can find the logging shouter can do and does by default. So if you don’t want shouter to log your apps notifications you’re gonna want to go to that section and disable logging. I have shouter saying, “please acknowledge. incoming data. displaying. The rest shouter handles.
If you have any questions I would be glad to answer them, provided I’m able to do so. Please allow for a timely response.
With a cell phone hotspot to computer desktop I already connected and dis-connected from this new DNS service, everything worked as it should have, except rainmeter weather. The web parser.dll was confused. I know this a vague description. I haven’t compiled all my data yet. I just wanted to get this out to you if you happen to follow Cloudflare’s directions on their website. That information can be found by scrolling down the web page. Use the link below to head on over there.
Actually as you explore this program I’m going to tell you about, you will realize you will have to learn how to use and write computer code. But, this program has enough in it to help you along that road of learning how to build Windows software and coding.
I began using this program back in 2009. The one and only software program I built with it is, Wintrol 5.1.
I’m not here to tell you what Wintrol does, if you want to know about Wintrol you can visit the Wintrol page and download it from here.
I really do love this Windows software program builder.
Neosoftware really has something on the competition.
The NeoBook Rapid Application Builder version 5.8.7 isn’t free, it will set you back $149.00 (USD), there’s a free trial version if you just want to try it first.
With NeoBook Rapid Application Builder, “even inexperienced users can quickly combine combine text, pictures, sound, video, Flash animation, HTML content, Internet links, databases, special effects and other elements to create interactive, professional software programs.”
“Completed NeoBook projects can be compiled into a compact, self-contained Windows application (exe) or screen saver (scr) for easy distribution. No players, special drivers, licenses or additional software are required to view compiled applications. NeoBook created applications look and act just like real Windows programs, so no one need know that you didn’t toil for years learning Java or C++.”
The System Requirements for NeoBook are as follows:
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32/64-bit). A hard disk with 20 MB free space. Mouse or other Windows-supported pointing device. Windows-supported sound card (optional)
Apps created with NeoBook will run under:
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32/64-bit).
“NeoBook works with a series of plug-ins, the plug-ins are specially designed components that can be installed along with NeoBook to provide additional functions not found in the basic program. Properly designed plug-ins are extremely fast and their use virtually transparent. Once installed, plug-in functions appear in NeoBook’s Select an Action list along with the program’s native commands.”
Alexander of France is quoted saying, “I studied Neobook at school when I was 15 and then I bought it. Now I am 19 and I work every day on it and I earn money with Neobook. According to me, Neobook is more than a software, it is a DREAM, it is the best developing software over the world!”
All that talk from technology website’s and all the “How To Learn Computer Code”, how to’s out there have nothing on this program. NeoBook is where you want to start learning how to build computer software.
Check it out here if you want to know more or grab a copy to download.
There’s a lot of talk on the Internet and the local television news these day’s about the recent breach of trust with the most popular social media platform we have today. In this case I’m talking about Facebook.
Many people are deleting their Facebook account (the exact numbers are unknown at this time) due to privacy concerns. I myself recently have given it thought -but- have decided not to at this time. However, you may be considering to #deletefacebook.
With that said, before you go and delete your Facebook account you may want to review your data archive to find out exactly how much Facebook knows about you. When and if you do download your data archive you’ll be surprised how much Facebook knows about you.
Here’s how to download your data archive:
Facebook has a tool to help you download all your data. It’s useful if you want to delete your account, or you just want to back up all your data. Open your Facebook account from a computer desktop web browser of your choice, then click the downward facing arrow in the top right corner of the blue bar, also known as the smurf bar , and then select the “Settings” option.
Click the “Download a Copy of Your Facebook Data” link at the bottom of the General Account Settings page.
Next, click the “Start My Archive” button.
Input your password when asked, and then you’ll be told that it will take Facebook a few minutes to gather your data. Once done Facebook will email you when your archive is ready for downloading.
When the email arrives, click the link, and then click the “Download” button on the page that opens. You’ll need to type your password again to start your download. Depending on the size of your archive and the speed of your internet connection, this could also take a while.
Relax and take a walk or something.
There’s something else you can do if you want to protect your data without deleting your Facebook account.
I personally am still in the deciding stage as to whether I’m going to delete my account or not. I didn’t realize how difficult that decision would be for me until I considered what would happen to my other page’s and groups I created over the last few years. If you would like to like the page’s I have and join the groups here are the links,
Insane Asylum Of The Universe – I don’t post to this page much and would like for someone to run it for me as an Editor. You interested? email me at email@example.com – please enter in the subject matter field, I want to be an editor… this way I’ll know not to delete the email you send.