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Apple MacBook Pro retina 13" Mid 2014

Looking to sell my MacBook Pro as I just don’t use it much, literally just internet browsing. It is a Mid 2014 model with the retina display, specs are as follows:

  • 2.6 Intel core i5
  • 8GB ram
  • 128GB SSD

The laptop is in as new condition, no viewable marks and only on 31 battery count and It was purchased in September 2014. Comes boxed as new with everything originally included, I can take more pictures of requested.

I originally listed this last month however I had…

Apple MacBook Pro retina 13″ Mid 2014

SOLD – 27" iMac i7, 1tb HDD and 8gb ram, magic mouse, wireless keyboard and fully boxed

NOW SOLD

Hello all,

I’m selling my 27″ iMac i7 (2.8ghz), 1tb HDD, 8gb RAM fully boxed with original shipping box along with wireless keyboard and magic mouse. Immaculate condition and barely used since I purchased it in August 2010.

Looking for £650 ideally collected otherwise the cost of an insured courier to get it to you. Based in Hertfordshire.

Feel free to ask anything. If you need photos of anything specific please let me know – apologies about the quality of these shots!

Also…

SOLD – 27″ iMac i7, 1tb HDD and 8gb ram, magic mouse, wireless keyboard and fully boxed

4TB HDDs, HP Microservers, ECC RAM, Intel NICs, Switches, GPU, SSD, Slimline BD

No Original boxes/manual included unless otherwise stated for all items
All items will be packaged well.
Open to offers on multiples etc.

5 x Hitachi 5K4000 4TB Drives
5 x Hitachi 7K4000 4TB Drives

Both ideal for NAS
All were removed from external “Touro” enclosures.
All fully surface scanned and SMART test passed.
All have no manufacturer warranty remaining.
All approximately 3 years old.
All have been run 24/7 with hardly any power cycling.
£70 each delivered.

4TB HDDs, HP Microservers, ECC RAM, Intel NICs, Switches, GPU, SSD, Slimline BD

case fans – leds

Hi all i’m after some good quality case fans and some stuff to mob my pc, anything considered really. What you got?

Location: blackburn

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Programmatically keeping the VM screen on

A while I ago I did a blog post on how Windows will “turn off” our virtual computer screen to “save energy” (you can read about it here).  Recently, I was contacted by a team inside Microsoft who wanted to figure out how to stop this from happening – programmatically.

Their problem was that they were using our Thumbnail API (you can read about it here) to grab copies of the virtual machine screen – and were frustrated when it stopped updating.  Thankfully – the solution was easy:

  • For Windows virtual machines – run: “powercfg /setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_VIDEO VIDEOIDLE 0” inside the virtual machine
  • For Linux virtual machines – run: “xset s off” inside the virtual machine

Now the screen will always be on, and the thumbnail will always be up-to-date.

Cheers,
Ben

Anything between 1-2TB HDD

As per title!
Looking between £25-30inc, stash waiting!

Location: Slough

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Student entrepreneur uses Windows and Surface to build a better Braille printer

It’s amazing the innovations that can spring from a little curiosity and a desire to solve a problem. Take Shubham Banerjee, a student we’re working with to help him realize his idea for improving life for the blind. Shubham wanted to know how visually impaired people read, so he began researching the Braille language of raised dots. According to World Health Organization reports, there are an estimated 285 million visually impaired people worldwide, and 90 percent of them live in developing countries where it’s difficult to obtain assistive technologies.

“I discovered that typical Braille printers cost about $2,000 or even more, and I felt that was unnecessarily expensive for someone already at a disadvantage,” Shubham said. “So I put my brain to work, and the first thing that came to mind was to create an alternative using my favorite toy.”

Shubham Banerjee

Shubham combined his love of Legos with his passion for technology and invented allow-cost Braille printer, powered by Windows and his Microsoft Surface Pro 3. After much trial and error — “I had to build and break seven different models” — Shubham finally had a working Braille printer, which he named the Braigo, a mashup of Braille and Lego. The first Braigo cost $350, and Shubham made DIY instructions available online to anyone who wants to build their own.

“I achieved an 82 percent reduction in cost and have been overwhelmed by the encouraging feedback from both the sighted and the blind,” he said.

Much of the feedback he received was the demand for a ready-made consumer version of the Braigo, so Shubham began working on the Braigo 2.0, using Intel’s new Edison Chip. With Windows and his Surface Pro 3, he could easily make updates to the program whether he was on the road giving demos or at home prepping for his school’s science fair.

The Braigo 2.0 was hailed as the first low-cost, IoT-enabled, silent and lightweight Braille printer. Following on the Braigo 2.0’s success, Shubham, who was only 12 years old at the time, became the youngest entrepreneur ever to receive venture capital funding when Intel Capital invested in his startup, Braigo Labs.

Now Shubham is working to bring the Braigo 2.0 to market. He’s started working with my colleagues on the Windows team to integrate Braigo drivers with Windows for easy deployment.

“Our relationship with Microsoft will help Braigo achieve a seamless experience for a visually impaired person who wants to use a computer at home or at the office to print documents for offline reading,” he said. “Also, think about the banks, the government institutions or even the libraries where Windows-based computers are widely used. They will all benefit from having a Braigo to provide accessibility services to their visually impaired customers.”

It’s great to see all that Shubham has accomplished by age 13 — and he’s still in middle school. Imagine where technology will take him — or where he will take us — by the time he graduates high school!

Shubham is proof that coding skills can help young people can take their big ideas to the next level.  Through the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, we’re working to empower young people like Shubham all around the world with computer science education to fuel their passions today and get ahead in the future. Free tutorials, camps and resources for students and parents are available on the Microsoft YouthSpark Hub.