Industrial elastics and Surface Pro

Several customers asked about adding landscape functionality to the popular Vertical Surface Dock. Here is a quick build guide for enabling landscape mode with a few additional parts. But before you get started, check out the latest demo video showing what's possible with the improvements: Part 1 - additional support Because the Vertical Surface Dock is designed around... Continue Reading →


Where are my sales?

As a small business-owner, I wanted a quick way of visualizing where I was selling. I thought of using BingMaps or GoogleMaps and inputting my storefront dataset to build an interactive map. Then I found batchgeo which got me 90% there in seconds: I'm not sure how useful this sort of visualization is in driving... Continue Reading →

Bias for Action with my son & getting more from the Kindle Fire

[Open source DIY Kindle Fire kickstand on Thingiverse] In the spirit of the Bias-For-Action Amazon leadership principle, I did something cool today. I observed my son using his Kindle Fire 7 tablet. While he propped it up against a flower vase to watch educational shows, he asked why it didn't have a kickstand like my Surface... Continue Reading →

Surface Pro Pen Compatibility / Interoperability FAQ

Many customers seem confused about which Surface Pen features work on which Surface devices. The table below summarizes compatibility between different pen generations and Surface device models. Pressure sensitivity, latency, initial activation force, and tilt functionality are detailed using best available information. Disclaimer: This information is subject to change if/when Microsoft releases additional details; some... Continue Reading →

How to use Win10 GameDVR to capture full desktop instead of just one window? How to capture full desktop of a Win7 machine for free?

If you have access to a Windows 10 system and a system running any other version of Windows such as Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can use Remote Desktop combined with the GameDVR feature to capture the whole desktop. You'll need two machines: Machine A - the machine you wish to record Machine B - machine... Continue Reading →

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