5GB of Windows Vista memory for $40: I have 3GB of DDR2 memory, which is sometimes not enough for Windows Vista when I run graphics intensive applications or switch between users who have many applications open. I recently heard about Windows Vista ReadyBoost, which uses flash memory to speed up virtual memory, so I got a high-speed 2GB SD card for $40, stuck it in my printer and enabled ReadyBoost. Vista now appears to be more responsive even when I’m only using a fraction of system memory. 5GB of memory in 2007 – wow.
Instant TV upgrade: Wondering what else I could tune up, I Googled the support site for my Magnavox HDTV – and found a flash upgrade for my TV. Remember the days when you were stuck with the functionality you purchased in the store?